I have been fighting a persistent staph infection, which is probably associated with either psoriasis/eczema (incredibly dry skin). Doctors keep putting me on antibiotics, and right now I was just on erythromycin - but I broke out pretty hard over my face and I stopped the erythromycin just yesterday, after being on it for 1 month and about a week, maybe 2 weeks. I have topical bactroban (active ingredient: mupirocin 2% which I just started using because I had an infection appear on my chin just a couple of days ago.
I performed my 2nd liver cleanse on the 20th of january, my 1st one 13 days before that.. but I only got Gallstones out the 2nd time on the 20th of january. It could be my symptoms are getting worse because of that 2nd liver cleanse, but staph infections are no joke.
I just started a parasite cleansing program yesterday, which I performed over a year ago but did not 'maintain.' Also I am taking some probiotics, but I know there is a strain Enterococcus faecalis TH10 which helps in fighting staph, I have yet to order it; I am using sol-aray of 3 or 4 major cultures, bifidus and acidophilus I think are in it. I was thinking about fasting for a few days and skipping work/school (I am a college student) but continuing the parasite cleansing program... yesterday I had two cups with Epsom Salt (tablespoon each) to try to flush out my colon.
ANYWAY.... any help would be more than appreciated, so please respond as soon as you can
You absolutely should get a few pertinent products to help you with your immune system to help fight this infection.
I would get two Garden of Life Products:
1. Primal Defense
The Primal Defense will help get your gut bacteria in order. It contains soil microrganisms that are much stronger than acidolpholus. This will get your gut populated with organisms that will quite literally kick your immune system into high gear and you will be able to fight the staph infection so much better. This stuff has been a GODSEND to thousands of people with various health problems. Since you've been on antibiotics, you really need to replace your gut flora with organisms that used to be contained in our soil, but aren't any longer, due to over farming and soil stripping. These organisms fight off bacteria and viruses and literally stimulate your immune system. RM-10 is an immune system builder also, with mushroom and other pertinent extracts.
All of these products have been clinically proven to be effective in clinical studies. Personally, I believe they are some of the best on the market.
For a topical solution, I would try to get my hands on some high strength manuka honey. The use manuka honey in New Zealand and Australia to dress wounds, treat staph infections, bacterial infections, etc....It might be sticky, but that's what I would do if I were you, and ofcourse, continue to flush and cleanse.
To locate the above-noted products, I would go to the Vitamin Shoppe online because they have the cheapest prices on Garden of Life products. I believe their address is:
I will check that out (web address) and correct it in another post if that is wrong. You can always get express shipping if you feel really desperate.
I'll try to find a manuka honey supplier in the USA so you can get it quickly. Manuka honey comes in certain strengths, and obviously you want the highest strength. I'll try to find a supplier that's not overseas if I can and let you know in another post.
I really hope this helps and hang in there! You really need to stimulate your own immune system to fight this if possible. Ofcourse if it gets worse, you need to go to the doctor asap. Nevertheless, you still need to get these products to replace all the good bacteria that has been killed by antibiotics, and they are the best.
I did some checking around and found other US distributors, but the problem is that they were only selling manuka honey with a factor rating of 10umf. That is a weaker honey. You need more potent honey. This place has the strongest manuka available, I believe, and they have a rating of 16umf. This is the stuff you want. It's very powerful. Please look into this right away so you can treat your skin naturally.
The Vitamin Shoppe link is correct...go on and type in: "Garden of Life" in their search engine at the right top of the screen. Also, it looks like you will get a free copy of Jason Rubins' book, "Patient heal thyself" with your purchase. That's great because it provides all the information about Garden of Life's products. The book also contains information about the clinical studies they have done on the products and the results.
Good luck and happy healing...let me know if you have any more questions, and I hope this helps you.
I get my manuka from manukahoney .com Yes, I know this post is older but, just in case someone new to manuka comes along and reads this I thought I'd share. There are lots of places on line from NZ to buy I prefer to purchase from someone in USA even if they are (have to) bring it in from NZ.
I have been using New Zealand 16+ manuka honey prior to my use of the bactroban.
The doctor warned me that the bacteria would be cultivated with the Sugar in the honey.
I used the honey for 2 years prior, and it helped some but it was hard to keep it on the face (the infection is on my chin area right now)...
my understanding is that Sugar would draw the stuff out of the wound and then the hydrogen peroxide and the unique manuka stuff would disinfect... but what does one do with dry skin? Anyway.. I also used grapefruit seed extract prior to that, today I think I will take a bath with dead Sea Salt minerals.. but I will definitely order those probiotic supplements you were talking about asap.
(I still have manuka honey at home dont worry about the supplier I stocked up on this stuff a while ago =)
also to add, my acne flares up over my face especially when i notice this staph infection. I am generally a very anxious person, and I have been meditating for over a year now which i find reduced my anxiety somewhat, but sometimes I feel like the weight of the world is on me.
Thanks for the help always. (I also hear YellowDock root and Pau D'Arco inhibits staph growth and will clear it from system, I will try to order that. Before I was using topical goldenseal, emptying the capsules, with calendula around the nose when i had the impetigo, but now that isnt so much of a problem as the stuff on my chin and the acne.. )
Something that probably won't help the infection so much, but will help clear your skin is something that is like a miracle to me!!! If you can use the goldenseal, then perhaps you can apply this to your face to help it heal, it's really extraordinary. It's called amino plex. People who have had surgery on their face, or have lesions or burns use this stuff and it really is quite miraculous.
I suffer with breakouts myself and have found this stuff to be like a miracle. Beware though that it's not a big bottle, and can be expensive....however, I've found it for 17 bucks and some change online at a medical supply store. I would order two. One bottle is only 1 oz; it last maybe a week. Most places online offer it for 50 bucks!!!!!!!!!! SHEESH!
But in all honesty.....having tried EVERYTHING on the market, and I mean EVERYTHING.....I think this stuff is the best. It's got a lot of amino acids in it that bring oxygen into the cellular level of your skin. A bunch of us at acne.org website who are treating acne scars have used this stuff with a lot of success. I just started using it, but I'm really amazed. Not one person who has tried doesn't thing it's amazing.
Well, it probably wouldn't hurt to try it, and you wouldn't be out that much money. But I would try it for two weeks in any event.