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With the progression of medicine and health care, new things are constantly being discovered, and information is always being updated. One critical thing that has been observed is that bacterial infections which were once uncomplicated in terms of treatment, have slowly become resistant to the pharmaceuticals that once were called their cure.

One such strain is MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) of the group of Staphylococcus bacteria notorious for “Staph” infections.

Initially, penicillin could kill all staph bacteria. As it is, only 10 percent of today’s staph infections can be treated with penicillin antibiotics.

People have become more dependent on antibiotics for almost any form of unhealth. They take antibiotics for cuts, colds, coughs, rashes and pretty much any small infection. In the past, doctors have had no need to stay their hand with prescriptions. Situations have changed.

Studie have shown that a lot of these infections, including those by Staphylococcus can be treated without antibiotic use, and this is extremely important to prevent the development of other “Super bugs”. For more about the spread, symptoms and risk factors, read this

So, How can you cure it without antibiotics?

Good hygiene

This is the easiest way to keep yourself free of staph infections. It is more of a prevention than a cure but it is an important mention.

  • Always keep your hands clean. Wash them with soap and water regularly, especially before eating and after using the toilet.
  • Keeps flesh wounds clean and covered with a bandage until they’ve healed.
  • Avoid contact with other people’s wounds or bandages.
  • Do not share personal items like towels, clothing, or cosmetics.
  • Wash hands well before and after playing sports
  • Take a bath right after exercising
  • Do not share a pool with someone with an open sore or wound
  • Avoid putting your bare skin on surfaces that are often touched by the public
  • Store food properly
  • Treat skin rashes and blisters

SEE ALSO: Herbal cure for Staphylococcus Infection

Healthy diet

Avoid eating foods and practicing habits that will suppress your immune system

  • Processed foods
  • Greasy foods
  • Refined sugar
  • Sugary snacks
  • Sugary drinks and sodas
  • Red meat
  • Excess alcohol
  • Inadequate sleep
  • Don’t smoke
  • High blood pressure

Eat things that will fortify your body and immune system. Introduce more vegetables and fruits into your diet. They contain antioxidants and vitamins that will help you stay healthy. You probably know by now the power of vitamin C, you’ve probably even purchased it from a pharmacy before. Well, you can easily get more than a healthy dose of vitamin C if you eat one orange every day.

Alternative medicine, herbs and supplements

Herbs

You can use these herbs without a worry of resistant strains;

  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Turmeric
  • Aloe Vera
  • Cloves
  • Lemon

Make a paste using any or some of these, and apply to the site of infection two times every day.

Activated charcoal
This will help rid the body of toxins. In place of topical antibiotics, for skin infections, use activated charcoal made into a paste with honey.

Apple Cider Vinegar
This is effective because it has both antibiotic and anti-inflammatory qualities. You can use it topically, you can drink it or better still you can do both.
Mix the vinegar and water in equal amounts and use the solution to clean the site twice daily
Add 1 or two table spoons to a glass of warm water and drink twice daily.

Coconut oil
This is very effective for treating staph infections. It is also antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, containing fatty acids which help fight bacteria. It provides relief from the discomfort of the infection.
Rub some extra virgin coconut oil over the affected area and leave for a few hours, then wash it off. Do this twice or three times daily.

Eucalyptus oil
Add a few drops of this to a carrier solution, be it another oil or honey. It has well known antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties. Apply to the affected location twice daily.

Many have shared their stories of success using these to treat their infections. You can too. But remember, there is nothing wrong with antibiotics. Before, or while you use these natural methods, approach a doctor and inform him/her about your infection, get a diagnosis and let them assess the severity of the infection. Looks can be deceiving.

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