Staph infections account for about 1 out of every 5 complaints of infection in hospitals each year. The causative agent is a bacteria called “Staphylococcus” which is so common that it’s estimated to live on the skin of one third of the healthy human population. Even if you are not infected, there is a good chance you have the bacteria sharing bed space with you.
What is a Staphylococcus Infection?
This is a bacterial infection resulting in problems of severity varying from minor skin infections to serious, possibly fatal complications. Staph bacteria do not normally get the chance to reproduce, or cause symptoms because of the protection given by the immune system that we have.
The staphylococcus bacteria usually make their way through the skin when punctured or from contaminated food through the gastrointestinal tract.
The bacteria can be spread from person to person, either by direct contact with the infected area or indirectly by touching objects that had previously come in contact with it.
Symptoms of Staphylococcus
When you are infected with Staphylococcus bacteria, you are likely to experience the following symptoms. The symptoms vary from person to person but these are a few common symptoms
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Fever symptoms
Being sick with another infection or condition that causes low immunity. Spending a lot of time around settings where the sickness could easy be passed including schools, universities, daycares etc.
Leaving wounds untreated and unclean
Bad food hygiene
Not washing hands after using public bathrooms
Sharing equipment that can carry sweat, blood or other fluids
Bad diet resulting in low immune function.
There are the conventional treatments for Staphylococcus infections;
Opening up and draining out the infected area of pus (dead cells), and excess blood
Recently, the occurrence of antibiotic resistant strains of the bacteria, such as MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus) means that bacterial infections that were once easily treatable with some wide range antibiotics cannot be anymore.
Thankfully, when it comes to antibiotic resistance, it appears the same resistance does not apply to the antibiotics found in natural herbs and foods.
These are some of the herbs that fight bacteria and strengthen your immune system.
Garlic has long been known to possess antibiotic properties, effective against bacteria. You can simply eat garlic, crush and mix with other healthy diet supplements, honey etc or purchase garlic extracts. It is effective in treatment against small staphylococcus infections.
Ginger can be made into a tea using the root. A decoction of ginger with natural honey is a good way to take it. It also has antibiotic properties.
Turmeric also has strong antibacterial qualities, it destroys disease-causing bacteria and strengthens the body’s natural immunity.
Aloe vera is a good antioxidant. It boosts the immune system and protects the body from pathogens. It is known to have medicinal qualities, one of which is its antibiotic property.
A natural antioxidant and antimicrobial, confirmed by many reports to have antifungal, antiviral and anticarcinogenic properties.
Lemons have powerful antibacterial properties. The juice of lemons has been found to destroy the bacteria of various deadly diseases. In addition to this is also strengthens blood vessels and provides vitamins to the body.
This is likely not the first time you’ve heard about these herbs.
It is because they work as natural supplements to your body’s immune system. They’ve been tested, approved and have been in use by generations to keep themselves strong. But while using these to strengthen, it is important to avoid foods that weaken you.
Foods that Destroy your Immune System
This can trigger dangerous reactions that weaken the immune system. This is because of a natural sugar in red meat that the body cannot digest. This sugar can cause other problems. It can also increase the risk of cancer
Fried foods trigger inflammation, which leads to reduced immunity. Cutting back on fried foods will help restore your body to its proper health.
Drinks like coke and other sodas have no beneficial nutrients to the body. They curb immune system cells that attack bacteria. This effect lasts for a number of hours each time after eating or drinking a few of these.
Keeping away Staph infections is an easy task, when you put the right things in your body. Support and strengthen your immune system by taking some of these herbs and cutting down on the amount of unhealthy things that you eat. In addition to these herbs, take more vegetables and fruits and you will feel yourself getting healthier and stronger everyday.