MRSA Boil Relief

Staph Infections And MRSA

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterial infection that resists the effects of many antibiotics. Once this infection gets under way it often results in MRSA boils or abscesses. Staph skin infections cause the area affected to become red, swollen, and painful and drains pus or other fluids. The area around the boil is warm and sometimes the person may have a fever. If the infection is serious, other symptoms may appear such as chest pain, chills, headache, fatigue and a general malaise.

MRSA is contagious and has been categorized into two groups: Healthcare-associated MRSA, which happens in healthcare facilities and hospitals where staph infections from surgery and hospitalization are common and Community-associated MRSA, which is common among athletes and children in daycare facilities. People in the military and people who opt to get tattoos are also at risk.

Since MRSA is resistant to many antibiotics, it is challenging to treat. Less severe boils can be lanced and drained and often this is a good method of treating them. However, when the situation is worse, treatment can be difficult, especially if the infection has gone into the organs.

Spicy Solution

For those who have experienced boils or abscesses as a result of MRSA, there is a basic treatment that has shown to be quite effective, and it does not involve standard medication. This particular treatment can stop the recurrence of MRSA boils and can also be a preventative measure for other members of the family and household pets as well.

This treatment is a very strong and effective anti-inflammatory and blood purifier that comes in the guise of a traditional spice from India. Turmeric, a deep orange colored powder when ground, is a good remedy to take internally or to create a paste from for topical application. A paste can be placed directly upon the boil with some gauze on top to cover and protect the site. The only "side-effect" is a deep yellow stain that will take about two weeks to come out of your skin. Clothing can be permanently stained, so application should be with caution.

Inside Or Outside, The Treatment Works

Taking turmeric internally can help to shrink and heal boils in as little as three days and, if the boil has not broken the skin yet, healing can happen overnight in some cases. To determine if the abscess is a boil or a pimple, simply place a hydrogen peroxide soaked cotton ball on the area. A boil will remain the same, the peroxide will have no effect upon it. However, if it is a pimple, the top of it will turn white and the healing process will begin within minutes.

To use turmeric as a remedy for boils, take one teaspoon of turmeric powder in warm water three times a day. You can also buy turmeric in capsule form from the health food store. Take at least 450mg each day. It is important to note that turmeric is a binding agent and one of the best remedies for diarrhea. It can cause constipation as well as dehydration so be sure to drink plenty of water when using it. You can also eat live yogurt to help keep the flora of the intestine balanced while you are using this method of healing.