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Old 10-24-2012, 14:22   #1
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Ever since I had that wonderful MRSA infection on my leg and then heart surgery every little scratch, bug bite, prick, turns to Staph almost immediately. I read that you can have a lowered resistance to Staph once you had a bad infection in the past but this is just crazy.

This past weekend I scrapped my leg on a telephone pole, not bad but it broke the skin. As soon as I got home washed it and applied Tea Tree Oil. It will clear up I know but my legs are all scared up from these little mini infections. BG levels are in the 65-85 range so thats not a problem. Trying to avoid Antibiotics. One would think my immune system is low but I seldom get even a common cold now. I seem to love Staph though.

Any one got any ideas how to improve immunity against Staph on the skin, keep in mind its just my legs, the rest of me is Staph free, got enough cat bites on my arms to prove that. Youngest cat loves to lure you into a false sense of security first then chomps on you when you look away. She likes to keep your attention. I'm thinking of getting some antibacterial soap to wash my legs with.

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I'd try to apply some alcohol on the wounds a s a p and then rub the whole area with some aloe vera gel/juice/lotion. Hope it helps!

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Antibiotics won't kill the staph bacteria now but is still your best bet in controlling it.

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I agree with fenix - I have a large aloe vera plant and nothing beats it for healing cuts and superficial burns and sores. Works better than any anti-biotic ointment we have tried. Its great for sunburns too.

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Antibacterial soap won't do anything. Follow what others have said.

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Thought I would update this thread. Sent email to my doc, he suggested washing the area with Dr. Bonner's Castile soap, peroxide once. So far its working wonders.

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The advice I give my patients is to treat the infection with Bactrim for 10 days as well as a three times a day application of bactroban AB ointment to the bilateral nares. MRSA lives in the nasal passage believe it or not.

Now the next part is somewhat unorthodoxed, but it is gaining credence and I have had very good success with it. A quarter tub of warm, not hot, water to a half cup of bleach and soak for ten minutes. get as much in the water as possible. More water add more bleach. Do this once a week for at least 6 weeks, and it helps if everyone does it in the house as well.

For specifics see your healthcare provider to be sure you can do these things. Scott

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Thanks for that. I'm considering getting a script for the bactroban but its so darn expensive. Tea tree oil worked well for a while. I think this last infection was more Pseudomonas, but was unaffected with normal antibacterial creams. It didn't have hole boring effect as that of Staph, which from my experience goes straight down. I tried the bleach in the past, but my left leg is missing the Saphenous vein and a bad case of eczema flares near the incision site when the skin dries out to much.



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The advice I give my patients is to treat the infection with Bactrim for 10 days as well as a three times a day application of bactroban AB ointment to the bilateral nares. MRSA lives in the nasal passage believe it or not.

Now the next part is somewhat unorthodoxed, but it is gaining credence and I have had very good success with it. A quarter tub of warm, not hot, water to a half cup of bleach and soak for ten minutes. get as much in the water as possible. More water add more bleach. Do this once a week for at least 6 weeks, and it helps if everyone does it in the house as well.

For specifics see your healthcare provider to be sure you can do these things. Scott

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The generic for Bactrian is umpire in ointment. Look around for cost. The bleach is in weak solution, may not be as drying and you can moisturizer as soon as you come out of tub.

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Are you referring to 'mupirocin ointment'?




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