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Home Remedies for Staph Infection

Home Remedies for Staph Infection
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What is Staph Infection?

This infection is caused by bacteria called staphylococcus which can be found usually in the noses or on the skin of healthy people[1][2]. The infection happens when those bacteria penetrate into the body and invade the organs such heart, lungs, bones and joints. Staph infection can be fatal for even healthy people who get caught up. The common treatment will be using antibiotics as well as drainage on the affected parts. However, recently there are infections which common antibiotics are not capable of dealing.

What causes Staph Infection?

Due to the fact that the bacteria always nest on the skin, there are high chances that the infection can spread from abrasions or cuts or even skin-to-skin contact. Also the infection can be contagious from one part to another by the mean of touching.

The bacteria of staph infection can survive on inanimate objects such as towels or pillow for a long time before transferring to others who come in contact.

The bacteria can go through extreme environment such as extreme dry or hot weather or even saltiest environment.

Symptoms:

The symptoms vary on multiple levels from mild to as severe as life-threatening depended on the location of the infections.

For infections on skin, there are symptoms such as:

  • Boils: Those are the most common which are small sacs of pus appear on oil gland or hair follicle with swollen and red skin around them. Pus will drain out if those are busted and you can often see them on your buttocks or groin.
  • Impetigo: this pain rash is contagious and often brings on blisters which contain fluid and might develop crust.
  • Cellulitis: This is the infection which happens beyond the first layer of skin that swelling and redness on the surface. Ulcers and discharge of ooze might occur and this infection is often observed on the feet and lower legs.
  • Staphylococcal Scalding Skin: Toxins from staph infections are the caused for this symptom. Infants and children are the most vulnerable and they usually develop fever and rash with blisters. Occasionally, the blister will bust which will cause the first layer of skin to be peeled off and make the area look like burn.

Symptoms of staph infections can be from food poisoning such as:

  • Vomit and nausea
  • Diarrhea with dehydration
  • Low level of blood pressure

Bacteremia

This is the staph infection happened in the blood[3]. You will experience low level of blood pressure with fever. Due to the bacteria invade the bloodstream, this infection can affect various organs such heart and lungs, even brain. Muscles and bones, even artificial joints or cardiac pacemakers are prone to this type of infection.

Toxic Shock

These staph infection’s symptoms are developed due to infections from surgery, cuts on skin and even tampons. This can be fatal and severe with symptoms such as:

  • High fever with nausea and vomit
  • Rash on palms and sunburn-look-alike soles
  • Confusion and aches in muscles
  • Pain in abdomen and diarrhea

Septic Arthritis

This type of infection is often observed on joints such as wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, ankle or spine, especially on the knee. You will experience fever with swelling and sometimes severe pain at joints.

Here are the top 15 most effective remedies for staph infection which are easy for you to apply at home that can assist you in improving the healing process as well as preventing the infections from reoccurring.

1. Tea Tree Oil

The anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties from tea tree oil can effectively relieve uncomfortable symptoms of infections on the skin as well as improve the healing[4][5].

How to use:

  • Moisten a cotton swab and drop some oil on it. Directly apply on the affected area. After couples of hour, cleanse it off.
  • Make a mixture from a teaspoon of Aloe Vera gel with some drops of oil and a little bit of honey. Directly apply onto the affected area. After couples of hour, cleanse it off.
  • Perform those remedies for 1 to 2 times per day until there are positive changes.

Note: Avoid consuming the oil due to its side effects. You can find out more at: Home Remedies for Tinea Versicolor and Scar Removal.

2. Manuka Honey

The antibacterial as well as healing properties from this New Zealand honey can help sterilize the infected part and improve the healing as well as prevent infections from coming back[6][7].

Manuka Honey - Home Remedies for Staph Infection

How to use:

  • Directly apply some honey onto the affected area.
  • After couples of hour, cleanse it off.
  • Perform couples of time per day until there are positive changes.

For more information about the applications of manuka honey, please read: Home Remedies for Cellulitis.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar

The anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties from the vinegar is effective at promoting a quick healing as well as strengthening your immunity in order to control bacteria[8].

Apple Cider Vinegar - Home Remedies for Staph Infection

How to use:

  • Make a solution from vinegar and water in equal amount. Cleanse the affected area using this solution for 1 to 2 times per day.
  • Take 1 to 2 tablespoons of vinegar with some honey into a cup of warm water and consume twice per day.

This vinegar is extremely popular as a home remedy as it can treat and heal numerous problems and diseases. You can find our more at: Home Remedies for Amebiasis, Bursitis and Increase Stamina and Energy.

4. Turmeric

Containing various properties such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial, turmeric can help you improve your immune system in order to efficiently control bacteria and infections[9][10].

Turmeric - Home Remedies for Staph Infection

How to use:

  • Directly apply the powder onto the affected area for couples of time per day.
  • Put a teaspoon of powder into 4 cup of boiling water. After simmering for about 10 minutes, have it strained and consume 2 to 3 times per day.
  • Take turmeric supplementary pills after consulting the doctor.

5. Garlic

Its antibiotic property is excellent at easing symptoms of staph infections as well as strengthening your immunity in order to fight off bacteria[11].

Garlic - Home Remedies for Staph Infection

How to use:

  • Have the affected area cleansed and apply some garlic oil. Cover using bandage and remove after couples of hour. Perform twice per day for couples of day.
  • Other options are add garlic into your cooking daily or consume some cloves of garlic daily when your stomach is empty
  • Take garlic supplementary pills after consulting the doctor.

6. Oregano Oil

Also possessing antibiotic property, it is considered as powerful as other traditional antibiotics in treating staph infections.

How to use:

  • Mix about 10 drops of oregano oil with 2 tablespoons of any carrier oil such as olive. Directly apply the mixture onto the affected area for couples of hour before cleansing. Perform couples of time per day.
  • Another option is take few drops of oregano oil into fruit juice or water and consume twice per day for couples of week.

Note: Avoid using on women who are pregnant.

7. Goldenseal

The antiseptic and antibacterial properties found in berberine compound in goldenseal can help you disinfect the affected area, eliminate the bacteria as well as improve your immunity[12][13].

Goldenseal - Home Remedies for Staph Infection

How to use:

  • Take 1 to 2 teaspoons of goldenseal into a glass of hot water.
  • After 20 minutes, have it strained and apply onto the skin using a cotton ball.
  • Perform 2 to 3 times per day for couples of week.

8. Echinacea

The anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and immune-stimulant properties from Echinacea can effectively sooth the symptoms as well as promote a quick healing[14][15].

How to use:

  • Directly apply ointment or cream onto the affected area for couples of time per day.
  • Consume 1 to 2 glasses of Echinacea tea daily.
  • Take Echinacea supplementary pills after consulting the doctor.

Note: Avoid using for people with autoimmune disorders.

9. Coconut Oil

The well-known anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties as well as the medium-chain fatty acids are excellent at eliminating bacteria and relieve you from any discomforts of the infections.

Coconut Oil - Home Remedies for Staph Infection

How to use:

  • Apply some oil onto the affected area and massage to improve the absorption.
  • After couples of hour, cleanse it off.
  • Perform couples of time per day until there are positive changes.
  • Another option is consuming some coconut oil directly.

10. Eucalyptus Oil

The strong anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties are extremely effective against diseases with antibiotic-resistant characteristic.

How to use:

  • Mix some eucalyptus oil with any carrier oil such as almond or olive.
  • Directly apply this mixture onto the affected area.
  • After couples of hour, cleanse it off.
  • Perform twice per day for couples of day.

11. Castor Oil

Also containing excellent antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, castor oil is proven to be significantly effective in controlling staph infections by cleansing pus and easing swelling and pain.

How to use:

  • Warm up some oil and directly apply on the affected area.
  • Use a piece of warm flannel cloth to cover.
  • Perform 3 times per day.

12. Bitter Gourd

Various essential nutrients from bitter gourd can improve your immunity as well as enhance your immune system.

How to use:

  • Have 2 bitter gourds grated, grinded and extracted for the juice.
  • Directly apply the juice onto the affected area as well as consume the juice when your stomach is empty.

13. Witch Hazel

This herb is excellent at soothing symptoms of staph infections such as easing the inflammation. You can take some witch hazel into water and use it to cleanse the affected area on a regular basis.

14. Ginger

Ginger - Home Remedies for Staph Infection

The discomforts from symptoms of staph infections can be controlled using this herb[16]. You can make a paste from ginger powder with salt and manuka honey and directly apply this paste onto the affected area.

15. Basil

Another herb which can be excellent for treating staph infections is basil. Most common method is extracting juice from basil leaves and applying onto the affected area. Other options can be using basil oil instead or consuming basil tea.

Extra Tips:

  • For the boils symptom, you can use warm compress to encourage the ripen process.
  • Avoid touching affected area as it might worsen the conditions and slow down the healing.
  • Keep a high level of hygiene in order to avoid spreading the infections within your body as well as to others.
  • Cleanse your hands using sanitizer before eating.
  • In case you are injured, sterilize and bandage the wound cleanly at all time.
  • Avoid using personal stuff together with others.
  • Wash your bed cover and clothes using hot water and dry using sunlight.

*Disclaim: The effectiveness from applying these natural tips will be depended on the body condition of the applicant.

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3 Comments

  1. It was my true story 3 years ago when I did not know how to get rid of staph infection fast. Fortunately, there was a friend of my recommended staph infection treatment over the counter and it worked heaven. So I think you might add it as a good treating staph infection method people should try.
    Thanks

  2. Thanks for these natural cure for staph infection, I now know how to treat staph infection on skin as well as how to treat staph infection at home without going no where. Truth be told, it have saved me lots of money and efforts. And I would say, among these treatment for staph infection, I would say witch Hazel works the best and super simple to try.

  3. My only concern is only to find staphylococcal skin infection treatment and great that I found this post. Due to this, I can definitely make it staph infection treatment at home as well. However, I still want to know how do you get a staph infection with this basil thing so that I can know more information about this.

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