Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium that causes infections in different parts of the body. It’s tougher to treat than most strains of staphylococcus aureus — or staph — because it’s resistant to some commonly used antibiotics.
- A reddish pimple or a boil with pus oozing out
- Swelling in the infected area
- Pain and tenderness in the affected part.
A MRSA infection is mainly caused due to bacterial attack on the body, through cuts and wounds. Other causes are:
- Weak immune system
- Physical contact with an infected person
- Coming in contact with the objects used by an infected person, such as a towel, door handles, etc.
- Due to surgery, burns, ulcers, or any other skin outbreaks
- Excessive intake of antibiotics
- Lack of cleanliness.
Home remedies for MRSA
Since Garlic is antibiotic in nature, it is of great help in treating methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at home. Crush some garlic cloves and apply it directly to the sores. It will boost up the healing process considerably.
Ginger, being well-off in antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal properties, is a foolproof remedy for this infection. Apply ginger powder mixed with salt and also honey on the blisters.
One of the most effective natural remedies for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is the tomato. Make a puree of a ripe tomato, and apply it to the blisters. Keep it for the whole night. You will see noticeable changes overnight.
Sea salt is another easy home cure for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. All you have to do is, take a damp towel, put some sea salt on it and hold the towel against the affected skin for 30 minutes.
Alternatively, mix some castor oil in it. With a cotton ball, apply the prepared mixture on the skin.
Generally, olive leaves have all the qualities to provide relief from itching and drawing out the infection from the body. Boil some olive leaves in a cup of water, strain the solution, and apply it on the blisters. Repeat the process 3-4 times a day.
You can also apply olive leaves extract on the sores.
Another significant herb to treat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is Indian gooseberry. It strengthens the immune system. Grate 2 Indian gooseberries and mix it with honey. Consume it daily to keep the bacteria at bay.
If the fresh fruit is not available, you can consume dried powder of it. Mix a teaspoon of powder in a glass of water and drink it daily.
Antibacterial, anti-fungal and antibiotic properties of this herb make it one of the natural remedies for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection. This home remedy not only kills the bacteria but also stops it from recurring. Apply the Indian lilac oil on the blisters and the surrounding area, 4-5 times a day.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is a wonder herb which can treat all the skin infections. Dip a cotton ball in the tea tree oil and lightly keep a touch on the blisters and sores. Regular application will eradicate the infection from roots.
Turmeric is an excellent remedy to alleviate the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus symptoms. Make a paste of turmeric powder with a mixture of water and apply it regularly on the sores to prevent further growth of the infection.
Alternatively, you can prepare a tonic by adding 4 teaspoons of turmeric, 1 teaspoon each of black pepper, coconut oil, and lemon juice. By drinking this tonic daily you can accelerate the healing process.
Apply eucalyptus oil on the affected area to soothe the pain. You can mix it with lavender oil, rosemary oil or oregano oil to get the better results.
You can also make a tea by adding a few drops of eucalyptus oil to the boiling water. Consume it daily.
Witch hazel is another great anti-inflammatory agent. Mix some witch hazel in water and use it to wash the infected area to reduce the itchiness and inflammation.
Apply basil juice or oil on the affected area to get rid of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Drinking herbal tea prepared from basil leaves is also one option to cure the symptoms.
While these home remedies have been proven through anecdotal evidence to be very effective in the prevention and treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, this can still be a very serious and life-threatening infection, and should not be taken lightly. If the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection spreads to other parts of the body, it can quickly become a potentially fatal complication. Any observation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus symptoms should be reported to and examined by a doctor, and proper precautions to avoid infecting others should be taken immediately.