The staphylococcus bacteria often settle on the skin surface and give birth to painful infections known as staph infection. This infection is quite common in adults who have a weak immune system due to taking repeated doses of antibiotics.
Even a small cut on the skin is enough for the staphylococcus bacteria to enter the human body and infect the blood. Since medication will not work in a poor immune system, try alternative medicine or natural cures to treat staph infection. Natural remedies for staph infection are to be used only on clean skin.
Tea tree oil has anti inflammatory properties that help to soothe the burning sensation caused by staph infection. It is also a good antiseptic that kills bacteria settled on skin surface.
Just wet a cotton ball with tea tree oil and apply on the infected area as many times as possible throughout the day. Keep the area free of germs by tying a clean cloth bandage over it. You can substitute tea tree oil with a paste made with apple cider vinegar and baking soda.
Mix four tablespoons of honey in a cup of hot water. Add two tablespoons of tea tree oil or apple cider vinegar in the solution and allow it to cool. Take a piece of clean cotton cloth and wet it in the sticky solution.
Press the cloth on the infected skin using it as a hot compress. This therapy prevents the spread of bacteria to neighboring areas, thus curing staph infection. Use the hot compress at least thrice a day.
You can also drink a warm solution made with equal proportions of honey and apple cider vinegar twice everyday to dry the boils caused by infection.
Cut small slices of bacon and place it on infected skin. Secure the bacon slices by placing a cotton tape over them. You can also use cloth soaked in tea tree oil as bandages for faster healing.
Change the cloth every three hours. This is one of the quickest natural methods for curing staph infection. If you allow the bacon to stay secured on skin for 12 hours at a stretch, the infection will heal in one day!
Extract the juice of olive leaf, grapefruit and oregano oil mixing them together. Drink this liquid twice a day to kill staph bacteria. You can also make a solution using turmeric and a pinch of iodine and drink it for quick drying of the staph boils.
These herbs have antiseptic properties that kill bacteria and prevent spreading of germs. You can also mix the extract of a rare herb called Echinacea in water or juice and drink three times a day to cure staph infection.
This is a type of herbal plant found in South America. Take the extracts from the bark of the plant and boil in water for at least 15 minutes to make a strong concoction.
Strain the liquid after it has cooled sufficiently so as not to cause discomfort while drinking. Drink lapachol tea five times a day for best results. This tea must not be consumed by people on aspirin or other blood thinning medication.