Q: There is a huge lack of accurate information about MRSA online. I have been bathing in a separate tub and bleaching it if others need to use it after me. I have been infection free, thanks to your recommendations by the way, for two months. So, my question is how long do I need to be concerned about others getting MRSA from me? I want to be able to bathe my little children in the tub without having to bleach beforehand. Will I have MRSA forever now? I can't find an knowledgeable answer to that question and many others online. What are the facts about MRSA? Thank you so much for your time. I look forward to hearing from you.
A: Good to hear from you. I'm glad you are feeling much better and that my previous recommendations are helping.
MRSA is a strain of staph aureus that we doctors have created by the ignorant use of prescribing antibiotics incorrectly.
We have staph aureus on our skin all the time; however, we should not have MRSA. It is merely a question of balancing the bacterial world on our skin.
This is done by proper hygiene, internal health, and maintaining immunity.
Have you had a recent skin scrape or test to see if MRSA is still present on you? I will not be able to safely advise you about whether or not you should be concerned about transferring MRSA until this test is performed.
You can beat the MRSA on your body if you keep your immune system up, use a potent probiotic, avoid future exposure to it and use proper hygiene.
I am not sure if I have recommended this but it just hit me:
- Run a hot bath
- Use a chlorine filter to remove the chlorine. This is especially important for your little ones so they don't get the toxic chlorine gas from the hot bath.
- Add 1 liter of Moor Mud
- Add 5 pounds of Epsom Salt (go to a animal supply feed store and buy Epsom salt in large 25 bags called Magnesium sulfate)
- Bathe in this daily for a week. You will need 5-7 liters of Moor Mud.
In order to restore your skin's natural flora, we have to nourish it with the Moor Mud and Epsom salt while also killing the MRSA with the same two products.
The Moor Mud will help re-establish healthy bacteria on your skin.
The Epsom salt bath in that concentration will knock MRSA on its butt.
I also recommend using a probiotic soap. I just thought of that as well. Didn't think of it till now. Dr Ben Kim has some on his website here.
Do you have any redness or signs of MRSA on your skin now?
I would take a very potent probiotic such as ProBiota 12 Powder. Consider taking 1/2 teaspoon at dinner time for one month. This will boost your immune system as 70% of our immune system resides in our intestines.
Should you have further questions, please do ask.
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