You may remember reading how to use a Neti pot for MRSA sinus infection control here on my blog in November. Since then, some important concerns have been raised about Neti pot safety that you should be aware of.
There are hundreds of herbal products and remedies with limited or no safety studies for use with children. And, some herbs and natural products are best avoided for babies and small children due to known risks. Other products may be too strong for children, especially in regards to using them on their sensitive skin and they must be diluted from full strength.
Tips for natural remedies with children and babies
Below are general guidelines and tips for using supplements and natural products with children. Keep in mind that the product label should take precedence over any of the guidelines below. And always consult with a natural-minded physician before using natural remedies or supplements with children.
The time when you need the most support for your body and immune system is when you are dealing with a health condition like MRSA or Staph. Unfortunately, getting that support using your favorite Staph or MRSA herbal remedies and natural products can be a big challenge inside hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities.
You may have heard that many people use nasal irrigation for help with allergy relief. But rinsing your sinuses can be a big help for Staph and MRSA sinusitis, as well as other sinus infections. Nasal irrigation can take some getting used to at first. But once you’ve done it a few times, nasal irrigation is quick, easy and can be an important part of MRSA sinus infection control.
Cellulitis is one of the most painful, quickly spreading and potentially deadly types of infections that can be caused by Staph or MRSA. Because these infections are becoming more common, it’s best to know what to look for and what to do if you think you have it. MRSA cellulitis can take a long time to get rid of. And like other types of MRSA and Staph, it is prone to recurring and can be difficult to treat.
I regularly get emails from my customers, and I recently got some wonderful feedback about an MRSA success story. This one in particular really stands out. Why is that?
Because Eileen’s been MRSA-free for over 3 years now.
A touchy subject
Using essential oils internally is a controversial subject, and for good reason. High quality essential oils have many amazing benefits and uses. Several essential oils have strong anti-bacterial properties that can be helpful with infections. My life has changed for the better because of these amazing plant essences. Most essential oil uses are used for skin application (like Tea Tree oil for MRSA), air diffusion or for massage. Some oils (like Oregano for MRSA), have a history of being used internally, especially for infections.
While there are many alternatives to antibiotics for MRSA treatment, few are as safe, effective and easy to use as herbal blends. But you won’t find blends like this in the spice bottles on the shelves of your grocery store. These are medicinal grade botanical extracts grown and blended under stringent quality standards for specific support with infections.
Are Herbal Remedies Safe?
Most of the common herbs used for MRSA treatment support have a long history of safe use in humans. These so-called “alternative” and MRSA natural remedies are actually some of the oldest remedies on earth, some of which have been used for thousands of years. By comparison, antibiotic drugs have only been around for several decades and are arguably untried and unproven from a long-term perspective.
For example, garlic has been used for infections for at least 5,000 years and has been the subject of over 2,000 studies. Olive Leaf was used in ancient Egypt for preservation and in the 1800’s it was used with success against malaria. Tea tree oil, oregano oil and other botanical products have been used against infections for thousands of years and continue to be prescribed by medical doctors in France to this day.
One of the best things about herbal remedies is fewer side effects. While herbal remedies can be powerful and fast acting, they are also well balanced and evolutionarily “keyed” to the human body. In contrast, antibiotics have a long list of often serious side effects that can be more challenging to deal with than the infection itself.