Staph infections are painful, itchy and more common than people think. People often seek emergency care thinking they have been bitten by a poisonous spider, when they are actually suffering from a staph infection.
The infection is caused by staphylococcus bacteria, which live on surfaces, on the skin and in mucous membranes. Most species are harmless. They only cause problems when the skin is broken. They can infect any tiny nick or cut, even those caused by shaving. Some species are very hard to treat, because they are resistant to commonly used antibiotics. If they get into the bloodstream, they can cause severe illness and even death.
What is the Solution for Staph Infections?
Good hygiene has long been recognized as one of the solutions. Cleaning household surfaces regularly, keeping the body clean and regularly cleaning bedding and clothing are some of the recommendations.
But some attempts at good hygiene have actually caused the resistance seen in some of the bacteria. Anti-bacterial soaps for example are widely available and probably overused. The bacteria have gotten used to them.
Since the bacteria are part of the normal flora that exists on the skin, it is not even wise to try and kill all of them. Bacteria normally feed on yeast and fungus, keeping them under control.
Many researchers believe that natural anti-bacterial agents are the solution. They may not be as effective as broad spectrum antibiotics, but they do not contribute to the formation of more resistant species.
Active manuka honey is one of the better natural antibacterial agents. You can find it in our recommended age defense body lotion. (see resource box) I recommend you use it every day after showering.
What are the Benefits of the Age Defense Body Lotion?
Active manuka honey reduces your risk of staph infection. It also promotes healing if you currently have an infection.
An ingredient called Functional Keratin improves the skin’s strength and health, making it more resistant to all kinds of infectious diseases. It does that by improving moisture content and firmness. Those are proven benefits.
Another ingredient called jojoba fades scars. As staph infections heal, scarring often occurs. Jojoba helps scars fade away fast.
The lotion can also help fade age spots, even out pigmentation and improve the skin’s firmness.
It is always a good idea to strive to have a strong healthy immune system. If you do get a staph infection, your immune system can fight it off, without the use of antibiotics, assuming it is strong enough.
The necessary tools for improving immune system strength are nutrients. Nutritional cocktails are recommended for a variety of illnesses. They work better than any drug for strengthening the body.
Total Balance contains the necessary blend of nutrients to improve your immune system strength. It also contains natural anti-inflammatories and antioxidants, which address two of the causes of aging inside and outside the body. Those causes are chronic inflammation and free radical damage.
Recurring staph infections are things that you do not want. The recommendations above will help ensure that you don’t get them.
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