Staph Infections

Staph infections are actually killing people, often a gruesome legacy from hospital stays. The super bugs are resistant to most antibiotics and treatment is both punishing and not readily spoken about. What the experts neglect to say is that once the chronic episode is under control the bacteria, or bugs, are still very much present and active within your system.

Symptoms can include:

Low energy or chronic exhaustion, this lethargy is sometimes confused with the initial illness that precipitated the hospital visit.

Itchiness, skin irritation or subtle rashes indicate a colonies presence

Pimples arise in various places that continue to grow into very nasty and painful Blisters

Excess clear slimy Snot from the bacteria, or bugs, residing and growing in the nose with a coat of clear gel that is their protection or colonisation.

Solutions

Anti bacterial wash, twice a day for ten days during an episode, then each shower to keep the itchiness and pimples under control

Antibacterial nasal cream in your nostrils twice daily to kill their colonies

Frequent hand washing and meticulous covering of sneezes are essential to stop the spread of these nasties – keep your family and friends safe!

Staying fit with diet, exercise and sleep along with turmeric help to strengthen the immune system to fight this imbalance.

Please note that I have no medical qualifications and this information has come from various sources but if you know anyone blighted by a super bug, staph infection, then please use these comments to start the conversation we need to be having with our doctors.

This post arose from deep concern when a neighbour with young daughters continued to work even though advised to rest – he didn’t think it was serious!

Please relate any stories or solutions that you know about these nasty life-changing infections?

19.5.16   This is actually worse than I thought – one million people died from staph infections in less than two years! They state that very soon a finger cut, child birth or basic operation could lead to death …

BEWARE … give us clean hospitals, please?

15.2.17 Here is a recent link to an important development into the super-infections

 

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14 comments

    • I’m guessing you’ve only heard of the deaths because those living with it plus our medical world are very silent! Fact is thousands do die of it, more than by road accidents, but many more thousands live with it in their system. As Jonathan says above we need a balance of bacteria for survival and this is why I didn’t address the use of antibiotics in my post. Some doctors, especially for children, highly recommend antibiotics for each outbreak – the pain is massive and totally disrupts sleep. Other doctors wont prescribe antibiotics because each time we use them they also kill off our ‘healthy’ bacteria.
      As this young father was so casual about his infection I felt the need to emphasis its serious to him and offer some treatment that i’m aware of. One day when the medical world recovers from their inability to offer realistic solutions, such as keeping hospitals sterilised, they might disseminate suitable information to inform us like they do about other health issues.

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  1. Staph infections can be dangerous and even life threatening, but we must not over respond in fear of this staphylococcus bacteria. The object is NOT TO KILL THIS BACTERIA (under normal conditions) because it is BENEFICIAL and necessary for GOOD HEALTH!
    It is part of the normal human microflora and is found on the skin, ocular conjunctiva (clear membrane covering the outer surface of the eye,) mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract, the lower gastrointestinal tract and the urogenital tract. Staph. aureus and Staph.epidermidis flourishes on the uppermost layers of the epidermis (skin) and the associated hair follicles as well as the nasal membranes.
    Under normal conditions this bacteria PROTECTS US from other microbes and pathogens that could damage our health.
    Our focus on lifestyle choices promoting healthy living will result in better outcomes than fearing bacteria. There are situations where this symbiotic relationship becomes unbalanced creating opportunistic and potentially dangerous outcomes, but if we focus on strengthening our immune systems these cases will be fewer and far between.
    Hope this provides a good perspective on this topic.

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  2. Well, I’ve thought about this CQ for several days now and I have nothing to add. I’ve never known anyone who’s had a staph infection, nor had one myself. Since I am not in the medical field, I don’t know of any treatments besides those offered on websites. I did some research on alt med but couldn’t find much that would help. So unfortunately, I won’t be writing a separate blog post on this. Thanks for the info on this, Kate and for prompting me to research it further.

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    • Which is exactly my point! You have no idea how long – years not hours – to do this much research. It is obscure and hidden and can be contradictory – the medical world need to address this huge gap in our education information. Spoke to a gent at the traffic lights the other day, pedestrains, who has been battling with staph since he had his lung out years ago. He said “I don’t think I can fight it any more. I’m tired of the pain …” What could I say to that?

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      • Wow, I didn’t realize this was such an issue… I thought it was just a minor thing because all of the articles I read made it sound like you just take an antibiotic and you’d be fine.. now I have heard some people die of it if it gets into internal organs and the bones.. but I guess I didn’t realize that it’s such a hidden issue. Thanks for further opening my eyes, Kate

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        • Having worked in health for years I could tell you stories that would make your hair curl!

          One young single mum had an amputation from below the knee – she only broke her foot in a fall … Far more die of it than road accidents, its a real killer and those living with it suffer!

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