Natural Antibiotics For Staph Infections
Staph, short for Staphylococcus, is a spherical parasite that often breeds in irregular colonies. Staphylococcus aureus is one of the species that cause most of the staph infections. The severity of staph infections can range from minor to serious, the latter accompanied by abscess or fatal illnesses like meningitis, pneumonia, and septicemia.
S.aureus is usually found in anus, throat, nose, skin and genitals of humans. Sometimes, the bacteria are also present in urine and colon. The presence of the bacteria does not immediately mean that the person is severely infected. Since S.aureus has a tendency to re-colonize, treatments may only provide temporary cure. S.aureus can enter the bloodstream through a skin lesion. It may also lead to boils and carbuncles. Infected children have a high risk of experiencing blister flareups. These blisters have thin walls, so they break open easily even with a light touch.
S.aureus infections are communicable diseases. They can be transmitted in the following ways:
- being in contact with the pus from an infected person
- touching the skin of an infected person
- touching the clothing, towels, and other personal belongings of an infected person
S.aureus releases various disease-causing toxins. People who have prosthetic joints and weak immune system are prone to staph infections. They have a high risk of developing fatal illnesses like septic arthritis, pneumonia, and heart valve infections.
One of the major obstacles to the treatment of staph infections is antibiotic resistance. When antibiotics are used for a long time, there would be a high chance that the bacterium would develop drug resistance. Antibiotics are derived from a single compound, so it is possible that the target bacteria would get themselves immune to the drugs by breaking them down for metabolism. Seven years after penicillin was introduced, drug resistance developed among 40% of S.aureus. The figure rose to 80% ten years after. Although more than 100 antibiotics have been developed to date, S.aureus remains resistant to a large number of popular antibiotics.
Natural treatments can be a good alternative to antibiotics. Herbal antibiotics can maintain the immune system in good condition so the body itself can prevent the recurrence of staph infections. Another way to prevent staph infections is to observe proper hygiene, especially in public places like hospitals and schools.
Many people remain healthy even though they are carriers of S.aureus. It is because they have a strong immune system that curbs the growth of infectious microorganisms. Have you ever asked yourself how ancient people managed to prevent infections even though they had no antibiotics on hand? Ancient people consumed herbs to maintain their immune system. In addition to strengthening the body’s resistance to diseases, herbal antibiotics do not cause bacteria to be resistant to the treatment.