How to Get Rid of Staph Infection at Home Naturally
The sty on your eyelid has grown in size and is beginning to bother you.
You feel it is in the way even when you blink your eyelids and it has become red and tender. It is a sure sign of Staphylococcus infection, a kind of bacteria which are round in shape and tend to occur in clusters, though they can be found as single or pairs of cells as well.
This type of bacteria can affect any organ of the body causing it to become septic – but do not worry, if you treat it in time, you need not fear its consequences. And the best way to treat it is at home, naturally, using natural methods and substances.
The conventional method is to either use antibiotics or surgery, and the adverse effects and cost involved in either of these methods is a sure deterrent for opting for them.
A sty on the eyelid is a typical example of staph infection; in this case the bacteria attack the oil glands in the eyelids, thus clogging them and making lubrication of the eyeballs difficult.
Sometimes it can attack the hair follicle at the root of the eyelash, forming a sty. But it is not only the eyelids that are susceptible to staph infection.
It can occur at the site of a cut or bruise, or even at the entry site of medical devices embedded in the body. Cellulitis is one of the results of staph infection.
The affected area feels scratchy, red and swollen, and at times,there is a discharge from it. In time, a yellow centre forms indicating that the infection has resulted in pus, and with that, there is a throbbing pain.
Depending on which part of the body is affected, they can cause various symptoms, such as nausea and vomiting in the case of food poisoning, or they can even cause fever or low BP, diarrhoea, etc.
The cause of Staph infection is the staphylococcus bacteria. This is a strain of bacteria that initially attack the skin, and has an incredible ability to live off the affected person’s tissues, at times even weakening the immune system of the person so that the bacteria survive.
While in most cases, the symptoms are easily recognized and remedial treatment is given, sometimes, they can enter the bloodstream and cause infection in the internal organs of the body, which can prove harmful and at times, even fatal.
Applying a warm cloth dipped in boric acid solution over the eyelid with the sty, 10 minutes at a time, 3-4 times a day, will shrink the sty within a few days.
At the first signs of infection, you can start consuming 3 cloves of garlic a day. Garlic has anti-bacterial properties and you will find the symptoms subsiding soon.
Echinacea is another natural solution for fighting inflammation. This herb needs to be taken internally for a few days for relief from the symptoms of the infection.
Tea Tree oil is also known for its antibacterial properties, and can be directly applied over the affected area.
The roots of the herb goldenseal are also very effective in the treatment of infections. A paste of the dry powdered root in water, should be applied over the infected area and left overnight for good results.
A wet compress of a few drops each of thyme, bergamot and lavender essential oils in water applied over the affected area, will also give relief.
Staph infection wherever it occurs on the body, needs to be brought under control as quickly as possible, and the best way to do this, is with Natural Therapy.
For more details on this excellent form of therapy, do get in touch with a Professional Natural Therapist.