One of the latest developments in fighting MRSA bacteria colonizing a persons skin is the use of “blue light” therapy devices.
Usually used for treating skin conditions, particularly those affecting the face, blue light therapy devices have been found to eradicate MRSA.
How does blue light therapy kill MRSA?
Recent studies have shown that all bacteria, including MRSA are highly sensitive (i.e. can be killed by) light that is between 405-nm and 470-nm. Light in this spectrum is blue in color, hence the name.
The other good news is that the bacteria are unable to develop a resistance to this form of treatment so the blue light just keeps on killing! : )
Where can I get blue light therapy to treat my MRSA infection?
You have a few options here.
You could contact a medical center that offers blue light therapy for their patients such as a beauty therapy clinic and ask them if they are prepared to treat your MRSA infection with one of their devices.
Bear in mind though that due to the fact that MRSA is highly contagious they may well refuse.
If that happens don’t despair because there is another option…blue light therapy devices can be found online fairly easily on places such as Amazon, the world’s largest online marketplace. Just do a search for Blue Light Therapy Device or just click here to get the Project E Beauty LED 3 Colors Photo-rejuvenation Kit Facial Beauty Care Massager.
Be aware though that many of these devices are very expensive (i.e. hundreds of dollars) because the sellers are playing the MRSA card, and as such have “inflated” their prices.
The third option is that you could ask an electrician or lighting specialist to locate a suitable bulb for you. Any LED blue light bulb that is between 405nm and 470nm with an energy density of 55 J/cm2 should do the trick.
In several laboratory tests, a bulb that has an energy density as low as 3 J/cm2 was found to be still effective at killing MRSA.
Is it safe?
Blue light therapy devices that run between 405nm and 470nm are extremely safe as they are not in the UV spectrum.
There are no known side effects of blue light therapy.
Do I recommend blue light therapy as a treatment for MRSA?
Unfortunately, by the time I found out about “blue light treatment” I had already recovered from MRSA so I never got the opportunity to try it for myself.
In saying that though, I am aware of it working for several other people I know. I certainly believe that if you can get some blue light therapy treatment, you should do so.
A quick reminder…
Don’t forget, Staph is extremely common and most, if not all people have it on their skin.
It only becomes a problem when your immunity is lowered to the point where your body can longer keep it at bay. This is when you get infected and get boils or something similar.
So…ultimately your best defense is to strengthen your immune system but this takes time.
So…while this is happening, anything you can do to reduce the amount of staph on your body will help as it will reduce the risk of re-infection due to the number of bacteria being reduced. This in turn means that your body can expend more of it’s energy actually healing itself than fighting the infection.
I hope this advice helps you on your recovery from MRSA and feel free to leave a comment below.
Thanks for reading…
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