Did you know that bacteria can actually be washed off the skin quite simply?
This simple “washing off process won’t work on any Staph bacteria that have already entered the body and infected a wound site or created a boil unfortunately.
To use a military context, this is because they have “dug in”.
However, the good news is that any bacteria ON the the skin can be washed away. This is great news for MRSA sufferers and I’ll tell you why…
How can I actually wash off the MRSA bacteria and what are the benefits of doing so?
All you need to do if jump in a hot shower and wash using soap.
Based on my own experience, I personally recommend using a Tea Tree soap.
This is because Tea Tree is known to kill bacteria, including MRSA.
As such, any bacteria that do manage to “hang on” despite your attempt to wash them off are likely to have their numbers reduced even further due to the antibacterial nature of the Tea Tree oil present in the soap.
In other words, the benefits of washing with a Tea Tree soap are that it reduces the likelihood of infection because the number of bacteria on your skin has been reduced.
It may not stop every bacterial attack but it will reduce the frequency of infection.
When applied topically, Tea Tree oil displays antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic qualities. These properties transfer over to use in soaps so incorporating it into your washing routine makes perfect sense doesn’t it?
By the way, when used topically, Tea Tree has been clinically proven to be more effective at preventing the transmission of MRSA than many antibiotic creams!
What should I look for in a Tea Tree soap?
This is really your choice.
You have to ask yourself…”do I prefer bar soaps or liquid soaps?”
If you prefer bar soaps, choose one produced by a reputable soap manufacturer, or one which has good reviews on Amazon or another online marketplace.
I can only recommend the two bar soap brands that I used successfully during my battle with MRSA and they are Dr Bronner’s Tea Tree bar soap and Thursday Plantation’s Tea Tree bar soap.
If you prefer a liquid soap, the only brand that I used with success is Dr Bronner’s Tea Tree liquid soap.
Would I personally recommend using a Tea Tree soap?
The answer to the above question is a definite YES!
As I’m sure you are aware (if you have read my book “The Boil Bible” you will be) I personally used Tea Tree soaps during my battle with MRSA.
I also successfully used Tea Tree oil as a topical treatment and I can say hand on heart that if you aren’t already, you should be using a Tea Tree soap when washing.
And remember, Tea Tree soaps won’t cost you a small fortune and they are an effective way to help keep your skin-borne bacteria levels at a manageable level.
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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