Did you know that bacteria on the skin can be washed away fairly easily?
Unfortunately, the Staph bacteria that have already entered the body and infected a wound site or created a boil can’t be simply washed away. This is because they have “taken hold”.
However, the fact that the bacteria still on the the skin can be washed away is great news for MRSA sufferers. I’ll tell you why in a minute…
How can I wash off MRSA and what are the benefits?
A hot shower and some soap will do the trick, although I recommend using a Tea Tree soap because Tea Tree is known to kill bacteria, including MRSA. As such, any bacteria that remain post wash will likely have their numbers reduced further due to the antibacterial nature of the Tea Tree present in the soap.
In terms of benefits, washing in this way with a Tea Tree soap reduces the number of bacteria on your skin which will reduce the likelihood of infection.
I’m not saying it will stop every bacterial attack but it will reduce the frequency of infection which is great news.
When applied topically, Tea Tree oil displays antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic qualities and importantly for you and I, when used topically, it has been clinically proven to be more effective at preventing the transmission of MRSA than many antibiotic creams.
So…incorporating it into your washing routine makes perfect sense doesn’t it…
How do I chose a Tea Tree soap?
This is really up to you.
Do you 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.
Do I recommend using a Tea Tree soap?
As I’m sure you would have guessed, I personally used Tea Tree soaps during my battle with MRSA, so the answer to the above question is a definite YES!
I also used Tea Tree oil as a topical treatment with success so I can honestly say that if you aren’t already, you should be using a Tea Tree soap as part of your washing routine.
And the good news is that Tea Tree soaps don’t cost the earth, and are an effective way to help keep your skin-borne bacteria levels under control.
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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