Staph infections are uncomfortable and persistent, but they can be remedied easily with the use of tea tree oil.
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One of the most common essential oils, and one that we use almost daily, is tea tree oil, also known as melaleuca oil. Melaleuca oil has so many uses, but in this post, we’re going to look at how it can be used to treat staph infections.
What Is A Staph Infection?
A staph infection is caused by a grouping of the bacteria staphylococcus (a bacteria that many of us carry and are not affected by).
It can occur in many different forms, some more serious than others, but the most common type of staph infection is a skin infection on the hands, feet, legs, or arms. It looks somewhat like a rash, but is more painful and penetrates the deeper levels of skin. If left untreated, this infection can enter into the bloodstream and become extremely dangerous.
Staph infections can be caused by a person simply being a carrier of the staphylococcus bacteria, through person-to-person contact, or through the transfer of bacteria through inanimate objects, such as towels and sheets.
How Can I Use Tea Tree Oil To Fight A Staph Infection?
Melaleuca (tea tree) oil can be used to treat a staph infection in its early “rash” stages. If it is itching, red, and raised, this is just the relief that you need!
It’s simple: mix 4 to 6 drops of melaleuca oil into 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel or honey. Apply this solution to the affected area, let it sit for a few hours, then reapply as needed. Covering the infection with a bandage or gauze while this solution is applied is a wise idea, as well.
After a few applications, you should see the infection begin to fade away.
Why Should I Use Melaleuca Oil Instead Of Antibiotics?
One summer, my dad had a staph infection on his hand. He tried several medicinal remedies that the doctor prescribed, but the infection persisted. After trying this solution, his staph infection completely disappeared.
Melaleuca oil is a great alternative to antibiotics because it is just as, if not MORE, effective. We live in a time when doctors turn to antibiotics to remedy every illness and ailment, and because of that, many of our bodies have become resistant to antibiotics. Our bodies simply refuse them, which makes for an ineffective treatment.
Melaleuca oil, on the other hand, is proven to be effective, no matter the amount of usage.
Have you used melaleuca oil to fight a staph infection? What other natural remedies have you used for a staph infection? Tell me in the comments below!