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Re: Garlic and staph
Reply #40 by ndamadu sule
Posted: August 14, 2011 at 15:27
i have itching in under the skin of my penis,will garlic help.i have itching in under the skin of my penis,will garlic help.
Re: Garlic and staph
Reply #41 by Armen B
Posted: August 31, 2011 at 09:11
Everyone here is a boss like my last name. Lets hope this works for me ive already taken cephalexin for 10 days and clinadmycin for 7. The cephalexin did the job but it came back weaker. Now the scars are still there and it gets itchy here and there. Ill give it one last shot. My dad always told me garlic and a hot onion are the best remedies in the world. In hot i mean warmed up somehow in a microwave im guessing.Thanks for some great information team MRSAB.
Re: Garlic and staph
Reply #42 by Denise
Posted: September 6, 2011 at 14:01
I put garlic on a red area - I have MRSA cellulits on face. It made it blister and a bluish puss pimple is now where the garlic was. Is this normal? Is it pulling the bacteria out? Or did it make it grow?
Also on another red patch - it made it more red. Not sure if this is what I should be experiencing.
Re: Garlic and staph
Reply #43 by Denise
Posted: September 6, 2011 at 16:39
Garlic seems to have made my face worse. The red area I put it on is now bigger and tingling like it is growing again. Has anyone had this happen? I cut the garlic into halves and there was the small green stem - super tiny - in the center. So that means it was good - non-irradiated garlic right? Very confused and somewhat distressed.

Re: Garlic and staph
Reply #44 by Bob Anderson
Posted: September 7, 2011 at 01:47
Denise -

You may have a garlic burn. This is the reason I suggest that people should not apply raw garlic direct to sensitive skin - because it can burn. I recommend in most of my postings diluting it in water so as to avoid burns.

Hope it works for you anyway. It often takes multiple soakings for things to clear up and even then, they usually return after a while but if one soaks often, eventually they usually quit returning.

Please read the other garlic posts and read the stories of those who have used garlic with success. When you decide to use alternative approaches, learning all you can about it is a prerequisite to success and not hurting yourself.

If you are allergic to garlic or sulfur or sulfa drugs, garlic may not be for you.

Everyone who self medicates must remember Hippocrates' admonition "First, do no harm." You owe it to yourself to research as much as you can so as not to harm yourself.

I wish you the best and I hope you overcome your problem. Everyone in this forum has stories to tell and we are here to try to help each other through our crises.

Hope this helps.

Good luck to you.
Re: Garlic and staph
Reply #45 by Denise
Posted: September 7, 2011 at 23:02
Thanks Bob. If I give garlic a go again, I'll try it with the water. I think actually I'll try the garlic baths first.
Re: Garlic and staph
Reply #46 by David W
Posted: September 12, 2011
Thank You for your concern and the sharing of your knowledge of garlic remedies.

I have had a staff infection on my lower leg for about 4 months kept it in check but not cured using tea tree oil, last week quit using the tea tree oil and the area of redness doubled in size over night. Found this site and your info and have been using the garlic, both direct and diluted and I am seeing improvement.

I have two questions:
1. do you rinse off the garlic after using?
2. what would be a reasonable time for the infection to become cured?

Thanks....David W

Re: Garlic and staph
Reply #47 by Bob Anderson
Posted: September 12, 2011 at 06:30
David W. -

Glad to see the garlic is helping.

You can rinse off the garlic to help feel a little cleaner but the longer there is contact between garlic water and skin, the more allicin is absorbed.

Garlic baths are much more effective than just treating the local area because a much larger area of skin is involved, resulting in more allicin getting into one's system for a longer time.

A reasonable time to eradicating thje body of the MRSA is a function of how widespread and deeply entrenched it is. In all honesty there aren't any double blind peer-reviewed studies about garlic water because it is too new and since it didn't come from a pharmaceutical manufacturer, I doubt it will receive any favorable recognition any time soon. People have to find out about it on their own and use it on their own and share their results with the others here.

I discovered its use and effectiveness a few years ago in treating myself and only revealed it on my website and then here in the last 20 months or so.

Lady K read of my treatments in my website and graciously invited me to come here to explain my findings and to allow others to learn of them and try them for themselves. Most of the people who report trying the garlic water report good results from it.

This is something patients must do for themselves as we are writing the book on it as we go. Several people in this forum have reported complete cures with no recurrences but generally the treatments seem to take a few weeks before the blisters stop coming.

Fortunately, most garlic is cheap compared to medical bills and all garlic that has not been irradiated will work with hotter, stronger garlics being more effective than milder ones that one would have to use more of to get similar results.

There are many kinds of gourmet garlics and they cost more but you can buy hotter garlics that can be more effective. Google for gourmet garlics and you will find lots of growers on the internet.

Fall is the best time to buy them and there is an increasing demand and a shrinking inventory and all growers will be sold out in the next month or two at the most and there will be shortages again this year. Porcelains like German White and Romanian Red and Creole garlics like Ajo Rojo are very good garlics because they are hot and store at room temp for six months to eight months or more.

Garlic that has been irradiated to keep it from sprouting does not work because the radiation kills the enzyme, alliinase, that triggers the chemicals reactions that result in the allicin. To see if a garlic has been irradiated, remove a clove and slice it open and look for a tiny sprout and if it has one, it is good garlic.

Good luck to you.

Re: Garlic and staph
Reply #48 by kimberly
Posted: September 28, 2011 at 18:20
I have had a rough go with staph infection. I had it about 3 weeks ago. Went to
the doctor they cut me up and sent me home with antibiotics. As of a few days
ago I boticed it was back close to the same place. I read this and decided to try
garlic and it is working VERY well this is my second day and time using it and
the redness is going away along with the bump. I'm using minced garlic in a jar
which has the juices in it that I also put on it before applying the actual garlic.
Its working great and I would recommend this too everyone with staph!!!
Re: Garlic and staph
Reply #49 by BobS
Posted: October 1, 2011 at 03:31
Dear Bob Anderson,

I can't find the garlic you talk about with the little green bits inside - even the organic store has brown inside - please can you advise where i should look for this non irragated (spelling wrong i know) garlic? Or can i grow my own from some regular seeds at local store? how long does it take to grow? i really want to try this garlic method but no luck finding right type. Also a photo of non-irrageted Vs. irrageted would be very useful to compare the difference, do you know of any such picture i can look at so i can be sure i know what to look for when buying. I'm shocked so many grocers are taking out the 'good' of the garlic, sigh. I need serious help, mucripian not working, nor is tea tree oil, and no meds. I feel so alone with this problem sometimes, thank god i found this forum to see what others are doing.
Re: Garlic and staph
Reply #50 by BobS
Posted: October 1, 2011 at 13:21
Can it be used on the lower eye, where you might get bags under the eye type area if mixed with olive oil? does it just take a tiny bit to work or a lot of it? how often to treat? can you mix it with coconut oil or coconut milk?
Re: Garlic and staph
Reply #51 by Nina
Posted: October 6, 2011 at 19:26
This is the best website I came across after having another traumatic event of MRSA. I had my gallbladder removed back in April and about a month later, I was diagnosed with this nasty, painful bug!! My physician drained it twice. I was placed on Bactrium for almost 30 days.I was then recommended to visit a surgeon, he drained it and cut me deep where the boil was in the back of my head. I was taking care of myself by washing with Hibiclens and keeping up with my hygiene. I am germa-phobic so getting this disease really hurts me.

Now, a few days ago, I noticed that there was a pimple in the back of my head--not in the same place as before! IT WAS A BOIL and started hurting the same way the first one did. I felt as if something is eating the back of my head. I visited the surgeon and he put me on Bactrium for ten days. I really want to get rid of this bug. If I use the garlic remedy, should I dip the back of my head in a bowl or should I just apply the garlic on the boil? I am worried because I am also 11 weeks pregnant. MY OB told me that I must take medicine so the baby doesnt get MRSA too.

Please help me, I am so desperate.

God bless.

Re: Garlic and staph
Reply #52 by Bob Anderson
Posted: October 6, 2011 at 23:13
Nina -

Either way will be helpful but if one wants the most impact, bathing the whole body in a garlic water bath and frequently submerging the head completely is the most effective way. Not only does it maximize the amount of allicin locally at the lesion but all over one's body, the bath becomes like a giant transdermal patch and allicin seeps in through the skin and gets into the circulatory system and kills MRSA wherver it encounters it but after one gets out of the tub one's immune system cqatches up with the allicin in circulation and destroys it so that it does not remain in circulation.

If one has deeply seated MRSA, repeated soaks appear to make it go away. It will return but not as strong as before and each time it returns it will be weaker until it quits coming back. If one uses a garlic water bath immediately at the first sign of an outbreak, it usually goes away without developing into a big festering problem.

As far as being pregnant is concerned, Lots of pregnant women from many cultures and ethnicities have eaten and used garlic with no noticable adverse effects on their babies. If anything, the garlic will help rid the bloodstream and lymphatic system of toxins and pathogens that could adversely affect the baby, like MRSA, for one.

It would be my suggestion to do a search on this forum for garlic and read everything you can about it and how to use it in different ways to get different results. Eating garlic helps build up the immune system but doesn't directly address MRSA; garlic baths do - and build up the immune system at the same time.

Unlike antibiotics that depend on having the right chemistry to bond to the continually evolving bacteria, garlic water baths are effective because garlic goes into the body and kills bacteria by penetrating them and causing them to swell up and burst, killing them and they cannot develop resistance to that.

It really works but doctors cannot recommend it because there is no FDA protocol allowing for nit use in treating and condition and there will not be as long as big pharma has its way and prevents it.

When it comes to MRSA, people are responsible for educating themselves about it and all of the modalities of treatment and choose for themselves that which they believe to be best for their family. I suggest one should read everything they can and decide for themselves from a more educated perspective.

There are many stories from people in this forum telling about having used garlic baths successfully.

You have to use natural garlic that has not been irradiated but you can usually find it this time of year at a local farmers market. If you are ubable to find any locally, you might try this online garlic farmers market: You'll find many different kinds you can't find in stores, all direct from growers all over the country and you can plant them all and grow your own garlic for free from now on.

Hope this helps.
Re: Garlic and staph
Reply #53 by caroline
Posted: October 7, 2011 at 15:54
Thank you so much for this forum. I have been struggling with staph
infections since 2005, but in the past year it seams I can't go more
than a week without a new spot breaking out. I have always tried
treating it myself by soaking in a hot bath, draining it and letting
it air dry. Now my legs are covered with scars wherever I have had an
infection. Right now I have an infection on my knee and it has gotten
so bad that it hurts to walk and it won't drain. Last night I started
reading about garlic as a treatment and I sent my husband to the store
right away. I put a few pieces of crushed garlic directly on my knee
and covered it with a band aid for about four hours. When I woke up
this morning it felt less swollen but still was very painful. So I
will keep applying it to my knee like this twice a day until it seems
to clear up. I will also try soaking in a garlic bath. Would you
suggest me using a netty pot or anything else to help clear it out of
my system?
Re: Garlic and staph
Reply #54 by Bob Anderson
Posted: October 8, 2011 at 15:03
Caroline -

The garlic baths and treatments will work if you make sure you get natural garlic that has not been irradiated. Irradiated garlic will not work at all.

Fortunately, there is an easy way to tell the difference. Remove a clove from a bulb cut it open and look for a small or tiny growing sprout in the very core of the clove. If you find one of any size, you have good garlic but if there is no sprout at all then you have irradiated garlic that has no health benefits because the enzyme that causes the reactions that result in the health benefits is destroyed by the radiation so the healthful compounds cannot form.

Another way is to taste it as irradiated garlic tastes like garlic but is not hot when raw whereas most natural garlic has some hotness raw.

Locally grown garlic that is hot to the taste when bitten into raw is the best kind and cannot be irradiated because only very large organizations can afford such equipment. Use the method above to test any garlic you get from a grocery store or even a health food store. above to

I hope this helps.

Re: Garlic and staph
Reply #55 by kathlyn
Posted: October 18, 2011 at 15:03
i've been struggling with staph infection on my vagina for the more than ten years. i've been told it causes infertility and it has caused a lot of discomfort for me. i have even developed staph in my sinuses. will a garlic bath help me get rid of it? how do i rid it from my body? i usually drain d juice from the garlic and mix with alchohol to drink.

Re: Garlic and staph
Reply #56 by Bob Anderson
Posted: October 18, 2011 at 20:10
Kathlyn -

I believe it will work for you. I suggest you read all the posts in this thread and then do a site search for garlic and you will find a lot of information about garlic water baths.

If you soak often enough and long enough in garlic water baths it can seep into the body through the skin and help eliminate MRSA for the inside.

Neither eating large mounts of garlic nor drinking crushed garlic juice in alcohol will kill staph as the digestive system alters it. Garlic water baths bypass the digestive system and get into the body unmodified.

Garlic water douches can also put the antimicrobial right where the MRSA is and it will kill it on direct contact.

Good luck to you.

Re: Garlic and staph
Reply #57 by Maria
Posted: October 26, 2011 at 02:24
Hi Bob,
My daughter has had MRSA for four months now. She went to the er and
they gave her clindamycin. She started out with a spider bite on her
lower back. It wasn't a bite after all. Now it's covering her back,
bottom, legs, arms and fingers. She seemed to get better with the
pills but just a week after she was finished it was back. Now she has
this cough. My mother-in-law died from MRSA. It got in her blood. I'm
afraid this will happen to my daughter. Can you offer any help? Where
do i buy this special garlic? Thank you
Re: Garlic and staph
Reply #58 by Bob Anderson
Posted: October 26, 2011 at 22:41
Maria -

Any locally grown garlic will do if it is hot when you taste it raw. The hotter the garlic, the more allicin it can create when crushed.

Grocery store garlic will do if it is hot to the taste, also. Irradiated garlic tastes garlicky but there is no hotness.

Varietal garlics, also called gourmet garlics are grown by small volume specialty growers all over the country and they are usuall available from August through October before everyone sells out. They can store from 4 to 10 months from harvest at room temp. They are rare and expensive for garlic - from $18 to %24 per pound and you can buy sampler assortments and try several different kinds and you can plant some of the cloves and grow your own garlic for the future.

Any medium to hot garlic will work but Porcelain garlics are generally the best all around medicinal garlics, especially Romanian Red because they are the hottest of all and store into spring and Silverskins store even longer. Silverskins start off milder but get hotter as they age so that by springtime, they have become very hot.

My website explains all about all the different kinds and there are also links to the farmers in the online market. You can Google garlic growers or garlic sellers or go to my website, it's mostly educational so that you can read all about the different kinds and a link to the online farmers market.
But you should hurry as half the growers are already sold out.

Hope this helps.

Re: Garlic and staph
Reply #59 by Josh R
Posted: October 28, 2011 at 19:04
Bob, I have MRSA on my face. It comes in boils on either my forehead or chin and right now I have a massive boil on my chin. I cannot chew food and it is also causing me to talk differently it is so swollen. I have sensative skin and bought garlic that I know is non irradiated, there is green in the middle of the clove when i cut it vertically. I want to try the intense way and not dillute it and put it straight on my boil but the sensative skin issuse sets in. How much water should I use for one clove to dillute it, and after should i dip a paper towel in the water and apply to the boil or what do you think is the best way to put the garlic water on the boil? And for how long? Thank you so much I am so excited to try this and hope it works!
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