9. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is very effective for treating staph infection, thanks to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It contains medium-chain fatty acids, especially lauric acid which helps fight bacteria. It also provides relief from the various skin discomforts.
- Rub some extra-virgin coconut oil gently on the affected skin so that the oil penetrates into the skin.
- Leave it on for a few hours, then wash it off.
- Reapply several times a day until the infection is gone.
You can also take a few tablespoons of extra-virgin coconut oil internally.
10. Eucalyptus Oil
The antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory actions of eucalyptus oil are effective against staphylococcus aureus and act as a useful broad-spectrum drug against antibiotic-resistant disease.
According to another 2010 study published in the Phytomedicine journal, the synergistic effects of eucalyptus oil are effective against antibiotic-susceptible and antibiotic-resistant pathogens.
Dilute a few drops of eucalyptus oil in any carrier oil like olive or almond oil. Apply this diluted oil directly on wounds, cuts and skin infections and leave it on for a few hours before rinsing it off. Repeat twice daily for a few days.
- To help boils ripen quickly, apply a warm compress at regular intervals.
- Do not touch the affected skin if you have sores or open wounds as it may delay the healing process.
- Maintain a high level of hygiene to prevent the infection from spreading to other areas of the body or to other people.
- Wash your hands properly before eating anything. Make sure to use a hand sanitizer.
- Keep wounds, cuts and abrasions clean and covered with sterile, dry bandages until they heal.
- Avoid sharing personal items with others.
- Wash clothing and bedding in hot water and dry them under direct sunlight.