Being Vigilant When Dealing With MRSA
Author: Rosemarie N.
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Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 9638-OR
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I was diagnosed with MRSA back in the fall of 2013 and then had a major recurrence in March of 2014, resulting in hospitalization. I had been spritzing a combination of oils on my skin after the fall incident but have since learned more information and changed how I manage it.
When I was hospitalized in March, I had a massive infection on my thigh... a large boil that became highly infected. The doctors lanced it and put me on high-powered IV antibiotics. After two days, it seemed to be getting worse.
I decided to start dripping oils into the boil. Overnight it improved so much that the doctors sent me home. At that point, I was not sure if it was the antibiotics or the oils that kicked in, but I was just grateful to go home. I still don't know the absolute answer to that.
BUT... after I got home, through the help of Young Living Essential Oils ladies (Dianne Little and Cyndi Daudelin), I was taking Lemongrass and Thieves by mouth, diffusing various oils, and using several oils topically on the infection. I was also still on antibiotics by mouth. Eventually the spot resolved, and I was off the antibiotics. I am still not sure what was helping (it's hard to know).
So.... as I have tapered off all these different measures, I have found out some interesting things. I will have a pimple or small lesion pop up every few days. Some of them are angry, and I have been afraid I would end up just as before. I have been aggressive with each spot, not assuming anything but vigilance! Usually I apply Lemongrass or Melaleuca on the spots, 3 to 4 times a day. Within a day or two, the spot will resolve.
I am also making sure I spend some part of my day outdoors in the sun for the vitamin D that I need, as well as adding good fats to my diet. I had been on a low-fat, low-calorie diet, and it seemed that the MRSA would get worse when I was not eating enough. These kinds of illnesses are a multi-pronged illness that require a multi-pronged battle to fight them off.
I am intrigued about the oils. It doesn't seem possible that a simple oil can fight off a giant like MRSA, but so far it seems that it is keeping it at bay. My naturopath said that one of the most important things is to be vigilant on the front end, not to ignore symptoms or just assume they will go away.
I carry my oil arsenal with me to my jobs (I am a decorative painter), examine myself quickly when I take a break, and, if needed, apply oils to any suspect spot. I have learned a lot.
I am praising God, hopeful that this MRSA will burn itself out and that I will continue to heal. If these oils continue to hold it at bay, I am going to be the Queen of Young Living... ha ha!
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