From yesterday’s Coconut Telegraph page of bigpinekey.com.
[Staff Infection] Please help by telling me what is, and how to help my husband who has Mersa. What and where does this come from? Too many are getting it lately in the Keys — 12 cases!
I pulled this from Wikipedia online:
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium responsible for several difficult-to-treat infections in humans. It may also be called multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (ORSA).
MRSA is, by definition, any strain of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria that has developed resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics which include the penicillins (methicillin, dicloxacillin, nafcillin, oxacillin, etc.) and the cephalosporins.
MRSA is especially troublesome in hospitals where patients with open wounds, invasive devices and weakened immune systems are at greater risk of infection than the general public.
MRSA-type skin staph infection is pandemic in the Keys. It thrives in a subtropical/tropical environment. Contrary to what many believe, MRSA is not a disease only homelees people contract in the Keys. It is widespread throughout the mainstream population also.
MRSA is contagious and can be passed by touch. It might also be able to jump from an infected to a non-infected person. Washing with soap and water is effective prevention, if you come in contact with someone presenting open MRSA sores, which are unmistakable.
If MRSA infection is internal, the patient probably should be put under a steady IV antibiotic drip for a month, or even longer, in a hospital.
MRSA nearly finished me off in the summer of 2003, after I contracted two nasty abscesses on either side of the base of my penis and one in the right side of the crack between my buttocks. Emergency surgery gouged out the abscesses, leaving horrible open non-sterile wounds. It took two months for the surgical wounds to close. I had to wash them daily and apply jells furnished by the doctor. There was no reinfection in the surgical wounds.
I was on a course of powerful antibiotics for a while. However, after stopping the antibiotics I experienced recurring abscess outbreaks in new places on my skin over the next few months, each of which outbreaks a new round antibiotics resolved but not even more new outbreaks. Eventually, the angels stopped the recurrences. More on this further along.
Flash forward to 2009. Another MRSA outbreak in an abscess on the right side of my stomach. This time I did not use medicine. Instead, I applied oil of oregano to the abscess for a few days. I got this oil at Sugar Apple health food store in Key West.
I also applied a mixture of iodine and Vaseline petroleum jelly. Iodine kills any bacteria but is too powerful to apply undiluted to abscesses, because it eats up the skin in the abscess. Vaseline jelly dilutes the iodine, keeps the wound moist and open, so it can heal from inside out. Apply the iodine/Vaseline jell directly to the abscess four times daily. Do this regardless of what a doctor tells you. Maybe best not to tell a doctor you are doing it. Do it until the MRSA abscess is entirely gone.
You can purchase Vaseline and tincture of iodine at any drugstore. Neither are expensive. Open the Vaseline container and use a spoon or table knife to remove some of the jelly. Open the bottle of iodine and pour it into the vacated space in the jelly. Use a toothpick or the table knife to work the iodine into the jelly. Do this in as little light as possible, because light weakens and even destroys the medicinal value of iodine. Keep working the iodine into the Vaseline until you have a uniform pink jelly. Then apply some of the iodine jelly to the abscess and close the container tightly and store it in a dark place, away from heat. Store the tincture of iodine in a dark place, away from heat.
There was a spiritual component with both of my MRSA outbreaks, both of which followed nasty conflict with other people. I knew via spirit means that these nasty conflicts triggered the MRSA infections in 2003 and in 2009. This is not something I would tell a doctor.
I was unable to work through the spiritual component of the 2003 MRSA skin outbreak, followed by repeated skin outbreaks. As indicated agove, angels healed the infection after I had suffered with it for about nine months and was convinced new prescriptions of antibiotics were not going to stop the recurrences. The second round of skin MRSA in 2009, I was able to work through the spiritual component and the abscess on my stomach responded to the home remedies and slowly went away and there was no recurrence.
I realize many people do not like to think in this way, but there are people who do think in this way and it is for them, mostly, that I speak of the spiritual component of MRSA. Like it or not, there is a spiritual component to most human diseases. This is so regardless of what doctors might say to the contrary. In fact, there is a spiritual component to just about everything experience, whether we like or dislike the experience. Some people are able to approach life in this way, but most people are not.
It is too bad doctors are not trained in the spiritual component of human disease. Some doctors learn about it on their own, but most do not and treat only the physical component of human disease.
The same lament can be said of psychologists, lawyers, and other help professionals. There is a spiritual component to almost all adversities human beings experience, but the methods of this world nearly always only treat the physical component.
Everything I write is aimed at both the physical and the spiritual components in the target. I never treat just the physical anymore, because there is no separation from the physical and the spiritual. As below, so above. As above, so below.
To the woman who wrote in about her husband’s MRSA, get with your husband and ask God, or whatever you believe really is in charge, to show you both what you need to see that is related to your husband’s MRSA. If it is skin MRSA, use the home remedies right away, and keep using the iodine-Vaseline jelly until the MRSA is completely gone. Also use the antibiotics your doctor prescribed. But do not rely entirely on the doctor, because he/she is treating only the physical part of the MRSA infection, and antibiotics cause their own troubles, but the iodine-Vaseline jelly only causes trouble for skin MRSA.
Whenever I get an open cut or abrasion now, I apply the iodine/Vaseline jell to it. No point in taking any chances with open wounds in this climate. I also would use iodine/Vaseline jelly on spider bite after dousing the bite in hydrogen peroxide solution as soon as possible.
Sloan Bashinsky, citizen
Photo taken last night at Parrotdise’s Friday open mic. Parrotise is a waterfront restaurant and lounge on Little Torch Key. The damsel was with a friend damsel. They asked if I had anything to do with the Coconut Telegraph? Yeah. Was I Sloan? Yeah. The damsel not in the photo asked if she could take my picture to send to her mother in Wisconsin, I think she said. She said her mother had recently started reading the Coconnut Telegraph and had made it part of her morning routine, and she had expressed interest in the crazy person who wrote stuff there. Voila, be careful what you ask for.