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Topical infections like staph infection for instance are very common. Some times their easily handled other times they are a maze of complications. At times they are of little consequence, other times deadly. When I must deal with these situations it is great to be armed with a few good remedies. However, I also find they can often be case by case on how to deal with them. This means that when looking at the infection little bits of stories or advice keep popping up to help guide the way. In that spirit I thought it might be right handy to start a place for remedies and stories on that topic. So, here is my start of it. I would start with staph likes moisture for a breeding grounds. I try to keep the area clean and dry. It hates that. I say wash the site with soap and water, and rinse with clean water and blot dry about three times a day. Also, working with infections ware gloves or wash your hands a lot and touch as little as possible. Some infections do like to get around. Hand sanitizer is your friend here, if you don't have it rubbing alcohol or 80+ proof booze. I have many times also used vinegar or wine if that's what I had. Some ancient physicians even preached washing your hands with red wine before and after treatment. I guess they didn't need germ theory to see that what they touched on one patent showed up on the next in a day or two. Most of the more aggressive things I do involve. Garlic and/or apple cider vinegar ether together or alone. A vinegar wash a couple times a day has really helped. A garlic-vinegar swob morning and night has been grim death to staph. And, a story, A few years ago a troubled wife show up at my house. Her husband had a staph infection on his belly. It seems he had been to the doctor and was given broad spectrum antibiotics. This did nothing. He went back and they declared it mrsa (note there was no testing done). Now they gave him the targeted antibiotic for the most common mrsa strain in the area. It did nothing. Back to the doctor this time they tell him that it is his weight. He is about 500lb/226kg this means low blood flow taking the meds to the area and the dose can't be met. They tell him they are done with it, and to goto the hospital if it gets too bad. His insurance would not cover that so a week in the hospital at his expense. That was not an option. It got worse the doc still just told them “good luck”. The insurance co. told them they where on their own. When I walked in the infection was the size of a grapefruit and was open. He had trouble reaching the spot so his wife was now his nurse. I showed her how to clean it, cover it, and wash her hands before and after. Then told her to clean the house with bleach spray cleaner, and to use it on the suffices of the house once a day. This always seems to cut down spreading through the family and healing time to me. Then I showed up once a day and used a compress of garlic-vinegar for fifteen minutes. By the second day it was already shrinking. The fourth day it was nearly gone so I stopped the compress. I gave his wife a light vinegar wash to use for the next two days, and an aloe wash for the two days after that to help heal things up. This came with the reassurance that she had done great taking care of things, and that she could run call on me if needed. The next I saw them they reported that all was fine and not even a scar was left. So, there is a start I hope to hear some of your infection remedies, advice, and stories.