Two months ago I got 5 infected mosquito bites on different parts of my body-- hot, red, extremely painful, hard around the center. We were traveling abroad at the time and I didn't have my arsenal of natural remedies, so I went to the dr and was prescribed an RX-- the dr never cultured the wounds but said it was most likely staph. I took the dose of antibiotics but the boils were still bad-- and my whole ankle was swollen from one on my foot. Went back to the dr and got another kind-- which seemed to clear it up.
3 weeks ago, I got another boil, which cleared up pretty quickly, but little by little, I got more small pimples all over the top of my legs and one arm. I now have 20 small red pimple-like spots on my arm, 15 one one leg, and 5 on the other.
I'm so frustrated and losing my faith in my natural remedies-- but we're without health insurance right now, so I want to try everything I can before going into the doctor. No signs of serious infection-- I'm more worried about passing this to DH or DS. So far neither show signs but I feel so anxious and worried because of this :/
What I'm doing now:
Tea tree oil-- topically, I had been applying 2-3 times a day, now I've bumped it up to 10+ because more spots were appearing. Alternating with coconut oil so my skin doesn't get irritated.
Garlic- internally, 4 x per day
Manuka honey-- applied to infected boils, also taking 1 tsp internally daily. At this point, it's not possible to cover all the spots with it-- or I'd have to wrap my whole leg in gauze....
My regular daily vitamin+ spirulina + milk thistle. Also trying to eat more probiotics and greens. Haven't been great about giving up all sugar but I've definitely cut it down a lot-- basically just honey.
Just started yesterday: washing sheets, towels, and my clothes daily, in hot water, and drying on high. Cleaning bathtub with bleach after showering/bathing. I had been doing this, but not with the intensity I am now--- my washer and dryer have been running all day!!
Am I missing anything?! I bought colloidal silver yesterday and have applied it a few times topically-- not sure if I should take it internally too. Also was considering taking GSE-- but I don't really understand the whole staph thing. Is it inside my body too? Or just on the skin?
If you've made it this far-- thank you!!! I just want to be healthy again and not walk around worrying I'm exposing everyone to this.