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Hello. I'm new here but reading through this looked like a good place to get some info/advice. Staph infection is taking over me household. It started with my then 1yr old (now 2) getting a brown recluse bite that got infected. The infection was staph. He's had skin boils on and off for the past year. Then recently my husband has had a few pop up. Now just today I saw 3 boils on my 5mo old daughter. This is all very confusing as I handle the children much more then he does and I have yet to get any.<br><br>
My son's pedi has put him on Augmentin several times along with Bactroban (topical cream). The staph has not gone away and is spreading through the whole family. We give the kids baths everyday using diferant and new towels each time. I wash my hands after every diaper change/nose wipe etc. I have very dry hands as a result <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Can anyone suggest what else we or the doctors can do to get rid of or get this under control?
 

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Staph is also found on healthy skin and can be a part of our normal skin flora.<br>
I am not sure that abx was in order.<br><br>
Why is it emerging as a pathogen is the question that needs to be addressed.<br><br>
How is your diet?
 

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My 2yr old has a ham sandwich and a salad with milk for lunch most days. My dh and I eat healthy. We have take out about 2x a month. My 5mo old has just started eating baby food. Sweet potatoes and carrots right now.<br><br>
The one my dh has on stomach is very painful. To the point where he won't sleep on his stomach. So I can only imagine how my little ones feel.
 

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Mega doses of vitamin C to bowel tolerence, in the form of sodium ascorbate. Here are two relevent threads, one with all the links you need on sodium ascorbate and the other is about treating staph with vitamin C:<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=663626" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=663626</a><br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=660582" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=660582</a><br><br>
You are going to have to do this yourselves, I doubt you will find a doctor who knows the first thing about treating staph with large doses of vitamin C. But you never know....
 

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Here is where you can get the Vita C powder - (just in case you can't find it.)<br><br>
It is generally not sold in health food stores. And some you do find tastes very badly, so that's why I keep posting to this company. There SA tasts very pleasant. Even my grandchildren will take it in small dose but all day long when needed.<br><br><a href="http://www.bronsonvitamins.com/app/search/detail.htm?&item_id=50" target="_blank">http://www.bronsonvitamins.com/app/s...tm?&item_id=50</a><br><br>
BTW - it comes within two days to the house.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My 2yr old has a ham sandwich and a salad with milk for lunch most days. My dh and I eat healthy. We have take out about 2x a month. My 5mo old has just started eating baby food. Sweet potatoes and carrots right now.</div>
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I would cut out all sugar, sodas, and white anything from the diet. That will improve it quite a bit.<br><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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Maybe he could use some neosporin on it? I am not one for allopathic meds, but if it's that painful, I would use it.<br><br>
Then follow up with the vita C for a few weeks to make sure it doesn't come back. And I would learn how to improve the diet.
 

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How do I give this to my 2year old? Tablets or is there a liquid form that I can put in his drinks? Also, how safe is this for Sasha, my 5mo old? I've never done home treatments for my children. I've always wanted to but am too scared to hurt them since they are so young. Dh and I are on board but how do I dose my 2yr old and 5mo old? I read all the articles but I'm having a hard time translating that to children. Thx
 

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Sodium ascorbate is extremely non toxic and is safe for a baby. You can take it yourself 20 minutes before nursing and it will be passed onto her via your milk. You can also add it to expressed breastmilk and feed that to her. As you are fighting staph, I would go with Klenner's recommended dosage of 500/700 mg/kg body weight. Put the same amount of SA per kg of body weight for your 2 year old in juice. Give it every hour or two until bowel tolerance. I would also get some natural cream and add the SA to it and apply topically as well.<br><br>
ETA, use the sodium ascorbate powder that Gitti gave you a link to above.
 
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