I previously suggested that if a baby my baby wass having a battle with staph infections including MRSA infections that I’d try internal use of oil of oregano mixed in a carrier oil (as a dietary supplement of course.) That was met with some resistance though because women who aren’t fully immersed in natural healing get a little nervous when someone suggests anything being taken internally by their little ones. And I get that. I’ve been there.
The fact of the matter is, I can give the best advice in the world and it’s not going to do anyone any good if they’re too nervous to try it.
I really, really, really want to limit our baby’s exposure to antibiotic creams and medicines though, so it’s my responsibility to offer a non-drug, non-medicated alternative. If something isn’t palatable to all my readers, it’s my job to offer another solution. I don’t want to just help the few hardcore natural health moms, I want to help everyone.
Your baby has a staph infection. You don’t want to give oil of oregano internally and you don’t want to over use tea tree oil. OK. Got it.
I have another drug-free solution, one that I think most of you will be very comfortable with. If your baby has battled staph infections in the diaper area or anywhere on the skin for that matter, I’d like you to try something else the next time you see an infection creeping up. Give me TWO DAYS… heck, how about you go ahead and schedule that doctors office visit, just in case you’re nervous, but give me ONE DAY to prove to you that you might not need antibiotics.
I want every mom to have on hand at all times a bottle of clove (also known as clove bud) oil and virgin coconut oil. If you see any sign of a skin infection, mix up a little container of 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil and 10 drops of clove oil. If the coconut oil is warm, it will be a liquid and it will be easier to mix it up. Keep this in a little container with a lid. A baby food jar works awesome, or you can use a little Rubbermaid.
Several times during the course of this one day that you’re allotting me to prove myself, apply a layer of this mixture to all sores or inflamed area. One good way to stay on schedule is to keep this container by your diapers so you remember to put it on frequently.
Then, click on over to our Free Community Forum and let me know how well it worked for you!
DISCLAIMER ABOUT NATURAL REMEDIES FOR ACNE:
It’s important to note that clove oil is so strong, it has to be put in a carrier. That is straight from me and very true. You won’t explode or anything, I have done it myself, but it burns like you would not believe if you put it right on yourself. (It’s also what makes it my cheap natural remedy for acne, because I hardly use any at all.)
The FDA would have my hide if I didn’t tell you that clove oil is not an FDA approved medicine and that I am not a doctor. Clove oil, cannot be regulated as a drug and is, of course, not a drug. It’s not a medicine at all. It can not, of course be used to treat or cure any actual medical condition, because only drugs can treat and cure medical conditions. Natural remedies are, of course, old wive’s tales that lack any evidence, well, besides the scientific studies that can be found at www.pubmed.org, the national Institute of Health’s online medical journal by using the search term: Eugenol . The FDA also needs to make sure you know that clove oil is not FDA approved to treat anything at all. They pretty much want me to tell you not to even bother trying it. So, don’t even bother trying it as a drug. Maybe try it as a make-up or as a “refreshing lotion.”