Re: Recurring Staph Infection
I had two staph infections, one on my face, and another on my leg, within a month of each other. I suspect I have HTLV, a virus that suppresses the immune system, giving rise to these abscesses.
When I went to the dermatologist both times, the abscesses were cultured and treated with antibiotics, leaving a scar on my face and leg. The dermatologist told me that these cases have gone up by a factor of ten in the past year, and that people are returning with repeat cases.
In order to ward off future abscesses, I take vitamins (e.g. C and E) and antiviral supplements like Curcumin (Tumeric), Lysine, Eclipta Alba, garlic, etc. Also I take hot baths with a cup of bleach (8 ounces). Taking these preventative steps (I believe) helps me avoid the horror of dealing with these scary infections. Hopefully my approach can help the rest of you as well.