4 Year Old with Boils

Posted by Lisa (Haughton, LA) on 08/28/2007

Turmeric is great in the beginning for boils, But, please note that it does take more doses more frequently once they continue to come back in time !I have been getting them 2004 and each summer they get harder and harder to treat ! The first year they were surgically removed because they were so deep and also treated with an antibiotic called Minocycline. This helped temporarily, but once when I was out of town on a weekend, and unable to find medical attention, I tried the turmeric cure from this site. It was miraculous for about 9 mos., but then they came back the next summer extremely aggressive !! It took me larger doses,(2 heaping tablespoons 3 times daily), and they were taking longer to heal, or would just stay down in size without going away for weeks. That much turmeric will have your stomach feeling quite sick along with diarhia !! I finally went back to the doctor and back on the Minocycline, but it also took longer than the last time using it to clear up the staph infection. My son is almost 4, and he too suffers with them, but his immune system is much stronger than mine. He is autistic and the taste of the turmeric will make him vomit, so when he gets one coming out, I just cook something for him with the turmeric in it ! Preferably something in red gravy, (like spagetti & meat sauce). He has never been on antibiotics and I'm trying to keep it that way, but as soon as the turmeric cures one of his boils, another one surfaces in another place on his little body. The doctor told me that it is getting so out-of-hand that pretty soon there will be nothing they can do for it. He told me that the staph that is out there now is a product from our own modern medicine - a combination of many antibiotics produced that have built up a resistency and immunity to everything they have to fight it. It is a growing and most aggresive bacteria that becomes increasingly immune to anything. Sorry to say it, but he may very well be right. I wish the turmeric would continue to work for me, but the staph is starting to get immune to it as well. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated !!"

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

Yes it is a well known fact that turmeric works great, for most mild cases of boils, but for more agressive one it will work well, only temporary. What surprised me was it worked well for you about 9 months. I would expect it to work only a month or two, and it comes back more agressively. It is that the cause is the body's deficiency in certain minerals, which in this case if quite often magnesium, but also improper alkalinity in which case baking soda.

A longer term remedy against the staph is rather straightforward, but not well known, is the magnesium citrate 250 mg taken a least twice a day, plus the apple cider vinegar two tablespoons plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda taken at least 2 times a day. I prefer myself the 1/4 teaspoon of citric acid plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda twice a day, or some prefer a more natural route such as 2 tablespoon (about 8 teaspoon) of lime juice or lemon juice plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water taken twice a day. The other issue that I think is important is the zinc gluconate (or zinc acetate) 50 mg that I would take twice a week, and then after a month I would pare off to only once a week.

Staph has a major enemy and it is the magnesium and alkalinity which the body has to have in sufficient amount. Iodine is synergistic, which I keep for last in case it is not working well as it should I might consider some iodine foot painting or one to two drop of iodine (usually potassium iodide and/or sodium iodide solution, and lugol's might be acceptable) and those are added to about 1 liter of drinking water taken only once a week. Too much iodine taken too frequently may cause bacterial debris being released in the blood that the body cannot remove quickly enough and can cause acne or itchy skin. At one dose per week, this problem should not happen.

A further improvement may be helpful is the use of topical solution of milk of magnesia with a drop or two of iodine applied to the areas where the boils occur necessary to kill the staph in a specific area, but the use of magnesium supplements plus baking soda is often a better longer term solution."