Dearest Ted: Thank you so much for clarifying this matter. I do put a bit of iodine on any suspicious area after gently rubbing in some sea salt. I have two strains of MRSA, the first one was the "spider bites" looking one and I stupidly thought it was caused by spiders. Since it took 8 solid months to get rid of the sores using triple antibiotic cream, I studied on the net and figured out it was staph. At that time I had never heard of MRSA. Then, here came to my house a man to thank me for helping his wife get some docs off the net. HE did not reveal that he has a huge open wound on his back that refuses to heal and which he got during a long hospital stay. He shook my hand, used my bathroom and towel. Two days later, I had monstruous boils on my face. Again I jumped on the net to see what it could possibly be and I found earthclinic and the answers. You literally have saved my life, because if you had not put your information on earthclinic, I would have gone to a hospital and only gotten much worse. Instead, THANKS ONLY TO YOU and earthclinic, I am able to keep my condition under a very tight control with NO antibiotics at all. I never had any IV. I want you please to know that I believe I owe my life to you. The fact that I have quality of life and can continue to enjoy living is due to you. I do sell an e-book on eBay for $5.95 in which I tell people how I control my own MRSA condition. It is not a big seller, but the people who have purchased it are very happy with the information. I call it: "How I get rid of MRSA staph boils". There is a money back guarantee, but no one has requested it so far. I learn from pure trial and error. You are a scientist, and I am not, but my body teaches me if I make a mistake. It is like having an alien living inside me, I must always be on guard NOT to feed the alien, because it will surge up and try to kill me.