Human to Human Contact Spread Mrsa

Posted by Karen (Shirley, NY) on 09/10/2007

Human to Human contact is thought to spread MRSA. Any idea how soon after contact it would take for a boil to show up?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts


It very much depends on the condition of the person who have received the staph infection on contact. Assuming the worse case scenario in which the person is in a high risk occupation such as a hospital, working late shifts, had weakened immune system from job exhaustion, no sanitization or cleaning is done, the body's is in acidosis, lacking in minerals, ate too much sweet foods(especially ice cream), the area of the skin in contact has small scratches.

MRSA often receives such contact whenever the person touches the wound bandages, the infectious area of the person, or the staph is active on certain food utensils or knives. Once the hand touches, the skin had an allergens, or that the cut exists on the arms for example, and he uses this fingers to scratch that area, the staph infection now takes hold. Then it shows up as a small pimple, a red spots, a tiny wound, between a couple of hours to 12 hours colonization has taken hold to have teeming thousands of them at the very least. If the staph infection sets in properly, within a couple of days the size gets appreciably large and spreads quickly.

Most hospital uses antiseptic alcohol hand washing to reduce hospital infections. However my own experiments found that alcohol do not kill all bacteria (just imagine anthrax, or most viruses). Those are killed more easily with surfactants, peroxide, zinc, and magnesium for example.

So it is therefore best to take care of them in very early stages, such as a tiny pimples or small red spots in their early stages. The best ones I have tried so far that most people can buy are usually lavender oil, magnesium hydroxide and magnesium chloride solutions in combination. If it does not respond well to lavender, within an hour or so, then I will likely go for magnesium solutions. Addition of lugols solution helps to, a couple of drops that that iodine also adds its strenght in killing too.

Those ingredients can be found in most drug stores labeled milk of magnesia (any kind would be sufficient) for local application, plus some laxative medicine that has magnesium citrate or magnesium chloride as an ingredient. Mix those in 50/50 solution to be used as a local antiseptic.

It is important to remember that certain red spots that manifests itself and grows larger are often worsen if ice cream is eaten in large amounts. If that happens to be the case, it is best to lower the blood sugar by taking a couple of glass of water with 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt, to reduce the sugar levels to reduce their growth until the urine becomes white rather than light yellow.

My own observations to see a clear staph infection in general averages about 6-12 hours after contact. I wouldn't wait that long as staph probably sets real good in only a couple of hours depending on whether it can go into the bloodstream from a tiny scratch.

If it manages to reach the small open wounds, the infection has already set in at zero time, and I wouldn't need a stopwatch to know. The infection therefore has already begun.

If line of thought is still a mystery for you, take a simple example: whenever I prepare to grow some microbes in a petri dishes while studying microbiology, I put the bacterium onto the agar dishes. While it is not possible to detect them when I apply for it, the bacterium is already there.

However, to get a confirmed growth, I had to incubate them overnight to see it, at the very least. So in event of a real infection or an epidemic, I wouldn't wish to wait for a visible infection, by then, it might be too late as the staph has already colonized successfully and growing prosperously.

One simple tip I used to know whether I am vulnerable or that bacteria colonies are high amounts is the degree of stickiness of the hands and the skin. If those are felt, then there is a good chance that there is large numbers of bacterial colonies on the skin as it is.

One simple proof is all that is needed. Oils as you know are sticky, but antibiotic properties of oils can reduce such stickiness, such as clove oil. If clove oil were applied on the skin (a 5% alcoholic solution for example), stickiness might be felt for a minute or two than it is completely gone. The bacteria creates a sicky filmy slimy substance to protect themselves and help them in colonization, it works on the same principle as plaque on your teeth.