What is a Staph Infection?
Staphylococcus infections, also known as staph infections, are caused by a certain type of bacteria that is responsible for many different kinds of diseases that can occur on the skin and throughout the body. Their severity can range from an illness that doesn’t need any treatment at all, to some that are quite severe and potentially life-threatening.
More than 30 types of staph infection have been identified that can infect a human being, but the most common strain is called Staphylococcus aureus. MRSA is the acronym for the bacteria called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Among 25 to 30 percent of healthy adults, some form of staph bacteria can be found on the skin and in the nose. In most circumstances, just because the bacteria is present there, doesn’t mean that it will cause illness. However, should the skin be broken or if another injury occurs, it can allow the bacteria that is present to create a staph infection.
The people at the largest risk of staph infections are newborns, people who are chronically ill (such as those with cancer, diabetes, vascular or lung disease), and women who are breastfeeding. People with surgical incisions, intravenous catheters, or skin disorders or injuries, as well as patients with weakened immune systems also have a greater chance of experiencing a staph infection.
Until the infection is healed, it is considered to be contagious through direct contact with the area itself, or with an item that has been in contact with the wound, such as a bandage or a razor. Casual contact that is not directly touching the infection will not risk transmission.
Blue light is one of the most effective ways to heal a staph infection of the skin, without risking dangerous side effects.
Blue Light Kills Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus or Staph aureus)
Staphylococcus aureus, abbreviated S. aureus, is commonly known as Staph.
The only purpose of this post is to let you know that blue light kills Staphylococcus aureus, 100% naturally, and inexpensively – even the antibiotic resistant strain, the MRSA ‘superbug.’ If this follows in the path of most light therapy of it’s kind, there will also be zero negative side effects.
As the researcher quoted below points out, this finding could be applied to treatment of Staphylococcus aureus infections of the skin, or just under the skin, prevention of such infections, and for decontamination of environmental surfaces.
“Detailed investigation of the bactericidal effect of the blue-light treatment on Staphylococcus aureus suspensions, for a range of different population densities, demonstrated that 405-nm LED array illumination can cause complete inactivation at high population densities: inactivation levels corresponding to a 9-log10 reduction were achieved. The results, which show the inactivation of a wide range of medically important bacteria including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, demonstrate that, with further development, narrow-spectrum 405-nm visible-light illumination from an LED source has the potential to provide a novel decontamination method with a wide range of potential applications.”
Inactivation of Bacterial Pathogens following Exposure to Light from a 405-Nanometer Light-Emitting Diode Array