As you already know, MRSA is resistant to most types of antibiotics. Though they may be prescribed to try to treat it at first, more and more people are looking desperately for effective alternatives. The field of light therapy offers you two, safe, effective treatment options you might not have heard of yet: blue light therapy and Vitamin D3.
Blue Light Therapy
Since 2007, important studies have been consistently showing that two of the most common strains of MRSA can be virtually eliminated through simple exposure to blue light.
Though fewer than 5 percent of MRSA strains can be killed by penicillin, and 40 to 50 percent of MRSA strains have become resistant to semi-synthetic antibiotics, they appear to have no resistance to blue light, which is free of UV radiation.
Since blue light kills bad bacteria without drugs or dangerous side effects, it has already been FDA approved in other areas, such as for acne treatment.
Vitamin D3 – The Sunshine Vitamin
Many medical practitioners are also recommending that vitamin D3 be taken in order to help to prevent an MRSA infection, or along with a treatment for one that has already occurred. This recommendation follows a study that showed that individuals deficient in vitamin D are twice as likely to have MRSA bacteria inside their noses.
It is believed that vitamin D3 may help the body protect itself from MRSA by strengthening its innate immune system, as it causes the body to produce defensins and cathelicidin proteins, which act as antibacterial agents.
Together, vitamin D and blue light offer an MRSA treatment that is both effective and to which the bacteria has not developed a resistance.