Either way, the antibiotics should hit the spot. But, I am also including other things like garlic, turmeric, a TINY bit of Tinactin, vinegar, baking soda, etc., and regulated eating. The point is, things like garlic and cinnamon can be used to fight bacteria or fungus, and have been used so for thousands of years. (I don't use cinnamon anymore because it seems to irritate my stomach). It is really important to push back any Candida yeast, etc., when taking anti-biotics - (since yeast/fungi grow when bacteria retreat). It is also important not to eat fast carbs like sugar, which yeast feed on. I believe that almost anytime antibiotics are prescribed, so should antifungals.
There are many home remedies which can be used to deal with bacterial or fungal infections: Garlic, vinegar, tea tree oil, other essential oils, etc., - and honey. Honey is a natural antibiotic, especially for use in dressing wounds and burns. The sugars help heal tissue! After a burn, throwing on honey and cayenne pepper will help a lot - (and you can add hydro-cortisone and anti-itch cream, etc). A special kind of honey - Manuka - has been found to be a medicinal tool in fighting MRSA, which is a staph infection impervious to common antibiotics. You might want to know what fights MRSA, cuz - you might get it and it's a killer...
MRSA infection is characterized by evidence of various types of negative effects, including increased morbidity, requiring longer durations of antibiotic therapy, higher health care costs, prolonged hospitalization, and an increased risk of death. The mortality risk that MRSA bacteremia causes is approximately twofold higher than MSSA. Approximately 19,000 hospitalized American patients annually expire due to MRSA infections, which is comparable to the number of deaths caused by AIDS, tuberculosis, and viral hepatitis combined [Boucher & Corey, 2008]. - posted (friends-only) by scrollwriter (here).
MRSA infection is associated with necrotizing fasciitis and so is referred to as a, "flesh-eating bacteria." What is necrotizing fasciitis?
What kills Staphylococcus aureus? Does manuka honey kill MRSA?
Manuka Honey Effective Against Antibiotic Resistant MRSA
Manuka honey is a product of the Land Down Under - and so is a sponge, also said to fight MRSA! Well - it is also found in Antacrtica...
An Antarctic sponge offers new hope against deadly MRSA infection
What also helps? Turmeric, of course. Turmeric helps everything...
Research indicates that turmeric may help mitigate the growth of MRSA superbugs
How to wash MRSA off your body - by the Western Australia Dept. of Health..
Information on decolonisation treatment for people with MRSA
Latest research suggests MRSA could be battled with light..
Photoactive-bacteria bait may help in fight against MRSA infections
Researchers are testing whether a light-active version of heme, the molecule responsible for transporting oxygen in blood circulation, may help people infected with MRSA. Photodynamic therapy, or PDT, involves a compound known as a photosensitizer, which can be activated by visible light to kill diseased cells or bacteria. PDT is a clinically proven method for fighting cancer but has not yet been developed for treating MRSA infections.
And see the tag above, "health - flesh-eating bacteria".