The A – Z of Antibiotic Creams: Uses, Resistance, and Natural Alternat

The A – Z of Antibiotic Creams: Uses, Resistance, and Natural Alternatives

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Antibiotic creams like Neosporin® make claims like “number one doctor-recommended brand” on their labels and in their commercials. However, not all doctors agree about using antibiotics for minor skin infections. In fact, many experts now recommend that preventative antibiotic creams not be used at all. Find out why below.

Many believe the best way to treat a wound is to clean it and apply antibiotic cream right away to prevent infection. But experts now say that antibiotics do more harm than good. Especially if used too often or when they aren’t needed. However, there are times when they can be helpful. For example, if an infection progresses to an untreatable stage, antibiotics may become necessary.

Your doctor may decide on antibiotics for a skin infection if it is severe. Some of the conditions they may be prescribed for include:

  • Bacterial and soft tissue infections
  • Cellulitis
  • Impetigo
  • Boils, and
  • MRSA

When infection is left untreated, sepsis can develop. This is where infection spreads into the bloodstream. However, with proper care, most infections won’t get this bad.

The Antibiotic Resistance Problem

Using antibiotics unnecessarily can create more problems like antibiotic resistance, germ mutations, and an impaired microbiome. Plus, topical antibiotics are known to cause dermatitis, which means additional irritation and inflammation. Further injury will only hinder the healing process.

Antibiotics

Antibiotics are meant to eliminate the bacteria or limit its spread, allowing the body's natural immune system time to kick in. There are several varieties of antibiotics, and not all of them work in the same way. Some destroy microbial cell walls, while others affect how the cell works.

But cells have self-repair mechanisms. When an antibiotic doesn’t’ completely kill a cell but damages it instead, the cell will begin assembling resistance proteins to protect itself. These resistant cells can then swap DNA with other bacteria. Within as little as three hours, nearly all of the bacteria in your body can become resistant to that antibiotic.

By then, you’ve also already suffered irrefutable damage to the good bacteria in your body. And your body is much less able to fight off future invaders. This means germs continue to grow and spread while becoming impossible to treat. So the idea that we need to apply antibiotics to prevent infection from setting in not only dismisses the body’s natural defense mechanisms, but it also puts them at risk, too.

Case in point. When researchers at the Boston School of Medicine examined Vancomycin—an antibiotic often prescribed to treat MRSA—they found that it had become obsolete after forty years of being the go-to treatment for MRSA. MRSA is caused by Staph bacteria.

This wasn’t the first-time experts encountered this problem. It was only a year after penicillin was first used that it was found to be ineffective against Staph. The point is that antibiotics and antibiotic creams should only be used when the infection cannot be treated by other means. Not as a prophylactic precaution or routine for mild infections.

My Magic Healer as an Alternative to Antibiotic Cream

The goal is to help your body eliminate the bacteria on its own. If you’re going to apply something topically, make sure that it is:

  1. Good for the skin; skin-mending properties
  2. Naturally antibacterial but not an antibiotic
  3. Has the ability to draw out impurities

The Universal Skin Healer Salve is an all-natural product made by My Magic Healer that is time-proven to help pull inflammation and fluid containing these bag guy bacteria to the surface of the skin.

Universal Skin Salve

Countless individuals have successfully used Universal Skin Salve to heal their skin inflammations like boils, acne, and, yes, even staph infections. Many found it helped to reduce pain and inflammation in as little as 24 hours. And most love how well it keeps the skin hydrated and nourished. Some decide to keep it around to use as a safeguard against other skin problems. The salve causes no antibiotic resistance and is gentle enough for babies.

The magic is in the therapeutic qualities of the ingredients. For instance, natural beeswax is known to inhibit bacterial growth while at the same time soothing the skin and calming inflammation. It also initiates reparative processes and helps the skin stay hydrated. It also contains egg yolk oil, which draws bacteria and inflammation to the surface and promotes healing. And permeability-promoting grapeseed oil, olive oil, and propolis.

Universal Salve Testimonials and Reviews

What are people saying about the Universal Skin Salve?

These people struggle with a painful condition known as HS, which causes lesions and tracks to form deep beneath the skin. This is what some HS warriors had to say about the salve.

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And these people found the salve worked better than antibiotic treatments for skin infections.

Some have found it to be helpful in combating staphylococcus bacteria, and others agree that it is essential for dealing with any and all skin problems.

Now that we know how antibiotics affect the skin, it's worth giving the salve a shot, don’t you think? Make sure you come back here and let us know all about it, as we love hearing all of your amazing skin-healing stories!