We designed Battle Balm® to be versatile. Not only providing superior natural pain relief, our formula contains herbs that kill opportunistic bacteria and fungi that can attack your immune system and make healing difficult and slow.
Battle Balm® has proved itself in the laboratory environment to kill staphylococcus aureus (as well as other common microbes). But, we haven't had a reported case for killing staph from our customers...until now!
Disclaimer: Your results may vary. Do not self diagnose. Seek professional medical care first. Staph can be very dangerous and even life threatening if left untreated.
Below is the transcript from Robert Pontecorvo, L.Ac., at Hozho Health and Wellness in San Diego, CA.
A few weeks ago I had a 30-year-old female patient come to my clinic who thought that she had a spider bite on her inner right axillary region. She was in horrible pain, which reduced her ability to pull her arm overhead or to comfortably put on a shirt. She had gone to her primary care provider for assistance and was given topical and internal antibiotics. This only caused the region to become more inflamed and did little to nothing to treat her symptoms. This in fact wasn’t a spider bite and turned out to be a staph infection.
She had come to my clinic a week after this happened and the swelling, redness and pain only increased. Her follow up visits to urgent care only resulted in her being given strong pain medication that made it difficult for her to go to work. She was tired of not getting better and mostly wanted to have a treatment to help her reduce pain. An herbal compress was put on her for one day and the pain went down within a few hours but the relief was very temporary. She then asked if she could try Battle Balm® on the wound and I told her that my colleague Dylan (founder of Battle Balm®) had indicated in the past that this was laboratory tested for common bacterial infections including Staphylococcus. However, this is the first reported feedback from a customer of actual documented use. She said that she would buy the balm and try it out. We decided to take a photo log of the progress from day one to the final day using Battle Balm®.
The patient’s arm appears to get worse compared to the first day however; what is not noticed and unfortunately what was not documented in the photo was the size of the nodule under the sore. The picture in Day 2 shows that the four inch long area marked is where the nodule is at, this had already begun to shrink. The blister was due to the nodule releasing pus from the wound. The patient was continuing her oral antibiotic use as recommended by her primary care physician and myself. By day 4 the nodule was barely felt and day 5 the nodule was no longer felt and the area that once had the peeling skin of the blister had returned to normal.
The patient indicated that she was pain free after day 2 however; she still had limited range of motion until the evening of day 3. She continued her antibiotic use until day 7 where we were no longer treating her for the staph infection with Battle Balm®.
The patient indicated that she had become sick from the antibiotic use and as a result feels that her contracting a vaginal fungal infection and intestinal problems were the result. This cannot be concluded as positive and is referred to as speculative. She did use Battle Balm® under her nostrils to open her sinuses and help her reduce her wheezing at night while she was sick from a secondary infection. During this time she had no more eruptions and it was concluded that the nodule that had formed and only gotten larger with antibiotic treatment was reduced with Battle Balm and possibly oral antibiotics. She stated that her pain was definitely resolved due to the Battle Balm.
Patient care of affected area:
Patient cleaned her inner axillary region 3 times a day with soap and water, wiped the area with hydrogen peroxide and alcohol mixture then added Battle Balm® to the area once the mixture had dried. She quit cleaning the area with hydrogen peroxide and alcohol on the second day because it was too time consuming but continued with the Battle Balm®. She would periodically massage the area and increase movement of the arm once the pain had reduced. Once the area was able to excrete pus she felt that the nodule hardened for a day and then became very “squishy”. Within this time she increased her hydration by 40 ounces, which she was now consuming 80 ounces of water per day and no sugars.
In summary, Battle Balm® is great at helping the body rid itself of aggressive bacterial skin infections. We'd love to hear your story of Battle Balm conquering your enemies, whether they be visible to the naked eye or microscopic!
Photo credit: Color magnified staph image - "Staphylococcus aureus VISA 2" by Content Providers(s): CDC/ Matthew J. Arduino, DRPHPhoto Credit: Janice Haney Carr - This media comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health Image Library (PHIL), with identification number #11157.Note: Not all PHIL images are public domain; be sure to check copyright status and credit authors and content providers.English | Slovenščina | +/−. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Staphylococcus_aureus_VISA_2.jpg#/media/File:Staphylococcus_aureus_VISA_2.jpg