So I have had a few bouts with staph, some more terrible than others...but nothing like those extreme cases you see where guys get hospitalized. Basically, I had a small open cut on my right forearm that I knew I should have covered, but with my schedule and it being as tiny as it is I paid little attention to it. Well, after training a few hours at about the cleanest gym I have ever been in, I still managed to contract staph on my forearm, it instantly got red and swollen with a nice pimple like spot in the middle...and then two red lines started running up my forearm, passing my elbow, I knew this would likely get ugly, but being 10 pm already I was not going to the clinic. So I took one of my girlfriends small cotton circle things, for cosmetics I'm sure, and bathed it in defense soap, placed it on the spot, put a heat pack over that, and wrapped it all in tight with an ace bandage. I woke the next day and holy shit. It was a third of its size and the deep red lines that were trailing up my arm are all gone and the swollen bit was no longer a deep red, but a lighter pink hue. I've been repeating it for about 5 days and it is all but gone. Voodoo magic for sure. Anyone else ever do some weirdo home remedies and have them work?