Trucker Finds Cure for MRSA

  1. LOTION DESTROYS SUPERBUG

    Deadly hospital superbug MRSA may have finally met its match - a lotion developed by a humble trucker.

    Brian Bennett, 64, has no medical or scientific training and stumbled across the solution as he tried to develop a hand cream for his 42-year-old wife.


    Experts are convinced the cream will save many lives from the bug, which killed 800 people in British hospitals in 2002, The Sun has reported.

    Tests showed that Mr Bennett's lotion destroys MRSA within seconds and can protect people for up to four hours, acting like an invisible glove.

    The retired lorry driver spent two years mixing and matching ingredients in his garage at home in Nuneaton, Warkwickshire, hoping to come across a magic potion to help wife Heather's dermatitis.

    Mr Bennett told The Sun: "I have no medical training - I didn't even pass biology at school. But I've always liked finding solutions to problems."

    Dr Tony Worthington, who ran trials on the cream, said: "This could be a major addition to infection control in hospitals throughout the country."

    Thanks to the cream, Mr Bennett's wife is now free of dermatitis and after patenting his formula he stands to make a tidy profit.


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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   donmurray
    Sounds wonderful, but a word of caution, the "Sun" is a kind of UK version of the "National Enquirer"


    http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2004200504,00.html
    Last edit by donmurray on May 1, '04
  4. by   Town & Country
    I didn't get that from the Sun. I forgot to put the url, but it wasn't the Sun...it came from CoasttoCoastam.com
  5. by   nurseunderwater
    [QUOTE=donmurray]Sounds wonderful, but a word of caution, the "Sun" is a kind of UK version of the "National Enquirer"QUOTE]


    that's what i was thinking as well............
    and coast to coast is quoting the sun ....stands to reason it has a high BS factor
  6. by   suzanne4
    Quote from Shezam!
    I didn't get that from the Sun. I forgot to put the url, but it wasn't the Sun...it came from CoasttoCoastam.com
    It doesn't matter where you actually got the link form, but look at the article.
    It quotes the "Star" all through it.

    Similar to quoting "Star" over in the US. It is a tabloid, sold at supermarket check-outs. Just because it is on the internet, does not mean a thing. You need to have a reputable source. That is all that we are trying to say.
  7. by   suzanne4
    Plus, the MRSA that we usually see in the US comes from respiratory secretions or the bladder. Wonder how to put the cream up there?
    How often have you heard of someone having a dermatitis on their hands and being diagnosed with MRSA?
  8. by   Papercutz
    omg i read the title of the posting and got so excited! wouldn't that be something if it were true...i was all ready to go out and buy a few cases of the stuff!!
  9. by   ernest68
    I can hear the pharmaceutical companies scrambling to buy the rights to that now.....Got stocks??
  10. by   elorra
    Obviously this will not cure MRSA but will be used by doctors and nurses as an antiseptic cream prior to handling patients. At the moment there is a huge campaign in hospitals here about handwashing. BTW the Sun is the best selling newspaper in the UK (a tabloid).
  11. by   Town & Country
    Okay, people.

    LOL. What can I say.....uh...blonde moment?

    Brain fart??

    What's amusing is that just the other day I was looking at snopes.com.....duh... ...........guess I'm ~BUSTED!~

    :chuckle
  12. by   stevierae
    Quote from elorra
    Obviously this will not cure MRSA but will be used by doctors and nurses as an antiseptic cream prior to handling patients. At the moment there is a huge campaign in hospitals here about handwashing. BTW the Sun is the best selling newspaper in the UK (a tabloid).

    I agree--that actually makes perfect sense. Don't we now use alcohol based hand rubs to kill bacteria on our own hands, to supplement or, in a rush, replace handwashing between patients? I think this is what the article was trying to say. MRSA is defined by the CDC as a hospital-aquired infection directly attributable to poor handwashing practices among healthcare workers on the floors--literally spreading it from patient to patient.

    I suspect the lotion contains alcohol, or even bleach, in a form that maybe smells nice and does not dry one's hands out. If it can be marketed to hospitals there (or anywhere) and cut down on hospital aquired infections (would probably kill the strain of enteroccocus on caregivers' hands that causes VRE, too,) Mr. Bennet deserves to make money and be commended for his invention.
  13. by   rnstudent4life
    http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2004200504,00.html<--- check out the photo of the "MRSA Virus" in the article.. funny, I always thought that Staph. Aureus was a bacteria??? LOL
  14. by   hock1
    I saw Jesus and Elvis at Burger King!

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