Poster Title

MRSA; Methisillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

Grade Level at Time of Presentation

Secondary School

Institution

Project Lead The Way - Kentucky

KY House District #

98

KY Senate District #

18

Abstract

In the feild of medicine methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus(MRSA) is becoming a more and more dangerous and untreatable in today's world. There are no working antibiotics for MRSA since it's becoming resistant to current treatments. This leaves people affected by MRSA to resort to other treatments which are very expensive or damage the kidneys, and might not even be a long term working treatment,and doesn't remove the bacteria perminantly from your system. Through out history essential oils have been used as medicine and home remedies‐eucalyptus, tea tree, lavender, and oregano being the most common‐ yet no one has really put them against MRSA and put there results out till now. We want to take the four most commonly used essential oils from old medicines and other home remedies and treat MRSA with it, and also treat the bacteria with mixes of the essential oils; along with the most commonly used antibiotic (penicillin) and compare the results with one another. We expect that while doing our tests that we will see a drastic difference on how essential oils treat MRSA versus Penicillin, and hope to find that essential oils work more efficiently and quicker than the most common current treatment.

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MRSA; Methisillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

In the feild of medicine methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus(MRSA) is becoming a more and more dangerous and untreatable in today's world. There are no working antibiotics for MRSA since it's becoming resistant to current treatments. This leaves people affected by MRSA to resort to other treatments which are very expensive or damage the kidneys, and might not even be a long term working treatment,and doesn't remove the bacteria perminantly from your system. Through out history essential oils have been used as medicine and home remedies‐eucalyptus, tea tree, lavender, and oregano being the most common‐ yet no one has really put them against MRSA and put there results out till now. We want to take the four most commonly used essential oils from old medicines and other home remedies and treat MRSA with it, and also treat the bacteria with mixes of the essential oils; along with the most commonly used antibiotic (penicillin) and compare the results with one another. We expect that while doing our tests that we will see a drastic difference on how essential oils treat MRSA versus Penicillin, and hope to find that essential oils work more efficiently and quicker than the most common current treatment.