The natural way to cure impetigo symptoms without toxic medicines using essential oils
Impetigo is an infection of the skin that is usually passed on through close contact or by sharing personal items like clothing, blankets, toys, and towels. This highly contagious infection can be caused by two types of bacteria, staphylococcus and streptococcus. It mainly occurs in infants and children between the ages of two and six. The infection happens when the causative bacteria get into the skin through a scratch, wound, or insect bite. Impetigo can affect the skin on any part of the body, although it is most frequently found on the face, particularly the region around the nose and mouth. There are mainly three types of this skin infection, nonbullous impetigo, bullous impetigo, and ecthyma.
The nonbullous impetigo or impetigo contagiosa is the most frequent type of impetigo and can be caused by both types of bacteria. It is characterized by the appearance of red sores on the face. These sores may be itchy and usually rupture rapidly, secreting fluid or pus. Other impetigo symptoms of this kind of impetigo include formation of yellowish-brown or honey-colored crust and swollen lymph nodes. The bullous impetigo is more common in children under two years of age. It often appears as fluid-filled blisters on the arms, legs, and trunk. Ecthyma is the most severe form of impetigo. Its main symptom is painful sores that are filled with either fluid or pus. There are some home remedies for impetigo that are found to be very effective in relieving impetigo symptoms of this infection.
Proper hygiene is the best home remedies for impetigo . Keep away from touching the impetigo sores. Clean the infected area with running water and a gentle soap, and then cover with a nonstick dressing to prevent the spread of impetigo to other parts of the body. Make sure you wash your hands whenever you touch your sores. Applying a few crushed garlic cloves to the affected area can help alleviate itching. One of the good home remedies for impetigo is to mix one tablespoon of white vinegar with 16 ounces of water and saturate the infected area with this mixture for about twenty minutes. Another way to reduce this infection is to apply aloe vera gel directly to the sores four times daily.
Essential oils for impetigo
The best essential oils for impetigo are Tea tree (Melaleuca) and lavender. Combine equal amounts of tea tree oil and water or aloe vera gel and apply this blend to the sores three times daily. Otherwise, rub a couple of drops of lavender essential oils for impetigo on the affected area with a cotton ball. My personal choice is to use coconut oil mixed with tea tree (Melaleuca) and lavender and use as a lip-seal.
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