Last Modified on Jan 04, 2015
What Is Impetigo?
Several conditions affect the skin in adverse ways. Impetigo is a highly contagious skin disorder that typically affects infants and children. Generally manifesting as red sores located on the face, impetigo usually develops around the nose and mouth. As the sores progress, the lesions typically burst and form a honey-colored crust.
A fairly common infection, impetigo presents characteristic symptoms. The classic signs and symptoms of impetigo involve red sores that rupture, ooze or seep for a few days and then form a honey-colored or yellow-brown crust. While the sores typically develop around the nose and mouth, the lesions can also spread to other parts of the body including the fingers, buttocks and arms. More serious forms of impetigo include bullous impetigo and ecthyma. Bullous impetigo typically features larger blisters that occur on the trunk and diaper area of infants and children while ecthyma actually penetrates the skin, causing deep, painful fluid- or pus-filled sores that may develop into deep ulcers.
Impetigo is caused by bacteria, most commonly Staphylococcus aureaus. Individuals develop the condition by being exposed to the bacteria via the infected sores of another individual. The bacteria is spread by touching the sores or an item infected with the bacteria including clothing, bed linen, towels and toys.
Natural Impetigo Cures
While impetigo typically heals naturally over two to three weeks, treatment can shorten the duration of the condition and lessen the symptoms of the condition. Tea tree oil and jojoba oil mixed half and half treat the condition and prevent spreading. Likewise, manuka honey, olive oil, buriti and rosehip seed treat impetigo and prevent scarring from the sores. Other elements that help heal the skin and diminish the condition include lemongrass, eucalyptus oil, lavender oil, ravensara and helychrysum. Continue reading below for detailed remedies for impetigo from Earth Clinic readers.
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dont worry this too will pass.... You will get rid of your impetigo, try the remedies natural posted and also make sure to take those antibiotics... I had a real bad case of it and half my face was swollen and I went to er and got the antibiotics, after many herbal oil treatments were not working, for it was so far advanced... By the second day on antibiotics it was clearing up.... Your will clear up also, , , , , , staphyloccus aureas is always everywhere and on everyones skin everyday , , , just gets infected when we rub on an area or have a cut or someway it gets in...... You too can be cured dont worry...... And dont keep quiting your antibiotics unless you have a real bad side effect or you will have less antibiotics to work on it in case you ever get it again....... if you dont treat it it just grows on.
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