Impetigo Home Treatment: Q&A

Last Modified on Jan 02, 2008

Can I Take Baking Soda and All My Citrates While I Am on Antibiotics

01/02/2008: LAURIE from APPLE VALLEY, CA: Hi Ted, Laurie from Apple valley, CA. Hope all is well with you. Had a question. Can I take baking soda and all of my citrates while I am on antibiotics for 7 days. I got a nasty case of impetigo on my nose and had tried some remedies on earthclinic but had to go to urgent care anyway. Thank you for your time

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: I can take baking soda and citrates can be taken along with antibiotics without any problems, but antibiotics often leads to vitamin deficiencies, in particular is the thiamine vitamin B1, but I may have to take vitamin complex (usually the B50 or B100), but not necessarily everyday, such as twice a week, being the average.

It should be noted that the impetigo is a group of streptococcus or staphylococcus aureus, and they tend to grow best whenever the body is acid (metabolic acidosis) and the body is low on magnesium.

Taking the magnesium citrate 500 mg, which is a higher than average, taken for 5 days a week, when there's a sign of problem as more is needed. I used citrates, bicarbonate more as a form of antibiotic, as well as the zinc acetate or zinc gluconate. Perhaps I am not so lucky but traditional antibiotics is not working for me at all, perhaps you might be lucky then me. A topical application of milk of magnesia 50% in a solution of 1% H2O2 applied to the nose area, just the area affected can kill them.

Another possible formula in case the impetigo is not due to streptococcus or staphylococcus aureus, which seems in at least one case lead to lupus (their origin may have started from nanoinsects as a carrier), and I might try borax in hydrogen peroxide 1% topically in the nose area. These are two formula I like to use.

07/03/2007: Candice from Victorville, California replies: Hello Ted! I am so sorry that I took so long to reply to your remedy. I just wanted to let you know that it work WONDERS! Within an hour she felt so much better! I can not thank you enough! Yes, impetigo is very persistant but your remedy worked 100x's better than anything that she was being perscriped. NONE..of her perscripition creams worked! Thanks again!

Want Remedy for Skin Infection

03/27/2007: Candice : Hello Ted! I know that you are so busy, and probably more so now, that your email address has been published. I was writing to you in regards to a skin infection that my mother in law has. When she first got it the doctors believed that she had lice, without examining her they gave her medication (three times) to treat this (malathion, I believe it is called but am not sure of the correct spelling). Anyways, that was back in early August, now she has been seen by 4 different doctors and is now seeing a "skin specialist" he has examined her and I believe taken skin samples but once again with no real answer to what the condition is. He says that it is a skin bacteria and given her (this is currently her second tube) an anti-fungal cream. The cream still (for the last month) has had no effect. Her symptoms: the skin is irritated and looks like small cigarette burns all down the back of her neck and sides, I also believe on the scalp. I have looked on Earth Clinic regarding the bacterial skin infections and your recommendations but none of the other people's symptoms mirrored hers. I just don't really know what to do; I feel so bad for her. She is going to the doctor about every two weeks and still hasn't shown any signs of improvement. This has been a problem since around August and it is now March! Thank you so much in advance! I know that you are very busy and would appreciate any advice. Thanks again,

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: Dear Candice: The burns that have an appearance of a cigarettes appears to be nonbullous impetigo. I don't know why they just can't simply call it cigarette butts infection! It is easier to remember. You can read the description at the links here, but still it goes back to square one - the issue is either a bacteria, a fungus, or virus. If the links is dead, just google the name :

Antibiotics that they recommend in case you are wondering is Mupirocin 2% ointment, Amoxicillin, Cefuroxime, Cephalexin, Dicloxacillin, and Erythromycin. They all seemed not to work well and amoxicillin seems to work in the past, but my own observation is it didn't work for me lately.

The condition is usually infectious and for impetigo in general occurs more often in child, usually in my opinion of fungal origin. A deep cigarettes burn may have staph like in origin and may be somewhat flesh eating.

A basic remedy to try this is a real problem since you just have to make them yourself. This is because we are fighting with basically an unknown source of microbes.

Therefore we can make some obvious assumption: it is either a flesh eating bacteria, a fungus, a virus, or a nanoinsects. Borax, hydrogen peroxide, washing soda, baking soda, zinc, magnesium, and iodine should cover all territories.

Borax handles fungus and nanoinsects best.

Hydrogen peroxide kills generally by attacking an organic forms, which kills bacteria, fungus, viruses, but never nanoinsects. It acts as a catalysts to all solutions.

Iodine is best in loosing the glue that binds the bacteria to healthy cells (autoimmunity the best), but not necessarily kill them.

Magnesium is an underappreciated antibiotics that best handles bacteria which almost as effective as a silver compounds, but a lot cheaper and has little side effects.

Zinc is effective against most viruses.

Alkalinity is one territory that antibiotic resistant and chemical resistant bacteria have an Achille's heels. Those are best handled with washing soda, potassium bicarbonate, or sodium carbonate.

A 1% hydrogen peroxide with saturated solution borax (add until they no longer dissolve). They seem to have the best overall applications for me and if you can get magnesium chloride (or epsom salt or milk of mangesia) and a couple drops of iodine to it, the chances of killing the antibiotics can kill many fold to well over 1000 different microbes which includes, viruses, bacteeria and fungus. This is a wider spectrum solution that you can use.

In case you are wondering what kinds of solutions I do here for my skin infections then it is the zinc chloride 5%, magnesium chloride 10% solution, plus a drop or two of povidone iodine. Those are mainly for viral, nanoinsects and bacterial microbes. Therefore to kill the fungus, I might add saturated borax to the mix. This one is more ideal, but relatively difficult to obtain.

The secret seems to be preventing reinfection from clothes and frequency of application, such as 10 times per day or more. No rinsing either.

Of course, I recognize the trouble of finding chemicals, which is why I opt for simpler easier to find chemicals in a local drug store stores such as milk of magnesia, epsom salt, borax, hydrogen peroxide and povidone iodine. Since I haven't visited U.S. drug stores for over 20 years, it difficult for me to recommend other ones you can find easy today. Those that I distinctly remember that they have is what I am recommending.

We asked Candice to clarify which remedies were used...
07/03/2007: Candice from Victorville, California replies: Hello Ted! I am so sorry that I took so long to reply to your remedy. I just wanted to let you know that it work WONDERS! Within an hour she felt so much better! I can not thank you enough! Yes, impetigo is very persistant but your remedy worked 100x's better than anything that she was being perscriped. NONE..of her perscripition creams worked! Thanks again!
07/11/2007: Candice replies: Okay...I double checked the email that Ted had originally send us and she made a mixture of all of the ingredients and took zinc orally in a pill form. She put it in a bowl and soaked wash cloths in it and then applied it to her irritations. It was QUITE gross! We think that she got it while vacationing in Europe last summer. I hope that this helps you for clarification.
05/27/2010: Larry from Brighan City, Ut replies: For impetigo is the proposed cure detailed by Ted above an internal or external preparation? Also, is povidone iodine internally toxic?



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