Natural Treatments for Cellulitis

| Modified on May 29, 2023
Activated Charcoal and Flaxseed Poultice
Posted by ROSINA (LONDON UNITED KINGDOM) on 05/28/2023
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Hi KG, I read your email and the only reason I am replying to it, is because it is more up to date and this might also help others with Cellulitis.

On 4/23/22 KG from Charlotte, NC wrote: "Just diagnosed with cellulitis yesterday. It's spreading. Washing clothes in hot water, no detergent. Prescribed antibiotic. 500 mg 4/d, 10 days. Is it safe to take colloidal silver orally as well? Spraying CS all over the areas...worried that it is spreading and don't want to go to er."

Although you are probably cured by now? But this might help in the future. I rarely find any alternative stuff never does anything for me, Manuka Honey doesn't do a thing, etc.etc. But 3 weeks ago I woke up to the most painful very inflamed burning and swollen left foot.

I went online and I believed it was Cellulitis. Although these symptoms can fit many foot problems? My son took one look when he came down and said "For God's sake mum, call 111", which is our London Hospitals for emergencies. I was given a very dangerous antibiotic which I then found out other countries are refusing to give it to anyone FLUCLOXACILLIN which I couldnt or wouldnt use anyway, and a penicillin cream which I am seriously allergic to. My son rushed all the way over to an all night chemist and brought it down for me. He knew in his heart I wouldn't touch it and he was right!

I decided to try activated charcoal to which I had in powdered form. It was the best thing I could ever have bought!

I mixed the powdered charcoal just a teaspoon with a teaspoon of organic golden flaxseed powder granules. I added a little water, and i applied it to my very hot swollen and painful foot. I soaked a little cloth (the pack of ten cleaning cloths you can buy for the kitchen) and after soaking the cloth, I wrang it out and laid it over the very thick charcoal and flaxseed. I placed a little white wound pad over it and used a plastic bag with little handles that you can buy from lidls store in a blue box. They fitted my foot perfectly. I added an extra one and I just about did them up which was perfect. I went to bed, woke up the next morning. My foot was absolutely normal!!! I phoned my son and he couldn't believe it! I have had no trouble since, but do seem to have a bit of a limp and when going out have worn slippers, but my foot is completely normal.

So please anyone, do try this!! it simply cured my foot overnight!! Of course, doctors won't tell you that, they don't want to know about alternative medicine. So I wrote this for anyone who is using alternative medicines and taking maybe four days to a week to work.

I slept with the above remedy in bed. During the day I used a little ice cold pack for 30 minutes a few times a day, and rubbed coconut oil or olive oil or aloe vera gel to keep foot nice. It would be my number one recipe for cellulitis, something the medical profession cannot do! heal a very serious infection that could take your life, cured it in a matter of 12 hours!! Simply unbelievable.

Rosina from London UK

Bread and Milk Poultice
Posted by Debra (Sydney, Australia) on 05/23/2023 50 posts

That is awesome that such a simple remedy worked to clear the cellulitis up. I learnt recently that cellulitis is a staph infection and that they had found something natural that killed it 100%. They found that if it wasn't killed 100%, it would regenerate its numbers in 3 weeks. What killed it was hydrogen peroxide 3% and blue light therapy. I am using these to fight a staph infection in the lung and kidney but I need to be more consistent. When I do them, I get great relief but I have to make a point of doing it every day to clear it I think.

Bread and Milk Poultice
Posted by baddiver (Wisconsin) on 05/16/2023
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Bread and Milk Poultice for Cellulitis

I got an infection in my left foot. Didn't realize it was cellulitis at first. Treated with hot compresses, betadine, garlic and honey. It continued to get worse. I then got it in my right foot and found out it was cellulitis. I can't take antibiotics so started searching for ideas. I remembered a poultice that helped with a spider bite that was potato based and searched for poultices. I ran across the bread and milk poultice and it just seemed worth a try. I packed both feet overnight with the bread and milk poultice and saw 80% improvement overnight. The right foot which had just became infected resolved in 2 days. The left foot took about 4 days of the poultice every night but has resolved completely. My wife who is an RN who has treated many patients with cellulitis was amazed at the results. You warm milk up to below scalding then add white bread to make the poultice.

Avocado and Garlic
Posted by Rhonda (Iowa) on 03/01/2023

Hi Sammie,

THANK YOU for sharing this! I will be giving this a try today! I was in the ER 3 days ago for severe breast cellulitis (reconstruction implant / breast cancer). I had IV antibiotics on Sunday and am taking high dose meds along with applying coconut oil, eating tons of garlic and fresh turmeric... I am also doing HBOT therapy for 90 minutes daily.

I hope this is what will kick it over the edge on healing!

Thanks again,


Thieve's Essential Oil Blend
Posted by Madelyn (Idaho ) on 01/19/2023

Another great post, Rob. Thank you for sharing. I have several screen shots of your great tips you've shared here on EC. Mama's blessed to have a son like you!

Thieve's Essential Oil Blend
Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 01/18/2023
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My mom has knee replacement surgery. I stopped by her house to visit her and the home health nurse was there. Mom said her knee was swollen and red with heat coming off it. I looked at it and immediately knew it was, “Cellulitis”. The home nurse said she would call in an order for antibiotics from the doctor and they should be in in a few days… really? Days?... So I told mom I would mix up a salve to put on her knee and she will be right as rain by tomorrow. Well, the nurse didn't like that. She argued with me over putting anything on my mother's knee that was not doctor approved. “Oh hell no you just did not tell me what I was going to do to my own mother?! ” I won't write what happened next but, the nurse ears are still bleeding from the biblical cursing I gave her!

Anyway, back to mom. I made a salve using this formula:

  • 1oz coconut oil-base
  • 50 drops thieves oil blend = 2% dilution ratio per each essential oil in this blend
  • 30 drops tea tree oil = 5% dilution ratio
  • 30 drops lavender oil = 5% dilution ratio

Mixed it up and told her to apply this to her knee and any area that was red and radiating heat. She applied it 4x daily or more. The cellulitis was gone in two days. Smoke that home health nurse!

Coconut Oil
Posted by William (Michigan) on 12/06/2022

What did you do with the coconut oil, did you apply topically? I saw the coconut oil recommended for mono which is a virus it said to take two tablespoons every 8 hours for 4 days. 35 people were cured on the Earth Clinic. I was the 36th. I was absolutely fine after 4 days of two tablespoons of coconut oil every 8 hours I ate it you can put it inside of a smoothie coffee ice cream put it on your salad whatever you want to do I just ate it straight and I was absolutely fine after ingesting two tablespoons. I read about Dr. E G N I N for Malaysia who studies coconut oil and she says the coconut oil gets in the body and the virus uses the body parts to build a lipid wall sack. The coconut oil when it's ingested, is in the body makeup, and therefore the coconut oil is in the Matrix of the lipid wall sack, but it rinses out easily and forms a hole in the lipid ball sack, and therefore the virus dies praise the Lord he anoints my head with oil my cup runs over.

We took it straight to the first person we knew that had Corona and in a day and a half, he was fine. Called back and said thank you very much I feel great. They have taken this off the internet everywhere maybe they won't take it off here at Earth Clinic.

Activated Charcoal, Manuka Honey
Posted by Debbie (IL) on 06/04/2022
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Hospitalized for 7 days. Put on an antibiotic (Levaquin) that was very detrimental to my overall health. Came home...Manuka Honey and activated charcoal, mixed together. Spread on area and cover. IT IS MESSY, but within 24 hours the redness had subsided and I was on my way to recovery.

Posted by Jacqueline (Westmeath) on 06/03/2022

'itis' on the end of anything means inflammation or infection, ie dermatitis, cystitis, colitis, tendonitis.....

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Art (California) on 04/23/2022 1666 posts
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I have had the best luck with topical colloidal silver when I have kept it wet as opposed to spraying and letting dry. I have managed to keep it wet by taking a cotton cloth such as an old t-shirt that I have folded it into layers, saturated with colloidal silver and placed over the area I want to treat so that it covers beyond the area I wish to treat and then wrapped an ACE elastic wrap around it to keep it in place and then I check hourly to make sure it is still wet. I have never used it for cellulitis, so I don't know if it works for that, but cellulitis is a bacterial infection and colloidal silver seems to be a potent antibacterial.


Colloidal Silver
Posted by KG (Charlotte NC) on 04/23/2022

Just diagnosed with cellulitis yesterday. It's spreading. Washing clothes in hot water, no detergent. Prescribed antibiotic. 500 mg 4/d, 10 days. Is it safe to take colloidal silver orally as well? Spraying CS all over the areas...worried that it is spreading and don't want to go to er.

Posted by Sarahocean27 (Utah, USA) on 10/24/2021 4 posts
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I had cellulitis on my neck. It was right over my spine and brain stem so it was really scary. It felt like someone had stabbed my neck with a hot iron. I had been on different antibiotics and none of them had done anything. I drew the line when I started breaking out in a rash and hives all over my body from the horrible antibiotics. That's when I decided to check out Earth Clinic. Thank goodness I did. Garlic! I crushed the garlic with a spoon then put it on the wound and had it on there all night. The next morning it had drained and I felt amazing. First time in a week. Thank you for posting this healing method, otherwise I'd still be in agonizing pain. It's sucked all the infection right out. No more cellulitis. Keep putting the garlic on the infection until it's healed. It pulls all the bad stuff right out. Good luck to you all. Cellulitis is no joke. Healing energies to you.

Posted by Aja (NZ) on 08/21/2021

Thanks so much, Art. I was using peroxide & silver at different times, not together. I have NAC in powder form rather than capsules so I will give that a try. I have been sprinkling the open bits with dried allicin powder as we can only get US organic garlic here at the moment - however, it is sprayed at the border, so unusable for me.

Posted by Charity (faithville, Us) on 07/25/2021

Our skin is our largest organ and reflects the levels of drama everything inside is going through. I was allergic to everything and then my skin took a hit with aging type issues almost overnight. I had many health problems. Some have resolved and some I am tackling with violence, because the violent take back their stuff by force. Walter Last wrote this huge article that really woke me up to what kind of battle I was up against. Wisdom is power. Hope you like to read. here it is

Health-Science-Spirit - Instant Cure of the Common Cold

Posted by Art (California) on 07/25/2021 1666 posts


I forgot to mention that it is possible for hydrogen peroxide and AgNPs to breakdown biofilms, so they are both important and alternating days maybe a way to be able to use both effectively. If you want to increase the effectiveness of the AgNPs, you can dissolve xylitol in it to increase its biofilm busting ability, moisturize the skin and give it an anti irritant effect to the skin.

Along this same line of thinking, if you can tolerate N Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) it is also useful as a biofilm buster. Biofilms may be the reason that you say it is harder to eradicate the cellulitis this time.

Good luck!


Posted by Art (California) on 07/25/2021 1666 posts


If you are using a true colloidal silver, the 3% hydrogen peroxide will cause the silver to fall out of suspension and become ineffective. Colloidal silver (AgNPs) works best if it can stay wet such as applying a washcloth that is wet with AgNPs while lying down.

AgNPs will agglomerate in the presence of hydrogen peroxide. If you want to use both, it might be more useful to alternate days of use with HP one day and AgNPs the next day.


Posted by Sharon (Florida) on 07/25/2021
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Turmeric works for me every time I get bit by a yellow fly. The cellulitis infection can take 4 days before it starts to go down but then it quickly vanishes away. I usually take 1 heaping teaspoon two to three times per day mixed in water. Thank you for sharing this wonderful natural remedy.

Posted by Aja (NZ) on 07/24/2021

Hello William,

What is elysian please? I have cellulitis on my face and to make it worse I am allergic to the endotoxin. My eyes and cheeks are swollen & it takes a while to unglue my eyelids on waking. Eyes themselves, are

OK - no conjunctivitis.

I am allergic to so many things, but have been spraying with C/silver, applying 3% H2O2 on cheeks, taking allicin, vit c (haven't reached bowel tolerance yet at 30g per day) echinacea & golden seal root & quercetin. I have propolis coming by post this week.

This is the 3rd time - first time I was hospitalised and their treatments nearly killed me, 2nd time was 5 years later & I did all of the above & healed without medical ministrations. This is the 3rd time, day 2 and I'm either slower healing or impatient! :-)

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Robert (BC) on 05/07/2021

Cellulite is subcutaneous fat under the skin. Cellulitis is an infection under the skin.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Bonnie (Oakville, Ontario ) on 01/30/2021

Cellulitis posts; Janet in Ontario (I am also) how close to cell tower, wifi, smart meter? Research effects on humans.

Other person: betadine? How similar is it to nascent iodine? I want to try it myself. I have a spot on my leg, thought it may have started with a tick bite...

Avocado and Garlic
Posted by Sammie (London, UK) on 08/25/2019
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Avocado & Garlic

Something bit me on my forearm, and 2 days later some 30% of my entire forearm was red and swollen. This is something you'd normally go to A&E for to get IV antibiotics. But I wanted antibiotics to be a last resort, something I would use if I had fever indicating sepsis and/or compartment syndrome. I read somewhere that someone tried avocado for something similar and it worked almost miraculously overnight, and they tried it on a relative and it worked again. I had an avocado in my fridge so I thought I'd give it ago. Like the guy recommended, I simply squashed up some avocado flesh and applied it, not just on the bite mark, but all over the forearm where it was red and swollen. At first there was a stinging sensation, as though the avocado was reacting with the venom or bacteria in and around the bite mark. Then my arm felt calm, the pain and throbbing had stopped.

I applied the avocado before bed, and when I woke up, the arm felt and looked a LOT better. But as soon as I washed the avocado off, it felt like the redness and swelling was quickly coming back. So I quickly put more avocado on and the arm calmed down again.

Then on that day I learned about another person's experience with GARLIC for a similar problem. So that night I decided to apply grated garlic over the avocado. Garlic being alkaline, made my arm sting all over at first.

When I woke up the next morning, almost ALL the swelling and redness was gone! In fact, the only redness that remained was the occasional small blister caused by alkaline burns from the garlic, so you need to be careful with this one. I don't know which was the greater help, but I know both avocado and garlic helped me to cure some seriously severe cellulitis on my arm, and did so within just 2 days, something even IV antibiotics would have taken at LEAST 3-4 days to get rid of.

And all without any systemic side-effects. No gut trouble, no building up antibiotic resistance. I think it's important to also combine this topical approach with a systemic approach.

I was sure to avoid all grain-based carbs and sugars, I drank ACV diluted with water (I really think this helped), and I took a high dose of turmeric capsules.

Posted by Mark (Sunshine Coast, Australia) on 08/23/2020

Hi William,

I would like to know a little more, what was the strength of the peroxide? We use 3% on a regular basis, it starts out as 35% food grade peroxide. It is however broken down with distilled water on a 11 to 1 ratio from 35% food grade which will give a severe burn if used anywhere near that strength. Or maybe a link to the article.

Posted by William (Mi) on 06/27/2020
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I knew a friend on a forum who had Elysian 2in long on her arm and another one on her forehead. They had lasted two to three years. She was a nurse. She used Ted's mange cure which is one 16 oz bottle of peroxide two 16 oz bottles of water and a tablespoon of borax the peroxide is neutralized by The Borax and the and the peroxide causes the borax to penetrate into the skin and kill the infection within one month for her.

Many other people on The Forum used it also to stop the itching that was caused from something from dogs and cats and squirrels some sort of bug.

Posted by Valerie (Oklahoma City, Ok) on 03/19/2018
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Dog bite & terrible infection wouldn't heal even after 6 days in hospital & on 3 antibiotics by IV.

At home, it took a month still on antibiotics, skin was literally rotting. Each day new rot would form under & around a 1/4 inch humongous scab. Smelled like green rotten meat. Cellulitus/staph arm 3 times swollen.


U can place minced FRESH garlic any place on your body, open wound or not. It will absorb thru skin.

Turmeric, Black Salve, Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Jasmyne (Wa) on 09/24/2017

Hi Lon! Not sure if you'll end up even seeing my message in reply to your post but I just wanted to reach out and say THANKYOU for sharing your and your son's experience with all of this. I must say I find it super weird and so so interesting in some of the similarities we share. I have cellulitis right now on my shin and have been choosing to treat it with turmeric tree tea oil garlic echinacea goldenseal and also some calendula cream and soap also starting zinc and vitamin c tomorrow. However the most interesting things that have stood out to me thus far, would be the fact that my 9 year old little brother (I'm 25 myself, ) also has Downsyndrome, and just like your son was also born with hirschsprungs. Which I don't hear of very often from other people who too have it. The other strange things that caught my eye we're the facts that you yourself are from Stanhope, NJ. My fiance is from New Brunswick, born and raised, but has moved around and lived in many different cities from North to south end of the shore. And our anniversary date is May 18th 2014 . I noticed you posted on Feb 18.....ever since we got together the number 18 seems to follow us like a creepy stalker! LOL! Not too mention the fact his birthday is on August 18th, AND the bus I rode to and from school for over 5 years was bus #18! Sounds silly almost stupid when I say it outloud, but Oh well, just one of the sweet memories from when we met and realized ALL of these strange coincidences. (I also had the stone peridot in my ear piercing which just So happens to be the birthstone for the month of august.) So again, just another strange tribute to our now lucky number 18....there were just WAY TOO MANY things that stuck out to me about your post that I felt compelled to reach out and comment. Hope you and you're son are both doing well now, and hopefully the cellulitis has been kept at bay for everybody's sanity and comfort. If nothing else, being a loved one of a homie with an extra chromie always makes me feel connected to other parents, caretakers, siblings etc. So God bless you and yours. We're a pretty special Group of peeps if I do say so myself. 😊 Sending lots of peace, Love and good health your way from the west coast, jah bless!

Xx Jasmyne, Mac, Mike and Jeffrey!! :)

Don't Ignore Cellulitis
Posted by Judy (The Villages ) on 05/27/2017

I have had reddness near my ankles for a couple years. The doctors all thought it was from bad circulation. I did exercise, etc. It come on after a bad sinus and cold I had. I did the vein thing to open all of them for better circulation. I tried ten days of anti-bioltics with no improvement. I read your suggestions on this site and went out and bought some Bee Propolis Extract. They say 1-2 times a day with meals. I also rub coconut oil on the reddness. I purchased some Manuka Honey. I guess I rub that on? Anyone know? I hope I am on my way to a cure and solution.

Dietary Changes, Natural Remedies
Posted by Phil McQ (Usa) on 03/08/2017

Try drinking strongly brewed nettle leaf tea every day to control your edema.

Castor Oil
Posted by Almccardle (Pittsburgh, Pa) on 03/07/2017
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Castor oil for swelling of cellulitis: castor oil will reduce the swelling apply three times a day, rub it in, it also helps the lymph system.

Bee Propolis
Posted by Marly Duran (Las Vegas, Nv.) on 01/31/2017

Thank you for posting the bee treatment, I'm going to check into it, it sounds amazing. I just want to point out in the story above, the woman says, "Because of the severity of his cellulitis I still gave him the antibiotic, BUT CUT THE TREATMENT TIME IN HALF...." It is extremely dangerous to start antibiotics and not finish all of them. This is because the antibiotics in less than the full course won't kill all the bacteria. The surviving bacteria are then immune to that antibiotic and all their descendants are immune as well. This plays a big part in creating the "superbugs" we see now that are very resistant to treatment. This puts all of us at risk. IF YOU START ANTIBIOTICS, FINISH ALL OF THEM!

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 11/19/2016

Jenn, this is something I would use Medicinal Clay and/or Activated Charcoal poultices on.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Jenn (Cobbora, Australia) on 11/17/2016

Hi and hello!

It has been awhile since I have posted but have tried wherever possible to put into practice what other posters have given me in the past... So here I am again seeking some help..

4 months ago my bite ( wolf spider) broke out in a painful ulcer, due in part to my immune system which doesn't work too good since I have been sick ( to counteract this I have taken large doses of Vit C, Oregano Oil, filtered water with a tad of ACV to alkaline my body, Kyolic garlic and Pau D'Arco., .. All over a period of 16 months) Then a month ago it got very very sore and horrible looking with lots of biofilm over it so I went to the doctor and she told me I had 2 very bad infections from swabs done way back in August ( so no one notified me?) MRSA and pseudomonas A and that I had to go straight to the hospital where they would put me into ICU for a few weeks..

So I went home and went up the next day, saw a doctor who advised me to go home and take Bactrim DS and use Fucidin Cream ( Fucidic acid ). This cream ranges in price up to $20 for 15 gr depending on where you get it., so I used it once a day instead of the recommended 3x.

Yesterday I had my long awaited appointment to see the specialist and he told me that the Bactrim is only for the MRSA and the recommended treatment for the rest is to be debrided under general anesthetic and have a vacuum put on my leg for a few months to assist the fluid. So has anyone had this done? It sounds painful.. He asked what I use on my legs and I told him I spray my legs with CS after I wash them because it takes the sting out. I wash my legs in separate buckets using either a small amount of Dettol disinfectant ( which kills the germs in the wash so I also use it as a final rinse when washing dressings etc) or I use a very weak solution, the horizontal length of Condy's Crystals on the edge of a matchstick. Any bigger amount and it really burns. Missionaries in tropical areas used to use Condy's Crystals for purifying water and to treat ALL infections.. However they didn't have superbugs in those days!

Anyway, sorry I have wandered... The Doc has been a specialist for 35 yrs and so he has kept an open mind on ulcers and CS. He advised me to use a stronger solution of CS between 16-30 ppm.. So I am onto my second lot of Bactrim 10 day treatment and my cellulitis ulcer on the other leg is nearly cleared up after 4 yrs.!! I'm also drinking a litre a day of filtered water with a teaspoon of ACV in it to make my body more alkaline.

So my question is this .... How long do you leave the generator on for to make a solution of say 20 ppm initially? I have a large Maxwell House coffee jar that holds just over a litre in solution when made. I also have a Silverwell machine so rather that guessing I'm asking for help based on those items used with Noble's water. A water meter that I bought from the U.S. and used very few times completely went haywire and never worked again... Sorry it's a bit all over the place but read it through and tell me what you reckon...

Thanks in advance... Jenn xxx

Dietary Changes, Natural Remedies
Posted by Jean (Rio Rancho, Nm) on 10/10/2016

You can get rod of candida if you get serious about eating right. You will have a good clue that it is gone when your tongue no longer has a white coating, along with your other symptoms. Your gut contols about 80% of your health. You eat garbage and you won't be well.

Dietary Changes, Soap
Posted by Angie (Los Angeles) on 10/08/2016
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For cellulitis, I began showering my body with Zest bar soap. I would leave the foam on the infected cellulitis areas for a few minutes, rinse and repeat five more times. This helped dry out the skin from the outside. I cut out all sugar from my diet. It FEEDS of sugar. You need to cut it out!! I mean everything including fruits, bread, pasta, starch vegetables everything!! Every morning I would drink a green smoothie consisting of red chard, spinach and dandelions. I also took two garlic capsules, B vitamin and folic acid capsules every day. Within 4 months my skin was healing and my body was EXPELLING the bacteria from my body!!! I have been suffering from this for 8 years and after so much trial and error I finally found my cure.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Jerome (New York, Ny) on 08/29/2016 7 posts
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CELLULITIS: I recently developed cellulitis in my feet and ankles for the second time in my life. The first time my ankles swelled up like an elephant's after my cousin's cat rubbed up against my bare legs and I went to the emergency room (I was only 23). They pumped me full of high dose IV antibiotics and after a few days it went away.

This last time I developed the same problem again 15 years later after rubbing a dog with my bare feet. My ankles again swelled up and I realized it was cellulitis exactly as I had years ago. This time, however, I didn't want to go through with the antibiotics again since the first time they messed up my digestion bad and it never fully recovered. So I tried to go the natural route with oral colloidal silver (1100ppm), GSE, olive leaf, etc. This seemed to keep it from spreading for a few days but it wouldn't heal. Then I got a colloidal silver topical first aid gel which you can buy in any Vitamin Shoppe or major vitamin webseller. I applied it, let it dry for a few hours, rinsed my feet off then applied it again, for a total of about 4x/day. The silver gel combined with the oral stuff reversed the infection on the tops of my feet and shins dramatically, but though it was receding it was very slow and stubborn in my ankles and heels.

So I began researching online again and found a medical paper from a hospital that showed that giving cellulitis patients 400mg of ibuprofen every 6 hours for 10 days together with antibiotics resulted in much faster healing than with antibiotics alone. I had my wife pick up a bottle of ibuprofen at the drug store and began taking it. By that night with the silver gel, oral silver, GSE, olive leaf, myrrh and a few other basic things (vit C, echinacea, etc.), the cellulitis was 80-90% gone. I also took proteolytic enzymes which may have helped too.

After the second full day of the above regimen, including the ibuprofen, the cellulitis was basically healed. Oh and one more crucial thing if you're dealing with cellulitis of the legs or feet: ELEVATE THEM!!! They will not heal if you don't keep them elevated, HIGH! I sat on a lounge chair with my feet high on the wall for almost three days straight. Take breaks and walk around every hour or so but try to keep them elevated for the whole day. Sounds crazy but I was not going to get those IV antibiotics which destroyed my gut again if I could help it.

In sum what I did was this:

  • Oral colloidal silver 1100 ppm, 3 droppers a day
  • Silver gel applied 4-5x a day
  • Oral GSE, olive leaf, myrrh, and some other immune boosting supplements
  • Ibuprofen 400mg every six hours
  • Keep feet elevated



July 04, 2018: I had a recurrence of the cellulitis and hit upon something that worked brilliantly: BETADINE. I applied straight Betadine to my feet and ankles with a cotton ball every few hours for a couple days and kept my feet elevated. Worked like a charm. I recommend trying Betadine as soon as the signs of cellulitis rear their head.

Posted by Billy (Coahoma, Texas ) on 08/02/2016

How do I use the turmeric and garlic together? I've been taking raw garlic and it has helped some but I need something else to help with it. I have some organic turmeric powder.

Posted by Wendy (Bc) on 08/02/2016

Hi. I never knew what cellulitis was until I got it. It took over my entire front and lower part of my left leg.

The pain and swelling was incredible and I have a fever of 40 and my blood pressure dropped very low. I didn't even know anything was wrong with my leg until I got to the hospital by ambulance and the nurses were taking my vital signs every 5 minutes. They put me on oral and IV antibiotics. They didn't work and my leg just kept getting worse. Finally after the 3rd day a different Doctor switched my antibiotics and it finally showed signs of improvement. That was April 19th of this year. I was off work for over two months and my leg went from a pink rash to looked like someone had BBQd it to cracking and all of the skin cracked and fell off over a few weeks. Now we are in August and I still have to be careful not to over do it and elevate my leg when ever I can. My ankle still swells.

This is extremely serious stuff and don't try to treat yourself. I was fortunate to be seen by the Infectious Disease specialist who after seeing my leg and the swelling and a rash over my entire back, put me on a plane and took me off the other antibiotics that had been given to me and told me to wear compression socks as soon as I could to work the swelling out of the leg, I finally made a lot of progress. But I was in the hospital my daily for IV antibiotics for three straight weeks. This is horrible stuff!

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Vicki (South Australia) on 05/09/2016
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Thank you to everyone who has tried & had results, this site is a great help. I regularly fast, sometimes for days at a time, this has not helped, I have had this severe condition for 13 weeks and was getting worse to the point I couldn't walk on the foot at all, currently on cleocin antibiotics, from 1 every 4 hrs 2 wks ago upped to 2 tablets 3x a day, tea tree oil has halved the stinging burning pain that is worse than child birth. the only way to describe the pain is like being burnt badly while cooking 1st degree burn, that is the closest pain that comes close, followed by contractions in the area ( mine is in the little toe I cut nail too short)

I have changed my diet: Apple Cider Vinegar 2 tbl spoons in a glass of water I sip all day, & drink 2 ltrs or more of water room temp, Echinacea & berry tea & green tea. dandelion tea. Turmeric, Curcumin & black pepper about 2 tbl spoons of each & fresh garlic cloves I put all over my salad & I eat for lunch: tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber & carrots, capsicum, green apples for lunch with salad oil dressing to help spread the turmeric into every cell of my body and the bone marrow, I found having tomato on buttered (has oil in it) toast with pepper & turmeric helps the stinging/swelling calm down first thing in morning. I have tried sucking a raw young lemon or add to water also.

I'm on day 2 of this, and pain has halved, I can finally sleep with out being woken by crippling pain, and I can walk with out a cane. the toe is not dark purple now its going pink, red & skin colour, I wipe tea tree oil around the area not on the sore itself, as they removed the nail & sliced into area to squeeze out infection twice, it's covered all the time, dressing changed every 2 days. The antibiotic not working so I had to try everything I can find on the net & combine it into 1, I'm about to get the manuka honey to add this too. It's very slow healing but its progress considering what pain I'm in & keeping the toe.

Researching it has shown me, smoking, eating sugary stuff, fasting too much (malnutrition) & little exercise is stopping it from getting better.

1) It's important to get 10+ min exercise in so the oxygen & blood flow gets to the area.

2) Turmeric & black pepper & the Tea tree oil halve the pain & swelling,

3) Water fluids flushes toxins out. So go pee pee pee.

4) Warmth helps the pain, the cold make it hurt more.

5) Keep foot raised at all times possible. even when sleeping rest it on a pillow.

I hope this helps someone.

Posted by Ben (Bremerton Wa) on 05/04/2016

The type of pain you are having is an easy one to fix if you apply the correct drug. Antibiotics treat bacteria not virus and not mycoplasma. You could use a truckload of antibiotics and find they have zero effect. Meanwhile they create unwanted side effects and wreak havoc on the intestinal bacteria.

A better way of treating your condition is to use something that is easy on your body but kills organisms that antibiotics cant touch. The best thing found is either gallium nitrate or a new version of gallium called gallium maltolate. This stuff is available as a skin cream you can apply to your face. Other people been there and done that with your type of trouble and found gallium works when other things dont

Here is a little info on gallium maltolate

Now certain class bugs such as mycoplasma attack the pancreas too and gallium will help to get rid of them. A little research might help prevent more severe pancreas troubles.

Posted by Myway (Usa) on 05/03/2016

Alexandria, I am so sorry to hear of your plight - unfortunately, you are not feeling well so, I will give you a couple very specific things to do to feel better. This is a regimine I use to boost my immune system when my body is compromised with infection. Start taking 1,000 mg (1 gram) of Vit c every hour. Take with a cracker or piece small piece of bread to protect stomach. Look up Dr. Andrew Saul on the net - learn how to use Vit c - it's cheap. For now, use any kind. Vit C is very, very safe in high doses. I personally have taken up to 15 grams in one day - fought off pneumonia in 2 days....lowered the dose to 10 grams then now take 2 grams (2000 mg) daily for prevention.

Secondly, spray your legs with colloidal silver 2x a day to prevent infection. Follow the colloidal silver threads here on earth clinic. You live in CA, there are vitamin shops everywhere.

Lastly, No junk food. Period. Healthy, non- processed food if you can manage it! Eat some fermented foods to start rebuilding your gut bacteria. Flood yourself with vitamin rich fresh juice daily - mostly veggies!

Keep asking questions, talk through this. You will get better if you research and figure out what works. You can do it!!!!

Myway :D

Posted by Alexandra (California) on 05/03/2016

I am a long time painfully chronicle facial cellulitis victim. To some bad cuts that originally happened years ago.

I went through many antibiotics clindamycin citronella k ed flex bactrim....I became more immune and had to visit hospital to recover iv antibiotics vancomycin, cubucin, the big guns of antibiotics, only to learn the last 6-7 yrs antibiotics has destroyed not only my immune system but my pancreas. I'm living with pancreatitis, normal pancreas range is 8-19. I was just hospitalized at one month later it's 200.

So I am fighting for my life here and can't have another antibiotic n my life, yet just off antibiotics. My cellulitis is back less than 2 weeks out of the hospital. My God, BE CAREFUL WITH ANTIBIOTICS! I was so naive..

I'm praying turmeric, cayenne, and goldenseal, echinacia will work. For some reason I also I get a sore throat with it! I believe my immune systems is so low from antibiotics that an opportunistic infection sneaks in there.

With much love n compassion to you all. Alexandra from Los Angeles

Posted by Jemmren (Cobbora) on 02/26/2016


am wondering if you are meaning " cellulitis" or " cellulite " ??

Cellulitis is a staph infection in the cells which can cause major damage to your body.....whereas, Cellulite is skin that is dimpled and is more of a cosmetic problem than anything else!

Bee Propolis
Posted by Christiane (North Dakota) on 02/25/2016

Hi, I wanted to share that you can easily make propolis tincture. Just let the propolis sit in alcohol for a couple of weeks. It will dissolve and keep fresh. It is an amazing medicine. Use it straight, by the dropperful, or add to water or juice.

Iodine, soap, fasting
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 12/31/2015

Dear Raychil,

Great job! And thanks for sharing!

We have also found hot/cold therapy to be very helpful for cellulitis.

The fasting we have not tried, because I have only dealt with it in children. But an observation I made with one child was that it always looked better first thing in the morning (all night fasting! ) and much worse in the evening (when he had eaten all day.) It seemed especially bad when his diet was particularly high in sugar because we were out of town at Grandma's. :)

Thanks for taking time to post!

~Mama to Many~

Soap, Iodine, Fasting
Posted by Raychil (Chiang Mai) on 12/31/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Woke up yesterday to realise that I had 20-30 cellulitis pustules on my thigh and some were draining. The area was also really swollen. It started from an insect bite I scratched the head off a few days ago and didn't think much of it but it must have got infected.

Anyway it got so much worse during the day and I was getting really worried. I applied iodine to the area maybe 3 times in the day but it kept getting worse. Then the next day I woke up and it looked awful and probably worse, so I decided to get really serious and water fast all day, applied hot then cold then hot then cold etc. water for few mins with shower head, washed the area well with soap and then apply iodine when dry. I went out to shops to buy bandages etc. and when I got back about 2 hrs later it was so much better I didn't need them - it was amazing!

I washed with soap and when dry applied iodine again and changed clothes (In case it got dirty outside house) and reapplied iodine again in evening, and now it is so much better! No swelling, no drainage and bumps are so much smaller. I expect will be gone now in couple days.

I have had it once before in past from insect bite again but it was really serious before I realised what was happening and I resorted to loads of antibiotics. But I still found washing area with soap thoroughly and applying hot/cold/hot/cold water with shower head very effective at healing it, I would see big improvement after showers doing this. And again I would apply iodine after shower when dry, and couple more times a day.

I think the water fasting, soap and hot/cold/hot/cold water and iodine was an amazing combination. Truly miraculous how fast it turned around.

Hope this helps someone :)

Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 12/21/2015

Nanawhit, read up about Clay pulling out infections and healing the skin.

Turmeric, Black Salve, Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Don (Cheltenham, Pa) on 12/20/2015

And I complain about my infections, which are much less problematic. God bless you.

Posted by Nanawhit (Haines City, Fla) on 12/20/2015

I don't know anything about this cellulitis but I have had an injury to my right calf a week and a half ago almost two weeks ago started cleaning it myself putting antibiotic cream on it keeping it wrapped in away from any thing dirty it felt like it was and look like it was getting better and then on the third day I wake up and it is my ankle is all swollen black and blue toes are black and blue and I have a big swollen infection on the lower part of my leg where the deeper scrapes are, I still was stubborn and continue to clean it keeping it wrapped until it got so bad and painful that I couldn't even walk on it! So then I decided to go to Urgent Care one look at it and the doctor on call there said you have cellulitis a deep tissue infection, put me on two different kinds of antibiotics the ones that are commonly listed when you look up what to do about cellulitis! I've been on it for 3 days now my ankle and foot did go down a little bit but the swelling or I think that the infection is still there the scrapes are healing still in pain nauseated feeling like crap and ready for this to be over with, I am ready to jump into something natural to get rid of this thing fast! I am so glad that there are sites like this where people are willing to talk about infections and things that I didn't even think was common it scared me to death when I heard what it was! The swelling where the infection was is hard to the touch it's about 3 inches long and about 2 inches wide it still has a low heat like fever in it that kind of scares me because it hasn't gone down!

Has anybody else had any problems with that kind of area swollen like that please let me know if I have to go back to the hospital I will because I don't want to lose my leg!

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Sonnie (San Antonio,. Texas) on 12/09/2015

I am unclear here. Are You saying it was really omega 3's and the 50 mg's of iodine that worked most effectively or the book from Dr. Sarno and it's psychological approach to wellness?

Oil of Oregano
Posted by Margo (Toronto, Canada) on 10/19/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Less than 48 hrs after a botox treatment at a professional medical clinic I found symptoms of swelling and tenderness on the one side of my face into my hairline and down to my gland area in front of ear. Immediately the next morning I started oil of oregano which made the symptoms stop increasing; and they have decreased over the past 4 days to where if this continues all symptoms will be gone tomorrow or the next day. My question is "how long should I continue the Oil of oregano?" and should I continue to take the same amount as I am presently taking. I have been taking 6 drops about 4 or 5 times a day.

Your help is much appreciated,

Blessings, Marg

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Dolores (Mira Loma, Ca) on 09/08/2015
1 out of 5 stars

I originally got Cellulitis in Dec 2014, since then I have had 4 flare ups. Dr's have given strong antibiotics for 20 days. It seemed to work, it has been 2 months and noticed redness starting along with pain. I do not want to use antibiotics any longer. I have used Tea tree oil, coconut oil, colloidal sprays etc. I am a diabetic, have gone through chemo, but why do I keep getting these flare ups? Please someone help me I am at my wits end

Thank you so much,


Treatment Regimen
Posted by Al Hudson (Homestead, Fl.) on 08/28/2015

Agnes, Sorry this has gone on so long. I have had rapid results combining suggestions from the EC community where infections become threatening. The ingredients are costly but the speedy results assure that I keep these things on hand at all times.

To address the systemic infection take the following before or 30 min. after meals;

1/2 teaspoon L-Lysine powder in 3 oz. water. Drink...

Next, 1 pack LivOn Liposomal Vitamin C & 1 pack LivOn Liposomal Glutathione in 4 oz. water follow with 2 capsules of Meriva Turmeric Phytosome 500mg. This can be used 4x a day for most things and more frequently in severe situations. The use of liposomal/phytosomal delivery assures that therapeutic blood serum levels are achieved and maintained until the infection is overcome. (like antibiotics, continue on past the relief of symptoms to effect a lasting cure.)

For topical treatment of an advanced infection, I use 2 remedies

1) soak with lukewarm 50/50 mix of Betadine / water by immersion or compress for 5 min. rinse...the, make a fluid paste of Turmeric powder/Castor oil and warm until oil takes on the orange color of the turmeric. Apply heavy coating and bandage. As the infection subsides, decrease the amount of castor oil until turmeric powder dries up the remnants.

2) For Cellulitis in particular, and all slow healing ulcerous sores, family members have had great success with Manuka honey applied topically.

Get well soon.

Treatment Regimen
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 08/27/2015

Dear Agnes,

Your most recent posts make it sound like your condition is getting worse instead of better. Natural remedies have their limitations. You really need to seek advice from a health professional. Cellulitis and complications of it can be very serious and life threatening!

I hope you feel better soon!

~Mama to Many~

Treatment Regimen
Posted by Agnes (Warsaw) on 08/27/2015

Dear Mama,

Do you pour sugar on wounds? If so, on infected wound with red ring around it you would recommend charcoal or rather sugar?

General Feedback
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 08/26/2015

Dear Agnes,

We have seen hydrotherapy significantly reduce swelling, especially when used frequently. I love this remedy because it is so simple and it is free!

I am not sure what you are asking with your question about sucking some liquid.


Treatment Regimen
Posted by Agnes (Warsaw) on 08/26/2015

Dear Mama,

Treating my cellulitis bears some problem when it comes to treating as it is complicated by my general skin sensivity. Baking soda made my skin dried out and some rash appeared so I look for another option for swelling remedy. I'm disappointed tha tit takes a lot of time to cure it and I wonder if this swelling does not last too long as I started to feel coolness in this hand and more numbness, I start panicking that some nerve damage begins to develop, sometimes even thoughts about gangrene come to my mind. I read that it may develop from cellulitis. Can you tell me if hydrotherapy is good for getting rid of swelling or just it improves lymph circulating? Is it necessary to "suck" some liquid causing swelling physically with aid of charcoal? I'm very grateful for your care.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 08/24/2015

Dear Agnes,

Well, I absolutely love to walk in the woods (or anywhere in nature) and do this as able. Fall is around the corner-I try to walk most days when the weather is not extreme. But mostly I just enjoy the flowers, trees, clouds, sky, birds, and ocassionally a wild turkey or deer. Most of the herbs that I use are ones that I buy in bulk. I do finally have a couple of wonderful comfrey plants growing near my house and I have wildharvested burdock, plantain, and jewelweed. But it has all been one step at a time. I would never want someone to be discouraged that they "can't do herbal medicine" because they cannot collect or grow it themselves.

I really admire Mmsg on this forum, growing things on the balcony of her apartment. I would like to see natural remedies available to anyone who wants them. Most people can grow an aloe plant on a window sill and it has many applications. Many people can buy a bag of turmeric or cayenne pepper at a local market of some sort. There much healing benefit to be had from such! (But you are correct that it is common to doubt that a plant would be very helpful. I definitely had no idea how healing plant medicine could be! )

My hobby of nautural medicine is one that has turned out to be useful for my family. I could probably enjoy searching the globe for useful medicinal plants, but alas, I have many more interests than time to pursue them, as most people do. :)

I actually grew up in the suburbs and rarely used anything "natural." Even now, I do use over the counter or prescriptions for my family, once in a while, if it seems to be the best thing. I have been grateful for some good doctors for emergency situations over the years. But year by year we have learned and applied more natural things to our lives, and it so so satisfying to have safe, simple, inexpensive options.

While we do live on a small farm, we are not living "off the grid" or anything. If my family had to live off what we grow, we would be long dead. :) I hope to empower my children to take responsibility for their health and nutrition and at the same time be grateful for what they have whether it is home grown or from the store, an herb from the woods or a medicine from the doctor. I am not Amish, though have some Amish families that live not to far from us and we admire their resourcefulness and productivity!

I haven't worn make up regularly in decades (its just not my style)...but I am quite intrigued by the creating of make up. I have a friend that has done so and it is probably something I would have fun researching and doing if I had the time.

So here a little, there a little and we each learn a little more each day!

~Mama to Many~

Coconut Oil
Posted by Agnes (Warsaw) on 08/23/2015

Dear Mama,

I just had such intuition that you live in a close contact with nature wandering through forests and fields and picking up plants in order to make some preparations from them. My intuition turned to be correct. Some time ago I had a possibility of buying very interesting book about herbs but unfortunately I thought that those prescriptions can be found by me in other books which turned to be untrue and now I have difficulties in finding this book again. I think that your knowledge about herbalism is built in in your genes I would say because your upbringing was rural as I guess? We, people from big cities are toomuch restrained by fear that herbs will tend to be inefffective or too weak so we are more prone to intoxicate ourselves with bigpharma products. Have you ever used antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals or just some natural products? What is your opinion about vaccinations especially for children? I'm also wondering whether you produce your own cosmetics? Your complexion and hair are very healthy. Do you have your own canal on YT? And last question: are you an Amish? (I hope this question is not too personal). Best regards, Agnes.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 08/22/2015

Dear Agnes,

You are very encouraging and kind. I am really blessed with great kids and also lots of natural health resources, especially Earth Clinic! :)

When I was a girl, I used to hang out in the kitchen and watch my mother cook. She would let me stir or get out ingredients, etc. I remember marveling that she never needed recipes and yet she was such a great cook! When I first got married I had to use a recipe for everything. Now, 25 plus years later, I do a ton of cooking without recipes. Because you really do get a "feel" for things.

It didn't occur to me that herbs would be the same way. I remember buying some herbs in bulk because I wanted to try them out. It was so dreadfully intimidating and I had no idea what to use for what or how much or how often.....

But it ended up working out a lot like cooking. I got more and more comfortable with different herbs. Just like I now know that I want to include basil when I make Italian food, I know know that I want to include turmeric when I am dealing with inflammation.

I do have a number of books I consult for dosing information. Practical Herbalism is a favorite of mine for that. And I do seek the "wisdom that is from above." (Js 3:17) Because natural medicine is so fascinating to me I have read and read and read, too. For me, reading about how a natural remedy helped relieve someone's suffering is like hearing a bedtime story with a happy ending!

I have learned so many things reading posts on Earth Clinic. It is a fascinating collection of information from lay people. It is neat to see people post questions and over time they end up posting answers to other peoples' questions based on what they have learned. It is empowering to be able to take responsibility for your health, even if in small ways at first.

Have a super day!

~Mama to Many~

Coconut Oil
Posted by Agnes (Warsaw) on 08/22/2015

Hello, Dear Mama to Many,

I must say that I really admire you and envy you your knowledge. Your children have wonderful mother and I'm sure that with such care they will live very long in excellent health. I'm wondering if you consult your prescriptions with some naturopath or you have such an amazing intuition what to apply and take in some particular medical problem/case/ailment...

Posted by Delia (Vallejo ) on 08/16/2015

I see lots of ideas but no concrete details as to how used...ex: tumeric and tree oil for cellulites I hav a big problem on my thighs since I became ill with diabetes and my liver what can I use to help....thanks

Bee Propolis
Posted by Martine (Phoenix, Az) on 07/31/2015

For cellulitis, it didn't mention how many mg's to take per day for treatment.

Turmeric, Black Salve, Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Geraldine (Western Australia ) on 07/23/2015

Hi, been reading your story & I'm glad you have found a way to help your son. I have been getting celuitis in my left cheek on my face, I have searching the net for a cure, as antibiotics don't work for me anymore, that is how I found your post. I have a question on what you did day to stop it from coming back? :)

Dietary Changes, Natural Remedies
Posted by Patrick (Fairbanks, Alaska) on 07/19/2015

For the hydro therapy, try using as hot as you can safely stand, then go with freezing cold. Do this several times and finish on cold.

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