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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

Jerome

*UPDATE*

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.


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Posted by Vicki (South Australia) on 05/09/2016
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Cellulitis:

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.


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Posted by Dolores (Mira Loma, Ca) on 09/08/2015
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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,

Dolores


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Posted by Miriam (Wisconsin, US) on 12/13/2014
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Last year I was sick with cellulitis outbreaks for at least half of the year. I was on 7 different antibiotics as my doctor tried to find one that worked. I searched the question, "what does the skin need to stay healthy?" online and omega 3s came up. I realized I was very deficient in omega 3s. I started taking 2000 mg Solgar fish oil and 2 tbsp of Udo's Oil on food every day. I also ate a super healthy diet with no sugar and grass-raised meat. After about a month, the cellulitis was gone but it came back and then I started taking 50 mg of iodine in the form of Lugol's solution for a month. The last part was reading the book "The Mind Body Prescription" by Dr. Sarno. Using his psychological techniques, I have now kept cellulitis away for 7 months and feel 100% well.

Replied by Sam
(Miami, FL)
12/14/2014

Not sure what you are talking about. cellulitis is lumpy subcutaneous fat.

Robert
(BC)
05/07/2021

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

Replied by Alexandra
(Cheshire, Uk)
12/14/2014

Hi Sam. I think you are referring to cellulite. Cellulite and cellulitis are very different conditions.

Replied by Sonnie
(San Antonio,. Texas)
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?


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Posted by Janet (Durham, West Grey, Ontario) on 06/17/2013
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Cellulitis cures I've tried and failed:

I got cellulitis a year ago from a bug bite (mosquito I think) which became rapidly infected! I put Tea Tree oil on it but it only burned and didn't stop the infection. Actually I didn't know I had cellulitis at that point. I went to my local hospital emergency and the doctor on staff said likely the bug bite got infected due to chronic sinus infection under the cheek! He advised a topical antibiotic, which I normally NEVER take antibiotics as I get severely ill from them (I have a chronic underlying immune disorder and other health challenges originally due to serious childhood trauma/complex PTSD--post traumatic stress syndrome. To say, I have been holistic, vegetarian (mostly) and use many natural healing methods since I was 18 and I am 57 now).

Back to the cellulitis: I was so scared on reading on-line what cellulitis is and how dangerous that I decided to try:

1) a topical colloidal Silver gel. My face/cheek swelled to triple the size and became itchy, painful and really red!!! I looked up the ingredients and there was one that is some kind of chemical as the base that on researching is used by the cosmetic industry and is highly reactive in exactly the ways I had, for some individuals, esp. With sensitive skin normally (me)!!!! And this was advised by the health food store!!

2) I tried the topical antibiotic at that point being really worried--and even WORSED reaction!!!!!!

SOOOOO, I gave up, went on line, found people using golden seal---I tried a tincture straight, burned like hell. Put a little in SLippery Elm powder with water, applied as a pack on my cheek--this worked and in a few days my infection was greatly reduced. I continue for a few weeks. BUT the infection stayed at a low level and here I am 11 months later with it spread to my lips and up to my temple!! I tried slippery elm again, no change. I've tried various healing salves, I've even tried Tea Tree oil with water this morning--just burned a little, redder now--still swollen though not as bad as a year ago.

What now? I AM of course working with someone I've found who does natural healing to help my whole body and mind---with energy clearing work to clear out the PTSD, and diet adjusting ( already eat for 20+ years an organic, whole foods diet with all the best supplements) and supplement adjusting with muscle testing for MY SPECIFIC NEEDS. I was crying this morning though, wanting to give up, then praying to my Angels, God, the Universe to help me with my whole condition---I've had a 'flu' with vomitting, aching, fatigue, etc for 5 months now! #@! It went away for a bit, seemed the healing was working and then I ran out of money for my good food and supplements and boom! The flu came back--the whole bit. I've been on this adjusted diet and supplements with this healer for 2 weeks now, still sick!!! Argh! But I'm not giving up!

Any suggestions? I will, by the way, look at what the Earth Clinic suggests and try them! Thanks everyone for your stories by the way! To Light and Joy! Cheers! Janet

Replied by Joy
(Battleground, Wash)
06/17/2013

You might try topical activated charcoal... Messy stuff but draws out toxins under the skin. You could take charcoal tabs for other stuff internal but don't take with other stuff or it will suck it up and eliminate it. Hospitals use it for OD patients to detox them.

Replied by Dave
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
06/18/2013

Hello Janet, This is what I would do and have done re bites and systemic infections.

Use the following: Topically on the bite area and skin where infected apply Echinacea in liquid form (the herb) liberally applied to a white cloth. Prefer adding a few drops to each application of DMSO to make sure the echinacea absorbs since the bite is probably healed over by now. Repeat with new topical application every hour. Use as a poultice keeping applied to infected area. Next, take five drops of the Echinacea into purified water and drink. Every hour replace the topical application and drink the liquid. Do this for twelve hours. See if improved. If better, do the same thing again the next day. Repeat the third day.

Finally, get a good brand of high ppm colloidal silver liquid... Not a gel that you had such problems with. Drink a tablespoon of CS three time daily on an empty stomach. Do this daily for a full month. This is needed, along with the echinacia taken internally to kill the microbe/ virus, fungi, or bacteria doing the damage. But the infection is not only below the surface on your face... By your description it is also in the body system... hence the flu attacks.

Replied by Mama To Many
(Middle, Tennessee, Usa)
06/18/2013

Janet, So sorry about this suffering and sickness! Last year my son, who was 4, had a bug bite on his earlobe that became infected. It got worse and worse and appeared to be staph/cellulitis. We were able to heal him at home, it did take several weeks. This is what we did:

Internally-

Turmeric - 2-4 times a day. 1/4 t. (an adult could take 1 t. Which would be about 4 00 capsules) I mixed it with honey as he couldn't swallow pills.

Coconut oil 2-4 times a day 1 t. (1 T. For an adult, but work up to it from 1 t. ) I gave this at the same time as the turmeric as the turmeric need some fat to work the best.

Externally -

During the day - several times a day I put a mixture of olive oil, tea tree essential oil and frankinsence essential oil on his ear. (1 t. Oil plus a couple of drops of the essential oils. He is a sensitive redhead and straight would be too much.)

During the night - charcoal poultices - 1 part ground flax seed, 1 part activated charcoal powder and water to make a paste like a soft jelly. I spread this on a paper towel and folded it over and put it on his ear and covered with plastic wrap (charcoal must be wet to work) and then attached it to his head with a bandana.

Once in a while I did hot and cold soaks. This really did seem to help. I would get two containers, one with very cold water and one with hot water as much as he could stand. I would alternate hot and cold several times and end with cold.

I have noticed several good ideas for you but wanted to add this so you have lots of things you can try. Please let us know what works for you!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Mama To Many
(Middle, Tennessee, Usa)
06/18/2013

Janet, I forgot to mention in my last post that I also gave my son raw garlic 2-3 times a day as well, as a natural antibiotic. 1 small clove each time, minced. I put it in honey or spread it on toast. He is really a pretty stoic little guy to tolerate it all, but it was all a very safe solution for him.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Anonymous
(USA)
06/18/2013

Hi Janet, I would use manuka honey (raw-unpasturised). Spread it over area affected. Also, take a spoonful in a glass of water with a spoonful of ACV a few times a day. I think this will work for you. As a coincidence I was just concentrating on a cure for my neighbour who has the same thing when I saw your post.

Manuka honey is used in hospital dressings to prevent Mrsa so it should work for this too. Please let us know when you are healed, thanks x

Replied by Jane
(Malaga, Andalusia, Spain)
06/30/2013

Eat nothing in a package, nothing cooked/heated or processed just consume whole fresh ripe raw wild local and or organic plants for the next month; it is high summer so accessing cheap beautiful fresh fruit and vegetables is easy aim to eat about 2000 calories every day about 5 kilo in weight.. Which may seem a lot of fruit n veg but we need this kind of intake, melon strawberry cherries banana apple peaches orange and all citrus figs dates cherimoya and so much more

Daily you NEED to walk run swim or whatever exercise for at least an hour, also you NEED 45 minutes stillness/meditation to benefit form raw food living these are not optional extras.

You will feel better within 5 days and will probably entirely well within 3 weeks but do try to stay with this for the month.. Could be the start of new life.

Replied by Noelle
(Minneapolis, Mn)
06/30/2013

Hi Janet, I've had cellulitis before (refer to my post under "Turmeric" below. ) You've got to get this from the inside and treat it aggressively with Turmeric. Most recently, I successfully treated my therapist for cellulitis AND arthritis with this formula.

Turmeric Cocktail:

* Turmeric - 1 heaping teaspoon
* Pepper - 2-3 dashes (you can use black pepper or cayenne or berbere -- it all works.)
* Oil - 1/2 teaspoon. Use Coconut oil or Olive oil or Black Seed Oil.

Put this in a mug and cover with 1/2 cup of boiling water. Stir til dissolved. Add your choice of tomato juice or V8 or coconut milk or milk to make the drink palatable. Take this first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, and before you go to bed at night. If you are at home during the day, take one then also.

You will also need to take Turmeric capsules, almost any brand. (Stay away from Walmart and brands with fillers, or make your own capsules.)

Turmeric Capsules 400-500mg - 3 capsules every 4 hours.

Drink lots of water. Turmeric will dry you out.

The cellulitis has been in your system for a long time. The first day of this regimen you may feel worse. Please stay with it. When it has been in your system this long, it will take 1-2 weeks for you to see very noticeable improvements not just at the site but in general energy.

By the way I too have chronic PTSD, from traumas similar to those you mentioned. The Turmeric cocktail will not interfere with your treatment and it might even help even you out.

Good luck. Keep us all posted.

Replied by Patti
(Mount Airy, Md)
08/27/2013

Can I make this without the oil? Why is the oil needed?

Replied by Noelle
(Minneapolis, Mn)
09/11/2013

Patti - The oil enhances the effectiveness of Turmeric, as does the pepper. Use as little as a 1/4 teaspoon of oil or even three drops, if you are sensitive to oils. I think this is even more important when your medium (what you are using to mix it in) does not have any fat in it, like tomato juice or V8. If you are using Coconut Milk, Milk, or Almond Milk, there may be enough fat in these liquids to make the cocktail deep acting, effective and quick, without adding oil.

Replied by Judy
(The Villages)
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.

Replied by Bonnie
(Oakville, Ontario)
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...


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Posted by Margo (Toronto, Canada) on 10/19/2015
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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


Soap, Iodine, Fasting

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Posted by Raychil (Chiang Mai) on 12/31/2015
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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 :)

Replied by Mama To Many
(Tennessee)
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~


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Posted by Chrystal (Dalton, Ma ) on 06/26/2015
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Was diagnosed with cellulitus 3 days ago. I was put on antibiotics and have been using tree tea oil. It has stopped spreading and my skin is not looking so purple anymore, but the swelling will not go down. Any suggestions on what I could use to help reduce swelling?


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Posted by Elizabeth (West Chicago) on 07/07/2014
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I recently cut in between my toes and got cellulitus the doctors put me on cefadroxil 500mg 2 capsules twice a day and my mom bought me tea tree oil ointment while I was still on antibiotics in just three days my symptoms are almost gone after being on the antibiotics alone for a month I highly recommend using the tea tree oil and keeping the area very clean until healed. I used baby wipes twice a day or as needed and wore sandals so my toes could breath. I hope that helps.


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Posted by Dana (Atlanta, Ga) on 08/08/2009
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My 9 year old son experienced cellulitis for the second time in less than a year as the result of a bug bite (spiders we think). At any rate, unable to get the prescription for an antibiotic filled until the morning, I went to this website. I placed a few drops of tea tree oil onto a cotton swab. I applied it to his very swollen and inflammed leg, along with a water soaked cotton ball (so the tea tree would not burn). I then applied an ice pack and gave him an over the counter anti-flammatory. By morning, the inflammation was gone, he was able to move his leg with less diffulty and the redness also subsided.

The Tea Tree worked awesome. Because of the severity of his cellulitis I still gave him the antibiotic, but cut the treatment time in half. Going forward, on any bites I will immediately treat with tea tree oil.

Thanks Earth Clinic


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Posted by Agnes (Warsaw, Poland) on 02/23/2015

Hello, here is a regimen for treating cellutlitis.

Take 3 drops of oregano oil mixed with 1 tsp pf coconut oil and 1 tsp of honey - 5 times a day for the first 3-4 days

then - maintenance dose- of 3 times a day for a week+ Also rub the area with a mix of coconut oil and oregano oil 4 times a day+ Morning and night do clay poultices+ once a day turmeric poultice, lots of water and ginger tea and a cup of milk with 1 spoon of turmeric at night

Replied by Agnes
(Warsaw)
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.

Replied by Mama To Many
(Tennessee)
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.

~Mama~

Replied by Agnes
(Warsaw)
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?

Replied by Mama To Many
(Tennessee)
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~

Replied by Al Hudson
(Homestead, Fl.)
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.


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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.


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Posted by Oliver (Jax, Fl) on 02/06/2013
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I suffer from reoccurring cellulitis. I found out about turmeric on this forum. This last time that it returned I bought turmeric and took it along with a garlic supplement three times a day. After four days all the swelling and redness is gone. Only left with the wound to heal, which is doing so remarkably fast. Every other occurrence I took antibiotics which had accompanying side effects and none of them had the speedy results of turmeric. Thank you so much.

Replied by John
(Troy, New York Usa)
03/26/2014

Dosage of Turmeric? Did you do anything else naturally?

Replied by Karen
(Buckhorn, Ontario)
06/21/2014

What dose of tumeric and coconut oil works? Do I mix the two together and drink it?

Replied by Delia
(Vallejo)
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

Jemmren
(Cobbora)
02/26/2016

Delia,

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!

Replied by Billy
(Coahoma, Texas)
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.


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Posted by Hmm... (Oklahoma City, Ok) on 06/05/2011

Just found this site and absolutely love all the information and personal experiences shared. Going out to buy Turmeric today.

Recently dx with cellulitis and the huge dose(1600 mg 2X a day) of Batrium made me horribly ill. After the doctor refused to lower the dosage or prescribe an alternative antibiotic I began my own research. Wish I had found your site earlier but nonetheless will be adding Turmeric to my daily regime.

To those who have had cellulitis... What antibiotic worked the best for you? And, what have you implemented for a preventative. Doctor tells me the chances of a recurrence are likely.

Replied by Francisca
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)
06/05/2011

I have never heard of people taking antibiotics against cellulitis.... Somehow it doesn't sound right! I have cellulitis as well and I would love to get rid of it but taking antibiotics no and I can't imagine a doctor prescribing it...... As far as turmeric working against it, I am not sure either, I wish it did....

Replied by Carly
(Seattle, Wa Usa)
06/05/2011

Hi Francisca - I think you might be thingking of Cellulite - not cellulitis. Cellulite is dimpled cottage cheese fat usually found on the abdomen, hips, and thighs - cellulites is an infection, and can be life threatening, very quickly! Very different things. :-)

Replied by Francisca
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)
06/06/2011

Thanks for the correction Carly. Funny that too different problems have almost the same name. I got so confused that I was calling cellulite cellulitis. Well, I am glad no one is being prescribed antibiotics to cure cellulites!

Replied by Carly
(Seattle, Wa - Usa)
06/06/2011

I have made the same mistake Francisca! They really need to change the name on cellulitis - (because cellulite was there first). Cellulitis is / can be deadly, where as cellulite is just plain old ugly. Lol. I have known people who have had cellulitis, and they had portable IV drips of antibiotics that they carried around in backpacks. I think it is scarier than MRSA from what I have seen.... Very fast moving infection! My neighbor scraped her arm on her woodstove, and the next day it was red, hot and swollen. I told her to go to the doctor... She said she would the next day. I told her - NO.... You need to go NOW, as in before the sun sets. I think I scared the crap out of her - but she went, and it was indeed cellulitis. They said she would have been admitted to the hospital if she had waited till the next day.... And they kind of wanted to keep her the day she went in as it was. Not a big fan of antibiotics.... I have not taken them in years. But when it is something like that... Well... Better safe than sorry! Sorry for going off on a tangent... Was not my intent!

Jacqueline
(Westmeath)
06/03/2022

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

Replied by Jenn
(Coborra, Australia)
01/03/2015

Cellulitis is a viral blood infection and can re-occur many times. At least 6 times this year my ulcers have returned after what looked like a total healing and it can become very demoralising to think you have to go through the whole thing again but am now doing it the 7th time and I've had enough. Our local nurses told me that some people can have these for many years but I was determined to find a more natural cure and so I recommend that you research, not just from one source but at least 3 sources for the same "cure" and if helps, to write down as you go so that eventually your experiences can help others, because like most viruses these days, it is on the rise...but the antibiotics seem to be the same. Hope this has helped just a bit..

Replied by Melanie
(Tipp City, Oh)
05/11/2015

I think it sounds like great advice. I have cellulitis now too. I will try all but turmeric. If you have high.blood pressure which I do, turmeric can make it even higher. Which happened to me about a year ago. My BP went to nearly stroke level. Be careful.

Replied by Pbird
(Western Wa)
05/23/2015

Jenn, cellulitis is a bacterial infection, not viral. Check it out. Its staph in the layers of the skin.

Replied by Nanawhit
(Haines City, Fla)
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!

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)
12/21/2015

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

Replied by Alexandra
(California)
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 600..now 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

Replied by Myway
(Usa)
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

Replied by Ben
(Bremerton Wa)
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 http://www.painmed.org/2013posters/poster110.pdf.

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.

Replied by Wendy
(Bc)
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!


Turmeric
Posted by Noelle (Minneapolis, MN) on 07/20/2009
5 out of 5 stars

On June 7, 2009, a neighbor and her husband helped me put together a raised garden bed from a kit and fill the raised bed with bags of garden soil and compost. Since the amount of soil I had wasn't enough, I got 20 more bags of dirt and six bags of compost and peat. I grabbed another friend on Sunday, June 14th, filled the raised bed with dirt and planted vegetables from seed. In the midst of this I noticed I had gotten a small circular cut on my outer left wrist, which stung and burned. Since it was bleeding I assumed it would be sterile (eventually), ignored it and kept working. The cut stung and burned all through dinner. By morning, there was no pain, but the spot was raised and the arm was slightly swollen. When I got to work (I work in a clinic), I showed it to a co-worker. She said it was infected, thought it could be an MRSA and said that Tea Tree oil would take care of it.

When I got home I soaked the arm in Chamomile Tea and put Tea Tree oil on it. The next morning June 16th, it was worse -- very red with the area of swelling almost to the elbow and half-way round the inside of the arm. I showed it to one of the doctors at work, who said it looked like cellulitis and I should get that taken care of right away. I went into my own doctor within the hour; she declared the arm infected (cellulitis), opened the sore and cleaned it, and prescribed an antibiotic. She also said to mark the outline of the swelling so we could check that the swelling was going the right way. If the swelling and redness was not reduced in 48 hours I should call her.

I marked the outline of the swelling with a yellow marker, and I filled the prescription. I did not, however, take it since antibiotics wreak havoc with my intestines. Having discovered your site just two weeks before, I decided to try Turmeric. I went to the Wedge Coop, bought Turmeric in bulk, in tincture and in organic capsules. I was determined to treat this aggressively since I wanted to keep my arm. (I was afraid of ending up like my godmother who lost her arm when a sewing needle infected her hand, then her arm and they had to amputate.) When I got home I filled a glass with 12 ounces of V8, one heaping teaspoon of Turmeric powder, two droppers of Turmeric tincture, 1/2 teaspoon of Cayenne and sucked up the whole thing through a straw. (This stuff is NASTY!) I took 2 Turmeric capsules (395 mg each) before I went to bed. Upon awakening, I consumed the same concoction, but increased the cayenne to 1 teaspoon, and swallowed 3 Turmeric capsules. Throughout the day I took three Turmeric every four hours. I repeated the V8/Turmeric/Cayenne concoction that night. By the next morning, the arm was no longer red and was slightly less swollen. I continued with the capsules during the day and drinking the concoction at night. Within 48 hours of when I started treating with Turmeric, I could look at both my arms in the mirror and was unable to tell which one had been infected!! I continued my Turmeric ritual for the next 5 days as if Turmeric were an antibiotic, not stopping just because the arm looked better.

Conclusion: Turmeric kicks rumpus!! Thank you God for leading me to your site and to Turmeric.



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