Home Remedies for Impetigo

Posted by Annie (London, Uk) on 10/04/2012
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Hi, I would like to tell you that I find that echinacea taken in tablet form, as soon as I feel it starting(often with a chronically itching inside of the nose, similar to the feeling of coming down with a cold), or under the skin swelling, has worked wonders in stopping it in its tracks. Its stopped it actually appearing anywhere. I take up a large dose(6-8 tablets) straightaway. Keep taking it, paying attention to diet, early nights and rest. Echinacea tincture/vodka sterilises the site of it. Make sure you wipe vodka inwards. It works just as well as fucidin. Although, that helps to soften the lesions. I strip off old dead skin, with tweezers, applying more vodka/echinacea tincture. It stings but its works. Lots of sterilising needed throughout the day of skin, hands tweezers etc.

Silver Gel
Posted by Markell (Provo, Ut) on 09/25/2012
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I used a silver solution gel (ASAP) on my spreading Impetigo. It worked immediately and effectively. I applied it nearly every hour or whenever I thought of it. Essential oils did nothing for the rash. It only took two days for it to dry up.

Black Walnut
Posted by Herbal (Cedar Rapids, Iowa Usa) on 08/12/2012
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Black Walnut tincture works very quickly for impetigo. I learned this from other herbalists. You can use the green or black hulls, infuse them with alcohol (vodka works well) and then apply twice daily. You can also purchase it in health food stores. It appears impetigo is making the rounds again and very common.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Chema (San Diego, California) on 01/19/2012
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I went and bought some Coconut Oil worked fantastic!

EC: For medicinal purposes, use Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, the kind that smells like coconut.

Olive Oil and Garlic
Posted by Ivy (San Gabriel, Ca) on 09/29/2011
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I got impetigo for about a week. I had no idea how itchy it was going to be. Researching online for alternative cures, I found that using virgin olive oil with freshley chopped garlic did the trick. I first used a pad of witch hazel to clean the area. Then I applied the olive oil and chopped garlic with a cotton swab on affected area. If it was really itchy, I would also add hydrocortisone cream only if needed. If it was a bit itchy, I would only pinch myself on nonaffected area to take the itch away. I hope that it will work for all you impetigo sufferers.

Sea Salt, Green Clay
Posted by Denisee (Sacramento, , Ca) on 07/09/2011
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For impetigo of the hands and fingers... I used coarse sea salt and green clay from the health food store. I then scrubbed my hands and fingers with it, , , I was surprised it didnt burn, , , then I rinsed it off and I immediately noticed all the itching was gone and the bright red bumps turned pink and white.... I slept well finally all the nite without the constant itch I had before... Im continuing to take the bactrim ds also cause I have a boil on my body elsewhere, , , , , , dont let too many horror stories scare you off.. From bactrim it may be the one antibiotic that will work for you, , , , . The key with bactrim is to drink alot of water to avoid too many side effects... Take yogurt also to replenish natural bacteria in intestines.

Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Sudee (Los Angeles ) on 02/03/2018

Oh my God, going through the exact same thing you described.

Colloidal Silver, Aloe Vera
Posted by Cameron (Brisbane, Qld, Australia) on 03/07/2011
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My 5 year old daughter started coming out with several large weeping sores, I didn't know what they were so simply reached for the Colliodal Silver just in case they were Bacterial and to stop an infection if it wasn't. It turns out they are probably School Sores as they have spread quickly and look and behave exactly like Ulcerative Impetigo. I covered the sores with a waterproof dressing and soaked the dressing with Colliodal Silver, this killed the Infection in about 2 days without any itching or side effects. We then used Aloe Vera to help the healing process and covered them with dressings or bandaids. Unfortunately my wife left some of these sores uncovered early on which left my little girl able to scratch and spread another few sores around various parts of her body. Expect the whole process to take about a week and the light scarring to fade slowly depending on where the sore was. Because of the infection she has now come down with a Cold or Flu, beware of this also.

We have had a few illnesses in the family but my 2 children have not yet had to visit a Doctor except for a dislocated elbow, even Whooping Cough for them both was uneventful if you can believe that. My first stop is always right here :)

Thankyou Earth Clinic!

Lard, Sulfur
Posted by Dookie (Kutna Hora, Cz) on 07/17/2015

So, do you mix all that up and slather it on your face? Give some details on what the process is.

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