Jun 10, 2016
Impetigo is a highly contagious skin condition common in young children that usually affects the face, neck, hands, and around the diaper area. In rare cases impetigo can also affect adults. Impetigo is caused by bacteria, streptococcus pyogenes and staphylococcus aureus and the impetigo cure depends on which bacteria are causing it. The condition usually goes away within two to three weeks. It can be easily treated with home remedies for impetigo, however before we learn about natural cures for impetigo, let’s learn more about the disease.
Since impetigo occurs when certain types of bacteria infect the skin, its most common causes include skin-to-skin contact with a person who has impetigo, transfer of bacteria from a person with the disease through towels, bedding, and toys, insect bites, and animal bites. The most common symptoms include red sores, blisters, itchiness, rashes, lesions and swollen lymph nodes on the skin.
The extract has strong antioxidant and disinfectant properties. It can be highly effective in treating topical skin infections including impetigo. You can just apply some grapefruit seed extract over the affected area or add some aloe vera juice to prepare a mixture that feels cool on the skin and prevents itching sooner.
Some researchers have found that heat can be effective in curing impetigo. Using a blow dryer to heat the affected area can help with the symptoms. However, consult your doctor before trying any home remedy.
A paste of colloidal silver and turmeric can also be very effective in easing the symptoms of impetigo. Apply the paste on the affected area twice a day for best results.
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