Impetigo is a highly contagious skin infection that mainly affects infants and children.
There are two bacteria called streptococcus pyogenes and staphylococcus aureus that usually cause this problem. There are several different types of impetigo, such as impetigo contagiosa, bullous impetigo and ecythma.
- Poor hygiene
- Warm weather
- Having other types of skin infections
- Impaired immunity
- Red sores that pop easily,
- Honey-colored crust that forms after the pustules burst,
- Fluid-filled blisters
- Itchiness or a rash in the affected area
- Skin lesions
- Swollen lymph nodes
Here is the treatment that can help you.
Grapefruit Seed Extract
Grapefruit seed extract is effective in curing impetigo. This seed extract has antibacterial and antioxidant properties and works as a non-toxic disinfectant.
First, in 2 tablespoons of water, add a few drops of grapefruit seed extract. Using a cotton ball, apply it on the affected area, 2-3 times daily. Do not be afraid if it causes some itching in the beginning. That`s the right way to cure the infection.
For speedy recovery, you can take Grapefruit seed extract supplements, twice daily.
NOTE: Consult a doctor before taking any supplements.