Home Remedies for Impetigo

Home remedies for Impetigo include:

  • Practice good hygiene. Avoid scratching the lesions and picking at them as this can spread the infection.
  • Use disposable towels and napkins to dry the skin to prevent infecting other people.
  • Clean the lesions well and keep them covered lightly with a piece of gauze. This prevents any further infection and scratching.
  • Crush fresh cloves of garlic and apply this paste to the sores to reduce itching.
  • Chop some turnip and soak these pieces in vinegar for a few hours. Eat these to get relief from symptoms of impetigo.
  • Add two to three drops of tea tree oil to your bath water and soak in this water daily for an easy home remedy for impetigo.
  • Add a few drops of myrrh oil to some water and use this water to wash the infected areas of skin.
  • Apply some olive oil to the affected areas for fast relief from itching.
  • Mix calamine lotion with tea tree oil and apply this to the lesions for quick relief.
  • Aloe Vera gel is another great healer of impetigo. Apply the gel to the skin a few times a day to treat the condition and encourage healing.
  • Mix one portion of apple cider vinegar with four portions of water and use this solution to clean the affected areas and reduce itching.
  • Drink plenty of water and fluids and try an all fruit diet for the first few days of the infection to speed up the healing process.
  • Avoid caffeine, tobacco and alcohol as well as fried and oily foods.