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11 Alternative Remedies For Cellulitis

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Cellulitis is Bacterial infection. In layman’s words it initially causes red swollen skin that feels hot and tender to touch. Group A Streptococcus as well as Staphylococcus are the main bacteria causing it. They are basically found in throat and skin. Studies have shown that it mainly affects the leg of human body and it may spread to other body parts. This infection is non- contagious, i.e., it does not spread from one person to another. Insect or spider bite, tattoos, blistering, animal bite, recent surgery, pruritic skin rash, athlete’s foot, injecting drugs, dry skin, eczema are the cases in which care should be taken as in these cases, skin is easily affected by the Bacteria. Also, it easily affects those having weak immune system and diabetes. It is caused due to exposure of cut skin to bacteria. It mainly affects the skin. But if medical care is not taken, it may affect the muscles beneath and become life threatening.

Here Are Few Treatments To Deal With Cellulitis:

Turmeric

It is a plant belonging to the ginger family. It is a very powerful natural antibiotic as well as antiseptic used since the ancient times for various medications. Curcumin is an active ingredient which effectuates as an anti-inflammatory. Add one teaspoon of turmeric powder to a glass of hot milk and drink the mixture once or twice as per the requirement on a daily basis until the infection clears. Make a mixture of one teaspoon of turmeric powder, one tablespoon of raw honey, and two teaspoons of bentonite clay i.e., clay formed out of volcanic ash. Apply the paste on the affected area for about 15 to 20 minutes and rinse off. Use the same till the infection disappears.

Yogurt

Commonly known as curd through its bacterial actions, acts on the affected area of the skin by reducing and discarding the infection. Simply apply the yoghurt on the affected area. Consume 1 to 2 cups of yoghurt as it increases the good bacteria count in the body and internally attacks the infection.

Water

Water works wonder. By drinking lot of water, bad bacteria in body will be flushed out with urine. It is an efficient and prominent cure against bacterial infections caused in human body. Also, regular washing of affected area by water gives soothing effect and keeps the skin clean. Drink lots of water. Repeatedly cleanse the affected area with water.

Rosemary And Fennel Oil

Mixture of Rosemary & Fennel Oil acts as an effective skin lubricant. Normally, people tend to scratch infected area due to irritation caused. Applying it till the infection vanishes will help in avoiding causing of rashes any further. Apply few drops of mixture on the infected area until the infection cures.

Goldenseal

The plant is a native of North America. In the United States a wide range of products are sold by the Goldenseal. It is a natural cure for cellulitis due to its anti-inflammatory properties. A powered paste of the goldenseal has to be applied on the affected area.

Coconut Oil

It contains acids which help fight the bacteria which cause cellulitis. Apply pure coconut oil on the infected are several times a day till the infection cures.

Garlic

Grandma’s home remedies always have one common element that can cure almost any infection or disease that is garlic, which is renowned for its anti-bacterial activities. Directly consume garlic or extract its oil and consume the same until the infection gets cured.

Pineapple

Another natural cure for cellulitis is pineapple. It contains an enzyme named bromelain which remedies cellulitis. Consume pineapple daily to cure cellulitis and also as a preventive medication.

Calendula

Commonly known as marigold flower. It acts gently on the affected area stimulating the production of collagen by increasing the blood flow and thereby curing the inflammation. Calendula creams are also available in the market. Add calendula flowers to a cup of hot water till 10 minute. Apply the mixture to the affected area using cotton. Leave the mixture on skin for 15-20 minutes and then rinse off. Repeat the same for 3-4 times on a daily basis.

Tea Tree Oil

It is famously known for its anti-bacterial properties which remedies cellulitis. Apply tea tree oil diluted either in water or olive oil to the infected skin. Repeat 2 to 3 times a day for positive outcome.

Warm Bath

As it is rightly said “prevention is better than cure.” Cellulitis can be prevented by simple methods. One should maintain good hygiene, bathing regularly and avoiding walking barefoot. Wounds should be properly taken care of and proper dressing should be done. They should not be left unattended.

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