Home Remedies for Impetigo in Children

Impetigo is a contagious bacterial infection forming pustules and yellow, crusty sores. It often begins with a small scratch or cut that become infected. though this skin infection can affect adults, it is much more common in children.
impetigo in children

Preschool and elementary aged children are more at risk of getting impetigo, especially during the summer time. Also, the disease has a special preference for sensitive skin that has previous skin problems for instance poison ivy, eczema or allergy to soap. Children with impetigo should not come in contact with other classmates or playmates if they touched the same objects and the infection can also spread to the household members through towels, clothing, and bed sheets that been in contact with the infected person.

Impetigo symptoms are crusty sores and rashes that consist of blisters or red spots that split, discharge, and becomes encrusted. The infected person must not scratch the sores as they can inadvertently spread the infection to other parts of the body and children must be looked after regarding this instinctive reaction.

Impetigo natural treatment

The first remedy:

Mix a decent amount of turmeric powder with water to create a sufficient paste, place the dough on the affected premises (especially: the forehead and elbow and knee), the itching feeling will disappear on the spot and the infected person would get relief.

The second remedy:

Cut a mature cactus leaf and peel its surface, then mix it with a rice powder floured to get a soft dough. Place the dough on the infected areas and replace it with another when it becomes dry.

Tips for Children with Impetigo:

  • Eat more of: watermelon - cucumber - radish - pumpkin - beans - pineapple.
  • Reduce the intake of: fries - condiments - onions - garlic - red chili - fennel seeds.
  • Do not try to open the pimples, if one of them opened rinse immediately.
  • Do not rub the blisters or open it, and you can use a damped cloth in cold milk as a bandage to relieve itching without rubbing.
  • Daily baths or showers with anti-bacterial soap and warm water.
That's it,
Did your child suffer from other skin diseases before impetigo? if yes, what are they?
Information listed above has been reviewed medically and the main purpose of it is to increase the cultural awareness of herbalism and natural treatment. With that being said; it is not a substitute for consulting with a specialist doctor as the only guide for an accurate individual analysis. To learn more about our sources that the above content was excerpted from please (click here).

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