Cellulitis is a common but potentially serious bacterial skin infection which appears as a swollen, red area of skin that feels hot and tender. It occurs when bacteria, most commonly streptococcus and staphylococcus, enter through a crack or break in the skin. It usually affects the face and lower legs but can spread rapidly all over the body and also affect tissues underlying the skin and might even spread to lymph nodes and bloodstream. Recurrent episodes of cellulitis may damage the lymphatic drainage system and cause chronic swelling of the affected limb. It can become life-threatening if left untreated so it is important to seek medical attention right away.
Signs and symptoms of cellulitis
Signs and symptoms of cellulitis include red area of skin which expand, swelling, tenderness, pain, warmth, red spots, blisters, skin dimpling, fever and chills.
Common risk factors for cellulitis include injury, weakened immune system, skin conditions, chronic swollen tissue, intravenous drug use and obesity.
Best hone remedies of cellulitis are
1.Apply tea tree oil
Tea tree oil contains strong anti-septic and anti-microbial properties which help destroy microbes that cause cellulitis.
Apply diluted tea tree oil directly to the affected with a cotton ball three times a day. Do a patch test by applying the diluted oil to the inside of your forearm to make sure it does not cause irritation to your skin before using. Start with one part of tea tree oil with two part of water and gradually increase the concerntration. If undiluted tea tree oil does not irritate your skin then that will be even better.
Tea tree oil may cause skin irritation, swelling, burning, and redness for some people.
Don’t take tea tree oil by mouth.
2.Apply turmeric paste
The active ingredient in turmeric is the compound curcumin, which has potent antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties to treat cellulitis.
Mix one tablespoon of raw honey, one teaspoon of turmeric powder and three drops of tea tree oil in one teaspoon of bentonite clay. Apply the paste to the affected area and leave it on for 30 minutes before rinsing it off. Do this twice a day for a few days.
3.Apply and take garlic
Raw garlic contains allicin, a compound known to have antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties which fight cellulitis.
Crush a few raw garlic cloves and apply the paste to the affected area directly. Leave it on for at least two hours before rinsing it off with warm water. Repeat twice daily. Consume 3 or more crushed raw garlic cloves daily to fight the infection from within.
Garlic can lower blood pressure and increase the risk of bleeding. Use caution if you have bleeding or blood pressure related conditions.
Garlic can irritate the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Use with caution if you have stomach or digestion problems.
Stop taking garlic at least two weeks before a scheduled surgery.
4.Apply Manuka honey
Manuka honey contains hydrogen peroxide and phyto-chemicals that help cure staph infections, including cellulitis.
Apply pure, organic Manuka honey on the infected area. Leave it on for 2 hours before washing it off with warm water. Repeat 4 times daily until the infection has completely cleared up.
5.Apply oregano oil
Oregano essential oil has powerful antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties that make it a highly effective remedy against staph bacteria that cause cellulitis.
Mix 6 drops of oregano essential oil to a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. Apply the mixture to the affected area directly. Repeat 3 or 4 times a day for a week.