Effective Natural Treatments For Skin Infection

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Bacterial Skin Infections 

Boils are red, swollen, and tender eruptions. Impetigo causes tiny blisters, usually around the nose and mouth. Body odour is often caused when bacteria on the skin react with perspiration. You can treat all these with natural remedies but if they don’t respond. or if they are severe or persistent, consult your doctor.

01. Treating a boil

Never squeeze a boil because you might force the bacteria into the bloodstream and spread the infection through the body. Hot compresses help to draw the boil to a head, so it can safely rupture, drain, and then heal. Soak a flannel in hot water and place it on the boil. Cover the flannel with dry towel to retain heat. When it cools, resoak the cloth in hot water and reapply. Repeat for hot water and reapply. Repeat for 15 minutes, three times a day.

02. Tea tree for boils

Tea tree essential oils has powerful antimicrobial properties and helps to fight infection. Apply a drop of undiluted tea tree oil to the boil several times a day until eruption has healed. 

03. Fight infection with echinacea

Echinacea boots the function of your immune system and helps to fight the bacteria that cause infections. Take half a teaspoon of enchincea extract three times a day for up to ten days. 

04. Tea tree for impetigo

Tea tree is antibacterial and helps dry impetigo blisters. Lavender essential oil helps alleviate inflammation.

1 tablespoon almond oil

1/2 teaspoon tea tree essential oil

1/2 teaspoon lavender essential oil

Combine the ingredients in a tightly capped bottle. Apply with a cotton ball to the blisters three times a day. 

 05. Calendula for impetigo 

Calendula is a powerful antimicrobial but is gentle enough for infants. Make a strong tea by pouring 250ml of boiling water over two tablespoons of dried calendula. Cover, steep for 20 minutes, and strain. Soak a flannel in the warm tea and apply to the impetigo blisters for ten minutes, three times a day. 

06. Detoxify to prevent body odour 

A simple detox programme may help reduce toxin eliminated through your skin. For two days, eat only vegetables and vegetable broth, and drink at least six glasses of water. Take one tablespoon of psylilium husk in the morning with a glass of water, followed by another glass of water.

07. Reduce odour by avoiding certain foods

Avoid eating fried foods or baked goods, which may contain rancid fats or oils that contribute to offensive body odour. Also avoid otherwise healthy foods, such as onions, garlic and curry spies, which all contain potent essential oils that may be released through your skin 

08. Chlorophyll foods to combat odour

To improve liver function and so combat body odour, eat foods high in chlorophyll, such as kale, watercress, and other dark leafy greens. Or take a teaspoon mixed in liquid twice a day or chlorophyll rich supplements such as spirulina, chlorella, and barely grass 

09. Oils to neutralize odour 

Spray the following mixture under your arms when needed to help stop the growth of odour-causing bacteria. 


60ml distilled witch hazel extract

10 drops grapefruit-seed extract

10 drops cypress essential oil

10 drops lavender essential oil

Mix the ingredients in a small spray bottle and shake well before using.

Fungal Skin Conditions

Ringworm may appear anywhere on the skin or scalp, and the ring-shaped rash can be tough to eradicate. Athlete’s foot is a red, itchy, cracked, and scaly rash that usually begins between the toes and sometimes spreads to other parts of the feet. Anti fungal herbs and essential oils will eradicate the tenacious fungus, but you also have to take steps to prevent reinfection.

10. Boost your immunity

Fungi are opportunistic so the stronger your immune system, the less likely they are to hang around. Take half a teaspoon of echinacea extract twice daily for ten days, take a break for three days, and repeat the dosage for an additional ten days.


11. Prevent ringworm spreading

Ringworm is highly contagious so change clothing, towels, and bedding daily. Wash items in hot water and dry in a hot dryer to kill the fungi. 

12. Prevent ringworm spreading 

Ringworm is highly contagious so change clothing, towels, and bedding daily. Wash items in hot water and dryer to kill the fungi.

13. Anti fungal spray 

Apple cider vinegar restores the healthy acidity of the skin to help it become more resistant to fungal growth. Lavender is antimicrobial and soothes itching inflammation.

125ml apple cider vinegar

1/2 teaspoon lavender essential oil

Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake. Spray onto your skin once a day after showering.

14. Fight ringworm with essential oils

Tea tree oil is a powerful anti fungal and once of the best remedies for fungal skin infections. Lavender oil relives itching and irritation, and also helps subdue the intense medical smell of tea tree oil. Mix together equal parts of tea tree essential oil and lavender essential oil and apply to the rash twice daily.

15. Calendula anti fungal foot soak

Calendula fights the athlete’s foot fungus and encourages skin healing.

500ml boiling water

4 tablespoons dried calendula flowers

60ml apple cider vinegar

Pour the water over the flowers, cover, and steep until lukewarm. Strain, and pour into a basin large enough to hold your feet. Cover your feet with warm water and add the vinegar, which increases skin acidity and discourages fungal growth. Soak your feet twice daily for 20 minutes. 

16. Healing foot spray

Tea tree combats the athlete’s foot fungus, while aloe soothes irritated, itchy skin.

125ml aloe vera juice

1/2 teaspoon tea tree essential oil

Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle. Shale well before using, and apply twice daily. Let your feet air dry before putting on socks or shoes. Continue using this spray for at least one month, even after symptoms have disappeared, to ensure that the fungus has been eliminated. 

17. Prevent reinfection of your foot

Dry your feet well after bathing, especially between your toes, where the athlete’s foot fungus usually takes hold. A hairdryer can be helpful for thorough drying. Change your socks every day ( more often if you exercise and your feet get sweaty ), and choose cotton socks over synthetic fibres. Alternate shoes so that you aren’t wearing the pair every day. Wear rubber thongs on your feet in public showers or locker rooms the fungus that cause athlete’s foot thrives in such environments and is easily spread.

Viral Sink Infections

The virus that causes warts enters through a crack in the skin. Although warts generally disappear on their own, you can hasten their demise with natural remedies. Because warts are contagious and ca spread, avoid picking, scratching, or otherwise irritating them. The herpes. Lives in nerve endings. An outbreak is often precipitated by emotional tension or by physical stressors such as menstruation or too much sun. 

18. Eliminate warts with tea tree oil

Tea tree essential oil has powerful antiviral properties and can help eliminate warts. Apply undiluted tea tree oil with a cotton swab directly to the warts several times a day.7

19. Boost immune function with echinacea 

Opportunistic organism such as warts are a sign that your immune system is not functioning up to par. Take a course of echinacea to simulate your immune system to overcome the virus. Take half a teaspoon of echinacea extract twice a day for ten days. After a break of three days, repeat the dosage for an additional ten days.

20. Fight warts with garlic

A poultice of crushed raw garlic has powerful antiviral properties and can get rid of a wart in a few days. Because the essential oils in raw garlic can burn your skin, it’s important to protect the skin around the wart with a layer of vitamin E oil; prick a vitamin E capsule with a pin and spread the oil on to your skin Mash a clove of garlic, apply to the wart, and cover with an adhesive bandage. Remove the bandage after 24 hours. A blister usually forms, and the wart should fall off within one week.

21. Resisting herpes

To increase resistance to the herpes virus during times of susceptibility, take half a teaspoon of echinacea extract three times daily for up to ten days. Garlic is potent antiviral; to keep the virus in check, eat one or two cloves of raw garlic daily.1

22. Ice cube rescue

If you feel the tingling sensation of an impending herpes outbreak, rub an ice cube on the area. This sometimes stops a cold sore from erupting.

23. Helping to heal herpes with calendula 

Claendula has antiviral properties and encourages the healing of herpes outbreaks. Prepare a strong tea by pouring 250ml of boiling water over two tablespoon of dried calendula. Cover, steep for 20 minutes, and strain. Apply with a cotton ball to the blisters several times daily.

24. Dry herpes blisters with tea tree oil

Tea tree essential oil is a powerful antiviral and helps to dry the herpes blisters. Dilute with an equal amount of vegetable oil to prevent irritation of the skin and sensitive mucous membranes. Dab a small amount on to the blisters four times a day

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