Impetigo is a bacterial infection affecting the skin which usually occurs in young children and the aged. It is contagious but is now believed to be easily treatable with impetigo homeopathic treatment. Impetigo usually occurs during summer. The first appearance is around the nose and mouth and it may spread to other parts of the body. The first signs of impetigo are small boils filled with fluid. They later become hard, honey colored vesicles that leak pus.
It is mostly caused by unhygienic build up of bacteria on the skin which later enters through a wound or cut to infect the skin. There are several home remedies to help the condition of impetigo: the application of Echinacea tincture; Bag Balm; tinctures made from pansy flowers, Viola tricolour, Oil of Burdock root etc. helps it heal. Natural cleaning agents like goldenseal, extract of grapefruit seed or oil of tea tree are also helpful. However impetigo homeopathic treatment is often more convenient to use and acts faster while being as safe as natural remedies. Unlike tinctures and washes, such treatment does not sting or make you uncomfortable.
There are several homeopathic treatments available depending on the spread and degree of impetigo. Before you assess which impetigo homeopathic treatment would suit your condition, make sure you consult a licensed homeopath. This is important because if neglected, impetigo could progress into more serious infections like sequela. If left untreated, the infection may spread and cause septic arthritis, osteomyelitis or lymphangitis. If the infection causing bacteria enters the bloodstream, pneumonia or glomerulonephritis may result.
The correct impetigo homeopathic treatment is usually decided based on several criteria like location of the infection; face, skin cheeks, chin, the condition of the boils; pus filled, ulcerating, spots etc. The three most useful homeopathic medicines for treatment of impetigo are Sepia, Sulphur and Antimonium Tartaricum.
When impetigo affects the face, the best impetigo homeopathic treatment could be Antimonium Tartaricum. Sepia is also useful in treating infections on the face. Sulphur is the best remedy to use at the onset stage of the infections. Other impetigo treatment options include Antimonium Crudum which is useful in chronic infections that do not respond to other treatments; Arsenicum Album which helps in cases of severe debility; Mezereum which is prescribed when there is an oozing or scab formation on the scalp and Silicea which is prescribed when infections are accompanied by cold and damp extremities especially in a thin and chilly child.
Source by Ruth Caldon