Impetigo is a highly contagious skin infection that usually occurs on the face, neck, arms and legs.
There are two bacteria called streptococcus pyogenes and staphylococcus aureus that usually cause this problem.
1. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil can halt the spread of this bacterial infection. This essential oil has strong antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that help fight the infection and relieve the symptoms.
2. White Vinegar
3. Grapefruit seed extract
Grapefruit seed extract (GSE) is effective in curing impetigo. It has antioxidant and antibacterial properties and works as a non-toxic disinfectant.
Garlic is another effective infection-fighter with natural antibiotic properties that help kill bacteria. It can also help relieve itchiness and pain.
5. Manuka honey
Manuka honey has antibacterial, antiseptic and healing properties that can help inhibit the growth of the bacteria that cause impetigo. It also speeds the healing of the sores on the skin and gives a boost to your immunity.