A Natural Approach To Health
Living With Cellulitis
I had a question the other day about cellulitis.
Cellulitis is a common skin infection happening when bacteria spreads through your skin to deeper tissues.
Most cases are mild and last several days to a couple of weeks.
But cellulitis can sometimes progress to a more serious infection, causing severe illness affecting your whole body or other dangerous problems.
Treatment is needed to help control the infection and reduce symptoms.
Some people are at higher risk for cellulitis, like those who have diabetes or a weakened immune system.
They also tend to get sicker from cellulitis.
And they’re more likely to get cellulitis again.
Cellulitis is caused by bacteria, most often strep or staph.
You can get infected after anything causing a break in the skin, like:
>A cut or bite.
>A new tattoo or piercing.
>Problems causing skin breakdown, like eczema, psoriasis, or athlete’s foot.
Sometimes cellulitis can occur even if there wasn’t an obvious break in your skin.
At first, the infected area will be warm, red, swollen, and tender.
If the infection spreads, you may have a fever, chills, and swollen lymph nodes.
Cellulitis can occur anywhere on your body.
In adults, it often occurs on your legs, face, or arms.
In children, it’s most common on the face or around the anus.
If you have signs of a skin infection, like warmth, redness, swelling, or pain, see your health care professional.
Even minor infections may need to be treated.
If you’re at risk for cellulitis, you can take steps to help prevent it.
>Take good care of your skin. Keep it clean, and use lotion to prevent drying and cracking.
>Check your feet and legs often.
>Treat any skin infection right away.
Cellulitis is treated with antibiotics.
If the infection is mild, you may be able to take antibiotics at home.
If the infection is severe, you may need to be treated in a hospital so you can get IV antibiotics directly into your bloodstream.
To deal with cellulitis it’s beneficial to:
*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water daily as it hydrates body and brain cells, thins mucus, and flushes toxins.
*Increase omega 3 essential oils.
*Keep a balanced pH.
*Use Enfuselle and/or ShakleeBaby skin care products.
*Tea Tree Oil is an antibacterial topical treatment.
*Epsom salts baths may be beneficial/soothing.
*Consider liver and/or colon cleanses, fasting, and/or juicing.
*Review my post on candida, as this is a key connection; it’s crucial to balance intestinal microflora.
*Consider aloe vera (gel from inside fresh leaves is best).
*Eliminate toxic personal care, laundry and cleaning products.
*Eliminate personal care products that upset skin’s natural pH.
*Decrease excessive sun exposure.
*Decrease exposure to chlorinated shower/bath water, pools and hot tubs.
*Improve your digestion and elimination processes.
*Discover allergies/sensitivities (food and/or environmental) that may trigger or aggravate condition.
*Eliminate free radical damage.
*Avoid all sugar.
*Research soaking in sea salt water or baking soda baths.
*Practice meticulous hygiene.