Do you have a cut or an open wound? Is the skin around that wound red and swollen? If yes, then you might be having cellulitis. Cellulitis is a bacterial infection which can spread if not treated on time. The main causative bacteria are Staphylococcus and Streptococcus. The symptoms of cellulitis include redness, swelling and warmth in the affected area, pain when touched and fever. Even though cellulitis can occur anywhere on your body, the most common places are on your face and legs. Here are few home remedies that can be used to control and cure cellulitis easily. If the symptoms persist please consult your doctor.
Here Are Some Effective Home Remedies For Treating Cellulitis:
1. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is good for preventing infections. Apply a layer of coconut oil on the affected area. Leave it for few hours. Wash it off with warm water. Repeat it few times in a day for good results.
2. Turmeric Milk
Add 1 spoon of turmeric powder to a glass of milk. Boil it well. Let it cool and add 1 spoon of honey. Mix well and drink every day to help fight the infection.
3. Tea Tree Oil
Mix few drops of tree tea oil with water. Apply on the affected area and leave it for some time. Repeat few times to reduce the cellulitis.
Garlic has strong anti-bacterial properties. Eat 3-4 cloves of garlic every day. Eat it raw or add garlic to your diet. Garlic oil can also be used. Apply few drops of garlic oil on the cellulitis to remove the pain and prevent further infection.
Pineapple is a rich source of an enzyme mix called bromelain. Bromelain help to reduce inflammation which is a major cause of the redness and swelling in cellulitis. Therefore, eat few pieces of pineapple after your meal every day to improve the cellulitis condition.
Take a handful of fenugreek seeds. Soak it water overnight. In the morning add some hot water to the soaked fenugreek seeds and grind it to make a paste. Apply this paste on the affected area and leave it for 30-40 minutes. Remove the paste by washing off with warm water. Dab the area dry.
7. Azadirachta Indica
Take few leaves of the Azadirachta indica tree. Grind it into a coarse paste. Apply it on the cellulitis. Remove after 15-20 minutes.