Infantigo Treatment


Infantigo is a bacterial infection which occurs on skin upper most layer. In this disease, rash occurs on skin specially around mouth on face. Basically these are red colored blisters which appear in the form of little colonies are we can say in the form of groups. These blisters are filled with pus or fluid. These fluid filled blisters when got burst, the fluid spread on skin surrounding these blisters. This fluid provide media for new blisters to grow. It is a bacterial infection on skin so it's treatment will depend upon the medications. Medications mainly involve antibiotics and some pain killers to sooth the blisters.


Antibiotics are available in the form of pills and ointments. Primary function of these antibiotics is to soothe skin and reduce pain and redness. Patient have to be consistent with the treatment therapy. In case of antibiotic pills, a 7 day treatment plan is designed to treat infantigo. The duration of therapy and course of antibiotic pills are selected on the basis of patient condition. Biggest benefit of oral antibiotics is that it kills bacteria from inside the body and removes them from blood stream. It helps to reduce redness on skin along with reduction in yellow scabs formed due to fluid of blisters. Several days are required to go back to school for kids. The 2nd choice of treatment is antibiotics in the form of an ointment.

Infantigo Treatment


Ointment is a semi solid dosage form and is in the texture of paste, cream or liquid. It's primary function is to reduce surface redness and soreness. Ointments are the most affective because it has penetrating action. Its active penetrate inside blisters and kill pathogen inside the fluid. Ointments has anti microbial activity which reduces the chances of yellow scabs formation. Patients are asked to wash their skin with Luke warm water and then apply ointment. Other than these medications, some home remedies are also affective. Tea tree oil is the best oil for killing pathogenic bacteria from skin surface.

It works by eroding surface of skin and killing bacteria inside affectively. Pure tea tree oil has better affect than artificial one. Patient is advised to dip cotton ball in tea tree oil and then apply it directly on the blisters. Let it absorb for atleast 20 minutes and then rinse it with Luke warm water. Garlic cloves are also used and are considered the best herbal treatment for red blisters. Take one garlic clove and crush it or cut it in halves. Then apply 2 to 3 drops of tea tree oil in it (optional). Apply a thick coat of garlic paste on infantigo rash and let it absorb for atleast 30 min.

After that wash it with Luke warm water. Manuka honey is another home remedy used to treat infantigo. Natural manuka honey is considered to have anti bacterial properties. It affectively helps to eliminate bacteria from the surface of skin And reduces itching and redness. It is also used the same way garlic paste is used.
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