Cure Impetigo easily with Tea Tree oil.
Impetigo is a highly contagious skin infection that produces sores and blisters on any part of the body but can be treated with tea tree oil. It is generally caused by one of two bacteria, staphylococcus aureus or group A streptococcus. Although this skin infection can be found in any age group, it is commonly found in children due to close proximity and general play-dirt and ‘rough and tumble’. It often begins in already sore or damaged skin, cuts, eczema etc. It is at its most contagious phase when the sore is weeping, although you should still be incredibly careful even when a scab has formed. Impetigo is passed on by touch or even coming into contact with objects that have recently been exposed to an Impetigo sore.
My daughter contracted Impetigo from playing on a see-saw that had been straddled by a child with impetigo on their inner thigh and indeed that is exactly where my daughter’s first sore appeared. Due to the fact that it is difficult for a child to understand that they must not touch the area at all, even when it is itchy or uncomfortable, Impetigo can spread like ‘wild fire’! Basically any area of the body that is touched with a hand that has touched a weeping sore or, as in the case with the inside of one thigh touching the other thigh, an infected area touching another infected area can become infected with a new sore extremely fast.
After doing some research and a failed attempt with antibiotic cream from the doctors, I found that a sure fire method to clear Impetigo sores fairly quickly was to apply a couple of drops of pure Tea Tree oil to the wound and to cover the area so that any weeping could not touch un-infected areas of skin. I would do this at least twice a day along with intense hygiene and barrier nursing techniques. Each sore would be carefully cleaned and dried with a fresh piece of gauze on each wipe and the surrounding skin kept untouched by infected material. The sore would then be dressed with a melonin wound/non-stick dressing and sealed all around with a non-allergenic surgical tape. The fact that the sores were covered also made it harder for my daughter to touch the sores and pass them to other people or other parts of her body.