Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the skin and underlying tissues. Bacterium can enter through a break in the skin such as a cut or sore. The bacteria then start to reproduce and break down skin cells.
The symptoms start with a small area of tenderness, swelling, and redness. The red area will begin to enlarge and may be accompanied with a fever, chills, sweats, and swollen lymph nodes. The skin on the face or lower legs is the most commonly affected areas, although it can occur on any part of the body. When it occurs on the scalp, it is a non-localized inflammation without suppuration. Symptoms appear gradually over several hours.
Elderly people are especially vulnerable to cellulitis because many of them have poor circulation, which lead to edema or leg ulcers. These problems increase the risk of cellulitis infection. If the leg is infected, you should keep it elevated. Others at risk of cellulitis include diabetes and intravenous drug abusers. Cellulitis may reoccur if you have a persistent circulatory or immune problem.
A cellulitis infection involves the skin’s deeper layers: the dermis and subcutaneous tissues, caused by the bacteria’s Streptococcus and Staphylococcus (staph), to name a few. An extreme case of cellulitis is when the infection has spread to the deep layer of tissue called the fascia lining. Necrotizing fasciitis is commonly known as the “flesh-eating bacteria” that is an example of a deep-layer infection. This can be deadly. If cellulitis is left untreated it may cause septicemia, a serious blood infection.
Weak immune system due to HIV/AIDS, stress, and etc.
Animal, human, or insect bites
Severe burns or severe trauma
Chemotherapy, corticosteroids and other medications
Age – the elderly
Athlete’s food, dry skin, or eczema
Painful, red, swollen skin
Swollen lump nodes
Skin rash, blisters, scabs
Red lines on the skin
The signs of inflammation and an elevated level of white blood cells is the immune system trying to heal the body. The immune system is the body’s first line of defense against disease and infection.
A weak or non-functioning immune system, poor health, diet, an unhealthy environment, and age all contribute to disease. When the body does not have the proper nutrients, it cannot heal. The things that put your immune system in overload are being deficient in nutrition, smoking or using alcohol, stress, and pollution.
Treatment: The first step is practicing good personal hygiene, washing the hands frequently, addressing any cuts or sores and protecting the skin from injury.
Therapeutic Oil plant essences, derived from herbs, seeds, and leaves, were the first medicines of our ancestors. They contain hundreds of molecules that work together to kill viruses and bacteria. Here are my favorite and most effective Therapeutic Oils to use against viruses, bacteria, and infections:
Tea Tree – is beneficial against viruses, bacteria, fungus, parasites, inflammation, and infections (especially against staph, strap, respiratory, ear, nose, and throat infections). It is an antiseptic insecticide.
Thyme – is beneficial against microbes, bacteria, fungus, infections, viruses, inflammation, parasites, and is an antiseptic.
Clove Bud – it is an antiseptic and beneficial for inflammation, viruses, bacteria, fungus, tumors, parasites and infectious diseases.
Cinnamon Bark – is an immune stimulant and it has been found that viruses, bacteria, and fungus cannot live in this oil. It is used against parasites, typhoid, flu, colds, tropical infections, coughs, warts, and is a general all around maintenance oil. It is important to get the Cinnamon Bark and not the leaf which is less effective.
Oregano – is one of the strongest antibacterial Therapeutic Oils and may be beneficial when a strong response to bacterial infection is needed. It has a broad spectrum of bactericidal and anti-microbial action. It is beneficial against fungus, infections, viruses, parasites, is an antiseptic, immune-stimulant, balancing the metabolism, and strengthens the vital centers of the body.
Helichrysum italicum – it is beneficial when used against allergic conditions, fungus, bacteria, infections, viruses, and inflammation (properties that reduce inflammation found in this oil exceed those of any other therapeutic essential oil).
Melaleuca (Melaleuca quinquinervera) – is hard to find because it is most often adulterated with other oils. It is beneficial against infections, bacteria, fungus, especially Candida, tumors, inflammation, parasites, viruses including “slow” viruses, and catarrh.
Ravintsara – is referred to as the “oil that heals”. It fights infections, fungus, bacteria, is an anti-biotic, antiseptic, an expectorant, and supporting to the nerves. It is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-infectious, antiseptic, and supporting the nerves.
Mountain Savory – is effective against fungus, viruses, malaria, major infections, inflammation of lymph nodes, and a general tonic for the body.
Other Effective Treatments: Start by a change in lifestyle by making most of your meals healthy foods such as vegetables, fruits, and greens. Drink at least 1/2 ounce of water for every pound of weight daily, exercise giving the body movement to assist in flushing out waste materials, and taking supplements.
One powerful supplement is Wild Apán. Each ingredient in Wild Apán is demonstrated in scientific research to strengthen, support, and modulate the immune response in different ways. When these ingredients are combined there singular efforts are synergized. (People have shared success with topically applying Apán to affected areas.)
Another supplement that is beneficial is vitamin C, since the Apán seems to be more effective when your intake of vitamin C is adequate. Among other things vitamin C is an antioxidant that is vital for tissue growth, repair, wound healing, and the resistance to infections. It plays a part in all aspects of health and well-being.
The body has the power to heal itself if given the right tools to support the healing process.
If you have this condition, I would highly suggest you look into my top three favorite products:
* Wild Apán Super Daily
* Tea Tree
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