Antibiotics and Oil of Oregano for Impetigo
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: DD
Posted on: March 13, 2007

Is it okay to use an antibacterial cream and oil of oregano topically for impetigo? I have been applying both, but not at the same time. This is the second time I am dealing with this within 6 weeks and need to clear this up. The first time, I was placed on an antibiotic, plus the antibiotic cream.

Antibiotic prescription drugs, taken internally, often result in lowered immune system functioning due to killing all of the good gut bacteria. You should have better results in clearing up the infection if you take probiotics (acidophilus with other beneficial gut bacteria) to replace the gut bacteria lost when you took internal antibiotics and abstain from taking antibiotics internally, if possible, in the future. You can choose to use only herbal alternatives externally, or you can use both the antibacterial cream and herbal antibiotic solutions. I don’t suggest using oil of oregano. Please see our previous answer to a question about impetigo on the Q&A section of our website

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