Impetigo is a disease affecting children in the form of blisters on the neck and face; that is why it is also known as school sores. This is a summer disease and two bacteria’s are responsible for this disease. Streptococcus and staphylococcus aureus; they affect children who are on the verge of going to school or are already school goers. An abrasion or a cut in the skin gives impetus to this infection; scratching aggravates the condition. A good example is poison ivy being infected with Impetigo. This disease can be treated with antibiotics; however, herbal treatment is the best for children. The allergy to certain chemical based soaps and creams also leads to Impetigo.
White cedar flowers are a very good herbal treatment Impetigo. The fresh petals of this flower needs to be made into a paste and applied to the affected place four times a day for 4 days. This herbal treatment would turn the tables on Impetigo. Goethe Plant is also considered a good and safe herbal treatment for Impetigo. The botanical name of this plant is Bryophyllum pinnatum. You would need to boil about 20 leaves in a cup measure of water for 40 mins. Then cool, strain and drink it four tines a day. The symptoms of Impetigo would go away in a week.