Home Remedies for Cellulitis

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Looking for Home Remedies for Cellulitis? This is is right place to be.

Did you know that the  skin is the largest organ in the body and subject to all sorts of ailments and afflictions?

Probably (running second to the stomach), the skin is the most abused part of the body.

Skin problems can be very severe and even life threatening, and must be identified and treated by a Medical Physician.

Cellulitis, a bacterial skin infection that can cause redness,swelling and pain, requires prompt medical attention and treatment.

While it is essential to prioritize standard medical care, we recognize the value of completing conventional treatments with natural remedies to support the healing process and promote overall well-being.

On this page, we aim to provide you with information on various home remedies that might alleviate the symptoms.

  • The skin provides protection for the rest of our body and must always be looked after.
  • It reflects the general state of our health and should never be ignored.
  • Be observant, note any changes and see your doctor, let him identify, never self medicate without his or her approval.
  • Soothing the symptoms can be done with natural medications
  • Don't be neurotic, use your common sense.
Dr.with a Medicinal Herb for helping with the symptoms of Cellulitis

What is the Cause of Cellulitis

  • Cellulitis is a spreading bacterial infection of the skin  normally caused by a bacteria ( found on the skin in healthy people) but which has been allowed to penetrate the skin by way of a cut or injury.

  • It mostly occurs in the lower legs.

  • It normally affects the surface of the skin, but has been known to affect tissues underlying the skin.

  • It can spread to the lymph glands and to the blood supply.

Symptoms of Cellulitis

  • There is normally no itchiness.
  • The skin is smooth and shiny and tight.
  • There is quite a bit of pain and tenderness.
  • The area will be inflamed and red with a feeling of warmth.
  • And can also be accompanied by a fever.

My brother-in-law  Sam, developed cellulitis recently at the age of 82.

As Sam is prone to arthritic conditions, he thought that this was an attack of gout, once again stressing the importance of not ignoring the symptoms, and getting yourself off to a Doctor.

What is the best Treatment for Cellulitis?

  • Cellulitis must be treated by a Doctor and must be treated with antibiotics.

  • Not all antibiotics will work straight away, and experiments to find the right antibiotic might have to be done.

  • The area must be elevated.

  • It must be kept clean and dry.

  • In serious cases the person will be hospitalized and given antibiotics intravenously.

  • Cellulitis is not contagious, but always keep your hands clean by washing with soap and water and do not share towels, and of course now with the presence of covid 19, we should all know the necessity of sanitizing.

People  often ask - Is Cellulitis curable?

The answer is yes, if it is caught early enough and treated with antibiotics.

What we are doing on this page is to offer a home remedy to help with the symptons, and not to cure it, that is your Doctor's job on this ailment.

Home Remedies to relieve the symptoms of Cellulitis

This is where we, at Home Remedies Haven, come in!


Helps in reducing inflammation.   So add the pineapple to your salad or fruit salad.


Garlic is a big favourite with us and can be used to help with cellulitis due to its strong anti-bacterial properties.  Its pungent taste and smell often put us off eating it raw, but if you can that is the way to get the best out of the smelly bulb.


Find a topical salve at the health shop which is infused with calendula, this will help soothe the inflamed skin and is one of our favorite home remedies for cellulitis.


Mix some tea tree oil and olive oil and rub onto the afflicted area, it has  excellent anti-bacterial properties.


You are at risk to picking up Cellulitis if you have a weak immune system .   Echinea can be taken by mouth or mixed into a cream, and helps strengthen the immune system to help fight infection.

Tea Tree Oil

In conclusion, when it comes to cellulitis, a comprehensive approach that combines home remedies with standard medical treatment is key.

While natural remedies can offer relief and support the healing process, it is crucial to remember that cellulitis is a serious infection that requires medical attention.

Always consult with healthcare professionals for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan.

By combining the benefits of natural remedies and medical expertise, you can optimize your chances of a successful recovery and promote overall well-being.

Remember your health is a priority, and seeking medical guidance is paramount in effectively managing cellulitis.

WARNING:  People suffering from an auto-immune disease such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, or those taking drugs to suppress the immune system, should NOT take Echinea.

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