Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ashton's cellulitis cured the natural way - we are antibiotic-free.

Just two days ago, Ashton had a couple of mozzie bites which I brushed off.
He started scratching them like crazy and when I got home in the evening, his leg had developed cellulitis (bacterial infection of the skin tissues, NOT cellulite).
Clinical signs of Cellulitis include: redness, swelling, warmth at the site compared to the other peripheral limb. In severe cases, fever may develop.
As you can see from the photo below, his foot and ankle were swollen, the wounds were red and angry. The bigger wound was wet with pus.
Infected ankle was swollen and appeared bigger than his right foot.
 Another photo from Day 1:

Since it was already late evening when I got home, I did not bring him to the doctor's.
Instead, I came up with my own concoction for antibacterial actions.
The oils I used were:
- Lavender (calming, soothing)
- Purification (antibacterial)
- Thieves (antibacterial, boosts immunity, fights infections)
- Lemongrass (powerful antibacterial. Careful it is very HOT. Use in small amounts)
- Frankincense (for skin conditions, infections, healing, anti-scarring)
- Lemon (cleanses skin, anti-bacterial, anti-septic, increases white blood cells to fight infections)
The dilution ratio I used was 1:1.
Equal parts of EOs to equal parts of carrier oil (I used grapeseed oil) as I needed something non-stinging to my baby's skin, yet powerful enough to deal with the Cellulitis.

After just 1 night of application, this is the result:
No more swelling of his left ankle, redness and swelling GONE totally, and mozzie bite wounds have dried up.
No more pus.

I told my maid to continue applying it a few times throughout the day, and when I got home the next evening, she told me Ashton didn't scratch the entire day!
My mother-in-law asked me, "What oil is that??" and she was so surprised when I said they are essential oils and even her relatives have bought YLEOs for their own kids!

We managed to fight Cellulitis in just ONE night without any steroid creams or antibiotics.
Once again, Young Living works!
Disclaimer: If Cellulitis is left untreated, fever may develop and the condition may require oral antibiotics/ topical creams/ and even Intra-venous antibiotic administration.
I am a nurse working in a women's and children's hospital so I know how to assess my children.

Do seek medical advise if you are unsure.


  1. Hi! I came across this on Pinterest. I'm trying to help my pregnant sister who has cellulitis and doesn't want to take antibiotics. Did you keep applying until the redness was gone? Did you cover with a bandaid over night?

    1. Hi Bethany,
      Yes I apply and re-apply several times a day for the initial few days till the swelling and redness subsided :)

  2. A friend pointed me to this because my college-age daughter has been diagnosed with cellulitis on her face -- she thought it was an ear infection but turned out to be cellulitis. She's already on antibiotics because as you said when fever develops, you pretty much have to treat with antibiotics since this can potentially get very serious very quickly. I wish I could relieve her pain and discomfort but since there are not really any open wounds or bites, I am thinking this wouldn't work for her. Any suggestions? The area on her face is red, swollen, and painful. I am anxious for the antibiotics to kick in and start working!


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