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Get Rid of an Infected Cut Naturally

When a cut begins to get infected attacking the infection as quickly as possible is the key to avoiding more expensive medical care. There are many steps you can take at home to help heal an infection. Just because your cut has gotten infected it doesn’t mean you need to run off to the doctor and spend a lot of money on antibiotics. Mother nature has provided us with a slew of natural remedies to help heal and draw out infection.

Remember when healing a cut that internal cures are just as important as external ones. Increase your intake of foods like garlic and onion, and consider adding supplements like echinacea and St. John’s wort to your daily regimen to help boost your immune system. The goal when you have an infected cut is to avoid it getting worse and setting into bone and muscle.

How do I prevent infection from a cut?

  • Stop the bleeding and determine if the cut needs stitches.
  • Wash the cut thoroughly with soap and water to remove any debris and bacteria. If the wound is especially dirty use some hydrogen peroxide.
  • Line the wound up and close it with a bandage. If a wound is more than 1/4 inches wide or is too jagged to join together seek medical attention – you will need stitches.
  • Keep it clean and covered.
  • Don’t let it dry out; at night rinse it then cover with petroleum jelly to keep it from drying out.
  • Don’t pick at scabs that form.
  • Protect it from sunlight which can dry it and slow the healing process.

What are the symptoms of an Infected Cut?

  • Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Pus

How Do I get rid of an Infected Cut?

  • Take a garlic plant and smash it into a poultice. Place it directly on the wound and bandage. Garlic is an incredible natural antibiotic and will help to kill off bacteria.
  • Wash your cut with a tincture of aloe vera to help heal and regenerate skin.
  • Grind up a cup of flax and boil some milk. Add the flax and remove from heat. Stir in a tablespoon of honey, mix well and apply the paste to the cut as hot as you can bear without burning yourself. It will help to draw out the infection and the honey will dry up the bacteria in the wound.
  • Take a piece of rye bread, sprinkle with salt and chew until it is soaked with saliva. The saliva helps to fight off the bad bacteria and the salt helps to cleanse the wound. Bandage.
  • Wash and sprinkle with cinnamon before bandaging.
  • Soak in warm water with epsom salts and apple cider vinegar.
  • Make a linament with alcohol, apple cider vinegar, goldenseal and lavendar. Wash twice daily.
  • Make a salve of echinacea, goldenseal, honey, olive oil and beeswax. Apply directly to the wound after washing.
  • Massage the wound to help bring infection closer to the surface, preventing it from settling deep into muscle or bone.
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