Over the winter my lower legs were covered in cellulitis (skin infection, not to be confused with cellulite!) and it took two rounds of oral antibiotics to get rid of it. Months later, following a cut on my foot, the same area is now covered in folliculitis. Argh!! My doctor wants to put me back on oral antibiotics, but I reeeaaally want to fight this without throwing my stomach and immunity back into the blender. So far I've been consuming extra Vit C, vit D3, Turmeric, and apple cider vinegar. Externally I've been attacking this with Bactroban (prescription antibiotic cream), tea tree oil, aloe vera, and epsom salt baths. All this is in addition to leading a fairly active and healthy lifestyle, which only makes the condition that much more frustrating and embarrassing.
So anyway the treatments seem to be helping the wounds heal quickly, but all my efforts are destroyed by the ITCHING! No matter what I do, such as taking benadryl at night, I scratch my skin off in my sleep! Any suggestions or personal experiences to share?
Unfortunately I don't know exactly what is causing this. The doctor suspects staph, but when a culture was taken nothing showed up.