A number of alternative treatment options exist for impetigo. One option is Chinese medicine, where doctors use an herb to counterbalance what they feel is the cause: a weak stomach and dampness in the body. Other possible home remedies include taking Goldenseal tablets or zinc supplements, or applying olive oil, tea tree oil, or myrrh oil to the infected areas. It is always wise, though, to get specific instructions on alternative treatments.
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