What Types of Infections Should you use Herbs for?
Skin Infections, Colds, Bronchitis, Ear Infections, Diarrhea, Sore Throats
Infections of the skin are the easiest way to use antibiotic herbs. These infections include fungal infections such as athlete’s foot and jock itch.
Fungal infections are typically treated with antifungal agents such as ketoconazole, ciclopirox and tolnaftate which can dry and irritate the skin and cause stinging, itching, redness and allergic reactions. Besides these common skin infections keep in mind that dandruff can also be caused by a fungal infection of the scalp.
Wounds or abrasions of the skin can easily become infected and need to be protected. The yeast Candida can infect the skin and mucus membranes. All of these infections can be treated topically by applying herbs to the skin.