Eating a balanced diet, including protein, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, fresh fruits and vegetables, and drinking eight to 10 glasses of water a day may stimulate the body's immune system and shorten the course of the infection.
Garlic (Allium sativum) and goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis), both antiseptic agents against staphylococcal infections, should be taken. Echinacea (Echinacea spp.) is a;so helpful in modulating immune function. Warm compresses made with white vinegar or Burow’s solution may help relieve itching and aid the healing process.
Daily doses of zinc, vitamin C and bioflavinoids can also strengthen the body's infection-fighting ability. In some cases, a laser hair removal may be the only option. Laser treatment destroys the hair follicles so they can't become infected.