I am currently battling a case of cellulitis in my almost 4yo dd's toe and thought I would share my experience for the record.
So I discovered her whole foot was swollen with a large pus blister in the bottom of her big toe. A large red area surrounded the blister and a red streak was crawling up the top of her foot. I immediately applied eden salve to the blister and red around the blister while I ran a bath. I gave her a warm bath. I would not do this normally as I would be afraid of the infection spreading in the water, but she also was covered with large red spots on her legs and arms and a splotchy rash all over. I've since decided the large spots were possibly hives. I applied more eden salve when I took her out of the bath. DH said take her to the dr. By the time we got to the dr 3 hrs later, the red line crawling up her foot had completely receded, I believe thanks to the eden salve.
The dr lanced the blister and found a sliver in it, probably the source of the bacteria. The dr was amazed that the line had receded as much as it had so props to the eden salve again. She prescribed a topical antibiotic, which we used, and an oral which we did not use. She also prescribed 1000mg daily chewable vit.c (I gave her a little more than that) and alternating hot and cold foot baths 3/day.
At home, day 1, I began giving her raw garlic (3-4 times/day), raw honey, echinacea tinc (2 times day), GSE (3-4 drops/day) and a good multi vitamin I had that I dissolved in orange juice/water mixture (only the first 2 days, then I ran out). A few days in I also began giving her garlic poultice's on her foot (2/day) and to her foot bath water I added crushed garlic, GSE, lavender EO, tea tree oil, and a couple drops dr. brauners mild baby soap. I also applied a colloidal silver gel in between the topical antibiotics a few times. I made sure she got lots and lots of rest, absolutely NO sugar, and elevated her foot to reduce swelling every so often.
We are on day 8 and still battling this, but it is greatly improved. I will continue full treatment for another week (or longer), though I have scaled back the foot baths to twice a day and raw garlic to 2-3 times a day.
If this happened again, I would feel much more confident to treat it on my own. It has responded really well to natural antibiotics, I believe even better that it has responded to the prescription stuff.
Also, thank you to all in this thread who posted. All the info helped very much.
Oh yes, and I have been making sure she gets at least one bowl of yogurt sweetened with raw honey a day.