Hi sympathize there are others for whom the antibiotics did not really work well and then they chose to leave allopathy and pick up herbalists. I would not bother with the acupuncturist since this is often of no use.
I would use a warm heat treatment 3 minutes followed by cold 30 seconds and repeated 4 times. It is finished with cold and dried very well. This treatment is said to be more effective if before bed.
I would avoid sweets since these lower the immune system and allow the germs to grow faster. One doctor says the white blood cells fail to eat the germs fast, perhaps they were sticky from the sugar she thought.
Oils butters, fats also are converted by the body to sugar and therefore maybe aught to kept to just enough to keep proper weight.
The professionals say that germs like dark, food, moisture and heat. The skin therefore maybe should have coolness, dryness, light and of course care in diet. Other health measures may be needed such as lemons, oranges, grapefruit, kiwis, a daily walk in sunshine and fresh air, 6.25 cups water for every 100 pounds body weight at least or more if thirsty and nightly sleep for eight hours every night. The schedule for bedtime should be kept and meal times need to be kept. I would avoid substances harmful to the body such as cigarrettes, tobacco, drugs, food additives, chemicals, even skin products which are not natural since in fact many of them are absorbed by the body in 27 seconds. If a person should not eat the product it probably might not be all that healthy on the skin.
Some people think Tea tree oil losenges might be helpful and there are some products with this in it and calendula that are all natural that might be helpful applied outside. If something is applied it should be applied in such a way as to not allow spread by going from the outer edge of the lesion to the inner part and not allowed to touch healthy skin. Peace.