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Herpes Rash On Face No Longer Erupts

Author: Tammy O.
Date: 08-19-2014
Views: 5,728
Word Count: 211
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10057-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 3

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I got my first ever herpes rash on my face last summer. (I am still bristling from having picked up the virus at a medical doctor's office.) Not knowing what it was, I slathered all kinds of stuff on it, but nothing seemed to help. Using essential oils topically provided some relief but did not clear it up completely.

My naturopathic doctor had provided several supplements, creams, etc. Some of them helped... a bit. She, too, was baffled as to why I was not getting better. She said that she only had one other patient who had a herpes rash that was this stubborn.

After 6 months of battling this rash, I finally asked my ND for an antiviral prescription. No sooner had I taken it than I had a very strong allergic reaction.

At the time, I was hesitant to take essential oils internally. By this point, though, I was also desperate! So I started taking 3-5 drops of the Thieves oil blend in a capsule about 2-3 times a day. Within 3 days, the rash was completely gone!

This rash thing still kicks up now and then. But now, when I start feeling that tingle, I immediately start using Thieves. And I do not hesitate to use therapeutic-grade essential oils internally any longer!

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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: acyclovir, cold sore, cold sores, fever blister, feverblisters, labialis, lip, lips, simplex, zovirax.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: herpes,cold-sores-/-fever-blisters — "The presence of beta-caryophyllene in many essential oils might contribute strongly to their antiviral ability. These results indicate that phenylpropanoids and sesquiterpenes present in essential oils contribute to their antiviral activity against HSV [herpes simplex virus]."Link
2.Associated topics: herpes — "The patient was successfully treated with topical peppermint oil [for postherpetic neuralgia, a complication of shingles].... The authors believe this is the first evidence of peppermint oil (or menthol) having a strong analgesic effect on neuropathic pain."Link
3.Associated topics: herpes — "Essential oils from anise, hyssop, thyme, ginger, camomile and sandalwood were screened for their inhibitory effect against herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) [genital herpes]. A clearly dose-dependent virucidal activity against HSV-2 could be demonstrated for all essential oils tested. Chamomile oil exhibited a high selectivity index and seems to be a promising candidate for topical therapeutic application as virucidal agents for treatment of herpes genitalis."Link

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