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Stubborn Random Spots May Have Been Folliculitis


Author: Summer L.
Skill: ZYTO Compass
Date: 09-03-2014
Views: 3,831
Word Count: 395
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 10123-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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My son had some random spots come up on his arms. I didn't notice them at first... until they started to cover his arms. Then I noticed they were on his legs as well. I checked his stomach, and it was clear. The spots were only on his extremities.

My son picked at the spots because they itched, and they would scab over. Then they started to get a hole in them and re-scab. They really were disgusting, and, being an adult, I know when you pick a scab you get left with a scar. These spots just covered his arms and legs!

I looked this condition up on the Internet, and it seemed similar to folliculitis. It was almost like a rash of some kind. I did not have any idea where to even start, so I started Thieves in an attempt to kill the infection. It did help a little.

My mom suggested Melaleuca Alternifolia, so I tried that as well. I am sure with enough consistency, they may have done the trick. But this took months! I applied every night before bed. I probably should have applied daily as well, but I just forgot to. My son had the spots at the end of the school year and through the entire summer.

I was so frustrated because I could not figure out what to do, and I was blowing through my Thieves essential oil blend. I met a man at Silver Retreat who mentioned he had his nanny use Lemon Myrtle on an allergy rash she had for years, and it cleared up after a week.

I came home and switched to Lemon Myrtle, and, after another four weeks, the spots were finally gone! My son still has white spots that are scars. I am now using Lavender to help improve the look of his scars. But I am so happy the spots are finally gone!

Not only did it look terrible, but it looked like a hole deep in his skin that was an open wound and could easily be infected. According to a friend whose son has the same thing, the doctor said it was a type of virus. Who knows what it was, but it is GONE.

Disclaimer: Lemon Myrtle essential oil does not "cure" folliculitis.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: inflammation — "Cineole has mucolytic, bronchodilating and anti-inflammatory properties and reduces the exacerbation rate in patients suffering from COPD, as well as ameliorates symptoms in patients suffering from asthma and rhinosinusitis.... The effects of Cineole in the treatment of acute bronchitis were clearly measurable and could be proven after a treatment period of merely 4 days. This study corroborates the fact that Cineole actively and significantly reduces cough frequency after four days."Link
2.Associated topics: infection — "[We] investigate[d] antimicrobial treatment of an infected [Staphylococcus aureus] cochlear implant, undertaken in an attempt to salvage the infected device.... 5 percent tea tree oil completely eradicated the biofilm following exposure for 1 hour.... Treatment of infected cochlear implants with novel agents such as tea tree oil could significantly improve salvage outcome."Link
3.Associated topics: infection — "The antibacterial activity of 14 essential oils and their major constituents in the gaseous state was evaluated against [respiratory tract pathogens] Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Staphylococcus aureus. [The] oils [with cinnamon bark, lemongrass, and thyme being most potent] and their major constituents were shown to be effective against various bacteria tested.... These results indicate that the antibacterial action of essential oils was most effective when at high vapor concentration for a short time."Link
4.Associated topics: infection — "As proven in vitro, essential oils [Eucalyptus, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Thyme, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Clove, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Sage] represent a cheap and effective antiseptic topical treatment option even for antibiotic-resistant strains [such] as MRSA and antimycotic [antifungal]-resistant Candida species."Link
5.Associated topics: infection — "14 plant essential oils -- anise (Pimpinella anisum), bay leaves (Laurus nobilis), cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum verum), clove (Eugenia caryophyllata), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), hop (Humulus lupulus), Istanbul oregano (Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum), Izmir oregano (Origanum onites), mint (Mentha piperita), myrtus (Myrtus communis), orange peel (Citrus sinensis), sage (Salvia officinalis), thyme (Thymbra spicata), and Turkish oregano (Origanum minutiflorum) -- were related to inhibition of 10 bacteria (Listeria innocua, coagulase-negative staphylococci, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Yersinia enterocolitica, Salmonella Enteritidis, Salmonella Typhimurium, Proteus mirabilis, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Klebsiella oxytoca)."Link
6.Associated topics: inflammation — "[W]e studied the anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective effects of C. citratus [Lemongrass] and E. citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus] essential oils on formol-induced edema and acetic acid induced abdominal cramps in Wistar rats.... In vivo analysis and histological assay showed that the two essential oils displayed significant dose-dependent edema [swelling] inhibition effect over time. They displayed strong analgesic [pain-relieving] and antipyretic [fever-reducing] properties similar to that induced by 50 mg/kg of acetylsalicylate of lysine.... This work demonstrates the anti-inflammatory property of Cymbopogon citratus [Lemongrass] and Eucalyptus citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus], suggesting their potential role as adjuvant therapeutic alternatives in dealing with inflammatory-related diseases."Link
7.Associated topics: skin — "Local application of frankincense essential oil may provide a non-surgical treatment alternative, with no or minimal side effect for carcinoma in situ, minimally invasive carcinoma and pre-cancerous conditions such as actinic keratosis."Link
8.Associated topics: infection — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link

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