Blister From Brown Recluse Spider Bite
Author: Fain Z.
Word Count: 453
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Testimonial ID: 1023-OR
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On a Sunday afternoon, I was bitten by a brown recluse spider on the outside of my right thumb while setting up some sprinklers for the yard. I didn't actually see the spider but felt a small sting. Since fire ants are so numerous around here, I did not think much about it. Later that afternoon, I discovered a small white knot in the area which felt like a splinter and itched. By evening, there was a blister forming. At this point I applied Lavender oil, good for most skin problems.
By next morning, the blister was quite large - about the size of a quarter - wrapping half way around the thumb, top and bottom. I realized it must be a bite of some kind to which I was allergic, so I applied Purification oil and did an allergy tap. By now, the area was quite red around the edges and the blister was thickening. Checking the Internet for pictures, descriptions and treatment of brown recluse spider bites revealed numerous similarities. Since this spider is common in the area, I finally knew what I was dealing with.
Tuesday, I contacted fellow oilers for further advice on which oils or procedures to use. One had recently seen a note suggesting Majoram in walnut oil, which I did not have on hand, so I drove over to pick up some. While there, they said I also probably needed a tolerance tap, using some of the fluid from the blister. We proceeded with this tap. Advice was also to alternate the Majoram with Melrose oil, good for infection. Kinesiology demonstrated that I needed a liver cleanse as well, so we put together a combination of JuvaFlex, Juva Cleanse & Goldenrod, which I applied to a cotton square along with hydrogen peroixide for 40 minutes over the liver that night. I also began alternating Helichrysum oil, good for tissue regeneration, with the other oils.
Each day, the area showed improvement, although still puffy with fluid and red in some areas around the bottom rim of the blister. By Sunday, the skin was drying and the fluid almost gone.
On Tuesday, the old skin began to peel, eventually peeling off two layers deep of skin and leaving pink, healthy skin underneath. By the end of the second week, the affected area was barely discernable.
This type of bite typically leaves a huge cavern of raw tissue in which severe infection is the biggest danger. It normally takes months to heal and leaves a permanent scar. Conventional medicine treats these bites with pain killers, a variety of antibiotics and wound dressings. Using only allergy and tolerance taps, liver cleanse and several potent essential oils resulted in a speedy recovery.
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