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Vet Could Not Help Collie's Itchy, Bloody Rash

Author: Tricia L.
Skill: iTOVi Scanner
Date: 10-07-2014
Views: 4,037
Word Count: 319
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 10236-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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My friend's beautiful collie had been having allergic reactions (according to her vet) and a very painful, itchy rash since March. When I found out about it in August, the condition was so bad that the dog was chewing bloody holes into her skin because of the itch.

My friend was actually considering putting her collie down to stop her suffering. The veterinarian did not have any recommendations except to get more expensive tests and to take the dog to a specialist.

I said, "Wait, just let me try my essential oils before you make that decision." My friend agreed.

I went over that very day, and we applied a weak solution of Thieves Household Cleaner from Young Living. We let it "soak" on the dog for 20-30 minutes and then rinsed it out. The dilution was one capful to a gallon of water.

Next I made a solution of about 16 ounces of water with the following essential oils added:

* 10 drops Lavender
* 10 drops Purification blend
* 10 drops Lemongrass
* 10 drops Melrose blend

I told my friend to shake the spray bottle and then spray the large, bright-red patches of rash that were all over the dog. Then I instructed her to put some of this solution on a cotton ball and wipe the itchy, red patches inside the dog's ears.

I also gave my friend a little NingXia Red juice drink containing other essential oils and suggested a tablespoon a day of that (the amount that I give my cat at home). Additionally I suggested a tablespoon per day of coconut oil (which she already had on hand) and a small capsule of Oregano essential oil per day.

THE NEXT DAY the dog's skin looked a normal color again, and the itching had stopped! I checked back with my friend after a couple of days, then a week or so, and finally a month later... and the itching had not returned!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: fungus — "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
2.Associated topics: puppy-/-dog-/-canine — "Idiopathic vestibular syndrome is the most common cause of peripheral vestibular disease in dogs and, despite its dramatic clinical presentation, can improve without intervention."Link
3.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
4.Associated topics: skin — "[M]any curative properties attributed to various plants in indigenous medicine are also present in their essential oils.... These oils exert a number of general effects from the pharmacological viewpoint. When applied locally, the essential oils mix readily with skin oils, allowing these to attack the infective agents quickly and actively.... In vitro studies [were] conducted by the author on antimicrobial and anthelmintic [destructive to parasitic worms] properties of some essential oils...."Link
5.Associated topics: allergic-reaction — "Lavender essential oil displays the stronger antioxidant activity against lipid peroxidation in a linoleic acid model system and good antibacterial activity against four rhinitis-related bacteria including staphylococcus aureus, Micrococcus ascoformans, Proteus vulgaris, and Escherichia coli."Link
6.Associated topics: fungus — "To evaluate the eradication of house dust mites (HDM)... by direct contact using the essential clove oil (Eugenia caryophyllus).... A pilot study was initiated to determine the killing power of clove oil.... SEMs revealed dead mites on the fibers.... The zone of inhibition indicated significant clearance for all the bacteria and fungi indicating greater biocidal activity when compared to the controls.... Clove oil is a promising agent for killing dust mites with a potential use in dust-mite laden mattresses."Link
7.Associated topics: fungus — "Demodex blepharitis is a common but overlooked external eye disease. The pathogenesis of Demodex blepharitis in eliciting ocular surface inflammation has been further clarified. The modified eyelash sampling and counting method makes it easier and more accurate to diagnose Demodex infestation. Tea tree oil shows promising potential to treat Demodex blepharitis by reducing Demodex counts with additional antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory actions."Link
8.Associated topics: fungus — "Tea tree oil contributes to the successful treatment of toenail fungus [onychomycosis]."Link

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