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Preemie Had Dermatitis Since She Was Two Days Old


Author: Courtney C.
Date: 10-09-2014
Views: 2,786
Word Count: 199
Questions Received: 4
Testimonial ID: 10243-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 5

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Our daughter was born early and has had atopic dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis (aka seborrhea, sebopsoriasis, seborrheic eczema, dandruff, cradle cap, and pityriasis rosea) since she was two days old. She had the red, splotchy, dry-patch kind and the oozing, skin-opening, weeping kind.

We have used every steroid and cream possible... scary and to no avail.

What did the trick?

Step 1: Bathe with no soap, mildly warm water and dead sea salt.

Step 2: Apply alcohol-free witch hazel toner with aloe after the bath.

Step 3: Mix up the following essential oil salve:

* 10 drops Rose oil
* 10 drops Helichrysum
* 15 drops Copaiba
* Raw Mango Butter

Apply all over the body directly after the witch hazel toner. Also, when in the "bad" stages, apply this salve about every 3-4 hours during the day.

We are seeing consistent all-over results for the first time in a year. There are now NO broken areas on her skin, and there have not been any since we started this protocol.

I know these two essential oils (Rose and Helichrysum) are pricey, BUT we are actually saving from what we were purchasing at the pharmacy... especially since we order through a rewards program and get points towards free products.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: seborrheic-dermatitis,eczema — "Eyelid scrubs or massage with tea tree oil could be an effective treatment regimen in cases of blepharoconjunctivitis [and Demodex mite infestation]."Link
2.Associated topics: seborrheic-dermatitis,eczema — "[T]opical fatty acids and essential oils are a useful treatment option for canine atopic dermatitis."Link
3.Associated topics: seborrheic-dermatitis,eczema — "[T]ea tree oil seems to be a more effective anti-eczematic agent than zinc oxide and clobetasone butyrate...."Link
4.Associated topics: seborrheic-dermatitis,eczema — "Herbalists treat skin ailments, such as fungal infections (like candidiasis), wounds, eczema, and acne, with lavender oil. It is also used in a healing bath for joint and muscle pain. One study evaluating treatments for children with eczema found [that] it was therapeutic touch from the mother that improved symptoms; in other words, massage with and without essential oils (including lavender) both reduced the dry, scaly skin lesions. Another study found that lavender oil may improve pain control after surgery."Link
5.Associated topics: seborrheic-dermatitis — "It is suggested that the in vivo effect of tea tree oil ointment in the therapy of fungal infections of the skin and mucous membranes as well as in the treatment of dandruff, a mild form of seborrheic dermatitis, may be at least partly due to an antifungal activity of tea tree oil."Link

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