People At Work Were Noticing The Boils On My Face
Author: Jenifer B.
Word Count: 229
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 10373-OR
Scientific Studies: 4
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Okay, so I had this weird bump on the front of my neck in the throat area. I thought that it was just a pimple, so I tried to pop it. Nothing happened. So then I thought that I would just leave it alone.
A month later it was still there. And then another larger one appeared! It was quite painful to touch, so I did not mess with it so much. At work people were commenting on how bad it looked and were wondering what had happened.
I started putting Lavender essential oil on the bumps, but nothing happened. So then I thought that I would try Thieves essential oil blend. At first I diluted it because it can be a hot oil. But that did not seem to help either.
So next I put it on neat (undiluted), about 3 times within a couple of hours. The bumps went down considerably! So I continued to put Thieves on several times in the evening.
The next morning both bumps were hardly noticeable, with two little scabs in their place. I went to work, and one lady noticed right away. I told her that I had used Thieves essential oil blend. She said, "Wow, in one evening it made it go away?" I said, "Yep, it sure did!"
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: infection, infected, staph, staphylococcus, staphylococcal, boil, boils, folliculitis, furuncle, carbuncle, furunculosis, staff.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"Topical 5% tea tree oil is an effective treatment for mild to moderate acne vulgaris.... Tea tree oil has broad-spectrum antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity in vitro. These properties have formed the basis of its use in the treatment of a range of superficial dermatoses such as cuts, insect bites, boils, and dermatophytosis [ringworm]."||Link|
|2.||"Tea tree oil (TTO) (Melaleuca alternifolia) has been used recently as an effective topical application for the treatment of skin infections due to a variety of aetiological microbial agents, including mainly bacterial infections. We detail... the successful treatment with TTO of a paediatric patient with warts on her right middle finger. TTO was applied topically once daily to the lesions for 12 days, with a successful outcome, including complete re-epithelization of the infected areas. The case highlights the potential use of TTO in the treatment of common warts due to human papilloma virus."||Link|
|3.||"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|
|4.||"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|
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