Dealing With 2-Year-Old's Molluscum Contagiosum
Author: Alana P.
Skill: Lactation Consultant
Word Count: 131
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10383-OR
Scientific Studies: 4
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When I was first introduced to Young Living's essential oils, the biggest concern that I had was that my 2-year-old son had molluscum contagiosum that had spread over his chest, stomach, private areas, and upper thighs.
I learned about Oregano essential oil and its antiviral properties, and it was suggested that I could try having him smell the Oregano. I started the next morning with a bottle that was pretty much empty. We had him smell it 4 to 5 times per day, and -- within a week -- half of the molluscum bumps were gone.
We continued this protocol for a total of 2 1/2 weeks, and the very last bumps went away and have never come back! This was what sold me on the power of essential oils.
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: molescum, moloscum, moluscum, waterwarts.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"Essential oils from anise, hyssop, thyme, ginger, camomile and sandalwood were screened for their inhibitory effect against herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) [genital herpes]. A clearly dose-dependent virucidal activity against HSV-2 could be demonstrated for all essential oils tested. Chamomile oil exhibited a high selectivity index and seems to be a promising candidate for topical therapeutic application as virucidal agents for treatment of herpes genitalis."||Link|
|2.||"The presence of beta-caryophyllene in many essential oils might contribute strongly to their antiviral ability. These results indicate that phenylpropanoids and sesquiterpenes present in essential oils contribute to their antiviral activity against HSV [herpes simplex virus]."||Link|
|3.||"Taken together, we found an essential oil blend [Orange, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary (most components of Thieves blend)] notably attenuates influenza virus PR8 infection in vitro via inhibition of viral protein synthesis at the post-transcription level. The lack of toxicity and potent specific inhibition ability make the essential oil a possible antiviral drug for influenza virus proliferation control and treatment."||Link|
|4.||"Essential oil of Australian lemon myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) [was effective] in the treatment of molluscum contagiosum in children."||Link|
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