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Recognized Tenderness And Red Streaks Of Mastitis

Author: Emily I.
Skill: Chiropractor
Date: 01-27-2015
Views: 1,606
Word Count: 125
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10442-OR
Scientific Studies: 3

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I am nursing my third child, so I am all too familiar with the tenderness of mastitis just starting to gain momentum. At first I thought I had just gone too long between feedings. But when the tenderness didn't go away after several feedings, I took a look and saw the red streaks of mastitis. My sister-in-law had to go on a nasty course of antibiotics when she got it, and I didn't want to follow suit.

I massaged two drops of Lavender essential oil on each breast (avoiding the areola because I didn't necessarily want my baby ingesting it). After one application the tenderness was greatly diminished. After two applications (one at night and one the next morning), all redness and tenderness was gone.

Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: breastfeeding, breastfeed, duct, ducts, mammary, lactate, lactation, lactating, clogged.

Supporting Scientific Studies
1."Ten of the most known and used commercial essential oils (Cinnamomum zeylanicum L. [cinnamon], Citrus bergamia Risso [bergamot], Eucalyptus globulus Labill., Foeniculum vulgare Mill. [fennel], Origanum majorana L. [marjoram], Origanum vulgare L. [oregano], Rosmarinus officinalis L. [rosemary], Satureja montana L. [mountain savory], Thymus vulgaris L. ct. carvacrol [thyme], Thymus vulgaris L. ct. thymol [red thyme] were tested against six bacteria strains Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus chromogenes, Staphylococcus sciuri, Staphylococcus warneri, Staphylococcus xylosus and Escherichia coli, responsible for mastitis in animals. The best results were achieved by S. montana, T. vulgaris ct. thymol and O. vulgare."Link
2."[T]he antibacterial activity of lemongrass oil (LG) and its major components (citral, geraniol, and myrcene) against four strains of clinically isolated bovine mastitis pathogens (Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae, Bacillus cereus, and Escherichia coli).., as well as their activity on S. aureus biofilm formation [were investigated].... [T]hey inhibit S. aureus biofilm formation and exhibit effective killing activities on preformed biofilms."Link
3."Foeniculum vulgare Mill, commonly called fennel, has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments related to digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Additionally, it is also used as a galactagogue agent for lactating mothers.... Foeniculum vulgare has emerged as a good source of traditional medicine and it provides a noteworthy basis in pharmaceutical biology for the development/formulation of new drugs and future clinical uses."Link

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