Cats Gave Me Hives, Eye Swelling, And Itchy Throat
Author: Heather S.
Word Count: 196
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10480-OR
Scientific Studies: 5
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The allergy trio is a recommended combination of essential oils that can support your body to avoid reactions to allergens. I've used Lavender, Peppermint, and Lemon essential oils daily and have been able to avoid what have been problematic allergies.
For example, cats give me hives, make my eyes swell, and cause my throat to itch. It's an ugly allergy, but the allergy trio has helped me manage and avoid any reaction to cats.
I actually drink the Peppermint and Lemon in water daily, and I diffuse or apply Lavender. I don't have to use them all the same way to get all the benefits. I usually just use a couple of drops of each.
If I have an allergic reaction and get red, itchy eyes, I like to use one drop of Lavender neat (undiluted). I rub it on the eye bone, avoiding the eye itself. This may make my eyes water at first, but I've had great and quick results.
My father-in-law had been suffering from severe eye allergies. However, he has found relief using Lavender essential oil. Even special eye drops recommended by the doctor had not aided him nearly as well.
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: allergic, dander.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"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|
|2.||"[T]ea tree oil seems to be a more effective anti-eczematic agent than zinc oxide and clobetasone butyrate...."||Link|
|3.||"[T]he biological activity of 20 essential oils (EOs) from herbal plants and citrus fruits were investigated in terms of mammalian DNA polymerase (pol) inhibitory activity, cancer cell (human colon carcinoma) growth inhibitory activity, antiallergic activity... in rat basophilic leukemia cells, and antioxidant activity.... Among these EOs, chamomile... showed significant effects on both cancer cell growth and mast cell degranulation. On the basis of these results, chamomile EO can be recommended as a potentially useful, bioactive candidate for therapeutic applications."||Link|
|4.||"[L]avender oil inhibits immediate-type allergic reactions [anaphylaxis] by inhibition of mast cell degranulation in-vivo and in-vitro."||Link|
|5.||"The lemon-based nasal spray [containing Lemon, Melaleuca Quinquenervia, and Ravintsara] was a good alternative to conventional medicine for the treatment of perennial [pet dander, dust mites] and seasonal allergic and vasomotor rhinopathy."||Link|
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