Lotion Bought At Popular Mall Store Caused Eczema
Author: Marlene P.
Skill: Physical Therapist
Word Count: 171
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10504-OR
Scientific Studies: 9
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My daughter started showing signs of eczema on her hands at night. The skin on her knuckles was dry, crackly, and darkened on both hands. She had eczema when she was very young, as well as asthma, but we have overcome much of that with essential oils since.
Recently, with it showing up again, I was concerned. I applied Purification essential oil blend to her hands and right rib (liver point) nightly. I had her stop using lotion (Bath & Body Works brand) and got her back on coconut oil lotion at night.
Her eczema diminished significantly with the Purification oil application, but it would come back as soon as she started "cheating" and using the fragranced Bath & Body Works lotion again.
I applied the Purification again (about 3 drops total, undiluted) nightly and got her to use the coconut-based lotion that is fragranced with Lavender essential oil. Now after she has switched to her natural lotion, we have stopped using Purification, and she is eczema-free once again.
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: ecema, ecxema, excema, exema, exzema, ezcema, ezema, atopic, dyshidrotic, dishydrotic, rash, rashes, dermatitis, hydrocortisone, hydrocortizone, dermatologist.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"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|
|2.||"[T]ea tree oil seems to be a more effective anti-eczematic agent than zinc oxide and clobetasone butyrate...."||Link|
|3.||"[T]opical fatty acids and essential oils are a useful treatment option for canine atopic dermatitis."||Link|
|4.||"Eyelid scrubs or massage with tea tree oil could be an effective treatment regimen in cases of blepharoconjunctivitis [and Demodex mite infestation]."||Link|
|5.||"[A] pulverized mixture of four herbs including Agrimonia Eupatoria (A), Nelumbo Nucifera Gaertn (N), Boswellia Carteri (B) [Frankincense], and Pollen Typhae Angustifoliae (P)... was first described in Chinese canonical medicine about 2000 years ago for treatment of various trauma disorders, such as hemostasis [bleeding], anti-inflammatory, analgesia [pain], and wound healing, etc.... [W]e showed that local ANBP treatment not only significantly enhanced wound healing by relieving inflammation, increasing formation of granulation tissue, and accelerating re-epithelialization, but [it] also reduced scar formation by decreasing collagen production [and] protuberant height and volume of scars and [by] increasing collagen maturity.... [Results show that ANBP] promot[es] wound healing and alleviat[es] scar formation, which may be an effective therapy for human wounds at the earliest stage."||Link|
|6.||"Tea tree oil... has become increasingly popular as an antimicrobial for the treatment of conditions such as tinea pedis [athlete's foot] and acne....[T]ea tree oil can reduce histamine-induced skin inflammation."||Link|
|7.||"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|
|8.||"[One] method employed for wound healing is the application of lavender oil. Due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties, it is thought to prevent wound infections and to play a role in reducing pain by lowering inflammation.... Lavender oil is known to have antibacterial, antifungal, sedative, and/or antidepressant effects.... In addition to its antimicrobial effects, the anti-inflammatory analgesic properties of lavender oil have also been emphasized... The use of L. Angustifolia [lavender] is particularly recommended in chronically infected wounds due to its immune-stimulating and antimicrobial effects. There are also reports that lavender oil reduces scar tissue."||Link|
|9.||"[M]any curative properties attributed to various plants in indigenous medicine are also present in their essential oils.... These oils exert a number of general effects from the pharmacological viewpoint. When applied locally, the essential oils mix readily with skin oils, allowing these to attack the infective agents quickly and actively.... In vitro studies [were] conducted by the author on antimicrobial and anthelmintic [destructive to parasitic worms] properties of some essential oils...."||Link|
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