Sore On Face Itches, Blisters, And Fills With Pus
Author: Melissa R.
Word Count: 113
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10507-OR
Scientific Studies: 3
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I get breakouts on my chin that resemble a cold sore. It itches, blisters, and fills with pus. Thieves essential oil blend dries it up overnight. I love that initial burn that takes the itch away.
I dab a little on every time it starts to itch again, which is about 3 times a day until the sore is gone. I used to get something from the doctor to clear it up, but this works much faster.
I have a high tolerance to "hot" essential oils. For me, the burn only lasts a minute or so. However, others who haven't tried it before would want to dilute it for the first time.
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: herpes, labialis, simplex, zoster, zovirax, acyclovir.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"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|
|2.||"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|
|3.||"The patient was successfully treated with topical peppermint oil [for postherpetic neuralgia, a complication of shingles].... The authors believe this is the first evidence of peppermint oil (or menthol) having a strong analgesic effect on neuropathic pain."||Link|
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