Found Frostbite On My Son's Left Ear After 3 Days
Author: Nancy P.
Skill: Raindrop Technique
Word Count: 125
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10522-OR
Scientific Studies: 1
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My son got frostbite on his left ear. I didn't see him until 3 days after the incident. At that time his ear was swollen, very red, and very painful. He was even having trouble sleeping because of the discomfort.
I mixed up a mixture of essential oils and applied it to his ear. I used Thyme, Peppermint, and Cypress for increased circulation to the area and Lavender, Melrose, and Copaiba to promote healing of the tissue.
By the next day at least 50% of the discomfort was gone, and after another couple days his ear was back to normal. He was even able to go skiing at that time with no sensitivity to the cold. His ear looks healthy and totally normal now.
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: chilblains, frostbitten, frostnip, chillblains.
|Supporting Scientific Study|
|"Topical high-concentration L-menthol is the only established human experimental pain model to study mechanisms underlying cold hyperalgesia. We aimed at investigating the combinatorial effect of cold stimuli and topical L-menthol on cold pain and secondary mechanical hyperalgesia. Cold detection threshold and cold pain threshold (CPT) increased after L-menthol and remained high after the cold rekindling cycles.... Skin blood flow increased after L-menthol and stayed stable after cold cycles. Repeated application of cold on skin treated by L-menthol facilitated and prolonged L-menthol-induced cold pain and hyperalgesia."||Link|
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