Battling A Rash Covering Entire Body For 6 Months
Author: Andrea K.
Skill: Social Worker
Word Count: 206
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10530-OR
Scientific Studies: 4
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For the past 6 months I have been battling a rash that has covered my entire body, minus my face. I have been on countless pills, creams, steroids, and special body washes. Nothing has worked, and nothing has eased the itching or the discomfort.
In the past month I have given up trying all these ineffective remedies and have turned to my essential oils (now that I have gotten new bottles of oils that I was out of). I at first tried Lavender essential oil, but it would only work to keep the itching at bay for a few minutes. When my Melrose essential oil blend arrived in the mail, I decided to try that. That too also helped but for a few moments.
Then it dawned on me to combine the two. So after my showers (I have been taking at least two a day, as it helps with the itching) I would rub Lavender all over my body and then follow it with Melrose. In the evening before bed, I would reverse it (Melrose first and then Lavender) so that I could sleep through the itchiness.
For the first time in months I am finally starting to get long-term relief, and the patches are clearing up.
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: rashes.
|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|
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