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Boy With Sensory Concerns Hates Putting On Creams

Author: Sarah F.
Skill: Nurse
Date: 03-21-2015
Views: 1,171
Word Count: 160
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 10549-OR
Scientific Studies: 6

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My son is 8 years old with lots of sensory concerns. He also has very sensitive, dry, itchy skin that he will scratch until it bleeds.

I have tried so many different over-the-counter and prescription creams. Unfortunately, he hates putting any cream on. He will scream and fuss and try to wipe them off.

I recently tried adding one drop of Peppermint essential oil to a squirt of lotion, rubbing it together in my hands, and then rubbing him with the mixture. He said that he liked it, and so I did it again. I also tried it on myself.

The itching went away almost immediately. After a few nights of applying Peppermint oil with lotion, his skin looks fantastic. He loves it and will ask for it after every bath.

I have used lots of this company's products, and I love them all. But this one was so easy with immediate results, so I wanted to share!

Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: itchy, skincare, asperger, aspergers, autism, autistic, spectrum, processing, sensory.

Supporting Scientific Studies
1."The results indicate that children's shared attention behaviors increased during aromatherapy massage and that other aspects of their behavior also changed over the course of the research. Family involvement in the study enabled these changes to be transferred from school to home.... Steve Solomons explores the implications of his research for new teaching and learning opportunities for children with autistic spectrum disorders and severe learning difficulties."Link
2."[T]ea tree oil seems to be a more effective anti-eczematic agent than zinc oxide and clobetasone butyrate...."Link
3.In nine studies, Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) has shown effectiveness for arteriosclerosis, autism, Bells palsy, chemotherapy-induced toxicity, degenerative disc disease, detox, muscle wasting, muscular dystrophy, neuroblastoma, neuroprotection, oxidative stress, and spinal stenosis.Link
4."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
5."[T]opical fatty acids and essential oils are a useful treatment option for canine atopic dermatitis."Link
6."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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