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Hives Started Out Looking Like Mosquito Bites

Author: Venessa L.
Date: 04-13-2015
Views: 1,466
Word Count: 130
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10585-OR
Scientific Studies: 3

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About a year ago when my daughter was just 4 years old, I noticed that she had developed hives (urticaria). It started as if she had mosquito bites, but these bite-like elevated patches began to merge into larger red patches on her body.

I immediately dropped 5 or 6 drops of Lavender essential oil into the palm of my hand and patted all over her affected areas.

I repeated this treatment another 15 minutes later. When I went back and checked on her after the second application (i.e., approximately 30 minutes from when I first started), the hives were gone!

My husband, who had been very skeptical towards essential oils, started developing some interest in the oils thereafter. He even started diffusing essential oils for our daughter from time to time.

Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: hive, hives, urticaria, wheals, allergy, allergic.

Supporting Scientific Studies
1."[T]he biological activity of 20 essential oils (EOs) from herbal plants and citrus fruits were investigated in terms of mammalian DNA polymerase (pol) inhibitory activity, cancer cell (human colon carcinoma) growth inhibitory activity, antiallergic activity... in rat basophilic leukemia cells, and antioxidant activity.... Among these EOs, chamomile... showed significant effects on both cancer cell growth and mast cell degranulation. On the basis of these results, chamomile EO can be recommended as a potentially useful, bioactive candidate for therapeutic applications."Link
2."[L]avender oil inhibits immediate-type allergic reactions [anaphylaxis] by inhibition of mast cell degranulation in-vivo and in-vitro."Link
3."[T]ea tree oil seems to be a more effective anti-eczematic agent than zinc oxide and clobetasone butyrate...."Link

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