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Toddler Was Out Of It And Was Talking In Her Sleep

Author: Kaitlin L.
Date: 04-23-2015
Views: 1,583
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Testimonial ID: 10598-OR
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Scientific Studies: 2

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Recently our two-year-old daughter had fallen asleep on the couch and was talking in her sleep, both of which are unusual for her. In general, she just seemed to be out of it, so we took her temperature around 9:30 PM. It was 101.8 degrees, so we started looking into what we could do.

We applied two drops of Peppermint essential oil diluted 50/50 with V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex to her forehead, temples, and the back of her neck. What was left on our hands we just rubbed onto her tummy. We also applied the last of our Thieves essential oil blend (about a drop) onto the bottom of her feet.

Our daughter's temperature continued to climb throughout the evening, so we continued this protocol every half hour, probably about four times altogether. We only used the Thieves for the first application, but I am sure that it helped to support a natural fever reduction.

Around 11:30 PM, her temperature peaked at 103.8 degrees. We debated putting her into a lukewarm bath for a few minutes, but our daughter was just finally starting to sleep again. So we decided to wait a little longer.

After our last application of Peppermint oil, we waited another half hour and took her temperature again. It was back down to 99.8 degrees! Our daughter's temperature continued to fall, and around 4:30 AM she was back in the normal range again.

At the time, it did not seem like Peppermint had been doing a whole lot to bring the fever down because it kept going up. But looking back, the Peppermint really did help a lot. High fevers generally last 2 or 3 days, yet our daughter's fever broke in two and a half hours!

Note that, because our daughter is only two years old, we did use half the recommended amount of essential oil (according to the essential oils reference book), as Peppermint is a strong oil. We also know that fevers serve a purpose, and we are glad that our daughter's body worked to kill off whatever bug she was fighting.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: fever-/-febrile -/-temperature — "[W]e studied the anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective effects of C. citratus [Lemongrass] and E. citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus] essential oils on formol-induced edema and acetic acid induced abdominal cramps in Wistar rats.... In vivo analysis and histological assay showed that the two essential oils displayed significant dose-dependent edema [swelling] inhibition effect over time. They displayed strong analgesic [pain-relieving] and antipyretic [fever-reducing] properties similar to that induced by 50 mg/kg of acetylsalicylate of lysine.... This work demonstrates the anti-inflammatory property of Cymbopogon citratus [Lemongrass] and Eucalyptus citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus], suggesting their potential role as adjuvant therapeutic alternatives in dealing with inflammatory-related diseases."Link
2.Associated topics: fever-/-febrile -/-temperature — "Burn Healing Potential of Nigella sativa seed oil in rats.... Nigella sativa L. (Black cumin) has shown a broad spectrum of pharmacological effects like antipyretic [fever reducing], analgesic [pain reducing], anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial.... The present study suggests the burn wound healing action of seeds may be due to anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of major compounds in the oil."Link

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