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Dealing With Pinkeye While Breastfeeding A Baby

Author: Kimberleigh D.
Date: 06-07-2015
Views: 2,256
Word Count: 343
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10672-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 3

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I thought that I might have pink eye. Because I was breastfeeding a baby and going on vacation soon, I wanted to have the doctor check me out, just to make sure.

So I went in and ended up spending $150 for the deductible (super ridiculous since we have what we considered good insurance before it all started changing). The doctor said, "Yes, it is pink eye." He then gave me a prescription for eye drops that he claimed would be safe for a breastfeeding mother to use.

So another $35 later I had the prescription eye drops in my hand. However, right on the bottle it said, "Do not use if you are pregnant, may be pregnant, or are nursing!"

So I called the doctor's office, and they said that that warning is only for if I were drinking it (drinking eye drops??), and it is totally safe -- but to do it right after a breastfeeding, just to be on the safe side. Seriously???

At that point I had decided to look up essential oils for pinkeye and came across lots of ideas. So I chose to put the prescription eye drops just in the eye that was really bad and to use the Purification essential oil blend on the bones around my other eye. I did this again at bedtime as well.

In the morning the "essential oil" eye was completely cleared up, and the eye that had gotten the prescription eye drops was still pink... not as bad as before... but still pink.

So that is when I decided to use drops of Purification essential oil blend on the boney area around the bad eye too. Before I even got downstairs it was already starting to look so much better. There was nearly no discomfort either!

So basically I just wasted $185 on a doctor visit and prescription eye drops, when I could have used a few drops of Purification essential oil blend, which I already had on hand. And we all know how much more Purification oil I could have purchased for $185!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breastfeeding-/-milk-supply-/-nursing-/-lactation — "Foeniculum vulgare Mill, commonly called fennel, has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments related to digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Additionally, it is also used as a galactagogue agent for lactating mothers.... Foeniculum vulgare has emerged as a good source of traditional medicine and it provides a noteworthy basis in pharmaceutical biology for the development/formulation of new drugs and future clinical uses."Link
2.Associated topics: antibiotic — "As proven in vitro, essential oils [Eucalyptus, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Thyme, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Clove, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Sage] represent a cheap and effective antiseptic topical treatment option even for antibiotic-resistant strains [such] as MRSA and antimycotic [antifungal]-resistant Candida species."Link
3.Associated topics: pinkeye-(conjunctivitis) — "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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