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Daughter's Barking Cough Was Preventing Deep Sleep

Author: Autumn C.
Date: 07-24-2015
Views: 1,534
Word Count: 221
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10732-OR
Scientific Studies: 4

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I came home around 10 PM one evening in January, and my 6-year-old daughter was coughing to the point where I knew she could not be resting well. It was that barking cough (a.k.a. croup) that you know prevents deep sleep.

I went online to see what I could use. I found suggestions for RC essential oil blend, so I applied that to her feet. Afterward, my daughter coughed 2 to 3 times more before I went to bed. However, they were much less violent coughs.

Our home is small with no carpeting or rugs on the floors, so the sound of a coughing child almost always wakes me up. Amazingly, I never heard my daughter cough again for the rest of the night.

The next morning she was coughing a little again, which is understandable, as the oils had likely worn off. So I reapplied RC to her feet and sent her to school.

After school I asked my daughter how much she had coughed throughout the day. She said that she had only coughed about three times.

She now has her own bottle of RC essential oil blend and keeps it in her room. I have taught her how to properly apply it so that she can use it whenever she feels the need.

Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: cough, coughing, croop, croup, croupy, stridor.

Supporting Scientific Studies
1."Cineole has mucolytic, bronchodilating and anti-inflammatory properties and reduces the exacerbation rate in patients suffering from COPD, as well as ameliorates symptoms in patients suffering from asthma and rhinosinusitis.... The effects of Cineole in the treatment of acute bronchitis were clearly measurable and could be proven after a treatment period of merely 4 days. This study corroborates the fact that Cineole actively and significantly reduces cough frequency after four days."Link
2."The antibacterial activity of 14 essential oils and their major constituents in the gaseous state was evaluated against [respiratory tract pathogens] Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Staphylococcus aureus. [The] oils [with cinnamon bark, lemongrass, and thyme being most potent] and their major constituents were shown to be effective against various bacteria tested.... These results indicate that the antibacterial action of essential oils was most effective when at high vapor concentration for a short time."Link
3."In confirming the presence of peripheral airways dysfunction in nonsmokers with uncomplicated common colds, our data imply that the changes can be modified favorably by short-term aromatics inhalation."Link
4."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

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