Dusting Would Cause An Outbreak Of Dermatitis
Author: Candice R.
Word Count: 281
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 10738-OR
Scientific Studies: 10
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For several years I have been suffering with what the doctor told me is contact dermatitis. I could not even dust my house without having an outbreak.
Over the years I have tried so many things. Thieves Household Cleaner and Animal Scents Shampoo seemed to help better than anything else. For the most effectiveness, I would dilute both of these, leaving them on my skin and not rinsing them off. These products would dry out the rash, stop the itch, and keep it from spreading. However, the rash would still resurface.
So for the last couple of months I have been mixing Lavender Hand & Body Lotion with a bit of Thieves Foaming Hand Soap. At first this mixture just stopped the rash from itching and spreading. But now I have noticed that I have not had any problems at all in over a month!
These results are amazing for summertime, considering that heat also brings out the rash. And I live in Arizona where it is very hot during the summer. In fact, June was hotter than it has ever been, and yet I have had no breakouts!
Besides using the Lavender Hand & Body Lotion and Thieves Foaming Hand Soap, I have also been drinking NingXia Red and taking Sulfurzyme. Though I stopped all other supplements to give my body a rest, I did not change my diet.
I have always thought that my problem is some type of topical infection that somehow gets activated by heat, dryness, and the things that I touch. Using this combination of therapeutic-grade essential oil products seems to have killed it out. I hope this works for others, too!
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|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"[A] pulverized mixture of four herbs including Agrimonia Eupatoria (A), Nelumbo Nucifera Gaertn (N), Boswellia Carteri (B) [Frankincense], and Pollen Typhae Angustifoliae (P)... was first described in Chinese canonical medicine about 2000 years ago for treatment of various trauma disorders, such as hemostasis [bleeding], anti-inflammatory, analgesia [pain], and wound healing, etc.... [W]e showed that local ANBP treatment not only significantly enhanced wound healing by relieving inflammation, increasing formation of granulation tissue, and accelerating re-epithelialization, but [it] also reduced scar formation by decreasing collagen production [and] protuberant height and volume of scars and [by] increasing collagen maturity.... [Results show that ANBP] promot[es] wound healing and alleviat[es] scar formation, which may be an effective therapy for human wounds at the earliest stage."||Link|
|2.||"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|
|3.||"Tea tree oil... has become increasingly popular as an antimicrobial for the treatment of conditions such as tinea pedis [athlete's foot] and acne....[T]ea tree oil can reduce histamine-induced skin inflammation."||Link|
|4.||"Tea tree oil (TTO) (Melaleuca alternifolia) has been used recently as an effective topical application for the treatment of skin infections due to a variety of aetiological microbial agents, including mainly bacterial infections. We detail... the successful treatment with TTO of a paediatric patient with warts on her right middle finger. TTO was applied topically once daily to the lesions for 12 days, with a successful outcome, including complete re-epithelization of the infected areas. The case highlights the potential use of TTO in the treatment of common warts due to human papilloma virus."||Link|
|5.||"[One] method employed for wound healing is the application of lavender oil. Due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties, it is thought to prevent wound infections and to play a role in reducing pain by lowering inflammation.... Lavender oil is known to have antibacterial, antifungal, sedative, and/or antidepressant effects.... In addition to its antimicrobial effects, the anti-inflammatory analgesic properties of lavender oil have also been emphasized... The use of L. Angustifolia [lavender] is particularly recommended in chronically infected wounds due to its immune-stimulating and antimicrobial effects. There are also reports that lavender oil reduces scar tissue."||Link|
|6.||"[M]any curative properties attributed to various plants in indigenous medicine are also present in their essential oils.... These oils exert a number of general effects from the pharmacological viewpoint. When applied locally, the essential oils mix readily with skin oils, allowing these to attack the infective agents quickly and actively.... In vitro studies [were] conducted by the author on antimicrobial and anthelmintic [destructive to parasitic worms] properties of some essential oils...."||Link|
|7.||"[T]ea tree oil seems to be a more effective anti-eczematic agent than zinc oxide and clobetasone butyrate...."||Link|
|8.||"It is suggested that the in vivo effect of tea tree oil ointment in the therapy of fungal infections of the skin and mucous membranes as well as in the treatment of dandruff, a mild form of seborrheic dermatitis, may be at least partly due to an antifungal activity of tea tree oil."||Link|
|9.||"[T]opical fatty acids and essential oils are a useful treatment option for canine atopic dermatitis."||Link|
|10.||"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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