Toddler's UTI Started With A 3-day Fever
Author: Kaitlin L.
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Testimonial ID: 10746-OR
Scientific Studies: 10
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My daughter got a fever which I only caught because, when I leaned down to give her a hug, she seemed hot. It was not a high fever, and it never really spiked. Though it stayed consistently around 101.3 degrees, the fever lasted for three days.
There were no other symptoms, so I decided to call the pediatrician. Right before the nurse called me back, my daughter piped up, "My peepee hurts!" Sure enough, the area was inflamed and had a little bit of greenish-white discharge.
We took my daughter into the doctor's office, and she tested positive for a urinary tract infection (UTI). The doctor prescribed antibiotics, but I really wanted to try some natural remedies first.
As a woman who has had several UTIs as a child, I did not think that this infection was very far along yet. So far it was just the skin on the outside that was hurting, and my daughter had not even complained about it hurting to pee. We must have discovered the UTI before it had gotten too far advanced.
We used a bunch of different essential oils in our protocol:
Purification blend (used the most)
We adjusted our protocol throughout the course of treatment, depending on what essential oils we had on hand. During the first couple of days, we were waiting for the Cistus and Thyme oils to get shipped to us.
(The company actually forgot to ship Cistus; it was supposed to come with the Thyme oil. Anyway, we could not use Cistus until the last day or so of the protocol and afterward when we were just doing maintenance.)
We applied Purification to my daughter's tummy and upper thighs anytime she complained that her peepee hurt (which was actually only three or four times). And our main protocol included two methods that we alternated every other day.
On the first day I applied one drop of Purification (always diluted) to my daughter's vaginal area 6 times daily. Then on her feet I used a combination of two of the essential oils that I mentioned above, rubbing the excess on her upper/inner thighs.
On the alternating days we applied a warm compress with diluted Purification on my daughter's belly directly over the bladder for 20 minutes twice daily (morning and night). When we ran out of Purification, we usually used Lemon and Thyme for the compress.
We also applied two of the oils on my daughter's feet. We just rotated through the suggested oil combinations, such as the following:
Lemon and Purification
Purification and Thieves
Lemon and Thieves
Purification and Thyme
Lemon and Thyme
Thieves and Thyme
We also bought a cranberry supplement in 500 mg capsules. We used half a capsule in a cup of tea that I made for my daughter in the midmorning. The tea contained Clove, Oregano, and Rosemary essential oils. I brewed it for 10 minutes and sweetened it with honey.
That is about it. We followed this protocol for about a week before having my daughter take another UTI test. Then we continued the regimen for another three days following the clear test.
I was really impressed with the results, and the UTI has not come back. And I am happy to say that we never did have to resort to using any antibiotics!
If or when (if she is like me) another UTI happens, I will know exactly what to do for my daughter. I cannot say that these oils were the answer, but they certainly have contributed to the healthy function of my daughter's urinary tract.
Thank God for essential oils. He truly provides for us!
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: bladder, cystitis, cystitus, kidney, tract, urinary.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"14 plant essential oils -- anise (Pimpinella anisum), bay leaves (Laurus nobilis), cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum verum), clove (Eugenia caryophyllata), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), hop (Humulus lupulus), Istanbul oregano (Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum), Izmir oregano (Origanum onites), [pepper]mint (Mentha piperita), myrtus (Myrtus communis), orange peel (Citrus sinensis), sage (Salvia officinalis), thyme (Thymbra spicata), and Turkish oregano (Origanum minutiflorum) -- were related to inhibition of 10 bacteria... four Gram-positive bacteria of Listeria innocua, coagulase-negative staphylococci, Staphylococcus aureus, and Bacillus subtilis, and six Gram-negative bacteria of Yersinia enterocolitica [causes Yersiniosis], Salmonella Enteritidis, Salmonella Typhimurium, Proteus mirabilis [causes UTIs], Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Klebsiella oxytoca.... [R]elative to anise essential oil, the essential oils of oreganos, cinnamon, and thyme had consistently high inhibitory effects.... [B]eta-bisabolene (Turkish and Istanbul oreganos), and terpinolene (thyme) were found to be the most inhibitory compounds regardless of the bacteria type tested."||Link|
|2.||"14 plant essential oils -- anise (Pimpinella anisum), bay leaves (Laurus nobilis), cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum verum), clove (Eugenia caryophyllata), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), hop (Humulus lupulus), Istanbul oregano (Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum), Izmir oregano (Origanum onites), mint (Mentha piperita), myrtus (Myrtus communis), orange peel (Citrus sinensis), sage (Salvia officinalis), thyme (Thymbra spicata), and Turkish oregano (Origanum minutiflorum) -- were related to inhibition of 10 bacteria (Listeria innocua, coagulase-negative staphylococci, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Yersinia enterocolitica, Salmonella Enteritidis, Salmonella Typhimurium, Proteus mirabilis, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Klebsiella oxytoca)."||Link|
|3.||"[Tea tree (melaleuca alternifolia)] oil has been found effective in chronic cystitis."||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.||"[We] investigate[d] antimicrobial treatment of an infected [Staphylococcus aureus] cochlear implant, undertaken in an attempt to salvage the infected device.... 5 percent tea tree oil completely eradicated the biofilm following exposure for 1 hour.... Treatment of infected cochlear implants with novel agents such as tea tree oil could significantly improve salvage outcome."||Link|
|7.||"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|
|8.||"As proven in vitro, essential oils [Eucalyptus, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Thyme, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Clove, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Sage (includes all components of Thieves blend)] represent a cheap and effective antiseptic topical treatment option even for antibiotic-resistant strains [such] as MRSA and antimycotic [antifungal]-resistant Candida species."||Link|
|9.||"DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."||Link|
|10.||"[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|
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