Pimple-Like Underarm Rash Was Likely Folliculitis
Author: Erilyn L.
Word Count: 144
Questions Received: Not available for contact
Testimonial ID: 10771-OR
Scientific Studies: 4
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This summer I was camping a lot and started noticing that my armpit was itching me frequently. When I was back home, I finally took a good look and noticed a severe red rash with big white pimple-like bumps.
I looked for rashes and stuff online, and I believe that my rash was folliculitis. The websites suggested that I go to a doctor for an antibiotic. However, I am a registered nurse and generally avoid pharmaceuticals and doctors as much as possible.
So I looked up which essential oil is good for rashes, and Lavender popped up. I had some on hand, so I began treating my rash right away.
I have now been applying several drops of Lavender essential oil on the rash neat (undiluted) morning and night for about a week. It is almost gone and not itchy anymore.
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: armpit, armpits, bikini, folliculitis, ingrown, pit, pits, razor, shaving, tweezing, underarm, underarms, waxing.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"Topical 5% tea tree oil is an effective treatment for mild to moderate acne vulgaris.... Tea tree oil has broad-spectrum antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity in vitro. These properties have formed the basis of its use in the treatment of a range of superficial dermatoses such as cuts, insect bites, boils, and dermatophytosis [ringworm]."||Link|
|2.||"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|
|3.||"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|
|4.||"Lavender essential oil displays the stronger antioxidant activity against lipid peroxidation in a linoleic acid model system and good antibacterial activity against four rhinitis-related bacteria including staphylococcus aureus, Micrococcus ascoformans, Proteus vulgaris, and Escherichia coli."||Link|
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