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Sinus Infection Caused Pressure In My Face


Author: Gretchen C.
Date: 03-28-2016
Views: 375
Word Count: 365
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10945-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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A few weeks ago I came down with a cold. I was drained and exhausted for a solid week. As the cold started to clear up (thanks to oils) I began to feel better.

Then one day I woke up with lots of pressure in my face and forehead. As the day wore on things got worse. I was in so much pain, it hurt to bend over, touch my face, blow my nose, etc. Even my gums ached and itched. My jaw ached like TMJ and it hurt to even chew soft foods.

I used the Thieves oil blend on my feet several times and had seen an infographic that recommended applying 1-2 drops each of Thieves, RC, Peppermint, and Eucalyptus, but unfortunately I didn’t notice much improvement.

That night I found a video on YouTube that recommended using a nasal rinse (I chose my Neti pot) with 1-2 drops each of Rosemary and the Melrose oil blend. I did it once the first night but didn’t notice a whole lot of improvement beyond a half hour later. I also used Thieves and Copaiba on my gums and Valor, Copaiba, or Deep Relief on my jaw and brain stem.

The next morning I was still in pain so I did the Neti pot again and by afternoon felt the pain was down to about 50%. So I continued to use the netti pot 3-4 times a day for another day. Then once the pain subsided, twice a day for 2 days.

I also decided it was time to take some capsules to fight the infection so I did 1-2 drops each of Thieves, Oregano, Lemon, Eucalyptus Globulus, Pine and Copaiba. I made a bunch of these capsules and put them in a glass container in the freezer and took them three times a day.

After 3 days I switched to 3 drops each of Oregano and Thieves, with carrier oil for two more days to make sure the infection was really gone.

I felt 100% better with no pain in 3 days, no antibiotics or trip to the doctor. I just kept up with the oils to make sure it wouldn’t come back.


Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: afrin, benadryl, dimetapp, diphenhydramine, nasal spray, pseudoephedrine, sinusitis, sudafed, turbinate, turbinates.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: colds — "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
2.Associated topics: colds,sinus-headache,sinus-infection — "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
3.Associated topics: colds — "Taken together, we found an essential oil blend [Orange, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary] notably attenuates influenza virus PR8 infection in vitro via inhibition of viral protein synthesis at the post-transcription level. The lack of toxicity and potent specific inhibition ability make the essential oil a possible antiviral drug for influenza virus proliferation control and treatment."Link
4.Associated topics: sinus-infection — "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
5.Associated topics: exhaustion — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
6.Associated topics: sinus-headache — "Peppermint and its active ingredient menthol have long been used for the treatment of various pain conditions including headache.... Menthol solution can be an efficacious, safe and tolerable therapeutic option for the abortive treatment of migraine."Link
7.Associated topics: sinus-headache — "We report on a patient whose severe post-ECT headaches responded completely to methyl salicylate [wintergreen] ointment, applied to the area of his temporalis and masseter muscles. Topical methyl salicylate is generally well tolerated and may be a viable option for some patients with post-ECT headache."Link
8.Associated topics: sinus-headache,sinus-infection — "The result for the primary end point was validated by the amelioration of the following secondary end points: headache on bending, frontal headache, sensitivity of pressure points of trigeminal nerve, impairment of general condition, nasal obstruction, and rhinological secretion.... In patients with acute nonpurulent rhinosinusitis, timely treatment with cineole [a.k.a. eucalyptol... found in eucalyptus, camphor laurel, laurus nobilis, tea tree, mugwort, basil, wormwood, rosemary, sage, and cannabis] is effective and safe before antibiotics are indicated."Link

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