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My Chihuahua Was Frantically Scratching


Author: Robin C.
Skill: Clergy
Date: 11-03-2017
Views: 206
Word Count: 426
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 11244-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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After I inherited my mom's dog after she passed, he developed a skin condition that caused him to frantically scratch. This kept him and me up at night.

After two weeks of this, I noticed that he developed a couple bald spots on his chest that were oozing clear fluid. This alarmed me and I took him to the vet right away. The vet said that the air was really bad that season, and he was seeing tons of dogs having reactions to airborne irritants. He put my baby on steroids and antibiotics.

This appeared to help bring relief to my dog, however, after a week of finishing the prescription he started to scratch again. I was like....Nooooo...I'm not putting him back on steroids, so I prayed about what to do. There had to be something natural that could help.

Then, I saw my friend's face in my mind's eye and remembered that she shared about essential oil on Facebook. I gave her a call and she advised me what to try (with essential oils, sometimes it's trial and error to find what works). Nevertheless, the two oils she recommended worked perfectly. One oil is called Lavender and the other is the Purification blend. Lavender is a calming oil and Purification is useful in removing airborne irritants and odors. She suggested that I diffused both oils together (1-2 drops each) for an hour or more a day to see how my dog responds.

Within one hour my dog looked at me with an expression of "relief" and then fell asleep soundly for a couple hours (no scratching at all). This did the trick! I only had to diffuse these two oils a week later when I saw my dog start to scratch. It was probably a knee-jerk reaction, but I wasn't going to take any chances.

It's been 5 years now, and my dog hasn't experienced anything like that again, and I still live in the same city...same air. At the time, I was a live-in caregiver, and I thought maybe the cigarette odor was what caused his skin reaction, but apparently not. The interesting thing I discovered is that Purification oil blend also removes the odor of cigarette smoke! Hallelujah!

These oils have other benefits too, but I can't share that with y'all because I need to stay compliant with FDA requirements, which mandate that I can't say an oil can treat ailments. However, if you Google essential oil research for something specific, you may find something online with PubMed.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: antibiotic — "As proven in vitro, essential oils [Eucalyptus, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Thyme, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Clove, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Sage] represent a cheap and effective antiseptic topical treatment option even for antibiotic-resistant strains [such] as MRSA and antimycotic [antifungal]-resistant Candida species."Link
2.Associated topics: puppy-/-dog-/-canine — "Idiopathic vestibular syndrome is the most common cause of peripheral vestibular disease in dogs and, despite its dramatic clinical presentation, can improve without intervention."Link
3.Associated topics: skin — "Local application of frankincense essential oil may provide a non-surgical treatment alternative, with no or minimal side effect for carcinoma in situ, minimally invasive carcinoma and pre-cancerous conditions such as actinic keratosis."Link
4.Associated topics: skin — "[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
5.Associated topics: puppy-/-dog-/-canine — "[T]opical fatty acids and essential oils are a useful treatment option for canine atopic dermatitis."Link
6.Associated topics: itching-(Pruritus) — "[T]ea tree oil seems to be a more effective anti-eczematic agent than zinc oxide and clobetasone butyrate...."Link
7.Associated topics: skin — "[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
8.Associated topics: skin — "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

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