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Possible Spider Bite On My Child's Foot


Author: Valorie H.
Skill: Raindrop Technique
Date: 06-14-2006
Views: 4,239
Word Count: 281
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 1501-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 2

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I have been using essential oils since 1999, with many amazing testimonials to share. This one is, by far, the most exciting.

My family and I are traveling across country in an RV. I have twins, which are 2.5 years old. We are visiting an older daughter, and granddaughter in Alabama. She recently has had a battle with a brown recluse spider in her home, catching at least 12 in traps in the past 2 weeks. I spent an evening teaching a class on bugs and oils.

The next morning my two year old crawled in bed saying she had a bubble on her foot. Her third toe was horridly blistered, and the skin around was cracked and peeling. I applied the Purification oil blend every few minutes for several hours, and I continued to watch the toe.

The blisters spread to the forth and little toe. The middle toe was now quite swollen and looked a bit infected. Everyone around got quite nervous, and I kept my confidence up about my amazing oils. My husband could no longer stand it, and took her to urgent care to be checked. They had no idea what it was, but wanted to put her on Keflex and Benadryl. We chose to skip that, and continued with Purification oil, applying at least once an hour.

I am happy to report that today, 24 hours after being at urgent care, the fourth and fifth toes are better, the redness on the middle toe has lessened, and the blisters are smaller. We did photograph this because we learned nothing goes with a testimonial like a couple of photos.

I expect a full recovery in a day or two.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: bite-/-sting — "Thujaplicin, a minor component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki], showed rather strong antifungal activity against seven kinds of plant-pathogenic fungi.... Thujaplicin and hinokitiol (the major component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki]) also showed clear antibacterial activity against Legionella pneumophila SG 1 and L. pneumophila SG 3 [Legionnaires disease, pneumonia].... This compound showed strong insecticidal activity against Reticulitermes speratus [termites], and it also had clear acaricidal [ticks, mites] activity against Dermatophagoides farinae [house dust mites].... [T]he strong cytotoxic effect of Thujaplicin on murine P388 lymphocytic leukemia cell line [CLL, chronic lymphocytic leukemia] should be emphasized...."Link
2.Associated topics: bite-/-sting — "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

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