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A Form Of Herpes Known As Herpetic Whitlow

Author: Virginia G.
Date: 08-18-2006
Views: 11,332
Word Count: 299
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 1663-OR
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My 2 year old son developed a large blister covering his entire upper finger. We thought maybe he had an insect bite of sorts, but couldn't find any matching descriptions on-line. We would pop it and release the fluid, but it would return within hours. It was very painful for him as well. We weren't sure which oils to try, so we started with Lavender which helped ease the pain, but didn't really shrink the blister. It finally disappeared within a week, with much nursing it.

A day later another larger blister appeared on a different finger on the opposite hand covering the entire upper part of his finger. Now I knew we weren't dealing with an insect bite, but what? I researched blisters on-line and the only thing it resembled was a form of herpes known as herpetic whitlow (which is more common with pre-schooler's who "mouth" toys and such. Well, I knew herpes was viral and checked our Higley mini reference. Oregano was our oil of choice. We diluted 2-3 drops in 2 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil since it is a "hot" oil. I hoped we weren't over-diluting. I applied it liberally with a q-tip over the entire blister and I also applied it over the remaining site of the previous blister.

Well, within 30 minutes the blister opened, crackled and dryed flat. It was very ugly, but it was "dying". After about 3 hours it peeled back to reveal fresh un-inflamed new skin. I applied it again to the new skin. The next day you could hardly tell where the blisters had been! Whatever it was never returned. Praise the Lord for his marvelous creation of plants/oils.

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