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Weeping Eczema And Lavender


Author: Marci M.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 04-19-2007
Views: 7,961
Word Count: 105
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 2030-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 5

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I get an oozing eczema occasionally on my face. Usually this starts as a fluid filled sac which oozes for about a day and then scabs over and takes a week or two for the scab to completely go away. If I use the topical steroid cream right away it helps some, but not like the Lavender. Once I feel the area filling with the fluid, I immediately started putting the Lavender oil on every 1/2 hour to hour, and kept doing that. It seems to make the fluid recede, and the skin heals so much faster than without the Lavender.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: dermatitis,eczema — "Eyelid scrubs or massage with tea tree oil could be an effective treatment regimen in cases of blepharoconjunctivitis [and Demodex mite infestation]."Link
2.Associated topics: dermatitis,eczema — "[T]opical fatty acids and essential oils are a useful treatment option for canine atopic dermatitis."Link
3.Associated topics: itching-(Pruritus),dermatitis,eczema — "[T]ea tree oil seems to be a more effective anti-eczematic agent than zinc oxide and clobetasone butyrate...."Link
4.Associated topics: dermatitis,eczema — "Herbalists treat skin ailments, such as fungal infections (like candidiasis), wounds, eczema, and acne, with lavender oil. It is also used in a healing bath for joint and muscle pain. One study evaluating treatments for children with eczema found [that] it was therapeutic touch from the mother that improved symptoms; in other words, massage with and without essential oils (including lavender) both reduced the dry, scaly skin lesions. Another study found that lavender oil may improve pain control after surgery."Link
5.Associated topics: dermatitis — "It is suggested that the in vivo effect of tea tree oil ointment in the therapy of fungal infections of the skin and mucous membranes as well as in the treatment of dandruff, a mild form of seborrheic dermatitis, may be at least partly due to an antifungal activity of tea tree oil."Link

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