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Oils Used For A Very Large Boil


Author: Fletcher W.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 09-24-2007
Views: 13,322
Word Count: 344
Questions Received: 4
Testimonial ID: 2438-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 5

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A good friend of mine was having immune system problems and as a result was getting a lot of boils. Most of them were small, but one on his back at the top of his left hip was causing him excruciating pain.

Unable to sleep on his back, wear a pair of jeans, or anything with a belt he called to see if there was anything we could do. I offered to try some oils because I had told him before that they can support the immune system and assist the skin in returning to good health.

I applied oils in concentric rings around the boil. It was the largest boil I had ever seen. Raised off the skin by about 3/4 of an inch and the head was nearly and inch across. The total surface area of the boil was roughly 7 inches in diameter.

First, I applied a few drops of Oregano and Thyme to the head of the boil. Warning him that it was going to get uncomfortable. I diluted them just a little with some V-6 oil. Then I applied Frankincense in a ring around the head of the boil.

I used the Purification oil blend in the next ring as I moved further away from the head of the boil. Lastly I used some Sandalwood as the last ring about 3 inches wide around the site and even across some unaffected skin in the area.

The next day the head had popped and released a great deal of pus, and his skin began returning to normal. The following day (2 days after treatment) the boil was completely level with the rest of the skin, he was able to sleep on his back, wear anything he wanted, and touch the area without any pain.

The tissue was healthy and took about another week with no further treatment to close up completely, leaving only a minor trace of the wound. We were all amazed!!

Again, I was kicking myself for not taking a before and after picture, the results were truly dramatic.


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: carbuncle, folliculitis, furuncle, furunculosis, infected, infection, ingrown, staff, staph, staphylococcal, staphylococcus.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: abscess-/-boil-/-carbuncle — "14 plant essential oils -- anise (Pimpinella anisum), bay leaves (Laurus nobilis), cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum verum), clove (Eugenia caryophyllata), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), hop (Humulus lupulus), Istanbul oregano (Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum), Izmir oregano (Origanum onites), mint (Mentha piperita), myrtus (Myrtus communis), orange peel (Citrus sinensis), sage (Salvia officinalis), thyme (Thymbra spicata), and Turkish oregano (Origanum minutiflorum) -- were related to inhibition of 10 bacteria (Listeria innocua, coagulase-negative staphylococci, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Yersinia enterocolitica, Salmonella Enteritidis, Salmonella Typhimurium, Proteus mirabilis, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Klebsiella oxytoca)."Link
2.Associated topics: abscess-/-boil-/-carbuncle — "Lavender essential oil displays the stronger antioxidant activity against lipid peroxidation in a linoleic acid model system and good antibacterial activity against four rhinitis-related bacteria including staphylococcus aureus, Micrococcus ascoformans, Proteus vulgaris, and Escherichia coli."Link
3.Associated topics: abscess-/-boil-/-carbuncle — "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
4.Associated topics: abscess-/-boil-/-carbuncle — "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
5.Associated topics: abscess-/-boil-/-carbuncle — "[W]e suggest that Geumgamja [Korean Citrus obovoides] and Cheonyahagyul [Citrus natsudaidai] essential oils are attractive acne-mitigating candidates for topical application... against acne-inducing bacteria."Link

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