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Foot Fungus, Rash On Ankles, & Cellulitis Gone


Author: Lorraine S.
Date: 12-19-2007
Views: 11,607
Word Count: 264
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 2611-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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My situation started as soon as I started an office job in 1998. Sitting down at a computer for 8 hours a day caused my on-going edema in the ankles to break out an itchy rash about every 20 days or so. I tried many different remedies--the dog had a rash too so we even talked & were treated by the vet! The bottom of my feet became thick & crinkled like heavy parchment paper. Then the cellulitis began in both my legs, each leg has had a bout with it twice a year for 3 yrs running now. Heavy antibiotics (tried one I was dangerously allergic to) seemed the only course the MD could offer.

My son is in massage school in another state & recommended once a week leg massage for circulation. My local masseuse started me with Thieves oil straight. In 6 weeks that fungus was gone! A few drops of Thieves added to Kid's Sense, rash has not returned. On Thanksgiving we used Thieves on my mother's ankles (same edema) which had just started the rashes with great effect!

By the way, my German Shepherd has a huge nose, so you would think he would be repelled by strong scents, but he sits right next to those oils & even licks my wrist when I put them on there. I will dilute Thieves with Kid's Sense for him too.

Two months of summer 2007 were ruined by cellulitis. Now I'm using Raindrop on two backs/4 feet at the house so getting lots of oils now! 2008 promises to be much healthier.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: fungus — "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: cellulitis — "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
3.Associated topics: edema — "[W]e studied the anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective effects of C. citratus [Lemongrass] and E. citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus] essential oils on formol-induced edema and acetic acid induced abdominal cramps in Wistar rats.... In vivo analysis and histological assay showed that the two essential oils displayed significant dose-dependent edema [swelling] inhibition effect over time. They displayed strong analgesic [pain-relieving] and antipyretic [fever-reducing] properties similar to that induced by 50 mg/kg of acetylsalicylate of lysine.... This work demonstrates the anti-inflammatory property of Cymbopogon citratus [Lemongrass] and Eucalyptus citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus], suggesting their potential role as adjuvant therapeutic alternatives in dealing with inflammatory-related diseases."Link
4.Associated topics: cellulitis — "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
5.Associated topics: fungus — "To evaluate the eradication of house dust mites (HDM)... by direct contact using the essential clove oil (Eugenia caryophyllus).... A pilot study was initiated to determine the killing power of clove oil.... SEMs revealed dead mites on the fibers.... The zone of inhibition indicated significant clearance for all the bacteria and fungi indicating greater biocidal activity when compared to the controls.... Clove oil is a promising agent for killing dust mites with a potential use in dust-mite laden mattresses."Link
6.Associated topics: fungus — "Demodex blepharitis is a common but overlooked external eye disease. The pathogenesis of Demodex blepharitis in eliciting ocular surface inflammation has been further clarified. The modified eyelash sampling and counting method makes it easier and more accurate to diagnose Demodex infestation. Tea tree oil shows promising potential to treat Demodex blepharitis by reducing Demodex counts with additional antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory actions."Link
7.Associated topics: fungus — "Tea tree oil contributes to the successful treatment of toenail fungus [onychomycosis]."Link
8.Associated topics: fungus — "Topical therapy, including [tea tree oil].., provide[s] improvement in nail appearance and symptomatology.... The use of a topical preparation [such as tea tree oil] in conjunction with debridement is an appropriate initial treatment strategy."Link

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