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Itchy Eyes From Hay Fever Attack


Author: Debbie B.
Skill: Raindrop Technique
Date: 02-12-2009
Views: 5,012
Word Count: 317
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 3359-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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Since my testimonial about hay fever and Lavender oil, I have had a super aggressive attack of hey fever which caused the most intense eye itching I've ever experienced with any hay fever attacks.

This day I used Lavender oil as suggested in the Essential Oils Desk Reference, and this did indeed cause the itching puffy eyes, sneezing, and nasal congestion to subside. But the very rims of my eyelids continued to itch profusely, which became unbearable to the point where I just had to find relief.

Knowing that oils can't be applied to the eyes, I started to think of the Young Living products I have that aren't oils. Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier came instantly to mind, and I proceeded very cautiously to apply it around the eye area. It didn't burn, so I applied it a bit closer in, and this too was soothing rather than burning.

I continued to apply it closer to my eyes each time, and I noted the increase in the heat sensation as each application penetrated the more delicate eye tissue.

Eventually I very carefully got to the rim of my eyelids and applied the solution. By this time I was accustomed to the heat and the subsequent relief from the intense itching. The heat was quite severe for a few seconds, but also quite tolerable because of the immediate relief as it eased slowly off over the next minute.

I came to the conclusion that the intensity of the itch required something equally as intense and more, in the form of the heat generated, in order to zap the itch in its tracks.

I have gotten this in my eyes on odd occasions and as with getting oil in them, I rub good vegetable oil in and in no time my eyes are fine.

Everyone has their own level of tolerating discomfort, so if you do try this, please be aware of yours.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: seasonal-allergies,hay-fever-(allergic-rhinitis) — "The lemon-based nasal spray [containing Lemon, Melaleuca Quinquenervia, and Ravintsara] was a good alternative to conventional medicine for the treatment of perennial [pet dander, dust mites] and seasonal allergic and vasomotor rhinopathy."Link
2.Associated topics: seasonal-allergies,hay-fever-(allergic-rhinitis) — "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: congestion-/-mucus-/-phlegm — "The result for the primary end point was validated by the amelioration of the following secondary end points: headache on bending, frontal headache, sensitivity of pressure points of trigeminal nerve, impairment of general condition, nasal obstruction, and rhinological secretion.... In patients with acute nonpurulent rhinosinusitis, timely treatment with cineole [a.k.a. eucalyptol... found in eucalyptus, camphor laurel, laurus nobilis, tea tree, mugwort, basil, wormwood, rosemary, sage, and cannabis] is effective and safe before antibiotics are indicated."Link
4.Associated topics: puffy-eyes — "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
5.Associated topics: seasonal-allergies — "[L]avender oil inhibits immediate-type allergic reactions [anaphylaxis] by inhibition of mast cell degranulation in-vivo and in-vitro."Link
6.Associated topics: itching-(Pruritus) — "[T]ea tree oil seems to be a more effective anti-eczematic agent than zinc oxide and clobetasone butyrate...."Link
7.Associated topics: seasonal-allergies — "[T]he biological activity of 20 essential oils (EOs) from herbal plants and citrus fruits were investigated in terms of mammalian DNA polymerase (pol) inhibitory activity, cancer cell (human colon carcinoma) growth inhibitory activity, antiallergic activity... in rat basophilic leukemia cells, and antioxidant activity.... Among these EOs, chamomile... showed significant effects on both cancer cell growth and mast cell degranulation. On the basis of these results, chamomile EO can be recommended as a potentially useful, bioactive candidate for therapeutic applications."Link
8.Associated topics: eyes — "Researchers report that carnosic acid, a component of the herb[s] rosemary [and sage], promotes eye health. The team found that carnosic acid protects retinas from degeneration and toxicity.... Their findings suggest that carnosic acid may have clinical applications for the outer retina, including age-related macular degeneration."Link

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