lavender fields for essential oils

Guinea Pig Helped By The Oils


Author: Karen T.
Date: 04-28-2009
Views: 5,369
Word Count: 287
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 3507-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

Note: Not all essential oil brands are the same, and you get what you pay for. If you expect to achieve results similar to those described in this testimonial, then ensure that you are using oils from pesticide-free plants. Also, the brand should use 100% pure, high-quality essential oils that do not contain any synthetic additives. Do your own research or ask a trusted friend to find a brand that is reputable. Buyer beware.


We had just had our pet guinea pig two weeks when she lost a section of hair about the size of a quarter. She had a scaly look to her skin around it. I looked online and figured out that it was either a type of mite (a parasite) or fungus.

Over the next couple of days, she started to loose more hair. I thought I would give the oils a try before spending money on going to the vet. I used Melrose once a day on her for the first couple of weeks. Generally before putting on the Melrose, I put coconut oil (which is also antifungal and antiparasitic) on the affected areas and then put on 2-4 drops of Melrose, depending on how bad the scaliness looked.

During the beginning time of whatever it was she had, she would scratch herself a lot, causing sores at times. When she was itching more, we would put a dab of Lavender on her fur and that generally helped stop the itching for a while.

When I clean her cage, I also put a couple drops of Purification on the bottom of the cage before putting in the bedding. (I used this in case it was some sort of mite to help get rid of it and still use it to help with the typical guinea pig odor.)

Soon on the original spot she lost hair we saw hair coming back in. If I skipped a day or two with the oils, the scaliness got worse, so I know the oils were helping. It took a few weeks to get rid of whatever it was completely, but now she looks great.


3507 false 0 people found this helpful. Was this testimonial helpful to you? yes no
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: pets, animals, mite, parasite, fungus.

Tell Your Friends

Take advantage of social media to introduce your friends to high-quality essential oils. They will not need to login to read any testimonial that you share. If they register for our free membership, then they will be able to conduct their own keyword searches. What an easy way to help others!



Available Options

You can use the link below to ask the author a question. Once you register for your own free membership, all of the following options will be available.

 

 


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: mites — "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
3.Associated topics: skin — "Local application of frankincense essential oil may provide a non-surgical treatment alternative, with no or minimal side effect for carcinoma in situ, minimally invasive carcinoma and pre-cancerous conditions such as actinic keratosis."Link
4.Associated topics: skin — "[M]any curative properties attributed to various plants in indigenous medicine are also present in their essential oils.... These oils exert a number of general effects from the pharmacological viewpoint. When applied locally, the essential oils mix readily with skin oils, allowing these to attack the infective agents quickly and actively.... In vitro studies [were] conducted by the author on antimicrobial and anthelmintic [destructive to parasitic worms] properties of some essential oils...."Link
5.Associated topics: mites,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

Disclaimer

Oil-Testimonials.com is not responsible for the accuracy of content written by testimonial authors. The information on our website is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, mitigate, or prevent any diseases, illnesses, or imbalances and should not be used in place of medical advice from your health care professional. The statements made in these testimonials have not been clinically proven or evaluated by the FDA. Extra caution should be taken when using essential oils with young children and animals. We assume no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Full Disclaimer.