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Tan Spot With Black Threads Emerging

Author: Susan D.
Date: 10-27-2009
Views: 9,791
Word Count: 332
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Testimonial ID: 3880-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 8

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I noted that near my navel, there was a tan spot which over a few months was enlarging. I had no identification for it, but thought of Oregano oil. I used a round, pointed toothpick after putting the Oregano on the area, to poke about on it, not piercing the skin. I read about doing this to increase the effectiveness of Oregano when applying it to warts.

In a day or two, I noticed black spots appearing in the area. Then to my surprise the black spots begin to emerge, and looked exactly like black hairs or threads. But if I tried to pluck the hairs out, they were definitely firmly attached. "Don't pull" was the signal I got!

So I waited. The black "hairs", really more like skin, grew out to about 1/16 inch, then fell off. This continued, with new crops of "hair" every few days, so there were always some in process. After about 3 months of mostly daily applications, no more hairs came. The tan spot went away. I kept applying for awhile, then quit.

Two years later, the tan spot started showing up again. This time I started Oregano immediately. I got more black "hairs", and then, after a couple weeks they seemed to have stopped.

I've looked on the Internet and talked to people, and still don't know what kind of condition this was. A dermatologist might now know what it was. I had suspected that maybe it was cancerous.

I thought of the black dots seen in warts, the "seeds" of the wart and wondered if there was a similarity. There might be because some warts in other areas of my body diminished or disappeared during this treatment.

Only a specific type of wart was affected (besides the main one I treated) and that was flat warts near joints. I've had them on knuckles, elbows and knees for years.

Anyone with further knowledge about this, I'd like to know more, especially about the one that grew these strange black "hairs".

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: skin-cancer — Frankincense and myrrh showed anticancer effects.Link
2.Associated topics: skin,skin-cancer,moles — "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
3.Associated topics: skin,skin-infection — "[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
4.Associated topics: warts — "Essential oil of Australian lemon myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) [was effective] in the treatment of molluscum contagiosum in children."Link
5.Associated topics: skin,skin-infection — "[One] method employed for wound healing is the application of lavender oil. Due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties, it is thought to prevent wound infections and to play a role in reducing pain by lowering inflammation.... Lavender oil is known to have antibacterial, antifungal, sedative, and/or antidepressant effects.... In addition to its antimicrobial effects, the anti-inflammatory analgesic properties of lavender oil have also been emphasized... The use of L. Angustifolia [lavender] is particularly recommended in chronically infected wounds due to its immune-stimulating and antimicrobial effects. There are also reports that lavender oil reduces scar tissue."Link
6.Associated topics: skin,warts,skin-infection — "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
7.Associated topics: skin — "Tea tree oil... has become increasingly popular as an antimicrobial for the treatment of conditions such as tinea pedis [athlete’s foot] and acne....[T]ea tree oil can reduce histamine-induced skin inflammation."Link
8.Associated topics: skin — "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

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