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Relief For Ear Canal Infection (Otitis Externa)


Author: Don F.
Date: 05-23-2010
Views: 8,059
Word Count: 234
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 4351-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 8

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After 18 months on antibiotics, with little relief, I found an article in the booklet - The Ultimate Antiseptics: 12 Essential Oils that Wipe Out disease-causing Bacteria, Molds and Viruses by Dr Carolyn DeMarco, MD.

From a swab my doctor had taken, at the time of diagnosis, I knew that 'Staphylococcus aureus' was the cause of the infection. This booklet told me that Clove essential oil (with eugenol) kills more than 60 types of bacteria, 15 strains of fungi, and several viruses.

Being keen to try anything, I put a single drop of Clove oil (neat) spread on my 4 outside toe pads - the vitaflex points for the ears - 3 times each day. By the third day, the infection - an itch that when touched was very raw and bloody - has disappeared completely!! I have not had since 3 months ago, any relapse.

Footnote: I have worn hearing aids for over 30 years and have never had a problem with my ear canals ever before, so was very casual when the itch began. My ears became so sore, that I could not even lay my head on the pillow. I was given 5 days of medical treatment - over the Christmas period. This helped but did not offer the ultimate remedy.

I would like to pass this experience onto every hearing aid wearer, I can!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: ear-infection-(Otitis) — "Essential oils or their components placed in the ear canal can provide effective treatment of acute otitis media."Link
2.Associated topics: ear-infection-(Otitis) — "[We] investigate[d] antimicrobial treatment of an infected [Staphylococcus aureus] cochlear implant, undertaken in an attempt to salvage the infected device.... 5 percent tea tree oil completely eradicated the biofilm following exposure for 1 hour.... Treatment of infected cochlear implants with novel agents such as tea tree oil could significantly improve salvage outcome."Link
3.Associated topics: pain — "We examined the evidence regarding the effect of herbal medicine on pain in people with non-specific low-back pain (LBP).... Lavender essential oil applied by acupressure appeared effective in reducing pain and improving flexibility compared to conventional treatment."Link
4.Associated topics: pain — "Peppermint and its active ingredient menthol have long been used for the treatment of various pain conditions including headache.... Menthol solution can be an efficacious, safe and tolerable therapeutic option for the abortive treatment of migraine."Link
5.Associated topics: pain — "[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
6.Associated topics: pain — "Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."Link
7.Associated topics: blood — "Cinnamaldehyde [in cinnamon] has antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic [cholesterol-lowering] actions in db/db mice and could be useful in the treatment of type-2 diabetes."Link
8.Associated topics: blood — "D-limonene is a major constituent in citrus essential oil.... Recently, d-limonene has been reported to alleviate fatty liver induced by a high-fat diet. Our data suggest that the intake of d-limonene may benefit patients with dyslipidemia and hyperglycemia and is a potential dietary supplement for preventing and ameliorating metabolic disorders."Link

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