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Lavender Oil Helped The Burn On My Thumb

Author: Daniel E.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 11-16-2004
Views: 2,927
Word Count: 143
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 478-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 2

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I was using a glue gun, upholstering the inside of a flute case 3 years ago. I accidentally spilled some hot glue all over the pad of my left thumb. Not thinking, I stuck it under cold running water and thought of what to do next. Next I got an ice cube and stuck it on the burned area.

By the time the cube melted the burn hurt just as much and now the throbbing pain was kicking in. There was a blister forming the size of a quarter, and the pain was becoming intense.

Just then I remembered that Lavender oil worked well on burns, so I put several drops on the blister and gently rubbed them in. Within 30 seconds the pain was entirely gone, and within a minute the blister/swelling had reduced to an area the size of an eraser head.

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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: finger, hand, scald.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: burns — "Burn Healing Potential of Nigella sativa seed oil in rats.... Nigella sativa L. (Black cumin) has shown a broad spectrum of pharmacological effects like antipyretic [fever reducing], analgesic [pain reducing], anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial.... The present study suggests the burn wound healing action of seeds may be due to anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of major compounds in the oil."Link
2.Associated topics: burns — "Melaleuca Alternifolia [tea tree] Hydrogel... was compared with tap water as a coolant following application onto a fresh, deep, partial-thickness hot water burn.... Effective cooling of the burn wound and an increased rate of wound healing was achieved by both repeated tap water compresses and by immediate or delayed application of Melaleuca Hydrogel. Cooling is an effective means to reduce tissue damage and increase wound healing."Link

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