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Overcame Staph Infection On Nose

Author: Whitney R.
Skill: Raindrop Technique
Date: 11-16-2010
Views: 12,386
Word Count: 572
Questions Received: 4
Testimonial ID: 4884-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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This is a long story, but very well worth your time reading!

A couple of weeks ago I woke up with what appeared to be a deep tissue zit on my nose (those ones that hurt so bad!). The next day I woke up and when I looked into the mirror I saw that my nose was very swollen and had many red dots on it. The first thing I thought was "I have a lot of zits that are inflamed."

So I applied Lavender oil (I only use Young Living therapeutic grade essential oils). After about an hour the swelling was completely gone, but the bumps still remained. I applied Lavender a couple more times, but thought it would just go away.

After a couple days, my nose began to blister up and started getting some scabs. I was examining it for a while and I thought I had either gotten bit by a spider or some kind of bug, or that I had poison oak. So I looked it up in the essential oils reference book and saw that the Purification oil blend was recommended for each of these situations.

So, I applied it for a couple days. The blisters had gone away and I just had a bunch of scabs. These weren't normal scabs though. Instead of a rough and scratchy scab, these were smooth scabs and I noticed that it was very moist underneath it. I thought I needed to dry it out, so I was dipping a towel in hot salt water and putting it over the spot a couple times a day.

After a week, it wasn't spreading, but it didn't seem to be getting better. Upon examining it some more in the mirror, I noticed there was a little bit of pus under one of the scabs. I didn't know if I should be getting it out or what so I decided to go to the doctor to see what he thought about it.

He told me that I had a little bit of a staph infection, but said that he was surprised that it hadn't spread as much as he thought it should have in a weeks time. He asked me what I did to take care of it, and only decided to tell him about the salt water compress and not about the oils! He prescribed me some kind of cream and an antibiotic, which I did not pick up.

He had also told me that I needed to remove the scabs and scrub with anti-bacterial soap. So, when I got home I removed the scabs and scrubbed the area with Thieves foaming hand soap (and boy did it burn!). Then I applied some of the Thieves oil blend.

Every time I would switch between Thieves, Oregano, Thyme, and Frankincense (I scrubbed and applied essential oils at least 3X a day...and they all burned, but in a bacteria killing way!). I was also taking Oregano, Thyme, and Frankincense in a vegetable capsule twice a day (you could also try Oregano, Thyme, and Thieves). I just used a couple drops of each and a couple drops of V-6.

After a few days I could see that there was no more staph and at that point I started applying Myrrh and Rosewood to rejuvenate the skin.

This has been two and a half weeks ago and you can barely see where it was!

I love Young Living Essential Oils!

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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: boil, boils, carbuncle, infected, staphylococcal, staphylococcus.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: staph-infection-(Staphylococcus) — "[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
2.Associated topics: staph-infection-(Staphylococcus) — "The antibacterial activity of 14 essential oils and their major constituents in the gaseous state was evaluated against [respiratory tract pathogens] Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Staphylococcus aureus. [The] oils [with cinnamon bark, lemongrass, and thyme being most potent] and their major constituents were shown to be effective against various bacteria tested.... These results indicate that the antibacterial action of essential oils was most effective when at high vapor concentration for a short time."Link
3.Associated topics: staph-infection-(Staphylococcus) — "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
4.Associated topics: staph-infection-(Staphylococcus),abscess-/-boil-/-carbuncle — "14 plant essential oils -- anise (Pimpinella anisum), bay leaves (Laurus nobilis), cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum verum), clove (Eugenia caryophyllata), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), hop (Humulus lupulus), Istanbul oregano (Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum), Izmir oregano (Origanum onites), mint (Mentha piperita), myrtus (Myrtus communis), orange peel (Citrus sinensis), sage (Salvia officinalis), thyme (Thymbra spicata), and Turkish oregano (Origanum minutiflorum) -- were related to inhibition of 10 bacteria (Listeria innocua, coagulase-negative staphylococci, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Yersinia enterocolitica, Salmonella Enteritidis, Salmonella Typhimurium, Proteus mirabilis, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Klebsiella oxytoca)."Link
5.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
6.Associated topics: staph-infection-(Staphylococcus) — "Streptococcus pyogenes [strep] plays an important role in the pathogenesis of tonsillitis.... [T]hyme, cinnamon, lemongrass, tea tree, lavender, oregano, clove, palmarosa, or cajeput [melaleuca] EOs [essential oils] are known to be active against Streptococcus pyogenes, while oregano, basil, mint [peppermint], rosemary, and lavender EOs are known to inhibit another Gram-positive bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus [staph].... We showed that cinnamon presented the higher activity against S. pyogenes compared to the other EOs tested.... 14 [essential oils] showed antibacterial activity against Streptococcus pyogenes.... Among them Cinnamomum verum [cinnamon bark], Cymbopogon citratus [Xiang Mao], Thymus vulgaris CT thymol [thyme], Origanum compactum [oregano], and Satureja montana [Mountain Savory] essential oils exhibited significant antibacterial activity. The in vitro results reported here suggest that, for patients suffering from bacterial throat infections, if aromatherapy is used, these essential oils, considered as potential antimicrobial agents, should be preferred."Link
7.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
8.Associated topics: staph-infection-(Staphylococcus),abscess-/-boil-/-carbuncle — "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

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