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Allergies To Cats Are No Laughing Matter


Author: Michelle S.
Date: 11-30-2010
Views: 12,454
Word Count: 297
Questions Received: 5
Testimonial ID: 4971-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I began using the RC oil blend to manage my severe allergy symptoms whenever I came into proximity of cats. I have had cat allergies all my life as well as severe hay fever and reactions to dust and mold. I conquered my hay fever allergies by adopting a gluten-free diet but the cat allergies persisted.

My friend who introduced me to essential oils and a cat lover recommended I try RC one evening when I came to her house. I did not have any allergy medicine with me and I told her I would not be able to stay.

She recommended I try the RC blend. I put one drop in the palm of my hand then dotted the oil onto my sinuses, rub the remaining oil in my palm onto my upper chest, then cupped my hands over my nose and breathed in deeply.

I experienced instant relief from the itchy eyes, itchy throat, sneezing and wheezing I usually experienced in the presence of cats.

I purchase a bottle of RC and kept it with me always in case I happened to come in contact with cats. I noticed something amazing after a half dozen or so applications as described above when in a home with cats.

I no longer had symptoms!!! I noticed suddenly that I no longer reacted to cats. I have no problem with cats now and in fact when my fiance and I moved in together he had a 16 year old Siamese. She had free range of the whole house and all the furniture and I never had any problems.

I started using the oils just to manage symptoms and they ended up alleviating my cat allergies.

I use it and share it with friends now whenever we experience any upper respiratory problems.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breathing,respiratory,lungs — "In confirming the presence of peripheral airways dysfunction in nonsmokers with uncomplicated common colds, our data imply that the changes can be modified favorably by short-term aromatics inhalation."Link
2.Associated topics: breathing,respiratory,lungs — "Cineole has mucolytic, bronchodilating and anti-inflammatory properties and reduces the exacerbation rate in patients suffering from COPD, as well as ameliorates symptoms in patients suffering from asthma and rhinosinusitis.... The effects of Cineole in the treatment of acute bronchitis were clearly measurable and could be proven after a treatment period of merely 4 days. This study corroborates the fact that Cineole actively and significantly reduces cough frequency after four days."Link
3.Associated topics: respiratory — "Foeniculum vulgare Mill, commonly called fennel, has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments related to digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Additionally, it is also used as a galactagogue agent for lactating mothers.... Foeniculum vulgare has emerged as a good source of traditional medicine and it provides a noteworthy basis in pharmaceutical biology for the development/formulation of new drugs and future clinical uses."Link
4.Associated topics: respiratory — "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
5.Associated topics: pet-allergies — "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
6.Associated topics: congestion-(mucus) — "The result for the primary end point was validated by the amelioration of the following secondary end points: headache on bending, frontal headache, sensitivity of pressure points of trigeminal nerve, impairment of general condition, nasal obstruction, and rhinological secretion.... In patients with acute nonpurulent rhinosinusitis, timely treatment with cineole [a.k.a. eucalyptol... found in eucalyptus, camphor laurel, laurus nobilis, tea tree, mugwort, basil, wormwood, rosemary, sage, and cannabis] is effective and safe before antibiotics are indicated."Link
7.Associated topics: breathing,respiratory,lungs — "Essential Oil Diffusion [lavender, marjoram, balsam fir, and peppermint] for the Treatment of Persistent Oxygen Dependence in a Three-Year-Old Child With Restrictive Lung Disease With Respiratory Syncytial Virus [RSV] Pneumonia: A 3-year-old female with central core disorder, a static myopathy affecting type one muscle fibers, with an 18-day history of oxygen requirement, acute desaturation episodes on high-flow oxygen, and persistent upper-lobe atelectasis... experienced a rapid reduction in oxygen requirement when treated with diffused plant essential oils after insufficient response to N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and dornase alfa."Link
8.Associated topics: pet-allergies — "[L]avender oil inhibits immediate-type allergic reactions [anaphylaxis] by inhibition of mast cell degranulation in-vivo and in-vitro."Link

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