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My Arms Itched Uncontrollably


Author: Rosie S.
Date: 02-13-2011
Views: 4,790
Word Count: 317
Questions Received: Not available for contact
Testimonial ID: 5426-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I have had an itch on my arms for the last 20 years+. Ten years ago, I went to a dermatologist and after many questions, he deduced that I couldn't handle the stress of my divorce ten or so years prior, so my brain told my body to deal with the stress, which came out in the nerve endings in my arms.

My arms itched uncontrollably. It felt like something was crawling under my skin. I would bloody the sheets in the night even, from my scratching.

He told me that he could help me but that the brain unfortunately cannot tell the body when it's help in dealing with stress is no longer needed and that I might be on the drugs for the rest of my life. He prescribed 3-25mg. Hydroxizine 1-20 mg. Zyrtec (it was still a prescription then) Fluocinonide cream.

All of these meds promoted drowsiness so I took them at night, and the cream thinned the skin, so if I itched too much, blood would appear just under the skin, or actually come through. It really helped with the itch, but it never completely went away.

Last spring, my husband and I went away over night. He wanted to stay an extra day. I had only brought enough pills for the one day, and resigned to the fact that I would be in an itching frenzy all the next day. Occasionally, I had tried to wean myself off the pills just to itch terribly all over again.

I awoke the 2nd morning to no itching. And I didn't itch all day! I had been using Young Living oils for two weeks, and wondered then if the oils I had been using were helping. So I went to bed that night to awake to no itching again, or itch the rest of that day! I haven't taken my pills and don't use the cream anymore either!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.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
2.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
3.Associated topics: itching-(Pruritus) — "[T]ea tree oil seems to be a more effective anti-eczematic agent than zinc oxide and clobetasone butyrate...."Link
4.Associated topics: skin — "[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
5.Associated topics: skin — "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
6.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
7.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
8.Associated topics: skin — "[A] pulverized mixture of four herbs including Agrimonia Eupatoria (A), Nelumbo Nucifera Gaertn (N), Boswellia Carteri (B) [Frankincense], and Pollen Typhae Angustifoliae (P)... was first described in Chinese canonical medicine about 2000 years ago for treatment of various trauma disorders, such as hemostasis [bleeding], anti-inflammatory, analgesia [pain], and wound healing, etc.... [W]e showed that local ANBP treatment not only significantly enhanced wound healing by relieving inflammation, increasing formation of granulation tissue, and accelerating re-epithelialization, but [it] also reduced scar formation by decreasing collagen production [and] protuberant height and volume of scars and [by] increasing collagen maturity.... [Results show that ANBP] promot[es] wound healing and alleviat[es] scar formation, which may be an effective therapy for human wounds at the earliest stage."Link

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