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A 104.2 Fever Reduced With Oils

Author: Jennifer B.
Date: 07-22-2011
Views: 7,273
Word Count: 434
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 6140-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 7

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A couple of nights ago, after midnight, I discovered that my almost 5 year old child ran a 104.2 degree fever. She was so hot to the touch. I immediately wet a small towel and put it on her head to help cool off her head and reduce her fever.

I put a few drops of Peppermint on her forehead to help the headache that I know she would have if she woke.

She sounded like she had labored breathing and a stuffy nose. I put a drop or two of the Thieves oil blend neat on her feet and then cupped my hand over her nose and mouth for her to breathe. Her temperature was about 103.

I wrapped her up to try to sweat out the fever. I later put Oregano neat on her feet then diluted the rest on my hand and put it on her chest and along her spine. Then I used the excess on myself so I didn't catch whatever bug she had. I then cupped my hand over her nose and mouth.
By day break, her fever was around 102. Around 8 in the morning, my parents worried that it could be pneumonia. So I included the RC oil blend to my rotation. I put it neat on her feet, chest and back and then let her breathe it in.

Around this time, her breathing was clearer and didn't sound labored at all. Whenever she woke, I made sure she took sips of water since she refused to drink.

Every hour I rotated the three oils, and every once in a while I used Peppermint on her forehead. By 11 am her fever fluctuated between 102 and 101. That's when she woke up to watch cartoons.

When her fever dropped to 100, I stopped the oils. And by 2 or 3 in the afternoon, she was back to normal. In fact, she was up and about and wanting to go outside. I did one more round of Thieves on her just to make sure.

She was completely normal that she could have gone to school the next day. Instead I kept her home to appease my mom for not taking her to the doctor like she wanted me to. She was just the normal energizer bunny who wouldn't keep still.

No medications. I only rotated 3 oils, let the fever do it's job and the oils to help her body fight off whatever bug she had. I also used the extra oils on me to keep me from catching whatever it was.

Today she was in school.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breathing-/-inhale,respiratory-system,lungs-/-pulmonary — "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-/-inhale,respiratory-system,lungs-/-pulmonary — "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-system — "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-system — "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: fever-/-febrile -/-temperature-/-(Pyrexia) — "[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: breathing-/-inhale,respiratory-system,lungs-/-pulmonary — "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
7.Associated topics: fever-/-febrile -/-temperature-/-(Pyrexia) — "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

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