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Son Was Crying From Seasonal Allergies


Author: Jen R.
Date: 03-07-2012
Views: 4,414
Word Count: 214
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 6926-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 8

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I got a call from the school nurse today saying that she had seen my son and "he was complaining that his eyes were super itchy and really bothering him." He told her he has seasonal allergies (which have been much worse since we recently returned to Arizona from spending 6 months in Maryland.)

She had him wash his hands and then his eyes and sent him back to class, but asked if I would come by to give him something to help; eye drops or Benadryl, etc.

Before I was able to get there I also got a message from his teacher, saying "he is very uncomfortable and wants to come home; and he was in tears." Poor guy.

So, I went to the school armed with my Lavender essential oil. I used only TWO DROPS of oil on his forehead above his eyes, under his eyes and on the back of his neck. I then used only ONE more drop of Lavender oil on his reflexology points for sinuses (the first two fingers on each hand; pointer and middle.)

Less than 2 minutes later he was already starting to feel better and ready to go back to class. He was fine to stay at school the rest of the day! I LOVE my essential oils!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: sinus-headache — "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
2.Associated topics: seasonal-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
3.Associated topics: sinus-headache — "Peppermint and its active ingredient menthol have long been used for the treatment of various pain conditions including headache.... Menthol solution can be an efficacious, safe and tolerable therapeutic option for the abortive treatment of migraine."Link
4.Associated topics: seasonal-allergies — "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
5.Associated topics: sinus-headache — "We report on a patient whose severe post-ECT headaches responded completely to methyl salicylate [wintergreen] ointment, applied to the area of his temporalis and masseter muscles. Topical methyl salicylate is generally well tolerated and may be a viable option for some patients with post-ECT headache."Link
6.Associated topics: sinus-headache,sinuses — "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: sinus-headache — "This controlled study showed for the first time that a 10% peppermint oil in ethanol solution efficiently alleviates tension-type headache. Peppermint oil thus proves to be a well-tolerated and cost-effective alternative to usual therapies."Link
8.Associated topics: seasonal-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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