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An Experience With Hand Foot & Mouth Disease


Author: Summer W.
Date: 04-21-2012
Views: 16,747
Word Count: 216
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 7140-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 4

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My 1 year old developed a rash on her neck and chin. Within 24 hours, the bumps started popping up on her legs, arms, hands and feet. I took her to the doctor and they diagnosed her with hand, foot & mouth disease. They said that it was viral and there was really no way to treat it. They said to expect her to run a fever, probably have diarrhea and should develop blisters in her mouth.

When I got home, I immediately started rubbing her feet with Oregano & Thieves. I rubbed her belly with Gentle Baby and I rubbed her spine with Frankincense. I did this about every 3 hours or so. The next day, most of the bumps that had started to develop were gone. Within 2 days, all of the bumps had disappeared. I continued this treatment for 5 additional days just to make sure the virus was gone. I also diffused Thieves throughout the house as I have a 2 year old and this virus is highly contagious, especially to young children.

The 1 year old never developed any other symptoms besides the bumps. Those cleared within 72 hours and the 2 year old never got it either.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: viruses — "The presence of beta-caryophyllene in many essential oils might contribute strongly to their antiviral ability. These results indicate that phenylpropanoids and sesquiterpenes present in essential oils contribute to their antiviral activity against HSV [herpes simplex virus]."Link
2.Associated topics: viruses — "Taken together, we found an essential oil blend [Orange, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary] notably attenuates influenza virus PR8 infection in vitro via inhibition of viral protein synthesis at the post-transcription level. The lack of toxicity and potent specific inhibition ability make the essential oil a possible antiviral drug for influenza virus proliferation control and treatment."Link
3.Associated topics: viruses — "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
4.Associated topics: viruses — "Essential oils from anise, hyssop, thyme, ginger, camomile and sandalwood were screened for their inhibitory effect against herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) [genital herpes]. A clearly dose-dependent virucidal activity against HSV-2 could be demonstrated for all essential oils tested. Chamomile oil exhibited a high selectivity index and seems to be a promising candidate for topical therapeutic application as virucidal agents for treatment of herpes genitalis."Link

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