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Prevented Ringworm Outbreak At The Animal Shelter


Author: Stacey P.
Date: 10-06-2012
Views: 2,868
Word Count: 111
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 7847-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I foster dogs through an animal rescue. While they cover all their vetting expenses, I had one stray come to me on a Saturday night. After checking him over, I found him to have ringworm on his belly.

I used the Thieves oil blend on it full strength, which I probably should have diluted. He squirmed just for a minute and then was fine after the initial contact. I treated it for two days and it was gone by the third day.

I also used a few drops of Thieves in some coconut oil and massaged that in the other animals to prevent it from spreading to other dogs.

Fortunately there was no outbreak!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: fungus — "As proven in vitro, essential oils [Eucalyptus, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Thyme, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Clove, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Sage] represent a cheap and effective antiseptic topical treatment option even for antibiotic-resistant strains [such] as MRSA and antimycotic [antifungal]-resistant Candida species."Link
2.Associated topics: dogs — "Idiopathic vestibular syndrome is the most common cause of peripheral vestibular disease in dogs and, despite its dramatic clinical presentation, can improve without intervention."Link
3.Associated topics: ringworm — "[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
4.Associated topics: fungus — "To evaluate the eradication of house dust mites (HDM)... by direct contact using the essential clove oil (Eugenia caryophyllus).... A pilot study was initiated to determine the killing power of clove oil.... SEMs revealed dead mites on the fibers.... The zone of inhibition indicated significant clearance for all the bacteria and fungi indicating greater biocidal activity when compared to the controls.... Clove oil is a promising agent for killing dust mites with a potential use in dust-mite laden mattresses."Link
5.Associated topics: fungus — "Demodex blepharitis is a common but overlooked external eye disease. The pathogenesis of Demodex blepharitis in eliciting ocular surface inflammation has been further clarified. The modified eyelash sampling and counting method makes it easier and more accurate to diagnose Demodex infestation. Tea tree oil shows promising potential to treat Demodex blepharitis by reducing Demodex counts with additional antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory actions."Link
6.Associated topics: fungus — "Tea tree oil contributes to the successful treatment of toenail fungus [onychomycosis]."Link
7.Associated topics: fungus — "Topical therapy, including [tea tree oil].., provide[s] improvement in nail appearance and symptomatology.... The use of a topical preparation [such as tea tree oil] in conjunction with debridement is an appropriate initial treatment strategy."Link
8.Associated topics: dogs — "[T]opical fatty acids and essential oils are a useful treatment option for canine atopic dermatitis."Link

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