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Severe Skin Infection Cleared Up Nicely With Oils


Author: Terri B.
Date: 10-08-2012
Views: 5,452
Word Count: 356
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 7856-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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On August 20th I woke up with what I thought was a pimple in the front of my shoulder. The next day I thought I must have gotten a spider bite while cutting the grass the day before. The same day (or at least that's when I noticed it) a huge nasty pimple appeared in my left armpit and a small one in right armpit. Again, I just thought it was stress coming out that way. The one under left arm got real nasty and the one on shoulder got bigger and nastier and so very painful till a week later, after lots of hot compresses, it finally broke open and so much stuff came out of it.

It was so nasty it looked like something from a sci-fi movie and I kept waiting for some creature to erupt from it. After a lot of looking up MRSA and spider bites (which are often confused one for the other) I now know it's not a spider bite. The infection never had the red circle around it and it never itched at all. Prior to this I joined a fitness club and I would bet that is where it came from.

I did not go to the doctor at all and I wouldn't unless I got a fever or a red line going up arm. In the beginning I figured if it was just a spider bite, and I went to the hospital, as soon as I walked thru the doors it would indeed become a MRSA infection.

I used Thieves, RC, Melrose, Frankincense, Purification, and Melaleuca dripped directly on the wound and took the RC, Thieves, Oregano, Lemongrass and Christmas Spirit by capsule. I was also taking two Inner Defense capsules per day and drinking NingXia Red but didn't start those two until about 3 weeks into this as I didn't have any.

The essential oils did great! I also lightly packed it so it healed slowly from the inside out. I put Animal Scents ointment around it too. As of October 8th, there is barely anything there, just a small reddish line.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: staph-infection-(Staphylococcus) — "[We] investigate[d] antimicrobial treatment of an infected [Staphylococcus aureus] cochlear implant, undertaken in an attempt to salvage the infected device.... 5 percent tea tree oil completely eradicated the biofilm following exposure for 1 hour.... Treatment of infected cochlear implants with novel agents such as tea tree oil could significantly improve salvage outcome."Link
2.Associated topics: staph-infection-(Staphylococcus) — "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
3.Associated topics: staph-infection-(Staphylococcus),MRSA — "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
4.Associated topics: staph-infection-(Staphylococcus),MRSA — "14 plant essential oils -- anise (Pimpinella anisum), bay leaves (Laurus nobilis), cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum verum), clove (Eugenia caryophyllata), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), hop (Humulus lupulus), Istanbul oregano (Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum), Izmir oregano (Origanum onites), mint (Mentha piperita), myrtus (Myrtus communis), orange peel (Citrus sinensis), sage (Salvia officinalis), thyme (Thymbra spicata), and Turkish oregano (Origanum minutiflorum) -- were related to inhibition of 10 bacteria (Listeria innocua, coagulase-negative staphylococci, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Yersinia enterocolitica, Salmonella Enteritidis, Salmonella Typhimurium, Proteus mirabilis, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Klebsiella oxytoca)."Link
5.Associated topics: staph-infection-(Staphylococcus) — "Streptococcus pyogenes [strep] plays an important role in the pathogenesis of tonsillitis.... [T]hyme, cinnamon, lemongrass, tea tree, lavender, oregano, clove, palmarosa, or cajeput [melaleuca] EOs [essential oils] are known to be active against Streptococcus pyogenes, while oregano, basil, mint [peppermint], rosemary, and lavender EOs are known to inhibit another Gram-positive bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus [staph].... We showed that cinnamon presented the higher activity against S. pyogenes compared to the other EOs tested.... 14 [essential oils] showed antibacterial activity against Streptococcus pyogenes.... Among them Cinnamomum verum [cinnamon bark], Cymbopogon citratus [Xiang Mao], Thymus vulgaris CT thymol [thyme], Origanum compactum [oregano], and Satureja montana [Mountain Savory] essential oils exhibited significant antibacterial activity. The in vitro results reported here suggest that, for patients suffering from bacterial throat infections, if aromatherapy is used, these essential oils, considered as potential antimicrobial agents, should be preferred."Link
6.Associated topics: staph-infection-(Staphylococcus),MRSA — "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
7.Associated topics: staph-infection-(Staphylococcus) — "[T]he antibacterial activity of lemongrass oil (LG) and its major components (citral, geraniol, and myrcene) against four strains of clinically isolated bovine mastitis pathogens (Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae, Bacillus cereus, and Escherichia coli).., as well as their activity on S. aureus biofilm formation [were investigated].... [T]hey inhibit S. aureus biofilm formation and exhibit effective killing activities on preformed biofilms."Link
8.Associated topics: staph-infection-(Staphylococcus) — "Ten of the most known and used commercial essential oils (Cinnamomum zeylanicum L. [cinnamon], Citrus bergamia Risso [bergamot], Eucalyptus globulus Labill., Foeniculum vulgare Mill. [fennel], Origanum majorana L. [marjoram], Origanum vulgare L. [oregano], Rosmarinus officinalis L. [rosemary], Satureja montana L. [mountain savory], Thymus vulgaris L. ct. carvacrol [thyme], Thymus vulgaris L. ct. thymol [red thyme] were tested against six bacteria strains Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus chromogenes, Staphylococcus sciuri, Staphylococcus warneri, Staphylococcus xylosus and Escherichia coli, responsible for mastitis in animals. The best results were achieved by S. montana, T. vulgaris ct. thymol and O. vulgare."Link

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