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Infant Received Huge Bug Bite While On Vacation


Author: Jessica D.
Skill: Colon Hygienist
Date: 11-21-2012
Views: 1,144
Word Count: 142
Questions Received: Not available for contact
Testimonial ID: 7988-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 2

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My son got bit by a bug when he was six months old. It got so large that it consumed almost half of his shin. It was red and hot to the touch. We were on vacation in Florida at the time.

Using a pen, I put a circle around the red bite so that I could easily determine if it was getting bigger or smaller. I used RC undiluted because it isn't a hot oil like Thieves. I applied it once every hour (not including the night hours). By the next day, it was dramatically smaller.

I also recommend using your mother's intuition about which oils to use in addition to RC. Is it painful? Maybe you could use Peppermint. Does the baby look distressed? Maybe use some Lavender or Peace & Calming.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: bite-/-sting — "Thujaplicin, a minor component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki], showed rather strong antifungal activity against seven kinds of plant-pathogenic fungi.... Thujaplicin and hinokitiol (the major component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki]) also showed clear antibacterial activity against Legionella pneumophila SG 1 and L. pneumophila SG 3 [Legionnaires disease, pneumonia].... This compound showed strong insecticidal activity against Reticulitermes speratus [termites], and it also had clear acaricidal [ticks, mites] activity against Dermatophagoides farinae [house dust mites].... [T]he strong cytotoxic effect of Thujaplicin on murine P388 lymphocytic leukemia cell line [CLL, chronic lymphocytic leukemia] should be emphasized...."Link
2.Associated topics: bite-/-sting — "Topical 5% tea tree oil is an effective treatment for mild to moderate acne vulgaris.... Tea tree oil has broad-spectrum antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity in vitro. These properties have formed the basis of its use in the treatment of a range of superficial dermatoses such as cuts, insect bites, boils, and dermatophytosis [ringworm]."Link

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