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Eczema Makes Me Scratch My Armpits Like A Monkey


Author: Julie W.
Date: 02-14-2013
Views: 2,191
Word Count: 107
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 8293-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 7

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I have mild eczema, which is usually kept in check by avoiding dairy foods. My willpower, however, ebbs and flows. So after indulging in cheese or yogurt, I develop flat, itchy, red/pink rashes in my armpits. Furiously scratching my armpits makes me feel like a monkey and in social settings, is difficult to camouflage!

Over the years, I've applied Frankincense or Lavender--both neat and diluted--to these patches, but neither worked as well as this treatment: two or three drops of Melrose oil mixed with a dime-sized dollop of high-quality aloe vera gel. This combination, along with wearing loose-fitting, 100% cotton clothing, helps to soothe and calm my symptoms.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: dermatitis,eczema — "Eyelid scrubs or massage with tea tree oil could be an effective treatment regimen in cases of blepharoconjunctivitis [and Demodex mite infestation]."Link
2.Associated topics: food-allergies — "[L]avender oil inhibits immediate-type allergic reactions [anaphylaxis] by inhibition of mast cell degranulation in-vivo and in-vitro."Link
3.Associated topics: dermatitis,eczema — "[T]opical fatty acids and essential oils are a useful treatment option for canine atopic dermatitis."Link
4.Associated topics: dermatitis,eczema — "[T]ea tree oil seems to be a more effective anti-eczematic agent than zinc oxide and clobetasone butyrate...."Link
5.Associated topics: food-allergies — "[T]he biological activity of 20 essential oils (EOs) from herbal plants and citrus fruits were investigated in terms of mammalian DNA polymerase (pol) inhibitory activity, cancer cell (human colon carcinoma) growth inhibitory activity, antiallergic activity... in rat basophilic leukemia cells, and antioxidant activity.... Among these EOs, chamomile... showed significant effects on both cancer cell growth and mast cell degranulation. On the basis of these results, chamomile EO can be recommended as a potentially useful, bioactive candidate for therapeutic applications."Link
6.Associated topics: dermatitis,eczema — "Herbalists treat skin ailments, such as fungal infections (like candidiasis), wounds, eczema, and acne, with lavender oil. It is also used in a healing bath for joint and muscle pain. One study evaluating treatments for children with eczema found [that] it was therapeutic touch from the mother that improved symptoms; in other words, massage with and without essential oils (including lavender) both reduced the dry, scaly skin lesions. Another study found that lavender oil may improve pain control after surgery."Link
7.Associated topics: dermatitis — "It is suggested that the in vivo effect of tea tree oil ointment in the therapy of fungal infections of the skin and mucous membranes as well as in the treatment of dandruff, a mild form of seborrheic dermatitis, may be at least partly due to an antifungal activity of tea tree oil."Link

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