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Infant Reveals Discomfort Source By Tugging On Ear


Author: Megan K.
Skill: Nurse
Date: 03-07-2013
Views: 1,323
Word Count: 114
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 8361-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 4

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My oldest, when he was around 18 months old, woke up one night just crying as if he was in pain.

After several hours of trying multiple oils for different ailments I thought might be bothering him, I still hadn't figured it out yet.

Then I noticed he was sort of pulling on the ear opposite the ear he usually tugs on when he goes to sleep at night.

Ah ha! I put a layer of Lavender, then a layer of coconut oil, and finished up with a layer of PanAway.

Within a couple minutes he had quit crying and 15 minutes later he was sleeping again and slept the rest of the night with no more complaints!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: ear-infection — "Essential oils or their components placed in the ear canal can provide effective treatment of acute otitis media."Link
2.Associated topics: ear-infection — "[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
3.Associated topics: fever — "[W]e studied the anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective effects of C. citratus [Lemongrass] and E. citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus] essential oils on formol-induced edema and acetic acid induced abdominal cramps in Wistar rats.... In vivo analysis and histological assay showed that the two essential oils displayed significant dose-dependent edema [swelling] inhibition effect over time. They displayed strong analgesic [pain-relieving] and antipyretic [fever-reducing] properties similar to that induced by 50 mg/kg of acetylsalicylate of lysine.... This work demonstrates the anti-inflammatory property of Cymbopogon citratus [Lemongrass] and Eucalyptus citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus], suggesting their potential role as adjuvant therapeutic alternatives in dealing with inflammatory-related diseases."Link
4.Associated topics: fever — "Burn Healing Potential of Nigella sativa seed oil in rats.... Nigella sativa L. (Black cumin) has shown a broad spectrum of pharmacological effects like antipyretic [fever reducing], analgesic [pain reducing], anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial.... The present study suggests the burn wound healing action of seeds may be due to anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of major compounds in the oil."Link

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