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Plagued By Itchy Hand Dermatitis For Years

Author: Audrey G.
Date: 05-25-2013
Views: 12,705
Word Count: 357
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 8594-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 8

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For a few years I have been plagued by hand dermatitis, new shampoos, laundry detergent, lawn grass, basically anything that has a smell; if my hands touch it I get an itchy rash with red bumps. I received medication from the doctor for this in the past - it smells awful and takes about 10 days for it to work.

Last weekend I went into the garden to pull weeds, but I forgot my gloves. By that night my hands were itchy and raw. I pulled out the medication I used last time this happened and rubbed it in and went to bed smelling awful!

When I woke up I rubbed some more on - meanwhile my hands were still itching and the bumps were multiplying. As luck would have it, I forgot the creme on the kitchen counter when I went to work. All morning my hands were driving me crazy with the itching!

About lunchtime, I decided there HAS to be something I can do. I checked online for essential oils that would help with dermatitis and realized that I actually had all the oils I needed with me! So in a paper cup I squirted some unscented hand lotion I had at my desk, mixed in 2 drops each of Lavender, Geranium, Rosemary, and Helichrysum, then rubbed the mixture all over my hands. They felt wonderful almost instantly!

That night when I got home, I made myself a batch using coconut oil instead of the hand creme. I rubbed it in a couple of times a day, the itching was gone, and all the bumps disappeared within 2 days. As a bonus it smells wonderful! All my coworkers commented on the beautiful smelling had lotion I was using - when I told them it was something I "whipped up" they all wanted a batch too!

An even bigger bonus to me was how quickly I was healed as opposed to the medication I used which caused the bumps to dry up and turn white - leaving an ugly scaly look on my hands. This homemade lotion leaves my hands soft, moist and no white spots.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: contact-dermatitis,dermatitis — "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: skin — "Local application of frankincense essential oil may provide a non-surgical treatment alternative, with no or minimal side effect for carcinoma in situ, minimally invasive carcinoma and pre-cancerous conditions such as actinic keratosis."Link
3.Associated topics: skin — "[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: allergic-reaction — "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
5.Associated topics: allergic-reaction — "[L]avender oil inhibits immediate-type allergic reactions [anaphylaxis] by inhibition of mast cell degranulation in-vivo and in-vitro."Link
6.Associated topics: contact-dermatitis,dermatitis — "[T]opical fatty acids and essential oils are a useful treatment option for canine atopic dermatitis."Link
7.Associated topics: contact-dermatitis,itching-(Pruritus),dermatitis — "[T]ea tree oil seems to be a more effective anti-eczematic agent than zinc oxide and clobetasone butyrate...."Link
8.Associated topics: skin — "[One] method employed for wound healing is the application of lavender oil. Due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties, it is thought to prevent wound infections and to play a role in reducing pain by lowering inflammation.... Lavender oil is known to have antibacterial, antifungal, sedative, and/or antidepressant effects.... In addition to its antimicrobial effects, the anti-inflammatory analgesic properties of lavender oil have also been emphasized... The use of L. Angustifolia [lavender] is particularly recommended in chronically infected wounds due to its immune-stimulating and antimicrobial effects. There are also reports that lavender oil reduces scar tissue."Link

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