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Unbearable Chilblain & Itching On My Toe

Author: Sue K.
Skill: Physical Therapist
Date: 06-22-2013
Views: 2,292
Word Count: 114
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 8666-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 1

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This week I developed a chilblain on my little toe. I used to get them as a teenager but haven't had one for over 30 years! The combination of pain and itch became almost unbearable.

I searched the desk references I had and there was no mention of Chilblains so looked for an oil with anti-inflammatory properties and Peppermint jumped out at me. One drop on my toe and the discomfit totally disappeared in seconds!! Three hours later and still good!

As I logged on to Oil-Testimonials to share my remedy I found only one other reference to Chilblains and she successfully used Peppermint too. These Young Living oils are great!

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Supporting Scientific Study
chilblains - "Topical high-concentration L-menthol is the only established human experimental pain model to study mechanisms underlying cold hyperalgesia. We aimed at investigating the combinatorial effect of cold stimuli and topical L-menthol on cold pain and secondary mechanical hyperalgesia. Cold detection threshold and cold pain threshold (CPT) increased after L-menthol and remained high after the cold rekindling cycles.... Skin blood flow increased after L-menthol and stayed stable after cold cycles. Repeated application of cold on skin treated by L-menthol facilitated and prolonged L-menthol-induced cold pain and hyperalgesia."Link

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