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Son Had His Enormous Tonsils And Adenoids Removed

Author: Susan L.
Skill: Nurse
Date: 07-31-2013
Views: 27,477
Word Count: 448
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 8768-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 6

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My 6 year old son had his "gi-normous" (MD's description) tonsils and adenoids removed about 2 weeks ago. The post surgical instructions include swallowing 8 oz. of fluid every 8 hours. This was excruciating.

I knew my oils would help, but since I wasn't sure exactly which ones to use, I turned to this website for guidance--as well as my "Essential Oils" pocket reference by Life Science Publishing. I prayerfully chose "Aroma Siez" and Helichrysum. The MD said I could administer my "pain oils" in the recovery room. (The nurses said his recovery room smelled like a spa--they seemed to not mind it.)

I chose Aroma Siez because it really knocks out my muscle and joint pain. Aroma Siez has Cypress and Marjoram in it and I wanted those for the muscles and the bleeding. Helichrysum not only can assist with pain, but I trusted it with the bleeding post surgery. (I know it's listed as having anticoagulant properties, but I've heard it can help with balancing out blood issues, so I trusted it--use your discretion).

My son's Hydrocodone 7.5/500 dose would lose it's effectiveness after about 2 hours and the only thing that would help him swallow was applying one drop of Helichrysum and several drops of Aroma Siez on his neck/around ears. (If smell is an issue for your child, you can try using it on the Vita Flex foot points...?) It was amazing how well it helped him! It is so hard to see your child suffer such excruciating pain---and then to have to make him use that muscle over and over (swallowing fluids) was so hard! But with the oils I had hope and they really helped alleviate his pain.

Depending on your child's skin tolerance, you might need to use a carrier oil on skin prior to the application of oils. Or you could make a "blend" of the oils and a carrier oil such as V-6 oil or olive oil, etc. After several days, his skin needed a carrier oil.

Also, his MD did NOT suggest using Ibuprofen. After researching the surgical procedure and pain regimens online, I chose to incorporate a dose of it every 8-10 hrs---staggering it w/the acetaminophen every 4 hrs--and it really alleviated his pain. My MD steers away from ibuprofen due to the small risk for bleeding, but I didn't start it until the end of 2nd day post surgical when he started getting some better liquids on his stomach. (You really need to coat the stomach when you use Ibuprofen.)

Thank God for such great oils. They really are a God-send. God bless you!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: muscle-pain — "We examined the evidence regarding the effect of herbal medicine on pain in people with non-specific low-back pain (LBP).... Lavender essential oil applied by acupressure appeared effective in reducing pain and improving flexibility compared to conventional treatment."Link
2.Associated topics: muscle-pain — "[T]he effect of essential oils on skeletal and smooth muscle...: The first type of effect on skeletal muscle involved a contracture and inhibition of the twitch response to nerve stimulation shown by a sample of clary sage, dill, fennel, frankincense, and nutmeg; ...lavender reduced the twitch response alone."Link
3.Associated topics: muscle-pain,surgery-(Post-operative-recovery) — "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
4.Associated topics: bleed-/-hemorrhage — "[T]he level and duration of menstrual pain and the amount of menstrual bleeding were significantly lower in the aromatherapy group than in the placebo group. These results suggest that aromatherapy is effective in alleviating menstrual pain, its duration, and excessive menstrual bleeding. Aromatherapy can be provided as a nonpharmacological pain relief measure and as a part of nursing care given to girls suffering of dysmenorrhea or excessive menstrual bleeding."Link
5.Associated topics: bleed-/-hemorrhage — "[A] pulverized mixture of four herbs including Agrimonia Eupatoria (A), Nelumbo Nucifera Gaertn (N), Boswellia Carteri (B) [Frankincense], and Pollen Typhae Angustifoliae (P)... was first described in Chinese canonical medicine about 2000 years ago for treatment of various trauma disorders, such as hemostasis [bleeding], anti-inflammatory, analgesia [pain], and wound healing, etc.... [W]e showed that local ANBP treatment not only significantly enhanced wound healing by relieving inflammation, increasing formation of granulation tissue, and accelerating re-epithelialization, but [it] also reduced scar formation by decreasing collagen production [and] protuberant height and volume of scars and [by] increasing collagen maturity.... [Results show that ANBP] promot[es] wound healing and alleviat[es] scar formation, which may be an effective therapy for human wounds at the earliest stage."Link
6.Associated topics: surgery-(Post-operative-recovery) — "[T]he influence of essential oils (mainly tea tree, lavender, chamomile, thyme and ocimum [basil] oils) on wound healing and their potential application in clinical practice."Link

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