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Fungal White Patches - Flakes On Skin & Hairline


Author: Debbie M.
Skill: Nurse
Date: 11-08-2013
Views: 5,924
Word Count: 203
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 9108-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 8

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One of my sons had a few white dry patches on his face for a few weeks and it was getting worse. He came to me to see if I had something that could help. I gave him Melaleuca Alternifolia oil, otherwise known as Tea Tree, and told him to apply a few drops of it to the white patches.

In about three days he asked for the oil to reapply, because he only applied it once and the patches disappeared. He wanted to reapplied a second time to make sure they did not come back.

My other son who was known to have yeast-like symptoms had white flaky areas around his hairline and his scalp was dry as well. This had been a problem for him before. I put the Melaleuca around his entire hairline and into areas on his scalp for 2 days and forgot to reapply the third day.

After four days when I looked at his hairline, all the white flaky areas had all vanished. Now I am starting him on a yeast cleanse to clean from the inside. We had use Selsun Blue on his scalp in the past.

Thanks to Melaleuca oil, we no longer need to use it again.


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: dandruff, psoriasis, rash, rashes, seborrheic dermatitis, skin infection.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: fungus — "As proven in vitro, essential oils [Eucalyptus, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Thyme, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Clove, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Sage] represent a cheap and effective antiseptic topical treatment option even for antibiotic-resistant strains [such] as MRSA and antimycotic [antifungal]-resistant Candida species."Link
2.Associated topics: seborrheic-dermatitis,psoriasis — "Eyelid scrubs or massage with tea tree oil could be an effective treatment regimen in cases of blepharoconjunctivitis [and Demodex mite infestation]."Link
3.Associated topics: skin-infection — "[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: fungus — "To evaluate the eradication of house dust mites (HDM)... by direct contact using the essential clove oil (Eugenia caryophyllus).... A pilot study was initiated to determine the killing power of clove oil.... SEMs revealed dead mites on the fibers.... The zone of inhibition indicated significant clearance for all the bacteria and fungi indicating greater biocidal activity when compared to the controls.... Clove oil is a promising agent for killing dust mites with a potential use in dust-mite laden mattresses."Link
5.Associated topics: fungus — "Demodex blepharitis is a common but overlooked external eye disease. The pathogenesis of Demodex blepharitis in eliciting ocular surface inflammation has been further clarified. The modified eyelash sampling and counting method makes it easier and more accurate to diagnose Demodex infestation. Tea tree oil shows promising potential to treat Demodex blepharitis by reducing Demodex counts with additional antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory actions."Link
6.Associated topics: fungus — "Tea tree oil contributes to the successful treatment of toenail fungus [onychomycosis]."Link
7.Associated topics: fungus — "Topical therapy, including [tea tree oil].., provide[s] improvement in nail appearance and symptomatology.... The use of a topical preparation [such as tea tree oil] in conjunction with debridement is an appropriate initial treatment strategy."Link
8.Associated topics: seborrheic-dermatitis — "[T]opical fatty acids and essential oils are a useful treatment option for canine atopic dermatitis."Link

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