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My Son Was Begging For Poison Ivy Relief

Author: Melanie M.
Date: 01-22-2014
Views: 4,867
Word Count: 197
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 9282-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 1

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My son got into some poison ivy three days ago. His best friend did also. The best friend has been to the doctor and had two prescription medications and two non-prescription creams to use at home. He missed most of school yesterday and possibly will be out tomorrow and is quite miserable. It's spread everywhere...and I do mean everywhere.

My son hasn't gotten it quite as bad but when he got home today, he was begging me for some relief. I applied these three oils layered and did not dilute them. If you have not used these oils, I would highly suggest dilution with a carrier oil:

* Peppermint
* Thieves oil blend
* Lemongrass

He experienced some mild burning since he's scratched several places until they bled. Four hours later, he was itching again and took a bath with 2 cups of apple cider vinegar. When he got out of the tub, I went to reapply the oils. I'm kicking myself for not taking pictures beforehand but the swelling was reduced a full FIFTY percent.

I am in shock at how well this has worked and am very interested to see how they are in the morning.

Young Living oils are absolutely wonderful!

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Supporting Scientific Study
itching-(Pruritus) - "[T]ea tree oil seems to be a more effective anti-eczematic agent than zinc oxide and clobetasone butyrate...."Link

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