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Pad Of My Finger Was Sliced Off At Bowling Alley


Author: Becky H.
Skill: Nurse
Date: 02-07-2014
Views: 2,363
Word Count: 291
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 9338-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 7

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My friend (who is diabetic and has other past medical comorbidities) was bowling. Through circumstance, he had his finger get caught and had a major portion of the pad of his finger sliced off. Despite very good efforts at the lanes, there was no relief to the bleeding. He insisted on finishing the games and then at home cleansed the wound and continued to apply pressure. The bandages continued to become saturated and require changing.

I was able to stop at his house, although this was over 4 hours after the event! I removed the bandage, and immediately heavy bleeding started. The oils of Geranium and onycha were the two I chose to have with me. I used Geranium for assistance in clotting the blood and preventing infection, and I used onycha for initiation of the healing process to restore lost tissue. It was about 10 PM for this dressing change. I applied Geranium several times and then applied pressure to try to stop the bleeding before the application of onycha and the new dressing (which was a bit of a pressure dressing also).

In the morning the wound showed much improvement, and it had not continued to bleed through the night either. It was left open to air for a while after applying oils again, and bleeding had ceased with evidence of the healing process starting.

He did end up going to see a medical doctor, who said it would be just fine. There is no redness and no signs of infection. He will continue to apply oils as the finger continues to heal and restore to its original state.

So thankful for these oils and what God gives us... naturally.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: cut-/-laceration-/-incision — "[A] literature review of evidence on the influence of essential oils on wound healing and their potential application in clinical practice... focus[ing] mainly on tea tree, lavender, chamomile, thyme, and ocimum [basil] oils."Link
2.Associated topics: cut-/-laceration-/-incision — "[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
3.Associated topics: cut-/-laceration-/-incision — "Topical 5% tea tree oil is an effective treatment for mild to moderate acne vulgaris.... Tea tree oil has broad-spectrum antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity in vitro. These properties have formed the basis of its use in the treatment of a range of superficial dermatoses such as cuts, insect bites, boils, and dermatophytosis [ringworm]."Link
4.Associated topics: cut-/-laceration-/-incision — "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
5.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
6.Associated topics: bleed-/-hemorrhage,cut-/-laceration-/-incision — "[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
7.Associated topics: cut-/-laceration-/-incision — "[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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