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Frostbite On Fingers After Building Snow Fort


Author: Kathy E.
Date: 03-09-2014
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Testimonial ID: 9459-OR
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My son was outside playing in the snow on a cold day. He was trying to build a snow fort and got snow in-between the cuff of his coat and his mitten. When he came in the house, he was saying how cold his hand was. When I realized it was really sore and swollen, I knew he had a touch of frostbite on his entire hand and fingers.

I used Cypress and Lavender with epsom salt in a bath and had him soak in there for about 20 minutes to get the circulation going. Then I put Lavender, Cypress, Thyme, and Melrose in layers on his fingers and hand. Before bed I put some Animal Scents Ointment on his hand.

He was awake on and off about every 1 1/2 hours most of the night because of the pain in his hand. I put Copaiba, PanAway, and Peppermint on his fingers, diluted with coconut oil, but that caused him too much discomfort. I put these same oils on his feet about 2 hours later.

Around 2:45 a.m., I put Copaiba, PanAway, Clove, and Peppermint on his spine. He was finally able to sleep for 4 1/2 hours. When he woke up, the swelling was reduced, and the redness had receded to his fingertips and in-between the fingers (the places where it was hard to get the oils to stay on).

I kept applying oils throughout the day, and by the afternoon he said they were "all better now." I knew they weren't because they still had redness around the edges. I kept applying Animal Scents, Lavender, and Melrose for the next week.

After 7 days the skin on the tips turned white, and now the skin is starting to peel off his fingertips. He says it does not hurt. The skin underneath looks very healthy. I am sure the oils have helped regenerate the skin and build the tissue to help him have a successful recovery.

I think if I did not have all the oils listed, Lavender and Animal Scents Ointment would have been enough. But because I had them on hand, I used what I had to try to encourage more skin regeneration.


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