Home Care Nurse Empowered With Hope Against MRSA
Author: Heidi B.
Word Count: 515
Questions Received: 3
Testimonial ID: 9544-OR
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I work as a nurse in an adult foster-care setting with an aging population of adults with developmental disabilities and high medical needs. Over the past few years I've been increasingly frustrated with the hopeless battle against recurrent MRSA-positive skin infections, as well as other sites/systems involved at times.
One of my clients has multiple drug allergies and increasing adverse reactions and seizures while on antibiotics to treat infections. He also has intermittent anxiety or discomfort from invasive injections, wound lancing, and packings over the past year. I have witnessed over 13 various skin infections/sores/boils/pimples on his body having flared up intermittently since January 2014.
We approached his team for consent to trial an alternative option of using Young Living essential oils to target recurrent skin infections that cultured positive for MRSA multiple times over the past year. I honestly felt like a crazy nurse for suggesting it; however, I was desperate. Like his physician stated, we had nothing to lose.
It is now April 2014. This client has not needed to have one skin wound treated by his doctor so far this year. He has not needed any antibiotics so far. He has not had any witnessed seizures. This has improved his quality of life. I cannot claim it healed him; however, I can witness he did not need to be treated by a physician for the multiple skin issues on which we used essential oils.
Specifically, we used Lemongrass x 3 drops in running bath water daily for 15-minute soaks. Then we used Purification x 1 drop on any pimples 3 times per day. If not resolved or worsened in a few days, we changed to RC x 2 drops to the affected areas 4 times daily, followed by 1:4 diluted Oregano oil and applying warm packs to the area. We diffuse Purification in his bathroom. We diffuse Eucalyptus Globulus in his home.
So far no clinical evaluation or treatment has been needed for a person colonized with MRSA. I am aware his primary medical doctor is sharing this observation with "Infectious Disease" within their organization.
Another client at home had medical doctor evaluations and antibiotics several times last year for MRSA-positive infections in his eye socket. We use Lemongrass in his bathwater daily and diffuse Eucalyptus in his home daily as well. So far this year he is not needing any treatment for recurrent peri-orbital MRSA-positive cellulitis.
He also has a history of recurrent urinary tract infections but has had no need for a urine sample to rule out a urinary tract infection. I am unsure if this is related to the Lemongrass in his water.
By diffusing essential oils and trying new things for several consecutive months, we are seeing decreased frequency of signs of MRSA-positive lesions warranting medical doctor evaluations or treatment.
I am a believer that essential oils have the potential to make a positive difference in the quality of life for some people. I can't wait to learn more!
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