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Chronic Severe Sinus Infections In 4-year-old Boy

Author: Ashlie M.
Date: 08-02-2014
Views: 6,787
Word Count: 321
Questions Received: 4
Testimonial ID: 9994-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 7

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My son who is 4 years old has had several ear and sinus infections due to severe allergies. He is frequently on antibiotics, and he has been on Allegra every day for the past 2 years.

This past winter my son had a sinus and ear infection that would not resolve. The doctors put him on 3 separate rounds of antibiotics, each round getting stronger. After the third round, his sinus infection was still there!

So next we were sent to an ENT physician, who performed a CAT scan. The scan results indicated that my son did still have the sinus infection.

With a loss of hope, the ENT physician recommended that we have a sinuplasty performed on our 4-year-old! I left the office very uncomfortable and feeling like there just had to be another way to remedy my son's infection.

After weeks of trial and error, we finally found a regimen of essential oils that work for my son. In the beginning, Oregano essential oil was the saving grace. We would also put some colloidal silver into a neti pot and flush his nose every day.

Then each night I would rub the Breathe Again oil blend on my son's chest and we started diffusing essential oils each night as well. I would rotate filling the diffuser with Lavender, German Chamomile and both the RC and Thieves blends.

Then after a ZYTO Compass scan, we tried Wintergreen and the Harmony oil blend. I did not notice a huge difference with Wintergreen, but I did notice a substantial difference with Harmony! This essential oil blend is a daily necessity for my son. I diffuse it and sometimes rub it on his chest too. Harmony also smells good, which helps as well!

At times of major allergy attacks, I will also put some Lavender and Lemon in a spoonful of honey and administer it to my son, who, by the way is now off all his allergy meds!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: sinusitis,sinus-infection — "Cineole has mucolytic, bronchodilating and anti-inflammatory properties and reduces the exacerbation rate in patients suffering from COPD, as well as ameliorates symptoms in patients suffering from asthma and rhinosinusitis.... The effects of Cineole in the treatment of acute bronchitis were clearly measurable and could be proven after a treatment period of merely 4 days. This study corroborates the fact that Cineole actively and significantly reduces cough frequency after four days."Link
2.Associated topics: sinus-infection — "The antibacterial activity of 14 essential oils and their major constituents in the gaseous state was evaluated against [respiratory tract pathogens] Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Staphylococcus aureus. [The] oils [with cinnamon bark, lemongrass, and thyme being most potent] and their major constituents were shown to be effective against various bacteria tested.... These results indicate that the antibacterial action of essential oils was most effective when at high vapor concentration for a short time."Link
3.Associated topics: seasonal-allergies — "The lemon-based nasal spray [containing Lemon, Melaleuca Quinquenervia, and Ravintsara] was a good alternative to conventional medicine for the treatment of perennial [pet dander, dust mites] and seasonal allergic and vasomotor rhinopathy."Link
4.Associated topics: seasonal-allergies — "Lavender essential oil displays the stronger antioxidant activity against lipid peroxidation in a linoleic acid model system and good antibacterial activity against four rhinitis-related bacteria including staphylococcus aureus, Micrococcus ascoformans, Proteus vulgaris, and Escherichia coli."Link
5.Associated topics: sinusitis,sinus-infection — "The result for the primary end point was validated by the amelioration of the following secondary end points: headache on bending, frontal headache, sensitivity of pressure points of trigeminal nerve, impairment of general condition, nasal obstruction, and rhinological secretion.... In patients with acute nonpurulent rhinosinusitis, timely treatment with cineole [a.k.a. eucalyptol... found in eucalyptus, camphor laurel, laurus nobilis, tea tree, mugwort, basil, wormwood, rosemary, sage, and cannabis] is effective and safe before antibiotics are indicated."Link
6.Associated topics: seasonal-allergies — "[L]avender oil inhibits immediate-type allergic reactions [anaphylaxis] by inhibition of mast cell degranulation in-vivo and in-vitro."Link
7.Associated topics: seasonal-allergies — "[T]he biological activity of 20 essential oils (EOs) from herbal plants and citrus fruits were investigated in terms of mammalian DNA polymerase (pol) inhibitory activity, cancer cell (human colon carcinoma) growth inhibitory activity, antiallergic activity... in rat basophilic leukemia cells, and antioxidant activity.... Among these EOs, chamomile... showed significant effects on both cancer cell growth and mast cell degranulation. On the basis of these results, chamomile EO can be recommended as a potentially useful, bioactive candidate for therapeutic applications."Link

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