Case History of Infected Eczema Treated with Essential Oils

Alternative Therapies
Original Case Report
10.1102/1470-5206.2000.004
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11-14
Case History of Infected Eczema Treated with Essential Oils

The following case history details a treatment with essential oils of an infected eczematous lesion over the author’s own right calf. The use of tea tree, lemon, bergamot, lavender and niaouli resulted in demonstrable healing after six days. Lavender and tea tree had an immediate effect on itchiness. Detailed and controlled studies are required to confirm the role of these essential oils in the treatment of infected chronic eczema.

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Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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