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Nurse Mom- Abscess Healing Complete!

Nurse Mom- Abscess Healing Complete!

After continuing the treatment for my 5-year-old sons abscess, I want to gladly update you on how the problem resolved.

 

Beginning of Abscess  Day 3

Early abscess Day 3

HERE’S THE DETAILS:

Diagnosis: Abscess (yes I CAN diagnosis my own children, thank you)

Treatment:

  • ‘On Guard’ Essential oil

  • Lavender Essential oil

  • Vitamin C (acerola cherry powder)

  • Elderberry extract

  • Cod-liver oil

  • Probiotics (in food and supplement)

 

  • No refined sugars

     

     

à Also added colloidal silver supplement (topically and orally), tea tree E.O. topically and SECRET weapon….RAW honey topically!

 

Natures Medicine Cabinet

Prognosis: Complete healing from this infection, without the use of antibiotics or I&D (incision and drainage)

Day 4...getting worse

Day 4…getting worse

 

The night of Day 5- very painful and hard

The night of Day 5- very painful and hard

 

Well, I can very gratefully report that the prognosis I made on Day 4 was true by Day 6! I really believe all of these natural interventions helped support his system as it was doing exactly what it needed to do to take care of this infection before it became systemic. I read that raw honey can help draw out bacteria, so I applied a drop of raw honey on the band-aid the night of Day 5, and when he woke up the next morning Day 6, there was a slight dripping of liquid from the abscess and I KNEW we had made it!!

Day 6- Opened on its own! I squeezed the pus out- not fun- but a must if you want it to heal

Day 6- Opened on its own! I squeezed the pus out- not fun- but a must if you want it to heal

 As long as the body has a way of letting the infection escape, it usually can cleanse it from within and stop it in its tracks before it spreads to other tissue and the blood supply. I just wanted the body to create an ‘opening’ on its own without a laceration, and the honey helped facilitate that! Once that opening was there, all I had to do was apply pressure to both sides of the abscess, and out came that nasty bacteria-laden pus!  It hurts- A LOT- when you squeeze it, but it’s the only way.  After a couple big squeezes, I had him soak in a bath with lavender E.O. to make sure there wasn’t any more that needed to come out, but when he got out and I squeezed again, it was ’empty’.  He was really glad about that 😉

Pus gone, pain completely gone and skin healing up! No drugs and no blades.

Pus gone, pain completely gone and skin healing up! No drugs and no blades.

 

I am thrilled that we did not have to opt for antibiotics or an invasive procedure. It was not a pain-free event for him, and I hope this doesn’t happen again (I’ve explained to him how he cannot pick at his bug bites and such, we’ll see if he stops!)—but I am so thrilled that we’ve learned firsthand some easy methods to respond to an abscess—naturally and with success!

♥Nurse Mom

 

 

***Just sharing my story, please consult with your medical practitioner before you do anything you are unfamiliar with/untrained to do to your child.

Nurse Mom: Small Abscess Healing

Nurse Mom: Small Abscess Healing



A couple of days ago my 5 year old son showed me what appeared to be a ‘pimple’ under his upper thigh (Day 1). I didn’t think much else of it until he showed it again to me a couple of days later (Day 3) saying he thinks ‘it needs to be cut off’. This extreme language made me question if it was something more than what met the eye. After I palpated it I realized there was a small abscess growing under the skin the size of dime. This definitely made me pay attention more.


I began applying “On Guard”, immune essential oil blend, directly to the area, as well as supplementing with vit C, elderberry extract, and making sure I was regular with cod-liver oil and probiotics. (He has been in the sun a lot so I didn’t give addition vitamin D.)

 

Day 4 it had become the size of a quarter underneath the size and the reddened area (Erythema) on the skin had expanded a considerable amount. No fever. Good appetite (too good!). Regular activity levels, regular sleep.

 

I will continue to treat the situation as described and will monitor the size, tenderness and redness over the following days to see how this progresses/resolves. I will share the results with you regardless of what I decide to do. I do not believe that it will require antibiotics or I&D (incision and drainage, the typical treatment for an abscess).

 

Diagnosis: Abscess (yes I CAN diagnosis my own children, thank you)

 

Treatment:

  • ‘On Guard’ Essential oil
  • Lavender Essential oil
  • Vitamin C (acerola cherry powder)
  • Elderberry extract
  • Cod-liver oil
  • Probiotics (in food and supplement)
  • No refined sugars

     

Prognosis: Complete healing from this infection, without the use of antibiotics or I&D

 

 

 

*Don’t mind the adhesive marks from the bandaid 😉

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