Tea Trea Oil: My Favorite Natural Cure All
- Monday, 13 June 2011
First, the disclaimer. The information in this post is meant as a guideline and to be informative only. I am not a doctor and this is not meant to be used as medical advice. I am in the health care profession and believe that there is a time and place for medicinal cures and for surgery. Please use your best judgment when treating yourself and your family with any product, man made or natural. Tea Tree Oil has been a true God send for me and my family. I have been using it for many years now and keep finding different uses for it. I am writing this post simply because it really and truly works for so many conditions and ailments and I just wanted to share the information with whoever might find it useful.
I haven't bought OTC antibacterial ointments in at least 10 years. Partly because a very respected hand surgeon that treated an enormous amount of infections surgically, adamantly protested the use of these ointments and in fact said they were worse than using nothing at all. According to him and his (physician) partner, these ointments actually prolonged the healing of minor and major (surgical) wounds. Wounds are supposed to be kept clean and dry in order to heal, not gunked up with goop and smothered with a band aid. Also, I have found this wonderful, all natural treatment from a plant in Australia that is used to treat infections and beyond called Tea Tree Oil.
When my second son Jack was just 1 week old I noticed a 'blister' on his itty bitty baby toe. Having worked in surgery for so many years I immediately new it was an infection. But how could this be? He was only a week old. Being the crazy, new, paranoid mother that I was I put him right in his car seat and drove him to the pediatricians office whom we hadn't even had the pleasure of meeting yet. The skeptical receptionist/MA at the front desk suggested I go back home and make an appointment. Ha! Only a normal person would do something like that. I insisted that we see a Dr. not a nurse or PA immediately seeing as that it had been over a week since he'd been born and I hadn't been able to get an appointment thus far.She saw the seriousness in my eyes and managed to find a doctor in the place. O.K. Long story short (what, to late for that?) It ended up being MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) a highly resistant infection that used to only be seen in chronically ill patients...