Wow! It has been so long since I have been able to write on this blog. So many changes have happened in our family. A few which I will have to write about in a different post. 🙂
In a mean time, I want to speak on Ringworms and Chemical Burns…OUCH! Both sound awful and guess what? They are! When we lived in Bermuda our family used to love taking walks on the old trails. The gorgeous scenery opened up our minds and hearts to what our wonderful Creator has done for us.
Well, because of sin in the world, there are issues that can arise, like getting a ringworm…yikes! Our poor baby girl received a good size ringworm after falling face forward on the ground while walking on the trail one day. It took a few days to fully manifest, but when it showed up it was no fun and huge. The poor girl had a large ringworm smack dab on the tip of her nose.
We consulted some friends of ours who were nurses. They informed us that the pharmacy will have something OTC (over the counter) we can use on her nose that required no prescription and would work rather quickly. Being a mother of 3, that sounded ideal. We were a bit hesitant, as we prefer to use natural remedies, but since we hadn’t really dealt with ringworm by ourselves before AND it was only a topical application, we figured we could give it a try….unbeknownst to us it would prove to be a BIG mistake.
After only using 2 applications of the OTC medicine from the pharmacy, our poor baby girl’s nose looked horrible. (See above) The picture doesn’t do it justice for how red and inflamed her nose became. Turns out, her skin was hypersensitive to the cream and she ended up having not only a chemical reaction, but a chemical burn. I was devastated. Things seem to go from bad to worse…
After I shed a few tears, I realized I should have used my first line of defense which was to pray for wisdom. While praying, I was reminded that someone treated our son for ringworm about 3 years prior. The two remedies that came to my remembrance were: Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and Tea Tree Oil to the rescue, for the win!!!
With topical issues like ringworm we had to put straight ACV and undiluted tea tree oil directly on the ringworm 3x’s/day to kill it. Even though our little one had the chemical reaction, we were told the ringworm could still be alive. So we continued the two remedies hand in hand for 3 days straight. After the 3 days the swelling was COMPLETELY gone and her nose was on the mend, unfortunately with an unsightly ring from the chemical burn.
Upon noticing the ringworm was completely eradicated we focused on healing her skin from the horrid chemical burn. That’s where Aloe Vera Gel (from the plant), Neem Oil and Lavender Oil became our next big helpers. We used the 3 together and WOW the healing was almost immediate.
Aloe Vera Gel is known to provide quick healing for cuts, scrapes, sunburns as well as help heal digestive tracts. Our family is very familiar with the latter as we used it to heal our son’s digestive tract. (Another remedy post for another day). Neem Oil helps with reducing scars, inflammation, dryness and soothes itchiness, as well as promotes rapid healing. Lavender Oil doesn’t only help improve sleep, but it is also beneficial for skin ailments such as burns, wounds, pain and complexion.
Knowing the back ground of all three natural items, there wasn’t a shadow of doubt in my mind that they could do the job of working with my daughter’s body to provide swift healing. I applied the Aloe Vera Gel on her nose first, followed by equal amounts of Neem Oil and Lavender Oil mixed. I used those remedies for about 7 days or so. By the 2 week mark there was no noticeable mark on her nose at all. It was truly amazing! We are fearfully and wonderfully made!
REMEMBER, EVERY NATURAL REMEDY SHOULD BE ACCOMPANIED BY PRAYER, AS GOD IS THE REAL HEALER AND THE ONE THAT HAS PROVIDED US WITH ALL THESE WAYS TO KEEP OUR BODIES HEALTHY.
Disclaimer: If you have severe health ailments, please seek medical attention and advice before performing any natural remedy. We are not responsible for incorrect and inappropriate use of these remedies.