I absolutely must tell you about this magic ointment I've been using the last two days. If you've read my past post on self healing, you know that I'm currently dealing with a really bad rash, an allergic reaction brought on by inhaling mold spores from my previous place of residence. So it's been about a month and a week since getting the skin condition and I have been using essential oils such as Lavender, Peppermint, Melaleuca(Tea Tree) and Myrrh topically. At one time I was taking Prednisone to help clear up the rash but it was ineffective and using the essential oils was the only thing that worked in lessening the crazy itch. However, this past Tuesday I woke up to my rash "weeping", I'm assuming I had scratched during the night and had upset it. The following days it worsened becoming redder and more raised and this past Friday, had started to ooze an excessive amount of yellow liquid (yes I know it's nasty but bare with me).
Anyway on Friday, I met up with my cousin and her family to prep for my niece's birthday party that night. Seeing I was in extreme discomfort, my cousin recommended I try Paw Paw ointment, an ointment she had gotten from her past trip to Australia. She applied the ointment all over my rash and it immediately felt less tight, itchy and irritated. She wrapped my arms in gauze and then we iced the area for about an hour. After removing the ice and gauze the rash looked less red and I could actually move my arms around freely without my skin feeling like it was pulling or burning (especially in the elbow bend). Made from Paw paw fruit extract, a fruit in the same family as Papaya, the ointment is full of antioxidants, amino acids, and Vitamins A, C and E. It contains anti-inflammatory properties and is both soothing and softening of even the most sensitive of skin. Widely used for chapped lips and skin ailments, Paw paw aids in skin repair, healing cuts, burns and insect bites and relieves symptoms of Dermatitis, Eczema and fungal infections. Another plus is that a tube is pretty cheap and can easily be ordered online via Amazon or bought at a health-food store like Whole Foods.
Read on for more results and photos of my skin before and after using the ointment.
Later on Friday night, I applied the Paw paw ointment before bed and wrapped it again in gauze. The next morning I removed the gauze, which had no yellow liquid secretion on it at all and revealed my arms which showed an amazing improvement. Overnight, the ointment had soothed my rash so that it was smoother, had little sign of inflammation, and had softened the top layer of problem skin so that big patches of it were easily flaking off without it feeling like part of it was still attached to the more sensitive new layer underneath. What new skin was revealed was a smooth light pink which I had actually not seen since getting the rash although I had been on and off peeling since then. Normally, it was red irritated skin under the peeling which encouraged the idea that it would be a never ending cycle of peeling and rash again and again. I reapplied the ointment that Saturday morning and again before bed, and this morning when I woke up it showed even more improvement. More improvement in two days' time than in the last few weeks of having the rash. I showered about two hours ago, and as I was in the shower, and without scrubbing or rubbing my arms at all, the water falling on my arms simply loosened the skin and removed it. I came out of the shower without any old scabby skin and with pink new skin revealed. Absolutely incredible!
All in all I think Paw paw is an absolute miracle! I wish I had tried it sooner so I could have sped up my healing process. I still have some rash but it is mostly along the edges of the new skin patches and is a huge improvement to how bad it was before. Below are pictures of my rash from about a week ago and of what it looks like today (it's a bit shiny with the ointment on but you can see the color difference compared to last week's pic). The results speak for themselves. I'm a Paw paw believer!
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