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Old 06-13-2010, 08:18 PM
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I cut my index finger badly 3 days ago. Couldn`t stop the bleeding for 2 hours. I finally decided to go to the emergency room for a looksee. While sitting there waiting to be admitted, I checked the cut and it stopped bleeding and started to knit shut, so I went home. I poured some tea tree preparation called Burn Free on a dressing I made from some gauze. I put the dressing on the cut and bandaged it. Next morning, I went to work. Came home and changed the dressing and put some more Burn Free on it with a fresh dressing. Today, 2 mornings later, I looked at the cut and it had nearly completely knitted shut. I now have just a regular bandaid on it. By the way, every medical kit should have a roll of electrical tape in it. Better than bandaids on minor cuts when conditions are less than ideal.
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thanks for sharing. I have a bottle of plain tee tree oil. To stop bleeding in th epast I used cayenne pepper. It stops it right then. just leave it on. It sort of forms an instant scab, it heals nice and fast underneath and then falls off like a regular scab. My SL once washed a big glass balloon tomake wine and kind of sloshed the water around inside of it, when the balloon shattered and left his hands with multiple cuts. I hauled out the cayenne. One two inch cut did not get covered with it and it did not heal as fast and hurt more. No, it does not burn. If you mex tea tree oil with cayenne to make a paste and put it in the pockets of gingivitis it does not burn and heals very fast. Also does not taste quite so bad.
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Cayenne pepper tea saved me from a certain heart problem some years ago. Alot cheaper than big pharma. Just use the hottest on the scoville scale, or so I heard. I`m sold on herbal remedies.
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Positioning the cut so the skin is close and oriented correctly cuts the scar potential. The paper tape works better than butterflys, leave the tape in place - one layer - and treat through it. Oils will loosen the adhesive in 4 hours. Once it has scabbed with the tape on you can wash normally, the hazard of bumping it open is low.
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what kind of tape is that? I have never heard of it.
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what kind of tape is that? I have never heard of it.
Paper tape is like painters masking tape, if I`m not mistaken. Probably in most craft stores.
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I dilute tea tree oil in a spritzer bottle with water and clean off counters etc...nice smell and disinfects too.

I also tried a dilution on one of my dogs when they had a sore but their skin was too sensitive.
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Paper tape is labeled as such on the package just where the other medical supply tapes are. It is great but more $.
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Cayenne pepper tea saved me from a certain heart problem some years ago. Alot cheaper than big pharma. Just use the hottest on the scoville scale, or so I heard. I`m sold on herbal remedies.
The Capsaicin in peppers is an anti-inflammatory. The hotter the pepper the better at fighting inflammation. Tumeric is great too, if you like Indian foods a lot.

I have never been a great cheerleader for Tea Tree Oil. It works well as an antifungal, but I couldn't get past the smell. I love essential oils.
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The paper first aid tape was the first that I found that would allow me to work with transmission fluid and stay on for 4 hours. Cut myself, clean the cut, position the skin with the tape and keep making money. Put new on for lunch and the scab is hard next day so you can wash it right to bring in the next bit to work on.

Since I kept it anyway the uses expanded and adding medication/herbs through the tape was the next step and it works well. For a non oily application it will usually wear off with the scab.
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I pour tea tree into perfume roll on type bottles and carry it during the summer for chigger and tick bites. It really stops the itching. I used it for a mild case of shingles once and it worked too.

Lavender and Tea Tree are about the only two pure essential oils that you can use directly on your skin without another oil like almond oil.
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I found some diluted Tea tree ( 20%) for facial problems. Works great on any pimples. Just a dab and the next day the redness is gone and in two days the pimple itself is gone.
Where was this stuff when I was a teenager!? LOL
It also says it's for burns,cut,insect bites,etc.
This past summer I had an infected insect bite. Then I used the tea tree oil. It got rid of the infection, but I used it too late. I have a scar where the bite was. No biggie, but I bet there wouldn't be a scar if I used the oil sooner. More than likely not even an infection. Live and learn.
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Don't dilute your tea tree. You can use it straight...it is one of the only ones you can. I do not dilute but the scent isn't what I would call nice.
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