PAIN, IRRITATION, TENDONITIS
For many years, I have suffered with extreme cracking and hyperkeratinosis (skin thickening) on my left foot, and sometimes the right foot. The condition has been diagnosed and treated as psoriasis, eczema, hyperkeratinosis and by other names.. Regardless of the official diagnosis and naming, the heel of my left foot is painful, red, scaly, itchy, and cracks easily, especially in the winter months. I have been treated with Dovonex (psoriasis medication containing calcipotriene, a Vitamin D derivative), strong steroidal creams (for treating anti-inflammatory conditions, with careful warnings about washing hands after use), ketolytic agents such as urea (to decrease skin thickness), and phototherapy with specific wavelengths of UV light. Of these, the Dovonex was ineffective; the steroidal creams were beneficial only acutely, the benefit quickly tapered off and there are other side effects if used chronically; and the ketolytic agent accelerated the rate of skin thickening. Light therapy was effective, but expensive, required daily visits to a dermatologist, and could not be prescribed until the condition manifested in its worse state. Sleeping with Vaseline and socks (us gymnasts/ex-gymnasts affectionately refer to as “Sock Therapy”) offered temporary relieve from the cracking, but was uncomfortable and hot, and the pain and itching returned during the day when not socked up with Vaseline. So, I turned to Delta-5 oil…
The upper panel shows the significant cracking and skin deformation prior to applying Delta-5 oil.
I then applied 3 drops of Delta-5 oil to my finger with the dropper, and then used my finger to spread the oil over the affected areas. I covered my foot with a sock and slept through the night. Immediately after applying the oil, I felt an intense sense of relief and soothing, as if I had just taken a very strong pain or numbing medicine. I then applied the oil every other night following the above protocol, for a total of 4 applications over 8 days (middle panel). There was improvement each day with less itchiness, scaliness, and redness.
The lower panel shows the foot after 3 weeks, with no oil applied between days 7 and 21. The condition of my foot is the best it has been in a very long time. I intend to re-apply Delta-5 oil once a week for maintenance purposes, and if the condition should worsen again.
Super-dry cracked heel
“As a continuation of the previous post, my feet were not quite as deeply cracked as before, but were excruciatingly dry in January of 2019 while in Norway. A deep cracked formed and it was painful to walk. See the upper panel.
“I applied 3 drops of Delta-5 oil across the dry heel, and felt an immediate reduction in pain, uptake of Delta-5 oil into the skin, and the crack was less painful immediately, and had annealed by the morning (Lower panel). I continued to use Delta-5 oil (about 3 drops) each morning and evening for the next few days, and the extreme dryness did not return, even after I stopped applying the Delta-5 oil, suggesting a healing process had been stimulated. Highly recommend Delta-5 alone, or with other ingredients, for dry, cracked heels.”
Improved serious rash under ring/Love Delta-5
“I have been using Delta-5 oil on my face and neck one to two times a day. My skin has a healthy glow, I am 71, and this is a preventative for wrinkles! But I have just found another use. I developed a serious rash under my wedding ring.. I managed to get my ring off and applied a few drops to a bandage and left it on overnight. What had been painful, completely subsided and healed perfectly. I will never be without Delta-5 oil.
I will let my friends know about your wonderful product. If you ever need anyone to test a new product, please keep me in mind. I first saw you speak on “The Skinny on Fat” seminar, and have watched it several times! I truly appreciate all of your time and expertise in coming up with this incredible product. I love Delta-5 !”
Healing of a deep post-operative scar
“Torn my distal bicep tendon doing pushups 11/25/18 (see: https://www.instagram.com/p/Brfq7KInDF6/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link).
“Had emergency surgery 11/30/18, resulting in two deep scars. The longest and deepest of the two is shown in the photos. Each night, applied Delta-5 oil (about 3 drops) either alone, or in some cases, as mixtures with CBD cream, Mederma, Arnicare, and Neosporin. The healing of the scar has been excellent over this first month, with less pain, less scaliness, and less sensitivity. In the panel of 12/23/18, immediately after applying Delta-5 oil, there is a feeling of relief and comfort. I had my first follow up appointment with my surgeon on 1/9/19, and she said, “Wow, the scars are healing really well and I was worried about these scars because they were so close to the bone”. I did not disclose my secret weapon in Delta-5 oil, but plan to bring it with me on my final visit with her 2/20/19.”
Pain Reduction in Hand
“My Mother has osteoarthritis of the hand and was going to get needed joint surgery. She applied your Delta-5 oil. Five minutes after a single application, the pain was reduced and she no longer needs surgery. Your oil is important for helping with osteoarthritis and likely ulcers topically. ”
Less Irritation from Adhesives
“I attach my insulin pump to my waist with SKIN TAC adhesive Wipes along with the adhesive on the pump. This keeps the pump securely on my waist, but the skin is red and irritated when I take off the pump. After one application of Delta-5, the skin was much less red and less irritated after removing the pump
Improved Forearm Tendonitis**
“Due to continuous overtraining, developed stubborn right forearm tendinitis; and in July 2017, I could not lift my arm fully and train effectively. Took one spoonful (7 g) of oil after training on a Friday. Taste and texture were wonderful.
After awakening next morning, pain was gone, with only soreness remaining. Unbelievably, the arm I could not lift, could be used again. Following Saturday, had a workout including arm and forearm exercises for first time in a long while.
Tendonitis disappeared and has not returned despite continuous intense workouts including area of tendonitis I was shocked; nothing I ever tested, natural products nor drugs, had such an immediate and curative effect on my chronic inflammation, without side effects. I take one spoonful sciadonic oil every day after workouts, daily at noon; every thing is great again. ”
Less Redness and Improved Healing After Acute Injury to the Face
In the class room, in the afternoon, a student threw a binder towards his desk, but instead it hit me with full force on the side of my face. This resulted in redness and lacerations (before). I did not visit the nurse, and no ice or other treatments took place.
Delta-5 oil (one drop) was applied to my face and spread over the injury when I returned home about 3 hours after the injury. The after picture was taken about 15 hours later.
The oil did not sting, hurt, or stiffen the skin; it dried and was absorbed quickly; it did not bother me, and it worked fast. I was happy to be around my friends the next day. I like this oil better than aloe vera (which my Mom usually applies), because aloe vera stings and is less effective. I think Delta-5 is amazing and I am a fan of Delta-5!
Healing of Face and Nose after a Nasty Cold!*
Your skin suffering after a nasty cold? Rebecca of Rebecca Brand Productions shows how Delta-5 by SciaEssentials relieves itchy, dry, redness around your nose; and how this all-in-one oil has other remarkable benefits. June, 2018
- Removed redness, flaky skin, and irritation around her nose immediately and continued showing improvement when used for 3 days. Amazing!
- Loved the product so much, continued to use it 3-4 times per day for three days to help improve the condition of the inflamed nose.
- In process of using it for a longer period of time to reverse wrinkling around the eyes and smile and lip lines.
- Soothed dry skin on her neck, and overall made the skin feel softer and with an improved texture.
- Reduced the redness and size of a pimple.
- The oil itself was not overly oily, and was smooth, light, had no scent, and was absorbed quickly (within 5 minutes).
- Used it on bare skin at night, and before applying her foundation/makeup in the morning.
- Overall, she felt and was more beautiful and confident when using Delta-5 oil.
Bee bite; creative blend with Delta-5 oil
“Stung by a bee today on the bottom of my foot. The creep found his way between my sandal and me. I usually react pretty badly, so I immediately went inside and took Benadryl and ibuprofen (rendering me stupidly sleepy). That doesn’t usually do the trick, though.
I made a paste out of water, baking soda, Delta-5, and Helichrysum (natural anti-inflammatory), and used it for a while.
So far, no pain, swelling, or itchiness.
July 9, 2018 follow up/clarifications:
I typically react very badly to bee stings, which is why I usually down the benedryl, ibuprofen, and apply anti-inflammatoy agents with baking soda. But even after taking all that, my limbs will usually swell, and be red, painful, and severely itchy for days. For example, I was stung on my leg last year and couldn’t bend my knee for three days!
In this case, after applying the Delta-5 oil, the bee bite was really itchy for the first three days, but then after that, there was no itching and pain at all. The bee bite never did swell up! There was never any pain!
I believe the Delta-5 made a huge difference in this case!”
Beth H. Zaccari, July 2, 2018
Writer, FutureDerm Media