Let me start out by saying that I am not a doctor. I am not a nurse. I don't even play one on T.V. But there are a few cures that I have come across as a mother, that have worked wonders in our household. And so, I would like to share them, in the hopes that possibly they could work for you.
As has been mentioned previously, my little girl suffers from some of the worst excema I have ever seen. We are talking all over - trunk, legs, arms, elbows, etc. We have tried it all, steroid creams, (work temporarily), oatmeal lotion, baby oil, expensive lotion only available at professional stores, all to no avail. But then someone mentioned this anti-bacterial foam, (her husband sells it to dermatologists) and let me tell you, the stuff is magic. Not only does it kill germs for hours, but either the antibacterial element or the moisturizers in it, (it is alcohol-free), or the combination really helps the excema go away, and helps it stay away. Plus, you can put it on as many times a day as you want, and not have to worry about the steroid cream entering her bloodstream through her skin.
So, my cure for excema -
Pureworks Antibacterial Foam
Also, and this is crucial
, whenever she gets remotely dehydrated, the skin issues appear. So we give her water a lot, and her skin glows. This combination has brought so much peace into our house, I can't even tell you. Her excema is either gone completely, or else really minor. (Also, keeping her in 100% cotton seems to help, but I am not really diligent about that. However, she does sleep in cotton sheets and quilts.)
This product does not claim to cure excema. It claims to kill germs and moisturize the skin. The person who sold it to me just mentioned that some of the doctors he sold it to were having patients report to them that it was helping their excema, and I was willing to try anything, although Sweetpea was so tired of different lotions on her skin, she was apprehensive, until she saw that it was "bubbles" instead of lotion.
I have some in my 72 hour kit, it makes such a difference to us. And I don't think I even have a flashlight in that kit yet. But I am not living without this foam ever again.
Toothpaste removes permanent marker from walls. Really.
I have suffered from canker sores for as long as I can remember. I have had nickel sized sores in my mouth. I have been unable to talk. I have had multiple sores. Tongue, cheek, throat, uvula, you name it, I've had a canker sore there. (we are talking inside the mouth, not cold sores outside the mouth) Again, I have tried it all - aspirin, salt (whoever came up with that one should be shot on principle), vitamin e, switching toothpastes, otc painkillers for the mouth, all to no avail.
Until again, someone mentioned to me what her doctor had told her seemed to help some of his patients, and it had worked for her.
My cure for canker sores:
acidopholus - the bacteria in yogurt. Eat yogurt every day, or you can buy acidopholus in capsule form, and your canker sore days are behind you forever. Something about the bacteria counteracts the bacteria that causes canker sores, and voila! Your mouth is pain-free.
If you already have a canker sore, acidopholus will help it heal faster, but it will not make it go away initially, or help with the pain. (keep in mind this is my experience only!) A prescription for Kenalog in Orabase from your doctor or dentist is the only topical treatment that actually helps. So get a prescription for that, and start eating yogurt.
Nothing takes permanent marker out of carpet. Sorry.
I get sick every time I get on an airplane. Long car rides do me in. I am a motion sickness baby. And then - an anesthesiologist gave me this stuff before a minor surgery, and told me to take it an hour before plain rides. It so helped when I was nauseous later. Kicked the nausea immediately. So I am now a fan of Meclizine
I do not know how, or if, it would help with pregnancy nausea. Probably not, but it's great for motion sickness, and it's non-drowsy.
I am also a huge fan of drinking tons of water. It helps with just about everything.
So, there you have it: Meclizine, pureworks foam, and acidopholus. Three things that have changed my life. Oh, and butt paste
really is the best for diaper rash.