Thursday, April 05, 2007

Diaper rash tip for Mom and Dad

Okay, we interrupt our regularly scheduled program for this tip:

Maalox for diaper rash!

Little Warrior has been fighting yeast infection/diaper rash for about a month. Just wouldn't clear up, even with Nystatin. Also tried Dr. Smith's and Boudreaux's Butt Paste. Yes, that's really what it's called.

(Sidenote: if you want to be rich, come up with a great diaper rash cream. EXPENSIVE stuff, that.)

And speaking of expensive ... doc gave me a script for Oxistat cream. $50, and that's after insurance. And I wipe this on her butt?

Anyway, in addition to the expensive stuff, doc told me to take Maalox, wipe it on her bottom, and let it dry. So, you heard it here.

Apparently tummy-medicines are good for tons of other things. Back when I was young and acne-prone, I used Milk of Magnesia for a face mask. (Magic!) And the secret-underground relief for a bad sore throat or mouth sores (that all dentists know about) is to mix equal parts Benedryl and Milk of Magnesia, swizzle 'round your mouth, gargle for sore throat, then spit out.

Lizard Eater is not a doctor, your mileage may vary.

1 comment:

Kaleigh said...

More off-label tummy medicine tips: tagamet + claritin = the best cure for hives. Crazy.