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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:31 am
Judge X wrote:NO! No Laxatives! Aways the fiber tablets or powder. While both cause the body to become reliant on them to function it only takes a short period of time for laxatives to do so. With Fiber you can get your regular amount from your diet before your body starts to get "addicted".

Mix vodka with high fiber prune juice. Add some other fiber if you wish. This drink is a
a crap shoooter.


PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:58 am
tech wrote:Hmmm...hair follicles are alive, but the visible hair itself is dead (beyond the follicle). "Healthy" hair is a misnomer.

A laxative helps with diarrhea AND constipation? I didn't know that.

Michael J. Fox is gonna be upset that all he needed was some caster oil...

Putting oil on burns has been a big no-no for a long time.

Might want to check some of your cut-and-paste sources prior to posting?



Here is the link and that is what it said. Use your own conclusions.
http://www.castoroilhome.com/health-ben ... castor-oil

PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:06 am
aspirin
benadryl
mucinex
orajel/anbesol
antibiotic cream
hydrocortisone cream

also related to the orajel, etc, I recently found something called "Sting-kill"; little packets of benzocaine marketed for insect stings etc, but should be multi-purpose


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:45 pm
Benadryl
Zyrtec (allergy need I have)
Mucinex
Advil
Tylenol
80 mg asprin
antacids
sinus med/sinus cold med

we also store vitamins and some herbal medicines
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:07 pm
I have sinus problems (related to that jel sac in my nasal cavity to fix the problems with a gun shot wound from military service).
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I take Claritin D al lot (and I'm on the Meth Lab Watch list as a result - stupid system).
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I have found that cold salty water (or just plain cold water) snorted up the nostril will relieve about 90% of sinus related issues.
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The cold water causes the nasal passages to open (Actually I'm thinking more along the lines of the chlorination in the water) and all the mucus drains.
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This is some what messy, but effective.
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I learned the trick from a Turkish Medic while working in Eastern Turkey (16-hours away from any medical help). I was simply mazed how simple and effective.
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Any thoughts?
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Phoenix, AZ

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:42 pm
Dave, of course irrigating the nasal passage will help congestion and/or drainage. Is your situation just drainage (with congestion) or is there chronic infection? (You will know if the mucus is green) Yes, the chlorine in the water helps some (it helps with infection but not much additional help with drainage). If you have chronic infection, I recommend making your own sinus irrigation by dissolving 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp baking soda in a coffee cup of warm water. Rinse out an empty nose spray bottle and fill with the solution, then add about 5 drops of Clorox. (this is a variation of Dakin's Solution) Irrigate with the solution three times per day. Make the solution fresh each day. Most sinus infections will resolve in about a week.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:48 am
dataman19 wrote:...
I take Claritin D al lot (and I'm on the Meth Lab Watch list as a result - stupid system).
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Well if you decide to make some let me know. I have always wanted to see what an alligator would do after taking meth. They can get pretty lively after a box of rice crispy treats. So I am thinking some meth might make them even more entertaining.... Big Grin.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:36 pm
Benadryl (I seem to be coming allergic to everything from mosquitoes to holly bushes)
Antacid tablets, aka, Pepcid and others in that category, they are H2 blockers, another histamine blocker for me to use in conjuction with the H1 blocker, benadryl
Tylenol
Excedrine
Cold meds (variety)
Oragel
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:09 pm
Ibuprofen
Sudafed
Benadryl
Aspirin
neosporin
epsom salt
petroleum jelly
baking soda
peroxide
alcohol

might sub out the baking soda for caffeine or excedrin since the soda is in the kitchen lol

used name brands since I couldn't spell the chemical names - must of had one too many beers last night :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:54 am
Personally, From experience..
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Add:
Actifed
Benadryl
Castor Oil (or better yet Omega3 Enriched Fish oil)
Neosporin
perodine lotion/fluids
Iodine Tincture
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Phoenix, AZ

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