Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Myths that you should know for the summer.

Salt water will not heal a wound.  It will only increase the risk of infection.  Dab some unpasteurized honey on it instead.  Honey will destroy bacteria and start new cell growth.  Cover the honey with a bandage and let the healing begin.

Don't put ice on that sunburn!  Ice will hinder healing.  Instead, make it a spa night and soak in a cool bath containing black tea and oatmeal.  Both will cut healing time in half.  Add two cups of tea and one packet of Aveeno Soothing Bath Treatment.

Go ahead and add Mayo to that next picnic salad.  Mayo reduces the amount of bacteria in salads which helps prevent food poisoning.  Add honey to your food before you leave home to give it time to kill off lingering germs before it hits the hot sun.

Don't use deet the next time you want to ward off mosquitos.  Use the oil of lemon eucalyptus which offers more protection than low concentrations of Deet.  Try Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent.

Milk can prolong flare-ups with poison ivy and does not soothe it.  Instead try washing the area with Dawn, Palmolive or Joy dishwashing detergent and let dry.  These cleaners will break down urushoil and reduce itching, redness and pain by 56 percent.

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