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post #301 of 319
"Calendula Precautions and Warnings
Do not apply any fat-based ointments, including calendula salve, to wounds that are oozing or weeping; use watery preparations only, such as calendula tea, and allow the area to air dry completely between applications."
http://www.howstuffworks.com/calendu...l-remedies.htm


I guess we won't be trying the calendula afterall.
post #302 of 319
This is interesting. I just noticed the salve that we are using is by Susan Weed (Wise Woman Herbals). I thought that was fitting to point out in this thread, since it is something that our naturopath recommended. I would guess that she is familiar with Susan Weed's work.

I do know that I fully trust and support the work that our Naturopath and Pediatrician have done for my son.
post #303 of 319
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Originally Posted by nicole_marie View Post
"Calendula Precautions and Warnings
Do not apply any fat-based ointments, including calendula salve, to wounds that are oozing or weeping; use watery preparations only, such as calendula tea, and allow the area to air dry completely between applications."
http://www.howstuffworks.com/calendu...l-remedies.htm


I guess we won't be trying the calendula afterall.
That's why I don't suggest a salve. I said straight succus.
post #304 of 319
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Originally Posted by nicole_marie View Post
I will try that recommendation too. Now...whose recommendation should I try first? There is no recommendation that has been given to me that I have not tried or considered. You see what I am saying? Why it's so overwhelming?
I have been there and I do.





I've never had to use medication on my 5 year old son either. I feel like some of you mamas in this thread are assuming that I am a voice for allopathic medicine and I am absolutely not. Maybe I am interpreting things the wrong way?
If you are interpreting that from me, then yes.
I get the feeling that, the message being sent to me is: You should not have to use steroid creme.
I am not saying this. I cannot say much of anything as I don't know your situation. I worry about steroid cream because of the way I view the body, but I have not said anything directly to you, nor would I. I would never presume to know that I know better about what you are doing from across the internet.
And I agree. I should not have to use it. I wish it were that simple. I wish there were ONE alternative that could replace the steroid creme. Unfortunately, dozens of trials later and we have not found a replacement...and unfortunately (but fortunately) we are not independently wealthy.

Sometimes, there are children out there that actually have very severe health conditions from birth that are outside of the realm of this natural thread. My 14 month old is one of those children. Everyone can benefit from the information in this thread, including myself and my 14 month old, however, it is not all inclusive.
there are certainly metabolic conditions, structural anomalies, congenital issues etc. which exist outside the realm of this thread. That's not really what we are talking about here though. I am not suggesting that you can heal something like down's syndrome by balancing the body. Clearly you cannot. What I think we are talking about is more about optimizing function and understanding the individual's response to stress as well as the source of stress for that particular individual. These are very different things.
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I have been using calendula tincture at a 1:10 ratio with water to heal a very badly cut finger (a kitchen mandoline accident). It has been doing wonders for healing. I am thinking that this watered down tincture and what Panser is referring to is the same.
post #307 of 319
Here are some images of my son's rash 3 weeks into starting over on the elimination diet and 9 days after stopping steroid creme. It has been this severe without improvement for 11 months.

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j1...o/IMG_9054.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j1...o/IMG_9053.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j1...o/IMG_9052.jpg
post #308 of 319
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Wow Nicole, poor babe.

My kids have never gotten rashes on their faces, but the rashes on his body looks just like theirs, and the itchy type that my dd itches. Have you been over to the allergy forum? Also are you seeing any changes with elimination diet? Have you taken your LO to a homeopath? That may be needed in addition to dietary changes since there is alot of past history here.

Have you looked into cross contamination or just plain ol contamination? What I mean is something like olive oil containing soy. You may think you are avoiding soy, but most olive oils these days are laden with soy or some other cheap oil. My dd gets rashes like your photos if she has olive oil that has soy. The only company I completely trust is Bionature for being pure. We recently got a huge reaction from Newmans Organic EVOO, and the company informed me that the check up on their manufacturers only once a year! Yikes!

Don't give up. We will get to the bottom of things.
post #309 of 319
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Originally Posted by nicole_marie View Post
Here are some images of my son's rash 3 weeks into starting over on the elimination diet and 9 days after stopping steroid creme. It has been this severe without improvement for 11 months.

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j1...o/IMG_9054.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j1...o/IMG_9053.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j1...o/IMG_9052.jpg
Yeah...that looks a lot like my son when he was really little...though his was really bad all down his arms and legs too. His cheeks were just like that. I don't recall his back or belly being affected at all though. It was mainly arms, legs, neck and face.

I'm so sorry your little one is dealing with this and I'm sure it's no comfort to know that you are not the only one who's had to deal with this. I hope you do find something soon that works for him. In this situation though, I am still an advocate of calendula succus, but of course you need to do what feels right to you. I would never use a salve on something like that.
post #310 of 319

 bumping this totally interesting thread! I would love some feedback from you wise ladies if you would be so kind! I will post after I absorb as much of what I just read have read as I can.

post #311 of 319

I was shocked to read in Susun Weed's letter that Pau'd Arco tea kills of intestinal flora. I love her books, but don't recall reading this. I drink it daily as a part of my  breast cancer cure. How accurate is this, there is so much contradicting information out there it is often mind boggling to decide the best direction. I always stay away from pharmaceuticals though.

post #312 of 319
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Originally Posted by dsrajer8 View Post

I was shocked to read in Susun Weed's letter that Pau'd Arco tea kills of intestinal flora. I love her books, but don't recall reading this. I drink it daily as a part of my  breast cancer cure. How accurate is this, there is so much contradicting information out there it is often mind boggling to decide the best direction. I always stay away from pharmaceuticals though.


garlic, when used too often and in too high doses, also kills intestinal flora, just as any other strong antibiotic would work, herbal or otherwise.

 

however, according to an entry from a scientific study at Greenmedinfo (http://www.greenmedinfo.com/search/node/pau%20d%27arco), pau d'arco apparently only wipes out pathogenic bacteria - though you should check out the link and scan at least the abstract yourself.

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Originally Posted by bluets View Post



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Originally Posted by dsrajer8 View Post

I was shocked to read in Susun Weed's letter that Pau'd Arco tea kills of intestinal flora. I love her books, but don't recall reading this. I drink it daily as a part of my  breast cancer cure. How accurate is this, there is so much contradicting information out there it is often mind boggling to decide the best direction. I always stay away from pharmaceuticals though.


garlic, when used too often and in too high doses, also kills intestinal flora, just as any other strong antibiotic would work, herbal or otherwise.

 

however, according to an entry from a scientific study at Greenmedinfo (http://www.greenmedinfo.com/search/node/pau%20d%27arco), pau d'arco apparently only wipes out pathogenic bacteria - though you should check out the link and scan at least the abstract yourself.



I'd agree with this, pending more info.  we do the best we can with what we have, but don't *always* know the whole story or the variation from person to person.  If you feel good on it, that's a better testimony than an abstract in many cases.

post #314 of 319

Depends upon how one defines 'pathogenic microbials'. That abstract only listed 10 beneficial bacteria which were evaluated for survival.

 

However, Pau'd Arco kills candida, which is the debate in this thread. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC105522/

 

Pat


 

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Quote:
Originally Posted by dsrajer8 View Post

I was shocked to read in Susun Weed's letter that Pau'd Arco tea kills of intestinal flora. I love her books, but don't recall reading this. I drink it daily as a part of my  breast cancer cure. How accurate is this, there is so much contradicting information out there it is often mind boggling to decide the best direction. I always stay away from pharmaceuticals though.


garlic, when used too often and in too high doses, also kills intestinal flora, just as any other strong antibiotic would work, herbal or otherwise.

 

however, according to an entry from a scientific study at Greenmedinfo (http://www.greenmedinfo.com/search/node/pau%20d%27arco), pau d'arco apparently only wipes out pathogenic bacteria - though you should check out the link and scan at least the abstract yourself.

post #315 of 319

I have 3 amalgam fillings. I have been taking fluconazole to treat thrush. I am breastfeeeding a 3 year old and a 1year old. Does that mean that I am passing mercury to them in my breastmilk? Do I need to get them tested for mercury? Or should I just stop the medication( I have been taking it for a month now and it is not helping)?

post #316 of 319

I would not be comfortable taking Diflucan while nursing, especially with mercury fillings.

Pat

 

post #317 of 319

So if I stop taking the diflucan what can I do then to treat the thrush?

post #318 of 319

For thrush: I have tried literally everything, including 3 straight months of diflucan, homeopathics, and every natural treatment there is. A combo of Threelac internally and coconut oil on my nipple externally works EVERY TIME and lasts for longer than anything else has. I also have to limit my sugar, but I can get by with a candy bar every day. I could never have done that before. More than that and I'll start getting prickly nipples and/or other yeast symptoms. I'll take a packet of threelac and rub some coconut oil on my nipples maybe 2-3 times in a day, and resolve not to go overboard again the next day, and I'm fine for weeks or months! It's absolutely amazing.

 

FYI, I am nursing a 3 yr old and a 1 yr old and have struggled with thrush every single day since the birth of my first 10 years ago, until I started using threelac with coconut oil in the early summer. I also now eat TFs, which includes significant use of coconut oil internally, as well. However, I saw no real change until I started using external application of the coconut oil (works in the vaginal area, also, btw. Dh like to apply "my medication" with a "special wand", tee hee, meaning it's a good lubricant) and using the powerful probiotic. Culturelle, water kefir, and every other bottled probiotic I have used did not do a fraction of what threelac does for me against yeast.

post #319 of 319

I would focus on healing the gut.  Where to start? Help 101

 



Pat
 

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