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Well done Mumsnet - on health issues

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geranium Fri 29-Jul-05 15:25:42

I've been reading the Daily Telegraph series on bringing up children over the last few days and today's article was on common health problems. I happened to look at the things to do under Chicken pox since I reckon this is something we'llhave to face sooner rather than later. Having followed previous Mumsnet links on what to do with chicken pox, I was amazed that the writer of the article got the bicarbonate suggestion, the oatmeal sock over tap point and the acqueous camomile lotion. No one else I've spoken to has heard of the oatmeal sock thing. I think the writer of the article must be a Mumsnetter!

PS does anyone have a good family health book that they would recommend which contains all this sort of advice?

geranium Fri 29-Jul-05 16:00:03

ok, clearly everyone else knew about the oatmeal sock thing already. Never mind - I was quite impressed by seeing Mumsnet knowledge recycled elsewhere!

Would still like to have a family health book recommended though...

tarantula Fri 29-Jul-05 16:02:51

oatmeal baths rock. I use them with dd when her skin is dry. Actually forgot that on the alternative remedy thread. May have to nip back and put it in.

tarantula Fri 29-Jul-05 16:03:24

PS Im lurking incase anyone does come up with a good book.

Marina Fri 29-Jul-05 16:03:51

I think the series of articles they are running this week on child health issues is REALLY good geranium. Politically I find it difficult to read the DT but we do read it because its feature writing is escellent. All the parenting stuff they do is at least well thought out.
As far as I know the writer is not a Mumsnetter

Marina Fri 29-Jul-05 16:04:54

I'm not sure there is such a one. We have something I hoped would do this at home (called "What works for kids" I think) and I was disappointed in its content and useability )

tiffini Fri 29-Jul-05 16:07:28

Oatmeal baths are brilliant for exzema flare ups too.

geranium Fri 29-Jul-05 16:07:38

Marina, I really agree about the DT. Everyone I know is like: so you read the TORYgraph?! And I'm feebly saying "look I read the family health articles which are usually great (including organic/not organic), the gardening pages on Saturday and the sport. I don't think I would get my political fix from any of the broadsheets to be honest (she said snootily).

Marina Fri 29-Jul-05 16:11:05

Rose Prince is fab on Saturdays isn't she geranium! We have ditched a few rather silly organic shopping list favourites after she gave the non-organic versions the thumbs ethically and environmentally.
And we found out about nematode treatments to keep slugs and snails at bay safely from them too.

tarantula Fri 29-Jul-05 16:14:20

nematode treatments?? Whats that about??

Marina Fri 29-Jul-05 16:16:32

'orrible little parasites that eat your slugs and snails up. They are minute parasitic worms that cause no environmental damage (unless you are a mollusc) and are safe for birds/cats/babies.
Nemaslug. Bit expensive but less messy than beer and far more acceptable than pellets or flicking the blighters over the neighbours' garden wall.

Marina Fri 29-Jul-05 16:16:33

'orrible little parasites that eat your slugs and snails up. They are minute parasitic worms that cause no environmental damage (unless you are a mollusc) and are safe for birds/cats/babies.
Nemaslug. Bit expensive but less messy than beer and far more acceptable than pellets or flicking the blighters over the neighbours' garden wall.

Marina Fri 29-Jul-05 16:16:33

'orrible little parasites that eat your slugs and snails up. They are minute parasitic worms that cause no environmental damage (unless you are a mollusc) and are safe for birds/cats/babies.
Nemaslug. Bit expensive but less messy than beer and far more acceptable than pellets or flicking the blighters over the neighbours' garden wall.

Marina Fri 29-Jul-05 16:16:36

'orrible little parasites that eat your slugs and snails up. They are minute parasitic worms that cause no environmental damage (unless you are a mollusc) and are safe for birds/cats/babies.
Nemaslug. Bit expensive but less messy than beer and far more acceptable than pellets or flicking the blighters over the neighbours' garden wall.

Marina Fri 29-Jul-05 16:16:37

'orrible little parasites that eat your slugs and snails up. They are minute parasitic worms that cause no environmental damage (unless you are a mollusc) and are safe for birds/cats/babies.
Nemaslug. Bit expensive but less messy than beer and far more acceptable than pellets or flicking the blighters over the neighbours' garden wall.

Marina Fri 29-Jul-05 16:16:37

'orrible little parasites that eat your slugs and snails up. They are minute parasitic worms that cause no environmental damage (unless you are a mollusc) and are safe for birds/cats/babies.
Nemaslug. Bit expensive but less messy than beer and far more acceptable than pellets or flicking the blighters over the neighbours' garden wall.

Marina Fri 29-Jul-05 16:16:37

'orrible little parasites that eat your slugs and snails up. They are minute parasitic worms that cause no environmental damage (unless you are a mollusc) and are safe for birds/cats/babies.
Nemaslug. Bit expensive but less messy than beer and far more acceptable than pellets or flicking the blighters over the neighbours' garden wall.

Marina Fri 29-Jul-05 16:16:37

'orrible little parasites that eat your slugs and snails up. They are minute parasitic worms that cause no environmental damage (unless you are a mollusc) and are safe for birds/cats/babies.
Nemaslug. Bit expensive but less messy than beer and far more acceptable than pellets or flicking the blighters over the neighbours' garden wall.

Marina Fri 29-Jul-05 16:16:37

'orrible little parasites that eat your slugs and snails up. They are minute parasitic worms that cause no environmental damage (unless you are a mollusc) and are safe for birds/cats/babies.
Nemaslug. Bit expensive but less messy than beer and far more acceptable than pellets or flicking the blighters over the neighbours' garden wall.

Marina Fri 29-Jul-05 16:16:37

'orrible little parasites that eat your slugs and snails up. They are minute parasitic worms that cause no environmental damage (unless you are a mollusc) and are safe for birds/cats/babies.
Nemaslug. Bit expensive but less messy than beer and far more acceptable than pellets or flicking the blighters over the neighbours' garden wall.

Marina Fri 29-Jul-05 16:16:37

'orrible little parasites that eat your slugs and snails up. They are minute parasitic worms that cause no environmental damage (unless you are a mollusc) and are safe for birds/cats/babies.
Nemaslug. Bit expensive but less messy than beer and far more acceptable than pellets or flicking the blighters over the neighbours' garden wall.

Marina Fri 29-Jul-05 16:17:16

I think I left my coffee cup on the corner of my keyboard there! That's terrible. Sorry!

geranium Fri 29-Jul-05 16:20:19

well, impressive bumping of thread, Marina!

tarantula Fri 29-Jul-05 16:20:38

lol I think I got all that jsut about. May have to look it up for next year. No point now as we ahve NO cabbages left...what the slugs didnt get the caterpillers devoured. Cheers

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