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Slowly coming back to life (or, how I've spent my summer)
« on: August 20, 2012, 02:27:35 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brucellosis will give you a general idea.  I've done an album entitled "WAR!"  I'll write more when I have the courage. :-X
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Re: Slowly coming back to life (or, how I've spent my summer)
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2012, 06:05:44 PM »
You have my sympathies. I've been fighting body lice since July. I discovered that rubbing alcohol kills them off pretty quickly but their eggs hatch in a couple of days and you have to jump back on them because they multiply exponentially and chomp down, they're very resilient. Its amazing how nature springs to life. I got these buggers from the exercise room downstairs. Since then the Orkin man has been through the whole building but the lice keep returning. The first mature wave was the worst, I was just a buffet for them. I'll just keep thinning the herd. Also this would be an intensely hot August! Can't wait for fall in a few weeks.
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Re: Slowly coming back to life (or, how I've spent my summer)
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2012, 04:35:58 AM »
egads!  (on both counts!)

My best to both of you - healing and herd culling!

I've just had my normal asthma probs (worse this year due to move and heat wave)  - sprained my ankle.   Nothing too terribly bad.
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Re: Slowly coming back to life (or, how I've spent my summer)
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2012, 07:29:30 AM »
sraymar:  Check this out.  I don't know if it will help your particular situation, but a few years ago we had problems with sarcoptic mange with our dogs.  I still use this soap.  It makes your close smell like a burnt match, but all skin and mite problems dissappear.  For $6.95, it may be worth it.

http://www.natlallergy.com/prod/1916/naturasil-sulfur-lavender-natural-homeopathic-soap.html

Also, start adding 1/4 cup Borax when washing your clothes.

We killed off the mange when we began washing our dogs with a 1% solution of Hydrogen peroxide with 1 cup borax added.  Do not rinse, let dry.  (This is if you have dogs.)

Also, we did get some Holy Water from Lourdes.  You can buy it on Amazon. (no shit)
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Re: Slowly coming back to life (or, how I've spent my summer)
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2012, 12:54:53 AM »
Geez!  Get healthy, guys!

My biggest chronic health problem is still my sinuses.  Oh -- I spent some time in an emergency room with a ruptured varicosity.  More embarrassing than anything else.  Nothing to match you guys!

Biggest non-health thing to happen to me this summer is my daughter, my youngest, just moved into her new dorm to start college, and I'm making the transition from "Stay-at-home Dad" to "merely unemployed."

So I guess, in a sense, I'm coming back to my life again.  Anyway, my schedule is suddenly much more open than it used to be.
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Re: Slowly coming back to life (or, how I've spent my summer)
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2012, 04:23:04 PM »
sraymar:  Check this out.  I don't know if it will help your particular situation, but a few years ago we had problems with sarcoptic mange with our dogs.  I still use this soap.  It makes your close smell like a burnt match, but all skin and mite problems dissappear.  For $6.95, it may be worth it.

Thanks for the tip but I've officially snuffed them all out with the holy water that is rubbing alcohol.
It took about three bottles but I haven't been bitten in over a week.
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