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From: betty hutson <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] boils, insect bites & such
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2007 18:20:12 -0700 (PDT)
You are right about the boils being staph infections
but back when I was growing up we just kept them clean
and mom would help up squeeze the pus out. Even tho'
they ran frequent in some families we all seemed to
get better, none the worse for wear.
Now with so many staph infections and the overuse of
antibiotics there are a whole batch of antibiotic
resistant infections for which they are hard to treat
in the hospital and generally once you are tagged with
one and put in an isolation room you will always be
isolated when you first enter a hospital until your
cultures come back negative. At least that is how it
was at the hospital that I worked at. I know that we
took extra precautions alot more than some of the
other hospitals around here to protect the "clean"
patients from the "potentially" infected patients.
--- Betty McCollum <> wrote:
> I'm curious. What is Schriners?
> Betty Mc
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Diana Holland Calderon"
> To: <>
> Sent: Sunday, September 16, 2007 10:19 AM
> Subject: [ARIZARD] boils, insect bites & such
> >I was going to say... what y'all are describing as
> boils, are what I see in
> > the doctors office as staph infections.
> > The exudate (drainage) is highly contagious. They
> need to be kept covered
> > to catch the drainage, and good handwashing
> practices observed after
> > cleaning. or wear gloves and discard used
> dressings inside a glove.
> > Antibiotics are given. Staff infections are
> frequently thought to be
> > brown
> > recluse spider bites, as when it starts draining
> the center white spot
> > turns
> > black. It can start with any small opening in the
> skin... a mosquito bite
> > seems to be a frequent start.
> > An old indian remedy for bites is to apply a wet
> tobacco poultice to the
> > bite. Changing the poultice as it starts drying.
> This really works.
> > My daughter had a bite on her foot and it was so
> swollen the skin on her
> > foot was about ready to split. It wasn't
> responding to antibiotics and
> > was
> > getting worse and worse. I was so scared she was
> going to lose her foot.
> > Then I remember Yellow Raven putting a tobacco
> poultice on a young girl at
> > a
> > gathering... and I stayed up all night and applied
> the tobacco poultice
> > and
> > in the morning, all the redness, swelling, and
> heat was gone.
> > Schreiner's is an old indian remedy for horses and
> such that will heal
> > wounds and grow the hair back without
> discoloration. A friend of mine
> > tried
> > it on an ulcer she had and said it showed remarked
> > It's funny, but in nursing, I see products we use
> on our animals being
> > used
> > on wounds... like Granulex... but they sure cost
> alot less in the feed
> > store! Vet-rap is called coban for humans...
> etc... Who knows they may
> > have changed the composition slightly... they may
> not have... I haven't
> > checked into that.
> > My granddad used hard licorice for constipation.
> > Di
> > A place for moms to take a break!
> > http://www.reallivemoms.com?ocid=TXT_TAGHM&loc=us
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