Tag Archives: back to school ailments

Back to school – new shoe blisters

Back to school with new term shoes can quickly blister the feet. Pinch injuries can sometimes cause a blood-filled rather than fluid-filled blister known as blood blisters. Both types resolve themselves naturally so do not attempt to sped things along … Continue reading

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Back to school – cliff notes for contagious feet

Gym class, swimming, locker rooms, play – getting back to school can put your kids soles in the path of some contagious foot ailments. Here is the skim on the three most Common.  Of course we gardeners can from time to … Continue reading

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back to school – The nitty gritty on head lice

Ok let’s bust the myths first – Head lice are not a sign of poor hygiene, it wasn’t a dirty kid that brought them to school, your child can’t catch them from pets, the lice don’t carry any diseases and … Continue reading

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back to school – stomach flu prevention tips

Young children are prone to stomach bugs because their immune systems are still developing and they haven’t  yet developed a broad range of antibodies from years of exposure to a variety of germs.  Each illness episode will build a stronger … Continue reading

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back to school – beat back the flu

Flu /Influenza Flu is caused by the airborne influenza A, B or C virus infecting the upper and lower respiratory tract. With Virus C we self-immunise against repeat infection but A and B are constantly mutating and so can be … Continue reading

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back to school – back off common cold

One of the main back to school ailments is The Common Cold (assorted rhinoviruses) but there are plenty of things you can do to keep it at bay or rid it quick if it catches. A cold is really an … Continue reading

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Natural treatments for oily skin and seborrhoea

A greasy or oily skin type typically presents with open pores and an oily surface, which predisposes one to pimples, blackheads and potentially also acne (see pages in gardeners health) But before you despair, there is some good news: ‘oiliness’ … Continue reading

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