Thursday, May 7, 2009

Home remedies and a BIG Thank you!

First off, thank you all everybody for your support. I was really upset initially more so because the big fan I am of home remedies, it meant that I would have to toughen up and get immune to her cries for them to work . And yes I managed to do both... time, patience & a stone of heart. Damn why did parenting have to be so hard! now that will make for a totally different post...

So here is what I did..

For the Cyst in her eye: Rinsing eyes with Meethi Seeds decoction is a good remedy for all eye related problems. rinsing the eyes of a toddler, was tough. After a lot of debate, using it as eye drops was the best. And after a lot of trial and error, its best to use it when the are asleep! Just pull down the lower eye lid, and voila its done. No cries. No pleadings nothing.

For her ears: Turns out that the supposed gold plated earring was made of inferior quality material and hence the infection was going bad to worse. So it was Kari pata (fresh) to the rescue. The stems have medicinal properties. Seeing is believing they say and within 6 hours there was a noticeable difference. And in 24 hours, I could actually see her pierced ear lobes without any pus or blood. The sticks would turn black, it was as though it was pulling/sucking all infection into itself. The sticks have to be replaced everyday, they shrink in size and dry out. Neem sticks cannot be used, since they rot the ears, making it a whole lot worse.

The whole operation, was done when she was sleeping. Removing, cleaning & oiling. Used Entrops on the ear lobe and the sticks too. The cyst took about a week to clear more so because, I could put those drops only during the afternoon and though her ears look ok now, have been advised to keep it going for another month.

The worst, she has sworn off earrings. She does not want to wear them. Period. Even though her ears don't pain now, I'm still not allowed to change the sticks when she is awake. I'm planning to take her to the jeweler, to shop for her new earrings, hopefully then she'd be interested again. And yes she has also become very alert during her sleep. If she feels any pain and is woken up, she looks every few minutes to see if I am in the room or not and so I am not supposed to be sleeping next to her, if I touch her eye or ear.

55 comments:

Anand said...

Woahh..beautiful. Real glad she's ok now.

Wondering though..why is it necesary to put an earring anyways???? Wots the necessity??

It's jus an accessory. Let her have it when she grows up a bit. LEAVE HER EARS ALONE.

Imp's Mom said...

yeah anand, I'm thinking the same thing now...and after going through so much trouble, it'll be a shame to let it go now... the only reason i got it done early was cause she was the one who wanted to wear them...

coffeeismypoison said...

Good to know shes better! The home remedies are excellent...worth trying out :o)

Sakshi said...

wow next time I have a problem I know who to turn to for home remedies...it's wonderful to know about the methi seeds. curry patta I knew about that coz when i was a kid (that's like maybe 10 years back??), I too had the same infection like Impy darling and my grandma used to put those sticks in my ears and the foreign school I was in thought it's a fashion statement...lol

So glad to hear that the little gal is ok..and I agree with Anand for the first time..Leave her ears alone...

Imp's Mom said...

CIMP: try them out, totally effective!

Sakshi: anytime lady! and if you need some more tips just read the post, I have linked here...

fashion statement.... lol...believe me, I had left her ears alone, she was the one who wanted earrings...

Lavs said...

glad to know all is well....wait for some time...Imp will herself ask you for earrings

indianhomemaker said...

Oh my God! Please give little Imp a hug from my side....I have gone through this and it is not comfortable at all.

I was under the impression neem sticks are good for this!! So curry-patta leaves are what we are supposed to use!!
This is informative!

Anand said...

Hmmm.....She asked for it??? U putting the blame on her now????
Shucks..I wonder who is supposed to be doing the growing up here. lol.

Anand said...

Sexy.............cmon gimme a YEAHH here... :-)

Solilo said...

Good to know the little Imp is doing fine now. {{{Hugs}} to the cutie.

Sometimes home remedies work wonders. Informative.

As for earrings, whenever she is ready you can put a tiny gold one. Very tiny.

Monika said...

great to know she is better :) and let her take her own time for earrings trust me one day she'll want only that and if she doesnt big deal

IBH said...

that must be really hard on the little one!hugs to her..

and hey am a big fan of home remedies aka "kai vaidhiyam" in tamil :) and FIL being a GM at an Ayurvedic pharm company...helps me explore a lot in to alternate medicines...:)

Imp's Mom said...

Thanks Lavs!

Oh IHM, it was hell! A friend of mine did tell me about neem sticks, that's why I put it up here..and yea curry patta stems not leaves :-)

Imp's Mom said...

Oh Anand, I knew you'd pick this up... like I knew her ear would be infected! And in a month I'm sure, she'll be back to her normal self running around with my earrings asking to wear them... only now, she'll be able to! :-)

Imp's Mom said...

yes solio, home remedies always work, they just take a longer time... and yes, plan to pick up a cutie small gold earring for her..

I knw monika :-) and I knw in few weeks she will be asking to wear earrings again... btw have picked up entrops for u..

Imp's Mom said...

yea IBH, these days she is just glad her ears don't hurt anymore.. ayurvedic pharma wow! alternative medicine really works!

@all, will pass on your hugs to imp, thanks you guys :-)

Swati said...

Good to know she is fine ! I remember they used neem sticks for me when I had my ear peirced

Me!!! said...

Oh I am so glad your daughter is doing well now :) she sounds precious :)

Imp's Mom said...

hey Me!!, thanks.. she is precious, My baby :-) Welcome to my space!

Ritu said...

I am very suspicious of medicines and have always used herbal/home made remedies. Glad to find a like minded person. Some garlic oil (u know warm half spoon of oil, drop a pod of garlic in it, and then apply it on the affected spot) also works. Takes away the pain too

www.phoenixritu.com

Imp's Mom said...

Hey Ritu, oil and garlic too, will try it out... home remedies totally rock, don't they :-)

Anand said...

Ok now, I wanted to say...Put Imp's pic for all of us to see her. Hmm??

memyhubbynbaby said...

Thanks for the great info imp's mom. I always love to try out home remedies, they are really the safest.

Imp's Mom said...

your most welcome priyanka, :-) true home remedies are teh safest... ash's ears ok too?

Imp's Mom said...

Oh no Anand, not putting up her pic here...

Radical Ancient said...

Good to know she's doing better. Yay for home remedies! I hope things are cured soon and you don't have to play Cruella de Ville Mamma(a la Kiran) any more.

BTW, the Aroma Magic oils are.. dunno. They've lost most of their aroma over the past few months. I'm not sure whether this is due to bad essential oil(because tea tree oil still reduces boils and pimples in 24 hrs) or bad packaging though.

vandana said...

good that she is better ..

and after such a scary experince no doubt she doesn't want to wear them anymore ...

you waer some real tempting earring for some days adn she will soon forget all the pain and would love to get a hand on all your ear-rings

Imp's Mom said...

Radical Ancient: hehe, yea I hope soo... :-) as for the aroma magic oils, im not sure too, could be the packaging ...all the oils come with expiry dates, maybe its crossed? Tea tree works wonders...doesn't it... but do u use it with a base oil?... do you refrigerate the oil? lasts longer that way... and it shouldn't be exposed to air too...

Imp's Mom said...

thanks vandana, great idea will try it sometime...

Santosh said...

Glad that shes all well now:) and hope she doesnt have to try out any remedies even home remedies ever :)

Rinsing eyes with Methi water was an issue with your toddler ???? LOL you should have seen my tantrum couple of months back when my auntie tried the same thing on me :) AM sure IMP was manageeble :) :)

Imp's Mom said...

thanks Santosh, I hope so too!

lol... u created a tantrum? lol, yup imp was definitely manageable :D

Sara said...

Vow ,that was enlightening- the methi-water and kari-patta..never knew such medicinal aspects of these food items!!

Imp's Mom said...

Sara: :-) Welcome to my space!

BrownPhantom said...

My friend has a lovely toddler. WOuld forward this blog to him :).

Aaarti said...

:) ah reminds me of when i had an ear infection [cos i bot and wore cheap plastic earrrings...:)] and mom made me wear the curry leaf stick couple of days!!!

Glad to hear she is alright.. dontcha worry... if she is like me, she will be back to wearing earrings [by the dozen] in no time! :D

Imp's Mom said...

sure thing, brown phantom :-)

aarti :-) oh she's back to her "I want earrings phase" now its followed by tears, cause they are pierced now!

SGD said...

A first timer to your blog! You know the first blog that i conceived of, had this name 'Life's Like that'...but I never write a single post in it.
So your blog name immediately caught my atttention!
And I'm so glad it did.....

I too am ALL for Home Remedies...the curry patta as the disinfectant is really informative...
Will keep visiting and am adding you to my blogroll..

Do visit my blogs whenever you have time :
http://whimsnwishes.blogspot.com
http://cookadoodledo.blogspot.com

SGD said...

And hope your Little Imp is up and about and totally cured of the infection...

Imp's Mom said...

hey SGD, Welcome to my space...glad you liked my blog...if only cause of the name :P

and yes, imp is doing fine now...totally cured... thanks for asking :-)

will definitely come and chk out your blogs...

Tanvi said...

Hey impie..Sorry havent been able to visit your blog lately. Have been too busy following "someone's" comments..lol If u know who i m talking abt.

I am hoping she will be feeling better soon, and if she is from this generation, I aint surprised at her demand of the earings..lol

By the way, I have tagged u on...
http://worldof10v.blogspot.com/2009/05/tagged-down-memory-lane-via-numbers.html

See u soon.

SGD said...

I peeped in because of the name . But liked it because of your content!! :))

Imp's Mom said...

Tanvi: lol... and tagged...will come on over and have a dekho :)

Imp's Mom said...

SGD: haha... was just kidding with you :D

Tanvi said...

:)

Iya said...

i am very late but hope Imp is healing fast now.

Imp's Mom said...

Hi Iya :) yup she is absolutely fine now!

Mampi said...

hold on,
tell me again about the kari patta usage, and also the sticks usage...

how do you use them

Imp's Mom said...

use the stems of the kari patta, take out th eleaves and use them...Mampi...

the mad momma said...

oh poor baby :(
nothing else to add except that i have the same problem and i kept at it. when i got my nose done it got swollen to huge proportions!

i now coat everything in clear nail polish. really works

Imp's Mom said...

wow MM nail polish... who would have thought! :-)

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winky said...

hey thanks for your wonderful home remedies!! You know what,this post is about "home remedies" with a difference!!!!!!!!! you have given it a personal touch by adding your cute daughter's experiences with them!!!!!
that make these remedies even more effective!!!

Imp's Mom said...

Thanks Ankita! :)

Unknown said...

hi m radhika thanks fr ur remedies..
I have this problem with my nose piercing..I have got bump on my nose n I switched to neem stick still its the same bump.
what to do to remove this bump as I dnt want close my pierced nose.
plz help

Radhika Rathore said...

hi m radhika thanks fr ur remedies..
I have this problem with my nose piercing..I have got bump on my nose n I switched to neem stick still its the same bump.
what to do to remove this bump as I dnt want close my pierced nose.
plz help