Post by messymommy on May 10, 2012 12:07:52 GMT -5
Yes, it works with that kind of set up. I have the same hand held shower thing in my shower. It attaches above the shower thing and has a lever that you pull to turn it off and on, It also adjusts the pressure. At first, you may want to use lower pressure if your gums are sore or inflamed. It feels fabulous and it's wonderful for people with bridge work as it cleans out food particles that get under your bridge. I think it's the best thing I've purchased in a long time.
ARUGGGGGGGG! I take care of my feet. I get pedicures once a month. I use pumice and lotion. They look pretty good and they feel fairly smooth....But my heel STILL cracked and I Canberra it to heal.
What kind of lotion do you use? I also sometimes get mild heel cracks and these are some recommendations I've found:
-use lotions with urea or lactic acid (may need a presctiption for it, but I've found some in local drugstores over-the-counter) -apply lotion during the day and also at night, but at night under a sock so moisture stays on the heel. Plastic wrap (ex: Saran Wrap) can be used over the heel under the sock to really keep the lotion in -use a gel heel pad during the day when walking -make sure to do these things every day
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Post by clutterbuggles on May 11, 2012 1:06:39 GMT -5
Re: Listerine years ago when I had horses, if they had itchy skin on their tails or manes (you could see where the hair had been broken off short from rubbing) we used to dab neat Listerine on the area to soothe it and deal with any possible cause - eg dry skin, fungus or bacteria. It worked a treat and a few years ago when my scalp was bad, I used Listerine on my scalp to clear it up. I have thick hair and looks ridiculous if it is blown dry, so the tiniest scratch on my scalp often becomes a sore because of the warm, damp environment. I'd definitely recommend it for scalps. It doesn't smell brilliant but... It's better than the alternatives.
My son has eczema, and amoung the recommendations from the dermatologist is to take a bleach bath twice a week. Add 1/2 c. of household bleach to the water and I think it was supposed to be a 15 minute bath (I'd have to check the sheet to make sure). Rinse before toweling off if you use dark towels! This is to reduce the bacterial load on the skin.
I had my first apt. with a weight loss surgeon, and attended a seminar on the various surgeries. Now to schedule 7 doctor visits and get various clearances. Sigh it's a long processz with no guarantee of approval.
I wear flipflops year round ( except for our 2-3 weeks of actual winter) because the neuropathy in my feet causes them to burn at odd times and I HAVE to get out of shoes when it does. So, yes that is a contributing factor...but danger it...they really are smooth....I don't even see how it could crack but it sure did and it's not healing.....grrrrrr
new routine: floss in the morning. I know it is "better" to floss at night, but I just cannot do this
do not wear the same clothes as the day before. PERIOD AMEN.
try to brush teeth before bed
do my best with the ongoing lifelong skin-picking-nail-biting-habit-torture. I have very good weeks; then will have a 'relapse'. Best thing for ongoing cuticle care: Burt's Bees or any other honey-beeswax based product.
PLAN PLAN PLAN: as in: 'this week I will get my hair cut' and 'today I will wash my hair' and in 'I will try to shave my legs'
use as much cream on various rough body parts as possible [feet mostly]. I have the creams; I just DON"T TAKE THE TIME to use them.........
Amen on the Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle cream, Script! It smells so heavenly that it's very pleasant to use. And something about the little metal case is nice to handle. I actually look forward to it.
And it is so effective! When you first apply it, it makes ragged, dry cuticles look better cosmetically right then, so instant gratification. But if you keep using it once or twice a day, in a couple days your cuticles actually heal and look healthy before you put it on. I like cuticle oils, too, to moisturize, but this stuff really does protect and heal. And really, the lemon smell is the freshest, most delicious scent, like cutting into a fresh lemon. I keep it in a basket by my bed with lotion and apply it every night, and lotion for feet and hands. Ideally I'd use it right after showers too, to lock in moisture, but I never seem to think of it.
I wish I could find something that worked as well for me for my lips. Something I enjoyed using that felt okay on and really protected. They are always dry, and if there is any bit of dry skin I pick. I reacted to Burts Bees lip balm. I'm using a Dollar Tree apple flavored chapstick type thing before bed now, but it's not really ideal. I'm wondering about shea butter. I need something protecting and healing.
In my case, dry cracked heels occurs when I forget to moisturize in the summertime, while wearing sandals all the time.
However, there can be other causes as mentioned above. Here is a link with more information.
I used to use moisturizer + bed socks to cover the moisturizer at night. Mostly now, I just moisturize any time and put my feet up for awhile and let it soak in. Sometimes I'll put socks on over, but often not. It makes a huge difference when I moisturize daily or even several times a day in the summertime.
Loving v5, but of course, still getting used to it.