It’s wonderful the things we learn as we grow older, especially the things that we learn from doing the wrong thing.
I was recently told off by my dentist for using a medium toothbrush, apparently as we get older we should change our toothbrush. I used to use a hard, but chemotherapy and illness changed that. Apparently I will be using a baby brush in a couple of years if I still have teeth. I am currently having the old fractures checked and repaired. Teeth cop it hard with illness and suffer badly if you have had chemo or been on steroid medication.
After surgery and I had my hair all cut off I am finding that shampooing my hair each day is causing me troubles. I used to have lovely thick hair, now I have thin hair and a huge bald patch. My new regime is wash it one day, next day put oil on it, either coconut or olive oil. On the fourth day after washing I can wash again. My hair is so thin and I think I will have bald patches soon.
I wonder what I would look like with a comb over?
I have only one mutant fingernail at the moment. Not many people realise that you can get tinea on your fingernails. I get it after I bump my fingers and feet. I bruise easy and if my finger tips are bumped hard eneough I get tinea under that nail. All it takes is the bump, that dislodges the nail a bit, which allows the fungal infection to get under. Use Tea Tree oil or eucalyptus oil. Little bit on the top of the nail, where it looks white and keep applying as the nail grows, as it get near the top, you can put a drop of two under the nail.
Cradle cap, is not just for babies. It can come as your hair is growing back, just treat it the same way you treat it for a baby, use baby oil on the head.
Cracks in the corner of the mouth are common and thrush in the mouth. Cracks in the corner can be treated by applying honey on the cracks it only takes a couple of days for it to heal. Honey also works for mouth thrush. I have known a few patients to use a topical tinea cream in their mouth, but putting some on a swab and wiping it around the mouth, waiting about ten minutes then rinsing.
I often have baby oil and use it too. Oils are great for giving moisture to the skin. After you have cleaned yourself in the shower and before you leave the shower, put a bit of oil on your washer or keep one just for this use. Then while in the shower wipe your whole body with it and its a great moisturiser. If I use a cream it’s always plain sorbelene cream and put on my body while it’s still wet. After this dry off as usual.