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1 month in, and left to my own devices!

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by Mrs HJG, Jan 13, 2022.

  1. Outlier

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    Lavender or Tea tree oil is very useful too. I qualified as an aromatherapist back in the day, and I always have Lavender and Tea tree oil in the house. if you take this route, buy the good stuff not cheapo.
     
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    @Mrs HJG, thanks very much. Even GPs, usually so reckless with prescription drugs, are hesitant to prescribe anti-fungals.
     
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    @Outlier I saw a recommendation for Vic ointment and am currently using it. Vic has the advantage of being cheap as chips. Maybe in this context I should say, "Cheap as pork scratchings" or "Cheap as cauliflower rice"? I do rather like the nostalgic smell.
     
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    Vick is brilliant for so many conditions. It's another of my medicine cabinet staples. I'm currently using it on my chilblains.
     
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    @Outlier, great idea!
     
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    @Outlier Am interested in this as I have chilblains. Do you use vic when the skin is broken, and how long does it take to help?
     
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    Like diabetes, it takes different times for different people, depending on age, immune system, how bad someone has let them get, how well they are protecting their feet/hands day by day (thick woolly socks on one end, ditto gloves on the other). For me, a temporary stop in taking hot baths, and twice-daily application of ointment, does the trick in about 4 days, but we are all different. As for can you use it on broken skin - I don't know. I never let mine get to that stage. If I did I would, but that's not to say it's a good or bad idea.
     
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    I fear it would sting. I get broken skin on my hands from time to time despite all precautions.
     
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    I understand that completely, this past week anything new and I’m freaking out thinking it’s something horrendous I’m going to have to deal with, I’m starting to realise that I will still be able to lead a normal life just with a few extra duties but yeah this place is amazing! There’s so much support and info, I haven’t even had to call my diabetic clinic for advice
     
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