I’ve been waking up these last few days with a migraine. When there’s no tablets to hand, or the tablets just aren’t doing their thing I have a little remedy that helps and it’s unusual.
My little trick, and it won’t work for everybody, is to have a strong coffee, a bar of chocolate and a large drink of cola.
One of the main active ingredients you’ll find in Migraine tablets is caffeine. Don’t believe me? Look here – http://www.drugs.com/condition/migraine.html That’s why the coffee and cola work for me. There’s also a small amount of caffeine in chocolate. The sugar in the cola and chocolate give me a boost and somehow that gets me through the worst.
That got me thinking. What other unusual remedies do I use? A couple sprang to mind immediately that I thought I’d share.
The next one is a cure for hiccups. It shocks most people when I tell them about it but it’s never failed me. My cure is a teaspoon of malt vinegar. If one doesn’t work I will occasionally take two or three, but it’s rare that I need to take more and it always works. I don’t know why and frankly I don’t care!
The other remedy that I thought of is something I was told about roughly 13 years ago when my first born was in nappies / diapers. It’s a remedy for nappy / diaper rash that’s a little bit ‘out there’ but stick with me.
If your child has nappy rash you coat their rear in egg white. Yes, you read right! I said egg white. If, like me, you have a child whose behind is so sore it’s cracking (as it can do when teething happens) you are desperate for something that will help, but even I admit putting raw egg on broken skin is scary. BUT my son was almost free from rash within 24 hours!
The logic is this: egg white is the amniotic fluid of a bird and your baby has been floating in your equivalent for 9 months. It doesn’t sting when you put it on your babies skin for that reason and when egg white is exposed to air it dries in to a waterproof layer. How about that? A natural, waterproof, chemical free layer that protects the skin. How great is that?