Thanks for the tip.
These are awesome....
Will add my little contribution. I use the Blistex salve in the little tube for a lip balm and to prevent cold sores. Works great from the first little itch,, nothing develops. However, I did find another use for this salve in a situation involving fire ant bites. Grandson stepped into a mess of them and they covered his legs from the knees down.
He was screaming so I used the entire tube on his bites and you could tell it was instantly working when he quit screaming...no blisters developed and so there was no scarring from the bites.
I never had much luck with Chap Stick as a lip balm, but these other uses are really great. Thanks for sharing.
Hello Patriot Wingy ! That's a good one, Thanks ! I saw something once that blew me away- my girl friend's little boy ( how come we always get into these things ?! ) was stung by a wasp that got him on the bony part of his wrist. It swelled immediately-being on that stretched skin there- & he, like wise, was in pain & it was burning. The Landlady ran to her part of the house & got her bottle of white, liquid shoe polish,( like nurses's use ). She swabbed it on his wrist & I literally watched the swelling disappear before my eyes ! I've never seen anything happen so fast. Meanwhile, the boy quit yallerin' as the pain subsided & he too watched, wide-eyed, as he calmed down. ( Actually he mighta been somewhat amazed also, but I think he kinda enoyed being decorated up ! ). I was told later. it was probably the effect of the ammonia content in the polish mix, & I s'pose it was. There's another thing available on the shelf, tho' hereabouts, I've had to order a supply from the mfgr, & that's a breath freshener called ' Sweet Breath '. It's in liquid form, small vial. It has a bit of alcohol in it-( kinda tastes like schnapps ! )- I carry one always for after a meal, but also have found it's a handy way to carry a ready dispenser of antiseptic for scratches, or squirtin' your fingers when soap & water isn't available. It's also a good thing when ya have a sore throat & keeping it at bay, 'specially in the winter. As I said; I order mine from the factory since local stores went to those stoopid paper things ya stick on your tongue. They kinda make ya feel like a ticket dispenser ! Go to www.sweetbreath.com to see their items. I order 2 bulk boxes like you'd see on a store shelf, about once a year.