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by Jedrnurse Jedrnurse, BSN, RN (Member)

Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in school nurse.

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Hi, all.

I'm looking for more alternatives to have in my office for common complaints. For example, I've got salt and honey for sore throats, peppermints and peppermint tea for nausea, etc...

Anybody have any cool things that you've picked up along the way?

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k1p1ssk has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in pediatrics.

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I have calamine for bug bites, but a good ole "X" via fingernail (I have the child do it on themselves) on a bug bite does wonders. 

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i give them an alcohol prep for bug bites with the forwarning that it will sting if they've been scratching.  Of course they've NEVER been scratching at it.  The alcohol preps are also useful for nausea (sniffing for a bit).  there was a whole study done on this.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15632723  

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in school nurse.

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19 hours ago, Flare said:

i give them an alcohol prep for bug bites with the forwarning that it will sting if they've been scratching.  Of course they've NEVER been scratching at it.  The alcohol preps are also useful for nausea (sniffing for a bit).  there was a whole study done on this.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15632723  

I wonder if the effect is similar to using witch hazel...

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in school nurse.

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22 hours ago, k1p1ssk said:

I have calamine for bug bites, but a good ole "X" via fingernail (I have the child do it on themselves) on a bug bite does wonders. 

I'm not sure what you mean...?

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tining has 23 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nurse.

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20 minutes ago, Jedrnurse said:

I'm not sure what you mean...?

Me either 🐸

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NutmeggeRN has 25 years experience as a BSN and specializes in kids.

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On 6/18/2019 at 8:18 AM, tining said:

Me either 🐸

Maybe pressing a finger nail into the bugbite, in  the shape of an X?

That's all got!

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