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Calamine Lotion


It is made from a combination of zinc oxide and ferric oxide
or a zinc carbonate compound. It is effective for treating any of the skin
irritations from any of the poison ivy, oak, or sumac. It will work to
soothe the skin from sunburns, any rashes, chickenpox, insect bites
and stings, and eczema. It can be used on oozing rashes, blisters, and
abscesses. It also has mild antiseptic properties and can be used on
chafed, scratched skin to prevent infections.

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Curing Headaches

Herbal Treatments of Migraines

Feverfew: 300 mg bid (twice daily) combined with
Butterbur: 100 mg daily and
White Willow Bark: 300 mg bid (careful with this herb which is
the source for aspirin in nature. Overuse of it may lead to
bruising and bleeding).
Feverfew alone can also be taken on a daily basis to prevent or severely
reduce the number of migraines a patient has. Take one capsule a day.
Magnesium: Take anywhere from 100 to 600 mg of magnesium a day.
The higher dose may lead to some diarrhea, in which case you should back off.
Play with the dose until you find the right dose to prevent and or treat your

For more suggestions see page 354 of Doomsday Book of Medicine.

HEadache cure Essential Oils Dr Tips Dr ADvice Prepper

Copyright Dr. Ralph LaGuardia. Doomsday Book of Medicine 2015

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Hydration. How much water do I need?

How much water do I need?

Your body has water needs that must be maintained and carefully
monitored if you are to remain active and effective. The average-sized woman
should drink about nine, 8-ounce glasses of water a day and a man about twelve
glasses of water daily. This will naturally go up with increased exertion, and in
a hot environment water loss via sweating and imperceptible evaporation across
your skin could be very significant.An adult male living in a temperate climate
(most of the United States and Europe) will have need of approximately three
liters (quarts) of fluid a day. For adult women it is 2.2 liters a day…but it goes up
to three if she is pregnant or nursing. Others advise to drink half of your body
weight a day in ounces of water, so if you are 200 pounds then you will need to
drink 100 ounces of water daily or roughly three, 32-ounce bottles of water daily.


Copyright Dr. Ralph LaGuardia Doomsday Book of Medicine 2015

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Lavender Oil

Lavender Oil (Lavandula augustifolia)


Lavender oil has been used medicinally since before ancient Rome.
It was renowned for its healing of both wounds and burns and its antiseptic
properties. It also works very well as an insect repellent. It is very useful to wash
and clean out wounds and had been used for that purpose right up until WWII.
Lavender oil is very mild and is the only essential oil that does not need to be
diluted with a carrier oil. Lavender can also be made into a tea, by using the fresh
or dried flowers, that is useful for internal use. The recommended dose is about
one and a half teaspoons of dried flowers in an 8-ounce glass of water. Lavender
oil is made by steam distillation of the plant’s flowers. It is easy to make and even
easier to grow. You should not use lavender oil internally on your cats or dogs;
it may cause liver and kidney damage; it is not a problem in humans.

Medically, lavender oil has many uses such as an excellent topical
antiseptic as well as a mild anesthetic (pain reliever), so it is very useful for cuts,
burns, scrapes, insect bites, bee stings, sunburn, eczema, psoriasis, poison ivy oak
and sumac, and skin infections. Lavender is said to be useful for head lice either
as a hair rinse or applying it to a comb to comb out the nits. Lavender oil works as
a bronchodilator (it opens up your large airways) and a few drops can be added
to a vaporizer, or it can be rubbed directly on a patient’s chest. Lavender oil is
also reported to help with anxiety and stress and is used frequently for that in
Germany, where they are light years ahead of us involving the use of medicinal plants and oils.