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Lori - posted on 12/24/2008

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Everytime we leave a store, we use Purex on our hands. We also love Zicam. My 5 yr old will use the q-tip kind in her nose, the first sign of a cold. It works. It usually will stop the cold from taking hold, or shorten the duration. I love that stuff. I personally use the Zicam too, along with Airborne! That stuff really is amazing! (Just thought I'd throw in something for you too)

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DO NOT USE ZICAM!! It's dangerous! Please see below:


http://www.snopes.com/medical/drugs/zica...



I want my friends to know what has happened to me in hopes that it will never happen to you or anybody you care about. About 10 days ago, I felt a cold coming on; so before I went to bed I used Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel. It's supposed to help you "get over your cold faster." Immediately after I sprayed it into each nostril I felt the most horrific burning sensation imaginable. It literally felt like I had sprayed pepper spray directly into my brain.. It burned all the way to the top of my skull. My nasal passages swelled, my eyes watered - the burning lasted all night long into the next day.



After about a day, I realized I couldn't taste anything and I thought, "Wow - I must really have a bad cold." Then I noticed that I couldn't smell coffee brewing, couldn't smell my perfume when I put it on, couldn't smell the popcorn I burned, couldn't smell my favorite candle. I panicked and starting smelling everything that I could find that had really strong odors - ammonia, finger nail polish remover, bleach, etc. I couldn't smell ANYTHING! I started tasting everything that had really strong tastes such as HOT salsa, raw red onions, Doritos, coffee. I couldn't taste ANYTHING!



I told my mother about this and she said, "Oh, I've heard Zicam can affect your Olfactory nerve." I went online, typed in "Zicam side effects" and bam - up popped all sorts of web sites with people reporting the same thing I experienced. It seems that this past June, Zicam pulled the swabs for adults and children off the shelf but not the nasal gel.



I went to my ENT and he said the Zicam had basically "FRIED" my Olfactory nerve and the results are most likely permanent. He put me on a strong dose of a steroid called Prednisone in hopes of recovering ANY bit of the nerve damage but he told me to "take this and pray." He said he had read about the side effects of Zicam and couldn't believe it is still on the shelf. It isn't FDA approved. I am taking the Prednisone and praying but nothing is happening. I LITERALLY CANNOT SMELL OR TASTE ANYTHING! I can tell if foods are hot or cold, I can tell the consistency and I can faintly detect if it is salty but that is it.



PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE pass this on to everyone you care about. I don't want this to happen to ANYONE else!!!!!!!!!! And if you have Zicam in your medicine cabinet--THROW IT AWAY!



Please share with everyone you can.

Check it out on the link below.



http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/P...

Lori - posted on 12/24/2008

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and remember, getting sick is just part of building their immune system. If they never got sick, then they might be exposed to something fatal and not have any resistance. It's the old addage.....eating a little dirt never hurt anyone! LOL

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There's always cod liver oil. I laughed at first, but then I got a flavored version. It's not too bad with orange juice. At our house we primarily focus on good hand washing. Washing as soon as we get home from outings or using baby wipes if we're out and going to eat picnic style.

Corry - posted on 12/24/2008

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You can't prevent your children from getting sick, but you can take precautions to help make sure that it doesn't happen very often. Healthy diet, vitamins, plenty of fluids, hand washing, keep your house clean, etc... But don't over do it, your child's immune system cannot build itself up unless it's exposed!

Carolyn - posted on 12/23/2008

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You can also if child is over 1 give them 3 tablespoons of lemon juice, one tablespoon of honey mix with hot water. Let cool if they don't like the lemon taste then add orange juice to it as well. Not that this will prevent illness but it will help shorten the length of time it lasts. Lemon is supposed to increases body resistance, decreases toxicity and reduces the duration of the illness. I have been giving this to my son every morning and to myself as well and will for the duration of winter.

Vicky - posted on 12/23/2008

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Well, believe it or not, I think I may have the answer! I have recently started taking this juice called Xango and it's supposed to help keep you healthy AND it helps "heal" you from any illness or problems you may have! I am NOT one to usually do things like this.. but I have faith that this juice is really going to help! So far, So good... the flu is going around here like crazy and, fingers crossed, my family is all healthy!!! I'll be glad to give you more info.. just e-mail me, and put Xango/Circle of Moms as the subject. www.mvns@ohiohills.com

Chrissy - posted on 12/23/2008

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never leave your house, never invite anyone in, NEVER NEVER send him/her to school... but if you feed your child a healthy diet, their chances of getting sick are a lot less

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