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Walgreens and Equate ibuprofen generics have milk ingredients in it

Walgreens brand of ibuprofen has lactose inactive ingredients in it, and so it is not advisable for my kid (or to anyone) that has milk allergies. But it was easy for me to detect because the word lactose means milk. But the whey word with the equate generic brand of ibuprofen, it is just now that I read the words WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE and whey is from milk. OMG, maybe it was the cause of the skin rashes of my kid, and that instead, he’d feel better, his sore throat was more painful for several days plus the rashes from feet to the upper legs.

Why these two generic brands have lactose and whey ingredients in it? These ingredients are not good for those people who are allergic to milk.

Okay, so when I visited the store, I didn’t see any Motrin brand. I went to the check out to pay, but then when I read the paper from the FNP, I’ve noticed the emphasis that I needed to buy the junior strength. So I put my cart on the side and went back to the pharmacy section, but I cannot find any Motrin junior strength. So I waited for an available pharmacist, and when there’s one, she said she will help me find it. She couldn’t find any Motrin also, and she suggested that I’ll just buy the equate brand. I asked if it’s okay and she said, ‘IT’S THE SAME AS MOTRIN.’ I went back to my cart and pay for all the items that I needed to buy.

Lesson: It is always good to read and search for all the ingredients before giving any meds to anyone like my kid who has food allergies. Oh dear Lord!

Anyway, I tried to read (online) the ingredients of Motrin ibuprofen, and it does not have any whey, lactose or any other milk ingredients in it.

Good thing if I just bought the MOTRIN as it doesn’t have milk ingredients in it. Oh dear Lord, please protect my kid and other people who have allergies.

From now on, I will have to read and search for every ingredient of generic brands or whatever medicines that I will be giving to my kid who has food allergies. Oh dear Lord!

Sore throat, high fever, clinic visits, hospital stay, Petechiae skin rashes, Motrin, and steriods

Sore throat Monday night and Tuesday morning my kid went to blended learning school for a day to be with other homeschoolers. I gave him the tea same as he always had every time he will complain of a sore throat. When I picked him up in the afternoon, he said his throat was fine because the of eating grapes.
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For quick healing


It is the season that I need to have many stocks of band-aids. I need these things to heal the cuts of my fingers due to dry humidity. Even if I stayed in the US for more than 10 years now, but every cold season I will still experience skin dryness no matter how many times I used lotion. Every time I have small cuts besides my nails (usually – due to constant washing of hands with all of the house chores), I will have small cuts on my skin, and it is painful. For my cuts to heal easily, I’ll have to wrap it with band-aid after putting a Vaseline every night. This will heal my skin overnight, or it will take 3 days if the cut is deep. My skin is still not used to the dry humidity in my place, and it’s okay. My dry skin will always heal up.

Few minutes of exercise & this is what I got

I got the chance to exercise for several minutes today and this is what I got. It’s just around 2189 counts or steps and around 304 calories. I want to exercise more but I need to work online and so I am back. Hopefully I get to have more than enough blessings for today. Thank you God!

And now I am taking All Day Allergy-D

Since I do feel the clogged in my ear still until today, I’ve decided to visit the doctor. And so I was scheduled at 7pm. I went in the clinic and my family was waiting for me at the parking lot. I thought they were busy but during night time, it was quite in the doctor’s office, (like around 4 staffs, 1 MA and 1 medical provider.) I was being seen immediately before I was finished writing the papers. When the MA checked me, he asked why I was there in the clinic. Read the rest of this entry »

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Clogged ear

My right ear is clogged for 3 to 4 days now and it bothers me – A LOT. I searched online on what to do but it’s still not working. So, today I bought Similasan ear relief. The box of this medicine stated that it will offer multi-symptom relief like clogged ears, ear discomfort, trapped water, and itching. This cost me $11+ with this small bottle. Anyway, used 4 drops in my ear but right now, my ear is not relief from clogged. In fact it is clogged more. Anyway, I will wait for few hours and I’ll check if it will unclogged or whatever.

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My Longest Hair

This was my longest hair. I had this more than 10 years ago. I thought of not cutting this until I’ll have my vacation in PH. But it was heavy to carry already and so it’s the reason why I cut it myself. Since I couldn’t make Read the rest of this entry »

Good humidity is what we need

When the humidity is something like this, OMG, it is so hard to breath. Throat is so dry, mucus in the nose, and fever. Right now, I am using humidifier but it’s kind of small in size and so I need to boil water before going to sleep. My kids and I just need enough humidity of at least 30 inside the house to be able to breathe comfortably. As of the moment, my daughter has fever after my eldest stabilize at a normal temperature although he still has some mucus in the nose. Hoping and praying for the healing of my kiddos. Thank you God!

Helping a Child through New Experiences

Childhood is a time of life that is full of a lot of new experiences. Some of these experiences can be exciting and a few of them can be a little terrifying. The reason why a lot of the experiences children go through can be challenging is because since it is their first time doing them, they have no frame of reference.

For example, for a small child, something as simple as getting their hair cut for the first time can make them feel a twinge of panic. If they have never had their hair cut before, they don’t thoroughly understand that cutting their hair is completely painless. They might worry that something will go wrong. However, after getting their hair cut for the very first time and after receiving some positive reinforcement from their parents, children realize that getting a haircut is no big deal. The most frustrating part about it for them is needing to sit in the chair for an extended period of time.

Another thing that can be challenging for children is having their first visit to the doctor. Of course, when a child is an infant, they may go to the doctor for periodic checkups, but when they become toddlers and become more aware of their surroundings, these checkups can become more nerve-racking.

The reason for this is that a hospital is just an alien environment. There are so many things about a hospital that are new to children from the dress of the nurses and doctors to the sounds that are being made by the PA system to the noise that medical casters make as they are rolling down the halls.

Hospitals have their own smells, their own sounds, and their own feel. Another reason why going to the hospital can be a challenge for a child is because outside of their parents, this is probably the first time that they’ve had an adult so close to them, examining their body and prodding them.

Parents can do a lot to dissuade the discomfort their child feels at the doctor. Parents need to recognize that their children will have the same attitude about going to the doctor that they do. If parents can maintain a calm demeanor and if they can help their children to see that going to the doctor is no big deal, it is likely that their first visit may be a little dramatic for the child, but subsequent visits will be a lot easier.

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