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Witch Hazel

Posted by Pinky, on Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:11 pm
This is not an innovation, since witch hazel has been around forever, but I recently saw an article in the Phoenix magazine which confirmed what I have thought about using it with every flange change - it makes a GREAT itch reliever!  What I didn't know is it apparently also discourages yeast growth - sometimes a problem for me due to antibiotics.

It's all natural, very soothing and CHEAP. Let it dry,then use your skin prep and apply flange.  I thought of it because my mom used to treat our insect bites with it when we were kids.       Smile
Reply by ambies, on Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:29 pm
Hi pinky thats a great idea one i wouldnt have thought of,and i do have a very itchy skin ,certainly a cheap and handy to have around..ty for sharing this  with us. will  update you when ive tried it... tc ambies..
Reply by Daffodil, on Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:40 pm
I have always LOVED Witch Hazel!! Never thought to use it around my stoma... I also have ovarian cancer, so am interested in anyone else "like me!"  

Merry Christmas to All!!

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Reply by Past Member, on Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:41 pm
I'm a supra-fan of witch hazel. i use it every time i change
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