Ok, it’s not new. It’s new to us.
My ‘new’ behavior did NOT cost us $25 for a doctor visit for pink eye (I diagnosed it myself) and at least $10 for a one time use prescription. The ‘new medicine’ cost me only $10 total, so we saved only the cost of a doctor’s visit this first time, BUT I still have plenty of the ‘medicine’ to use down the road and/or to share with friends (I guess I’ll be getting calls when readers’ kids have pink eye. Fine by me.). That adds up to savings.
I used herbal medicine for the first time. Don’t run away! Stick with me.
All I had to do was buy some Eyebright capsules at the health food store. I opened four capsules and brewed a tea (10 minutes of seeping time). I then used the slightly warm tea (had to let it cool down, of course) for compresses for our one year old three times a day. I also flushed his eyes with the tea just after using the compresses. The hardest part of the whole gig was having to hold the compresses on him for two minutes (It took my and My Sweetie to do this). He hated it, but he would have hated eye drops too (and it still probably would have taken two of us to get it done right!). This is better for him and has no side effects. I could use this treatment guilt free. It cleared up his pink eye in three days. And only one other child got it. We only had to treat her once.
So… give herbal medicine a try. It’s not voodoo. No eyes of newt are called for in any of the treatments I’ve run across. Yet.
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