Participants: Don Miller, Agatha Thrash
Series Code: HYTH
Program Code: HYTH000182
00:01 Hello, I'm Agatha Thrash, a staff physician
00:04 at Uchee Pines Institute...
00:06 This is a place where we train medical missionaries
00:08 to deal with a lot of different kinds of things.
00:12 We have a program for you today about a potpourri
00:15 of things having to do with the skin, with the mouth,
00:18 with the gums, and with infections, and so we hope that
00:23 you will be with us and enjoy our program.
00:47 Welcome to "Help Yourself to Health"
00:49 with Dr. Agatha Thrash of Uchee Pines Institute
00:53 And now, here's your host, Dr. Thrash
00:58 A tooth is a very common thing but it is most
01:02 marvelously engineered.
01:03 Do you know that a tooth is set in a socket...
01:08 that if you should happen to injure that tooth
01:13 or get it loose, we can, if it isn't separated already
01:18 from its nerve, we can just push it back up into the socket
01:21 and then, if we will not chew on it for a while,
01:26 it will actually grow back into its place
01:29 and be just a nice, normal tooth.
01:32 So, we can always hope if we have a loosened tooth,
01:35 that it doesn't get broken from its nerve.
01:38 The tooth has the nerve on the interior,
01:41 then on the outside of that, there is another casing
01:45 ...and then out on the outside, there's another casing
01:48 called enamel... this is the white part of the tooth
01:51 ...the part that shows and the part that we hope is white.
01:54 That makes us have a very nice, beautiful smile...
01:58 having white teeth.
02:00 I'm so glad the Lord didn't make us with black teeth,
02:03 or purple teeth... even blue teeth...
02:06 I'm not too sorry to have blue eyes,
02:09 but I wouldn't want blue teeth.
02:11 I think the Lord knew just how to make us in an
02:14 artistically-designed whole, so that we would
02:18 look very pleasing.
02:19 I think human beings look very nice.
02:22 Now, in addition to the tooth and its socket,
02:25 we have gums... and gums are also a very nice
02:29 part of the smile, but gums can sometimes get afflicted.
02:33 And Don Miller, who is a Lifestyle counselor at
02:36 Uchee Pines, is going to talk with you about some of
02:39 these things having to do with the mouth,
02:41 and I can guess from what I see in your hand,
02:43 that you're going to be talking about the throat as well...
02:46 I am going to do that...
02:47 So, tell us what you have for us... Okay
02:49 You know, the teeth are so very important...
02:51 As a matter of fact, they sort of related or correlated
02:55 people growing old sooner with the lack of teeth.
02:59 As we get older, we lose our teeth...
03:01 We don't chew our food as well and
03:03 we seem to get older a little bit sooner it seems.
03:06 So we need to take good care of these teeth.
03:08 I've known many people in their 80s and 90s
03:11 and even in their 100s, with all of their teeth still intact
03:14 because they've taken good care of their teeth.
03:17 Dr. Thrash mentioned the gums...
03:19 We can get an inflammation, a bleeding of the gums,
03:22 and even a receding of the gums.
03:25 When we start seeing that particular problem,
03:28 we realize that if we don't arrest it there,
03:30 it's going to get a whole lot worse later into something
03:33 called periodontal gum disease.
03:36 So what we want to do, is take care of our gums and our teeth.
03:39 Some simple things...
03:40 1. Our mothers hopefully have been telling us this
03:43 all of our lives... Take good care of your teeth.
03:46 Brush your teeth every day.
03:47 Now, there are some important points about brushing your teeth
03:50 I know that years ago, when I first went into the military,
03:53 they taught us how to brush our teeth.
03:55 And basically, you took that toothbrush and you put that
03:57 that thing in your fist and you stuck that thing back
03:59 in your head and you went back and forth,
04:01 and you scrubbed, and you scrubbed and you scrubbed
04:03 And I was good at taking orders and so I scrubbed and I scrubbed
04:06 and I scrubbed until I pretty much wore the enamel away
04:09 from the place on the top of my teeth
04:12 just where it gets into the gums, where now I have
04:14 that particular problem.
04:15 But we should be doing more of a sweeping motion
04:19 I've brought my toothbrush with me today
04:21 ...and a couple of recommendations about your
04:25 toothbrush, I'm not going to recommend a brand,
04:27 or a shape, or a color, but I do recommend soft bristles.
04:32 And if you have sensitive teeth, you have this problem
04:35 and you're getting ready to brush your teeth,
04:37 I suggest you take your toothbrush, and you
04:40 soak the bristles in hot water which will soften them up
04:43 just a little bit more before you brush your teeth.
04:46 Now I, once... okay, if hot water is going to make them
04:50 soft, boiling water will make them softer...
04:52 So I once did that, I put them in boiling water...
04:54 Don't do that... it looks like your toothbrush is
04:56 having a bad hair day.
04:58 You've got to leave that one... have a bad hair day
05:01 It looks as if it's flattened out.
05:02 But see, I've had this toothbrush a long time...
05:05 and we shouldn't do that.
05:07 When they start looking like this thing,
05:09 we need to get a new toothbrush. A new tooth brush!
05:11 So... remind me to get a new toothbrush.
05:14 But, I'm sort of fond of this.
05:16 As a matter of fact, they've got these new things...
05:18 they're colored at the end... when the color fades away,
05:21 it means it's time to replace the toothbrush.
05:23 It's a good marketing thing, if nothing else.
05:25 But we should brush our teeth DOWN with the grain of the tooth
05:30 Put the edge of the toothbrush up near the gums,
05:33 do a little sweeping motion... a little back-and-forth motion
05:37 to get up underneath the gums and then SWEEP DOWN
05:39 And, we don't stop there.
05:41 It's good then to do some dental flossing.
05:44 People have a lot of bad breath.
05:47 And I have found a real good way to determine if you have
05:51 bad breath or not... because you can do this all day
05:55 No... smells great... well, all you're smelling is your hand!
05:57 You're not smelling your breath.
05:58 But if you take something like a... they have these little
06:01 toothpicks with brushes.
06:03 It's called a tooth... I forget what it's called
06:05 It's something like a toothbrush but it's a little toothpick
06:07 thing with a little brushy end on the end
06:09 ...stick that between your teeth, twirl it once,
06:12 bring it out and smell it!
06:13 That's what your breath smells like.
06:15 I'm sure you'll stand closer to your toothpaste
06:18 the next time you brush your teeth.
06:19 But we need to keep our teeth clean inside and all around them
06:23 We also need to keep our mouths well-hydrated.
06:26 We have to realize that our teeth... even our teeth
06:29 about 10% fluid content.
06:32 Which means that there is some fluid inside
06:35 in the pulp of our teeth.
06:36 If we are not drinking enough water, eating a lot of sweets,
06:40 or fat, we are clogging up this very minute capillary system
06:44 Therefore, we are closing off the nutrient pipeline
06:49 to the tooth, and if we do that,
06:51 we're going to start having a weakened tooth.
06:53 And when we weaken the tooth, it is now open for assault
06:57 from an outside invader.
06:59 The plaque building up because we don't brush properly
07:02 the tooth itself becoming weak because we're drinking
07:05 2 cups of water a day and eating gummy bears all day
07:07 We need to find a way to keep our teeth healthy
07:10 inside and out... so we do something simple like that.
07:13 But if you already have the bleeding of the gums,
07:16 there are a few things you can do...
07:17 1. You should rinse your mouth out quite often.
07:20 If you have a Waterpik, that's fine.
07:22 Use your Waterpik in-between your teeth,
07:25 and up around the gums
07:26 And then you might want to take a little bit of goldenseal herb
07:29 Now, it's bitter as all get-out but it's a very nice herb
07:33 You put a little bit on your moistened finger,
07:34 and massage it up into your gums.
07:38 You can also use baking soda... massage that up into your gums
07:42 But then I would recommend after that, you rinse your mouth
07:45 and you spit it out because you don't want the baking soda
07:47 inside your body... You want it basically
07:49 helping with this particular problem with your teeth.
07:52 And then you have to increase your diet with raw foods
07:56 and good fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds.
08:00 This is a diet that's made for us to keep our bodies healthy.
08:04 And I want to recommend to you, mothers, and even to you young
08:07 children who are listening, who really say...
08:11 "I want to present my TEETH... even my TEETH
08:13 living sacrifices to the Lord.
08:16 We find that if a child is not introduced to
08:19 refined carbohydrates in the form of sugar before they're
08:22 11 years of age... OFTEN, they NEVER have to face carious teeth
08:28 in their whole lives...
08:29 and all the other problems that go along with it.
08:32 So, let's say you have the first one...
08:33 You've got the bleeding gums, and you do not take care of it
08:37 Your next step is pyorrhea... which basically is
08:41 that infection has gone down to the tooth socket
08:45 right down to the bone.
08:46 Now we're in serious situation, so many times
08:49 I'm afraid that the treatment of choice is to take
08:51 all the teeth out.
08:53 But if you can get it before the teeth start getting loose
08:55 in their sockets, I recommend large doses of charcoal.
08:59 I've had people mix up a paste of charcoal,
09:03 put it on their toothbrush, get it all on their toothbrush,
09:06 go up there and they pack it between their teeth
09:09 up around their gums, all in their mouth at nighttime
09:12 and then they leave it there all night long.
09:14 The charcoal will be adsorbing the infection, will be helping
09:19 with the inflammation, and I have seen
09:21 when the teeth are just barely getting started being loosened,
09:25 the whole process reversed.
09:27 And so you put a lot of charcoal in your mouth...
09:29 I would go then also with the goldenseal.
09:32 I would go with the baking soda with hydrogen peroxide
09:35 massaged into the teeth, all around the teeth...
09:38 and, of course, rinse your mouth out afterwards
09:40 ...Flossing your teeth.
09:42 Flossing the teeth, you'll find the first few times,
09:44 if you're not used to flossing, the first few times you floss
09:47 you're going to get blood.
09:49 But the more you do that, you sort of toughen up the gums
09:52 ...you toughen up the teeth and that very toughening action,
09:55 is going to help you avoid your appointment...
09:59 And many of us have appointments with periodontal gum disease
10:02 just because of the fact that we're not practicing
10:04 good, oral hygiene.
10:05 So let's say we've taken care of the gum problems...
10:08 We're brushing our teeth well... We're eating good food.
10:10 We're staying away from refined carbohydrates.
10:12 We're staying away from free fats, and so we've got a
10:15 good circulatory system.
10:17 The Bible says "the life is in the blood. "
10:19 We've got good life, but for some reason,
10:22 we've gotten in a way of a germ, a virus or something
10:26 and we've gotten a sore throat.
10:27 What can we do for a sore throat?
10:29 Some very simple things...
10:30 1. We can gargle with salt water, or just warm water.
10:33 Warm water will help... Salt water just a little bit better
10:37 What I like to do if I have a sore throat, is I'll take a
10:41 charcoal tablet.
10:43 I'll take usually 2 to 4 of them at nighttime
10:46 before I go to bed.
10:47 I'll put them back between my cheek and my gums
10:49 before sticking down in there
10:51 and work them down there real good.
10:53 They're not going to jump down your throat.
10:54 They're not going to fall out on your pillow.
10:56 They'll just stay there all night long,
10:58 but as you sleep, and you're salivating the whole night long,
11:02 you're going to be putting a small trickle of charcoal down
11:05 your throat and that itself, will take up inflammation.
11:09 You can also do something that we'd like to call
11:12 a "horse collar"... if you're hoarse, or you've got a
11:15 sore throat, you can take something as simple as a
11:17 horse collar, which is nothing more than a piece of felt
11:22 It's made quite nicely.
11:23 Our students made a number of these
11:25 at Uchee Pines a few years ago.
11:26 We put these in cold water and then wring it out
11:30 and then wrap this horse collar around your neck
11:33 And then once it around your neck,
11:35 you take a heavier piece of material...
11:38 ...this one's been made very nice with Velcro...
11:40 We put that around the neck on top of wet felt and it will
11:46 hold it in place... we do that overnight.
11:48 This is bringing... it started off cold but immediately
11:51 it starts bringing heat into the area... which is going to
11:54 fight the infection.
11:55 It's going to bring heat... It's going to bring nutrients...
11:58 It's going to bring oxygen...
11:59 It's going to bring ALL the things that we need...
12:01 And I have found many times, that this simple treatment
12:04 alone, will shortstop a sore throat.
12:06 So let's say you've got the sore throat
12:08 first thing in the morning...
12:09 You don't want to walk around with this thing
12:11 around your neck... well, get yourself a turtleneck sweater
12:13 ...put the turtleneck sweater on in place of this outside one
12:17 and put this underneath, and you'll be fighting a sore throat
12:21 all day long and no one will ever be the wiser.
12:24 There's something else we can do...
12:26 and I'm going to ask Melissa Thrash and
12:28 Shannon Jenkins to come and we're going demonstrate,
12:30 or they're going to demonstrate something simple like
12:33 a hot foot bath... which is a marvelous treatment for
12:35 sore throats, head congestion and lots of other things...
12:38 So, I'm going to turn it over to you, Melissa...
12:40 Okay, Shannon will you get up on the table...
12:46 Okay, first what you're going to do is, you're going to get a
12:49 basin of warm water... not really not right now,
12:52 just maybe 100-101 degrees, so it won't burn anybody.
12:58 And first test to see if the patient can handle the water
13:02 by putting their heels in the water,
13:03 and if it's okay, then you can put their feet
13:05 all the way into the water, and you're going to want to
13:08 start warming the water up.
13:10 So you can put their feet over to one side of the basin,
13:12 and you can add warm water until the water is maybe
13:16 106-110 degrees depending on how hot they can handle the water
13:20 And you're going to leave the feet in the basin of hot water
13:24 for maybe 1/2 an hour, and you can check the water temperature
13:30 by a little bath thermometer like this... to make sure that
13:33 you know that you're not getting it too hot
13:36 Where do you buy these little thermometers?
13:39 I can tell you where I bought this one... Okay
13:40 ...at a drugstore... You can also get these at
13:43 at health food stores, and sometimes at feed stores
13:49 indoor/outdoor thermometers, and they can be very nicely used
13:53 This thermometer is very helpful to check your temperature.
13:57 But then as you did it for Shannon,
14:00 just making it warm at first, and then building it up so
14:03 that it's hot, that's a good method too...
14:04 without using a thermometer. Yes
14:06 Often it's really nice to keep them well-hydrated by
14:10 giving them water to drink and by keeping their head cool
14:13 ...that will help them not get a headache
14:15 Some people tend to get headaches from this.
14:17 And when you're done, what you're going to do is
14:19 you're going to lift their feet up out of the water
14:21 and you're going to pour some ice cold water over their feet
14:25 Oh boy! Yeah... it will feel very shocking.
14:28 And then have a towel ready underneath, so that you can
14:32 friction their feet dry when you're done
14:38 Now the friction draws more blood into the feet...
14:41 That's right... And you want to draw the blood
14:43 into the feet so that it makes a sort of pumping action
14:46 away from the throat, down to the feet,
14:49 then the throat gets a little irritated again and
14:52 draws it back and puts it back down, and so it sort of is
14:55 going like this... all the time
14:57 A man named "Kellogg" checked the temperature
15:01 under one of these horse collars and found that
15:05 the temperature was going up and down all night long
15:07 while the person was doing this...
15:10 And after a friction rub, after a hot foot bath,
15:15 this makes most people feel very good in the throat
15:21 They may even feel, right away, that the sore throat
15:24 is much better... and indeed it is healing.
15:28 So thank you very much... You're welcome.
15:29 That was a very good demonstration.
15:31 So simple to do... even noticed that even fully dressed,
15:37 Shannon could just have run into the bathroom, put her feet
15:39 in the bathtub with the water just coming into the
15:45 bathtub or with the basin set in the bathtub
15:48 and it would have been just as effective.
15:51 And so, we can do this within minutes
15:54 ...we can already have the hot foot bath in motion
15:59 Now something else we can do for ourselves in the home
16:04 is something with this little zapper...
16:07 These zappers can be purchased from most any
16:11 sporting goods places where they sell materials for hiking
16:19 and being out in the wild
16:21 And this one is just a very simple thing...
16:25 It creates its own spark and it sparks over and over
16:28 so it doesn't have to depend on batteries or anything.
16:31 There's a little punch-down at one end, so that you can
16:34 make the spark.
16:36 So I will show you how this spark goes.
16:38 And I'm hoping that you will be able to see it.
16:41 It just makes a little spark... see that little spark
16:47 It just keeps generating a spark, and you can just
16:51 continue to make it spark, and it will spark right on and on.
16:55 And so, if you have a spider bite, or a fire ant bite,
16:59 or even a snake bite, any kind of venomous bite
17:04 that you have, you can just put this right on the skin
17:09 and it doesn't really hurt, so you just do this but,
17:13 you can notice that it does make a little jump in my finger
17:17 See how it really makes a little spark...
17:22 just as static electricity will.
17:25 And so, for something like a spider bite,
17:28 you might put this spark on it for 20, 30, 40 times
17:34 For a fire ant bite, sometimes I will get 10 or 20 at one time.
17:39 And so I just treat them all with about 15 or 20 zaps
17:44 and then many times, I will not even get the little sterile
17:48 abscess that comes from the venom that these little
17:53 creatures like to inject into your skin.
17:57 They're not very pleasant people... the little ants.
18:01 They may once have been when the Bible spoke of these
18:04 little people, but they are no longer pleasant,
18:06 not the fire ants!
18:08 Now another thing that is a venomous bite that
18:11 you need to be prepared for in the home,
18:12 if you live in a place that's infested with snakes
18:16 is a snakebite kit.
18:18 Now, we so rarely ever see a snake at Uchee Pines,
18:21 it's almost a call all the neighbors to come to see
18:25 But we do have snakebite kits and I have 2 here
18:30 And these snakebite kits come with the instructions
18:34 in them... it's simply an extractor like this...
18:38 And this works somewhat like a syringe that you just
18:41 pull back like that.
18:43 And it has various sizes of extractors,
18:48 and I will use the very largest one,
18:50 but if you have a smaller area, you could use the smaller size
18:55 So you just fix the little extractor cup like this
18:59 and put it on the area where the snake has bitten
19:04 and then you just pull back like this,
19:06 and it has quite a good bit of suction.
19:08 So you get about 30 cc of suction here,
19:12 and if you could hold it against the skin and do that,
19:16 you could see that it would, indeed, make quite a suction
19:20 for the person and some people like to cut,
19:24 but I've told that that is not very much help.
19:27 So what I think might be helpful is to do this
19:30 little suction and pull the venom back out into the skin
19:35 and then zap it.
19:36 Now they have not only this kind of zapper,
19:38 but bigger ones too and the bigger ones can be used to
19:42 zap a snakebite.
19:44 And what I would do, is to zap it while you're on the way
19:47 to getting professional help...
19:50 Because, of course, with anything as serious as a
19:54 seriously venomous snakebite, you will need professional help.
19:59 This is definitely first aid for that.
20:01 Now for something like a fire ant bite of course you could use
20:04 this and feel that it was definitive.
20:06 Now here, I have something else...
20:09 This is a fluid that you can make easily from
20:15 just vinegar and myrrh and calendula
20:19 It is for afflictions of the nails, and also for
20:25 skin infections with a fungus.
20:27 And it just gives a little fluid like this, and you just
20:32 squirt something like this and just smear that
20:37 on the place where the person has some kind of fungus
20:41 growth, and they will, if you do that several times a day,
20:44 the first day and then twice a day thereafter,
20:47 usually if it's on a protected part of the body,
20:51 such as on the back, or even on the feet,
20:54 then twice a day is probably enough.
20:57 And something like vinegar, calendula and myrrh
21:01 will do fine.
21:02 If you'd like a recipe for that, if you will check into
21:06 our website at www. 3ABN.org
21:13 the website for 3ABN will have a link to Uchee Pines
21:20 website and you can find the recipe of how to make that.
21:28 Now some people have a problem with dry mouth...
21:32 And for that, they can get some kind of lubricating jelly
21:35 such as this... which you can buy at a pharmacy
21:39 And just a little bit of it on the finger and rubbed on the
21:42 tongue, can often give the person several hours
21:47 of freedom from the really unpleasant sensation
21:52 of being uncomfortably dry in the mouth.
21:56 Now, at this time, Don Miller is going to
22:00 talk with you again about some of this potpourri
22:05 of small remedies. Don Miller
22:08 I want to re-visit, just for a minute,
22:10 your serpentarium... Okay? All right
22:11 The snakes! It was interesting, I was in Zambia some time ago
22:17 and they were telling me that, you know, we're really having
22:20 a lot of black mambas and cobras right now...
22:22 and, of course, the first thought is...
22:24 "Oh, those are some pretty serious snakes!"
22:27 To comfort me, they said, "No problem, we've got
22:30 lots of charcoal on hand. "
22:32 So that's one treatment for snakebites that I
22:35 really agree with.
22:36 They did tell me that there was no antivenin there,
22:39 and if someone did get bitten by a snake,
22:41 and there were no zappers, or bloodsuckers...
22:44 these other types of things, we would apply
22:47 heavy charcoal poultices or complete charcoal immersions
22:51 and then transport them to a hospital, or a clinic
22:54 where they would have the antivenin,
22:56 and that is very good treatment that I would choose.
23:00 Other things you find, around the home,
23:03 you find down the street, you find around the world,
23:05 for things like wounds and infections... we all get them.
23:08 Sometimes we cut our finger, we step on something
23:11 and we've got a wound... What do you do?
23:13 I would recommend that each one of you find an organization
23:18 in your community that presents a good first aid course.
23:21 I know the American Red Cross...
23:22 I'm an American Red Cross first aid and CPR instructor.
23:27 How to do these simple things...
23:29 But there are some really basic things.
23:31 1. If you've wounded yourself, if you make sure that you
23:34 remove yourself from the area where you wounded yourself,
23:37 the possibility exists that you will continue wounding yourself.
23:42 I once cut off the tips of my fingers with a table saw
23:45 and the first thing I did was to turn off the table saw.
23:48 And get away from that table saw because, you know,
23:51 if you get woozy and you fall down,
23:52 you might really have a problem on your hands...
23:55 besides the fact that you're missing a couple of digits.
23:57 And so, those are the nice things to do... is watch the
24:01 area and make sure you're not going to re-injure yourself.
24:03 2. You've got to protect your wounded area,
24:06 and you've got to clean your wounded area.
24:08 And, the best way to do that is with flushing water.
24:11 Get the water in there and flush it out.
24:13 If you can get some hydrogen peroxide, that's also very good.
24:16 It's good to do it under pressure sometimes.
24:19 If you can have a bulb syringe, you can sit there and
24:22 jet it in there... a Waterpik
24:25 I've used something as simple as a water bottle.
24:28 Just take the water bottle with water in there,
24:30 and turn it upside-down and just squeeze real hard
24:32 to get a good jet of water in the wound to clean it.
24:35 ...Because cleaning is fundamental.
24:37 What I would do, then, if I had it, I would apply some
24:41 tea tree oil to a dry, sterile dressing.
24:44 And if I don't have that, I'd put, first of all,
24:47 just a dry, sterile dressing over my wound
24:50 to protect it from outside pathogens because quite frankly,
24:55 this is our first line of defense against infection.
24:58 It's our skin.. I'm thankful for my skin,
25:00 but as soon as I violate this skin, as soon as I open
25:03 the skin up, everything around wants to get in there
25:06 and mess up my body...
25:08 so we want to protect it as soon as possible.
25:10 We want to make sure we are changing the dressing
25:13 at least on a daily basis.
25:15 And, once it's starting to heal,
25:18 if you happen to get an infection,
25:20 I will slap a charcoal poultice on that thing in no time
25:23 because a charcoal poultice will help take up infections.
25:26 And so you keep it sterile, you keep it clean,
25:30 you keep it protected.
25:31 And what I like to do sometimes, when the sun is shining,
25:34 I like to expose it to the sunshine, because
25:37 the sunlight has a natural effect on killing bacteria
25:41 and other types of pathogens that may be on our skin
25:44 ...So we want to get that in there, and we want to keep
25:46 ourselves well-hydrated and eat very healthfully,
25:50 because as soon as we violate this part of our body,
25:52 we're open to have things going all through our body
25:55 So, if we keep our body strong, our immune system is going
25:58 right there... stay away from sugar, stay away from sweets
26:01 so that our immune system is operating 100%,
26:03 and we should pretty much be able to
26:06 get away from this problem.
26:07 And, there are other nice herbs... we can put some
26:10 goldenseal; we can put some Echinacea on it
26:12 poultices... we can use some aloe vera
26:15 Simple things... God has given us simple things
26:18 and I suggest we go out there and use those things
26:20 and we might be a whole lot
26:21 better for the exercise, Dr. Thrash
26:23 Yes, those are certainly very good suggestions.
26:27 One more thing that I might mention...
26:30 and that is the use of something like
26:33 petroleum jelly for eczema.
26:36 I think it's one of the very best treatments for that
26:39 and all you have to do is just to take a little lump
26:41 of petroleum jelly such as this and some water
26:45 and usually this can be done right after you have washed
26:48 your hands and your hands are still wet with the water
26:52 of washing your hand
26:53 And then, you just put this there and with a motion
26:57 like this, as rapidly as you can do,
27:00 you make sort of a milk...
27:02 You see, this looks a trifle milky.
27:04 And then it's spread on the area where you have
27:07 the eczema, in the direction of the skin lines
27:11 Now you know the skin lines go across here
27:14 In other parts of the body, they take another direction
27:17 but whichever direction they go, you always put it in the
27:20 direction of the skin lines...
27:22 Because if you pull like this, then you may open up
27:26 these little skin lines, and with eczema,
27:29 that can cause a problem.
27:31 Because the opening up of the skin lines
27:34 is what keeps eczema going.
27:36 It may not have caused it, but it does keep it going.
27:39 Now I hope from this potpourri of things of small remedies,
27:44 that you can get the idea that our Heavenly Father has
27:47 provided for us in many different ways,
27:50 and every day, we should thank the Lord for all these
27:55 very simple remedies.