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Oct 17, 2006 9:31AM
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Oct 17, 2006 9:45AM
Hi there, after reading through all the excellent advice from Katie, I just have a query regarding the remedy for healing stitches. Katie, you mentioned putting 6-8 drops of lavender oil to full fat milk to add to your bath, can I just clarify exactly how much milk we're talking here?! Many thanks. Daisy x
Oct 17, 2006 9:56AM
an eggcupful of milk - thanks for asking - good point!
Let me know how you get on.
Oct 17, 2006 10:17AM
Thanks so much Katie, I was envisaging a pint or two, so I'm glad I asked! Even if I don't end up having stitches (fingers crossed), I'll definitely be trying this for soothing that area anyway! Best wishes, Daisy x
Oct 18, 2006 6:45AM
Hi Julie - well as you probably know, it is very common to shed a lot of hair after giving birth. After 6-12 months your oestrogen levels should finally be rebalanced (unless you are pregnant again?) and your hair should get back to normal. If the hair loss carries on for over 12 months or you feel it is getting worse rather than better, then do get your hormone levels checked out with your GP. It is worth noting that stress and sudden weight loss can contribute to hair loss and so maybe these apply to you?
It is possible that your scalp is itchy from hair regrowth.... other possibilities include stress .... But do you always use the same shampoo?... if your scalp itches 1 hour after you've washed it, it is possible that you may be having a reaction to the shampoo itself? That is worth looking into.
Oct 18, 2006 7:01AM
Hi Consumer Editor
Sorry only just saw your question. Natalia anti-stretch oil is great for the stretch mark and dry skin issues... but if her skin is really sensitive to products at the moment then just pure organic aloe vera gel would be really really soothing. she can look on www.vitaltouch.com and we can post it out today. Hope this helps.
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