Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Works For Me Wednesday

Ok, so my daughter is having a sleepover party of about 8 girls. Two of her guests, twins, won't actually be sleeping over because her parents do not allow sleepovers, so they are being picked up 11:00. Her mom is pretty over-protective, so I'm just thrilled the girls were allowed to come at all. Meanwhile, Hubby and I are hosting a Bible Study. The girls all decide to go swimming - no problem, we can keep our eyes on them through the French doors. As the study is wrapping up and the adults are hanging out having coffee and dessert, I hear a scream. From the patio. From one of the twins.

Dang it!

Sure enough, sweet little girl had run on the wet patio, slipped and busted her lip open - half an hour before mom was to come. Of all the girls for it to happen to, it had to be one of the twins, right? Blood's everywhere, she's crying, I'm panicking.

My dear friend Ivis (pronounced Ee-vee) whips out the sugar bowl and proceeds to pour sugar on the poor girl's lip. Now, Ivis (I think to myself) I know you want her to feel better, but I don't think giving her a sugar overdose is the answer. But no, it's not an attempt to make her feel better -the sugar stopped the bleeding. Like that! Amazing!

Apparently this is an old Cuban remedy. We use it quite often now. Just yesterday Hubby cut himself shaving badly, so he stuck some sugar on the wound and the bleeding ceased. So the next time you or your little one get a boo-boo, just pour sugar on it and watch the miracle of the sugar. You might end up looking like a sugar donut, but hey, it works for me!

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Kathy in WA said...

Wow! I've never heard of a sugar cure. How fascinating. My kids will be so eager to try this one out. Thanks so much for sharing this tip.

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Zen Master said...

What a great tip!

It's like my grandmother's olive oil remedy.

When a kid gets a knot on their head or anywhere just put olive oil on it and it brings down the swelling almost immediately.

Funny little cures aren't they?

reprehriestless warillever said...

I have to try this. I get a lot of opportunities.....

Leeann said...


What a great tip! I've never heard of that. I'll have to remember to try it.



ValleyGirl said...

Who knew?! I love home remedies -- thanks for sharing!

mommy-fied said...

Yes i can vouch for this tip. My mom in law shared this remedy with me. Amazing huh?

Olive oil and knots? That's new and I'll definitely try it. So far I've used the ointment "Zambuk" and it works well too.

Tracy said...

Oh wow! I never knew that I will remember to try it next time. My son did the same thing to his lip bad to bad I didn't know this trick at the time:) thanx for sharing it.

penguinsandladybugs said...

For real? I will have to remember this! Thanks to you and to Ivis!

T with Honey said...

I wonder if it will work when I cut the dog's toenails a little too close and get the quick. It's worth trying!

Laane said...

Oh that's a great tip!
I'm going to use it...Thanks!

Abel said...

What a great tip. I thought using tobacco helps too, but sugar is better.

Ann'Re said...

That is a great tip! I hope I don't have an opportunity to try it...but I'm sure I will.


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