Archives for: April 2014
Back on the 6th I noticed a new small spot near the left side of my nose that wasn’t there before. It looked like the start of a zit because the skin was raised and a little misshapen. I tried to squeeze it to get some of the “stuff” out but nothing happened. I put some Witch Hazel on it and went to bed. When I woke up the next morning, the whole left side of my nose was swollen. I felt fine and didn’t feel any pain unless I touched the inflamed area. I tried moist heat to bring the swollen area to a head but nothing changed. When I woke up the next day, the swelling had traveled up to the bottom of my left eye and down to my jaw. This was quite alarming! I still felt just fine but the vision in my left eye was slightly impaired and I was looking like Harry Potter on the left side of my face.
It was now time to see my doctor who prescribed an anti-biotic but also mentioned a remedy for just such an infection. “Wheat and sugar” he said. “Mix 1 table spoon of wheat flour with ½ teaspoon of sugar and add just enough water to make a paste out of the mixture. Smear it on top of the (now red) area and in 4-6 hours, a head will form as the mixture will draw out the infection”.
With nothing to lose I made the mixture and put it on the infected area. Low and behold about 5 hours later, a head formed and I could now start squeezing out some of the infection. It’s now the 17th and all of the swelling has gone away except for the main area of infection. The core finally came out this morning and I hope this means I’m almost done with this.
Anyway, with all of the bad things that wheat can do to you it’s nice to know that nature still has some surprises to keep you on your toes.
I recently finished getting 2 crowns and 5 cavities fixed despite my efforts to combat cavities. I brush at least twice a day, floss at least once a day and use Listerine Total Care twice a day.
Being that I am a non secretor, I do not secrete my blood type in my saliva. That means I do not have a first line of defense against microbes that try to attack my teeth and gums. You see, microbes love sugars. Since your blood type is expressed as a sugar, when you have it in your saliva as a secretor you give the germs and microbes a “false” you to munch on rather than the real thing.
I will continue to be vigilant with my dental hygiene in the hopes that in the near future a remedy for thinning enamel will also be discovered.
One good thing that happened during all of this is that I am silver filling free now.