Friday, 20 June 2008


Nothing like being in the tropics for a little fungus. Littletree has a ringworm on the back of her hip. It started out small (which I foolishly didn't take a picture of) and just got bigger and bigger.

after one week:19 ringwormafter two weeks:36 ringworm I sprayed some tea tree oil on it every morning and now it's getting better, almost faded. It looked pretty gross - it's about 4 or 5 cm across, and Littletree said it was a bit sore and itchy, but it didn't really seem to bother her all that much.

We talked a lot about fungus, and how they spread and grow. Then we got into talking about parasites, including the botfly larva Littletree had in her butt cheek when she was 13 months old. That was freaky - she had this red-kidney-bean-sized flesh eating spiky worm abut 2.5 cm deep in her butt cheek. poor thing. If you're not squeamish, look on Youtube for "botfly".

On a less gross side of life, I started making a wishlist on Amazon, which you can see here or by clicking on one of the fun buttons on the sidebar. I'll probably be adding new books to the list regularly; who would have thought that unschooling a small child and studying midwifery would require so many books!? But don't be shy! you too can be one of the first to Buy a Book for Majikfaerie!!!

1 comment:

  1. One of my children had ringworm briefly long ago from a pool. I forget what I did for it.

    That other should be called the "Butt Fly" !!


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