neosporin

I don’t care what you think, Fall Out Boy was, is, and always will be the Neosporin for hearts and the remedy for the blues because it always just makes you want to dance and you always feel like your heart is dancing with the beat, no matter it’s condition.

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never trust someone who picks at their scabs. someone who won’t let it heal. because when the real pain strikes, they won’t let that heal either. like peroxide on a fresh cut they’ll wash it away and try to pretend its not so bad. hide it underneath a bandaid. but that itch will start to come back. and they’ll always go back to pick. then both your hearts become infected and i think that’s how scars are really made. i’m beginning to think i’ve become immune to all the remedies. to all the fixes. no neosporin or peroxide can save me. no whiskey or blonde haired blurs will fix me. but you’re always going to be the hospital that keeps its lights on late. that phone that always talks back. that letter that never gets lost in the mail. and i will always be that bird lost at sea. that flower trapped between two blocks of concrete. i will always have those bandaids stuck on me. i’m no longer chained to mistakes. but the shackles will always remain. like a quiet reminder. 

ATTENTION PEOPLE WITH SCARS/STRETCH MARKS

DO YOU NOT LIKE UR SCARS OR STRETCH MARKS FOR ANY REASON?

listen up ok i get it. scars, for whatever reason, can be embarrassing or just yikes, ya feel? and stretch marks aren’t a bad thing, but some people may not like that and i get it.

BUT TO ALL OF YOU, I HAVE A SECRET TO SHARE WITH YOU.

ALOE.
FUCKING.
VERA.

GET A LEAF (A REAL LEAF NOT THAT BS ALOE VERA GEL OK THESE PLANTS ARE CHEAP AND CAN GROW FROM ONE LEAF AND LIKE U ONLY NEED TO WATER THEM ONCE A MONTH SO !!!!) AND CUT IT OPEN. RUB THE JUICE AND THE LEAF ITSELF ALL OVER UR SCARS OR STRETCH MARKS OR WHATEVER AND YOU’LL NOTICE IT START TO FADE AFTER A FEW DAYS/WEEKS DEPENDING. (i did it and noticed a bit of change overnight)
ALOE VERA ALSO HAS OTHER BENEFITS, SUCH AS:
SOOTHING RASHES
SOOTHING AN ITCH
HELPS WOUNDS HEAL, LITERALLY IS NATURE’S NEOSPORIN
HELPS WITH INGROWN HAIRS/IRRITATED SKIN FROM SHAVING (be careful with this one though)
AND RELIEVES SUNBURN

this has been my attempt at a psa/self care post :-)

you know how especially when you were younger like no matter what the scenario your mom always had exactly what you needed in her purse like she was some kind of mary poppins or something you know you’d spill and she’d have napkins or you’d get cut and she’d have bandaids and neosporin or like you were hungry and she’d have snacks just reachin in there pulling out an entire grand slam and a cup of coffee

en.wikipedia.org
Belated Congratulations to Neomycin (antibiotic commonly found in Neosporin ointment) -- voted 2010 Allergen of the Year!

Approximately 30% of people who use Neosporin (aka “Triple Antibiotic Ointment”) get a contact dermatitis allergic reaction to it. To be safe, you can use Polysporin (same contents as Neosporin, MINUS the neomycin) instead.

Click-through for the Allergen of the Year list on Wikipedia (as compiled by the American Contact Dermatitis Society), which makes for interesting reading.

The Mom Drawer

This is something I have maintained since I first started teaching.  I keep a drawer of those supplies that are not school related to help kids in a pinch and keep them in my room.  My mom was a school nurse, so i will do anything to keep a kid from going to the nurse’s office to either loiter around all day or get stuck waiting for a fairly simple request.

  • pads/tampons/panty liners (our bathrooms don’t have machines anymore)
  • contact solution
  • bandaids, vaseline (can’t give neosporin; it’s medicine)
  • shout wipes
  • small sewing kit
  • safety pins
  • non-menthol lozenges, mints, or lemon drops  (menthol is medicine)
  • static guard
  • wrinkle release
  • spray air freshener
  • plug-in air freshener
  • clorox wipes
  • hand sanitizer to place by the high quality Puffs with lotion, because school tissues are the Devil.
  • Bag of almonds, packages of cheese/crackers for fairly starving kids.
  • various tea bags. (I actually steal tea from hotels for this purpose)