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Diaper Rash, a "Thyme-ly" remedy

by JL

November 2009

My daughter had a red diaper rash with what looked like hives. She was in a lot of pain and even the all-natural diaper cream didn't seem to help much.

Remembering that thyme is antibacterial and antifungal, I made a strong thyme tea and let it cool to body temperature. I dabbed it on with a cotton ball twice before bed and by morning the rash was gone! I've used it several times since then and it works every time! It also seems to ease the pain in less than a minute.

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