Stocking a Home Healthcare Kit for the Cold and Flu Season

This post was last updated on March 26 2020 8:30pm AEST There is an air of uncertainty surrounding  parts of Australia progressing to “lock down” as a way of a controlling the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Now is a useful time to take a look at your home healthcare kit and consider what may assist your […]


In my experience some of the triggers for coughing have included: when the body is trying to release mucus or other obstacles in the throat; when the airways is irritated and inflamed; just prior to sleep because it can aid ‘letting go’ and help the transition to sleep; when a change is occurring in our […]


Onion Ear Compress Earaches that are caused by a swollen eardrum and fluid are often helped by an onion ear compress. Make a little parcel of diced onion (about 1/4 – 1/2 a large onion). The material used for the compress ‘bag’ could be a thin tubular bandage tying the ends once the onion is […]

Schools Sores – Impetigo

School sores are a skin lesion caused by a staphylococcus or streptococcus bacteria that can naturally occur on the skin and upper respiratory system, but can get out of control especially in the hotter months. Once the sores open they spread easily by contact. They are considered highly contagious and the Department Health states a need for “time out ” […]