Today’s Crazy Idea

I am sick.

Everyone so worried about H1N1, and here I have your run-of-the-mill, average old, barely news-worthy cold.

I have filled my trashcan up halfway with tissues.  My back and abs hurt from the constant, body-wrenching sneezes.  My nose is raw and I feel like crying every time I have to blow.

Desparate times call for desparate measures.  Rooting around for something, anything, to soothe the chafing, I came upon one of those products whose only purpose in life is raw, red, irritated skin.

That’s right: diaper rash ointment.  Ages ago I got a free sample of Palmer’s Cocoa Butter diaper rash ointment (now with a much more charming moniker).  As that seemed much less gross to spread on my schnoz than Desitin (which I also still have lying around), I decided to give it a go.  Stung slightly at first, but so far it really does feel soothed.  We’ll see if I still feel that way by tomorrow morning!

One comment

  1. For the record, my sinuses cleared up the very next day so I didn’t *really* get to put the Palmer’s to the test. But I still think it would have worked, and I’ll be ready next time around!

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