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Still a Fan

Yesterday I got a bit of sunburn on my back yesterday, and today am itching,
itching, itching, so came to mind the Shuttle Lotion of my youth.

I actually lived on Prairie Ave and 45th Street. My Dad, worked for
Ben Grenald in the store at 41st and Prairie, and he and my parents did become
friends. I think my brother Steve, even worked in the store at one point.

I was really skeptical when I Googled "Shuttle Lotion" that I'd find a site for
it! Oh MY!!! I live in the one place in Florida where you don't sell it. I've
been in Altamonte Springs (the Orlando area) since 1971. Can you imagine no
Shuttle lotion all those years!?! Well, not exactly. My parents moved here in
the late '70's and until then we were supplied.

And then please let me know either where the closest place to get a bottle of
lotion is, or the most cost effective way. Paying more for the postage than the
product doesn't work for me.

With fond regards,

Diane


How to treat a sea lice Rash

Sea lice actually are not lice at all. They are the microscopic offspring of jellyfish; However, since their effects are similar to those of head or pubic lice, they have gained the nickname of sea lice. Like adult jellyfish, these small larvae have small stingers. When agitated, sea lice can cause an irritating skin rash.

Sea lice are generally found in warmer waters, especially in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. The most common culprit is the thimble jellyfish, which can migrate to other areas depending on the water temperature and the sea current. Sea lice are most active between March and August.

First things first, remove your bathing suit completely and shower to wash away any residual larvae. Any type of application, even fresh water, can cause the jellyfish stingers to activate and continue injecting toxins into your body. Do not wear the suit until after it has been through the washer several times and dried with high heat.

After you have showered thoroughly pat dry (do not rub) and apply a layer of Shuttle Lotion on to the affected areas.If you are still feeling uncomfortable, apply an ice pack to the affected area. The cold should help relieve any swelling and dull the pain.
Repeat this in about 4 to 6 hours and in a day or two you should be rid of the problem. For more severe exposure you may need to continue treatment for a few more days, but the itching and irritation should have already passed.


Mosquito Bite Treatment

In order to get relief from the mosquito bite symptoms, a mosquito bite treatment is required. A mosquito bite treatment involves washing the affected areas with soap and water to ensure no infections develop and to help reduce the itch. A mosquito bite treatment may also involve some of the procedure listed below.

* Apply a dab do Shuttle Lotion on the affected area to relive the itch in about 12-15 seconds.

Not scratching the mosquito bite area is an effective mosquito bite treatment. Scratching prolongs the swelling, itch, and discomfort, and can open the skin and cause an infection. If your mosquito bite becomes red and swollen and if the area around the bite feels warm to the touch, the bite may be infected. If this condition persists and does not respond to a standard mosquito bite treatment, then consult a physician.


Heat Rash / Prickly Heat Treatment

We are all going to end up getting heat rash at some point in time so we might as well know what it is. Heat rash; A.K.A. prickly heat, prickly heat rash is the result of clogged pores. Pores become clogged with sweat, dead skin, and bacteria (often of the Staphylococcus epidermis variety). Once this has happened, sweat has to seep its way into the skin rather than onto the skin. Generally this happens at places on the body where skin meets skin such as armpits, the groin, between thighs, and under breasts. However, it's not uncommon for heat rash to develop on the back, face, abdomen, neck, chest, and at the hairline. Most of the time, if you treat it properly, heat rash will go away on its own. If you want it gone immediately or at least the symptoms of it gone Just wash with non deodorized soap and water, pat dry and apple Shuttle Lotion, The do your best to stay in a cool environment drinking lots of water.

How to Get Rid of a Heat Rash

Start to get rid of heat rash by getting out of the sun.Get out of the heat. The first step in getting rid of heat rash is, of course, to go someplace cool. The moment you notice heat rash developing, stop doing whatever it is you're doing and get to somewhere with some air conditioning. Failing that, get into a shady place and sit down until you cool down. Then get something to drink, preferably water.

Do not touch the heat rash. That will irritate it further.

Prickly heat rash can be soothed with cold water. Take a bath or shower (make sure the soap you use is not deodorizing). To dry off, air drying is best, but if you are in a rush, then pat yourself dry. Don't rub!!!! Then apple Shuttle lotion to the effected region this will help dry it out as well as sooth the irritation.

Treating heat rash is easier if you are able to allow the affected area to be uncovered. It's very important to allow as much skin-to-air contact as possible. Heat rashes love moisture. The drier you are able to keep your skin, the better. If you can sit next to (or under) a fan, do so. It is also helpful when treating heat rash to apply a cold compress. Just make sure that whatever you use is wrapped in a towel. If you notice the least bit of moisture in the towel from condensation, replace it immediately.

If you want to know how to get rid of heat rash, start by wearing breathable fabrics like cotton.Wear proper attire. Whether you are trying to avoid getting heat rash to begin with or are working on a heat rash treatment for your current ailment, it is important to wear the proper clothing. Stick to natural, breathable fibers like cotton and avoid synthetic fabrics like polyester.


(copied from the huffingtonpost.com) Haiti Earthquake Relief: How You Can Help

[(Shuttle Lotion has donated over 1000 bottles to the relief efforts, and will donate an additional 2 bottles for ever one purchased from this site from now until March 15th)]

Martin Luther King, Jr., said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?" On Monday, in his honor, we're asked to lift our sights beyond our immediate circle of family and friends, and help contribute to something larger than our own lives.

Huffington Post Impact has put together a comprehensive list of links to donate and get involved in relief efforts for victims of last week's devastating earthquake. You can also go to The Goods: Help Send Relief To Haiti, an online store by Causecast and HuffPost Impact, where you can purchase products for organizations that will be directly used on the ground in Haiti.

The U.S. State Department Operations Center has set up the following number for Americans seeking information about family members in Haiti: 1-888-407-4747

NOTE: We will continually be updating this page. The best way for you to help right now is to give through one of the organizations below.

•The American Red Cross is pledging an initial $200,000 to assist communities impacted by this earthquake. They expect to provide immediate needs for food, water, temporary shelter, medical services and emotional support. They are accepting donations through their International Response Fund.

•Clinton Bush Haiti Fund is being run by former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton and was created at the behest of President Obama. They oversee the CBHF through their respective nonprofit organizations, the William J. Clinton Foundation and Communities Foundation of Texas. One hundred percent of the donations made to the Clinton Foundation go directly to relief efforts. Ninety-nine percent of the donations made to the Communities Foundation of Texas go directly to relief efforts.

•Haitian-born musician Wyclef Jean is raising funds for emergency earthquake relief through his nonprofit organization Yele Haiti. Text YELE to 501501 to give $5 to the fund. Yele Haiti came under scrutiny this week for potential improper allocation of funds. Wyclef Jean responded to these accusations on Saturday.

•UNICEF has issued a statement that "Children are always the most vulnerable population in any natural disaster, and UNICEF is there for them." UNICEF requests donations for relief for children in Haiti via their Haiti Earthquake Fund. You can also call 1-800-4UNICEF.
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•Operation USA is appealing for donations of funds from the public and corporate donations in bulk of health care materials, water purification supplies and food supplements which it will ship to the region from its base in the Port of Los Angeles. Donate online at www.opusa.org, by phone at 1-800-678-7255 or, by check made out to Operation USA, 3617 Hayden Ave, Suite A, Culver City, CA 90232.

•Save The Children has launched an emergency relief effort for Haiti. Donate to their fund to provide medical attention and clean water to children and families.

•International Medical Corps is assembling a team of first responders and resources to provide lifesaving medical care and other emergency services to survivors of the earthquake. The IMC previously helped recovery efforts after September 2009's earthquake in Sumatra, Indonesia, and the massive 2005 earthquake in Pakistan. Donate to the International Medical Corps through their 24-hour hotline at 800-481-4462

•Ben Stiller's Stillerstrong campaign will be temporarily diverting all donations to support the Haiti relief effort.

•Partners In Health reports its Port-au-Prince clinical director , Louise Ivers, has appealed for assistance: "Port-au-Prince is devastated, lot of deaths. SOS. SOS... Temporary field hospital by us at UNDP needs supplies, pain meds, bandages. Please help us." Donate to their Haiti earthquake fund.

•As a UN Special Envoy to Haiti, Bill Clinton appeared on CNN on Wednesday to ask for further assistance in bringing relief to populations on the ground. You can donate through the Clinton Foundation or text HAITI to 20222 to donate $10.

•Mercy Corps is sending a team of emergency responders to assess damage, and seek to fulfill immediate needs of quake survivors. The agency aided families after earthquakes in Peru in 2007, China and Pakistan in 2008, and Indonesia last year. Donate online, call 1-888-256-1900 or send checks to Mercy Corps Haiti Earthquake Fund; Dept NR; PO Box 2669; Portland, OR 97208.

•Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres is now asking donors to give to their general unrestricted fund, to ensure that any surplus donations they receive can be put to good use anywhere in the world. Below is a statement from the organization:

We are incredibly grateful for the generous support from our donors for the emergency in Haiti.
MSF has been working in Haiti for 19 years, most recently operating three emergency hospitals in Port-au-Prince, and is mobilizing a large emergency response to this disaster. Our immediate response in the first hours following the disaster in Haiti was only possible because of private unrestricted donations from around the world received before the earthquake struck. We are currently reinforcing our teams on the ground in order to respond to the immediate medical needs and to assess the humanitarian needs that MSF will be addressing in the months ahead.
We are now asking our donors to give to our Emergency Relief Fund. These types of funds ensure that our medical teams can react to the Haiti emergency and humanitarian crises all over the world, particularly neglected crises that remain outside the media spotlight. Your gift via this website will be earmarked for our Emergency Relief Fund.

•Direct Relief is committing up to $1 million in aid for the response and is coordinating with its other in-country partners and colleague organizations. Their partners in Haiti include Partners in Health, St. Damien Children's Hospital, and the Visitation Hospital, which are particularly active in emergency response. Donate to Direct Relief online.

•Oxfam is rushing in teams from around the region to respond to the situation to provide clean water, shelter, sanitation and help people recover. Donate to Oxfam America online.

•The UN World Food Programme is gathering all available resources to deliver food to the recently homeless and impoverished in Haiti. Donate now to help bring food to those affected as quickly and efficiently as possible.

•The Baptist Haiti Mission is operating an 82-bed hospital that is "overflowing with injured." Donate online to BHM and 100% of your donation will go to the relief effort.

•International Medical Corps is assembling a team of first responders and resources to provide lifesaving medical care and other emergency services to survivors of the earthquake. Donate online.

•Following the earthquake, Catholic Relief Services made an immediate commitment of $5 million for emergency supplies. They are distributing food and relief supplies, and importing plastic sheeting, mosquito nets and water purification tablets from the Domincan Republic. Donate to Catholic Relief Services to assist in these efforts.

•Give to the American Jewish World Service's Earthquake Relief Fund.

•CARE is deploying emergency team members to Port-au-Prince to assist in recovery efforts. They're focusing their efforts on the health of children, distributing water sanitation tablets, food, hygiene kits and emergency healthcare. Donate to CARE.

•Make your donation count double through Razoo.com. The online fundraising site has offered to match all donations made to organizations, up to a pre-set, un-posted amount.

•Orphans International America reports that they have been able to make contact with their program director in the town of Jacmel, a city about 20 miles southwest of Port-au-Prince that houses OI's hospitals and schools. Orphans International America is attempting to gather food, clean water and emergency medical supplies to Jacmel. You can contribute to them through PayPal.

•The International Rescue Committee is deploying an emergency response team to Haiti to deliver urgent assistance to earthquake survivors and to help overwhelmed local aid groups struggling to meet the immense emergency needs. They will focus on critical medical, water and sanitation assistance. Donate to the IRC Haiti Crisis Fund.

•NetHope is coordinating its response with its NGO member agencies and with the UN's Emergency Telecom Cluster to establish connectivity in Haiti. Seventeen of NetHope's members are already providing aid and deploying resources on the ground. Donate online.

•The Haitian Health Foundation is still assessing the situation of their full-time facilities and staff in Haiti. They regularly provide health care, development and relief to rural mountain villages in Haiti. Donate to the Haitian Health Foundation.

•World Vision has more 370 staff in the country. Staff members from less-affected regions of Haiti are mobilizing, and World Vision's global experts are expected to arrive in the disaster zone as soon as possible. Donate to World Vision.

•The Jewish Federations of North America is partnering with the American Jewish Joint Distribution committee and have created a dedicated Haiti Relief page for online donations.

•United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) is the UN's humanitarian fund responding to emergencies like the earthquake in Haiti. Donate online.

•Friends of the Orphans will use donations to meet the needs of first responders such as first aid supplies, shipping of necessary materials to assist in efforts, and treating the injured. Those interested in helping the relief effort can visit www.friendsoftheorphans.org, or call 888-201-8880 to make a donation.

•World Concern's staff is almost entirely composed of Haitian nationals and will be tapping into private as well as U.S. government supplies to help in the relief effort it hopes will soon be supplemented by cargo ships. Donate to World Concern.

•Merlin USA is sending an emergency response team out to the region and have subsequently launched an emergency appeal to bring urgent medical aid and assistance to those affected. Donate to Merlin USA.

•The Salvation Army has staff on the ground and already the organization has set aside $50,000 in direct aid to the country but the organization is in need of additional donations. Donations can be made online or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

•The American Refugee Committee is sending a response team to provide water, sanitation, and shelter for earthquake survivors. Donate online or read about their volunteer opportunities.

•AmeriCares has pledged $5 million in aid in the wake of the catastrophe and is sending an emergency shipment with $3 million worth of medicines and supplies for earthquake survivors. Donate online or call 1-800-486-HELP.

•Handicap International will provide care to those injured by the earthquake and its aftershocks, including support to hospitals for essential post-surgery and rehabilitation care, as well as emergency shelter, emergency basic needs and food distribution for at least 5,000 people initially. Donate online.

•Episcopal Relief & Development has committed to providing Haiti both long and short-term support in the wake of the disaster. Donate to the Haiti Fund or call 1-800-334-7626, ext. 5129. Gifts can be mailed to Episcopal Relief & Development, PO Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058.

HuffPost Impact is following relief organizations in Haiti and will be updating with their latest messages from the ground.


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