Thursday 23 February 2012

Remedy for phlegmy cough

One of my mum's friend gave her this natural remedy for phlegmy cough a couple of months ago. The ingredient is simply Unsalted duck egg, water and rock sugar, a slice of ginger is optional, double boil all the ingredients for one hour. My sister gave it a try last week and it does relieve the phlegmy cough problem for her daughter who has been coughing for months and my dad whom is a asthma suffer, felt the relieve too, and my dad love it and asks for more.

My mum knows that I am having a bad cough since Chinese New Year and not getting any better, she asked me to try it too.

As the ingredients called for the Unsalted duck egg, it is hard to find unlike the salted duck egg which is plentiful in the market.  My sister only managed to buy some at the Inanam tamu.  I got 3 eggs from her.
 The ingredient : Unsalted Duck Egg, Rock Sugar
 I bought this pot especially for this purpose
the ingredients are all in my new pot now
Here you go into a bigger pot with half filled water ready to double boil for an hour

After an hour, the duck egg is now boiled and the rock sugar is all melted, very sweet. 

A small slice of ginger can be added to it if you do not want too much of the cooling effect of taking this.  I have taken it last night and have not feel any obvious improvement on my cough yet, like any other natural remedy, one can not expect to have miracle cure instantly.  I still have got 2 more duck eggs, I shall try them all to see whether this formula will do any good to my sensitive airway problem. 

Tuesday 21 February 2012

Need cure for Hives, the allergy

It always very tiring and mind exhausting when our kid is not feeling well, Crystal has been suffering from allergy  since December last year, I believe it is the kind of allergy called hives which usually come after midnight when one is resting, the itchiness is hard to bear and it is burning hot on the areas where the hives attacked, the more you scratched the faster and wider it spreads on the body.  What she is suffering now is exactly what I had experienced when I was a kid till my adulthood.  I am really sadden with the fact that she has inherited the hives from me. It is disturbing me so much every time I see her suffers from it.  She has been having sleepless nights that she has to absent from school the next day.  She is taking a sick leave off from school today because of the nasty hives attacked last night.  She woke me up 3 times after midnight to ask me to help her spray the acid water on her body which she finds has a bit of relieve of the itchiness, but acid water alone can not do much help, the hives covered the whole of her back on the 3rd time she woke me up.  I think she only managed to get some rest just before the alarm clock rings.  While she is weak and lost her appetite, she got diarrhea and has to visit the toilet 3 times today.  She has to take the allergy control herbs and also the diarrhea today.  

We have tried to clean her room, take supplements, change washing powder, shower soap, refrain her from eating certain food, bathe with herbs and so on, nothing seems effective.  The hives come back a few days after medication.  

At the moment she is taking alkaline water and the acid water for skin for the past 1 week. Thanks to our nephew and family for offering the alkaline water. 

I have searched through the internet to find cure for hives, but to no avail so far.  My parents have brought me to Chinese and Western doctors for treatment during the time I suffered from hives but no one treatment can give me a cure.  I had undergone many traditional treatments that aunties, uncles, grandmas have recommended to my parents, some were pretty weird, I tried them any way with the hope that they can get rid of the hives.  The hives attack was serious that I fainted in my bedroom without anyone realising because it was over midnight.  I have to take medicine to control the hives and later of the years I undergone a serial of Chinese medical treatment.  It slowly went disappear when I was in my 20s.  I could not go back to this Chinese doctor because he's no longer around.  He was already in his 90s when he treated me with the help of his daughters. 

I am sharing this here with the hope that anyone whom could share and know the treatment of hives.  There are many of us hives sufferers out there desperately need cure. Suffering from Hives is depressing and disturb our daily lives.       

Friday 17 February 2012

Largest Room For Rent Website

This is an interesting site that I have come across on room renting advertisement website for the Malaysian. In my opinion, iBilik is some what have more advertisements on room rental than  There is a whole long list of rooms for rent advertisements to browse through instantly without having to buy a newspaper.  I believe this is by far the largest room for rent website in Malaysia.  At the time of writing this post, the number of room for rent advertisements in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur alone are at 40,209 and 43,504 respectively.  

Sometime end of last year, my colleague, Kathy's home has hit by a bad flood in Lido area.  The flood has left her home in a bad condition that she has to move out in order to make way for major renovation.  Now she is in midst of looking for a room to rent. This would be the right site for her to search for the right accommodate. 

iBilik has fast becoming the largest and No.1 Room For Rent, Home Stay and Short Term Rental Database website in the country. It is FREE to post your advertisement, just register yourself with the site and start placing your advertisement. How I wish there was such a website many years ago. I still can remember I have to go through the trouble of placing a room for rent advertisement on the newspaper, to go to the news office, I had to find a parking at the busy street, at the news office, I have to queue to be served.  A small column of hardly noticeable advertisement  cost pretty expensive for just a day placement, a day gone by and there is no inquiry at all, pretty frustrated. Now, there is this site providing such a convenient service for both advertisers and those who wish to find a room to rent.   It is also a good site to look for a short term place to stay if you plan to travel to any of the major towns within Malaysia.