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Well Jean, it's been a very long time since I heard the word 'powk'. Dreadful things. I used to get get Golden Eye Ointment for them, but not sure that ut was entirely effective. Remember waking up with an eye glued together with one of those. Pretty disgusting really when I think about it! Viv.
Oh Jean you have taken me back there, mom always rubbed her wedding ring on powks (what an awful word). I remember my gran buying our warts, she would give us money for them and then they would disappear, she swore it worked.
Same here, I wonder why it worked and where the notion came from. I do remember 'Golden eye ointment' too. That was messy stuff. As children we all seemed to get those nasty things didn't we? Fortunately, I think most of grew out of them, a bit like excema at the back of the ears.
Yes. The wedding ring always worked, but I think any gold would do. It was just that the only gold object in most households was the wedding ring. Golden Eye Ointment too. Remember my gran when she was quite elderly trying to stick back a piece of wallpaper the budgie had pulled off. She couldn´t understand why it wouldn´t stick until Dad pointed out she was using Golden Eye Ointment instead of glue.
The tubes were similar & her eyesight wasn´t what it was.
When l was a child l often had styes on my eyes and they were so painfull (l wonder if it was to do with our diet in the war years)..mom always made a tealeaf poltice l put on when l went to bed and whalla the next morning it was gone...Brenda
senoraraz like the story about your nan and the eye ointment for glue. I said on here before that I once picked up a tube of super glue instead of the eye drops. They are so similar in shape and size. Brenda they say cold tea bags are good for tired eyes. I tried it once to be left with large brown circles round mine. Jean.
Mum used some powder in water to bathe a stye, (boracic or something like that) but I preferred the wedding ring!! I hated the poultices on boils, she made them from hot water and stale bread!!
I think they changed the formula of Golden Eye ointment recently.
My Mom used her wedding ring on my styes but she always used to put the ring in her mouth first to wet it always worked
they were very sore and ugly so I used to wear a pink patch with little air holes in the top of it to cover mine up.