Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Yes, Brand Names Can Be Good

I'm one of those mamas that has turned to my local pharmacies and discount stores for less expensive versions of name brand products.

I especially do this in the medicinal arena. So, rather than tell my child to go get name brand "X", I'll say go get the anti-itch cream.

The other day one of my children was complaining of multi-site itching.

She was scratching uncontrollably, so I directed her to where I keep the tubes of assorted medicinal creams, naming it "anti-itch" cream. I was pretty sure I had some generic cortisone cream in the cubby in the bathroom.

She found it, applied it liberally, and then put it on the table next to me. I looked down, saw anti-itch cream in large black letters . . . then I read the small print in the upper right hand corner of the tube:

"compare to the active ingredients found in Vagisil"

I couldn't keep the smile from bursting on to my face but refused at that point to tell her what she'd just smeared all over her little 8 yr. old legs and arms.

Maybe we do need to buy a name brand here and there in order to prevent any further label confusion!


  Pam fearlessly posted at 7/31/2007 03:14:00 PM  
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At Tuesday, July 31, 2007 5:13:00 PM, Blogger Linda said...

No comment - big smile!

At Tuesday, July 31, 2007 9:13:00 PM, Blogger Tealady Tammy said...

I am giggling here.

blessings on your day

At Wednesday, August 01, 2007 11:20:00 AM, Blogger T with Honey said...

That's just too funny! Sounds like something that could happen in my house.

At Wednesday, August 01, 2007 11:20:00 PM, Blogger Kate said...

it happened here with my 8 year old. i think i said something more like 'that tube is for mommy's' :)

At Thursday, August 02, 2007 8:04:00 AM, Blogger onemotherslove said...

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