Dear Mama Tenza

Dear Mama Tenza

A health advice column for all ages. Mama Tenza recommends natural remedies for common, everyday health scares.

Mama Tenza, Mi can use mi face fi grater cokanat di way it dry and bumpy, all mi neck! Make-up jus mek mi look wors, especially when mi skin get oily. Right now mi nuh guh nuhweh. I work from...

I'm 25, I got married in July of last year to an amazing King and everything was going great! He, however, got a job abroad and left in August of last year. he came back home two months ago...

Dear Mama Tenza, I got my hair cut by another barber recently (just this once) because my barber was not available. I loved the cut but now I'm feeling small bumps at the back of my head. What can I...

Dear Mama Tenza, Last month I had my regular cycle (period) but I’m worried something is wrong with me. I thought my period started but what I saw was dark brown, kinda black YUK! Then my period came. This month...

Dear Mama Tenza! Mi need yuh help fi dah one yah! From di oda day mi feel like mi back a guh pop out. Mi cyan sleep in peace, sometimes not even breathe properly. If I lie down on my...

Dear Mama Tenza, A friend of mine wrote to you sometime earlier this year so I figured I’d try seeking some advice as well. She was feeling tired and annoyed all the time and had stomach burns. I don’t have...

Mama Tenza I need your help with this one, really! I’m an early childhood teacher, I work in Kingston but live in Spanish Town so I wake up extra early and leave for work super early just so I...

Dear Mama Tenza,  I have 12 year old twin girls who seem to have eczema that leaves tenacious tattoos. I know you’re going to tell me that part of why they have eczema is because of their diet, I know...

Dear Mama Tenza, I have two children, one is 9 and the other is 4 years old. When the 9 year old was about 6 she caught a ringworm in her back and what I got prescribed for...

Dear Mama Tenza, My son caught chicken pox and now his skin is just awful. He has spots and flake-like stuff everywhere. There’s no cream I can use to put all over him. The tube would be finished in one...

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“The time will pass anyway.  You can either spend it creating the life you want or spend it living the life you don’t want. ...