Dear Mama Tenza

Dear Mama Tenza

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

Mi sehh Mama Tenza, I don't understand what's going on with me. I've been feeling tired, demotivated and sluggish. Now all of a sudden mi stomach feel like dragon a breed up in there and they are having a...

This is so embarrassing but I think I have a yeast infection. Ok, so I started noticing some white mucky stuff on my panty and it smelt yakky, geeez! My vagina would itch me, Oh gawd! Sometimes my side...

Mama Tenza every month I’m wailing and weeping. I keep asking my body why can’t she just send me an email or WhatsApp to tell me my reproductive system is fine? I can’t bear the pain! Every month I...

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...

I work all over Jamaica as I am an administrative assistant for a marketing executive. Sometimes when I go to country areas or dirt tracks for events like car racing my sinuses would go crazy. I would experience headaches,...

I can't bear it anymore! Ever since my girlfriend started this new call centre job she's been having bad breath. I don't know how to tell her. I avoid kisses. I don’t even want to sleep near her. What...

Dear Mama Tenza, I read your article on how to cure yeast infection. I have made some changes to my daily diet. I consume a yogurt with ‘live culture’ once daily and I also tried the garlic, however I...

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, 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...

Mama Tenza my man got none for Valentine’s. I wasn’t in the mood; as a matter of fact, I haven’t been in the mood for sex for a while. Is there such a thing as a woman’s sex drive...

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