Call to the Bullpen: An Official Invite for Former Smackdown Question-Asker People

By Amalah

After reading the Itchy Boobs post, I thought it would be interesting to see some kind of follow up on some of your more “out there” questions. Did your advice work, what ended up being the cause, that kind of thing.
Thanks!
Jennifer

I’ve gotten several requests for formal follow-up columns, and since I am currently very suddenly dying from a terrible head cold and feelings of murderous rage every time my husband (who got me sick in the first place, what with his “job” and his “friends” and his “leaving the house occasionally”) can happily reach for the Nyquil while I’m trying to survive on tea and Puffs Plus with Vicks, I am going to waste an entire column with what easily could have been a quick little aside somewhere.
Hi! Have you submitted a question to the Smackdown? A question that has actually been answered? (I know, I know, that second part is a grumbly sticking point for a lot of you, what with my dart-board question-selection system.) Did any of the advice (from me or the comments) do the trick? Or did you solve your stringy hair-itchy-boob-zit-bonanza-relationship-crisis on your own, and would you be willing to share your new-found wisdom with the class?
Send your updates, stories, before-and-after photos or anything else you wouldn’t mind seeing published here to amyadvice AT gmail.com. (I have gotten a few follow-up letters to some of the more personal life-drama questions in the past, but they usually request that no further details show up on the Internet.) Please clearly indicate somewhere in the subject line that you’re submitting a follow-up. It doesn’t have to be anything long or involved (and hopefully we won’t get any emails that say “I bought Philosophy’s Hope in a Jar and IT RUINED MY MARRIAGE!!!”), just let us all know how you’re doing and what ended up working FOR YOU.
I’ll try to publish them in batches, so as not to take too much space away from the hundreds of still-unanswered questions languishing in the queue.
Your homework for today’s comment section, however? Pregnancy-safe, natural cold remedies, particularly for the “oh my god there’s a jackhammer in my sinuses and sandpaper in my throat” type of cold. Bleeeeeeeargh.
Don’t forget to follow Amalah’s pregnancy adventures at her Weekly Pregnancy Calendar.

Amalah
About the Author

Amy Corbett Storch

Amalah

Amalah is a pseudonym of Amy Corbett Storch. She is the author of the Advice Smackdown and Bounce Back. You can follow Amy’s daily mothering adventures at Ama...

Amalah is a pseudonym of Amy Corbett Storch. She is the author of the Advice Smackdown and Bounce Back. You can follow Amy’s daily mothering adventures at Amalah. Also, it’s pronounced AIM-ah-lah.

If there is a question you would like answered on the Advice Smackdown, please submit it to amyadvice@gmail.com.

Amy also documented her second pregnancy (with Ezra) in our wildly popular Weekly Pregnancy Calendar, Zero to Forty.

Amy is mother to rising first-grader Noah, preschooler Ezra, and toddler Ike.

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