The slippery elm sounds great and I will add that in my regimen. I did the aloe and cayenne overnight with a butterfly bandage and it's not looking so bad today ;).
I think sometimes it's the stress of uncertainty that makes me question the healing remedies, but now 2 1/2 days later it seems there isn't much to worry about.
For example, I have to question whether to keep using the aloe or put on neosporin, which is said to help reduce scarring. But when I read the package it doesn't make any sense to me how it could be better than using a live substance from a plant.
Ingredients: (Antibiotics) Bacitracin 400 units, Neomycin 3.5 mg, Polymyxin B 5,000 units; cocoa butter, cottonseed oil, olive oil, sodium pyruvate, vitamin E, white petrolatum. (Another brand even contains mineral oil and propylene glycol).
The testimony of the boy's head injury is very sound. Good to know for children's injuries also. When it comes to children it makes the decision much more difficult whether or not to go to the hospital, and in this case the cayenne worked great.
I guess I won't be able to use the deep tissue repair oil for this, but I'm sure I can find plenty of other applications for it :).