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Health & Beauty

Home Remedies

Sometimes a minor illness or injury can be easily treated using a well established home remedy. This page contains advice on home remedies and staying healthy.

Rice Heating Pad Fabric Content

I just bought fleece fabric to make rice pack cover, but neglected to check fabric content. Must it be 100% cotton to be used in microwave?

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Top Denture Causing Pain

I got my top denture in May. Now it is too wide and cutting into my cheek. Is there anyway I can fix this myself? I can't afford to go have it relined or get a new set at the moment and my jaw is so sore I can't put my dentures in.

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Homemade Makeup Setting Spray
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Natural Remedy for Armpit Odor

I come from a tropical country when I was a kid. I remember at school the teacher would make us rub lime with baking soda, that used to work very well!

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Causes and Remedy for Itchy Ear

What makes the ear to itch that ends up irritating it?

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Removing Warts on Eyebrow

How do I remove warts from my eyebrow?

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Home Remedies for Earache Pain
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Pain From New Dentures

I have been reading a lot and it seems like everything I am feeling is normal, however, no one really has stated how long new dentures hurt.

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Moxa Kills Athlete's Foot

I had a bad case of athlete's foot that no medication would resolve. Out of desperation, I used moxa smoke for 5 minutes and resolved it completely and permanently until now, 5 years later.

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Leg Cramps While Sleeping

My age is 65 years, I have been a sports man and athlete my whole life. I regularly used to drink alcohol. I was a regular victim of cramps, sometimes in the back while reversing the car.

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Remedy for Nightly Leg Cramps

My legs are so sore from leg cramps at night and my hands also. There are not many meds I can take as I have a very bad stomach, and tons of allergies.

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Natural COPD Inhalants

What herbs/oils can be helpful for COPD, when inhaled by nose?

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Using Lavender Essential Oil
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Uses for Castor Oil
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Uses for Lavender Essential Oil
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Remedies for Chigger Bites
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Treating Chigger Bites

I am allergenic to chigger bites. I found how to kill them on me quickly.

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Home Remedies for Sore Tonsils
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Banana Peel Sleepy Tea
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Making a Poultice for Treating Cellulitis Infections

I have a problem with recurring staph infections from cellulitis. Does anyone have a solution using a strong poultice?

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Nasal Drops or Spray for Stuffy Nose

I have been having problems with breathing. My nose seems to be stuffed pretty much from the inside, but when I blow my nose, there is nothing there, no mucus, just something I could not detect. My nose remains blocked at all times and it makes me desperate during the day and also during the night.

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Removing a Wart Between the Toes

How do you remove a wart between the toes? The wart was picked up at a local swimming pool.

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Allergic Reaction to Facial Wipe
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Treating Glaucoma
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Uses of Diatomaceous Earth for the Human body.

I would like to know if their food grade would help in cleaning your colon.

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Treating an Infected Ingrown Toenail

If I put curry powder, alcohol, or water on my ingrown toenail with a Band Aid will it draw out the infection? I am getting it out soon, just need help.

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Apple to Relieve Heartburn

If you feel that you have heartburn, eat an apple. Works better than Tums or Rolaids. The acid in the apple neutralizes the acid in your throat, relieving the pain. I have reflux disease and this remedy was told to me by a Gastroenterologist. I find that it works very well.

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Use Lotion to Protect Sore Nose

As you have sinuses, your nose eventually gets raw from all that blowing. But today I have a cure! All you do is apply baby lotion or any other kind and smear it on a thin layer over the rawness.

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Oils to Prevent an Itchy Scalp

As a remedy to prevent an itchy flaky scalp, try emu oil, coconut oil or olive oil. Any one of them works great!

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Feed Corn for Keeping Cool

I keep a large shoe-box-sized plastic container in the freezer filled with feed corn. It's actually wide enough for both of my bare feet to fit side-by-side. On hot days, or if my feet hurt, I pull it out, stick my feet into plastic bags, then dig my toes deep into the feed corn!

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Deodorant for Mosquito Itch

I was actually looking through all these questions and I saw that one option said deodorant so I tried it. It was INSTANT!

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Medijel for Denture Pain

I had all my teeth out in Jan 2014, lower and upper. I found that Medijel gel works really well as it numbs the area.

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Home Remedies For Chickenpox
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Relieving Pain from Removing Acrylic Nails

My fingernail beds are very tender and sore from removing acrylic nails. What can I do to make the my fingers feel better?

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Home Remedies For Bursitis
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Relieving Pain from New Dentures

My husband got his top teeth pulled and dentures put in on the same day. We are on day 3. He went to the dentist yesterday and the doctor took them out for the first time and gave him a Novocain shot when he put them back in.

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Remedies for Smelly Feet

My feet smell bad. I think that it is because of sweating too much on my feet. I have tried different medications and home remedies, but it is not working. What do you advise me to do?

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Remedies for Migraine Headaches
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Cool Strips for Migraines

I have very frequent migraines (several a week). One thing that lessens the pain is a cool strip on my forehead. I buy cool relief patches meant for back pain.

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Home Remedy for Kidney Stones

I an 37. I have a stone in both kidneys, that is the size of a little bug like 3cm. So now what can I do?

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Can Cleaning Your Ears Affect Your Eyes?

Can things from your ear leak into your eyes? I want to try the ear-cleaning hydrogen peroxide method, but am slightly freaked out that it might leak into my eyes. I know this sounds kind of dumb, but sometimes if I get a gum infection my eyes wind up getting it somehow too.

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Ginger For Flu Symptoms

It took me standing there in shock at the prices of the OTCs to remind me that I had what I needed at home all the while. I did get something for the extreme sinus headache, but I only took one; taking two was the recommended dosage.

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Living with Arthritis
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Natural Remedies for Indigestion
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Removing Acrylic Nails

I took off my acrylic nail by biting it off, now my finger is throbbing with a huge pain! What can I do to make the pain go away?

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Treating Stuffy Sinuses

I've been running a humidifier for about 2 months now and it doesn't seem like it's helping my stuffy nose. Is there anything I can add to it to maybe help clear my sinuses?

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Ball Foot Massager

Sit down and place a tennis ball or golf ball under your foot. Put pressure on the ball and roll it around under your foot. Works wonders. You can get right to the pressure point that hurts.

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Ulcers on Gums After Teeth Extractions

What can I do about problems with ulcers on my gums? I cannot wear my dentures because of the ulcers. I have been back several times to my dentist and he puts some kind of solution on the ulcers, but they still hurt all the time.

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Aleve (Naproxen) to Relieve Toothache

Last night I had a menacing toothache that would not cease. These are all the remedies that I used and the one that finally did the trick at 9:45 this morning!

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Sore Gums from New Full Dentures

I just got my full upper and lower dentures. I waited around 8 months for the gums to heal after my teeth were extracted. I have a few raw spots on my gums and they are pretty sore and painful.

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Use Hair Color to Combat Head Lice

I brought up 5 children and when one got lice, they all got lice. The medication is not really great so I used hair dye on them. Each child's hair was dyed the same color it was before they had lice.

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Denture Causes Tongue and Palate to Burn

I have a partial denture and as the day goes on my tongue and upper palate get a burning sensation and my tongue gets very sore. I've had tests to see if I'm allergic to the acrylic, but these proved to be negative.

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Relief from Pain of New Dentures

2 days ago I had my bottom teeth extracted and the surgeon immediately put the lower dentures in. It's the 3rd day now and I have ulcers everywhere in the lower part of my month.

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Relieving Heel Spur Pain

How do you tape your feet to help heel spur pain?

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Campho-Phenique and Lysine for Cold Sores

I have successfully been using a simple and small application of Campho-Phenique gel mixed with a few granules from an L-Lysine capsule when I have the first indication of a cold sore.

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Ice for Treating a Cold Sore

When you first start to feel the uncomfortable tingle start applying ice to the infected area on and off till the cube has melted. Afterward pat dry.

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Cola and Lemon for Sore Throats

Heat up 1 cup of Coca Cola in a coffee cup. Squeeze in half a lemon, then drink it. Soothes your sore throat.

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Remedies for Bumps on Face
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Apple Cider Vinegar for Leg Cramps

I have been having painful leg cramps, particularly at night, for years. I had tried just about everything and decided to try drinking apple cider vinegar, about a tablespoonful, just before bed and on rising. The cramps disappeared.

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Mineral Salts for Ear Buzzing

I recently read that ear buzzing and other ailments are a result of mineral depletion in our bodies. I take Hylands Bioplasma Salts. I have been taking them for the last 6 months.

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Is This Restless Leg Syndrome?

Every night my left legs shakes and vibrates. Is that restless leg syndrome? What can I do to make it stop? Please help.

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Avoiding an Upset Stomach
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Alternative to Roll On Deodorant

I want to stop using a deodorant (roll-on) without my armpits having an odor, is it possible?

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Hedge Apples and Cancer

How do you prepare a hedge apple to eat for cancer treatment?

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Uses for Castor Oil
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Using a Neti Pot
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Medicinal Uses for Hedge Apples

Do hedge apples really cure cancer? And is it safe to eat them?

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Clear Nail Polish For Nickel Allergies

I seem to have an allergy to nickel since I cannot wear cheap earings without my earlobes bothering me. I decided to try putting a thin coat of clear nail polish on the stem and it has worked well for me for years.

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Heating a Rice Theraputic Pad Without a Microwave

My friend has frequent joint pain and I would like to make her a rice heating pad, but she does not have a microwave. Is there any other way to heat the rice heating pad?

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Home Remedies for a Stye
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Giving Yourself a Foot Massage
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Causes and Treatment for Itchy Scalp

Many different medicines can cause your scalp to itch. There isn't any long term remedy for this.

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Vitamin E for Fever Blisters

I am a Dental Hygienist and was told this by a Dentist. It worked great for me and many people I have informed. As soon as you notice a fever blister coming up on your lip, put vitamin E on it, and use it often.

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Making a Hot/Cold Neck Band

I see the pattern for the neck band made from a sock. I was wondering if you have any other styles or shapes that I could try. The bands are the ones that you heat of make cold and are filled with rice.

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Deodorant for Chafing

Use deodorant to keep from chafing. It works better than lotions because it takes longer to absorb.

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Home Remedy for Ingrown Toenail

I had an ingrown toe nail. Then went to my pcp she gave me antibiotics like cephalaxin for ten days. As it did not heal, she gave me augmentin. As I am pregnant and in my second trimester I don't want a nail surgery.

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Remedies for Seasonal Allergies
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Making a Microwave Heating Pad

When making a microwave heating pad can it be sewn with polyester thread? I am afraid of the thread melting or over-heating and causing a fire?

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Natural Hay Fever Remedy

I suffer from hay fever. Sometimes not too bad, other times worse. The pharmaceutical tablets are quite expensive. Many years ago I read about a singer who was recommended this remedy and I tried it.

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Relief for Lower Back Pain

My doctor said that my disks in my back are too small. I've had this pain for like a week and nothing is helping me. Please let me know what can I do.

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Stopping a Superficial Wound from Bleeding
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Remedies for Incontinence
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Remedies For Lower Back Pain
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Remedies for Nail Ridges
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Remedies for Motion Sickness
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Itchy Ears and Throat

My right ear is itching so badly it is driving me crazy. It feels like in the middle of my ear all the way down my throat the side, but the back of my of my throat hurts really badly to swallow.

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Natural Frugal Head Lice Treatment

I was going to buy a bottle of Rid, which would have been 40 bucks. The pharmacist told me to buy green Scope, which was only $3.00.

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Remedies for Facial Redness
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Remedy for Excessive Facial Sweating

I am 35 old age and I suffer from excessive face sweating when I walk, communicate with a new person, even when I do simple work, when I think a little bit. I think it is genetic from my parents (hormone case). So, how can I stop this excessive facial sweating?

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Treating Poison Sumac

Can you use toothpaste to get rid of poison sumac? I have tried everything and still have it. It's on my arms, legs, and feet. I want the redness to go away and the itch. Help me please.

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Home Remedies for Gum Disease
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Remedies for Constipation
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Remedies for Sensitive Teeth
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Adding Vanilla Scent to Rice Heating Pads

Can you use vanilla essential oil purchased from the Dollar Store, or vanilla flavored tea bags, or vanilla scented potpourri in the rice heat pad?

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Homemade Saline Nasal Spray
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Avoid Aspartame for Bladder Control Issues

Do you drink sugar-free drinks or otherwise use aspartame? Do you have an issue with frequent urges to urinate, or incontinence? Did you know that aspartame many times is the cause of these issues?

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Remedy for Itchy Skin on Outer Ear

The skin on my outer ear itches constantly, there is no rash and nothing in the ear canal. It is all on the skin. I have tried all kinds of anti-itch creams, nothing works. It drives me to the point of distraction.

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Remedy for Itchy Waxy Ears

I get really waxy ears, the wax is wet not dry and there's so much of it, it sometimes over flows my inner ear. My ears also get quite itchy, not all the time just sometimes and sometimes my ears may feel like they've got a throbbing pain, rarely though.

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Bandaging Between Toes
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