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A woman with a pimple on her tongue.

"Pimple" on My TongueI get these painful red or white pimples on the tip of my tongue after I've had alcohol mixed with either soda or apple juice. I also get them after several beers. Drinking a lot of soda on its own causes these. They hurt. This is a page about having a "pimple" on your tongue.


Skin Boil

Home Remedies for BoilsThis is a page about home remedies for boils. Boils are not only unsightly they can be quite painful.


A woman with a tickle in her ear.

Tickling Sensation Inside EarThis is a page about tickling sensation inside ear. If you have ever experienced a tickling in your ear, you know how irritating it can become.


Diabetic Foot Pain

Home Remedies for Diabetic Foot Pain?Foot pain is common if you suffer from diabetes. Here are some ideas to help relive your pain at home. This is a page about home remedies for diabetic foot pain.


Rash on Feet

Treating a Rash on FeetThis page is about treating a rash on feet.Knowing what is causing the irritation can help you treat the problem.


hot tea

Remedies for a Burned Throat?This is a page about remedies for a burned throat. Drinking a cup of tea or coffee or eating a spoon of food that is too hot can burn your throat. Depending on the severity you may be able to do something at home to relieve it.


Removing a Hair From Your Eye?If you have a hair in your eye and you haven't been able to remove it, there is help. Check this page for home remedies for removing this pesky hair.


Young man holding his lower back.

Remedies For Lower Back PainThis page contains remedies for lower back pain. When your back hurts, it can make you feel terrible and make it hard to move.


A woman with itchy ears.

Remedies for Itchy EarsThis page is about remedies for itchy ears. Ears can itch for a variety of reasons.


Close up of woman's hands clasping red knee in pain

Over The Counter Medications that...This is a page about over the counter medications that rebuild cartilage in the knees. There are a variety of over the counter products that advertise that they can rebuild cartilage.


Remedies for Canker Sores

Remedies for Canker SoresThis is a page about remedies for canker sores. Canker sores in your mouth can be quite painful, but can be easily treated with household remedies.


Trigger Thumb

Home Remedies for Trigger Thumb?This is a page about home remedies for trigger thumb. Trigger thumb can be a very painful condition in which your thumb catches in a bent position and then snaps straight.



Athlete's Foot

Remedies for Athlete's FootThis page contains remedies for athlete's foot. Ridding your feet of this fungus can be accomplished in a variety of ways.


Arm With Hives

Remedies for HivesThis is a page about remedies for hives. Hives are itchy, red, and irritating. They can last for days and can be impossible to ignore.


Man With Toothache

Home Remedies For ToothacheThis is a page about home remedies for toothache. Sometimes we need temporary relief from a toothache until we can get in to see a dentist.


Spirits of Ammonia and Coke

Spirits of Ammonia and CokeThis page is about spirits of ammonia and coke. Used as a home remedy for a variety of ailments.


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Vitamin B And Fish Oil for Shingles Relief?How often do you take vitamin B12 and fish oil for shingles pain relief?


A foot with an ingrown toenail.

Remedies for Ingrown ToenailsThis page contains remedies for ingrown toenails. Many people have experienced having an ingrown toenail. Ingrown toenails can become infected, causing a lot of pain.


Pregnant woman with leg cramp sitting on bed

Using Garlic, Ginger, and Vinegar for Leg Cramps?If you suffer from leg cramps, it could be due to a lack of vitamins and minerals. This is a page about using vinegar, garlic, and ginger for leg cramps.


bougainvillea growing on house in Greece

Treating A Bougainvillea Thorn...This is a page about treating a bougainvllea thorn prick. The beautiful bougainvillea blooms hide their toxic thorns. The prick can produce a rash and noticeable pain.


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Home Remedies for Gout?My husband has been having recurring attacks of gout in a big toe. Is this diet related? Any suggestions on suggestions for what to eat/not to eat?


Child holding lip down to show blister on inner lip

Treating a Blister Inside My MouthThis is a page about treating a blister inside my mouth. Having a blister type sore in your mouth can be worrisome and painful.


Woman with a leg cramp.

Remedies for Leg CrampsMany health concerns can cause leg cramps, especially at night. This is a page about remedies for leg cramps.


dry heel on foot

Home Remedies for Dry or Cracked FeetThis is a page about home remedies for dry or cracked feet. Keeping the skin on your feet supple and soft can be a challenge especially when you enjoy being barefoot.


woman using eye drops

Homemade Eye DropsThis is a page about making homemade eye drops. It is possible to make your own drops to relieve itchy, dry, irritated eyes.


Plantar Wart

Plantar Warts RemediesThis is a page about plantar warts remedies. Plantar warts are painful, not to mention ugly. Getting rid of plantar warts can be difficult, but with the help from these tips, you can wave you warts bye bye.


Hand with eczema rash

Remedies for EczemaThis is a page about remedies for eczema. Eczema is a skin disorder that can cause a lot of pain, itching and discomfort.



A glass of cranberry juice surrounded with cranberries.

Home Remedies For Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)This page is about home remedies for urinary tract infections. An infection in your urinary tract can be painful. While a visit to the doctor is in order, there are ways to avoid the occurrence.


Remedies for Heel Spurs

Remedies for Heel SpursThis is a page about remedies for heel spurs. These tiny calcium deposits that develop on the bone near your heel can be quite painful.


Mosquito Bite Remedies

Mosquito Bite RemediesStopping the itch and irritation of mosquito bites isn't always easy. This page contains mosquito bite remedies.


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Avoid Aspartame for Bladder Control IssuesDo 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?


Holding a rope with bare hands.

Remedies for Rope Burn?This page is about remedies for rope burns. A friction abrasion can be very painful, and a challenge to heal quickly.


A photo of poison ivy.

Remedies for Rashes Caused by Plants?This page is about remedies for rashes caused by plants. There are a number of plants in the wild and the garden that can cause skin irritation.


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Treating Ringworm?If you blow dry the ringworm will that kill the ringworm fungus and go away? Or what about soaking in a hot bath tub; will that kill the ringworm fungus? What does ringworm look like when it is healing or healed?


Poison Sumac Bush

Remedies for Poison Sumac?This is a page about remedies for poison sumac. If you have had the misfortune to come in contact with poison sumac, you are likely now experiencing the itchy rash that follows.


Remedies for Chafing

Remedies for ChafingThis is a page about remedies for chafing. The redness and irritation of chafed skin is uncomfortable.


A spoon of baking soda for use as an antacid

Homemade Antacid RecipeThis is a page about homemade antacid recipe. Heartburn and acid reflux can be very uncomfortable and it helps to have a convenient remedy.


Two small glass square dishes filled with oatmeal mixture.

Use Oatmeal for Bug BitesMany bug bites can be very itchy. An oatmeal soak or cooked oatmeal applied to the bite helps relieve the itchiness. This is a page about using oatmeal for bug bites.


Close up of a woman's eyes.

Home Remedies for a StyeThis page is about home remedies for a stye. An infection of the eyelid that can be caused by a clogged oil duct.


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Scalp Itches in the Morning?Does anyone have any suggestions on what will stop my scalp from itching so bad in the morning? I don't have dandruff, I don't have lice, and I've moisturized with several things. My husband,(with his hard nails) scratches it vigorously for me. My nails are week, so it feels much better when he does it. I need a natural method, please!


Putting bandaid on child.

Stopping a Superficial Wound from BleedingThere are many home remedies to control bleeding of superficial wounds. This page is about how to stop a superficial wound from bleeding.


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Preparation H for Poison IvyHave Poison Ivy? All you need is Preparation H-Cooling Gel! It not only cools and soothes the itch, it shrinks the lesions as well. It's not just for hemorrhoids anymore!



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Natural Remedies for Water Retention?Does anyone have any tips on how to prevent water retention during the summer months? My feet and hands are puffy and feel tight. Any home remedies that you can share would be most appreciated.


An eye infection.

Home Remedies for an Eye Infection?Some eye infections such as pink eye, also know as conjunctivitis, will typically go away on their own. A stye is a clogged pore and there are OTC medications that will help with that condition. Home remedies can help relieve the symptoms and provide comfort. Checking with your doctor is always recommended if you are unsure of the cause of the infection or it worsens.


Extremely dry sunburned skin.

Remedies for Dry Sunburned SkinThis is a page about dry sunburned skin remedies. Spending too much time in the sun can leave you with dry sunburned skin.


Homemade Cough Drops

Making Homemade Cough DropsThese little drops are easy to make and come in handy during cold season. This is a page about making homemade cough drops.


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Remedy for Swelling and Redness from Black Fly Bites?What can I do for swelling from black fly bites on a 4 year old? His forehead around his eyes and around his ears is red and quite warm. What should I do?


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Pickle Juice to Control Blood SugarI read in a magazine that taking 2 oz. of apple cider vinegar before meals helps control your blood sugar. Tried it - YUCK! But I did try sugar free (made with Splenda) pickle juice from Vlasic. This has worked like a charm.


A woman with a sunburned back.

Remedies for a SunburnThis is a page about remedies for a sunburn. Prevention is the best remedy. But if you find yourself with a sunburn, it is best to treat it as soon as possible.


Saline Nose dropper.

Homemade Saline Nasal SprayThis is a page about homemade saline nasal spray. Saline spray is a great remedy for allergies or a stuffy nose. You can buy it at the store or make your own solution.


Apple Cider Vinegar With Apples and Cinnamon

Health Remedies Using Apple Cider VinegarThis page contains health remedies using apple cider vinegar. Throughout the world, vinegar has been used for improving health and many may benefit from it's use.


Man wearing a CPAP machine.

Dealing With Sleep ApneaThis page is about dealing with sleep apnea. A sleep disorder that is characterized by pauses in breathing.


Homemade Decongestant Recipes

Homemade Decongestant RecipesThis page contains homemade decongestant recipes. Cold and flu season and seasonal allergies leave many of us with chest and nasal congestion.


Cut lemons on a cutting board with lemon juice in a glass bowl

Lemon Juice on Skin and HairThis is a page about using lemon juice on skin and hair. Lemon juice has long been used to lighten skin and hair, to cleanse skin and reduce dark spots, and to treat dandruff.


A woman itching his scalp.

Treatments for Heat Bumps on Your Scalp?Heat bumps, also known as a heat rash, usually occur during hot and humid weather. This page has some advice and remedies for treating heat bumps on your scalp.


Woman with tea bags on her eyes

Using Tea Bags to Relieve Tired EyesTea bags, both black and green, are said to help revive tired eyes, as well as reduce dark circles, and puffiness. This page contains ideas about using tea bags to relieve tired eyes.


Woman with puffy eyes using eye drops.

Remedies for Puffy EyesThis is a page about remedies for puffy eyes. There are a number of reasons for puffy eyes, such as allergies or tiredness.


Arthritis Pain

Remedies for Arthritis PainThis is a page about remedies for arthritis pain. Arthritis pain in your joints can be disabling, keeping your from working and doing activities you enjoy.


Honey and garlic, ingredients in some natural cough medicines.

Looking for a Natural Cough MedicineNatural remedies for a cough can work just as well as the over the counter medicines. If you are looking for a natural cough medicine check out these natural cough suppressant recipes.


Medical sketch of a kidney with kidney stones

Home Remedies for Kidney StonesThis is a page about home remedies for kidney stones. If you choose not to use prescription medications or surgery for kidney stones, there are some home remedies that might help.


Making a Microwave Heating Rice Pad

Making Microwave Heating PadsThis is a page about making microwave heating pads. Microwave heating pads, often filled with rice, are used to soothe aches and pains.


A woman holding her muscle.

Remedies for Muscle SpasmsMuscle spasms can be horribly irritating to deal with and even painful at times. This page has some ideas for remedies for muscle spasms.


Home Remedies for Heartburn

Home Remedies for HeartburnThis is a page about home remedies for heartburn. Heartburn can be quite uncomfortable. Before you make a trip to the pharmacy, try a home remedy, it might work for you.


Calluses on Feet

Home Remedies for Foot CallusesThis is a page about home remedies for foot calluses. Dry hard calluses on your feet are uncomfortable.


woman trying to sleep

Home Remedies for Restless Leg SyndromeThis is a page about home remedies for restless leg syndrome. Many people who suffer from RLS find relief without prescription medications.


woman scratching patch of red irritated skin on back of hand

Treating Skin RashesThis is a page about treating skin rashes. A skin rash can develop from a number of causes such as allergies or contact with an irritant among other things.


A woman holding her belly.

Remedies for DiarrheaThis page contains remedies for diarrhea. Diarrhea can be can be very painful and unpleasant ailment. It is important to find a remedy so that you don't become dehydrated.


Tea with limes and ginger.

Making Lime Ginger TeaTake fresh limes and ginger root to make this soothing tea. It's perfect to help with cold and flu symptoms. It can be served hot or cold.


Acid Reflux

Remedies for Acid RefluxThis is a page about remedies for acid reflux. Many people suffer the pain caused by acid reflux.


bathroom toilet

Remedies for Incontinence?This page is about remedies for incontinence. Losing control of bodily functions can make for new health challenges.


Man with an armpit stain.

Remedies for Armpit OdorArmpit odor is not only embarrassing but may be difficult to get under control. This is a page about remedies for armpit odor.


Mosquito Bites

Treating Insect Bites and StingsThis is a page about treating insect bites and stings. You can use products readily available in your home to treat insect bites and stings.


A woman using nasal drops.

Remedies for Post Nasal DripThis page is about remedies for post nasal drip. Allergies and food sensitivities can cause irritating excessive sinus mucus.


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Tingling Feet Caused By Neuropathy?I am looking for treatment ideas for tingling feet caused by Neuropathy.


Shingles Rash

Home Remedies for ShinglesShingles is a very painful adult recurrence of the same virus that causes chickenpox. If you have not had the vaccination there are antivirals available by prescription, but for home remedies some people have had success with L-lysine and or epsom salts soaks. This is a page about home remedies for shingles.


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Home Remedies For IBS?Does anyone have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and what remedies do they use? Thank you!


Remedies for a Runny Nose

Remedies for a Runny Nose?This is a page about remedies for a runny nose. Colds and seasonal allergies are often accompanied by a runny nose.


Girl with sinus pain.

Home Remedies for Sinus ProblemsThis is a page about home remedies for sinus problems. Sinus headaches or pain can be very bothersome.


Corn silk and cherry stems for making a healthy tea.

Corn Silk and Cherry Stems for HealthDon't throw away the silk from corn or the stems from cherries. Lay them out to dry and keep them in containers. These items have amazing anti-inflammatory and diuretic benefits that help with ailments like kidney stones, gout, rheumatism, and blood pressure.


Woman holding kleenex to nose with a variety of cold remedies in front of her

Remedies for a Stuffy NoseThis page contains remedies for a stuffy nose. When you can't breath through your nose, there are a variety of things you can try to get relief.


Woman with an upset stomach.

Remedies for an Upset StomachThis is a page about remedies for an upset stomach. Upset stomachs are common, but there are easy remedies that can work to soothe the discomfort.


Man holding lower back in pain

Remedies for Sciatic Nerve PainThis is a page about remedies for sciatic nerve pain. A pinched nerve in the lower back is responsible for sciatic nerve pain which can be felt all the way down to your feet.


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Hot Tang Is Soothing For ColdsWhen nursing a cold, I find that hot beverages help me feel better. However I soon get tired of teas, and coffee tastes funny when my nose is stuffy.


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Dryness Around My Eyes?Lately, I have been having problems with my eyes being a little dry in the corners, especially around the outside. My doctor have given me 2 different kinds of eye cream but nothing seems to help. They are only dry when I wake up in the mornings. Do you have any suggestions?


Dandelion Tea

Dandelion Tea RecipeThis page contains a dandelion tea recipe. Dandelion tea has long been used as an herbal remedy. The tea can be made from flowers and roots. It has been found helpful for an upset stomach. There can be side effects so do your research.


A bag of corn kernels.

Using Corn in a Homemade Heat Pack?Homemade heat packs can be filled with various grains. This is a page about using corn in a homemade heat pack.


Man Covering His Mouth During a Hiccup

Remedies for HiccupsThis is a page about remedies for hiccups. The hiccups are no fun at all. There are as many ways to get rid of them as there are to get them.


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Uses for Milk of MagnesiaThis is a page about uses for milk of magnesia. In addition to its primary use for gastrointestinal maladies, there are many home remedy uses for milk of magnesia.


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Saving Money on Contact Lens Cleaning and Disinfecting Systems?Does anyone have a recipe for a homemade solution to store contacts in?


Cut aloe plant in a bowl next to aloe gel.

Aloe Vera Gel for HemorrhoidsA natural remedy for hemorrhoidal irritation, aloe vera gel can help shrink blood vessels and cool for quick relief. This is a page about using aloe vera gel for hemorrhoids.


Home Remedies for Arthritis Pain

Home Remedies for Arthritis PainThis page contains home remedies for arthritis pain. Dealing with chronic joint pain can interfere with many usual activities.


A small scrape on an arm.

Ease Itchy Rashes or ScrapesI once discovered a small rash on my arm; then a scrape on my elbow. I've also had cuts and splinters, etc. For me, cuts and scrapes hurt the most so I subconsciously lightly rubbed the rash, scrape, scratch, etc. and felt it become less itchy almost immediately. You may want to ask a doctor, but using this trick has always helped relieve my itchy sores, such as those listed above. I'd advise others to ask a professional before using my tip, but who knows? If it's safe and as it works for me, maybe it can work for you. Good luck!


A bowl of brown sugar.

Brown Sugar as First AidBrown sugar can actually cures wounds and bruises. If you have been lately in an accident, like falling from a bicycles or falling from trees, and you get bruises and wounds, you can immediately apply brown sugar.


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Baby Oil For A Dry NoseAs a little kid, I used to get bloody noses all the time. Especially in those dry winter months. But my mom would get me baby oil and I would put some on a Q-tip and put the oil in my nose. It worked wonders! They eventually stopped.


A woman holding her hands in front of her bottom.

Remedies for Hemorrhoids?Does anyone have instructions for making homemade hemorrhoid wipes?


Onion Smoothie Cold Remedy in glass

Onion Smoothie Cold RemedyOnion smoothies can help you heal from bronchitis and is an expectorant. Though the raw onions make this a very strong drink, if you can build up a tolerance you can benefit from this drink and feel better faster.


A man who has fainted on a living room floor.

Tips for Preventing FaintingHere are some tips such as using lemons, ammonia, and smelling salts to prevent fainting episodes.


A woman with a rash on her arms and back.

Treating Heat RashIn hot, humid environments, heat rashes can be a problem. There are a number of possible remedies to treat this skin irritation.


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Remedy for Itchy Armpits?I have problem of itchy underarms all of the time now. I am not sure if it's the roll on that I am using or what. How can I get rid of this itching in my armpits? It's been over 2 years now.


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Treating Pain from Fluid Behind Eardrum?So I know what my problem is which is I have liquid behind my eardrum. It took a bit to get the doctors to realise. Since 2014 I have had constant ear aches and infections and I was finally seen by a doctor who told me I had to get a gormmet. I have to wait until December this year.


Plastic tubing cut into small sections to be used as a nasal breathing insert.

DIY Nasal Breathing InsertAvoid congestion and snoring by making one of these nasal inserts, much cheaper than the store bought kind.This page has instructions for a DIY nasal breathing insert.


garlic cloves and two dropper bottles of garlic oil

Health Remedies Using GarlicGarlic has been taken internally to benefit the heart, blood pressure, and immune system, as well as, externally to strengthen fingernails. This is a page about health remedies using garlic.


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Jar of Aloe Very Juice surrounded by chopped aloe plant leaves and a wooden spoon holding the gel from the inside of the plant

Homemade Aloe Vera JuiceThis is a page about homemade aloe vera juice. Typically thought of as a topical treatment, many people drink the juice to treat a wide variety of internal conditions and ailments.


decorated jar of drops

Homemade Cough DropsIf you can't pronounce the ingredients, chances are you probably don't want to be putting it into your body. I read some of the ingredients in the cough drops I usually buy and was not too happy. I usually go through quite a bit of these, especially during allergy season to sooth my irritated throat.


blossoms and jar of

Dandelion Oil for Joint PainDid you know that dandelions are one of the most useful plants to reduce joint pain and aching muscles?


Honey in cut Turnip

Honey Turnip Cough SyrupMy parents have been using this all-natural method to make their own cough syrup since I can remember. Turnips and honey have awesome natural antibiotic qualities to them. When they meld together, they make a fantastic medicine. This is just as effective as store-bought syrups for cough and congestion, yet it has no side effects. You can keep refilling the turnip with honey to make more of the medicine.


Dark hair having a lice comb run through it

Natural Remedies for Head LiceHead lice often seem to be an annual plague for families with school age children. This is a page about natural remedies for head lice.


Natural Remedies for Head Lice

Natural Remedies for Head LiceMy husband and I discovered head lice in our teenagers' long hair. It has been a few years since our last outbreak so I did some quick research online to make sure I was treating the infestation correctly.


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Treating Corns and Cracked HeelsI have really sore feet, despite using creams twice a day. I just wondered if anyone has any self help ideas? It's mainly painful corns in between my toes. I've used foam to stop the pain but I'd like to cure them. It's a hard place to get at!


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Making Corn Heat Packs?I am going to be making heat packs using corn, are there certain instructions I should include with the heat pack?


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Home Remedies for Discomfort from an Eyelid Infection?I am looking for suggestions for treating a painful eyelid infection, blepharitis.


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Using Cornstarch for a Heat Rash?Is cornstarch good for a heat rash?


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Treating a Bougainvillea Prick?I stood on a bougainvillea stick with little thorns on the sides barefoot. My heel is a little swollen and red around the sore spot. There is a small brown dot in the centre of the red spot, but I can't get it out. What do I do?


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Removing Glass Bits from Under the Skin?12 years ago I had a car accident. At that time I did remove some pieces of glass. But there are more pieces of glass that can be seen. So what I do?


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