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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.



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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.


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.


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.


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.


Home Remedies for Poison Ivy

Home Remedies for Poison IvyThis page is about home remedies for poison oak. When you come in contact with this plant, you want to reduce the inflammation and painful itch.


Diabetic Foot Pain

Home Remedies for Diabetic Foot PainFoot 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.


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.


Remedies for Chafing

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


Chigger on Leaf

Remedies for Chigger BitesChiggers are the larvae of a variety of arachnid mites. Their irritating bites can quickly ruin your outdoor adventure.This is a page about remedies for chigger bites.


Skin Boil

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


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.


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.



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.


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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Remedy for Swelling and Redness from Black Fly BitesWhat 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?


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.


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.


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.


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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?


Pad of paper that says "Diagnosis: Shingles"

Remedies for Shingles PainThis page is about remedies for shingles pain. Find relief for the pain and itching of this disorder.


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 Cold

Home Remedies for a Chapped NoseThis page is contains home remedies for a chapped nose. A cold or flu can result in leaving the skin around your nose irritated.


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.


hot tea

Remedies for a Burned ThroatThis 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.


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.


Carpenter bee on a flower.

Home Remedies for Bee StingsThis page is about home remedies for bee stings. Being stung by a bee can be very painful, and life threatening to a small number of people.


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.



adhesive bandages

Bandaging Between ToesThis is a page about bandaging between toes. Getting a bandage to stay put when trying to cover an injury between your toes can be a challenge.


A photo of poison ivy.

Remedies for Rashes Caused by PlantsThis 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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Home Remedies for GoutMy 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?


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.


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.


A woman with itchy ears.

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


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.


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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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.


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.


Woman With Hot Flash

Home Remedies For Hot FlashesThis is a page about home remedies for hot flashes. There are a number of causes for experiencing hot flashes, menopause being one of the most common.


Adult using a dropper to insert liquid into ear

Using Hydrogen Peroxide For Ear WaxThis is a page about using hydrogen peroxide for ear wax. There are many products that if used properly can help loosen ear wax.


Pregnant woman with leg cramp sitting on bed

Using Garlic, Ginger, and Vinegar for Leg CrampsIf 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.


A woman itching his scalp.

Treatments for Heat Bumps on Your ScalpHeat 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.


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.



Holding a rope with bare hands.

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


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.


Acid Reflux

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


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.


Poison Sumac Bush

Remedies for Poison SumacThis 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.


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.


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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!


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.


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.


Cracked Fingertips

Remedies for Cracked FingertipsThis is a page about remedies for cracked fingertips. Many people suffer from cracked fingertips due to dry skin, particularly during the cold winter months. There are several remedies that can help treat this painful condition.


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.


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.


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 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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


Soft Feet

Tips for Softer FeetThis page contains tips for softer feet. Cracked, dry feet can be very uncomfortable and unsightly.


A bag of corn kernels.

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


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.


Removing a Hair From Your EyeIf 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.


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.


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.


Remedies for Cold Sores

Remedies for Cold SoresThis is a page about remedies for cold sores. Cold sores are not only painful but unsightly. In addition to prescription drugs, there are several home remedies that can help relieve the symptoms of these viral lesions.


itchy scalp

Remedies for PsoriasisThis page is about remedies for psoriasis. A common, chronic skin disorder that can be very uncomfortable.


Applying Makeup

Homemade Makeup Setting SprayThis is a page about homemade makeup setting spray. Once your makeup is applied you want it to look good all day. Using a setting spray can help.


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Swollen FeetI know someone who recently had a baby, and is now having problems with her feet swelling. I know this usually happens during pregnancy. But was wondering if there is anything she can do for this? Thank you :-)


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Treating an Allergic Reaction to AntibioticsA dermatologist prescribed an antibiotic called Minocycline 100mg for a rash I have on my arms; something I've gotten into he thinks. I took it 2 times a day for 5 days and quit when I broke out in whelps under my clothes. It itches terribly.


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


An eye infection.

Home Remedies for an Eye InfectionSome 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.


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.


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.


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.


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 ArmpitsI 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 EardrumSo 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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Health Benefits of TumericCan't I just take a tumeric with ginger capsule for the same health benefit?


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Products for Nickel DermatitisI have nickel dermatitis and saw these 2 products online. Has anyone here tried either of them? How well do they work? Thought I'd ask about them before I plunked down the $ for them! Thanks for your input! Here are the two items: Jewelry Shield and Nickel Guard.


Hand with a finger splint.

How to Make a Finger SplintYou can design a makeshift finger splint from a detergent bottle. Read on to find out how. This is a page about how to make a finger splint.


Bottle of aloe juice next to some cut aloe leaves.

Diabetic Uses for Aloe VeraPersons with diabetes are subject to skin problems and infections. These issues can be treated with topical aloe vera. There are some studies that suggest that aloe juice may reduce blood sugar. As with any herbal supplement used to treat a medical condition, check with your doctor before using. This is a page about diabetic uses for aloe vera.


Silver earring in a woman's ear

Can Silver Earrings Cause Skin Irritation?Typically if you have an allergic reaction to sterling silver earrings it is actually the trace nickel in the metal. You can try coating the posts or cleaning them. This is a page about "Can silver earrings cause skin irritation?".


Hand with index finger and thumb extended.

White Pimple On FingerIt's easy to pick up a splinter or get a hard-to-heal cut on your fingers and hands. This page contains advice about treating a white pimple on a finger.


Close-up of aspirin pills on blue background

Use Aspirin for Bug BitesThis is a page about using aspirin for bug bites. One method for treating the itch and swelling from a bug bite is to apply a paste of crushed aspirin and water or mix together in a spray bottle and spritz.


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.


Aloe vera cut into slices

Freezing Aloe Vera GelFrozen aloe vera gel is very soothing for minor burns or skin irritations. This is a page about freezing aloe vera gel.


A garlic root before being peeled.

Using Ginger for a Sore ThroatGinger is a natural remedy for colds and coughs and can make a soothing medicine for your throat. This is a page about using ginger for a sore throat.


Pickles in a jar

Using Pickle Juice for a Sore ThroatThe antiseptic qualities in vinegar are enhanced by spices used to make pickles. This is a page about using pickle juice for a sore throat.


Woman Holding Her Knee

Remedies for Knee PainThere are a number of home remedies and medical ones that can help alleviate joint pain in your knees. Check with your doctor if persistent or extremely painful and try some rest and heat in the short term. This is a page about remedies for knee pain.


Aloe Vera Drink

Aloe Drink to Reduce Nighttime UrinationThis is a page about using an aloe drink to reduce nighttime urination. Some people believe that drinking this aloe vera juice can help reduce nighttime urination. If you suffer from frequent nighttime urination issues, give this a try.


Coconut oil in a small bowl next to a coconut and a toothbrush.

Oil Pulling for Dental HealthThis is a page about oil pulling for dental health. Oil pulling is done by swishing oil around in your mouth as part of your daily dental hygiene regiment. It is shown to help fight against gingivitis, plaque, and the microorganisms that cause bad breath.


Banana Peel

Banana Peels for Removing WartsSome sources support using a banana peel to cover a wart at night until it disappears. This process can take some time, up to three weeks. This is a page about using banana peels for removing warts.


Whole nutmeg and a grater.

Homemade Nutmeg Chest Cold RemedyThis is a page about making a homemade nutmeg chest cold remedy. This pungent spice is thought to provide some relief for a chest cold. Here is an old recipe to try, the next time that you are sick.


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.


Rolling foot on blue foot massager.

Remedies for Foot PainFoot pain can have many causes, including diabetes, injury, and ill fitting shoes. There are varying remedies recommended depending on the cause. This is a page about remedies for foot pain.


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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.


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.


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.


Woman hugging an aloe frond

Using Aloe Vera for SunburnsThis is a page about using aloe vera for sunburns. Aloe vera is well known for its soothing effect on burns.


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.


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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Tape placed on a mosquito bite.

Put Tape on Mosquito BitesNo matter how hard you try to stay away from them, pesky mosquitos will somehow make their way to your skin. If one manages to bite you, you can banish the itchy feeling quickly by placing a piece of tape right on the bite.


A tea bag in a bowl with some salt.

Salt Water Tea Bag for Inflamed GumsI grind my teeth while I sleep so I wear a night guard. This helps a lot but I still chew on the guard all night. Sometimes when I wake up in the morning, my gums are inflamed from doing so. Swishing with warm salt water is helpful but does not have as much as a lasting effect as using both salt water and a tea bag compress.


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Remedies for HiccupsSeveral remedies for hiccups. Share your own tips too.



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Removing Glass Bits from Under the Skin12 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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Home Remedies for Discomfort from an Eyelid InfectionI am looking for suggestions for treating a painful eyelid infection, blepharitis.


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Using Cornstarch for a Heat RashIs cornstarch good for a heat rash?


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Remedies for a Burned ThroatI had hot soup for lunch at 4pm (3 hrs ago at the time I write this) and burned my throat when swallowing. I quickly pushed cold water down after, it but it still burns. Any advice? I am drinking cold water while working since my job allows bottles in my area, but it still hurts. The cold water doesn't seem to help.


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Using Hedge Apples as a Treatment for COPDI was told these could be used daily to treat COPD. Can this be possible or is this something to avoid? I am just looking for a cure.


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


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