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Homeopathy Treatment for Prostate Cancer by Dr Harshad Raval Md Homeopathy India
Prostate cancer and homeopathy treatment.

Prostate cancer is an abnormal, uncontrolled growth of cells that results in the formation of a tumor in the prostate gland. Prostate, the walnut sized gland, is a part of the reproductive system which lies deep in the pelvis. It is located in front of the rectum and underneath the urinary bladder and surrounds the urethra, (the urine tube running from the bladder, through the prostate and the penis). It contains gland cells that produce some of the seminal fluid, which protects and nourishes sperm cells in semen and supports the ejaculatory ducts, or sperm tubes. The prostate continues to grow till a man reaches adulthood and is maintained after it reaches normal size as long as male hormones are produced.

Prostate cancer begins most often in the outer part of the prostate. It is the most common cancer in men older than age 50.In most men, the cancer grows very slowly. In fact, many men with the disease will never know they have the condition. Early prostate cancer is confined to the prostate gland itself, and the majority of patients with this type of cancer can live for years with no problems. In some cases, it may spread from the prostate to nearby lymph nodes, bones or other organs. This spread is called metastasis. Most Prostate cancers originate in the posterior prostate gland, the rest originate near the urethra. Often the disease has no symptoms until the disease is well advanced. However, as the tumor grows, it may spread from the prostate to surrounding areas like lymph nodes, bones or other organs. This may result in back pain. Men with prostate cancer may experience any of the following symptoms.

A need to urinate frequently, especially at night;
Difficulty starting urination or holding back urine;
Weak or interrupted flow of urine;
Painful or burning urination or bowel movement;
Difficulty in having an erection;
Painful ejaculation;
Blood in urine or semen; or
Frequent pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips, or upper thighs.

It is advised to consult a doctor immediately if you have experienced any of the above symptoms. Men aged 50 and above have the chances of developing prostate cancer. Those who have a family history of prostate cancer should consider screening at age 45.

Prostate cancer can be staged as 'A,B,C,D'. Stage A and B cancers are curable. Stages C and D are treatable, but their prognoses are discouraging.

Stage A - This is the very early stage without any sysmtoms, in this stage cancer cells are confined to the prostate. It can be identified with PAS tests and Biopsy. This type of cancer is usually curable.

Stage B - In this stage, it is known that cancer is in several places within the prostate. It is detectable by PAS.

Stage C - In this stage, cancer cells can be found throughout the prostate as well as near by tissue or the bladder. This stage is determined by Digital Rectal Exam, or CT/ MRI scans, and/or Sonography. Some Stage C cancers are curable.

Stage D : At this stage, cancer has spread beyond the prostate and nearby lymph nodes, distant bones, organs such as liver, lungs and also to other tissues. This is usually determined by bone scan, Prostascint scan or other studies. Stage D cancer is not curable but treatable.


Treatment depends on individual circumstances such as the man's age and general health, extent of the cancer etc. Elderly patients with minor sysmptoms., early stage cancer, or coexisting illness may be treated conservatively.

There are many different ways to treat prostate cancer. It is advisable to get advise from two or more doctors before making a final decision about the treatment. Treatment includes Prostatectomy and Hormone Therapy or anti-antrogen drugs, Chemotherapy and Radio Therapy.

Hormone Therapy: Hormone therapy, is used either alone or in combination with surgery or radiation. It is based on the fact that prostate cancer cells frequently use the male hormone , testosterone as a Fertilizer and the absence of this hormone may lead to the death or weakening of prostate cancer cells. So It is used to stop the production of testosterone hormone and hence a person with Stage C and D cancer can have their life extended and improved by the use of hormonal therapy.

There are side effects associated with Hormone therapy. They include hot flashes, weight gain, erectile dysfunction, decrease in muscle mass and strength, personality changes, decreased mentation and osteoporosis.

Prostatectomy : Patients in good health and under age 70 is usually offered surgery as a treatment option. Various types of surgical procedures are done depending on the stage of prostate cancer and patient's over all health.

Prostatectomy is the most common treatment option for localized prostate cancer. It involves surgical removal of prostate gland and some other near by tissues and reattaching the urethra and bladder. It will prevent further spread of the cancer. If the prostate cancer is in the early stages, prostatectomy can treat the cancer completely.This is done either through a surgical incision in the lower abdomen or the space between the scrotum and rectum.

These procedures also produce side effects like impotency, Urinary incontinence, narrowing of the urethra and difficulty in urination.

Radio Therapy: It is a form of treatment which uses high levels of radiation to kill cancer cells or keep them from growing and dividing thus reducing damage to healthy cells. It is more effective for early stage prostate cancer.

Good nutrition is an important part of recovering from the side effects of radiation therapy.

Slight skin changes will be visible after radiation. Skin may become red, swollen, warm and sensitive, as if in a sunburn but it is temporary. The long term effects include, slight darkening of the skin, enlarged pores, increased or decreased sensitivity of the skin and a thickening of tissue or skin.

Chemotherapy: It is a combination of drugs which is effective to kill or slow the growth of rapidly multiplying cells. Chemotherapy is usually prescribed to men with advanced prostate cancer. Chemotherapy drugs are carefully controlled in both dosage and frequency so that cancer cells are destroyed while minimizing the risk to healthy cells. As the drugs circulate throughout the whole body, they can effect the healthy cells also.

The side effects of chemotherapy include hair loss, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, lowered blood counts, reduced ability of the blood to clot, and an increased risk of infection.


CROTALUS : cancer with haematuria.

CONIUM : On every emotion, with itching of prepuce.

SEPIA : discharge during stool.

KALI BHICH : pain during chronic prostates.

SILICEA : While straining at stool.

NITRIC ACID : Discharge after stool.

NUX VOMICA : discharge during stool.

THUJA : When the discharge is greenish and thick.

STAPHISAGRIA : prostatic discharge after sexual excesses.

SELENIUM : discharge during stool.
Homeopathy Dosage Directions
Select the remedy that most closely matches the symptoms. In conditions where self-treatment is appropriate, unless otherwise directed by a physician, a lower potency (6X, 6C, 12X, 12C, 30X, or 30C)

Frequently Asked Questions

    18 facts you should know but dont really need 2 know?
    1. If your throat tickles, scratch your ear!
    “When the nerves in the ear are stimulated, it creates a reflex in the throat that can cause a muscle spasm,” says Scott Schaffer, M.D., president of an ear, nose, and throat specialty center in Gibbsboro, New Jersey. “This spasm relieves the tickle.”

    2. Experience supersonic hearing!
    If you're stuck chatting up a mumbler at a cocktail party, lean in with your right ear. It's better than your left at following the rapid rhythms of speech, according to researchers at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. If, on the other hand, you're trying to identify that song playing softly in the elevator, turn your left ear toward the sound. The left ear is better at picking up music tones.

    3. Overcome your most primal urge!
    Need to pee? No bathroom nearby? You are male? Then fantasize...
    Thinking about sex preoccupies your brain, so you won't feel as much discomfort, says Larry Lipshultz, M.D., chief of male reproductive medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine.

    4. Feel no pain!
    German researchers have discovered that coughing during an injection can lessen the pain of the needle stick. According to Taras Usichenko, author of a study on the phenomenon, the trick causes a sudden, temporary rise in pressure in the chest and spinal canal, inhibiting the painconducting structures of the spinal cord.

    5. Clear your stuffed nose!
    The easiest, quickest, and cheapest way to relieve sinus pressure is to alternately thrust your tongue against the roof of your mouth, then press between your eyebrows with one finger. This causes the vomer bone, which runs through the nasal passages to the mouth, to rock back and forth, says Lisa DeStefano, D.O., an assistant professor at the Michigan State University college of osteopathic medicine. The motion loosens congestion; after 20 seconds, you'll feel your sinuses start to drain.

    6. Fight fire without water!
    Studies have shown that patients who sleep on their left sides are less likely to suffer from acid reflux. The esophagus and stomach connect at an angle.
    When you sleep on your right, the stomach is higher than the esophagus, allowing food and stomach acid to slide up your throat. When you're on your left, the stomach is lower than the esophagus, so gravity's in your favor.

    7. Cure your toothache without opening your mouth!
    Just rub ice on the back of your hand, on the V-shaped webbed area between your thumb and index finger. A Canadian study found that this technique reduces toothache pain by as much as 50 percent compared with using no ice. The nerve pathways at the base of that V stimulate an area of the brain that blocks pain signals from the face and hands.

    8. Make burns disappear!
    When you accidentally singe your finger on the stove, clean the skin and apply light pressure with the finger pads of your unmarred hand. Ice will relieve your pain more quickly, Dr. DeStefano says, but since the natual method brings the burned skin back to a normal temperature, the skin is less likely to blister.

    9. Stop the world from spinning!
    One too many drinks left you dizzy? Put your hand on something stable. The part of your ear responsible for balance, the
    cupula, floats in a fluid of the same density as blood.
    “As alcohol dilutes blood in the cupula, the cupula becomes less dense and rises,” says Dr. Schaffer. This confuses your brain. The tactile input from a stable object gives the brain a second opinion, and you feel more in balance. Because the nerves in the hand are so sensitive, this works better than the conventional footonthefloor wisdom.

    10. Unstitch your side!
    If you're like most people, when you run, you exhale as your right foot hits the ground.
    This puts downward pressure on your liver (which lives on your right side), which then tugs at the diaphragm and creates a side stitch, according to The Doctors Book of Home Remedies for Men. The fix: Exhale as your left foot strikes the ground.

    11. Stanch blood with a single finger!
    Pinching your nose and leaning back is a great way to stop a nosebleed if you don't mind choking on your own O positive. A more civil approach: Put some cotton on your upper gums just behind that small dent below your nose and press against it, hard.
    “Most bleeds come from the front of the septum, the cartilage wall that divides the nose,” says Peter Desmarais, M.D., an ear, nose, and throat specialist at Entabeni Hospital, in Durban, South Africa. “Pressing here helps stop them.”

    12. Make your heart stand still!
    Trying to quell firstdate jitters? Blow on your thumb. The vagus nerve, which governs heart rate, can be controlled through breathing, says Ben Abo, an emergency medical services specialist at the University of Pittsburgh. It'll get your heart rate back to normal.

    13. Thaw your brain!
    Too much ice-cream too fast will freeze the brains of lesser men. As for you, press your tongue flat against the roof of your mouth, covering as much as you can. “Since the nerves in the roof of your mouth get extremely cold, your body thinks your brain is freezing, too,” says Abo. “In compensating, it overheats, causing an icecream headache.” The more pressure you apply to the roof of your mouth, the faster your headache will subside.

    14. Prevent nearsightedness!
    Poor distance vision is rarely caused by genetics, says Anne Barber, O.D., an optometrist in Tacoma, Washington. “It's usually caused by nearpoint stress.” In other words, staring at your computer screen for too long. So flex your way to 20/20 vision. Every few hours during the day, close your eyes, tense your body, take a deep breath, and, after a few seconds, release your breath and muscles at the same time. Tightening and releasing muscles such as the biceps and glutes can trick involuntary muscles like
    the eyes into relaxing as well.

    15. Wake the dead!
    If your hand falls asleep while you're driving or sitting in an odd position, rock your head from side to side. It'll painlessly banish your pins and needles in less than a minute, says Dr. DeStefano. A tingly hand or arm is often the result of compression in the bundle of nerves in your neck; loosening your neck muscles releases the pressure. Compressed nerves lower in the body govern the feet, so don't let your sleeping dogs lie. Stand up and walk around.

    16. Impress your friends!
    Next time you're at a party, try this trick: Have a person hold one arm straight out to the side, palm down, and instruct him to maintain this position. Then place two fingers on his wrist and push down. He'll resist. Now have him put one foot on a surface that's a half inch higher (a few magazines) and repeat. This time his arm will cave like the French. By misaligning his hips, you've offset his spine, says Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., coowner of Results Fitness, in Santa Clarita, California. Your brain senses that the spine is vulnerable, so it shuts down the body's ability to resist.

    17. Breathe underwater!
    If you're dying to retrieve that quarter from the bottom of the pool, take several short breaths first essentially, hyperventilate. When you're underwater, it's not a lack of oxygen that makes you desperate for a breath; it's the buildup of carbon dioxide, which makes your blood acidic, which signals your brain that somethin' ain't right. “When you hyperventilate, the influx of oxygen lowers blood acidity,” says Jonathan Armbruster, Ph.D., an associate professor of biology at Auburn University. “This tricks your brain into thinking it has more oxygen.” It'll buy you up to 10 seconds.

    18. Read minds!
    Your own! “If you're giving a speech the next day, review it before falling asleep,” says Candi Heimgartner, an instructor of biological sciences at the University of Idaho. Since most memory consolidation happens during sleep, anything you read right before bed is more likely to be encoded as longterm memory.

    • ANSWER:
      woah that was cool :) ) i tried the arm works!! :) )
      number 3 made me crack up lol


    awesome 18 things you can do with your body?

    1. If your throat tickles, scratch your ear!
    “When the nerves in the ear are stimulated, it creates a reflex in the throat that can cause a muscle spasm,” says Scott Schaffer, M.D., president of an ear, nose, and throat specialty center in Gibbsboro, New Jersey. “This spasm relieves the tickle.”

    2. Experience supersonic hearing!
    If you're stuck chatting up a mumbler at a cocktail party, lean in with your right ear. It's better than your left at following the rapid rhythms of speech, according to researchers at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. If, on the other hand, you're trying to identify that song playing softly in the elevator, turn your left ear toward the sound. The left ear is better at picking up music tones.

    3. Overcome your most primal urge!
    Need to pee? No bathroom nearby? You are male? Then fantasize...
    Thinking about sex preoccupies your brain, so you won't feel as much discomfort, says Larry Lipshultz, M.D., chief of male reproductive medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine.

    4. Feel no pain!
    German researchers have discovered that coughing during an injection can lessen the pain of the needle stick. According to Taras Usichenko, author of a study on the phenomenon, the trick causes a sudden, temporary rise in pressure in the chest and spinal canal, inhibiting the painconducting structures of the spinal cord.

    5. Clear your stuffed nose!
    The easiest, quickest, and cheapest way to relieve sinus pressure is to alternately thrust your tongue against the roof of your mouth, then press between your eyebrows with one finger. This causes the vomer bone, which runs through the nasal passages to the mouth, to rock back and forth, says Lisa DeStefano, D.O., an assistant professor at the Michigan State University college of osteopathic medicine. The motion loosens congestion; after 20 seconds, you'll feel your sinuses start to drain.

    6. Fight fire without water!
    Studies have shown that patients who sleep on their left sides are less likely to suffer from acid reflux. The esophagus and stomach connect at an angle.
    When you sleep on your right, the stomach is higher than the esophagus, allowing food and stomach acid to slide up your throat. When you're on your left, the stomach is lower than the esophagus, so gravity's in your favor.

    7. Cure your toothache without opening your mouth!
    Just rub ice on the back of your hand, on the V-shaped webbed area between your thumb and index finger. A Canadian study found that this technique reduces toothache pain by as much as 50 percent compared with using no ice. The nerve pathways at the base of that V stimulate an area of the brain that blocks pain signals from the face and hands.

    8. Make burns disappear!
    When you accidentally singe your finger on the stove, clean the skin and apply light pressure with the finger pads of your unmarred hand. Ice will relieve your pain more quickly, Dr. DeStefano says, but since the natual method brings the burned skin back to a normal temperature, the skin is less likely to blister.

    9. Stop the world from spinning!
    One too many drinks left you dizzy? Put your hand on something stable. The part of your ear responsible for balance, the
    cupula, floats in a fluid of the same density as blood.
    “As alcohol dilutes blood in the cupula, the cupula becomes less dense and rises,” says Dr. Schaffer. This confuses your brain. The tactile input from a stable object gives the brain a second opinion, and you feel more in balance. Because the nerves in the hand are so sensitive, this works better than the conventional footonthefloor wisdom.

    10. Unstitch your side!
    If you're like most people, when you run, you exhale as your right foot hits the ground.
    This puts downward pressure on your liver (which lives on your right side), which then tugs at the diaphragm and creates a side stitch, according to The Doctors Book of Home Remedies for Men. The fix: Exhale as your left foot strikes the ground.

    11. Stanch blood with a single finger!
    Pinching your nose and leaning back is a great way to stop a nosebleed if you don't mind choking on your own O positive. A more civil approach: Put some cotton on your upper gums just behind that small dent below your nose and press against it, hard.
    “Most bleeds come from the front of the septum, the cartilage wall that divides the nose,” says Peter Desmarais, M.D., an ear, nose, and throat specialist at Entabeni Hospital, in Durban, South Africa. “Pressing here helps stop them.”

    12. Make your heart stand still!
    Trying to quell firstdate jitters? Blow on your thumb. The vagus nerve, which governs heart rate, can be controlled through breathing, says Ben Abo, an emergency medical services specialist at the University of Pittsburgh. It'll get your heart rate back to normal.

    13. Thaw your brain!
    Too much ice-cream too fast will freeze the brains of lesser men. As for you, press your tongue flat against the roof of your mouth, covering as much as you can. “Si
    if you think this is interesting well star it or make it intersting
    sorry guys it wont let me put the other ones down

    • ANSWER:
      Very, very interesting and reading this really makes me wonder, how are they're people that believe in evolution? How is it possible that all this just came by by chance? Wouldn't it just be easier to admit that they're is a Creator in this world? But no, if they admit this it just proves they're wrong so obviously they can't. Oh well very interesting facts you have there.

    what actually works to get rid of a wart?
    I have had this small wart on my toe for over two years, and it won't go away. My doctor just said "it's small, try duct tape" and I tried the airtight-aspirin thing in a home remedies book, all it did was make my skin so sensitive anything touching it would rip it off. I've tried using the Dr. Scholls wart freezing thing 4 times, no luck at all. I have run out of ideas!

    • ANSWER:
      My kids have troublesome warts that won't go away also.
      I just read that banana peels cure warts quickly. Cut a banana peel to fit wart and put white side on wart and tape on for 12 hours and start over with a new peel.

      I have not tried it yet since the kids ate all the bananas and threw the peels before I had a chance to try.

    No health insurance- "home" health care?
    I am a poor college student (as many of us are) and cannot afford health insurance. I do have a basic understanding of human anatomy, however, and was thinking many of the basic health problems I could diagnose/help/cure/etc. without the help of an MD. I heard from a friend or a friend that she was in much of the situation and used some set of books that doctors use when they aid in third world countries. It helps with many of the relatively small health problems a person could have using nothing more than what's available in a person's house, basically. A sort of "home-remedy" book. Anyone heard of it or have any other suggestions? I have heard of "Web-MD" and other sites but would prefer a set of books to the web incase it's unavailable later.


    • ANSWER:
      Go to your college bookstore and look in the nurses section.
      There are lots of books there on diagnosis' --I have several.
      Good Luck!

    What home remedies work best for nagging cough and cold?
    I just recently came down with the cold and I've been trying everything in the book to get rid of this nagging cough.

    I've just now tried the gargling with warm salt water. It opened my congestion a bit along with breathing in steam vapors from hot water.

    I've also tried Dimetapp, Theraflu(powder kind) hot tea with honey.

    It's only been a couple of days of having this cold so I don't think a doctor visit is necessary yet.

    Maybe I just need to give myself more time.

    • ANSWER:
      I have a tried and true home remedy for upper respiratory illness (head and chest cold and flu) that really works - I have been usung it for decades for myself and kids.

      You need an old fashin kitchen that will more or less hold the steam from a pot of bloiing water. You do not need to close yourself up in a room, but this home remedy can't be done in the supermodern kitchens that are open on three sides.

      Start a pot of water boiling at full boil on the stove and sit in the kitchen all day. Read, eat, drink tea, watch TV, sleep in the chair if you can, but just stay in their breathing the warmed and moistened air. Depending on how sick you are, you will see results pretty quickly.

      I never really understood why this cure works until about 12 months ago when I read a study that reported that warmed, high humidity air kills cold and flu virus in the upper respiratory tract, and also loosen mucus (making it easier to expel). Hot soup and tea enhances the effect and keeps you hydrated. (When you have a cold or the flu, you want to pee alot.)

      Sittiing in a high humidity kitchen certainly works alot better than lying in an airconditioned bedroom all day).

      I recommend avoiding most cold remedies except #1 Nyquil to help you sleep at night, and #2 aspirin or tylenol to reduce fever and help you rest.

    I Don't like the pain killers that my doctor put me on but he said there's nothing else i can take ?
    I have a lot of health problems so there is little i can b/c of heart and lung issues. I also have low blood pressure. I don't like them b/c they make me really sleepy and some times hyper and people say i look high when i take them so i try to not take them when i go to school. I take them for my period cramps b/c i can't anything that they have for cramps. My doctor even checked around for me said that he will try his best and so far he found nothing. He would try this one thing but he is a little worried about it. My cramps are so bad that sometimes i puke but that hasn't happen in a while well it felt i was going to today so i took a pain med. I do feel tired but sleepy and maybe a little hyper. When i have my cramps i try every home remedies in the book and nothing helps when i have really bad cramps. ( sorry if spelled that word wrong). My mom said i get bad cramps from my grandma b/c my sister don't get them and earthier dose my mom. I am actually a little hyper right now lol.

    Any ideas on what i should do?

    • ANSWER:
      With a medical history of heart and lung issues, I'd listen to a doctor who knows you, not strangers on the internet. We don't know your medical history or what he prescribed you.

    Anyone read the book "3 days to permanent BV relief"?
    I've had this problem for over 5 months now, and I have to say it is damn irritating! I've had a pap smear about 6 times in the past 5 months and the first three times they said I had Bacterial Vaginosis.

    I took some pills, and the symptoms were gone for a week but then came back. I went back for a pap smear again, and she said that she saw some of the symptoms that I described but that it wasn't BV and she couldn't find out what it is. She literally tested me for everything. It's so infuriating to know I'm suffering from this stupid infection and that the doctors had no cure for me.

    I read up on home remedies, and came across this book called 3 days to permanent bacterial vaginosis relief. It sounded like a miracle to me, but the problem was that I didn't have the actual cash to buy the book to see the cure! On top of that I can't find anyone talking about what the book said about the cure anywhere! I'm so frustrated about this, and I know there are many women out there who either have suffered or are suffering from it. I'm sick of taking pills and creams in hopes it will cure this BV bullcrap, only to find it comes back as soon as it leaves.

    Can anyone offer me some advice on things I should maybe start eating that will regulate my PH level(which seems to be the cause of the BV reoccurring)? I am taking birth control and I've switched 3 times now with no different results. I don't eat a lot of meats, nor do I eat a whole lot of vegetables. The only difference in my diet is that I haven't been eating a whole lot of meat recently.

    Thank you for reading, and hopefully I'll hear some good answers. I'm not sure where else to look. :/

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry, I can't answer your questions about the book, because I too have been wondering if it really works and I too don't have the moolah for it lol. As far as home remedies go, I've heard of bathing in an Apple Cider Bath and drinking Apple Cider diluted with waters helps. I have yet to try it, seeing as though I have the same issue. Inserting a tampon covered with plain yogurt is another remedy I've heard of. Hope this helps a little!

    Viral Tonsillitis, any remedies?
    Okay, so 3 weeks ago I woke up with terribly sore glands, like the pain in your neck when you have slept on it funny. After that, white spots began appearing all over my Tonsils. Although it was nothing out the ordinary, I'm prone to this.

    It soon became worse and I couldn't attend School. So we went to the Doctors, and she prescribed me with Penicillin. My Tonsils recovered all but one spot, and over the next day, those spots became worse again. So back to the Doctors, she said we should book a Blood Test after hearing symptoms of Tiredness, weakness, Tonsillitis and she feared I might have Glandular fever.

    The Blood Test came back clear, but I'm in so much pain! It's a viral infection, and antibiotics cannot treat it! And because I have a terrible immune system, my body just can't get over it. At the moment, my Tonsils are covered in a thick white layer. We are going back to the Doctors in a couple of days to see if they can prescribed me something for the symptoms. However, do you have any home remedies that seemed to help you?
    I feel faint, head achey, loss of appetite (my Mum is freaking out -.-) and obviously a sore throat and it hurts to swallow! The Doctors don't want to take my Tonsils out just yet!

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    HELP -I have a UTI & need a Home remedy or Natural Cure asap- Cant afford to go to the ER or Dr?
    I just used a Home Test strip from AZO and tested positive for UTI
    (Urinary Tract Infection)
    I've tried the over the counter AZO cranberry pills countless times and they NEVER work for me - I always end up having to go to the ER & spend tons of money just to get a prescription for an Antibotic
    I used to get UTI's about 5 times a year but I haven't had one in over 4 years now UNTIL today ! I cant afford to go to the ER or a Doctor cause I have no insurance - so could someone PLEASE help me
    If anyone knows of a Home remedy or Natural Cure that works or anything I could purchase from a Health food store - like natural herbs or an over the counter supplement - PLEASE let me know
    I cant find much info online other than a bunch of sites that want you to buy an expensive book that tells you a Natural Cure -well I cant afford that and I dont have a week to wait for it to be shipped to me - LOL - I need to do something NOW - I've heard that blueberries can help - Cranberry juice doesn't work for me - so what else out there could possibly work ?


    Thank you so much
    from the bottom of my heart

    • ANSWER:
      The buchu plant has been used for centuries in Africa as a natural remedy for urinary tract infection.

      Buchu tea can be made by immersing 2 teaspoons of dried buchu leaves into 18 ounces of boiling water. Let the mixture soak for about 10 minutes then drink.

      You can read the rest here:

      But please do try to make research first if there are certain contraindications to the buchu as you might be taking medicine that might conflict with the herb.

    My wife has acquired "Shingles" due to stress.?
    She has the Rx for it but it doesn't take care of the itching. Does anyone know of a home remedy for the itching. She is about to scratch her skin raw on her back and I feel helpless. I didn't go with her to her appointment and she doesn't remember if the doctor said if it was ok to scratch them or not. She doesn't want to spread anything by scratching but it's become so unbearable she's in tears. A relative mentioned "Aveeno" lotions and baths but that didn't work. I think it kind of made a bad situation worse. I've heard of natural home remedy books but we don't own one. Can anyone please suggest something that I can do for her.

    • ANSWER:
      Home Remedies For Shingles

      Powder two aspirin tablets and mix it in 2 tbsp of chloroform or alcohol. Apply this paste on the affected area. This will provide good relief.

      You can apply wet dressing to soothe the burning sensation

      Avoid being in humid areas. Always keep yourself cool.

      When blisters get infected, dab them with hydrogen peroxide.

      Keep the blisters open and dry. Do not burst the blisters by scratching.

      To provide relief, make a solution by mixing 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar in 2 cups of water. Use a cotton cloth to moisten the affected areas by using the upward movement.

      To prevent itching and to reduce pain you can dust colloidal powder.

      You can make a solution by mixing aloe vera gel, raw honey and leek juice to be applied on the rash.

      You can also sponge the blisters or rashes by use of vitamin E oil, apple cider vinegar, cool goldenseal, mugwort or peppermint tea.

      Baking soda and water solution can also be applied as a cold compress.

      Apply a mixture of yogurt and zinc oxide along the particular path of the nerve. If it is applied before the outbreak it would help to curb the outburst of blisters.

      Avoid food which contain amino acid such as chocolate, cereal grains, nuts and seeds

      Eating pear of having its juice in ample amounts is good, as it has a great supply of antiviral caffeic acid.
      Make a calamine liniment. This recipe comes from James J. Nordlund, M.D., a professor and chairman of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. You might be able to get your local pharmacist to make it for you.

      Add to calamine lotion, 20 percent isopropyl alcohol and 1 percent each of phenol and menthol. If the phenol is too strong or the menthol too cool, dilute the liniment with equal parts of water.

      "Use this as often as you want in the course of a day until the blisters are dried and scabbed over, says Dr. Nordlund. Then don't use it anymore." Instead, switch to a lotion that contains phenol and menthol, such as Nutriderm.

      Also, try taking 1500 mg of Lysine daily with other treatments.

      Here's a good article on home remedies:

      Hope this info helps!

    How do you get rid of a bladder infection without going to see a doctor?
    I know what you are all going to say, "The only way to get rid of it is if you get antibiotics". My doctor is rarely ever in the office and when he is, he is always booked. I'm 100% sure that it's a bladder infection because I've had them several times. I need help now but I would rather not go sit in emerge if I can help it but I'm in a lot of pain. I'm drinking %100 cranberry juice and chugging back water. Is there anything else, like an @ home remedy I can try that has been successful to you or a friend?

    • ANSWER:
      Kelsi: Funny how you not only said: "I know what you are all going to say, 'The only way to get rid of it is if you get antibiotics,' and you got that from somebody, but that person also tried to attack my answer!

      Claims that antibiotics are the only way to treat a bladder infection come from the conventional western protocol that so-called professionals must conform to. It will come from MDs, nurses, and other health care workers. They are the ones who will tell you that the only thing that works is a prescription for antibiotics. If you are in the first signs of an infection, and if you don't see the infection getting worse, and if you aren't at the point where you are having difficulty urinating, have no pain in the kidneys, and you don't have an illness like diabetes, there really is no reason why you should not first try the home remedy of cranberry juice. But be careful. You've got to do it right or you'll waste your efforts and possibly get worse. Here's some info from a good article I saved many years ago for the proper way to use cranberry juice for treatment:

      (The website I took this from no longer exists so I can't give you the original link. Credit goes to the original author.)

      Cranberry which was first called "crane berry" in north America have been found to have a number of healthy key nutrients including: Anthocyaninswhich are responsible for giving cranberry its deep red colour. Proanthocyanins- an antioxidant and (according to some research) the effective compound that helps fight urinary tract infection (UTI), and Quercetin- a beneficial flavanoid that aids in the fight against urinary tract infection (UTI).

      Where as it was once thought that cranberry's effectiveness in fighting urinary tract infection (UTI's) was in its ability to acidify the urine and kill invading bacteria, studies have shown that this assumption is inaccurate. A study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association in
      1994 showed that phytochemicals in cranberries actually prevented bacteria like Escherichia coli (E. coli) from attaching to the urethral and bladder linings by actually attaching themselves to the bacteria. By doing this, the cranberry phytochemicals attach themselves to the pili thus creating a natural protective barrier between the harmfull bacteria and the bladder. Because of this protective barrier, the bacteria cannot stick onto the walls of the bladder and are flushed out of the bladder during urination. Two further studies in 2002 and 2003, one by the Canadian journal of Urology and one by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, showed that the frequent consumption of fresh cranberry juice was associated with a significant reduction in the occurance and recurrance of urinary tract infection (UTI). What is even more interesting about the benefits of cranberries apart
      from enhancing the health of the urinary tract, is the fact that they also prevent the growth of plaque on teeth by reducing the "S. mutans" responsible for plaque and cavity. They reduce the likehood of stomach ulcers by inhibiting the bacteria that cause them. They protect against age-related afflictions like memory loss by protecting the brain cells from free radical damage. They also protect the heart by inhibiting LDL (bad) cholesterol oxidation. Dr. Amy Howell et al. first reported on cranberry PACs antiadhesion properties in 1998. Dr. Howell states:

      ...Indigenous peoples have used cranberry preparations to treat urinary tract infections (UTI) and other illness for centuries. Modern medical research has revealed the chemical and physiological effects cranberries have on the urinary tract and just how drinking cranberry juice may help prevent urinary tract infections. Cranberries contain proanthocyanidins (PACs), which inhibit the fimbrial adhesion of bacteria 1,17, including Escherichia coli, to the urinary tract epithelium and hence the subsequent reproduction required for infection. It is these unique compounds that are pivotal in the
      prevention of UTI rather than the acidification of the urine as was previously hypothesized.

      Dr. Amy Howell et al. first reported on cranberry PACs antiadhesion properties in 1998. In 2002, at the Experimental Biology conference, it was reported that an eight-ounce serving of cranberry juice
      prevented E. coli from adhering to the bladder cells in the urine of six volunteers. Findings published as a research letter in the June 19, 2002 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that not only are cranberry PACs able to inhibit the adhesion of antibiotic susceptible bacteria, but resistant strains as well. The authors also report that the antiadhesion effect can last up to 10 hours after consumption, suggesting that two servings of cranberry juice a day, consumed at appropriate intervals, may be more beneficial than one.


      Research has shown that in order to prevent and treat urinary tract infection (UTI) with cranberry, and to also get other health benefits, one will need to daily consume 1,000 milligram, or about the same amount found in 10 ounces of pure undiluted cranberry juice. But because many cranberry drinks are diluted with other juices and water to make it less bitter, it can take as much as 32 ounces per day to get the daily requirement which is needed for other health benefits and to prevent and treat urinary tract infection (UTI). But, as we all know cranberry is basically bitter, and few people will ever want to drink that much bitter cranberry juice regardless of its health benefits. As a result most cranberry drinks are very high in sugar. Ten ounces of cranberry juice can contain as much as 46 grams of sugar, plus the added preservatives.

      *Linda R: It is FUTILE to attempt to discredit my info based on a website no longer existing! The LANGUAGE of what I quoted is easy to understand. There are PLENTY of other websites that provide the same info. Here's a quote from another one:

      "double-blind study evaluated cranberry juice cocktail for treatment of chronic bladder infections(10 - see article for citation). This trial followed 153 women with an average age of 78.5 years for a period of 6 months. Many women of this age group have what are called chronic asymptomatic bladder infections: signs of bacteria in the urine without any symptoms. Half of the participants were given 10 ounces per day of a standard commercial cranberry cocktail drink, the other a placebo drink prepared to look and taste the same. Both treatments contained the same amount of vitamin C to eliminate the possible effect of that supplement. Despite the weak preparation of cranberry used, the results showed that the treatment significantly reduced bacteria and white blood cells in the urine." (source: )

    small amount of blood in urine?
    This morning I found an ever so slight pink tinge to my urine.

    Im on the pill and admittedly quite severely dehydrated, i hadn't drank any liquids apart from a cup of tea a day for week till this morning. I have been staying up very late in the early hours of the morning in the last 2 weeks. Could this sudden lifestyle change have caused it?

    I've had pain when urinating for 4-5 days and i keep feeling like i have to pee but i dont actually need to, the pain whilst urinating is only in the mornings and then subsides. I don't think it is my period since i haven't had one for nearly three months now, which i know is because of the low dose estrogen pill.

    Also if it helps : My dad is diabetic and my mother has under active thyroid. My grandmother is also diabetic.

    I've heard many myths about UTI's and kidney infections. My doctor is fully booked until a week from now, are there any home remedies for my symptoms out there? Is it true cranberry juice can help?
    does anyone know the name of antibiotic used to treat UTI's?

    • ANSWER:
      You have a UTI- start drinking lots of water and cranberry juice until you can get to the doctor. If you let it go on too long your UTI will turn into a kidney infection. (That's what happened to me) UTI's are very common so don't worry. They're brought on for different reasons... usually, sex, wiping the "wrong way" or not drinking enough fluids.

      When i say drink lots of water, I mean drink gallons of it! You can also pick up AZO for the pain at your local drug or grocery store. But, you'll need an antibiotic from your doctor to actually be cured.

    Question on herb/remedies and drugs - remedies illegal to sell?
    I've seen paid programming several times about people trying to sell books on herbs/remedies. Most of them educated on how important they are, and what the advantages are of herbs/remedies, but they all said that you cannot sell something to someone such as a(n) apple if it's to cure something, because the government considers it as a drug. They do not educate a sufficient (any from what I'm aware of) supply of doctors in the use/creation of herbs/remedies. They only educate them on prescribed drugs. I can see why producing drugs at home without some kind of degree from college would be illegal, but natural cures should NOT be illegal in my opinion, because they are not dangerous unlss you are allergic to them.

    My question is, is it really illegal to sell food tos omeone if it's to cure somethign such as a sickness, or a disease if you don't have some kind of degree or permit? If so, Could you try to give me the name of the law, and can you try to tell me why it is illegal?

    • ANSWER:
      who you think makes the drug laws in this country? big Phama! they don't want you competing. especially not with herbs and such.

    I'm an alcoholic. Can anyone refer me to a doctor who prescribes Antabuse (disulfiram) in Ottawa, Canada?
    I've done AA. I've done "healing circles" and other crap. They only made me so depressed I wanted
    to drink more. I did ten AA meetings, and ended up at bars after SEVEN of them. Five times I saw people from the same meetings who quietly ditched out (to other bars) when then spotted me.

    What I want is chemically-enforced abstinence from any drinking.

    I have a scientific background, and I want the only scientifically-proven remedy to alcoholism. Yet I ask doctors for Antabuse, and, as a fellow scientist, they've balked at me and referred me back to AA and other silly "healing circles". They might help some, but they're actively destructive to me.

    I'm a knowledgeable and consenting adult with a University education in the Sciences. I know what I want. I want Antabuse. 500mg/day for the first week, 250mg/day maintenance. Cider vinegar already nauseates me; I see no loss there. But I want my mouthwash to make me puke.

    I'm an otherwise healthy 36-year-old, very physically active, 6'4" tall and 175lbs of wiry muscle. And I know the side effects and contraindications of Antabuse.

    I get to work on time, I'm a great (promoted!) employee even when I'm hung over, and then I go home and drink until my next shift. All my life is working or drinking to the total neglect of my financial obligations or time spent with the people I love.

    This needs to stop. Now. My record has been 7 days sober in a row in 5 years.

    Let's all save OHIP a pile of money. I am going to get Antabuse. Foregone conclusion. I am going to doctor shop until I get it. I am going to visit every walk-in clinic and family physician until someone gives me a prescription.

    Who will prescribe Antabuse?

    Obviously, I'm willing to book an appointment with any doctor who will take my above statement seriously and won't talk to me like I'm a three-year-old when I get into the exam room.

    I doubt the definition of "drug seeking behavior" would cover something called "Antabuse". LOL.

    • ANSWER:

    urinary tract infection?
    Mm yah, I think I have it. :D Currently, I'm home for winter vacation and my family doctor's all booked up for the entire time I'm back. I can't simply tell my mother that I have it b/c she'll jump to the conclusion that I'm having sex with my boyfriend. Anyway, it's killing me when I pee and I happen to be a somewhat paranoid individual. Thus, is there any stay-at-home remedies you guys can offer? How long before it heals?

    One of my friends said to drink some kind of juice and that the infection should go away on it's own. My grandmother use to be a surgeon so we do have some medication in the house; primarily non-specific antibiotics. Do please take in mind that she was a surgeon in CHINA so these are Chinese medications also. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      You don't always get urine infections because you have sex. I should know. I've had them when I was wee. I wouldn't just take anti biotic without a doctors saying. Different antibiotics treat different things. Some antibiotics are stronger than others. Drink the Cramberry juice but don't take antibiotics unless you know exactly what their strength is.

      Make sure you do pee. THE MORE you pee the more the better it will do even if it is sore

    Apple Cider Vinegar Drinking Ideas?
    What can I do to make it taste better? Please no negative comments.
    Try to give me MORE then one idea please! Thanks!

    by the way im not old enough to drink alchol. And yes i plan on sipping/drinking it or what ever action word u want to use.

    It IS good to drink ive read many articles on it. heres one:

    For centuries people have been using natural apple cider vinegar as both a food and a medicine for themselves and for their pets.
    Since 400BC, Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, and others, have used vinegar and vinegar mixed with honey, as an energizing tonic and a healing elixir.
    More recently, the health benefits of apple cider vinegar have been promoted by many well-known authors such as Dr Jarvis, Paul C. Bragg and Patricia Bragg.
    D.C. Jarvis, a Vermont country doctor, noted that apple cider vinegar was a respected home remedy used by many Vermonters to successfully treat a number of common ailments and nagging aches and pains.
    He was so impressed that he went on to write a book on his observations and experimentations with home remedies, especially apple cider vinegar, and its beneficial effects on both people and farm animals.

    First let me say that apple cider vinegar is a completely natural product, resulting from the fermentation of apple juice to hard apple cider followed by a second fermentation to apple cider vinegar.
    This natural product retains all the nutritional goodness of the apples from which it was made plus it is fortified with the extra acids and enzymes produced during the two fermentation steps.
    It's the sum of all these ingredients that give apple cider vinegar its amazing health benefits.
    A compilation of many time honored home remedies used for a wide range of health problems is included in the natural healing Home Remedies section.

    Apple cider vinegar benefits include many external uses as well. It can be used to sooth sunburns and insect bites, to make your hair shine, and to treat dandruff just to mention a few. Click on the Hair Care or Home Remedies section for more details on these and many more uses.

    Apple cider vinegar fits in well with today's trend towards eating natural healthy whole foods, and away from the overconsumption of highly processed convenience foods, which are depleted of much of their original nutrients.

    • ANSWER:
      I've seen many small hand held magazines as you check out in a grocery store. (small booklet type) .

    What is going on with my Grandmother? (Health Question - Shingles?)?
    My grandmother (age 82, god bless her) has been living alone for roughly 10-14 years now in her house, which is 50 years old itself. We visit her a lot but I've noticed a change in her overall health lately.

    She began having itchy, flaky skin on her hands, arms and face over the past year after her roof was redone with fiberglass and I have a feeling that it might be harming her, but the doctors say that isn't the cause. They simply dismiss it as shingles, but when we tried every remedy for shingles in the book, nothing has worked.

    Her hands are covered in scaly skin that itches her something terrible! All of the lotions and antibiotics and such that the doctors have prescribed for her are NOT working and they have NO IDEA what it is. It's very frustrating and when I see her in this kind of pain I just want to help her in any way that I can and i have no idea how to.

    It clears up a little bit here and there but it always comes back and sometimes she can't even sleep because it itches so badly.

    I would like some ideas on how I can go about helping my grandmother and what exactly could be causing this problem for her.

    Any help would be very much appreciated. We have a VERY hard time getting her to go to the doctor's office and she's stubborn as a mule, so home remedies are very much preferred!

    • ANSWER:
      First of all,since u grandmother suffers from itchy and flaky skin,I think that this problem is mainly caused by environment factors where ur grandmother's skin reacts to the lack of moisture in the air.When temperatures drop along with humidity levels, protective moisture is easily lost from the surface of the skin, particularly if you live in a home with dry heat without a humidifier to normalize moisture levels in the air. If this is the case, you may want to add a humidifier to your bedroom to raise ambient moisture levels. If you can afford it, keep a humidifier in several rooms of your home. Not only will this help flaky, itchy skin, it can also reduce your risk of developing colds and flu by keeping your mucous membranes moist.However,since it is difficult to diagnose what ur grandma's problem is,I would recommend these homemade remedies that would work best to heal and improve her skin condition.Try these steps at home and it would bring improvements.

      -Soaked almonds are good to keep the skin moist. One can have them everyday. Soak two almonds in a glass bowl in the night. Peel and eat them in the morning. They help a lot to keep the skin moist.

      -You can rub milk cream on the skin before going to bath. It is very rich and makes the skin replenish its lost moister.

      -Oil massages your body in winters to remove the dryness and to protect the skin with the changed weather condition.Baby oil, vitamin E oil and olive oil are good options for body massage.
      -Mixture of almond oil and olive oil is extremely good for very dry flaky skin.

      -Take a bottle of glycerin and add few drops of lemon juice to it. Shake it well and apply it on the dry skin. You can keep it overnight also on the skin and wash it in the morning.
      -Aloe vera cream is a very healing cream for flaky skin. It has soothing agents, which repair the damaged skin tissues and repair it from the damage skin gets from dryness. If you have lost the moisture of your skin, apply pure aloe-Vera cream on your body to soothe it.

      Well,these are those homemade remedies that u could do at home to improve her skin.Plus,these are gentle remedies so it would work effective on her gently.It would work to any dry flaky skin and u would observe improvement,really.Good luck trying these at homes.Sorry for the lengthy details though.Hope this helps:-)

      P/s:However,I would think it is still best for u to get a skin specialist to diagnose ur grandmother.It would be easier to improve the chance of her healing and plus,u could avoid any wrong medication on her.Try to get a doctor to visit her at home.I'm sure some doctor would do that for her.Do remember bout the remedies I suggested okay.Good luck:-)

    of Michael Jackson & his doctor!?
    guys what do you think of this article, its a from a newspaper columnist in my country Botswana. a very interesting satire piece indeed, read it to the end

    Now the one thing I have always marvelled at is medicine. The science of medicine is the most remarkable of humanity’s achievements.

    The day man discovered that he could actually do something about ailments and other conditions affecting the body will go down in history as a discovery without rival.

    Once upon a time, human beings would die from simple illnesses which, as time went on, were found to be actually treatable. Back in the days when remedies were few and far between, the determinant of how long our ancestors lived was considered the business of the big man in the sky. If you lived long, it was because of his fondness for you.

    If your life was brutal and short, again it was because you were not in his good books. That is how, for thousands of years, human society functioned. Gradually, those not prepared to go down without a fight started experimenting with herbs and all kinds of stuff to find a cure for the ailments affecting them and their families. Hence the science of medicine was born.

    When man realised he could actually cure some disease by ingesting some herb mixture, he became more confident. He decided if there was a troublesome internal organ why not open up the body, fix it and sew up the body for life to go on.

    Man’s interest in medicine derives from his quest for a better life free from pain and discomfort. In fact, our fixation with medicine will remain for as long as man cracks the puzzle of how long he can live forever.

    It must be admitted that things were rough back then. For instance, surgery was conducted without the benefit of anaesthesia. But such was the longing for life that many poor souls put themselves through the pain in order to have another day with their girlfriends at the local drinking hole.

    With time and through the dedication of many selfless people, medicine improved a great deal. If one had a headache all they had to do was pop a pill. In fact, the invention of the pill brought about incredible changes in the way we live.

    For instance, it empowered women.
    If a woman did not wish to have a child just yet, she could pop a pill and her life would go on unimpeded by some screaming little devil.

    To cut a long story short, medicine changed our life for the better. That is why in the trust index, doctors feature right at the top because they are the difference between pain and comfort.

    They are now in close competition with the big man who lives in the sky when it comes to whether we live or die. Tell me of a family that does not wish to have a doctor among its ranks. Show me a family that has a doctor and is not proud. Who would not be proud that their son can open somebody’s chest cavity, remove the heart, fix it and put it back in order for the patient to be back home soon.

    I wanted to be a doctor. I did well at school. But the grades were not good enough for medical school. I was not happy. But with time I understood that only the very bright could be trusted with opening up our bodies and reconstructing us again. For this reason I admire doctors.

    I literally worship doctors.
    In fact, I want to get married to a doctor. Imagine when you don’t want to go to work and you instruct you wife to concoct a mystery disease that will have your enemies celebrating your imminent demise only to be dismayed when they see you rocking up two days later, very fit and raring to go.

    Because I admire them so much, I follow the exploits of doctors. Everything that involves doctors and medicine piques my interest. That is why I got the shock of my life when I heard that Michael Jackson’s doctor is set to be charged for killing him. I could not believe it.
    As far as I am concerned no doctor has ever killed anyone. Doctors are practitioners of the science of medicine and they are there to cure us.

    It must be said that in their attempts at tackling our ailments they sometimes lose out to the big man who lives in the sky. Remember, I said doctors are now in competition with him. Many a times they outwit him and the patient makes a full recovery. But he also has his days when he outfoxes the doctor and the patient dies.

    In simple, terms that is what happened to Michael Jackson. I saw the doctor on television. He is nice looking man who would not hurt a fly. The suggestion by the singer’s family that he is responsible for his death is plain ridiculous.

    I am disappointed in the American police. Sometimes I get the sense they dream of being celebrities. They have decided to charge an innocent man simply because the family of his patient cannot come to terms with the death of their cash cow.

    I can bet you, members of that creepy family are already thinking of ways to cash in on the trial. The doctor was doing what many doctors do every single day. He was looking after the needs of his pa
    there goes the link to this article

    • ANSWER:
      You think he was right to give him surgery grade anesthesia outside of hospital care?

      Okay freakshow!

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    • ANSWER:

    How do you know what your calling in life is?
    I know that question sounds really cliche, but I'd really like to know. Here's my situation:

    I'm currently majoring in theatre. I do love acting, but the thing is that I want everything I do to be absolutely perfect and I'm always putting myself down when I think I did something wrong (which is all the time). I just got cast in a play, kind of a small part, which I'm kind of glad about since it's my first play and I'm afriad I won't be able to perform that well. People tell me that I'm good, but I always think I'm horrible/am comparing myself to others. My teacher even told me that I'm very engaging when I'm onstage, that I know how to get into character really well, and it seems natural. My projection isn't as good as it could be though. Some times I don't even want to rehearse (by myself or anything) because I know it won't come out the way I want it to.

    Anyway, I'm also REALLY into the human body and diseases. People always come to me about their symptoms. And I'm always talking about my health class. Even on breaks (at college), I go striaght to thw library so I can read a new medicinal book, lol. I suck at math and science, but I feel like I really shine when it comes to health. My family, friends, and even my doctors tell me I should be a doctor. Whenever someone's sick, I'm always telling them about home remedies or something. Or if we're doing an exercise in theatre, I end up thinking of something having to do with health, lol. I feel like I shine a little bit in theatre, but I'm always comparing myself and thinking of how bad this or that is, that I don't even think about the good things that were said.

    I really love both. So it's hard to choose. How do you know what you're meant to do? I'm sorry this was so long. Thanks for any help.
    32 minutes ago - 3 days left to answer.
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    Another thing, I have really bad ocd (especially when it comes to germs and catching diseases). That's a bad part.

    If I was a doctor, I already decided I would either be a pediatric allergist and immunologist or a child psychologist.

    • ANSWER:
      Ok. I'm a lot younger than you (like not in college) but can relate because I love acting and might want to become a doctor.
      Acting is such a tough industry. It is very hard to "make it big", much less earn a living. In fact, lots of people pour tons of money into it and never get any out of it. I know you like acting (and are good at it even if you don't think you are), but do you really want to devote your whole life to it? Majoring in theater is good. That's why people go to college, to explore areas that they are interestedd in. Remember though, that you might not get to have other opportunities if you decide you want to become an actress. I know it's hard to give up that part of you and maybe you don't want to yet. Eventually you will have to face the fact that you are an actress or you're not. That may be 4 weeks from now or maybe 4 years. Acting is like swimming. You can stick your toe in and if it's too cold you can get out, you can wade around for a while, or you can jump in and hope you don't drown.
      Doctor. That is a good professionn, but it takes hard work. If you are willing to make the sacrifice of going to med. school and getting degrees and all that jazz, then i promise it will pay off. I think it's best to support yourself first and then follow your interests. As for OCD, that is up for you to decide if you can handle it.
      No one truly knows what their calling in life is. I think you'll find out that it's not what you do that shows who you are, but the way that you do it. A calling is not something you know or something you do or something you find out. A calling is nothing. You are something.
      Hope this helps.
      from a ninth grader :)

    Please help, I don't know what to do. How do you know what you're supposed to do in life?
    I know that question sounds really cliche, but I'd really like to know. Here's my situation:

    I'm currently majoring in theatre. I do love acting, but the thing is that I want everything I do to be absolutely perfect and I'm always putting myself down when I think I did something wrong (which is all the time). I just got cast in a play, kind of a small part, which I'm kind of glad about since it's my first play and I'm afriad I won't be able to perform that well. People tell me that I'm good, but I always think I'm horrible/am comparing myself to others. My teacher even told me that I'm very engaging when I'm onstage, that I know how to get into character really well, and it seems natural. My projection isn't as good as it could be though. Some times I don't even want to rehearse (by myself or anything) because I know it won't come out the way I want it to.

    Anyway, I'm also REALLY into the human body and diseases. People always come to me about their symptoms. And I'm always talking about my health class. Even on breaks (at college), I go striaght to thw library so I can read a new medicinal book, lol. I suck at math and science, but I feel like I really shine when it comes to health. My family, friends, and even my doctors tell me I should be a doctor. Whenever someone's sick, I'm always telling them about home remedies or something. Or if we're doing an exercise in theatre, I end up thinking of something having to do with health, lol. I feel like I shine a little bit in theatre, but I'm always comparing myself and thinking of how bad this or that is, that I don't even think about the good things that were said.

    I really love both. So it's hard to choose. How do you know what you're meant to do? I'm sorry this was so long. Thanks for any help.
    Another thing, I have really bad ocd (especially when it comes to germs and catching diseases). That's a bad part.

    If I was a doctor, I already decided I would either be a pediatric allergist and immunologist or a child psychologist.

    • ANSWER:
      I have had similar problems in my life. I started in college wanting to do art. After a couple years, however, it became clear that the job market for those educated in art isn't that great. That combined with my self consciousness about my skill made me change my major. I graduated with a BS in Science Education because I like science, and felt that I would be good at it. Unfortunately, I did't think everything through and found out after I got a job that I was miserable being a teacher.
      Two years later I got laid off, and was faced with a choice: find another teaching job and try again, or take a risk and try something new. I don't know a whole lot of people who would take that risk, but I did. And believe me, I sat and thought long and hard this time about what I really wanted to do. The lesson I learned was that if you go with security, you aren't always happier than the safer path. You aren't always happier with the higher paying job. I can't tell you which is the better choice. Maybe some day you'll find out there's a third option out there for you. But the advise I can give is that you should think first about how you'll feel after 10 years of that job. Remember...stress free is the way to be.

    Sore bump in underarm region very sore, hurts to move arm *Please Help*?
    Okay i have this large very sore bump/giant pimple in my under arm area. I believe its an abyss. Its hurting to the point i can't raise my right arm ( thats where its located) If i raise it, i have sharp pain. I'm trying not to baby my arm but if someone touches my right arm or makes me move it, i get really bad pain. I'm taking extra strength acetamophin to help numb it. Is there anything i can do to get rid of it? I know there's the option of anti biotics/getting it lanced I have had this before this is the 3rd time. Im getting tired of it. Is there any home remedies i can do to make it smaller or make it go away. I am leaving for vacation on thursday and i won't be back till next week. I would like to enjoy my vacation without this. I went to ask my doctor today what he would do but since he was over booked i couldn't even talk to him. My mom doesn't want to take me to the walk in or the emergency room only because she has to work and doesn't want to sit there for 4 hours. ANY suggestions would be appreciated thanks.

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    Ganglion Cyst Cure or Treatment?
    I've done everything the doctors have told me to do, but my cyst won't go away. I've had it surgically removed once, and had it beaten with a humongous book another time. It has come back both times. I can't get a cortisone shot because my cyst lies near the main artery (or something like that, apparently) and no doctor is comfortable with injecting a needle that close to it when they can't be absolutely certain they won't nick it.
    It hurts all of the time, and aspirin hardly helps. It hurts specifically worse when I use the hand a lot, which I do often. It's on my left hand, and I'm right-handed, but my left wrist is still used a lot. I'm a writer and avid reader, and my cyst does not enjoy the angles required to type or hold a book. I would just leave it alone and wait for it to go away like the doctors said it eventually should (even though I've had it three years now), but the pain is nearly constant, and is pretty intense sometimes.
    What I want to know is if there is anything I can do to get rid of it, or at least numb the pain. The only doctors I've been to about it are a regular md and a plastic surgeon. (I still don't know why I needed to go to a plastic surgeon, though.) So is there some kind of specialist I can go to or something? Or maybe just some special pain killer that would work for my cyst. Or maybe just some home remedy or something. All answers are welcome, no matter how odd they sound! If it works, I want it.

    • ANSWER:
      You could have it injected under imaging control (ultra sound) so the artery would not be damaged

    Wrist pain...sometimes?
    So I'm a musician and a few years back I was really taking my music seriously (as in, I'd practice for a good 5-8 hours a day). One day I noticed severe pain in my left wrist, to the point where I couldn't even hold any weight with it. I thought I had just slept on it wrong since I didn't remember hurting it, but I really started to get worried when I was at school and bent down to grab a book out of my bag only to drop it from the intensity of the pain (it was hard to stifle that yelp, let me tell you).

    So I went home and R.I.C.E.'ed it (rest, ice, compression, elevation). At first I just wrapped it but I did get a brace for it after a couple days. The only problem was I had a concert to play at less then a month later, so I still had to actively use my wrist although I moved my practicing down to 1hr/day with the brace on. And after that concert I stopped playing music all together to wait until my wrist healed.

    2-3 months of wearing the brace later and there's no improvement. I decided that maybe the brace was actually preventing the healing so I ditched it. I slowly gained full mobility of my wrist and after about a month of being pain free I decided to pick up music again.

    Sudden. Intense. Pain. With. Every. Note.

    Emotionally I was crushed at this point since I was supposed to be a music major and had to give it up, but that's not really the point.

    For about a year I would try music every few months of no pain to be greeted by a week of intense pain. Sometimes I'd wear the brace, others I wouldn't. Eventually it escalated to not just whenever I played music, but also whenever I played video games or did a lot of typing. Whenever my wrist got inflamed it usually took about a week to settle down, regardless of what I did to treat it.

    After a couple of years of that I snapped and HAD to find an instrument I could do. Everything I tried would be fine at first, I'd take it slow and not overdo it, and then one day my wrist would just randomly start reacting to that too.

    Fed up, I started looking all over online for various at-home remedies for carpal tunnel and tendinitis, even though I'm not sure if it even is/was either of them and I found this guy who said to basically ice it like crazy several times a day, even let it soak in ice water, and continue that until the pain goes away.

    So I did.

    And it worked.


    The pain mostly went away but when I play an instrument it comes back ONLY while I'm playing and then goes away when I'm done. Sometimes if I practice too much it will linger until I ice it and then it'll go away. Which means I'm not in severe pain for days after I practice, but I also can't get much practicing done because while I play it HURTS.

    Sometimes it'll even flare up for no reason at all but that goes away after a couple hours on its own.

    I don't know if it matters, but I've also been told by doctors and my parents that I've always had a very high tolerance for pain but this is just driving me insane...

    Any help for me out there? It is much appreciated :)

    • ANSWER:
      It is most likely an overuse injury, and of course considering that you are a musician, carpal tunnel syndrome is a very good possibility. One possibility might be to try a splint only at night, and that might provide some relief. Consider asking your doctor if a steroid shot in your wrist might be an option. I have had steroid shots a couple of times in my life, and found them amazingly effective for pain that regular pain medication and physical therapy did not touch. If it is carpal tunnel syndrome, surgery might be a consideration.

    What do you think of my book outline? (Young Adult Thriller)?
    Bear with me, this is just an overview :) . Thanks in advance for reading!


    Near-Future, Israel has developed great police and machine technology. They profit on tourism a lot and are the site of many riots being a holy place to many.

    I left out any char development and kept this strictly to plot, however it's worth noting that miguel is very pacifistic and religious a-la Gandhi.

    Perfectionism is the damnation of mandkind. Media crashes down on people and causes feeling of inferiority, leading to depression, then suicide. The problem becomes desperate, with people trying to kill themselves in any way possible. 35% of the world population is committing suicide, while 10% of it are actively attempting the act. Temporary remedies such as curfiews have not worked. With the curfiews, all israel citizens are restrained at night with automatic machines to stop them from committing suicide.

    A cheap cure-all surgery has been made that uses hatching nanotechnology to modify a gene and remove all emotion whatsoever. The final resort, all developed countries decide to resort to a mass-surgery, one country at a time.

    Rioting enisues, but most of it is contained, but not all of it. Miguel is a 22 year old christian college student studying philosophy in Jerusalem's university. Being an insomniac, he is not restrained, however he has to check into his sleep restraint computer 3 times a day, and is encouraged to stay inside at night. Against his belief of non-violence akin to Ghandi's teachings, he is asked to bomb a building, but comprimises on an electromagnetic one that fries electronics. Using the cover of night, he finds no resistance other than a few officers who watch the homeless. He sets up the bomb in a coffee shop near the israel parliament, then detonates it. He runs home, as officials are alerted but cannot respond.

    Israeli police arrest miguel and instead of being given severe punishment, they decide to hold him until the surgery date. Miguel has a schizophrenic outburst and is placed into an asylum-prison with a serial killer. In the surgery day, the doctor handles everything (Not going into too much detail) except gives non-programmed nanites. He ignores the mistake, realizing he will be late for the doctor-wave of surgeries which are performed by machines, and he leaves.

    Miguel is waken up by his cell mate, who identifies himself as glenn. He identifies the misused drug as a strong anesthetic that will incapacitate someone for a month, something he used in a killing. Despite ethical differences, Miguel and Glenn team up and leave, finding that the asylum is abandoned.

    Outside, the world is filled with perfection, and people have been turned into logical drones (Think vulcan, without the sparing emotional outbursts). The perfection has led to the complete decimation of police forces, as no normal humans have been considered.

    Taking shelter in the asylum, the duo steals their food and supplies needed to live, as crime is not considered. They accidentally trip a man in the street, who hits his head and gets a concussion. Acting out of moral concience, Miguel alone takes him back to the asylum to treat him. Miguel theorizes that their lack of calculation may cause similar incidents, giving away their prescence.

    The concussion caused the man to loose his memory, but he came to senses, and responded to miguel's questions with emotion. Miguel punches his arm, and realizes this incident caused a reversal of the surgery. Glenn comes back from a shoplifting escapade, and is shocked. The trio decides to test various theories on the reversal in a small street, and find that a teenager responded to extreme pain caused by a sucker punch.

    Their theory verified, they notice people starting to carry tasers, as there existence may have been found. The teen has been assigned to do database research at the asylum while the others scout out for a new police force. On a roof, they accidentally alert a officer of their presence and are shot at. The police loose tail and they run back to the asylum, however the amnesiac is shot.

    (Story skip here)

    A plan to utilize nanotechnology to propel a large amount of hydrocloric acid (I can change this) over the city has been formulated, and the tools have been required, the only last thing needed is a high place. The only place they can find this is the nanotechnology building. Miguel claims he is going to "Scout it out" at night, but his intentions are different.

    He steals the nano machinery from his friends and heads into the building, careful of security. He robs a security officer of his gun, and holds a nano programmer at gunpoint, asking him to double check the technology program and give instructions. After, he is discovered and runs while being fired at to the roof access.
    Miguel decides that the nano machinery in the building could not be used responsibly, with the amazing power held withing. He calls the acid rain and jumps from the building. On his decent, he shoots the core reactor, combusting the building.

    The amnesiac sees this on TV, and see's a bible in Miguel's things. Astonished by his bravery throughout his ordeals, he starts to open the book, then hesitates. He claims he has seen god's will and doesn't need to read it, for he has witnessed god. The novel ends with a voice whispering "Walk by faith, not by sight" in the amnesiacs ear, a quote commonly said by Miguel. The amnesiac disconnects his EKG, and runs out of the asylum. The end!

    • ANSWER:
      That other guy is joking, or at least I hope so..

      But you shouldn't post this stuff on here because people will steal your ideas. If you want it critiqued, then give a shorter summary showing only the gist of what it is about without handing out too much information for someone to steal.

    I'm getting sick :/ What do you think it is and do you have any tips to make it go away?
    It's strange for me to get sick. I've got a kickass immune system and usually if my health starts to decline even the slightest bit, I can take some extra vitamin C and meditate for a while and get rid of it in a couple hours, but vitamins aren't helping and I can't meditate very well because I keep falling asleep. My throat hurts near my left ear and inside my left ear. I'm not sure if that means there's something wrong with my ear or my throat. I'm also VERY tired. I had a class today and although I was really trying my best to pay attention and wanted to keep taking notes, my eyes felt really heavy the whole time. Then I went home and slept through the entire rest of the afternoon and didn't wake up until about 8pm. When I woke up, that feeling still wasn't gone. The strange thing about this is that my body feels energetic. I felt pumped to go to class today and wanted to go and walk my dog a while ago. It's only my head and my eyes that are tired....I hope that makes some sort of sense. My eyes are heavy and my head kinda feels like someone has placed a stack of books on them. I had a bit of a fever earlier, but I took something for it before I went to sleep and it's gone for now.
    As I said, it's strange for me to be less than perfectly healthy. I'm not used to being sick at all, so I'm not quite sure what to do now that I've figured out I can't make it go away on my own. As I also said, I can't meditate. I tried and fell asleep without even meaning to. I also took a vitamin, ate a vitamin C drop, a calcium chew, a chloroseptic drop, two shots of chloroseptic spray, two ibuprofen, eight ounces of orange juice (from a concentrate mini carton), 40 ounces of water, chamomile tea, jasmin tea, wellness tea (from a brand called celestial seasons I think- same as tension tamer), and 3 oz of chocolate (hey it helps with everything else). I also put cotton in my ear. Anything else I should do? Perhaps there is someone out there who gets sick more often than I do and knows what's wrong with me. I'm big on home remedies and "fix it yourself" solutions. I'm not a big fan of doctors. Poking, needles, cold tools, cold rooms, no clothes allowed, no eye contact, and the constant "hmmmmm". It all drives me nuts. So 10 points to whoever can best help me stay outta there :D I know it's probably nothing, but illness is a huge inconvenience. I have two midterms on Wednesday and I HAVE to be in prime health to be able to do my best on them! Please help if you can. Thanks so much!
    ..Thank you, but I don't think there's anything wrong with my eye sight. I can see just fine and I already have contacts and glasses.

    • ANSWER:
      get a mono test asap...........

    Pills Vs. Immunologic system?
    I'm a person that doesn't need pills to get better from a simple illness like a cold or flu; I have some rhinitis according to the doctor, I had a maxillofacial problem that was supposed to be incurable but I recover without medicine, if I get diarrhea I will get better just drinking water.

    You may say; well you have a very fitted immunologic system; but that's not the truth, I used to be very sick all the time with those medicinal remedies, and when I read a book about bio-medical evolutionist medicine and I got amazed about how you can use better the immunologic system; this was the main idea "millions of years of evolution couldn't result in a defective body"; and it't true " the body does it because it needs to"; there was an example "if we didn't stopped the stomachal acidity we would have less parasites in our intestines"

    But the point is that we can recover faster from simple illness without medicine using only the immunologic system and the idea is that "medicine is for urgent cases" if we were less dependent from medicine "we'd have less crowed hospital, and the people who really need help would be attented" once; I dislocated my shoulder; I had to wait 5 hours with lot of pain because the doctor was seeing other people in consultation; what! why!? I had a broken join, I needed to be helped first.

    How much time you need to recover from a flu?
    I just need one day.

    Of course, it's more painful but faster; I don't need pills to recover from fever; It is just the opposite; fever cure me; of course if it is more than 39C it becomes an urgent case; so; why are we so dependent of medicine?

    If it were so, the people that really need to be helped would be attended faster; and the hospitals would be less crowed, people could life more without the contamination of chemical pills; and the epidemies would be removed faster with lots of people with fitted immunologic system.

    I mean I'm not vs. medicine; It is just the opposite I want medicine to be better, but we have something that is called immunologic system but more and more people don't use it; medicine is only for cases when the body cannot surpass an illness; a cold is not a impossible illness (not if it doesn't become complicated).

    There are a lot of brand new products that are supposed to protect us from phatogens that are in our environment; but what phatogens?! the most sickly environment is an hospital, it is the only place where you really have to use it; but at home!!! no way! use normal disinfectant, non a superb one that can damage our lungs.

    And don't tell me I don't know the microrganism world, I'm biologist so I know it really good; I recommend you this book:

    "Why we get sick?"

    It is the name, sorry I don't remember the authors.

    • ANSWER:
      No, you clearly don't know anything. That was nonsense.

      It's called the immune system. It sometimes fails and you die. Pathogens have been evolving with us for billions of years. Billions of years of evolution doesn't result in a defective bacterium either. However, given humans have removed selection for millennia, there are people with defective immune systems.

      In reality, susceptibility to infectious diseases is more heritable than heart disease. There's no way to magically make yourself more resistant.

    read this and tell me your thoughts please?
    this is a small part of my story, about a superhero called moderate man and a villain called the doctor, it is set in Stygian city (based on new york) please review.

    "You want to know how to kill a moderate man? It's a lot like simple heart surgery, twist or tug the wrong thing and the whole thing just stops, in a surgery the first thing you do is get under the skin, so to get under his skin i burned down his workplace, then you have to rip open the skin, so i kidnapped his friends and his girlfriend, he was angry now, he was hurting. Then you have to cut right to the core, so I blew up his protection. Then you have to grab the heart and pull it out, so I found him and got my gun out and took aim, but like most operations things didn't go to plan; his little girlyfriend jumped in the way and took the bullet. 'Oh no' I said. So then I though I'll have to book him another appointment. The next appointment started, I went to his little apartment and sat in his chair, 'its a nice place you've got here' I said to him, he came at me and tried to punch me. But my boys behind him grabbed him, tied him up and put him in a bag before he could move, we took him back to the surgery for some new pills, I decided to inject him with a bit of destruction therapy to calm him down. So we went to a game of football, but I said to him 'we have to leave at half time, so we can watch the show'. At halftime we left and drove to a building nearby to watch the show, we sat on the balcony and i told him to watch the football field while i made a call, then i said '1 2 3 Showtime!' The Moderate Man saw his favorite little football field go sky high. He was tied to the chair so he couldn't move, I grabbed him and threw him into my van and drove away. I saw a graveyard and decided to take him to see a headstone that he might be interested in, just me and him there no one else, just so i could have some fun, I thought I might untie him for some extra excitement. I had a gun pointed at him just in case he tried something funny. I said too him 'do you know why they called this city Stygian city? do you know what Stygian means?' The Moderate Man said 'no one knows, no one ever did.' I said 'you are wrong my friend Stygian means hellish, evil and dark, I thought it was about time this city lived up to its name.' He had nothing to say, I kept walking, pointing my gun at him just in case. And finally we came to the grave I wanted to show him on the headstone it said 'Moderate Man.' 'The road ends here my friend, I've enjoyed your company but how can a city who's name means evil and hellish have a man as good as you?' I pulled the trigger on my gun, i had it pointed at his stomach and he fell to the ground."

    "but then the next day I was at a bank getting myself some money and then guess who showed up? The Moderate Man. He tried to get my but I escaped. I thought to myself how did he survive? I knew more had to be done to stop this man, So I went to your little tea party with your friends and put a pill in your drink, only 5 minutes later they were bringing you to the hospital, and since I am a doctor they thought me sitting in the front of the ambulance was nothing, how could they tell what sort of doctor I am? We drove away, just as we started going i pulled a knife out of my pocket and stuck it in the driver, i opened the door and pushed him out of the Ambulance and took the wheel, i changed direction and we drove here, when we got here I got out of the front and walked to the back there was a man in the back a doctor of some sort i got my knife and gave him one of my remedies. Then I put a blindfold on you and brought you inside" The Doctor said to Marcus Allen the mayor of Stygian city who was tied to a pole in a warehouse somewhere in Stygian City, he had a video camera recording it, "Give the folks at home a smile for me Marcus" The Doctor said. Marcus didn't move. "SMILE" The Doctor screamed and forced a knife at Marcus' throat, Marcus opened his mouth and tried to smile but his teeth were gone. The Doctor grabbed a plastic bag that was sitting on the floor and put it in front of the camera, the mayor’s teeth where in the bag, The Doctor crouched in front of the camera and said "I will perform every operation that I know on this man and trust me that is more than the average doctor, until The Moderate Man is brought to me." Said The Doctor and he switched off the camera, he sent the video to channel 3 news........

    thoughts? good, bad, interesting, please tell me
    this is a piece about why he is called moderate man (also origin story), when Barry Brown was 5 years old he swam in a toxic river and got super powers, he had almost any super power imaginable the only thing he couldn't do was control the thoughts, emotions and actions of another human and he had no chance when someone was within 2 meters of him with a gun, he tried to hide from his powers for years until when he was 15 he decided to use them for good and take down the criminals of Stygian city under the name Machine Man by the time he was 19 he had taken them down going up the ladder until he reached a man who said the reason he was a criminal was he enjoyed watching people scream. This man called himself 'The Doctor', Machine Man decided that he would take down The Doctor with his bare hands, and The Doctor took a gun out of his pocket and shot several times, Machine man went to hospital for 3 months, Barry Brown was demoted from National TV news to community TV.
    After he got out of hospital he started trying to take down the criminals again and he found that he had lost his powers, and he was beaten over and over, he had cuts and bruises all over him.

    The media started calling him moderate man, little did he know that was a name he would soon wear with pride.

    • ANSWER:
      I think it's pretty cool :)
      -Use correct paragraphs tho (like when a new person talks..)
      you can try to get help with the grammar...
      Overall it's a great idea and it would be cool to see it in bookstores soon

    My 11yo son's fingers on his right hand has stopped moving !?
    About two months ago my son was in school carrying books when for no reason at all he felt a pain in his hand! ever since his fingers are stuck and wont move...not even a little bit! he has no pain unless you try to bend them.He does feel pins and needles in them.We have taken him to the G.P and he sent us to a local children's hospital.The hospital didn't run any tests or x-rays and only felt his hand.We got the feeling that it was a waste of time as they said oooooooo its psychological.Funny seeing how are son is a happy normal eleven year old with no cares at home or at school.We have checked with school for problems ETC.. the only mental problems that are starting to develop are from his disability to not play his guitar ETC! we have been back to the doctors week after week now trying to push this as we think the longer it stays like it is, the worse it may get.He is waiting for an appointment to neurology,but nothing have materialized yet =[.soooo in short im looking for any help,advice,web links,stories or remedies.Anything at all =]

    • ANSWER:
      Almost the same thing happened when I was about 8 years old and it took so many doctors to give us a possible diagnosis, they also thought mine was psychological but all they ever found was anemic and had extremely low levels of potassium. My mom still believes to this day that they were just trying to give me the whole "placebo" effect. Mine was only in 3 of my fingers on the left hand though, try looking at some of these...
      Hope it helps, good luck!

    Could someone review my essay?
    I would like any feedback on what to elaborate more on and anything to make it better.

    Discuss your involvement in and contributions to a community near your home, school or elsewhere. Please select an experience different from the one you discussed in the previous question, even if this experience also involved leadership. What did you accomplish?

    Often, many people believe that they have to visit a third-world country in order to solve problems like world hunger, illiteracy, poverty, etc. Often, many people may not realize these problems may hit a little bit closer to home. This past summer, I stayed at home rather than going on vacation because I had an internship at the local university. The internship was entitled “Health Literacy along the US-Mexico Border: A Cultural Approach to Health Communication.” During my internship, I also volunteered at the United Way of Southern Cameron County. Since then, I’ve realize just how much of an impact one can have in their local community.
    During my internship, I worked under Dr. Wells, a professor from The University of Texas Pan-American. A former health lobbyist, Dr. Wells was all about making changes that would benefit the ones who needed it the most. Although I always knew that I lived in one of the poorest cities in the U.S., I never realized the full extent of my city’s problems. My first focus group with Dr. Wells showed me the reality.
    We visited the home of a humble family; a family that was currently financially stable, but knew all too well about the struggles that their parents had faced. They talked about how it is necessary to break down language barriers, to make health more accessible to everyone despite their legal status, and about their worries of family members visiting doctors in Mexico that don’t always have the necessary credentials to examine their patients accurately but are relatively inexpensive. They also spoke about the difficulties of feeding families properly and how healthy foods are so costly in comparison to purchasing junk food. It was heartbreaking because I knew I could relate to everything they said. My family had been in the same position many years ago; when I was born, my parents only had five dollars in their pockets and each other.
    After I finished my daily work hours, I would go down to the United Way office that was down the street to help out and relax from a day of hard work. I volunteered for the Success By 6 program, so I would often organize the books that were needed for distribution in the lobby. I was always there to see all the people that would enter the office and needed assistance. One of the major issues people had were buying adequate food for their families after they lost their jobs. Jessica, one of the United Way administrative assistants, would often recommend them to visit food banks or local churches that give food for free or offer huge discounts on food bundles. However, she also confided that they might not always meet a family's full need.
    I quickly realized how the economic status of our country was affecting my community’s ability to properly nourish themselves and leading to the chronic health problems we have today. In my internship, I analyzed valuable data that will be used in my mentor’s study when it is published in the near future. After it has been revised, her grant will allow new programs to be formed in order to remedy the health issues that exist. This past October, as president of the History Club, I helped organize the first “Tunapalooza” in which we collected hundreds of tuna cans in order to help local food banks provide the low-fat protein we all need to be healthy. Although it may not be much, it’s a start. But then again, it only takes a push to get a wheel rolling.
    Btw, this is a scholarship essay.

    • ANSWER:
      I will help you edit your essay:

      I was always there to see all the people that would enter the office, in need of assistance.

      This past October, as president of the History Club, I helped organize the first “Tunapalooza”. Which was where we collected hundreds of tuna cans to help provide local food banks, in their collection of basic low-fat consumables with the protien we all need.

      and other than those suggestions I like your essay. If it's for a grade, I hope you get a good one!

Natural Healing Home Remedies

Heartburn Natural Cure- Healing the Esophagus and Sphincter With Herbal Remedies
A heartburn natural cure is one of the simplest and most effective herbal remedies available and yet very few know about it. Instead of a permanent cure for acid reflux, millions of people treat themselves with antacids which can only cause various side effects including Alzheimer's.

Unfortunately, most industrial nations have turned their backs on natural health because of a medical industry focused completely on synthetic medications. Though pharmaceutical companies are pumping in trillions of dollars each year, natural health is finally making a return to most countries.

Are you curious how a heartburn natural cure works by healing the esophagus and sphincter? Do you want to say good-bye to antacids permanently?

It is time you try an Acid Reflux Herbal Remedy.

Saved by an Apple

I have been passionate about natural health for most of my life! Actually, it all began after my dad almost lost his life from an acid reflux induced stomach surgery that went bad. For one whole year after surgery, my dad spent most of his time over a toilet because of his intensified heartburn.

But one day it stopped! My dad immediately back tracked his previous meals and found out that a red apple caused his heartburn to subside. For the next two months, my dad carried a whole apple around wherever he went. No Acid Reflux!
Thirty years later, my dad carries a slice of apple (in a bag of course) around wherever he goes. And he finally found freedom because of a simple heartburn natural cure.

Maybe it is time you try some simple natural remedies?

Herbal Remedies Heartburn Tips

Just how everybody has different tastes, everybody's bodies are different too. Many of our customers have found that an apple works great. Many have found that baking soda does the trick to neutralize the stomach acid. The point is you should try a variety of remedies and write down how your body reacts.

1. Honey- This is a very popular remedy because honey has been shown to rebuild tissue. In other words, it can actually heal a damaged esophagus and sphincter in days. Take one teaspoon whenever you feel any acid reflux discomfort.

2. Anise- This is a very popular herb that is also known as aniseed. It has been shown to aid with digestive conditions. It would be recommended to only use green anise, sweet anise and European anise for an acid reflux condition.

3. Peppermint- Many of my customers carry around peppermint. This herb makes sense because peppermint has been shown to help with digestion, stomach cramps, ulcers, and gas. I do have a few customers who also say that peppermint gum will even do the trick after a meal.

4. Lavender- Though you might know this one for its smell. Lavender is also helpful for reducing stomach acid. And stomach acid is part of the reason you are feeling the heartburn discomfort.

5. Pineapple- Pineapple contains enzymes and bromelain, an enzyme that reduces protein. Pineapples support digestion, reduce inflammation and heal tissue. All of these will contribute to a healthier esophagus and sphincter.

6. Alkaline foods- Do you remember the terms 'acid' and 'basic or alkaline'? By knowing what foods are alkaline (basic), you can actually neutralize the stomach acid before it reaches your esophagus.

Say Good Bye to Heartburn by Tonight!

These natural remedies are the beginning of your treatment. As a natural health company, we strongly urge you to never use antacids again because of their side effects and aluminum content. (Check warning label of extended use)

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Frequently Asked Questions

    Effective, natural, home remedies to heal Eczema?
    I have had eczema for about 7 years. Every time I go to the doctor they prescribe me some new medical cream. But my eczema has become more serious lately and the cream they gave me has steroids in it and I can't use it anymore or else my skin will become dependant on it; it is not the best idea.
    Right now my eczema has come up on the back of my neck, onto my hairline, and it is spreading quickly into my scalp. It is very red and flaky (looks like really bad dandruff), and it is very itchie.
    Do any of you guys know of any effective home remedies that I can try??
    Also my mom heard from a friend that you can boil coriander in water and sponge it onto your skin (after cools off of course). Have you heard of this?? Does it work??
    Thanks so much!!

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry you're having such a hard time with eczema. My daughter has been battling it for 5 years now. I try to keep her away from the steroid medications because they made her skin turn white. I haven't heard about that coriander trick, but it wouldn't hurt to try it. I've also heard that rubbing organic coconut oil on your skin works too.

    does anyone know helpful at-home, natural remedies to get rid of acne fast?
    i have bad acne and im going on vacation soon. does anyone know any remedies to heal acne or imflammatation

    • ANSWER:
      Try with these home remedies. They may help you:

      Wash the face twice daily with a tea of calendula

      Mix 1 teaspoon lemon juice with 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder. Apply this paste on the pimples and wash it after 20 minutes with warm water. Repeat for two weeks,

      Use aloe vera juice on the pimples morning and night for as long as necessary (perhaps five months or longer).

      Make orange peel paste by grinding it in some water. Apply on and around pimples.

      Rub garlic on and around pimples.

      Apply fresh mint juice over the face every night for the treatment of pimples.

      Pulverize 1/3 cup uncooked oats and then add ¼ cup of water. When it becomes the consistency of paste, apply on the pimples.

      Apply raw papaya on swelling pimples.

      Apply fresh lime juice mixed to a glass of boiled milk as a face wash for pimples.

      Mix lime juice and rose water in equal portions and then apply on affected area. Wash it off after 20-30 minutes with only water.

      Apply tomatoes pulp on pimples and kept up to 1 hour then wash.

      Make a pastof one cucumber and a carrot, and then mix with 1/4 cup oatmeal cooked and 1/2 cup of milk. Wash it off after 15 minutes.

      Mix a teaspoonful of coriander juice with a pinch of turmeric powder. Apply to the face after thoroughly washing it, every night before retiring.

      Beat one egg white and apply it on the face for 20 minutes and then rinse with cold water.

      Rub an ice cube on the affected area if a pimple starting to break out on the face

    Are there any internet forums dedicated to the discussion of herbal remedies?
    I am looking for an online forum or message board where I can collaborate with others who are interested in herbal healing, and other natural home remedy treatments. I have friends on other forums with these skills, and I am developing them myself, but I would like to be able to go to a forum dedicated solely to herbal healing and home remedies. Do you know of any such forum, or shall I create one myself?
    I have been unable to find a satisfactory one by internet searches.

    • ANSWER:
      I am recommending This site i read in books and have heard from friends is amazing. It does cost .00 a month i think, but it contains a whole lot of info on where to get herbal remedies, what herbal remedies cure certain diseases, which holistic doctors are noteworthy to go to and that actually care for a persons well being rather than making money, where to get 100% organic food, ect. There is an abundance of info on this site.

    Natural home remedies for scars?
    I have a few scars on my hands that haven't completely healed yet and I'd like to get rid of them - if not completely, at least less visible. They're still red and they haven't turned completely white yet, so I assume it is still treatable? I've tried everything, from rubbing lemons on them, rubbing cocoa butter, vitamin E, honey...but they didn't seem to work; or maybe I just didn't do it right? Can someone kindly tell me some home remedies for scars that work efficiently? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      my mom told me that rubbing the area with pretty much any one of those will make it lighten. you just have to spend a good amount of time actually rubbing the spot. maybe for a good 15-20 minutes at a time.

    Natural at home remedies for dry hair?
    Well, uh, I have very dry hair from straightening it. I do some home remedies that have helped tons, but there are some parts of my hair that won't heal at all. Help?

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    how to get rid of moles using home remedies?
    anyone who know a natural remedy for healing moles may help.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think there are any. I read somewhere that someone used wart medicine on a mole but the thing is if you have a mole removed you want an MD to biopsy it or make sure the healing is right.
      There are serums that fade age/sun spots but for a mole removal I highly suggest you see an MD. For a number of reasons - plus having the wart medicine absorbed in your system instead of killing a "virus" is not healthy.

    what are some Natural remedies that heal your esophagus from acid reflux?
    i suffer from quite bad GERD and medication doesn't help me all that much i was wondering what are some home remedies are that stop the reflux as well as heal the esophagus at the same time, thanks

    • ANSWER:
      "Individuals suffering with stomach and intestinal problems most frequently assume that heartburn, indigestion, gas, and reflux are caused by overproduction of stomach acid. This common misconception has been strongly re-enforced by our conventional medical profession, whose practitioners routinely prescribe stomach acid blocking medications at the slightest sign of stomach dysfunction, failing to properly diagnose the digestive problem by first monitoring the stomach's acid producing function, using scientific methods and neglecting to provide patients with common sense dietary recommendations.

      The Symptoms of Over and Under-Production Are The Same
      Strangely enough, the symptoms of stomach acid (hydrochloric acid, HCL) over-production and under production are virtually identical. It is therefore unwise to jump to conclusions regarding what's occurring in the stomach without actual testing.

      Medical Misdiagnosis Is Very Common
      The pharmaceutical firms with their considerable influence on the medical profession have, through advertising, incentives to doctors and various other forms of indoctrination, made it an almost reflex reaction on the part of most physicians, even many gastro-enterologists, to jump to the conclusion that a majority of gastric problems can be easily treated by the use of acid blocking medications. Because the American public over-consumes unhealthy food at an alarming rate, the routine use of acid blockers is highly profitable for pharmaceutical firms, provides instant relief for many sufferers, but can bring about long-term health problems for many misdiagnosed users."

      I couldn't of said it better myself.

      Insufficient stomach acid or digestive enzymes >>>

      Digestive enzymes - for acid reflux/GERD>>>

      How digestion works>>>

    does anyone know any websites for natural remedies for illnesses vaccines are for?
    I've done my homework on vaccines. I believe the benefit is not worth the risk, and I believe the earth is God's pharmacy. I'm fascinated with homeopathic stuff. I've got a few really good books on nutritional healing and natural remedies. I treat as much of my children's ailments at home with herbs and other Natural remedies. I was just wondering if anyone, happened to know of any good sites for the "biggies". thanks.
    autism is only 1 of the thoudands of side effects there are. SIDS, "shaken baby syndrome", to name a few..
    Also, the gov't. has predetermined results for their tests. b4 they even did testing on the vaccine autism thing, they predetermined the "no link".
    check out

    the question u need to ask yourself is, am I going to blindly accept what the docters tell me, or do my own reserch
    its a huge conflict of interest for the doctors to reserch, they blindly accept what the CDC tells them.
    did u know theres aborted fetus tissue in some vaccines,did u know the bird flu virus is in some vaccines,did u know the vaccines that mercury was removed from, now have aluminum and formaldahyde instead????


    • ANSWER:
      Some of the people on Health and Healing board and Vaccinations board are very knowledgable about treating diseases for which there are vaccines. A biggie on that board is sodium ascorbate, abbreviated as SA. It is a buffered, powdered form of vitamin C, and it is awesome for pertussis. Vitamin A supplementation is important for measles. Drinking plenty of water, gettting rest, and avoiding Tylenol at all costs works well for everything. Making sure that wounds bleed is a good way to avoid tetanus. Washing non-bleeding wounds with hydrogen peroxide gets oxygen inside the wound, which kills possible tetanus. Diphtheria is treated with antibiotics. Hib is treated with antibiotics. Hepatitis A is often symptomless in children, as is rubella.

      The odds are that the only diseases you will notice your children getting are chickenpox and pertussis. My oldest child is 5 years old, and that's all she's gotten. We had to search hard for chickenpox.

    What are some natural remedies for cuts and bruises to make at home?
    I am making a report on alternative medicine and I have a scrape on my arm. I plan to use the best suggestion to make a remedy at home and take pictures of my bruise and the way it heals under laternative care.
    Please report website.

    • ANSWER:
      There are a few home remedies for cuts, but my favorite is natural, raw honey. The unprocessed honey is the best.
      It is good for minor cuts and can protect you from infection and scarring.
      Spread the honey on a bandaid or piece of gauze and cover the wound. Change daily.
      This is also a great remedy for bedsores.

      The bruise will probably respond to an ice pack. Cooling constricts the blood vessels which means less blood in the tissues that cause the black and blue spot.
      The next day try using heat to dilate the blood vessels and improve circulation.

    Does anyone have home remedies for clearer skin?
    Does anyone have any simple home remedies that make your skin clearer i have had big time acne and now it is starting to heal but i have many dark spots where the acne used to be usually it takes 1-2 months for these spots to disappear and i was wondering is a there some NATURAL remedy out there that can make it go away faster

    • ANSWER:
      Homemade Acne Remedy Treatment - 5 Tips to Clear Those Breakouts Fast

      When it comes to clearing acne, look no further than these homemade acne remedy treatments. They're cheap, super effective, and you can find the ingredients anywhere.

      1.) The oil cleansing method. This homemade acne remedy is one of my favorites because it worked so well for me. All you need to do is mix some extra virgin olive oil with some castor oil, put it on your face, and then cover your face with a hot rag for a few minutes. Wipe it off and you're done.

      2.) Baking soda for acne. This is another favorite because it costs less than a dollar. Just mix some baking soda with some water and lightly rub the paste onto your face. Rinse off when finished.

      3.) Aspirin masks. Get some uncoated aspirin pills, crush them up, mix with a little bit of water and place the mixture on your face. Let this one sit for a few minutes before washing it off. This is great for exfoliating as well as helping clear up current break outs quickly.

      4.) Honey Mask. Don't get plain honey from Acme, try and find uncooked/unprepared honey from a health food store. This mask is great for moisturizing and reducing the appearance of current breakouts. Do this before a shower to make it easier to rinse off.

      5.) Egg white and lemon mask. This mask makes your skin incredibly soft and smooth and it will reduce the red marks from past breakouts.

      While all of these homemade acne remedy treatments work wonders for your skin and will get rid of current break outs more quickly, they can never cure your problems. You will still be dealing with the acne after it happens rather than preventing it.

      In order to prevent acne, you have to address the root causes inside of your body. A homemade acne remedy is only good for treating the acne symptoms on your face, not the acne problems inside your body.

      Go to to discover the root causes of acne and get the step by step guide that will teach you exactly what you can do to finally be cured of all your acne problems. Imagine the relief you'll feel every morning when you wake up and KNOW you're skin still looks fantastic.

      Article Source:

    What are some home/natural remedies for heartburn?
    Hi! I am 14 years old, and about a week ago I started getting really bad heartburn at night, the kind where it feels like your swallowing a knife when you swallow, and drinking water doesn't really help. If I take an antacid such as Rolaids, it temporarily relieves the pain, but it always comes back, and lasts through the morning until I have been awake for about an hour and a half. I have stopped taking the Rolaids because they are very bad for your kidneys, and I drink ice water before bed. I also have started sleeping on my left side, because I heard that doing so lessens the chance of the stomach acids coming into your esophogus. I read that a teaspoon of honey can help heal your esophogus and the ring around the entrance to your stomach(I forget what it's called), and that apple cider vinegar helps. So I was wondering what you have tried, or if you know of someone who has tried something that works that is natural and isn't Rolaids or Tums or anything like that. I also heard that drinking a lot of milk can cause heartburn, and I am a milk chugger, but too I heard that milk can help heartburn. Thank you for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      Thumbs up on the apple cider vinegar! It's Grandma's secret!
      An imbalance in your posture can also lead to acid reflux,
      Stress, worries, and emotional things a person your
      age has to contend with can serve to aggravate it more.
      A therapist experienced in "Myofascial Release" can help.

    Have bad acne. Need natural HOME remedie. Does anyone know anything to help me heal my acne scars and...?
    I have bad acne and I can't stop picking at it. At that time of the month I typically get it the worst. Is there a good at home remedie to help me heal the blemishes. They are ordinarily red and they get pussy (I know its gross, im sorry) Then when I pick on it since my skin is so sensitive I get brown scars. I need a way to get rid of the scars without making my skin oily and making my zits worse. Also need a way to get puss out of zits and dry them out without over drying my face. My skin is pretty messed up. Please! can anyone help me by telling me some at home remedies for scars and the blemishes themselves?
    I accidently said Puss-ey and that reffered to the puss in the zits not anything elsse. Im sorry.

    • ANSWER:
      This easy, effective method uses one kitchen-cupboard herbal ingredient, and calls upon the power of a warm compress to open pores and allow the healing benefits of the herb to work on blemished skin. The compress method is more comforting and quicker to use than a facial steam, but is every bit as effective.
      SIMPLE SOLUTION: Here are the simple how-to instructions to help clear troubled skin:

      1 quart water
      1/2 to 1 cup dried thyme leaves (for a VERY strong infusion)

      1. Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Remove it from the heat and add the thyme. Cover the pan and steep the mixture for 20 minutes, then strain out the herbs and discard them. Let the infusion cool to warm. (You should be able to put your hand in the infusion and keep it there for several minutes without discomfort.)

      2. Soak a clean washcloth with the infusion and wring the excess from it. With your eyes closed, place the washcloth on your face for 15 minutes. Remove the washcloth from your face and apply an astringent.
      go to the web site below and do a search for acne articles..theres a great one about acne and diet etc.
      good luck

    How to heal Canker/Mouth sore?
    I bit my mouth, and for a few days i accidentally bit it more, and it hurts a lot. Can anyone tell me some natural/home remedies to heal it or at least make it diminish a bit? Thank you. :)

    • ANSWER:

    What are some home remedies i could use?
    I'm starting to get into the natural ways to heal my skin/body. I was wondering what are some home remedies i could use to clear my skin? (scars,small acne marks). Also, what are some remedies i can use on my hair to keep it smooth and healthy? * I've heard of olive oil, which i'm about to try* - Recipes would be nice! ^_^ or a list... lol Thanks for your time.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi There, OMG - there are so many great home remedies that are cheap and good for your skin and hair. Here is my favorite skin remedy for smooth, bump free skin. It will also clean out your pores so you can reduce the chances of breakouts and acne. It can also help lessen acne marks.

      Mix equal amounts of sugar, baking soda, and either a little olive oil if your face is dry - or a gentle pH cleanser like Cetaphil. I use the generic Walgreens brand which is cheaper.

      Mix all of these ingredients to form a paste and massage this paste all over your face...gently for about 5 minutes. Then rinse off well. Your skin will feel so smooth and soft and your pores will be smaller.

      Try making a bigger batch and use this in the shower for your chest, elbows, knees....your whole body will be soft.

      You see the drug store brand of exfoliators often contain broken walnut shells which are uneven in size and can scratch and damage your skin. But baking soda and sugar - will it has a good scrubbing feel - will never damage or scratch the skin, so it's safe to use.

      For your hair, you can heat up a cup of olive oil (just warm it lightly - NOT too hot) and pour it on your scalp and massage to the ends of your hair. Put a plastic bag over your hair and sit in the sun or clean the house...something that generates some heat. The natural heat from your head, trapped in the plastic bag will warm the oil and penetrate your hair follices. Then rinse and shampoo well.

      Do this once a month for healthy hair. There is also a great vitamin called BioSil that is good for hair,skin, and nails. In fact, the first thing most people noticed when they started taking BioSil is that they have to cut the hair and nails more often because it causes them to grow like crazy.

      I am a health advisor for a large company have done lots of research on hair, skin, and nails and found this vitamin to be extreemly effective. In fact, some women complained that they had to get their hair cut more often and it cost more money :-) But, hey, I rather have hair that grows fast and healthy, then the alternative..... :-) Check out the web site below for more natural old home remedies.

    Apple Cider Vinegar Drinking Ideas?
    What can I do to make it taste better? Please no negative comments.
    Try to give me MORE then one idea please! Thanks!

    by the way im not old enough to drink alchol. And yes i plan on sipping/drinking it or what ever action word u want to use.

    It IS good to drink ive read many articles on it. heres one:

    For centuries people have been using natural apple cider vinegar as both a food and a medicine for themselves and for their pets.
    Since 400BC, Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, and others, have used vinegar and vinegar mixed with honey, as an energizing tonic and a healing elixir.
    More recently, the health benefits of apple cider vinegar have been promoted by many well-known authors such as Dr Jarvis, Paul C. Bragg and Patricia Bragg.
    D.C. Jarvis, a Vermont country doctor, noted that apple cider vinegar was a respected home remedy used by many Vermonters to successfully treat a number of common ailments and nagging aches and pains.
    He was so impressed that he went on to write a book on his observations and experimentations with home remedies, especially apple cider vinegar, and its beneficial effects on both people and farm animals.

    First let me say that apple cider vinegar is a completely natural product, resulting from the fermentation of apple juice to hard apple cider followed by a second fermentation to apple cider vinegar.
    This natural product retains all the nutritional goodness of the apples from which it was made plus it is fortified with the extra acids and enzymes produced during the two fermentation steps.
    It's the sum of all these ingredients that give apple cider vinegar its amazing health benefits.
    A compilation of many time honored home remedies used for a wide range of health problems is included in the natural healing Home Remedies section.

    Apple cider vinegar benefits include many external uses as well. It can be used to sooth sunburns and insect bites, to make your hair shine, and to treat dandruff just to mention a few. Click on the Hair Care or Home Remedies section for more details on these and many more uses.

    Apple cider vinegar fits in well with today's trend towards eating natural healthy whole foods, and away from the overconsumption of highly processed convenience foods, which are depleted of much of their original nutrients.

    • ANSWER:
      I've seen many small hand held magazines as you check out in a grocery store. (small booklet type) .

    what are some good home remedies for...?
    does anyone know some home remedies for a cold sore or fever blister to go away or heel faster ?ive been trying carmax .blistex and abreva but i was just wondering if there are any natural good home was to help heal it ?? dont be rude plz n thnx

    • ANSWER:
      Try The Canker Spanker, I love, love, love it! It's super fast on healing fever blisters and can be used to prevent the little suckers. Good luck, you can find it online.

    Breathing remedies...?
    Is there some kind of OTC meds. or some kind of home remedy or natural healing techniques that a woman can use to help her to breathe easier? She has COPD, and she takes 4 breathing treatments a day, and she sleeps with Oxygen at night. The breathing treatments make her really weak. Isn't there something that can help her to breathe a little easier? If you have any suggestions, pls let me know. Even the doctor says that he's heard of something, but even he can't remember it! Thanks!
    She's 58 years old.

    • ANSWER:
      Lobelia seed in organic raw apple cider vinegar and pure grain alcohol.
      Therapeutic Action:
      Lobelia is one of the most powerful and versatile herbs I know. In my clinic I learned to rely on this herb more than any other. I learned in the first few years of my practice: "When in doubt, try Lobelia."

      Lobelia has two mail uses, first as an antispasmodic and second as a bronchial dilator and expectorant. As an antispasmodic it is second to none and will relax the entire body and organs. This is why it is one of the mail ingredients in the Nerve Formula.

      It is also the greatest herb for problems with the lungs. IT IS A STRONG BRONCHIAL DILATOR. It will get you breathing easily again. It also will help you to expectorate material out of the lungs. I have seen it work with a hundred different disorders, When it doubt, try it!

      In American herbal history, from Samuel Thompson, one of the great 18th century herbalists, to Dr. John Christopher, Lobelia was an important healing plant. This is the only herb that Dr. Christopher devoted an entire chapter to in his herbal book. Although currently in America the F.D.A. has cautioned us on using this plant, in Europe it is an important over the counter drug sold in many modern drug stores. To begin with, alkaloids are one of the most powerful of all plant chemicals. Not all plants have them. Some have a few, but Lobelia ranks high, with 14 different alkaloids. I am explaining this so you will understand that we know very little about this plant except that it is a powerful healer.

    Looking for classes on natural healing.?
    Does anyone know of a class on natural healing, such as herbal or native american or just home remedies somewhere in the north mississippi area? Something hands on not just looking at a book. Any info would be appreciated.
    I actually took a continuing education class on herbal remedies about 10 yrs ago and was just wondering if there were any classes still around.

    • ANSWER:
      You realise those classes are all in one place: Medical School ?

      If it works then it becomes absorbed into general medical usage. Anything else is consigned to the history books. Try and see if there's any history classes that cover ancient medical practices.

    Pagans, Wiccans, natural healing enthusiasts: not an emergency or anything, but can you help me out?
    Got some herniated disks, and associated nerve pain. I was wondering if you folks had any good home remedies to give some relief. I've tried a bunch, but figured I'd see if ya'll got anything new for me. Muscle relaxers, anti-inflamatories, and steroids all suck. lol
    I'm just trying to delay fusion surgery as long as possible. Haven't found a chiropractor who will touch me once they see the MRI. Just ain't ready for steel rods yet.

    • ANSWER:
      My best advice to you is to speak with a qualified physician or two and then do as they advise.

      Traditional "witchcraft" remedies, at least in my experience, are much better at preventing illness in the first place or dealing with low-level chronic conditions than they are at handling acute pain and dysfunction. For the latter types of conditions, modern medicine has a much better track record.

    Are organic pickles and the pickle juice a natural home remedy for Silent Reflux (LPR)/ acid reflux?
    I have been reading online about home remedies for both silent reflux (LPR) & acid reflux that organic dill pickles and pickle juice helps to heal acid reflux and I want to know if it is true or not and if anyone has tried this. I really don't like apple cider vinegar at all and want to try something different. I want to know if so, how often should i use pickles and pickle juice for acid reflux. I really don't want to go on any medications because I am not comfortable with the side effects for all of them.

    • ANSWER:
      The only natural rememdy that I've ever found to be effective against acid reflux is ginger. You can buy authentic ginger ale or the actual ginger roots.
      You can also buy ginger pills but some are wary of buying herbal supplements as their is no guarantee of their purity.

    Some good natural home remedy ideas for quick curing of the chicken pox?
    Hi. I'm 14. Got the chicken pox from my friend who had them on our beach trip. I have had them 5 days now, since Wednesday. They are already starting to scab a little bit, and my fever is gone.

    They're a pretty bad case. I have them:
    * Covering my face, neck, and some on my scalp
    * About maybe... 165? on my chest and stomach area? I don't know, I'm not that good at estimating and some of them aren't even that bad if there are 165.
    * Shoulders, armpits, and arms.. not TOO many, but a reasonable amount
    * Pubic area and vulva.. very uncomfortable
    * Legs, not as many there
    * Hands and feet. Now these actually hurt and came recently, like yesterday. But there are only a few.

    I know what to do for the itching, I just want to know if there are any ways to make my bumps crust faster, or heal faster.

    Any ideas are greatly appreciated, thank you!!! =)

    • ANSWER:
      Not much you can do except keep from scratching so they don't scar. Eat well, so you have all the nutrients you need for healing. Vitamin C might help, and it's best if you get it from food, so birght orange and green fruits and veggies. Hope you feel better soon.

    How do get rid of a pressure ulcer on a heel? Home remedies over the counter ointments or?
    natural stuff that will help to heal a ulcer?

    • ANSWER:
      The best thing you can do is keep pressure off of it. For instance, when you lay in bed, don't lay with pressure on your heels. If you sleep on your back, place a pillow under your legs to make your feet hang off the edge. That way, air circulates around the sore, and oxygen will help heal it.

      Here in the hospital, we use xenaderm for bad pressure ulcers. Ask your doc for a sample. If he won't, then try triple antibiotic ointment at night. There are no home remedies for getting rid of decubitus ulcers. Just stay off the area and keep it really clean.

      If it's very deep, I would recommend seeing your doctor. The deep ones don't heal well by themselves. GL.

    Hot Spot Remedies?
    Ok, my dog has hot spots all over. I have a cone on her, but she can still reach some spots. They are healing just fine on their own, and the hair is beginning to grow back, but because she is phsycotic and feels the need to lick wherever she can reach, she keeps making new hot spots. We just want them to heal because they are really bad. Are there any natural, home remedies that make it taste bad or something so that she won't lick it? I read some others on here, and they seem like it would make it sting or hurt. I don't want to hurt my dog, I just want it to taste bad. One guy even said listerine and water, and listerine makes my mouth sting, so it would probably hurt my dog. Can anyone help give me a non-hurting home remedie to make her leave it alone while it heals?
    We already know it is hot spots. We went to teh vet a while ago and it has been going on for a while. She constantly scratches herself also, to teh point where she bleeds, and for no reason. She doesn't have fleas, and we give her benadryl alot.
    But we don't know how to make her stop scratching, so we figured we would fix the chewing and lickign first.

    • ANSWER:
      One of the best things around for that is BItter Apple. It is a taste deterent for dogs, put that on and she will link that taste with biting on herself and leave the area alone. It won't hurt the sore.

    My dog keeps licking his wounds - any natural remedies?
    My dog (who ate his leg a couple weeks ago) is healing well, but won't stop licking the wound. The tissue is starting to granulate back (except for the small area he ate again the other day - but that is looking better as well - btw don't bother telling me I need a new vet - mine is great). But, we have tried all shapes & sizes of e-collars (cones) and he is a very sneaky, flexible dog & has managed to get around all of these within hours of first getting them. We've also tried an inflatable e-collar & a giant foam e-collar, but again to no avail he got around them. This week we've tried the bitter orange, I think he thinks it's more of an appetizer than a deterrent. So I was wondering if anyone had any ideas of home remedies, something I could give him, or spray on the bandages to keep him from licking & trying to chew the bandages off? We keep the wound bandaged most of the day, we'll keep it off for 2 hours every night after we clean it & apply the betadine mixture. And during the day while at work, and at night in his kennel (even with the e-collar on) he still manages to get the bandage chewed off (or chewed up a little - plus very soggy) almost every day. I would try the hot sauce idea I've read about, but he LOVES hot food/sauces, so I think he'd actually enjoy it more.
    I'm asking people on the board because my vet has tried everything that she can think of. But I know that other people have had experience with pesky dogs like mine. I need some more ideas to try because even though he's mostly licking the wound, he did eat his leg again the other day (down to the tendons), but this time only a chunck about the size of a half-dollar (luckily not the size of my hand this time).
    He ate his leg because two weeks ago he had a really bad staph infection, cleared the infection up when he ate it, but the wound must still be bothering him (according to my vet), even though he is on pain killers, anti inflammitory meds, & antibiotics. I also use the carevet (I think that is what it's called) goo spray on the entire wound everyday before we bandage him up.

    • ANSWER:
      It seems as though you are doing what I would consider doing; however, I want to warn you about wrapping your dog's leg and leaving him alone. I wrapped a dog's leg with an ace bandage to keep him from constantly licking the spot - then I put him in his kennel and I went to work. When I came home 4 hours later, the dog had pulled on that bandage so hard that it tightened around his foot & the foot was purple. I was frantic and quickly cut the bandage off. The dog's foot was never the same. Please Please do not leave your dog alone with anything wrapped around any part of him unless you are absolutely sure that he cannot get to it.

    i recently went to a dr and nhe gave me a new age home remedy, anyone use this?
    i took my daughter to the doctor, Dr. Arajh Manish and he told me that she had a stomach ulcer and or aggrivation inside the lining. he said that they could do surgery or use a natural home remedy to help it heal.he told me to

    1) mix her favorite juice (juicy juice) and lighter fluid togather and let her drink it slowly.

    2) At dinner when she eats, that we shud wash all of her food vigourously with soap, and make sure there are no bacteria on it.

    3) and the last before bed she should swallow a small smooth stone, to help grind the food up for her.

    i was extremely sceptical this could work, but she isnt doing much better, anyone heard of this??

    • ANSWER:
      Good Lord! Write this out for your local medical board. You might want to report Arajh Manish - he sounds sort of strange!

      And as nuts as this guy sounds, it's hard even to trust his diagnosis of stomach ulcer....

      Always a good idea is a healthy bunch of water - the 64 oz/day. and washing her food isn't a bad idea. In these modern times, we think that a lot of stomach ulcer is caused by Helicobacter pylori - it's a bug which a lot of us have. They can sometimes treat this with a really strong antibiotic. But no more swallowing smooth stones!

      I'd suggest another doctor.

    Fastest way to heal a red mark left by pimples?
    What is the fastest way to heal/repair red mark left by pimple on face? Possibly natural home remedies that are effective. I have very light skin and the redness really sticks out, I really want to heal/fade the redness and help speed up the repair. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Gently dab a small amount of Lavender Essential oil. It will take out the redness and help the skin to heal.

      Make sure it is essentail oil NOT fragrance oil.

    natural remedies to heal scars?
    okay plz no rude comments

    i was young
    okay EVERY HAS done it at one time

    i had a lot of zits
    now they are scars
    and others scars that i dont remember how it happen
    i use makeup but still a few show

    any home made stuff i can do?
    cheap but working stuff?
    would vitamin e pill work just quash the stuff out?
    and plz i really dont want to hear " ONLY TIME WILL HEAL"

    • ANSWER:
      Oh my gosh. so I had the absolute worst problem with this last year. The most effective things I found were crushing up advil/ibuprofen tablets and mixing them with water and then I put the paste onto my scar every night before bed. I also did a similar thing with tea leaves, I opened the package of tea and mixed it with water and put the paste onto my scar. I also used Mederma cream on some of them which worked very very very well, but that is kind of expensive. I hope this helps!

    Have a case of what I think is food poisoning, looking for advice on home remedies and what to avoid?
    Friday-Flu like symptoms; slight fever: 99.8, achy joints, and my hands and feet felt jello-y, assumed I had caught the flu.
    Saturday- Temperature went back to complete normal, all signs of achy joints went away. But consistently felt like throwing up, had back stomach problems, and had stomach cramps all day. Liquid was fine, but any food made me feel like throwing up for at least a few hours.
    Sunday- Same; now, there is no food in my stomach, so no throwing up feeling, just a slight heartburnish feeling, but still major cramps in stomach.

    Based on all the info, seems pretty obvious I have food poisoning, please advise.

    I understand I am to avoid; all sweet liquids, solids, caffeine, alcohol; basically stick to water, maybe soup, and that's it.

    The confusing part is whether or not to take antacid for the stomach aches and diarrhea. I was told it would help the symptoms, which it does, but when I looked it up online, it seems that most people agree antacids, although temp relieves symptoms, slows the body's natural healing process. Its the same with antibiotics, people seem to say in a lot of cases, the antibiotics dr's prescribe can actually worsen the food poisoning.

    I will do anything it takes to get better today, have to work tomorrow. So ANY advice would be appreciated.
    oh, and saltines, will they help settle the stomach or is eating them (or any food in general, including soup), just being counter productive?

    • ANSWER:
      activated charcoal

      oil of Oregano (capsules or tinture)

      slippery elm

      and a good colon clean detox system kit◙

    Best at home genital herpes treatments? -- useless opinions are not needed.?
    I just got over my first outbreak (which is known to be the worst), & I wanted to find faster and more reliable treatment for it. I ordered a natural oil treatment last time, & even though it worked, it took forever to finally heal & the bottle had already run out. Plus I smelt like a FrEaKiN InSeNcE Stick...Piece of Junk! So I really dont want to keep throwing money out on useless products, so if anyone knows a good treatment that have personally helped your outbreaks, then please send ideas on over.

    Also any home remedies and natural cures are a help. When i first got it, i learned a lot from going to websites such as these and was just interested in what ya'll might have to say.

    MuChOs GrAcIas!
    Stop thinking the worst. If you don't have it, then you're considered lucky. I have been doing treatments, and have it well maintained. Its not something that only permiscous people get. It's already shameful as it is, and I shouldnt be having to deal with people who have no earthly idea what they're talking about. Look up Herpes information, and you will be surprised how much your little minds have yet to learn. I always got tested and have 99% of the time practiced safe sex. So unless you don't know what you're talking about, then please do a common courtesy of letting someone who has informative information answer...
    Stop thinking the worst. If you don't have it, then you're considered lucky. I have been doing treatments, and have it well maintained. Its not something that only permiscous people get. It's already shameful as it is, and I shouldnt be having to deal with people who have no earthly idea what they're talking about. Look up Herpes information, and you will be surprised how much your little minds have yet to learn. I always got tested and have 99% of the time practiced safe sex. So unless you don't know what you're talking about, then please do a common courtesy of letting someone who has informative information answer...

    and no "dude" I don't have genital warts. BIG DIFFERENCE
    Thanks to all those who are actually trying to help. I never once asked for a "Cure", i asked for a treatment... And yes i have already stacked up on all the vitamins that are recommended and all the anti-fungal creams and powders that have been recommended.

    • ANSWER:
      Suppressive medication should work for you. Acyclovir, Valtrex, or Famvir are the most common meds to help suppress outbreaks. Talk to your doctor about a prescription. From what I understand, you can take it only when you have an outbreak, or you can take it daily, depending on how frequent your symptoms are. There is no clinical evidence that natural remedies work for herpes, at least as far as I know. Save your money.

    How to repair damaged skin on the nose?
    I have blackheads on my nose, and unfortunately in the past, I tried so hard to squeeze all that gunk out. By doing so, I have damaged the skin on my nose (peeling, scratching off) and even if the skin heals back, it doesnt look natural (looks a bit leathery) I was wondering if there are any store bought remedies or home/natural remedies I could use to help make my skin all better?

    Thank you all, in advance ^___^

    • ANSWER:
      use the stuff in the link below... It gets rid top layer of the skin and then heals it.. and it will look LIKE NEW! really i did the same thing you did.

    Is there a natural remedy I can use to ease a cat's eye infection?
    My friend recently got a Russian Blue kitten. Poor thing developed an eye infection and my friend would prefer a natural treatment she can use at home to heal the infection if possible. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      If the infection is caused by the herpes virus (half of them usually are, the other half are from calci viruses) you can home treat that with 250 mg of lysine powdered (crushed the pill with a spoon) and sprinkled over their food for 5-7 days. Usually by day 3 there's a significant improvement and the eyes are good after 7 days.

      If you treat for the herpes virus and see no improvement, it's a good bet the cat has a calci virus or a different kind. Lysine works wonderfully for the herpes but won't touch the others.

      If the eyes are very bad, you can go up to 500mg a day for the cat, it's not something that will be toxic if a heavier dose is given. Lysine is cheap, at the grocery store in the vitamin section, it runs something like for 60 pills, for the generic form. AND it works on cold sores for us, too. It's good to have in the medicine cabinet.

    How to quickly heal a bruised nipple from breast feeding?
    Anyone know some natural home remedies for a bruised nipple? Any help would be great-thanks!

    • ANSWER:

    How to fix blown out ears when they are past the point of healing?
    When I started stretching my ears, I was really very uneducated about them and was stupid. I think when I got around a 1/2" plug, they got blown out but I was stupid and didn't realize it and kept stretching. Now I am at an inch and realizing just how gross it is. I know I am too far gone to fix it, but is there any kind of natural home remedy to help? To maybe, like, tighten up the loose flappy skin? My ears also won't heal anymore, so I don't think there is much a point to downsize but I will keep the 7/8's in for a while longer

    • ANSWER:

    book about herbs for kids AND infants?
    I was wondering if any of you know of some other books dealing with this subject that I can add to the following list:

    An Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and infants
    Kids, Herbs, & Health: A Parent's Guide to Natural Remedies

    ***I am especially interested in books that tell the parent how to make the home remedies, instead of going to the store where it is more costly. WhY? I am already growing many species of herbs and want to put them into good use :)

    • ANSWER:
      i would like to talk to you about herbs. i have been using, studying, and suggesting their use for about 20 years now. contact me directly at;

    How to fade scarring fast and increase healing?
    I have pretty good skin in the fact that i don't get spots often but when i do, even if i don't pick at them, it leaves a few scars behind
    This is irritating because I feel like I constantly have to put lots of foundation on to cover it up, but I want to fade the scarring fast so that I can just start using tinted moisturizer instead of a heavy foundation.

    Another thing is, my body takes a long time to heal wounds and injuries, because I have anemia :(
    so i feel like this affects how long it takes to fade scarring from pimples as well, is there anything i can take to increase my immune system? Any natural home made remedies for fading scars, or good products on the market?
    Help is much appreciated, thanks

    • ANSWER:
      2 words: cocoa butter!
      you can buy it at pretty much any drugstore and its worked miracles for me. like i had this deep scar on my elbow and i put cocoa butter and it faded quickly. just make sure you put it on everyday and under ur makeup. (:

    How can I heal my cockatiel's little red nose(without vet)?
    Idon't want to take him to a vet because I think the medications they give are sort of unnatural to birds but anyways... I just want to know a natural home remedy for my bird's red nose. I think the red nose means that he has a sinus infection or something, thats what i read. Don't make me panic when you answer, I just wanna know what i can do to help without a vet.

    • ANSWER:
      Did the color change very quickly? And as in red, do you mean blood red? If it has always been that way, or the color changed very slowly, I think that your bird is fine. If as in red, you mean, pinkish, it should also be fine. I have never heard of a bird being sick cause of a cere color change. As long as your bird is acting perfectly regularly, it should be fine. No panicking is needed.

    Anyone help with a natural remedy for stiff neck and shoulders. Also unable to move my head and neck too quik.
    Pinched nerve??? How to heal at home. reflexogy?

    • ANSWER:
      You can try the herb valerian & the mineral combination calcium/magnesium tablets. Both work as muscle relaxers, but in different ways. Be warned; valerian stinks to high heaven! Because they both relax, they are both also useful for insomnia.

    can i drink apple vinegar and tahitian noni juice simultaneously?
    i am not a big fan of medicine, so i go around my ways to find better home remedies or more natural healing kind of ways... and i have been drinking apple vinegar for three months now (on and off, as in only three times a week) because i have achalasia esophagus and i get reflux a lot. I heard that apple vinegar is good to lower the chance of having reflux. and then just some days ago, someone recommended me Tahitian Noni Juice. I have been drinking it for two days now. I heard that it is a good supplement to take.
    I was diagnosed with a suspect Teratoma ( a cyst) in my ovarium and i just wanted to treat myself better, start of with watching what goes in my mouth.
    i was wondering, could anybody please tell me whether is it safe to drink apple vinegar and Tahitian Noni Juice at the same time?.. will there be any complication towards my health?
    thank you very very much.

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, the ACV can help many cases of Reflux because it can not only be caused by too much stomach acid, but not enough stomach acid... if it's helping, that means it's due to too little stomach acid in your case.

      Anyway, Noni is a great antioxidant so you can safely take that daily... but the taste combination of those two would be the only concern. As long as your taste buds can survive the two together, it's perfectly safe and can be very beneficial. ;-) Good luck and I hope I helped!

    Best natural remedy for deep wound mark.?
    Hi guys,

    Recently, I faced a severe injury which resulted in a deep wound on my right cheek but it's healing up process resulted in the formation of a deep black patch due to hyper pigmentation while some portion of the skin retained it's pink hue(which seems as if that portion has not yet healed).Now all I am left is with a deep black and pink wound mark beside my right cheek.I normally don't face from skin problems and hence this one is new to me.I already consulted a dermatologist but he could only help me from getting rid of the inflammation and the burning sensation but not the scar.

    Any suggestions?
    Can this be cured by any home remedies or do I have to opt for any other healing process?(please be specific)

    • ANSWER:

    Toothpaste is an acne home remedy used to reduce a swollen pimple. Apply toothpaste on pimple and leave over night. Use paste, not the gel type.

    Make an egg white mask. Egg whites will remove acne, and give you a beautiful look to your face. Egg whites tighten the face, and skin pores. Take an egg, crack it open. In a small dish, poor the egg white(no yolk at all). Then take a few drops of lemon juice and add it to the egg white. Then buy some vitamin E oil. Vitamin E oil is very healthy for the skin. It protects the skin, heals the skin naturally. Vitamin E oil will remove acne scars even. Apply a few drops to the egg white, and mix well. Then get a cotton ball, and apply it all over your face. In about 10-15 minutes, you should feel your face really tightening. Then wash with warm water.

    - Using baking soda works. Baking soda will help get rid of acne. Baking soda is quite successful at removing difficult stains and typically used for house cleaning. It also can remove pimples, and possibly even acne scars. Baking soda is safe to use. The thing is, baking soda won't prevent acne, it will just get rid of it. Long-term effects of using baking soda won't prevent it, but it will get rid of acne. Make a paste, by applying water or lemon juice. Lemon juice is good for the skin.You might want to use that instead. Apply to your face, then leave it there for a minute or two. Then rinse and dry your face.

    Use Honey. Honey contains a good source of vitamin C. Vitamin C is an important vitamin for the skin. Honey is a natural anti-aging effect and promotes healthy skin. Honey is anti-bacteria and has a Good source of minerals. Honey can heal cuts, wounds to the skin. It's a natural skin healer. Use honey, lemon juice, and little bit of vitamin E oil. Mix it together, and apply on your entire face. You'll want to make mask. Leave it there for about 10 minutes, then wash with warm water. Do this every day. You'll notice that honey gives the skin a beautiful complexion as well.

    • ANSWER:

      The less products you use, the better for your skin. Some skin and hair care products can cause acne. To help prevent and control acne flare-ups, take good care of your skin. For example, use a mild soap or cleanser to gently wash your face twice a day. Choose “non-comedogenic” make-up and hair care products. This means that they don't close up the pores. I use a bath wash like Suave, Irish Spring, Dove (for ex.) Bath & Body wash when I take a shower, with a washcloth. Treat your face like the rest of your body, take a shower everyday or wash your face everyday

      The secret is keeping your face clean and oil-free. I also don't use liquid on my face for anything, and very little moisturizer, not even a dime size. Since my face is not dry. Good skin also comes from your good genes. Increase your fresh fruits & vegetables 3-5 servings per day. And programmed your mind to do this day after day, for the rest of your life.

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    How do you make a home internet business become sucessful?
    My sister and I have been working hard the last 8 months on our health and wellness website. We have an informative site that promotes helping the body heal itself. We offer a unique inventory of health supplements at very little mark up to stay competitive with large e-pharmacies. We have helpful self-evaluations, a diet diary, a family health history and extensive information on the natural remedies we offer.
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    • ANSWER:
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      Create a podcast and add it to all the podcasting directories. Create a viral marketing effect. If I knew which site was yours I'd be able to give you more specific advice.

    KERATOSIS PILARIS SCARS - how to get rid of it ?
    I had keratosis pillars on my upper arms for bout' 3 yrs; & now they're finally gonee!!:D BUT they leaved SCARS on my ARMS !:'( I tried 'Amlatic'(I think that's wat it called-__-), and it's not fading the scars; I aso tried 'AloeVera lotion' but after a week; it started to STING like hell !:(( So; I stopped using it ( maybe it's not 'real' aloe-.-). I heard that 'vitamin E oil'/'bio oil' heal scars very that true? I take Multiple that gonna help?:( & is there any natural home remedies I can make to heal the scars? Thanxx guyss!!!!!!<3333 0X0X

    • ANSWER:
      i had it too, i exfoliate daily with an exfoliating glove, now they are all gone but still left scars... keep exfoliating and slowly they will fade :)
      its because you picked/scratched on them!
      what i noticed to have results is a calming cream that contains "phytotonine"

      that's all i know

      good luck!

    HELP with herniated disc, sciatica and medicines/remedies for it?
    This is quite lengthy but I hope someone will read & help!!

    I had my first incident with sciatica over a year ago. Started off with an annoying pain in my left butt cheek. I didn't think anything of it, until after I went bowling and I was in the worst pain of my life. Pain radiated down my left leg, even felt tingly and numb. I couldn't stand up straight. Went to numerous doctors, had MRI's and x-rays and they concluded I have a herniated disc at L5 S1 which pinches my sciatic nerve, and arthritis there as well. I am only 21 years old and don't understand why I'd have arthritis, other than an incident 4 years ago where I fell down the stairs, injured my back and never went to the doctor for it. It was hard to walk, but in time I thought it healed on its own. They talked about surgery to cure my sciatica and herniated disc if it doesn't get better after 6 months. Well, I thought it was fine and haven't had a problem in months until the other day I had a major cold with intense coughing that ended up triggering my sciatica once again. Every time I cough, my sciatica gets worse. I cannot stand completely erect, but then I cannot lean over to wash my face brush my teeth, anything. I walk like a hunchback. I tried naproxen which did not work at all. My spine doctor prescribed me Choline Mag Trisal 750 mg TCAR...2 tablets every 12 hours. I have yet to take it because 1500 mg of aspirin 2 times a day seems like a lot to me. Is this normal/safe, and what other pain relievers, home remedies or natural cures can I try? I am female, 21 years old, 5'7 and weigh 115 pounds. I live a moderately sedentary lifestyle. Would working out my back muscles help? Thanks!
    I forgot to mention. I went to physical therapy for a few weeks which did nothing. It was almost a joke to me because he made me use an eliptical for 30 mins then sit on a table and do stretches that I did not feel anywhere near my herniated disc at all. Maybe researching a better physical therapist would help? Any success stories with the use of physical therapy? I live in South Jersey.

    • ANSWER:
      you can ask for physical therapy, that would help loosen up the muscles, but to be honest with you, it's not going to get better. I had the same discs herniated, and this past november I had to have surgery. I did the physical therapy, I was on vicodin, percocet, and muscle relaxers. I had epidural injections. I had lumbar spinal fusion. They removed my discs, put in bone grafts, 2 metal cages and 6 screws, I was out of work for 3 months, in a back brace for 2 months and couldn't drive for 1 month. I'm now 5 months post surgery and the most pain I have is some muscle stiffness at the end of the day. I don't need pills for it, a hot bath and relaxing helps that. Whatever you do, don't go to a chiropractor, they will make your herniated discs worse, once they herniate to that point manipulating your spine won't put them back, it will push them out more. Find a good spine specialist, if you live in the Baltimore. MD area I know a great one. Hope you feel better soon.

    Fluid in the middle ear in adult (otitis serous). How to treat at home?
    I went to the doctor today and learned I have otitis serous or fluid in the middle ears. They cleaned and flushed my ears and a lot of really dark, gross wax that was impacted came out. The nurse practitioner told me to take a decongestant like Claritin-D but I cannot stand products that contain pseudoephederine and was hoping for a natural remedy. She said no antibiotics were necessary because the ears aren't infected.

    Can I just leave it alone and it will go away? I have Murine Ear Wax Removal drops, but I don't see how they could help because the wax was removed and now there's just the fluid in the middle ear area that needs to drain/dry up. Any tips or advice? I'd prefer not to take medicine for this if at all possible but would like something to expedite the healing process. Although my ears don't feel as clogged as they did before the wax was removed, I can definitely feel the fluid in there which is a bit uncomfortable. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      hi i have the same problem, the doc gave me zyrtec, I also cannot take anything with pseudoephederine . if you try regular claritin that one doesnt have pseudoephederine but claritin-d does have pseudoephederine . try zyrtec the doc says ts supposed to dry out the fluid, i hope it does i am going crazy too.

    i have a yeast infection... home remedies?
    i have a yeast infection and i have read up that dipping a tampon in natural non flavoured yoghurt and and inserting it in the vagina would help heal it,
    but i am also using clotimazole cream that soothes the external itch...
    but if i was to use the yoghurt AS WELL, would it heal quicker?

    • ANSWER:
      see below - Home Remedies for Yeast Infection

    What can i do at home to heal after an ectopic pregnancy?
    Boy is this wired asking this to the whole public but I do need you guys. I had an ectopic pregnancy which i had not known about until i started feeling a lot of lower abdominal pain and had to go straight to the OR for Laparoscopy which is known as keyhole surgery to remove the fallopian tube that ruptured with the fetus. Now that I'm back home for the next 4 weeks, does anyone whose has undergone the surgery know what are the do's and don't's of self care at home are? I know about no heavy lifting but is there anything else? Anything I can eat to heal this large incision they made on my lower stomach? Is there anything that may seem so normal like sitting through a whole movie okay? I'm suppose to walk around but for how long? What natural remedies did you take to stop abdominal pain? Anything at all, please let me know. Please ONLY the women that have gone through this before. I've been reading all kinds of info ever since i got home and i need the real life ones. Thank you and have a blessed day.

    • ANSWER:

    Ladies.... Who Can Give Me An Effective Home Remedy?
    to heal a UTI? I got it from the medication I am taking and I don't want to use another prescribed medication to heal it. Want to go with a natural remedy. Who can help me?
    Thanks. doctor told me it was a UTI. I got it from one of the 3 different medications I am taking for my high blood pressure. For some reason I am prone to experience the side effects of my medications before I experience the healing power of them.

    He upped my prescription to my water pills a few weeks ago and it turns out the sulfur in the pills burned the back of my mouth and my tongue. I am just now recovering from that.

    Now the antibiotics he prescribed for the UTI are big horse pills and I am scared I will get the side effects of these pills before they actually clear up my UTI which is why I wanted a home remedy.

    • ANSWER:
      Check out the latest article at on how d-mannose can completely cure a UTI in a very short period of time. No antibiotics etc. necessary. You can get yeast infections from antibiotics... great huh?
      Dandelion is a natural alternative to "water pills" -- you don't run the risk of depleting electrolytes in your body and becoming light-headed and it doesn't damage your kidneys like the drugs do.
      High blood pressure? This can be regulated with Hawthorne tincture. Look into Strauss Heart Drops, a highly recommended, widely used product whose main ingredient is Hawthorne.
      By now you should realize that you can find non-drug products that won't ruin your life with toxic negative effects. A Homeopath or Naturopath can help you get all of this "stuff" under control.

    is this a keloid acne scar that I'm having?
    three weeks ago i developed a cyst on my inner cheek that i regrettably popped it two days later. now i have a keloid like raise on that spot that feels no different from surrounding skin. it is red, very slightly raised and about a grain sized. in all appearance it looks like a fresh keloid scar but the thing is there is a lump under the scar that gets smaller by day as i gently feel it out with my fingers. also in the morning right as i'm awake i notice that the scar is always smaller and less reddish only to become more pronounced as the day goes by. the main thing is it is getting smaller by day although too slowly. so should i worry it being a true acne scar or if not is there any natural home remedy that i can try to speed up the healing? thanks for your answers.

    • ANSWER:

    Hi guys, I am so much depressed right now. I peeled my skin off due to a blackhead on my cheeks. Then i got a burn and it healed. But now i have a very ugly dark scar over that. Will it heal completely? I have my birthday within 25 days :'( ! I want my scar to heal soon...Hope u can understand my situation. Please help me out. Give me some natural home remedies that works fast on my dark scars. Please guyss !:( tc !!

    • ANSWER:
      If it's a scar, you might have to live with it for a few months, at least. Scars are deeply seated in the skin and generally won't disappear in a short period of time. You could try using some oil treatments, they are said to work out quite well, but still not for a quick fix. If it's a scar, it's already healed, now it's just skin that's discolored.

      For home remedies, you could try using Olive Oil on your skin as a moisturizer at night, and/or a sheerer application during the day. If you're not sensitive to Olive Oil on the skin, use higher grade Extra Virgin Olive Oil, First Cold Press since it has little to none of other oils put into Olive Oil that is of a lower quality. Massage well into the skin for a good 2-3 minutes.

      Stimulate the blood flow to the skin by massaging your face while washing and try to take some vitamins that target the skin and cell turnover. You could also try exfoliating a little more often, although I do discourage this if you have sensitive or dry skin, increase exfoliation for combination or oily only.

      If all else fails, or you don't see any results, or not the results you want by your birthday, then you could always use concealer. Enjoy your birthday!

Home Remedy Treatments

Keratosis Pilaris Treatment: Easy Home Remedies Tips
Keratosis Pilaris is a very common, but relatively unknown skin condition that affects over 50% of the world population. Most of those with this condition do not even know it. Keratosis pilaris causes small, acne-like bumps, which usually appear on the upper arms, legs or buttocks; they usually don't hurt or itch. Keratosis pilaris can also appear on the face, where it closely resembles acne. Although these bumps are quite harmless, it could affect a person's self confidence and could reduce a person's quality of lifestyle. Keratosis pilaris is particularly prevalent in those who are overweight, or have celtic backgrounds, atopic dermatitis or ichthyosis. Is keratosis pilaris treatable? Of course. Here are some possible home remedies for this condition.

If you are looking keratosis pilaris treatment, do bear in mind that this condition does not need to be treated with conventional medication

which may bring more harm than good. Start with the basics such as diet and skin care, and this will significantly improve your condition.

First, include Vitamin E and the essential fatty acids, such as omega-3, omega-6, omega-9 & GLA, in your diet, as these help regulate abnormal proliferation of the outer skin layers. In other words, they help promote a healthy exfoliation process which in turn helps the skin rids the body of toxins. Daily cleansing of the body is how we help the process by washing away the dead skin cells from the body. In some cases, we may need to assist the exfoliation process with the use of exfoliating soaps or cleansers or body loofahs.
Keratosis pilaris is a condition which indicates lack of moisture and imbalance immune system. You need to bring moisture back to your skin, by increasing water intake as well as moisturizing your skin. In addition, you need to restore balance through nutritions and

detoxification to remove the toxins that are affecting your immune health.

Urea Cream is often recommended for treating Keratosis pilaris. However, before you use urea creams, think about this. Nitrogen, which is a waste product of protein metabolism in humans, is removed from the blood and converted to urea. Urea is transferred into the urine and removed from the body. Medically it is used in creams, supposedly, to restore moisture. There are more natural and healthier alternatives for moisturizing the skin such as Vitamin E oil, borage oil, and a many others; why use a toxic waste byproduct to do the job. In addition, most of the prescribed creams that contain urea might contain other harmful ingredients that's not particularly good for the skin.

Try these more natural skin care options instead:

Elicina cream (
Rose Hip oil
Burt's Bees Exfoliating soap
Burt's Bees Vitamin E bath oil
Borage Skin Therapy lotion by Shikai

Consider a cleansing or detoxification program to rid the toxins from your system. Finally, you will need make sure your environment is

allergen free. Apart from food allergens, try to avoid other possible allergens which may aggravate your condition such as chlorine treated

water systems, pet dander, molds, dust mites, Amalgam fillings in teeth, fluoride in toothpaste, harsh detergents, and so on.

In conclusion, it is good news to those affected that keratosis pilaris is harmless and easily treated. With the proper diet and change of

lifestyle, you can overcome this condition easily. Go for natural treatment for keratosis pilaris to avoid even more toxins to get into your body system which in turn will worsen the condition. Take care of your diet and lifestyle, you are on your way to healthier skin.

Frequently Asked Questions

    What are some home remedy treatments for menstrual cramps?
    home remedy treatments for menstrual cramps?

    • ANSWER:
      1. take PAMPRIN. it's stronger than midol.
      2. if it's EXTREMELY severe, walk around in your room by your bed until it calms down.
      3. if it's not severe or when it calms down, plug in a heating pad by your bed and put it on your tummy and lay perfectly STILL. take a nap if you want, but make sure you have an automatic off-powered heating pad that'll turn off on its own after 2 hours or dont sleep too long.

      this is what gets me through it :]
      and i have the worst case i've ever heard of.

    What are some home remedy treatments to make your hair healthy and shiny?
    Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Rinsing with beer will make hair really shiny.

      Like someone else said, the mayonnaise totally works.

      Apple cider vinegar is also great for shine. Fill the sink with warm water and add about a half cup of apple cider vinegar. Soak your hair in it for a few minutes, and then rinse with cool water.

      Also, in a pinch, a *little* bit of olive oil can substitute for a shine serum.

      --->Good Luck!

    What are the best over the counter/ Home remedy treatments for psoriases?

    • ANSWER:
      There are topical tx, mostly tar, but they arent as strong as the prescription. I've had this since I was 19, I'm turning 43... I've tried it all and the other fella is right, not much works on a full time basis either the prescribed or the OTC.

      T/Gel makes a great shampoo. I think they have a body bar. My grandfather swore by palmolive soap.

      Get yourself a good dermatologist who's board certified in dermatology, I also participate in several studies, they are fun and you get paid and sometimes free drugs ( some studies are double blind and you may get placebo).

      Others will swear by oatmeal soaps and lotions, they've nothing for me.

      I have a friend who swears by "glove in a bottle" high dollar lotion, its grand, but I cant say it does much for my psoriasis.

    Are there any home remedy type treatments for fleas on puppies?
    Now before anyone goes nuts we are taking them to the vet in the morning- but we got 2 puppies today and they have some fleas... it doesnt seem to be too bad... we bathed them twice... once with baby soap (which we saw online somewhere) and most of the soaps/cures etc are for 12 weeks and older... they are 7 does anyone have suggestions ?

    • ANSWER:
      There are no effective home flea treaments except for using a flea comb. Garlic does not affect fleas at all. Think about it, if garlic was an effective treatment for fleas, we would all use garlic and there would be no market for more expensive flea products. Garlic can damage red blood cell membranes in dogs and cats.

      You can use Revolution and or Capstar to control your flea problem at this age.

    Help with psoriasis/home remedy treatments?
    Ever since I was young, I have been dealing with psoriasis. It began behind my ears and
    By the time I was 13 it spread to my scalp. When I was 14, it began forming on my
    forehead, slowly. I went to a dermatologist and tried about 3 different types of topical
    liquid solutions. None of them worked. In the past 5 years the psoriasis on my forehead
    has become even worse, it covers my forehead from my hairline to my eyebrows.

    I've abstained from using make-up on it as often as possible, I've tried using moisturizing
    lotions, prosacea gel treatment, etc. The only time I've noticed a difference is when
    I'm out in the sun, but due to where I live the sun is only warm 3 months out of the
    year and I don't have the means to go to a tanning salon.

    I've tried reading up on home remedy treatments and some seem too costly while
    others don't work at all. I'm asking for treatment advice/personal stories for cures from anyone
    who knows what it's like to deal with psoriasis.


    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments for psoriasis from the Internet - some of them do actually work. For my psor. I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: champori is available without prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.

    Does anybody know of any home remedy flea treatments that work?

    • ANSWER:
      First understand you can't end your problem by working on the dog/cat. A flea only spends a very small percentage of it's life on the pet. The largest amount of time is spent in the bedding or rug or where the animal lives in the egg and larvae stages. So forget the pet. Treat the environment and the fleas will disappear from the pet. My advice is to get a good spray, (one that kills the eggs also), and spray the house. It is a bit expensive to do it this way but it's your best chance to be rid of the fleas. If they can't breed and grow through their early stages the adult fleas on the pet will die off and leave you free of the problem. The only time to spray the pet is when you return home from a trip and you suspect the pet has been subjected to fleas. Then spray him before you return him to his normal living area. Good Luck!

    Do you know any home acne treatments that work fast?
    I have some mild acne and blackheads. School is starting soon and i need something to clear my skin fast. Im curious in trying some home remedy treatments and see how well they work.

    • ANSWER:
      1.) start drinking a lot of water. ASAP. it works wonders.
      2.) try the neutrogena wave it really gets the gunk out of your pores. after using it use a toner like neutrogena acne stress control toner. if you have dry skin follow with a moisturizer with spf like biore pore minimizing oil free SPF 15 moisturizer.
      3.) at night wash with an acne cleanser, like clean&clear oil free continuous control acne wash.
      4.) before you go to sleep, put on some spot gel where you have acne, like clearasil ultra rapid action 4 hour cream, or neutrogena rapid clear acne eliminating spot gel.
      5.) 2-3 times a week, you can use a deep cleaning mask, like Mint Julep Masque you can get it at almost any walmart [like the rest of these products] and it works wonders.
      6.) once or twice a week, you could hold your face above steam, then apply honey [with no added sweeteners] to your face for 15-25 minutes.

      hope this helped(: lemme know if you have any questions.

    Does anyone have a good home remedy treatment for wheezing?
    I have been wheezing and coughing for about the past 10 days. I have been taking an antibiotic for the past 5 days, but not sure if it's effective. Does anyone have experience with a home remedy (steam treatment, etc) that can clear my lungs? Coughing is mostly unproductive (occasionally I have a really hard productive cough).

    • ANSWER:
      hot herbal tea will clear it up

    What are some good at home remedies/treatments for acne?
    I've always had a lot of redness all around my mouth, not really big pimples, just lots of acne. I've tried so many different products, ProActive, Clean & Clear, Repechage, the list could go on forever. I'm just looking for a at home treatment to help lighten up, or fully get rid of acne. What has worked best for you, and how long did it last?

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some natural treatments for pimples:

      1. Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for pimple. It is an essential oil that is diluted and applied topically to pimple lesions.

      2. Zinc is another popular home remedy for pimple. A couple of research studies have found that zinc is somewhat effective.

      3. Garlic juice is an effective way as a natural pimple treatment because garlic is a natural antibacterial agent. It contains sulfur which is nature's antibiotic.

      4. Honey contains potassium, which suffocates bacteria in pimple cells to get rid of pimples faster.

      5. Dandelion is very effective in fighting pimple. Use the complete dandelion plant.

    Any Home Remedy Treatments for Motion Sickness?

    • ANSWER:
      Pick the right seat. If possible, sit in an area with the smoothest ride, where motion is least likely to be felt in the first place. When making a plane reservation, ask for an aisle seat over a wing. On a train, opt for a car toward the front. Sit in the front seat of an automobile. And on a ship, ask for a cabin toward the center of the vessel.

      Avoid standing. The last thing you need when you're trying to keep your stomach settled is to be tossed around during the trip.

      Face forward. Choose a seat that faces in the direction you are traveling, so that the forward motion your body feels will match what you see.

      Minimize head movements. Try to avoid sudden movements of your head, which can aggravate motion sickness.

      Stay up. While you may be tempted to go below when you're feeling queasy on a boat, stay on deck as much as possible, so your eyes can confirm the movement that your body is feeling.

      Look off into the distance. Not to daydream, but to focus on a steady point away from the rocky boat, plane, or car. If there isn't a tree or barn or other specific object in the distance to focus on, stare out at the horizon, where the sky meets the earth (or water). Again, this will allow your eyes to see that you are moving -- to match the movement your body feels -- without making you dizzy, the way that watching telephone poles or mile markers whizzing by can make you feel.

      Leave your reading at home. If you read in a car, your eyes stay fixed on a stationery object, yet your body feels the motion of the car -- again setting up that sensory contradiction. Instead, focus on the road in front of you or at a distant object so all your senses can confirm that you are on the move.

      Volunteer to drive. Drivers are so busy watching the road that they're less apt to get carsick.

      Eat a little or don't eat at all. Sometimes eating helps, sometimes it doesn't. Experiment to see what works for you. About an hour before you leave, eat some plain crackers or a piece of bread or toast. If it makes you feel worse, don't eat next time -- keep your stomach calm and empty, in case you should start to get nauseated.

      Avoid heavy foods and odors. The smell of spicy or greasy foods and strong odors can prompt motion sickness before or during a trip. So skip the stop at the roadside diner.

      Say no to alcohol. Avoid alcoholic beverages before and during a trip. It can worsen motion sickness.

      Stay calm, cool, and collected. Sometimes, just the thought of getting sick can make you sick. The same goes for those who are anxious about what they're about to do, like flying in a plane or riding in a boat. Try to stay as calm and relaxed as possible. Take a few deep breaths, and tell yourself that you will not get sick.

      Try over-the-counter remedies. Antihistamines, such as Dramamine, Bonine, and Marezine, should be taken at least an hour before the trip for maximum effectiveness. Always check the label for warnings and possible side effects, such as drowsiness or blurred vision, and take necessary precautions, such as not driving a car.

      Stay away from others who are sick. The power of suggestion is very strong, especially if you have a tendency to get a bit "green" yourself. As callous as it may sound, let someone with a sturdier stomach tend to the sick; you should be looking at the horizon or at another steady point in the distance.

      These lifestyle adjustments are not the only remedies for motion sickness. In the next section, we'll tell you about nutritional home remedies for that sick feeling in your stomach.

    Home Remedy treatments for Plantar Warts?
    Please, I have a plantar wart which grew under my left foot near the small toe. Any ideas on how to get rid of it? Its currently hurting and Im thinking to go to the Doctors and get it freezed. Before when i was 15, I had thousands of warts on my hands, but that went away by using THE ALMIGHTY DUCT TAPE. SSHould i use it on my wart? Any answer would be appreciated thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      USE THE DUCT TAPE!!! it really works, just keep it on until it falls off, if the wart is not gone put another piece of tape on. there has even been some clinical studies done on how well it works...good luck!
      Thuja, in a homeopathic ointment can be helpful as well.

    Home remedy acne treatments helpp?
    I have pretty bad acne, and it seems to be that just as i get rid of it twice as much come back.
    Is there any home remedy's that will actually work?
    Using tomatoes?
    ORanges maybe?
    anything please help?

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    Home remedies or otc treatments for a severe headache/sinus infection?
    If someone has a severe headache, what are some home treatments and or remedies that could help them? Thanx!

    • ANSWER:
      yeah my home remedy is right in my home medicine cabinet.. pop a couple Tylenol capsules or aspirin and it should do the job

    My hair is seriously dry from over coloring. What is a home remedy treatment that I can use? ?
    My stylist has screwed up my healthy hair from leaving the product on way too long. Now its frizzy and dry! Do you know of any home remedies for treating dry, damaged hair?

    • ANSWER:
      Homemade conditioner is a fun, affordable way to whip dull, dry hair into shape. For an easy, effective treatment, follow these five simple steps:
      1. Mix one small jar of real mayonnaise and half of an avocado until the mixture is a minty green color.
      2. Smooth it on from roots to tips if all of your hair needs help (stick to just your ends if only they need conditioning).
      3. Put on a shower cap, or, for deeper conditioning, wrap a hot, damp towel around your head (over the cap).
      4. Leave on for 20 minutes and rinse.
      5. Dry and style as usual, and stand back to admire your glossy, frizz-free locks!

    What is a good QUICK home remedy treatment for acne?
    My 14 year old daughter usually has a couple pimples here and there, but now her chin has a bunch of acne cysts - the hard as a rock kind. It's making her self-conscious and she's such a pretty girl that I hate to see her end up with scars. I'm making an appointment for her to see her doctor tomorrow, but we usually have to wait several days to get in. So is there something she can do at home that will provide overnight results? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      go to a full service salon instead of the doc, who will only give her toxic things instead of acure....
      there are reasons for the breakouts one the chin, black heads are from dirt on the oil duct...she could be doing this by keeping her hands on her chin alot...
      white heads represent intestinal illimination so get the roughage going...the forehead has the same answers...but for the large intestinal tract...illimination is the best answer...if the break out is on the cheeks then if white then too much dairy..she is also hormonal so this is also a factor..these reasons tell me, an estetician, that she needs a full service salon instead of a doc...they will help with her diet, and cleansing products that are organic and customized for her skin and not harmful like the junk over the counter.....really no doc needed me...

    What are some good at home acne remedies/treatments?
    I've tried so many different products, ProActive, Clean & Clear, Repechage, the list could go on forever. I'm just looking for a at home treatment to help lighten up, or fully get rid of acne. What has worked best for you, and how long did it last?

    • ANSWER:
      Well,I do have terrible acne and I found that my skin type is sensitive skin and it makes me harder to find the right products that I could use to reduce my acne.That is when I tried Clinique 3 Steps Skincare Regime and it really works for my acne and now I have less breakouts after 3 months usage and I only need to work on my scars from my previous acne to improve my skin complexion.Since Clinique 3 Steps works for all skin types,I would recommend you to try this product since it has the basics of skincare regime and work wonders on your skin.However,you could also try these homemade remedies if you want to improve your chance of healing.Good luck trying these at home(:

      Honey Paste-Another easy and effective homemade acne treatment is to make a paste of honey with cinnamon and nutmeg. All you need is about one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and about half of it nutmeg powder. Add some honey to make enough paste to cover the inflammed area completely. Just lie down as honey may dribble down. Wait for 10 to 15 minutes and wash with luke warm water.

      Orange peel-Homemade Acne Treatment using Orange peel has been found very effective. Pound the orange peel with water on a piece of stone and apply to acne affected areas.

      Basil tea-Basil tea like neem is effective in killing bacteria. Drinking it twice a day can do wonders to the skin.

      Coconut Oil-Coconut oil is a cheap and easily available acne solution. Regular use of coconut oil over a period of time helps to clear your skin.

      Lemon Juice-A simple remedy at home for acne: Apply lemon juice regularly to reduce pimples and acne. This has proven beneficial results.

      Well,these are the remedies that work gentle on your skin while getting rid of acne.Hope this helps and great skin wishes

    What are some good at-home treatments/remedies for your skin?
    I want to start giving myself a weekly or monthly facial or something like that so I can have really pretty skin that glows;D Do you know a good remedy for a facial, how long I should leave it on and stuff like that?:)

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION: can get i rid of facial hair permanently? i need some HOME remedy rather than some laser treatments?
    Please suggest some home remedy. I can wait for gradual hair removal process.

    • ANSWER:
      you can try nair hair removal cream
      or you can bleach it, it wouldnt get rid of it but it will make it lighter
      sally hensen has a good line of bleach products
      hope that helped!! gud luck :)

    A really good home remedy for pimples?
    Last night I felt a pimple coming on, so I cleaned my face really carefully and put on my murad treatment and lotion (like I always do). But the pimple isn't getting any better. Does anyone have a REALLY good home remedy treatment? I'd like to get rid of it as quickly as possible. I have BMX training tonight and the sweat from riding in my full face helmet is going to make it worse!
    Also I'm really girly, so I just want to get rid of it period!

    • ANSWER:
      Steam your face, it will help it go faster...:D

    Home remedy treatment for TOMATO WORMS? I don't have any sevin dust. Can I make a solution of some kind?
    to spray on the plants?
    Also there are those little
    shield type bugs - like squash bugs -
    on there and they seem to be
    eating the tomatoes.

    • ANSWER:
      I always like liquid sevin, but if you have any liquid dish washing detergent, mix about 4 tablespoons in a quart of water, and spray directly on the worms. If you cant see the worms, soak the plants, but make sure you do it after the sun goes down or when the plant is in the shade.

    Is there an effective home remedy treatment for cat hairball?
    Sad to see my cat suffering =/

    • ANSWER:
      Get some of those craft/ pastoral looking twig brooms. My Stimpy will chew up a piece of one now and then. So long as they go in the litter-box, she can have all she wants. I'll remember the other answers as well. When it comes to your pets health you need every trick in Merlin's bag.

    can you name some home treatments i can use to clear my lungs?
    such as vicks vapor rub, a humidifier, or steam and a towel over my head. i am looking for any kind of treatment or remedy, but not one where i would have to leave my home and make an appointment. i am looking for a product i can buy in the store and use in my own home. something that would kind of detoxify my lungs and clean out the mucous and other toxins.

    please dont refer me to doctors. i am just searching for a simple home remedy.
    thank you

    • ANSWER:
      If you are still living at home or cook with herbs, check to see if you have any Thyme.

      Make a cup of thyme tea: 1 teaspoon thyme in a cup, pour very hot water over the thyme and let it sit cover for 15 to 20 min., strain off the thyme and drink the tea slowly. Best to drink medical tea's plain, no milk, sugar, lemon or honey. Drink one cup every 8 to 12 hours till you feel improvement. Thyme is very mild.

      Note: if you are 10 to 14 years old use (1/2 teaspoon thyme to 1 cup water)

    Are there any home remedies/treatments for home and funiture for termites?

    • ANSWER:
      your foot and a lot of stomping

    Home remedy hair treatments?
    My hair is really dull and dammaged at the moment, i was wondering if there is anything quick or easy that i could do to it tonight?
    I also have a few majorly painful pimples!
    Any quick pimple treatments would be handy too.
    Thanks alot.

    • ANSWER:

    Any home remedies/treatments for lice that actually work?
    My daughter got lice at school... again. We had finally gotten rid of it! Anyway, I hate using mayo on her hair and the lice shampoo doesn't really work that well. Any help????

    • ANSWER:
      Mix vinegar and baby oil (50/50) in a squeeze bottle (like a ketchup bottle or some other type of bottle of similar size that would be easy to squirt on the hair). Douse the hair with this mixture and leave it on, covered with a shower cap, for 24 hours. Then comb out the hair with a nit comb (can be purchased at Meijers,Walmart, Rite Aid or Walgreens). This will take care of it. It is a smelly solution but effective as it suffocates the lice and makes the eggs slide right out of the hair when combed with the nit comb. I work in a large homeless shelter and this is what we use when we have outbreaks of lice.

    Any home remedy for treatment of fungus in ears?
    A known person is tired of using medicines prescribed by a doctor! He now wants strong home remedy.

    • ANSWER:
      I know that vinegar is a known fungus killer. Also, tea tree oil. You might do a search for teatree oil. That is probably your best bet! Good luck.

    Are there any remedies / home treatments for a stiff neck?
    I slept wrong and have a knot in my neck. Aside from stretching it, is there anything I can do to loosen the knot?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to exercise your muscles slowly and gradually to loosen the knot. Apply a cream like BenGay or Vicks. The cream will help in faster healing and the exersice will remove the knot. I can tell you that because yesterday even I was in the same situation as you are. But these steps helped me and by the morning, I was feeling much better. Here are some exercises to combat stiffness. I you feel too much pain while performing any of these steps, leave it and take a short rest.

      * Slowly tilt your head forward as far as possible. Then move your head backward as far as possible.

      * Tilt your head toward your shoulder, while keeping your shoulder stationary. Straighten, then lean toward the other shoulder.

      * Slowly turn your head from side to side as far as possible.

      * Place your hand on one side of your head while you push toward it with your head. Hold for 5 seconds, then relax. Repeat three times. Then do the same exercise on the other side.

      * Do basically the same exercise as above, only provide slight resistance to the front of your head while you push your head forward. Then provide slight resistance to the back of your head while you push your head backward.

      Hope this helps you. Merry Christmas. Get Well Soon!

    what are some home remedy head ache treatments?
    just gimmie bunch of things that can get rid of headaches, and stumaches.!,,,becides rubbing your temples

    • ANSWER:
      Some good answers have already been supplied (I gave two of them a positive rating too). Here is my input:

      General Headaches:

      * Dull a tension headache by massaging a few drops of peppermint essential oil (Mentha piperita) into your temples. Peppermint works as well as 1,000 mg of acetaminophen, the main ingredient in aspirin, according to one German study. Herb experts don't know exactly how it works, but the peppermint appears to prevent your body from sending pain signals to your central nervous system.
      * Mix one teaspoon finely ground cinnamon (called dalchini in India) in one teaspoon water and apply on the forehead. It is very effective in headache due to exposure to cold air.
      * Lying down, in a dark room, maybe getting a 1 to 2 hour or so of sleep will virtually always make you feel better.

      Migraine/Severe Headaches:

      * Ginger root. Go to any grocery store and buy a Piece of ginger root, grind a 1 inch piece up and add to any type of juice. Drink a glass a day. Great in preventing migraines. Another is eat a handful of real ginger snap cookies. For immediate relief is take a 1 inch piece of ginger root and chew on it. It is very hot in flavor but relieves the migraine immediately I know this will help I use it daily. As an alternative, you can also purchase ginger root extract.
      * Magnesium. 90 to 95% of us are deficient in magnesium and taking 250 mg or more per day (make sure you also take 500 mg of calcium through supplements or dietary items) may be just the ticket to relieve migraines.
      * Hot and cold showers. Take a hot shower followed by a cold shower of five minutes each, as hot and as cold as you can stand them. While you are in the shower, think pleasant thoughts and remind yourself that everything is OK and so are you. This technique has been reported to relieve migraines in as little as 20 minute.
      * Take blessed thistle, cayenne, chamomile, fennel, fenugreek, garlic, lobelia, thyme, and wood betony.
      * Drink 2 tablespoons of vinegar.
      * Migraine relief can be obtained from the juice of ripe grapes and is an effective home remedy. Grind fresh ripe grapes and drink without adding any water.
      * Grind lemon crust and apply as a paste on the forehead. Migraine cures using this remedy has been found very effective and long lasting by many.
      * Carrot juice combined with spinach, beet and cucumber juices are good for migraine treatment. Use on the 2 following mixtures as migraine therapy:
      1: Mix 200 ml of spinach juice with 300 ml of carrot juice.
      2: Mix 100 ml each of beet and cucumber juices with 300 ml of carrot juice.

      Sinus Headaches:

      * For a sinus headache, eat a jalapeno pepper as soon as possible. Within minutes your sinuses should start to drain and the sinus headache should subside.
      * A peppermint steam inhalation provides quick relief for sinus headaches. Peppermint acts as a decongestant, and the combination of warm steam and the essential oil is doubly effective for opening up the sinuses.
      * Make a paste from dry ginger with a little water or milk, apply to the forehead for sinus relief
      * Grind 10-15 Basil leaves with 4 cloves and one teaspoon dried ginger into a paste and apply to forehead for sinus cure.
      * For a painful sinus headache, try a hot footbath along with a cold compress on the forehead
      * Make a sinus headache pillow.
      1/2 cup flax seeds
      1 part crushed spearmint leaf
      1 part crushed peppermint leaf
      1 part lavender buds
      1 part eucalyptus leaf
      1 part rosemary leaf
      Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Cut two pieces of material 10 x 4 inches and sew together. Making a bag, leave one end open and stuff the bag. Sew up the open end.

      Stomach ache/Indigestion prevention tips

      * eat lots of fruit
      * drink water
      * small meal portions
      * try a daily 30-minute walk
      * wear loose-fitting clothes!

      Stomache ache/Indigestion remedies:

      * Drink a mug of chamomile tea (Matricaria recutita). The essential oils in this herb ease muscle spasms in your gastrointestinal tract and may also decrease your body's production of pepsin, a digestive enzyme that exacerbates indigestion. It is better to brew your tea using loose chamomile flowers than the less-potent tea bags. Steep one to two teaspoons of the dried flowers in boiling hot water for 20 minutes, strain, and sip slowly. For even better results, mix the chamomile tea with yerbabuena tea.
      * Have an indigestion dessert after your meal:
      3 1/2 tablespoons powdered peppermint leaves and flower tops or substitute ginger or cinnamon
      4 to 8 tablespoons plain yogurt
      1 ripe papaya, halved and seeded
      Stir peppermint into the yogurt. Divide yogurt in half and fill each papaya half with the mixture. Eat while it is cold.
      * Chamomile, rosemary and honey. Make chamomile tea, add a bit of rosemary, sweeten with honey and drink one cup in the morning and at night.
      * Caraway or coriander seeds. Brew one teaspoon coriander or caraway seeds in one cup of boiling water. Strain t

    What are some acne treatments(home remedies)that have enormous effect on clearing skin?
    emphasis on home remedies
    lol thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Alcohol hand sanitizer dries the skin and seems to heal spots quite quickly, takes the redness out of them. I get acne too and I use it if the outbreak is bad enough.

    Describe the home treatment remedy for parvo.?
    Is the home treatment remedy for parvovirus effective. I live in a rural area and am pretty much home bound.

    • ANSWER:
      There isn't one. Get your poor dog to a vet.

    How to get rid of pimples mark.suggest me some home remedy treatment.?
    pimples mark
    shining face
    oil controlness.

    • ANSWER:
      pimple appears due to harmone disorder (mostly). home remedies would be time consuming, prolonged but can gaurantee near perfect skin. simple ideas
      1. drink lots of water,
      2. clean your face with lurkwarm water at least five times a day.
      3. consume less of oily, fatty foods & avoid junk food altogather.
      4. eat lots of fresh friuts (not its juice) include lots of tomato in your daily menu.
      5. avoid carbohydrate based food and canned food.
      6.avoid fried foods and prefer cooked ones.
      allow your skin to breathe as much as possible so use lesser makup while you are ouside. while at home keep your skin clean of all makeups.

      these tips should help you in the long run

    What is natural cure/home remedy/homeopathic/ayurvedic treatment to cure autoimmune hepatitis?
    Last 4 months I am suffering from severe rash all over body & severe Hyperacidity & tiredness. Now Ultrasound Sonography has revealed Enlarged Liver with Fatty Changes/infilteration & distended Gall Bladder with mobile Gall Stone of 2.8 cm size. Is this sign of Autoimmune hepatitis? I don't wish to start Steroids to treat it.Is any Home remedy or alternative therapy or Homeopathy or Ayurvedic treatment available to cure it? In allopathy, it is incurable.

    • ANSWER:
      IF Ayurvedic treatment has Emergency treatment and if it has ICU you can try.
      In Allopathy atleast controle is possible

    i m 20 yrs old.i want to get rid of open pores n acne.i m sick of using home remedy.suggest medical treatment?
    .kindly experienced people suggest me a medical treatment.cos home remedies don't have permanent effects.shall i go for homeopathy or laser or whichever is best for me kindly suggest.thanks.
    see guys please don't send me home remedies or even product details..i need to know the best medical, surgical or non-surgical treatment available in Mumbai.thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Any products containing tea tree extracts or neem( a combination would be best) definitely helps eliminate acne from the core.
      I'm eighteen, I myself use Everyouth's neem & tea tree face wash for the same purpose.
      You could also go for Himalaya's herbal face wash with the same ingredients.

    how can i get rid of hair on my neck and face.any home remedy other than bleaching and waxing.?
    i have very thick hair around my neck and all over is quite embracing to move out without removing them using razor.threading and waxing causes many other eruptions.opened pores,pimples,burns all troubles me after this.pores are widening day by day.i am about to get marry.what should i do?please suggest some other home remedy.laser treatment is too expensive.

    • ANSWER:
      laser operation is only thing which does not make hair grow in ur hair permanently beside its really v expensive!
      i think u should visit KAYA clinic

    Home treatments or otc remedies for a severe headache?
    If someone has a severe headache, what are some home treatments and or remedies that could help them? Thanx!

    • ANSWER:
      Try "Headon" It is a rub on product that has worked for me. I've had migraine headaches for 40 years and use BC's, "Headon" and Imitrex (prescription). If these are persistant, you should see a doctor.

    what is the home remedy treatment for new hairs growing faster?

    • ANSWER:

    At-Home Acne Remedy Treatments?
    Hi there

    I have mild acne on both my face and back. What remedies work best for you?

    *NOTE: Please only suggest remedies that are Salicylic Acid free*

    Thanks a ton!!

    • ANSWER:
      I can't use anything with S.A. either! So this is what I do maybe once every week or two weeks.
      Mix a little bit of water with baking soda..Make a creamy consistancy. Put it wherever, it feels weird though! Let it dry up and leave on for 10 or so minutes and wash off. Your face may seem irritated @ first but by the next day its looks more glowy and clean!

    Home treatments or otc remedies for a severe headache/sinus infection?
    If someone has a severe headache, what are some home treatments and or remedies that could help them? Thanx!

    • ANSWER:
      Herbal tea is always good for a headache and applying cold or hot pack at the base of your neck helps as well to sooth throbbing head pain cause by the headaches. Sleeping in a cool dark room is a good way to relax as well. As for sinus infection try warm water with salt as a nose wash it is a great way to open up those blocked airways and make u breath better and help the headaches.

    Is there any home remedies or treatments I can use to make my hair grow faster?
    On Tuesday I thought I would do something different for my hair so I cut my hair right below my ear and I absolutely hate it! It used to be shoulder length. I want my hair to grow long enough for my school pictures which is in like 6 weeks any idea how to make hair grow really fast? Please help me:)

    • ANSWER:
      All the vitamins & minerals your hair, nails, body NEED are all your healthy foods from Mother Nature, not made by man like John Frieda or supplements found @ GNC.

      Google: "Foods for Healthy Hair" - Your hair may be the fastest-growing tissue in the body but, unlike the skin, it cannot repair itself. That is why getting the right balance of vitamins and proteins is imperative. Don't expect to look like you've stepped out of a hair commercial the day after you've changed your diet. It is likely to take at least three months before you actually see tangible results.

      Growing healthy hair doesn't come from a bottle or pills and hair products do not speed hair growth. Any hair oil, is another form to keep hair moisturized, nothing more. If you're in HS, your hair & nails should be growing normally, and as healthily as possible, since you're eating healthy foods. But when hair isn't growing as fast, it's because they've been tampered with: chemicals, hair straightening, etc. . .

      Cutting your split ends yourself, spend 5-10 mins. on a sunny day so you can easily spot them, using a 2" scissors, cut strand by strand, section by section, allowing new growth to take over. Then 2x a year, get a good hair cut. This won't speed things up, but it will make the hair look healthier while it's growing. Even healthy hair like mine get them, due to normal brushing & styling.

      Best answer comes from people with Avatars, showing their healthy shiny, soft, silky, smooth hair.

      I know hair. I have over 4 decades of hair know-how. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy hair down to my knees, started growing them in 2003. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing in the 80's & 90's. I've known people in their 30's whose hair stopped growing from ironing their hair in the 70's. When I was in HS, my hair grew from bob to waist length in 3 1/2 to 4 years, and cut 2x a year.

    Any suggestion for home remedy treatment for body, scalp and nail psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      I have used Denorex Shampoo to help with my scalp psoriasis. I use it twice a week instead of my reg. shampoo. I may tingle but it works it seams to be the only thing that works for me. I have used those other shampoos and They don't wash out of my hair( I have very thick hair). And doesn't seam to do the job.
      I get psoriasis so bad that I get it on my face. It takes care of that also. So just by using it may help your hands also. Not a home remedy but It's worth a try.
      You can find it in any store. It is about a bottle but does last a long time. Hope this helps.

    what is the best home remedy treatment for aging skin & collagen?

    • ANSWER:
      iam sure but i guess the egg mask once in a week :) :)

    Is there a home remedy, treatment or an over the counter medicine for thyroid?
    I have hypothyroid the one that gains weight.

    • ANSWER:
      Now are you talking about hyper thyroid, or hypo thyroid problems? Did your doc diagnose you with these problems? If he did, then he probably gave you a prescription. Thyroid meds are very inexpensive and I doubt you would pay more for them generic than you would a "home remedy" (I don't know of one). Call your doc. Godloveya.

    What is a good home-remedy acne treatment?
    I am a young teen, sick of using different kinds of creams, and facials cleansers that don't work. I just want to try something that will help clear my face and acne, and leave me with not dry, and not oily skin.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all for treating your acne, you must know what type of acne you have. So first get some knowledge about your acne so that you may target the right treatment for certain types of acne.
      Although, there are various home remedies for treating acne efficiently. I am pointing out one that will not only clear your face from acne and scars but give it a glow and make it look healthier.

      Take some sandal wood powder with turmeric powder and put few drops of milk or rose water

      (Just to make it a paste).Mix them all together well and apply it on your whole face and leave for 20-30

      minutes then wash your face with water. And if you have rose water then spray on your face.

      It would make wonders for you. Do it on daily basis and you will observe the results instantly.

      For more information about your acne type and home remedies visit my blog. Thank you :)

    What aresome home remedies or treatments that can help settle my constant headaches?
    For the past 3 days i have been ongoing some bad head aches. The first day, [sunday] we had just got back from Santa Cruz and we visited my grandma. about 5 minutes there my head aches started. i took 2 ibueprophen and then they slightly went away for the rrest of the day. i went to sleep and when i woke up i had a very sore throat and my eyes hurt. but my head was ok. then around 3 we left for sacramento for my sisters concert and the room it was held in was very humid and hot. I was sitting on a chair most of the time and i felt as if my eyes were burning. [not that they stung just that they felt reall hot] then towards the end i felt really drowsy and as if i had a fever. as we drove home i had felt extreemly cold at times, then extreemly hot. when i woke up the next day [monday] i didnt feel so hot eathier. today i woke up at different period in the night very sweaty, and w/ painful headaches. this morning i woke up w/ bad headaches and i threw up! my eyes hurt also. help?

    • ANSWER:
      We have treated 15 - 20 yrs cases.
      There is no medicine for H/A OR MIGRAINE. Not only these but for almost all painful diseases. Hence they become chronic.
      Pain killers kill the patient and not the pain.
      Acidity, excessive wind, cold , heat, sour food and sinusitis, constipation, intestinal inflammation;
      Blockage in the flow of Vital Energy are their causes. None of them can be treated with medicine. Our 100% success in treating migraine &H/A confirms it.
      Acupuncture is the best treatment. I can treat it with naturopathy and YOG, but how can you manage pl see.
      Avoid late sleeping if possible;spicy, sour, stale bakery foods and alcohole.
      Sweet foods, sweet fruits, milk, rice and good sleep will help you.
      But you try one herbal remedy- two drops of drumstick leaves' juice in opposite nostril if one side pains and both nostrils if full H/A will give you rescue. Betel leaf helps but it isvery strong.
      If it is acute pl search a painful point 3-6 mm behind your thumb nail and press it, H/A will disappear within 30 seconds.

      R.H. – 19, Jhulelal Society, Sector – 2/E, Airoli, Navi Mumbai, INDIA.

    Does anyone know of a home remedy treatment forToe Nail Fungus?
    The Dr wants to remove the nail but My friend does not want her nail removed,and the side affects of the medication is awful and it could take up to a year for the medication to work.

    • ANSWER:
      Vinegar soaks may help, and diluted bleach soaks.
      Also, Vick's VapoRub under a band-aid daily.
      It'll still take a long time to kill a fungus. Removing the nail and keeping the would clean while it heals is the fastest.

    Home Remedy?!?!?
    Has anyone ever used Dr. Scholls product on genital warts? If so what were your results? Any other at home treatment recommended?
    Please just answer the question and don't be rude. If you knew anything you would know that guys are usually carriers and don't have symptoms and it can be passed even with protection.

    • ANSWER:
      no. the home remedy is to mix 1 cup protoleum jelly, with 1/4 cup flour,and a tablespoon of vaseline with a pinch of lemon juice & salt. rub it onn ur genitals every 10 minutes.
      dont itch it.
      works really good.
      :] trustttttttttttttttttt me

    What is a quick home remedy for bad acne?
    I'm fed up! My acne keeps getting bad, and I think it makes me look so ugly. I've tried using proactive for a few weeks, but I didn't see any diffrence. I've tried sleeping with noxema on my face, that worked for 2 nights- then it stoped working!! The list of the products go on and on, none of them do the trick fast enough, or they don't do anything at all....Does anyone know some good home treatments for getting rid of acne quickly?
    BTW- I'm not a fan of junk food or sweets, I love my veggies and meat! :) I'm a healthy eater, and I had this problem even when I was on swim team and Winter Guard..... (those are sports that require a lot of movement! I get a lot of exerize with them.....) (sorry about spelling mistakes!)
    I got 14 hours of sleep yesterday.... But usualy I get my 8hrs and lots of the time more than that.....

    • ANSWER:
      i think that you should sleep more...
      try to relax your mind
      try and think that you have no acne...
      drink alot of water or tea...
      if any of those don't work in a week try
      putting on sunscreen and exericise so that you sweat enough and gets all the germs out....
      when you sleep put a towel on top of your pillow because sometimes pillows can also spread germs on to your face..
      most importantly do not touch the acne with your hand or with anything else.!!!

    What are some good home treatments/remedies for dry over-processed hair?
    About a month ago I decided to change my hair style so I bleached it. Now my hair suffers from being dry, brittle, split ends, and more! I've tried many types of treatments and I'am having no luck on getting it to look healthier. I've had issues with it as when I went swimming, it dried out really fast and the ends broke off slightly easier. I have trimmed off all the dead ends the best that I could. I'm tired of it being this bad! Does anyone know of cheap or home-made remedy treatments that I can try? I really would appreciate the help!

    I'm not afraid to cut my hair, I just don't want to. I want to be able to have my hair and care for it than cut it off. Also, I say "cheap remedies" and "home-made remedies" because I don't have the money and if I had to buy stuff I would have to borrow money from my mum.

    • ANSWER:
      olive oil can moisturize ur hair and help it to get healthier, i do this and i have curly hair that i straighten and it works and i like to warm mines up a bit, and then i put on a shower cap for about like 2-3 hours. then i shampoo and condition. i hope it works for u :)

    Which acne treatments/home remedies are useful for fading acne marks?
    I'm 17-and-a-half, male and have been left with acne marks after getting rid of the majority of the spots I had.


    P.S. Ideas of products would be great.

    • ANSWER:

    What is a good 24 ( or 9 would be nice) hour acne home remedy treatment?

    • ANSWER:

Natural Remedies For Children

Guide to 5 Popular Natural Sleep Aids for Children
Youve done all that sleep habits stuff to make your child go to sleep or stay asleep. Nothing worked. Now youre desperate enough to try some natural sleep aids for children but you dont know where to begin. There are more natural sleep aids in the stores than there are prescription sleeping pills. Heres a fast and easy guide to 5 popular natural sleep aids for children.

1. Melatonin

What is melatonin?

Its a hormone secreted from the pineal gland in our brain. Thought to help our bodies sleep-wake cycle i.e when it's time to go to sleep and when it's time to wake up. Melatonin decreases the time it takes to fall asleep ("sleep latency"), and may increase the duration of sleep.

Melatonin Fast Facts
The most popular natural sleep aid for helping adults with jet lag or effects of shift work Also popularly used as a sleep aid for children, more than 20 studies have shown that melatonin helps children with insomnia to fall asleep quickly Side effects: daytime drowsiness headaches, dizziness, a "heavy-head" feeling, stomach discomfort Safe with short-term use (three months or less) as concluded by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (2005) Dosage should not exceed 3 milligrams and its not recommended by healthcare professionals to give to kids younger than 10. Being a popular OTC sleep aid, pharmaceutical grade synthetic form is available in many brands; AVOID natural forms that are basically melatonin derived from animals pineal glands due to possible contamination It must be noted however, nearly all studies of melatonin were on special needs children i.e. autism, other development disabilities, blind. Their bodies either don't produce melatonin or do so only erratically. 15% of pediatricians still recommend melatonin as a sleep aid for children with insomnia, according to the medical journal Pediatrics (2002)
Before Using Melatonin As A Children Sleep Aid: -discuss with your pediatrician to rule out medical reasons for insomnia, such as breathing difficulties or behavioral conditions such as attention-deficit disorder - parents should first try techniques to change the child's sleep behavior

2. Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)

What is chamomile? Its one of natures oldest herbal sleep aid used for centuries. It is also one of the gentlest herbs making it so popular as a children sleep aid. The active ingredients are flavonoids namely, chrysin and apigenin, believed to reduce restlessness helping one feel more relaxed and more prepared to sleep.
It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Thats why its also popularly used in cases of stomach irritation. Safe for both adults and children. It does not lead to dependency and has not been shown to have any side effects. However, it may cause allergic reactions in people who have plant or pollen allergies. Most often drunk as a tea, which has a mild, pleasant flavor. Also available for internal use in capsule or tincture form Known as a plant doctor stimulating the health of other plants, you will find it popularly combined with other herbs to make standardized herbal remedies.However, this also means you have to use with caution if your child is on other drug therapies. It may increase the effects of other sleep aids.
3. Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)

What is valerian?
A herbal sleep aid that is also one of the top 3 popular OTC sleep aids for children. Its active ingredient is still unclear therefore how it works is unclear too. Generally thought to help reduce the time to get to sleep and possibly improve sleep quality. It also eases nervous tension, muscle tension and anxiety Generally safe when taken in recommended dosages. However, high doses of valerian can cause nausea, headaches, dizziness, vivid dreams, weakened heartbeat and even paralysis. It works well in combination with other sedative herbs. Valerian and lemon balm preparation is the most popular combo sleep aid for children since a study done in Germany showed fast and significant improvement for children under 12 with restlessness or dyssomnia (sleep disorder).
4. Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)

What is lemon balm?

Its an aromatic mint plant recognized by European herbalists for its ability to help induce sleep and ease nervousness. In Germany, lemon balm preparations have been approved for treatment of nervous insomnia.
It also protects the gastrointestinal tract against ulcers. Therefore, lemon balm is a popular remedy for insomnia accompanied by a nervous stomach. Taken as a tea, lemon balm is quite tasty. When used as a sleep aid for children, the dosage according to the German study are valerian and lemon balm tablets with 160 mg of valerian root dry extract and 80 mg of lemon balm leaf dry extract. It is not associated with any toxicity or side effects.
5. Passion flower (Passiflora incarnata)

What is passion flower?

This herb, used by the Aztecs as a sedative, helps relax the mind and body to induce restful sleep. The active ingredient, harmine, and related compounds help inhibit the breakdown of serotonin. It also contains chrysin, the same flavonoid found in chamomile. It is an especially helpful sleep aid for sleep disorders caused by chronic pain, muscle conditions and anxiety.
Taken as a tea, tincture or as capsules. Safe for use as either a sleep aid for children or adults. However, because the most common side effect of passion flower is drowsiness, don't take it unless you plan to sleep for while.
Now that you know these 5 natural sleep aids for children, always consult a licensed healthcare provider first if you are thinking of using any of them for your child. Also, you should tell your healthcare provider about all of the supplements and medication your child may be taking so that he can evaluate any potential drug-supplement interactions.

Its not easy to find appropriate supplement brands for these 5 popular natural sleep aids for children. The supplies are usually in adult dosage or in different combinations not according to the studies for children sleep aids.

Frequently Asked Questions

    Natural remedies for children who have attention problems?
    First, I want to make it clear that my son has not been diagnosed with any attention problem, but he is having difficulties in paying attention and following instructions at home and at school (he is 7 years old). We do make sure he is getting at least 10 hours of sleep per night and that his diet is healthy. Do you know of any natural remedies or supplements that could help him out? Drugs are out of the question. Thank you!

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      Read these articles carefully :-

      I hope this helps. Take care and God bless

    Natural remedies for Children with Anxiety?
    I was just wondering if anyone has had any luck with natural remedies for anxiety. My daughter has it and I do not want to medicate her. Any tips or personal stories would be helpful. Thanks

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      omega 3 fish oil tablets are great for helping with moods.
      also camellia tea is great for relaxation during an anxiety attack or before bed.

    does anybody know of good natural remedies for children with a cough & cold?
    My 3 1/2 year old woke up with a bad cough this morning (sounds kinda phlegmy) I don't want to give him medicine since doctors now recommend not to; so does anybody know of anything I can give him that would help?

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      dip a spoon in honey, then sprinkle some ginger on it. Get him to put it into his mouth, with the bottom of the spoon up and suck in it. It's helped my cough in the past and the honey has antibacerial properties.

      Hope he feels better soon!

      Also get him to drink a lot of orange juice. If the phlegm gets bad you can get a hot shower going and have him sit in the bathroom with the door closed to breath in the condensation-it should help loosen things up.

    Any tips/tricks/natural remedies for children's allergies?
    My 2 yr old has taken Zytrec every allergy season prior to this one, and I'd like to avoid medicating her if I can - pollen and mold counts are high in our area and she is beginning to have some hoarseness in her voice and a runny nose.

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      Local honey always worked while we were growing up. We moved all over the country and every time my mom had to pick up a jar of locally made honey to fix our allergies.

    Can anyone give me advice on natural remedies for constipation in Children?
    My son has had trouble going to the loo for a poo since he was potty training and has always suffered with constipation although he does not get stomachache and just seems to have a really slow bowel. I give him lots of fresh fruit and fibre. My husband is a chef and I have Crohn's disease so we have a healthy diet. I have been told Flax seed is good - has anyone else tried this or can you recommend anything else I could try??

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      Hi, my son has same problem. I found that ensuring he has a good fluid intake and takes regular exercise that this helps. Fruit and fibre etc - healthy diet of course. Make sure he makes time to "go". I also found keeping a (discreet) record of bowel movements helpful as it helped to establish a pattern as everybody different. This gave us a warning as to when he was getting constipated and so we could take action. He also did not suffer from tummy aches and was often seriously bunged up before realised.

    Parents of ADHD children! Any natural remedies worked for you?
    I am feeling desperate! My 6 year old had been on Concerta for most of last year. It works to some extent but also zombifies her on other days. Nothing was consistent with it. I took her off of it for a week and her teacher said she could see a difference. So she needs to be on something. However, I am not going to give her a narcotic when it's only partially helping her.

    Has anyone tried ATTEND? I believe I'm going to buy that today. I am willing to try anything to help her. She isn't hyperactive at school, only home, she's shy at school. But it's her focusing, she lacks it 99.9% of the time. Any suggestions??

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      Was she hyper at school, prior to use of the medication? You said the teacher saw a difference. Please, look into books by Dr. Doris Rapp, used books online. Read any of her books which are full of information. My daughter also was on Ritalin for a little while. It caused her to be like a zombie and also, she could not sleep. My son was found to have food sensitivites. When this was addressed, he was able to do much better. Look up: ADHD and food sensitivities. Cut out sugar. Look into the possibility of wheat or dairy sensitivity.

      By the way, "alternative medication", is often the same medication used by eastern cultures. Before we had "medicine", we had herbs, natural foods, exercise and common sense. Medication is often very necessary in some instances, but utilizing natural things is also of great benefit. Aspirin is from the bark of a tree.

    Natural remedies for child's allergies?
    My 7 year old daughter has mild asthma, which is for the most part under control, and she has horrible allergies. Especially right now, she's miserable. I've given her Benadryl, but it doesn't help. She can't take the prescription medications like Claritan and Singulair because she has had bad reactions to those medications. She can use Flonase, and it helps some, but during bad seasons, like now with all of the pollen, nothing helps. Does anyone know of some safe, natural remedies we could try? (Of course I won't put her on anything before I ask her Dr. so please don't chastise me about that point.)

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      About the only alternative medically that I'm aware of are allergy shots, which aren't fun unless its a last resort. Your best bet is avoidance. Stay inside when windy, avoid outdoor activity in early morning and evening. Keeping windows shut and running A/C or heat with a good filter (3M allergy are the best) is the most effective way to reduce allergens indoors unless you want to invest in the indoor filters as part of the heating/cooling systems but I don't know anything about those except the ads I've seen on TV. Allergy covers on her mattress and pillow can help if she reacts to dust mites. Washing hair and face every night can cut down on being exposed to pollen all night.
      Another option if she has a lot of nasal symptoms would be an sinus rinse. I've found NeilMed sinus rinse bottles the best way to cut down on runny/stuffy nose and sinus congestion. They even make one specifically for kids! They sell them at CVS and Walgreens, but the pediatric size might have to be ordered.
      My mom has tried acupuncture with a lot of success but if she is scared of needles I don't think that would be any better than the shots as far as practicality for a child.
      Hopefully you can find something that works!

    Child with ADHD, has anyone used natural remedies for their children? and have they worked??
    My daughter is 6 years old now but since she started school the teachers have been telling me she has adhd. The first year I didn't do anythign about it. The second year The teacher still pushed it so I brought her to a pediatrician who sjust basically medicated her right away without any testing. I took her off the drug because things were not improving after a few months. I recently went to see a different pediatrician and received the same diagnosis that she has adhd. I have been researching it as much as I can but I still have mixed feelings. I went today to see a naturopath to get her blood analyzed. I was amazed at what she told me, without me even telling her why I brought her there in the first place. She was able to tell me what was going on in her body and what would be affected by it. she recomended some supplements and a body cleanse. has anyone else tried this for their child and has it helped???

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      This will be a bit long, but I'll try to give you my best understanding on the problem since it seems like information would be appreciated :P
      Hope you find this helpful!

      ADD is a relatively recent phenomena that has been getting progressively worse. Those critical of the conventional approach towards the condition believe the following may be true;
      The condition is overdiagnosed by zealous psycologist (the reasons for this are debated, they include payments from drug companies)
      A lot of previously normal behavior (ie. boys naturally don't like to sit down at a desk all day long), is now considered a mental problem. Some people claim this is linked to the fact the new model of schooling wants to process students into mindless workers for an industrial system, hence previous indepenedent habits that prevent toiling in a factory all day long are not acceptable.
      Environmental pollution causes it (ie. food additives were shown irrefutably by a UK government study to cause learning problems including ADD).
      The nature of our current society creates it. For instance the rapidly changing stimuli on TV (one thing is only focused on for a few seconds before the next one is jumped to) causes a child's attention span to be conditioned to be very short.

      Regardless of the cause though, the biggest opposition towards the ritalin treatment is the fact that the stuff is an amphetamine (ie. think of methamphetamine aka crystal meth). A lot of the effects of ritalin mirror those of fairly bad drugs, and I know quite a few people raised on ritalin, who are for lack of a better term fucked up and disfunctional.
      An old tactic (I never did it but I had friends that did) for doing well on important exams which were not primarily memory based and timed was to take cocaine or speed before the test. Ritalin has now become a much popular drug for this approach. The state of mind you go into can be useful occasionaly for situations like that, but forcing continually on the nervous system just messes it up, strains it, makes you completely dependent on the drugs, and puts you into a completely unnatural/abnormal state of mind.

      I have heard of a few people who have seen naturopaths successfully (as another poster mentioned, naturopaths only count in states that accredit them, in other places the title is almost worthless) to treat it. I would advise looking into that before you tried anything else.

      Quick aside on Kalos.
      He goes on here, and gives a brief flame (slander) to anything to do with an alternative medicine practice. Once that flame has been made, some responds and points out why it's false, and then Kalos edits his post to write a long tirade and flaming whoever claimed that.
      I would estimate this has happened over 100 times, just ignore him.

    what are other natural remedies for colds and coughs for children?
    my children aged one and a half and 8 months old are having a month of on and off colds ,lately they had coughs. they dont want to take even flavoured syrups for both ailments by throwing up. im afraid to give citrus fruits coz one child book suggests that if a family has a history of asthma and skin allergy ( which we have) theisr babies are apt to be allergic to oranges and lemons too.Is vicks vaporub good for this tiny tots? what should I do?

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      My daughter likes these bear-shaped lollipops that contain cough medicine. I will try to find a website for them.

    natural remedies?
    Does anyone know a natural remedy for hair loss in children?
    We have consulted a health professional already of course. They do not know the cause of the alopecia and none of the conventional treatments have worked.

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      Unfortunately there is no sure fire remedy. In adults they have concluded that it is hormone related triggered by stress and deficiency or by sickness. In children it could be stress related or sickness. Children tend to internalize their stress a lot which causes a lot more systemic problems. There stress is not like adults stress. They could be having night terrors or afraid of their school and we wouldn't even know how they are dealing with it. I would check with your pediatrician to rule out sickness then deal with a naturopath if you are looking for natural remedies for stress at least. Don't take advise on the boards for remedies for children, just in case you have adverse effects from the remedy you have nobody professional to consult with in person. Some pediatricians have open minds about naturopathic medicine.

    wht kind of natural remedies are great for children?
    What kind of herbal remedies do you feel really work for your child?
    Whether it's resuce remedy, or a great herbal blend for tea..I would like to know what you use for your children, (or plan to use for your future children!)

    My two year old son love love LOVES to drink herbal teas (no caffeine,just things like catnip, peppermint,chamomile and lavender etc.)
    The best is the chamomile and lavender blend, which chills him right out~

    Best answer gets 10 points..but I'll give a bonus 10 imaginary points!!

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      I see that instead of anwering your question, some of the usual naysayers flocked here to squawk and warn you away from remedies instead of answering your question. If only they showed the same concern with all the kids asking about getting high and using illegal drugs, huh? I guess that is not part of their agenda.

      OK, first of all it is always a good idea to get a professional diagnosis for any lingering or serious condition, especially when it concerns a child. And secondly, it is a good idea to be careful and do your homework on any remedy you use as well as the source of the remedy.

      Having said that, I think it is worth noting that mankind has used nature and herbal remedies for themselves, including their children, for thousands of years. Most of the people in the world continue to do so, and many countries who rely predominately on herbal remedies are ranked above the U.S. in world health rankings - including two of the top three ranked countries. Each year, one would be hard pressed to find more than a couple of deaths or children worldwide attributed to herbal remedies, while many tens of thousands of children in the U.S. alone die from the side effects of mainstream drugs.

      The MSNBC story quoted is a blatantly misleading yellow journalism story concocted and planted by mainstream medicine proponents to try to gather support against the use of alteratives that threaten their profits. If you go the the NIH site for complimentary medicine you will actually find that the large majority of their studies conducted thus far have had positive results. The story merely cherry-picked a handful of studies and failed to disclose others for a sensationist story that is not borne out by actual facts. The story also neglected to disclose that study results only began being published three years ago or that most studies are still in progress. See:

      Sorry for the rebuttal, but it seems appropriate given the fact that the pack of naysayers flocked here to give their usual denials.

      OK, home remedies for children. I like colloidal silver a lot (true colloidal silver that is) for topical injuries as well as for sore throats and infections. Apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, oil of oregano and echinacea are other good items. The old honey and apple cider vinegar remedy for a sore throat is hard to beat.

      Elderberry is another good remedy for sore throats.

      Ginger is great for nausea/upset stomach and is also a natural anti-inflammatory.

      Herbal teas such as you mention can be good items too, and the same is true for aromatherapy, especially when it comes to relaxation and lessening anxiety.

      Keeping a supply of cayenne pepper powder and raw honey around for cuts is a good idea. Cayenne pepper will stop bleeding in almost no time and raw honey is great for healing cuts. Manuka honey is the best.

      There is a long, long list of good home remedies that could be used for children, including remedies for sunburn, skin rash, boils, blisters, earache (and swimmers ear), headlice, itching, hiccups, insect repellants, pink eye, sties, natural toothpaste, nosebleed, stomach ache and more.

      For my own list of home and herbal remedies, see:

      Some of those remedies came from children themselver from around the world as part of an ESL student project. See:

      Of course, some of those should be taken with a grain of salt, but the site is worth a visit for both information and entertainment.

    natural remedies for child skin care?

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      Penaten Creme. It is a German diaper salve that has been around for decades, and people use it generation after generation. It comes in a metal tin and contains ingredients like lanolin and zinc.

      It is hard to find in the U.S., but there is an apothecary in Chicago which imports it and sells it online at www.

    Do you know of a natural remedy for child's ear infection?
    My 8-year-old son has an ear infection and a fever of 101. He complains of earache about once or twice a year and I have always just given him Tylenol for the pain and the problem just clears up on its own, but he starts to cry from the pain after two or three hours and the Tylenol directions say to give it no more that once every 4 hours. I feel so bad when he's in pain. I wish I could just make the pain go away. His doctor prescribed an antibiotic, but I would rather try something natural if it works just as well.

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      Several things: I use mullein/garlic/warmed olive oil for earaches. Usually this works very, very well. You can buy ear oil or mullein/garlic/olive oil ready made, or you can make your own. E-mail me for directions on how to make your own if you like. It's super easy. Some families have excellent luck with adding ear candling. Some are highly sceptical and do not even want to try this modality. I ABSOLUTELY agree that recurrent ear infections are usually a sign of dairy or wheat allergy, and I did know one little boy who was allergic to apple juice, that staff of life for kids, so don't rule this out! I urge you not to go the allopathic antibiotic route, as this will indiscriminately kill all the bacteria in your child's gut, both bad AND good. And this can cause dysbiosis which will further imbalance him and can take years to rectify. Eliminate dairy, especially full fat dairy. Some kids eat bagels w/ cream cheese, cereal w/ milk, milk and pizza for lunch w/ ice cream for dessert, and even more meat and full fat dairy for dinner (as in enchiladas and lasagne and more pizza and burgers for dinner). If these are some of his biggest sources of calories, go to cultured dairy like kefir and yogurt. Quit the sugars as this feeds the bacteria and acidifies the blood and makes it worse.

      I've had luck w/ giving kids "green water" to drink. Go to the healthfood store and buy either liquid alfalfa or Kyo-green by Wakunaga and follow the package directions, halving the dose for young children. You may also find that by adding lots of warming spices to your child's food, like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, mace, allspice, a bit of cayenne if he'll take it (and for some kids, that's a big if...), chai w/ soymilk, that this helps break up mucous in his body and gets rid of the cause of the ear infections once and for all. As we're coming into the autumn soon, give him things like oatmeal w/ cinnamon and raisins or nuts (if he likes and can have those things), mulled cider, spiced, warmed pear juice if indeed he seems sensitive to the apple products, warmed spiced pear sauce w/ granola for dessert, sweet potatoes or yams w/ garlic and a bit of curry as a side dish, etc. etc. Give him tons of greens and veggies in his diet w/ lots of garlic. My kids eat something green every single day of their lives. Mom insists. I make a curried tuna salad and a curried chicken salad to get lean protein and a bit of those warming spices into my children, but this is not necessarily everyone's cup of tea, especially kids.

      In hydrotherapy, alternate applications of hot and cold compresses would be given to get things moving and to break up the pain. You may want to try a hot water bottle or a heating pad, however. We have a little pad that has magnets in it and can be heated up in the microwave. This helps immensely. I also use that same warmed mullein garlic oil to massage around the ear, especially behind it and down to try to get the lymph moving and the Eustacian tubes to drain.

      I have used tea tree oil directly into the painful ear w/ good results. It's better to warm it up a bit first, as cold oils can increase the pain and hurt very much.

      Have you considered homeopathic remedies? I have used them since my children were infants w/ excellent results. Soul Doctor and Amembal on this site are excellent resources. I've used Belladonna in cases of intense left sided pain w/ a red cheek or ear and Aconite for intense, sudden, sometimes heated onset (of any illness, not just earaches) all with EXCELLENT results and no side effects. I state before you now that I believe Aconite and Belladonna saved my infant daughter's life when she contracted the meningococcemia (bacterial meningitis) that almost killed her at 12 1/2 months. You can consult Homeopathic Medicine at Home by Panos & Heimlich or Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicine by Dana Ullman to get yourself started. You can also buy a small children's kit w/ 6 remedies (6 of the most commonly used), to get yourself started on this path.

      Let us know if there's anything else you'd like to know, have questions with or need help with! Good luck!

    Natural remedies for coughs and colds etc that are suitable for children?
    At this time of year my daughter always takes such a bad cough and cold, but I hate giving her medication every four hours (ie paracetamol and cough medicine), so I was just wondering if there was anything more natural that I could use. Her temperature is always very high and she coughs so bad that she makes herself sick, I have been to the doctors in the past and all they offer me is more paracetamol, more cough bottle and anti-biotics if it goes on too long. Thanks in advance for any help.

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      Vit C is a great antiviral. Take 2-3 times daily - spread out since Vit C is a water soluble vitamin and your body will excrete excess. They make children's chewables which will be an appropriate dosage.

      Mullein tea is great for respiratory anything. You can find it at your health food store or online at (not affiliated, just like their service) Steep tea for 5-8 minutes. We used it to calm my daughter's cough when she contracted whooping cough (and yes, she was vaccinated, which is why we no longer vaccinate). Sounds like your daughter gets a very bad cough, this will help, and the kids like the taste, especially with honey added. Honey is very good for colds.

      Other good teas - Lemon, chamomile, peppermint.

      Don't forget to add honey to your tea. Honey is a great anti EVERYTHING. Very beneficial. My daughter actually took just a tsp of honey straight last time she started to get a cold. She didn't complain about the cold again.

      Garlic is also good. We make it into a butter (1 tbsp melted butter - 1 clove or more garlic crushed into butter) We spread it on bread and grill it (don't toast, butter might ignite) or we put it on our favorite pasta. Some just pop a garlic clove, but we like the flavor :-)

      Steam always helps clear things out and relieve congestion.

      Lots of liquids. We also add 1 tsp of vinegar to apple juice. Vinegar (apple cider not white) is a great natural way to help your body deal with illness. It is okay in other juices, but tastes best in apple we think.

      If she gets quite congested and are concerned about infection, get some Grapefruit Seed Extract (also available at your health food store or iHerb) Make sure you get grapeFRUIT not grape seed extract. Put 10 drops in 6 oz of water and gargle for soar throat or swallow for other concerns. If you think ear or sinus infection, you can use it as diluted drops. My son-in-law was seen by an ER doc and told he had an ear infection. He declined the antibiotic prescription and used the GSE drops instead. We use it for throat infections also.

      If the congestion is making you very uncomfortable, get some Robitussin PE (PE only, other formulations have too much in them you don't need). It and aspirin are the only OTC meds we do. It will help with the congestion by thinning the mucus so it can drain and keep out of your lungs also.

      Finally, NO refined sugars. They are immune system suppressants and will counteract any good you are trying to do. If giving her juices make the 100% and watch out for high fructose corn syrup.

    Are there any natural home remedies to get rid of spiders?
    Got a spider problem but also a young child. Im looking for natural remedies to get rid of spiders.

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      Here you go.

    Has anyone ever tried Natural Remedies for their child's ADD?
    I think my son may be ADD but I refuse to put him on meds because of the side effects, Does anyone know any alternatives?
    My son is 7 years old and his teacher wants him tested for ADD

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      I tried giving my daughter a diet with absolutely no refined sugar. So no white bread, rolls, rice, tortillas, etc in addition to nothing obviously sugary. It did help, but her dad couldn't care less and when she went to his house every so often he would load her with soda and junk and we would be back where we started. It takes a few weeks for the diet to kick in so it was a neverending cycle. I've heard that omega supplements help.

    Do you know of any Natural remedies for a child with ADHD?

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      I just answered a similar question. A Good diet is very important! FATTY ACIDS! Very important. Studies have shown that fish is really brain food. Fatty acid supplements for children are the best. My friend's kids take them, and it prevented one of her kids from having to take medications. The hardest part is finding a good way to get it in a child when feeding fish regularely or giving fish oil tablets is hard. I can provide more info and some links if you'd like. There are gummies out there that taske great and your child should like. I read a study from england which suggested that giving omega 3 and 6 fatty acids actually helped kids focus in school and read better!

    is it okay to give a child medicine with alcohol in it?
    i usually give my children natural remedies and wonder if it's okay if the remedy has some alcohol in it. for example, echanacea (sp?) with goldenseal...

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      1 dropperful (approx 30 drops) of tincture contains about the same alcohol as a ripe banana. A child's dose would range from 5 - 20 drops, depending on their age and weight. So yes, its perfectly fine to give your child alcohol tinctures. Some people prefer to give their kids glycerine based tinctures, but they aren't as potent.

    What is the best natural remedy for ear infections in children?
    My 3 year old son has his second ear infection, we went to the gp and he took amoxycillin. It seemed to clear up, only to return again but much worse this time. His ear is oozing and is a little red. He has no temperature now and seems to be recovering but the ear is still bad.

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      This may sound strange to some, but if you have access to breast milk, it is one of the best remedies for ear aches and infections. I have used it many times on many different people and it works quickly and very well. I know a little boy who was on antibiotics, had a similar experience as you describe. His mom put breastmilk in his a ear, and after a few times, it was completely fine.
      It also works for conjunctivitis, and skin infections.
      If you don't have access to any, you could research an herb called Spilanthes. It is a super immune booster, an anti-viral, anti-fungal, and good for reoccuring ear infections.
      Also, I use garlic mullein oil, warmed, with a few drops in the ear. I am an herbalist and make my own, but one can buy it in most natural food stores.
      Also, you may want to give your son pro-biotics since he has been taking anti-biotics. This will promote healthy growth of intestinal flora, and prevent digestive and other health problems associated with anti-biotic use.

    does anyone know any websites for natural remedies for illnesses vaccines are for?
    I've done my homework on vaccines. I believe the benefit is not worth the risk, and I believe the earth is God's pharmacy. I'm fascinated with homeopathic stuff. I've got a few really good books on nutritional healing and natural remedies. I treat as much of my children's ailments at home with herbs and other Natural remedies. I was just wondering if anyone, happened to know of any good sites for the "biggies". thanks.
    autism is only 1 of the thoudands of side effects there are. SIDS, "shaken baby syndrome", to name a few..
    Also, the gov't. has predetermined results for their tests. b4 they even did testing on the vaccine autism thing, they predetermined the "no link".
    check out

    the question u need to ask yourself is, am I going to blindly accept what the docters tell me, or do my own reserch
    its a huge conflict of interest for the doctors to reserch, they blindly accept what the CDC tells them.
    did u know theres aborted fetus tissue in some vaccines,did u know the bird flu virus is in some vaccines,did u know the vaccines that mercury was removed from, now have aluminum and formaldahyde instead????


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      Some of the people on Health and Healing board and Vaccinations board are very knowledgable about treating diseases for which there are vaccines. A biggie on that board is sodium ascorbate, abbreviated as SA. It is a buffered, powdered form of vitamin C, and it is awesome for pertussis. Vitamin A supplementation is important for measles. Drinking plenty of water, gettting rest, and avoiding Tylenol at all costs works well for everything. Making sure that wounds bleed is a good way to avoid tetanus. Washing non-bleeding wounds with hydrogen peroxide gets oxygen inside the wound, which kills possible tetanus. Diphtheria is treated with antibiotics. Hib is treated with antibiotics. Hepatitis A is often symptomless in children, as is rubella.

      The odds are that the only diseases you will notice your children getting are chickenpox and pertussis. My oldest child is 5 years old, and that's all she's gotten. We had to search hard for chickenpox.

    adhd children?
    is there any natural remedies for children who are hyper active, other than drugs from a Doctor

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      Although there is no cure for ADHD, a variety of treatments may help children with this disorder. These include medication, counseling, social skills training, and other methods.

      A Medication

      Drugs are the most common treatment for ADHD and can help reduce symptoms of the disorder. Physicians usually prescribe one of three drugs: methylphenidate (Ritalin), dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine or DextroStat), and pemoline (Cylert). These drugs are normally stimulants, yet they ease hyperactivity and other symptoms in 90 percent of children with ADHD. The drugs work by altering levels of neurotransmitters, brain chemicals that transmit nerve signals. A newer stimulant used to treat ADHD, Adderall, combines dextroamphetamine and amphetamine.

      Medical experts regard stimulants as safe. The most common side effects include stomachaches, loss of appetite, nervousness, and insomnia. Drug therapy may slow a child’s rate of growth temporarily, but growth usually returns to normal during adolescence. Low doses of stimulants do not cause a “high” sensation, sedate the child, or cause addiction. Experts often recommend that children take medication only during school, with medication breaks on weekends and holidays to reduce unwanted side effects. Doctors may prescribe other types of drugs if stimulants do not prove effective.

      Critics argue that physicians medicate too many children who do not have ADHD. They point out that allergies, depression, anxiety, conflicts with teachers or parents, and other problems can make normal children seem hyperactive, impulsive, and distracted.

      B Other Therapies

      Most children with ADHD need more than medication. Drugs only relieve symptoms of ADHD, which usually return when medication is discontinued. Although drugs help a child to concentrate and complete schoolwork, they cannot increase a child’s knowledge, teach academic skills, or directly alter underlying learning disorders or other problems. Experts cite the need for more information on whether medication improves a child’s chances for a successful career.

      Children may benefit from several different kinds of therapy. Psychological counseling, for instance, can help them recognize and deal with negative feelings that result from their symptoms. Social skills training can help them recognize how their behavior affects other people and help them develop more appropriate behavior. Children with ADHD also may benefit from special academic tutors who show them how to break school assignments down into small parts that can be completed one at a time.

      Because children with ADHD often cause family turmoil, parents and other family members may benefit from therapy or support groups in which other parents share their experiences. Parental skills training can teach parents to manage a child’s behavior with praise and other rewards, and with penalties such as “time-outs” in which a child must sit alone to calm down.

    Natural Remedies and Foods for ADD in children.?
    Help! Instead of prescription medicine to help ADD what other herbal ways or foods can we try to help this? The child is a 14 year girl who is my niece and the parents dont believe in prescribed medication but are willing to try herbal.
    what are some foods that help with ADD

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      Firstly they need to eradicate all additives flavourings and colourings from food. This can be largely achieved by cooking everything fresh at home from scratch. It has been shown countless times that a good diet free from additives with plenty of fruit and veg improves behaviour in adults as well s children (tried on prisoners). Child should also get plenty of exercise.

    What all natural remedies have you used for your child with exzema?
    I would like someting with no chemicals in it. Have you bought any of the online remedies and what did you think? She is 2 1/2 by the way.

    • ANSWER:
      I've heard sea water is really good for eczema

    Natural remedy for child's cough?
    My 7 month old has raspy breathing, cough, and a lot of mucus. I took him to the doctor a few days ago and she said he's fine, I just need to let him cough it out for a few days. My problem is, I can't stand listening to him gurgle his breath while I wait for him to start coughing. Once he does cough a bit he sounds fine again. Any suggestions for remedies to help cut back on the mucus or get him to cough more?

    • ANSWER:
      You could use some vicks on his chest - they also have some wall plug in things now that really help- it has the menthol on a pad that you plug into the wall. They don't give you medicine at this age, but use a cold humidifier and run the shower - let it get nice and steamy and take him in there several times a day (don't put him in the shower, just sit on the toilet or floor holding him.
      You aren't supposed to give them honey until they are 1, but studies have shown that a teaspoon of honey for a small kid or a couple tablespoons of honey for an adult does better than most cough syrups. So if you are feeling brave - you just give it to him on a spoon - The reason you're not supposed to is botchulism (sp) poisoning, though, so I'm not suggesting it, but keep the honey in the back of your mind for later.
      ALSO you could give him warm apple juice - there is something in the apple juice (same with honey) that makes your throat secrete stuff that loosens the mucus and helps with it.
      I hated it when my baby was sick - and freaked out every time, but now he's 16 months old and has a stuffy nose half the time and you will get used to it.
      OH, I FORGOT THE BEST THING THAT HELPED - I let him sleep on my chest while i was proped up on the couch - being elevated instead of lying flat really really helped!

    I believe my son had ADHD and I am looking for natural remedies any suggestions?
    I am almost sure that my son has ADHD and I am researching around for any natural rememdies and am against giving children drugs to sedate them. I came across Focus Formula by The Native Remedies - and was wondering if anyone had heard or knows anything about it. Or if you used it how is it?

    • ANSWER:
      DHA, Fish oils and try this focus formula by Enzymatic Therapy:

      It's a direct link. You will read the ingredients and then click the "product review" tab and see what other parents think of the supplement when they give it to their children. It's highly rated.

      You'll save 35% at that website and if you use this iHerb referral code HAW031 (discount coupon) at check out and they will take off your first order which means you will only pay .97 instead of ,95 for 60 caps! Cool, huh?! =)

      iHerb ship super fast for only .99 (or free over ) and as you'll see most their remedies are discounted over 40% in some cases so you might want to stock up on whatever you use a lot! ♥

      EDIT: I forgot: ADHD is often caused by toxic metals such as lead or mercury poisoning so you might want to get your son tested but only go with the 24hr urine test to determine that. The blood work is always false negatives, a waste of money! If your son has mercury/silver dental fillings consider having them removed. It might also come from vaccines that contained thimerosal. Detox would be good if he tests positive. Good luck!!!

    Natural Remedies?
    Does any one know what would be a good suppliment or natural remedy for anxiety? My 25 year old daughter keeps saying she needs the doctor to perscibe nerve pills for her,but I'd much rather she give a natural method a try before drugs. She has two young children,and meds. could just wear her out besides being addicting. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I am 23 and I suffered with anxiety for about 4 years. I did get on medication and it was like I was their guinea pig for about 2 years before they found anything that would work. I experiences some of the worst side effects ever, sleeplessness, headache, vomiting, facial numbness, the list goes on and on. When my husband and I first started talking about having children I got off the pills and began learning how to deal with it myself. It isn't an easy task, and some of these things sound like common sense, but these are what worked for me. When I started feeling like I was gonna have a panic attack, I would take a long hot bath. I would keep the lights off and light a few scented candles, or an incent and just try to relax. I also got one of those rice bags, that you can heat up or put in the freezer and I would heat that up and wrap it around the back of my neck and lay down. If it got really bad I would lay down and have my husband give me a back massage, or neck massage. She really just needs to figure out what is triggering the anxiety attacks. Once she figures that out, she has to figure out what is the best way for her to relax. Everyone is different. :) If her attacks get so bad to where she is passing out, she should really see a Doctor. Although pills aren't the first thing I would recommend, it may help her to get over the hump until she can figure out what works best for her. There are pills that are not habit forming, that will help with anxiety. Remeron SolTabs was one of the pills that I took, that worked really good for me. It isn't habit forming, and it doesn't give you a dopy effect. It is a preventative pill, not a treatment for when you have a panic attack. Another one that helped alot was a low dosage of Ativan. I hope she figures out what works best for her, and feels better soon. Having panic attacks or anxiety attacks can be really scary and although it may take her a while to overcome it, she will feel 100% better when she does. Good Luck to you and your daughter. :)

    I have found worms in the faecies of my children. What is a natural remedy for these awful things??

    • ANSWER:
      Be calm the sky isn't falling, you need black walnut tincture that was extracted from green black walnut hulls, wormwood and clove capsules. This combination will wipe out a wide variety of parasites whereas the doctor only can kill three or four.

    Natural Remedy for a child Migraine Sufferer?
    My Grandson is seven years old & has terrible Migraine Headaches.We, his Parents & I would much prefer something Natural / Herbal than him having to start popping pills at such a young age. PLEASE , HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      I understand where you are coming from. I am a migrane sufferer as well. The thing with herbals is that they are not approved by the FDA. There is truely no way to tell what will happen while taking them and what work for some may not work for others. Also, keep a food journal as to what he eats daily. This will help you find out if the migranes are triggered from certain foods or not. I have to avoid sharp cheddar cheese, if I eat more than 2 slices, I am guaranteed a migrane. Please talk to your childs doctor and see what he recomends.

    Is there any good natural remedy for a child with a bad cough?

    • ANSWER:
      a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar works wonders.

      also, it depends on how old the child is, but one of the BEST remedies... organic onions, organic garlic (both finely chopped) and cayenne pepper. swallow a spoonful straight and rinse it down with water... bad breath.. but GREAT for coughs and congestion.

      also, if there is congestion involved with the cough, consider steam treatments.. possibly with some sort of menthol or peppermint extract added to the water... careful not to use too much though...

    Natural remedies for ovarian and uterine cysts?
    Im 25 and believe i may have cysts. im having dull aches in the back and twinges of pain on the right side plus cramping not during my period. i do believe that i have cysts but am uneasy about taking birth control to shrink them. my dream is to have children of my own and i do nt want to risk it. any natural remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to have some tests to find out exactly what is causing your symptoms, and then your Doctor will advise the best course of action.

      Either way, ignore Nosey's advise. Homeopathy is bunk and treats nothing.

    constipation relief - constipation remedies for children?
    I am looking for natural constipation relief for babies. Can anyone please provide some guidance on constipation remedies for children?

    There is a lot of information on the web that talks about symptoms , and I know there are drugs that are recommended - but I am sure there is a natural way.

    Please let me know.


    • ANSWER:
      Prune juice, is good.
      Full of fiber and natural.

    What natural remedies or medications worked for your 12 year old child with ADD?
    My son does have ADD - NOT ADHD - He is very mellow but VERY distracted and inattentive at times which is affecting his grades. We've tried Adderral (which was too strong), Daytranna & Strattera did nothing. Any similar situations and results? This has been an ongoing since the 3rd grade - he's now in 6th grade.

    • ANSWER:
      We found that it was actually a food allergy and controlled - I mean CONTROLLED - his food intakes (sugar, etc.).

      Read this:

    So i have a 5 year old that has his days and nights mixed up, how do i get him to go to sleep?
    See, i send him to bed about 9pm, but this just seems like it is too early, because he wakes up at like 3 or 4am and then he is up until about 2pm and then is ready for a nap. NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! This then starts the restless night for me. I need major help. Are there any natural sleep remedies for children?

    • ANSWER:
      at 5 years old he should be able to sleep about 9 or 10 hours through the night, no nap during the day.

      Wake him up at 7 nap during the day, turn the tv off at 8, give him a warm bath, turn down the lights, read a book with him and bedtime is 9. Be consistent every night and he will be ready for bed and up at 7 on a regular basis. If he is hyper at bed time, it might be because he is trying to keep himself up to be with you or because he is overly tired. the natural food stores sell this stuff called Calms Forte. Use as directed to help him relax before bed until you have the routine established.

    Are there any natural remedies for ridding a house of fleas?
    I brought one of our dogs into the the house after she had surgery and now we have fleas in our carpets. We have grand children that lay on the carpet while watching television so I would like to avoid using any chemicals if at all possible.

    • ANSWER:
      Vacuum your house thoroughly to get rid of any eggs. Fleas spend 90% of their time off mammals. Sprinkle flea powder where the dogs sleep because that is where they will concentrate.

      Feed your dogs nutritional yeast (brewer's yeast) to keep the fleas off them. Put garlic in your food - and the grandkid's food - to keep fleas off the humans. You can use garlic powder so you won't get "death breath." When I was having problems with fleas from my cat, I discovered that garlic powder goes great with peanut butter - I'm not kidding!

      If the flea infestation gets really bad, you may have to resort to a "flea bomb." Used properly, it will make a serious dent in the problem.

      Frontline and other anti-flea products do work - at least, they worked on my cat. She has been flea-free for years.

    Natural Cold Remedies for Babies?
    Hi- my 10 month old daughter has a cold (Stuffy Nose and Congestion). We're going through the usual steps (Humidifier, Saline Drops, Nasal Aspirator, Steam Shower). Does anyone have suggestions in terms of natural remedies that have worked for your child? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I found that a humidifier; baby vicks on their chest, back, and bottom of their feet; and tylenol only if fever gets high, helped my son to feel better until it was over.

    What natural remedies would you recommend for slipped disc- and hip joint pain?
    Have had a slipped disc and as I get oder the pain never really goes away. I don't want to use conventional NSAIDs as I had nephritis twice as a child. Now I notice I'm also getting a pain in my hip joint when I lie on it. I'd like to know if there are natural remedies that work for relief of chronic pain.

    • ANSWER:
      * Lie on your back with your knees bent. Keep your back in a neutral position — not overly arched and not pressed into the floor. Avoid tilting your hips up.
      * Cough to activate your core muscles. Holding the contraction in your abdominal muscles, raise your hips off the floor.
      * Align your hips with your knees and shoulders. Hold this position and take three deep breaths — or for about five to eight seconds.
      * Return to the start position and repeat. For a challenge, try alternately extending one knee while maintaining the bridge position.

      This actually works. Breathing and alignment plus the movement is an excellent home remedy. Hope this helps. Good luck.

    Who has successfully used diet, exercise and natural remedies for hyperthyroid - graves disease?
    I have been diagnosed after the birth of my first child 6 years ago with graves disease I have been medicated, taking carbimazole, for 3 years and was all good for the 2 years that followed but it has flaired up again. I have had enough of carbimazole and want to find out if any one has successfully tried a natural remedy. I have checked out a couple of EBook but the cost for these books is huge.

    • ANSWER:
      I have Graves Disease too. I've been on PTU for around three years. My T3 T4 TSH numbers are ok, but I've had a few bouts of atrial fibrillation. These lasted for 24-48 hours then stopped. I wish I could help, but I'm looking for a solution too. I don't like the idea of radioactive I'm hoping that long-term anti thyroid drugs will give the thyroid a chance to burn itself out. The only thing I can suggest is to eat lots of green leafy vegetables and soy.....they can have an impact on the thyroid hormone production. Best wishes.
      Forgot to say....try to get a copy of 'The Thyroid Solution' by Dr Ridha Arem (an endicronologist)....should be available at most bookshops.....worth a read.

    Does anyone know any natural remedies for thrush that work well and can be used while breast feeding?
    I had my second child by c section about 4 months ago, since then I've had a low immune system while my body repairs itself. Unlucky for me that means I've caught everything, needed lots of antibiotics and ended up with thrush everywhere. Lovely...
    Can anyone help me? I want to get my sex life back but I dont want to infect my partner while I'm at it.

    • ANSWER:
      A glass of warm water, add 1 lemon juice and a little honey. Drink 3 times a day.

      As topical application, apply a paste made from cinnamon powder and honey (1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp honey) wherever thrush. Honey is best natural antibiotic, antifungal and antiseptic too. there is a file honey.pps at

      see the uses of honey there. author had personal experience of this in several fungal and yeast effections. especially rashes caused by antibiotics, wide spectrum anti-biotics heal quickly.
      To see above file, you may have to join the list by clicking on

    Natural remedy for a child w/ADD?
    Recently my 10 year old daughter was diagnosed w/ADD, after being prescribed a stimulant I quickly realized this was not the path I wanted to take. Anyone know of a great multi-vitamin that is formulated for children w/ADD?

    • ANSWER:
      There are NO vitamins or "natural" cures for ADD. Your daughter was prescribed a specific medication for a specific reason; don't deprive her of proper treatment.

      I was diagnosed ADD at 8 or 9 years of age, and began taking generic Ritalin™. I cannot underscore just how much it helped; I made it through high school and went straight into college. By the time I earned my doctoral degree at 23, I had already received (and accepted) a six-figure position.

      There is no doubt in my mind that I wouldn't have pulled that off if my parents had wimped out and put me on some worthless vitamin product.

    Does anyone have experience treating ADHD with natural remedies?
    If so, what did you use and was it effective for your child?

    • ANSWER:
      There have actually been a lot of studies that have shown that Fish Oil can help with ADD/ADHD. It seems too simple, and that may be one reason it wasn't really looked at closely for this, but I wasn't surprised it would help when I thought about it. The EPA and DHA in Fish Oil help with all sorts of things including heart health, skin health, and brain health.
      Give it a try... it's economical, safe, and easy. Just make sure that the company you get it from uses Molecular Distillation because that's currently the only safe way to remove any trace contaminants of any heavy metals. Of course, if you aren't sure about the dosage or the benefits, you may want to consult with a holistic doctor, as they may have other additional options available to them.

    Natural ways to get rid of Sinus Infections in children?
    My daughter has chronic sinus infections. They went on so much last fall/winter, her dr sent her to an allergist because he thought she might have allergies. After being tested for over 60 things, we found out she is allergic to NOTHING! He took some x-rays and found that she has enlarged adenoids and a sinus infection. They gave her a round of antibiotics and steroids (to shrink the adenoids) It went away when the summer came, which I'm guessing is a combination of better weather and no school. A friend suggested getting a dehumidifier for her room, we live near the beach and in an old house. It seemed to work for the beginning of the school year, but her sinus infection is back! She's not yet 5 and I'd rather not send her in for surgery to have her adenoids removed. But I can't see how we can go on with getting antibiotics over and over again. It just doesn't seem healthy.

    Has anyone else had this problem with their children? Are there any homeopathic or natural remedies that people would recommend?

    • ANSWER:
      I've had a prolonged battle with a sinus infections (which is rare for me since I'm normally the person people come to for medical advice).
      I eventually found that the two most effective things were baking soda and colloidal silver (if the infection is fungal baking soda is more effective, if it's bacterial colloidal silver is. I eventually found out that my condition was mostly fungal which was convient for me since baking soda is much cheaper!).
      I used a warm net pot with a bit of salt in it for a while which gave relief, but once I mixed the baking soda and Colloidal silver in I basically got rid of it.

      If there is too much inflammation in the sinuses, putting a bit of dmso above the inflamed area and letting it flow down inside your body (dmso goes through the skin) can help a lot, although this version isn't very pleasant.

      Also, while I didn't personally need to do this, I ran into a lot of people who were lactose intollerant (many people are even though they don't notice the subtle effects) and found out that if you completely cut dairy from your diet mucus formation drops a lot (which helps with the sinus infection problem).
      The only odd quirck is that it's an all or nothing, and if you cheat with a slice of pizza after a week a lot of the mucus will suddenly come back.

      Hope all of that helps!

      ps if there is an allergy problem present (I strangely enough was allergic to the stuff in my sinuses which is what made the sinus outbreaks so bad) taking quercetin can help a lot.

    Are there any herbal or natural products or remedies to increase my chances of conceiving?
    I am 22 and my husband is 24 we are newlyweds and have been trying for about 6 mos currently we are relying on the billings method of family planning. Nothing seems to work. We have both check out healthy. I am beginning to believe that children may not be in our future afteral. Please help!!

    • ANSWER:
      You can take a prenatal or you can try a pre-natal like supplement such as FertilAid. FertilAid was created to help enhance conditions for conceiving. It's got vitex, which helps regulate your cycle. Anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals.

      The combination will help create better cervical mucus, a richer lining and more regular cycles.

    Natural foods,diet and exercise to help kids with ADD?
    Natural Remedies and Foods for ADD in children.?
    Help! Instead of prescription medicine to help ADD what other herbal ways or foods can we try to help this? The child is a 14 year girl who is my niece and the parents dont believe in prescribed medication but are willing to try herbal.

    • ANSWER:
      I have not seen any herbal or diet remedies work. If you're really desperate, caffeine helps a little, but prescription medication is really best, because there are so many available now, and they are usually combined with therapy and recommendations from a psychologist or psychiatrist that really help.

    What natural or alternative remedies have you had success in treating ADHD for your child?
    I'm looking for specific brands of herbal, homeopathic, supplements, etc. My son is 7 and has been diagnosed with ADHD and I would like some suggestions as we are not going to medicate him. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on the severity of the ADHD. I have two boys ages 7 and 8 who are extremely ADHD and a majority of the herbal remedies did not work for them. There is a form of massage therapy called Cranial Sacral that did provide a form of relief for my oldest son. It is hard to find a therapist that is licensed in that field and expensive but it was, by far, the best thing we tried. Another thing that helps somewhat is diet modification. Try eliminating processed sugars, processed foods in general and adding more protein, raw vegetables (if you can get him to eat it), and whole grains. Sometimes even the herbacides that are used on vegetables can cause problems so make sure everything is all natural. There is a product called BrightSpark that I've heard works wonders and also one called Focus. It's basically a combination of different amino acids, minerals and vitamins that help the nervous system function on a more "normal" basis. As weird as this may sound ear candleing is a wonderful help for ADHD too. We do it regularly and it helps a great deal for the concentration. We've also found that counseling helps them cope with having ADHD and gives them someone to talk to outside of the family. Good luck!! Some of the smartest, most successful people have ADHD and used it to their advantage (Albert Einstein for one).

    Natural flu remedies for 2-year-old?
    My son is REALLY sick. He's been sick for five days with a high fever (102-104,) congestion, wet cough, and vomiting. He hasn't eaten for two days. It's no longer considered safe to give cough medicine to young children. Does anybody know any safe-for-kids natural remedies that can get him better quicker and ease his symptoms. (I'm already using Tylenol and Motrin to control the fever when it gets over 102.)

    • ANSWER:
      Saline nose drops will help with the congestion as will running a humdifier in the room where he sleeps. Also, applying Vicks to the bottoms of his feet, putting is socks on over his feet when he goes to bed each night seems to help with the coughing which disrupts their sleep. Often, when there is a lot of mucus, the drainage causes children to vomit or harsh coughing can precipitate a vomting spell. Continue pushing the fluids - solid foods don't really matter. Make sure you are dosing him by his weight only, not his age - children come in all sizes. He should be getting to the end of this illness by the time frame you have stated. Warning symptoms, continuous vomiting and unable to keep anything down, no voiding, lethargy - wanting to sleep all the time. These should take you to your doctor immediately.

    Has anybody tried natural products or natural remedies?
    for there child's allergies (nasal). Did they work? If so what were they. My 5 year old daughter has allergies and she's been taking zyrtec. I've read some bad stuff about coming off of it and the side effects of it. I've decided to take her off of it because I've seen some of the side effects in her. My doctor prescribed Flonase, I researched it and I don't want to give her that either. How can she get relief from her allergies without all the side effects?

    • ANSWER:
      I'd start with a hoemeopath, I don't have allergies myself, but have been treated for other things and it did help me. I know people poo-poo the idea, but just because we can't explain something doesn't mean it doesn't work

    natural constipation remedies suitable for a young child?

    • ANSWER:
      Try the Natural Cures for constipation for a young child.

      Treatment: The most important factor in curing constipation is a natural and simple diet. This should consist of unrefined food such as whole grain cereals, bran, honey, molasses, and lentills; green and leafy vegetables, especially spinach, French beans, tomatoes, lettuce, onion, cabbage, cauliflower, brussels, sprouts, celery, turnip, pumpkin, peas, beets, asparagus, carrot; fresh fruits, especially pears, grapes, figs, papayas, mangoes, grapefruit, gooseberries, guava, and oranges; dry fruits such as figs, raisins, apricots and dates; milk products in the form of butter, ghee, and cream.

      The diet alone is not enough. Food should be properly chewed-each morsel for at least 15 times. Hurried meals and meals at odd times should be avoided. Sugar and sugary foods should be strictly avoided because sugar steals B vitamins from the body, without which the intestines cannot function normally. Foods which constipate are all products made of white flour, rice, bread, pulses, cakes, pastries, biscuits, cheese, fleshy foods, preserves, white sugar and hard-boiled eggs.

      Regular drinking of water is beneficial not only for constipation but also for cleaning the system, diluting the blood and washing out poisons. Normally six to eight glasses of water should be taken daily, as it is essential for digesting and dissolving food nutrients so that they can be absorbed and utilised by the body. Water should, however, not be taken with meals as it dilutes the gastric juices essential for proper digestion. Water should be taken either half an hour before or an hour after meals.

      Generally all fruits, except banana and jackfruit, are beneficial in the treatment of constipation. Certain fruits are however, more effective. Bael fruit is regarded as best of all laxatives. It cleans and tones up the intestines. Its regular use for two or three months throws out even the old accumulated fecal matter. Though generally used to check diarrhoea, bael contains both laxative and constipative properties. It hardens the stools when they are loose and serves as a laxative when the bowels are constipated. It should be preferably used in its original form and before dinner. About 60 g of the fruit will suffice for an adult.

      Pears are regarded the next best fruit beneficial in the treatment of constipation. Patients suffering from chronic constipation should better adopt an exclusive diet of this fruit or its juice for few days, but in ordinary cases a medium-sized pear taken after dinner or with breakfast will have the desired effect. The same is true of guava which, when eaten with seeds, gives roughage to the diet and helps in the normal evacuation of the bowels.

      Grapes have also proved highly beneficial in overcoming constipation. The combination of the properties of the cellulose, sugar and organic acid in grapes make them a laxative food. Their field of action is not limited to clearing the bowels only. They also tone up the stomach and intestines and relieve the most chronic constipation. One should take at least 350 g of grapes daily to achieve the desired results. When fresh grapes are not available, raisins soaked in water can be used. Raisins should be soaked in a tumbler full of drinking water for 24 to 48 hours. This would swell them to the original size of the grapes. The raisins should be eaten early in the morning. The water in which raisins are soaked should be drunk along with the soaked raisins.

      Drinking hot water with sour limejuice and half a teaspoon of salt is also an effective remedy for constipation. Drinking water which has been kept overnight in a copper vessel, the first thing in the morning will bring good results. Linseed is extremely useful in difficult cases of constipation. A teaspoon of linseed swallowed with water before each meal provides both bulk and lubrication. In all ordinary cases of constipation, an exclusive fruit diet for about seven days would be the best way to begin the treatment. For long-standing and stubborn cases, it should be advisable to have a short fast for four or five days. This will drive out the packed contents of the bowels, eliminate toxins and purify the blood stream. Weak patients may take orange juice during the period of fasting. After the all-fruit diet or the short fast, as the case may be, the patient should gradually embark upon a balanced diet comprising adequate raw foods, ripe fruits, and whole grain cereals. It some cases, further short periods on fruits or short fasts may be necessary at intervals of two months or so depending on the progress being made. The bowels should be cleansed daily through a warm water enema for a few days at the commencement of the treatment.

      A cold friction bath taken daily in the morning can help cure constipation. An alternate hot and cold hit bath taken before retiring to bed is also beneficial. Abdominal exercise and manual or mechanical vibratory massages have a refreshing and stimulating effect in many cases. Toning up the muscles also helps in the treatment of constipation. Fresh air, outdoor games, walking, swimming, gardening and exercise play an important role in strengthening and activating the muscles, thereby preventing constipation.

      Hope this helps, Good Luck.

    IBS natural remedies question?
    To begin with please only serious answers, i don't just want people telling my I need to see my doctor. I know this, I just want to know some natural remedies for IBS.
    I am 1000% sure i have IBS. I started getting the symptoms a month before my second child was born, about 7 months ago now. I have been doing research online and have found a few sites with natural remedies and all of them say that Citrucel is one treatment. Has anyone tried this?

    • ANSWER:
      IBS is one of those conditions that affects each person a bit differently. Your best bet is to experiment a bit, see what foods trigger it, and which you do well on. Usually, a high fiber diet, with lots of fruits and veggies helps. Some people do well with eliminating wheat and dairy from their diet. Some are helped by yogurt or psyllium. Caffeine is sometimes a trigger, or spicy foods. Try to learn to deal with stress in your life, almost everyone I know says that stress is a huge trigger. Good luck.

    PCOS Conceiving and Natural Remedies
    I have PCOS, and I am wondering if there are any natural remedies out there to help boost fertility and ovulation. We would like to start trying to have children but hope to avoid having to use fertility drugs. Any advice for conceiving with PCOS would be helpful

    • ANSWER:
      Fertility drugs didn't work for me the only thing that helped me get pregnant was losing weight. I was diagnosed 10 years ago and insulin resistance is what causes PCOS. If you watch your carb intake such as breads, pasta, cereal, rice, sweets, pop and starchy veggies you will find you will lose weight and shoul regain more control of your cycles without fertility drugs. Make sure to take your prenatal vitamins too, that helps build your body up and should be started as soon as you decided to TTC. Make sure to get in atleast 30 minutes of some form of exercise a day to keep your body going. PCOS can just run you down fast and ruin your cycles and I know my egg follicles just wouldn't mature and drop at all even with medication. I am now pregnant with my third son :-)

    Natural eczema treatment for a 10 month child?
    My son is 10 months old and has had a rash (i'm told it is eczema) on his body for about 3 months. I have been given creams by the pediatrician, with no luck.
    I am looking for advice on any natural remedies and creams that are suitable for infants.
    The itching is bad, his skin is raw, the creams I used make the rash go away for a day but it some back worse.

    • ANSWER:
      I did some searching around and found something on YouTube about eczema and your children. There is no known cure for eczema, but there are triggers to stay away from, I see someone has listed the triggers.

      As for treating the eczema, there is a natural range of products made from the fat of the african crocodile, it all has to do with the peptides contained in the crocodiles DNA. It is a relativly new product on the market, I have tried it, and it works.
      It takes away the itching and then makes the skin heal a great deal quicker, check out youtube and search crocodile oil eczema.

Home Healing Remedies

Herbal remedy for smoking
Herbal remedy for smoking
There are plenty of people that are smoking these days. This is not a very healthy habit to have. It can make you smell bad, make you sick and make others sick as well. Smoking is a great killer in the world that we live in today and more and more people are trying to kick the habit once and for all. However, this is not always easy. You may need a little bit of assistance in this recovery.
Herbal remedies for smoking is a great way to end the digesting habit of smoking. There is no reason to continue to harm your health by smoking. You should try and find anyway that you can to end this habit and get yourself on the right track. Herbal treatments are a great form of this type of health and you will be a better person for it once you have seen the results.
There are many different forms of herbal remedies for quitting smoking. You will see that there are many unique methods that you can take. You can easily end your ways and do it without making yourself crazy. You will not have to go through the ordeals that many have to when they quit smoking. You will have an easier time because you are doing it naturally without the using more drugs to end another drug entering your body.
There are so many great people that have been helped by herbal remedies for quitting smoking. You too, will be able to survive without the use of cigarettes. You can have a great life when you decide to make the choice to be happy and healthy without smoking. This is something that can make you a better person and one that will not have to depend on smoking to make them happy.
With the use of herbs, you will be eliminating the want that you have for smoking. Many people also feel as if they need to smoke in order to survive. They can survive and feel good about themselves when they use the herbal treatments that are in place for them. You will want to check out the different things that are offered to you and what you can find to make smoking a thing of the past for you.
You will feel better physically and emotionally when you use an herbal remedy to stop smoking. You will see the difference in a short time and you will be able to get healthy and make your family happy too. You will be adding years to your life just by ending the habit of smoking through a natural and safe treatment. Do it now for you and for your life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

    does any regular scar medicine work on acne scars? are there any home scar healing remedies?
    does any regular scar medicine work on acne scars? if so name some brands that are or were good for you, inexpensive preferably!

    are there any home scar healing remedies? if you know of anything please list it. thank you so much!

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      i had the same problem probably over a month ago, till i came upon a wonderful face mask that works great, all you would need is a 1/4 cup of rice, 1/2 cup of water and two egg whites,
      1.cook the rice till its moist
      2.let it cool
      3.mix in a bowl with egg whites
      4.smash it, so it becomes a paste
      5.put it on your face from 10-15 min
      6.and rince with warm water
      -you might want to do this about 2 to 3 times a week, it works FANtAZtiC.

    what are some home remedies for healing dry/peeling feet?
    okay, so i've been running almost everyday from september (school track team). I started to get white bumps between my toes, and white/peeling skin on the top of my toes during cross country season. Also, the skin on the side of my big toe is starting to get rough and hard, and none of this won't go away! so i'm scared for summer because i'll be embarrassed to wear open toed shoes. What do i do?

    • ANSWER:
      You might need to be properly fitted for shoes. If you're wearing cotton socks instead of a tech fabric, they may not be handling moisture properly for you, too.

      You can try using something like Body Glide to minimize fresh friction when you go running.

      Other times you can put something like Aquaphor or lotion on your feet to help keep them hydrated. You can also look into soaking them in water with bath salts and comparable stuff.

      I personally swear by Aquaphor, which is similar to Vaseline but not greasy, and much more effective for stuff like this.

    home remedies for healing a cold and sore throat?
    i have a very bad sore throat and whenever i swallow , it feels like something is blocking it. i also have a cold. please help :( im having a singing comp. nexxt week

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      Golden Seal herbal tea.

    Are there any any good home remedies for healing big foot blisters?

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      Soak in warm water with Epsom salts to help prevent infection and shrink the blister.
      Keep the blister intact. Broken blisters take much longer to heal.
      That's really about it. If the blister's on the bottom of your foot, do something like this: so that you can walk without damaging it.

    Home remedies to speed up the healing process of a burn?
    My boyfriend landed on a hot coal about a month ago and has a huge burn on his stomach. It now has a scab and all red around the edges and he says it is so painful. I have looked up remedies for burns but is there anything that helps a burn that is a month old already to heal faster.

    • ANSWER:
      Take a piece of the aloe vera plant and warm it up on the stove. You can put it in a skillet with no oil of course. You just want it to be warm, then you peel the skin on one side and apply it to the burn.
      I have had 3rd and 4th degree burns and was in the burn center in Houston for 2 months. The nurses would come in every hour and apply cocoa butter on me. This might or might not help seeing as how his burn is a month old. But it couldn't hurt either. And keep on putting peroxide on it because you don't want an infection. Burns can get infected easily. He most likely will have a scar but you can buy over the counter cream for scars. I think there's one called Mcderma.(not sure) Just be sure and keep that burn super clean.

    Tested / well known Home remedies for faster healing of bed sores due to long hospitalisation?
    The bed sores have been caused by very long hospitalisation-heart attacks followed by bye-pass surgery of a over 70 yrs.old person.

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      Application of castor oil and/or Shatavari oil before sponging, and leaving them on for about 30 minutes, can help.
      After sponging is done, fine powders of Tulsi, Neem, Jeshthamadh (mixed together) may be dusted onto the sores. These herbs have healing properties.
      Aloe vera cream can be used intermittently, to cover those of the sores which are showing signs of healing.

    i need simple home remedies for healing a hemorrhoids?
    please help thank u i look on bing but they keep saying herb but i don't have any

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    Simple home remedies for healing open pimple?
    Well, my pimple came to a head, so I popped it! :(
    After I popped it I put toothpaste over it. The next morning I had a kind of soft scab! So now what do I do???? ( P.S. I realy don't get pimples unless it is that time of the month!!)

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    home remedies for healing scars?
    i've been recommended Bio Oil and other products, but is there anything I could make myself at home such as olive oil and yogurt mixtures..idk...please help I have ugly scars because i used to be a cutter and I was hoping to fade them out!


    • ANSWER:
      Try using the Alove Vera plant. It works wonders, I've used it before and its works on burns and scars. It's a plant us Mexican's have just in case we need a first aid kit. I provided a website with more information. Hope it helps!

    are there any home remedies for healing lower-back spasms?

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      The treatment for back pain depends on the cause. In general however, you can use the following home remedies for back pain:
      - Apply a hot or cold compress using a hot water bottle or an ice pack.
      - A hot bath also usually helps. If possible, you should sit in a warm tub for a few minutes.
      - Exercise in order to strengthen the back muscles. Simple stretching exercises are also useful, both when you have a back ache and on a regular basis.
      - Try to relax and get enough rest to avoid both mental stress and physical strain on your back.
      - If possible, get a massage. This does not have to be by a professional - a family member can do it equally well as long as they do not use excessive force. Preferably this should be done using a massage oil such as eucalyptus oil. Another excellent oil is mustard oil in which a little garlic has been fried.
      - Vitamin C and calcium supplements may help, but consult your doctor before doing this.
      - Cut slices of raw potato and place them on the affected area.

    does anyone know any home remedies for healing a deep cut that does not require stitches?

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathy :-
      There is nothing better then CALENDULA OINTMENT to fill up deep gashes and wounds without leaving a scar.You can find it at Most Herbal Stores where homeopathic Medicines and Remedies are sold. Calendula(Marigold) is a time old tried and tested remedy to heal wounds and gashes.
      Take Care and God Bless you !

    good home remedies to heal mosquito bites FAST?
    i'm going to a amusement park tomorrow and i got 2 HUGE mosquito bites a few days ago and i want to heal my mosquito bites fast!
    please list me some home remedies.

    (also can you only list the ones that YOU actually tried and it worked)

    • ANSWER:
      get the bite wet, and sprinkle salt on it. it doesnbt just work for mosuito bites, also works for bee stings and stuff like that but it depends on how long ago you got bitten. the faster you apply it the better it'll work

    Any home remedies to get rid of a small scratch on my chin?
    I have a little scratch on my chin but it's very noticable. Do you knwo any home remedies to heal scratches? Something that will go away quick.
    Or is there anyhting that i can hide the scratch?

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      Salt water to close it up, and disinfect it, then aloe gel applied right on. The aloe ( from the plant itself or as a gel not lotion) Help heal it quickly and leaves little trace of scars. It can also shrink big scars or old scars down as well.

      I had 2 c sections, and both scars have become on thin line and other childhood scars are barely seen.

      Or if you cant get aloe, A vitamin E capsule popped open and rubbed on spot can have the same results.

    What are some home remedies to help heal mouth sores?
    I have the biggest mouth sore I have ever had in my mouth right now! It hurts SO bad!! And I was just wondering if anyone knew of any home remedies or anything else to help heal mouth sores...

    • ANSWER:
      You have to keep your mouth very clean, and get that sore coated with medicine that will kill the pain, and begin to help it heal.

      Buy Kanka or Ambosol, or similar. Rinse your mouth thoroughly and gently with warm salt water. Expose the sore best you can and apply the medicine, then hold your mouth open while it sets for a minute or two. You'll drool, so do it over the sink, and in private. :) You will get some immediate pain relief, and it will speed healing.

    Can dog mange be healed with at home remedies?
    My son brought a little puppy over here that had the mange and had to be put down. The little puppy gave it to the big dog without us knowing it until it was too late now we are wondering if we can do anything to heal our big dog with at home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      There are two types of mange with multiple types of treatment for each - only a vet can diagnose which type the dog has and suggest an appropriate treatment. Period. There is NO actual "at home treatment" (though there are plenty of old tales which have been disproven time and time again...)

      FYI one type of mange is contagious to humans.

    How to get rid of and heal scratches fast? (home remedies)?
    I have eczema in the winter and when I went to the dermatologist, he gave me a cream to put on that would stop the itching. It did stop the itching, but now my arms have it instead. I'm out of the cream and it was really expensive, so what are some easy home remedies to help heal scratches or make them invisible? I wanna be able to wear t shirts but one of my arms is pretty bad. Thanks!

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    Home remedies for a freshly picked scab ?
    well my sister scratched some skin from my top lip. and well this was friday morning and picked the scab today (sunday) and now its a little red. any home remedies to heal it or stop it from scabbing again ? thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Put some neosporin antibiotic creme on it.
      If you don't have that use some oil from a vitamin e capsule, that prevents scarring very well and it will heal much quicker.

    Got a pretty nasty cut on my tongue. How long will it take to heal? Any home remedies to alleviate the pain?
    I was playing basketball and got elbowed in the mouth, and I guess what happened was I bit down on my tongue or st, regardless it hurts and the cuts fairly deep

    • ANSWER:
      If it is a deep cut then you may need to see a Dct but in the meantime rinse with warm water and salt several times a day and don't have a drink for a while after so the salt can do its work. Do not aggravate it by eating sour or spicy foods and in fact try to eat soft foods that you can spoon in your mouth past the cut to just swallow. Ouch!

    What are some home remedies to heal my dog's hoarse throat?
    He just spent 5 days boarded because my family went on vacation. I'm guessing he was barking alot there because now when he tries to bark, it sounds all hoarse and weird. i feel soo bad for him :( what can i do to make his throat better? He barks A LOT, so im not sure if i can keep him from barking... Can i give him tea or something? thanks for any help (:

    • ANSWER:
      He will be fine in a day or two. His throat doesn't hurt, hisvocal chords are just swollen. Just give him plenty of fresh water to drink, nice and cold, ok?

    Can anybody give me a good home remedy for healing athletes foot?

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      Why rely on home remedies when effective antifungal medications are readily available, and they are actually proven to work.

    Name some home remedies to heal back neck pain that doesnt blow out your kidneys n liver!?
    Too much pain relievers blow out your kidneys and liver..
    what do you do to relieve pain ?

    • ANSWER:
      Try either biofreeze or ibunex gel. Biofreeze is an all natural pain reliever, Ibunex is a new product on the market and is a topical ibuprofen. They both work very good and you can find them here:

    How do heal infected gauges with home remedies?
    My boyfriend has gauges and they are infected. They have pus around the holes and he can't go to the doctor for them, what are some home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      He needs to downsize by at least 2 sizes and soak them in warm water with less than a teaspoon of sea salt per cup. Do not leave the holes naked until the infection is gone or it could result in an abscess. And next time he needs to not be an idiot and stretch his ears correctly.

      ETA: The sea salt soaks are supposed to be for 5 minutes 2-3x/day, forgot to mention that.

    Any home remedies to heal fish wounds?
    My fish got bit up pretty bad by one of my jack dempsey fish and i think he is gonna die.

    • ANSWER:
      non iodized sea salt really helps with fish wounds. its cheap and its easy.
      also buy some melafix should help.
      i really like the fact that you care enough about your fish friend to help him out when he/she is in pain. fish have feelings too :)

      i hope i helped and have a wonderful aquatic expirence

    Does anyone know a home remedy for healing hemorrhoids?
    my grandpa is dealin with one and hes in pain, has a doctors appointment wednesday but trying to figure out something until then

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not joking but you can get some cream over the chemist called 'Anusol' (in the UK)........don't know who invented the name but it made me laugh. I'm a carer and this is a common problem with my clients. Hope it helps.

    How to heal ear infection with home remedies?
    i've been getting ear infections over 6 years now and im sick of going to the doctor each time. I found remedies to help but my problem is that my ear infections are a result of me breaking my ear drum 6-7 years ago. Can i still use those remedies or is there something i can do
    Thanks so much!

    • ANSWER: i just use rubbing alcohol for my ears when i 1st got my piercings

    what home remedies can i use to heal the skin on my nose ?
    i had a big pimple on my nose so i tried to shave it to pop it , lol i know it was dumb
    but it bled and it went down so that night i put toothpaste on my nose and left it on over night
    the next morning i woke up with a back ring on my nose around my pimple.
    so this morning i peeled the dead skin off so now its raw skin around and my pimples gone.
    i've been putting healing creams on it all day.
    what things can i do to it to help it heal faster ?

    --thanks .

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    How to treat a stye, home remedies?
    A fee days go below my eye was really itchy, I itched it but 2 days later o have a bad stye. It does not hurt it just looks swollen and red. I can't go out looking like this are there any home remedies to help it heal?

    • ANSWER:
      Put a wash cloth with warm water, the hotter the water is the more it will pop and let the pus come out.

    What are some home remedies I can use to heal my dog's seasonal dermatitis?
    My dog has severely dry skin and has started breaking out in little red bumbs all over his body, especially under his armpits. I would prefer not to take him to the Vet again, as they diagnosed seasonal dermatitis and gave me a prescription that was supposed to help but only seemed to make it worse. Are there any home remedies that would help? I've heard that a teaspoon of honey per every 30lbs of body weight helps build his immunity, but any other suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Have you tried an antihistamine and some fish oil on her food? Antihistamines like Claritin, Benadryl, and Zyrtec can be used but you should call your vet for the dose. The dermatologist I worked with recommend trying three different ones and giving each a week to work before moving on to the next. Some work better for an individual dog than others and some take several days to work. Fish oil is available at the pet store or from your vet. The fatty acids help with their skin. I would be surprised if it wasn't allergies, not sure why your vet call it "seasonal dermatitis".. unless you tested for allergies and found none. Seems unlikely..

    Does anyone know any good home remedies that can heal finger infections?

    • ANSWER:
      No one can possibly start to even think about a home remedy without first knowing what type of infection it is. This might even be a virus, in which you can only try home remedy's for the symptoms and not the infection itself. At this point anyone even pretending to know is just giving you something off the top of their head to gain the 2 points for and that is really being low. I'm sorry to say that any infection has it's dangers to and this is why any home remedy is just not worth it. The cost of a trip to your doctor's office so that you'll know all of these answers to is really worth much more then the cost of your life don't you think? Please remember that you only have this one life to make the healthiest decisions for yourself. Good luck and God Bless

    What is the home remedies?
    I have been suffering from Belching/Burping problem for the last three days. I took Metronidazole Tab & Hyoscine Butylbro. Tab but to no avail. Kindly suggest me some home remedies for quick heal.

    • ANSWER:
      You may have low stomach acid and need HCL.You could use some pro bitotics.Chew some raw pineapple with each meal,this helps with digestion.Cut down on fried foods.Eat raw fruits and veggies.Avoiding gluten and daury would probably help as well.

    Does anyone know of any over-the-counter or home remedies that can ease chronic itching of a healing burn???
    Also anything that can heal a burn completely would be helpful...

    • ANSWER:
      Aloe Vera. You can buy it in gel form or get the whole plant. It's in a gel form if you go to the local Walmart and look in the section with sunscreens. It'll say it's for sun burn but it works great for any kind of burn. Soothes and Heals

    I have had a dry socket for days-how long do these generally take to heal-some home remedies for pain releif?

    • ANSWER:
      Untreated dry socket will hurt for a couple of weeks. You may want to try some Oil of may help, but going back to your dentist and getting some antiseptic Alvogyl will most definitely help.

    Is there any home remedies to help heal a new lip piercing quicker?

    • ANSWER:
      You should be doing sea salt soaks and rinses several times a day. Measure 1/4 teaspoon non-iodized sea salt, mix it with 1 cup of warm water, and fully submerge your piercing 2-3 times per day. When you're finished, rinse the area with clean water and gently wipe away any discharge with a q-tip. The rinses are the same proportions, but the water does not need to be warm and you just swish it around in your mouth 5-7 times per day. Sea salt soaks are a naturally effective way to heal piercings - the warm water draws discharge and bacteria out of the fistula, healing the piercing from the inside out. You should also be rinsing with an alcohol-free mouthwash anytime after you eat, drink, or smoke.

      If you decide to use Dr. Bronner's soap, make sure it is not the peppermint kind - that particular kind of soap has alcohol in it, which can irritate your piercing and prolong the heal time.

    What home remedies are there to heal the discolor and scarring after a series of ingrown hairs on the chin?

    • ANSWER:
      Ingrown hairs have caused scarring?!
      Is your facial hair made of adamantium? If it is, I suggest just using a belt sander on your face, and then it'll just heal back over.

    Home Remedies for Helping Burns Heal Faster?
    Earlier this week, my sister suffered a small but severe chemical burn. It's about 4"x6" and is composed of 2nd and 3rd degree burns on her upper thigh.

    She's been to the hospital, and they've put her on pain killers and antibiotics. Unfortunately, she's a slow healer and we're worried if she doesn't heal fast enough she'll have to get a skin graft, which would just cause more pain and scarring.

    So I'm wondering, does anyone know of any herbal/home remedies to help speed the healing? Anything she can take or put on the wound would be great.

    • ANSWER:
      The best treatment I have ever found for burns is ALOE. If you can get the plant just cut off a leaf and slice lengthwise across the width. The inside of the leaf is very sappy and juicy. Lay that juicy side on the burn and tie it so it stays there. Change the leaf out when it starts to dry out. The healing power of the plant is tremendous. I've seen some real bad burns that didn't even leave a scar when treated with the Aloe. Good Luck.

    how to get rid of moles using home remedies?
    anyone who know a natural remedy for healing moles may help.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think there are any. I read somewhere that someone used wart medicine on a mole but the thing is if you have a mole removed you want an MD to biopsy it or make sure the healing is right.
      There are serums that fade age/sun spots but for a mole removal I highly suggest you see an MD. For a number of reasons - plus having the wart medicine absorbed in your system instead of killing a "virus" is not healthy.

    Home remedies for pus infection?
    I had hair absces which was close to anus, now there is a skin cavity in which pus generats many times. I took so many antibiotics from last 3 months but no relief. Some times it itches and pain. Please tell me home/aryuvedic/alopathic remedies to heal the cavity as well as the pus infection. I am diabetic since 10 years and blood sugar level is almost in controlled.

    • ANSWER:
      You do need to start taking care of this properly. If you have an open cavity in your back, you need to get it packed every day so that it will heal properly from the inside. You will need someone to help you. Your caregiver may pack the open area (cut) with gauze to drain the cyst. This lets the wound heal from the inside to the outside. Keep the area clean with soap and water. You may need to remove the gauze, and pack the wound one or more times each day. Ask your caregiver for information on how to pack your incision. Ask someone to help you clean and pack the wound if you cannot reach it. You really need to check with your doctor.

    how to heal sunburn,home remedies ?
    ok so yesterday i spent 8 hours in the sun and got the worst sun burn of my life , i know this is stupid but i didn't put sunblock on till 4 hours after being in the sun . it hurts so bad , does anybody know any good home remedies , I tried vinegar it helped but it still stings really bad , im taking a pain reliever , and putting lotion on it since , does anybody know something that will take the sting out quickly and reduce pealing ? thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Milk. use compresses of cold milk and leave the milk on your skin. The milk causes the skin to rehydrate.

    my belly button is infected. does anyone have home remedies for this?
    my belly button is red and moist and gets red and flakey and going to the beach in a week and i need it to be healed by then! i need home remedies bc i wont be able to get to the doctor in time!
    my belly button is NOT peirced! so its not a peircing infection. its my actual belly button.

    • ANSWER:
      I would try the doctor, but if not I would definitely try a saline water rinse. Use warm water and add a tiny bit of Dial soap and sea salt, shake it in a shot glass, and lay it on your belly button while you're laying down. This always helped when my friend's belly button would get infected...

    Home remedies for burned tongues?
    This morning I made myself some hot chocolate but I guess I made it too hot. I wasn't expecting it to be so hot, so I took a sip of it and burned my tongue. Real smart, huh? Now the top of my tongue is numb and tingling. It doesn't have any blisters nor does it look redder than usual, but it feels really strange. Does anyone have any easy home remedies to make the healing go faster? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Soothe it with something cool immediately. Here are some ideas: ice cubes or crushed ice, a popsicle, frozen fruit, ice cream. Yogurt is considered medically to be the best thing for a burnt tongue, so use that too!

      Until healing occurs, stay away from acidic foods like tomatoes, citrus fruits and juices, items with vinegar, etc., as well as salty items like potato chips, since these items will irritate the area.

    Are there any internet forums dedicated to the discussion of herbal remedies?
    I am looking for an online forum or message board where I can collaborate with others who are interested in herbal healing, and other natural home remedy treatments. I have friends on other forums with these skills, and I am developing them myself, but I would like to be able to go to a forum dedicated solely to herbal healing and home remedies. Do you know of any such forum, or shall I create one myself?
    I have been unable to find a satisfactory one by internet searches.

    • ANSWER:
      I am recommending This site i read in books and have heard from friends is amazing. It does cost .00 a month i think, but it contains a whole lot of info on where to get herbal remedies, what herbal remedies cure certain diseases, which holistic doctors are noteworthy to go to and that actually care for a persons well being rather than making money, where to get 100% organic food, ect. There is an abundance of info on this site.

    What are some home remedies to help sunburns heal quickly?

    • ANSWER:
      Aloe really does work the best - you can use the gel from a plant or even an over the counter gel sold in stores.

      Baking soda - Try dissolving ½ cup of baking soda in a lukewarm or cool bath and soak in it for at least 15 minutes. Let the powdered solution dry on your skin and it will ease the pain

      Drink Water - It is important to stay hydrated

      Take aspirin - aspirin will help relieve pain, itching and swelling

      White Vinegar - White vinegar will also help with sunburn but do not use it if there is any blistering of skin.

      You can soak a towel or wash cloth in it and gently press against burnt areas or pour two cups in a lukewarm or cool bath and soak for at least 15 minutes. The acid in the vinegar will act as a topical NSAID

    A home remedy to heal sore muscles?
    What is are some good home remedies to heal sore muscles after I been bench pressing ?

    • ANSWER:
      Step 1

      Locate the muscle that hurts with your hand. Oftentimes, the area around the muscle may also be inflamed, which can lead to stiffness and overall swelling. Gently rub the area in soft, circular motions to help ease the surrounding muscles.
      Step 2

      Stretch the sore area gently. Stretching will stop muscle cramping and also stop the muscle from stiffening up.If you are having sharp, shooting pains when stretching, stop immediately. Your muscle needs to rest and repair.
      Step 3

      Ice it. Wrap a towel around an icepack and apply to the sore area for up to 60 minutes. This will help ease any swelling. After the first 60 minutes, take 20 minute breaks on icing to monitor the swelling.
      Step 4

      Wrap an ace bandage around the affected muscle group if you have noticeable swelling around the area after icing. This will decrease circulation and help the swelling go down.
      Step 5

      Drink water. Water will help flush toxins from your system and rehydrate muscles. Also, you can take ibuprofen as directed to ease pain.
      Step 6

      Begin heat therapy if your muscles are still sore 24 hours after the injury. Use a heating pad on the affected area to help blood circulate through the muscle group. It is important that you do not apply heat to the area immediately, however, as it can increase swelling.
      Step 7

      Rest. Sore muscles mean that the muscle is still recovering from the activity. Keep the muscle well rested so that it can fully recover.

      I also like to take really really hott baths and soak for how ever long you can take it and get out and stretch.

    Herpes breakout home remedies?
    I noticed yesterday that I started having a herpes breakout. I tried to get my valtrex prescription filled, but the insurance wont let me fill it until 01/26 and that will be too late to start taking it, so I was trying to find some home remedies that will improve the healing process. I currently am blow drying around the area after a shower and putting medicated gold bond powder on the area 3 times a day. Anyone have any suggestions or experience with anything else? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      What you're doing sounds like it would help. This is going to sound kind of weird but not wearing to bed...also helps a lot...that way there isn't any extra moisture or whatever. Sorry if that was too graphic...but it does help...also stay away from your triggers...chocolate, stress, etc...that's what all helps me...just keep it dry and stay as stress free as possible.

    Are there any home remedies to help heal blisters from fip flops?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know of any thing to heal them right away. There is something to ease the pain of them though. CVS Pharmacy carries an ointment called boil ease Its a white tube with black an red letters. It costs around . If you put that on the blisters if they are open that will take the pain of them and often you won't have to put it on again. This is also helpful for papercuts or other cuts that are painful as well as chaffing. The blister will eventually go away but your probably going to have to develop a calus or wear different footwear. Hope this helps.

    Whats the best way to heal a cut? Covered, uncovered? Any home remedies to heal it quicker?

    • ANSWER:
      If you let it heal uncovered, it will most likely leave a scar. The best way to heal a wound is to put an antibiotic ointment on it, and keep it covered with a band-aid. Remember to reapply the ointment. You don't want the wound to dry out. Also, take some vitamin C, that helps wounds heal faster.

    Any home remedies or products that will help heal the red and sore skin under my eyes from new contacts?
    My eyes don't have an infection or anything, its just they are irritated and sore from being constantly touched from the strain of putting in my contacts- I just got them 3 days ago. Is they anything I can do to help further heal them? (It looks like I've been crying and draws a lot of attention and questions.)

    • ANSWER:
      If your eyes are red and irritated from wearing contact lenses, then I'm pretty sure it isn't the 'strain' of putting them in. It sounds like an allergic reaction. See your optometrist.

    i have a sore throat what are some home remedies to heal it?

    • ANSWER:
      Warm orange juice with honey. It sound unrealistic, but trust me it works. I drink it whenever i get strep throat.

    My toes are bruised pretty badly and home remedies for them to heal well and not hurt, i got it yesterday?
    Yesterday i was talking to my sister on my cell phone and my foot got onto the wall and then i tripped and landed on my toe.i put ice on the first 10 minutes but then i had to go cook toe seemed fine until's all black in places and it REALLY hurts to walk and to put any weight on that foot, aslo it's swollen and 2x bigget than the other foot.any home remedies i can use to heal my toe?is it serious?oh and it's also on the same foot i broke mt toe on last month...go the cast off the day before i fell..., please help!thank you in advance

    • ANSWER:
      Rub olive oil on it and put a magnet off the fridge on the pain

    Home remedies on getting rid of a scratch?
    Any home remedies to get rid of a scratch. Like i don't want to buy anything expensive. Just tips to make the scratch heal faster.

    Thanks =)

    • ANSWER:
      Baking soda mixed into a paste and put on area that is itching, or have a nice hot bath with some salt in the water.

      Good Luck

Ancient Home Remedies

Dr. Narams Ancient Secrets To Reverse Asthama, Allergy, Challenges. I believe perfect health is everyones birthright. Breathing deeply and comfortably is the basis for good physical, mental and emotional health. I know this, not only from my encounters with thousands of people who come to me every year, suffering from respiratory challenges such as allergies, asthma, severe and acute cough and pneumonia, but also from my own very difficult childhood experiences with Asthma.
I remember how my condition started with simple cough and cold, then gradually developed to a very devastating and severe Asthma. At times breathing would become so difficult that I would collapse on the floor, with coughing and heavy wheezing. My father who himself was a naturopathic doctor, would rush me to our allopathic family physician. Throughout my childhood, up until I met my beloved guru, I must have tried everything including naturopathic, home remedies, allopathic and specially heavy and dangerous dosages of steroids.
The smallest amount of dairy products such as cheese, milk and ice cream, would lead to a severe Asthma attack. Fried food was completely off limits. Due to these prescription drugs, steroids and lack of physical exertion (to avoid Asthma attacks), I gained excessive amount of weight. I weighed 190 lbs (85 Kg).
I have succeeded in transforming my life. I am completely free of Asthma. I am trim and active, only 127 lbs (57 Kg). I reduced my weight without efforts, and not suffering from the negative side effects of drugs and steroid.
Now, I like to share with you the same ancient secret formulas, which proved effective for me, and for over 150,000 Asthmatic patients all over the world.
6 10 leaves of Tulsa (holly basil), juice of 1 piece of ginger, make a paste. Add 1 tea spoon of honey. Take this mixture 6 8 times daily.
1/4th tsp Ajwain (wild celery seeds) powder, 1 small clove of garlic, tsp pure Ghee, mix all and take twice daily. I also recommend a special oral gargle to remove mucus and infection from the throat. 1 tsp turmeric, tsp black pepper, 1 tea tsp rock salt, and 1 tsp hing (asafetida). Mix in 1 cup of water. Bring to boil, gargle when the liquid mixture is lukewarm.
Most importantly, my ancient secret formulas: HERBAL ANTI OXIDANT, DIVYASWAS JIVAN and COUGH AND COLD FORMULA, two tablets 2 to 3 times a day.
Vaidya Pankaj Naram
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Frequently Asked Questions

    Sun Fried Lips. Any home remedies or ancient chines secrets for super sun fried lips?

    • ANSWER:
      Two Words: ALOE VERA!

      It's great for burns of any type--get a plant at the local garden shop (about ) and slice a piece of leaf and apply the gel to your lips--OR buy the 99% pure variety from the local drug store (about ). Works like a charm!

    Is there any knowledge about eye infections w/weird discharge and irritation? Home Remedies?
    I awoke to right eye matted shut,then later began to turn red along with white-yellowish thick-like discharge coming out of nowhere.2nd day my left eye began same process, now i've got major irritation, a burning sensation along with this weird gooey stuff. I've no insurance so doctor is out of question. Curiosity leaves me to wonder if there is a home remedy or ancient chinese secret i could follow....?

    • ANSWER:
      If this is a bacterial infection, antibiotics are the best route. See if there's a free clinic in your area - if so, they may be able to provide you with a free consultation, and most antibiotics are only at a variety of pharmacies.
      Unfortunately, this infection has already spread once, so you are taking the risk that if you wait for treatment, it will spread again - your eyes are very closely connected to your sinuses, ears, and brain.

    Are any of these home remedies for growing hair really effective?
    1.Drinking plenty of water and eating plenty of raw fruits and vegetables is probably the best way to achieving healthy hair.

    2.Vitamins B, C, F, zinc, iron, copper and protein are essential for hair growth.

    3. Brush your hair gently with preferably wooden brushes to increase hair growth.

    4.Boil 1 cup of celery leaves with stems, strain and add juice of 1 lemon. You can
    rinse your hair with this after washing your hair. It makes your hair look healthy
    and lustrous.

    5.Lavender oil has been shown to increase hair growth so massage the oil once a week and soak for 30 minutes before washing.

    6.If one wants to grow hair, trim the hair once every month.

    7.Never brush the hair when it is wet.

    8.Massage aloe vera gel over the scalp and leave it for about one hour.After this rinse the hair with warm water. It gives amazing results for hair growth.

    9.Rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar and sage tea helps in hair growth

    10.Boil rosemary leaves in water and use this water while washing your hair daily to improve hair growth.

    11.Massaging your scalp vigorously with your fingers promotes hair growth.

    12.Rinsing your hair with one juiced lemon and one cup of water is said to bring
    life and shine back to dull hair.

    13.Rub olive oil into the scalp to promote hair growth.

    14.Massage the scalp with egg yolk, leave for 1 hour and wash.

    15.Brush your hair gently with preferably wooden brushes to increase hair growth. Never brush the hair when it is wet.

    16.If one wants to grow hair, trim the hair once every month, just the tips will do.

    17.It is possible that the side you sleep on most grows longer, stimulating the scalp causes good blood flow which help the hair to grow.

    18.Use flat beer to help prevent spit ends do it once or 2 times a month put it straight on your hair, wrap it in a towel for 1 to 2 hours and rinse out.

    19.Massage small amounts of fresh or canned coconut milk into the scalp and keep overnight if possible or at least for a few hours. This procedure will help hair grow longer, thicker and also make your hair look soft and shiny.

    20.Egg is excellent for the hair. It nourishes hair and adds shine. Whip up an egg and apply it to your hair once a week. Wash with a mild shampoo.

    21.You can try and include a few of these food in your diet to make your hair grow fast. Essential fatty acids are found in oily fish such as salmon and tuna, flaxseed oil, sunflower oil, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds. Mushrooms and cauliflower for Vitamin B. Oranges and tomatoes for Vitamin C. Olive oil, wheatgerm and Vitamin E.

    22.Your hair is what you eat. If you eat correctly and drink enough water, 80 percent of your hair problems are solved. Eat a healthy and a balanced diet rich in protein and minerals. Oil your hair regularly, include a lot of milk, almonds and greens in your diet and drink at least 12 to 14 glasses of water daily.

    23.Regularly cleaning and brushing the hair is very important. When the hairs are brushed, oil-producing glands in the scalp get stimulated. This natural oil makes the hair healthy.

    24.You should take plenty of green vegetables, fruits, sprouts, honey, cereals, nuts, grains, milk products, and no cholesterol-rich food in your diet. Eat fish if non-vegetarian or else take soybeans, and raw vegetable salads. Good balanced diet keeps your skin and hair healthy.

    25.An very effective hair treatment for dull lifeless hair can be made with 1 egg yoke, 1 Tbsp Olive Oil and 3 drops Vitamin E oil. Combine these, and apply on scalp and massage well for at least 10 minutes and soak for 30 minutes. Wash out with shampoo.

    26. Castor oil mixed with almond oil and massaged on regular basis and washed is highly recommended for hair growth.

    27. Powdered fenugreek 1 tsp, pepper powder 1 tsp and coconut milk 1/2 cup mixed together and massaged on scalp and washed after at least 2 hours is another ancient remedy for hair growth.

    28. Rub any oil like coconut or olive oil into the scalp and massage for 5 minutes . Wring out a towel in hot water and wrap it on the head, keep it on for 5 minutes repeat the process at least 2 times before shampoo. Or if you have a steamer you can use that in low setting for 5 minutes after oiling and massaging.

    29. Diet and lifestyle are two major factors that influence the health of the hair. Poor diet, illness and deficiencies of any particular vitamin and mineral affects the quality of hair.

    30. You should take plenty of green vegetables, fruits, sprouts, honey, cereals, nuts, grains, milk products, and no cholesterol-rich food in your diet. Eat fish if non-vegetarian or else take soybeans, and raw vegetable salads. Good balanced diet keeps your skin and hair healthy.

    Do you have any success stories? Sorry there are so many! And thanks!

    what about this, women's rogaine?

    • ANSWER:
      try hair oil; it really works! put it on at nite before bed and wake up and shampoo it off. usually coconut hair oil works the best but try others to suit ur hair

    Do you know about any old school remedies?
    Remember when you get sick and your grandma uses some home made medicine. It seems the new generation trust new products more than ancient remedies.
    State the condition and the remedy. (e.g. flu - lemon tea)

    • ANSWER:
      Herbs can be used for a lot of things. Sage- colds, stomach problems (and the Romans used it for warts). Lemon is good for sore-throats and aids digestion, but doesn't help indigestion as it s acidic-whereas milk does. Honey is a good antibiotic, and garlic gives a boost to your immune system (but bad for breath and body odour). For flatulence (every one suffers sometimes!) cumin works, though taking it will make you gag, and lemon and ginger tea is meant to help. So combinations, e.g. sage, lemon and honey tea is very good for colds work really well.

    Blister remedies? On fingertips from guitar playing...very bad?
    I get two huge blisters from this certain 3 finger blues song I write-any home remedies or ancient mandarin secrets would be appreciated-also one is a blood blister, on the middle finger-HELP!! I can use my thumb all day but those tips make the blues so I'm dying, have to take 48 hour breaks in between sessions-and no I have not popped them I want them to harden up but I need to record and they may get some home surgery.......I put ice on them immediately after but no works?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't try fix them because they come straight back.

      Keep playing and they will toughen up.

      Never ever try cure them, I play bass and you get worse blisters from bass than guitar so suck it up princess!


    grey hair.kindly help?
    i am 32 years hair have started greying (from past few years)
    i take good diet and nor do i use chemicals on hair.
    kindly tell me some home remedies or ancient remedies to stop greying of my hair.
    and i do not want to dye or color my hair

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    Do you have any acne remedy tips?
    Hello Internet People!
    I post on Yahoo! Answers every once in a while about random things, but now I want some serious help. It doesn't matter what sex you are, if you can help, I want to know!
    I have mild to severe cystic acne. I have days when my face is clear, aside from the scars left behind, and I have days when it's just so bad I want to cry. When it's that bad, I refuse to go outside of my house. Sometimes I won't even take the trash out in case someone is outside to see my face.
    However, it's not just my face. I have had some serious problems with "bacne" as my brother likes to call it. It can extend a little down my arms. Sometimes I'll even get some in random spots on my thighs - that I don't get.
    I've tried every single product out there, hoping it'll help me out. Proactiv used to work wonders for me, but mysteriously has stopped giving me the results I want to see, even if I use it religiously. I've tried those 3-step store products like Clean & Clear and Neutrogena. Now, Neutrogena has worked okay for me in the past with their orange-colored transparent acne soap but that's about it. I don't want to take Accutane, even if it worked well for my friend. I have heard way too many bad things about it, so no thanks!
    I'm starting to wonder now if it's part of my diet. It's not the healthiest diet, but I'm starting to change it in hopes that could help, but in the meantime I want to know if there is anything else out there that has works wonders for you. It could be a store bought product, or a weird ancient home remedy. I tried one I found on youtube once that had sugar, honey and apple cider vinegar in it. It was just a scrub, and I couldn't tell if it worked or not because I stopped using it after the smell made me so nauseous I got sick to my stomach.
    I went to a dermatologist for some advice, and since I don't have insurance she suggested taking Yaz birth control and she gave me a handful of Differin samples. I can never tell if anything works because the severity of my acnes comes and goes. The birth control started working after a while, but then I ran out and never went back for more. But I'm thinking about doing that again.
    I've also been thinking about going to a tanning salon. I know it's not a permanent solution; it just darkens your skin to mask the redness, really... and dries it out. I've never been to a tanning salon, and always said I wouldn't - but now I'm getting pretty desperate.
    I just turned 21, and I'm starting to go out more and I like to wear prettier things that may be strapless or show some back/arms. Sick of the acne. SIIICK OFFF ITTTTT.

    • ANSWER:
      Get good sleep. Stress increases your skin's oiliness, which, combined with sweat and dirt, can clog pores and cause pimples. (Change your pillowcase frequently.)

      Acne medications may cause your skin to initially break out worse than before because all FDA-approved acne medications (benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and sulfur) are causing your skin to regenerate faster. This brings existing acne pimples already under your skin (but not visible yet) to the surface, which in turn causes a massive but fortunately temporary break out. Give the medications time to work -- about one to two weeks -- and you will notice a big difference in the quality of your skin.

      See a dermatologist if over the counter remedies does not work. They specialize in skin care and can prescribe you medicines that help you improve it.

      Drink plenty of water. Staying well hydrated can help your condition improve, because the "waste management" control system in your body requires a lot of water to do its job. Without enough water, the body has difficulty removing some waste products efficiently.

      Look for face washes which contain the active ingredient benzoyl peroxide. This is the key ingredient in some of the best face washes. Use a 5-10% benzoyl peroxide of mild to moderate acne and 10% for severe.

      Try smashing one tablet of aspirin in a small bowl, then adding lemon juice to the mixture. Aspirin is acetesalicylic acid, chemically related to salicylic acid. Apply to the affected areas overnight. It boosts the healing process while reducing redness.

      Try putting toothpaste (paste, NOT gel) on your face, cover it with a bandage, and keep it on all night. When you wash it off in the morning your acne will look better. The astringent and surfactant nature of the toothpaste will help diminish the appearance of pimples. But the toothpaste has been known to burn sensitive skin of the face, so be careful. If your face does burn, stop acne treatments and work on healing your burn.

      Try using Bentonite Clay, a natural mineral powder which has been known to absorb impurities and help neutralise the skin's oiliness, and can be found online. Mix 2 tablespoons with a dash of cold water and smooth over the face as a thick paste. Once dried gently wipe off with a flannel or sponge.

      Another way to zap pimples is shaving cream. Apply it to your pimple and it will dry it up. It disappears by morning, but washes your face after waking up. If nothing is working for you, drink four tablespoons of apple cider vinegar diluted with water daily. It works very well for some people and is worth a try. Another good solution is aloe Vera gel fresh from the plant, taken orally.

      You can also try taking a zinc tablet everyday.


    oh my god Fleas!?
    k so this morning i woke up with 8 bites on my tummy, well its worse for me living with 3 pets couse im allergic to flea bites, whats the best way to get rid of them and not to costly [any home remedies ancient secrets , how you grandmother did it?]


    • ANSWER:
      I'll tell you a trick I tried, You'd be amazed at how many you have that you didn't see before. Get an aluminum pie pan put about a 1/4 inch thick layer of dish washing liquid. Set on the floor or carpet (works better), then get a small lamp, place the lamp next to pan and turn it on at night. The fleas will be attracted to light and will hop to try to reach it, and they will fall into the pan and get trapped by the liquid soap. Try it, it's cool just to watch it happening. Sometimes you can actually see them trying to jump in. Email me when you'e tried it and let me know how it works for you. In the meantime, to avoid getting bit again, try putting some citrus scented lotion all over your body before you go to bed, they don't like the smell of citrus, so they'll stay away from you, works great against mosquito bites too!

    Is this dangerous to my Brothers health?
    Due to economic reasons I live with my brother. He is 56 and I am 52. He met a Asian lady online and moved her here. He has very serious health issues. This lady insist she knows "ancient" remedies to heal. He has severe stomach ulcers. She insist on doing red pepper enemas on him. I cant hardly bare to even be at home when she does them on him, due to the screams. She claims that over a few months this will "burn out " the ulcer and "toughen the stomach lining. I say this is rubish. Any advice?

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    Over night pimple treatment? [HOME MADE!]?
    I'm really trying to save up my money recently, so I'm leaning away from having to buy anything above five dollars for an overnight pimple remover. Last night, I washed it lightly, and added tooth paste, and then Clearisel[sp] over it. I slept, and it is still lightly there-- I have two days [Monday and Tuesday ] And Monday and Tuesday night, ; to get rid of this pimple. School pictures are the secound day of school! Also, I know you arent supposed to touch your face alot, very germy. I should know, I have the clearest skin ALL THE TIME! Its unbelievable how it pops up TWO DAYS before school starts!
    So, are there any like.. ancient remedy's I can do to make the pimple less red, or smaller? I need it by approx. Wednesday morning. :/ Gracias!

    • ANSWER:
      toothpaste does NOT work. neither does ice or eye drops.
      sometimes i use neutrogena rapid clear spot gel..."visibly reduces breakouts in 8 hours" says the tube. and sometimes it works..but not always. its at a drugstore.

      otherwise here are some little things that may help it clear up.

      lots of water
      change your pillowcase
      put ur hair up at night
      vit c
      citrus fruits
      eat healthy to get all the vitamins u need

      and if its still theer cover it up witha concealer

      hope this helps..dont stress..ull break out! good luck

    I know what fields I am interested in but I'm not sure how to (in any combination) combine them into a career?
    I am really interested in and regularly study, all-natural remedies (such as detox and aromatherapy), ancient theology, feng shui and interior design.
    I'm kind of pulling away from interior design. I know that I am interested in doing my own home and helping with my friends' and familys' homes but I'm one of those high maintenance girls that freaks out when she has so much glue on her fingers that they are sticking together.
    I am also pulling away from health; I would study on my own anyway and put what I studied into practice but I don't know that I have enough a desire to get my degree in it as I hate chemistry and I'm not the greatest mathematician.
    More than anything else, I am into ancient theology. I study it daily several times a day and will talk about it with anyone that will listen but I'm not sure how many options I have in that field. I would love any advice that anyone has for me. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Invest a few hundred dollars in a career/life coach. They will be able to set you on the right path and you won't have to waste any time trying to figure it out alone.

    Help taking care of my big puppy - food and meds?
    So, I've got this puppy who isn't exactly a puppy. He turned 7 last Christmas and I'm wondering about the whole "senior dog" thing. The only older dog I've ever had lived to be 20+ (she was 17-18 when we inherited her from a family member who moved and couldn't keep her), so I'm kinda clueless.

    First of all, he doesn't act aging at all and I know he's not really -that- ancient. He still acts like a puppy, but I'm wondering if there's any sort of supplement or anything that would come in handy. He's a GSD/Sibe mix and his sire was a purebred GSD, so hip displasia comes to mind. Are there any joint supplements that you can recommend? Home remedies would be even better =3 I'm hoping to give him the most longevity that I can.

    And now for food. I used to feed him Canidae Grain Free Salmon Meal (he also has allergies too and, well, Canidae's supposedly better for him), but after a six-month layoff, I had to buy him a bag of crappy food. Terrible, I know ;-; But I've read up on Canidae's new formula and I'm not sure that I like it. I've read around and I'm trying to find the top best foods, in your opinions. I live in a pretty rural area and its really hard to find decent brands, even at petstores, but I'll still try.

    Can I get a list of the best ones, in order that you think they're the best and why? The dog food analysis is handy, but I like multiple opinions.
    The other dog was a mix of chow and some other random breeds. I don't know how she lived that long, honestly o.o

    Also, the only reason that I'm asking from the viewpoint of a senior dog is based on other opinions I've gotten. Sorry if I'm off some?

    And thirdly, I have been to the vet and all. He suggested Purina One and offered to sell me some from the lobby, then asked what I was feeding him. When I said Canidae, he blinked a bit and said nevermind about the Purina. I'm still poking around for a different vet.

    • ANSWER:
      The best thing to do is have a check up at the vet. At your dog's age, it could have underlaying problems that aren't showing symptoms. If so, certain foods or supplements could be bad. They can do bloodwork and suggest food ideas that are personalized for you dog.

    Restoring old photographs. Which software?
    Recently we found a treasure of ancient family photographs dating from 1920s. Some are pretty good and some are now faded or discolored. I want to scan, clean them and then print them B&W.

    However, I am a total beginner in photo tampering. Can only do crop/rotate type operations. Also dont want to spend a lot in getting them professionally restored. Is there a home remedy? Some easy to learn s/w.
    Many thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Adobe Photoshop is probably the easiest to learn. You can do wonders with old photos. You can often get it bundled with Premiere Elements, a movie editing software for under 0.

    Help with english translation?
    I have in mind many english words that sound to me have the same meaning
    I want to know what is the difference between them? when i exactely should i use one instead of another?

    here are the words

    photo, picture and image
    sickness, illness
    regarding of, concerning of
    power, strength
    good,well and nice
    beautiful, pretty
    establishment, foundation,erection
    dinner,souper(i wish it is the right spelling)

    • ANSWER:
      Too many words, I can't get 'em all in this little box.

      Photo usually means a still photograph taken by a camera. Picture is more general, meaning any flat, two-dimensional visual representation of something. When used as a verb, picture means imagine what something looks like in your head. Image is even more general. It can include two dimensional or three dimensional visual representations, including sculptures, statues, and flat pictures. Image can mean a moving scene, but it usually means a still object, person, animal, tree, etc.

      Photo is the newest of those three to enter the English language. Before cameras were invented, it was not a word by itself. It would still show up in scientific terms like photosynthesis because it has a Greek origin.

      Sickness and illness are basically the same. Ill is sometimes used in contexts not related to a person's health, such as ill-timed. Sick might imply an upset stomach as one of the symptoms. Ill does not.

      Regarding and concerning with the -ing suffix are interchangeable. Don't use the word of after them.
      This question regarding English words is very long.
      This question concerning English words is very long.
      Both of those sentences are close enough that the difference would only matter to linguists or philosophers.

      Strength usually has more to do with a body, either animal or human. Both words can be applied to non-living things. Both strength and power can mean the capacity to do something, but strength can also mean the ability to resist a force. You wouldn't say that a piece of tape is powerful if it is hard to tear apart, but you could say it is strong.

      Beautiful is the same as pretty, only stronger.

      Rent is a regular payment for a fixed amount of time paid to the owner of a good in exchange for its use. A fee is charged for services. Fare is less common statistically than fee. It may be becoming archaic as fewer people use it.

      lift is used as a noun in British English for exactly the same thing that elevator means in American English.

      Aircraft is more general, including balloons, manned kites and gliders, gyrocopters, and just about any controllable vehicle that can keep itself up in the air.

      Ancient usually means like a thousand years or more in the past. Old is just anything past its prime, like how the News becomes old in a day, people get old when their bodies start to degrade with age, and food gets old when it no longer tastes good or has been around so long that it becomes unsafe to eat.

    Critique for this poem?
    Chemical Signals and B- Films

    Inspiration is no beam of moonlight
    Cast upon the tortured artist
    Igniting a burning fire of passion in his soul
    That makes his fingers itch to create
    Some revolutionary masterpiece

    Rather it is a frozen dinner
    Stick it in the microwave for two and a half minutes
    (Fifty five minutes in a conventional oven)
    Peel back the plastic film and it’s hot on the outside
    But with chunks of ice infesting the inside

    Inspiration is an old home remedy
    A cauldron full of radishes and mustard seeds
    Mixed into lukewarm water with one hair from your lover’s head
    Whisper some incantations in Ancient Greek
    Take a goblet-full and then dance naked in the dead of night

    B- romantic comedies which you thought deserved an A
    Slow rock songs from a teenage garage band in Chicago
    A compline service shared with your unshaved youth group leader
    A photo album full of the least-candid candid photographs in history
    Greeting cards with amusing pictures of kittens on the front

    Inspiration is a chemical signal that just needs the right
    Temperature and amount of motion to stimulate enough creativity
    To get that article in before your editor’s deadline
    Enough motivation to make it to church the next morning
    Put it in Tupperware containers and have it for dinner the next night.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi this is different, but i like it. The voice and the mood gives a beautiful description of your poem, your poem is full of humor and it's kind of cute! Keep it up.

    Can you add to this list of puns?
    Puns for the Literate

    1. King Ozymandias of Assyria was running low on cash after years of war with the Hittites. His last great possession was the Star of the Euphrates, the most valuable diamond in the ancient world. Desperate, he went to Croesus, the pawnbroker, to ask for a loan.
    Croesus said, "I'll give you 100,000 dinars for it."
    "But I paid a million dinars for it," the King protested. "Don't you know who I am? I am the king!"
    Croesus replied, "When you wish to pawn a Star, makes no difference who you are."

    2. Evidence has been found that William Tell and his family were avid bowlers. Unfortunately, all the Swiss league records were destroyed in a fire, ...and so we'll never know for whom the Tells bowled.

    3.. A man rushed into a busy doctor's office and shouted, "Doctor! I think I'm shrinking!" The doctor calmly responded, "Now, settle down. You'll just have to be a little patient."

    4. A marine biologist developed a race of genetically engineered dolphins that could live forever if they were fed a steady diet of seagulls. One day, his supply of the birds ran out so he had to go out and trap some more. On the way back, he spied two lions asleep on the road. Afraid to wake them, he gingerly stepped over them. Immediately, he was arrested and charged with -- transporting gulls across sedate lions for immortal porpoises.

    5. Back in the 1800's the Tate's Watch Company of Massachusetts wanted to produce other products, and since they already made the cases for watches, they used them to produce compasses. The new compasses were so bad that people often ended up in Canada or Mexico rather than California . This, of course, is the origin of the expression -- "He who has a Tate's is lost!"

    6. A thief broke into the local police station and stole all the toilets and urinals, leaving no clues. A spokes person was quoted as saying, "We have absolutely nothing to go on."

    7. An Indian chief was feeling very sick, so he summoned the medicine man. After a brief examination, the medicine man took out a long, thin strip of elk rawhide and gave it to the chief, telling him to bite off, chew, and swallow one inch of the leather every day. After a month, the medicine man returned to see how the chief was feeling. The chief shrugged and said, "The thong is ended, but the malady lingers on."

    8. A famous Viking explorer returned home from a voyage and found his name missing from the town register. His wife insisted on complaining to the local civic official who apologized profusely saying, "I must have taken Leif off my census."

    9. There were three Indian squaws. One slept on a deer skin, one slept on an elk skin, and the third slept on a hippopotamus skin. All three became pregnant. The first two each had a baby boy. The one who slept on the hippopotamus skin had twin boys. This just goes to prove that.. the squaw of the hippopotamus is equal to the sons of the squaws of the other two hides.

    10. A skeptical anthropologist was cataloging South American folk remedies with the assistance of a tribal Brujo who indicated that the leaves of a particular fern were a sure cure for any case of constipation. When the anthropologist expressed his doubts, the Brujo looked him in the eye and said, "Let me tell you, with fronds like these, you don't need enemas."

    • ANSWER:
      After writing off his very expensive car, he discovered how the Mercedes bends.

      I'm reading a book about anti-gravity, it's imposssible to put down

      Don't believe what you hear about fleas and ticks - it's all lice

      I get distracted by all the meats at the deli counter, I think it's because of my short attention spam.

      With an iron will' we will try to solder on said the welder

      Some people really enjoy blowing air out of their lungs, but I'm not a fan myself.

      The luminescent pelican triggered an air defence alert of glow bill proportions

    Should I import pekingese dog from China because they are too expensive in US?
    I looked at the prices of pekingese pups being sold by breeders. They were like 1500 dollars to 1800 dollars. Some were even beyond 2000 dollars. That price is beyond my capability. I went to shelter to get pekingese but those ones were 8 to 9 years old, which is too old and their health is vulnerable. I have never been able to get healthy young pekingese from local shelter. 99% of time they don't have pekingese. I like pekingese for religious reasons. Religious buddhist ancient stories claim that Buddha created pekingese through a lion. It is said in ancient religious scripts that buddha touched a lion and the lion immediately became a pekingese dog. Buddha did this miracle of converting lion to Buddha because some people complained that they want to keep lion as pet but they are too large and scary looking. So Buddha said he will perform the remedy. He touched lion and it became pekingese and then the people took it home as pet. That is why pekingese is also known as "lion dog" in china and "temple dog" in China. Since the great mystical figure of Buddha was known to shelter and care for pekingese dog, it is also believed that Pekingese drives away spirits, ghosts and evil satanic forces from the house. Due to such historical religious stories of Pekingese in Buddhism, I am only interested in Pekingese.
    i looked at a very similar pekingese below from breeder

    price was 00

    i met a chinese seller of pekingese and he offered a very low price (around 110 dollars) and said that he will ship it to US on plane and that I have to pay the plane costs.
    i met chinese seller through google and exchanged email

    • ANSWER:
      have you tried checking if there is a pekingese rescue group that may have dogs too rehome at a younger age?

      importing comes with its own costs as it have too go into quarantine, have all its shots taken and such, which will soon run up the cost

    Are there any good reference sites for pagan use of plants, other than modern Wicca sites?
    Before the Church shunned it all and condemned people to death, thousands of generations learned to use natural plants, roots, herbs, leaves, etc., to cure illnesses and perform rituals that were meant to do good things. You know, the pagan knowledge.

    Besides modern Wicca books and (obviously) older generations, are there any good resources for this ancient knowledge? Like a book or web site of old wives' tales and how ancient plants were used?

    I'm open minded to Wicca, but so much of it is unfortunately second and third-hand information that amounts to home-made spells.

    I just did a housewide "cleansing" with smouldering dried sage, which is a traditional thing to do on New Year's Day that our family has done since my great-great-great-great grandmother's day (and probably far beyond that). It's kind of fun too. (Also did a Christian blessing.)

    I'm looking more for old remedy knowledge like Linden Tea used for coughs, moldy bread for fevers (penicilin), etc.


    • ANSWER:
      These are really good sites

    to kill bed bugs with a steam cleaner.Would that work?
    Iv'e tried bombs for bed bugs repeatedly. Bed bug spray i bought online. Bed bug spray from home depot. Washed every porous item on hot water, threw out ALL my furniture and moved to a different apartment in my building ( that last one was my landlords "remedy for the problem") AND STILL they bite me. Aside from hiring an exterminator HOW WILL THEY DIE? I need a solution on a minimum wage budget!Please help. Any product i can buy or ancient secret of some kind?

    • ANSWER:
      To answer your question: yes, a steam cleaner will kill bed bugs. Get one that uses dry steam to minimize the chance of mold.

      However, sounds like the apartment building is infested. In many cases landlords have a legal obligation to address the problem using a licensed pest management professional if you can prove that it is in fact bed bugs. If the entire building is infested, it won't matter what you do in your individual unit---the bed bugs will keep coming back. Check websites for your state and town and see what your rights and responsibilities are.

      In the meantime, you can help reduce bed bug bites by treating your bed. Here are some links that help with that:

      Here is information on using a steamer:

      Good luck!

Herbal Natural Remedies

Herbal Remedies Anti Fungal Treatment
Fungi live on all surfaces of our bodies. Under certain conditions, they cause infections, particularly in warm and moist areas. The symptoms and appearances of a fungal skin infection depend on the type of fungus causing it and the part of the body affected. Fungal infections can affect not only the skin, but the fingernails and scalp.

Garlic herb is considered to be a very potent antimicrobial agent. It was used by Albert Schweitzer to treat amebic dysentery, and also by Louis Pasteur as an antibacterial agent. Garlic is one of the richest sources of the element germanium, which is a potent inducer of interferon and effective against certain cancers by modulating the immune response.

Candida yeast infection is similar to a fungus. It generally affects the skin around the nails or the soft, moist areas around body openings. Diaper rash in babies can be from one type of candidal infection. Older girls and women may develop another form of candidal infection in and around the vagina, and these are called yeast infections.

Golden Seal herb is considered effective in treating most digestive problems ranging from peptic ulcers to colitis due to its tonic effects on the mucous membranes. It is a powerful antimicrobial improving all mucous conditions, especially those of the sinuses.
Tea tree oil preparations were tested in four randomized clinical trials and some constructive outcomes were attributed to the interference in all trials. It is a cure for many mucosal fungal infections. Tea tree oil and Grapefruit seed distill may be used for the foreign handling of candida-related rind conditions by putting 2-3 drops of each in a lotion or balm and spreading it over the stricken region. Solanum species (two trials) and oil of acrimonious orange preparations (one test) were compared with traditional treatments. In all cases encouraging results were reported. There are few controlled clinical trials of herbal antifungal medicines.

The most popular herbal remedy for the care of parrots seems to be aloe. One popular use of aloe is a topical spray to sooth the irritated skin of birds that engage in feather plucking. Dramatic results can be obtained with this protocol when used on parrots who are destroying their feathers due to an itchy condition of the skin. Even in cases of psychological plucking, the aloe spray has been known to slow down feather destruction, due to the fact that damp feathers seem to dampen the urge to pluck. The easiest way to obtain a quality aloe spray for parrots is to buy it from a health food store.

Fungal infections are usually not serious in otherwise healthy individuals. However, a systemic fungal infection may be severe and life-threatening for those with compromised immune systems. Good personal hygiene should be maintained. In the case of superficial infections, the skin should be kept clean and dry, and care should be taken to avoid contact with other parts of the body. If someone in the household has a superficial fungal infection, bed sheets, towels, floors, shower stalls, and other contact surfaces should be washed with hot water and disinfected after use.

Oregano extract from this herb is considered more potent and less harmful than nystatin to eradicate fungi. It is also considered to be more powerful and less-toxic in eradicating staph infections.

Frequently Asked Questions

    What are some Herbal/Natural remedies for a horse?
    Which ever one is cheaper :)
    I would like to know what are Herbal remedies, and Natural remedies to take care of a horse? How would you feed it to it?

    Also, what does garlic do for a horse(the fresh kind or dehydrated one?

    THANX 4 YOUR HELP!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Bach Flower Remedies!!!!!!!!
      they are oils that can be/are added to water, feed or they can be licked off of your hand if the horse is willing.
      There are 38 Bach Flower Remedies that are used

    what are some natural/ herbal remedies for jaw pain?
    my husband recently had his wisdom teeth removed and in doing so they needed to dislocate the right side of his jaw. He is experiencing a lot of pain. I've been on line searching for herbal/natural remedies for his jaw pain but i can't find anything substantial. Can anyone help?

    • ANSWER:
      comin from a redneck from the south - a can of copenhagen.

    What are some natural or herbal remedies for sleep paralysis?
    I have terrible sleep paralysis and im a naturalist so what are some herbal or natural remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are looking for ways of dealing with your sleep paralysis then you will find this article very relevant. Go through it as it looks at the causes and offers solutions.

      Sleep paralysis does not harm the body in any way but it can leave you feeling very tired and weak after a sleepless night. If you are experiencing frequent episodes then you might want to know if there is anything you can do to prevent sleep paralysis. You need to appreciate that this condition is a function of the mind and can be brought about by many things.

      Some places that offer extensive, detailed information and remedies include any one of the following: how do you Stop Sleep Paralysis, Stop Sleep Paralysis, remedies to sleep paralysis

      If you want to know how to prevent it then you must know how it is caused and what triggers. In all the cases anything that will disrupt your normal sleep cycle will trigger sleep paralysis. People who are under a lot of stress and tension are also likely to experience sleep paralysis.

      Try to be in a relaxed mood when you go to sleep. You could try and channel out your stress and frustrations through exercise. The idea is to go to sleep with a stress free mind. There are also stimulants like caffeine, alcohol and tobacco that are capable of disrupting your sleep. If you want to prevent sleep paralysis then avoid taking these substances at night or before you sleep.

      There are two things that will kick the brain out of sleep, light and sound. It is advisable to sleep in a dark room with all the appliances off. Keeping the radio and TV on while you sleep does little to improve the situation. Mantaining a regular sleeping schedule is also recommended.This will make sure the body gets used to waking up and sleeping at certain times only.

      There are many ways in which you can prevent sleep paralysis. The techniques that I’ve talked about here are just some of the things that you can do. You can also get to know how other peoplel have dealt with the condition.

    What kind of natural/herbal remedies are there for Asthmatics?
    I am currently looking into natural/herbal remedies to help my gf reduce her asthma attacks. Problem is she hates teas and coffee. Is there anything else out there that might work? She also has several different allergies and a heart condition. So I'm a little hesitant to try any of this stuff on her.

    • ANSWER:
      Go to the website below. Look up the following:
      Formulas 1,2, Cell Activator/Niteworks/Herbalifeline/Schizandra/Rose Ox/NRG/21 Day Cleanse/Mega Garlic/Herbal Aloe Drink. All natural and safe for asthmatics and heart conditions. As long as she does not have any dietary restrictions, all of these would be fine. Good Luck

    Any natural or herbal remedies for trying to concieve?
    I have been trying to get pregnant for some time now. Besides the obvious way to conceive...has anyone taken any herbal or natural remedies to increase conception chances. I'm trying "false unicorn root" and "conception tea" but no bun in the oven yet :-(

    • ANSWER:
      This site has a bunch of great info on using herbs and fertility awareness:
      Fertility awareness will help you determine when you're most fertile and can help you figure out why you haven't gotten pregnant yet.
      I used vitex/chasteberry to regulate my menstrual cycle and accidentally got made me ovulate more frequently. I would really recommend taking it if something is weird with your cycle, especially if you used to take the pill or other hormonal birth control.
      I would also recommend the book "Taking Charge of Your Fertility."

    What herbal/natural remedies get rid of parasites?
    My sister is sick but doesn't like to use drugs when natural remedies are possible.

    • ANSWER:
      Black Walnut available at health food store along with many other herbal parasite remedies. I have used wormwood and thought it caused side effects. Also pumpkin seeds are known to rid parasites. I always keep a bottle of black walnut capsules, and even when my kitty got tapeworms a half capsule mixed in his food worked much better than the poison the Vet prescribed. No side effects observed from black walnut.

    I suffer from Angular Cheilitis. Any Recommended natural herbal remedies for Treatment of Angular Cheilitis?
    I am suffering from angular cheilitis for some time. I have cracked lips corners and the skin near the lips looks weird. I do have pain too. Any natural herbal remedies for treatment of angular cheilitis condition? I have heard there are some home remedies to cure this condition. Plz anyone help..

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, I know how it feels to have cracked lips. Not only i found it embarrassing but a lot painful as well.
      I had it 2 months back but i got fully cured in a week's time. I used some natural herbal remedies for that. These natural treatments worked good for curing my condition..

      I was looking for a solution then & i got to know about a site that i immediately bookmarked in my firefox. So i have it now too. It helped me..

      Hope I Helped You!

    Are there any natural, herbal remedies for depression?
    I realize I do need medication, but I am very hesitant about putting all those chemicals in my body, and I despise the pharmaceutical industry. I know there are lots of herbal remedies out there for helping with other ailments, but those are more physical then mental. Help?

    • ANSWER:
      The only natural things I can suggest are: meditating, music, weed, friends, and nature. Other than that, there's not many natural ailments to be found. Good luck with your depression, and the answer usually can always be found within our selves, really.

    How come the medical profession fail to recognise natural / herbal remedies have a significant part in health?
    It appears to me that they may have a vested interest in protecting their own jobs. I have found many alternative remedies which have proved very helpful for thousands of people, yet the medical profession either havent heard of them or give them the thumbs down. Arent they supposed to have their patients health foremost in their minds?

    • ANSWER:
      Exactly what Janet says: because there is no money in it for the big pharma companies. Herbs can't be patented.

    Are they any herbal/natural remedies that can help with fertility?
    I'm just wondering if there are certain foods, herbs, and/or roots that anyone has used and they actually worked?

    • ANSWER:
      FertiliTea: A Natural Fertility Tea Blend if you're into tea and also there's Fertilaid for women and men they are natural and I suggest staying away from OVULEX FERTILITY AID it saids its natural but its not also try the herb damiana its from Panama but I haven't had any luck with it and also have your boy (hubby, boyfriend) also take it, it increases the chances. My boyfriend and I are going to buy this stuff this weekend we've had two couples already get pregnant from it.

    What are some Natural/Herbal Remedies for Depression?
    Also, does StJohns Wort help to treat mild- to severe - depression? I'm currently living in a third world country where there is NO access to doctors or any other professional help, so I am wondering if I can help my mates and myself with some natural supplements to treat depression.

    Thanks a lot everyone. I appreciate it.

    • ANSWER:
      I suggest getting sunlight. I know that sounds silly but a lack of sunlight can cause depression. There is something you can get called "feel bright light" it works great but costs about 200.00 and it is well worth the money. Vitamin D deficiency will cause depression so if you are able to get supplements that also may help. One thing that helps me is to listen to upbeat music.I am clinically diagnosed with Bipolar disorder, with major depressions and have found these things helpful. I hope i have helped you have a nice day

    Does anyone know of any herbal/natural remedies for Sarcoidosis?
    I am 39 and was diagnosed with Sarcoidosis about 2 years ago. Of late I have felt the symptoms becoming worse again. I was given steroids before but don't like the side effects. Can anyone help me find an effective alternative to prescription medicines?

    • ANSWER:
      I do not have the answer for you but am going to give you a sight to look at. Go to the Encyclopedia of Natural Healing online, or most health food stores have a copy as a reference. Also ask the resident nauropath at I know nothing of your illness but highly reccomend that you start here and then go to your local health food store for reccomended products. Also put a filter on your shower, and use bottled water for everything else. This is available at your local water store. On general health alone this is good advise. Chlorinated water causes more harm than your can realise. Good luck. Harvey.

    What are the natural herbal remedies and exercises to control high/low blood pressure?

    Looking for more suggestions on the treatment of Low blood pressure.

    Thanks everyone for your ans.

    • ANSWER:
      Blood pressure reading depends upon several things
      1. Age (BP slightly increases with advancing age)
      2. Mental activity ( Tension, fear, grief etc causes increase in BP)
      3. Food habits (Highly seasoned food, cholesterol etc also increases BP)
      4. Diseases (Many disease conditions like kidney d/s, lung d/s may cause high BP)
      5. The position when reading your Blood Pressure
      So many causes are there, any way these are the general rules for controlling your BP.
      -Avoid excess use of salt
      -Avoid meat, fish, fast food, fried foor etc
      -Drink plenty of water
      -Sleep at least 8 hours at night
      -Keep mind cheer full
      -Walk at least 1/2 km per day, preferable in the morning on empty stomach
      this 7 advises will reduce BP with in one week....sure!

      Herbal remedy Rawolfia or Allium Sativa can be used for reducing blood pressure. It has no side effect at all. Its taste is a little bitter. (Please listen this an information only. Dont use any medicine with out consulting a doctor)

      Low Blood Pressure can be corrected by the reversal of the above 1st and 2nd advices.

      Herbal Medicines for increasing Blood pressure are Viscum Album, Natum Muriaticum etc...but only after consulting a doctor.

      After all the most important thing is to understand the causes of high/low blood pressure, and just try to overcome that before going for Medicines. Hope this can help you...bye for now

    What are the best natural herbal remedies for a UTI?
    Urinary tract infection aka bladder infection. I got this a week ago and have been taking AZO from over the counter at Wal-Mart. I also have been upping my usual dosage of cranberry juice on top of cranberry tablets. It has been years since I got one of these and I wonder if there's an better herb that can tackle this immediately. I don't believe in going to doctors for something I can doctor myself.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, drink lots and lots of water. Second, if you are drinking cranberry juice with sugar in it, you are wasting your time. You must drink the straight stuff. If it's too strong, add a little water and maybe a tsp of honey at most, but try to drink it straight. There is also a very good tea called Cran-Aid. It is made by a company called Traditional Medicinals and it contains many herbs that are good for UTI. My final suggestion is that you try a homeopathic remedy called Cantharis. It is also supposed to be very helpful with UTI's. As far as your diet goes, try to eliminate sugar and alcohol. Also coffee. Eat plenty of whole grains and veggies and stay away from dairy. Hope this helps.

    What natural/herbal remedies can I use for hot flashes?
    I have already tried black cohash and it didn't work for me. My doctor recommend HRT but I am trying to find an alternative due to the risks.

    • ANSWER:
      I have heard that chasteberry might be another way to help with hot flashes, but I would recommend checking with a health food store as well to see what they say.

    what are the natural herbal remedies for keloid?
    the scars of my daughter from vaccination develop into keloid. she's now 20 years old. then last April 2010 she had a very minor operation on the skin above the knee and the scar also develop into keloid. Please teach me how to use the turmeric as natural or herbal remedy for my daughter's problem

    • ANSWER:
      Do not use turmeric powder which is for cooking as it may contain other ingredients and coloring. buy real turmeric and grind it and mix with gram flour and water or honey. after 10 mins or when it becomes dry, you can wash it off, but make sure you use your soap to remove the yellow color. and be careful with your clothes, bathrobe, towel, wash basin, bathroom door and all other places as it may turn yellow and very difficult to remove the stain.
      Or:- Pound dry turmeric root with milk on a stone slab to a fine paste. Apply this paste

      Treating keloid scarring can be very frustrating. Treatments are still being researched, and there are no definitive cure-alls currently available for those battling the scars. Dermatologists and plastic surgeons are still exploring ways to both prevent and treat them.

    What are some natural herbal remedies for an inverted penis?
    Hurry please. It's getting pretty sore.

    • ANSWER:
      Usually in adults the remedy is weight loss. There really aren't any herbal remedies for this condition.

    What natural/herbal remedies are there for colds?
    I have a bad cold, I have had it for several days. I am very congested and I am coughing like crazy. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Treatments for Cold, Catarrh and Coryza Influenza :-

      1st Stage of Cold, Catarrh and Coryza :-

      Icy coldness of whole body; internal and external both. To give heat to the system Camphor 6X or 30 1/2 hourly

      Cold due to sudden exposure to dry cold wind; chilly feeling; headache,watering of eyes and sneezing; anxiety and fear; feverish feeling Aconite 30 or 200 2 hourly

      Running of nose during day and blockage at night with chilly feeling Nux Vomica 30 3 hourly

      Cold with sneezing and profuse from eyes and nose; worse in warmth and indoor; better in open air Allium Cepa 30 3 hourly

      Dryness of nose with headache; worse from motion; thirst more; lips parched and dry; stools constipated Bryonia Alba 30 or 200 3 hourly

      Sneezing; watering of nose and eyes; throat sore with constant desire to swallow saliva; foul smell from mouth; feverish feeling with sweat which do not relieve. Worse at night Mercurius Sol 30 3 hourly

      Watering and burning of eyes with streaming nose; acrid discharges Euphrasia 30 3 hourly

      Chilly feeling though face is hot; restlessness; un-quenchable thirst, drinks often but little at a time; better hot drinks Arsenic Album 30 3 hourly

      Acrid discharge from the nose which corrodes the upper lip. Nose filled with phelgm; breathes through the mouth Arum Triph 30 3 hourly

      Cold; running of nose and sneezing; redness and pain forehead; watering eyes Sabadilla 30 4 hourly

      Cold; pain throat; red face, rush of blood towards head Belladonna 30 4 hourly

      Aching pain; dullness; chilliness in back; sneezing; bland and thick discharge from nose; feverish; better by passing urine Gelsemium 30 3 hourly

      Coryza with sneezing and aching in bones of extremities with soreness of flesh Eup Perf 30 3 hourly

      Cold; better from cold bathing Calcarea Sulph 30 4 hourly

      Dripping of nose while eating Trombidium 30 or 200 6 hourly

      Dripping of nose while going to sleep Thuja Oc 30 or 200 6 hourly

      Dry coryza; sniffles of infants, blockage of nose Sambucus Nig 30 4 hourly

      2nd Stage of Cold, Catarrh and Coryza :-

      Discharge from nose; yellowish or greenish; stringy Kali Bich 30 4 hourly

      Greenish yellow mucous from nose; loss of taste and thirst; better open air Pulsatilla 30 4 hourly

      Thick yellow discharge from nose; post nasal cattarh; constipation Hydrastis Can 30 4 hourly

      Watering from nose like a tap; thirst more; stools constipated; cold aggravates till noon and ameliorates after noon Natrum Mur 30 (in acute stage Bryonia 30) 4 hourly

      In fat and flabby patient; worse after bathing; chilly patient Calcarea Carb 200 6 hourly

      Watery discharge from the nose and finally it becomes thick, yellow. Pain in the throat on swallowing as if full of splinters; sensitive to cold Hepar Sulph 30 4 hourly

      Cold worse early morning; chronic; dry catarrh; aversion to take bath Sulphur 200 weekly (3 Doses)

      Chronic catarrh; dry coryza, with blockage of nose; worse change of weather and cold Psorinum 200 weekly (3 Doses)

      Chronic cases with tubercular history Tuberculinum Koch 200 or 1M fortnightly (6 Doses)

      Obstinate chronic cases when indicated remedy fails Bacillinum 1M weekly (3Doses)

      Influenza :-

      Head remedy; restlessness with prostration and excessive thirst at short intervals Arsenic Album 30C or 30X 4 hourly

      Intercurrent remedy Influenzinum 200 and Sulphur 200 4 hourly

      Early stage with chill and sneezing; heaviness and tiredness of body and limbs; loss of thirst, bursting headache; relief from passing large quantities of pale urine Gelsemium 30 or 200 4 hourly

      Severe pains in limbs and back; bones feel 'broken', bursting headache; shivering, and chills in back; eyeballs sore Eupatorium Perf 30 or 200 3 hourly

      Rapid prostration; high fever, gastric symptoms; dull red face, nervousness Kali Phos 6X or 30 4 hourly

      With dry, hacking cough; headache is worse after least movement; wants to lie still and alone; better by pressure, tongue is coated white; great thirst Bryonia Alba 30 or 200 4 hourly

      Patient very chilly; feels cold even in bed; least movement or exposure intensifies the sensation of cold; fresh shivering and chill after drinking; aching in limbs and back; nose stuffed up at night Nux Vomica 30 or 200 4 hourly

      Severe pains in back and thighs; chilliness, no fire or heat can warm up the patient; rapid pulsation with temperature not proportionately high; restlessness; violent pulsations; bruised feeling all over Pyrogenium 200 3 hourly (3 Doses)

      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine

      Take Care and God Bless you.

    How to cure Insomnia if sleeping pills don't work? But not using natural herbal remedies?
    What happens if ya have insomnia and you don't know what the cause is? If sleeping tablets don't work what would be next? Could anxiety or depression cause insomnia?

    • ANSWER:
      I suffer from the same affliction, I tried a product called Sleep Well, its only in the states, but it worked for me.. check out their website for more info.

    Can anyone recommend natural herbal remedies that I can take to improve....? circulation?

    I have Reynaud's disease in my hands and feet, and im looking for ways to improve my circulation using herbal remedies.

    • ANSWER:
      I found this on this wonderful site I refer to for alternative remedies:

      "...A natural alternative is the circulation-boosting Chinese herb, Ginkgo biloba. Seredrin, a combination of Ginkgo biloba leaf extract and phytosome (a natural plant chemical said to boost the absorption of the Ginkgo into the bloodstream), has just been evaluated in a clinical trial organised by the Raynaud's and Scleroderma Association. The trial looked at the Effect of Treatment With (Seredrin) Ginkgo Biloba Phytosome In Primary Raynaud's Phenomenon. The clinical study suggested that ginkgo may have a role to play in the treatment of peripheral vascular disease.
      But you have to take it for at least 3 months to kick in.
      They also recommned ginger, adding fresh ginger to hot water with honey/lemon etc. in the mornings.
      Also, 3,000-6,000mg of evening primrose oil per day.

    What are some natural herbal remedies to get rid of headaches?

    • ANSWER:
      ----- First thing foremost important make sure you are drinking plenty of water!!!!!

      *** When Your Head Aches

      WHAT do you do for relief? A headache remedy that for some people may work just as well as medicine is an ice pack. Long used to relieve fevers and sprains, ice can also ease headache pain, according to a recent study. Of 90 patients who suffered from acute headaches, including migraines, use of an ice pack brought relief to 71 percent. Over half noted an immediate decrease in pain. Why does it work?

      “A headache is caused by the swelling or dilation of blood vessels,” explains Dr. Seymour Diamond, director of a headache clinic in Chicago. “Cold will cause these vessels to constrict.” He recommends putting crushed ice in a plastic bag and pressing it against your forehead for 30 to 45 minutes while either sitting or lying down. Some relief may be felt immediately because of the numbing effect of the ice.

      **** Deep breathing which will make you more conscience of your posture (for example you will notice your shoulder will drop after you perform one deep breathing from your diaphragm) FYI

      *** Massage
      The benefits of massage have long been recognized in almost all cultures. Its use is even reported on in the Bible. (Esther 2:12) “Massage techniques play an important part in traditional Chinese and Indian medical care,” observed the British Medical Journal (BMJ) of November 6, 1999. “European massage was systematised in the early 19th century by Per Henrik Ling, who developed what is now known as Swedish massage.”

      Massage is credited with relaxing the muscles, improving circulation of the blood, and removing toxins that have accumulated in the tissues. Doctors now prescribe massage for such ailments as back pain, headaches, and digestive disorders. Most people who receive massage comment on how good it makes them feel. According to Dr. Sandra McLanahan, “eighty percent of disease is stress-related, and massage reduces stress.”

      “Most massage techniques have a low risk of adverse effects,” reported BMJ. “Contraindications to massage are based largely on common sense (for example, avoiding friction on burns or massage in a limb with deep vein thrombosis) . . . There is no evidence that massage in patients with cancer increases metastatic spread.”

      “As massage becomes more mainstream, consumers are becoming concerned about a massage therapist’s credentials, and they should be,” noted E. Houston LeBrun, past president of the American Massage Therapy Association. BMJ advised that to avoid unprofessional behavior, “patients should ensure that practitioners are registered with an appropriate regulatory body.” A report last year noted that therapists were licensed in 28 states in the United States.

    Is there any natural herbal remedies for VITILIGO?
    Hi. I have Vitiligo and it is getting worse. I have tried the steroid cream from my specialist and also the UV light. Are there any herbs or natural remidies that help slow it down or even reverse it. And will fake tan done by a beauty therapist cover it evenaly.

    • ANSWER:
      Take a look at the link below it gives details of a natural treatment;

    Do you know of any natural/herbal remedies for anxiety?
    I was prescribed Effexor XR 75mg and took the product for six months. The medicine did control my anxiety, however it caused me to have no energy and gain forty pounds. So if anyone has tried a natural product please share the details with me!

    • ANSWER:
      Try over-the-counter Sam-E. Be careful if you are on the pill while using it - i think it has St. Johns Wort in it which can interact with the pill making it ineffective. Also, try some yoga - worked wonders for me

    Are there any natural or herbal remedies for decreased libido in men that are safe to use?
    My husband is 38 years old. He takes Lexapro and Lamictal for a mood disorder and depression. He has decreased libido and low serum testosterone levels. He has taken Androgel in the past but is interested in other treatment options. Are there any herbal supplements or natual remedies that are safe to use? Does anyone out there have any first-hand experience with any of them?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not an expert but I know in China they have been using Ginseng for that kind of thing since forever. I've also heard that Seafood can be good because it's high in L-Arginine which is a precursor of nitric oxide which is apparently necessary for sexual function.

    Herbal or Natural Remedies for an Upset Stomach?
    I've had an upset stomach for the last few days. It has felt like indegestion, then it starts to feel like simple pain bot accompanied with nasuea. I've been doing the whole pepto bismal and tums treatment, but it hasn't helped. Does anyone have an rememdies that doesn't include these medicines. I really would prefer some natural remedies or even different teas to try. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      First, make sure you are not pregnant. No, I'm not kidding!
      We don't want to hurt any babies here.
      Ginger is a specific for nausea and heartburn. Grated ginger
      root, steeped for five minutes in boiling hot water, cooled and
      drink. Or, mint; peppermint is best, followed by spearmint,
      chocolate mint. Steep the same in a tea.
      Limit your intake of sugars, spicy food, acidic food. And if the
      pain continues, please see your doctor. You may have an
      ulcer. which could cause these symptoms.
      Good luck and better health to you.

    Which stores sell these natural herbal remedies?
    I don't want to order this off the internet. Which stores sell any of these: horny goat weed, catuaba, ashwagandha, tribulus terrestris, ginseng, maca, mucuna pruriens, muira puama, yohimbe, and tongkat ali. Does CVS or Walgreens?

    • ANSWER:
      Not that wide variety you listed but some of those products are available at those drug stores including Rite Aid, Winn-Dixie and Wal-Mart
      BUT your best, guaranteed have in stock will be GNC (part of Rite Aid) and Vitamin Shoppe, and Whole Foods. Check and buy local with your local health food store merchant.

      Also because of the "nature" of those products you MIGHT find some in Adult BookStores.

    Natural Herbal Remedies for ADHD?
    Are there any natural remedies for a 4yr old that has ADHD?

    • ANSWER:
      You are very wise to try to treat this problem without using pharmaceutical drugs that can have very undesirable side effects.

      First. you must test your child for food sensitivities. Sensitivity to various foods, additives, heavy metal poisoning, candida, low iron, and too much sugar or junk food can all cause ADHD so all of the above must be tested for.

      Next, cut out all whites -- white flour, sugar, rice -- and provide a diet filled with whole grains and fresh vegetables and fresh fruits.

      You can supplement the child's diet with:
      Omega-3 -- 250 EPA and 50 DHA
      B-complex, B-6 and B-12
      Gingko Biloba
      Picnogenol 30 mg. once a day
      multivitamin with iron if the child's diet is terrible

      Good luck

    Is there any natural/herbal remedies I can take for itchiness caused by one of my medications?

    • ANSWER:
      manuka honey, i just ordered some off amazon today.

      read the customer reviews

    Has anybody been cured of cancer by using herbal and natural remedies?
    Serious answers only. Personal testimonies please. I am searching for natural products that have a proven track record in curing cancer. What has worked for you? What kind of cancer did you have? How long have you been using the natural remedies? How long have you been cancer free? Thank you so much!

    • ANSWER:
      Dr. Hulda Clark has an herbal cure that she proves has a 95% CURE rate for even advanced cancers. She has written several books on the subject, and the FDA hasn't been able to get her books off the market, because she PROVED it legally. I think it is criminally negligent that our press isn't all over this development.

      You can get a used copy of, "The Cure for All Advanced Cancers" by looking around on the Internet. I have been trying her approach on myself with modest success--because I am having a problem getting some of the items she specifies--and have bought several of her books, and am now reading them.

      Also, check this out--

      Treating oneself for an AMA-defined disease is against the law, so you won't get many people to go public on this for fear of reprisal. I just try to spread the word of valid options. Watch the video. Best of luck.

      There are more and more reports by establishment oncologists doubting the value of chemotherapy, even to the point of rejecting it outright. One of these, cancer biostatistician Dr. Ulrich Abel, of Heidelberg, Germany, issued a monograph titled Chemotherapy of Advanced Epithelial Cancer in 1990. Epithelial cancers comprise the most common forms of adenocarcinoma: lung, breast, prostate, colon, etc. After ten years as a statistician in clinical oncology, Abel became increasingly uneasy. "A sober and unprejudiced analysis of the literature," he wrote, "has rarely revealed any therapeutic success by the regimens in question in treating advanced epithelial cancer." While chemotherapy is being used more and more extensively, more than a million people die worldwide of these cancers annually - and a majority have received some form of chemotherapy before dying. Abel further concluded, after polling hundreds of cancer doctors, "The personal view of many oncologists seems to be in striking contrast to communications intended for the public." Abel cited studies that have shown "that many oncologists would not take chemotherapy themselves if they had cancer." (The Cancer Chronicles, December, 1990.)
      "Even though toxic drugs often do effect a response, such as a partial or complete shrinkage of the tumor, this reduction does not prolong expected survival," Abel finds. "Sometimes, in fact, the cancer returns more aggressively than before, since the chemo fosters the growth of resistant cell lines." Besides, the chemo has severely damaged the body's own defenses, the immune system and often the kidneys as well as the liver.
      In an especially dramatic table, Dr. Abel displays the results of chemotherapy in patients with various types of cancers, as the improvement of survival rates, compared to untreated patients.

      This table shows:

      -In colorectal cancer: No evidence survival is improved.
      -Gastric cancer: No clear evidence.
      -Pancreatic cancer: Study completely negative. Longer survival in control (untreated) group.
      -Bladder: No clinical trial done.
      -Breast cancer: No direct evidence that chemotherapy prolongs survival; its use is "ethically questionable."
      -Ovarian cancer: No direct evidence.
      -Cervix and uterus: No improved survival.
      -Head and neck: No survival benefit but occasional shrinkage of tumors.

    Herbal/Natural Remedies!!! I need as many as possible please!!!?
    I am looking for any natural or herbal remedies as possible! I want to study herbology and I want to get a start so please share as much as you know!!! Thank you!!! =D I don't care how long your answer is, it can be 20 pages! The more herbs or concoctions (WITH the properties named), the better!

    IMPORTANT!!! The best answer will not go to the answer that has the most remedies/properties, because I want them to be accurate. I'm not saying they will go to the least, either. Please make sure the properties/recipes/names are accurate! Thank you so very much!!! =D
    NO, Dave. Don't be a jerk. If you feel strongly about something, don't make assumptions and be nice, please. I don't even WANT a job in that area, I just want to learn because I believe in it and I want to learn it for MYSELF and myself only.

    • ANSWER:
      Get the book "Natural Healing with Herbs" by Humbart Santillo, MD. there are 355 pages of accurate information on 140 ailments and 120 herbs, too much for me to type out for you...

    Does anyone know natural/herbal remedies for anxiety?
    I don't want to take xanax or other addictive meds.

    • ANSWER:
      Try Valerian, you can get it in any pharmacy. It comes in capsule form. Heads up, it has a terrible odor to it. It works for some people.

    what natural herbal remedies can be used for menapausal cancer patient?
    the menapause was brought on by the cancer,is there a safe herbal treatment normal medicines cannot be used due to post cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      I would recommend you go to see a homeopathic doctor who can give you some specific remedies tailored to the person. A good one that I know of is Sepia 30CH...but you should see a homeopath. Homeopathic remedies are the SAFEST medicines in the whole world. They do not interact with any medications or treatments and cause absolutely no side effects. They work 100% of the time if the remedy matches the symptom. Try them out! Its the only 100% safe alternative. Some herbs you can use are black cohosh, sage extract, Evening Primrose oil or Dong Quai...but if the person is on medications, then I wouldnt use herbs. The evening primrose might be ok because its a oil from a flower. Alot of menopause symptoms show themselves because our livers are so overtaxed that they cant filter our hormones properly. A simple safe way to help out your liver is to take the juice of an organic lemon in a cup of warm water every morning as a little mini safe liver cleanser. That can help a bit too. But please seek out a natural practitioner, you can ask your local health food store because they normally have a list of names of good ones that they come accorss. Good luck!

    I would like to know if there are any herbal or natural remedies for bi-polar disorder.?
    I have bi polar disorder and I was if there are any natural or herbal supplements to help treat bi polar symptoms. I have been on medications for over 10 years and my body is really feeling the side effects from all the different medication from past and present. Now we are basically treating the side effects. There has got to be something better out there. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      It seems like I've heard somewhere that St. John's Wort should not be used in bipolar disorder, as it can bring on a manic phase. I can't remember where I've heard that, but the other answer is right when they said you should definitely talk it over with your doc first. It's hard to balance out bipolar, and you take a real risk by adding in herbs, etc that you might unbalance yourself.

      Also many supplement companies are kind of shady and their ingredients are of questionable strength and purity. Be very careful.

    What are the best herbal/natural remedies for stress and depression? Looking for something that really works.

    • ANSWER:
      st. john's wort

    herbal/natural remedies for "monthly" mood swings?
    I get severe mood swings every time I menstrate. I was on BC for it for a while, but recently learned about a blood condition that required me to get off the BC. Is there any sort of natural or herbal supplement or remedy that can help with the mood swings? They are very hard to deal with and affect me at work too much!


    • ANSWER:
      i have heard of something called Bach's Rescue Remedy. they are all essences of herbs and flowers, it is a spray you spray twice right by your nose and breathe in. supposed to calm you and make you less irrational. i never tried it though but i read many people use it.

    does anyone know of any good herbal websites to purchase natural remedies for stress?
    herbal remedies/muscle relaxants

    • ANSWER:
      Vitamin B complex, calcium, and magnesium, along with Siberian ginseng and Panax ginseng, are beneficial as general stress reducers and can be safely taken together.

      There are also bach flower remedies, as well as holistic remedies such as Hylands Calmes Forte.

      And also many formulas for Stress. You can either put together your own combination based on the suggestions at the top or find a formula that works best for you.

      I reccomend this web site for purchases as they are an excellent resource information and affordable prices.

    natural herbal remedies?
    hey does anyone know of any natural herbal remedies to cure a cold?

    • ANSWER:
      Dr Richard schulze's supertonic is said by his customers to be THE cure for the common cold. Buy it at by going to my products section.

      He gave the recipe in his save your life videos.

      get the following items: hottest cayenne you can handle, hot onions, garlic (lots), fresh horseradish root (I have seen this at some walmarts, giant eagle and meijers stores) and raw apple cider vinegar (can use regular in a pinch) get the raw vinegar (brand names are generally braggs or spectrum) at health food store or section.

      If you have a vitamix, put all the ingredients in and blender but if you don't fresh horseradish root is too hard and ill break a blender so grate it first.

      then either eat as applesauce consistency (refrigerate) or add enough vinegar so when it settles in a glass jar it is 50 percent solids at the bottom and 50% liquid at the top..skim off some liquid..maybe a spoon or so every few hours.

      shake daily and refrigerate..put in a paper bag to keep light ou tor use dark glass. after 2 weeks strain and label supertonic and put an expiration date of 5 years from when you made it though it will likely last longer.

    Are there any natural or herbal remedies for Gout?
    Anything that is not prescription since my husband refuses to see a doctor.

    • ANSWER:
      Gout is a painful way to go through life, I'm a fellow gout sufferer. The things that really helped me get through an attack are indomethacine, colchicine. Those are both scripts from a doctor. Would like to think your hub could see his way to get relief from modern medicine.

      Also, allopurinol in a script will help remove uric acid from the system. This has helped me too. I take it every day, it's insanely inexpensive, and it has no side effects. Allopurinol is probably most important for me to stay away from gout.

      Everything that's been said above are good non-prescription things to do if one gets gout. Drink an oz of water for every 2 lbs of body weight every day. Stay away from high fructose corn syrup. I had to give up beer almost completely *whimper* and that was very difficult for me.

      Just a thought: your hub is willing to listen to advice from strangers on health issues, but not a doctor? I understand completely, just because a doctor says do this or don't do that, doesn't make it 100% correct all the time. But if the hub cares about his health, he needs to open up a bit.

      Another couple of items that help me: celery seed pills, they may help the liver not create so much uric acid. And, mix 1/2 tsp of baking soda in 12 oz of water and sip on that, helps to make the body more alkaline (opposite of acidic) and it may help get rid of the uric acid.

      As you can probably tell by now, two things are very important: don't add extra uric acid (purines) to the body, and help the body get rid of the extra uric acid.

      One last thing, on the red wine comment: red wine is probably the ONLY alcohol that a gout sufferer can drink, as long as it's in moderation. Red wine is ok. It's the beer and hard alcohol that is really bad.

      Good luck to you and your hub!

    Herbal and natural remedies that help with pregnancy and labor?
    I am also looking for books or websites on the subject.

    • ANSWER:
      Alternative medicine a.k.a homeopathy.

      Multiple head homeopathic remedies are:

      Arnica: This remedy is often indicated for relief of soreness that comes from physical exertion and muscle strain. It is also useful for soreness after labor and delivery, and for hemorrhoids that follow childbirth.

      Calcarea phosphorica: This remedy can help to strengthen a woman who tends toward easy tiredness, poor digestion, cold hands and feet, and poor absorption of nutrients. Some women who need this remedy find only “junk food” appealing during pregnancy, or have cravings for smoked and salty food. A history of easy tooth decay and aching bones and joints can also suggest a need for this remedy. A person who needs Calc phos is often irritable because of tiredness, and may long for travel or a change of circumstances.

      Caulophyllum: This remedy may be helpful to women with weak muscle tone in the uterus. A history of irregular periods, slow and difficult labor with previous deliveries, or weakness of the cervix may bring this remedy to mind. The woman may feel erratic pains like sticking needles, or episodes of contracting pain. She typically feels nervous, shaky, and trembling (sometimes irritable, as well).

      Carbo vegetabilis: This remedy can be helpful to a woman who feels weak and faint during pregnancy, with poor circulation, a general feeling of coldness, and a craving for fresh or moving air. She may also have frequent digestive upsets with burning pain and a tendency to belch. A woman who is deeply tired from overwork, many pregnancies close together, or a previous illness may regain some strength with Carbo vegetabilis.

      Cimicifuga (also called Actaea racemosa): This remedy can be helpful to women who are nervous and talkative, with a tendency to feel fearful and gloomy during pregnancy. They may become overagitated and fear a miscarriage — sometimes having pains that feel like labor pains too early, or pains that shoot from hip to hip and down the thighs.

      Ferrum metallicum: A woman who has a sturdy build, but looks very pale and weary—flushing red from any exertion or emotion—may respond to this remedy. Ferrum is often helpful in correcting anemic tendencies.

      Ferrum phosphoricum: This remedy can be helpful for nervous, sensitive women who often feel weak or tired, with easy flushing of the face and a tendency toward anemia. A woman who needs this remedy often has a slender build and may develop frequent neck and shoulder stiffness.

      Nux vomica: This remedy may be useful for indigestion, heartburn, stomach pain, and constipation during pregnancy. A woman needs this remedy usually is impatient, irritable, and chilly.

      Pulsatilla: This remedy is often helpful at times of strong hormonal changes, especially to women who are moody and emotional, and want a lot of affection and attention. They often crave desserts or butter and may overeat, which can lead to indigestion and nausea, or excessive weight-gain. Pregnant women who need this remedy feel uncomfortable in hot weather and in stuffy rooms, improving from gentle exercise in open air.

      Sepia: Women who are tired, dragged out, and irritable during pregnancy (feeling overburdened by demands of family members, or with little enthusiasm for the pregnancy) may benefit from this remedy. Poor circulation, nausea, constipation, a tendency toward accidental urine loss, and a feeling of sagging or weakness in the pelvic floor, and an energy-boost from exercise are other indications for Sepia.

      Homeopathy Dosage Directions

      Select the remedy that most closely matches the symptoms. In conditions where self-treatment is appropriate, unless otherwise directed by a physician, a lower potency (6X, 6C, 12X, 12C, 30X, or 30C) should be used. In addition, instructions for use are usually printed on the label.

      Many homeopathic physicians suggest that remedies be used as follows: Take one dose and wait for a response. If improvement is seen, continue to wait and let the remedy work. If improvement lags significantly or has clearly stopped, another dose may be taken. The frequency of dosage varies with the condition and the individual. Sometimes a dose may be required several times an hour; other times a dose may be indicated several times a day; and in some situations, one dose per day (or less) can be sufficient.

      If no response is seen within a reasonable amount of time, select a different remedy.

    natural remedies herbal for getting rid of dog fleas please?

    • ANSWER:
      crush some garlic and put it in its food,i have tried this and it does work,its also very good for there coats.good luck/

    Do natural herbal remedies really work - more specifically if you know, does Valerian Root work for anxiety?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi New Mommie

      Here are some ideas to use for the issue.

      Diet: Assess your diet to reduce excessive consumption of stressor foods such as refined sugars, honey, maple syrup, or cow`s milk products. Consume vegetable soups, broths, and a wide variety of green and yellow vegetables. Add more complex carbohydrates such as whole grains, beans, seeds, and nuts.

      Flower Essences: Flower essences can prove very helpful in managing and helping to eliminate anxiety. Use Aspen for apprehension, foreboding, and fear of unknown origin while Mimulus is for fear of known things, shyness, and timidity. Red chestnut is used for excessive anxiety and over caring for others. Rescue Remedy® (combination formula) is for general stress from anxiety, and Rock Rose is helpful for coping with terror and panic from known fear.

      Herbs: Panax ginseng has a tonic effect on the adrenal glands, improving blood flow to the brain and reducing the stress associated with mental/emotional issues. Valerian root, an herbal tranquilizer and muscle relaxant, is another good agent for calming the nervous system. It helps balance mood swings and is not habit forming. Valerian-hops combination formulas are good daytime sedatives because they don`t interfere with reflex actions. Passionflower is another mild sedative that helps reduce anxiety, high blood pressure, nervous tension, and muscle tension, and encourages deep, restful sleep. St. John's wort, a highly popular remedy for depression, has proven effective for anxiety and mood swings as well.

      Homeopathy: Aconite, Actaea rac., Drosera, Calc carb., and Sulfur are all useful homeopathic remedies for dealing with anxiety.

      Best of health to you

    What are the best natural remedies to cure asthma?
    Please list out the best of the natural, herbal remedies for asthma.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathy for Asthma :-

      Dyspnoea aggravates during winter, worse from exposure to dust, change of weather, cold drinks, exertion, inhaling smoke and in the morning.Hoarseness of voice. Cough with pain in the chest Cassia Sophera Q(Mother Tincture) or 30, 4 hourly

      Dry cough; worse rest; dyspnoea at 4 P.M Penicillinum 200, 4 hourly

      During acute attack; when there is anxiety, fear and dyspnoea Aconite.Q and Ipecac.Q 1/2 hourly, 5 -10 drops alternatively

      In children with spasm, secretion of mucous and infection (as an intercurrent remedy) Bacillinum 1M fortnightly (6 Doses)

      In adults with spasm, secretion of mucous and infection (as an intercurrent remedy) Tub-koch.1M fortnightly (6 Doses)

      In sycotic patients; worse during daytime; better knee-chest position and sea side Medorrhinum 200 or 1M, fortnightly (3 Doses)

      For patients coming for homoeopathic treatment after taking steroids etc, bad affects of chilly patient Thuja 200 or 1M, weekly (3 Doses)

      For chilly patient; worse after taking cold drinks or being angry; anxiety, restlessness and unquenchable thirst Arsenic Album 30, 2 hourly

      In children with history of worms Cina 10M or 50M, weekly (3 Doses)

      Bronchial asthma with high eosinophil count; thyroid disturbance Thyroidin.1M, weekly (3 Doses)

      Better while lying on the back with arms and legs spread apart Psorinum 200 or 1M, weekly (3 Doses)

      Worse on falling asleep and after sleep, worse after taking sour food or vinegar etc Lachesis 30 or 200, 3 hourly (3 Doses)

      Excessive dyspnoea, cough and much mucous secretion, emphysema Antim Ars 6X or 30X, 3 hourly (6 Doses)

      Dyspnoea in the middle of night and early morning; wants windows open Sulphur 200 or 1M, weekly (3 Doses)

      Respiratory trouble due to foundry or traffic pollution Acid Sulphurosum 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Patient cannot breath properly only while standing Cannabis Sativa 200 or 1M, 4 hourly (6 Doses)

      Asthma of stone cutters, silk/cotton mill workers (should be used with great care) Silicea 30 or 200, 4 hourly(S.O.S)

      Smell of flowers causes asthma Ailanthus-G 30, 4 hourly

      Desires fanning during acute attack though body may be cold Carbo Veg 30, 1/2 hourly

      Difficult and hurried breathing; feels as if every breath is last; loss of thirst Apis Mel 30, 4 hourly

      Attacks during rainy season and dampness with loosening of bowels at each attack Natrum sulph 6X or 30, 4 hourly

      Due to nervousness; spasm and constriction of chest; better drinking water Cuprum met.30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Due to anger; suffocative tightness of chest Chamomilla 200 or 1M, 4 hourly

      Worse in dry, cold weather and better in damp weather Hepar Sulph 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Patient cannot breath properly while lying in bed Grindelia.Q and Blatta Or Q, 2 hourly, 5-10 drops alternatively

      Asthma worse at night, when well selected remedies fail Syphilinum 1M, weekly (3 Doses)

      Due to suppressed emotions; grief (psychosomatic); little expectoration; worse inhaling smoke Ignatia 1M or 10M, 4 hourly (3 Doses)

      Amelioration while passing stools; worse inhaling dust Pothos Foe 6X or 30, 4 hourly

      Difficulty in getting air into the lungs, better at sea; worse after coming on land; asthma of seafaring man Bromimum 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Want of breath on least motion; to stimulate respiratory centers to increase oxygen on the blood Aspidosperma Q 2 hourly, 5 -1 10 drops

      Due to strong odours; of gastric origin; dyspnoea and constriction of chest Sanguinaria 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Collapse due to acute attack; paralysis of lungs; cyanosis Acid-Hydro.30 or 200, 1/2 hourly (3 Doses)

      Catarrhal asthma; desire for open air; uterine disorders Sabina 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Dry, splenic asthma; dyspnoea and stiches in chest Scilla Mar 30, 4 hourly

      Hysterical asthma; cough;worse warmth of bed Nux Moch 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Nervous, spasmodic asthma; chocking on falling asleep Valeriana Q or 30, 4 hourly

      Take Care and God Bless you.

    Does anyone know anything about natural herbal remedies vs prescription medications?
    I have gone to a couple of chiropractors who both are into body building and both prescribed me natural supplements to take the place of my prescription medicines, such as Zoloft & Vytorin for cholesterol. In place of the Zoloft they said St. John's Wart and instead of the Vytorin it was some kind of fruit pectin something. They said that the pharmaceutical companies take the natural herbs and strip them down to make the prescription medicines. Is this true???

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, actually it is. They also remove the fiber and create chains of proteins and other various forms to make their pills. For instance, Willow Bark was originally found to cure headaches and minor fevers, which has now become our familiar "Aspirin". If you have high cholesterol, your aim should be to eliminate meat and dairy from your diet as much as possible since both of these are animal products and contain high amounts of indigestible cholesterol. These cholesterols that you are consuming through your diet are not created by your liver and therefor are like foreign substances in your body. Instead of getting rid of it, your body tends to store them and that causes a high cholesterol problem for your body to cope with that it isn't prepared to.

      Hope this helps. As for the Zoloft and St. John's Wort, there is some discrepancy in treatments and how they are administered that are being questioned. Though St. John's does have the capability to reduce depression and mood swings, it can be rather controversial in that it can also create other symptoms. This was taken from the hyperlink below:

      "St. John's Wort should not be used by patients taking antidepressant drugs. Combining the two could potentize the affects of each. ..."

      Though you are not taking a combination of these types of drugs together, I would still suggest being very careful in regards to taking the two drugs that you are taking together and use caution when taking any substance that you are unfamiliar with. I truly believe in alternative medicines, but remember, just because it is herbal, it doesn't mean that it is harmless. Herbal remedies can be overdone very quickly, it usually only takes a small amount to get the benefits from herbal sources.

      If you want to alter your diet to help aid your body in healing itself, you might want to consider a Macrobiotic Diet, or simply a well-balanced Vegan diet. Both of these diets will help your body to heal naturally and rid yourself of high cholesterol and depression. The body responds very quickly to dietary changes and you'll notice the difference within a few days of altering your diet. I changed my diet to Vegan and my cholesterol went from 250 to 130 over a period of 6 months. I have also used the wisdom from the Macrobiotic Diet and lost 56 pounds and dropped my requirement for insulin from 125 units a day to 30 units a day. I recommend both of the diets very highly. I wish you the best of luck, my friend!

    What are the proven natural remedies/herbal medicines for hyperhydrosis without surgery?

    • ANSWER:
      Wash hands and body and then use pure coconut oil as moisturizer or you can use just a fine dusting of talc or baby powder.

      Apart from the above natural remedy, you may also get a prescription for Drysol (strong antiperspirant). If that doesn't work the next step is Iontophoresis (Drionics) a medical device that you can get a prescription for, so insurance will cover it. It stops the sweating for weeks at a time. You can also get Botox injections to stop the sweating for 6 months at a time but its pricey (0 a hand) and not usually covered by insurance. Check out the Hyperhidrosis Society Website. Seeing a dermatologist who deals with hyperhidrosis is best.

    Best herbal remedies for depression?
    I am depressed but I am not so desperate that I want to see a doctor. (all my ailments have been cured by herbalr remedies)
    What is the best/ most effective herbal/natural remedy for depression? Has anyone had any success stories with natural treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      5-HTP CVS sell it, dont know about other stores, but they most likely do

    What are good herbal remedies for anxiety?
    I am without health insurance, and suffer from moderate anxiety/depression (diagnosed by my doctor) and am looking for information on herbal or natural remedies to help calm my anxiety. I have tried st. johns wart more than once, and didn't notice any difference, and I am looking for other herbs and such that might help, preferably with knowledge from experience.

    • ANSWER:
      1) Wild Kratom (strongest and best, guaranteed to work for EVERYONE)

      2) Kava-Kava (works for most, not for everyone and NO it is NOT toxic, that study was debunked and Kava is now approved by the FDA)

      3) St John's Worth (works for few, not for most)

      4) Salvia (works for everyone, except it's very tricky, as at higher doses it can cause hallucinations for up to 10 mins)

      5) Marijuana (only resort to it if it's legal in your State)

    Do you have any interesting herbal/natural remedies etc?
    Eg; Kiwi fruit(milkthistle) repairs liver damage.
    Check out these tips on my mums new site and add any new ideas via your answer.
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    • ANSWER:
      In over 30 years I only came across one which was sometimes useful, controlled studies showed that lavender oil can function as a sedative.

    Are there any natural/herbal remedies for hyperhydrosis without considering surgery?

    • ANSWER:
      We often hear about people using alternative therapies to treat hyperhidrosis. These therapies may include herbal substances such as sage tea or sage tablets, chamomile, valerian root, and St. John’s Wort.

    What is a natural/herbal remedy for allergies?
    I suffer from ragweed pollen allergies, and between mid-Aug thru mid-Nov I'm pretty miserable. i do not want to take pharmaceuticals like Claritin... what natural/herbal remedies can help me? Thank you!!

    • ANSWER:
      Stinging nettle or bayberry is for allergies. If you want a natural cure, I suggest that you get allergy desensitization shots. These are a tiny extract of the pollen and they slowly build up the dosage over several years.

    Are there any herbal remedies that can help shorten a woman's period?
    Not interested in hormonal birth control options. Wondering if there are any herbal or natural remedies that can help. Periods last nine days, and while not unhealthy, it is very annoying.
    I know it is not unhealthy. Though many women's periods are shorter, it is not abnormal for a period to last nine days. In fact, it is quite common. Just annoying, that's all.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, there are several natural products that can help with hormone support, which can help with various aspects including PMS, period concerns, and other "monthly issues". Some of the most popular would be Dong Quai, Black Cohosh, Vitex (also called Chasteberry), Wild Yam, Damiana Leaf, Motherwort, GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid, commonly in Borage Oil and Evening Primrose Oil), and some Soy germ products. If you don't mind creams, there are also Progesterone creams and Wild Yam creams that many women get a lot of benefits from as well. Good luck and I hope I helped!

Natural Treatments For

Natural Treatments for Hyperthyroidism
Hyperthyroidism is the condition in which, there is increased amount of the thyroid hormone in the body. This is generally due to over-activity of the thyroid gland in the human body. Thyroid gland is the gland that is situated at front side of the neck somewhere nearer to the voice-box. The gland play important role in the metabolism of the body. Metabolism is the process by which the body converts food particles into the consumable form and release the energy for its routine functions. Hyperthyroidism should be treated as early as possible and fortunately, we have natural treatments for hyperthyroidism that can effectively treat condition without producing any side or harmful effects.

In hyperthyroidism, the metabolism is highly affected and body has faster digestion and assimilation of the food. Whatever the cause, hyperthyroidism causes many problems in the body and it becomes necessary to treat it before it turns into any complications, which in turn, becomes difficult to treat.

Apart from radioactive iodine therapy, surgical removal of the thyroid gland and anti-hyperthyroid drugs, there are some other natural and safe way to treat hyperthyroidism and all those symptoms that are related to the disease. There have been continuous researches performed in order to know about the role of various herbs and natural therapies to treat hyperthyroidism. Research confirms that the traditional wisdom gives favorable results in the condition and hence, they are to be evaluated further (Auf'mkolk M, Ingbar JC, Kubota K, et al. 'Extracts and auto-oxidized constituents of certain plants inhibit the receptor-binding and the biological activity of graves' immunoglobulins'. Endocrinology 1985; 116:1687-1693)
Some of the herbs have favorable effect for hyperthyroidism. For instance, Lycopus europea, is useful treating hyperthyroidism. There are some clinical trials and studies suggest that bugleweed can reduce thyroid hormone as it increases the levels of TSH, the hormone that stimulates the thyroid gland and orders it to produce thyroid hormone). The herb also impairs the thyroid hormone synthesis. Another effective treatment includes L-Carnitine. This is an amino acid that blocks the effects of thyroid gland that is over-active. It blocks the entry of excess thyroid hormones into the liver cells' nucleus, neurons and many other bodily structures that are targeted by excessive thyroid hormones.

Some of the naturopaths suggest trying magnet therapy and reflexology that can be very helpful treating hyperthyroidism. Acupressure and acupuncture also play important role in treating various endocrine disorders including hyperthyroidism. These are typical Chinese system of medicines that describe that our body has various acupoints that are regulators for the body's negative and positive energies. In diseased condition, negative energy is more than positive and treating such acupoints in a special way can balance those energies and can cure various health ailments including hyperthyroidism.

Some of the health experts suggest taking Vitamin supplements. Vitamins such as B12 and C significantly restore body hormones and enzymes including thyroid excessive hormones. Vitamin B12 depletion is occasionally considered as the factor giving raise to hyperthyroidism and its related symptoms.

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Frequently Asked Questions

    What are natural treatments for depression that work?
    I refuse to take anti-depressants, been on them once, never again. Ever since coming off them I have not been the same, my depression has gotten even worse. I can no longer feel any excitement, enthusiasm or motivation for anything. I am wondering what are effective, natural treatments that work.

    • ANSWER:
      I hope the above websites maybe of help to you.

    What are some natural treatments for chronic ear infections in dogs?
    My dog has had chronic yeast infections in his ears for years. My vet has given me tons of different drops, antibiotics, etc. but nothing works. The infection will go away for a few weeks and then come back. Are there any "natural" treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      Diet change plus appropriate antibiotic for an adequate length of time, followed by weekly use of Zymox cleanser. The Zymox products are enzyme-based, and kind of "eat" yeasts, bacteria, ear debris and whatever other junk is in there. It is the best stuff ever! You do not want to combine either the Zymox cleanser or Zymox Otic (a stronger formula for treatment of minor infections) with antibiotics, since the antibiotics will "kill" the enzymes. I purchase Zymox products from , and you can sometimes buy them at vets' offices.

    What feed supplements/natural treatments are good for spooky/nervous horses?
    I have a pony who is very spooky and nervous last summer i used a supplement in his feeds which really helped him stay calm. But which brand would you say was best? And also do you know of any other natural treatments that my help my pony? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not sure about supplements, but sacking him out would REALLY help.

      Basically, get a bunch of scary objects (tarps, plastic bags, empty water bottles, ropes, etc), and scare him with them. You have to do it slowly, though, or he'll come out worse off than he was. Take him in a round pen or arena with a halter and a lead rope on. Bring an object closer and closer to him, until he gets scared. Then stop. Wait for him to calm down, and bring it closer. When he gets scared again, stop. And so on. Eventually you should be able to rub the objects all over his body, toss the tarp over his back, and throw the ropes all over him. Just be sure not to rush him or he'll just be even more scared than he was before you started. Also, make sure you let him walk or jump away if he wants to. If he tries to get away, just stop coming closer until he holds still again. If you try to make him stand still, you'll just scare him more.

      Here's a good article on it:

      My gelding was abused before I got him, and he was afraid of EVERYTHING. I sack him out every once in a while.... every few months or so, and it works really well.

    Are there any natural treatments for anxiety and depression?
    Are there any natural treatments for anxiety and depression? Sure there are plenty of medications out there but there has to be some sort of natural treatments for anxiety and depression.

    • ANSWER:
      To answer your question are there any natural treatments for anxiety and depression. There are numerous techniques that you can use to completely eliminate anxiety disorder. You can start with different breathing strategies and link that with exercise techniques that my new e-book can teach you. You will be well on your way to knocking out anxiety forever. Do yourself a favor and take a look at my website On it you will find an e-book that literally blows all the old techniques and medication strategies out of the water. To your anxiety free future, may it be filled with confidence and calm.

    Why do doctors overlook natural treatments and instead use prescription medications for most ailments?
    Doctors frequently overlook natural treatments like vitamins, supplements, and lifestyle changes and instead prescribe megadoses of prescription meds. Why do they do this? Is it financial? Is it what they've been taught or is Western medicine just plain more effective?

    • ANSWER:
      This is a good question. I will try to answer you the best I can based upon my own life experience. I have worked as a Pharm Tech for a major pharmeceutical chain. I also have varied experience as a Medical Assistant for the past 25 years. I am now a Certified Massage Therapist with my own practice.

      Working in doctors offices, I have seen that they do suggest lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking, changing diet, beginning exercising. I have seen doctors suggest vitamin therapy and suggest that the patient can research for themselves herbal rememdies, but of course, to consult the doctor before beginning any herbal remedy. I have also seen this working as a Pharm Tech - people coming in asking where the best calcium supplement is at or nicorette because Doc said so. The reason why doctors CANNOT suggest any specific herbal rememdy is because of insurance liability because of the inconclusive results of testing done on herbals. As time progresses, the tests are more conclusive such as: St. John's Wort will make one sensitive to the sunlight and mess up birth control pills; don't take garlic or vitamin E if you are also taking a blood thinner. As previously stated, most pharmaceuticals are derived from plants, just refined and extremely concentrated into pill form. A very small percentage is actually chemically/lab made. Most people want a quick fix for whatever ails them. American Lifestyles such as the workplace don ot support a person when they are ill so the patient insists they have to go back to work ASAP to help pay the bills or face being fired. Just ask anybody who has had to go through cancer and chemo therapy!(Shame on Corporate America!) They also don't want to be told that they screwed up their bodies by making poor lifestyle choices, basically refusing to take responsibility for their own lives. As a massage therapist, I still see it, almost weekly. Someone will come in, claiming they've "tried everything" and don't really expect massage to help them anyways, not caring or trying to understand how massage fits into a healthy lifestyle.

      As a holistic practioneer, I view Western Medicine as complamentary to a healthy lifestyle. Western Medicine scientists and doctors have tried to "improve" on what Mother Nature has provided for us. Both Western Medicine and Eastern Philisophy and Holistic Lifestyle choices all have their place, but all work best when working together. It should never be a debate about whether one form is better than another.

    My Dog has an allergy and I am looking for some natural treatments?
    My Black Labrador has an allergy we believe it is an inhalent one due to him having it in the Summer. We are not sure if it is a allergy to Grass or pollen etc. He was on antihistamines last year but I am looking for some natural remedies to treat him, whether that is Diet or treatments?

    Hoping you can help?

    • ANSWER:
      Found this site and thought it might help with Dog Allergy Solutions & Natural Cures !

    Are there natural treatments for infertility?
    I have a hormonal imbalance so I don't have my period every month. Are there any natural treatments that can help make me ovulate?

    • ANSWER:
      There are herbs that are very effective, but you need to speak to an herbalist or a naturopath. The problem would need to be more fully diagnosed.

    Evidence for the successful use of natural treatments in early stages of diabetic gangrene?
    There are instances in many diseases where natural treatments are better or just as good as conventional medicine.

    I was after scientific articles displaying evidence for natural treatments in gangrene...of course, taking into account the co-use of conventional medicine such as antibiotics.

    • ANSWER:
      The only treatment for Gangrene, is amputation. If it is Gangrene the tissue is dead and there is no blood flow. antibiotics are useless at that point.
      The best treatment is prevention. Listen to your Dr, learn about the disease, eat right, exercise and live.

    How can I make my hair softer using natural treatments.?
    My hair is very dry and I would like to improve it, but I don't have a lot of money. If anyone has ever tried any natural treatments in their own house and it has worked for them, please let me know. Thanks!

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    Anybody know any natural treatments for stomach ulcers?
    I do have a stomach ulcer but doctors just use acid reducers and that type of stuff. Are there any natural treatments that relieve or even stop stomach ulcers?

    • ANSWER:
      I found a wonderful article from eHow on stomach ulcers. I used to have ulcers myself, and most of these remedies really do help.

      Here is the link to the article:

      1. Increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables, particularly juices. A healthy raw food diet is the most important ingredient in natural remedies, particularly those effecting digestion. It is important that you eat foods that your body can easily digest, ensuring that you receive all of the vitamins and minerals your body need to maintain balance.

      2. Limit the triggers that cause hyperacidity in the stomach to prevent and soothe stomach ulcers. Things such as spicy foods, alcohol, coffee, tobacco and overeating can increase the levels of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, causing and worsening peptic ulcers.

      3. Eat bananas, one of Mother Earth's best natural remedies for stomach ulcers. Bananas neutralize the hydrochloric acid in the stomach, reducing the painful symptoms of peptic ulcers. Eat two bananas with a glass of milk three times a day to soothe acid reflux and prevent further aggravation.

      4. Make an infusion of wood apple leaves to relieve pain and discomfort caused by stomach ulcers. Soak 15g of wood apple leaves in 250 ml of water overnight. The next morning, strain the leaves from the water and drink.

      5. Drink fenugreek tea twice a day to protect the lining of the stomach and intestines. Fenugreek seeds, used in many natural remedies, are highly mucilaginous and will coat the stomach and intestines as they pass through your body, both preventing and soothing stomach ulcers. Boil one cup of water and remove from heat. Add 1 tsp. of fenugreek seeds, allowing to steep for 5 minutes before straining and drinking.

      6.Reduce stress, which can trigger peptic ulcers. Get lots of gentle exercise to help relax and eliminate toxins from the body. Getting regular massage, practicing yoga, meditation or Tai Chi can all help reduce your stress and help prevent further problems from stomach ulcers.

      Personally, I drank cabbage juice, aloe vera and chlorophyll (not all mixed together. Drank separately throughout the day.)

      Most pharmacies carry chlorophyll and aloe vera. Juice the cabbage yourself using a juicer, and drink 4- 4oz. glasses a day. Here is an article from the Happy Juicer that explains this:

      Hope this helps!

    Any natural treatments for chicken pox scars on my face?
    Well I have 2 chicken pox scars on my forehead want them to look less noticeable because my face is the most important thing of my body. I look like Brad Pitt and keenu reeves a bit. Any natural treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      I used calamine lotion.
      Here are some other remedies I found:

      • Chicken Pox home remedy treatment can be achieved by using Oatmeal. A bath of oatmeal is considered one of the best natural remedies for relieving the itching sensation caused by chicken pox. The bath can be prepared by cooking two cups of oatmeal in two liters of water for fifteen minutes. Put the mixture into a cloth bag and tie a string tightly around the top of the bag. Allow the bag to float around a tub of warm water. Swish the bag around the water until it becomes turbid. Be careful to make sure the bag does not tear. Now, allow your child to play around in the water, letting the water splash over all the scalds. Leave the oatmeal pouch inside the tub.

      • Chicken Pox home remedy treatment can be achieved by using Vitamin E Oil. Rub the Vitamin E oil into the skin and watch for a healing effect. The marks left by chicken pox will slowly fade away by the use of Vitamin E oil.

      • Chicken Pox home remedy treatment can be achieved by using Herbal Tea. Herbal tea prepared by any of the following herbs has shown to be effective in treating chicken pox: basil, chamomile, lemon balm, and marigold. Add lemon, honey, or cinnamon into the tea. Drink several times a day

      • Chicken Pox home remedy treatment can be achieved by using Brown Vinegar. The use of brown vinegar is known to be one of the most important home remedies for treating chicken pox. Add half a cup of brown vinegar to a bath for best usage and results.

      • Chicken Pox home remedy treatment can be achieved by using Baking Soda. Baking Soda is a very popular home remedy used to control the itching resulting from chicken pox. Put baking soda into a glass of water. Sponge the child with some water so that the baking soda dries onto the skin.

      Just make sure not to pick anything. I still have scars from doing that.

    What are natural treatments for genital warts?
    I am interested in what people have had real success with in terms of natural or at home remedies.

    • ANSWER:
      There's not a natural remedy. Get to a clinic.

    What are the best natural treatments for low testosterone in men?
    This is for someone who is in his mid thirties. Doctors cannot find any disease or cause for the low testosterone. Looking for natural remedies, not drugs....

    • ANSWER:
      Testosterone is natural. He needs to get a prescription for a testosterone cream that he would absorb through the skin twice a day.

      Look up:
      Key Pharmacy
      The Longevity Clinic

    Know any natural treatments for being bunged up?
    I am writing this for my Mom. She is a 54 year old woman in good health, but she is on Lipitor and takes 40 milligrams a day. She used to take 20 milligrams but the doctor boosted it up. Since then she has been very constipated. She eats healthy and exercises and drinks lots of water. She says she has tried many things to relieve her constipation but nothing has helped. Do you know of any natural or any other remedies she could try. Thank you for your time.

    • ANSWER:
      Share these suggestions with her. Water. Warm water with natural sea salt. Raw fruits and vegetables. Avoid meat, processed grains or flour and processed sugar. An herbal cleansing product might be a great choice. High amount of pure, low-temp, air-dried Noni fruit has shown to be very helpful. Try a cleanse with marshmallow root, licorice root, bitter gourd melon, black walnut hulls, slippery elm, and pumpkin seed powder. Hope she feels better!

    Are there are natural treatments for tumours in rats?
    My female rat (3 years old) has a tumour on her side.
    It is not attached to her and is free to move around.
    Other than having it surgically removed, are there any treatments that will make it go away or at the very least stop it getting bigger?
    I am very worried about her and would appreciate some help.

    • ANSWER:
      Right now, surgical removal or prevention by spaying are the best ways to deal with tumors in rats. Some people claim that there are some homeopathic treatments for them, but I have never seen any proof that these miracle cures exist.

      There is a new drug called Tamoxifen that is helping treat and prevent tumors. It is expensive though.

      Check this page out:

      Instead of putting their rats through surgery, a lot of people with old rats like yours will leave the tumor alone until it gets so big that it negatively affects the rat's quality of life, and then they have their rat humanely put to sleep.

      Good luck.

    What is the best NATURAL treatment/treatments for arthritis and reducing cholesterol?
    For cholesterol I've been eating oatmeal and Cheerios until I'm blue in the face. I've also been taking garlic pills. I can be assured no vampire will bite me but will it actually help lower cholesterol? What should I take as a natural supplement for arthritis? I tried MSM but I think it was making my nose bleed so I stopped? Can it do that?

    • ANSWER:
      Arthritis Natural Treatment
      Arthritis pain is largely a result of inflammation of the joints. For those of us who want to pursue natural remedies for arthritis, a variety of foods contain anti-inflammatory properties. Some of the best foods for fighting inflammation are wild salmon, extra virgin olive oil, green or black tea, flax seeds and walnuts. A wide variety of fruits and vegetables also contain arthritis-fighting compounds.

      The arsenal of natural home remedies for arthritis also includes a variety of herbs such as pine bark, bromelain from pineapple, spices such as ginger and turmeric, sea vegetable extracts, aloe vera and others.

      Reducing Cholesterol Naturally
      There are a number of foods that can be incorporated into the diet to lower cholesterol naturally. Some are well known such as oatmeal. Others are common foods but haven't received much publicity as cholesterol busters: carrots, blueberries, citrus fruits, and beans. Still other plants or herbs, such as aloe vera or citrus peelings, are little known natural remedies for lowering cholesterol.

    I was wondering if anyone has ever tried any natural or herbal treatments for fertility?
    I was reading about different natural treatments to help fertility, and this herb came up called vitex or chasteberry, I was wondering if any one has ever used it? Are there any side effects? and how effective is it? Its suppose to bring back the menstral cycle to normal and induce ovulation, from what i've read, is it all true?

    • ANSWER:
      OMG I can't believe I forgot about that, yes I was on Vitex & False Unicorn Root (F.U.R) when ttc #1 only took it for 2 months before ttc though as I read somewhere that pregnant women and lactating women should avoid it, so I thought well that can't be good when ttc what if you do conceive and don't find out till later on, so I stopped the vitex, but stayed on the F.U.R

      FALSE UNICORN ROOT (Chamaelirium luteum)
      False unicorn root may help to normalise ovarian function when female infertility is associated with erratic ovulation.

      and after 3 months on the F.U.R and metformin, 2 months on Vitex and 1 month on clomid, we started ttc, well approx a month later found out I was 5wks pg. So we were successful on our first try. our daughter is now 5yrs old.

      Good luck to you and hope you get a BFP real soon.
      and thankyou I'm going to the health food shop today to get me some F.U.R

    What are the best natural treatments for spots?
    I dont get spots often but when i do i really need to know some good natural ways to get rid of them.
    Are there anythings that i can put on my spots that i will find around my house that i could use??
    What can i eat and drink to make my skin healthier and make spots go away faster??

    • ANSWER:
      put lemon juice on it. it naturally lightens skin

    Any natural remidies ot treatments for psoriasis?
    Hoping that someone has found a natural treatment that works really well for psoriasas. If you have any opinions or opinions about other treatments I would be interested as well. Thanks

    • ANSWER:

      I have been helping a friend get rid of his psoriasis’ on his skin, it covers about 2 square feet of his arms and hands.

      He has been spraying on 2.5 PH water for about a month now, and it is working. He is also drinking 9.5 PH water. His wife has MS, and is also drinking the 9.5 PH alkaline water, and is doing much better.

      You can get free alkaline water - place a wanted add on

      Here is a demo video to watch for the eczema cure as seen in Japan. Sorry but the hospitals in the United States and Europe are not this advanced at this time.

      Alergies to food include shellfish, garlic, and others. Stop eating things like cheese, then milk products, then anything brewed (beer, yogurt, breads made with yeast). When it goes away, then you have some idea of what you should stop eating.

      Or use the process developed in Japan, and eat what you want to.

      Good Luck !

    Are there any natural treatments that I can do to help heal yet begin fading my new yet unwanted tattoo?
    I have heard that a salt bath help to heal a wound yet is not good for the ink saturation... Hope so! Does anyone know if this is true? Are there any other options of home treatments that will help me fade an unwanted / day old tattoo?

    • ANSWER:
      scratch at it? i didn't take care of mine and like itched it and practically peeled off the scabs and it faded. i heard that salt water is really bad for tattoos too so try that!

    Why are so many people against holistic/natural treatments for dogs?
    There are so many natural/holistic remedies that work, but when I mention it either on here or to some family members, and I can prove they work, people act like it's a bad thing. What did people do before there were veterinarians? That's where some remedies come from--from people that have found things that worked and there were no vets to charge you out the ass.

    • ANSWER:
      I suppose everyone has different opinions on likes and dislikes. I am a big believer and follower of natural/holistic remedies and try to use them whenever I can. It really is a personal choice and everyone is entitiled to their own opinions. So in your case make sure you do your research and just follow what works for you and your dog, just as long as you can identify that when these remedies are not working, it is time to take your dog to the vet. Natural is always best.

    Do you think there are natural treatments for AIDS?
    I know of certain natural supplements that have the ability to stop the virus from reproducing (budding and shedding) in the body, from small studies that were conducted, like Olive Leaf Extract and Spirulina. Why isnt more research being done on these if they have some relevance towards fighting AIDS?

    • ANSWER:
      Natural treatments can be helpful, but they are not always the same which would not work as effectively.

    Does anyone know of any proven natural treatments for different ailments?
    I'm asking because over the weekend, I developed a sore throat and a cough. I'm thinking I caught it at work. Anyhow, my sore throat had gotten worse, to the point where it literally felt like I was swallowing glass.

    I looked online and found that a lot of people, including doctors, said that apple cider vinegar mixed with warm water kills the sore throat, or reduces the pain significantly.

    I gargled the mixture every hour like the instructions said and after the first couple gargles, I swear my sore throat was gone!

    Today, it's like it was never there.

    Anyone else know of any natural treaments because I had no clue about this treatment and it worked better than any medicine I could have taken.


    • ANSWER:
      The first "Materia Medica" was written in about 3,000 BC and listed 100s of medicinal plants.

      Today, Western Medicine has taken extracts by studying many of those plants, or has made synthetic copies, and has tried to brainwash you into thinking that there is nothing in nature which is to your benefit. The reality is that most pharmacology comes from studying beneficial molecules in plants and the first plants studied came from the "materia medicas" developed by different cultures including the Greeks where Hippocrates developed one.

    Anyone have any experience with natural treatments for cancer?
    While it's not a secret that treatments that hospitals use like chemo,radiation,etc are pretty harsh, while attempting to wipe out cancer, they also do a lot of damage to your immune system.

    Does anyone have any advice,instruction,or experience with natural treatments for cancer?
    (i.e. diet,detox,etc)

    • ANSWER:
      Here you go.

      Free information from the internet. It has to be good!

    What are some natural treatments for congestion in nose for babies?

    Doctors do not have the best interest of the patient at heart. They are drug pushers and trying to make a profit. It is ALWAYS better to treat your child naturally.

    • ANSWER:
      Take the baby in the bathroom and turn the shower on hot and let the bathroom get steamed up. Sit in the bathroom for a bit with the baby. It will moisten the boogies and congestion so you can suck it out easier. Just to clarify for the people who will bash this don't actually put the baby in the shower...

    What are some natural treatments for depression?
    It would be nice if i got several options. I know antidepressants are out there but I am scared of the side effects. I wanna know several options for depression treatment.
    @ed: obviously you are too depressed to answer this question properly. I hope you get better.

    • ANSWER:
      St John wort herbal depressants

    Are there any herbal/natural treatments or supplements for anxiety that really work?
    I'm looking for something to ease my mind other than hard drugs. Any ideas? Thx.

    • ANSWER:
      Someone was telling me the other day that Kava and Serotonin can help in anxiety. I need to try it as I could probably use an IV of Xanax with my stress level these days.

    what kind of natural treatments are there for ear infection in dogs?
    i have a mini doxie that weighs 7 lbs and she is about 9 yrs old, she has an ear infection and i wanted to see if i could try and treat it at home.. any suggestions on antibiotics that dogs can take that are for people ? or what can i use inside the ear?

    • ANSWER:
      You really need to take the dog to the vet to get the correct medication.

    What are some natural treatments to lessen the effects of Down's Syndrome?
    At least to make it easier for me to do better in school.

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely not. Ignore any quack who tells you that he can improve your condition.

      There is no plausible way that chiropractors (usually always, idiots) can help with DS. It's a genetic disorder. If you have any cardiological, ENT, endocrine, GI and neurological issues, etc, which are often associated with the condition, you need to see a doctor.

      About 40% of people with Downs have arioventricular canal defects, however, you would have been screened at birth.

    Are there any natural treatments for ADD or ADHD?
    I suspect I may have a minor case of ADD, but I don't have health insurance so I can't get checked out by an MD. Are there any safe nutritional supplements, mental exercises, or other remedies that can assist with symptoms? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Jennifer is right. There have been a lot of studies that have shown that Fish Oil can help with ADD/ADHD. It seems too simple, and that may be one reason it wasn't really looked at closely for this, but I wasn't surprised it would help when I thought about it. The EPA and DHA in Fish Oil help with all sorts of things including heart health, skin health, and brain health.
      Give it a try... it's economical, safe, and easy. Just make sure that the company you get it from uses Molecular Distillation because that's currently the only safe way to remove any trace contaminants of any heavy metals. Of course, if you aren't sure about the dosage or the benefits, you may want to consult with a holistic doctor, as they may have other additional options available to them.

      Physical exercise can help in many ways as well to help with getting some of the energy out if they are hyperactive. Also, some more structured exercise can help a lot, especially martial arts. Now, it may seem weird, but the structure that is set up in that really helps people who have ADD, ADHD, and even Autism... We've got a few students in my Tae Kwon Do class that have each of those and I've seen amazing results from it.
      I have heard mixed results from mental exercises. Some say it helps, some say they don't because they can't get the person to sit down long enough to do them. I think it varies mostly on a case by case basis.

      There are quite a few studies on many of these as well and you can take a look through many of them at (just search for the terms like ADHD, Fish Oil, etc). Good luck and I hope I helped!

    What are the best natural treatments for depression?
    i heard about healthy diet and exercise, also about St. John's Wort. They don't seem to be effective. Any other suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      not sure if these approaches are natural or not, but here goes: cognitive behavioral therapy, sleep deprivation, gradual cold showers, light therapy

    How to treat borderline, anger disorder, schizophrenia with natural treatments?
    I want to know specifically for anger. Beside of valerian, What else can taken?
    The pills who sell pharmaceuticals has many secundaries effects and cause addicition.

    Specifically with disorder of anger.

    • ANSWER:
      Here is one to try. If you don't like the one I suggested, although it does work wonderfully, look around on this site because there are others.

    are there any natural treatments or medicines for psoriasis arthritis?
    The medicines I've looked at have so many side effects I'd rather have the pain. Anyone know of any other way to help the pain?

    • ANSWER:
      Topical treatments are most effective for treating mild to moderate psoriasis and are aimed at reducing swelling and skin cell turnover, helping the skin to peel, unclogging pores and suppressing the immune system. Phototherapy involves the use of natural ultraviolet light and artificial ultraviolet light – it reduces redness and slows the overproduction of skin cells that causes scaling.

      If psoriasis is severe, medication in the form of an injection or pill is administered – this is called systemic treatment. These treatment options may be combined to achieve the best results. Through constant trail and error, the psoriasis sufferer needs to discover the most effective treatment.

      The use of natural and alternative treatments has become increasingly popular among people suffering with psoriasis. Natural treatments such as herbal and homeopathic remedies are a safe and effective alternative to use especially when traditional therapy has failed to produce the desired results. Carefully selected ingredients have been chosen to support skin health and promote healthy cell renewal and routine shedding of old skin cells.

      Herbs such as Galium aperine (Cleavers) and Trifolium pratense (red clover) have a wide of therapeutic benefits which include acting as a cleansing tonic, blood purifier as well as lymphatic cleanser.

      Tissue salts such as Natrium Muriaticum, Kalium Sulphate and Kalium Muriaticum are excellent for maintaining skin health and supporting the natural healing and regenerative processes of the skin.

      You may get more info here

    Do you have bipolar disorder and use natural treatments?
    I don't want to hear about medications...I know about all of them :) Looking for some good, real life experience using natural remedies to help tame bipolar disorder: herbs, counseling, etc. What do you think helps, how does it, and what isn't worth trying? Thanks!! :)

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry, it's drugs, drugs or drugs. St John's Wort may well send you manic, Lithium Orotate will probably do nothing at all. Massive doses of fish oil (Omega-3's) can help a little, but you have to take so much of the stuff you'll smell like a seal.

      Ask around at

    Is there any natural treatments for dry and damaged hair?
    When you have really oily scalp, but the hair is really dry and string like.

    • ANSWER:
      mayonaise sorry it sounds bad but it is the best! make sure it is not dressing! just mayonnaise

    Any natural treatments for intense anxiety?
    I have always suffered from anxiety. I am having financial problems and emotional problems with my family. I'm to the point where I can't even function to attempt to resolve these issues. I don't have health insurance (or cash) to see a doctor or get medication. Do you know of any natural ways I can try to ease my anxiety enough to focus and function somewhat in my life? Thank you.
    I have no one that I know that I can talk to about this either.
    Single and live by myself.
    Thank you, gianina.

    • ANSWER:
      I have had anexiety disorder for the past 15 years, and troughout those years I have pretty much tried any doctor, crazy medication etc.
      What I would suggest now is "Panic Attacks Woorkboo", by DAvid Carbonell,Phd. The only way to beat this disorder is to help yourself. Forget about doctors and pills(harmful chemicals), even if you have insurance I wouldnt suggest you go to the.
      Also try meditation, and excerise! Good luck!

    what natural treatments would you recommend for seborrheic dermatitis of scalp?
    I've had this for years but this winter seems especially worse.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. I recommend that you should try the herbal anti-psoriasis remedy by Champori. Get their spray/cream combo: it worked better than anything else for my seborrhoeic dermatitis.: my patches cleared in about 2 weeks and I haven't had a flare up for more than a year now. Champori is available online from and comes with money back guarantee; so if it doesn’t work – it’s free.

    What are some natural treatments for allergies?
    I'm tired of taking a handful of medication that only makes me groggy and doesn't seem to work very well. I know they say to stay indoors when things are blooming, but what else can I do to keep from sneezing the next month away?

    Thanks :-)

    • ANSWER:
      I have insane allergies right now so I understand where you are coming from!

      NetiPot rinse for your nose will get the offending allergens out of your nasal passageway (see link below from LifeHacker) - if done correctly (snorting water correctly is a skill) can be very, very helpful. NYTimes published an article recently that this has actually been shown to work in clinical trials.

      I've never had much luck with honey as a cure or aid for relief. Try to call your local reputable health or organic store. If uncertain about your area, Whole Foods Market has some great resources to answer your questions and direct you to local cures.

      Masks. You'll look goofy but will be free of misery. You can get these at any drug store. I've given up and started wearing this and it does help; plus, it embarrasses the heck out of my adolescents to be seen with me.

      Good luck!

    Know any natural treatments for Crohn's disease?
    I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease about 10 years ago and have been on medication ever since. I've been wanting to try to wean myself off them by doing some natural/alternative treatments. Does anyone know any good, proven ones?
    I have tried Remicade and Entocort. My doctor mentioned Humira but decided against it.

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      Check out my question, I would copy and paste it for your convenience, but there is too much info there. I know of multiple all natural substances which can be used and are cheap and effective.

      Hey Travis, I wanted to make sure that you looked at my information because I care about your health so putting a link probably wasn't sufficient. I've studied Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis for some time, to tell you the truth I have no social life whatsoever, I have OCD and social anxiety so I spend quite a bit of time immersed in research. The reason why mainstream medicine isn't finding the cause of Crohn's is because there are multiple causes, but the main underlying issue is usually if not always an autoimmune one.

      The "immune system uses the lethal effects of oxidants by making production of oxidizing species a central part of its mechanism of KILLING PATHOGENS (wheat is a pathogen if you do not have the proper enzymes to digest it). Although the use of these highly reactive compounds in the cytotoxic response of phagocytes CAUSES DAMAGE TO HOST TISSUE, the non-specificity of these oxidants is an advantage since they will damage almost every part of their target cell. This prevents a pathogen from escaping this part of immune response by mutation of a single molecular target.

      So in order to prevent pathogens from multiplying, the body attacks with a non-specific response which will damage target cells AND EVEN YOUR OWN TISSUE, for most people this is very small damage. In most people there is an enzyme which digests wheat, but if you don't have this enzyme then your body will attack the wheat because it is treated as a pathogen.

      DMSO and melatonin are all natural antioxidants which can freely move through any membranes, so using these substances neutralizes a lot of the oxidative damage but since a deficiency in the processing of wheat is a problem it's best if you stop eating wheat and gluten which is in almost all packaged foods. I have pages of references to support this hypotheses, and the website I've added as a source goes into the process I described with more details. Melatonin makes you sleepy, and resets your biological clock in a way, so it's best if you take this 30 mintues before you go to sleep like my brother who has Crohn's.

    Does anyone know any natural treatments for deppression and anxiety?
    I know that excercise helps alot. I have tried conventional medicines on and off for years and I'm very sensitive to the side effects. I suffer with the side effects and there is no real change I just become numb and zombie like. I have had weight gain, sexual disfunction, seizures and a host of other problems when I have tried conventional medicine. I have also tried talk therapy but that only goes so far if it's not situational deppresstion.

    • ANSWER:
      I've been living with depression for many years. There is no single thing that "fixes" it. The best way I've found to manage it is to use several treatments together:
      diet (avoid excessive sugar, alcohol and white flour)
      practice gratitude - read a devotion or daily meditation
      spiritual practice
      social time
      talk therapy as needed

      All these things work together to help keep you balanced. When something is out of balance, the depression symptoms may return. good luck.

    What are the best and quickest natural treatments for damage hair?

    • ANSWER:
      As others have mentioned, you can choose an oil (I myself prefer coconut to olive. I like the scent better.) and use that. There are several ways to use it, but the most popular is to use the oil of your choice as an overnight hydrating treatment. At night on dry hair apply the oil, from the roots of the hair to the tips, until saturated. Then, massage the oil into your scalp for a minute or two. Next, sleep with the product in overnight (I either place a towel on my pillow or put on a shower cap) and shampoo/condition the hair in the shower in the morning as you normally would. You can do this as many times a week as necessary, but I'd say the average is once or twice a week. (you'll need to do it more if your hair is VERY dry, less if your hair is normal or oily naturally) Hope that helps!

    Does anyone know if there are any all-natural treatments for staph infections?
    Or antibiotics/treatments that can be safely taken/used by nursing mothers with few side effects?

    • ANSWER:
      Even all natural methods need the supervision of an experienced health care practitioner when you are nursing. Find a good naturopath in your area.
      Yogourt can be helpful in adding good bacteria to your system, which can help control bad bacteria.
      Lavendar essential oil is anti-bacterial and considered somewhat 'safe' as long as the baby is not coming directly into contact with it right after using it.
      If yousee a Dr. and he gives you a 'scrip for anti-biotics, you can ask the pharmacist the best one to take when nursing, that is the best person to ask. But keep up with the yogourt since anything to kill bacteria, will kill the good with the bad and leave your body out of balance.

    Does anyone know of any natural treatments for Eczema?
    My son is three. He suffers so bad from Eczema, his face is open sores. The topical steroid cream does not work for him anymore. Please help. The doctors keep telling me to use the steroid cream, and are not concerned at all. I need some advice.

    • ANSWER:
      It'll burn but white apple vinegar will cure it.

    What are Some Natural Treatments for Thyroid Disease?
    What is the best Form of Iodine?

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    Are there any natural treatments for carpal tunnel?
    My mom has recently discovered she has carpal tunnel. Is there anything she can do to treat it without taking medications?

    • ANSWER:
      A knowledgeable and capable massage therapist can help. And to expand on a previous answer, using contrast therapy alternating ice and heat can also be beneficial. Start with ice and end with heat. I would use each for 15 to 20 minutes on the palm side of the wrist from just below the heel of the palm going up about 4-inches and then switch. When the tissue is warm, try some of the stretches found at the link below. Start gently and slowly. Good Luck.;_ylt=A2KJkevPAcdOrkEAvmqLuLkF?fr2=sg-gac-sy&p=carpal%20tunnel%20stretches&ei=utf-8&iscqry=&fr=sfp

    Do you know of any natural treatments for psoriasis?
    Am losing hair rapidly and having unusual rough patches develop like on elbows, wrists, shins. What are others doing to treat this problem?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Fiddler

      Here are remedies to correct your issue.

      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.


      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you


    What are the best herbal and natural treatments for wound healing and remodeling?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not sure what you mean about "remodeling", but, Vitamin "C" will help, pro-biotics will help the immune system, aloe vera will heal as topical gel

    Are there any natural treatments for Hypothyroidism?
    I tried synthroid but it didnt help and really screwed up my hormones. I have tried some herbs and supplements, and am now taking melatonin.

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    I think i have a yeast infection need help with natural treatments - MALE?
    Ive had a yeast infection for a few days now, ive never had sex but i looked it up and i think its been caused by antibiotics. Its not so bad but it itches a lot, i want something to treat it but i don't want to have to go to the doctors or tell my parents. Any help is appreciated and i will give a best answer!

    • ANSWER:
      they have treatments over the counter at the grocery store.
      if u can get medicine, im sure its under ten or fifteen,

      keep urself clean, like wash urself multiple times a day down there and keep urself as dry as possible.
      cranberry juice helps girls and yogurt has bacteria in it that will help

    What are the best herbal and natural treatments for wound healing?

    • ANSWER:
      What type of wound? Bruise? Scratch? Scar? Gaping hole? Loss of limb?

Natural Treatment For Pinworms

Ringworm Treatment For Humans - Eliminate Ringworm Naturally
The quality of ringworm treatment for humans has been rising with the incidence of ringworm infections steadily increasing over recent times. If you are like most of us chances are that you are embarrassed by the unsightly and irritating physical and emotional effects of ringworm. Let's look at the various ringworm signs and symptoms and understand this contagious fungus infection and learn the best ringworm treatment for humans today.

Types Of Ringworm Infections

Ringworm is easily spread because it is spread both directly and indirectly through contact with people or pets. Ringworm is caused by several different fungus organisms, each has the ability to effect various parts of the body. This includes the scalp, body, foot (athlete's foot) and the nails.

Although commonly referred as simply Ringworm, each infection is caused by are different fungus organism. Tinea pedis (athlete's foot),Tinea capitis (scalp), Tinea Manun (palms/fingers), Tinea Unguium (fingernails/toenails) and Tinea Corporsis (face/limbs/torso)

Signs And Symptoms Of Ringworm
- Ringworm of the scalp: Most commonly begins as a small pimple that will continue to get larger overtime. As it continues to spread temporary baldness will occur around the area. Often hair will become brittle and break easily with infected areas often becoming yellow in color.

- Ringworm of the body: You will notice a round patchy area on your skin in the form of a rash. It's common for multiple patches to appear and often they may overlap one another. One of most common effected areas of ringworm of the body is the groin (jock itch).

- Ringworm of the foot(athlete's foot): This can be extremely irritating and can lead to severe scratching and cracking of the skin between toes.

- Ringworm of the nails: You will notice a discolouration of your nails as well as your nails becoming thicker and often brittle. This can lead to nails failing apart.

Ringworm Treatment For Humans - Why Common Treatments Do Not Work!

Although you maybe greatly embarrassed, fungus infections are very common and are extremely contagious. One of the reasons why ringworm effects so many of us is that ringworm is very difficult to prevent without the correct measures in place. Ringworm is contagious even before symptoms appear! Common ringworm treatment for humans never gets rid of ringworm permanently. Here is why!

Whilst ringworm treatment for humans is touted as very simply the opposite is true. How many treatments have you tried only to find ringworm coming back with a vengeance?

There reason for this is that over the counter treatment and prescription drugs that kill ringworm allows ringworm to slowly grow immunity to the agents in the topical treatments and prescription drugs. The effect? Ringworm that will simply never go away, the last thing that you want.

This leads to stronger ringworm outbreaks and super strains of ringworm that become harder to kill.

Want to know the best ringworm treatment for humans learn how to eliminate ringworm permanently without spending a fortune on creams and drugs?

Frequently Asked Questions

    natural treatments for pinworms?

    • ANSWER:
      Pinworms are tiny parasitic worms that live in your large intestine. While they do not pose a significant health problem, they are a nuisance. Symptoms include anal itching, sleeplessness, irritability, and anal irritation due to scratching.

      1. Assess whether you or your child have pinworms. The simplest method is to place a piece of cellophane tape against the anus. Do this first thing in the morning, before bathing or having a bowel movement. The eggs and sometimes a worm will get stuck to the tape. Then they can be brought to your doctor for a diagnosis.

      2. Treat the pinworms once they're diagnosed. Many safe and effective medications are available, both over the counter and by prescription. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a recommendation.

      3. Treat all family members, whether they have symptoms or not. Pinworms are very easily transmitted.

      4. Curing pinworms is easy, but reinfestation is very common. Take precautions to keep this from happening.

      5. Discourage children from scratching the anal area. Dressing small children in a one-piece sleeper or pajamas is one way of doing this. The eggs are often spread from hand to mouth, so will this help prevent reinfestation.

      6. Wash your hands thoroughly every time you use the bathroom and before meals or touching food; instruct your children to do the same.

      7. Keep your nails short. This will prevent eggs from getting underneath them.

      8. Don't bite your nails, and discourage your children from doing so.

      9. Launder sheets, bedding and towels in hot water. The eggs can live for up to two weeks outside of a human host.

      10. Clean and disinfect bathroom surfaces. Wash bathroom cups, toothpaste tubes and other bathroom objects.

      11. Vacuum thoroughly. Wash and clean toys and stuffed animals.

      The eggs are extremely sticky, so it is important to thoroughly clean all surfaces that you or your child have touched. Proper hand washing is one of the most effective and simplest methods of preventing the spread or reinfestation of pinworms.

    Treatment for pinworms?
    In my stool I found little white pinworms.. My but has been itching as well. I found that if I showered when the itching started it was as bad. Now I reasearched that if u eat tomatoes they will die and go away? Is this true! I neede to get rid of them naturally because I cant go to the docters, or buy medicen. so somthing natural will be nice. THANKS!
    I can't go to the docters!!!!!!!!!!!!!! & I'm cleaning all my furniture and bedding. and mopping the floors so it doesnt spread..

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      I have had them before and they are miserable. But the only treatment is antibiotics, there are no natural remedies. If you are embarrassed relax doctors see this pretty often, its very common. They give you a simple antibiotic, take it for the few days that is recommended and they'll be gone promise. You will most definitely have to wash all of your bedding, clothes, and towels daily but that does not get rid of them. They are highly contagious so please just see a doctor. If it is a health insurance thing, I'm sure there is a free clinic in your area, they can help you. The antibiotic isn't expensive, I don't even think its over ten dollars. Again nothing naturally is going to kill them.

    Soft lump on anus...hemmroids?
    I am going to a GI doctor next week, but there is a "c shaped" lump on my anus (the bottom, closer to my genitals). I can't tell if it is an open sore, but it is not really circular, but about 1 inch long/ 1/4 cm wide. I always thought it was a hemmroid, because i find blood on my tissue occasionally...except now its been 2 months going. Its been about 8 years since this lump formed (I'm 28). Now I get an intense itching on my labia (external itching only) and on my anus. It is not herpes or pinworms, as I already was examined for those, and the treatments did not work. Wondering if there are similar symptoms out there....Can hemroids itch all the way around to the labia? I eat a healthy natural diet. I eat lots of fiber, stools are normal looking and generally soft.

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Home Medical Remedies

Top 3 Home Remedies - Apple Cider, Hydrogen Peroxide And Baking Soda
If you had to sit around and determine the absolute best home remedies that are around it might take years to do, however there are several different options and choices that are accessible to you.

With several hundreds of different remedies available to try there are a plethora of options and some are going to be much more effective than others are. This is something that is only natural, but should always be expected.

If you really wanted to know some of the most popular remedies around it would take hours to list of, rather than giving a never ending list we shall instead look over several different ingredients that are used quite frequently.

Apple cider vinegar would have to lead the pack amongst most popular home remedy. This is something that is used in a very large assortment of home remedies and never fails to get the attention of most people who are citing off their most popular remedy.

The usages for apple cider vinegar are enormous; they can range from helping to control allergies that can range from pets and even foods, to helping to reduce the occurrence of sinus infections.
There are even some usages that they apple cider vinegar can work to reduce the occurrence of fatigue, acid reflux, sore throats and even more. As you can imagine, this is something that you should always keep in your house so that you are fully prepared.

Hydrogen peroxide is another quite common home remedy that is extremely effective. Using it you can do anything from treat wounds and clean them to also clean out excessive earwax. Additional usages can even include using it to help build stamina and also prevent the flu!

This is not something that is well known to most people, but the massive usages for hydrogen peroxide in addition to the cheapness of the potential home remedies that you can easily use.

Baking soda is another hugely popular home remedy. Taking advantage of the ability to use baking soda in a wide variety of usages will allow you to really reap a lot of benefits from the treatment.

A small amount of baking soda mixed with some water makes a fabulous facial scrub. Other usages include treating stains and even killing bacteria. These small treatment options are treat for helping to avoid some of the problems that are otherwise associated with stains, smells, acne and problem skin as well as also treating bacteria.

Putting together the perfect home remedy is not always easy to do, but there are some ingredients that are typically extremely effective.

Starting out using home remedies with these extremely effective remedies is always a great place to get started since you can increase your own confidence to try many of the more advanced remedies that are not always quite so common.

This ability to get started with something truly successful will allow you to really know how much fun you are having venturing into the world of home remedies without feeling as if you are completely in over your head.

Small ventures into home remedies is quite successful and starting with these three extremely popular choices make a perfect place to get started for anyone. From the simplest remedies for skin to those that help to prevent and treat the flu this is a great set of versatile options.

Frequently Asked Questions

    What Can i use to cure my sore eyes, Can be Home remedies Or Medical?
    i had sore mother gave me terramycin.but lately i searched the net and found out that terramycin is for animals?? is that true??? what should i do to heal this sore eyes of mine........if terramycin is for animals.then i will discontinue using it...........wht home remedies should i use??? or medical drugs??? thx......

    • ANSWER:
      As a general safety rule: do not ever use medication that is not prescribed for you, or not with an advice of a doctor or a pharmacist. For Over The Counter medications, you should always read the label for indication and dosage. If you still have question regarding the medication, stop at the pharmacist counter and ask.
      Do not use the medication if it is not in the original bottle. If you have to take it out of the bottle to fill in the 'daily' compartment pill box, always leave some pills left so you can go back and compare what bottle that pill belongs....
      Now back to your question: NEVER put anything in your eyes unless it is for you or you know what it is and what it's for. Your eye sight is too precious to lose for mistake like that.
      You should go see a doctor so he can exam your eyes. If it is due to bacterial or virus infection, he will treat it accordingly. Stop using the medication your mom give immediately. Tell the receptionist at doctor's office that you need to come in right away due to eye sore. They should take you in.
      At the mean time, you can use saline solution for eyes at the local pharmacy to rinse your eyes, it will cleanse and make your eyes feel more comfortable. Use a different damp paper towel to wipe each eye. Avoid tissue paper because it will shed small particles which will irritate your eyes more.
      And rest, close your eyes and sleep, it will help heal the eyes better. Stay away from the computer. Good luck.

    Have all home remedies for cat medical care extinct?
    I am unable to take my cat to the vet at this point because the president gave my husbands job to foriegners and he had to take a job which pays 1/3 of what he was making and I am unable to aquire employment because all the good jobs are going overseas so it's helpful to know about home remedies.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds to me that the real problem here is that you're too lazy to find a good job.

      Funny... I was fresh out of college at the beginning of 2007 and I found one just fine.

    what is the best treatment for psorasis either home remedies or medical?
    i am suffering for posarise for last 10 years i used many medicines but no relief so please suggest some things

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    i have terrible bad breath. how do i get rid of it, home remedies or medical solutions to this?
    yes i brush my teeth (3 times) , floss, swish regularly and it goes back to that "bad morning smell in half an hour. its so embarrassing HELP

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    i m 20 yrs old.i want to get rid of open pores n acne.i m sick of using home remedy.suggest medical treatment?
    .kindly experienced people suggest me a medical treatment.cos home remedies don't have permanent effects.shall i go for homeopathy or laser or whichever is best for me kindly suggest.thanks.
    see guys please don't send me home remedies or even product details..i need to know the best medical, surgical or non-surgical treatment available in Mumbai.thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Any products containing tea tree extracts or neem( a combination would be best) definitely helps eliminate acne from the core.
      I'm eighteen, I myself use Everyouth's neem & tea tree face wash for the same purpose.
      You could also go for Himalaya's herbal face wash with the same ingredients.

    Medical Home Remedies?
    What can you use at home to stop diahrea

    • ANSWER:
      the doctor always told me to use the brat diet for my kids

      bananas rice applesauce and toast

      here are many herbal remedies by the great herbalist, dr John christopher

    How to get rid from Bed Bugs & What are medical consequences if they bite, Pl tell any home remedies also ?
    It's been six months since bed bugs are disturbing us in our apartment, after fumigation apparently they look less in quantity and found scattered in our apartment but not completely cleaned, we are four people (2 adults + 2 children) in apartment. Anybody please advice.

    • ANSWER:
      I highly recommend hiring a Professional who specializes in bedbugs to:

      1) Inspect your home for infestations and make the neccessary recommendations to remove any and all infested items such as beds, frames, headboards, etc.

      2) Treat the infested areas using a combination of residual insecticides, flushing agents, and dusts.

      3) Includes multiple follow ups based on the biology or life cycle of bedbugs.

      A great article on Bed Bug Inspections can be found at:

      I also recommend purchasing a copy of "Remove Bed Bugs Guide" at:

    Whats the best medical home remedy for redbugs / chiggers?
    I have chiggers or red bugs on my legs, how can I get rid of them?
    I have tried clear nail polish but it still!

    • ANSWER:
      My son and daughter inlaw just had these bad an the ONLY thing that worked was this lotion I had called Herbal skin trim I can tell u where to get it is my email.
      But they tried alot of different things and home remedies and nothing helped. Listerine helped for about 3 minutes LOL

    what is the best treatment for psoriasis? Either home remedies or medical not picky.?

    • ANSWER:
      my wife uses nutragena t-gel shampoo for hers and it works very well.

    Medical and home remedies for Gastritis! need help please!!?
    I had an attack of gastritis in September and went to the DR. and was put on Prilosec OTC for a month and was told to avoid alcohol and all the typical foods. (H. pylori negative blood work normal )It went away and now it is back. It started at the beginning of Thanksgiving week. I finished a course of antibiotics (unrelated conditions) and then I started having that feeling again. Pain, discomfort, bloating and on and on.. So i started the Prilosec again only it was a holiday week and I was with family so I ate a lot of bad food and ate out and drank.. Now I am paying the price. As of yesterday I have been home and have not drank ETOH and have been watching what I eat etc. Taking my Prilosec and Maalox later if needed. I need some suggestions. What worked for you? What can i do to just get rid of this fast? I was back to normal and now I feel like crap. Will I just always get this now if I do not watch out? Help!

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      I also have gastritis. What helped me immensely was to eat only alkaline forming foods. Fresh fruit, vegetables, especially corn, and whole grains. Don't drink much milk, it's acid in your system. Most foods seem to be acid and must be avoided when you have a flare up. Google the acid/alkaline diet and get a list of the foods to avoid. Don't drink plain water. I found that to be really hard on my stomach. I always add some lemon to my water and that makes the water more alkaline. If you're in pain then taking a spoonful or more of honey might help. Honey is alkaline in your body and will help to neutralize the acid. Good luck to you. I might mention also that I stayed on a very alkaline diet for a couple of months. I got better and really don't have much problems anymore. I no longer need to take the prescribed medication either.

    Medical and home remedies for gastritis!!?
    I had an attack of gastritis in September and went to the DR. and was put on Prilosec OTC for a month and was told to avoid alcohol and all the typical foods. It went away and now it is back. It started at the beginning of Thanksgiving week. I finished a course of antibiotics (unrelated conditions) and then I started having that feeling again. Pain, discomfort, bloating and on and on.. So i started the Prilosec again only it was a holiday week and I was with family so I ate a lot of bad food and ate out and drank.. Now I am paying the price. As of yesterday I have been home and have not drank ETOH and have been watching what I eat etc. Taking my Prilosec and Maalox later if needed. I need some suggestions. What worked for you? What can i do to just get rid of this fast? I was back to normal and now I feel like crap. Will I just always get this now if I do not watch out? Help!

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      Avoid eating junk food,fried food,spicy food,heavy to digest items like meat,alcohol and smoking.Eat non irritant items which are soft on stomach.Medicines,including all antibiotics and pain relivers, irritate the gastric mucosa.Start with prilosec again and drink refrigerated cold milk,half a cup 4-5 times a day,sip by sip as if you are drinking hot tea.Take maalox only if you feel there is too much of trapped wind in your stomach.After recovering fully and to avoid such episodes in future,take above dietry precautions.Take a 6 week course of (otc generic and much cheaper than prilosec ),1 tab.twice a day at least half an hour before major meals for 1 month followed by 1 tab. before breakfast for 15 days.You will become fully fit.After that the day you want to have fried food or enjoy a drink,take 1 tab. at least at least half an hour or may be 1 or 2 hours before you want to eat or drink any thing which results into gastric problem.

    Uric acid pains, home remedies and medical treatments/cures?
    I am suffering from pain and inflammations around my ankles, back tendon muscle of the heels and in my toe sole under my fingers for almost over two years.My uric acid level has been ranging between 5 to 8 . I have acute pains even when it is in the 4 to 5 range. Could some one help me with ones personal experience and professional approach if one happens to be a specialist.I am 53 and have spent my 32 years of youth in very active military life. I have never ever indulged in smoking and drinking.My prayers for every one

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    i am 19, and i have open pores on my nose from the age of 14. plz suggest home remedies or medical treatment.?

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      I have had this same problem with open pores on my nose as well. I have rather thick skin and it can be oily. I was prone to getting pimples when I was younger. I had also gotten badly sun burned a number of times. And had my nose broken at least once. I unconsciously touched my face and nose allot. I took extremely hot showers and steam bathes and I let the hot water hit me in the face. I drank alcoholic beverages and tended to not get enough sleep. To say the least my nose and skin had allot of irritation and trauma. When I was around twenty the pores on my nose began to fill with white stuff called sebum. I would squeeze the stuff out but within a few days I found the pores were full again. It was a never ending cycle and the pores in my nose began to enlarge and stay open. I went to a number of doctors and dermatologists and no one did anything that ever helped me. By trial and error on my own I came up with a regime which helped.

      From what I read – the nose and skin of the nose is sensitive – just a little trauma or irritation either inside or outside the nose can cause the pores to overreact. – The pores react by producing sebum. This is a normal reaction and used as a protection. The catch 22 here is that squeezing the pores produces more irritation and therefore more sebum and you have never ending cycle. The more you squeeze the more the pores fill up.

      In about three weeks I noticed an improvement in my skin and pores. The amount of sebum became minimal and th pores less noticable. My skin will never be perfect again but I can now live with it comfortably. I want to make it very clear that I'm not a doctor. I 'm only telling you what I did and I'm not recommending that you do anything that I listed here.

      Things I stopped:

      I don’t take very hot showers. I only use lukewarm to cool water.
      I do not use steam rooms or saunas.
      I do not put hot or even warm water on my face or nose ever.
      I do not ever let myself get sunburned or tanned.
      I do not go out in the sun without sun screen and if I don’t have sun screen - I wear a brim to keep the sun off my nose and face.
      I do not ever under any circumstance pick or touch my nose – either inside and out – even if there is something lurking inside. I only blow gently with a Kleenex.
      I do not pull or tweeze nose hairs I do not put anything in my nose ever!
      I do not use a wash clothe on my face or nose ever.
      I do not use soap or cleaner on my face except for pHioderm ( for normal to dry skin) and very cold water.
      I do not let the pulsating or pressurized water hit my face or nose.
      I do not apply any products that claim to dry oily skin, open pores, remove dead skin, exfoliate or tighten pores.
      I do not use anything containing alcohol or chemicals on my face.
      I do not wash my hair with hot water - only lukewarm or cool water.
      I do not put ice on face or nose.
      I do not ever squeeze blackheads or pores on my nose.
      I never touch my nose or face accepts to wash my face.
      I do not drink liquor of any kind – except once in a great while - I will one glass of wine.
      I do not drink coffee.
      I minimize sweets, sugar, chocolates, high fat food, artificial sweeteners and greasy food.
      I don’t smash nose and face into your pillow when in bed.
      I don’t trust mirrors – most bathroom mirrors have a single light above the center. The effect is that it creates a glare on your nose and exaggerates the size of your nose and pores. With shadows – People don’t see you under these circumstances.
      I don’t scrub my face.
      I don’t ever use a sun lamp or tanning salon.
      I don’t exercise to the point of exhaustion.
      I do not give up 6 to 8 hours sleep to any other activity.

      Things I do

      1. I shower with cool or lukewarm water and do not let the lukewarm water on my face.
      2. I only use pHisoderm ( for normal to dry skin) and very cold water when I wash my face.
      3. I only wash my face at the sink and not in the shower
      4. At the sink I apply the water to my face only with cold water cupped in my hands. I do not scrub my skin and face. I lightly rub the soap against the surface of the skin and only for a 10 or 15 seconds. I let it sit for a few seconds or so before rinsing it off.
      5. I rinse the soap off by splashing very lightly - very cold water cupped in my hands.
      6. I pat dry my face very lightly with a thick towel leaving some water behind to dry naturally.
      7. I wash my face at least four times a day this way using cold water and pHisoderm. Once in the morning after a shower. Once before bed and at least two more times during the day. I keep one a pHisoderm in my car and one at work and one at home.
      8. I apply one small drop of lipid-drops to my nose after washing my face but apply nothing before I go to bed.
      9. I use lipid-drops on my nose every 6 hours after washing my face. – I only use one very small drop. Lipid-drops are for .5 ounces. Three small drops a day -the bottle will last you 6 months or more – that’s less then .00 per week.
      10. I use a biore strip twice week on my nose – no more and no less then this. More then this can irritate the skin and defeat the purpose. Less then this does not keep the pores clean. If the biore strip misses anything I don’t squeeze at it – I leave it alone – the biore strips will probably get it next time or the time after that. Biore strips are the only tool I use for cleaning pores on my nose
      11. I gently wash face with pHisoderm after using the biore strip and I do not apply lipid drops again until the next day.
      12. I wash my face before going to bed but I do not apply lipid drops or anything else on my face before going to bed.
      13. When I go out in the sun I always where a SPF 40 sun block especially on my nose – if I don’t have sun block I wear a hat with brim. .
      14. I try to get 8 hours of sleep every night.
      15. I take one caffeine free aspirin every 12 hours.
      16. I try to eat some raw vegetables and fruit daily.
      17. I drinks lots of clean water – at least 5 to 7 glasses per day –I never let myself get dehydrated.
      18. I take one Centrium multi-vitamin a day.
      19. I take one extra vitamin D vitamin – 800 IU a day especially in the winter when there is little sun.

      I began to see improvement in about 4 weeks.

      Two other benefits that came out of this – I no longer have itchy skin even in the winter, and my hair is never frizzy – I attribute this to having stopped washing with hot water.

      I tried using only lipid drops without the rest of the regime and they did nothing for me. They only seem to help if I do the rest of the regime as well.

      I do not have Rosacea. If you have a skin condition called Rosacea – your nose and skin and pores can react in extreme ways to irritation and trauma if you don’t take care - especially if you drink alcohol – W.C. Fields had Rosacea and he drank – and this is probably why his cheeks and nose became so puffy latter in life. He used his affliction as an asset. There are now special medicines if you have this skin disorder.

      I hope this helps. Good Luck.

    I would like to ask a question for a 'medical home remedy'.?
    Recently I began feeling a discomfort in the corner of my eye. I think I now have a sty in the outer corner of the right eye that both itches and burns. If someone can provide a home remedy to ease or correct this minor problem, I would be most appreciative.

    Thanks for any information or input you can provide.

    Dearie . . . Jean Black

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, you could try a hot compress. Hold a clean flannel that has been in fairly hot (obviously not too hot) water against the closed eye. Do this about 3-4 times a day. In the vast majority of cases the sty will burst and the puss with drain away. You only really need to see a Doctor if it fails to go away.

      The most common bacterium to cause this is staphylococcus. Just ensure you don't share towels with anyone else in the home.

    What is the Web Site for finding Free HOME REMEDIES for just about everything use full... ( Non Medical )????

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    Any medical person to answer home remedies for boil in the groin?
    Any home remedies for boil in groin, it keeps coming back after dying down, have been using that wee white tub of stuff to draw it out, it does not work
    Sorry but i can not squeeze it, it's too painfull and I do not want to spread it.
    P.S I never shave down there
    I do not have time to go to docs for antibiotic and shy of showing where it is I am a bit of a prude
    Does Dr Frank think anything about mixing bicarbonate of soda with salt

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      Mag sulph paste which it sounds like you have been using, would have been my only home remedy option. You are left with antibiotics or surgical drainage or more likely both.

    Is their any home remedies for hemmorroid or just plain anal itching and burning. IS their a medical procedur
    These symptoms only occur when or after a bowel movement.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Lynn

      Here are some ideas on how to heal your conditon.

      Hemorrhoids are often the result of poor diet, constipation or a sluggish bowel, straining during bowel movements, chronic low-level dehydration, lack of exercise, and/or a sedentary lifestyle. Correcting these factors can be very helpful in preventing and eliminating hemorrhoids.

      Caution: Bleeding during bowel movements needs to be checked to rule out other more serious conditions. If you experience blood in your stool, seek immediate medical attention.


      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: Cypress, juniper, frankincense, or niaouli.

      Ayurveda: Drink 1/2 cup of aloe vera juice three times daily until symptoms clear. The Ayurvedic herbal compound triphala is also very effective for relieving hemorrhoid pain and for promoting the overall health of the gastrointestinal tract.

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet that emphasizes high-fiber foods, plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables (especially dark green, leafy vegetables, such as kale), grains such as brown rice and millet, and lean, organic meats and poultry. Also drink plenty of healthy beverages, such as herbal teas, fresh squeezed juice, and pure, filtered water.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® can be applied to external hemorrhoids to ease symptoms.

      Herbs: The aptly named herb pilewort is a staple treatment for hemorrhoids in Europe because of its effectiveness in reducing hemorrhoid symptoms. Collinsonia is another highly effective herbal remedy for hemorrhoids. As a topical application, mix 10 ml of collinsonia tincture with 80 ml of distilled witch hazel and apply this combination after every bowel motion and as needed. Other useful herbs include bilberry, buckthorn bark, butcher`s broom, comfrey root, gotu kola, parsley, passionflower, and stone root.

      Homeopathy: Aloe, Hamamelis, Nux vom., Berberis, Acidum fluor., and Thuja are helpful homeopathic remedies.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. We suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments. Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can help keep the bowels regular and soften stools: carrot, spinach, celery, and parsley; carrot and watercress; or beet juice.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can help prevent and reverse hemorrhoids: vitamin C with bioflavonoids and rutin, vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin B complex, folic acid, essential fatty acids, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. Linseed oil (one teaspoon upon arising and at night) can also be used to help soften stools.

      Topical Treatment: Apply a combination of zinc oxide, vitamin E, and aloe vera gel or olive oil to the affected area. Witch hazel applied topically can help shrink hemorrhoids, while calendula ointment can help relieve pain and itching.

      Best of health to you


    Is there Medical treatment / Home Remedy for anti-puffiness around eyes?

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    Anyone know any home remedies for bringing on labor?
    I'm in my 38th week of pregnancy and I'm huge and can barely move.
    The doctor won't do a cesarean because she sees no medical reason for it. The baby is developed and I'm passed ready to deliver, can anyone give suggestions on home remedies for inducing labor naturally?

    • ANSWER:
      Walk! Slowly. But walking helps I heard.

    home remedies for scar removal or lightening them?
    ok i have a bunch of scars (i have my reasons) and i need to get rid of them. it can NOT cost money or ne like some medical doctor thingy that you buy with a prescription. if you could tell me some home remedies for scar removal or something to at least lighten them it would be very much appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      What types of scars are they? If they are just minor scar tissue or discolorations of your skin then you might try using fresh lemon juice on them daily. Since it is acidic people with sensitive skin might not do well, but using some pure aloe vera gel as well should relieve dryness and help repair scars. Vitamin E oil is also good for reducing scars, but it works best when used on a fresh wound.

    Home remedies to get rid of anxiety! (no pills)(no medical attention)(its not that serious)?
    I just worry too much in a piticular situation

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      prayer/talk to God about it, and ask Him to help you

    I can't urinate & don't have medical insurance. Does anyone have any home remedies?

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      Drink lots of tea and take a hot shower.

    have pink eye/ medical...home remedy?

    • ANSWER:
      Keep extremely hot compresses on it (really hot wash clothes) it will soothe it, you can do this if you even think you have pink eye and it will go away, but if its full blown, you should probably see(that is if you can open your eyes) a doctor

    Mid-back pain - home remedies, non-prescription help?
    I injured my back about a week and a half ago (I believe it was from being a bit hunched over while being torn in half by menstrual cramps). The painful area is in a band across my back, about as wide as my hand, the bottom of the painful area being right about at the bottom of my ribs. I don't have medical insurance, so all I can afford to do in terms of professional help is to go to the chiropractor (which I am). Does anyone have any advice on supplements, home treatments/remedies, exercises, and over-the-counter treatment? I'm in quite a bit of pain and have been missing a lot of work. Thanks in advance for any help.

    • ANSWER:
      Exercising will really help it. Walking is the best. Then ask your chiropracter to do some adjustments on you and also ask him what kind of streches to do. You might want to try a warm heat pad. If you warm it up and then put it on your back then the pain might go away a little bit. But I strongly suggest that you exercise, it works the best!

    how to induce labor home remedies?
    I am 37 weeks and would very much like to go into labor soon. My doctor says it is safe to deliver now and wouldn't stop me from labor, but he cannot induce me until 38to39 weeks. Perhaps there is a law or medical code? What are some "home remedies" that are safe to try. I'll try anything... but please, tell me what only about what you KNOW will work. I don't want to be on a goose chase at the store for things that are just wives tales.

    Also, I am on limited activity- I'm on "rest" which means I don't have to be laying down in bed, but I am not supposed to be on my feet for any length of time other than absolutely necessary and also not supposed to have intercourse.
    I guess I just want to add that the doctor has completely assured me that if I went into labor that everything would be fine! As a matter of fact, he has said that he wishes that I would hurry and go on my own! He is very sympathetic because
    I have a seperated pubic bone (VERY PAINFUL) and severe swelling (I've been tested for toximia and pre-eclampsia- other than the bone pain, I'm completely healthy). I've been having contractions for weeks.

    When I go into labor, there is risk that I will completely rip my pubic bone open. If I go full term, the baby will obviously be much bigger (I've had two 9lb babies) and if I can go this week, maybe she'll only be 7 or so...

    The baby's health is not an issue. She is in great shape!

    • ANSWER:
      you should eat some of my home made chilli it always helped my wife induce labour ,just give your e-mail and i will send it to you ,just don't share it with anyone because its a secret family recipe :)

    What kind of home remedies are there for hot spots or itching dogs?
    Our 3 yr. old beagle does nothing but scratch, to the point of making hot spots and becoming breathless. He's got to be miserable and the vets seem to differ on remedies. And for some reason my husband hates to give him anything medical.

    • ANSWER:
      One thing you may want to try is talking to your vet about a food trial. It won't exactly cure the hot spots, but if your dog is itchy, it may be a food allergy...

      My yellow girl is an allgery dog. She licks and chews her feet, has horrible ears and will chew the hair off her tail. She also used to get hot spots all the time. We switched her diet to a prescription food trial (Venison and Potato) and she really improved. She was on that for several years.

      This year has been an even worse allergy year so my vet suggested a new food trial... believe it or not - Kangaroo and Oats. We are starting her on that.

      Maybe the food will help? It is worth exploring.

      Good luck!

    I want to poop but not coming :( what to do? its 5 am dark at home no medical shop?
    home remedy please. its 5 am dark at home no medical shop?
    asap reply pls
    No spoon please !! i dont want foreign object to enter my poop hole!!

    • ANSWER:
      drink a glass of water every hour. when store opens buy some ducolax and take 2 pills.

      then buy some Fiber One cereal and have a bowl each morning

      you can also try some lubricant down below

    What are some home remedies for Plantar Fasciitis?
    I don't have medical insurance but I've had Plantar Fasciitis and foot spurs for almost 9 months. I've tried Dr. Scholl's inserts, sponges in my shoes, and leaning against walls. I have a job where I'm on my feet 6 days a week and 9 hours a day. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      this is what my poditrist suggested, take a 2 liter bottle fill with water ( not completely full ) freeze in upright positon when frozen roll your foot on it from toes to heel ( wear socks ) do this 2x's a day, upon waking up in the morning take a rolled up towel place just above heel gently pull toes toward your body also do this 2x's a day ( this stretches the plantar fascitis ) lol hope this helps

    What are some home remedies for psoriasis ?
    My friend has Psoriasis almost everywhere. She is highly self conscience about it and she can't really afford the medical treatment from dermatologist but I really wanted to help. Does anyone know anything that will help her breakouts?

    • ANSWER:
      The cause of psoriasis is overreaction of the immune system. Keeping it in a balanced state is the key point of battling this disease. I try to eat healthy food and avoid stress as much as I can. Sun tanning is very helpful too.
      After using number of prescription drugs I've turned to the natural treatments.
      I used serenaskin psoriasis remedies -ointment and spray on the skin, and extract – internally to prevent breakouts. After 2 weeks of treatment my skin has been cleared. It is the best treatment I’ve ever tried.

    What are some home remedies for getting off Vicodin? And how long is the withdrawal? How long are you sick?
    I have been on it for about 2 years now for a legitimate medical condition, but now I have found a cure for my condition and I am now hooked on the pain killers.

    My advice to people who start taking painkillers is to be careful. They are helpful if you have pain, but as soon as you are better....get rid of them!! They will ruin your life.

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      The only information I can give you is on how long you will be sick. You've been on them for two years. Assuming you haven't seriously misused your prescription I'd say expect to be experiencing flu like symptoms for 3-5 days. Again depends on your daily intake. Vicodin is an opiate so it's similar to kicking Heroin. I recommend you try to drink as much fruit juice as you can keep down while withdrawing.

    When it comes to health care in the Russian Federation, are there any home remedies or practices?
    Trying to find cultural differences between national health care beliefs. Does the church play a role in medical practices? Does the amount of money a person may have make all the difference in how good the care is? I understand that seeing a doctor is important but if you live in a rural area, what do you do?

    • ANSWER:
      Well I could say yes or no but i would be lying... so here are some websites that you can go to, that could better answer your question. or

    What are the best home remedies for gastroesophageal Reflux Disease?
    i have bad acid reflux. anyone with medical experience.

    • ANSWER:
      Your stomach juices are also very acidic (pH as low as 1-2). One primary reason for GERD is a malfunction of the pyloric sphincter leading from the esophagus to the stomach, causing stomach acid to leak back into your esophagus. Eating foods with either a neutral pH (water, etc.) or alkaline foods (nuts, dairy, etc.) will naturally raise the pH of the stomach acid.

      If you find that your GERD is worse at night, try sleeping in a chair or reclined position so that gravity helps keep the stomach acid from backtracking into your esophagus.

      Omeprazole will calm your stomach acid. You can buy it over the counter at just about any pharmacy.

      Also, if you can find aloe vera juice, that is a spectacular way to naturally soothe your GI tract. I have personally used the aloe vera juice for my GERD and it is now completely gone. You can get this at your local health food store.

    I have curly hair and want to know what are the simple home remedies to keep in moisturised and frizz free.?
    I love the Pantene daily oil cream and moisturizer. i use it after a hair bath on wet hair. and it works amazingly . the problem is i got this product from my couzin when she came from the States. thought u get other pantene products like shampoo and conditioner here in Mumbai, India, i have tried asking all the possible medical stores for the pantene hair moisturizer but in vain. Do you think the imported products stores would have them? Or are there other hair moisturizers of other brands which are easily available in India?

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      I have found some good tips in following link, It may be good for you too

    What are some HOME remedies for small pimples?
    They are small pimples only around my nose.
    Any way to get rid of them in a couple of days?
    No creams, pills or expensive medical treatments.

    • ANSWER:
      you can put white tooth paste on them overnight, it really reduces swelling and redness.
      you can put an ice pack on the red areas, put in on and off for 15 minutes.
      some people say honey works, but i've never tried that!

    Know of any home remedies for migraines?
    I cant go to the doctor because i have to medical at the moment. Ive been trying advil, ibuprofen, excendrin, motrin, tylenol, and some other randoms. Nothing seems to work. It gets so bad that i cant sleep for days. It never gos away all the way, its always there at least a little. Can anyone help me?

    • ANSWER:
      There is a new development in migraine therapy:

    how to stop dandruff by the help of home remedies?
    my hubby having dandruff and he used more shampoos and scalp and gone for medical treatment.but there is no use.

    • ANSWER:
      A teaspoon of fresh lime juice for the last rinse, while washing the hair, is an useful remedy. This not only leaves the hair glowing but also removes stickiness and prevents dandruff. More simple remedies for dandruff at

    Do you know of any home remedies for eczema?
    I have horrible eczema on my arm. It is driving me insane. I take a daily antihistamine, and I moisturize constantly. I don't use soaps or lotions that are scented. I'm doing all of the "right" things, but it isn't going away.

    I recently moved, and I discovered that no one in my area takes my medical insurance...thus no prescription steroid creams for me. The OTC steroid creams don't work at all.

    Does anyone have ANY suggestions?

    Thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      go to this link

      It has got lots of home remedies here

    Any home remedies for sore throats for adults?
    i have had a sore throat for 2 days. I have been sucking on cough drops and gruggling salt water. i have also used sore throat spray. this only help temporary(at the most 15 min.) after i do each of these. I have no medical ins. Also I have a headache with it.

    • ANSWER:
      Doing good so far. All you can do while things run the course is ease the symptoms. You might try tea(any flavor) sweetened with honey. You can also blend honey, lemon, and whiskey/bourbon. 1 part of each, honey sooths the throat, lemon cuts flem, and the booze will help you sleep. 1 tablespoon every few hrs as needed.

    Need medical and home remedy advice for gastritis! Please help!!?
    I had an attack of gastritis in September and went to the DR. and was put on Prilosec OTC for a month and was told to avoid alcohol and all the typical foods. It went away and now it is back. It started at the beginning of Thanksgiving week. I finished a course of antibiotics (unrelated conditions) and then I started having that feeling again. Pain, discomfort, bloating and on and on.. So i started the Prilosec again only it was a holiday week and I was with family so I ate a lot of bad food and ate out and drank.. Now I am paying the price. As of yesterday I have been home and have not drank ETOH and have been watching what I eat etc. Taking my Prilosec and Maalox later if needed. I need some suggestions. What worked for you? What can i do to just get rid of this fast? I was back to normal and now I feel like crap. Will I just always get this now if I do not watch out? Help!

    • ANSWER:
      Byron Richards Health and Wellness Resources (online) sells several supplements for GI irriation. His products are fantastic. My family and I have used several w/ great success.

      Probiotics are a must if you've been on antibiotics. Choose one with multiple strains of bacteria.

      Discontinue the Prilosec if you don't want to be on it for the rest of your life. Have your HCI levels checked and supplement if they are low.

    in the early 1900s were there medical remedies for anxiety where you would put a wooden stick up your bottom?
    I purchased an old home that was build in 1920. During the remodel phase I found a medical kit and inside of it were wooden anal sticks... for like...depression, friend said it was kind of expiramental back then but im just curious more about this. Have you HEARD of such a thing????

    • ANSWER:
      I have heard of that. They probably work better than the crap doctors are prescribing.

    Cure for a chalazion ( Home remedy or medical)?
    Hiiiii all.. Dis is Saumya. I'm here to seek a solution to an eye problem I developed a few months ago. In november last year, I developed a chalazion ( its a cyst, looks like a sty but only worse) and though I've tried formenting, homeopathy and allopathy, nothing seems to be working on it. Besides, my eyelid itches a lot. The bump is not big enough to be operated but its red and frustrates me because its been there for too long ( 5 months + to be precise). Also, I've developed another chalazion on the same eye lid at a little distance from the previous one. I tried washing with acacia leaves water ( I read it on google), but its only made the condition worse. I will be extremely grateful if any of you could help me with this problem.
    Thank you. In anticipation of your replies.. Counting on you :)

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      Herbal Eyewash

      A blend of the liquid extracts of:
      * Rue tops with immature fruit (Ruta graveolens) 20%
      # Fennel seed (Foeniculum vulgare) 20%
      * Eyebright flowering herb (Euphrasia officinalis) 20%
      # Golden seal rhizome & roots (Hydrastis canadensis) 20%
      * Mullein flower [Without stalk] (Verbascum olympicum) 20%
      Boric Acid, USP (1%w/v)

      * Fresh # Dried

      A refreshing tonic for the eyes. Mildy soothing, cleansing and astringent.
      Indicated in tired eyes, and in burning, inflamed eyes and conjunctiva: allergies, conjunctivitis ("pink-eye"), sty and "bloodshot eyes."

      Although not a specific for problems like failing vision, cataracts, glaucoma, or retinal displacement, this compound may nonetheless be indicated as adjunct therapy for enhancing general ocular health.

      Never place undiluted drops directly in the eyes!

      Place 3 to 15 drops* in an eyecup filled with sterilized water or saline solution and stir well with the extract's glass droper. Do a one-minute eyewash with this mixture 1 to 3 times per day.

      While doing the wash make sure to keep the eye widely opened and rotate the eye in all directions.

      * The number of drops that can be tolerated will vary with the individual and their condition. If the wash seems to strong, lower the number of drops until it feels comfortable.

      * If eye is very irritated, inflamed, or infected, start with 3 to 5 drops and add more drops only i they can be well tolerated.

      Take extreme care not to contaminate the dropper or the mouth of the bottle. Sterilize the eyecup before each use (boil for 5 minutes).

      Discontinue use of this compound if it create redness or irritation.

    At home remedies for tumor.?
    Hi, Before you answer please note that I am not using any remedies over professional medical stuff but I was just wondering if there was any at home remedies to shrink a tumor or something like that.Also the tumor is a brain tumor...I dont really think you need to know the type or grade.Just easy things that I could possibly have in my home.Thank you.
    Yeah hahah seriously fuck you.Maybe you wanna make a joke but I asked a serious question and I am not in the mood for jokes.God will get you back.

    • ANSWER:
      Fruits, grains and vegetables from your fridge, which, as another answerer mentioned, are high in antioxidants. Also, refraining from consuming most animal products. Try these links.

    My dog is in season. Are there any medical or home remedy's to ease the symptoms?
    She's a 150 Lb. Great Dane. Please, only tried & true remedy's as I may try this right away.
    Thank You
    No. I mean now now. Today. Tonite. Like a pill or something. She is uncomfortable now. Something to ease her. Thank You again
    Thank you people. She's not spayed because we're going to breed her next near. She is a high breed Harlequin Great Dane.
    To "person" that is a great idea the bananas. She loves all fruit & veggies too.
    She's not in any pain, like some have said she's just confused is all. I really appreciate some of you refreshing the page to check my added comments.
    I gave her my last banana (I will buy her some more tomorrow) & a hot water bottle

    • ANSWER:
      spaying would be nice.

      ok, ok.

      there's not really anything else you can do, since it's natural for all female dogs...just like when women have periods, we can't really do anything about it, except taking midol and eating bananas, but i doubt a dog could do that.

      just make sure she doesn't run off somewhere and mate, and she might get a bit cranky, but you'll just have to deal.

      being in heat shouldn't really bother her though, is this her first one?
      maybe making it lie on a heat pad would help if her stomach is hurting.
      other then that, i don't know.

      but spay her asap.

    Know any good home remedies for flu?
    I am already taking Lemsip every 4 hours...anything non medical that will make me feel better?

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      Freshly squeezed Lemon and honey
      Ginger and lemon teabags
      Spicy Tea - contains star anise and pepper(?) &cinnamon
      Food with chilli in - gives you a lift and warms you.

    I have had a nasal voice for a very long time. Any ideas on how to get rid of it?
    It isn't an obnoxiously nasal voice, but it is enough that I can notice on recordings of myself. I've tried nasal sprays and such but I can't seem to whip it. As an actor, I have not figured out how to make it stop so I can excel further than where I am at.

    Any home remedies or medical remedies you guys know of?


    • ANSWER:
      A speech therapist would probably help, the ones they use when someone has a stroke and their speech is affected, medical.
      Did you ever try a nasal irrigation, I don't know if it would help.

    How do I get rid of blackheads on my nose that have gone red?
    I know that this is a frequently asked question, but I really need help! I have tried squeezing the blackhead, but it started bleeding and became red, making it even more noticeable. I don't have time to go to a dermatologist/aesthetician, and put creams on my face...but they are still not going away! Home remedies, medical stuff, anything is fine, please answer!

    • ANSWER:
      This is kind of gross but you can use duct tape... it actually does work

    Fastest way to heal a cut?
    Help! I have a blister that opened up on my arm, and I am in a wedding next week. Does anyone know any home remedies, medical remedies or anything that can heal this ugly thing faster?? Thank you!!

    • ANSWER:
      To heal a blister:
      *If the blister has burst, don’t peel off the baggy skin pocket

      *Frequently wash the area with salt water and keep it free from dirt or irritants.

      *Cover with band-aid or other similar style dressing

      *Change the dressing daily.

      *Zinc cream may help to dry up your blister. However, don’t use zinc cream with a dressing. (it may be too late to use this, but it is worth a try)

      *If the blister breaks, press gently to remove the fluid and apply an antiseptic (such as iodine) to reduce the risks of infection.

      **Avoid ‘folk remedies’ like applying butter or vinegar.

      Worst case scenario that it isn't healed totally in time for the wedding---I am sure your glowing smile will detract from a small thing like a blister. Have a great time at the wedding.

    are there any home remedies that can make a girl more fertile?
    I have a friend who has been trying for 2 years now to get pregnant and the guy already has two kids from his first wife so its probably not him.....Are there special foods or moves she can do to help her get pregnant without seeking expensive medical treatment

    • ANSWER:
      my mom told me that eating cabbage is also very good.
      plus, after you have sex, don't get up right away. The woman should elevate her butt by putting a pillow underneath herself and put her legs in the air for at least 20-30 minutes so everything can slide into her.
      Try not to move around after sex too much because everything can come back out!
      Hope this is helpful!
      Goodluck and baby dust!

    What's your best 'at home vet' tip for treating your dog?
    PLEASE NOTE I am in NO WAY advocating skipping vet care for a sick dog- I am just asking people to share their 'home remedies' for common doggies problems! If you are unsure of what your dog's condition is, SEE YOUR VET. If you have tried-and-true home solutions for doggie medical issues, share them here!

    Here are mine: Zymox solution for recurring ear infections (only treat bacterial or yeast infections, not infections due to mites) and Terramycin for conjunctivitis- both available OTC online.

    My dog battled ear infections FOREVER, we were at the vet's every 2 months or so, and nothing worked, until the Zymox. Conjunctivitis flares up once in a while in another dog, we have found we can clear it up with a tube of Terramycin instead of a + vet trip/antibiotics from them.

    • ANSWER:
      Haven't really needed too many at-home vet techniques (thankfully), but we're probably among that many that use:

      Benadryl for bee stings/insect bites

      Buffered aspirin for minor aches/pains

      Ibuprofin only when advised by Vet

    I'm trying to get my body temp up to 98.6 I am at 97.9 right now. Are there certain home remedies or foods
    I can take to higher my temp- it's for medical reasons

    • ANSWER:
      Your body temperature will go up when you are asleep and when you are ovulating.