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Doctor insights on: Are There Any Home Remedies To Thin The Mucus During My Cold

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Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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Is there any home remedies that can help me relieve head pressure throughout the day?

Is there any home remedies that can help me relieve head pressure throughout the day?

Depends: The first question is, why are you having the head pressure? Maybe tension type headaches? Any changes to your health or lifestyle habits recently? Particularly sleeping habits? Medication side effect? Ask your regular doctor all of these questions. ...Read more

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My nose is stopped up due to my allergies. Are there any home remedies to cure this?

My nose is stopped up due to my allergies. Are there any home remedies to cure this?

Sure!: One good option to consider is nasal saline, a mixture of water and salt. This is commonly marketed as nasal saline spray or a rinse. Either way, the goal is to "flush" the nasal passage free of mucous or other irritants that could contribute to your congestion. This is a good first option, and i hope it helps! ...Read more

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I have lots of age spots on my arms and legs. Are there any home remedies available to lighten or reduce the appearance?

I have lots of age spots on my arms and legs. Are there any home remedies available to lighten or reduce the appearance?

Age spots: I know of no effective home remedies to lighten or reduce their appearance. Particularly if due to sun exposure, i would first make sure to be evaluated by a dermatologist to make sure there are not more concerning skin issues, before focusing on the use of products that will lessen on lighten these age spots. Topical creams and laser or light treatments can be very beneficial. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies or products that will help heal the red and sore skin under my eyes from new contacts?

Are there any home remedies or products that will help heal the red and sore skin under my eyes from new contacts?

See your doctor: Contact lenses should not cause redness or soreness as you described. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can there be any natural remedy for relieving bloating during my period?

Can there be any natural remedy for relieving bloating during my period?

Some options: Bloating prior to or during your period is due to fluid retention & slower digestion (constipation). To decrease bloating avoid salt intake (including prepackaged foods), increase water intake (to flush the body & reduce constipation), consider magnesium or calcium supplements (with your dr’s approval) or otc meds that include a diuretic such as midol. Exercise and birth control pills may help. ...Read more

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My mom raw and irritated in the vaginal area no discharge or odor is there any home remedies that will help?

It depends: Lots of possibilities--your mom's age, hormone status, recent antibiotics. Hydrocortisone cream is over the counter may help; or over the counter yeast treatments will work if this is yeast infection, but it these don't work, she should see her doctor. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat a cough and sinus cold? Been using abuterol no help. Any home remedies that can help?

What's the best way to treat a cough and sinus cold? Been using abuterol no help. Any home remedies that can help?

URI: Use nasal irrigation with saline (Neti-pot), OTC decongestants, cough syrup with dextromethorphan or a combination medication (check with your friendly pharmacist). Drink lots of liquids and rest as much as possible. Wish you better soon. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies that can relieve odor from the vagina?

What are some home remedies that can relieve odor from the vagina?

Don't self treat: This odor may be a sign of a problem that should be treated, so first consult your gynecologist. Treatments like douches have been popular over the years but can actually cause problems and should be avoided. Perception of odors is highly subjective, and there is a normal odor to a healthy vagina. To try to eliminate that normal odor will be an exercise in futility. ...Read more

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What are some home remedy for cold sores in the mouth?

What are some home remedy for cold sores in the mouth?

No cure- it's herpes: More than likely it's caused by a herpes outbreak (hsv-1 typically). Drinking acidic fluids can make the situation worse; with poor dental hygiene, the burden of bacteria will allow the ulcers to fester. In certain instances, medications such as Acyclovir can help. Otherwise, the burden of oral bacterial can be tamed by the use of either listerine or a warm salt water gargle for 1min, 3 times daily. ...Read more

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My face is always red from rosacea. Are there any natural remedies to help with the redness?

My face is always red from rosacea. Are there any natural remedies to help with the redness?

Adjuncts at best: Finding what triggers your rosacea may be a complicated task. There are a variety of mainstream medicines that differ in effectiveness from patient to patient. Several of these are actually natural products or vitamin derivatives. I'd urge you to read extensively http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/rosacea-treatment-and-you ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies that will get rid of a sore throat?

Are there any home remedies that will get rid of a sore throat?

Sore throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for broken capillaries on the face? Would massage/circulation help? Thanks

Are there any home remedies for broken capillaries on the face? Would massage/circulation help? Thanks

Sun protection: Sun protection will actually help those broken blood vessels from filling up, but won't erase them. Pulsed dye laser is the best treatment of facial capillaries because it targets the blood vessels. The treatment is not painful, has little downtime and is done in the office. This should be combined with sun protection. In my opinion, the syneron/candela v-beam perfecta laser is the best pdl. ...Read more

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Are there home remedies that I can use to ease m hypertension symptoms?

Are there home remedies that I can use to ease m hypertension symptoms?

Salt budget=1500 mg: If you have high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, over 50 years old or african-american. Reduce caffeine [though green tea may help]. Fish oil reduced BP a little. Agree with dr. C about eating healthy and exercising. Also balance life/play. Take time for yourself. Breathe deeply and relax. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to relieve all day nausea during pregnancy?

What are some home remedies to relieve all day nausea during pregnancy?

Wrist bands: Some people find that massaging their inner wrists while taking deep breaths helps? This is the sixth point on the pericardium meridian. There are also wrist bands that put pressure at these locations and are used for nausea, motion sickness, and morning sickness. Please discuss your symptoms with your doctor though. ...Read more

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Allergies and congestion when traveling, are there any remedies for this?

Allergies and congestion when traveling, are there any remedies for this?

Decongestants: If you suffer from respiratory allergies taking medication wile you travel may make you more comfortable. A strong decongestant such as afrin (oxymetazoline) used prior to flying helps to prevent severe ear/sinus pain. While away over the counter allergy meds such as zyrtec and Claritin should provide relief for you. If you use prescription allergy medications bring them along with you. ...Read more