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What's good for a sore throat? I have apple cider vinegar, organic honey, salt, chamomile tea, eggs & rum.

What's good for a sore throat? I have apple cider vinegar, organic honey, salt, chamomile tea, eggs & rum.

Honey and Tea: If you have honey at home, you might want to try mixing honey and fresh lemon juice in some warm water and sip. Alcohol should be avoided since it is dehydrating. While there is certainly nothing wrong with chamomile tea, peppermint or licorice tea may be more comforting. Apple cider vinegar may well be irritate the throat unless diluted significantly. ...Read more

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Whats better for head lice and nits: apple cider vinegar vs. Tea tree oil?

Whats better for head lice and nits: apple cider vinegar vs. Tea tree oil?

Neither: Nits are the eggs of head lice, so you are right to seek a treatment that kills both. Vinegar and oil tend to fail. Pesticides can be toxic. We recommend harmless interventions, like forming a silicon shell on the head with applications such as licemd. ...Read more

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Will umf 15 manuka honey heal spider bites?

Will umf  15 manuka honey heal spider bites?

That and others: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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Can you kill lice eggs with tea tree oil?

Can you kill lice eggs with tea tree oil?

Maybe: There are a number of remedies some people swear by to kill lice- these include different types of oils, mayonnaise, butter, etc. However there are no scientific studies supporting these treatments. ...Read more

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Will lavender or rosemary oil help treat nail fungus? Have already tried apple cider vinegar, listerine, coconut and tea tree oil

Not usually.: Toenail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read more

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Dr oz recommends Vicks vaporub or vinegar solution for nail fungus. Are they effective at all? How about tea tree oil?

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Dr oz recommends Vicks vaporub or   vinegar solution for nail fungus. Are they effective at all? How about tea tree oil?

Hogwash: First off, make certain your nails are fungal with a fungus culture. If they are, the most effective treatment is oral anti-fungal medication, which has been recently shown to be much safer than we originally thought. Pulse therapy Lamisil (terbinafine) (14 pills in 6 months) has the same cure rate as taking it every day for 3 months. See a podiatrist and be leery of doctors on tv. ...Read more

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Does tea tree oil treat lice?

Does tea tree oil treat lice?

Tea Tree Oil: Although tea tree oil is generally considered safer than other treatments for head lice, caution should still be employed when using it. While very few people have a sensitivity or allergy specific to tea tree oil, it is not impossible. If irritation occurs, stop use immediately. Usually safe for skin, tea tree oil is toxic when consumed. ...Read more

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What will green tea with honey and lemon strepsil do?

What will green tea with honey and lemon strepsil do?

Green tea is: A metabolism booster, thus it has a reputation for helping w/weight loss. The benefit is minimal in my estimation, but worth adding to to a health food plan an exercise. Peace and good health. Honey is soothing to the throat and an anti-microbial but it is in the sugar family so it's not a free pass because it is "natural." It's a far better choice than refined sugar. I don't know about Strepsil. ...Read more

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Can consuming raw turmeric powder with luke warm water harm pregnancy?

Can consuming raw turmeric powder with luke warm water harm pregnancy?

Possibly: No one does research giving herbs during pregnancy so we don't know for sure. It seems safe to use in cooking but taking medicinal amounts may cause bleeding or stimulate uterine contractions. I advise caution with all herbs in the first trimester. It is probably safest in the final weeks of pregnancy. See http://bit.Ly/16ma7p2 ; http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/662.Html. ...Read more

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Can you use room temperature chamomile tea wash off a child's eye crust?

Can you use room temperature chamomile tea wash off a child's eye crust?

Yes, but....: Yes. Not harmful at all. You can also use a very dilute mixture of baby shampoo and water (1:3) to gently rub the eyelash areas before bed to prevent the crusting from recurring. ...Read more

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Will 100% tea tree oil help head hair grow ?

Will 100% tea tree oil help head hair grow ?

Might burn: Tea tree oil has antifungal and antibacterial properties but likely won't be helpful in promoting hair growth otherwise. Un diluted tea tree oil may burn your skin and should always be diluted with another oil, such as grapeseed, prior to application to the skin. ...Read more

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Does manuka & raw organic honey enough to cleanse the face?

Does manuka & raw organic honey enough to cleanse the face?

Plain: Water can clean the face...add soap and the cleansing is better as to whether raw organic honey/manuka (New Zealand) face preparations are better than plain soap and water....plenty of water I can make one definite statement......IT'S MORE EXPENSIVE! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Will drinking apple cider vinegar with pure honey every night make you lose weight?

No.: The secret to weight loss is simple. Diet and exercise. Moderate your calorie intake with a sensible balanced diet and burn more calories than you take in. If you are very overweight or have medical problems, discuss starting an exercise routine with your physician before starting. Good luck. ...Read more

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Without fine tooth comb can we remove lice with plastic comb.?

Without fine tooth comb can we remove lice with plastic comb.?

Need Nit Comb: Medications used to treat head lice infestation are not 100% effective. While not mandatory, removal of nits (eggs) manually using a special comb is recommended to prevent re-infestation. Nits are very small, easily mistaken for dandruff; a regular fine-toothed comb is too wide to remove them. A 2nd treatment is recommended after 10 days. Combing helps but correct use of product is very important. ...Read more

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Can turmeric face mask mix with lemon juice and honey can treat ice pick scars, box scar, and acne?

Can turmeric face mask mix with lemon juice and honey can treat ice pick scars, box scar, and acne?

No: I am VERY sorry you ended up scars, and even more sorry if this was because you or your family are focused on "natural healing" or (forgive my frankness) phony internet remedies. Acne is easily manageable by scientific medicine. Your scars can be treated by fillers, laser treatment, and/or microsurgery. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can children drink herbal tea? (green, mint, chamomile, etc.)

Can children drink herbal tea? (green, mint, chamomile, etc.)

Depends: Green tea is not recommended, it has stimulant properties. Chamomile or herbal mint is probably fine but there should be no real tea leaves in the products. You can also just mix a little ginger, lemon, and honey in hot water and kids enjoy it just as well as tea. ...Read more

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Will a vinegar , olive oil and tea tree oil treatment work on lice?

Yes: Olive oil or any oil will basically chock the lice. But you still need to remove the nets with soft comb. ...Read more

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Can manuka honey and lemon with warm water help for weight loss?

Can manuka honey and lemon with warm water help for weight loss?

No: The only things that helps with weight loss is physical activity and eating healthy foods in moderation. Check out my blogs at http://mdprevent.Blogspot.Com/2013/11/stop-weight-loss-madness.Html and at www.Mdprevent.Blogspot.Com for specificcs. ...Read more