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Fishing Tips Saltwater Catfish
Catfish: Some marine catfish can inflict envenomations via a dorsal spines ; pectoral fins. This can lead to significant pain ; inflammation. Treat by immersing area of bit in very hot water. Remove any spines w tweezers. Wound should be cleaned out. Irrigate with fresh water. Prophylactic antibiotics are indicated. Nsaid’s or tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used for pain. If you have not had a tetanus shot in the last. ...Read more
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
I would like to perform the salt water flush. Is the method effective? Is celtic sea salt® brand fine ground non-iodized sea salt?
Lots of bug bites; pregnant; can I soak in Epsom salt mix with Dead Sea salts? Or Epsom salt w lavender & chamomile and baking soda? Or just ep salt
Yes: Soak away. There should be no problem at all with your soaks. ...Read more
They said of dept.Of health hir in the phils goodhome remedy treat athletes foot warm water w/ vinergar or salt.. Thanks?
Myths: There would be no anti-fungal efficacy to that home remedy. ...Read more
You hear so much about natural remedies for cleansing and detox; like probiotics, lemon water, honey, diatomaceous earth, essential oils, etc. Do they really work?
No, not that way: Humans, designed or evolved over millions of years, are self-cleaning. That means we should eat what we are designed to eat, and our bodies will clear out unneeded materials without help. No supplements are needed, unless one wants extra fiber to move the bowels better. Proper diet, enough exercise, and a healthy mind should normalize bowels. Diseases may need treatment, but seldom supplements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoiding chemical air freshener. Trying Fresh Waveーessences of pine needle, clove, anise, and cedar. Cough/cold cresting? or am I adding allergens?
U r adding irritants: to your already inflamed airways, better avoid those irritants till you sort out what kind of inflammation you have, whether allergic or non-allergic chronic inflammation, meanwhile use saline nasal washes often. See an allergist/Immunologist for evaluation, check aaaai.org, or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more
No: They lighten your wallet, consume electricity, and may have an electric cord that you could accidentally trip over and break a leg... which would not be good for your health. On the other hand, they might be a decent night-light, which could help prevent tripping and falling in the middle of the night when getting up to go pee. ...Read more
Homemade diet supplement which consists of a zippfizz, 1/2 tsp ground chia seeds, 1/2 tsp ground flax seeds. Been drinking 1x day. Be ok to do 3x day?
I wouldn't because:: You can have all the flax ; chia you want but i'd be cautious re: zipfizz- it's high in caffeine ; has some hazardous ingredients such as sucralose (http://bit.Ly/1eavvqa), synthetic vit e ; high doses of Cyanocobalamin which has cyanide! (http://bit.Ly/mm1ce9)-i wouldn't take 7500 mcg(in 3 doses zipfizz). Instead try a good b complex with methylcobalamin ; a green drink like orac energy greens. ...Read more
I have access to fresh harvested Dead Sea salt, is it as good for soaking pain relief as Epsom salt?
Try The Bucket Test: Salt from the Dead Sea, or any 'salt water' is sodium chloride (NaCl). Epsom 'salt'(ES) is not a salt. It is magnesium sulfate (MgS04). So, you could compare every purported use for ES and try it with salt from the Dead Sea. If the same then I'd bet it's everything but the salts. Check out : http://www.saltworks.us/salt_info/epsom-uses-benefits Idea: Right leg in one bucket with ES; left leg NaCl ...Read more
Are belvita chocolate crackers, coconut soup (had lemongrass), and thoroughly cooked italian sausage safe during pregnancy? I had those today @ 7w1d.
Yes: That sounds like a delicious lunch. As a general rule it is better to ask before eating something you are concerned about. ...Read more
Not all : But don't worry. Olive oil is a healthy fat. ...Read more
Help! harder to find 100% stone ground whole bread. Labels are deceptive using "wheat flour" any suggestions?
Whole breads: Have you tried health food stores or organic stores? There should be some in your area, i hope. Also, worst case scenario - try on-line retailers such as amazon or other food stores. As far as labels, you gotta believe what they say. Otherwise, your only choice is to take it to the lab and get it tested yourself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Perhaps but...: Accumulation of ear wax is common ; can be challenging to remove- even in my office with ear syringes and tools to directly scrape out the wax it can take a long time. I recommend you try hydrogen peroxide to soften the wax- see http://earthclinic.Com/cures/ear-wax-removal-home-remedy.Html but if you have a large accumulation of ear wax you may need to see a doctor (or nurse) to have it removed. ...Read more
Help,son 15 months old,opened whole fish oil 1000mg,wheat germ 100 mg per caps,2 caps and ingested,mouth smells fish,don't think mercury free?
Child should be ok: Fish oil caps are intended for maintenance use and if mercury content was high, it would not be safe for adults either. About 6 oz of wild salmon will provide about 2000 mg of DHA, and it is thought that infants over 6 months can have up to 3 oz a week, so avoid further fish in your infants diet for the next few weeks to be sure. ...Read more
30 w pregnant and craving rice with bottled sweet and source sauce (La Choy or Kikoman). Is the rice and sauce safe? Should I worry about ingredients?
Box jelly fish sting: Plenty of vinegar and immediate care by emergency personnel. Supportive care (rescue breathing—as long as you're not contacting the stinging tentacles—and/or cpr) until expert help arrives. Less dangerous jellyfish stings can be treated with vinegar, salt water, rubbing alcohol (70% isopropyl), or commercial products for that purpose. ...Read more