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Is there a home remedy for sinusitis?

Is there a  home remedy for sinusitis?

Depends on the cause: If it's due to reflux, be sure to manage it with diet, etc. If it's due to allergies, see an allergist to determine your triggers and avoid them. If it's due to impaired drainage after taking a ball, fist or steering wheel in the face, don't try to do the corrective surgery on yourself. See your physician for help in figuring out what to do. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Best home remedies for persistent cough?

Best home remedies for persistent cough?

Depends...: Treatment for a nonproductive, chronic cough depends on the etiology. Some possible etiologies include bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip or even a combination of factors. All these etiologies have entirely different treatments so treatment depends on the suspected etiology. Your doctor should evaluate your cough so the correct treatment can be rendered. ...Read more

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What is a home remedy for bronchitis?

What is a home remedy for bronchitis?

Bronchitis Remedies: I commend you for your desire to have good Health. • Don't smoke. Wear a mask when the air is polluted • Wash your hands using hand sanitizers • Drink plenty water • Gargle with salt water • Have Lemon ,Bay Leaf, Savory or Thyme in boiling water or as Tea • Eat Berries, black grapes and plums • Rest, have good sleep • Use a humidifier See a Physician for continued cough, fever or yellow mucus ...Read more

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Are there any effective home remedies for a sinus infection and croupy cough?

Are there any effective home remedies for a sinus infection and croupy cough?

Improve drainage: Decongestants can be helpful, but rinsing the nose with salt water can be even more helpful. There are low-volume sprays available in the drug store such as ocean spray or simply saline. High- volume rinsing with a neilmed bottle or neti pot are often even better. You need to see your physician if your symptoms lasts more than two weeks or you develop fever or facial headaches. ...Read more

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Is there a effective home remedy for belching?

Is there a effective home remedy for belching?

See below: Belching is the act of expelling air from the stomach through the mouth. It usually occurs when the stomach distends, or expands because of too much swallowed air. Belching releases the air to reduce the distention. You can also have a gas buildup in the stomach from bacteria working on food, which give up for gas. Anxiety can cause just about any physical symptom but it would be uncommon for anxiety to cause excessive belching. If your anxiety includes hyperventilating then that would be a good source of swallowed air, which then could lead to belching. Some things that may help in belching. Tried to be aware of how much air swallowing. Try to chew food completely before swallowing it so that the stomach will have smaller particles for the bacteria to give off gas with. Excessive exercise can also lead to belching. And sometimes relief can be obtained with anti-acids; H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors. ...Read more

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Please describe a good home remedy for curing cold sores?

Please describe a good home remedy for curing cold sores?

Only home RX is TIME: The only home remedy is time. The lesion undergoes a series of changes and heals over 14-21 days--after which the virus goes dormant. Anti-viral drugs based on Acyclovir are available by prescription and can be taken as a preventive med. Otc meds, like abreva, have variable success rates. If they occur frequently, you can take Valtrex (valacyclovir) daily as a preventive measure, but will need a prescription. ...Read more

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Home remedies for a uti?

Home remedies for a uti?

Hydration: Lots of fluids could help, i.e. Perhaps "wash out" or dilute out the infection. Antibiotics require a prescription. Cranberry products which may help prevent an infection, may not be effective for an established infection. ...Read more

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Natural home remedies for a cold that work?

Natural home remedies for a cold that work?

Natural cold remedy: The best place to turn would be a naturopath. I've used elderberry syrup with good results. I think add'l vitamin d supplementation can be helpful too. Increase hydration. ...Read more

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Are there home remedies for a sore throat?

Are there home remedies for a sore throat?

Yes: F you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a strep throat test & culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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Home remedies for curing pimples?

Home remedies for curing pimples?

Not really: There are no home remedies for treating acne, but eating a healthy diet, being happy, and living a low-stress lifestyle may help. Washing the face 2-3 times a day is fine, but over-scrubbing and irritating the skin makes acne worse. Over-the-counter Benzoyl Peroxide Gel can help. A doctor can prescribe medicines and look for other medical problems if acne is a lot, or if obesity is also present. ...Read more

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Home remedy for productive cough?

Home remedy for productive cough?

Fluids: They always say a little honey, a little tea, a little lemon, but best of all lots of fluids (juice and water to avoid dilutional effect) to liquefy secretion and cough up easier. ...Read more

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What is a home remedy for a cough?

What is a  home remedy for a cough?

Herbs, homeopathy: Not sure if these qualify as home remedies as you may have to go to the health food store to get these, but my favorite treatment is homeopathy- see http://homeopathyplus.Com.Au/coughs-and-how-to-treat-them/ to help find the best remedy to try. My favorite herb for coughs is pellargonium sidoides, sold as umcka: http://www.Umcka.Com/ for other ideas see http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/coughs.Html. ...Read more

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What home remedies for a common cold actually work?

What home remedies for a common cold actually work?

Cold remedies: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Are there any effective home remedies for a sore throat?

Are there any effective home remedies for a sore throat?

Sore throat: 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. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Boil freshly sliced, peeled ginger root in water until the tea is tan. Add 3 tbsp of honey. Sip to help relieve sore throat pain. ...Read more

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What are good home remediesare effective for curing a bladder infection?

What are good home remediesare effective for curing a bladder infection?

Drinking lots of H2O: Voiding frequently and taking an appropriate antibiotic. You need antibiotics to cure a uti. Some baking soda can help to relieve the stinging, if present. ...Read more

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What are home remedy for curing headache?

What are home remedy for curing headache?

Rest in dark room: Usually headache gets better by taking a nap in a room with no light. ...Read more

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Home remedies for a bladder infection?

Home remedies for a bladder infection?

Plenty of fluids: Drink plenty of fluids especially water as this decreases bacterial count. Cranberry juice helps prevent some bladder infections. ...Read more

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Home remedies for a bladder infection?

Home remedies for a bladder infection?

Not the best: although cranberry juice and similar supplements may reduce the risk of an infection. However, it is best to treat an active infection by seeing your primary care doctor and treat it with antibiotics and plenty of water. ...Read more

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What are home remedies for a sore throat?

Sore Throat: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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Home remedies for Coughing with phlegm.

Home remedies for Coughing with phlegm.

Cough: A good remedy for coughing is honey (buckwheat is good choice) with lemon juice added to Chamomile tea or ginger tea. Hydrate well. Humidifier can help. ...Read more

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