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Home Remedies For Difficulty Adjusting To Brightness
Sure: Mindfulness meditation; yoga; tai chi; sharing affection with a pet, family member, or friend; hot bath with aromatic oils like lavender; playing music; dancing; taking a walk; cooking a meal with loved ones; gardening; any sports you enjoy; watching a comedy movie; getting a massage; and many more. Also magnesium is a relatively safe supplement -- start low, but get to 250-500 mg total per day. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Try saline nasal rinses , along with drinking hot fluids...And even the "breathe right" nasal strips. Some people find find breathing in steam from a pot of hot water works(be careful not to burn yourself over the stove). ...Read more
What are some natural or home remedies you have used on your own children to help solve sleep issues?
Patience is perfect: Teaching your child to sleep does not happen overnight. Like all other developmental skills, some pick it up quick and some need a lot of practice. Start at an early age - encourage infant to learn "self-soothing". Then have a bedtime routine that you are consistent with, but don't put your child in bed asleep. They need to learn to fall asleep in their own bed environment. Be patient. ...Read more
Exercises: 1. Regular aerobic exercise can allow people to recover more quickly from bouts of acute anxiety. 2. Meditation ("the relaxation response") decreases the stress hormone in your blood, decreases blood pressure, and helps to ease anxiety. 3. Eliminating irrational or dysfunctional beliefs/fears that cause anxiety (get a book on cognitive behavior therapy for anxiety). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No home materials: You do not have anything in your home to actually whiten your teeth.. If you really want whiter teeth, they first need to be cleaned and polished professionally at your dentist. Then, either drugstore products or dentist applied gels can help you achieve your goal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I struggle for more than 3 hours to go to sleep. I've tried all the home remedies given on the net.I don't want to take medicines. Suggest a remedy?
Get ready for sleep: A couple of easy tricks that may work if you've tried the usual "home remedies". Don't use any technology that emits led light (including computer, cell phone, tablet, etc -as these can drop your natural melatonin levels because your body thinks it is daylight - for 2 hours before bed. Also, body temp drops before sleep, so put feet in warm water and then allow to cool in air to drop temp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: This is a complicated question because the answer depends on the problem. You can treat a cold at home but you can't treat a heart attack at home. It depends on the severity of the symptoms and the underlying cause of the problem. Better to err on the side of caution and consult a physician when something that appears serious comes along like an irregular shaped black, bleeding, and itchy mole. ...Read more
Headache from: oversleeping is a symptom, not the real issue. Please see your doc to find out why you are oversleeping. It may be physical or psychological in origin. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I get xtreme stress, anxiety, tension and dificulty making decisions few days before periods, r there any medical or natural remedies to prevent symptoms?
Can you please discuss the quick home remedies to whiter teeth that are simple and actually work?
Quick or effective : Whitening teeth can be quick, but that will take a trip to see your dentist for in office whitening. An at home remedy would be the use of crest white strips. This is a slower process but works. There are some gimic whitening products that aren't so effective. Some of the newer whitening pens that you can purchase at your dental office. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There is no effective natural home remedy for asthma. Sometimes drinking a lot of coffee may help but this is linked to other side effects. As for the chinese herb ma huang, I do not believe that it is still being sold and it too has been linked to serious side effects especially when the dose is too high. ...Read more
Sleep hygiene: Primary treatment of insomnia is good sleep hygiene. Get comfortable bed in quiet location without interference or distractions. Go to bed only when tired. Use bed only for sleeping and sex - not reading or watching tv. Exercise regularly - esp. Am. Limit exciting activities, stimulants and eating just before bed time. After ensuring these are done then melatonin is reasonable. ...Read more
Work schedule changes often and causes difficulty in falling asleep. I need harmless but efficient medication to sleep quickly. Any suggestions?
Is there a good way to deal with exponentially worsening phobia-based anxiety when i'm at school 4 hours from home and can't see my doctors?
Noncompliance : If you have a thyroid disorder, nothing is likely to help. If you are depressed and not taking an antidepressant, do your doctors know? They should be notified. I would recommend that you be honest with yourself and your doctors. You should have a doctor at school monitor your meds if you are going to be away from home, and you should get a therapist at school as well. Contact student health serv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The blunt and general answer is, no. If there were cures or remedies for migraines of any kind--home or prescription--they would be well-known due to the high numbers of migraine sufferers in the world. There currently is no "cure" for migraines other than figuring out what the triggers are for each individual and completely eliminating those triggers from that individual's life. ...Read more
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