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Are there things I can do for black widow spider bite at home?

Are there things I can do for black widow spider bite at home?

Sure it's a bite?: An infection with methicillin resistant staph aureus (MRSA) can also look like a spider bite. We call this type of skin infection "spider bite syndrome". I think you should go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there some home remedy for kiwi fruit allergy?

Are there some home remedy for kiwi fruit allergy?

Kiwi allergy: Kiwi allergy is related to ragweed allergy, which is a pollen predominant in the autumn season. To treat your kiwi allergy, you need to treat your ragweed allergy and best results are achieved with allergen desensitization. Consult an allergist about it and get tested. ...Read more

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Looking for home remedies or herbal/natural products to kill plaque?

Looking for home remedies or herbal/natural products to kill plaque?

Tooth brush & floss: Frequent brushing and flossing is the best defense against the build up of plaque. Next best is a sonicare tooth electric tooth brush followed by any of the listerine mouthwashes. Listerine has a high alcohol content, but if you can swish it in you mouth for a minute, it is the most effective mouthwash for removing plaque that I have ever seen in my patients. ...Read more

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Are their any helpful home remedies for pink-eye in a child?

Are their any helpful home remedies for pink-eye in a child?

Relief, not cure: Most pink eye in childhood and infancy is due to viral conjunctivitis. You can relieve the symptoms with warm soaks and bland eyedrops to clear out secretions. Sometimes there is bacterial infection - look for swelling, pus, crusting. If these are present see your ophthalmologist. Home remedies can relieve symptoms but not cure the problem. ...Read more

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How can I stop insect bites from itching? Calamind lotion baking soda pastes and other remedies only work for a few minutes. Antihistamines don't hel

How can I stop insect bites from itching? Calamind lotion baking soda pastes and other remedies only work for a few minutes.  Antihistamines don't hel

Insect bite /Allergy: Anytime you get an insect bite, wash with soap and water to prevent infection, then put Benadryl (diphenhydramine) lotion. If it too much itchy and red, you can use otc 1% Hydrocortisone cream. Other otc creams are: calmoseptine, itch-x, etc. You also can take oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 2-3 times daily or Claritin once daily for 1-2 days. ...Read more

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What are some house hold, OTC remedies for contact dermitius?

What are some house hold, OTC remedies for contact dermitius?

Hydrocortisone: The best way to treat this contact dermatitis is to avoid the allergen or irritant that caused the reaction. Oral antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can relieve itching. Otc topical steroids like Hydrocortisone cream will help treat the dermatitis as well. If the rash continues to itch, or spreads you should contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Are their natural ways / home remedies to get over a sinus infection?

Are their natural ways / home remedies to get over a sinus infection?

Sinus Infections: You can try drinking lots of fluids, steam, salt water nasal sprays, various herbs and neti pots. The success of these treatments is quite variable and dependent on how severe the infection is, how long you have had it, the severity of your allergies, septal deviations, nasal polyps, etc. Etc. See your ENT doc if the sinus issues persist... They can become serious or chronic if you delay too long. ...Read more

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What's most effective at home remedies for mosquito bites?

What's most effective at home remedies for mosquito bites?

Mosquito bites: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory effect. Consider applying calamine lotion or crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. ...Read more

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Home remedy for itching legs and hand?

Home remedy for itching legs and hand?

Oatmeal bath: Here is an oatmeal bath recipe: http://herbalacademyofne.com/2015/03/soothing-oatmeal-bath-recipe/ ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies I can use for my eye infection?

Are there any home remedies I can use for my eye infection?

Eye infection: First of all, you have to be certain what kind of eye infection you have and this involves a visit to your doctor. There is always a possibility of blindness as a result of untreated corneal infections. ...Read more

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What's the best at home natural pain relief for a boil? And what other natural alternatives are there if ointments or at home remedies arnt available​

What's the best at home natural pain relief for a boil? And what other natural alternatives are there if ointments or at home remedies arnt available​

Skin abscess: Small skin abscesses (boils) will heal over time but often speeded by minor surgery to drain pus. Standard pain meds are recommended, such as aspirin (a "natural" medication derived from the willow tree). If the abscess is large, or with much pain or surrounding redness or fever, for sure needs drainage and often an antibiotic. In such cases, relying on "natural" remedies can be very dangerous. ...Read more

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Any remedies for mouth cancer I can try at home?

Any remedies for mouth cancer I can try at home?

No: There are no effective home remidies for mouth cancer. This requires surgery, chemotherapy and radiation for the best outcomes. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for a black head covered nose?

What are some home remedies for a black head covered nose?

Alcohol : Isopropyl alcohol is a drying agent and removes fat from skin. It can help. Another is to use benzoyl peroxide, available over the counter. It helps kill bacteria and decrease oil production. ...Read more

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Any remedies for cholesteatoma I can try at home?

Any remedies for cholesteatoma I can try at home?

No: Sorry, cholesteatoma is a surgical, not a medical problem. The enzymes in cholesteatomas can erode bone and make this benign condition dangerous. You need to have it taken care of by an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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What germs do I carry home after buying at farmers market?

Germs: The germs from the market are no different then germs from any where else you come home from. ...Read more

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Are there health hazards breathing organic chicken waste dust? I started to experience respiratory flu-like symptoms one day after treating lawn.

Are there health hazards breathing organic chicken waste dust?  I started to experience respiratory flu-like symptoms one day after treating lawn.

Potential.: There is a potential for histoplasmosis and candidal infection, but they usually do not present so quickly. I would consider an allergic or hypersensitivity response more likely. If your symptoms do not resolve quickly and completely i would see your doc for a listen and potential xray. ...Read more

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Some home remedies to keep skin healthy , glowingand porse free?

Some home remedies to keep skin healthy , glowingand porse free?

Fruit peel: One of my favorites is to exfoliate with a fruit mask. To make a fruit mask, mix a small amount of apples, oranges, strawberries, and grapes in a blender or food processor--about 1/2 cup of each. Clean your face and apply a thin coat of honey and the fruit mixture. Allow the mixture to set for 12 to 15 minutes and rinse. This natural mask is good for all skin types and will leave your skin glowing. ...Read more

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What are some good home remedies for diaper rash?

What are some good home remedies for diaper rash?

No diaper!: Exposed skin gets better faster. Talcum and corn starch are also helpful. Also, don't use pre-moistened wipies - only wet paper or cloth towels. ...Read more