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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

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Repeated Hand Washing (Definition)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder you need to see a mental health professional. You may be given medicine. The mh doc will teach you strategies to deal with this. A book called "the boy who couldn't stop washing" may help. The ...Read more


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Does using diluted bleach as a remedy for toe nail fungal infections work?

Does using diluted bleach as a remedy for toe nail fungal infections work?

No: Unfortunately, that remedy does not work. Try the cutera nail laser with a topical anti fungal such as formula 3. Then using a steri shoe for all shoe gear. ...Read more

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What's recommended as a cure for toe nail fungus using home remedies?

What's recommended as a cure for toe nail fungus using home remedies?

Home remedies: Tea tree oil is the only home remedy that might possibly work. I really do recommend the cutera nail laser with topical such as formula 3 and the steri shoe for all shoe gear. ...Read more

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Athletes feet: is there a home remedy for it or simple home cleaning supplies?

Athletes feet: is there a home remedy for it or simple home cleaning supplies?

Itchy feet: Sorry you might be suffering from tinea pedis or.....Athletes foot. You can try soaking your feet in a vinegar sln (1 cup to 2 quarts water) treat your shoes with lysol spray dry thoroughly between your toes. Be persistent. If the condition continues ask for a podiatry referral. ...Read more

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What home remedies for ear infections actually work?

What home remedies for ear infections actually work?

If it works, great: Warm compresses to the ear can help open channels for flow from the middle ear. Warmed olive oil into the ear has also been used. If this is an external canal infection, you can try combinations of rubbing alcohol, white vinegar, and water in equal parts used as drops into the canal. If the pain is increasing or you are feeling ill/fever in either situation, antibiotics are usually warranted. ...Read more

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Best treatment or any home remedies for dandruff?

Best treatment or any home remedies for dandruff?

Shampoos: Your best methods at home are: -wash your hair daily. Most people who wash their hair everyday have a lot less dandruff than people who wash less often -use over the counter anti-dandruff shampoos. Pick up two different types, put both in the shower, and from day to day switch between them. ...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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Used Clorox disinfecting wipes to clean my kitchen floor and the bathroom floor are there any harmful effects from said wipes for about 45 minutes ?

A few: Are you having breathing difficulty? Wheezing? Irritation of your hands? If not, no need to worry. If so, get outside and inhale clean air, go to hospital if it gets worse. Wash your hands well and next time wear gloves. Never mix anything with Clorox with vinegar. ...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 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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Is it possible to beat a head cold using home remedies no over-the-counter medications?

Is it possible to beat a head cold using home remedies no over-the-counter medications?

Common cold: yes. And no. You can certainly use many home remedies to make yourself more comfortable while the cold runs its course. Getting plenty of rest is also extremely important so the body can heal itself. However, neither home nor current prescription remedies will actually get rid of the common cold. There is an old saying that a cold lasts 7 days if you treat it, but only a week if you don't. ...Read more

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What home treatments for a cold actually work?

What home treatments for a cold actually work?

Home 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 home remedies for treating acne? Or is it most effective to treat with OTC products such as; clean & clear, stridex, clearasil, (benzoyl peroxide) etc?

Are there any home remedies for treating acne? Or is it most effective to treat with OTC products such as; clean & clear, stridex, clearasil, (benzoyl peroxide) etc?

Acne: Home remedies i don't know. Medically you have to know first whether acne is mild, moderate or severe. If mild and moderate use stridex in am and clearsil in pm. If acne is cystic, nodular or recalcitrant, please see dermatologist for other options. Thanks. ...Read more

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For tetanus, is medical interventions necessary or can home remedies work?

For tetanus, is medical interventions necessary or can home remedies work?

Needs Med Rx: Use of preventive vaccines decrease the need for rx. If unvaccinated, you need the antitoxin, vaccine and antibiotics to kill the germ growing in what may be a minor wound. Even a small infestation of the tetanus germ can generate enough toxin to kill you. ...Read more

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Washing (Definition)

As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more


Hand Washing (Definition)

Hand washing is the most effective prevention of ...Read more