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What are some home remedies for sunburn relief & ways to prevent peeling?

What are some home remedies for sunburn relief & ways to prevent peeling?

Simple Care: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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Sunburn (Definition)

An intense inflammatory response to excessive exposure to the sun that causes damage ...Read more


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Any home remedies to relieve ankle arthritis?

Any home remedies to relieve ankle arthritis?

Relieve Ankle Pain: Warm moist heat gentle ranging of motion topicals antiinflammatories all may help. Use an ankle brace and even sleep in the brace. See your physician for xrays and further evaluation and addtl reccs. ...Read more

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Any home remedies to relieve chronic sinusitis?

Sinusitis: Salt water washes twice daily, humidifier and air purifier in the bedroom, significant cleaning of the floors, dusting and washing bed sheets. Nocturnal showers to wash off all the daytime pollens. ...Read more

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Home remedies for sun burn?

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Home remedies for sun burn?

Ibuprofen and aloe: To reduce the immediate inflammation from a sunburn, Ibuprofen (ie advil, (ibuprofen) motrin) every 6 hours and frequent application of moisturizers such as sarna, aloe or Hydrocortisone containing lotion will help. Drink plenty of fluids to remain hydrate. ...Read more

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What home treatments can I use to sooth itching?

What home treatments can I use to sooth itching?

Try over the counter: Topicals: oatmeal bath, topical benadryl, (diphenhydramine) calamine lotion, 1% hydrocortisone, homeopathic florasone, aloe oral: sometimes it is due to an allergic response so you could also take an over the counter anti-histamine if the itching persists, get checked out as it could be something more serious. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to relieve ankle arthritis pain?

What are some home remedies to relieve ankle arthritis pain?

Natural supplements: There's always anti inflammatories such as Motrin or Ibuprofen that you could try. I've come across some research that looked into glucosamine and chondroitin supplements. You could get these at any pharmacy or vitamin shop. Rest is key. ...Read more

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Home remedies to cure cold sores fast?

Home remedies to cure cold sores fast?

Lysine?: Cures are difficult. Palliative treatment (less pain while healing) include otc's like zylactin, herpecin. If cold sores are frequent and debilitating, your doctor can prescribe preventative medicines. Staying healthy helps cold sores heal faster. Some believe lysine helps. ...Read more

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Swimmers ear home remedies to relieve pain?

Swimmers ear home remedies to relieve pain?

Ibuprofen: If you have swimmer's ear that is an infection of the ear canal and is going to require antibiotic treatment. In the meantime take ibuprofen for pain. ...Read more

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How to treat a sunburn with home remedies like vinegar?

How to treat a sunburn with home remedies like vinegar?

Not vinegar.: Vinegar will make you smell like a salad, but won't do much of anything for your sunburn. Apply cool washcloths and take Ibuprofen to decrease the pain and inflammation. And please learn the lesson that mr. Sun is trying to teach you; enjoy his warmth and light, but respect his power. ...Read more

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What are some good home remedies to help heal mouth sores?

What are some good home remedies to help heal mouth sores?

My favorite:: Mix together equal amounts of milk of magnesia or kaopectate and benadryl (diphenhydramine). Milk of magnesia and kaopectate both contain ingredients that coat wet tissues, such as those in the mouth. Benylin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) contain ingredients that act as mild topical anesthetics and antihistamines (which reduce inflammation). Dab it on your canker sores with a q-tip. Don't swallow it. ...Read more

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Head cold, what are good home remedies and tips to soothe?

Head cold, what are good home remedies and tips to soothe?

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. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more

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Any home remedies to cure vertigo?

Any home remedies to cure vertigo?

None I know.: Vertigo has an underlying cause which needs to be addressed. That can be done by taking long history and physical. ...Read more

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What are home remedies to relieve chronic sinusitis?

Netipot: Using a saline sinus rinse such as the netipot helps. Another otc product sinus buster also helps, but you got to tolerate the spice. The feeling resembles having too much wasabi.. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to ease jaw pain?

Need More Info: Is it jaw pain from a tooth or jaw pain from clenching or grinding? See a dentist to get diagnosed. Jaw pain from grinding or clenching can be easily treated with a nightguard. Jaw pain from decay can also be easily treated so see your dentist. ...Read more

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What home remedies can I use to treat toenail fungus?

What home remedies can I use to treat toenail fungus?

Several treatments.: The reason you hear so many different treatments for toenail fungus is because there is no perfect, sure-fire treatment that works 100% of the time. I've seen vaporub work, as well as other natural oil remedies, but very rarely. You can also try laser therapy, antifungal creams, paints, or even oral medications if your doctor deems you healthy enough to take them. ...Read more

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Best home remedies to cure pink eye?

Best home remedies to cure pink eye?

Pink eye: Cool compresses if the cause is allergy. Mild antibiotic eye drops if infection. Warm compresses applied to the closed eye to ease the discomfort. ...Read more

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How to treat acne at home ? like home remedies ?

How to treat acne at home ? like home remedies ?

Scientific Rx: The "pop" remedies -- lemon, pepper, honey -- won't help. Some are cruel pranks. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength meds. Being 17 is difficult enough without having acne -- today's meds can keep you clear though it's not pleasant until the disease self-cures. ...Read more