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Are there any natural home remedy for dark elbows?

Are there any natural home remedy for dark elbows?

Exfoliation: Often times the skin on the elbows becomes darker because it's thicker and dry. Using a physical exfoliant (something with a microbead) along with a chemical exfoliant (like a glycolic or lactic acid) can help to remove the thick, dry skin. Using a good emollient cream can also help with the dry skin. I like AmLactin as a good over the counter lactic acid lotion. ...Read more

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Staph infection on arm elbow has swollen slightly i need a home remedy girlfriend terrified of doctors no vinegar or tea tree oil at home?

Staph infection on arm elbow has swollen slightly i need a home remedy girlfriend terrified of doctors no vinegar or tea tree oil at home?

Danger: Staph can be a very dangerous problem to ignore. It also can be diagnosed by eyesight. So going to the doctor to get the right treatment prescription should be easy for your girlfriend. She needs the right antibiotics. ...Read more

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I fell on my elbow and scratched it badly. It's very painful and a little swollen. Is ice the best treatment? If not what?

I fell on my elbow and scratched it badly. It's very painful and a little swollen. Is ice the best treatment? If not what?

Clean it: Make sure that the wound is clean. An infection could make things a lot worse. If there is significant pain in the joint or in the bone then this may need to be looked at by a professional. ...Read more

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I have red bumps on the back of my forearm to my elbow and swollen hands and fingers, what is this and treatment?

I have red bumps on the back of my forearm to my elbow and swollen hands and fingers, what is this and treatment?

Red bumps and finger: Swelling can mean a lot of things but a common problem on the elbow and extensor surface of the forearmm that can be associated woth sudden finger swelling or knuckle arthritis especially the distal joints near the finger tips is psorasis and psoriatic arthritis. Onset of rashes and joint swelling needs to be evaluated in person by a medical provider. ...Read more

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I have swollen, inflamed gums. Please help. Any good home remedy?

I have swollen, inflamed gums. Please help. Any good home remedy?

Red flag: Swelling is one of the signals your body uses to tell you that there's something wrong. By the time your gums are swollen enough to alarm you there is probably a significant gum disease problem that requires professional care, and you are probably beyond a diy cure. Please see your dentist for an examination and evaluation now. Referral to a periodontist may be indicated. ...Read more

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My left eyelid is swollen and puffy. Is there a home remedy for this?

My left eyelid is swollen and puffy. Is there a home remedy for this?

Allergies : Allergies cause swollen eyelids. Cold compress can relieve the swelling. Over-the-counter allergy medicine, such as loratidine (claritin) & eyedrops help relieve it. Zaditor (ketotifen) is a good eye drop for itching. If it persists or gets worse go to your doctor. Another cause could be a blocked sweat duct around the eye. In that case patients respond to warm compress. It could also be other problems. ...Read more

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I have white little stones coming out of my tonsils, and tonsils seem swollen ? Is there a home remedy

I have white little stones coming out of my tonsils,  and tonsils seem swollen ? Is there a home remedy

Tonsilloliths: Tonsil stone is a sign of chronic inflammation of tonsils, salt water gargle could be helpful but the best way to approach it is to see an ENT doctor for possible removal of tonsils. ...Read more

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What is a good home remedy for a swollen and purple eyelid?

What is a good home remedy for a swollen and purple eyelid?

Swollen eyelid: It depends on the cause of the swelling and discoloration. If it is from trauma (being hit) then ice is the best remedy. If it is from an insect bite or something else then you should see your physician. It could be an infection and should be treated immediately. ...Read more