Some things are annoying or painful but don’t necessarily warrant a trip to the doctor’s office. It could also be that, because of some disaster caused by man or nature, you CAN’T get to a doctor. In either case, home cures will save you money and make you more comfortable without the expense or inconvenience of a doctor’s visit, even if such a thing is possible.
Here are 15 common types of pain and some suggestions to help you cure them at home. We’ve also included some links so that you can read some more about each tip if you’d like.
A bunion is a bony hump that forms at the base of your big toe. Your big toe turn in more toward your other toes than it used to. When this happens, a bunion forms on your metatarsal bone. It’s painful because you put most of your weight on it every time that you take a step and it may be red and irritated, too.
Bunions often run in the family and are frequently caused by years of walking in tight shoes such as high heels and may be triggered by the flu, gout, tonsillitis, poor nutrition or metabolism, or rheumatic infection.
Since a bunion is actually a buildup of salt, the following recipe is designed to break that up.
- Place 10oz of water and a bay leaf in a small pan and bring to a simmer for 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool refrigerated overnight.
- Drink the next morning.
- Repeat for 3 days in a row, then take seven days off and repeat.
You should start to notice relief in about 10 days and your bunions should be gone in two months.
Note: You’ll notice more frequent urination; that’s normal. Increase your water intake if you don’t drink as much as you should.
To make a tincture to relieve external pain, crush 10 bay leaves in 96% isopropyl alcohol and let it steep for a week. Strain and apply to your bunion after a warm soak or shower.
Most moles aren’t a health problem but they’re often a source of aesthetic angst. This method of getting rid of moles involves honey, which is rich in nutrients and minerals and has antibiotic, antifungal and antibacterial properties.
- Wash area around mole well.
- Apply a dab of honey directly to the mole.
- Cover with a Band-aid.
- Repeat twice daily until you start to see results. It may take a while depending on the mole.
Note: If you notice a change in the shape, size or color of any mole, you should have it checked out.
via Beauty Lovers.
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