September 6, 2010

A Few Health Home Remedies

Dr. Oz was discussing some home remedies today on The Dr. Oz Show.  Home remedies are sometimes very effective and can save money on health care.  Here are a few of the home remedies discussed on the show.

Acid Reflux: Drink a mixture of baking soda and water.  True.  The baking soda neutralizes the acid.

Splinter: Dab a little glue over the area and let it dry.  True.  Peel the dried glue off and many times the glue will pull the spliter out. 

Burn: For a burn, apply mayonnaise.  FALSE.  Run the burn under cold water. Later apply aloe.

Ear infections:  Put a few drops of hydrogen peroxide inside the ear canal.  True.  If there is an ear infection, the peroxide will bubble.  I was confused about whether or not he said the peroxide could be used to treat an infection or if it was only for detection purposes.  However, this has never been confirmed in a trial.

Stay tuned. I am working on a blog post with a natural home remedy for sinus infections.

Image from nkzs on  I am not a doctor and these tips should not be used as a substitute for medical advice or treatment.


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