CategoryHome Remedies

How to Swallow Large Tablets and Capsules

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Have you ever been given medication to take by the doctor, or bought yourself some kind of health supplement, only to be dismayed upon opening it? Sometimes it seems as though the average tablet size is getting larger and larger and that manufacturers have no regard for how useable their products are. And don’t think you’re just being silly – these days many tablets are actually only slightly...

Home Remedies for Lie Bumps

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‘Lie bump’ is a colloquial term for what is more technically referred to as ‘transient lingual papillitis’. That’s not a terribly catchy name, so it’s easy to see why the need for a shorter term was there! These are painful, hypertrophic papillae that appear on the tongue and that are white or red in color. The name ‘lie bumps’, as you might expect, can be traced back to old claims that the bumps...

Tips to Get Rid of Onion Breath Fast

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When you have an interview or a date coming up, you need to be very careful about what you’re going to eat and drink in the preceding hours. Of course alcohol is probably off the table as you don’t want to smell like you have a drinking problem, or like you were so nervous that you felt compelled to down a bottle of liquor before your meeting… Certain cheeses are a no-no and garlic is definitely...

How to Reduce a Fever Naturally

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A fever is a sure sign that there’s something wrong in your body and that you’re fighting some form of bacteria or infection. Several conditions can cause a fever but most commonly we associate this with a flu or an allergic reaction. In any case, fevers are unpleasant and they can actually be dangerous if they climb too high. So what methods are available to try and bring it down? How can you...

Blood Blister Home Treatments

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A blood blister is a rather unsightly black lump that often appears on the tips of our fingers after we’ve trapped them in a zipper or otherwise pinched the flesh in some way. These occur as a result of damage to the blood vessels under the surface. This causes internal bleeding which eventually builds into a dark bump. Not only do they look unpleasant but they can also be painful and make simple...

Homemade Natural Tick Repellent

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Ticks are nasty little creatures that burrow their legs into our flesh and feast on our blood. They can live on our skin unbeknownst to us for days and will often transmit diseases and infections – including the highly destructive Lyme’s disease. As though all that wasn’t bad enough, ticks are actually a form of arachnid. So for those of you who get squeamish of house spiders, it means you can...

Homemade Deodorant/Antiperspirant

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Deodorant and antiperspirant can get expensive but unfortunately most of us would consider them ‘non-optional’. Sure, you can forego your morning armpit regime if you feel so inclined but in all likelihood it will quickly clear up your social calendar. You’ll get lots of space on the commute to work though! Unfortunately though, the cost isn’t the only issue with deodorant and antiperspirant...

Colloidal Silver Uses

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Colloidal silver has a history of being used by humans for preservation and medication. It was used as a natural antibiotic until modern antibiotics were created. It was used to preserve milk before refrigeration because silver has the property to prevent the growth of bacteria, fungi, and algae. Colloidal silver may no longer be necessary to keep milk from spoiling, but there are uses for this...

What Happens When You Get Stung by a Nettle – And How to Treat It

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Stinging nettles, technically termed Urtica dioica, are something that many of us feared as children when playing outside. They get their name from the fact that they are able to deliver a nasty sting, leaving behind a painful and itchy rash. This often catches us out thanks to the ability of nettles to blend seamlessly into the background among other fauna. Long trousers are a must! Luckily...

Colon Cleansing at Home

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Colon cleansing, which is thought to date back to ancient Greece, is the practice of ridding the bowels (large intestines) of a build-up of undigested fecal matter. It is an ‘alternative’ therapy that is thought to help prevent toxins from building up in the intestines, which could eventually lead to diseases such as colon cancer. There are essentially two ways that colon cleansing can be done. 1...

Lisa Martin

Lisa Martin

Lisa Martin is a qualified biology teacher and experienced freelance science writer from Warwickshire in the UK. She is fascinated by how the human body works and is particularly interested in writing about new research and discoveries in science and medicine.

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