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Sometimes those oddball home remedies recommended by a friend or family member work . . . and sometimes they don't. Even worse, sometimes they're dangerous.
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Doctors generally recommend that one attempt to rhythmically cough during a heart attack to increase the chance of surviving it.
Hydrogen peroxide will cure a variety of ailments.
To ease the pain of a bee sting, tape a copper penny to it.
Application of Vicks VapoRub to the soles of the feet effectively counters nighttime cough.
A bar of soap between the bedsheets will prevent leg cramps.*
Article extolls the medicinal virtues of honey and cinnamon.
Using gasoline to get rid of lice is highly dangerous.
Daily gin-soaked raisins regimen cures arthritis.
Treat burns with flour.
Treat burns with egg whites.
Drinking water in which okra has been soaked overnight will make "diabetes go away."
Swishing plant oils in your mouth has been proved to ameliorate a variety of medical ailments.
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