Home Cures

Information about Internet-circulated self-diagnoses and treatments.

Sometimes those oddball home remedies recommended by a friend or family member work . . . and sometimes they don't. Even worse, sometimes they're dangerous.

Red bullet Doctors generally recommend that one attempt to rhythmically cough during a heart attack to increase the chance of surviving it.

Multi-colored bullet Hydrogen peroxide will cure a variety of ailments.

Yellow bullet To ease the pain of a bee sting, tape a copper penny to it.

Yellow bullet Application of Vicks VapoRub to the soles of the feet effectively counters nighttime cough.

Yellow bullet A bar of soap between the bedsheets will prevent leg cramps.*

Multi-colored bullet Article extolls the medicinal virtues of honey and cinnamon.

Green bullet Using gasoline to get rid of lice is highly dangerous.

Yellow bullet Daily gin-soaked raisins regimen cures arthritis.

Red bullet Treat burns with flour.

Red bullet Treat burns with egg whites.

Red bullet Drinking water in which okra has been soaked overnight will make "diabetes go away."

Red bullet Swishing plant oils in your mouth has been proved to ameliorate a variety of medical ailments.

Yellow bullet Swallowing active dry yeast before drinking alcohol will prevent you from getting drunk.

Red bullet A study proved pineapple juice is five times more effective than cough syrup.

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