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Home Remedies For Anything And Everything

Updated on January 31, 2012
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Do you or someone you know have a bad rash? Have a sore throat you can't shake? Have a leg cramp? These are some common things that will happen to us during our lifetime, but often times a lot of us hate turning to medicine right away. Read these home remedies to help alleviate or completely get rid of your pain or discomfort.

Dial Soap
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Leg Cramp While You Sleep

This one came from my grandpa. He swears by it too! When he wakes up in the middle of the night with any type of a leg cramp, he reaches over to his nightstand, grabs a bar of DIAL soap, and places it underneath the part of the leg that is cramping. Within minutes the cramp is gone! I've never actually tried this one for myself because I don't cramp during the night, but he swears he does it and it works, and I've actually seen the soap sitting on his nightstand. Try it for yourself!

Heintz Vinegar
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Finger Cramps

For those of you who are getting older, you may notice that your fingers cramp up and it's so intense that you can't move them at all! This is another remedy from my grandpa, and i've seen it in action. What you do is once your fingers being to cramp, simply go out into the cupboard and get white or apple cider vinegar out. Mix a small glass 50/50 with vinegar and water and drink the mixture. Gross I know. Within a few minutes, your fingers are back to normal and the cramping is gone! Trust me, I've seen my grandpa do this and it actually works!

Coconut Macaroons For Diarrhea

Founded by a man with Crohn's disease, he realized that when he had the diarrhea and ate Coconut Macaroons, his symptoms were completely eliminated! What a great excuse to eat cookies!

Salt Shaker
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Gargling Salt Water To Eliminate a Sore Throat

This one has been tried and true by me, the author herself. I remember being severely sick one night while at hunting camp. I had the worst sore throat I could ever imagine and my aunt suggested that I gargle salt water to get rid of it. I had my doubts, but tried it anyway. It really worked! Just mix about a tsp. of salt in a small glass of water and gargle for 30 sec. to a minute and your sore throat is gone! Try it for yourself!

Getting Rid of Nail Fungus

This home remedy is not a quick fix, but rather something that will go away over time. If you have any type of nail fungus on your hands or feet, all you need is Vick's Vapor Rub. Apply the Vick's 1-3 times a day and your fungus should be cleared up in about a month.

Arm and Hammer Baking Soda
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Removing Sweat Stains

This home remedy should remove almost all of your stains. Using 6 Tablespoons of baking soda and warm water, create a paste to apply to any type of stain. Let it sit on the stain and let the baking soda work it's magic and then wash clothes normally!

If you're somewhere and you get fruit or wine on your clothes, put a little baking soda by itself on the stain and then wash immediately when getting home.

If you're raising a little one and they spit up or vomit on clothing, whether it's yours or theirs, sprinkle baking soda on the clothing and let it sit for a little while, then wash. This will remove the odor!

Help Remove Pimples

This is an easy, and probably well-known home remedy. For those problematic pimples, take some toothpaste and put a small dab on top of the pimple. Let the toothpaste on for about 30 minutes and then remove.

Removing Athlete's Foot

There are a few ways to get rid of athlete's foot. The first thing you can try doing is putting a baking soda paste on your feet. Mix 6 Tablespoons of baking soda with warm water and apply to the affected area. Let sit for a few minutes and then wipe off. After removing, use a blow dryer or towel to dry your feet to remove any moisture.

Another thing you can do is put a little bit of corn starch in your shoes before you practice or exercise.

You can also use Preparation H to remove athlete's foot. Putting this ointment on your foot or feet will help to alleviate the itch.

Washing with Peppermint Soap and then dabbing some on after your shower is a cure for athlete's foot.

Bad Breath
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Removal of Bad Breath

For those of you that have bad breath, here are a few ways to get rid of it!

Mix a teaspoon of lemon juice and a teaspoon of ginger with warm water and swish around in your mouth in the morning and evening of each day.

Adding 2 or 3 drops of Oil of Oregano to your water will help get rid of bad breath.

Eating avocado will help clean out your system and help get rid of bad breath.

Vick's Vapor Rub
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Getting Over A Cold Quicker

Vick's Vapor Rub is a savior when it comes to having a cold. The first remedy for helping to stop a cold in it's tracks is to apply Vick's to your feet, put socks on, and go to sleep.

If you already have a cold, you can still do this, but also apply it to your chest, throat, under your eyes, on top of your nose, and at the entrance of your nose. You'll breathe and feel so much better!

Getting Rid of a Headache

There are a few things that you can do to help get rid of and alleviate headaches before going to the medicine cabinet.

  • Rubbing Ben Gay on your temples will help get rid of a headache.
  • Drink strong tea (2 bags), Gatorade, or coffee.
  • Apply ice to your head.
  • Take a warm bath or shower.

Yellow Jacket
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Bee Stings

There are a few ways to help ease the pain of a bee sting. The first thing you can do is get a card (like a credit card) or something that resembles that to flick across the sting and get the stinger out.

Applying Preparation H to the sting site will help soothe the area to get the stinger out and relieve some of the pain.

Tea Bags will help alleviate the pain and help to get the stinger out.

Hopefully these home remedies will help you to reduce or eliminate discomfort with any type of thing you may have above without reaching to the medicine cabinet. Good luck!


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    • KStro18 profile image

      KStro18 6 years ago from PA

      They are all pretty neat! Thanks for reading and make sure to try them out!

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      Stephanie Das 6 years ago from Miami, US

      These tips are awesome! I love home remedies. The only one I know is gargling salt water. The dial soap sounds pretty cool.

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      KStro18 6 years ago from PA

      Healthy - Thanks for reading and I hope the baking soda worked well for you!

      Teacher - I definitely agree that the world would be a better place and a more healthy one if everyone didn't turn to a prescription or a pill every time something minor went wrong. Thanks for reading!

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      teacherjoe52 6 years ago

      Very good

      I have been using natural medicine for over thiry years and strongly believe if we used more of it we wouldn't have a health care crisis

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      healthywholefoods 6 years ago

      I'm sure that I'll have the opportunity to use all of these as time goes on. My favorite one, and I'm going to try it tonight, is the baking soda paste on a stain. I'll try to stop back and let you know how it turned out.

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      dadibobs 6 years ago from Manchester, England

      I'm pretty sure i did lol :)

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      KStro18 6 years ago from PA

      Thanks for reading and for the fan mail! Hope you learned something new!

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      dadibobs 6 years ago from Manchester, England

      Wow, so much information packed into one not so little hub lol.

      Fantastic hub!

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      KStro18 6 years ago from PA

      Thanks for the tip. I'll remember that next time I get a sting! Thanks for reading!

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      LittleFairy 6 years ago

      I can testify to the seffectiveness of a warm salty-water gargle, truly works everytime!

      Also, rubbing some salt on a bee sting helps too :)

    • KStro18 profile image

      KStro18 6 years ago from PA

      Glad I could introduce something new to you! Thanks for reading!

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Some of these are familiar, some not so much--thanks for putting this together in an interesting hub!