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Simple Remedies for Colds, Migraines, Chronic Pain and Allergy Symptoms

Updated on October 7, 2016

Are Allergies Keeping You Inside?


Remedies for Allergies

Allergy sufferers know what a nightmare it can be to suffer from symptoms like congestion, sinus pressure, fatigue and more. Fortunately, many of these symptoms can be lessened and even stopped completely through simple home remedies!

Treatments for Nasal Congestion from Allergies:

Stuffy, congested noses can be extremely unpleasant, and in severe allergy sufferers, they can even be so invasive that they can interfere with a person's life. By utilizing home remedies to prevent and manage congestion issues from allergies, allergy sufferers can enjoy life all year long.

Treatments for congestion include homemade saline sprays, hot peppermint tea and spicy foods are all simple home remedies for nasal congestion. Tumeric is also a great way to help curb this pesky problem. A popular spice, tumeric is also available in supplement form - both forms are effective.

Treatments for Allergy Related Sinus Pressure:

Believe it or not, curing sinus pressure can be just one glass of wine away! Quercitin, a naturally occurring chemical found in wine has been proven to work as an anti-histamine against allergens. Other ways of increasing the amount of quercitin in your diet include apples and onions.

Treatments for Other Allergy Symptoms:

More simple allergy remedies include acupuncture, honey, butterbur extract, eyebright (an herb used to cure itchy eyes) and omega 3 fatty acids, most commonly found in fish.

Say Goodbye to Joint Pain, and Hello to Feeling Great


Whenever I feel a cold coming on, I immediately run to the store for this sinus rinse from NeilMed. It is a great way to flush your nasal passages and clear up

Curing the Common Cold

No one enjoys suffering from a cold. The common cold can vary from a mild cough and a bit of fatigue to severe cases consisting of painful chest congestion and stiff joints. Cold symptoms include sneezing, coughing, chest pain, congestion, achiness and fatigue.

Without treating a cold, symptoms can become more severe and lead to serious conditions. Treatments for cold symptoms include drinking plenty of fluids, inhaling steam to break up congestion in the nose and lungs, saline nose flushes, and resting as much as needed. Colds wear on the body's immune system, and without rest, the body cannot recover.

Homeopathic Allergy Remedies

As an athlete, I constantly suffer from sore, aching joints. This wrap can be heated up or put in the freezer, making it a versatile way to treat pain.

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To Ice or Not to Ice?

Many people who suffering pain in their muscles or other parts of their body tend to either ice the pain or heat the pain, but what is the correct method of treatment? Here is a list of times when ice is appropriate, and times when it is not:

  • Chronic back pain - Heat
  • Swelling due to recent trauma - Ice
  • Pain related to exercise/sports (BEFORE engaging in the activity) - Heat
  • Pain related to exercise/sports (AFTER engaging in the activity) - Ice
  • Attempting to cure swelling issues - Ice
  • Attempting to cure body aches and pains - Heat
  • Treating an injury within 24-48 hours of the injury occurring - Ice
  • Treating an injury that has occurred more than 48 hours ago - Heat

Dr. David Quotane from the Show The Doctors Talks About Home Remedies for Allerg

Cures for Common Muscle Pain

Muscle pain and joint pain are not the same. Muscle pain is often a result of trauma or injury.while most joint pain is caused by physical conditions like fibromyalgia and arthritis.

Treating the right pain is important, so be sure to identify whether you are dealing with joint pain or muscle pain before trying to treat or manage your symptoms.

Interchanging relaxation with low intensity exercises like stretching and yoga are a good way to help manage muscle pain.

Massages, acupuncture and chiropractic therapy have also been found effective ways of treating many types of muscle pain.

Occasionally ice the affected areas and avoid heat for prolonged muscle injuries.

By keeping your skin hydrated, you can help prevent muscle pain from worsening.

Another simple home remedy for muscle pain is taking frequent hot baths or showers - the steam from the water will help constricted muscles relax.

Don't Let Migraines Interfere with Your Life


Migraine and Headache Remedies

Unless you suffer from severe chronic headaches or migraines, you don't know the pain and agony these problems can cause. Severe migraines can cause so much pain that sufferers wind up bedridden for days. Finding a medical treatment that works can take a long time, and in the incrum of time between the person is left to suffer.

Fortunately, there are home remedies that can help prevent and reduce the occurrence of severe headaches and/or migraines.

Home remedies and homeopathic treatments for chronic headaches and migraines include:

  • Applying ice to the forehead
  • Caffeine (but only if you are sure your headache is not caused by excessive caffeine intake)
  • Eating a natural diet including fish, low fat protein, nuts, fruits and vegetables
  • Using herbal remedies like feverfew, butterbur, and peppermint
  • Increasing your intake of omega 3 fatty acids, magnesium, riboflavin
  • Massages
  • Yoga
  • Incorporating regular exercise into your daily schedule
  • Staying sure you are hydrated

NOTE: All information in this hub is composed of research found on websites. Though only credible sites were used, the writer is NOT a medical expert, and it is always best to consult with a medical doctor before starting any form of treatment.

Remedies for Joint Pain

Joint pain is a common problem that many people struggle with every day. M

any seek help from orthopedic doctors, chiropractors and other medical practices designed to help reduce the pain - some find relief while others never do.

It can be difficult to find the source and cause of the pain, making diagnosis and treatment difficult for many.

Because of the fact that joint pain is so common and so hard to treat, homeopathic treatments are becoming more popular as a way to manage this frustrating condition.

Home remedies and homeopathic treatments for joint pain include:

  • Taking a warm bath
  • Elevating the area that is in pain above the heart
  • Papaya seed tea (ideally six to eight times a day)
  • Turmeric, either via supplement or by adding the spice into your daily diet
  • Bananas
  • Carrot juice
  • Yoga
  • Alternating hot and cold compress
  • Swimming
  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Adding apple cider to your diet (2 to 3 teaspoons several times a day)

© 2014 Kathleen Odenthal


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      lyns 3 years ago from USA

      Great hub on colds, body aches, allergy conditions etc., love the information I am going to save this one on my favorites because each area of this hub I have had some part of the illness or have some one in the family that has, thanks for sharing this one Voted up and plus 75214335p

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Interesting and useful info. I dislike the tumeric taste, maybe i'll try the pill. Thank you..

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Kathleen, I've been making ginger root tea for decades to aid in cold and flu relief. Thinly slice ginger root (about 20 slices) and put in a pot of water. Bring to a boil, cover, remove from the heat, and let it steep for 20 minutes. Pour the tea thru a strainer into a mug and add 1 tsp. organic honey. Drink it several times a day. The ginger is good for your stomach, the honey has antioxidant properties (and softens the strong ginger taste) and the overall mixture helps to remove toxins from your body and open congested air passages. I keep a finger of ginger in my freezer so I have it on hand when I get to feeling poorly. It really does work! The good thing about it is you can keep heating the ginger infused water until you no longer smell ginger. A little goes a long way.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Good information. I'm big on natural drugs....simple, clean, healthy living....I appreciate articles like this one.

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      Dora Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      A very valuable article. The remedies are simple enough, still we are not all aware of them. Will bookmark for future use. Thank you and voted up!

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Excellent and very useful hub.

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      indswift 3 years ago

      Wonderful post..