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Short anwser: Never put butter, oil, etc, on a burn. This would worsen the burn. Putting butter, oil, or anything else would trap heat and make the burn deeper. It would also make further treatment harder and would make the risk of infection higher: Don’t apply burn ointments. Like butter (or mayonnaise), these ointments, usually oil-based, won’t ...


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As an insomniac, I've looked into this myself, and found the following to be natural sleep-inducing foods (in no particular order): Cherries -- The tarter, the better. They have melatonin!! And they are great for desert. Chamomile Tea -- apparently it contains the chemical glycine, which helps relax muscles and nerves. Honey -- the natural sugar of honey ...


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One systematic review (1) conducted in 2003 examined the efficacy of several complementary and alternative therapies (including douching with sodium bicarbonate) for yeast vaginitis and bacterial vaginosis Here an extract of their abstract: Inconsistencies in definition of vaginitis, type of intervention, control groups, and outcomes prevented ...


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Some species are used to treat and prevent common cold, flu, and other infections. One study from 2002 didn't find any significant differences between the echinacea and placebo groups for any measured outcomes. Another study from 2003 confirmed that Echinacea purpurea was not effective in treating URI (upper respiratory tract infections) symptoms in ...


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I would trust the professional organizations' websites and journals: American Academy of Dermatology http://www.AAD.org American Osteopathic College of Dermatology http://www.aocd.org/ American Journal of Clinical Dermatology https://link.springer.com/journal/40257 Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/...


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This is an old technique called desensitization, or, if you want to be fancy, allergen immunotherapy. Among other techniques, is this one Allergy injections start with a very low dose. A small needle is used which may be uncomfortable, but not very painful. The dose is gradually increased on a regular (usually weekly) basis, until an effective (maintenance) ...


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Every single website that suggests onion juice is good for hair regrowth doesn't have credible sources. I went through a lot and all of them are full of mumbo jumbo and charlatans. However, this onion madness seems to have some.. I repeat some... scientific basis and maybe that's where it all started. There is an actual research paper on the matter: https:...


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Currently, there are three options to deal with white spots in frontal teeth after orthodontic treatment: remineralization, micro-abrasion, and resin infiltration. There are several case report about micro-abrasion and resin infiltration, and some clinical trials about all, but a recent systematic review found the evidence of effectiveness was rated as ...


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I haven't been able to find anything useful about ginger, but I've found some publications about garlic and - to make long story short - there is lack of good quality evidence for its effectiveness. Some useful quotes are below. From "Prevention and treatment of the common cold: making sense of the evidence" (2014): Studies of exercise, garlic, and ...


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Your best and most efficient method in "curing" this situation is to seek professional attention from a podiatrist or dermatologist (webmd.com). Particularly if you are still experiencing some pain after time has passed from the original injury, along with the fungal reaction, this may be an indicator of a more serious underlying issue. Your doctor ...


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Hot fluids(including water) can: Relieve Nasal Congestion Prevent Dehydration Soothe Uncomfortably inflamed membranes that line the nose and throat By relieving symptoms you can make a person feel as if they are well or getting better. So yes I would say it helps. So just the hotness of the fluid can be a benefit. From a study: “The hot drink provided ...


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In general, any medical procedure that is not prescribed and performed by a health care professional has to be regarded as unsafe. Basically, in medicine everything is assumed to be unsafe until it is proven to be safe. You can consider what the potential problems with this procedure would be that would likely be looked at first before it could ever become ...


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Unless you live on an area known for having deposits of heavy metals, or you suspect that you have been exposed (in which case you should go see a doctor), your kidneys should be able to take care of the small amounts of heavy metals present in your diet and environment. That being said, heavy metal intoxication can be treated with chelation therapy if ...


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There seems to be lack of evidence about beneficial effects of ginger on common cold. According to WebMD (info from Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database), there is insufficient evidence about the effect of ginger on common cold. The article on National Center of Complementary and Integrative Health does not even mention ginger, while it mentions ...


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In summary, there is no reliable evidence to say that grapefruit-seed extract has any disinfection efficacy. It was found out that some commercial products have been adulterated with artificial disinfectants. Some sources mention that grapefruit-seed extract has been used in hospitals in the United states; not to prevent/treat skin infections but to ...


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This is how I do it: I pull the skin on the left side of the big toe down with my fingers - this exposes the leftover part of the nail. I pull up the front bit of the leftover part of the nail with tweezers and thus release it a bit. This part of the nail is not attached to the nail bed, so this doesn't really hurt. Using small pointed scissors, I cut only ...


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Typically itchy throats are associated with post nasal drip, dry air, allergies, or some other irritant. If it's allergen related, an antihistamine (Benadryl, Zyrtec, Claritin, etc) can be helpful. If you're developing some sort of virus or bacterial infection, often a warm salt water gargle helps to alleviate discomfort and can prevent a full-on infection....


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Treatment is usually fluid restriction, treating underlying problem and diuretics or other medication for fluid and electrolyte imbalance, so you could do a fluid restriction at home. However, the causes of overhydration usually are renal, heart or liver problems, hormonal disorders and increased fluid intake. So you can't just treat all that, when your ...


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Intertrigo: For prevention and stopping furthering of symptoms Shower and dry off thoroughly each day. Keep your skin as dry and cool as you can. Avoid wearing tight shoes or clothing. Wear a bra with good support. If the areas between the toes are affected, consider wearing open-toed shoes. For infants with diaper rash, change diapers more ...


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