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70 Medical Tips That Work

Friday, September 30, 2016 0:29
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Putting toothpaste on a sting stops the pain

Baking soda is an excellent antacid

Eating activated charcoal will bind ingested chemicals and poisons

Aloe Vera gel takes the heat out of burns

Natural yogurt stops the irritation and clears vaginal thrush

Natural yogurt takes the heat out of sunburn

A strong magnet will draw metal to the surface of a wound

Olive oil smothers head lice killing them. Repeat after 5 days

Olive oil treats psoriasis and dry eczema preventing cracking

Cling wrap is the ideal covering for burns

Cinnamon sticks in a jar with water makes antiseptic mouthwash

If a wound has glass in squeeze both sides of the wound and it will pop out

White vinegar treats fungal nail infection. 1 part vinegar 2 parts water

Duct tape will hold a large wound together until you can deal with it

Scrape stings out with an ATM card. Pinching it out puts more venom in

Sanitary towels make excellent pressure dressings

Seal a sucking chest wound with a plastic bag fixed on 3 sides only over the wound

Seal a sucking chest wound with an ATM card stuck on three sides only over the wound

Cut up an ATM card to use as a finger splint. Tape strips each side of the finger

Clove oil relieves toothache

Strong, cooled black tea relieves conjunctivitis

Parsley stops bad breath and contains masses of vitamin C and vitamin A

Eggshell is the best form of calcium supplement

Eggshell dries and broken up keeps slugs off your veggies…giving you more to eat!

Olive oil loosens solid earwax

Regular sugar heals wounds, just pour it in

Regular sugar heals minor mouth burns and mouth ulcers

Tampons work well to plug penetrating wounds

Curved upholstery needles are good for suturing wounds

Dental floss is a good substitute for suture material in emergencies

Toothpaste applied to a blister or cold sore will dry them up

A patch of duct tape over a wart will kill it. Change patch daily

Maggots make excellent cleaners for infected wounds

Children under 16 should not be given aspirin

Anyone with clotting disorders should not be given aspirin

1/4 aspirin a day helps prevent heart attacks/strokes by thinning the blood

Cut toe nails straight across to prevent in growing and infection

A small blob of softened candle wax will seal a tooth where a filling is lost

Pleasant smells lift the spirit and enhance your mood

Pregnant women should not eat foods high in vitamin A (foetal blindness)

The trace elements in homemade chicken soup really does make you feel better

Sniffing onions or vapour rub causes tears which washes debris from eyes

Petroleum jelly seals grazes and stops bacteria entering the wound

A large elastic band/ hair band makes an emergency tourniquet

A rubber glove makes a makeshift tourniquet

Keep a hand/foot dressing in place with a fingerless rubber glove

Hold an arm/leg dressing in place with cut off piece of panty hose

Strap a broken finger with tape to an unbroken one next to it

Strap two broken fingers together to immobilise them

Sneeze into the crook of your arm to avoid contaminating your hands

Push elevator buttons with your knuckle so your fingers stay clean

If you can’t wash your clothes seal them in bags for 5 days to kill typhus lice and other bugs

Damp dust weekly to prevent mite infestation

Clean wounds however minor as soon as possible to prevent infection

Never burst blisters it lets infection in. Blister fluid is sterile

Barley water relieves cystitis. (Boil grain and drink the juice)

Cranberry juice relieves cystitis

If you pop an abscess use a sterile needle at the bottom to aid drainage

Flies spread disease. Clear all human and animal waste immediately and cover food

Never give alcohol to hypothermic patients, it will cool them more

Re-warm hypothermia victims with gentle heat and do it slowly

Don’t rub areas you suspect to be frost bitten it causes more damage

Prevent scurvy with adequate vitamin C

Prevent rickets with adequate vitamin D

Prevent spina bifida in babies with folic acid in pregnancy

Prevent anaemia with adequate iron intake. Cast iron cookware helps

Prevent bone/tooth problems with adequate calcium

Prevent pregnancy by using natural sponge as a barrier to ejaculate

Natural sponge can also be a reusable feminine hygiene product

Feminine hygiene pads make great pressure dressings for large wounds

Take care


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  • Redlist Renegade

    And never EVER pet a burning dog when it’s full of gas !!!

    • Liz Bennett:

      whahaha. love it…I will follow your advice religiously. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment.

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