10 Home Remedies for Nosebleeds

While some nosebleeds have serious causes, the vast majority are merely irritating rather than harmful. As you probably already know, many can be stopped by gently pinching the top part of your nose and titling your head slightly forward. However, there are also other smart ways to treat nosebleeds. If you have already consulted with

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10 Home Remedies for Body Odor

None of us want to offend workmates, partners or fellow commuters with our body odor. However, maintaining a fresh scent is sometimes easier said than done—perhaps you don’t like the idea that your regular deodorant is full of toxic chemicals, or maybe you find that even strong products don’t seem to keep the smell of

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10 Home Remedies for Water Retention

Edema—the excessive accumulation of fluid—can occur for dozens of reasons. Whether you have an unhealthily high sodium intake, a circulatory disorder, cardiovascular problems or are just dealing with the normal hormonal fluctuations associated with your menstrual cycle, fluid retention can cause unpleasant, unsightly swelling. The feet, legs, stomach and hands are most commonly affected, but

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5 Home Remedies for Tinnitus

If you’ve noticed a ringing in your ear that’s seemingly unrelated to other health conditions (like being hungry or feeling dizzy), then you may be experiencing tinnitus. Though it’s not necessarily indicative of a more serious ailment, tinnitus can be bothersome during your daily routine. Check out these five home remedies if you’re looking for

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10 Home Remedies for Coughing You Haven’t Tried

Winter is often known as the cold and flu season, and these infections can bring unpleasant coughs with them. Whether you’re struggling to shift a dry, tickly cough or have been spending your days hacking up mucus, you may be interested to learn that there are some fantastic home remedies you can try. Although cough

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6 Home Remedies for Piles

Piles (also known as hemorrhoids) can cause serious discomfort—not only when using the bathroom but also when exercising, moving, or even sitting. While there are various over-the-counter medicines to treat piles, as well as more aggressive surgical procedures that can relieve extreme pain, there are also a number of home remedies for piles. There are

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10 Home Remedies for Low Immunity

Do you feel like you’re always catching every cold, flu and stomach bug that’s going around? While it’s smart to have your doctor conduct investigations in case there’s a serious medical condition impairing your immune system, it may be the case that some simple home remedies could improve your resistance to disease. Here are ten

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9 Home Remedies for Styes

If you’ve ever had a stye, you’ll know just how unpleasant these eye infections can be. A stye presents with a sore red lump on the eyelid, making it painful to blink or move your eye. Thankfully, most stye infections heal on their own after a few days of discomfort, coming to a head and

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10 Surprising Uses for Salt

You may have heard that salt isn’t the best ingredient to add to your daily diet—especially in large doses. But there are lots of creative ways to incorporate this ancient mineral into your life without using it as unhealthy flavor for food. Here 10 of the most interesting and surprising uses for salt. 1. Soothing

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Healthy Alternatives to the 7 Most Addictive Foods

One of the most difficult obstacles that health enthusiasts have to overcome is learning to eat tempting, unhealthy foods in moderation. There are several substitute goods on the market, but sometimes these products don’t taste good or are full of filler ingredients that make them just as unhealthy—if not more so. Rather than approaching healthy

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8 Things You Need to Make a Homemade, Natural First Aid Kit

It’s always good to have first aid kits on hand. They can be useful when you least expect it, helping to treat accidental injuries or sudden illnesses. Although there are premade first aid kits out there, did you know that there are lots of great natural things you can add to your kit to make

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10 Home Remedies for Plaque and Tartar

Plaque contains bacteria that feed on the food you eat, producing an acidic byproduct that can cause cavities. Meanwhile, tartar is the white substance that your dentist often wants to scrape off during a routine checkup—it contains bacterial debris and can sometimes encourage plaque buildup, but it impacts on your appearance more than your well-being.

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8 “Women’s Diseases” That Men Can Get Too

We’ve all heard of so-called “women’s” health conditions—diseases that allegedly only affect women. In reality, men can get many of these diseases too, but are often misunderstood or even disbelieved because of the common misconception about who can develop these conditions. Here are eight alleged “women’s diseases” that men can get too. 1. Breast cancer

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The Benefits of Echinacea

Echinacea is an herbal remedy that’s well known for staving off the common cold. It’s one of the most popular herbal remedies on the market, and you may even unknowingly be growing this perennial in your garden. Those butterfly-attracting coneflowers that look like pink, white, pale yellow and purple daisies have a lot more to

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Excessive Belching: Is It Just Annoying or Should I Be Worried?

Did you know that in some countries, your host would be vastly offended if you didn’t belch at the end of a meal? Of course, we all burp from time to time, but sometimes this can become excessive, making life not only embarrassing but also uncomfortable. Should we be worried about excessive belching or is

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11 Home Remedies for Cold Sores

Cold sores are little blisters that are filled with fluid and are caused by a particular strain of the herpes simplex virus. They crop up on or around the lips, and they typically run their course within 7-10 days (starting with tingling or itching before the sores appear). Cold sores may clear up more quickly

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10 Home Remedies for Oily Hair

Healthy hair needs oil, as it limits breakages, promotes sheen and maintains scalp condition. However, having excessively oily hair can be extremely frustrating—it quickly starts to look dirty and lank, undermining an otherwise polished appearance. Unfortunately, you can’t change some of the factors that predispose you to oily hair, such as having parents with oily

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Endometriosis: So Much More Than Just “Painful Periods”

Painful periods, heavy bleeding and persistent discomfort—patients with endometriosis suffer these symptoms and more every month, making their lives a misery and sometimes leading to further health problems. Over five million women in the US have endometriosis, and although it’s commonly dismissed as “period problems”, in reality it’s much more complicated and can be hugely

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10 Home Remedies for Boils

Sometimes called furuncles, boils are red, swollen lumps that develop on the skin. Although they’re typically harmless, they can be incredibly painful and may also be a serious source of embarrassment if they appear on the face. If left alone, most boils will burst and drain within a few weeks. However, it’s always worth asking

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10 Home Remedies for Hives

Hives—sometimes known as “urticaria”—consists in an itchy rash that is raised in appearance and can appear anywhere on the skin. It is caused by the production of high levels of histamine, often in response to an allergen, an infection or a drug. Most cases resolves within just a few days (though some take closer to

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