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Old 10-27-2011, 01:11 PM
 
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I drink hot toddies (my version: +/-black tea, water, honey, whisky, lemon) whenever I have upper respiratory infection type illnesses.
My husband does this! Works great for him. He learned this from his Scottish/Irish father.
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Old 10-27-2011, 01:14 PM
 
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Sex solves everything.
As long as your husband or partner has had a vasectomy, I'd have to agree! Thank you baby Jesus for vasectomy's!!
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Old 10-27-2011, 01:35 PM
 
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Cabbage in my bra to deal with engorgement when I was nursing my children. Have no idea why - probably b/c it was cold and the right shape lol.
Peppermint for heartburn.
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Old 10-27-2011, 02:10 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Oh, a lemon is good for a wasp sting too. Cut a cold lemon in half and put it over the sting, leave it on for an hour or so, or until it doesn't hurt anymore.
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Old 10-28-2011, 05:21 PM
 
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Cabbage in my bra to deal with engorgement when I was nursing my children. Have no idea why - probably b/c it was cold and the right shape lol.
Peppermint for heartburn.
Ugh! I wish I had known that trick back then... how clever.
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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]I get arthritic pain at times, and have noticed that caffeine helps with the pain![/b] So did a little research and found this interesting article: High Caffeine And Joint Pain | LIVESTRONG.COM

Me too.

I have creaky joints and get mucho relief from pain and inflammation with caffeine use. And if I do a caffeine fast for a couple of days............yikes, I get flare ups.
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Old 10-31-2011, 05:54 AM
 
Location: In a house
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Oh, a lemon is good for a wasp sting too. Cut a cold lemon in half and put it over the sting, leave it on for an hour or so, or until it doesn't hurt anymore.
Doing nothing for a wasp sting, for a half hour or until it doesn't hurt anymore, will do exactly the same thing as applying a lemon wedge.

However, a dab of ammonia will neutralize the venom. It'll hurt like nobody's business, but the pain will die down after a little while (around 20 minutes to half an hour, just like always), and you'll feel less itching than if you hadn't used ammonia.

For mild headaches that aren't threatening to turn into migraines:
a drop of peppermint oil (or natural peppermint flavoring if you don't have essential oils in the house) rubbed into the temples - the area slightly up, and around an inch away, from your eyes near the hairline.
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:24 PM
 
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Sounds more like you're probably dehydrated and the milk is helping that way.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:18 PM
 
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I bet you all have never heard this one before: when I'm tired, sleep works. I know... strange, huh? But try it sometime, it really does make you feel rested and happy again.

The problem is - falling asleep. Especially when you have a husband that snores so loud the pillows vibrate.
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:14 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Jamba Juice Coldbuster..

Ok, I guess it's supposed to be a drink that works like cold medicine.. but it's worked so well compared to what most people expected..

One time, I had a really bad cold with fever, severe sore throat, and constant coughing. I ordered a Coldbuster 2 days in a row and my cold was gone the 3rd day.

It doesn't always prevent the spread of colds though.. several times, I felt I've started to come down with something and ordered a Coldbuster.. I came down with a mild and brief cold for 2-3 days before getting well.. but the people around me weren't so lucky as they'd be coughing for a week.
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