What do dermatologists use to treat burns? How do dentists relieve toothache? Doctors not always have the remedy at hand. Sometimes they have to improvise just like you do at home.
Here are some examples:
Natural Remedy For Acne
“Gently clean your face using salt (an antiseptic) and a few neem oil drops”, advices doctor Hema Sundaram. Rinse with water, apply plain yogurt mask and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. Yogurt contains lactic acid known as a popular natural peeling that makes your skin shiny, but also removes acne, and reduces the color changes of fine lines.
Calm irritated skin quickly
“Sprinkle some mineral water”, says doctor Christopher Dannaker, dermatology professor at the California University in San Francisco. Numerous studies have shown that the water is rich in minerals, and actually spring water relieves pain caused by burns or dermatitis, and it is also used in treating redness and itchy feeling after a laser treatment.
Eczema and Psoriasis
Treat eczema and psoriasis by applying some olive oil directly on the affected area. Gently massage every square inch using a teaspoon, until the skin dries completely. Olive oil does not contain any chemical substances that may irritate your skin, and it is the main ingredient in many skin care creams. If you are dealing with a serious problem, skip the initial therapy and go to your doctor immediately.
When attacked by mosquito, doctor Dannaker reduces the swelling and the itchy feeling using aspirin paste. Crush some aspirin and add enough water to dilute it. Apply the paste directly on the mosquito bite. Aspirin has an anti-inflammatory effect and reduces bite, sting, pimple and ingrown hair redness, because it contains salicylic acid, an active ingredient that cures acne.
Remedy For Minor Burns
“Regardless of whether you have fallen asleep while sunbathing or just touched the wrong side of the pot, cold green or black tea compress can heal minor burns”, says doctor Maria Saward, professor at the Medical School in Pennsylvania. Soak a clean towel in a freshly prepared black or green tea and apply it directly on the burn in order to reduce the inflammation.
“This kind of dermatitis can be caused by vegetable oil, perfumes or even heat”, says doctor Andy Spooner, Director of the Department of Pediatrics at the Health Science Center in Tennessee. Rule number one says you must go to the nearest pharmacy and get an antihistamine. Be sure to check the proper dosing.
Numerous medicines sold in pharmacies mostly contain sugar. Take a fruit syrup (choose peach). It prevents morning nausea caused by large and heavy meals. A glass of carbonated drink can also help you.
Doctor Gennady Raskin, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the Bastyr University, treats diarrhea using herbal tea.
“Mediterranean rosehip bark tea really calms the stomach”, says Raskin. Next time you buy some pomegranates, keep the peel on a dry and dark place up to six months. Add a teaspoon of dried pomegranate peel in 2 dl of water and wait for 3-4 minutes until it is done. Then wait for half an hour and filter the tea. This will stimulate the production of gastric mucosa and it will also reduce the irritation. Drink 4-6 tablespoons every day.
“Cloves (Eugenia caryophyllata) can relieve toothache quite efficiently. This ancient medical treatment really works”, says doctor Jack Dillenberg, Dean of the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health.
Soak a piece of cotton and apply it directly on the tooth. Keep it for a few minutes. You will feel some relieve until you go to see your dentist.