Home remedies for common medical conditions include everything from allergies to urinary tract infections. The ingredients are either natural or are more conveniently found in your own kitchen. There are no medications or pills required and a lot of freedom too.
A home remedy for a cold, for example, is just like regular allergy treatment. But instead of sprays and medication, you can try a cough syrup or an ice pack or even some honey. All of these things work to ease the symptoms of a cold, and none of them are harmful to your body.
As for the latter, it causes side effects in most people, but it doesn’t actually treat the underlying problem of the cold. The home remedy for colds is to keep yourself warm. Avoid drinking anything that will warm up your body too much, and if you must drink it, avoid coffee or beer.
A common urinary tract infection is also a home remedy. Just like the cough syrup, avoid caffeine. It will help reduce the pain but will make your body feel run down. Also, avoid foods that cause watery urine.
A yeast infection can be treated with simple ointments or creams. These are usually prepared using yeast extract, and they work quickly. But this only works as a home remedy for most types of yeast infections. If you have a more serious infection, there is no reason not to go to the doctor.
To be sure that you get the right treatment, ask a doctor about natural remedies and alternatives. The doctor can help you decide which one is best for you.
One of the most natural, but not always the best, home remedies for a yeast infection are to eat yogurt. Yogurt has all the needed elements to fight off the infection.
First, it contains Lactobacillus acidophilus, which aids in keeping yeast from growing in the vaginal area. This, in turn, helps to regulate the pH level of the vagina, which makes it less attractive to yeast growth. This keeps it from becoming too dry and it lessens the chance of vaginal itching.
Other remedies include eating yogurt with added garlic and Rosemary. These remedies can be applied to the area where the infection is present, to kill the yeast, and clear up the infection.
Another home remedy is to use aloe vera, which has been used in Egypt for many years. The reason for its popularity is that it soothes the vaginal area and is soothing to the vaginal lining.
If all else fails, there is always the medicine chest. Some common medicines include warm baths, alcohol, and even the ubiquitous Gatorade. You can mix these three with some cool water to create a soothing bath.