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joe_stout

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I have tried alot of conventional meds but was wondering if anyone had any home cures that work really well. Thank you for your time.
 

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I'm assuming this is for yourself that you're asking. I'm with Bward, go to the doctor. My husband's sick, and if I and the best friend can, we're putting him in the truck and he's going to see one today. His throat is so raw and swollen, all he can get down is ice cream. It's hard to listen to him whimpering while he's sleeping, and knowing there's really nothing I can do for him. I thank God we have a friend like we do, he helped me yesterday with chores and is coming back today, all this after he's done his own. Thanks Bruce, we love you!
 

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HOME CURE 101: Please go to the doctor!!! If you have been sick for 1 week it is time for help. My son-in-law had a throat like yours and he found out he had major allergies that flared up. Now he at least knows what he can do for relief.
 

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If you have had a fever for more than 2 days GO TO THE DR. Fever will cause you to dehydrate and that brings on other issues.
Sounds like a respiratory infection...good GAWD go to the DR.
 

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Ginger Tea for Colds

Grind about half an inch of fresh ginger into a paste and place in a mug. Add boiling water and let "steep" for several minutes. Strain the clear liquid into another mug, sweeten and sip. We find our symptoms start to subside within about 20 minutes. Do this in the morning and evening and you'll find your cold is usually getting better by the second day.


Here's some information from a website I found about home remedies.

Coughs
A cough is the body's response to inflammation or irritation in the throat, larynx, bronchial tubes or lungs. There are two basic kinds of coughs, congested and dry, with each one having different underlying causes.

Congested Coughs
Causes
The obvious causes of coughing are colds, flu, bronchial infections, sinus congestion, smoking, and the need to rid the throat of foreign matter. But did you know that heartburn is one of the leading causes? For some unknown reason heartburn is the cause for about 10% of chronic coughers. See our Heartburn section for suggestions to relieve both the heartburn and coughing. Dust, pollen and chemicals are other sources of irritants. Also, some drugs, most notably ACE inhibitors used for high blood pressure, have coughing as a side effect in 21% of the people using them. Coughing is also a common symptom of asthma. The sound of your cough may indicate its cause. Below is a list of the cough sounds and what that may indicate:

A barking cough - bronchitis or croup
A high-pitched cough - your vocal cords are involved and the airways have become narrowed
A wheezing cough - asthma and/or bronchitis
A loud, gasping cough with difficulty getting air - whooping cough
Tips
• Breathe the steam from a vaporizer, hot shower, or pan of boiling water. The moist air will soothe the airways and loosen sinus congestion and phlegm in your throat and lungs. A few drops of the oil of eucalyptus will help this process.

• Elevate the head of your bed. This will allow your sinuses and nasal passages to drain better and not create that "tickle" in your throat.

• Stop smoking. Passive smoke or other irritants, such as chemicals, can be a cause. Household cleaners, new carpeting, paneling and mattresses are some of the many possible sources of chemical irritants.

• Drink at least 8 eight ounce glasses of water. This is especially important if your cough is due to an illness. Water is the best expectorant you can take and will help thin the mucus and loosen the cough.

• Do not use over-the-counter expectorant cough remedies as they just suppress the symptoms and do not address the underlying problem. If you have the kind of cough with mucus you want to get it out of your respiratory system, not suppress it. Try one of the natural expectorant remedies below.

• Try eating hot chili peppers, horseradish or other spicy foods. They will help loosen mucus.

• During the winter, if your house is dry, use a humidifier and a cool-mist vaporizer in your bedroom at night. This will help thin the mucus. Be sure to thoroughly clean the vaporizer, as it can harbor bacteria.

• Drink hot tea to break up the mucus and open and moisten the airways.

• Cough drops or hard candy will help stop the tickle if you have a dry cough and will moisten the throat.

• Avoid foods that increase the production of mucus, such as dairy products, meat and fried foods.

• Hot packs placed on your throat and chest are very soothing.


Supplements

Vitamins A, C and E are beneficial with conditions that cause coughs.


Aromatherapy
The use of inhaled steam can be very effective in liquefying mucus and reducing irritation. To control the steam, bend over the steaming water while holding a towel over your head. Try some of these aromatherapy oils. Inhaling essential oils can stimulate your lungs to expel phlegm.

Cypress Add three drops each of cypress and juniper oil and a drop of ginger.

Cedar Dilute 3 drops of oil of cedar in one teaspoon of carrier oil, such as olive, sweet almond or jojoba, and massage onto your chest several times a day.

Add 10-15 drops to a pot of steaming water and inhale the vapors
Eucalyptus Add a few drops of eucalyptus to a carrier oil and rub on your chest.

• Put 10-15 drops of oil in boiling water and inhale the steam. Eucalyptus is a good decongestant and expectorant. You can also add three drops of hyssop oil.

Jasmine Use the oil in a burner or put a few drops on a handkerchief and inhale the fumes.

Myrrh Add a few drops of myrrh to a carrier oil and rub on your chest. This will help reduce mucus.

Peppermint Dilute 3 drops of peppermint oil in one teaspoon of carrier oil, such as olive, sweet almond or jojoba, and massage onto your chest several times a day.

Add 10-15 drops to a pot of steaming water and inhale the vapors.
Pine Put some essential pine oil in a burner to soothe the throat. You can also place a few drops on a handkerchief and inhale the fumes.

Thyme Add 10-15 drops of this oil in a pan of boiling water and inhale the fumes, in an infuser, or place a few drops on a handkerchief and inhale.

• Massaging using oil of thyme may also be helpful in relieving your cough. Put 5 drops in ¼ cup olive oil and massage your neck and upper body. Thyme is an excellent expectorant and has been used for centuries to heal respiratory conditions.


Reflexology
Rub the padded area below your big toe in various directions at the first sign of a cough. Also, hold back the toes and press on the raised area with your thumb. This will help relieve chest congestion.

Remedies
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Aloe vera Mix equal parts of aloe juice and honey. This is very good for a scratchy cough.

Angelica Use a tincture of the root or leaf, or make a tea. Angelica is an expectorant. Do not use if you are pregnant.

Bee balm Native Americans used bee balm to alleviate colds and coughs. Steep two teaspoons of fresh (one, dried) bee balm leaves in a cup of hot water, covered, for four minutes. Sip a cup three times a day. Bee balm has antiseptic compounds that can help heal respiratory infections and clear nasal congestion.

Carrot juice Mix with honey and a little warm water. Take a tablespoonful several times a day.

Cayenne pepper Mix ¼-½ teaspoon of pepper in a glass of water and use as a gargle, swallowing afterward. You can also use 15-20 drops of Tabasco sauce in a glass of water or juice. Pepper helps clear congestion and draws blood to the throat to fight infection.

Chamomile tea will soothe the throat.

Garlic Grate one or two cloves of garlic and mix with a teaspoon of honey. Take as needed.

Ginger Make a tea using ginger and drink 6 oz several times a day, as needed.

Grape juice Mix a cup of grape juice with a teaspoon of honey.

Honey Mix honey with juice of a fresh lemon and take as needed. Not only does honey soothe the tickle, but it has antibacterial properties, too.
 

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Red Robin said:
It's a proven fact that most dead people have been seen by doctors within the last 24 hours before death...When it comes to doctors..just say no!
It's a proven fact that all people see a doctor after there dead ( so they can pronounce you so :!: ) But I sugest you see one before that :? Sometimes home cures just don't cut it and if its an infection you will need proper meds. GO SEE THE DOC SOON :!:
 

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Could it be they WAITED to long to go?????? :D :D
Could be. :lol: Of course there is the distinct possibility they really can't do much to help either. I have a couple friends that are Doctors and 2 that are pharmacist. If I need a doctor , they come to me. I don't need them. Kids go and the wife goes,.....I prefer to be sick.
 

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Here is a wee Hot Toddy recipe...

1 teaspoon honey
2 fluid ounces boiling water
1 1/2 fluid ounces fine scotch whiskey (two ounces is fine as well)
3 whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1 slice fresh lemon
1 pinch ground nutmeg

Directions
Pour the honey, boiling water, and whiskey into a mug. Spice it with the cloves and cinnamon, and put in the slice of lemon. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes so the flavors can mingle, then sprinkle with a pinch of nutmeg before serving.

Take until well,...... or drunk enough not to care how bad you feel......
 

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Used to know a doctor that prescribed this for colds. Put extra blankets on the bed to keep you extra warm. Lay on your back with your feet sticking straight up so you can see them, have an extra pillow under you head and neck to prop yourself up, drink Ezra Brooks straight from the bottle until you can see four feet sticking up in the blankets. After this you will be either cured or you could care less. Took his advice, can't remember if it worked :???:
 

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well if your going to use the whiskey do what my granny told me. Get in the bathroom and run the hot water till filled with steam ......stay in till you cant take anymore. Drink a double shot of whiskey and go to bed. You will go right to sleep :D
 

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Your welcome,Shelly.You would do the same thing for me,thats what best friends are for.
 

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Used to know a doctor that prescribed this for colds. Put extra blankets on the bed to keep you extra warm. Lay on your back with your feet sticking straight up so you can see them, have an extra pillow under you head and neck to prop yourself up, drink Ezra Brooks straight from the bottle until you can see four feet sticking up in the blankets. After this you will be either cured or you could care less. Took his advice, can't remember if it worked



I think they want the patient to fit the casket easier.


Seriously, I read somewhere that tens of thousands of people die each year due to medical mistakes - and that most of the incidents are never reported.
 
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The way things have been going up here any cold is nothing to play around with-- everything has been going into pnuemonia...Wife has been running all week doing chest X-rays night and day, hospital has been full, and the mortician has been smiling...Really hitting the older people...
One of the inlaws waited around for a week- ended up in the hospital for 5 days- and then when he went home still had to stay on oxygen as they're afraid it may have done major scarrage to his lungs.....Be a Hell of a note to have to start carrying an oxygen tank with you at 50 years of age just because he was too bullheaded to go to the Doc sooner.....
 

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