70 Medical Tips That Actually Work

 

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  1. Putting toothpaste on a sting stops the pain
  2. Baking soda is an excellent antacid
  3. Eating activated charcoal will bind ingested chemicals and poisons
  4. Aloe Vera gel takes the heat out of burns
  5. Natural yogurt stops the irritation and clears vaginal thrush
  6. Natural yogurt takes the heat out of sunburn
  7. A strong magnet will draw metal to the surface of a wound
  8. Olive oil smothers head lice killing them. Repeat after 5 days
  9. Olive oil treats psoriasis and dry eczema preventing cracking
  10. Cling wrap is the ideal covering for burns
  11. Cinnamon sticks in a jar with water makes antiseptic mouthwash
  12. If a wound has glass in squeeze both sides of the wound and it will pop out
  13. White vinegar treats fungal nail infection. 1 part vinegar 2 parts water
  14. Duct tape will hold a large wound together until you can deal with it
  15. Scrape stings out with an ATM card. Pinching it out puts more venom in
  16. Sanitary towels make excellent pressure dressings
  17. Seal a sucking chest wound with a plastic bag fixed on 3 sides only over the wound.
  18. Seal a sucking chest wound with an ATM card stuck on three sides only over the wound
  19. Cut up an ATM card to use a a finger splint. Tape strips each side of the finger
  20. Clove oil relieves toothache
  21. Strong, cooled black tea relieves conjunctivitis
  22. Parsley stops bad breath and contains masses of vitamin C and vitamin A
  23. Eggshell is the best form of calcium supplement
  24. Eggshell dries and broken up keeps slugs off your veggies…giving you more to eat!
  25. Olive oil loosens solid earwax
  26. Regular sugar heals wounds, just pour it in.
  27. Regular sugar heals minor mouth burns and mouth ulcers
  28. Tampons work well to plug penetrating wounds
  29. Curved upholstery needles are good for suturing wounds
  30. Dental floss is a good substitute for suture material in emergencies
  31. Toothpaste applied to a blister or cold sore will dry them up
  32. A patch of duct tape over a wart will kill it. Change patch daily.
  33. Maggots make excellent cleaners for infected wounds
  34. Children under 16 should not be given aspirin
  35. Anyone with clotting disorders should not be given aspirin
  36. 1/4 aspirin a day helps prevent heart attacks/strokes by thinning the blood
  37. Cut toe nails straight across to prevent in growing and infection
  38. A small blob of softened candle wax will seal a tooth where a filling is lost
  39. Pleasant smells lift the spirit and enhance your mood
  40. Pregnant women should not eat foods high in vitamin A ( foetal blindness)
  41. The trace elements in homemade chicken soup really does make you feel better
  42. Sniffing onions or vapour rub causes tears which washes debris from eyes
  43. Petroleum jelly seals grazes and stops bacteria entering the wound
  44. A large elastic band/ hair band makes an emergency tourniquet
  45. A rubber glove makes a makeshift tourniquet
  46. Keep a hand/foot dressing in place with a fingerless rubber glove
  47. Hold an arm/leg dressing in place with cut off piece of panty hose
  48. Strap a broken finger with tape to an unbroken one next to it
  49. Strap two broken fingers together to immobilise them
  50. Sneeze into the crook of your arm to avoid contaminating your hands
  51. Push elevator buttons with your knuckle so your fingers stay clean
  52. If you can’t wash your clothes seal them in bags for 5 days to kill typhus lice and other bugs
  53. Damp dust weekly to prevent mite infestation
  54. Clean wounds however minor as soon as possible to prevent infection
  55. Never burst blisters it lets infection in. Blister fluid is sterile.
  56. Barley water relieves cystitis. (Boil grain and drink the juice)
  57. Cranberry juice relieves cystitis
  58. If you pop an abscess use a sterile needle at the bottom to aid drainage
  59. Flies spread disease. Clear all human and animal waste immediately and cover food.
  60. Never give alcohol to hypothermic patients, it will cool them more
  61. Re-warm hypothermia victims with gentle heat and do it slowly
  62. Don’t rub areas you suspect to be frost bitten it causes more damage
  63. Prevent scurvy with adequate vitamin C
  64. Prevent rickets with adequate vitamin D
  65. Prevent spina bifida in babies with folic acid in pregnancy
  66. Prevent anaemia with adequate iron intake. Cast iron cookware helps
  67. Prevent bone/tooth problems with adequate calcium
  68. Prevent pregnancy by using natural sponge as a barrier to ejaculate
  69. Natural sponge can also be a reusable feminine hygiene product.
  70. Feminine hygiene pads make great pressure dressings for large wounds.

Take care

Liz

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