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What is your best home remedy?

submitted on January 14, 2011 by sareece in "Member's Lounge"
My daughter got a spider bite on her leg, which turned into an abscess (boil.) My mom told me that my great-grandma swore by putting raw bacon on a boil overnight to draw it to a head to rupture. I was very skeptical but tried it last night and it worked like a charm.

Home remedies are often cheaper and sometimes even more effective than other modern remedies. What are some of the best home remedies you have heard of?

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    Posted by siggy38 on January 14, 2011
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    For indigestion or gas, I mix a tablespoon of baking soda in a glass of lukewarm better than any antacid I've ever tried.
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    Posted by sandyshore on January 14, 2011
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    For an itchy mosquito bite put a touch of toothpaste on the bite to stop the itchiness. Should be a minty toothpaste.
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    Posted by CouponNut on January 14, 2011
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    The old fashion mustard pack for a backache.
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      Posted by sareece on January 14, 2011
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      You MUST tell me more about this mustard pack!
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      Posted by CouponNut on January 15, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      A mustard pack is a mustard paste made with dry mustard & flour mixed with hot water. Mix until thick, it will be like plaster. Spread thin coat of paste on a shredded white sheet the size fitting to your area, you can either fold the sheet in half to make a pack or put another piece of sheet on top to make the pack. Compress the paste down tight, it should be nice and hot to the touch and you're ready for an old-fashion healing remedy for back & shoulder aches. Please use white cotton sheet, its thin, yet sturdy and sanitary, no dyes or foreign materials to seep into your skin. This works great! Big Grin
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    Posted by DebsFreebies on January 14, 2011
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    For Sunburns: Vinegar baths are very soothing and will help relieve pain in a hurry. If you don't have vinegar on hand, add a cup of baking soda to the water.
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    Posted by arzkar on January 14, 2011
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    2 Drops of warm olive oil for ear infection.
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    Posted by deby32953 on January 14, 2011
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    Believe it or not, I was a big time surfer girl since I grew up living beach side in FL & my 1st real job was as a lifeguard. For jellyfish stings, bee stings, mosquitoes bites and all kinds of bites & stings we used baking powder. We'd make a thick paste and glob it on the afflicted area. It would take the pain right out and ease the infliction.

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