The Home Doctor is a guide that shows readers how to use basic medical supplies and DIY medical procedures. These tips will help you to treat common ailments and take care of yourself in times of need. The book covers everything, from the importance and use of a stethoscope, to how to use a listrine. Here are the most important points to remember before you start reading.
Leeches are used for treating illnesses
In ancient Egypt, leeches were often employed to help people suffering from nervous system abnormalities. Today, leeches are used to treat dental issues, skin diseases, and infections. Although it is less common than in the past leeches are still used in plastic surgery. The insects secrete proteins, peptides, and anticoagulants that help treat a variety of illnesses. Although the FDA approved the use of leeches in medicine in 2004, their popularity is slowly increasing.
In ancient times, leeches were used to treat a variety of ailments, including rheumatic pains, gout, and hemorrhoids. Many ancient doctors believed that leeches were capable of healing any illness. To restore their bodily humors, they would bleed patients. This was believed to improve their overall health. This treatment was also common in medieval Europe. It was used to treat a variety of illnesses, including eye and laryngitis.
Because of the antibacterial effects of leech saliva, the therapy can be effective in alleviating painful conditions such as shingles. Many species of leech saliva are considered medicinal and can be used to treat autoimmune diseases and gastrointestinal tract infections. It is also used to treat a variety of skin ailments, including psoriasis, a common skin disease in which skin cells replace themselves too quickly. Chronic plaque psoriasis, one of the most common types of psoriasis, is also known as chronic plaque psoriasis.
Antibiotics stop the progression from a cold to pneumonia
People with a healthy immune system can avoid antibiotics for a cold, if they are able to fight off the infection with their own immune system. Antibiotics will not treat the cold itself, but they can prevent the progression of it to pneumonia. Although antibiotics are effective against some bacteria, they are not effective against Mycoplasma pneumoniae. A number of recent antibiotics that target Mycoplasma have been developed and can be used to treat a common cold.
The duration of the cough and symptoms of pneumonia are more than those of a cold or flu. You can still treat yourself at-home with more rest, fluid intake and over-the counter medicines. Anyone with severe symptoms should consult a healthcare provider immediately. Children suffering from pneumonia-like symptoms should consult a doctor immediately. The illness can cause permanent damage to their lungs.
Among other things, pneumonia can be caused by a variety of different bacteria. Resistance to antibiotics can develop in bacteria that causes colds and flu. In hospitals, bacteria can become resistant to antibiotics over time. This makes them less effective. Besides, bacteria from hospital environments can spread antibiotic-resistant bacteria to other people. In addition, those on breathing machines are at an increased risk of hospital-acquired pneumonia. Another source of pneumonia are long-term care facilities.
Your body signals will indicate if you have hidden inflammation
Hidden inflammation can interfere with your health and function and is often hard to recognize. Hidden inflammation symptoms can vary from person-to-person, but they are indicative of a potentially serious condition. People often stop listening to their bodies until symptoms become chronic or become common. Here’s a list with common symptoms and how to spot them. You can identify if you are experiencing any of these symptoms and take steps to relieve your discomfort and improve your overall health.
Inflammation is a natural defense mechanism that protects the body against infection and foreign substances. It produces white blood cells to fight off infection. This natural process can lead to serious health problems in some people and decrease their quality of living. It is important to recognize signs of hidden inflammation and regularly check your hsCRP levels. You may even feel the need to see a doctor to get checked for hidden inflammation.
Listrine is a natural cure for a sore throat
Over-the-counter herbal remedies may be effective in treating a sore or sore throat. However, some herbs can interact with prescription medications and could be dangerous if you have a history of health problems. Herbs you might try include marshmallow root, slippery elm, and licorice root. To loosen mucus, you can gargle with saltwater to soothe a sore head.
Another natural remedy to ease a sore throat is slippery elm tea. Brew two tablespoons of slippery elm bark powder in a cup of hot water and allow it to steep for five minutes. Honey has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and immune-boosting properties, making it an effective sore throat remedy. To make a throat spray, or mouthwash, you can also make use of diluted peppermint essential Oil.
Acid reflux occurs when stomach acid reaches the throat. Acid in the stomach can cause a sore throat by making it worse and making it more painful. Avoid eating acid-rich foods like soda, fried foods, citrus fruits, and other foods right before bed. If your sore throat is due to acid reflux, an antacid can help relieve the symptoms. An over-the counter antacid may also be helpful.
A home remedy for sore throats is to gargle with licorice root in warm water. Licorice root has natural antibacterial properties that boost the immune system. Avoid licorice root if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Another effective home remedy is honey, which is soothing to the throat and increases antioxidant levels. For even more benefits, you can add lemon juice or apple cider vinegar. For quick relief, you can try raw honey every 2 hours if none or all of these remedies work.
Wild edibles can be found around your home
There are a variety of wild edibles you can harvest right around your home. Elderberry, for example, is an edible plant that grows in lawns and gardens. It has a distinct tusk with a deep notched appearance and a bitter alkaloid. Elderberry roots, bark, and leaves can also be eaten. Elderberry leaves can be eaten raw, or fried as zucchini flowers. Bullrush, also known as cattail, is another wild edible. In spring, it produces green male heads that are harvested by cutting off the husk. Cattail heads are prepared much like corn on the cob.
Garlic mustard, which is also a wild edible, is another example. It is native to the UK as well as the US. Young garlic shoots and leaves taste like parsley. To harvest garlic mustard, remove the flowering stems and young leaves to prevent seeds from forming. Young garlic can also be eaten, but you should be cautious about picking similar plants. If you are unsure of the safety of a plant, it’s always best to consult a physician before using it.
Chickweed can also be used medicinally. Chickweed is great as a salad or can be used to make an alcohol tincture. It can help to remove cysts, tone your thyroid, and aid weight loss. Chickweed can be made into a coffee substitute by grinding its leaves, stems, roots, and stems. Chickweed is also used in traditional medicine for digestive disorders.
Taking expired medication is dangerous
If you have a medical condition that requires a continuous dose of the drug, it is not a good idea to use expired medication. Although it may be harmless for minor symptoms, expired medication can have serious side effects. Before you take any medicine, make sure to check the expiration dates. If you’re not sure when it expired, here are some reasons to throw it out. Expired medications won’t work and could make you sicker.
Expired medicines have a lower potency than the fresh ones. It is possible for an antibiotic to not work if it expires. This is because the medication has been contaminated with bacteria. These bacteria can cause bacterial proliferation, which can lead further infection and resistance to antibiotics. Even if you manage to get rid of your infection by using expired medication, there are still serious risks.
Although expired medication is not necessarily dangerous, its potency has decreased over time. A U.S. Department of Defense study found that drug potency remains a factor even one year after expiration. Moreover, when storing expired medications, keep in mind that they should be stored in a cool and dry place. Avoid storing them in your bathroom medicine cabinet, as these are humid and hot places. Keep them out of your car as they can heat up even in moderate temperatures.