Home Remedies in Treating Minor Diseases and Infections

Roselyn By Roselyn, 2nd May 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2_ykene-/
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Some diseases may be cured without medicine. Rest, good food and some home remedies are often enough for our body to fight off infection and to regain our strength.

On the Use of Medicine

There are medicines that must be taken by persons who are dangerously ill. However, we should not depend on drugs for every little illness to get well. This is wasteful and unnecessary. Besides, medicines are so expensive these days that very few people can really afford them. The use of any drug always involves a certain amount of risk and shall be avoided as much as possible. If medicines like antibiotics are used for minor ailments indiscriminately, they lose their effectiveness against serious diseases. We should be extra careful in taking and giving medicines to people with illnesses.

Common Illnesses Can be Treated Without Medicine

Common problems like colds, cough and diarrhea can be treated even without medicine. A person who has a common cold can merely rest, and drink lots of liquids, like fruit juices. Antibiotics are unnecessary, because a simple aspirin can relieve headache and lower fever. For minor coughs, drinking a lot of water and inhaling warm water vapor will loosen mucus and bring relief. There is no need for cough syrups.

Water as a Treatment

In many ways, water is an important element in both prevention of diseases and its treatment. The wise use of water often eliminates the necessity of resorting to medicines. For example, drinking boiled water or purified water and washing hands as often as possible can help one to avoid being afflicted by diarrhea, worms or diseases of the gastro-intestinal tract. Bathing often can prevent the onset of skin infections. Cleaning wounds well with boiled water and soap to get all the dirt out can also greatly minimized the possibility of being infected.

Liquids are Also Helpful

Drinking plenty of liquids has been proven helpful in the treatment of diarrhea, illnesses with fever, minor urinary infections, and constipation. Sniffing salt water can clear up a stuffed nose and breathing hot water vapors can loosen mucus in case of cough, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia or whooping cough. Gargling hot salt water helps relieve sore throat or tonsillitis while soaking the body in cool water brings down very high fever which otherwise could result in convulsion. Hot compresses are useful in the treatment of sore muscles and joints, infected wounds, abscesses and boils. Cold compresses are applied if the affected skin forms a blister or a crust, oozes, itches, stings, or burns.

There are many ways to maintain healthy, to prevent diseases, and avoid infections. However, in case illness or emergency occurs, we have to be prepared in dealing with it.

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author avatar Retired
10th May 2015 (#)

We could all benefit by increasing our water intake. I agree that we need to find other methods of treating common health issues other than with antibiotics.

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