Home remedies

Posted by stuckonu @stuckonu, Nov 3, 2019

Is it cultural that some people use and believe in what is sometimes called home remedies?
I’m afraid to name a particular culture because it may be taken out of context and or labeled an *…ist of some kind.
I think another problem with talking about one of Grandmas cures is that it can be seen as “ practicing medicine without a license.”
I think of home remedies as a separate reality which some my recognize as the title of a book about “ seeing things in a different light “

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@gingerw

@imallears Years ago, now decades, I had recurring ear infections. An intern at the hospital told me to use a 50/50 mix of alcohol and vinegar once a week or so in my ears. Lay on your side, about 4 drops into ear exposed, let it sit for about a minute, tilt your head and drain out. Repeat on other side. Voila! No more infections since then. It changed the pH in my ears, making them healthier. Now I only do it once a month or two, with no issues. Hope this helps,
Ginger

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@gingerw The alcohol white or green alcohol?

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@gingerw

@imallears Years ago, now decades, I had recurring ear infections. An intern at the hospital told me to use a 50/50 mix of alcohol and vinegar once a week or so in my ears. Lay on your side, about 4 drops into ear exposed, let it sit for about a minute, tilt your head and drain out. Repeat on other side. Voila! No more infections since then. It changed the pH in my ears, making them healthier. Now I only do it once a month or two, with no issues. Hope this helps,
Ginger

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@gingerw
Hi,
I also am prone to ear infections, more so since I wear two hearing aids. However, what I have now is a fungus which is a bacteria.
I have gotten in once before. When you wear hearing aids, the canals become warm and moist…a perfect breeding ground for bacteria no matter how careful you are in keeping them as dry as possible. He told me a while ago that I have dry ears and to use mineral oil which I did. However, I am stopping that and will use the water and apple cider vinegar maybe once a week. The reason I won’t use the alcohol is because it is drying and the acetic acid in the vinegar is drying enough. This is Goggle’s not grandma’s recipe but whatever floats the boat.
Don’t change anything if it works for you. I love DIY and Goggle!

FL Mary

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@lioness

@imallears Thanks I will start to use this

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@lioness
I use a syringe right now but may switch to the drop method that Ginger mentioned after the problem clears up

FL Mary….dry ears, dry eyes, dry mouth…aye yi yi

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@imallears

@lioness
I use a syringe right now but may switch to the drop method that Ginger mentioned after the problem clears up

FL Mary….dry ears, dry eyes, dry mouth…aye yi yi

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@imallers Yep so true why oh why do we have all these problems.

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@lioness

@gingerw The alcohol white or green alcohol?

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@lioness white alcohol
Ginger

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@gingerw

@lioness white alcohol
Ginger

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@gingerw Thanks I use Wintergreen on my legs at night

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This is a test. I think I accidentally messed up something in my gmail account. My mayo clinic emails are going into spam. So I clicked on the "no report spam " icon. That moved my emails in spam to my inbox. But over the last hour i haven't received the emails in my gmail inbox. I will try again tomorrow. But any input is appreciated. Good night.

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@georgette12

This is a test. I think I accidentally messed up something in my gmail account. My mayo clinic emails are going into spam. So I clicked on the "no report spam " icon. That moved my emails in spam to my inbox. But over the last hour i haven't received the emails in my gmail inbox. I will try again tomorrow. But any input is appreciated. Good night.

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Hi @georgette12,
have you tried setting a filter on your email program to move the Connect emails into a separate folder and not in your inbox? There's a discussion on how to do it here: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/tip-filter-your-connect-emails-into-a-folder-1/

Several members have reported this issue lately. Email programs are cracking down and tightening their spam filters. To prevent Connect-related emails from going to your junk mail or spam, add Connect's sender address "@n1.hubapplication.com" to your safe sender list. Here are instructions on how to do this for various email types:
– AOL http://www.subscribermail.com/safe-list/address-book-aol-mail.html
– Gmail, Outlook (hotmail) and Yahoo http://onlinegroups.net/blog/2014/02/25/how-to-whitelist-an-email-address/
Additionally, when you find a Connect email in your spam folder, move it back to the inbox and mark "Not Spam." Eventually your email will get it.

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Oh thank you. It looks like I'm getting emails again. I will read the links you sent. OMG I was so surprised that I missed these posts. Sometimes I complained that I got too many. When I lost them I didn't expect to have my little panic attack!!!

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White vinegar as well as baking soda are two of my favorite household cleaners!!!

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