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Applying ice, drinking plenty of water and herbal teas are ways to help relieve symptoms of gout.

Applying ice, drinking plenty of water and herbal teas are ways to help relieve symptoms of gout.

Gout is the painful inflammation of the big toe caused by defects in uric acid metabolism and its salts in blood and joints.

Gout Home Remedies:

Avoid aspirin or acetaminophen.  Aspirin can inhibit excretion of uric acid, making the condition worse 

and acetaminophen does not have adequate capability of fighting inflammation.  

Avoid foods such as anchovies, heart, brains, kidney, meat extracts, sardines, mussels are all high

 in urine and increase the levels of uric acid, making gout worse.  

Reduce the intake of processed foods such as refined sugars and white flour. 

Drink plenty of water.  For the women that are also suffering from kidney stones due to their condition, 

this will help to discourage the formation of kidney stones. 

Drink herbal teas.  

Don’t drink alcohol.  

Don’t engage in fad diets.  

Discuss your supplements with your doctor.  Some vitamins are known to bring on attacks of gout such

as vitamin A.

Apply ice to the affected joint to help ease the pain and swelling.  

Keep your blood pressure under control.  

Mix two tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar with two tablespoons of organic honey and take twice

a day. 

If you are experiencing gout definitely schedule an appointment with your doctor to discuss your condition 

and alternative therapies. 

 

Baking soda is an expensive way to help athlete's foot.

Baking soda is an expensive way to help athlete

Athlete’s Foot Home Remedies

While most of us think of athlete’s foot as a condition that inflicts men, women experience athlete’s foot as well. In fact, the condition affects 70% of the population- being men, women and children of either sex before puberty. However, it is uncommon among women. Many women are troubled by the condition as it is a concern if left untreated. Infection can result and in severe cases your doctor may want to perform monthly blood tests. For mild cases many women choose to practice home remedies which you will find numerous. Among the many you may try a following of the few, which are suggested for women.

Athlete’s foot is the result of a fungus called Trichophyton, and among its symptoms are itching and burning of the skin and in severe cases cracking, pain and bleeding. The rash will appear red, or the skin dry and peeling on the feet.

Athlete’s Foot Home Remedies

Use baking soda. This is an inexpensive remedy that most women have in their kitchen cupboard and works as a foot powder helping to relieve the condition. Either sprinkle the baking soda onto the infected area and in your shoes, or make a paste by mixing the baking soda with warm water.

After getting out of the bath or shower, use a hairdryer on your feet to dry them. Also, use a hairdryer to blow hair into your shoes to keep your shoes dry.

Rub antiperspirant onto your feet.

Disinfect your shoes with Lysol to kill off any living fungus spores within your shoes. Simply spray the Lysol in your shoes and then dry them with the hairdryer.

Combine a mixture of two teaspoons of salt and add per one pint of warm water to soak your feet. This will help to eliminate the growth of the fungus.

When your condition begins to improve remove the dead skin using a bristled scrub brush.

This is a very troublesome and often painful affection. The edges or sides of the nail are disposed to turn down and grow into the flesh, giving rise to inflammation, ulceration, and often great pain and suffering. The best remedy I have ever known in this difficulty is to scrape with some sharp-pointed instrument, as the point of a penknife, a sort of groove or gutter in the center of the nail lengthways from the root to the end. It must be scraped down to near the quick, or as thin as it can be borne. This renders the nail “weak in the back,” so that it will gradually and ultimately turn up at the sides until the edges come above and over the flesh. Continue this as fast as the nail grows out and grows thicker, and you will eventually succeed in getting the nail in its proper shape and position. It will be proper to poultice if there is much inflammation, and also apply healing salve. If ulceration, bathe the part also occasionally with tinctures aloes, myrrh, and opium, equal parts mixed.—Gunn’s Domestic Physician.