Frequently Asked Questions
Can I gargle Epsom salt for swollen gums from wisdom tooth pain?
Table salt isn't really helping, so I was thinking could Epsom salt since it helps swollen joints.
Epsom salts cannot be gargled, only regular salt. If your gums are swollen from wisdom tooth pain, you possibly have an abscess (infection). You need to see a dentist to at least be put on antibiotics for that. Untreated abscesses can get in your blood stream and kill you. It is serious. Google how serious an abscessed tooth can be. Pain meds would stop the pain, but not take care of the underlying problem, which would just get worse.
why do i have sore gums and throat?
Hope someone out there can help. I have been having pain for the past 3 months. The pain will start in gums and then on to my throat, when it moves to my throat it will make my asthma worse. I also get pain in my ears like a probing feeling
I have to get an operation on my nose because of a twisted bone on my nose which is giving me sinus problems and pain. I am also taking dizzy spells.
I also have bad heart burn.
This problem is starting to get me down, the doc has sent my for test on my heart which came back clear.
Can anyone advise me on how to get to the bottom of this problem.
If we offered you a miracle remedy that prevents and cures "Sore Throat" would you buy it? Certainly you would. You won’t find it in a Pharmacy but at the Grocery Store.
Try the Natural Cures for Sore Throat.
Sore throat refers to the inflammation of the pharynx, or back of the throat. It occurs frequently when a person has a cold or an attack of influenza. This inflammation may also involve the tonsils and adenoids if these have not already been removed. An irritating condition of the throat may range from the harmless to the potentially serious.
Symptoms: In case of acute sore throat, the patient complains burning and dryness in the throat followed by chills, fever, and some hoarseness or laryngitis. The lymph glands along the sides of the neck may become swollen and tender. The back of the throat may become very red and even covered with a greyish-white membrane. The patient may find difficulty in swallowing, especially during the acute stage. There may also be postnasal discharge if the irritation has spread to the nasal passages. The patient with sore throat, caused by ‘ Streptococcal’ germs suffers from high fever and sharp pain with swelling.
Causes: Sore throat is mainly caused by bacteria or a viral infection. Many different kind of ailments can give rise to this condition. The most common of these ailments are common cold and influenza. Other diseases which can causes sore throat are tonsillitis, mumps, sinusitis, measles, and diphtheria. Even leukemia on rare occasions may lead to sore throat. Other causes of this disease are excessive smoking and talking, frequent use of voice as in certain professions like singing, acting, and teaching.
Treatment: The patient suffering from sore throat should fast on orange juice and water for 3-5 days, depending on the severity of the condition. He should take orange juice diluted with warm water every two or three hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during this period. The bowels should be cleansed daily with warm water enema. This should be done twice daily in more serious cases. A wet pack should be applied to the throat at two-hourly intervals during the day, and also one at night. The procedure is to wring out some linen material in cold water, wrap two or three times round the effected part, and cover with some flanner. The throat may be gargled several times with warm water mixed with a little salt. A hot Epsom-salt bath, taken daily during this period, will be highly beneficial.
When the more severe symptoms subside, the patient may adopt an all-fruit diet for three or four further days, taking three meals a day of juicy fruits such as orange, apple, pineapple, and papaya at five-hourly intervals. Thereafter he may gradually adopt a well-balanced diet, with emphasis on seeds, nuts and grains, raw vegetables and fresh fruits. The daily dry friction and deep breathing and other exercises should form part of the daily health regimen.
Home Remedies: Certain home remedies have been found to be beneficial in the treatment of sore throat. One such remedy is use of mango (aam) bark which is very efficacious in sore throat and other throat disorders. Its fluid can be applied locally with beneficial results. It can also be used as a throat gargle. This gargle is treated by mixing 10 mL of the fluidextract with 125 mL of water. The herb belleric myrobian (bahera) is another valuable remedy for sore throat. A mixture of the pulp of the fruit, salt, long pepper (pipli) and honey should be administered in the treatment of this condition. The fried fruit, roasted after covering it with wheat flour, is also a popular remedy for sore throat.
Betel leaves (pan-ka-patta) have proved beneficial in the treatment of this disease. The leaves should be applied locally for obtaining relief. The fruit of the betel tree, mixed with honey, can also be taken beneficially to relieve irritating throat cough.
The bishop’s weed (ajowan) is valuable in treating sore throat. An infusion of the seeds mixed with common salt can be used beneficially as a gargle in acute condition caused by colds. The spice cinnamon (dalchini) is also regarded as an effective remedy for sore throat, resulting from cold. Coarsely powdered and boiled in a glass of water with a pinch of pepper powder and honey, it can be taken as a medicine in the treatment of this condition. The oil of cinnamon, mixed with honey, also gives immense relief. A gargle prepared from fenugreek (methi) seeds has been found very effective remedy for treating sore throat. To prepare this gargle, two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds should be put in a litre of cold water and allowed to simmer for half an hour over a low flame. It should be allowed to cool to a bearable temperature. It should then be strained and entire quantity used as a gargle.
The leaves of the holy basil (tulsi) have also been found beneficial in the treatment of this condition. The water boiled with basil leaves should be taken as a drink and also used as a gargle in sore throat.
The patient should avoid rapid changes in temperature like hot sunshine to air-conditioned rooms. He should avoid cold and sore foods which may irritate his throat. To prevent the disease, a person should avoid touching tissues, handkerchief, towels or utensils used by the patients suffering from sore throat.
Suffered the same problem like you.
Hope this helps, Good Luck.
My dad has hereditary high blood pressure?
Are there any good foods for him or alternatives? He's on a prescription, has a personal blood pressure monitor, and has seen the doctor (obviously). Also, my mom has low blood pressure. Any advice?
Hello, I am decidely NOT a doctor, but then this is the "Alternative Medicine" section isn't it? Accordingly I will not suggest some mainstream medication such as NorvaSc that artificially blocks calcium and has a whole laundry list of side effects, including severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); dark urine; difficulty breathing; fast or irregular heartbeat; pounding in the chest; swelling of feet or legs; tender, bleeding, or swollen gums; worsening chest pain; yellowing of the eyes or skin, dizziness; drowsiness; fatigue; flushing; headache; muscle cramps; nausea; stomach pain; and weakness
For high blood pressure, try these suggestions instead:
Cayenne Pepper is probably the fastest way to lower high blood pressure. Either mix one teaspoon of cayenne pepper with half a cup of luke-warm water and stir, or better still, mix two tablespoons of honey with two teaspoons of cayenne pepper and boil them with a glass of water and drink when it is warm. Not only will this bring great relief to your high blood pressure, but it also tastes good!
Hawthorn berries have rightly been called "food for the heart". They lower blood pressure as well as protecting arterial walls and preventing and treating hypertension and angina.
Two Evening Primrose oil pills a day can drop blood pressure about 10 points off of both the bottom and top numbers.
Cutting out all caffeine can lower blood pressure by 10-15 points off the top and 8-10 points off the bottom.
Eat lots of garlic, preferably raw minced garlic. Studies have proven that garlic significantly lowers both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
Likewise cinnamon can help lower blood pressure, as well as lower circulating blood glucose, triglycerides, LDL cholesterol and overall cholesterol.
Mix 1/2 onion juice and 1/2 honey. Take two tablespoons once a day for one to two weeks.
Eat one Papaya on an empty stomach daily for a month. Do not eat anything after for about two hours.
A healthy diet with plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits, and quality fish oils and other good omega 3 fats will also help.
For low blood pressure:
It is important to note that a leading cause of low blood pressure is faulty nutrition. Faulty nutrition can make the tissues forming the walls of the blood vessels over-relaxed, and flabby or streched. This results in less supply of oxygen and nutrients to the tissues. Malnutrition can result from a diet deficient in calories, proteins, vitamin C, or almost any one of the B vitamins.
Emotional problems are also frequent cause of low blood pressure. To a lesser degree, prolonged disappointment and frustration may result in a subnormal blood pressure.
Water. Dehydration reduces blood volume, which can lead to a drop in blood pressure.
Beetroot juice. The juice of raw beetroot is one of the most effective home remedies for low blood pressure. Drink a cup of this juice twice daily. Considerable improvement should be noticeable within a week.
Indian spikenard. The herb Indian spikenard is another effective home remedy for low blood pressure. It should be taken in doses of thirty to forty grains with a pinch of a little camphor and cinnamon (cinnamon). An infusion can also be prepared by steeping 15 to 20 gm of the herb in 250 ml of boiling water, and taking it thrice a day.
Epsom Salts Baths. Hot Epsom salt bath are one of the simplest remedy for low blood pressure. An Epsom salt bath is prepared by dissolving one to one and half kg of commercial Epsom Salt in an ordinary bath of hot water. This bath should be taken just before retiring to bed.
Nutrients. Protein, vitamin C, and all vitamins of the B group have been found beneficial in the prevention and treatment of low blood pressure. Of these, pantothenic acid is of particular importance. Liberal use of this vitamin alone often helps in raising the blood pressure. A diet which contains adequate quantities of complete proteins, B vitamin and, particularly, the nutrients that stimulate adrenal production, quickly normalizes low blood pressure.
Sea Salt. The use of salt is valuable in low blood pressure. Until the blood pressure reaches normal levels through proper dietary and other remedies, it is essential that the patient should take salty foods and half a teaspoon of sea salt in water daily. Note: Refined table salt can do in a pinch, but it really is not a good healthy choice.