Have you ever wondered what do doctors use to treat burns? Or how does it work for your dentist when he manages to relieve your toothache in just a minute?
Doctors not always have the remedy on hand. Sometimes even they have to improvise when treating a patient, same as you do at home.
Here are some examples:
“Clean your face gently using some salt (it has an antiseptic effect) and a few drops of ‘neem’ oil,” explains doctor Hema Sundaram.
Rinse your face well, and apply some natural mask, use plain yoghurt, for example. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. Yoghurt contains lactic acid that works as a natural peeling and makes the skin shiny and fresh, but this step will also help you solve the acne problem and reduce the color changes of the fine lines you may have.
Quick solution for irritated skin
“Spray on some mineral water,” advised doctor Christopher Dannaker, dermatology professor at the University of California, San Francisco.
Researchers have repeatedly confirmed that water is rich in minerals, which is beneficial for the skin. Spring water reduces the pain caused by burns and rashes, and it is commonly used to reduce the redness and the itchy feeling after a laser treatment.
Mosquitoes can be really irritating sometimes, and doctor Dannaker suggests that you use an aspirin paste to reduce the swelling and the itchy feeling every time you treat a mosquito bite. Crush some aspirin and add just enough water to dissolve it. Apply the aspirin paste directly on the bite.
It has anti-inflammatory properties, and this easy to make remedy can help you reduce the redness caused by bites, stings, pimples and hair splinters, because it is rich in salicylic acid, an active ingredient that has proven to be helpful in treating acne.
Eczema and psoriasis
Olive oil is the perfect cure for eczema and psoriasis. Simply apply some olive oil on the sore spot and you should soon see some improvement. Do a gentle massage on every square inch using a teaspoon, until the skin is completely dry.
Olive oil has no chemical ingredients that can irritate the skin, and it is the main ingredient contained in different skin care creams. But, if your problem is more complex, skip this initial therapy and consult your doctor as soon as possible.
“You may have fallen asleep on the beach, or just touched the wrong handle of a hot pot. However, burns can be really annoying and unpleasant.
You can always treat minor burns with a cold compress, and it is best if you can use black or green tea,” explains doctor Maria Savard, a professor at the School of Medicine in Pennsylvania. Soak a piece of gauze in some tea and apply it on the burn. This will help you reduce the inflammation.
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