Dr Oz: Cabbage Wound Remedy
Healing Secrets For Wounds: Nurse Paula suggested using cabbage to help heal your wounds. She demonstrated on Dr Oz by taking a cold leaf of cabbage (out of the fridge) and placing it directly on the wound. Wrap it up with some gauze. The cabbage acts like an icepack and drained the wound, helping it to heal and feel better. For faster healing, try keeping it on overnight.
Dr Oz: Hypertonic Saline Wash Cold Remedy
Cold Remedy: To fight a cold, Nurse Jennifer suggested using a cold-hypertonic saline wash instead of a Neti pot. To do this, use 3 tsp of kosher salt and 1 tsp of baking soda. Mix up the ingredients into one quart of warm tap water. Use a bulb syringe or a dropper. When using this method for infants, be sure the drops fall out of the other nostril. Nurse Jennifer demonstrated with the dropper and squeezed the solution into one nostrils and it came out the other. (It’s kind of gross, but I use this method all the time and it works.) This is also a great remedy for chronic sinusitis.
Dr Oz: Pedialyte Hangover Remedy
Hangover Remedy: Nurse Holly suggested drinking Pedialyte for a hangover. (For those with kids, you know exactly where to find this item in the drugstore.) Pedialyte has a higher concentration of electrolytes and will help replenish loss liquids caused by dehydration from excessive drinking. Warning: This is an off label use and is not FDA approved for treatment of effects following alcohol consumption.
Dr Oz: Milk Burn Remedy
Burn Remedy: Nurse Nate suggested using whole milk and some ice. Milk contains proteins and lipids to promote healing. Place your burn inside a bowl of milk and ice or you can use a compress to blot the burned area.
Dr Oz: Mint Tea Itch Remedy
Itching Remedy: Nurse Donna suggested using mint tea because it contains plenty of menthol, which has anti-inflammatory properties. To do this, place 1 oz of dried mint leaves into 2 cups of boiling water. Let it steep and then cool off. Blot cloth and place it directly onto itch.