Dr Oz: Home Remedies For Summer Problems
Don’t let pain ruin your summer! Dr Oz shared his best and favorite home remedies for everything from sunburns to heat rash to bug bites. First, he started with sunburns and some images shared by his loyal viewers of their worst sunburns. One woman, Rachel, went on a trip to Jamaica and didn’t reapply her sunscreen, so she was left with a horrible sunburn on her back.
Dr Oz: Oatmeal For Sunburn Relief
Fortunately, dermatologist Dr Whitney Bowe had just the solution to help Rachel find some relief. It’s oatmeal! Oatmeal has natural ant-inflammatory properties and is soothing for inflamed skin. Instead of simply covering yourself in oatmeal, try wrapping oatmeal up in a cheesecloth then let water pour through it. Collect that liquid and apply it to your sunscreen every 2-4 hours. Your sunscreen will immediately feel better and will heal much faster.
Dr Oz: Natural Home Remedy For Heat Rash
Dr Oz then turned to Alex who often gets heat rash. Dr Bowe explained that heat rash is caused when your sweat ducts are blocked which can trigger inflammation and an itchy rash. Dr Bowe’s favorite home remedy for heat rash is sandal wood powder. Sandal wood powder helps calm inflammation and prevent skin cells from “piling up on one another.” She claims it’s great for unclogging sweat ducts. All you have to do is combine one part water and one part sandal wood powder and mix until it forms a paste. Then apply that paste to the affected area.
Dr Oz: Toothpaste For Itchy Mosquito Bites
What about bug bites? Is there a home remedy that can take care of that itchy, irritating bump left behind by pesky mosquitoes? It turns out toothpaste is a great remedy because it contains menthol, which gives it that minty flavor. Mental provides a cooling sensation on the skin and will cause your brain to focus on the cooling instead of the itch. Plus, the toothpaste will reduce the swelling of the bug bite.