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Q. When I was training for triathlons I was told to mix a solution of alcohol, vinegar and glycerin in a squirt bottle. After swimming I would shake the bottle and apply a few drops in each ear, letting it... (Read More)
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Q. My sweetheart developed type 2 diabetes a few years ago after decades of being overweight. Metformin caused severe diarrhea and other drugs the doctor tried were very expensive and caused nausea. In desperation, she started exercising every day and... (Read More)
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Q. I was stung by a wasp last night. I had been drinking wine so I could not take Benadryl. I did cut open a Benadryl capsule and put the contents in a glass, poured a small amount of apple... (Read More)
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It's that time of year. Your body's natural reaction to heat and humidity is to sweat because when moisture evaporates it cools the skin. There's one place, however, where sweat can't evaporate easily. Inside socks and shoes, feet can get... (Read More)
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Q. My home town is in extreme drought and about the only thing growing now are weeds. They were getting pretty tall, so I decided to mow. When I stopped to pick up a limb, I felt hot stinging and... (Read More)
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Q. I read in your column about a person who got rid of warts using Dead Sea salts from Israel. It sounded crazy, but I tried it. I had 12 warts on my hands and feet. I had tried duct... (Read More)
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Many people assume that the FDA protects Americans from dangerous drugs, especially over-the-counter drugs. But that assumption might be exposing us to unexpected risks. We recently wrote about the hazards associated with the popular pain reliever, acetaminophen. It turns out... (Read More)
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Q. Who would have dreamed that the very odd suggestion of vinegar in water would actually work for heartburn? I tried several home remedies (including pickled ginger and ginger tea) but they didn't help. After a bad acid reflux episode... (Read More)
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Q. Does vinegar help in reducing cholesterol? I've read that one tablespoon in a glass of water daily might help. A. There are no clinical trials of this remedy. Animal studies have been inconsistent, though some are encouraging. Some data suggest... (Read More)
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Q. My acid reflux was so severe that I was on four prescription acid suppressors a day. I could not sleep more than an hour at a time because the reflux would wake me. If I did sleep, I'd have... (Read More)
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Q. After reading about soaking smelly feet in urine, I told my 23-year-old nephew about this unorthodox approach. He had suffered with this embarrassing problem for many years. After soaking his feet one time the smell was gone. He has... (Read More)
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Q. I just wanted to share my cure for toenail fungus. I clipped the toenail as far back as I could and applied Monistat 7 to the nail. After a few days the damaged nail bed sloughed away. I kept... (Read More)
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Q. Our family is getting together with friends for a big beach vacation. I know my husband will be parading around in his flip-flops or bare feet. He is oblivious to his incredibly ugly nail fungus. I am embarrassed every... (Read More)
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Q. I'm trying to find out what causes heartburn and how best to treat it. Is it caused by eating too fast? Can heartburn cause heart attacks? My boyfriend has discomfort nearly every night. A guy he works with has... (Read More)
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Q. Is there any truth to the theory that taking 2 teaspoons of red wine vinegar at lunch and again at dinner reduces blood sugar? Do you have any suggestions for controlling blood sugar? My doctor says I have prediabetes.... (Read More)
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Q. My daughter had head lice several times when she was very young and her hair was long. The lice shampoos did not work at all. Finally we used mayonnaise in her hair. We applied it from the scalp to... (Read More)
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Q. I have suffered terribly over the past few years, with nighttime cramps of my inner thigh muscles. I would move wrong and then end up in excruciating pain for up to an hour, trying to stretch out my legs... (Read More)
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Q. I am having a problem with dandruff. I have tried everything on the market for it, including a prescription from the dermatologist. Ketoconazole 2% shampoo had a long list of possible side effects that included baldness! I did use... (Read More)
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Q. I read in the paper a few years ago to soak nails with fungus in amber-colored Listerine every day for 20 or 30 minutes. I am so happy to say that it worked! I soaked my toes every morning... (Read More)
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Q. I was listening to your radio program when a physician called in about the benefits of using vinegar for heartburn. He didn't indicate the type of vinegar or the dosage. That very day I experienced bad heartburn. I had... (Read More)
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