Cheap Home Remedies for Common Health Problems That Drives You Nuts!

by John Maddox

It can get expensive to treat any health issue you may be dealing with using traditional over the counter medications. Moreover, medications aren’t always the safest route to take since they can bring on harsh side effects.

Home remedies are the natural and cheaper alternative to the various medical treatments available out there. Home remedies are so cost effective because they usually only require some household items in your kitchen like vegetables, herbs, or spices. You’ll be surprised by the healing power that Listerine, yogurt, or even vodka possesses.

Stomach Ache

Suffering from a stomach ache may be one of the more annoying and painful problems you’ll have to deal with in your life. Also known as abdominal pain, a stomach ache will cause you to get a fever, prevent you from swallowing food properly, keep you from breathing properly, pass bloody stools, vomit, and even pain during urination.

A great home remedy you can use to stop stomach aches is to make a mixture using ginger juice, mint juice, lime-juice, and some black salt. First combine the 1 tablespoon of the mint and lime juice and then add 3 teaspoons of ginger juice and a little black salt to the mixture. Stir this mixture properly and then drink it to stop the pain. You can also drink some soda water to stop the pain of a stomach ache if it was brought on by acidity.


Blisters can be described as being fluid filled bumps that can develop anywhere on your skin. Things that cause blisters to develop include burns from hot oil or stove, being exposed to extreme cold for too long, and some insect bites. Once your blister pops you can add some raw aloe vera gel directly to the affected area to make it heal faster.

The aloe vera is a natural anti-inflammatory that will stop any redness or swelling the blister may produce. Also it’ll hydrate the skin and keep it moist so it can heal better.

Another home remedy you can try using for blisters is Listerine. This popular mouthwash has some great antiseptic properties perfect for treating this problem. Simply soak a cotton ball in the Listerine and then apply it thoroughly to your blister three times everyday until the area doesn’t hurt.

Head Lice

Head lice can be identified as being little insects that live on the skin on top of your scalp. This problem can easily spread from close contact with other people. This problem normally affects kids and can cause a lot of embarrassment and discomfort.

Some of the common symptoms of head lice include small bumps on the scalp that have a reddish color, extreme itching on your scalp, small white eggs in your hair or on your comb. One of the best home remedies for head lice is to mix some vinegar and water together and then gently apply it to your scalp before washing it out.

You may need to repeat this home remedy a few times each day until all the insects are gone. Once they are gone you’ll need to maintain proper care of your hair by shampooing and combing it on a daily basis.

Foot Odor

Foot odor or stinky feet can be a serious problem if you don’t take the right actions to take care of it. Foot odor is normally caused by sweat, which produces the bad smelling substances and bacteria to grow around your foot.

One of the best ways to fight this problem naturally is to add a cup of baking soda to a gallon of water and soak your feet in it for 20 minutes. Another thing you can do is soak your feet in a green tea bath.

What you’ll need to do is go to your local grocery store and purchase some regular green tea bags. Now all you have to do is follow the directions given on the package to steep the tea in some boiling water. Now pour the cooled tea in a bin big enough to soak your feet in. Soak your feet for about 20 minutes and you’ll immediately notice a difference in the smell of your feet.

You can use this home remedy once every month to keep the bad odor away. You can even use vodka as a home remedy to stop smelly feet. Simply dampen a small towel in vodka and then wipe your feet properly. The alcohol in the vodka will quickly eliminate the odor causing bacteria. If you don’t want to waste a good bottle of vodka on your smelly feet you can use rubbing alcohol instead.


Mosquitoes are some of the most annoying species to deal with. Nobody likes to deal with mosquitoes and one of the best ways to get rid of them is to use some mint leaves. Simply burn some mint leaves in the location that has the most mosquito activity to keep them away.

You can also try planting mint leaves in certain areas around your house to keep the bothersome pests away. It has also been noted that mint leaf extract can kill off mosquitoes. Add several drops of the mint leaf extract to a cup of water and put it in a spray bottle. Spray the solution at the mosquitoes and watch them die.

These are home remedies to put an end to some of the most common issues.

(This guest post is by John Maddox. If you want more home remedies to use you can visit If you’re suffering from a yeast infection the home remedies at this website have been proven to work.)

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About John Maddox

John is an alternative medicine and fitness enthusiast and has over 16 years experience in health care. He likes to travel, read, and writes for various natural alternative websites.

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