Healthy at home

You may not know it, but your house is as good as a pharmacy.

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Here are some home remedies to help you get back to your healthy self when you feel unwell.

Feeling like you’ll vomit
Ginger stops you from feeling like you’re going to vomit. Nibble on ginger biscuits, sip on ginger ale or buy some fresh ginger and add a few thin slices to a cup of boiling water. You can also use a teaspoon of powdered ginger.

Combat a cold
Garlic is your new best friend if you’re down with a cold or flu. Crush two cloves of garlic and leave them for 15 minutes to let the enzymes do their job. Then add honey and olive oil or butter and spread the mixture onto thin slices of bread.

Fight the flu
Lemon is full of the vitamins you need when you’re down with the flu. Squeeze the juice of one or two lemons into a cup, and add hot water and honey.

Cram the cranberry
A bladder infection (sometimes called urinary tract infection) is painful. Cranberry juice helps to fight the infection within eight hours! Don’t forget to also drink lots of water to help flush the infection out.

Help your head
If you have a headache, drink lots of water and stay away from anything that will dehydrate you, like salty foods. If your headache is part of a cold, wrap some ice in a small cloth or towel and press it to your forehead. The coldness helps to numb the pain and improve blood circulation.

Remember…
If any of these symptoms last for longer than two days, it may be time to see a doctor or go to a clinic. Don’t be quiet if you’re not feeling well. Tell an adult you trust and make sure you get help.

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Lizandre

What can you use when your tooth is broken to take the pain away Please help

July 11, 2022, 7:29 p.m.

Wow I didn't know that we can heal flu easily

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

I like that one heeyy

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

😍😍😍very useful thank you

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

lol Aii

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

That was very helpful thank u very much

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

So its true dat mixing a ginger stone soft drink and dispring helps to end flu

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

#health I usually have Tummas under my leggs. Yes I'm not a virgin I've never had unprotected sex. This started way back when I was a virgin. It doesn't stop. I've grown to a responsibly 16 yr old. I use pantyliners, pads when I'm on my periods. I really don't know is wrong with me cause right now I havevhave one growing and its really painfully. Help Please, Lilly16

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

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Talking to a trusted professional is really important as it's hard to tackle this stuff on your own. Sadly, we can't talk to you directly but you can call HI4LIFE where you'll find helpful and reliable information on pregnancy to the importance of using protection and going for a pap smear, HIV and motherhood easily on your mobile phone. Check out their Facebook, visit their website http://hi4life.co.za

Gabi why don't you answer all our comments?😕

March 20, 2022, 9 p.m.

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Hey Springster. Apologies for that. Although I cannot respond immediately because of all the comments I receive I'll be certain to find your comment and respond.

Hey These days my left shoulder becomes painful when I finish eating I don't know why n it started few weeks ago. My shoulder becomes so painful n de clinics are too far😭😭😭

March 20, 2022, 8:59 p.m.

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Hi Jes10. Thanks for your comment. Unfortunately I can't diagnose what the issue is so I think it's important you make a visit to the clinic for a professional medical opinion. Good luck.

What are the symptoms of stress?? I just want to knw coz whenever im down or stressed .... I dnt have an ppetite

March 20, 2022, 8:59 p.m.

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Hey Sicah, thanks for your comment. Loss of appetite is a common symptom of stress. To stay healthy, you can try eating smaller more frequent meals. You can manage your stress by identifying what stresses you and dealing with it in a calm and quick manner. Good luck Springster!

what can i use to remove darker inner thighs?

March 20, 2022, 8:59 p.m.

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Hi aiko. Thanks for sharing you comment. I can advise exfoliating the area but other than that many women of colour experience darkening of the inner thigh because of friction. So it's completely normal you aren't alone.

Heyy. I hope someone can help , i loose weight this festive season and i wanna be curvy again. anyone who has healthy gain weighting tips , please share

March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

I've been skinny since am a kid I just want to gain wight what can I eat ? :'(

March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

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If you gain weight you'll want to lose weight again so leave ur body as it is cos you will never know if you gain weight wat sickens you might get

Maybe its ur natural body.Take me for an example,I ws fat since birth i exercised went on diets..nothing worked...i then started my periods and became really really slim...im now eating as much as possible to be average nothing...i discovered that it aint gonna work n that i shud stck to the new me...so gal Im giving u advice...dont over eat...or u might start gaining n then u gain more then u wanted...be grateful for ur body coz thre r alot of fat ppl out thre that want to hv a body like urs

you need to eat. good food

I want to have a flat stomach what should I eat or do

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

I want to reduce stress because it affect me. Pls tell me what to do

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

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Hi Priyanca, to reduce your stress levels, you first have to figure out what it is that is causing the stress. Even if you eat healthy or exercise, it won't help if you don't know what's stressing you. We suggest that you try and make time for yourself to think about what is stressing you. Keep a journal and diarise your days and your feelings as this will help you keep track of your emotions better. It would also be a good idea to talk to an adult that you trust like a parent/guardian, relative, an older sibling, a teacher or a neighbor. You can also speak to the counselors at Childline SA. They will offer you counselling over the phone, in person and online. You don't need to give them your name and can contact them any time of the day or night. Contact them if you are scared, feel alone and if something is happening to you, or someone you know. They are here to help you! Don't forget you can contact them on their 24/7 Toll Free Helpline: 08 000 55 555 for help. Visit their website: http://www.childlinesa.org.za, Facebook and Twitter page for useful information.

What can you help discharge

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

Hello I'm an 18year old girl I had a burning sansating when I pee I went the doctor she gave me some pills but I now can't hold in pee I just go wherever I am please help!!

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

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Hi Springster, we don't think you should worry too much. We suspect you have a UTI, which is something that can usually go away on it's own. To be sure, we suggest you visit you're nearest doctor and clinic for a diagnosis and they'll even offer you treatment that can help you sooner.