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Precautions While Using Home Remedies

Aug 17, 2007
Home Remedies are generally convenient and safe for a wide variety of conditions. They combat inflammation and are excellent for reducing fevers, combating coughs and colds, stomachaches, indigestion, constipation, sores and acne. Sometimes, you may even use them for long-term use for chronic conditions, such as arthritis, asthma, diabetes, hypertension, so on and so forth.

Still, just because anyone can easily avail of these remedies doesn't mean they are always safe for everyone in all situations. Like almost any remedy, used improperly, they can have side effects, however minor. This is why it is important that, before you take them, and preferably even before the need arises, you should ask an expert who has used them before, which is safest and best for you.

It is especially important to ask if you develop a new medical problem. A pregnant woman, who is nursing, for instance, should always talk to her doctor before taking any home remedies; vitamin, mineral, or other supplement; or herb or other alternative therapy.

Although all home remedies are natural, exercise special caution, like when using them near or around the eyes. If your skin is particularly sensitive, do a skin test before trying these remedies. Simply test your skin by placing a small amount of a questionable ingredient on your wrist or forearm. If irritation or redness develops, wash the area and consider another option.

Certain precautions are also needed while looking for herbal remedies for oily skin. One wrong step could result in troubles to your skin. Likewise, Sage herb should be used with caution in certain conditions like pregnancy, breast feeding, post postnatal period, by epilepsy patients. There are lots of concerns over the Thujone content.

So also you should exercise the following precautions while using Bulgarian rose oil:

It should always be kept away from the reach of children
It should never be used by pregnant women
You should always consult a therapist before using it, to avoid any undesirable situation.

Above all, you should exercise all precautions while following instructions on the recipes from all articles found on the Net. Always avoid using them if you are allergic to any ingredient. Remember, the responsibility lies with you as the reader, as do the side-effects, not the site, or the writer.

Please note that home remedies are not alternatives for medicines. In case of severe illnesses, you must seek a physicians advice and not take any chances with your health. We also suggest that you seek medical advice on continuation of symptoms of your existing problems.
About the Author
Kevin Pederson, a regular writer for Natural Remedies and Home Cures suggests effective, low cost natural cures to heal and recover from common ailments fairly easily. The writer cautions you about using home remedies in case of allergies to certain ingredients and suggests you to seek medical advice on continuation of symptoms.
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