Some of the best first-aid tools can be found in your kitchen. While you should always have some Band-Aids and first-aid ointment in your bathroom cabinet, there are some things in your house you may not have thought about that could help out in a health crisis.
Here are a few that will help out in a pinch.
Onions can be used as a topical treatment for burns. Apply a cut onion to the burn as soon as it happens, and it will help to alleviate the pain. It can also be used on bee stings.
2. Green tea
Green tea has a laundry list of health benefits – from longevity and immunity-boosting properties to heart-healing power. But, did you know green tea can also be used to soothe puffy eyes? The caffeine helps reduce swelling and shrinks blood vessels.
Honey can sweeten a dish – and treat a hangover.
It’s true – honey helps your body metabolize alcohol quicker, and it’s packed with potassium, which your body loses after a night of drinking.
Salt is an excellent anti-inflammatory. Use it to combat a sore throat – gargling with salt water will ease the pain.
Dr. Manny Alvarez serves as Fox News Channel's senior managing health editor. He also serves as chairman of the department of obstetrics/gynecology and reproductive science at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey. Click here for more information on Dr. Manny's work with Hackensack University Medical Center. Visit AskDrManny.com for more.