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Default Over the counter medicine OR grandma's old remedy's?

When you are sick, do you prefer the over the counter medicines or those old "tricks" your grandma (or mom) tells you to do? I personally don't think grandma's stuff actually works
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No, I'm all about the store bought drugs!! My grandma's remedy for everything was wiskey anyway!!
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My grandma taught me how to make tea out of aloe, its the nastiest shit ever but it hella works. I created my own mix and put cinnamon stix to neutralize the flavor, before it was sour, now its bitter. I can handle bitter.
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it's all mental..haha

we'd be sick with "calentura" and my mom would give us 7-up with lemon to bring down our temp.and she claimed it worked....and actually it did...

also we'd get some purple tonic she got from mexico, then she'd do the "egg" on us....
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My mom use to make us te de oregano. It was pretty tasty actually and it worked great for our colds. She would also rub vicks on our feet and put warm socks over them. She would heat them up with the iron.

Yeah, 7up with limon is a classic.
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Some home remedies work, but I like the store bought stuff too.
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I agree with Vero I also think it's all mental.

I think like my mom's old tricks they are not that bad and its better to be taking tea that alot of medecine that gets you all feeling drawzy (sp?) for cold she gives me hot water with limon and honey it's good and it makes me feel better or ruds vicks on the throath or chest. something that is nasty but works she puts her saliva on her throat and cover it with a scarf or a towel for the sore throat or the anjinas (sp?) it actually works...
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For my asthma, my Mom sends away for a tea call Tea De Castro. I also boil one onion, and one whole garlic ball, roots and all until its all mushy, add honey - its good for the cough and helps get you well and stay well.

I did the vicks on the bottom of the feet for my kids - and it really worked - it helped them sleep when they were coughing too much to rest.

My Dad would give us a cup with hot water 1/2 with whiskey mixed with honey to help us sleep.

My Mom also would do the egg thing, and massage the calves of our legs for stomach aches. She has lots of old remedies - I would like to write them down one of these days.
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my grandma has a whole book on these kinds of things, i was reading it the other day and i was like they got some weird stuff in there
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For me, its the store medicine. But if that doesnt work i always got the home remedies.
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Over the counter medicine from tj

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home remedies first. If all else fails, I'll buy the over the counter stuff.

The home remedy stuff is usually mental(you believe something works it will) but there has been things that have been proven to work. The old chicken soup when you have a cold has been proven to help you get better when you have a cold.
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I do the home remedy thing as long as it doesn't smell horrible I'll try it, but if my symptoms last for weeks i'll try the store bought medecines.
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If mom hears anyone in the family cough, sneeze, etc. She responds with a quickness. Will go out in the back yard, cut some plants and make tea. If that doesn't work it's on to the next home remedy. If she's out of whatever she needs to make next...she will call a friend to get the "stuff" lol. Some things work, but I think most of it is all mental.
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*looks around suspiciously*
so shortcakes...you got the "stuff"?
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Stuff, what stuff? I dunno what you are talking about


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I do belive some things my aunts and grandma tells me but i would buy store bought drug to be safe

Im NOT gonna eat a Raw Onion again to get rid of a stuffed nose.........ewww
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I do belive some things my aunts and grandma tells me but i would buy store bought drug to be safe

Im NOT gonna eat a Raw Onion again to get rid of a stuffed nose.........ewww

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i think its all mental too
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i think some of the home remedies work just as good all though some of it i believe is mental as well.
when we were younger and had bad ear aches my mom would heat up Vicks and pour a little in our ear and then get a warm wash cloth and have us place in on our ear and lay down for a while....and it sure enough, always went away!!!
For coughs...it would be honey and lemon all warmed up too!!
For heartburn, she'd make us swallow a teaspoon of vinegar and it always went away.( that's the worst feeling..i've had it once in my life and thought i was gonna die) lol
can't think of anymore at the moment though....
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Default Re: Over the counter medicine OR grandma's old remedy's?

man i;ll just go and ask mii aunt she a nurse so she always takes care of me when i get sick . but i haven't gotten sick in the last 3 years
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Over The Counter Stuff Doeznt Work For Me... Except For ONE Cough Syrup, Datz IT ...N I Hate Going To My Doctor Cuz He'z a Perv ...So I'll Go With Home Remediez Until I Change Doctorz


But Home Remediez Alwayz Work For Me
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your doctors a perv? hahaha
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Yea He Is...Stoopid Old Fart

He Givez Me a Shot Everytime I Have a Cold...Yea a Shot On My Butt!!
He'z A Big Time Perv...Daz Why I Dont Go No More
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