Posted on 06 April 2012.
This article sets out to debunk the myths about home remedies and colds. As a certified First Aid/CPR personnel, I understand where people make their mistakes.
Myth 1: Butter on burns helps with healing
Truth: This is not the case. DO NOT put butter on burns. It will only cook the skin and the wound even more when exposed to light or heat. You’ve also placed an unclear and foreign object on an opening that could easily be infected. Run the burn with cold war for 10 minutes Use ointment/topical cream and dressing to cover.
Myth 2: Cue tips clean out dirty ears
Truth: This is not the case. Do not insert any objects into your ear, especially cue tips. People are prone to do this all time. If the ear becomes contaminated, flush it out with water. There are specific tools which will allow you to do so. Check your local drug mart for more details
Myth 3: If dressing not put on properly, remove it.
Truth: .Once the dressing is on, do not remove it. It is already doing its job by trying to suppress the blood. If you need to put more dressing then do so, but DO NOT remove ones that are on the wound.
Myth 4: Vinegar compresses help sunburns
Myth 5: Use peroxide on scrapes and cuts and leave open to the air.
Myth 6: Apple Cider Vinegar helps beat heartburn
Myth 7: White rum with lemon juice and water to reduce fever
Myth 8: Do not go outside with wet hair
Myth 9: Drink tea with lemon and honey to cure voice loss
Myth 10: Hot Toddies to help raspy voices