Before heading off to your nearest pharmacy or drugstore to pay money for a medication, please take the time to look at the things in your kitchen first. There might just be something simple and easy to use that would save you a trip to the pharmacy.

Oatmeal:
Your healthy breakfast food may be of use to relieve hives, sunburn, and eczema. The oatmeal you must use must be unflavored otherwise it may not work. Phytochemicals are chemical compounds packed in oatmeal, which soothes inflamed and itchy skins with their anti-inflammatory properties.

Instructions:
1. Grind regular oatmeal into a fine powder.
2. Pour oats in a cup and place in a food processor.
3. Dissolve it into a glass of water.
4. Fill a bathtub with warm water.
5. Pour mixture into tub.
6. Soak for 15 minutes.

Salt:
Almost every household has salt in their kitchen and from now on, it would serve another purpose. Mixing salt into water at a concentration stronger than what our body possesses draws the fluids out of tissues. In other words, it treats sinus congestion. It is very important to use only boiled then cooled hot tap water or sterile bottled water. There are hazardous microbes in unfiltered tap water which may lead to death!

Instructions for treating sinus congestion:
1. Empty the solution on a squeeze bottle.
2. Lean over the sink.
3. Squeeze the bottle into your nostril.

Instructions for treating sore throat:
1. Break down a teaspoon of non-iodized salt within an 8-ounce glass of water.
2. Gargle.

Meat Tenderizer:
One of the everyday items in your kitchen can even treat nonpoisonous spider bites and bee stings. Bug bites releases toxins into the body. Papain, contained in meat tenderizer, breaks it down. However, if cramping in the abs or lower back, nausea, or difficulty breathing is experienced, seek medical help at once.

Instructions:
1. Make a paste by mixing a modicum of meat tenderizer with water.
2. Apply to the bite.
3. Leave on for 15 minutes.
4. Warmly rinse.

Honey:
Honey has a protein with antibacterial properties, treats minor wounds, alleviates a scratchy throat, and heals minor or moderate burns.

Instructions:
1. Apply warm honey to a small cut or burn.
2. Cover the top with a gauze bandage.
3. Replace the bandage daily.

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