"My mother-in-law swears by using Agua Florida (Florida Water) for arthritis pains. She just pours some in her hand and rubs it on her arms."
Rubbing water on the skin hasn’t been shown to reduce pain, but submerging your body in warm water can help. The buoyancy of the water can help to reduce the pressure on joints. You can also use an Extra Strength Tylenol® to relieve your pain fast.
"For a sore throat, my family adds a squeeze of fresh lemon and a big spoonful of honey to hot water for what we call 'Honey Lemon Tea.' This is a home remedy passed down for generations from my husband's family in El Salvador. It feels really soothing, and in my experience, if you have a few cups, the sore throat clears up within a day or two!"
The antimicrobial properties of honey help kill bacteria that cause infections. Remember never to give honey to a child less than 12mos. Warm water does help provide temporary pain relief. For longer lasting pain relief, take Motrin® IB to help reduce fever and relieve your sore throat.
"My grandmother was a very free spirited cook, and a lot of times she’d get so caught up in creating a meal that she’d forget her oven mitts. Her solution for burns was always butter—the cold creaminess always seemed to soothe the wound."
Putting butter on a burn may feel like it’s doing good, but it could actually be doing more damage. A better way to relieve burn pain is to rinse the wound with cold water. Relieve the pain with a cold compress and Tylenol®.