Dr. Philip Hagen – Home Remedies

On Saturday, May 14 Mayo Clinic Medical Edge Weekend featured Mayo Clinic’s  Dr. Philip Hagen, consultant in Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine,  talking about home remedies.

Medical Edge Weekend 5-14-11


  1. Diana
    Posted May 13, 2011 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    I was always told that a cotton ball with a drop of olive oil stops nose bleeding.

    • Tracy McCray
      Posted May 19, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

      Dr. Hagen said this was not one of the home remedies they investigated, however the olive oil may help keep the cotton ball from sticking to the inside of the nose. The best treatment is to pinch the nose just below the bony/bridge part until it stops bleeding.

  2. Dana
    Posted May 14, 2011 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    Not a question…but a suggestion. 🙂 Always keep an aloe plant in you kitchen for burns! Break off one of the leaves and spread the gel directly on the burn…it relieves the pain, prevents a blister and scar.

  3. Neil
    Posted May 14, 2011 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    Is there any truth in the theory that a bar of ivory soap between your bed sheets will prevent leg cramps?

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