A doctor shares useful and helpful tips for dealing with small and big health problems with materials easily available at home.
Being a doctor despite being a hectic job has its own set of perks. You can consult yourself for most minor and major health problems, while also utilizing cheap home remedies to treat yourself. Medical practitioner Dr. Sasha Haddad—who goes by @onceuponadoctor on TikTok—has posted a series of videos where she shared with viewers a few life hacks that she got to know after becoming a doctor. The video has got 3 million views and 308 comments on the social media site.
Her first tip was to take Vitamin C in the form of an orange along with iron for our bodies to absorb it easily. Anybody who has suffered from migraine headaches will know how difficult and painful it is. For this, Dr. Haddad suggests having a bit of caffeine. Her final tip was how kiwis helped to alleviate constipation. Seeing how well people responded to the video she decided to post a follow-up video sharing a few more tips.
She starts by sharing an important tip wherein people could utilize Valsalva maneuvers for palpitations. According to the Cleveland Clinic, the Valsavla maneuver is a quick and non-invasive method that is usually done before any treatment to get a person's heart rhythm back to normal. She moves on to the next helpful piece of advice which was to put several drops of peppermint oil on the body if one was facing stomach cramps. Dr. Haddad also suggests that people use Vaseline as an alternative to triple antibiotic ointment for treating cuts.
In the third video, she starts by revealing how people could treat nausea by smelling an alcohol pad. The second tip is for people who consume a lot of spicy food and might experience heartburn. Chewing gum is a quick fix to dealing with the symptoms of heartburn. Lastly, in case you are feeling a bit of back pain, she suggests keeping a pillow between the knees to help. The fourth video begins with Dr. Haddad revealing how duct tape can be used as a home remedy to cover warts.
She moves on to cover how putting on deodorant at night could be immensely helpful in a better overall body odor. Lastly, she shares how cutting the edge of a bandage before placing it on a wound really helps. People still wanted more tips and Dr. Haddad complied with the fifth part sharing even more tips. For people who frequently face dry nosebleeds, a quick fix is to put eye drops in their nostrils. While this may sound unconventional, Dr. Haddad recommends it as a quick home remedy.
Another piece of advice from her is to brush one's teeth before doing any skincare routine. Her last tip brings back Vaseline, with her sharing how it is better to use for dry lips instead of scented lip balm. In part six of her many tips, she opens it up by revealing how people could purchase medical-grade honey for dealing with burns. The next tip can help frequent flyers who struggle with varying air pressure. She showcases a box of hard candy, with a text overlay reading, "Relieve ear pressure by sucking on hard candy." After this, she holds up a belt and scarf indicating how people could make "improvised tourniquets" to stop bleeding in emergencies.
In the seventh video, she starts by sharing how drinking black coffee is good for liver health. Secondly, people with eczema can take a diluted bleach bath to alleviate their symptoms. Lastly, in case somebody faints, one simply has to lift their legs and apply a cold towel on their forehead. People found her videos very helpful and shared their thoughts in the comments section. @rajmandeepcheema said, "I love these videos! So helpful!"