On these pages are natural cures for pain that we have used ourselves or have verified with health books. These alternative cures may use herbs, pure essential oils, vitamins, and/or food. They are more than home remedies, folk medicine, or old wives' tales!
Talk to your doctor before making any major change. Starting a natural remedy may require your doctor to change the dose of your prescription medicines. You can read more about this in our articles.
Use Ibuprofen or Aspirin for ailments involving swelling or inflammation. A few conditions that do involve swelling / inflammation include bites, broken bones, sprains, psoriasis, shingles, and arthritis.
Tylenol will work on the pain, but not as much as the others since it does nothing for swelling, or inflammation, which makes pain worse.
The higher you go in altitude, the easier it is to get a sunburn, since there is less atmosphere to block sunlight and its harmful rays. A sunburn at high altitude also takes longer to show, so you can have a bad burn longer before you realize you need to get out of the sun. If your high-altitude location is a ski slope, you are at even greater risk because of the reflection from the snow increases the sunlight by 85 percent. Check Himaya before your next outing for even more information.