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Summer Activities Leave You With Aches And Pains? Get Relief Fast With These Home Remedies

Now that summer is here, you want to get outside and have fun. Unfortunately, summertime activities can leave you with aches and pains, especially if you over exert yourself or encounter certain insects. Before you head for the health clinic, try these simple home remedies instead.

Strained Muscles

Bending and stretching can leave you with some seriously strained muscles. You can alleviate the pain and discomfort by soaking up the Epsom salts. Add 1 ¾ cups of Epsom salts and a ¼ cup of baking soda to your bath water. Soak in the tub for about 30 minutes. The Epsom salts and baking soda will relax your muscles so you can get the rest that you need.

Arthritis Pain

If arthritis has left your hands in a lot of pain, you can relieve the pain using natural treatments. Paraffin wax treatments will relieve the pain and reduce the stiffness associated with arthritis.


  1. Place 2 lbs of paraffin wax in a crock pot.

  2. Turn the crock pot on to low and allow the wax to melt.

  3. Add ½ cup of mineral oil to the wax and mix thoroughly.

  4. Turn the crock pot off and allow the wax to cool until a thin layer develops on the surface.

  5. Dip your hands in the wax and remove it slowly.

  6. Leave your hand over the crock pot until the wax stops dripping.

  7. Repeat the process several times to create a thick layer of wax on your hands.

  8. Leave the paraffin on your hands for about 15 minutes and then remove it.

  9. Place the wax back in the pot to be used later.

Bee Stings

During the spring, bees love to buzz around in the garden. Spend enough time outside and you're likely to get stung by a bee. Here are a couple tricks for alleviating the pain associated with bee stings.

Baking Soda Paste

If you can't get the bee stinger out of your skin, a baking soda paste will help draw it out. It will also reduce the swelling and itching. Place a small amount of baking soda in your hand and add enough water to form a paste. Rub the paste directly on the bee sting. Leave the paste in place for about 30 minutes. Wash with clear water. Repeat again if the itching persists.

Ammonia Swabs

Ammonia can stop the itch of a bee sting. If the stinger has been removed, you can use ammonia to relieve the pain and itching. Soak a cotton ball in ammonia and squeeze out the excess liquid. Rub the ammonia directly over the sting. Repeat the process as needed to relieve the pain and itching.

If you're suffering from aches and pains, you can use these simple at-home remedies to get feeling better fast. If you continue to experience pain, you should visit your health clinic for medical assistance.