It is really easy to run to the local drugstore or pharmacy when an ailment strikes you. There is something on the counter for everything these days. Have you ever opened your medicine cabinet, though, and seen how many medicines you have that you used maybe one time and never again? These things add up! One easy way you can save big is by treating mild ailments with home remedies. This week I was afflicted with a small but painful canker sore in my mouth. Some friends recommended buying certain products that would help, but I jumped online and found that I could treat it at home for free with some simple things I had in my cupboard.
You can do any web search for these, but here are a few of my favorites:
You can also do a google search for "home remedies for -----" (and fill in your ailment). Be sure to see a doctor if it is ANYTHING serious though!!!
Also, don't forget that when you are filing your taxes, you can deduct medical expenses: doctor's visits (co-payments), prescriptions, dental work, and mileage to and from the doctor and dentist. Even these things are deductible: pregnancy tests, bandages, chiropractor, eyeglasses, psychologist, and even a weight-loss program! (if the doctor recommends that you lose weight as a treatment for a special disease). See this website for all of the details (and more medical deductions) before you file.