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10 Home Remedies Every Parent Should Know

From Listerine on blisters to oatmeal to soothe the dreaded chicken pox—if every word-of-mouth home remedy we heard from other parents were true; we’d be able to heal all of our children’s health concerns without ever stepping into a doctor’s office.

Unfortunately, the majority of home antidotes don’t hold much weight—aside from the following ten home remedies, which you can find right in your pantry…

1. Honey for a Sore Throat

My mother always delivered a spoonful of honey down my gullet every time I complained of a sore throat. In reality, the sweet stuff does tout some added health benefits, i.e., honey contains anti-bacterial properties that fight off germs, and the texture coats your throat so you can swallow without pain.

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