Is your child due for a vaccination or other medical injection soon? Or are you getting a booster or other shot from the doctor? Sometimes the spot where the needle goes in becomes sore or puffy a few hours later. If this happens to you or your child, here’s an easy and inexpensive way to bring down the soreness and the swelling.
Tea’s tannic acid relieves soreness. Dampen a teabag and hold it over the injection site for a few minutes. You’ll be surprised how quickly comfort is restored.
And if a boil should appear on your body, the tannic acid in tea can help to drain it. Just cover it up with a wet tea bag before you go to bed and let the tea work it’s magic over night.
These easy, homemade remedies can help as much as over-the-counter products, and they save money and time, too.
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