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Soreness Boils Over with Tea

Did you know that the tannic acid in tea can relieve sorness on injection sites?

By Colleen Walsh Fong

 

Day 8 of 10 Days of Tea

 

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.

For other ways to save time and money by using the contents of your kitchen cabinets and fridge, check out the Easy Weekly Meals series of smart cookbooks. 

And be sure to stop in tomorrow for Day 9 of The 10 Days of Tea for National Hot Tea Month.

Featured Image courtesy of Baitong333 / FreeDigitalPhotos.net   

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