We all know the pain and discomfort of swollen feet. Whether from a plane ride or pregnancy, an injury or simply standing too long, swollen feet is a common ailment. Beyond throwing yourself on your bed after a long day, there are a number of home remedies that can bring much needed relief.
It is important to note that swollen feet, when accompanied by other symptoms like high blood pressure, change in skin color, or a fever, can be a sign of a much bigger problem. If swollen feet is just one of your symptoms, it is important to call a doctor. Otherwise, grab a package of Epsom salts and a bottle of water. Relief is just moments away!
1. Epsom Salt Soak. Pour a few cups of Epsom salts into a shallow bucket or bathtub full of water and relax as your fatigued feet soak for 15- 20 minutes. According to Active Beat, Epsom salts help reduce swelling and improve blood circulation. They also rid feet of odor and soothe dry skin.2. Baking powder paste. Make a soothing ointment for your feet using ingredients guaranteed to be in your pantry. Let How recommends boiling rice with two tablespoons of baking powder. Once the solution has cooled, apply the resulting paste to your swollen feet.
3. Tonic water soak. Tonic water is made with quinine, a natural anti-inflammatory. Soaking your feet in tonic water that is either cold or at room temperature can provide magical relief, according to Naturalon. Plus, the bubbly carbonation has a nice tingly effect that will bring life back to your tired feet.
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