I would like to suggest WDDTY keep a record of simple remedies like the ones below:
Some years ago, when I was on steroids for polymyalgia, I had bad heartburn at night. When I complained, I was put on Tagamet, which controlled the problem. However, I then discovered that if I took the steroids with my main meal (lunch), rather than with my smallest meal (breakfast), the problem was solved without using additional medication.
I have also seen sunburn being very successfully treated with an application of egg white (preferably fresh, from a new laid egg) to the burnt area.
Green clay, applied twice a day to a haemorrhoid the size of a walnut, completely cured it and it has never returned.
Perhaps a record of these would determine just how often they work and how effective they really are. Yvonne Lewisdon, Bath........