--I keep a jar of pickle juice in the fridge for burns. Either dip the burn area in the pickle juice or dip a cotton ball in the juice and squeeze over the burn. It immediately stops the pain, prevents a blister from forming, and will reduce a blister that already formed.
--Baking soda paste on bee stings. I got stung under my eye last summer and the baking soda helped soooo much.
--Super glue cuts closed. It burns like crazy, but only for a minute.
--Clear nail polish on chigger bites
--Soap lather on bug bites and let it dry. The soap takes away the itch.
--As soon as a sore throat starts we gargle with warm salt water.
--Eucalyptus oil on skin irritations and boils.
--For head congestion I fill a pot with water and when it starts to steam, stand over it with a towel covering your head to catch the steam and breath deep. Congestion clears right up.
--When I'm working outside and get into that stinging grass (not sure what it's called but that stuff that is sticky and makes the skin sting and itch) I put dirt on it. The stinging feeling is gone almost immediately.
I know there are more, but I cannot remember them right now.
We use a lot of "home remedies" because 1. doctors are expensive 2. Medicine these days seems to have more synthetic ingredients than natural ones 3. So called home remedies or folk medicine actually works.
I think for simple things there is no reason to see a doctor. We only go if it is a true emergency: broken bones, deep cuts needing stitches, and things like that.