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Folk Remedies

michiru 0 · Feb. 28

Target Language - English

I have a hay fever now. I know that's the last thing on everyone's mind right now. But my eyes and ears are very itchy😭 I can reduce eyes' itch by putting eye-drops in eyes, but I can't do anything but scratch the inside of ears with a earpick. I can't let the earpick go every day. I know it's not good but I can't stand that itch😓 I don't want to use a steroid ointment on my ears.
When I told that to a British friend, she advised me to use olive oil. I was afraid to drop olive oil into my ears because I've never heard of such a treatment. Some Japanese may know it but my family and friends don't know it. But I didn't want to hurt my ears any more so put a drop of it into my ear hole. Three days have passed since I put it for the first time. On the first two days, I felt itchy as usual but now on the third day I don't feel so itchy😄 I think it works.
This seems to be one of British folk remedies, maybe European folk remedies as well. We had never used olive oil for treatment because I think olive oil wasn't available easily everywhere in Japan in old days. Now that we can obtain various kinds of imported stuff, we can try to folk remedies from other countries. I reckon folk remedies include wisdom from people of the past. I know we should never be too confident with these remedies, especially for heavy disease, but we might as well learn more about them for lightly poor physical conditions.


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民間療法

今、花粉症です。皆、それどころではないというのは承知の上です。が、目と耳がすごく痒いの😭 目は目薬で痒みを軽減できるけど、耳は耳かきで掻く以外何もできない。毎日、耳かきを手放せません。良くないのはわかってるけどあの痒みに我慢できない😓 耳にステロイド剤を使いたくありません。このことをイギリスの友人に話すと、オリーブオイルを使ってみたらと言われました。耳にオリーブオイルを垂らすの怖い。だって聞いたことないし。知ってる日本人がいるかもしれないけど、うちの家族や友人は皆知らないし。でもこれ以上耳を傷つけたくないので耳の穴に一滴入れてみました。三日経ちました。最初の二日は変わらず痒かったですが、三日目の今、あんまり痒くない😄 うまくいったと思う。
これはイギリスの民間療法の一つっぽい。多分、ヨーロッパの民間療法でもあるのかな?
オリーブオイルを治療に使ったことはなかった。多分日本ではどこでも手に入るものじゃなかったんだ思う。今はいろんな輸入品が手に入れるので海外の民間療法を試すことができる。民間療法は昔の人の英知が詰まっていると思う。かといって過信し過ぎてもよくない。特に重い病気には。でも軽い症状を軽減するために、こういった民間療法をもっと勉強してもいいかなと思う。

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Correction 1 / 4
Aik 0 Feb. 28, 2020
Folk Remedies
I have a hay fever now.

I have a hay fever now.

I know that's the last thing on everyone's mind right now.
But my eyes and ears are very itchy😭 I can reduce eyes' itch by putting eye-drops in eyes, but I can't do anything but scratch the inside of ears with a earpick.

But my eyes and ears are very itchy😭 I can reduce my eyes' itchiness by putting eye-drops in eyesthem, but I can't do anything but scratch the inside of my ears with an earpick.

I know it's not good but I can't stand that itch😓 I don't want to use a steroid ointment on my ears.
When I told that to a British friend, she advised me to use olive oil.
I was afraid to drop olive oil into my ears because I've never heard of such a treatment.
Some Japanese may know it but my family and friends don't know it.

Some Japanese may know about it but my family and friends don't know it.

Three days have passed since I put it for the first time.

Three days have passed since I put it in for the first time.

On the first two days, I felt itchy as usual but now on the third day I don't feel so itchy😄 I think it works.
This seems to be one of British folk remedies, maybe European folk remedies as well.

This seems to be one ofa British folk remediesy, maybe a European folk remediesy as well.

We had never used olive oil for treatment because I think olive oil wasn't available easily everywhere in Japan in old days.

We had never used olive oil for treatment because I think olive oil wasn't available easily everywhere in Japan in the old days.

Now that we can obtain various kinds of imported stuff, we can try to folk remedies from other countries.

Now that we can obtain various kinds of imported stuff, we can try to folk remedies from other countries.

I know we should never be too confident with these remedies, especially for heavy disease, but we might as well learn more about them for lightly poor physical conditions.

I know we should never be too confident with these remedies, especially for heavyserious diseases, but we might as well learn more about them for lightly poor physical conditionsmall problems.

or maybe 'light illnesses'. 'poor physical conditions' doesn't really work, though the meaning is clear.

Overall feedback & comment:

Hay fever sucks! Never heard about putting olive oil in your ears before though...
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Correction 2 / 4
bev 0 Jan. 15, 2021
I have a hay fever now.

I currently have a hay fever now.

This sounds a little more natural.
I know that's the last thing on everyone's mind right now.
But my eyes and ears are very itchy😭 I can reduce eyes' itch by putting eye-drops in eyes, but I can't do anything but scratch the inside of ears with a earpick.
I know it's not good but I can't stand that itch😓 I don't want to use a steroid ointment on my ears.

I know it's not good, but I can't stand thate itch😓 Iing😓. I also don't want to use a steroid ointments on my ears.

While saying "I don't want to use a steroid ointment on my ears." makes some sense. Changing "ointment" to its plural form makes the sentence flow better.
When I told that to a British friend, she advised me to use olive oil.

When I told that to amy British friend, she advised me to use olive oil.

I was afraid to drop olive oil into my ears because I've never heard of such a treatment.
Some Japanese may know it but my family and friends don't know it.

Some Japanese may know of it but my family and friends don't know i not.

In English, we don't usually use phrases twice. Using "know it" twice in this sentence sounds a little repetitive. Also, add ing "of" in-between "know it" makes a little more sense. "know it" makes it sound absolute, where "know of it" is less direct.
But I didn't want to hurt my ears any more so put a drop of it into my ear hole.

But I didn't want to hurt my ears any more so, I put a drop of it into my ear hole.

Three days have passed since I put it for the first time.

Three days have passed since I putused it for the first time.

On the first two days, I felt itchy as usual but now on the third day I don't feel so itchy😄 I think it works.

OnDuring the first two days, Iit felt itchy as usual, but now on the third day Iit doesn't feel aso itchy😄so I think it works.

This seems to be one of British folk remedies, maybe European folk remedies as well.

This seems to be one of Britishans folk remedies, or maybe a European folk remedies as well.

We had never used olive oil for treatment because I think olive oil wasn't available easily everywhere in Japan in old days.

We had never used olive oil for treatment because I think olive oil wasn't available easily everywhere in Japan in the old days.

Now that we can obtain various kinds of imported stuff, we can try to folk remedies from other countries.

Now that we can obtain various kinds of imported stuff, so we can try to folk remedies from other countries.

I reckon folk remedies include wisdom from people of the past.
I know we should never be too confident with these remedies, especially for heavy disease, but we might as well learn more about them for lightly poor physical conditions.

I know we should never be too confident with these remedies, especially for heavy disease, but we might as well learn more about them for lightly poortreating light physical conditions.

Overall feedback & comment:

In general, your English is very good! A lot of your sentence structure is correct and your punctuation is excellent. Most of your mistakes a very minor and not unusual for some who natively speaks Japanese. I would recommend learning some more vocabulary to help things sound more natural.英語を頑張って下さい!
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Correction 3 / 4
itsmejohnc 0 Feb. 28, 2020
Folk Remedies
I have a hay fever now.

I have a hay fever now.

I know that's the last thing on everyone's mind right now.
But my eyes and ears are very itchy😭 I can reduce eyes' itch by putting eye-drops in eyes, but I can't do anything but scratch the inside of ears with a earpick.

But my eyes and ears are very itchy😭 I can reduce eyes' itch by putthelp the itchiness in my eyes by using eye- drops in eyes, but I can't do anything but scratch the inside of my ears with a earpickQ-tip.

We call these cotton swabs, or more commonly Q-tips (based on the brand name)
I can't let the earpick go every day.

I can't let the earpick go every daystop using Q-tips.

I know it's not good but I can't stand that itch😓 I don't want to use a steroid ointment on my ears.
When I told that to a British friend, she advised me to use olive oil.
I was afraid to drop olive oil into my ears because I've never heard of such a treatment.
Some Japanese may know it but my family and friends don't know it.

Some Japanese people may know about it but my family and friends don't know it.

But I didn't want to hurt my ears any more so put a drop of it into my ear hole.

But I didn't want to hurt my earsmy ears to hurt any more so I put a drop of it into my ear hole.

Three days have passed since I put it for the first time.

Three days have passed since I put it in for the first time.

On the first two days, I felt itchy as usual but now on the third day I don't feel so itchy😄 I think it works.
This seems to be one of British folk remedies, maybe European folk remedies as well.

This seems to be one of those British folk remedies, maybeor maybe generally European folk remedies as well.

We had never used olive oil for treatment because I think olive oil wasn't available easily everywhere in Japan in old days.

We had never used olive oil for treatment because I think olive oil wasn't easily available easily everywhere in Japan in the old days.

Now that we can obtain various kinds of imported stuff, we can try to folk remedies from other countries.

Now that we can obtain various kinds of imported stuff, we can try to folk remedies from other countries.

I reckon folk remedies include wisdom from people of the past.
I know we should never be too confident with these remedies, especially for heavy disease, but we might as well learn more about them for lightly poor physical conditions.

I know we should never be too confident with these remedies, especially for heavymajor diseases, but we might as well learn more about them for lightly poor physminor medical conditions.

Overall feedback & comment:

This must be a thing in Britain or Europe only because in America I've never heard of it! But maybe I'm just ignorant of folk remedies 🤔
Either way, I'm glad it helped you!
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Correction 4 / 4
caitlinhat 0 Jan. 15, 2021
But my eyes and ears are very itchy😭 I can reduce eyes' itch by putting eye-drops in eyes, but I can't do anything but scratch the inside of ears with a earpick.

But my eyes and ears are very itchy😭 I can reduce my eyes' itch by putting in eye-drops in eyes, but I can't do anything but scratch the inside of ears with a earpick.

What is an earpick? In the US we may use a cotton swab.
Some Japanese may know it but my family and friends don't know it.

Some Japanese may know it but my family and friends don't know it.

Try to avoid repeating yoursel
But I didn't want to hurt my ears any more so put a drop of it into my ear hole.

But I didn't want to hurt my ears any more so put a drop of it into my ear hole.

Any more refers to a quantity, anymore refers to time (it's an adverb).
Three days have passed since I put it for the first time.

Three days have passed since I put it in for the first time.

I know we should never be too confident with these remedies, especially for heavy disease, but we might as well learn more about them for lightly poor physical conditions.

I know we should never be too confident with these remedies, especially for a heavy disease, but we might as well learn more about them for [lightly poor physical conditions].

Do you mean minor physical conditions?