Who doesn't love a good home remedy? But not all home remedies are created equal. Some are supported by scientific research, while others are tall tales. Erica Foreman has more on what works -- according to science. It's best to forgo home remedies if you're in severe pain, having trouble breathing, or if you're not able to eat, drink or keep fluids down. Doctor Kightlinger says you'll also want to contact your doctor if the home remedy you're using isn't working, if it's making your ailment worse or you develop new symptoms.