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03-31-2005, 05:14 PM
Home Remedies:

Drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost instantly, without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional pain relievers.

Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns.

Chewing a couple of strong Altoids peppermints will clear up your stuffed nose.

For a sore throat, mix ¼ cup of vinegar with ¼ cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon, six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.

To cure urinary tract infections, dissolve two Alka-Seltzer tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly, even though the product has never been advertised for this.

Eliminate puffiness under the eyes….Get a dab of Preparation H, carefully rub it into the skin, avoiding the eyes. The ointment acts as a vasoconstrictor, relieving the swelling instantly.

To get rid of skin blemished…….Cover the blemish with a dab of honey, and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. It works overnight.

Get rid of toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine Mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.

To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.

Coca-Cola cures rust…..Just saturate an abrasive sponge with Coca-Cola and scrub the rust stain. The phosphoric acid in the Coke is what gets the job done.

Cleaning liquid that doubles as a bug killer………If bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can’t find insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects drop to the ground instantly.

Splinter removal……Just pour a drop of Elmers Glue all over the splinter let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue.

Cure boils with Hunt’s Tomato Paste….Cover the boil with Hunt’s Tomato Paste as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil to a head.

To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine.

Use Heinz vinegar to heal bruises……Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.

Kill fleas instantly. Dawn dishwashing liquid does the trick…….Add a few drops to your dog’s bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations.

Rainy day cure for dog odor……Next time your dog comes in from the rain, simply wipe down the animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly making your dog smell springtime fresh.

Eliminate ear mites…All it takes is a few drops of Wesson corn oil in your cat’s ear. Massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cats skin, smothers the mites and accelerates healing.

Vaseline cures hairballs……To prevent troublesome hairballs, apply a dollop of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly to your cat’s nose. The cat will lick off the jelly, lubricating any hair in its stomach so it can pass easily through the digestive system.

Quaker Oats for fast pain relief of arthritis…..Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the microwave for 1 minute. Cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.

03-31-2005, 05:41 PM
Coca-Cola is also useful in cleaning off your car's bettery terminals.