Home Remedies

Headache relief – Drinking 2 glasses Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately without the side effects associated with pain relievers.

Relief for burns – Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns.

Clear a stuffed nose – Try chewing on a few Altoids peppermints.

Relief for aching muscles from flu – Mix 1 Tablespoon of horseradish into a 1/2 cup of olive oil. Let it sit for 30 minutes and  then apply it as a massage oil to sore muscles.

Sore throat – Mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey.  Take 1 Tablespoon 6 times a day.  The vinegar kills the bacteria.

Urinary tract infections – Cure a urinary tract infection with Alka-Seltzer.  Just dissolve 2 tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms.  The Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost immediately even though the product was never advertised for this use.

Under-eye puffiness – A little dab of Preparation H gently rubbed into skin (avoiding eyes) will eliminate the puffiness under your eyes.  The ointment acts as a vasoconstrictor, relieving swelling instantly.

Skin blemishes – Cover the blemish with a dab of honey and place a band-aid over it.  The honey will kill the bacteria, speed healing, and keep the skin sterile. Works overnight.

Toenail fungus – Soak your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.

Boil relief – 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.

Heal bruises – Soak a cotton ball in vinegar and apply it to the bruise for one hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.

Kill fleas – Add a few drops of Dawn dishwashing liquid to your dog’s bath and shampoo thoroughly.  Rinse well to avoid skin irritation.

Wet dog smell – Next time your dog comes in from the rain, wipe him/her down with a dryer sheet.  Your dog will instantly smell fresh!

Eliminate ear mites – Put a few drops of Wesson Corn Oil in your cat’s ear.  Massage it in, then clean ear with a cotton ball.  Repeat daily for 3 days.  The oil soothes the cat’s skin, smothers the mites, and speeds up healing.

Hairballs – To prevent hairballs, apply a dollop of vaseline petroleum jelly to your cat’s nose.  The cat will lick off the jelly, lubricating any hair in their stomach so it can pass easily through the digestive system.

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

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