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DD    Posted 08-01-2004 at 10:50:23       [Reply]  [No Email]

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

Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns?

Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Altoids peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose.

Achy muscles from about of the flu? Mix 1 Tablespoon of horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil, for instant relief for aching muscles.

Sore Throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.

Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer. Just dissolve two 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 was never been advertised for this use.

Eliminate puffiness under your eyes.... All you need is a dab of preparation H, carefully rubbed into the skin, avoiding the eyes. The hemorrhoid ointment acts as a vaso-constrictor, relieving the swelling instantly.

Honey remedy for skin blemishes... 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. Works overnight.

Listerine therapy for toenail fungus... Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes inListerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.

Easy eyeglass protection... To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear nail polishto the threads of the screws before tightening them.

Coca-Colacure for rust... Forget those expensive rust removers. 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 bug killer... If menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can't find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects drop to the ground instantly

Smart splinter remover... 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.

Hunt's tomato pasteboil cure... 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.

Balm for broken blisters... To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine... a powerful antiseptic.

Heinz vinegarto 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.

Kills fleas instantly. Dawn dish washing liquid does the trick. Add a few drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Goodbye fleas.

Rainy day cure for dog odor... Next time your dog comes in from the rain, simply wipe down the animal withBounce 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 cat's skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates healing.

Quaker Oatsfor fast pain relief... It's not for breakfast anymore! 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.

Clod    Posted 08-01-2004 at 11:01:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think I will copy those. My crazy cousin used Coke to get the motor oil off the windshield of his old Ford.His motor sprayed oil on the windshield a lot so it was hard to see the road. We would drive to the big city.This was when I thought he was smart,, He would check his tail lights at night by backing up to those big store windows and look in the rearview mirror and hit the brakes.He was crazy but knew a lot of tricks like that.

DD    Posted 08-01-2004 at 11:15:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep, and Coke will clean up the corrosion on a battery real quik like too if ya don't have one of those lil stiff bristled brushes to clean it up with. Then just rinse it off and it's as good as new : )

New-Gen    Posted 08-01-2004 at 13:48:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Also, along the same lines as cleaning up rust, it can also be used to free up stuck pistons in an engine!

Seahag    Posted 08-01-2004 at 15:01:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here is an old Grandma remedy
If you have a splinter that you can not get to remove the skin from the inside of an egg shell. Put it on the splinter put a bandaid on it and the next morning the splinter has been drawn up and you can remove it with tweezers.

ALSO> for terrible congestion in the lungs, boil and onion until it very very soft and translucent. Take the water and add honey a little whiskey(the best part) and a dash of tea..drink this before you go to bed, you will sweat like a hog but the next day you are about 99 percent better. I used this for the kids..I know I know booze and kids, but....things were different then than now....they would do anything no to drink dads concotions...but by golly they were better and could go to school the next day.

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