You probably already know precisely what each and every item in your medicine box is for. You know that when your stomach is in pain, you should go for the antacid. You know that when you have an allergy flare up you need to take an antihistamine. You are aware that a headache calls for ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Are you aware, though, that almost all of the things in your medicine cabinet can be used for all types of other ailments as well? Try several of these off-the-wall cures for ordinary ailments.
You probably already know that an antacid like Alka-Seltzer (and other antacids) can truly help you feel better when you have belly troubles or heartburn. Did you know, though, that you can use Alka Seltzer (and other antacids) to ease the sting of a bug bite as well? This is because virtually all antacids like Alka Seltzer come with aspirin which helps lessen the pain and stinging you feel when you are bitten. Make a paste by breaking an antacid tablet, some oatmeal and a little water. Apply it over the bite and you will observe that it stops hurting almost instantly. This cure works a lot better than those remedies that are meant for the problem, like calamine lotion.
You know that mouthwash can help you battle halitosis but did you know that it can cure athlete's foot too? Alcohol based mouthwashes are very good for keeping your toes and feet clean and healthy. Soak a cotton ball with alcohol based mouthwash and then pat the cotton ball over the bottoms of your feet and in between your toes after you shower. The alcohol that's in the mouthwash kills any imminent fungal infections that might be building up.
Ordinary baking soda has been used for many years for teeth cleaning. In addition, baking soda is effective as a tooth whitener and a truly good oral hygiene scrub. Did you know, however, that you can use it to treat conditions like sunburns as well? The properties that are in baking soda neutralize the pH balance in your skin. In order to get as much relief as is possible, pour about a cup of baking soda into your bath water--under the running water tap, wait for it to entirely dissolve and then climb in and soak for about 30 minutes.
You probably already knew that you can treat skin burns with the help of aloe vera. Also, aloe vera works as a skin soother and can relieve the pain felt in burns both mild and severe. However, did you know that aloe vera can help remedy canker sores as well? The same properties found in aloe vera that help your skin feel better can help cure your canker sores. Research has established that people who treat canker sores with aloe vera heal as much as 50 percent more quickly than people who use regular canker sore cures.
These are merely a number of the unconventional ways you can use conventional remedies. Rather than running out to buy the latest trend in illness or injury treatments, why not just try something that is already in your home? The curatives in your medicine drawer are excellent for more than one thing each -- make them earn their keeps!
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