19 Bizarre Home Cures That Work

There are some health staples you should never be without, things such as bandages and over the counter pain relievers are a couple. But you can also treat or cure a number of minor ailments with these "19 Bizarre Home Cures That Work," unexpected household objects and foods that might help you with a minor burn, or a case of the hiccups.

These 19 bizarre home cures that work include some common household objects and foods that you would least expect. To start, one problem that some people have would be foot odor, what you can do for it is to wipe them down with a vodka soaked washcloth to get rid of the smell, it's the same idea as rubbing alcohol (which also works well, if you'd rather save the good vodka), vodka contains alcohol, which is an antiseptic and drying, so it destroys door causing fungus and bacteria and dries out the moisture that lets organisms grow. Headaches are a common problem and can occur due to stress or anxiety when you subconsciously clench your jaw and teeth, resulting in a tension headache. One home solution for this is using a pencil, yes a pencil. By putting a pencil between your teeth but not biting, you automatically relax your jaw muscle to do this, and thus can prevent the pain of a headache. Bad breath is another common ailment that people suffer from, something to help this is yogurt which can suppress levels of bad breath causing bacteria. The good bugs in yogurt may crowd out the bad stink causing bacteria or create and unhealthy environment for it.

Another thing many people have in their medicine cabinets is listerine, but most people don't know that you can also use this breath freshener for blisters. To use, moisten a cotton ball with Listerine and dab it on your blister three times a day until the area dries out and no longer hurts. For people who suffer from cold sores, they might consider growing some lemon balm in the garden as it is a first choice herbal treatment for cold sores. Lemon balm has antiviral properties that work to tame this type of herpes outbreak. Prepare the lemon balm tea by brewing two to four tablespoons of the herb per cup of boiling cup of boiling water. Let it cool, then dot with a cotton ball on the cold sore several times a day. Urinary tract infections can be a common problem especially with women, at the first sign of symptoms, drink a solution made with 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda mixed in 8 ounces of water. Continue this once a day until you can get a culture done at a doctor's office and start antibiotics. Baking soda makes the bladder environment more alkaline which reduces bacteria's ability to multiply. This last remedy will surprise you, and consists of using duct tape to eliminate warts. This really works, you cover the warts with duct tape eliminates them better than freezing them off.


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