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Household remedies in your life. [Mar. 4th, 2009|11:42 am]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvU462M2nsk&e

Secret Lives of Women. Infantalism, I guess is the first thing that's shown? I've heard about this sort of thing, but hadn't seen it at play until I saw this video. It shows a variety of women in various life styles. Actually a pretty fascinating show the couple times I've caught it on.

And five more household remedies. As always, consult a Doctor before doing anything that may be dangerous. :)

1. EARACHE: Steep 1-2 tsp. chamomile flowers in boiling water for 10-15 minutes. Strain out the water, and apply the hot flowers in a cloth for alleviation of the earache.

2. ECZEMA: Rub a whole nutmeg against a smooth stone slab with a little water and make a paste. Apply on affected parts. (Note: It is believed by some rural, old fashioned practitioners that instead of water, one's own early morning saliva can be used for better results. -- Added note, Little Random has eczema, and there's no way in hell I'm trying this. lol)

3. HANG-OVER: Eat honey on crackers. The fructose in the honey will help to flush out the alcohol in your system.

4. HICKEY:
• Coat area liberally with lotion. Rub with the back of a cold spoon vigorously for as long as you can stand to, changing out spoon for new cold one every 10 minutes. Recommended time for this treatment is 45-60 minutes. Why it works: a hickey is a bruise; the discoloration of a bruise is caused by blood accumulating under the skin from broken capillaries; this remedy breaks up the old blood so it can be reabsorbed by the body more quickly, therefore diminished the discoloration.
• Rub white toothpaste over the hickey, allow to dry, and later, wipe it off with a warm facecloth. After a few applications, the hickey will be faded. Do not use gel toothpaste


5. INSECT BITES: Mix water with cornstarch into a paste and apply. This is effective in drawing out the poisons of most insect bites and is also an effective remedy for diaper rash.
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[User Picture]From: insane_hope
2009-03-04 06:51 pm (UTC)
amusing premtive cure for a a mosquito bbite, wait untill the jerk is on your arm and sucking blood, and then squeeze the area it's biting. The rush of blood to the area actually bursts the bug, though your arm will itch there won't be a raised bumb.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-04 06:52 pm (UTC)
*blink* Seriously?! Wow.
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[User Picture]From: insane_hope
2009-03-04 11:17 pm (UTC)
I take it as trying to drink from a high preassure washer
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[User Picture]From: diner
2009-03-04 10:30 pm (UTC)
PHEW, who cares about the other stuff, I needed to know what to do about these durn hickeys!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-05 06:04 am (UTC)
LOL, so glad I could be of assistance!

And I just realized I posted something entirely different then I meant too, today. I guess I'll post waht I meant to post tomorrow. Whoopsie.
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[User Picture]From: diner
2009-03-05 06:58 am (UTC)
AHAHHAHAAHHA
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-05 09:18 pm (UTC)
Doing so momentarily. :)
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[User Picture]From: la_dolce
2009-03-04 11:53 pm (UTC)
It's good to know that with just some lotion and a spoon I can rid myself of these embaaaaaaaaaarassing hickeys XD

That earache cure goes along with another cure for pain I know...if you have general pain, no matter where, just pinch yourself REALLY hard! Then it won't hurt :D (But, y'know, the place you pinched might >_>)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-05 06:07 am (UTC)
lol, I wish that were true.
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[User Picture]From: somafeysuicides
2009-03-05 12:53 am (UTC)
You are truly doing good works with the hang-over remedy!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-05 06:11 am (UTC)
LOL, I do what I can. ;)
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[User Picture]From: nyxalinth
2009-03-05 03:45 am (UTC)
i have eczema too, but it mostly afflicts my left foot. When I first got it ten years ago, it was all over the palms anf fingertips of both hands, then in 2000 migrated to my foot. Been there ever since.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-05 06:11 am (UTC)
Oh wow! Little Random's lotion seems to be working really well on his.
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[User Picture]From: ginahelen
2009-03-05 11:20 am (UTC)
Did that chamomile thing a few years ago. Works wonderfully. The chamomile acts as a mild anti-inflammatory, iirc.

Thanks for the cornstarch idea. I'll try it on the kids this summer.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-05 09:21 pm (UTC)
Awesome! That's good to know.
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From: shineyredrhinos
2009-03-06 04:15 am (UTC)
I find that eating roasted beets works well to prevent a hangover. Discovered it once when I drank way too much and the only thing easy to eat was leftover roasted beets. The next day no hangover, no tiredness, nothing. Have used the beets several times after with good results.

*note: you pee may turn pink
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-06 04:22 am (UTC)
I'm willing to have pink pee! That's great to know! Thank you. =)
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