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Now.. I haven't tried these.. so if you have experience with them, share. :) [Jan. 18th, 2008|02:24 am]
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The Humans are Dead cover. :) Flight of the Conchords rocks... and I like cover bands. So sue me. ;)

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

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

3. 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 stuffy nose.

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

5. 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.

And that's part one of the 5 houshold health tips series.... :)

ETA: Disclaimer: Some concern has been brought forward regarding the safety of some of the above claims. For your safety please consult a physician if you are injured.

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[User Picture]From: beatle9
2008-01-18 08:44 am (UTC)
Ooh, home remedies! I always thought that Chinese medicine was quite intelligent, seeing as how the Chinese live for so long (and still have such great skin when they're 80!) What you put into your body effects how your feel--makes sense to me!

The future is quite different to the present,
The one thing we still have in common with the present is that we still call it 'the present'
Even though it's the future
What you call 'the present' we call 'the past' so you guys are way behind

That's from another performance of the song. Man, I adore them.

Oh man, your icon rocks.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-18 08:52 am (UTC)
Right? I got these and about 45 more from one of your fellow LJ'rs on my friends list but I'm scouring websites for more, so I can put more up every couple of weeks or so. ;)

And yay! Icon love! =)
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[User Picture]From: flossums
2008-01-18 09:24 am (UTC)
I have a sinus headache, so I might try the gatorade. If nothing else, it'll be tasty!
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[User Picture]From: theprimrosepath
2008-01-18 02:47 pm (UTC)
If it works, you must report back to us! :) I have awdful awful sinus headaches all the time...
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[User Picture]From: leilia
2008-01-18 11:04 am (UTC)
I've heard of a few of those. The Gatorade works if your headache is caused by dehydration. Not so much otherwise. If you have a stress headache, massaging the web between your thumb and forefinger on the OPPOSITE side hand works wonders.

For burns mustard works the best. Just plain old mustard from out of your fridge. If you want to make it heal faster, mix in some fresh aloe vera juice.

Another good flu/stuffiness receipe is to put a few drops of eucalyptus oil on your pillow before you sleep. Also works in a humidifier or mixed with a carrier oil for a chest rub.

Vinegar is a staple cleaner in my house. It cleans coffee pots, windows, and pet odors better than anything else. It also works for getting rid of lime build up.

Plain white bread can get out most lipstick stains if you catch it before you wash it.

Hydrogen Peroxide is the other miracle thing. It takes blood out of pretty much anything. And it helps speed up slow drains.

Just some fun stuff from my life ^_^
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-18 04:57 pm (UTC)
Definitely if it's caused from dehydration. I always fight with my Doctors when I go in for a migraine if my pills at home haven't worked. They insist on pumping me full of bags of water or saline or whatever. I'm like "Dude, it's a migraine. I'm not dehydrated" My nurse said something like 90% of the people that come to the er with headaches or migraines are dehydrated. Seemed strange to me.

Aloe vera's the standby I've always used. Have you tried the toothpaste?

I didn't know the white bread thing, cool!

I just may add some of these others to my eventual list. I was researching last night and have like 130 more of these, figured I'd do them in group of gives every couple weeks or so.
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[User Picture]From: sensibleken
2008-01-18 12:25 pm (UTC)
my mothers cure all was always vaseline. seriously, everything from a scraped knee to dyslexia.

it worked on nothing
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[User Picture]From: rombino
2008-01-18 03:29 pm (UTC)
hahah, nice
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[User Picture]From: some_do_dream
2008-01-18 12:41 pm (UTC)
actually, those nasal inhalers contain the same thing as altoids: menthol
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-18 04:59 pm (UTC)
*nod* Definitely, it's one of the active ingredients, but isn't there a lot of other stuff in it too? I don't know, it's not my list. :)
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[User Picture]From: mornblade
2008-01-18 01:15 pm (UTC)
And one for the garage : This is an old biker trick, to clean light rust off of chrome use a toothbrush and a can of Coca-Cola. The acids in the cola will cut rough the rust.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-18 05:00 pm (UTC)
Awesome. :) That's going to be on the next list, I think I saw. I grabbed this from my friends list, and then added a bunch more to it. lol. ;)
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[User Picture]From: marguerlucy
2008-01-18 02:13 pm (UTC)
those kids are cute, but they lack the comic finesse that is THE FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS.

Did you ever hear the version they did when Bret says: "The world is quite different now. There is no more yogurt." LOL totally random, but it cracks me up.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-18 05:02 pm (UTC)
I have not heard the yogurt version. LOL

I just thought these cats were pretty cool. They were featured on the FOTC myspace so I figured it was something that made them laugh, so I figured it was definitely worth posting. heh. ;)
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[User Picture]From: kulczar
2008-01-18 02:24 pm (UTC)
i absolutly love Flight of the Conchords.

my cold/sore throat fix has alwyas been Tea with a generous spoon of honey and a shot of whiskey/bourbon,

cause even if it doens't cure you, at least you fall asleep faster, and as we all know, sleep makes everything better.

oh and for the sore muscels, lemonade and Whiskey/Bourbon...same concept, except a lot more whiskey, casue it'll make you sweat and release the sick from your muscles. just be prepared to change the sheets when you soak through them.

and i got that one from a lesbian book...i wanted to jump into that conversation from the last post, but i think i missed the train...:)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-18 05:04 pm (UTC)
lol! Awesome! I mean you know.. any excuse to drink. hehe. ;)
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[User Picture]From: bargoddess1329
2008-01-18 04:02 pm (UTC)
For a soar throat, try fresh ginger tea. grate fresh ginger root over a box-grater (like cheese) and steep in water like you would herbal tea. strain the ginger and add some sugar and lemon if you like. works wonders. :)

also, to lessen asthma symptoms, drink fennel tea. Steep fennel seed in hot water. It even smells tasty.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-18 05:07 pm (UTC)
Awesome!! Good to know. I will definitely try that!!
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[User Picture]From: amazingadrian
2008-01-18 04:26 pm (UTC)
I read a report that pure honey is actually a more effective sore throat remedy than marketed medicine. I suppose mixing in a bit of vinegar might help kill the germs, but I don't know. Listerine would probably be more effective.

I hear there's a ton of stuff you can do with Coka-Cola; not just using it for rust remover. Like you can use it to take some stains out of clothes if you apply it before washing.

I hear you can get cork taint out of your wine by pouring it into a plastic ziplock style bag. The bag will remove the characteristic 'wet cardboard' flavor and smell from the wine, while the wine itself retains much of it's original flavor. Saran wrap will work for this too.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-18 05:10 pm (UTC)
I wonder. I bet the listerine would kill the germs, but it might to do some damage to all ready inflammated tonsils..

Yeah there was a big coke email going around. The taking stains out of clothes seems strange to me, as I'm fairly certain I have a cook stain on one of my t-shirts.

And interesting!!! I'm gonna try that next time I screw up the wine. lol. I don't imagine it'll be long in waiting.
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[User Picture]From: wereleaving
2008-01-18 04:57 pm (UTC)
I have mild asthema, and rather than going to the doctors and getting an inhaler, I just keep altoid mints with me. It works real good.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-18 05:11 pm (UTC)
Awesome!! If it works, that's what matters. Sounds a lot cheaper then Azmacort or Proventil or whatever they are would be.
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[User Picture]From: goob712
2008-01-18 05:26 pm (UTC)
My father always told me that you could use toothpaste to conceal/heal a hickey.

It doesn't work NEARLY well enough or fast enough.

(meanwhile my mom was telling me hickeys give you cancer)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-18 05:28 pm (UTC)
LOL. Cancer from a flippin' hickey!?! Oh, wow. That' one way to try and deter neckin' I suppse.

I've got hickey healin's in the future for a post. ;)
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[User Picture]From: smadaf
2008-01-18 06:59 pm (UTC)

Do Not Put Toothpaste on Burns

Generally, toothpaste is not good to apply to a burn, no matter the degree of the burn.

Burns should be subject to nothing but water unless a doctor prescribes a specific compound; any good first-aid class will tell you this.  Butter, ointment, toothpaste, &c., can exacerbate the injury and inhibit healing.

The same ingredients that make toothpaste feel cool in the mouth and may also feel so on the skin are not good to apply to burned tissue and may themselves add to the burning sensation (and to the level of injury).

Burns may be rinsed with water and should be dressed with sterile gauze until proper medical treatment is given.  No toothpaste.

When the treatment burn is old enough that the treatment you're doing is no longer first-aid, an antibiotic ointment may be used to prevent infection while healing continues.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-18 07:42 pm (UTC)

Re: Do Not Put Toothpaste on Burns

So you don't agree with putting aloe on burns, then?
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[User Picture]From: e_burke
2008-01-18 07:14 pm (UTC)
Love these!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-18 07:43 pm (UTC)
=) They're some good stuff.
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2008-01-18 07:48 pm (UTC)
I'd be willing to bet most of that stuff would work. Like the Gatorade thing...most headaches are apparently the result of dehydration so drinking two glasses of anything would probably be helpful.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-18 07:57 pm (UTC)
Exactly. *nod*
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