Thu Nov 22, 2012, 12:48 PM
Little Star (15,310 posts)
Vodka cures stinky feet!
Listerine cures toenail fungus, Yogurt cures bad breath, Olive oil cures Eczema, Sugar stops the hiccups,
Chewing peppermint or cinnamon gum eases stress, Duct tape cures warts, Biting on a pencil cures headaches,
Olives and lemons cure sea sickness, Tomatoes cure acne.
Who knew? I wanna know how people discovered the vodka & duct tape remedies.
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Response to Little Star (Original post)
Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:02 PM
Duer 157099 (17,742 posts)
1. But I have questions!
Why waste good vodka, why not just use Isopropanol? It's very cheap.
For the toenails: does Scope also work? And what flavor? Does it matter?
And the sugar for hiccups: if it is the sweetness hitting the tongue that does the trick, why do you have to swallow the sugar?
For the duct tape and warts: does the color of tape matter? And do you leave it on when you shower?
Can you bite on a pen to cure a headache?
Do they have to be fresh tomatoes, or will canned tomatoes work too? What about tomato paste?
I need more details!
Response to Little Star (Reply #4)
Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:39 PM
ismnotwasm (24,709 posts)
5. Regular plain white table sugar
Has to do with vagal nerve stimulation. Where I work, we occasionally give it to patients with intractable hiccoughs--- it's better than the alternatives, one of which is a psychotropic drug. I've seen it work. Probably doesn't work for everybody every time though.
Response to Duer 157099 (Reply #1)
Thu Nov 22, 2012, 02:21 PM
TwilightGardener (45,711 posts)
7. About duct tape/warts--I think the irritation of daily ripping off
and reapplying the piece of tape provokes an inflammatory and immune response (eventually kills the virus), and because the wart is covered you're less likely to spread the virus to other areas. I've heard of this before.
Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #7)
Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:35 PM
noamnety (19,325 posts)
10. You don't pull it off daily.
They say leave it on for a week at a time, basically it seals the wart and it gets pruney like when you are waterlogged from a bath, but continues to get like that more and more until it's just dead skin.