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Page 6 The Shoreline April 2005
Did You Know That?
1. Drinking two glasses of Gatorade
can relieve headache pain almost
immediately — without the unpleas
ant side effects caused by traditional
2. Did you know that Colgate
toothpaste makes an excellent salve
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 stuffed nose.
4. Achy muscles from a bout of the
flu? Mix 1 Tablespoon of horserad-
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ish 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.
6. Cure urinary tract infections with
Alka-Seltzer. Just dissolve two
tablets in a glass of water and drink
it at the onset of the symptoms.
Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating
urinary tract infections almost
instantly—even though the product
has never been advertised for
7. Eliminate puffiness under your
eyes All you need is a dab of
Preparation H, carefully rubbed into
the skin, avoiding the eyes. The
hemorrhoid ointment acts as a
vasoconstrictor, relieving the
8. Honey remedy for skin
blemishes...Cover the blemish with a
dab of honey and place a Band-Aid
over it. Honey kills the bacteria,
keeps the skin, sterile, and speeds
healing. Works overnight.
9. Listerine therapy for toenail
fungus. ..Get rid of unsightly toenail
fungus by soaking your toes in
Listerine mouthwash. The powerful
antiseptic leaves your toenails
looking healthy again.
10. Easy eyeglass protection...To
prevent the screws in eyeglasses
from loosening, apply a small drop
of Maybelline Crystal Clear nail
polish to the threads of the screws
before tightening them.
11. Coca-Cola cure for rust...Forget
those expensive rust removers. Just
saturate an abrasive sponge with
Coca-Cola and scrub the rust stain.
The phosphoric acid in the Coke is
what gets the job done.
12. Cleaning liquid that doubles as
bug killer...If menacing bees, wasps,
hornets, or yellow jackets get in
your home and you can’t find the
insecticide, try a spray of Formula
409. Insects drop to the ground
13. Smart splinter remover...just
pour a drop of Elmers Glue all over
the splinter, let dry, and peel the
dried glue off the skin. The splinter
sticks to the dried glue.
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14. Hunt’s tomato paste boil
cure...cover the boil with Hunt’s
tomato paste as a compress The
acids from the tomatoes soothe the
pain and bring the boil to a head.
15. Balm for broken blisters...To
disinfect a broken blister, dab on a
few drops of Listerine...a powerful
16. Heinz vinegar to heal bruises...
Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar
and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour.
The vinegar reduces the blueness
and speeds up the healing process.
17. Kills fleas instantly. Dawn dish
washing liquid does the trick. Add a
few drops to your dog’s bath and
shampoo the animal thoroughly.
Rinse well to avoid skin irritations.
18. Rainy day cure for dog
odor...Next time your dog comes in
from the rain, simply wipe down the
animal with Bounce or any dryer
sheet, instantly making your dog
smell springtime fresh.
19. Eliminate ear mites...All it takes
is a few drops of Wesson com
oil in your cat’s ear. Massage it in,
then clean with a cotton ball Repeat
daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the
cat’s skin, smothers the mites, and
20. Vaseline cure for hair balls To
prevent troublesome hair balls,
apply a dollop of Vaseline petro
leum jelly to your cat’s nose. The
cat will lick off the jelly, lubricating
any hair in its stomach so it can pass
easily through the digestive system.
21. Quaker Oats for fast pain
relief... It’s not for breakfast any
more! Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats
and 1 cup of water in a bowl and
warm in the microwave for 1
minute, cool slightly and apply the
mixture to your hands for soothing
relief from arthritis pain.