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Date: 12/17/12 03:40 PM

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    December 17, 2012 at 3:41 pm
    Link: 18 Cool And Helpful Life Hacks - Who knew?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 17, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Wanna clear a stuffy nose?

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    CCMA_19 Female 18-29
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    December 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm
    Good luck getting near your cats ear never mind putting oil in it!!
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    December 17, 2012 at 4:25 pm
    Had me wincing there for a moment regarding the Alka-Seltzer cure- I was envisioning the `plop, plop, fizz, fizz` running through a catheter- thank goodness one merely drinks it.
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    December 17, 2012 at 4:39 pm
    seems a bit fishy.. Why are most of them named by brand name?.....
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    Slotherder Male 30-39
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    December 17, 2012 at 4:41 pm
    A lot of harmful misconceptions here. For instance: using vinegar and honey for a bacterial infection will NOT kill the bacteria outright. Making the pH of your throat more acidic will make it more difficult for many kinds of bacteria to reproduce, but most won`t die in any levels of acidity that isn`t damaging to your own internal tissues as well. Honey has antibacterial qualities, but again, it`s really not enough to kill most bacteria, just enough to make it a less habitable environment, which your immune system might be able to cope with afterward. Most home remedies are like that. Not actually cures, just little things that can help.
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    December 17, 2012 at 5:41 pm
    The cat ear one is a horrible idea for obvious reasons. Don`t pour any kind of liquid into the ears of anything unless it`s specifically made for it like medicine. Seriously, one trip to the vet is all it takes to get rid of ear mites, stop being so damn cheap.
    There was a time when Listerine was marketed as a cure-all for everything. Then the FDA came to be and put a stop to that crap for a reason. Yes, Listerine is an anti-septic. So is vodka and rubbing alcohol. That doesn`t mean it`ll cure anything. Also, pouring it on any kind of a wound is going to hurt like the fires of hell.
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    December 17, 2012 at 5:47 pm
    Decided to google the alka-seltzer and UTI thing since it made me curious. Alka-seltzer contains aspirin so of course it`ll treat pain (but unlikely that`ll help for that kind of pain.) But this is interesting:
    "the sodium bicarbonate present in Alka- Seltzer also helps reduce the acidity of urine, which in turn decreases pain."

    That`s interesting, because that`s the exact opposite of what I do to both prevent and treat UTIs. I take 1000MG of Vitamin C, which in turn makes me literally piss acid, which kills the bacteria that causes UTIs. This has seriously cured me in many circumstances, and I`m not the only one who does it. Having a basic, non-acidic piss would have the opposite effect and will likely make the UTI worse as a result.
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    tuxkamen Male 30-39
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    December 17, 2012 at 5:56 pm
    this looks like it`s out of the "Doctor`s book of home remedies" or any book by Kevin Trudeau
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    Corydoras87 Male 18-29
    642 posts
    December 17, 2012 at 6:30 pm
    drinking 2 glasses of liquid against headache?
    of course! a lot of headaches are caused by not drinking enough water, so the blood gets thicker..

    it does not have to be gatorade, just water will do.

    I agree that the specific naming of brand names makes this ridiculous.
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    ShadowVamp Female 18-29
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    December 17, 2012 at 8:56 pm
    I`ve tried a few of these before. The Dawn is true. The vinegar and honey works slightly better than throat drops, but not significantly. Honey on pimples does not work. Glue on a splinter works perfectly. Vinegar on bruises does nothing but make your skin smell.
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    gothmo Female 18-29
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    December 17, 2012 at 9:14 pm
    I feel like listerine on any kind of remotely open wound will hurt like bloody heck, no thanks >>
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    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    December 17, 2012 at 9:46 pm
    can anyone confirm this or will anyone of these be a trick to set the house on fire.
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    Psycmoe Female 18-29
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    December 18, 2012 at 12:27 am
    drat. Don`t put toothpaste on your burns. Or mustard, or honey, or butter, or pretty much anything but running, cool water.

    (*Heat burns, of course, not chemical)
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    December 18, 2012 at 12:33 am
    I know hairspray stops spiders in there stride,
    chuck a blast of cheap hairspray on em, and their legs seize up
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    December 18, 2012 at 4:11 am
    lol@ Kaagan
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    December 18, 2012 at 4:38 am

    "I feel like listerine on any kind of remotely open wound will hurt like bloody heck, no thanks"

    Yeah, I imagine it`s going to sting like TCP does (not sure if you have that there), but it`s a strong antiseptic that hurts like hell if you gargle with it to get rid of ulcers.
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    December 18, 2012 at 10:35 am
    Washing up liquid does not kill fleas. DO NOT PUT toothpaste on a burn- any cooling action is because of the menthol and will make it worse- cold water only...
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    itzazoom Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2012 at 11:32 am
    listerine to disinfect? if its gonna burn i might as well use alcohol....
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    December 18, 2012 at 12:59 pm
    Yeah, I`m these are deliberately taking the piss.
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    Runemang Male 30-39
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    December 18, 2012 at 10:40 pm
    The Altoids one works. I used to have a lot of sinus problems and would chew up a couple of altoids, then suck on a third. It clears up the sinuses very well.

    And the 409, I use Windex to kill ants. Some ants seem immune but most die instantly. Whenever we get a line invading our home, I spray it, then wipe away. If they return, I just spray a spot in the middle of their "line" or at the point of entry and they won`t come back for a long time - they`ll avoid it like the plague.

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