A few household items that also serve as healing remedies (18 Photos)

  • happy day

    Urinating on your feet helps with Athletes Foot.

    • John Madden

      True story, works way better than that spray crap. Tough actin pissactin.

    • Zac

      Actually, this is false… The most reputable source to this false home remedy is Madonna (1994 letterman show) urea is an INactive ingredient in most commercial athlete foot products. And there's about 40 times the concentration of the compound found in your urine. Mostly your urine contains water… So it won't really hurt your situation. But it won't help either.

      Urea is used in skin preparations as an emollient (softener) and exfoliant (flake remover) – it goes after the thickened skin athlete's foot produces, allowing the fungicide to penetrate and kill the fungus.

      You do not pee a fungicide. Sorry lads.

      • sorry

        nope true

    • kelly

      I wonder if u tell people urine also helps facial acne, how many of them will piss in their own face?

  • dickie

    im sorry but most of these arnt true haha!

    • lat297

      "I'm sorry but most of these aren't true, haha!"
      You're welcome.

      • http://twitter.com/LosSaysSwag @LosSaysSwag

        "I'm sorry, but most of these aren't true. Haha!"
        You're welcome.

        • bert

          "I'm sorry, but most of these aren't true. Haha!"
          You're welcome.

    • Dr. Seuss

      not only are they not true, some of them may cause more harm than good. I would refrain from posting medical advice Chive… this is dangerous territory.

    • NottaMurderer

      How bout some household items that will cover up huge blood-colored stains that are definitely not blood?

  • Syler

    #18 I'm calling bull shit on this one.

    • Oatmeal

      It works for a bit until the oatmeal cools. It's the warmth that makes the arthritis feel better.

      • loonytik

        Works with drying out poison ivy and poison oak rashes.

  • Chris

    #1 ……good luck holding your cat down ONCE for this tip let alone 3 or more times.

    • josephanthony

      This should be shown alongside a home-remedy for being savaged by an angry cat.

    • Squish78

      Its not the Dawn that kills the fleas. You have to hold your pet underwater to drown the fleas. I asked the Vet about this one, Id heard it before. He said there is nothing on the market like that which instantly kills fleas.

    • Grem

      Nah man, I think your cat is just an asshole

      • Deep Dish

        How's that different from every other cat in the world?

  • sean

    My great grandmother had a bunch of these I still use today and work better then store bought medicine. I wish I would've had her write them down.

    • Jeffy

      Hydrofluoric acid is great for gingivitis.

    • maybe not

      if you are still using them today, why you need grandmother to write them down?

  • camper9

    #11 also a good bong cleaner. just add some salt and shake for a couple mins.

    • Serinanth

      No, Zep industrial purple degreaser is a good bong cleaner. No need to shake, just let it sit for a few hours and rinse well.

      • Adam

        Yeah but with coarse salt and alcohol takes about 5 minutes. And makes it look brand new. Seriously, who can wait a few hours for the next toke?

    • Wisti

      I've honestly been having issues trying to figure out how to clean mine (and I can't google the word "bong" at work…) thanks! ^_^

      • Slobbs

        Nail polish remover and salt works just as good to.

    • Mike Hunt

      Just vaporize. You burn almost 70% of the THC when you burn it, only 10% is lost through vaping.

      • Deep Dish

        As much as I enjoy vaporizing, it's a different feeling. I can function more which is great when I'm going out, but when I want to melt into the couch and watch Hot Tub Time Machine, I'll still reach for the bong.

        • Pikesville

          I appreciate this. I've just gotten back on the horse and wanted an opinion. I relate to this and it will help in my decision to buy a vap or not.

    • Deep Dish

      What kind of salt do you use? Just regular table salt?

      • mikedubyaa

        I prefer the thicker coarse kosher salt. make a solution of 1/4 very warm water to 3/4 rubbing alcohol that goes about 1/3 of the way up the bong and let sit for about 2-3 minutes. Then shake for about 2 minutes and then rinse thoroughly. It will look like the day you brought it home!

        • Deep Dish

          Thanks for the tip. For the past few years, I've been using PBW (a strong cleaning agent used in brewing), but this sounds like it might work better.

  • bandailey

    If you drink water, you won't be thirsty anymore. Unless you're still thirsty. Then drink bleach.

    • KxQ

      OMG. Nearly spit my coffee all over the screen.

    • SmokeyTheBear

      Can't sleep? Just jerk it!

  • Tiger W

    You know what usually works for that?….if you lick my butthole

    • 104

      Does it have to be your butthole or will any butthole do?

      • ColaChiver

        Someone missed the Step Brothers reference.

  • Tiber_Septim

    #1 ask Mac he would know

    • SaveTheOil

      Killing the cat also works well.

  • Kevin

    Awesome. All of these will come in handy when my penis falls off and I have to meet up with the girls for luncheon.

  • lat297

    You forgot one: A daily dose of The Chive helps you to KCCO and make it to the weekend in one piece…

    • MasterBlaster

      A daily dose of THE CHIVE also helps my ED…well I mean thats what ive heard…

  • Joe E.

    #10 works, but some batches of honey have strands of botulism. For the same reason that you cant give it to kids under the age of 1, you shouldn't use it for wounds, etc. Instead, mix betadine with brown sugar. Place mixture on wounds and cover. The clean, super hypertonic mixture keeps all the moisture away and eliminates the capability for bacteria or whatever to form and become infected.

    • 10thletter

      honey is an antiseptic

    • Collin

      Most honey has botulism. The reason you don't give it to young children is that they haven't had the chance to build up a resistance to it in small amounts.

      • truth

        tincture of iodine will sterilize wounds and also makes water safe to drink (particulate free water).

  • MattKL

    #13 I usually just smash the bastards with a shoe.

    • George Zip

      Good, but for more comic effect:

      "You know what else works? A shoe."

    • C2tha3

      Sounds like a set up anyway.

      • Anonymous

        I've had a wasp in my truck at work before…. i almost ran into a parked car trying to fight it and drive. it was a battle of epic proportions, but you're still too young for it.

  • Pechter

    Pretty sure this post was supposed to be titled "things crazy people shouted at my car".

  • Takingbackcider

    #14 Great, I got bored waiting for the glue to dry and now my hand is stuck to my balls. 😦

    • http://twitter.com/Thogert @Thogert

      You were supposed to use elmers glue, not super glue. But don't worry, there's a solution for that too! First, cover your dong in honey. Then you go outside, and hump an active beehive. Problem solved!

    • FrankFuror

      You had a splinter in your balls? What have you been doing?

      • Dr_StrangePants

        whatever the beginning of the story was, it's going to end in a painful sacrifice of foreskin

      • uh no

        No no, he has a splinter of a dick so he used the glue to try and pull it out to jerk off – hence him getting stuck to his balls instead.

  • Pvtdeth

    #5 If it's mint-flavored toothpaste, it works as a decent topical analgesic for first-degree burns. You should always make sure the burn is completely cooled first or you will insulate the burn and cause much more damage. Also, you should never put anything on a burn with broken skin.

    • Squish78


  • SOhioChiver

    If you kiss a dog in the ass it will cure chapped lips…the thought of the dog poo keeps you from licking them.

  • Bro

    Im in medical school and there is absolutely nothing in Alka-Seltzer that will help a UTI.

    • SOhioChiver

      Maybe you just haven't gotten to the class where they teach that knowledge

    • Mark

      Bro, do you even doctor?

    • IDoctorBro

      I'm also a medical student and I'll admit that I have never heard of this solution to UTI's but it doesn't surprise me. AZO pills however, are about the same price and equally effective.

    • John

      I'm a doctor, and, rest assured, you don't know jack.

      Keep reading Robbins, see you in a few years.

  • drewcypher

    #6 so by "mysterious chemicals" you mean chemicals analyzed during multiple pharmacological trials by both R&D departments within companies and contractors of the FDA to ensure that the product is safe and does in fact perform as claimed?

    • Ryan

      Spot on. But since most of us don't know what those chemicals are…they are mysterious.

    • Disagreeswithyou

      Yaz, Avandia, Enbrel and Chantix. Just a few pharmaceuticals that are out there that have been tested by R&D departments and the FDA, and have some serious issues linked to them. The point is why are you so ra ra for pharmaceuticals? If one of these methods that use household items can help and keep someone from having to use chemicals that no one understands fully what's your beef? No one understands these chemicals that are man-made. If we did there wouldn't be huge lists of side effects. Where are all of the people that have a hefty pharmaceutical tab that are completely healthy? If the drugs work then why are they trading a treatment for another problem from side-effects?

      • anon

        Sounds like you watch too much daytime television.

        • Disagreeswithyou

          Is that it?

    • Kyle

      Too bad inhalers are to help with lung issues,an altoid may clear up your nose but not your lungs.

  • jasgat66

    If your dog has worms this is what works..
    For 5 days shove a piece of meat up his ass… Also shove a piece of cookie up after the meat..
    Repeat this for 5 days..
    On day 6 shove the piece of meat up his ass but NOT the cookie..
    When the worm sticks his head out and says, "Where's my fucking cookie?" Grab it by the neck and yank it out..
    Problem solved..

    • Deep Dish

      hahahah I laughed way harder at this than I probably should have

      • EJoplin

        dude me 2

  • MissVega84

    #4 actually works for me sometimes. I drink one as fast as I can when I start getting a headache…but my headaches are like slaying dragons and sometimes nothing works 😥

    • PizdusInc

      MissVega, I think we need to see some moar of you.

    • maybe not

      sex will take your mind off the headache …

  • Mike

    White vinegar also works for sun burn pain relief. Way better than Aloe.

    • Mari

      True. I had second degree sun burn as a teen and my mom, a nurse, put white vinegar on a towel and put on my burns. really helped!

  • Wisti

    #17 hickies are a form of bruise right? So when the boyfriend starts complaining…

  • Tyler D.

    #17…….Good for neutralizing chemical burns as well.

    • Science

      Make sure it's a basic chemical burn (like ammonia). Acid on acid doesn't sound like a good idea to me.

      Also, if you spill HF in a 5"x5" patch on your skin, you're fucked no matter how much calcium you put on it.

    • Shinystuffrocks

      You should always keep some around when manufacturing soap made out of peoples fat asses.

      • MissVega84

        because we love selling their fat asses back to them;)

  • 87eddiemac

    Headache? Hangnail? Stab wound? Crushing depression? Porn addiction? You name it and BEER is the cure. That's right ladies and gentlemen, BEER cures EVERYTHING.

    Beer, apply directly to your disgusting failure of a mouth.

    • socalmarti

      I personally prefer tequila, works faster less gut!

    • J.C.

      and must take 2 strips of bacon a day; take with food.

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