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

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  • PaulytheB

    Gatorade also makes an excellent hangover cure.

    Most of the worst effects of a hangover are from the alcohol dehydrating you. The Gatorade re-hydrates you quickly.

    • http://euroranger.wordpress.com/ Euroranger

      Or, you know, just water. In case you don't need the huge carb load and the brominated vegetable oil.

      Just sayin'.

    • RaraGAGA

      You're out of your mind.

      Pedialyte is the answer. INSTANT rehydration. Just don't drink too much or you're back at square one.

      I suck the frozen ice pop version. Makes hangovers more exciting and appealing to the kids

  • Jojo

    #2 Funny enough, most soaps kill bugs. I killed a swarm of ants around a piece of food my daughter dropped in the driveway with a cup of soap and water. You can put it in a spray bottle to make a REALLY cheap bug spay.

  • ggg

    I find it suspicious that most of these include the specific brand name products. #15 Oh right, because Hunts uses the SPECIAL boil-curing tomatoes…

  • Canucks_Rule

    #2 – good to know.

    • Coffee coffee coffee

      Yeah, this one really works. Used it before.

    • ImpressMe

      Dawn does a great job on the fleas……it definitely works better than most flea shampoos…

  • CarzyB

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  • CarzyB

    Doesn't work. Go to your vet for professional treatment to flush ears and administer approved medical mite treatment.
    Fail. Plus, to get rid of fleas you have to treat the environment to kill the millions of eggs that are laid in the carpets and furniture.

    I know this post is just trying to help but for these two suggestions, I have to disagree. Owing a pet is expensive….if you can't afford to treat them at the veterinarian's then don't get one.

    • Ang

      I'm not sure where the fail is with #2. Dawn works fantastic for killing fleas. When I foster abandoned kittens too you for flea treatment, it's what works the absolute best. It kills the fleas almost instantly!

      • Carzyb

        I was just hoping people wouldn't just stop at shampooing their pet and think the fleas were all taken care of.

  • Jerry

    #13 Spray cans of vegetable oil (Pam or generic) works better. No chemicals left behind. Oil coats their wings and drops them out of the air to be dealt with on the ground. May have a little bit of oil to clean up, but it beats spraying chemicals inside the house.

  • ABQChiver

    Swallowing semen cures menstral pains and bloating.

    That's what I learned in med school. Tell you wives and girlfriends.

  • Shaolin Killa

    This post brought to you by your friends at Proctor and Gamble.

  • MonkeyFeet
  • its_BACON

    Jack Daniels does all that stuff too.

  • TXChiver

    Also, Lemon pledge is great for instantly killing ants!

    • Consuela

      We need more Lemon Pledge, you buy.

  • paulhitchcock

    #4 That's because a lot of headaches are caused by dehydration. Drinking water will have the same effect for those types of headaches.

  • duckfart4U

    #15 – I find when stepping out with my lady there is nothing that makes her more fired up than seeing my bulbous neck boils slathered in some delicious Hunts tomato paste. OH, YEAH! By the twinkle in her eye I know I'm gettin' me some later….

  • byg.nick

    #4 cures a hangover pretty good too…. 2x 32ouncers as quickly as you can stomach it will have you feeling human again in no time.

  • Angel

    Number one is just plain inaccurate and #2 may kill existing fleas, but will not keep them from coming back. I am veterinary technician-we see all sorts of home remedies that do not remedy the situation.

    • ImpressMe

      Dawn does a fabulous job of killing the fleas and you can use a flea treatment right afterwards ..unlike when you use a less effective, more expensive, flea shampoo……. which won't keep them from coming back either.

      Corn oil will, in fact, work to get rid of ear mites and soothe minor irritations…… though tea tree oil is far superior.

      Lots of home remedies work as well as if not better than more expensive products….a really good Vet will share them with clients.

  • drewcypher

    I like that Listerine as a bong cleaner has the most replies.

  • inkstained

    #4 headaches are usually a result of simple dehydration, so water works as well (no weird preservatives, dyes, or whatever else they put in Gatorade!)

  • Kato

    #8 I thought this was common knowledge. I guess having an asian mother, everything will pass for as medicine, ha!

  • EJoplin

    go to the fucking doctor for your bullshit, what is martha stewart in house today?

  • kinderdm

    But, Brawndo's got electrolytes…

  • shaylatansey

    Ahhhh, PLEASE do not tell people that that dishsoap cures fleas!! I'm a registered animal health technologist and worked in clinic for 3 years!!! Fleas continue to be a problem because their extremely sticky little eggs get onto the carpet, bedding, couch, etc, making them really hard to get rid of and I can assure you washing your dog with dishsoap isn't going to help! IN FACT it's going to dry out his skin (imagine using that on your face?? Yikes!) and probably make him more itchy in the process. Unless your dog manages to jump into an oil spill, PUT THE DISHSOAP DOWN and go to the vet who will give you a little squeeze bottle or a pill that will take care of the fleas!!!

    • Guest

      You're also hawt!

  • dedubs

    #12 or, you know, locktite

  • Papawdude


    Does this mean they'll need to start calling it 410?

    • Papawdude

      Ok, so I don' t know how to link the image…..sue me.

  • MissVega84

    you either like bacon

    or you're wrong

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