Old Fashioned Remedies!

Submitted: Friday, Jan 14, 2011 at 22:12
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Makes me Laugh now, Thinking about the way we cured ourselves from whatever!...lol. All handy to know when out travelling.

Bull ant( Hoppy Joe) bites , grab a piece of bracken fern and break the root end off, rub the the sap onto the stinging area,used to work a treat!

Got a high temp, Sponge down with vinegar and water.

Can't stop coughing, a teaspoon of lemon and honey can help.

Got a head cold?, place some vicks vapour rub in a bowl, fill with boiling water, tea towel over the head bend over the bowl and start sniffing that steam up,,,,LOl, Don't get other ideas..)))

Must be heaps more, Lets hear them..

Cheers Axle.
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Reply By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Friday, Jan 14, 2011 at 23:16

Friday, Jan 14, 2011 at 23:16
Axle

Crayon on the wall try brushing with Colgate toothpaste
Scotch tape also works well on splinters
Try drinking two glasses of Gatorade for a headache
Burn your tongue? Put sugar on it!
Athletes feet - cornstarch to keep feet dry
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Follow Up By: Axle - Friday, Jan 14, 2011 at 23:59

Friday, Jan 14, 2011 at 23:59
Lol Mark, You sure about the gatorade one


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Follow Up By: Dave(NSW) - Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 02:35

Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 02:35
You've got it wrong,
Two glasses of Gatorade won't give you a headache, But a couple glasses of straight Bundy might LOL.
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Follow Up By: Wokwon - Tuesday, Jan 18, 2011 at 09:30

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2011 at 09:30
That would be a headache due to dehydration (aka hangover), in that case electrolytes may help a bit but the most benefit will be from the water.
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Reply By: bluefly - Friday, Jan 14, 2011 at 23:23

Friday, Jan 14, 2011 at 23:23
Axle

Well, quite few years ago we were in the bush camping. The brother in law decided to play hide and seek with my daughter.

He got bitten on the nipple by a Bull ant. I found that another beer settled me down. LOL

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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Friday, Jan 14, 2011 at 23:35

Friday, Jan 14, 2011 at 23:35
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Reply By: skmaint (WA) - Friday, Jan 14, 2011 at 23:49

Friday, Jan 14, 2011 at 23:49
1/ Cornflour mixed with a bit of water.....Drink it down, stops the runs.

2/ Teaspoon of sugar to stop hiccup's.

3/ Big wooden Jam spoon across my backside stopped me playing up !!!!!!

That's the main 3 mum used when I was a young fella.

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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Friday, Jan 14, 2011 at 23:55

Friday, Jan 14, 2011 at 23:55
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"1/ Cornflour mixed with a bit of water.....Drink it down, stops the runs. "

gravox will thicken it up a bit for you but
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Follow Up By: skmaint (WA) - Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 00:12

Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 00:12
Would sure make it taste better........
Been many years since I swollowed it but I can still remember that taste...
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Follow Up By: Member - Brian R (WA) - Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 00:33

Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 00:33
Great light topic guys

Drink water slowly from the back of a glass to stop hic ups.

Teaspoon Bi carb in water for upset tummy.

One I saw on TV......Pee on your foot blisters to ease the pain ?????...never tried that one
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Follow Up By: skmaint (WA) - Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 00:39

Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 00:39
Brian R (WA)
"One I saw on TV......Pee on your foot blisters to ease the pain ?????...never tried that one "

Peed on my foot many a time Brian..........Only after a few too many ales though...lol


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Follow Up By: Axle - Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 01:20

Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 01:20
Pee on the foot caper!!, Best cure out there for tinea....LOL,


Cheers Axle
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Follow Up By: Member - Brian R (WA) - Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 01:21

Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 01:21
much the same for me l.o.l
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Reply By: Nickywoop - Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 06:53

Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 06:53
Another bush remedy,

Got the runs bad, "One teaspoon of Gravox mixed in a half a glass of water",

Doesn't cure the runs, but sure thickens it up !!

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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 09:51

Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 09:51
Put a bluebag on a bee sting. Who remembers what a bluebag is?

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Follow Up By: Member - Keith C (NSW) - Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 10:29

Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 10:29
Born in the thirties/fourties huh? did help on stings and tick bites, good for the cricket whites too, after they were boiled in the old gas copper, rinsed in cold water with a bluebag ,then put em thru the hand wringer,out onto the clothes line, then prop the line up with a forked sapling, aaahh, the good old days,remember the long oyster bottles with a cork in the top? great for fishing lines when they were empty, the oyster soup was pretty good too. What about squeezing fresh orange into the castor oil to make it taste better,then holding your nose as you drank it, never worked for me.

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Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 23:15

Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 23:15
Hi Val, I have to own up to remembering the old blue bag, I also remember the line being held up with the fork stick. Remember the washing board too. It's a bit sad when going through some of these outback museums and remembering using a lot of the things that are now on display.

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Follow Up By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Sunday, Jan 16, 2011 at 08:07

Sunday, Jan 16, 2011 at 08:07
"good for the cricket whites too, after they were boiled in the old gas copper, rinsed in cold water with a bluebag ,then put em thru the hand wringer,out onto the clothes line, then prop the line up with a forked sapling, aaahh, the good old days"

A Luxury!!!

We couldn't afford a gas copper..... our Dad had to light fire under copper, rinse in cold water with an old bluebag that we kept for 3 or 4 washes, hand rung the clothes by twisting them round and round between us, 'cos we couldn't afford wringer, me and me bruvver would hold the line up while it dried 'cos we couldn't afford forked saplings.

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Follow Up By: skmaint (WA) - Sunday, Jan 16, 2011 at 09:04

Sunday, Jan 16, 2011 at 09:04
Ok....I know I am getting on a bit but not quite that old.......I might sound dumb but please explain the blue bag......I am presuming.....well.....its a bag that is blue that clothes are washed in ?????????? HELP !!!!! But after reading the posts again and again I am not quite sure now.......

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Follow Up By: Member - Dennis P (Scotland) - Sunday, Jan 16, 2011 at 09:11

Sunday, Jan 16, 2011 at 09:11
Check this out, Simon,

Reckitt's Blue Bags

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Follow Up By: skmaint (WA) - Sunday, Jan 16, 2011 at 09:45

Sunday, Jan 16, 2011 at 09:45
Cheers Dennis,

My mind is now at ease............

Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 11:37

Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 11:37
Some of these may be repeats from above but my sister sent me this list donkey's ages ago:


Home Remedies
Eliminate ear mites. All it takes is a few drops of Wesson corn 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 accelerates healing.

Kills fleas instantly... Dawn dishwashing liquid does the trick. Add a few drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Good-bye fleas.

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.
Did You Know that drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately-- without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional "pain relievers."

Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns.

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.

Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 Tablespoon of horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil, for instant relief for aching muscles.

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.

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 was never been advertised for this use.

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.

Listerine ther apy 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.

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.

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 instantly.

Smart splinter remover. Just ! pour a drop of Elmer's Glue-All over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue.

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.

Balm for broken blisters... To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine. D0C@cˆa powerful antiseptic.

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.

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.
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Follow Up By: Axle - Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 13:04

Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 13:04
G/Day Duncs, You and your sister must be two of the healthiest people going!!....lol.


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Reply By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 22:19

Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 22:19
Gday Axle
I would rather rub the Vicks on my wifes chest .
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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Sunday, Jan 16, 2011 at 00:01

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Follow Up By: Axle - Sunday, Jan 16, 2011 at 12:58

Sunday, Jan 16, 2011 at 12:58
Musbry!, Truth be known i would to,,,,,,My wife that is.!.....LOL.



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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Sunday, Jan 16, 2011 at 15:50

Sunday, Jan 16, 2011 at 15:50
Gday Mark and Axle
Brings back pleasant thoughts mmmmm
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