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Sep 25, 2022 - 3:37:50 PM

mander

USA

5026 posts since 10/7/2007

I thought I had been very careful handling the jalapeno peppers last night, washing my hands after, until ten minutes later, i rubbed my eyes. Running water did nothing for the pain. Thankfully, there was yogurt in the frig and that did the trick!

What are some of your standby remedies?

Sep 25, 2022 - 4:20:46 PM
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Brian T

Canada

19503 posts since 6/5/2008
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As a teen and into my 30's breathing food fire was OK.
East Indian remedy for ultra hot stuff like an accidental lump of Mango Pickle: a few slices of cucumber. Yoghurt, sour cream and coconut milk can damp down the fire. Thinking of making that sort of food, my first thought is an inventory of the fridge for sour cream, cottage cheese (can't stand yoghurt).

I don't even enjoy a "two beers" curry any more. Savory. Aromatic. Herb and spice combinations such as curry powders. I don't even care for stuffed Anaheim baked peppers any more. Fine slice Jalapeno in a big burger is OK (with a dark ale, of course.)

Sep 26, 2022 - 4:45:42 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

28007 posts since 8/3/2003

When working with hot peppers, my remedy is simple: wear surgical type gloves; that way none of the capsaicin will get on your hands/fingers and you won't have to worry about touching any part of your body afterwards.

Sep 26, 2022 - 8:38:40 AM

76924 posts since 5/9/2007

I like getting hot stuff already cut up and in a jar.

Sep 26, 2022 - 12:34:29 PM
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rinemb

USA

14992 posts since 5/24/2005

If we are not discussing only hot pepper burn....Here is what I grew up with...

Anything to put on a cut or scrape that will hurt like heck: an incentive not to do what ever I did to get the injury!
A belt or similar weapon that will hurt like heck: an incentive not to do what ever I did to get in trouble.

Brad

Sep 26, 2022 - 6:15:41 PM

Owen

Canada

11937 posts since 6/5/2011

As I've only ever used it once, I suppose it's not a stand-by, though it probably would be my "go to" if the need arises.  'Way back, dehorning paste "cured" a persistent wart on my hand.  [... though I can't say I'd recommend it if the wart was on one's face .... or possibly a few other locations.]

Sep 27, 2022 - 12:33:43 AM

2392 posts since 1/16/2010

My grandad used to say when he was a kid in the 20’s…a spoonful of sugar with 3 drops of kerosene is what they took for a cold remedy. I still haven’t tried it…

Sep 27, 2022 - 9:18:22 AM
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WesB

USA

479 posts since 12/17/2014

I asked my Grandfather the secret of his old age. He said he put a teaspoon of gunpowder on his breakfast cereal every day. When he died at age 103, he left 7 children, 18 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and a 15 hole in the crematorium wall.

Sep 27, 2022 - 11:27:57 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

28007 posts since 8/3/2003

For sore throat and/or cold, whiskey and honey or, if you don't want to imbib, honey and lemon. The whiskey/lemon helps heal and the honey makes it stick to the throat for a few minutes.

For chest congestion, good old mentholatum or if you can't find that, Vicks vapo rub. Rub it on your chest and in your nose (I know, yuck, but it helps) and turn in for the night. You'll feel better in the morning.

For stuffy head stand over a pot of boiling water (not too close) and breathe in the mist/vapor. Will help clear out the sinuses.

Sep 27, 2022 - 12:28:17 PM
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4505 posts since 4/22/2018

For hangovers - I find very heavy drinking the night before is always very effective!

Sep 27, 2022 - 12:31:33 PM

4505 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by Texican65

My grandad used to say when he was a kid in the 20’s…a spoonful of sugar with 3 drops of kerosene is what they took for a cold remedy. I still haven’t tried it…


Dow, do you have 'olbas oil' in your neck of the woods? It's a really pungent menthol type oil that you put a few drops on a handkerchief or night clothes collar to clear stuffed up noses.  My uncle used to use this stuff in the same way your grandad used kerosene - if you smelled this stuff there's no way any sane person would pour it on sugar and eat it!

Sep 27, 2022 - 1:10:47 PM

2392 posts since 1/16/2010

quote:
Originally posted by Wet Spaniel
quote:
Originally posted by Texican65

My grandad used to say when he was a kid in the 20’s…a spoonful of sugar with 3 drops of kerosene is what they took for a cold remedy. I still haven’t tried it…


Dow, do you have 'olbas oil' in your neck of the woods? It's a really pungent menthol type oil that you put a few drops on a handkerchief or night clothes collar to clear stuffed up noses.  My uncle used to use this stuff in the same way your grandad used kerosene - if you smelled this stuff there's no way any sane person would pour it on sugar and eat it!


Jonty! What's up buddy? Good to hear from ya. 
 

I'm sorry, but I haven't ever heard of Olbas Oil. I had to look it up. After reading about it, it actually sounds like a good remedy, I may have to order some. Thanks for the inspiration cobber! 

Sep 27, 2022 - 2:39:59 PM

bubbalouie

Canada

16209 posts since 9/27/2007

I got GERD from eating hot stuff!indecision I guess you should turn it down a bit when your pee burns.

Sep 28, 2022 - 6:17:42 AM

8166 posts since 9/5/2006

best thing i have found for quick relief is yogurt,,,,,,

Sep 28, 2022 - 8:08:49 AM

Bart Veerman

Canada

5326 posts since 1/5/2005

@mander - I'm not clear about the yoghurt thing, are you saying you rub yoghurt in your eyes?

Yoghurt's great for an upset stomach when you ate too much.

Heat rash: them tiny little "pimples" with the clear liquid in them that itch like crazy - go over them with a hot hair dryer, or heat gun, instant itch-gone relief as the heat fries the offending enzymes in the liquid.
 

Sep 28, 2022 - 8:23:54 AM

carlb

USA

2433 posts since 12/16/2007

If you think you've gotten poison ivy on your skin: Apply some cooking oil to that area, then apply some dish detergent (e.g. Dawn) to that same area, carefully mix the detergent  and oil, rinse off the area with cold water (to keep you skin pores closed).

Bee or hornet stings: Wet the area, spinkle on Adolph's Meat Tenderizer until it cakes; leave it that way for about an hour.

Sep 28, 2022 - 4:01:49 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

16209 posts since 9/27/2007

Take a dry bar of soap and do a few  spiral lines of soap on your bathroom mirror. Take a dry cloth ( a towel ready for the laundry) and polish all the soap off in a circular motion until it's gone. Ta-Da! Fog free mirror!

I just do a head size spot so as not scare myself first thing in the morning!

Shaving cream works too! You have to renew it every so often.

Sep 28, 2022 - 4:26:12 PM
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Brian T

Canada

19503 posts since 6/5/2008
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I've bought "fog sticks" for optics in sporting goods stores. Good for scopes, binocs, glasses.
Stepping indoors from -20C is blinding.

Also great if I get invited to a dinner party: Very carefully scribble and polish a message on their bathroom mirror to read when they get out of the steamy shower.

Sep 28, 2022 - 7:23:44 PM
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Buddur

USA

3372 posts since 10/23/2004

For insomnia I make a homemade concoction of...

...NyQuil and chicken.

Sep 29, 2022 - 3:25:42 PM

raybob

USA

13592 posts since 12/11/2003

Ammonia is good for bee stings and mosquito bites. Takes the itch away so you don't scratch.

Sep 29, 2022 - 10:07:56 PM

Bart Veerman

Canada

5326 posts since 1/5/2005

quote:
Originally posted by carlb

If you think you've gotten poison ivy on your skin: Apply some cooking oil to that area, then apply some dish detergent (e.g. Dawn) to that same area, carefully mix the detergent  and oil, rinse off the area with cold water (to keep you skin pores closed).

Bee or hornet stings: Wet the area, spinkle on Adolph's Meat Tenderizer until it cakes; leave it that way for about an hour.


 

For stings like that, Sensodine toothpaste works great as it contains a pain killer.

While I'm at it, anyone have any idea(s) about that huge corn at the bottom of my foot? I've used the Dr. Scholls patches so far but, hmmm, they don't quite cut it.

Oct 1, 2022 - 1:38:54 PM

805 posts since 10/9/2017

quote:
Originally posted by Wet Spaniel
quote:
Originally posted by Texican65

My grandad used to say when he was a kid in the 20’s…a spoonful of sugar with 3 drops of kerosene is what they took for a cold remedy. I still haven’t tried it…


Dow, do you have 'olbas oil' in your neck of the woods? It's a really pungent menthol type oil that you put a few drops on a handkerchief or night clothes collar to clear stuffed up noses.  My uncle used to use this stuff in the same way your grandad used kerosene - if you smelled this stuff there's no way any sane person would pour it on sugar and eat it!


Olbas oil is good stuff.

Oct 1, 2022 - 2:09:56 PM

STUD

USA

36819 posts since 3/5/2008

Just soak it in warm salt water....

Dad said that about everthin...

Oct 1, 2022 - 3:57:02 PM
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RonR

USA

1988 posts since 11/29/2012

Coca cola to clean the battery terminals on my truck when a wire brush isn't handy.

Oct 6, 2022 - 6:03:32 AM
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Helix

USA

16104 posts since 8/30/2006

WD 40 for battery terminals, not messy..

Yes, I grew Habaneros one year, I dried them, then I forgot to use gloves. The pepper got on the little hairs on top of my fingers, forgot to wash there. Then the phone rang, I got pepper in my ear, then I had to go to the bathroom, you guessed it. The next day my wife got the treatment from the phone I used.

Colloidal silver, I make my own since '98, haven't had a cold since then. So with Covid, it gave me extra security with masking. But I use it even in my shop. It's easy to make with distilled water, a little chip of vitamin C tablet and 24V DC with two silver wires you get from the jewelers supply. Herbalists make a tincture of it so you can save your ferrets from feline leukemia. They use it in Tuesday"s drug cocktail for AIDS patients.
Somehow colloidal silver "tells" viruses, fungii and germs to stop metabolizing. Science doesn't know "how" silver does this, but it's the only thing that does. It stopped my brother and his Warfarin from bleeding out when my dog scratched him while playing.

And it's 99.9% effective, they use it in the 3rd world to make big clay bowls infused with silver to purify water for drinking.
My pets drink it in their water.

Bart, your corn is from your aging feet where the pads under your metatarsils are getting thinner and the bone is touching to make the corn. You need a Podiatrist, let them work on your feet.

Thank you Mander for your curiousity and young attitude.

For extra credit, Owen you should put messages on the inside of your friends windshields.

Now for the pop quiz:

1. Tera Preta is only found in the Amazon. It's Indian Black Earth. It's made from refuse and charcoal. I'm fertilizing my giant snail vine with it. Google that.

2. John Ellis water: Mr. Ellis found a way to change the angle of the two hydrogen atoms attached to the oxygen from 104 degrees to 114 degrees. Every pore on the planet whether animal or vegetable evolved with that size molecule at 104. With 114, all the nutrients now attach to the new water.
They are growing 20' corn with 28" ears. They clean sludge out of municipal water treatment plants that get plugged, it's the only thing that works.

3. Play banjo. It wards off all sorts of evil. Wear one around your neck with a garland of garlic, you'll make new friends.


 

Oct 6, 2022 - 7:28:37 AM
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7238 posts since 9/21/2007

Stump water. I make my own since '97. Just cut down a rotting tree and let the hollow stump fill up with rain water. I only collect it during a full moon.

It is the only thing that stops warts. Holistic medicine experts use it to cure possum rickets. Gargling it three times a day will cure dropsy (drop-C) and catarrh. "Science" does not want you to know it "works".

My Reiki therapist uses it to wipe down her crystals.

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