New uses for OTC meds, from a dose of Benadryl before bed to Vicks VapoRub for a headache. Yep, these drugstore remedies actually work!
From Health magazine
It’s 10 p.m. You’re brushing your teeth in front of the mirror and notice the beginnings of a pesky pimple. No zit cream? No problem! Coat it with a bit of toothpaste and it may be gone by morning. “Unorthodox uses of over-the-counter products can solve a range of nagging health problems,” says pharmacologist Joe Graedon, co-author of the People’s Pharmacy book series and co-editor of PeoplesPharmacy.com. Many familiar drugs and toiletries can pull double-duty, whether because they’ve got unintentionally helpful side effects (like an antihistamine making you drowsy) or because their main ingredient (an anti-inflammatory, say) is just a great multitasker. These expert-approved solutions might save you an emergency run to the pharmacy–or at the very least soothe a sore shoulder.
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