Did You Know….5/10/2010

Antacid Tablet is also used to sooth insect bites. Alka-Seltzer contains aspirin, an anesthetic that can help ease the sting and itch of insect bitessays Howard Sobel, MD, a physician from Beth Israel Medical Center in New York.
Make a paste with crushed antacid tablet a pinch of oatmeal and water and apply to the skin. Results are immediate.

Mouthwash. Use the alcohol mouthwash to keep your feet and toenails in pristine conditon. Pour on cotton wool and put on feet and around toes after a shower. Advice from Edgard El Chaar, associate professor of periodontology NYU College of Dentistry.

Baking Soda Can be used to toothwitening but also good for calming irritated skin.
You can use it for Sunburn minimizes itching and irritation from eczema and prickly heat.Linda K Franks, MD says it has a buffering effect and may help quell the inflammation that occurs on the skins suface.
Place a cup of baking soda under a running bath tap so it dissolves completely and soak in the water for about 30 minutes.

Nasal Spray it is for easing congestion can also be used to stop nose bleeds. You can stop nosebleeds by simply pinching the nose for 10 – 20 minutes but if it persists nasal spray may do the trick according to Amy Sutton Peak PhamD of Drug information services Butler University

Witch Hazel is good for acne but is also good for Shrinking hemorrhids. It is a natural astringent. It works to contract the slin and surrounding blod vessels back to normal size.After application because it drys out the skin use a cream such as Vaseline to moisturize the area..

Consumer Reports

What annoys Travelers

Airlines. Most: luggage charges
Least: Crying babies, unruly Kids.

Hotels. Most: Rude and unhelpful staff.
Least: Pricy in-room snacks

Rental Cars. Most: Rude and unhelpful staff
Least: Ordered Car unavailable.

Where to buy Cell Phones.

Walk-in stores

Best: Apple store

Least best: Alltel

Online Retailers.

Best: Verizon

Least Best: Sprint.com


Best Buy. Oster BCBG08

IF Americans consumed 1/2 teaspoon less of salt daily (1,163mg sodium) 99,000 heart attacks could be prevented each year. (New England journal of medicine)

A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

Almost half the bones in your body are in your hands and feet.

Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart.

There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

The Australian $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 notes are made out of plastic.

Impotence is legal grounds for divorce in 24 American states.


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