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That's supposed to cure THAT?

Phantom

Uh, I didn't do it.
Age
29
An old lady neighbor once told me that if you rub raw bacon on a wart and throw it over your left shoulder without looking where it went it would go away in two weeks.

Safe to say rubbing raw meat on yourself is a bit on the strange side.

But when I was little I had a wart issue. Big ol' nasty right on my damned thumb. Nothing seemed to get rid of it, we tried everything, all the pastes, liquids... even freezing them off at the doctor's didn't get rid of them. We were desperate.

Desperate enough to try bacon.

To this day I, in my heart, believed that that bacon cure worked... somehow. And it never came back.

Do you know any weird cures/home remedies? Family tricks?
 

Scootaloo

spooky? do you think i'm spooky?
Age
20
my friend told me that if you have the hiccups, hold a fork to your forehead and drink a glass of water. then the hiccups stop.
i haven't tried this, but she said she did and it works.
 

Music Dragon

Doosic Maggon
Age
112
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she/her
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ultraviolet
Bathing in the rejuvenating blood of a hundred virgins allows you to live forever. Try it! It really works.
 

Tailsy

if the nineth lion ate the sun.
Age
27
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military-base @ lj
I have definitely heard MD's one before, but I've been too busy to get around to trying it myself. Saddening, really.

My family just has the usual stuff, like rubbing dock leaves on nettle stings. But I mean as soon as I start coughing my mum pops out of nowhere with menthol crystals and shoves my face into a bowl of them, if that counts.
 

opaltiger

actually very huggable
Age
27
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Dannichu
drawing an X on mosquito bites with black or blue pen stops them itching. :O
I can't remember and, being an Australian, you ought to know: is the "cut an X over a snake bite" thing something you're actually supposed to do?
 

ultraviolet

yeehaw
Age
27
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she/her
I can't remember and, being an Australian, you ought to know: is the "cut an X over a snake bite" thing something you're actually supposed to do?
nah. I've never heard of it but my nanna's here and she says that's nonsense (so is sucking out the poison with your mouth). you're supposed to tightly bandage the wound and not move around a lot while you wait for an ambulance.
 

FnrrfYgmSchnish

...probably not posting here too much anymore.
Age
33
I've noticed that holding a cut onion up against bee stings definitely does seem to reduce the swelling, itching, etc. compared to stings that were not onion-ed. That's not as weird as the bacon wart thing though (it'd be nice to finally have a use for bacon, though, since I can't stand eating the stuff.)

Bathing in the rejuvenating blood of a hundred virgins allows you to live forever.
a hundred virgins
Good luck finding that many. Unless they don't have to be adult virgins, then you could probably just raid an elementary school or something.
 
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