Everyone can be MacGryver – Home Remedies that Work


Nobody is saying the wonders of modern medicineā€”what would we do without a medication like penicillin to treat infections? But, as it turns out, everyday items have secret curing powers, too. Next time you donā€™t want to fork over money to get a common wart removed, consider using duct tape. Already popped two aspirin but canā€™t get rid of the headache? A pencil could do the trick. Below, get medical explanations behind a few bizarreā€”albeit brilliantā€”MacGyver-esque home remedies.


Duct Tape to Remove Warts

In 2002, a group of doctors compared duct tapeā€™s effectiveness with liquid nitrogen in removing warts. After two months of wearing duct tape on a daily basis and using a pumice stone about once a week to exfoliate the dead skin, 85 percent of patientsā€™ warts were gone, whereas freezing only removed 60 percent. ā€œThe question is whether there is something in the chemical adhesive itself, orā€¦

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