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Snake oil, it cures what ails you! (folk remedies and cure-alls for colds)

ChimeraChimera Monster girl with a snek tail and five eyesBad puns, that's how eye roll. Registered User regular
edited December 2011 in Social Entropy++
So this week I have been fighting the flu and thinking back on my childhood years I always remember being told that Pepto Bismol was this wonder drug by my father. Anything from a fever to a broken arm, drink the pink stuff and you will be okay! My mother did not agree on this solution, instead for her it was "take a Motrin." Personally I never bought into such silliness but had to go along with it as a kid. Thankfully my parents were not as strange as my grandparents which recommended spoon fulls of cod oil as a cure-all remedy to what ever illness I may have had at the time.

So what forms of snake oil have you ever been duped into trying or made to take by orders of your elders? Got any strange homeopathic nonsense that you believe in or know of others who do? I'd love to hear them! :D

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    Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    My friend is peruvian and witch doctors would rub them down with pigeons and guinea pigs to absorb the sickness.

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    TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    My parents always had me heat up this oil stuff, soak it up into a cotton ball, and hold it just outside my ear to relive pain from ear infections I got on occasion.

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    HellaJeffHellaJeff FAB FRESH RAIIINBOOWWWWWRegistered User regular
    I didn't know Zicam was homepathic until I used the whole bottle : (

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    mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    if you get the hiccups plug your nose and drink a big gulp of water every 3 seconds. Take 10 gulps and it should be gone

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    Just stop being sick. Walk it off, sissy.

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    Der Waffle MousDer Waffle Mous Blame this on the misfortune of your birth. New Yark, New Yark.Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    Boiled cedar leaf fumes and a proverbial hog's head cures what ails ya.

    Which may be evil spirits.

    This is something I've actually had administered to me by my late grandfather. He was a medicine man.

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    TayaTaya Registered User regular
    My parents used to take cod liver oil when they were kids. Apparently it's as good as it sounds.

    I usually avoid drugs if I can, but I'll take an Advil if I have a bad headache.

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    KochikensKochikens Registered User regular
    Snake Oil is good for you. A rich source of Omega 3 fatty acids. More than salmon.

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    Mr FuzzbuttMr Fuzzbutt Registered User regular
    I liked that snake oil salesman in that one Stargate episode.

    Someone wanted a cure for a cold, and he was all, "Take this twice a day, you should feel better in a week or so."

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    My friend is peruvian and witch doctors would rub them down with pigeons and guinea pigs to absorb the sickness.

    I can assure you I rub guinea pigs on me for entirely different reasons

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    FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    seems like sort of a dick move, though, all ruining the guinea pig's shit by transferring your illness to it

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    The Black HunterThe Black Hunter The key is a minimum of compromise, and a simple, unimpeachable reason to existRegistered User regular
    I do this crazy thing where I sit around avoiding exertion and eating really healthy

    fixes me every time

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    BogeyBogey I'm back, baby! Santa Monica, CAModerator mod
    edited December 2011
    Chimera wrote:
    So this week I have been fighting the flu and thinking back on my childhood years I always remember being told that Pepto Bismol was this wonder drug by my father. Anything from a fever to a broken arm, drink the pink stuff and you will be okay! My mother did not agree on this solution, instead for her it was "take a Motrin." Personally I never bought into such silliness but had to go along with it as a kid. Thankfully my parents were not as strange as my grandparents which recommended spoon fulls of cod oil as a cure-all remedy to what ever illness I may have had at the time.

    So what forms of snake oil have you ever been duped into trying or made to take by orders of your elders? Got any strange homeopathic nonsense that you believe in or know of others who do? I'd love to hear them! :D
    Hey, please stop making stupid threads. You've already started 9 in less than 2 months, feel free to use one of those to move to other topics.

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