Saturday, August 20, 2011

TWQ: Odd Cures

This week, I had water in the ear, which caused it to block up. All sorts of cures were proposed, such as jumping up and down on one leg, and lying on a sock of warm rice. TWQ (the Weekend Question) asks if you have heard of any odd cures for problems.

What odd cures for ailments have you heard about? List as many as you wish.

My answers are:

Hiccups: Shocking someone.

Also Swimmer's Ear.....see above.

Now it's over to you...


Linda said...

Rubbing vinegar on a sunburn which actually works pretty well to take the sting out even though you smell like a pickle for a little while!

Plug one ear while drinking a glass of water to cure hiccups - odd but it works!

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

a teaspoon of sugar for hiccups.

a drop of alcohol in the ear for water.

a martini for my nerves? ha ha

smiles, bee

Ellee Seymour said...

I like the Empress Bee's sense of humour. I hope you recover from your ailment soon, captain. I'm stuck for answers to this. If someone knows a cure for hayfever, that would be most welcome.

Gordon said...

Ellee, ain't no cure although there are a few things that ease it a lot..

A friend of mine suffers for this or similar and swears by Otrivine Nasal Drops not spray, drops..
Me I don't have any allergies apart from the BS :P

Hmm oddest thing I've come across is vinegar on a sting.

Michael Manning said...

There is only one cure for hiccups: Take two glasses of ice cold water and down them. This is quite uncomfortable, but it removes the esophageal air bubble causing the spasms. It was given to me by a Pharmacist. As Elvis would say, "Thank you. Thank you very much!". : )

Jean-Luc Picard said...

The ear drops did the trick. I casn hearv well now.