Note: It is recommended that you see a doctor for these conditions, while trying this home remedy for added relief.
1. Listerina For Toenail Fungus & Athlete’s Foot Pain
If you have athlete’s foot, your feet are probably stinging, burning and itching excessively. If you have toenail fungus, it’s probably the most disgusting thing to ever happen to your foot and you probably will do anything to get rid of it.
If you have a bottle of Listerine handy, you may be able to cure both with it.
Here’s what you can do:
- For toenail fungus, dab some Listerine mouthwash on a cotton ball or pad and apply it to the affected toenails. For athlete’s foot, put your feet in a tub and cover them with Listerine.
- Leave the Listerine on your toenails or soak your feet for 1 to 2 hours before washing it off.
- Repeat 2 or 3 times a week.
2. Lemon Balm For Cold Sores
Cold sores are painful blisters that form in or around the mouth and lips. Cold sores are a kind of herpes (no, they are not sexually transmitted) that can severely irritate the mouth and induce a stinging, painful sensation, often preventing you from speaking, eating and drinking properly.
Briefly, cold sores are not a party.
If you develop cold sores and want to treat them naturally, you can create a lemon balm tea. Lemon balm has incredible antiseptic, antiviral and antibacterial properties. It is an amazing healing agent.
Here are the steps to make it:
- Brew 2 to 4 teaspoons of lemon balm herb in a mug of hot water.
- Allow it to steep and cool down for 15 minutes.
- After it cools, dab a piece of cotton in the brew and apply the mixture on the cold sores.
- Do this several times every day to treat your cold sores effectively, easily and naturally.
3. Licorice Sticks for Calluses and Corns
Yes, we know what you’re thinking. Why would anyone waste a delicious licorice stick on their foot? They are so much better on the tongue!
Well, we completely agree, but a callus or a corn can be extremely painful and irritating, and when you are out of every other possible cure, licorice sticks lying around the house might just lessen some pain.
Licorice is an antiviral and anti-inflammatory agent. Licorice root has been used to treat a variety of skin ailments over the years.
This is a strange home remedy worth knowing. Calluses and corns develop when one wears poorly fitting shoes or shoes with texture that just does not suit the skin. They are also caused by wearing rough shoes without socks.
A person with a callus or corn is likely to experience intense pain when walking and experience pressure on the sole. Here’s a quick fix for your pain:
- Grind 4 to 5 licorice sticks in a mixer or grinder until you have a paste.
- Empty the paste into a bowl and add ½ teaspoon of petroleum jelly to it.
- Mix well and apply the paste on the affected area(s).
- Apply this mixture 2 or 3 times daily.