6 Amazing Uses of Rubbing Alcohol
Rubbing alcohol, or Isopropyl Alcohol, can be found in most home medicine cabinets. It can be used to fight infections, clean your skin and pores of toxins, disinfect surfaces and clean objects.
Here are the top 6 uses of rubbing alcohol:
1. Prevents Swimmer’s Ear
Swimmer's ear happens when water gets trapped deep in the ear canal. It is a common condition for swimmers and it can be quite annoying, as trapped water can cause infection and lead to swimmer’s ear. You can prevent an infection from occurring with rubbing alcohol.
Here’s how to prevent swimmer’s ear:
Mix equal parts of rubbing alcohol and white vinegar.
Fill an ear dropper with the solution.
Lie down with the affected ear facing upward.
Put 2 to 4 drops into the ear and wait 10 minutes.
Tilt your ear in the opposite direction to allow drainage of any excess liquid.
Repeat as needed.
2. Cleans Minor Cuts and Abrasions
Rubbing alcohol can also be used to clean minor cuts or scrapes because of the natural germ-fighting characteristics. It can disinfect the area and kill any bacteria to prevent infection. Rubbing alcohol can also help to stop bleeding in the cuts by tightening your capillaries, which are what are losing blood in your body.
The next time you have a minor cut or scrape, try:
Apply some rubbing alcohol to the affected area using a cotton ball.
Leave it on for several minutes.
As rubbing alcohol can dry your skin, apply some moisturizing lotion or simply aloe vera gel on the area after you are done.
Do this several times a day for several days.
3. Prevents Acne and Pimples
Rubbing alcohol can even help to treat and prevent acne and pimples by killing the germs, soothing your skin, removing any dirt and unclogging your pores.
Be sure to begin this method as soon as you notice the first signs of a breakout occurring:
Soak a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol (70% strength).
Dab it on the affected area gently.
Leave it on for 10 minutes.
Rinse the affected area with lukewarm water. You can also follow up with a light moisturizer or just aloe vera gel.
Do this twice daily for a couple of days only.
4. Treats Toenail Fungus
Because of its ability to fight germs and infections, rubbing alcohol is effective in fighting toenail fungus. Rubbing alcohol can help keep your skin dry, so it does also prevent fungus from growing in the first place, as fungi tend to grow and spread in warm, moist environments. Therefore, the rubbing alcohol will clear up any current infection, give you relief from any pain and discomfort and reduce the chances of more fungus growing.
Here’s what to do:
Mix equal amounts of rubbing alcohol and white vinegar.
Soak a thick pad of cotton in the solution and place it over the infected toenail.
Wrap it with a small bandage or tape to keep the cotton pad in place.
Allow it to sit for about 30 to 45 minutes.
Finish by gently scrubbing the toenail with a soft-bristled toothbrush, then rinse the area.
Use this remedy once daily for several days.
5. Soothes Mosquito Bites
Rubbing alcohol can even be used to help relieve pain and discomfort that are sustained from mosquito and chigger bites by lessening the pain, swelling and discomfort. It can also help the bite to heal quicker than it would naturally.
6. Soothes Muscle Aches
Rubbing alcohol can be used on your sore and achy muscles and painful joints in order to relieve these symptoms. It can also help to reduce any swelling because of its anti-inflammatory properties.
Rubbing alcohol releases any tension in your muscles and causes your blood to flow properly and increase your circulation.
Here’s what to do the next time you have sore and achy muscles and joints:
Apply some rubbing alcohol on your aching muscles.
Massage gently in circular motions for 10 minutes.
Wrap the area with a warm cloth for at least 30 minutes.
Repeat 2 or 3 times a day.
Have you ever used rubbing alcohol for any of these purposes? Comment below your favorite uses for rubbing alcohol.
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