11 Strange Home Remedies to Avoid

Earwax cures cold sores! Corpses cure boils! Urine cures acne! Discover 11 outdated folk remedies you should avoid at all costs.


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1. Earwax Cures Cold Sores

We found this one in a book about old home remedies: “To heal a cold sore quickly, put earwax on it.” Naturally, we don’t recommend the earwax treatment, though we do wonder what prompted its inventor to try it.

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