8 Surprising Uses of Listerine Mouthwash

5. Cough. “Cough, you chump… it’s all your own fault,” read a newspaper article in winter 1932. Modern Mechanix shows the same article says medical tests proved gargling Listerine twice daily reduced the frequency and severity of coughs and colds. More than 80 years later, WikiHow verifies rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash can prevent bacteria from infecting the respiratory system.

6. Blisters. The antiseptic properties of Listerine make it a mighty force against blisters. Mother Nature Network says all you have to do is dip a cotton swab in Listerine and dab it onto the blister. Repeat three times a day until your blister dries up and disappears.

7. Stinky feet. Stinky feet can knock you out. But fear not. Smelly Feet Cures says Listerine kills odor causing bacteria and works as an astringent to reduce the amount you sweat. Listerine is especially effective if your smelly feet are a symptom of athlete’s foot. Listerine also has the added benefit of making your feet incredibly soft! To use this home remedy, mix 1 part Listerine in 2 parts warm water and let your feet soak for 20 minutes.

8. Toenail fungus. A Listerine foot bath not only makes your feet smell minty fresh, but it also helps treat toenail fungus. Health Guidance explains this is because Listerine has some super powerful anti-fungal properties. If you suffer from regular fungal infections, you may want to get in the habit of taking a Listerine foot soak every few days over several months.

Listerine has been around since the late 1800s! It was not always used solely as a mouthwash and it does not have to be now. Take advantage of all these great home remedies! Tell us which work for you and SHARE this article on social media!

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