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. That is because rubbing alcohol evaporates
easier and faster than water. So, when you add rubbing alcohol into your
ear, it mixes with the existing water and will evaporate faster, dry your ear and prevent
infections from occurring. 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. It is important to note that rubbing alcohol
can dry your skin out, so it should not be left on your skin for an extended length of
time. 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. The germ-killing effects of rubbing alcohol
also will decrease your chances of sustaining an infection. 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
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