(Or, if you are cheap, like me, store brand amber colored antiseptic mouthwash).
I am quite sure that there are some who believe that my use of Listerine for several ailments is crazy, unsafe, painful, etc, or that I might even be doing paid testamonials. I assure you, that is not the case. I first used it quite by accident, when I was treating a terrible ear infecton. I needed to clean the ear and surrounding area, and needed an astringent. All I could find was Listerine, which I had in a small spray bottle because an old-time handler had told me it would make my Pointers shiny, and I figured "what the heck." It cleaned the area beautifully, and the next day, the redness was gone, and the dog seemed to not have even the slightest pain. I continued to use it, and this nasty infection, which I'd been treating with expensive prescribed medications from my vet for nearly 2 weeks, was completely gone by the third day. I just started to use it for other things and found it to be very successful, and very inexpensive.
A few minutes ago, for the first time, I decided to see if there were other off label uses for Listerine being acknowledged, and surprisingly found lots of things. Here are some, you might find them interesting:
The Many Uses of Listerine The little bottle of Listerine under your sink is apparently a very versatile product. Yes, it's a must for bad breath and keeping periodontal disease at bay, but it has a reputation and history for much more.
Named after English phsician Joseph Lister, the father of modern antiseptics, Listerine was originally developed at the turn of the last century and was used as an antiseptic by doctors performing surgery. However, it didn't take too long for its other uses to be discovered. Listerine has been successfuly used to combat dandruff, head lice, toenail fungus and even disinfect a broken blister. It even was reported to help rid a woman of shingles. Eliminate mildew odors, treat acne, use as a deodorant and even fertilize your lawn. Disinfect your washing machine and any minor wound.
Now that you know Listerine is a wonderful antiseptic, how many uses can you find for this product?
It has been proven to ease the pain of shingles. I have used it on myself on cuts and scrapes and have not found it to be painful at all. My dogs have never protested me using it on even the nastiest wound (that first ear infection was so sore, poor Bond was miserable. He seemedto like have the Listerine treatments.
I believe this! I'm not convinced though that it doesn't sting like heck when used on hot spots. It seems like it would
we found a cat once that some dogs had tore to shreds. I refused to vet it, as it wasn't mine & it's chances weren't very good. I did some online searches that mentioned Listerine. well, that **** cat (that I could see inside of) came back to life in a hurry; clawed me to bits & lived 5 more years... I'd say it burns a bit on open wounds, but is effective!
When I used to ride horses (I don't really have the time/money for it right now) there was a horse who rubbed his tail up against fences etc because it was itchy. I remember the barn manager poured Listerine on it to make it better.