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6 Amazing Uses of Rubbing Alcohol

September 3, 2019

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
alcohol. If you like the video, give it a thumbs up
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  • Reply Earthstrongestkrew Coronando January 20, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    I have used it infused with cannabis

  • Reply larry stylinson January 20, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    how can this video get two dislikes

  • Reply Ma Dukes January 20, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    I use it on old dusty furniture, kills dust mites like WOW!

  • Reply Chochohtwe Chocho January 20, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Thank you for video

  • Reply Chochohtwe Chocho January 20, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    I like

  • Reply Tori Caldwell January 20, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Can be used to sanitize hair brushes and combs, soft fabric surfaces… many many other things…..

  • Reply A is 4 Awesome January 20, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    Cleaning ear piercing and ear rings

  • Reply A is 4 Awesome January 20, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Cleaning makeup brushes

  • Reply Sister Kesler January 20, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    alcohol can also bring down a fever

  • Reply jesse haaland January 20, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    rubbing alcohol is also good for cleaning out Sega Genesis and nes cartridge games.

  • Reply VIDEOHEREBOB January 20, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    There are much more: Helps stop itching. Removes odors from clothing or furniture.

  • Reply mohammed Jerusalem January 20, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    very helpful

  • Reply Leopard-King January 20, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    Mouthwash! Gargle it for the amount of time it take for you to spell poison control.

  • Reply Don't Thinkso January 20, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    I can attest to it and have used it for several years on my face. it gets rid of pimples for sure. I get pimples as a result of stress. so one day I decided to use it on my face for few days and found it to be very effective.??? love your channel! Thank you, great job!!

  • Reply Anne Eanes January 21, 2017 at 12:16 am

    These are great, but I wish some would come as emails also.

  • Reply Bea M January 21, 2017 at 3:01 am

    Yes! My parents are from Mexico, and growing up I observed them use rubbing alcohol for every single one of these purposes. It's wonderful!

  • Reply 2 luckybros January 21, 2017 at 4:40 am

    Where do we get rubbing alcohol in India , Bangalore

  • Reply Irma Pereira-Rivera January 21, 2017 at 4:41 am

    Personally I have used it on my door knobs, toilet seat and after cleaning the bathroom I re clean the tub and hand sink to make sure I kill any bacteria. ?

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  • Reply Neo Blackjack thee enraged January 21, 2017 at 6:44 am

    yes I used it for all of theses and outhers.

  • Reply Debra Gill January 21, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Where are the 26 comments?

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  • Reply Test It With Ti January 21, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    These uses seemed more common than "amazing".

  • Reply Jenny Newton January 22, 2017 at 4:19 am

    I enjoy rubbing alcohol all over my body before going to sleep. as it seems to help me sleep better. I use the wintergreen alcohol.

  • Reply Mateo Herrera January 22, 2017 at 6:49 am

    don't forget to throw away the toothbrush. !!

  • Reply Erika love January 22, 2017 at 8:06 am

    I'm definitely going to try it on my sore muscles thanks ??

  • Reply The Louster January 25, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Rubbing alcohol is an excellent lock
    deicer and removes the oils left by poison ivy

  • Reply Sherly Olano January 26, 2017 at 7:09 am

    yes i used it for mosquito bite esp..for my baby….the red spots cause by mosquito bite fades away

  • Reply DETROIT BORN January 26, 2017 at 8:54 pm


  • Reply Paul Gill February 12, 2017 at 4:19 am

    i use it to clean my pipes 🙂

  • Reply jjthejetplane March 4, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    when you put a papertowel that has cold rubbing alcohol on your forehead it can help with headaches. It feels even better when you put the alcohol soaked towel in the freezer then your forehead

  • Reply Patel Dhruv June 21, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    how to shop rubbing alcohol

  • Reply stacey Leblanc July 13, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    im using the peroxide for acne on my chest and mosquito bits it beats using all the expesive stuff we buy when you can this when its like 3 bucks

  • Reply Music Lover July 27, 2017 at 12:45 am

    Used rubbing alcohol with lemon for sore muscles .. all over body good .wake up feeling better

  • Reply Fazeela Laher August 1, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    What percentage
    I have 91%

  • Reply stupid name September 9, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    I use it for my wounds because somehow i like the stinging feeling

  • Reply vaibhav hundavale December 8, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    I am need rubbing alcohol where I am got ?

  • Reply Pedro Alves December 30, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Yesterday I rubbed alcohol all over my body to keep me warm. I am sleeping in my car and the temperature is been-23 celcius +windchill factor turning to be -33 celcius. Well I slept good but woke up with this strangest headache that I haven't suffer from since 2010 or before. The mostruos headache was hangover. I don't drink but this rubbing alcohol gave me this morning this hangover.

  • Reply Dead or alive your're coming with me February 20, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    I use it as a mouth wash works great

  • Reply David John March 6, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Rubbed it on my mother in law it did not get rid of her?!!!!!!!!!.

  • Reply Sheila’s Beauty/ Hair/ Nails/ Fashion March 8, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    Does it have a strong scent?

  • Reply Tracey Tatum April 26, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    use it with mineral oil to dry clean hair—made mine grow

  • Reply junguwu's UwU 's May 21, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Welp..gotta do that method for my pimples

  • Reply kajal Rov May 24, 2018 at 8:16 am

    Plz give us link rubbing alcohol

  • Reply bridgendesar May 28, 2018 at 12:37 am

    I used it to get dried egg off my car!

  • Reply yasser antar June 24, 2018 at 12:53 pm


  • Reply Polishdd July 11, 2018 at 12:42 am

    I use it as deodorant. Put alcohol on a cotton then rub it in my armpits. I just don’t use it after shaving Cus it’ll sting!

  • Reply rockytop roasters and adventures July 13, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    You can inhale it for 5 min for coughs

  • Reply Nunya Bidnnezz July 15, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    I like to drink it….. yaaaaa baby

  • Reply David 10 Brook July 22, 2018 at 6:02 am

    I fully agree, it's a truly great product and has helped to bring life back to my legs.

  • Reply vianca September 3, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    I have one of my toe nails infected with fungus, and I’ve heard that if you don’t treat it your whole nail will fall off! I don’t want that! I’m only 11 and that seems scary for me. I will use rubbing alcohol for my toenail fungus. Thanks for making this useful video! Liked!

  • Reply Sleek S September 19, 2018 at 6:35 am

    Thank you for not having a robot voice??

  • Reply Seymore Butts September 26, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    I use it on my feet. I'm a diabetic, so any break in the skin, especially on the feet can be dangerous. Not only is it a germ killer, but the sting on an open break in the skin will be a heads-up. Then, once a break occurs, you can use beta dine for further treatment. Alcohol helps dry the feet making a less inviting environment for fungus or bacteria.

  • Reply SilentBob420BMFJ September 29, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    Why does rubbing alcohol not work? I've tried it many times, and it does nothing. I honestly am surprised. I tried it several times too, even scrubbing real hard with a paper towel soaked in 91% rubbing alcohol. It truly does not work on your armpits.

  • Reply Yvonne Chung October 23, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Rubbing alcohol was recommended to clean cloudy mirror

  • Reply dan sorrell November 20, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Thank you that is good info ..

  • Reply Diana Nikitenko November 24, 2018 at 7:16 am

    Good at getting rid off bed bugs and their offspring, should be 100% isopropyl

  • Reply Jerry Henderson November 26, 2018 at 12:40 am

    Mixed with some OJ mmmmmmmm yummmy

  • Reply NIJO JOY January 6, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Actually I have been using rubbing alcohol for skin cleaning daily. is there any side effects if I use regularly?

  • Reply Avin R January 15, 2019 at 6:30 am

    Jock itch. If you have sweaty balls rubbing alcohol is for you.

  • Reply Echo January 19, 2019 at 12:22 am

    I really really need rubbing alcohol becuase I get pimples all the time idk why I get these all the time

  • Reply uUgly dDoll January 24, 2019 at 5:23 am

    It stings!

  • Reply MAYREN TV February 12, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    im starting yesterday using alcohol for my acne. i wish it works. thanks

  • Reply TEJA VARDHAN April 2, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Can we use spirit as rubbing alchol for cleaning my pc

  • Reply Sarah VanSickle April 15, 2019 at 12:56 am

    It gets rid of athletes foot

  • Reply Mladin Alexandru May 13, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Alcohol helps you with depression

  • Reply Tangela Mejias May 23, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    I used this after My knee replacement. It helped with the pain and swelling. I used it 5 days in a row I got great results.

  • Reply ANTONIO AZEVEDO June 13, 2019 at 3:42 am

    Put rubbing alcohol 70% on cotton and breathe it in. It will alleviate your allergies.

  • Reply shikha nanda July 30, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Rubbing alcohol or spirit are same?pls reply

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