7 Surprising Uses for Aspirin

One thing that is found in almost every single first-aid kit is aspirin. Aspirin is a common pain reliever. Medical providers call it a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or a NSAID drug.
That is because while being a pain reliever, it also reduces swelling and lowers fevers.
Aspirin has many other uses besides using in the medical field. This medication can be used for some skin and hair problems.
It can also be used throughout your household.
Below you will find a list of seven uses of aspirin that you didn't even know existed:
1. Treat Acne and Pimples
We have all had unsightly marks on our face from acne and pimples. It is extremely uncomfortable when we have these on our face, as we do not feel attractive and we feel as though people are staring at us.
Well, look no further than aspirin to help. Aspirin has an ingredient called salicylic acid. This chemical helps to clean your pores by removing oil and dead skin cells.
It also decreases redness and pain. Once your pores are clean, your face will heal quickly.
2. Keep Dandruff at Bay
Dandruff is a common problem that affects many people. You may not have guessed that aspirin can help clear up your dandruff, but guess what? It can.
Again, that salicylic acid that works on your pores can also clean your scalp by removing dry skin. Once your scalp is clear from dry and dead skin, the remaining flakes will be washed away during your next shampooing.
3. Relieve Mosquito and Insect Bites
If you get bit by a mosquito or any other insect, it can be highly uncomfortable and even painful.
Aspirin can help. Not only can aspirin stop the pain that you experience, but it can also control the swelling from the insect bite.
Sometimes insect and mosquito bites can cause redness, itchiness and burning, all of which can be kept at bay by aspirin.
If you believe that the bite is from a poisonous bug or insect, consult a doctor or go to the hospital immediately.
4. Treat Ingrown Hairs
Ingrown hairs can create quite a bit of pain and discomfort. An ingrown hair is a hair follicle that is trapped underneath your skin. Unbelievably, you can treat this with aspirin.
The chemical, salicylic acid, removes dead skin from the affected area and can loosen the hair follicle that is trapped under your skin.
The aspirin also reduces the swelling and redness, as well as the pain that is associated with an ingrown hair.
In the event of a minor infection, aspirin can treat this by killing germs and cleaning the area.
5. Reduce Keloids
Aspirin can also make keloids smaller and fade scars caused by keloids. Again, the salicylic acid helps with this.
The acid works to break down the extra keratin protein that is contained on the skin.
Older keloids are more difficult to treat and may require a doctor's advice.
6. Remove Calluses from Feet
Aspirin can also make calluses and corns on your feet softer. Aspirin is an exfoliant.
That means that it can get rid of any dead skin cells on your body.
When your skin is exfoliated, you are left with smooth skin. Having smooth skin reduces your chances of having calluses and corns.
7. Treat Bee and Yellow Jacket Stings
The next time that you or a loved one is stung by a bee or a yellow jacket, look no further than aspirin.
The ingredients in aspirin help to attack the venom that came from the sting. Because of this, recovery from the sting is quicker.
Aspirin also can control the swelling and pain that are caused by a bee or yellow jacket sting.
It is important to understand that this remedy will not work on someone who is allergic to bee stings. In that situation, you should obtain medical treatment immediately.
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