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  • Give yourself a rejuvenating facial. Use a cotton ball or a thin gravy brush to cover your face with Pepto-Bismol (avoiding your eyes), let dry, and then rinse clean with warm water (to open the pores) followed by cool water (to close the pores). Pepto-Bismol absorbs oils from the skin and tightens the pores, leaving your skin looking smoother and feeling softer.
  • Soothe bee or wasp stings. This pink-colored mixture soothes itching when slathered on a bee or wasp sting.
  • Give yourself a body wrap. Using a paintbrush, cover your body with Pepto-Bismol and then wrap your legs, arms, and torso in Reynolds Wrap. Sit twenty minutes, and then rinse clean with warm water, followed by cool water.
  • Soothe the itching of poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac. Using a gravy brush, paint Pepto-Bismol on any rash caused by any poison plant. The alkalinity relieves the itching and the pink solution helps dry the blisters.
  • Dry up pimples. Put a dab of Pepto-Bismol on the blemish. The salicylate reduces the inflammation and redness, and benzoic acid is an antifungal that fights the bacteria causing the pimples.
  • Extinguish pizza burn. Swishing your mouth with Pepto-Bismol coats the roof of your mouth and quikcly soothes the searing pain caused by the burn.
  • Soothe hives. Using a cotton ball, apply this pink liquid to your hives to temporarily relieve the itch. The alkalinity soothes the itching.
  • Numb the pain of a canker sore. Swish one teaspoon Pepto-Bismol around your mouth for a few minutes, concentrating on the sore, and then spit it out. The bismuth subsalicylate helps temporarily neutralize the acids and digestive enzymes in your mouth causing the pain.
  • Nuetralize flatulence. Taking one teaspoon Pepto-Bismol does not bring excessive flatulence under control, but it does significantly reduce the odor.
  • Soothe mosquito bites. Use a cotton ball to apply Pepto-Bismol to the affected area. The alkalinity relieves the itching.
  • Relieve the symptoms of an ulcer. Take Pepto-Bismol according the directions on the bottle. Bismuth subsalicylate, one of the ingredients in Pepto-Bismol, kills the bacteria in your stomach that may be responsible for causing ulcers. (Please note that the Food and Drug Administration has not approved Pepto-Bismol as an ulcer remedy.)

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