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5 Things: What Does Chest Rub Do (Besides the Obvious)?

What does chest rub do besides the obvious? We know chest rub is a common treatment for chest colds, but we’ve found five surprising ways you can use it around the home when you’re not sick.

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What Does Chest Rub Do (Besides the Obvious)?

What Does Chest Rub Do (Besides the Obvious)?

Nothing beats chest rub when you’ve got a cold, but did you know it has many other practical uses? Here are five interesting ways you can use chest rub around the house.

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What Does Chest Rub Do? It Makes Calluses Disappear

What Does Chest Rub Do? It Makes Calluses Disappear

What does chest rub do besides soothe a cold? Coat calluses with chest rub and then cover them with an adhesive bandage overnight. Repeat the procedure as needed. Most calluses will disappear after several days.

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What Can You Do with Chest Rub: Soothe Aching Feet

What Can You Do with Chest Rub: Soothe Aching Feet

Are your feet aching after that long walk in the woods? With chest rub you can try applying a thick coat to your feet and cover them with a pair of socks before going to bed at night. When you wake up, your feet will be moisturized and rejuvenated.

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What Can Chest Rub Be Used For? Stopping Insect-Bite Itch Fast

What Can Chest Rub Be Used For? Stopping Insect-Bite Itch Fast

You can use chest rub for immediate relief from itchy insect bites. The eucalyptus and menthol in the ointment are what do the trick.

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What's an Alternative Use for Chest Rub? Treating Toenail Fungus

What’s an Alternative Use for Chest Rub? Treating Toenail Fungus

One alternative use for chest rub you may find handy: If you have a toenail fungus, try applying a thick coat of to the affected nail several times a day. Many users and even some medical pros swear that it works. But if you don’t see results after a few weeks, consult a dermatologist or podiatrist.

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Chest Rub Remedies: Repel Ticks and Other Bugs

Chest Rub Remedies: Repel Ticks and Other Bugs

Going for a walk in the woods? You can use chest rub on your legs and pants before you leave the house as a repellent. It will keep the ticks from biting and may spare you from getting Lyme disease. Pesky biting insects like gnats and mosquitoes will look elsewhere for victims if you apply chest rub to your skin before venturing outdoors. They hate the smell.

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