GRANDMA'S CURES, AS RELATED BY CILE KARLSON, MOTHER OF SIX, FOR INSIDER COLUMN

 Hearken to these handy hints:

Colgate toothpaste is an excellent salve for burns.

Drinking two glasses of Gatorade gets rid of headache pain.

Two tablets of Alka-Seltzer cures urinary tract infections.

Nose stuffed up? Chew a couple of Altoid peppermints.

Balm for broken blisters: Listerine, a powerful antiseptic; soak toes in Listerine to banish toenail fungus.

Squirt cleaner Formula 409 to kill pesky insects indoors. Hairspray paralyzes their wings.

Dawn dishwashing liquid (a few drops in your doggy's bath) shampooed on thoroughly, kills fleas instantly.

Eliminate ear mites on your cat's ears with a few drops of Wesson oil massage.

Can't stand wet dog smell? Wipe Fido down with a Bounce dryer sheet. Springtime fresh puppy love.

Get rid of blemishes by covering them with a dab of honey and place a Band-aid on top. Works overnight.

Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply to a bruise for one hour. It speeds up the healing process.

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