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Mandy Lombo

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No, St John’s wort and vodka won’t treat genital herpes

“Got a dm from a woman who was going through it with her genital herpes outbreak,” begins a message on Instagram. It then gives a cure: St John’s wort and alcohol. “St. John’s wort is a herb with antiviral properties that would provide support for those dealing with herpes,” it rea...

Yes, sugar can be used to treat minor wounds at home

A graphic on Facebook says you can treat cuts and scrapes at home with a simple kitchen ingredient. “Putting sugar in a wound will reduce pain and speed up the healing process,” it reads. It shows an illustration of white sugar being poured on a wound and another showing it healed. B...

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