10 Alternative Uses For Alka-Seltzer.

10 Alternative Uses For Alka-Seltzer.

  1. Clean a toilet. Drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes, brush, and flush. The citric acid and effervescent action will help loosen the grime.
  2. Attract Fish. Fish dig on bubbles. Fill a tube jig with a piece of Alka-Seltzer and cast off.
  3. Clean hard-to-reach areas of deep vessels, such as a flower vase. Fill with water and drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets.
  4. Polish jewelry. Dissolve two Alka-Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and immerse the soak jewelry for two minutes.
  5. Remove burnt food from cookware. Fill your cookware with warm water, then dissolve five tablets and allow to sit for an hour or so.
  6. Clean your coffeemaker. Fill the top portion of the coffee-maker with water, then drop in three tablets. When the Alka-Seltzer has dissolved, put the coffeemaker through a brew cycle. Flush with water, then do another brew of pure water for a final wash.
  7. Unclog the drain. Drop two or three tablets in the sink, and chase with a cup of white vinegar. Allow the hot water to run for three or four minutes.
  8. Cure urinary tract infections. Dissolve two tablets in a glass of water and drink at the onset of urinary tract infections.
  9. Get short-term relief from nicotine withdrawal symptoms.  Two Alka-Seltzer tablets three times a day will help curb the cravings.
  10. Soothe insect bites. Dissolve two tablets in  water, and saturate a cloth or cotton ball with the solution, and place on the bite for thirty minutes.
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Anonymous on Jun 18, 2014:

The South African version of Alka Seltzer is called "Citro Soda"

Anonymous on Jan 04, 2014:

What did the chemist in SA give you?

Jb on Dec 08, 2012:

I got a uti when I was in South Africa and I went to the Chemist and they gave me the equivalent of Alka Seltzer....fast results and in about 1 hr all symptoms had subsided. I even use it if I think a cold might be coming on.

subhashree on Dec 07, 2012:


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