It's 10 p.m. You're brushing your teeth in front of the mirror and notice the beginnings of a pesky pimple. No zit cream? No problem! Coat it with a bit of toothpaste and it may be gone by morning.
"Unorthodox uses of over-the-counter products can solve a range of nagging health problems," said pharmacologist Joe Graedon, co-author of the People's Pharmacy book series and co-editor of PeoplesPharmacy.com.