Latinos LOVE Rubbing Alcohol. Alcohol serves many purposes for us. I dare say we love it as much if not more than what we love BENGAY and Vicks VapoRub. Rubbing Alcohol cures all of our troubles. Headache? High Fever? Cuts? Aches and pains? No problem! Rubbing Alcohol to the rescue!
I have to admit it is a great disinfectant and does somewhat alleviate most pains. It isn't morphine, but it does the job. It has a rather strong unpleasant smell, but it instantly opens up your nasal airways especially when one is congested. I am more than sure that 9 out of 10 Latino households have a bottle of green or clear rubbing alcohol in their medicine cabinet.