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What Insect Bite Me?
What Insect Bite Me?

This patient was bitten by a mite or bug called Chiggers or Trombiculid mites.  They are also called berry bugs, harvest mites, red bugs or scrub-itch mites. The usual reaction to insect or chigger mite bite is a small itchy bump (papule) or a hive or even a blister. Chigger bites usually cause lesions that

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Is slime safe for my Kid?
Is slime safe for my Kid?

Slime is the rage amongst kids. Unfortunately, while there are many ways to make slime, many commercially available slime is made by mixing sodium borate or borax with water. The resultant gooey substance might be fun to play with but is not without health risks to children. Slime made from Borax may contain high levels

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Diet and Wound Healing!
Diet and Wound Healing!

There are 3 stages for wound healing. Wounds become inflamed, then fresh, new skin begins to proliferate and grow, and finally, in the last phase, the wound remodels itself and heals. Wounds that are non-healing are stuck in the inflammation stage. Wound healing requires a tremendous increase in the need to eat calories, especially protein. 

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Sweaty Palms! No sweat, here are suggestions.
Sweaty Palms! No sweat, here are suggestions.

The medical term for excessive sweating is hyperhydrosis. It is very common and can significantly impact the quality of life. While sweating is a normal response to exercise, essential for regulating body temperature, approximately 5% of individuals spontaneously sweat in an excessive manor. As the most common cause is anxiety, insecurity and tense situations. It

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Can’t strut, cause of my butt! Butt Pimples.
Can’t strut, cause of my butt! Butt Pimples.

Pimples on the butt are also called Acne on the buttocks or folliculitis. It is common and secondary to sweating, bacteria and most importantly, friction. Tight fitting clothing such as pantyhose, jeans, yoga leggings, workout tights, wet bathing suits, and even rough clothing such as wool commonly provoke this condition. Other causative nonabsorbent fabrics are

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Now what? Tips for stitches or suture care.
Now what? Tips for stitches or suture care.

1) Keep the sutures and wound lubricated with petroleumbased moisturizer. OreganKnow healing ointment is anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant. University testing showed OreganKnow healing ointment decreases the risk of sutured wound infections and wounds heal quicker and better with less scarring. An ointment should be applied 2-3 times per day. 2) Follow your doctor’s instructions, though

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This lesion nearly killed my newborn.
This lesion nearly killed my newborn.

Herpes Simplex is a virus infection. There are 2 types of Herpes Simplex. Type 1 usually causes cold sores or fever blisters on the mouth and lips. Type 2 usually causes genital herpes and is generally more aggressive with more frequent and more painful outbreaks after an initial attack. Herpes simplex infections in the newborn

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OreganKnow Most Soothing!
OreganKnow Most Soothing!

Study finds OreganKnow Healing Protectant most soothing of the top 10 healing ointment brands. After dermatologic surgery, one hundred patients were randomly given one of the top 10 healing ointments as post surgical wound care. Therefore, groups of ten patients received one of the ten leading brands. On day ten, at the time of suture

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