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 What OTC medicines are there for nausea?
I don't really know if there is a general-purpose OTC (Over-The-Counter) medicine for nauseousness.
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A lot of people are saying pepto bismol. To be honest, I'...

 Please help ................?
What is the best way to leave this world?? Please help me!! I need a way which is fast painful don't care!!
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Don't want attention just want help....

 I really need help right now please help a man in a bad and deadly situation?
Please Im constiped right now and I need help, do not suggest eat fibers and other, please what should I do right now to evacuate ?...

 I feel like drinking up to three glasses of wine EVERY night - does that make me an alcoholic?
I want to know if it is bad to drink this much every night. I cant sleep without a glass (up to three glaases) of red wine (or something). I am not overweight, quite slender, eat a very healthy diet, ...

 What should i do for a burn?
I just burnt the back of 2 of my fingers and ir hurts really bad. Is there anything that will be like instant relief or help it heal faster?...

 I think i was bitten by a spider and now...?
about 3 weeks ago i think i got bitten by a spider. at first it was just red, about a week ago where i was bitten there was a little black dot. so today i squeezed it and pus came out and then blood. ...

 HELP!! PLEASE!!!! i put hydrogen peroxide in my ear and it wont come out?
i searched online that it was okay to use hydrogen peroxide to clean your ears
so i put a bit in my ear
AND IT WONT COME OUT! HELP please! what do i do!! is this dangerous??? How do i get ...

 Help! I've taken 4 laxatives insetad of the recommended 1!!?
They were the ex-lax chocolate ones, I was stupid enough to take 4 times more than recommended, and my constipation wasn't even THAT bad (3 days).

Will it hurt a lot now? I'm ...

 How can I get a cut to heal faster?
I know not to mess with it. It is kinda long ...

 Does anyone know anything about ingrown toenails please?
I have ingrown nails on both big toes and is very painful..I am only able to wear sandals,not practical at this time of year ! I have tried the 'wisp' method but so far,no help......

 IN PAIN! bad sunburn!?
i went tanning yesterday and there was a new girl working, i usually go into a gold bed for 20 mins but she put me into platinum for 20 by accident, now im in PAIN!!!!!...i tried aloe and everything ...

 Does a stitched wound heal faster covered by a bandage or when exposed to air?

 what time do you usually go to sleep?
what time do you usually go to sleep?...

 do you like to sleep with a fan on, for the noise, & even in the winter? i do.?
imy family has always slept with a fan on to block out other noises. it is almost impossible to sleep without one. ...

 Can Mosquito bites be dangerous?
I have 63 mosquito bites all over my body.
Long story short, I was outside all night and they got all over me.
How do I stop the itching and heal them?
How long does it take for them ...

 The voices in my head tell me to go to Taco Bell and get a bean buritto, but I don't like those.?
Should I listen to the voices in my head or try to punch them out. I smack my head sometimes in hopes the voices stop but they never do....

 My son ate a spider web and Im worried because i don't know whats going to happen?

 What is the best thing to put on a sunburn?
I went to the beach yesterday with a couple friends, wore sunscreen, but got the worst sunburn. The burn on my back and arms isn't too bad, but it's really red on my face and hurts to touch....

 What is the best way to clean out the inside of your ear?
My doctor said she could see wax buildup, but did nothing about it. I always clean the outside of the ear, but I am afraid to touch the inside....

 I cut myself on my palm and it won't stop bleeding! What should I do?
I cut the top of my palm with a bread knife and it won't stop bleeding! I am freaking out!...

Did your mom ever tell you this about mosquito bites?
Okay, I am starting to think my mom is nuts. I thought all moms said this.

I am an adult now and this weekend I got quite few misquito bites. I was just telling a co-worker that I had to put an "X" on my misquito bite. No one knew what I was talking about and I had to explain that in order to stop the itching (it doesn't work that well) my mom would always tell me to put an "X" over the bite with my finger nail.

Did anyone else ever hear this growing up? :o) Thanks!

(P.S. I know there are creams, sprays, gels, etc.)


Yeah out an x on it and squeeze-thats what I heard ( ove rthe bite that is)
You supposidly get the saliva from the mosquito ( thats what makes you itchy)

nope never heard of it. but im gonna try it lol..

Yes I remember family members telling me to do that, but really it didnt help me either. I don't know if they told us that to keep us from scratching at them to keep them from getting infected or if thats what they grew up hearing also.

blues breaker
my mom never did this but, ironicaly, the boy across the street from us said the same thing the other day.

goodness I know exactly what you are talking about. I think Moms just say that so that it will effect you psycholigically and you won't scratch it.

Never heard that in my life but my Nannie told me about a quicker first aid for mosquito bites,...especially for you ladies. Carry a travel size pump bottle of hairspray with you in your purse,...even if you don't you know you want to anyway. point is one quick squirt to the bite is a lot cheaper than any spray, cream, etc. and the alcohol concentration combined with the stiffeners in the hairspray reduce itching almost immediately. Also works extremely well on bee and wasp stings until further treatment. Works like a charm and believe me I thought my Nannie was nuts,...if she'd have told me what your mom said, I'd have had her at the next nursing home asap. With all due respect, your mom was giving you the worst advise possible, drawing the x with your fingernail is the first "scratch" your histamine reaction is just going to cause it to itch later.

Yeah, my sister told me that. It's supposed to draw out whatever makes it so itchy or whatever.

Cotton candy
Ok not necessarily it grows up but it might leave traces when it healed, my advice is try banana skin and rub it on the affected area, it works 100% and its effective.

No, I have never heard this in my life.
It may just be an old wives tale if it doesnt work well anyway.
Maybe she was joking?
Lily x

I always have not sure if it came from mom or not but I always have and tell my daughter to do it....seems to help? Bee or serious bug bites hold a penny on it for a few it will go away..

i always do that!! so does my mom but she didnt tell me, her friend did =]

Jaclyn L
I've heard that from my mom, aunts, uncles

I do that i work around horses so there are always flys and spiders and when every i get bit i always put a X or Y on mine depending on the size but it works really good for me. I don't think its nuts lol It just works!!

sweeta :
My mom said that if you couldn't help but to scratch, to scratch around it, but not on it. But try not to scratch at all. I have not heard of the the "X" factor.

Odd. I've never heard that before, but i marked X with my fingernails on bites lots when i was little for no good reason.

My great grandmother swore by rubbing cut lemon half on the bite, and sprinkling salt on juice and rubbing it in. It works better than I thought.

My mother told me the same thing when i was younger and i still do it and it works pretty well. it'd be wiser to use mosquito repellent in the first place because unless your hands are clean sticking your possibly dirty fingernail on your swollen itchy bite might seem like an infected cut wainting to happen. whenever i go sit in my patio to read or get fresh air i light a citronella candle. i still get some bites and i try to ignore them until i get inside wash my hands and do the little X trick. maybe i'm just a germophobe now. lol. whatever the case, yet i've heard of that saying when i was younger. :)

i never heard of it either. I can't imagine it being too effective beings that when you scratch it your basically going back and forth over it with your fingernail, anyways. There isn't much difference between that and doing an "x" over it.

yeah, it's supposed to break the itching qualities of the bite when you x it. It breaks the skin and it releases the itch factor. We always use clear nail polish or those anti-itch materials to cover them up though now. It sufficates the chiggers when they are chigger bites and not mosquito bites.

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