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 does anybody know how to soothe a sunburn?
i have a really bad peeling sunburn on my back, chest, and neck. i have this stuff from melalueca, but it really isnt ...

 What's the best way to get rid of a bad headache?

 Last night my wife woke me because I was hyperventilating in my sleep ?
Is this something I should be concerned about or is it considered normal. Apparently I was having a nightmare, I get them quite abit.
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I dont smoke but I always feel ...

 My mums finger is swollen, and her ring is stuck?
She got her fingers stuck in a door, and on her ring finger its all swollen and her ring is stuck, its going blue, and its all bruised.
Is there anything she could used to help het the ring off?<...

 cheek bite serious??
its been 2 nights now that i bite the inside of my cheek in my sleep....why? i dont know. and when i wake up my cheek is in pain and got a lil blister... does anyone know what has caused this? or ...

 What would be the best way to help someone close addicted to drugs?
My best friend and godfather to my kids is in a really bad way through drug abuse he has been on the methodone program for 2 years but still tops up. We have tried everything we know but still he ...

 I wounded my face and accidently peeled off half the scab, is there anyway to prevent scarring?
right now its pink where the scab has ...

 Is this more then a bee sting?
So thursday night i was stung by a bee on my foot and at first it hurt more then normal but im assuming that is because it was on the foot. However it began swelling up on Friday night and i was ...

 Please Help its an Emergency!!?
Ok my friend promised me not to tell in fear it would get back to her parents and her mom will send her away, but Im so scared to lose her an dI never break a promise especially to my friends. But ...

 will my curling iron burn scar???????????????????????
this is my burn: http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/6162/pict0047u.jpg
2 days ago, i accidentally burned myself with my curling iron on my MID-THIGH and i think the iron was approx. 380 degrees..<...

 i'm 6 ft tall and weigh 177 and am female. is that ok?
whats the ideal weight for a six foot tall female?
just wondering :)...

 what to do about bug bites?

 A prong of my plastic fork broke off and I swallowed it. What should I do? Should I be worried?

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The prong is about 1 inch ...

 What's The Best Way To Heal Sunburn?
I Got My Face SunBurned.

 Swallowed a pretty big piece of hard plastic?
I (accidentally) swallowed a piece of hard plastic about an inch long (pretty thin; 1-2mm maybe?) && I was just worried about it x)

I didn't choke or anything, but it just ...

 How do you cure a hangover?

 I have an overactive thyroid, so why is it so hard for me to lose weight. I thought underactive made it hard.?

 Where can I get pepper spray from?
Im not aure how I can get a hold of it....

 Spider bite ......green and black puss ..........HELP?
OK, my brother has a spider bite on his lower stomach it is hard all around the bite it sticks out about an inch when i seen it the first day he had it it was just a red spot with a black dot on it ...

 Have a problem swallowing pills / I tried chewing them up but can't take the horrible taste, .....?
with certain meds you have to swallow whole (like control release). Any idears??...

Lucky One
Poison ivy?
My dad has poision ivy....Does anybody know any poison ivy remedy.

Margaret T
Nothing can make it go away over night, but there are some excellent over-the-counter medications in the drug store that can help dry it up faster and others that will take away the itch.

My grandmother used to give us brown soap to wash the poison ivy with...and it dried it up pretty well too.

Don't forget to wash all clothing, tools, or anything else that could have gotten poison ivy resin on it, so it doesn't spread. Only the resin from the plant will spread poison ivy, not the water in the blisters.

When I get poison ivy, I get it BAD... big weeping blisters...
I always go get a cortisone or other steriod shot and that clears it up QUICK!

sky queen
The doctor can give him a couple of shots that will help clear it up. If you can't get to the dr., buy some of that sunburn gel. It works great! It dries it up and helps numb it. He can also take orally OR in cream, an antishistamine. Stay out of the sun, and keep it cool. Wash all clothing.

Aveeno anti-itch cream. I just bought it today as I also have poison ivy rash and it seems to be helping. It contains both calamine lotion and colloidal oatmeal which is supposed to sooth your skin.

Down to earth
calamine lotion, don't scratch, put gauze over it so you don't spread it over the rest of your body.

guaze is not a good idea becauseit will absorb the oils relaesed from the pustulles and spread it to what ever the guaze is touching, ive done it before it kind of cooked it and got really bad, causing it to spread more easily, Colgate Octagon bar soap is cheap and you can get in wal-mart or other places to help stop spreading and Cortizone cream helps with the itch, hope it gets better. my grandma got the soap for me last year in 10th grade ,make sure it gets air but dont scratch it or rub it, good luck to father

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