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Broken glass lightbulb.

Removing a Piece of Glass From Under the SkinThis is a page about removing a piece of glass from under the skin. A piece of glass stuck in your skin can be hard to see, making it difficult to remove. Here are some tips for removing it and preventing an infection.


Ice Cubes

Homemade Ice PacksThis is a page about homemade ice packs. Make your own ice packs to use for minor injuries. This is a page about homemade ice packs.


Vodka being poured onto a soft cloth to be used in an ice pack.

Homemade Ice Packs Using AlcoholRather than buying therapeutic ice packs to use for pain, try making your own. The process is easy and this page contains ideas, including the materials needed for putting together homemade ice packs using alcohol.


An ant crawling a person's skin.

Remedies for the Itch from Ant Bites?If you get bit by ants, the itchy bites may need some attention so you do not scratch them. This is a page about remedies for the itch from ant bites.


illustration of a girl with a fire ant bite.

Use Banana Peel as a Fire Ant RemedyFire ants have a nasty painful bite that can be mitigated slightly by rubbing a banana peel on the bite as soon as possible. Use banana peel as a fire ant remedy if you have been bitten by fire ants.


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Use Garlic Capsule as Emergency DisinfectantStaying with my aunt recently, I had a rash on my foot which was sore and weeping, but could find no antiseptic in her cupboard. I nipped off the top of a garlic oil capsule with my fingernails, and squirted it on the affected area, then went to bed. Next day, the sore place was clean, dry and starting to scab over.


A green box of Bag Balm medicated ointment.

Uses for Bag BalmThis is a page about uses for Bag Balm. While Bag Balm was created to relieve skin irritation on cow udders, it works really well on human skin too. It can relieve everything from dry, scaly, or chaffed skin to diaper rash. It's a great item to keep on hand.


A green box of Bag Balm medicated ointment.

Using Bag Balm for Dry SkinBag Balm was created for soothing a dairy cow's sore and chapped udders. It's great for human hands and feet as well. This is a page about using bag balm for dry skin.


Red bug bites on a person's skin.

What is This Bug Bite From?Have you ever gotten a red bite or sting without knowing the source? This page has advice for people wondering "What is this bug bite from?"



A blister on the big toe of someones foot.

Remedies for a BlisterIf you have gotten a blister, it can be painful until until heals. This is a page about remedies for a blister.


Tube of super glue.

Using Super Glue for Minor CutsOne of the original uses for Super Glue was to close wounds on the battlefield. While a cyanoacrylate is functional for this purpose, it should only be used in emergency situations as the glue can be a skin irritant. Neither the Super Glue or Crazy Glue companies recommend using their product for closing wounds.


A fire ant biting a person on the hand.

Treating a Fire Ant StingFire ant stings can be very painful. This is a page about treating a fire ant sting.


Person in red scrubs kneeling and performing chest compressions on a plastic CPR "dummy"

Saving a Life with CPRThis is a page about saving a life with CPR. Knowing what to do when someone is not breathing properly may save a life. Taking a current CPR course will help you be prepared to help.


Man Having Stroke

Symptoms Of StrokeThis page is about symptoms of a stroke. Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify, and the lack of awareness can spell disaster.



A red bug bite on an arm.

Bug Bite/Sting?I just got bitten or stung by something, I have no clue what it was. It's not itchy but my whole arm is throbbing.


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Shopping for Spirit of Ammonia?Where can I find a bottle of spirit of ammonia in Baltimore, Maryland? I used it years ago to help with unbearably painful headaches, due to medical problems.


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Removing a Bougainvillea Thorn from Your Foot?How do I get a bougainvillea thorn out of the bottom of my foot?


Anyone Know What Bit Me? - bites

Anyone Know What Bit Me?I woke up with itchy red spots on my knees and arms. I haven't found any bugs in my apartment, but I can't think of what else it could be. Anyone know what this is from?


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Treatment for House Lizard Bite?My mom had a house lizard bite her today at home. Spots of blood came out of the wound. What should I do for treatment?


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