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Sometimes a minor illness or injury can be easily treated using a well established home remedy. This page contains advice on home remedies and staying healthy.

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A woman with a tickle in her ear.

Tickling Sensation Inside EarThis is a page about tickling sensation inside ear. If you have ever experienced a tickling in your ear, you know how irritating it can become.


Skin Boil

Home Remedies for BoilsThis is a page about home remedies for boils. Boils are not only unsightly they can be quite painful.


bougainvillea growing on house in Greece

Treating A Bougainvillea Thorn...This is a page about treating a bougainvllea thorn prick. The beautiful bougainvillea blooms hide their toxic thorns. The prick can produce a rash and noticeable pain.


Mosquito Bite Remedies

Mosquito Bite RemediesStopping the itch and irritation of mosquito bites isn't always easy. This page contains mosquito bite remedies.


hot tea

Remedies for a Burned Throat?This is a page about remedies for a burned throat. Drinking a cup of tea or coffee or eating a spoon of food that is too hot can burn your throat. Depending on the severity you may be able to do something at home to relieve it.


A woman with a pimple on her tongue.

"Pimple" on My TongueI get these painful red or white pimples on the tip of my tongue after I've had alcohol mixed with either soda or apple juice. I also get them after several beers. Drinking a lot of soda on its own causes these. They hurt. This is a page about having a "pimple" on your tongue.


Plantar Wart

Plantar Warts RemediesThis is a page about plantar warts remedies. Plantar warts are painful, not to mention ugly. Getting rid of plantar warts can be difficult, but with the help from these tips, you can wave you warts bye bye.


dry heel on foot

Home Remedies for Dry or Cracked FeetThis is a page about home remedies for dry or cracked feet. Keeping the skin on your feet supple and soft can be a challenge especially when you enjoy being barefoot.


Young man holding his lower back.

Remedies For Lower Back PainThis page contains remedies for lower back pain. When your back hurts, it can make you feel terrible and make it hard to move.


Rash on Feet

Treating a Rash on FeetThis page is about treating a rash on feet.Knowing what is causing the irritation can help you treat the problem.


A woman with a sunburned back.

Remedies for a SunburnThis is a page about remedies for a sunburn. Prevention is the best remedy. But if you find yourself with a sunburn, it is best to treat it as soon as possible.


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Pickle Juice to Control Blood SugarI read in a magazine that taking 2 oz. of apple cider vinegar before meals helps control your blood sugar. Tried it - YUCK! But I did try sugar free (made with Splenda) pickle juice from Vlasic. This has worked like a charm.



Diabetic Foot Pain

Home Remedies for Diabetic Foot Pain?Foot pain is common if you suffer from diabetes. Here are some ideas to help relive your pain at home. This is a page about home remedies for diabetic foot pain.


Removing a Hair From Your Eye?If you have a hair in your eye and you haven't been able to remove it, there is help. Check this page for home remedies for removing this pesky hair.


Remedies for Heel Spurs

Remedies for Heel SpursThis is a page about remedies for heel spurs. These tiny calcium deposits that develop on the bone near your heel can be quite painful.


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Remedy for Swelling and Redness from Black Fly Bites?What can I do for swelling from black fly bites on a 4 year old? His forehead around his eyes and around his ears is red and quite warm. What should I do?


Man holding ear and neck in pain

Dealing With a Sore Throat and an Ear AcheThis is a page about dealing with a sore throat and ear ache. Infections can often result in you having a sore throat and ear ache at the same time.


Child holding lip down to show blister on inner lip

Treating a Blister Inside My MouthThis is a page about treating a blister inside my mouth. Having a blister type sore in your mouth can be worrisome and painful.


woman using eye drops

Homemade Eye DropsThis is a page about making homemade eye drops. It is possible to make your own drops to relieve itchy, dry, irritated eyes.


A woman with itchy ears.

Remedies for Itchy EarsThis page is about remedies for itchy ears. Ears can itch for a variety of reasons.


Remedies for Chafing

Remedies for ChafingThis is a page about remedies for chafing. The redness and irritation of chafed skin is uncomfortable.


A hand with a minor burn.

Remedies for a Minor BurnThis page contains remedies for minor burns. Burns are painful no matter how small.


Shingles Rash

Home Remedies for ShinglesShingles is a very painful adult recurrence of the same virus that causes chickenpox. If you have not had the vaccination there are antivirals available by prescription, but for home remedies some people have had success with L-lysine and or epsom salts soaks. This is a page about home remedies for shingles.


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Dryness Around My Eyes?Lately, I have been having problems with my eyes being a little dry in the corners, especially around the outside. My doctor have given me 2 different kinds of eye cream but nothing seems to help. They are only dry when I wake up in the mornings. Do you have any suggestions?


Spirits of Ammonia and Coke

Spirits of Ammonia and CokeThis page is about spirits of ammonia and coke. Used as a home remedy for a variety of ailments.


Woman with tea bags on her eyes

Using Tea Bags to Relieve Tired EyesTea bags, both black and green, are said to help revive tired eyes, as well as reduce dark circles, and puffiness. This page contains ideas about using tea bags to relieve tired eyes.


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Home Remedies for Gout?My husband has been having recurring attacks of gout in a big toe. Is this diet related? Any suggestions on suggestions for what to eat/not to eat?



A woman holding her muscle.

Remedies for Muscle SpasmsMuscle spasms can be horribly irritating to deal with and even painful at times. This page has some ideas for remedies for muscle spasms.


Chigger on Leaf

Remedies for Chigger BitesChiggers are the larvae of a variety of arachnid mites. Their irritating bites can quickly ruin your outdoor adventure.This is a page about remedies for chigger bites.


Home Remedies for Arthritis Pain

Home Remedies for Arthritis PainThis page contains home remedies for arthritis pain. Dealing with chronic joint pain can interfere with many usual activities.


Calluses on Feet

Home Remedies for Foot CallusesThis is a page about home remedies for foot calluses. Dry hard calluses on your feet are uncomfortable.


Adult using a dropper to insert liquid into ear

Using Hydrogen Peroxide For Ear WaxThis is a page about using hydrogen peroxide for ear wax. There are many products that if used properly can help loosen ear wax.


Making a Microwave Heating Rice Pad

Making Microwave Heating PadsThis is a page about making microwave heating pads. Microwave heating pads, often filled with rice, are used to soothe aches and pains.


Arm With Hives

Remedies for HivesThis is a page about remedies for hives. Hives are itchy, red, and irritating. They can last for days and can be impossible to ignore.


A foot with an ingrown toenail.

Remedies for Ingrown ToenailsThis page contains remedies for ingrown toenails. Many people have experienced having an ingrown toenail. Ingrown toenails can become infected, causing a lot of pain.


Close up of woman's hands clasping red knee in pain

Over The Counter Medications that...This is a page about over the counter medications that rebuild cartilage in the knees. There are a variety of over the counter products that advertise that they can rebuild cartilage.


Close up of a woman's eyes.

Home Remedies for a StyeThis page is about home remedies for a stye. An infection of the eyelid that can be caused by a clogged oil duct.


Extremely dry sunburned skin.

Remedies for Dry Sunburned SkinThis is a page about dry sunburned skin remedies. Spending too much time in the sun can leave you with dry sunburned skin.


Pile of mayonnaise on white background

Using Mayonnaise for Head LiceThis page is about using mayonnaise for head lice. Finding a natural way to get rid of these persistent human parasites can be a challenge.


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Removing Hot Pepper Juice From Skin?I would like advice on how to get rid of burning from hot peppers on the hands. I have tried lemon, alcohol, tomatoes, and ice. Nothing works, my hands hurt with the burning.


Young woman coughing into her hand.

Homemade Cough RemediesThis is a page about homemade cough remedies. You can develop a cough in conjunction with a cold or flu or even as the result of allergies. There are a plethora of medicines you can buy at the pharmacy, but often a homemade remedy will work just as well.



A spoon of baking soda for use as an antacid

Homemade Antacid RecipeThis is a page about homemade antacid recipe. Heartburn and acid reflux can be very uncomfortable and it helps to have a convenient remedy.


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Treating Ant Bites?I have been bitten by red ants and my foot is very swollen and tight. I've been putting on ice on it and taking Benadryl. Any other suggestions? Thank you.


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Preparation H for Poison IvyHave Poison Ivy? All you need is Preparation H-Cooling Gel! It not only cools and soothes the itch, it shrinks the lesions as well. It's not just for hemorrhoids anymore!


Pad of paper that says "Diagnosis: Shingles"

Remedies for Shingles PainThis page is about remedies for shingles pain. Find relief for the pain and itching of this disorder.


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Tingling Feet Caused By Neuropathy?I am looking for treatment ideas for tingling feet caused by Neuropathy.


Man With Toothache

Home Remedies For ToothacheThis is a page about home remedies for toothache. Sometimes we need temporary relief from a toothache until we can get in to see a dentist.


Saline Nose dropper.

Homemade Saline Nasal SprayThis is a page about homemade saline nasal spray. Saline spray is a great remedy for allergies or a stuffy nose. You can buy it at the store or make your own solution.


Pregnant woman with leg cramp sitting on bed

Using Garlic, Ginger, and Vinegar for Leg Cramps?If you suffer from leg cramps, it could be due to a lack of vitamins and minerals. This is a page about using vinegar, garlic, and ginger for leg cramps.


Jar of Aloe Very Juice surrounded by chopped aloe plant leaves and a wooden spoon holding the gel from the inside of the plant

Homemade Aloe Vera JuiceThis is a page about homemade aloe vera juice. Typically thought of as a topical treatment, many people drink the juice to treat a wide variety of internal conditions and ailments.


Soft Feet

Tips for Softer FeetThis page contains tips for softer feet. Cracked, dry feet can be very uncomfortable and unsightly.


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Hot Tang Is Soothing For ColdsWhen nursing a cold, I find that hot beverages help me feel better. However I soon get tired of teas, and coffee tastes funny when my nose is stuffy.


Woman holding jaw in pain

Remedies for Sore GumsThis is a page about remedies for sore gums. Several things can cause sore gums, including trauma or bacteria resulting in gingivitis.


A woman with a rash on her arms and back.

Treating Heat RashIn hot, humid environments, heat rashes can be a problem. There are a number of possible remedies to treat this skin irritation.


Athlete's Foot

Remedies for Athlete's FootThis page contains remedies for athlete's foot. Ridding your feet of this fungus can be accomplished in a variety of ways.


A photo of poison ivy.

Remedies for Rashes Caused by Plants?This page is about remedies for rashes caused by plants. There are a number of plants in the wild and the garden that can cause skin irritation.


Pickles in a jar

Using Pickle Juice for a Sore ThroatThe antiseptic qualities in vinegar are enhanced by spices used to make pickles. This is a page about using pickle juice for a sore throat.


woman trying to sleep

Home Remedies for Restless Leg SyndromeThis is a page about home remedies for restless leg syndrome. Many people who suffer from RLS find relief without prescription medications.


Woman with puffy eyes using eye drops.

Remedies for Puffy EyesThis is a page about remedies for puffy eyes. There are a number of reasons for puffy eyes, such as allergies or tiredness.


Rosemary growing in a silver bucket.

Uses for RosemaryRosemary can be used for many purposes, from cooking to crafts, and health and beauty aids. This is a page about uses for rosemary.


Mosquito Bites

Treating Insect Bites and StingsThis is a page about treating insect bites and stings. You can use products readily available in your home to treat insect bites and stings.


Man with an armpit stain.

Remedies for Armpit OdorArmpit odor is not only embarrassing but may be difficult to get under control. This is a page about remedies for armpit odor.


Trigger Thumb

Home Remedies for Trigger Thumb?This is a page about home remedies for trigger thumb. Trigger thumb can be a very painful condition in which your thumb catches in a bent position and then snaps straight.


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Home Remedies for RosaceaThis page is about home remedies for rosacea. After consulting with your doctor, caring for this skin disorder sometimes can be accomplished with some non prescription substances.


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Scalp Itches in the Morning?Does anyone have any suggestions on what will stop my scalp from itching so bad in the morning? I don't have dandruff, I don't have lice, and I've moisturized with several things. My husband,(with his hard nails) scratches it vigorously for me. My nails are week, so it feels much better when he does it. I need a natural method, please!


Medical sketch of a kidney with kidney stones

Home Remedies for Kidney StonesThis is a page about home remedies for kidney stones. If you choose not to use prescription medications or surgery for kidney stones, there are some home remedies that might help.


An eye infection.

Home Remedies for an Eye Infection?Some eye infections such as pink eye, also know as conjunctivitis, will typically go away on their own. A stye is a clogged pore and there are OTC medications that will help with that condition. Home remedies can help relieve the symptoms and provide comfort. Checking with your doctor is always recommended if you are unsure of the cause of the infection or it worsens.


Woman Using Facial Wipe

Allergic Reaction to Facial Wipe?This is a page about allergic reaction to facial wipe. Many consumers are surprised to find that they are allergic to popular skin cleansing products.


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DIY for Killing Eyelash Mites?Looking for an inexpensive way to kill Demodex Eyelash mites.


A disapproving woman with a glass of soda

Avoid Aspartame for Bladder Control IssuesDo you drink sugar-free drinks or otherwise use aspartame? Do you have an issue with frequent urges to urinate, or incontinence? Did you know that aspartame many times is the cause of these issues?


A bowl of brown sugar.

Brown Sugar as First AidBrown sugar can actually cures wounds and bruises. If you have been lately in an accident, like falling from a bicycles or falling from trees, and you get bruises and wounds, you can immediately apply brown sugar.


A woman holding her hands in front of her bottom.

Remedies for Hemorrhoids?Does anyone have instructions for making homemade hemorrhoid wipes?


Onion Smoothie Cold Remedy in glass

Onion Smoothie Cold RemedyOnion smoothies can help you heal from bronchitis and is an expectorant. Though the raw onions make this a very strong drink, if you can build up a tolerance you can benefit from this drink and feel better faster.


Tea with limes and ginger.

Making Lime Ginger TeaTake fresh limes and ginger root to make this soothing tea. It's perfect to help with cold and flu symptoms. It can be served hot or cold.


A man who has fainted on a living room floor.

Tips for Preventing FaintingHere are some tips such as using lemons, ammonia, and smelling salts to prevent fainting episodes.


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Remedy for Itchy Armpits?I have problem of itchy underarms all of the time now. I am not sure if it's the roll on that I am using or what. How can I get rid of this itching in my armpits? It's been over 2 years now.


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Treating Pain from Fluid Behind Eardrum?So I know what my problem is which is I have liquid behind my eardrum. It took a bit to get the doctors to realise. Since 2014 I have had constant ear aches and infections and I was finally seen by a doctor who told me I had to get a gormmet. I have to wait until December this year.


Plastic tubing cut into small sections to be used as a nasal breathing insert.

DIY Nasal Breathing InsertAvoid congestion and snoring by making one of these nasal inserts, much cheaper than the store bought kind.This page has instructions for a DIY nasal breathing insert.


garlic cloves and two dropper bottles of garlic oil

Health Remedies Using GarlicGarlic has been taken internally to benefit the heart, blood pressure, and immune system, as well as, externally to strengthen fingernails. This is a page about health remedies using garlic.


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Health Benefits of Tumeric?Can't I just take a tumeric with ginger capsule for the same health benefit?


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Products for Nickel Dermatitis?I have nickel dermatitis and saw these 2 products online. Has anyone here tried either of them? How well do they work? Thought I'd ask about them before I plunked down the $ for them! Thanks for your input! Here are the two items: Jewelry Shield and Nickel Guard.


Hand with a finger splint.

How to Make a Finger SplintYou can design a makeshift finger splint from a detergent bottle. Read on to find out how. This is a page about how to make a finger splint.


Cut aloe plant in a bowl next to aloe gel.

Aloe Vera Gel for HemorrhoidsA natural remedy for hemorrhoidal irritation, aloe vera gel can help shrink blood vessels and cool for quick relief. This is a page about using aloe vera gel for hemorrhoids.


Bottle of aloe juice next to some cut aloe leaves.

Diabetic Uses for Aloe VeraPersons with diabetes are subject to skin problems and infections. These issues can be treated with topical aloe vera. There are some studies that suggest that aloe juice may reduce blood sugar. As with any herbal supplement used to treat a medical condition, check with your doctor before using. This is a page about diabetic uses for aloe vera.


Silver earring in a woman's ear

Can Silver Earrings Cause Skin Irritation?Typically if you have an allergic reaction to sterling silver earrings it is actually the trace nickel in the metal. You can try coating the posts or cleaning them. This is a page about "Can silver earrings cause skin irritation?".


Hand with index finger and thumb extended.

White Pimple On Finger?It's easy to pick up a splinter or get a hard-to-heal cut on your fingers and hands. This page contains advice about treating a white pimple on a finger.


Close-up of aspirin pills on blue background

Use Aspirin for Bug BitesThis is a page about using aspirin for bug bites. One method for treating the itch and swelling from a bug bite is to apply a paste of crushed aspirin and water or mix together in a spray bottle and spritz.


Cut lemons on a cutting board with lemon juice in a glass bowl

Lemon Juice on Skin and HairThis is a page about using lemon juice on skin and hair. Lemon juice has long been used to lighten skin and hair, to cleanse skin and reduce dark spots, and to treat dandruff.


Aloe vera cut into slices

Freezing Aloe Vera GelFrozen aloe vera gel is very soothing for minor burns or skin irritations. This is a page about freezing aloe vera gel.


A garlic root before being peeled.

Using Ginger for a Sore ThroatGinger is a natural remedy for colds and coughs and can make a soothing medicine for your throat. This is a page about using ginger for a sore throat.


Woman Holding Her Knee

Remedies for Knee Pain?There are a number of home remedies and medical ones that can help alleviate joint pain in your knees. Check with your doctor if persistent or extremely painful and try some rest and heat in the short term. This is a page about remedies for knee pain.


Aloe Vera Drink

Aloe Drink to Reduce Nighttime UrinationThis is a page about using an aloe drink to reduce nighttime urination. Some people believe that drinking this aloe vera juice can help reduce nighttime urination. If you suffer from frequent nighttime urination issues, give this a try.


Coconut oil in a small bowl next to a coconut and a toothbrush.

Oil Pulling for Dental HealthThis is a page about oil pulling for dental health. Oil pulling is done by swishing oil around in your mouth as part of your daily dental hygiene regiment. It is shown to help fight against gingivitis, plaque, and the microorganisms that cause bad breath.


Banana Peel

Banana Peels for Removing WartsSome sources support using a banana peel to cover a wart at night until it disappears. This process can take some time, up to three weeks. This is a page about using banana peels for removing warts.


Whole nutmeg and a grater.

Homemade Nutmeg Chest Cold RemedyThis is a page about making a homemade nutmeg chest cold remedy. This pungent spice is thought to provide some relief for a chest cold. Here is an old recipe to try, the next time that you are sick.


Two small glass square dishes filled with oatmeal mixture.

Use Oatmeal for Bug BitesMany bug bites can be very itchy. An oatmeal soak or cooked oatmeal applied to the bite helps relieve the itchiness. This is a page about using oatmeal for bug bites.


Rolling foot on blue foot massager.

Remedies for Foot PainFoot pain can have many causes, including diabetes, injury, and ill fitting shoes. There are varying remedies recommended depending on the cause. This is a page about remedies for foot pain.


Corn silk and cherry stems for making a healthy tea.

Corn Silk and Cherry Stems for HealthDon't throw away the silk from corn or the stems from cherries. Lay them out to dry and keep them in containers. These items have amazing anti-inflammatory and diuretic benefits that help with ailments like kidney stones, gout, rheumatism, and blood pressure.


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Remedy for Itchy Skin?I have itchy skin due to arthritis. What creams can I use to help stop the itching?


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Using Aloe Vera Juice for First Aid?Can aloe vera juice be used for first aid treatment?


A woman with a glass of salt water preparing to gargle.

Gargle Salt Water to Sooth a Sore ThroatGargling with 8 oz. of warm water to which 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. of salt has been added is a classic remedy for a sore throat. It is also very effective at removing the flu virus from the back of your throat where it often multiplies and spreads. Gargle with salt water to sooth a sore throat or if you think you may have a flu virus.


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Dandelion Tea

Dandelion Tea RecipeThis page contains a dandelion tea recipe. Dandelion tea has long been used as an herbal remedy. The tea can be made from flowers and roots. It has been found helpful for an upset stomach. There can be side effects so do your research.


Honey in cut Turnip

Honey Turnip Cough SyrupMy parents have been using this all-natural method to make their own cough syrup since I can remember. Turnips and honey have awesome natural antibiotic qualities to them. When they meld together, they make a fantastic medicine. This is just as effective as store-bought syrups for cough and congestion, yet it has no side effects. You can keep refilling the turnip with honey to make more of the medicine.


Woman with a leg cramp.

Remedies for Leg CrampsMany health concerns can cause leg cramps, especially at night. This is a page about remedies for leg cramps.


Homemade Cough Drops

Making Homemade Cough DropsThese little drops are easy to make and come in handy during cold season. This is a page about making homemade cough drops.


Dark hair having a lice comb run through it

Natural Remedies for Head LiceHead lice often seem to be an annual plague for families with school age children. This is a page about natural remedies for head lice.


Natural Remedies for Head Lice

Natural Remedies for Head LiceMy husband and I discovered head lice in our teenagers' long hair. It has been a few years since our last outbreak so I did some quick research online to make sure I was treating the infestation correctly.


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Treating a Bougainvillea Prick?I stood on a bougainvillea stick with little thorns on the sides barefoot. My heel is a little swollen and red around the sore spot. There is a small brown dot in the centre of the red spot, but I can't get it out. What do I do?


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Treating Corns and Cracked HeelsI have really sore feet, despite using creams twice a day. I just wondered if anyone has any self help ideas? It's mainly painful corns in between my toes. I've used foam to stop the pain but I'd like to cure them. It's a hard place to get at!


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Home Remedies for Discomfort from an Eyelid Infection?I am looking for suggestions for treating a painful eyelid infection, blepharitis.


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Making Corn Heat Packs?I am going to be making heat packs using corn, are there certain instructions I should include with the heat pack?


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Remedies for a Burned Throat?I had hot soup for lunch at 4pm (3 hrs ago at the time I write this) and burned my throat when swallowing. I quickly pushed cold water down after, it but it still burns. Any advice? I am drinking cold water while working since my job allows bottles in my area, but it still hurts. The cold water doesn't seem to help.


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Removing Glass Bits from Under the Skin?12 years ago I had a car accident. At that time I did remove some pieces of glass. But there are more pieces of glass that can be seen. So what I do?


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