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How To Stop Diabetic Itch
Wasp sting tips: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with credit card. Clean area with soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments; alternating 10 on & 10 off. You can take tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water & apply. Or you can apply a meat tenderizer poultice to the area. Throat, airway, mouth swelling? Call 911! ...Read more
Good Skin Hygiene: Take quick shower (10-15min) in lukewarm water while avoiding harsh and drying cleansers. Pat away excess water and immediately apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Antihistamines like Zyrtec daily, Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) or prescription hydroxyzine help itch. ...Read more
Heart attack: In order to stop a heart attack, you have to re-establish good blood flow to all of the heart. There are various ways to do this, some may or may not work and some are more definitive at least for the shortterm, like stents and bypass surgery. Basically, take 4 Aspirin and get to the ER or call 911 if you think you or someone else is having a heart attack. ...Read more
Pinworm Treatments.: Pinworm treatments include anthelmintic medications like Albendazole (Albenza), Mebendazole (vermox) or pyrantel (Pin-X, Antiminth). Good handwashing is important. Emollients can be used for anal itching. Wash clothing that has been worn recently, bed linens, upholstery and carpeting. All family members should be treated. ...Read more
Sunburn relief: My grandmother put white vinegar on my sunburn when i was a kid. I was mortified that i would smell like a pickle, but darn it, it took the sting away like magic! i now include it in my sunburn relief regimen, along with Aspirin or Ibuprofen and other pearls of grandmotherly wisdom!. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why peeling?: Need to figure out why it is peeling in the first place. May want to consult a dermatologist on this before spending tons of cash on stuff that wont work, because it wont be addressing what is actually wrong. Could be as simple as keeping it moist with gentle moisturizer, to as complex as some sort of dermatitis or infectious process that would need medical intervention. ...Read more
Hard to say: whether overeating is really an addiction, although it has similarities. Half of adults in our country are now overweight or obese, so obviously many of us are having problems with food addiction, whether it's sugar or carbs or too much fat, too much protein or all the above. See a dietician, talk to your doctor about underlying medical/psychiatric issues, consider formal weight loss programs. ...Read more
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