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I was stung by two honeybees. One stinger was removed, but I think the other is still inside my foot. There's a dot and swelling there. Any advice?
The stinger will eventually dissolve or wash out with warm soaks! Do NOT try to remove it yourself!! Prevent infection by applying OTC antibacterial ointment!
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I got stung by a grey honeybee Wednesday. now have raised hives or rash two inches around the entire area of the sting. Normal? itch and some pain..
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Many: Some plants cause surface issues like poison ivy. Others like jimson weed contain chemicals that can cause toxicity to the body. The list is long and basically do not eat anything unless you are confident of its origin. Included in this list are some mushrooms that are highly toxic. ...Read more
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Jury is out: Sex addiction is a concept that has significant controversy. Many would say that, untreated, the sex addict cannot form a relationship with the commitment that is generally accepted as part of true love. Many would also agree that counseling would better the chances of overcoming this condition and achieving patterns associated with love. ...Read more
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Not always: Nothing works in every situation. Many experts indicate that an alcoholic must "hit bottom" or have nothing else to lose before they are willing to seek help. There may come a time when family and friends have done all they can and have to sever ties with the alcoholic to prevent themselves from being harmed. ...Read more
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Peek-a-boo...: ...Plays into a new skill children acquire at 6-9 months of age: object permanence -- they can still hold an object in their mind when it becomes invisible. It tickles them pink that this also applies to people, and peek-a-boo reassures them that, if you come back after a short departure (when their eyes are closed), you will also come back after a longer one. ...Read more
What do you mean by the ambiguous word "sick'?
Our culture is full of songs and poems and books and movies that discuss the realities of heart break, heart "aches' and a whole myriad of physical sensations when it comes to emotions such as love. ...Read more
It's your choice: The key will be altering your beliefs and behaviors regarding exercise and food. If this happens, you will lose weight over your entire body in proportion to how little you eat in the way of calories (maintain a safe intake) and how hard you do aerobic fitness activities. Crash dieting always fails in the long-run; adjusting your habits and even social patterns is the key. Great idea; good luck. ...Read more