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How can I turn white oak bark into a powder?

How can I turn white oak bark into a powder?

White oak bark: I assume one can dry it in a low-temp oven for 24-72 hours & then pulverize it a bit at a time with a mortar & pestle. A powerful food processor might shorten the work. ...Read more

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What are some good orthodontists that except medicate near oak lawn?

What are some good orthodontists that except medicate near oak lawn?

Seriously?: I assume you mean medicaid not "medicate". Medicaid is a federally funded welfare program for people of low income. Do you really think taxpayers should pay to straighten your teeth? Seriously! ...Read more

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Does anyone have a good place for psychotherapy in the troy, royal oak, birmingham, michigan area? Thanks so much

Does anyone have a good place for psychotherapy in the troy, royal oak, birmingham, michigan area?  Thanks so much

Licensing boards: As a place to start in your search for psychotherapy, contact your state licensing boards to find out where reputable clinics can be found in your area, also try state psychological associations whatever state you happen to live in and ask them the same question about reputable clinics in your area. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for poisen ivy or oak?

What are some home remedies for poisen ivy or oak?

Posion IVY: Early on, chlorox water can help just as the vesicles start. Homeopathic rhus tox or a few others are said to help but I have no personal experience. Otherwise otc caledryl and simlar products can make you feel better. ...Read more

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What months is poisen oak active in california? Is it all year?

What months is poisen oak active in california?  Is it all year?

Poison oak belongs: To toxicodendron family (oak, ivy, sumac). The irritant oil (urushiol) is found in leaves, stems, flowers, berries, roots & is active year round. If removing it, wear protective clothing that can be thoroughly washed or disposed of. If burning plants, stay well up-wind, as inhalation can cause respiratory emergency. Herbicides may be best way of destroying plants. ...Read more

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Oak are allergens? Allergy help needed please?

Pollen: If you test positive for oak on allergy testing, it is to the pollen that you are allergic. This will be in the air during the spring. It is often what causes the yellow dust on your car in the spring. ...Read more

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I have poison oak, what to do?

I have poison oak, what to do?

Contact dermatitis: Contact dermatitis from poison ivy, oak or sumac usually requires steroids, either topical steroid cream or oral steroids if more severe or widespread. Often prescription strength medication is needed so call your doctor. ...Read more