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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

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What are symptoms of poison oak?

What are symptoms of poison oak?

Rash & Itch: Poison oak causes a rash where it contacts your skin and typically is very itchy. ...Read more

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Cures for poison ivy and oak?

Cures for poison ivy and oak?

See below: mild cases can probably be treated with a steroid cream. severe cases usually require oral steroids. ...Read more

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How do I heal poison oak?

How do I heal poison oak?

Topical medicine : if it is not severe one can use over the counter hydrocortisone cream 1% as directed on the medicine. If it is severe you need to see a primary care physician or an allergist ...Read more

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Help! I have poisen oak or poisen ivy and no medicines at home?

Help! I have poisen oak or poisen ivy and no medicines at home?

Oatmeal, tea, salt: A paste of baking soda can be applied to the areas, or warm oatmeal, or salt water compresses, or tea compresses. Lemon juice is mentioned by some but sounds a bit strong to me, if there are breaks in the skin -- acid that strong can burn. You can put oatmeal or salt in the tub and bathe in it if the rash is extensive. These help until you can see a doctor. It will last 3 weeks, so get help. ...Read more

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What is a good doctor i can go to that's is not expensive i don't have insurance ? In oak lawn il

What is a good doctor i can go to that's is not expensive i don't have insurance ? In oak lawn il

Check to: See what free clinics are in your area or else teaching (residency) programs affiliated with local teaching institutions. ...Read more

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How can i treat poison oak?

Poison oak treatment: Generally the treatment of topical. Cleaning the scan and using antimicrobial soap such as die was important to prevent infection. I would start with an over-the-counter 1% hydrocortisone ointment applied twice daily. If symptoms do not improve within 3 to 4 days are worse than I would seek medical help. ...Read more

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Does exercise exacerbate poison oak?

Does exercise exacerbate poison oak?

Sweat: Sweat and heat could lead to further exposure and exacerbation and inflammation symptoms. ...Read more

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Can u get poison oak from soneone else?

Unlikely: Only way is if the oil is on skin or clothing and you touch the oil. ...Read more