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Essential Oils for Boils

Have you ever found a painful, inflamed and red bump on your skin and wondered what it was? Chances are it is a boil, an infected lump often triggered by the staphylococcus bacteria. Sometimes it appears quickly and can be infected with pus within 24 hours. The pus can be …

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Lower Leg Swelling and Discoloration

Lower leg swelling may affect your calf, ankle, toes, or foot, and this could be due to a number of different causes. Some of these causes are not that serious, such as discoloration caused by bruises. However, you may require medical treatment for certain problems, such as venous insufficiency or …

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Slippery Elm Benefits

Slippery elm is a medium–sized tree but can reach over 50 feet in height. It is native to North America and has brown, red or orange branches that grow downward. It also has stalk less flowers that grow in dense clusters. Its leaves are rather long and green and will …

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Best Place to Take Temperature

When there is a high fever, many people wonder where the best place to take body temperature may be in order to get an accurate reading. Taking temperature in different places can generate slightly different readings. The common places are ear, mouth, rectum and armpit. But wherever the thermometer is placed, it …

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What Does a Stress Test Show?

A stress test, better known as exercise stress test, is performed by a doctor or a trained technician to reveal the amount of stress that the heart can manage before showing symptoms of an abnormal rhythm or signs of ischemia (compromised blood flow to heart). During this test, you will …

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Group B Strep Symptoms

Group B streptococcus (strep), a common bacterium usually found in the lower genital tract, is usually harmless to adults. However, it can cause B strep disease in newborns. Adults suffering from chronic medical conditions including diabetes and liver disease can also contract dangerous infections caused by Group B strep. Group …

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How to Manange Sweaty Hands and Feet

Having excessively sweaty hands and feet can become embarrassing, especially since shaking hands with each other is a socially acceptable way of greeting in our society. No one wants to grasp a person’s sweaty hand and pretend they’re not put off by it. This condition can potentially affect how people …

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How Does Cancer Kill You?

Abnormal growth of cells leads to cancer or malignancy. Cancer can arise from any type of calls and can affect any organ in the body. The most common cancers are breast cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, skin cancer, lymphomas and prostate cancer. Signs and symptoms of cancer depend upon the …

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Ganglion Cyst Surgery

A ganglion cyst is a common mass you can find on the hand or wrist. The cyst is made of gelatin and can come out of a tendon sheath or joint. Ganglion cysts can be extremely small but often grow so they are visible gradually. They are completely benign and …

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