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What Are the Dangers of Potassium Permanganate?

Potassium permanganate is a chemical compound with disinfectant and deodorizing properties. Some people, including medical personn...

How to Make a Shoulder Ice Pack

Many shoulder injuries need to be treated with ice packs right away to help prevent swelling. If you have a rotator cuff tear, bur...

How to Treat Turf Burns

Turf burn is a common injury among people who play sports, especially football and soccer. A turf burn is an abrasion, a skin woun...

How to Wrap an Injured Foot

Foot injuries can occur from overuse or improper use, such as poor form while exercising, and congenital issues, such as flat feet...

10 Crazy Cold Weather Injuries and How to Stay Safe

The splendor of a snow-covered forest or a sparkling meadow can sometimes make us forget just how dangerous winter can really be. From 2006 to 2010, approximately 2,000 U.S. residents died each year from weather-related causes of death, with wintertime being the deadliest season, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Freezing temperatures bring particular situations and dangers that can lead to injury and even death. Be prepared for hazardous winter conditions, and keep those you care about safer by familiarizing yourself with some of the specific injuries that happen only during the winter months.

What Are the Treatments for Ice Pack Burn?

Burns to the skin are usually associated with heat, but severe cold can damage your skin in a similar way. If you have ever used a...

Home Remedies for Poison Sumac

Poison sumac is one of a trio of plants, including poison ivy and poison oak, that cause a rash if a person is allergic to them. T...

How to Reduce the Size of a Swollen Lip

Swelling of the lip can be caused by an allergic reaction or trauma to the area or, in rare cases, as a result of certain diseases...

What Are the Health Benefits of Activated Charcoal for Humans?

Think of charcoal and you might a barbecue or the product many artists use when sketching. But there is a medicinal form of charco...

Is it Safe to Take Activated Charcoal Supplements Every Day?

Activated charcoal is a form of carbon that has been processed for greater absorption of certain compounds. Medicinally, it is use...
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