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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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. ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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