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Sprained Finger: Treatment and Management Tips

Fingers may be small appendages but the injuries they incur are just as painful as any part of our body. They have quite a complicated anatomy comprised of tendons, arteries, veins, and nerves that are intertwined and laced around the joints. Most common finger injuries are pricks, cuts, splinters, burns...

What is a Colles Fracture?

A Colles fracture is one of the different ways you can break your arm. It’s often referred to as a “broken wrist” but actually involves a bone in the forearm known as the radius bone. This is also known by other terms including “dinner-fork deformity.” The fracture is named after...

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Pain Behind Ear: Causes, Treatment, and When to Seek Help

The head has many nerves running through and across connecting many parts of the body. Pain behind the ear can be one of many things afflicting a person and may even radiate down the neck. Neck pain can make other parts of your body hurt such as the shoulder, arms,...

Cloudy Urine: Common Causes

That look on people’s faces when words like urine and feces are mentioned tells you just how disgusted they are. You would expect that since they come out of our bodies we are no longer irritated by them. Or the fact that we come in contact with them on a...

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Psyllium Husk: Uses, Benefits, and Risks

Are you getting enough fiber? This is an important substance that can help us to process food better. When we think of fiber we tend to focus on sources like fruits and veggies. It’s worth noting that there are also different types of fiber like psyllium husk. This fiber dissolves...

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What is Benign Fasciculation Syndrome?

Fasciculation is a term used in the medical world to refer to involuntary muscular twitching. Meaning, you cannot control when will your muscle twitch or move. You cannot consciously stop the twitching and the movement, but you can try to relieve the twitching by moving the particular muscle that is...

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Flea Bites: Symptoms, Risks, and Treatment

Having pets usually means adopting their fleas as well. They are always a package deal. However diligent you may be with your pet’s hygiene and surroundings, fleas are a seasonal circus you need to deal with. Flea bites are itchy and can be quite irritating both for dogs and humans....

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Nausea After Eating: Possible Causes and How to Manage It

Consuming too much food in one sitting may result in feelings of nausea. However, regularly feeling nausea after eating may be due to an underlying condition. Here are the common causes of nausea after eating and the recommended treatments. Understanding the Digestive System Before jumping into the cause of nausea,...

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7 Substitute for Heavy Cream

A cream is a common ingredient in numerous dishes like soups, desserts, or salad dressings. Depending on the percentage of fat, there is light cream, half-and-half, and heavy cream. For most recipes, heavy cream is used, but due to its fat content, it can cause repercussions on one’s health. So,...

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Splinter Hemorrhages: Causes and Treatment

Have you ever noticed small red lines appearing on your nails? These little red streaks on the nails are called splinter hemorrhages which may arise due to trauma to the nail. However, if you cannot recall ever injuring your nails, then the presence of these red streaks may signal an...