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Cooling a Sunburn

The overexposure to the sun is damaging. Whether you tan or burn, your skin has already gone through a process of UV rays that cause inflammation and sometimes swelling, blistering, peeling, and pain. Prevention and precautions are the most important in treatment. Applying sunscreen (SPF 15, at least), wear UV-protective sunglasses, and limiting your time […]

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Arnica to Heal Bruising

Arnica (Arnica montana and Arnica fulgens) is an herb that grows in the mountainous areas of Europe, Siberia, and Canada. It also grows in high altitudes of the north-western United States. The rhizome (root) and flowers are used in herbal medicine to treat swelling and bruising. Flowers are harvested when they are at the peak […]

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First Aid for Spider Bites

While we often hear about the severe effects of spider bites, most of them are nothing to worry about and require little treatment. With a little time, they’ll heal naturally.  Many spider bites are actually mistaken for bites from mosquitoes and other insects.  A spider bite can normally be identified by two injection sites instead […]

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