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7 Food Poisoning Medications for a Speedy Recovery

Updated in 02-16-2024

In most cases, food poisoning resolves on its own with just rest and hydration. However, in some cases, medications may be necessary to manage related symptoms, like nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Learn more about medications for food poisoning that can help to relieve symptoms and speed-up recovery .

Cherry Angioma: What It Looks Like, Causes & Treatment

Updated in 02-16-2024

A cherry angioma is characterized by a red, raised spot on the skin. They are usually found on the trunk in adults and are not associated with any symptoms. Learn about what causes them and what treatment options are available to get rid of cherry angiomas.

How to Get Rid of Dark Elbows: 5 Home Remedies to Try

Updated in 02-16-2024

Uma ótima dica para clarear cotovelos escurecidos é esfoliar a área delicadamente uma vez por semana e mantê-los sempre hidratados. Confira 5 opções naturais e eficazes para clarear os cotovelos.

Dry Mouth: 7 Causes & What to Do

Updated in 02-15-2024

A dry mouth, or xerostomia, normally occurs due to decrease saliva prodution. However it can also be a sign of an autoimmune disease or a thyroid problem. Learn about what causes dry mouth and what to do.

Coombs Test: Direct & Indirect, How It's Done and Results

Updated in 02-15-2024

The Coombs test is typically ordered by the doctor to rule out or confirm hemolytic anemia, but it can also be used to identify other diseases. Two types can be ordered: a direct or indirect Coombs test. Check-out when a Coombs test is ordered, what the different types mean and how results are interpreted.

24 Hour Urine Test: Uses, How to Perform & Normal Levels

Updated in 02-15-2024

A 24-hour urine test evaluates different substances in the urine, such as clearance of creatine, albumin, and sodium. It is ordered to analyze kidney function and monitor disease progression or treatment. All urine in the period of 24 hours is collected in a special plastic container. Learn more about this test below.

Heart Pain: 8 Causes, What to Do & When to Go to the Hospital

Updated in 02-15-2024

Heart pain is commonly thought to be associated with heart attacks, however this type of pain is usually not related to a heart attack. Heart pain can be related to many causes and often occurs with with different symptoms, such as tingling.

11 Pomegranate Health Benefits (Nutritional Info, Recipes & More)

Updated in 02-15-2024

Pomegranate is a fruit that is rich in antioxidants that help to boost immunity and prevent or treat some diseases, like cancer, Alzheimer’s, tonsillitis and pharyngitis. Learn about the 11 health benefits that pomegranate can offer and how.

Ingrown Toenail Home Treatment: Step-by-Step

Updated in 02-14-2024

An ingrown toenail can be treated at home by trying to lift the corner of the nail and inserting a small piece of absorbent cotton or gauze. This can be beneficial for mild cases of ingrown toenails. Check out a step-by-step guide to treat ingrown toenails at home and read about when you should see a doctor.

Swollen Vagina: 8 Causes & What to Do

Updated in 02-14-2024

A swollen vagina can happen due to skin irritation, infections or cysts. It may also occur at the end of pregnancy or after sex. Learn about the main causes of a swollen vagina and what to do in each case .

Stomach Ulcer: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment & Complications

Updated in 02-14-2024

A stomach ulcer, also know as gastric ulcer or peptic ulcer, is a wound that forms in the tissue that lines the stomach causing symptoms such as abdominal pain, heartburn and nausea. Learn more about what a gastric ulcer is, as ell as its symptoms and treatment options.

Colonoscopy Prep Diet: What to Eat & Avoid (with 3-Day Meal Plan)

Updated in 02-14-2024

The colonoscopy prep diet should begin 3 days before the exam. You should opt for light foods that are easy to digest, such as mashed potatoes, cooked chicken and soups. Check-out what to eat before a colonoscopy, what to avoid, and what you should eat after a colonoscopy.

Sharp Pain in the Vaginal Area: 8 Common Causes

Updated in 02-14-2024

Sharp pain in the vaginal area can be a sign of a condition like vaginismus or varicose veins in the vulva. It can also be felt during pregnancy, due to the baby's weight, or due to excessive exercise. Learn more about what causes sharp pain in the vagina, what to do, and when to see a doctor.

What to Take For Indigestion (Teas, Juices & Medication)

Updated in 02-13-2024

Alguns remédios caseiros que combatem a má digestão são chá de boldo ou suco de laranja com couve. Veja mais exemplos do que tomar para aliviar a má digestão, e que remédios podem ser usados.

Can You Get Pregnant When You Are Not Ovulating?

Updated in 02-13-2024

Ovulation is the set of days during which it is easier to get pregnant. But is it also possible to get pregnant when you are not ovulating? Learn about whether pregnancy is possible outside the fertile window, and how to calculate when you are ovulating.

ASO Titer (Antistreptolysin O Test): What It's For & Results

Updated in 02-13-2024

An ASO titer is a test performed to identify the presence of a toxin produced by Strep A. It is useful for the diagnosis of Streptococcus pyogenes infections and for investigating rheumatic fever. Learn more about what the ASO titer is for,.

Vitamin B3 (Niacin): Health Benefits, Foods & Daily Amount

Updated in 02-13-2024

Vitamin B3, or niacin, is a very important vitamin that helps regulate metabolism, participates in the production of hormones and maintains cell health. It is also a potent antioxidant. Learn about the health benefits of vitamin B3 and which foods contain it.

Mugwort: Health Benefits, How to Make Tea & Side Effects

Updated in 02-12-2024

Mugwort is a medicinal plant commonly used to manage irregular menstruation, menstrual cramps and anxiety. It contains anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and antioxidant properties, which can offer many health benefits. Learn more about the benefits of mugwort and how to take it (including how to make mugwort tea).

8 Ways to Make Your Period Come Faster

Updated in 02-12-2024

Some ways to make your period come faster include: using birth control, avoiding heavy physical activity and changing your diet. It is important to rule out pregnancy however, if you experience a late period following unprotected sex. Learn more about ways to induce your period.

Infected Piercing: Symptoms, Aftercare & Ointment

Updated in 02-12-2024

An infected piercing can be noted if there is swelling, redness and pus in the area. It is important to take several aftercare measures if you notice an infected piercing, such as cleansing with saline, keeping the area dry and applying an antiseptic. Your doctor may prescribe ointments to speed up recovery.