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How to treat hamstring injury

A hamstring injury happens when straining or pulling one of the hamstring muscles which are a group of muscles that are found along the back of the thigh. People who are susceptible to hamstring injuries include those who play basketball, football, soccer, tennis and other sports that will involve sprinting and sudden stops and starts. It can also happen to runners and dancers. Self-care measures such as re ...

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Treating a cold sore

Cold sores are also called fever blisters which are tiny lesions filled with fluid that occurs on and around the areas of the lips and grouped together in patches. When the blisters break, a crust will form over the sore and these sores typically heal in a span of two weeks. Cold sores can spread by close contact including kissing. These cold sores are instigated by a virus known as herpes simplex and can a ...

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How to treat a ruptured eardrum

A ruptured eardrum also known as perforated tympanic membrane is a hole or tear found in the eardrum which is a thin tissue that separates the ear from the middle ear. A ruptured eardrum can cause loss of hearing and makes the middle ear susceptible to injury or infections. A ruptured eardrum usually heals in just a few days but sometimes a ruptured eardrum requires repair in order to heal. [su_youtube url= ...

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Treatment of muscle cramps

A muscle cramp is a sudden occurrence and involuntary contraction of one or several muscles. Muscle cramps can cause excruciating pain, although harmless, it makes it impossible to use the affected muscle. [su_youtube url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZeMEaBLU00"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg9GpmoldMQ[/su_youtube] Long periods of engaging in physical labor or exercising in hot weather can cause mus ...

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Treating a jellyfish sting

Stings of jellyfish are common problems of those who love to engage in swimming, diving and simply paddling in sea water. The tentacles trailing from the body of the jellyfish can inject a person with venom from thousands of microscopic barbed stingers. Stings of jellyfish can cause pain, red-colored and irritated marks in different parts of the body. Some stings can cause the illness of the whole body and ...

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Treating a sprained ankle

A sprain is stretching or tearing of ligaments which are a band of fibrous tissue that function in connecting one bone to another in the joints and the most commonly affected is the ankle joint. A joint sprain happens when the ligaments or tendons are stretched in unnatural directions like a trauma and an awkward movement that is common in athletes. Being overweight and having weak muscle will put an indivi ...

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Treatment for gout

Gout is a severe attack of pain, redness and soreness in the joints, usually at the bottom part of the big toe. Gout is a complex form of arthritis that can affect anyone but men are more susceptible while women can be affected after menopause. A severe attack of gout can cause interruption while sleeping at night with a sensation that the big toe is on fire. The affected area is inflamed; feels hot and eve ...

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Treating a broken nose

A broken nose is also called a nasal fracture which is a break or crack in the bone of the nose. Oftentimes, the bone found over the bridge of the nose is the one affected. A broken nose can be caused by playing contact sports, physical fights, falls and vehicular accidents that will cause facial trauma. A broken nose causes pain, swelling and bruising found around the nose and under the eyes, and experienc ...

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