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  • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)

    Dyspepsia (Indigestion)

    Many people blame their upset stomachs on stress. But while stress can undoubtedly make your symptoms worse, it’s not likely to be the sole cause of indigestion.

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  • Infections

    Infections

    Germs have gotten a bad rap. Some of them are actually good for us, like the ones in our intestines that help us

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  • Puncture Wounds

    Puncture Wounds

    Puncture wounds are caused when sharp and pointed objects such as nails, tacks, knife tips, needles, or bullets penetrate the skin. Animal bites

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  • Removing a Splinter

    Removing a Splinter

    Be careful not to let a wooden splinter get wet for very long because the moisture will make it swell.

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  • Spider and Scorpion Bites

    Spider and Scorpion Bites

    What should I do if my child is bitten by a spider or scorpion? Most spider bites are harmless, causing redness and swelling

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  • Tick Bites

    Tick Bites

    Ticks can carry a variety of germs — including microbes that cause Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and other diseases such as ehrlichiosis and tularemia. That’s why it’s important to remove the tick and clean the area as soon as you discover the problem.

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  • Shock

    Shock

    Shock can occur after any kind of trauma: a severe allergic reaction, poisoning, heat stroke, burns, or any other severe stress on the

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  • Gastritis

    Gastritis

    What is gastritis? Many people — including some doctors — use “gastritis” as a fancy word for stomachache, but the term really means

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  • Chemical Burns

    Chemical Burns

    Many people associate chemical burns with factories, but they can happen at home, too: Contact with strong chemicals found around the house, the

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  • Human Bites

    Human Bites

    What should I do if another child bites my child? The first step is to wash the wound carefully with soap and water,

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