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  • Have you ever seen someone who can bend their thumbs backwards? A hitchhiker's thumb is a recessive trait that causes this flexibility. Here is an explanation, complete with video and pictures.

    What Is a Hitchhiker's Thumb?

    What Is a Hitchhiker's Thumb?

    by Amy Gillie40

  • Nasal folliculitis, or nasal vestibulitis, is caused by a buildup of oil and/or dead skin cells. This leads to the pores getting infected by staph which can lead to a painful and maddening pimple.

    Nasal Folliculitis: Causes and Treatment

    Nasal Folliculitis: Causes and Treatment

    by John R Wilsdon0

  • How to treat Eczema quickly and easily. What cream you should use, and which one that you should avoid even though its the Doctors favorite! Eczema can be relieved just use these tips and start to look and feel better.

    My Personal Experience With Healing Eczema

    My Personal Experience With Healing Eczema

    by Nell Rose123

  • A community of artists have popped up on YouTube to promote sleep and relaxation using ASMR, a tingling sensation caused by soft speaking and slow movements. These are my favorite ASMR channels.

    My Top 15 Favorite ASMR Artists

    My Top 15 Favorite ASMR Artists

    by Laura Smith9

  • Urinary Tract Infections can occur in any person of any age. The one thing they have in common is that they totally suck. Learn at-home-treatment options and ways to prevent future infections.

    What Causes Urinary Tract Infections?

    What Causes Urinary Tract Infections?

    by Kierstin Gunsberg5

  • Do you plan to get this vaccination? How long should you wait? What might happen if you don't get it? What are the risks of the vaccine, and is it worth the trouble? Learn all about it here!

    Shingles Vaccination - Had Yours Yet?

    Shingles Vaccination - Had Yours Yet?

    by Jackie Lynnley62

  • Most natural remedies relieve the symptoms of cystitis, but don't remove the cause. Correct dosage, and using them synergistically, can improve their effectiveness.

    Cystitis - Natural Remedies

    Cystitis - Natural Remedies

    by Marisa Wright3

  • Listed here are some of the foods you can't eat with Diverticulitis that you can use as a reference or as a starting point for more research. Diverticulitis is swelling of an abnormal pouch in the intestinal wall. Most of these pouches are...

    Foods You Can't Eat With Diverticulitis

    Foods You Can't Eat With Diverticulitis

    by healthhubs95

  • When there is difficulty moving, clenching, or opening the jaw, there could be a lump under the jawline. A discussion of the possible causes, treatments, and when to seek help.

    Lump Under the Jawline

    Lump Under the Jawline

    by Sree Vani1

  • There are several causes of abdominal pain after you have eaten food, some of which are caused by eating too much, too quickly, or too soon before you have exercised.

    Stomach Cramps After Eating

    Stomach Cramps After Eating

    by Andy2

  • Bright red blood in stool can be from a life-threatening medical condition. It can also be a false alarm, hence completely harmless.

    Bright Red Blood in Stool

    Bright Red Blood in Stool

    by Edmund Custers1

  • Learn how to take care of your skin when you have lupus. Reduce malar rashes and other skin irritations by following a few common-sense precautions, as well as your doctor's instructions.

    Lupus Skin Care Tips

    Lupus Skin Care Tips

    by Kylyssa Shay5

  • Have you ever wondered why you have such an itchy buttocks? Well, there are various reasons for a case of itchy buttocks, most of which are no big deal. You can breathe a sigh of relief now.

    Symptoms and Causes of an Itchy Buttocks

    Symptoms and Causes of an Itchy Buttocks

    by Nicole Canfield0

  • Sort out your itchy, flaky scalp! Find out what causes this condition and how to relieve the symptoms. You may need to evaluate your hair products as well as your diet.

    Why Is My Scalp Dry and Flaky?

    Why Is My Scalp Dry and Flaky?

    by Emma Harvey24

  • Shingles is a very serious and painful viral infection. If you have had chicken pox in the past, you have a higher risk. This article explains symptoms, typical treatments, and risk factors.

    Shingles - A Serious and Painful Disease

    Shingles - A Serious and Painful Disease

    by Pamela Oglesby114

  • It can be difficult to exercise with costochondritis - chest wall pain. Find out which movements to avoid, and which stretches and exercises will help!

    Costochondritis and Exercise

    Costochondritis and Exercise

    by Kymberly Fergusson47

  • An ear abscess (medical name - mastoiditis) is a dangerous infection of the skull, provoked by bacteria in the ear. It primarily affects toddlers and infants, although in rare occasions older individuals may be susceptible. The cause is always the...

    Ear Abscess: Everything You Need to Know

    Ear Abscess: Everything You Need to Know

    by piplaw lm6

  • A sleep disorder called catathrenia causes a person to moan in their sleep, which can make it difficult to sleep next to them. Yet, there are several methods which help to prevent this condition.

    How to Stop Moaning in Sleep

    How to Stop Moaning in Sleep

    by David5

  • It might be that you find yourself dropping things without, seemingly, any reason. The objects you are dropping might not even be heavy or in any way difficult to handle: You pull a fork out of the drawer and it mysteriously slips out of your hand,...

    Why Do I Keep Dropping Things?

    Why Do I Keep Dropping Things?

    by Nathan Bernardo19

  • Nearly 1,500 in Ohio need healthy lung transplants annually, but there are not enough donor lungs for them all. That changes now, because a leading university hospital can fix damaged lungs fast.

    Damaged Lungs Can Be Repaired in Four Hours

    Damaged Lungs Can Be Repaired in Four Hours

    by Patty Inglish28

  • When the pain of costochondritis flares, it can feel like a heart attack. Once cardiac causes have been ruled out, you are often just given a prescription. Here are other healing treatment options.

    Costochondritis Treatments: Chest Pain Relief

    Costochondritis Treatments: Chest Pain Relief

    by Kymberly Fergusson111

  • While relatively uncommon, an avocado allergy can cause a variety of symptoms ranging from mild to life-threatening. Here are some facts about this type of allergy.

    Avocado Allergy Symptoms

    Avocado Allergy Symptoms

    by carolynkaye11

  • Worms in humans are common, even in developed nations. They take a toll on a person's health, and cause horrific disfigurations and disease. Let's take a look at the most common of these parasites.

    The Most Common Worms in Humans

    The Most Common Worms in Humans

    by Gable Rhoads15

  • Pinworms are parasites that live in the intestine. Sometimes they try to exit through the anus and cause an uncomfortable and embarrassing itch. Here's how to get rid of the worms and the itch.

    How to Get Rid of Pinworms and Itchy Anus

    How to Get Rid of Pinworms and Itchy Anus

    by JamieRiderBush110

  • What does a green bowel movement in adults mean? Is it a sign of a serious medical condition? Green stool can be the result of several different causes, which range in severity. Learn more here.

    What Does a Green Bowel Movement Mean?

    What Does a Green Bowel Movement Mean?

    by Edmund Custers4

  • Lack of sleep is very detrimental, not only to your daily life, but also to your health. I know from personal experience! Here are 20 strategies that helped me get a better night's sleep.

    20 Tips That Helped Me Cure My Insomnia

    20 Tips That Helped Me Cure My Insomnia

    by just helen8

  • A hip labral tear is a painful condition that may require arthroscopic surgery to repair. The cause may be traumatic or spontaneous.

    Hip Labral Tear

    Hip Labral Tear

    by Mickmc3

  • Remedies for every stage of the cold sore. If you get cold sores, these are some of the best ways I've found to get rid of them.

    Get Rid of a Cold Sore Fast

    Get Rid of a Cold Sore Fast

    by JR Scarbrough MFA5

  • Sleep architecture is the amount of time spent in each sleep cycle. Abnormal architecture may be caused by sleep-disordered breathing, periodic leg movements, or other sleep disorders.

    What Is Sleep Architecture?

    What Is Sleep Architecture?

    by Leah Lefler17

  • Written by someone who knows sciatic pain inside and out, this article takes a detailed look at the range of medications available to treat this condition.

    Medications for Sciatic Pain

    Medications for Sciatic Pain

    by Kymberly Fergusson34

  • The best shoes for plantar fasciitis offer good arch support and motion control for your foot. I've compiled recommendations that can help with heel pain as well as a torn or inflamed plantar fascia.

    Shoes That Work for Plantar Fasciitis

    Shoes That Work for Plantar Fasciitis

    by Chris Telden245

  • Your feet can itch for all kinds of reasons, ranging from skin irritations to systemic health issues. This article will explain everything you need to know about itchy ankles.

    Itchy Ankles Explained

    Itchy Ankles Explained

    by Sree Vani0

  • Scabies is a nasty condition which is usually extremely itchy. Sadly treatment is not instant and the condition can get a little worse before it gets better. Here are some tips to help you cope

    Scabies Worse After Treatment

    Scabies Worse After Treatment

    by infostreamnetwork3

  • My family has dealt with scabies twice, and I want to share what I've learned. In one case we struggled with these mites for over 3 months until completely getting rid of them within 2 days.

    How to Treat Scabies

    How to Treat Scabies

    by salmaguer4

  • Lipoma is one of the most worrying skin conditions and affects many people in the world today — here is everything you need to know about it.

    The Ultimate Guide for Lipoma

    The Ultimate Guide for Lipoma

    by Chloe Ben5

  • Did you wake up with a weird waddle hanging down the back of your throat? It could be a swollen uvula. Here I share information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for this condition.

    My Experience With Uvulitis (Not Fun)

    My Experience With Uvulitis (Not Fun)

    by victoriuh49

  • I have MGUS—monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance. Never heard of it? Neither had I until it was discovered on a routine blood test.

    MGUS: Living With a Time Bomb

    MGUS: Living With a Time Bomb

    by Holle Abee213

  • Caring for a Bartholin gland that has developed a cyst does not need to be an arduous or painful process. Learning to recognize your early indicators is important and will aid you more than anything else on your road to recovery. It is important to...

    Caring for a Bartholin Cyst

    Caring for a Bartholin Cyst

    by Stitchbug66

  • Slipping rib syndrome occurs when one of the ribs intermittently slips out of place, thereby stretching the ligaments that support the front and back of the affected rib.

    Slipping Rib Syndrome

    Slipping Rib Syndrome

    by Sree Vani1

  • Though hardened stools may not have bothered you in the past, as you age, you may find yourself suddenly on the lookout for every impacted stool home remedy available.

    Best Impacted Stool Home Remedy

    Best Impacted Stool Home Remedy

    by Sree Vani4

  • When your glucose levels spike and there are no emergency medical resources around, here are some ways to quickly and naturally lower your blood sugar. Look for these diabetes symptoms.

    How to Lower Your Blood Sugar Fast

    How to Lower Your Blood Sugar Fast

    by Lori Chidori Phillips120

  • Diet is a huge factor in managing and treating gout. Based on my own experience and research, here is a list of eight foods to avoid.

    8 Foods to Avoid With Gout

    8 Foods to Avoid With Gout

    by tbfrascone63

  • Ringworm isn't a worm at all; it's a fungal infection that is not only contagious but also embarrassing. I tried a succession of treatments over a 3-month period before I finally got rid of the rash.

    How to Get Rid of Ringworm

    How to Get Rid of Ringworm

    by Robert T Gasperson64

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