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Use Witch Hazel to Treat Insect Bite Swelling by itoldyouiwassick Posted Tue 07 May 2013 3:57am You may have seen witch hazel at your local pharmacy or at the grocery store but weren’t quite sure about what it does. Witch hazel is a handy product to have in your home any time of the year but it’s especially beneficial in the summertime, when mosquitoes and other bugs are out in force. What is Witch Hazel? Witch hazel comes from a ... Read on »
The Bedbug Epidemic – Not Just an Itchy Rash by DrEmilyAltman Posted Mon 13 Jun 2011 4:39pm The bedbug has been known as a human parasite for thousands of years.  The discovery of bedbug specimens in Egyptian tombs suggests that bedbugs have been infesting human habitats for at least 3550 years (Usinger, 1966).  After World War II, bedbugs became uncommon in developed countries due to social and economic progress and insecticide deve ... Read on »
Don't Let the Bed Bugs bite by Meeta K. Posted Thu 14 May 2009 4:32pm Good night! Sleep tight! Don't let the bed bugs bite! How many times have you said that without really thinking about it? Or heard it said to you? Do you know what a bed bug is? Do you know what a bed bug bite feels like? Do you know what it means for you? I do. And once you have been through what I went through, you won't fi ... Read on »
Bed Bug Bites: What’s The Worst That Could Happen by BerryRipe Posted Fri 24 May 2013 9:42am In the 1950s, everyone thought that bed bugs were gone for good. But now, the opposite situation is prevalent. The bed bug population in the U.S. continues to increase. People who have bed bug problems account for more than 50% of pest control calls, especially in states like Philadelphia, New York, and Cincinnati, where in ... Read on »
More painful than an insect bite? ICD-10 cost-benefit for healthcare providers by Rich Elmore Patient Expert Posted Tue 23 Dec 2008 9:35pm That long overdue ICD-10 announcement finally arrived from CMS and comments on the proposed final rule were due this month. You can take it to the bank that ICD-10 will ultimately be approved. ICD-9 is running out of codes to support the growing number of new high cost medical procedures. But what about the overall healthcare provider f ... Read on »
How to treat and avoid insect bites and stings with Homeopathy by NaturalHomeopathicHealth Posted Sat 23 Jun 2012 6:35pm Bites and stings of insects (bees, wasps, mosquitoes, spiders, etc...) can cause painful reactions that include swelling and inflammation. In particularly sensitive people, and especially in infants and children, these reactions can become widespread or be complicated by allergic reactions. The following is a short summary of how to treat bite ... Read on »
Mosquito And Biting Insect Protection Aromatherapy Style! by Shilah C. Azib Posted Fri 19 Mar 2010 2:49am Aromatherapy and essential oils are so much more than just having a great smelling home. Good essential oils can relax your mind and your body and can help you heal, too. Essential oils are known for their unique properties and when you choose them wisely you can do everything from cleaning and disinfecting your home to warding off ... Read on »
Health Tip: Defend Against Insect Bites While Traveling Abroad by Medline Plus Posted Tue 05 Mar 2013 7:00am Protect yourself from bites and illness Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Insect Bites and Stings , Traveler's Health Read on »
Taking the Sting Out of Insect-Bite Allergies by Medline Plus Posted Mon 05 Aug 2013 12:00pm Immunotherapy shots can reduce risk of serious reaction, allergists say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Allergy , Insect Bites and Stings Read on »
Not an insect bite. But a sickn ... by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted Fri 22 May 2009 11:52pm Not an insect bite.  But a sickness bug.  I've been wondering over the past week the source of my sore throat that comes and goes.  The "allergy" like feelings I've been having (I don't have any allergies that I know of).  And not to forget the recent breathing issues while running.  Well - they may all be related to a bug that I've been fighti ... Read on »