How to Remove Gauze That Sticks to Wounds

What do you do if the gauze protecting your wound is suddenly stuck? Don't panic and follow some easy steps to remove the gauze from your wound without causing any further damage to your skin.

Sarah Pflugradt, MS, RDN
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Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Is on the Rise Again

New York Mets star pitcher Noah Syndergaard has been placed on the 10-day disabled list thanks to a nasty run-in with hand-foot-and-mouth disease.

Hoku Krueger
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Signs and Symptoms of Bacterial Infection

Bacterial infections cause various signs and symptoms, largely depending on the site of infection. Systemic signs and symptoms, such as fever, are also common.

Stephanie Dube Dwilson
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Home Remedy to Draw Out Infection

Small skin abscesses or boils typically need to drain in order to heal. Home remedies, especially warm compresses, can speed this process.

Dr. Shavon Jackson-Michel, ND
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Pain & Swelling From a Rose Bush Thorn Prick

The thorn on a rose stem provides an excellent device for injecting infectious material into your skin. Any of the treatments you use in your garden for the health of your roses can provoke an inflammatory reaction when injected by a scratch or prick. So can various bacteria and simple dirt.

Barbara Kellam-Scott
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What Should You Do With a Can of Food That Is Bulging Out?

A bulging or swelling can indicates that the contents have been infected with Clostridium botulinum, a bacteria that is responsible for botulism. Bulging or swelling cans should never be opened, sniffed or consumed. Commercial and homemade products are all at risk for botulism, as are jarred products.

Lauren Saglimbene
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Home Remedy to Prevent a Mouth Infection

A tooth abscess, canker sores, inflammation of the gums and build-up of oral bacteria can cause mouth infections. You can make a number of preparations at home to help prevent mouth infections. Before using herbal preparations, you should consult your doctor.

Corinna Underwood
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4 Ways to Cure Fungal Infections on the Heels

The fungal infection on your heels is likely a form of athlete's foot, a relatively common and very treatable condition, and your doctor will probably prescribe a topical antifungal medication for you to apply directly to the affected skin.

Livestrong Contributor
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Signs of an Infection in an Open Wound

Most open wounds heal spontaneously if kept clean and dry. Sometimes the use of topical medications such as peroxide or bacitracin may aid in wound healing. However, an open wound may easily become infected and require medical care. It's very important that you know the signs and symptoms of infection.

Laura Candelaria
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3 Ways to Heal Fungal Infections in the Armpit

While fungal infections in the armpit are rare, they can become quite severe given the right conditions.

Livestrong Contributor
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Home Remedy for an Infected Pimple

An infected pimple occurs when the follicle under your skinís surface clogs from excess oil, dirt buildup or dead skin cells, which allows bacteria to form and cause the infection. Pimples, or acne, can develop on any area of the skin, but the common areas include the face, chest, shoulders, neck and upper back.

Carolyn Russell-DeLucas
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Bacterial Throat Infection Symptoms

A bacterial infection of the throat is quite common. There are many strains of bacterium that can lead to throat infection. Sometimes the symptoms of a viral infection are exactly the same as a bacterial infection.

Sarah Harding
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