Snakebites

We have all encountered snakes at some point in our lives. Most of the time nothing happens in these encounters other than us being scared.

We have all encountered snakes at some point in our lives. Most of the time nothing happens in these encounters other than us being scared. Most snakes will not bite unless they feel threatened, but some are aggressive. It is important to know what to do if you or someone you are with is bitten by a snake.   There […]

What to do about Spider Bites

What to do about Spider Bites

Most spiders in the United States are not dangerous, but some can be deadly. It is hard to identify a spider bite unless you saw the spider that bit you. Sometimes you will not notice the bite until hours after it occurred. Spider bites often take longer than insect bites to heal and may affect skin tissues.   Things to look for […]

How to Manage Insect Bites

How to Manage Insect Bites

Most of us have been bitten by an insect at some point. Mosquito, fly, wasp, bee, and similar insect bites or stings are common. They usually cause a mild reaction as our bodies react to the venom or other proteins that get injected or transferred to us through their saliva. The most common insect for people to be allergic to is bees.   Redness, swelling, itching, and pain are […]

Nightmares vs. Night Terrors

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Bad dreams happen to all of us. Bad dreams can be disturbing but we usually sleep through them. Sometimes we can remember the theme of the bad dream, the storyline, or images for it. Nightmares wake us up and we can usually recall all the details of them. Night terrors induce panic or terror causing […]

Chicken Pox

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We all know getting chickenpox is not fun and that it is highly contagious. Chicken pox is caused by the varicella – zoster virus. It is not usually severe, but the risk of hospitalization and death increases in adults and adolescents. It is spread easily through coughs, sneezes, and contact with the blisters of an […]