Questions tagged [health]

For hacks regarding the maintenance of health. (Requests for medical cures or other ways to solve health issues are off-topic and should be directed to a qualified healthcare provider.)

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How to avoid getting COVID in an air-conditioned office building [closed]

I work in an office in a building with central air. I leave the office door closed when I am inside, and no one else comes in. I don't know much about the ventilation in the building, other than that ...
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Tablet for treadmill

I think of using a tablet to play or work while walking a treadmill. The treadmill's has a dedicated place for an mp3 player, ipod or a tiny smartphone only . I have 10 inch tabled with a base, and 13 ...
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How to check if a condom might be defective before using it?

Condoms don't give 100% protection and can break, that's a known fact. I would like to know, are there any ways/hacks to check a single condom (before using it) and see if it might be defective and ...
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Any quick wins for hyperhidrosis?

I suffer from hyperhidrosis (not excessive), and one of the symptoms is clammy palms. No amount of handwashing will help, within 10 minutes my hands feel clammy again. When I hold my computer mouse, I ...
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What are some ways of temporarily relieving toothache until getting to the dentist?

Sometimes getting to the dentist today is just not possible, and painkillers just don't touch it. I found myself in this situation, and in desperation I ran to the fridge, grabbed a carton of milk, ...
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Prevent surgical mask from riding up

Due to covid I'm now required to wear a surgical facemask in communal areas for work. The one we have look like this: I have the problem that the mask often rides up until it nearly covers my eyes ...
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How to silently fart in workplace?

I am sitting in my workplace and everyone is doing their work silently. Suddenly a loud noise comes from nowhere and everyone gets panicked. But when they SMELL, they already know who is it... I want ...
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How can I adjust the mask to my nose if the mask doesn't have the silver adjuster?

I have masks very similar to this one It doesn't have the adjuster, like the one in the white mask or the one in the last picture. As a replacement for the silver adjuster, I've thought in using ...
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How can I prevent headaches and adverse effects from wearing respirators?

3M and Amazon have sold out of Powered Air Respirators, much less any other respirators or masks. My grandparents could find and buy only non-powered Respirators like 3M's FF-402: Here are the ...
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What measures to take if the tablet swallowed is still stuck in the throat even after drinking loads of water?

Sometimes when we take tablets, no matter how big or small the tablet is, it feels like it sticks in the throat no matter how much water we drink. Is there a quick remedy to this?
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How to take out hidden mice/rat

In the morning my brother in law spotted mice/rat but not sure what it is. Upon moving sofa it has made holes in it. I have 2 problems now I got 5 days old son which we can't leave alone Don’t know ...
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What is an alternative to aloe vera gel for making your own hand sanitizer?

I have seen a few articles describing how to make your own hand sanitizer (such as this). Two ingredients are required - isopropyl alcohol and aloe vera gel. I have isopropyl alcohol, but do not have ...
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What is the quick remedy when we burn our taste-buds while consuming a hot drink?

Sometimes, without knowing the temperature of the hot coffee or hot water, we burn our taste-buds by sudden take of hot drinks. This causes our taste-buds in the tip of the tongue burn and for the ...
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How can I clean my papers from someone's coughs?

A friend of mine has been ill of flu since many weeks ago. Today, while meeting him, he was reading some of my papers and while reading them he coughed several times. I already washed-cleaned ...
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How to press a touch sensitive elevator button without touching it

In my office place, the elevator can only be called and/or operated by buttons that are touch sensitive. Pressing them with gloves or my jacket won't work. With current affairs going on, even though I ...
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How to avoid bad taste in mouth while inflating balloons?

I inflated balloons recently for my child's birthday. After five balloons or so, I had bad taste in my mouth. Drinking water helped a bit, but the bad taste stayed for few hours. Any way to avoid it,...
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How to remove cigarette stench from clothes?

I have kids. I have friends that have older kids. Sometimes, these friends kindly donate nice clothes for my kids to use. I am very thankful for that. But, at least one specific friend has/had a ...
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Any idea how to remove eatables stuck between teeths

I often get into this problem, whenever I have lunch or dinner somethings get stuck either between the teeth or teeth and gums. At times I will be at home then I can use brush to remove but when I am ...
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Working remedy for acne? [closed]

I have an oily skin and recently I found an increase of a acne. I have tried various things. Peppermint facewash, mild soap, sandlewood. But so far, the only thing that came close to a solution is a ...
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How can I swallow pills more easily?

I've had trouble swallowing pills all my life. I've tried tilting my head forward, backward, doing the thumb trick and nothing worked. How can I swallow pills without gagging on them?
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What are some useful excercise which I can do to prevent back pain?

I work on desktop everyday in my office and due to this I am suffering from lower back pain. I want to know if I can really get relief from back pain by doing some form of exercise. And which physical ...
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How to whiten teeth temporarily?

Suppose you have yellowish teeth. If you were to do a video or photoshoot and wanted to have a white smile, how would you go about whitening your teeth temporarily for the duration of a few hours to a ...
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Prevent headache due to heat

My body is quite sensitive towards high temperature, be it indoors or outdoors. Whenever it becomes hot, and if I am in a place even for a few hours, with no fan/AC, I get a severe headache that lasts ...
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How to quickly cure the neck and back pain while studying?

I get severe pain on my neck and back while studying (or using a laptop) for a while, as fast as 90 minutes and usually 3 hours. I want to spend more time on studying but it is very difficult to keep ...
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Stuffed nose when sleeping

Mind that I don't have a cold or anything, and that I don't have a problem while awake, but when I put my head on the pillow and try to sleep it's really hard to breath through my nose. I assumed ...
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Keeping a medical patch dry during a shower [duplicate]

I have a pain patch on my back. I’d like to take a bath. How can I keep the patch dry?
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How to force myself to drink more water?

Drinking water is important, don't think I need to explain that. And many times I just forget to drink enough during the day, usually when occupied at work, which is not so good. So, are there any ...
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Homebased neurofeedback therapy

I've been looking in to neurofeedback as a therapy for increasing focus, but I don't want to spend 100 dollars a session for 50 session to essentially play a video game that monitors my brain. I ...
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Is there any way to stop my breasts leaking in the shower during the months when I breastfeed?

A bit of an interesting question, I know, but this is causing me serious difficulty! I am a couple of weeks after birth, and breastfeed my child. During the day, I put pads in my bra to stop my ...
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A remedy for an itchy healing cut [closed]

I cut my finger accidentally a couple days ago. Not too deep, but it was painful for a few seconds, and there was some bleeding. I debrided it with hydrogen peroxide 3% solution, and then applied a "...
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What's the easiest way to care for a wound on upper back?

I had a biopsy right in the center of my upper back and have been told to do the following daily: gently clean the site with soap and water (no scrubbing) apply Vaseline cover it with a band-aid ...
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What to do if you get bitten by a snake?

We live in a remote area far from the city and we have to bring in fire wood from from the jungle. We often forget to take our medical kit with us. In case we get bitten by a venomous snake (there are ...
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How can I sanitize paper money?

I needed cash for something, so I got change at a grocery store. The cashier who gave me the paper money said that she has had a cold for a few days. I know she probably isn't contagious anymore, but ...
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How can I remove pimples on my face?

How can I remove pimples on my face? Sometimes these pimples clearly appear on my face.So I can't makeup on any event. You can tell me how can remove it.
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how to avoid coffee and tea at work place

There is always a question which is coming in my mind how to avoid coffee and tea or put it another way how to Reduce number of times which we take coffee and tea a day . When i am in office I usually ...
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Can I use essential oils instead of athlete's foot cream?

Many essential oils are anti fungal, and have been shown to inhibit or kill athlete's foot. ie. https://ndnr.com/bacterialviral-infections/exploring-essential-oils-in-the-treatment-of-tinea-pedis/ ...
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How to beat morning blues

It is always very hard to wake up in the morning make up to the work. How to overcome this issue? I am mostly late to office. What to do to overcome this? I should not take tea or coffee as I have ...
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How to lifehack a doctor? [closed]

I live in the US where doctors are not free. The lower half of the population does not have health insurance. I've had a migraine for 8 days. My vitals are normal and will just get a referral to see a ...
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How can I self-aim eyedrops more accurately?

My HYLO eyedrops are dispensed by Pump Action; it doesn't need squeezing or gravity. I usually must instill eyedrops myself; nobody can help me. But I miss too often. Method 1: Vertical drop in eyes, ...
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What's the best way to avoid slippery (frozen) outdoor stairs

My outdoor stairway has been very slippery this winter. I've regularly removed most of the snow and ice, but the last thin (and almost invisible) layer of ice covering the stone steps has been ...
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What to use as a bandage substitute?

I've always wondered what I could use In case I ran out of bandages. So, it made me wonder, what exactly could I use to complement bandages. Note - The answers should be household items and not ...
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How to prevent body odor

I'm not that smelly but I usually get an bad odor on my under arm if I get sweaty.. and also if I forgot to put some deodorant. I take a bath daily. Just my problem is when my underarm get sweat, it ...
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How to prevent stomach growling

I'm really embarrassed when my stomach begins to growl. There are two times my stomach is growling Hungry. Drinking water helps a bit but just a span of time. (Growling will come before my lunch ...
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Please help how to get rid of dust mites which causes itching at night

Whenever I go to sleep at night,itchiness starts to me,which causes red rashes.and no sleep also. Any one please suggest how to get rid of this soon.
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How to start talking more? [closed]

At school I am considered the "nerdy shy kid" who doesn't talk at all. I want to fix this problem and talk more and be more social. I guess I'm afraid that people will judge me and that people won't ...
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Pursue pending sneeze

During cold season I'm most likely to catch colds and often I sneeze. There are times that when I'm about to sneeze but it doesn't go through and it bothers me. Is there any lifehack for that? PS I'...
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Avoiding headache while using screen for the whole day

As a web developer, I need to use my computer for work. So for almost 10-15 hours a day, I work on my computer. Sometimes I get a very bad headache. I am using the laptop on my bed while I use a ...
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How can I speed up healing of a cut on stretchy skin?

I accidentally got a cut in on the webbing of my thumb (just the skin, not tendons are anything). This is very stretchy skin that moves quite a bit and so it's healing very slowly. Unfortunately "Don'...
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How to Prevent Body Heat?

The Summer season is started and my body heat is increased too. Is there any way to reduce my body heat and keep it in control.
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How to determine strength of reading glasses?

How can you determine the strength of reading glasses? I would like to determine the actual numeric strength of each lens in the glasses.
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