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Questions tagged [medicine]

For questions related to minor medical problems when the when the intervention of medical professional is not needed, or when you need advice for alternative use of medicine, storage of medicine, or other usage not related to health problems.

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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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How to apply medicine on dog's snout?

My dog have a condition that makes her snout a little dry and prone to brittle. We went to a vet and she prescribed a sticky lotion-like medicine to apply on my dog's snout twice a day. Problem is, ...
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How to cut a pill in half without a pill cutter?

If you don't have a pill cutter available, how can you cut a non-scored pill in half? I've tried a sharp knife, but it only made a mess of the circular pill. Side note: The above question is ...
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Best way to remove “wound closure” tape that is taped to some of my eyebrow?

I've got 2 CVSHealth Wound Closure Adhesive Surgical Tape Strips taped to much of one eyebrow to cover a gash I suffered just slightly above the eyebrow. I've always used the bikini wax method for ...
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Slowdown digestion for a 30 hour journey?

I have a long flight journey, followed and preceded by lengthy bus journeys ahead and would like to have a stable stomach and intestines until I reach my destination home. I do not like public toilets,...
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Problem with broken mouthpiece of tube

I have some kind of facial product in tube container. The mouth piece of the tube has broken a little and now the cap is not fitting in it. There was a guideline written which said to replace the cap ...
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Showering while avoiding patch to get wet

I wonder what some good strategy are to avoid a medical patch on my skin to get wet when I shower. The patch is located on the elbow, lateral side, as the following picture illustrates:
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How to sterilize/clean a cut/abrasion without causing pain

Small cuts and abrasions can be very painful to clean. How might one clean such a wound without causing undue pain, while still effectively sterilizing it? Attempts so far that have caused pain: ...