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Showering while avoiding patch to get wet

Don't downvote, hear me out... Take a latext condom. Cut the tip/end off. Roll/slip the condom over the patch.
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How to cut a pill in half without a pill cutter?

If the composition of the tablet allows it, the simplest way is to create your own score and then snap it with your hands. We have to halve potassium citrate effervescent tabs tablets at my job (...
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How to cut a pill in half without a pill cutter?

I have some very hard pills, and scoring them just doesn't help that much. The way I split them works better: Start by scoring the pills. Next, straighten out a staple, paper clip, thin nail, or piece ...
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How to cut a pill in half without a pill cutter?

I use a nail clipper! It is necessary to separate its parts : Finally, open it (by force) til the pill fits and press it really hard : The other half of the pill is in my stomach :) As you can see,...
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To pour liquid medicine into a Teaspoon/ Tablespoon (for exact measure) from a dark glass/ plastic bottle without wastage, spillage or dripping?

Obtain a paired bung-and-syringe: Uncap the bottle Insert the stepped bung into the bottle opening Insert the syringe into the plastic bung Invert the whole thing and hold the body of the syringe in ...
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How to cut a pill in half without a pill cutter?

If you need more precision, and if the pill ingredient can allow it dissolve the pill in 100 ml (0.1 litre) of clean water in a measuring flask / bottle then when you need to drink some of it, it ...
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How to cut a pill in half without a pill cutter?

Nail scissors for dogs/cats. The pills that I am cutting in half are tiny, round and hard as rocks. This method of using nail scissors for dogs/cats works like a charm every time.
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Best way to remove "wound closure" tape that is taped to some of my eyebrow?

I have always used baby oil for removing adhesive bandages. It eliminates the adhesive like magic. However, I've never used it on that particular kind of tape, so you should try it out first. Get some ...
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Showering while avoiding patch to get wet

Plastic food wrap works well for a temporary covering. Cover the area and include a margin of about 10 cm (4 inches) on the ends, to prevent seepage from reaching the patch. Tape the overlap a bit to ...
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Problem with broken mouthpiece of tube

What type of facial product it is? If it is fluid, probably you can transfer into any other air tight container.
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Problem with broken mouthpiece of tube

Press the tip of the tube into a marble-sized piece of modeling clay. The seal should be sufficient to preserve the product and the clay durable/malleable enough to continue use until the tube has ...
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Showering while avoiding patch to get wet

I have a large wound above my knee like 20 stitches and its deep. I desperately wanted to shower after 3 days and there are bunch of solutions out there and stuff you can buy for it specifically. I am ...
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Showering while avoiding patch to get wet

You can purchase waterproof bandages to cover the affected area. I have found that they usually work well, except in areas of the body that bend a lot (pointed ends of the knees and elbows). If you ...
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How to cut a pill in half without a pill cutter?

I tried every manner and tool for cutting, or scoring and cutting, pills. At best, I got very uneven pieces. The problem is the compression of the cutting, which shatters the pill or causes an uneven ...
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How to cut a pill in half without a pill cutter?

If you want a precise straight cut, use a guitar fret puller.
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How to cut a pill in half without a pill cutter?

I had to split crumbly pills for my dog. What worked for me was to use a flat edge eyeglass screwdriver. With one pair of fingers hold the pill and the blade of the screwdriver on the pill where you ...
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How to cut a pill in half without a pill cutter?

I use the dogs' nail clippers (well the pills were for one of the dogs) just the cheapo scissor type will do as they are not particularly good for dog nails so may be useful for some task at least. ...
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How to cut a pill in half without a pill cutter?

If the pills come in a blister pack cut them before removing from the blister pack Turn the pack so the blisters are pointing up, gently press the blister in around the pill so you can see its ...
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A remedy for an itchy healing cut

This answer applies only if your itching is of the type that comes and goes frequently and you don't want to apply the ointment. Try giving yourself a stimulus somewhere near the cut. You could just ...
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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 it feels as if the tablet is "stuck" in your throat. Try eating a piece/slice of dry bread. It has more ability to help you swallow anything in your throat. You have already tried liquids. ...
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Whats the best way to disinfect a package for covid19?

The safest way is to put the package in quarantine; in a warm and dry location for 14 days. But how long can the new coronavirus linger on surfaces, anyway? The short answer is, we don't know. But if ...
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Whats the best way to disinfect a package for covid19?

The UK's National Health Service webpage Coronavirus (COVID-19) says: How coronavirus is spread Because it's a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to ...
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Best bandage adhesive (brand) and baby oil (brand) combo for bandage covering the eyebrow?

We don't recommend products here, but my hack is: You have a few days to experiment with different types of bandage and oil, on some other part of your body, to find out which combination is most ...
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To pour liquid medicine into a Teaspoon/ Tablespoon (for exact measure) from a dark glass/ plastic bottle without wastage, spillage or dripping?

You might not even need a spoon! you can use a special spoon, or you can recycle the medical cap from the liquid medicine, those little caps that come with mililiter indicators, you can even buy a ...
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To pour liquid medicine into a Teaspoon/ Tablespoon (for exact measure) from a dark glass/ plastic bottle without wastage, spillage or dripping?

Don't use a tea/tablespoon. They are not exact, and require a very steady hand to avoid spilling because they have to be filled to the brim. Instead, use the tools intended for the purpose: a ...
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Best bandage adhesive (brand) and baby oil (brand) combo for bandage covering the eyebrow?

Baby oil is very much a uniform product across brands -- light mineral oil with scent added. You could use any commercial brand, or mineral oil sold as a laxative, or light machine oil as is used for ...
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What measures to take if the tablet swallowed is still stuck in the throat even after drinking loads of water?

If you are able to swallow the water normally, then most likely the tablet isn't actually stuck in your throat any more. The tissue in your throat is very sensitive, and when a tablet gets stuck, it ...
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What measures to take if the tablet swallowed is still stuck in the throat even after drinking loads of water?

Try a small piece of bread (without the crust) and some peanut butter on it. I try this occasionally and it seems to work. Also, do not eat an enormous amount of peanut butter on the bread. A small ...
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A remedy for an itchy healing cut

I have had success using variations of the following: A pinch of an aloe plant and squeezing the juice onto the healing wound. If this is a serious surgical would, I suggest obtaining your physician'...
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A remedy for an itchy healing cut

You probably shouldn't use hydrocortisone because its a steroid cream and they cause the skin to thin, though I think that effect is more likely after several applications. It's probably best to ask a ...
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