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 (hospital pharmacy), and they're far too big to fit into a pill splitter. The best method we've found is to use a scalpel, and create a thin score along the tablet. ...
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, or piece of wire, and tape it to the table so it doesn't move around. Place a pill on top of the wire so it's balanced, scored side up, with the score going right over the wire. ...
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 one hand and the plunger of the syringe in the other (so it's like a lollipop, with the syringe being the stick)
If the bung is not a great fit, consider ...
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, this caffeine/thiamine pill didn't crumble, maybe other types would.
Wounds by nature will hurt but we should not make them hurt more than needed when trying to clean them. Any rinsage with irritating substances such as alcohol or soap not only cause pain but they will also lead to additional tissue damage.
In addition we should not introduce bacteria to the wound by using any non-sterile compound, including water, cloth, and ...
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 more of the tape, if you can, and experiment first on another part of your body (like your forearm, especially if you have hair there so it is similar to your ...
First of all "soap and water" and "wet wipe" doesn't sterilize it at all, and can be slightly harmful or irritating. It is better to use plain water to rinse it and wash of any excess dirt. I haven't used polysporin, as that particular product is not available in my country, but I've occasionally used isopropyl alcohol, which inevitably will sting.
Here is ...
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 been emptied.
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 prevent loosening.
Though I've found this sufficient to keep a bandage dry during a brief shower, it's not suitable for long immersion.
Paraffin wax would ...
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 have paraffin wax, you could use it to cover the patch. You may have to put something between the wax and the patch to prevent the patch from being removed when ...
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 try pinching near that area or moving a pointed ( not sharp) object around the cut. Your brain will pay more attention to this new and stronger stimuli and hence ...
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. The solid should give you some immediate relief.
The safest way is to put the package in quarantine; in a warm and dry location for 14 days.
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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 person.
Similar viruses are spread in cough droplets.
It's very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food.
Their advice seems ...
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 easily removed.
The question suggests you might be thinking of using a plaster like in the left picture:
Thinking outside the box, you can keep adhesive ...
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 whole bag o them at low cost! they are very usefull, as they have those walls and they indicate the amount of liquid as I said before.
check the google site, it ...
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 medicine cup or spoon. These are graduated, so you can see exactly how much you have, and they are large enough that you can fill them to the "1 tablespoon" level and ...
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 guns or sewing machines, with effectively the same results except they smell different.
Adhesive bandages come in broadly three classes: cheap, common, and ...
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 irritates the lining a bit. When the tablet gets unstuck, the feeling still lingers, making the sensation that the tablet is still stuck.
If you are able to ...
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 amount will suffice.
Make sure you drink some water before and after doing this.
Not magic, but it works.
Granting that the OP has posted a link and comment in their question that splitting pills may or may not be a good idea.
Rather then try to physically split the pill in half, dissolve it in water.
Use an oral syringe and put a specific amount of water (i.e. 0.5CC) in a small bowl or cup. Let the pill soak for a couple of minutes,
if it does not start ...
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's permission before embarking on any of these recommendations in order to avoid the possibility of infection.
Also, I have used a broad spectrum antibiotic ...
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 pharmacist, but what I'd do is stick a non waterproof silver plaster (or band aid as I think you call them) over it and change it daily if necessary for the ...
First, you could check and see if the medicine has to remain on the
wound for a specific time. If it is not too long of a period, one
way is to spend that medication time napping with the pup. While
they are sleeping, they are less likely to bother the affected area.
Or if it is ever shorter, you could attempt to just distract their
attention, if it is ...
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 will be easy to use exactly only the right proportion.
Shake the bottle to mix water and the pill ingredient. Drink 50 ml to absorb 50% of the medication.
I find splitting pills to be tedious and unsatisfactory because most shatter into tiny pieces no matter what. That said, I have found single edge razor blades in a scraper type holder to be the most effective, and I use rubber coated tweezers to hold the pill still (push the pill up towards the joint until it is nice and tightly held in place). Tweezer also ...
You can eat one or two spoons of minced, not prepared coffee. It will prevent you from going to toilet for some time (few hours or even a day, depends). I tested it and it works. You can eat it with sugar if you do not like the taste.
I also heard that if you eat chocolate for cooking that will do the same but did not tested it.
Anyway make sure you go to ...