A closeup image of a woman removing a splinter from her finger with tweezers.

How to Tell If A Splinter is Infected

Most people will have a minor splinter or two in their lifetime. Splinters can be a common annoyance, especially when they penetrate the skin and cause discomfort.  While most splinters are harmless and can be…

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A closeup image of a baby boy who is not feeling well resting his head on his mother’s shoulder.

How to Tell if Your Baby Is Dehydrated

Dehydration is a common condition in babies, especially during hot weather or when they are sick.  This condition occurs when the body loses more fluids than it takes in, leading to a lack of hydration. …

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Do I Need Stitches?

Do I Need Stitches? Here’s What You Should Know So you just experienced an accidental cut. What now? Deciding whether a bandage will stop the bleeding and protect the wound while waffling over the question,…

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A preteen girl getting her ear examined at the doctor’s office by a female doctor.

Can Allergies Cause Ear Infections? 

Can Allergies Cause Ear Infections? Here’s What You Should Know As we approach springtime, allergies are top-of-mind for many of us who enjoy spring flowers but not the pesky pollen that comes with them, especially…

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A closeup image of a doctor holding a patient’s arm in their hand while examining and pointing to a bruise near their elbow.

How Do You Know When a Bruise is Serious?

Everyone gets bruises at some point in their lives. Most times, they’re nothing to worry about outside of the minor pain or unsightly marking it leaves behind.  Bruises typically have no underlying conditions associated with…

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