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How to get relief from Hayfever and Summer Allergies

grass hayfever is the most common

Everyone welcomes the long, warm sunny days but if you suffer from hay fever or seasonal allergies then there is always a note of hesitancy at this time of year. Runny nose, streaming and itchy eyes can herald the spring and summer for many people who suffer from seasonal allergies and this can make what […]

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How to identify and treat a spider bite

Featured image: Identifying and treating a non-venomous spider bite (and when to seek medical attention!) Most spider bites are harmless but sometimes it can be difficult to tell exactly what it was that bit you because sometimes the bite doesn’t appear until a few hours later and the culprit is long gone. Telltale signs […]

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How to deal with horse fly bites

Featured image source: Horse fly bites are an almost inevitable consequence of being around horses during the warmer months. The problem with managing them is that almost always, you will have your hands full either riding or handling the horse on the ground and are just never quite in the right place to brush […]

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How to treat sunburn


Featured image: Harvard Health   The dangers of unlimited and unprotected exposure to the sun couldn’t be more well-known but it is easy to get caught out on a day when there is less direct sunlight and perhaps just glare combined with a strong breeze. Even when the sun isn’t shining, up to 80% of […]

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How to stop itching: homemade relief and ointments for that itch

Featured image: Washington University in St. Louis   Itching, whatever the cause, is a really unpleasant condition to have to manage.  It is uncomfortable and a nagging irritation which if you are not able to relieve can become chronic and distressing, disrupting sleep and causing real anxiety and agitation. What causes itching? Itchy skin or […]