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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 […]

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Bed Bug Mattress Covers – Which are the best?


Feature image:   Waking up with unexplained bites on your body is something that no one wants to deal with. But for many people across the globe, it’s something that happens all too often. If this sounds familiar, then there’s a strong chance that you could have bed bugs on your mattress. But to […]