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 What do most retired people do?
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 Do all drug-addicts become liers?
I don't know, it's my best friend doesn't know herself anymore, she thinks she's thick while she's practically anorexic. And she lies about everything, she's also very ...


 Do i need stitches?
i just cut my finger and it was kind of deep. it also wont stop bleeding. di i need stitches?...


 How does as sauna work? And can you really lose weight by using the sauna?
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 I have had a sore throat for 2 weeks.I mean not like a cold sore throat it`s like uncomfortable to swallow.?
It`s only on the left side of my throat and when i stuck my finger down my throat i could feel right where the pain was.What can i take to make this go away.I had a sore throat this long.And what`s ...


 How do I get water out of my ear that is really deeply in there?
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 My whole life is a diet,i spend each day eating and saying my diet will start the next day, what should i do?
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 Has anyone broken any bones and how.?
I broke a toe kicking my brother i got his kneecap....


 Hwo to refresh when being very sleepy?
what methods do you take to refresh yourself when being very sleepy? That's my big headache.any methods ,of course,except for sleep :)...


 I just cut off my pinky finger...PLz HELP!?
how would i go about reattaching it myself?...


 Sometimes at around 9pm i feel very sleepy... someone help !!!?
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 Hickeys...how do you make them fade,fast??
Got a little frisky last night, and woke up with this darn thing..(Its been years since i've had one......


 EMT-B Question 2?
Establishing mental status in infants differs from adults. What is best method for assessing mental status in an infant?

A. flicking the soles of the feet
B. Shaking the infant
C....


 Who do you depend on?
Beside yourself, of course.

I look to Gordo, then my boss....


 Mouth Ulcers?? Quick fix?
Hi! Just a quick one!
Why do people get ulcers in their mouth?
And how do you fix it?

I was told to wash my mouth out with warm salty water, but that makes me feel like gagging......


 What is cleaner vacuming the floor or sweeping it.?
what a stupid question lol....


 I just got bit by a cobra. How long does it take before the venom sets in?
It's really starting to burn. I don't feel good. I think i ii i iiiikiiio;...


 My friend! Do you smoke? If yes, how many cigarettes per day?
Please be honest !!
Additional Details
And tell me are you male or female?...


 What color is blood before air hits it?
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 Do you feel sick today?
I think I have a head cold or my allergies are kicking in....



skrkad
What causes boils and do they run in a series of four or five in a row?
                     





baby doll
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Boils are ingrown hairs. Im not sure what causes them. They usually do grow in a series of about four of five. Im not sure if this information is accurate but i've had past experiences with boils. That's where i got ths information from.


whizwham
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It could be an allergic reaction to something.


khrystalanne
You sure its a boil and not a staph infection. They are red and swollen and very painful.When the come to a head they will drain until a thick core comes out and leaves a hole in your skin. If this is the case they will keep spreading until you get a shot or very strong antibiotic. Please don't try to wait it out, I have bad scars thinking that it would go away. You can also pass this to family and friends.


keannaerinn
boils is actually a pimple got infected. u have to get rid of it because it has a tendency to mulitiply


rangerplanner
Boils are spider eggs that have been implanted in your body, probably by the dreaded brown recluse spider. You can expect for the eggs to begin to grow and your skin will become red and enflamed. Then the eggs will reach maturity and once they have decayed the flesh from your body, they will chew their way through your skin and begin feasting on your lifeless corpse.


elima1223
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I heard that steroids might cause that problem, especially if you're into weight lifting


Chauncy Gardener
It is an infection of a hair follicle caused by a staph bacteria. NOT the same as a pimple. They also are larger and can spread, yes, and located near a major nerve can be quite painful. Best treament? Lance it once it forms a whitehead and use peroxide on it--works lke a charm!


Pete
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yeah - you're heating the stuff up too much.
It should simmer - Not boil.


scooby.doo
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when you get run down you get boils.


Good♥Gyrl
Boils are caused by bacteria. Hair follicles get infected and the infection causes a pocket of pus under the skin.
You can treat them at home with hot compresses, and by keepin the boiled (pun intended) area clean.
If you have repeated boil infections, you may have folliculitis, which is an infection of the hair follicles. According the WebMD, it's most common in places that are rubbed by clothing/shaved, or on the fact, scalp and groin area.


cajunlady
Like any other sore on your body that may occur usually an infection cause boils. Another source is ingrown hairs. Warm compresses applied frequently throughout the day will help to soften the core and relieve some of the pressure. Some boils require antibiotics and may need to be lanced. Opened and drained. I have never heard of them coming in a series. If you have more than one or get them frequently see a physician for eval. and treatment. Good luck.


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