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Easy Ways to Heal a Jammed Finger

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Almost every one of us has experienced the pain and swelling that is caused by a jammed finger whether it was as a result of a car door or a falling object. There are some of us who have suffered an injury known as stoving which occurs when the entire finger goes inside its socket and causes a painful dislocation.
There are different ways on how you can treat a jammed finger yourself although you can as well look at professional medical care if you are not sure on what to do. It is thus advisable to contact a medical practitioner if you are not sure on the method of treatment so that you are sure when treating the injury.
The first thing to do when treating a jammed finger is to assess the damage. If you find out that the finger is deformed, bruised or lacks mobility, then it is a clear sign that a serious fracture or dislocation has occurred.

Magnesium Citrate as Laxative

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Magnesium citrate is one of the laxatives that you will find being used in most places. This is because it increases water retention in the stomach, hence inducing defecation. Though it is commonly known that magnesium citrate is an efficient laxative, it is important to consult your doctor before you take it.
You should not use magnesium citrate as a laxative if you are experiencing, or if you normally experience abdominal pain, vomiting or nausea. Kidney patients should also refrain from taking this laxative. The laxative cannot be used for more than a week, unless directed by a medical practitioner.

Home Remedies for Thrush

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Also known as Candidiasis or Yeast Infection, Thrush is one of the commonest fungal infections. Though it is not a very serious illness, thrush can cause a lot of discomfort to the patient. There are a number of home remedies that can be used to treat thrush.
Maintaining cleanliness on the affected area will greatly help in the treatment of thrush. Always use plain water and no soaps or lubricants when cleaning the affected area. Wear clothes made from natural fibers to prevent irritation. Avoid all kinds of dried fruits, yeast and dairy products as these are major thrush triggers.

Osteosarcoma Symptoms

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Osteosarcoma is a type of bone cancer that is common in children and teens between the ages of 10 and 19. This type of cancer occurs when there is rapid development of bones and affects boys more than girls. It can as well occur in adults but it is very rare. Some of the symptoms of Osteosarcoma are having tumors in the shin, upper arm and thighs in children. These are the areas where pain and swelling occur in children.

Another common symptom of osteosarcoma is bone pain that is more intense at night or when doing exercises. Other common symptoms of osteosarcoma include fractures which occur because of the bones getting weak, limited range of emotions and inflammation or joint tenderness. There are other non-specific symptoms such as fever, fatigue, weight loss and anemia. To diagnose osteosarcoma, one has too undergo imaging tests like X-rays, CT and MRI for this will help to identify any abnormalities in the bones.

Swollen Stomach

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When you experience a swollen stomach, it is advisable that you seek medical attention because it may be a symptom of other diseases that are fatal. There are several causes of abdominal swelling and once you notice any of these, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. It is not good to take over the counter drugs to stop abdominal swelling because this may worsen the situation further.

Here are some of the common causes of abdominal swelling.
• Constipation
• Chronic constipation
• Food intolerance
• Lactose intolerance
• Irritable bowel syndrome
• Intestinal motility disorder
• Gas entrapment syndrome
• Short bowel syndrome
• Colonic bacteria fermentation
There are different treatment options for stomach swelling. Each cause of abdominal swelling is treated differently from the others so when you want to treat stomach swelling that is caused by short bowel syndrome for instance, you will need to change the diet, eat vitamin supplements and mineral supplements and medications.