Are Splitting Nails Painful?

Our nails have a number of functions, from protecting the tips of fingers and toes to helping us grasp and dig. Even if you’re not really using them as a multipurpose tool, you probably want them to look and feel …

First Aid for Unknown Bug Bites

For the most part, big bites and insect stings are nothing more than an uncomfortable nuisance, often the price you pay for spending time outdoors. Although they usually clear up within a few days with minor home treatment, some people …

Treating Heartburn

Heartburn, also known as acid reflux, occurs when stomach acid backflows up the esophagus. This causes irritation of the lining of the esophagus, resulting in an uncomfortable, sometimes even painful, sensation in the chest. This condition is usually short-lived and …

Preventing Heat Stroke

Heat stroke, also known as sun stroke, is an extremely dangerous condition caused by the body overheating. Heat stroke is the most advanced form of heat injury, and progresses from milder, although still serious, forms of heat-related illness, so catching …

What is Nail Fungus?

No one likes the idea of a fungal infection, if only for the name alone. Contracting a nail fungus is a surprisingly common condition which can range from a mild nuisance to an unsightly source of pain and discomfort. Fungus …