How To: The Top 5 Home Remedies for Treating Poison Ivy & Poison Oak Rashes

Summer is the best friend of poison ivy, oak, and sumac. When the weather is hot outside, people spend more time in the great outdoors, which means more people accidentally running face first into some poisonous shrubs, leaves, and vines. If that sounds like you, instead of suffering through the itch or spending money on expensive pharmaceutical solutions, try some of these home remedies out.

How To: Make methamphetamine

This video shows you how to make Methamphetamine. The process for making it in chemistry terms is called an acid catalyzed dehydration of an alcohol using an E2 mechanism. The chemical compound being used is called Ephedrine. To turn Ephedrine into Methamphetamine you first need to break down the OH molecule and replace it with a H molecule. In order to do this it needs to be soaked in a mixture of Hydrochloric acid. What this does is breaks off the OH molecule. The next step is to add a Hydr...

How To: Put in temporary tooth cavity fillings yourself at home

Cavities are an unfortunate sideeffect of our sugar-infused society, and getting them filled is time-consuming, expensive, and requires a trip to the dentist. Do you have some serious courage and want your dental work done on the cheap? Watch this video for an amazing guide to filling your own tooth cavity at home using simple and cheap ingredients. It's amazing what you can do with a little DIY know-how.

How To: Get rid of a painful sty on your eyelid

In this video Debbie Witter gives tips on how to get rid of a stye. A stye is a painful little pimple on your eyelid that comes from a bacteria called staphylococcal, which is found in the nose. Children get styes often because they pick their noses and then rub their eyes. Frequent hand washing is the best way to keep from getting a stye. Other possible causes are a clogged pore or ingrown hair.

How To: Make a disposable pipe out of tin foil

In this video, we learn how to make a disposable pipe out of tin foil and a Sharpie. First, take the Sharpie and place it into a strip of foil and roll the foil tightly around it. keep rolling it until you are at the end of the strip of foil. Now, make sure it is tight around the end of the foil then you can remove the Sharpie from the foil and you will have a tube shape. Now, bend down so you have a pipe shape and flare out one end of the foil. This will create a pipe that you can make and t...

How To: Hack Your Brain to Stop Motion Sickness

Many people deal with motion sickness on a daily basis, and if you're reading this, chances are you're one of them. Kinetosis can make your stomach roll, your entire body sweat, and make you feel fatigued and dizzy at even the slightest movement, whether it's related to carsickness, seasickness, or airsickness. And let's not forget the worst part—vomiting.

How To: Take an HIV home test

HIV testing is now easier than ever with the HIV Home Test. Learn what you need to buy, when to take the test and all the steps you need to get you tested and ready for a healthier lifestyle. Take an HIV home test.

How To: Remove stitches

This video demonstrates how to remove stitches at home, without the assistance of a doctor or other licensed medical professional. You will need a pair of tweezers: in good working condition. You will need a very sharp pair of scissors or clippers. Grab the end of the thread with clippers, and pull it gently. Tugging at the stitch will make it easer to slip the scissors or clippers underneath the knot. Clip the stitch underneath the knot. It should pull right out.

How To: Heal faster after surgery

There are a variety of ways to speed up your body’s ability to heal. Things like keeping the incision clean, resting, nutritious foods and physical therapy will get you feeling strong quickly. Avoid negativity, as it may actually slow down your recovery. No one likes to be laid up in bed after surgery. Follow the advice on your “get well soon” card and be back to your old self in no time.

How To: Perform a testicular self exam

Testicular cancer is a young man’s disease, and yet this is the age group that has the greatest sense of invincibility from the illness. Dr Harper demonstrates the technique you can use to self-examine your balls, and as it’s best carried out in the shower, it’s a great excuse for taking a bit longer in the morning. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to check testicles for any lumps or possible cancer.

How To: Make a pipe out of a soda can

This how-to video shows you how to make a pipe from an aluminum can. You will need an aluminum can, a knife, and a lighter. First, crush the can horizontally. Next, cut a hole using the knife at the bottom of the can. Next, cut a few notches on the side of the can where it is crushed. Once this is done, you are ready to use the can as a pipe. You will put your mouth on the regular opening of the soda can. The material being smoked is placed on the crushed side of the can with the notches. Thi...

How To: Keep bed bugs from biting

As far as we know bed bugs don't carry diseases. But the thought of an insect feeding on you while you sleep is pretty disgusting. Bed bugs are a nuisance. This video gives you some ideas where they come from and how to get rid of them. Keep bed bugs from biting.

How To: Whiten teeth in one minute using household items

In this tutorial, we learn how to whiten teeth in one minute using household items. You will need: a lemon, baking powder, and a cup to do this. First, pour baking powder into a cup and then squeeze the juice of a lemon into the cup. After this, mix the two together until you have a paste and all water. Now, rinse your mouth out with this mixture. Do this several times a week and you can get your teeth to become eight shades whiter! This is a great way to whiten your teeth without having to s...

How To: Perform a cardiovascular exam on a patient

The key to being a good doctor is great patient care and thoroughness, and those are exactly the skills you will learn in this video lesson, as you learn to perform a cardiovascular examination on your patient. This is a great, step-by-step resource for the proper examination procedure. Every medical student should know these techniques, and nursing students could benefit from this knowledge, too. Every cardiovascular exam should include inspection of the pulse, blood pressure, carotid pulsat...

How To: Get rid of a runny nose without medicines

The University of Michigan teaches you how to use nasal irrigation to get rid of common nasal sinus symptoms without reaching for those over the counter medications. The best part of nasal irrigation is that it handles conditions that medication cannot - such as post nasal drip and the common "stuffy nose". This can work for most allergies, even if you are already on medication. Water used for nasal irrigation should be luke warm and should contain about a quarter teaspoon of salt into an 8 o...

How To: Access and treat a nose bleed at work

Accidents happen at work. This first aid how-to video demonstrates how to access and treat a nose bleed after a work related accident. Start by establishing what happened and making sure the patient can breathe properly. Inspect the area and apply an ice pack. These first aid tips are sure to keep your workers happy and healthy.

How To: Make a Simple Herbal Extract

Hello there, people. Today, I am going to show you how to extract the essence from a useful plant, using either alcohol or olive oil. This is how you take a plant and turn it into a useful (and preservable) medicine. For those of you who know nothing about herbal medicine, let me explain it for you in a nutshell...

How To: Remove tar from skin

We've all been there, taking a nice stroll along the beach and, oh no, a big splotch of tar is plastered on your foot! No need to worry because there are a variety of everyday products that get that tar right off.

How To: Perform a HEENT exam (head, ears, eyes, nose & throat)

Most won't know what the acronym HEENT stand for, but if you're a medical student, doctor or nurse, you know that it stand for head, ears, eyes, nose and throat. To perform a HEENT examination properly, you must know all the steps and techniques to diagnose your patient. This video lesson will outline the examination procedure, from start to finish, and shows you general palpation techniques and examining the temporomandibular joint, superficial lymph nodes, thyroid gland, eyes, ears, nose, m...

How To: Feel high without taking drugs

Ever wanted to know what its like to hallucinate? This video gives you the visual effects without the medication. It's great for when getting high on life isn't enough, but you've got no money, an NA promise, an upcoming drug test, or some other reason for sobriety to keep you from dabbling with the real pharmaceutical mind-altering deal. Watch this in full screen mode and turn away from the video when instructed to look at anything you want. The results are amazing!

How To: Get rid of a sore throat with yoga breathing exercises

The lion's breath exercise can be used to get rid of sore throats. To perform this, get into a comfortable position. Inhale deeply. When you exhale, stick out your tongue, as far as it will go. Exhale, releasing all of the air from your lungs. Take in another cleansing breath, and repeat. This time, when you exhale, in addition to sticking out your tongue, you will need to roll your eyes back in your head. Try to make your eyes roll all the way back but slightly inward. Try to imagine that yo...

Fear the Itch: Prevent Mosquito Bites by Avoiding These Foods & Activities

There are many, many home remedies out there for relieving itchy mosquito bites. Everything from mud to banana peels and basil leaves to Alka-Seltzer tablets can help curb the itch. But before you even have to resort to any of those methods, you should be thinking about prevention. Wearing white clothing can help to keep mosquitoes aways from your skin, and there are many plants that will help mask your mosquito-attracting smell. But there's even more ways to keep those bloodsucking bugs away.

How To: Make your own tobacco dip pouch with a teabag

In this how-to video we are shown a unique way to make a dip pouch for tobacco. We're shown to to make a dip pouch out of a teabag! This video is brought to us by Avyrus666's YouTube channel. What you'll need is 1 red rose teabag and some fine-cut dip of your choice (he hasn't tried long-cut yet). This technique will help you fully enjoy fine-cut. What you want to do first is remove the string from the teabag. Just tear it off; you don't need it. Then find the little flap as demonstrated, and...

How To: Get rid of a runny nose & sore throat

No one likes being sick, and having a sore throat and runny nose can be some of the worst symptoms. Get yourself back on track, and healthy, with the Renegade Health Show as she details how to get rid of those pesky symptoms. Create this delicious, healing drink with hot tea, lemon, ginger, honey and a little bit of cayenne pepper (if you have some available). Those sniffles will melt away as this tasty drink soothes your body and warms your insides, making you feel much better.

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