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How To: Make Your Own Anti-Itch Cream

From poison oak to allergies, irritants can cause an irritated area that can itch for hours. Itching is annoying and distracting but you don’t have to go to the store to find relieve. You can make a topical cream to alleviate itching with things you have at home.

How To: You’ve Been Taking Pills Wrong Your Entire Life—Here’s How You Should Be Swallowing Them

It's a rare person who enjoys swallowing pills—and equally rare to find those who can toss a pill back easily and effortlessly without gulps of water and coughs. The transition from liquid medicine to pills, tablets, and capsules can be a rough one, and some of us still struggle well into our adult lives. Yet the reason your pills are getting caught in your throat may not be the medication's fault—it's all in how you swallow.

How To: Use massage to treat migraines

In this clip, we're going to be talking about how to treat migraine headaches. There's several different ways. If you want to go the more natural way, you want to go on a very easy and relieving way, we're going to start out by cupping our fingers underneath the neck and just kind of staying there. Try massage for migraine relief. Learn to treat headaches and migraines with massage in this health how-to video.

How To: Intubate a patient (endotracheal intubation procedure)

ER showed the world what goes on inside the emergency room, and in every episode, we experienced a common but very important procedure— intubation. But ER never made it seems easy; it showed just how hard it is for medical students to successfully intubate a patient due to fear and naivety. And for real-life doctors and medical practitioners, learning the art of airway management is just as difficult.

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: Avoid "tongue bite" when pipe smoking

Eric from SmokingPipeTobacco explans what a tongue bite is, what causes it and how you can alleviate the symptoms. Tongue bite is basically a chemical burn on the surface of the tongue. When the tobacco combusts, the chemicals released may cause the burn. This is connected to the PH level. Tongue bite is different for everyone. What may give one person tongue bite will not necessarily affect another person in the same way. Alcohol and carbonated drinks make it worse, . This is because these d...

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 highlighter marker

This video is a tutorial on how to make a smoking pipe out of a highlighter marker. To begin, you will need a highlighter marker, pliers, and a socket wrench. Use the pliers to remove the sponge tip from the highlighter marker and the back cap piece. You may discard the sponge tip but do not discard the back cap piece. Empty the highlighter marker of any tubes that are inside. Insert the socket wrench so it is less than an inch in the highlighter. If you insert it too deep, you risk burning t...

How To: Begin a subcuticular or intradermal suture

An important part of surgery is knowing the various types of closures to perform. This medical how-to video demonstrates how to do a subcuticular suturing technique. The subcuticular suture technique is also known as intradermal suturing. Follow along and learn how it is done. Subcuticular or intradermal suturing technique is great for wound closure in the operating room.

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: Quickly make a gravity bong

This video shows the fastest and easiest way to make a gravity bong. To make a gravity bong: Get any plastic bottle that is full of water and a bucket. Make sure that the bucket is wider than the plastic bottle. Empty the bottle. Pour the water into the bucket. Cut the bottom of the plastic bottle. Create a foil bowl to fit inside of the bottle opening. Make sure that it is tight. Poke some holes on the foil bowl. Put weed into the foil bowl. Put the bottle inside the bucket but make sure tha...

How To: Clear an obstructed airway on a child or infant

Use the abdominal thrust technique on a child with an obstructed airway. Infants are more fragile. Put the infant face down on one arm and rest your arm on your thigh. Administer 5 back blows between the infants shoulder blades. Turn infant over and administer 5 chest thrusts in the middle of the sternum. Repeat until airway is clear. Clear an obstructed airway on a child or infant.

How To: Wrap a bandage correctly

Watch this instructional medical how-to video to learn how to wrap a bandage correctly. A circular wrap is used to wrap a small body region. First, three to four inches of the appropriate sized gauze wrap is unrolled and placed flat. It is held in place with the thumb of one hand as the bandage is rolled around to provide at least two overlapping layers of bandage. The excess bandage roll is trimmed and the gauze is secured in place with a strip of tape. Wrap a bandage correctly.

How To: Perform a brief neurological exam on a patient

A brief neurologic examination includes six sections: 1) mental status exam, 2) testing cranial nerves, 3) sensation exam, 4) testing strength, 5) deep tendon reflexes exam, and 6) coordination exam. Eve Bargmann, M.D., shows doctors how to perform this neurological examination on a patient. You will need to do a full neuralgic exam (not in video) if any abnormalities are found. But this is just a brief screening exam during a general physical exam.

How To: Bandage an elbow

Bandaging an injured elbow is simply logical: if you physically compress the area, it won't be able to swell as it might if left to its own devices. It's also a pretty simple process.

How To: Suture a wound with a first aid kit in austere conditions

In a wilderness survival situation, someone in your group suffering a major laceration is a catastrophe. Achieving sterility and suturing the wound closed will both be very difficult to achieve. This four-part video series features a detailed explanation and demonstration of how to use a basic first aid kit to suture a wound closed in an austere situation, such as out in the wilderness. Suturing a wound closed in an austere setting is a last resort, but knowing how to do it could keep you or ...

How To: Collect sputum specimen via a mucus trap in nursing

Studying to be a nurse? Then here is a nursing how-to video that teaches you how to do a sputum specimen collection vie a mucus trap. Every nurse should know the basics of this technique, follow along and see how easy it is to collect a sputum specimen for a tracheal evaluation. These medical tips are sure to help you pass your nursing exam with flying colors. Our host describes sputum collection and lavage and the proper technique for obtaining sputum per trachea via an inline catheter.

How To: Perform a full cardiac exam on a patient (heart exam)

In this video, doctors can learn how to perform a full cardiac examination on a patient. The very first thing a doctor should do is visually inspect the patient, because there's a lot that can be gained by simply examining by eye. You'll want to carefully examine the respiratory pattern of the patient, the nature of their precordium, the anterior part of their chest over the heart. Feeling the pulse is also necessary when starting out this heart exam. To learn more, watch the full video.

How To: Discontinue an IV line in nursing

Studying to be a nurse? Then a very common procedure in nursing involves removing a saline lock or an IV line. This procedure is also called DC IV, or discontinue an IV. Follow along in this nursing how-to video to learn the proper protocol for discontinuing an IV line. Before DCing the IV always double check the doctor's orders and have your materials handy.

How To: Trim your small plant in 10 days

It's time to cut and prune your week old plant. Watch this horticulture tutorial video that explains how to trim your small plant in 10 days to make it a healthy bush. This video shows you how to get rid of the older leaves and top the plant so that you can shape it into a nice bush. Check out this award winning video that will help you grow your own marijuana plant. See actual progress of our Green Room cycle. Whatever you may call it - the icky sticky, ganja, reefer, cannabis, pot, weed or ...

How To: Gain weight with Jack Lalanne

Learn exercises and information to help underweight people gain weight. Jack Lalanne cites poor nutrition and lack of exercise as the reason for being underweight. He recommends the correct balance of vitamins and minerals to help combat the poor nutrition that leads to a low body weight. He also recommends whole grains and many other natural foods to correct a personal weight problem. Lalanne believes that exercise is a normalizer that helps correct weight for both the underweight and overwe...