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  • Home Remedy for Head Lice
    Oil-based products, white vinegar, and tea tree oil can all be used as a home remedy for head lice. This eMedTV article explains in detail how to use these and other non-traditional methods and also lists pesticide-free treatments that are available.
  • Home Remedy for Strep Throat
    Tylenol, salt-water gargle, and throat sprays are some possible home remedies for strep throat. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at other therapies you can do at home to help relieve the symptoms of this throat infection.
  • Home Test for Strep Throat
    As this eMedTV page discusses, there is no way to test at home for strep throat; a healthcare provider must diagnose this throat infection. This article explains how this infection is diagnosed and offers a link to more detailed information.
  • Home Treatment for Pink Eye
    Your doctor may recommend several different home remedies for pink eye. This portion of the eMedTV Web site explores the various types of home treatment and explains how you can help prevent the transmission of pink eye.
  • How Do You Get Pink Eye?
    How do you get pink eye? As this segment from the eMedTV library explains, the two most common causes of pink eye (also called conjunctivitis) are an infection with a virus and an allergic reaction. An infection with bacteria can also cause it.
  • How Do You Get Strep Throat?
    This eMedTV page explains that if you touch infected fluids (such as mucus) and then touch your mouth, nose, or eyes, you may get strep throat. This page describes other ways you can get strep throat and explains how long it takes for symptoms to appear.
  • How Does Pertussis Get Into the Body?
    How does pertussis get into the body? As this eMedTV resource explains, pertussis is transmitted through contact with an infected person's respiratory secretions, which are most often transmitted when the infected person sneezes or coughs.
  • How Is Mono Spread?
    This eMedTV segment explains that mono is usually spread through saliva and mucus. This article discusses other ways in which the disease may be spread, such as sipping from the same straw or glass as an infected person.
  • How Is Pink Eye Spread?
    As this eMedTV article explains, bacterial and viral pink eye are spread by direct contact with infected eye secretions, or contact with objects or surfaces that have been contaminated with these eye secretions. A link to more information is included.
  • How Is Strep Throat Spread?
    You can transmit strep throat by sneezing or coughing without covering your nose or mouth. This eMedTV Web resource takes a brief look at how strep throat is spread and explains when the symptoms of this throat infection typically appear.
  • How Long Does Pink Eye Last?
    As this page of the eMedTV library explains, viral pink eye may last for up to three weeks, bacterial conjunctivitis improves quickly after starting antibiotics, and allergic pink eye may start to improve within 24 hours of treatment.
  • How Long Does Strep Throat Last?
    If treated, the symptoms of strep throat should improve within two to three days. This eMedTV segment further discusses how long strep throat lasts when treated and if it is left untreated. This page also explains when someone is no longer contagious.
  • How Long Is Pink Eye Contagious?
    As this page on the eMedTV site explains, pink eye is contagious for up to 14 days, in the case of viral conjunctivitis, and up to 24 hours after an antibiotic is started with bacterial conjunctivitis. Ways to minimize spread of infection are included.
  • How Long Is Strep Throat Contagious?
    This eMedTV Web article explains that as soon as a person starts taking an antibiotic to treat strep throat, he or she is no longer contagious after 24 hours. This page also explains how long strep throat is contagious if left untreated.
  • How Many Ounces of Milk Does a Newborn Need?
    Meeting a newborn baby's feeding needs with formula is typically easy. This article from the eMedTV archives explains how many ounces of milk a newborn needs and offers information on how measuring milk works when you are breastfeeding.
  • How Much Formula Should My Baby Eat?
    There are a few ways to estimate how much formula your baby should eat. As this eMedTV page explains, use 2½ ounces of formula for each pound of body weight as a total daily amount or divide the formula ounces per day by the number of feedings.
  • How Much Formula to Feed Baby
    It is not uncommon to be unsure about how much formula to feed a baby. This article from the eMedTV Web site provides some suggestions on how to calculate the amount of formula per feeding and explains how often feedings typically take place.
  • How Quick Does an Antibiotic Work for Strep?
    After starting antibiotics, a person with strep should begin feeling better within a few days. This eMedTV page discusses how quick an antibiotic works for strep, including when a person is no longer contagious and when the symptoms should improve.
  • How to Avoid Catching Head Lice
    Head lice are a relatively common ailment among elementary school-aged children, so this eMedTV article stresses the importance of performing weekly screenings on family members. Possible signs are listed, as well as ways to prevent an infestation.
  • How to Clear a Diaper Rash
    Time and thorough cleaning are important elements in clearing a diaper rash. This eMedTV article offers more information on what steps you can take to heal a diaper rash and explains what medicated creams or ointments are available for this condition.
  • How to Deal With Colic
    Some possible suggestions for dealing with colic include dietary changes and comforting strategies. This eMedTV Web resource offers other tips for how to managing colic symptoms, such as bringing your baby to a quiet room and limiting outside noises.
  • How to Get Rid of Head Lice
    There is a three-step process involved in getting rid of head lice. This page of the eMedTV library explains the process in detail and also discusses the likelihood of reinfestation and whether all household contacts should be treated for head lice.
  • How to Get Rid of Pink Eye
    The best treatment for pink eye, in most cases, is simply time. This eMedTV article explains how to get rid of pink eye symptoms while your body takes care of the infection on its own, although bacterial conjunctivitis can be treated with antibiotics.
  • How to Give a Baby a Bottle
    Bottle feeding is generally a three-part process that includes getting ready, the feeding time, and burping. This eMedTV segment offers information on how to give a baby a bottle and explains how often a newborn typically needs to be fed each day.
  • How to Help Babies With Colic
    This eMedTV Web resource addresses the question of how to help babies with colic. This article outlines several suggestions that may provide relief, including tips on how to comfort your baby and certain dietary changes that may work.
  • How to Know If You Have Strep Throat
    There is not just one symptom that can confirm strep throat. This eMedTV Web article discusses how to know if you have strep throat, such as possible symptoms of the throat infection and ways that a doctor can diagnose it.
  • How to Prepare Infant Formula
    Although the steps in preparing infant formula can vary, the overall idea is to establish a good routine. This eMedTV article lists the basic steps for making formula and explains how much formula is typically required to feed a newborn.
  • How to Reheat Breast Milk
    Do you know how to reheat breast milk properly? This eMedTV article shows you how, with answers on topics such as thawing, freezing, and microwaving. Info is also provided on why you may want to avoid reheating breast milk directly on the stove.
  • How to Store Breast Milk
    It is safe to store breast milk for later use, as long as you follow certain precautions. This eMedTV article tells you what you need to know about storing breast milk properly, sterilizing equipment, avoiding waste, and more.
  • How to Tell If a Sore Throat Is Strep?
    As this eMedTV page discusses, there are a few symptoms that set strep throat apart from a simple sore throat. This article takes a closer look at how to tell if a sore throat is strep, including a list of possible symptoms of this condition.
  • Imipramine HCl
    Imipramine hydrochloride (HCl) is an antipsychotic medication sold under the brand name Tofranil. This eMedTV segment explains what this drug is used for, when and how to take it, available strengths, and more.
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