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Article imageJoe Graedon - May 16, 2022
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Medical Jargon Baffles, Demeans and Damages Patients!

Doctors love medical jargon. They think it is efficient, but medicalese creates confusion and barriers between patients and providers.

Joe Graedon - June 14, 2021

Can Listerine Cure Itchy Scalp Symptoms?

Joe Graedon - March 8, 2021

Pharmacy Refused Return of 28 Unused Tubes

Joe Graedon - October 18, 2020

Hot Water for Itches

Joe Graedon - January 6, 2020

Do Doctors Know About Zyrtec Antihistamine Withdrawal ?

Terry Graedon - December 9, 2019

How Can You Ease Scalp Itchiness?

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Joe Graedon - April 15, 2019

Bug Bites that Blister Respond to Hot Water

What do you do when you have really itchy bug bites? OTC anti-itch creams are not always that effective. You may be surprised how well hot water works.

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Joe Graedon - July 9, 2018

Why Would Vicks VapoRub Soothe Poison Ivy Itch?

Have you ever wondered why hot water can ease a poison ivy itch or the itch of a mosquito bite? We think it's all about TRP. We think TRP might explain why Vicks VapoRub might also work.