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Itchy Eyes: Causes and Treatment Options

There are a number of medical conditions that may cause itchy eyes. Medications may also lead to the dry eyes and itchiness. Key takeaways: – Some of the conditions that cause itchy eyes are atopic keratoconjuctivitis, allergic conjuctivitis, dry eye syndrome, atopic dermatitis, blepharitis, and contact lens-induced conjunctivitis. – Some of the medications that cause…

Patients Damage Teeth With DIY Orthodontics

Orthodontists are horrified by a surge in do-it-yourself straightening techniques being encouraged via social media. Patients are using pencils, string, and other items to close gaps, cure under-bites, and create the perfect smile. The trouble is such techniques come without professional diagnosis and expertise, so tooth loss and other irreversible damage are often done. Orthodontists…

Neanderthals self-medicated for tooth pain

New evidence suggests that Neanderthals were rather sophisticated when it comes to caring for their teeth. They knew many things that a modern dentist would still draw on when prescribing painkillers and antibiotics. Scientists who analysed Neanderthal skeleton’s teeth found that: –┬áNeanderthal diets varied from region to region –┬áNeanderthals self-medicated with poplar bark for painkillers…