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What can I do to deal with groin itch?

The treatment for itchiness in the groin area depends on what’s causing it. Various things can cause itchiness such as: skin irritation, an allergic reaction, lice (crabs), genital herpes, and genital warts. There are many different treatments, which is why it’s important to get checked out by your health care provider and get the right one. […]

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Testicular Torsion

It is critical to take any strong pain in your penis or testicles seriously. Testicular torsion or “twisting of the testes” is rare (1 out of 4000 guys’ under the age of 25 per year) but it is important for boys/young men to know about it because surgical treatments are needed right away to save […]

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Poison Ivy

Do you know what causes poison ivy rash? It’s the sap oil that’s made by poison ivy plants that’s responsible for irritant reactions. It’s the same substance that’s found in poison oak and poison sumac plants. If you’ve had a skin rash after coming in contact with one or more of these plants, you may […]

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How to Wash Your Hands and Prevent Illness

What’s the big deal? Is there a right way to wash your hands? There actually is a right way to wash your hands, which is the best method to lower germs from being spread from person to person. You can use any kind of soap you like. Antibacterial soap is good but regular soap is […]

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Masturbation

Masturbation, or rubbing your genitals, is a natural way to learn about your body and what feels sexually satisfying. Lots of guys masturbate, and others don’t. It’s up to you to decide what’s best for you. Read on for more information about masturbation. Is masturbation normal? Yes. Masturbation is a normal activity. Contrary to any […]

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Asthma: Action Plan and Getting Help

An asthma action plan is a proactive way to keep your asthma under control. It is written with your health care provider (HCP) and is personalized (just for you) An asthma plan has 3 zones – green, yellow, and red. The green zone lists what medications you should take when you are feeling well. The […]

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Cigarette Smoking

Most teens are aware that people who have smoked for a while can get lung cancer and emphysema and eventually die, but many don’t know about all of the bad things that smoking can do to them right now. If you smoke, you owe it to yourself to find out about the effects of smoking […]