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The information on this site is meant to be used only during times when improvisational, last-ditch efforts are all that is possible. When writing posts, the author often assumes that if anyone uses the advice, the person will have no access to regular medical equipment or supplies. The author always assumes that the person will not have access to professional medical care. DO NOT USE THIS INFORMATION WHEN YOU CAN GET MORE TRADITIONAL OR PROFESSIONAL CARE.

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Unlike prescription medications and care from doctors, much of this advice has not been tested in scientific studies. Some of it may be secondhand and drawn from folk remedies. It may not be foolproof. In addition, even if it works for most people (though the author makes no claims that it does), it may not be appropriate for everyone, such as infants, children, pregnant women, elderly people and people with certain diseases or disorders, or who are taking certain medications. Further, using this advice may not cause the hoped-for results—including saving a life.

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