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How To Build Your Own RSS Feeds For Your Web Site

Many web site platforms or site builders offer ways for you to add other rss feeds on your web site, but they might not have the ability to create feeds for your own sites.

There is one site that I found that will offer the ability for you to Build Your Own RSS Feed! .  You have to manually add each post to your feed but it will give you the ability to have your own rss feeds.  Check out rss.icerocket.com

What is RSS?  RSS is an abbreviation of either Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary; it depends who you talk to. RSS is the new standard for distributing news and information via the Internet. The information is published via RSS News Feeds.  For publishers, RSS is a great way to present information such as news, headlines, or updates. If you have information to share, RSS is the answer! And the nice thing is that making your own RSS feeds is very simple! With RSS Builder it is even simpler.

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Home Remedies For Scabies

Photo Source: Wikimedia.orgA good friend of mine was getting a rash over his entire body. He went to the doctors and they thought he had chickenpox. They tested him for chickenpox but it came back negative.  After running some more test they figured out he had scabies.  He asked me if I knew what it was. I heard of it, but I had know idea of what it really was. So, I started doing some research for him via the internet. That brings me to this blog. I thought I would share with you what I have learned about it.

I said to him, you got bugs dude!  I know what you’re thinking, he did not like that either.  You see scabies are actually an insect like spitter, but it is so small that you can not see them.  When they infect your body they will live under your skin.  You will not see them, but he tells me oh.. you will fill them.  They move around under your skin and make you really itchy.  And he said its gross to think about.  As I was reading I learned it is a common thing for people to get scabies.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a really clean person or a really dirty person.  All you have to do is be around someone that has them.  Touch them or something they just touched and you might get them.  Its that easy to get scabies.

If you get Scabies it is best to go see a doctor.  The bugs will not go away on their own.  You need to treat them with something that will kill them.  A doctor may prescribe medicines like Permethrin 5%, Lindane, Crotamiton, Sulfur preparations and or antihistamines.  They should also treat your entire family because the scabies are highly contagious.

What is scabies really?

Scabies is a skin disease caused by mites called Sarcoptes Scabiei.  The mites are small eight-legged parasites, in contrast to insects, which have six legs.  They are tiny, just 1/3 millimeter long, and burrow into your skin to produce intense itching, which tends to get worse at night.  The mites that infest humans are female and are 0.3 mm-0.4 mm long; the males are about half this size. Scabies mites can be seen with a magnifying glass or microscope. The scabies mites crawl but are unable to fly or jump. They are immobile at temperatures below 20 C, although they may survive for prolonged periods at these temperatures.  Scabies mites are very sensitive to their environment. They can only live off of a host body for 24-36 hours under most conditions.

How do you get scabies?

Direct skin-to-skin contact is the most common way.  Having sex that is.  But that is not the only way.  If you live with someone who has scabies there’s a pretty good chance you will get them.  That is why most doctors who know what they are doing will treat the entire family.  If your sitting on the sofa they may jump off you to the sofa and then on to who ever sits down next.  My friend worked at a hotel and he thinks he might have gotten them from the bedding at the hotel.  You could have the scabies on you for 4 to 6 weeks before you know it and they start causing you problems.  That is because they are nesting and reproducing.  Yes, that’s right growing on you until they start causing enough problems for you to start feeling them.

Can you get them from your Dog?  No, your dog can get mites but they get a different kind.  They also can not get the type of mite that you can.

What are the symtoms of Scabies?

My friend was tired and had a fever for weeks.  Was getting red bumbs, as in a rash over his entire body.  Was always itchy.  Like really itchy.  But you can not see the scabies on you.  You can get them anywhere on your body but most people get a rash from them on there finger, wrist, ancles, inter thigh, your private areas and on your back.  The folded area of your body are the best place for them to live.  Will they Kill you?  That is not said to be an issue, but they can make you really sick and make you feel weak.  They are not known to cause death, but I am sure they could cause severe heath problems if you do not treat them and get rid of them.  Like I said it is probably best to go see a doctor for help, but some people insist on self medication.

Are There Home Remedies For Scabies / Ways To Help Fight Your Scabies?

Are there any home remedies to cute scabies?  Oh my god yes, and some of the ones I read where crazy.  One guy was putting his sheets in the freeze every night.  That sounded a little crazy to me, but I guess you will try anything if you want to get rid of them.. lol

Here are some of the better home remedies I found.  The reason I say better is because more people seemed to be talking about them and some people claimed they worked for them.  This information is just what I read as I was researching.  I am NOT a doctor.  You need to decide what is best for you.  It would not be a bad idea to ask your doctors advice if you want to try any of the home remedies that I found and posted.

Will Tea Tree Oil Kill Scabies?

From what I have read yes!  Tea Tree Oil seems to be one of the best over the counter scabies fighting items and one of the best scabies home remedies for killing these bugs.  Many people also claim to use Tea Tree Oil for acne, athlete’s foot, eczema, various yeast infections, to kill lice, dandruff and dry scalp and a lot of other things.  Some internet post that I read even claim that tea tree oil works as well if not better then some of the prescription drugs.  I am not sure how much truth is to that, but.. I read an interesting post about Tea Tree Oil at healthy-oil-planet.com.  According to what they are reporting on there web site:

Tea Tree Oil More Effective than Pesticides for Treating Scabies:

Darwin, Australia – Scientists discover tea tree oil is more effective than some commonly prescribed pesticides used to treat scabies.

Researchers took scabies samples from a 20 year old woman infected with crusted scabies on her skin and exposed them to the following solutions:

  • 5% Tea Tree Oil solution
  • 5% Permethrin (a commonly used insecticide for scabies)
  • Ivermectin (an anti-parasite drug)

They studied the scabies at regular time intervals over a 24 hour period to see what would happen to them.

At the end of the study researchers discovered:

  • 5% tea tree oil was very effective at reducing the survival times of the scabies, killing them off at a faster rate.
  • The primary cause was terpinen-4-ol, an active ingredient found in tea tree oil.There are cases where scabies may develop a resistance to usual drug treatments like Ivermectin and Permethrin. Results show tea tree oil may be an effective and safe alternative treatment. There are fewer side effects associated with using tea tree oil and you also reduce your exposure to the strong pesticides that are normally used.  There is also information on a two year study on their site at: http://www.healthy-oil-planet.com/tea-tree-oil-and-scabies.html  You can also find a lot of info on Tea Tree Oil at wikipedia.org

If you’re seeking a non-toxic method to fight scabies, this healthy oil may be just what the doctor ordered.

How To Apply Tree Tree Oil For Scabies?

I found a lot of different ways to apply Tea Tree Oil for Scabies when I was searching the web.  I thought this one I read on ehow.com was one of the better that I found: http://www.ehow.com/how_5063047_treat-scabies-tea-tree-oil.html

You may be able to modify it to fit into the other remedies you are trying for your scabies.  Maybe you are using a borax bath?  Maybe you could add the tee tree oil to your bath.  Not sure if they would work together.  If you try it let me know.

Where can I buy Tea Tree Oil?

http://astore.amazon.com/portaltcom-20/detail/B001QXKDRA
http://astore.amazon.com/portaltcom-20/detail/B000ELP5KA
http://astore.amazon.com/portaltcom-20/detail/B001063NY8
http://astore.amazon.com/portaltcom-20/detail/B003II7BSU

Does Borax Kill Scabies?

Yes, from what I have read Borax is one of the best tool against fighting scabies.  I did not find any thing that would prove this about Borax, but it seem like most people say it does.  Everyone seems to say to wash your clothing in Hot Hot Water with Borax.  They say clean your house with a borax and water mixture.  Some even claim bathing in Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide helps kill the scabies.  Many of the post I read people did not think this was a good idea, but the people who said they where doing it seemed to claim it was working for them.  At lease 90% of the ones I read who where doing it said it was helping.  There was a few who said it was not working.

I found Borax so interesting I wrote a separate blog post about it at: http://www.portaltaxi.net/news/2012/04/25/borax-115-years-of-cleaning-and-fixing-problems/

Where can I buy Borax?

http://astore.amazon.com/portaltcom-20/detail/B000R4LONQ
http://astore.amazon.com/portaltcom-20/detail/B000RNBX0G
http://astore.amazon.com/portaltcom-20/detail/B0042UF6JO
http://astore.amazon.com/portaltcom-20/detail/B003Y5AQGQ

If you have any ideas for killing or helping control scabies please share them in the comments under my blog post.  Have you tried something that has worked for you?

Will Sulfur Soap Kill Scabies / Will MSM Kill Scabies ?

On one blog I was reading, a poster claimed he tried everything but nothing was working to kill his scabies.  He claimed even the meds that his doctor gave him had not worked.  He said he started bathing With Sulfur Soap and Taking MSM supplements.  He stated within a week his scabies started to clear up.  I did not find a lot of other post who claimed this method, but I thought it was worth mentioning because from what I have read sulfur seems to kill scabies.  Both of the items are made with sulfur so I guess it could work.  Plus the soap and pill do not cost much.  It might be worth researching more.

Where can I buy Sulfur Soap?

http://astore.amazon.com/portaltcom-20/detail/B001LP64D0
http://astore.amazon.com/portaltcom-20/detail/B004A9N77K
http://astore.amazon.com/portaltcom-20/detail/B00371PJ1E
http://astore.amazon.com/portaltcom-20/detail/B000F6PJ5K
http://astore.amazon.com/portaltcom-20/detail/B003OXO61O

Where can I buy MSM Supplement (methylsulfonylmethane)?

http://astore.amazon.com/portaltcom-20/detail/B0076FZCDW
http://astore.amazon.com/portaltcom-20/detail/B000FK5GLS
http://astore.amazon.com/portaltcom-20/detail/B0001TNV24
http://astore.amazon.com/portaltcom-20/detail/B000I4DFAK

Another sulfur product that might be worth trying is a Sulfur Ointment such as:

Pomada De Azufre Sulfur Ointment 2.6 Oz Acne Cream De La Cruz.  Where can you get it?

http://astore.amazon.com/portaltcom-20/detail/B00411B4CC
http://astore.amazon.com/portaltcom-20/detail/B0052AI6HW
http://astore.amazon.com/portaltcom-20/detail/B001FB5OH2
http://astore.amazon.com/portaltcom-20/detail/B0076FZCDW

They Say You Should Use Mattress Protectors And Change Your Bedding Daily If You Have Scabies. 

The scabies can live in your bedding.  Such as your mattress, sheets and pillows.  Most people suggest you wash your bedding daily and wrap your mattress with plastic to keep them out.  Some people claim to spray borax / water mixture on their bedding to help with this.

Where can I buy Mattress Protectors?
http://astore.amazon.com/portaltcom-20/search?node=48&keywords=mattress+plastic&x=0&y=0&preview=

Will Vitamin Help With Scabies? 

You may want to look into taking some vitamin E.  People claim it boost your immune system and in turn helps fight off your scabies.  It is something worth looking into more.

Where can I buy Vitamin E?

http://astore.amazon.com/portaltcom-20/search?node=49&keywords=Vitamin+E&x=12&y=9&preview=

This blog post is written from ideas I have found from around the internet.  I am not a doctor.  I do not know if they are good for you or bad for you.  They are just things I was researching to help my friend fight his scabies.  If I had scabies I probally would try most of them myself.  Do what you wish with the info I collected.  I hope some of it will at lease bring you some relief from your itching if nothing more.  Most items I listed in this blog you can find in local stores.  I have supplied some links to some of the stuff if you would like to buy it online.  I hope it helps and good luck!

If you have any ideas for killing or helping control scabies, please share them in the comments under my blog post.  Have you tried something that has worked for you?

Here are some links to some of the web sites that I was reading to learn and get information.  You might want to check some of them out if your looking to learn more about scabies.

http://www.medicinenet.com/scabies/article.htm
http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/scabies.html
http://www.home-remedies-for-you.com/remedy/Scabies.html
http://www.squidoo.com/HomeRemediesForScabies
http://www.bathcraft.net/bath-works/how-do-bleach-baths-work-for-scabies/
http://scabieshelpnow.com/helpforum/yaf_postst201_How-to-Kill-Scabies–Home-Cure-For-Scabies.aspx
http://www.badspiderbites.com/scabies/
http://curezone.com/forums/am.asp?i=1064422
http://www.ehow.com/how_5063047_treat-scabies-tea-tree-oil.html
http://www.healthy-oil-planet.com/tea-tree-oil-and-scabies.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_tree_oil
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borax
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scabies

There was a few more sites I checked out for information.. but the ones I listed where some of the more interesting.  If you find another interesting web site about scabies be sure to post a link to it in the comments below.

Photo source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scabies

Share Your Ideas For Fighting Scabies: 

Learn How To Record Your Computer Screen

Have you ever wondered how people record their computer screen and turn it into a video. I did, so I went to the best place I knew to get the answer.  Where?  The internet of course.. lol.

If this is something that you want to know how to do, you will find info here: http://portaltaxi.net/partners/2011/10/23/how-to-record-your-computer-screen

I turned it into a article on our PortalTaxi.net Affiliate Magazine.  It is an internet magazine that I am building to help people network with other web site creators and learn ways to grow and market there business.

If you find any other cool thing like this please share them with me below in the comments.  I would love to learn some trick from you that maybe I can share with others.

 

 

 

Remembering 9/11 (Will You?)

PortalTaxi.com has created a video network titled “Remembering 9/11“.  It is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the men, women, and children killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.

Anyone is welcome to submit videos about 9/11.  To keep the site fresh, the network is set up to hold up to 200 videos at any given time.  Less watched videos will be removed as new ones are found. Members can upload videos or embed relevant videos from other networks such as youtube.com.  Here is an example of one of the unbelievable videos you will find at our 9/11 video network.

Users of the “PortalTaxi.com TV – Remembering 9/11” network are able to create a profile and interact with other members on the site.  They have the ability to blog about events that happened to them on that awful day and talk with other about it.

We hope you will take a minute to pay your tribute of remembrance and honor to the men, women, and children killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. Stop by our site now and do so.

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Tips For Staying Safe Online!

 Staying safe on line is important to us all.  One of the best ways to stay safe is to have a good password and to change your password often.  When creating your password avoid dictionary words, familiar names, phone number, things important to you, etc.  They are the easiest for people to guess.  It is best to use a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters.  The more characters you use the harder it is for hackers to figure out.  We recommend  (8+).  Once you have decided on your password it is important to protect it.  You should memorize your passwords, and not write them down.  Do not share your passwords.  Avoid using one password for all your log-ins.  Don’t give your passwords to someone for assistance unless you verify they are who they say they are.  Avoid logging in from public computers.  Change your passwords frequently, at lease monthly.

Some password managers you might want to research: RoboForm (Windows and browsers)Keepass (All platforms)1Password (Mac)

You can find lots of computer safety tips online.  Check out this video we found from the Youtube.com video network.

You also should never open emails from people you do not know or if you suspect it might be spam.   Hackers can send you emails with programs written into the email that will allow them to steal your passwords or save your key stokes.  Meaning they will copy what you type, including your passwords.  A common way to gain control of a website, email account, bank account, etc. is for a hacker to have a key logger installed on the computer of the victim.  If this is something that concerns you, it is possible to use password protection software or to even copying and paste your passwords instead of typing them.  You could save your passwords to a flash drive and then copy and paste them when needed.  This is not a full proof plan, but it makes it harder for people to get them.  Unless you lose the flash drive that is.. lol  This is defiantly a good idea if your using a public computer.  You have no idea what has been download on it.

It is also important to have a good anti virus program on your computer.  You should update and run it often.

If you’re looking for safety tips for your kids while their online, this is a school web site that I found that had some great tips for young kids.  Cranberry Primary School breaks computer safety tips down in age groups.  Plus, I am linking to their artwork because I liked it : )  That is where I got the computer guy above.

If you have some other great internet safety tips feel free to comment about them.

 

Blog Headers For Free Download

If you’re in need of a awesome looking header for your blog or web site, we found a site called smashingmagazine.com that had a contest a couple years ago asking their readers to help create a gallery of blog header graphics which any designer could use for free and without restrictions whatsoever.  You will find the headers that won and that you can use freely here.

We at time use some of the headers in our blog network.  Such as this one:



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