i got 3 bites in a row on my forhead and i know and dont think its bed bugs because my mom got it almost 3 weeks ago or longer .. if it was bed bugs me and my mom would have gotten bitten more times ...
Okay so i got my ears pierced bout 5 months ago. Everything was fine when i first got them pierced, i used real silver earring studs and cleaned them on a regular basis. i switched them 6 weeks after ...
For curing rips faster there's the old "bag balm and sock" trick.
If you have a competition and the rips aren't gone, I'd say try RipGuardian. It's something that gets taped on over the rip so it doesn't burn when you're on bars. It was developed by gymnasts because there is nothing else that works.
Check it out: http://bit.ly/fOo8Lw.
(disclaimer: I am co-founder of RipGuardian.)