Ingrown Hairs – Knowing More is Always Better!

Ingrown Hairs – Knowing More is Always Better!

Mar 25


There are a few things that you need to know about the ingrown hairs. If you are thinking that some of them have just appeared on your skin and you are not finding the way out for them, then you should first educate yourself about why the ingrown hairs use to appear. This can make a huge difference for you. If you are still thinking that the ingrown hairs can appear due to unwanted reasons, then you are right. Some time we may damage the body hair growth and this can cause into the ingrown hairs. These ingrown hairs can rise like the curved ones. These hairs can curl back towards the skin or they can grow in a side wise movement. Due to this reason, the ingrown hairs can appear on our skin and the important thing to know is that such hairs can grow at just any body part.

Improper shaving and waxing procedure can also result into ingrown hairs said to Dr. Santa Martha. Using tight clothes can even damage the hair growth from the mid and due to this reason as well ingrown hairs can appear. So, you have to stop all those occurring in order to stay away from the kind of hairs. Most of the time people use to mix up ingrown hair with the pimple, as they can generate small reddish bumps on the skin. This never happens due to the follicle infections; rather you should consider this as the appearance of such hair. Knowing more about it is always better. Suppose you apply compress for 10 minutes and still you cannot see any other sign of the hair, problem is something else; and see dermatologist if problem persists. Stay very careful what sterilization method you use as some don’t react very well with human body in case they get in blood stream that is bleach.

Given are some steps to totally get rid of ingrown hair –

  • Soak clean cloth in the warm and hot water or lay this over infected ingrown hair & surrounding area for three minutes. This can cause ingrown hair for loosening. This can sometimes make it to come up to surface. You can check and see if it has happened or place cloth over area again & wait till it does.
  • Clean area to remove bacteria that might be there before trying to remove the hair.
  • When you have removed the infected hair, you can apply the hydrogen peroxide. Following that you might apply the bandage if needed.
  • Apply the hydrogen peroxide two times in a day to make sure quick healing process as well as prevent this from getting infected again.
  • Using tweezers and gently lift infected ingrown hair by the hair follicle. Also, you may ‘pluck’ hair also, however if hair has loosened from warm cloth, then you must simply pull hair out.
What is Blue Waffle Disease?

What is Blue Waffle Disease?

Mar 05

Each year, there seems to be new diseases emerging. New diseases come to be the effect of human action. Even the causative agents of these diseases seem to mutate too making it much more difficult to manage. Blue Waffle disease is one of the new waves of diseases ever discovered.

What is blue waffle disease? The name implies the organ affected by this new emerging disease. Waffle is something that is used to stand for the female genitalia. It is termed “blue” because the disease makes the genitals appear bluish.

How will you know that you have got this disease already? Initially, the one having this disease may feel severe itchiness on the genital area. This goes to be a sign that indeed bacteria has come attacking the area already. Because of itchiness, the genitalia may appear swelling. Swelling is the number one manifestation that the body is fighting against bacterial invasion. In its end stage, the labia may appear to have patches that go bluish in color.

Once these signs and symptoms start to appear, take medical help as soon as possible. Bluish genitalia are never normal so there is a great deal over having it checked by a medical professional. Besides, there is nothing as rewarding as having to stop it from infecting the genitals even more. Early detection and prevention stops further damage from coming.

There is no definite causative agent for this condition. Since this is a new emerging disease, studies are still done to spot the real causative agent of such disease. However, there are practices that seem to be supporting the existence of this condition.

One practice that greatly affects the development of such disease is poor hygiene. The female genitals are one of the most sensitive parts of the body. Any imbalance in the pH level of such area may contribute to the development of a certain disease on the area. The least that one can do is to have it cleaned thoroughly to get rid of organisms that may cause disease.

Unprotected sex is also one of the causes that experts may come to see linked with the development of blue waffle disease. Unaffected genitalia may greatly have this disease once in contact with an infected one.

Getting rid of the practices listed above will greatly help a person prevent the occurrence of the disease and even prevent it from being transferred from one vehicle to another. The key to this is practicing good hygiene which is also the greatest revenge in fighting any other disease that comes.

As a phrase goes, “health is wealth”. In order to still function as a productive individual, you need to stay away from diseases such as this blue waffles disease. This is not that difficult to prevent though as long as you are just taking care of the most sensitive part of the body – the genitalia. Being clean and practicing safe sex are just two of the things protecting you from getting this rattling disease.

Reference:

1.http://www.santamartharescue.org/blue-waffle-disease/

2.http://www.healthguidesdaily.com/blue-waffle-disease.html

Are Staph and MRSA Infections Treatable?

Are Staph and MRSA Infections Treatable?

Mar 02

If you’ve heard of these MRSA infections off-late and unfortunately realized that you’ve been infected by the same, then there’s no need to hit the panic button.

Sure thing, just like most of the other diseases, the MRSA or Staph bacterial infections are treatable and easily curable too.

Cures of Staph and MRSA Infections

According to Health-Guidances.com, majority of these MRSA staph infections in nose can be cured with the help of antibiotics, provided that you take regular dosages, and don’t stop the medication even if you feel that you’ve got rid of the infection completely, unless advised by the doctor.

More often than not, these infections do come back after being cured once, as you may not actually realize that the infection is still prevalent, and start to get careless. Moreover, you must never share antibiotics with others, nor should you spare unfinished antibiotics and re-use them later.

Common Treatments

Some of the minor Staph infections don’t even require intake of antibiotics and can be cured simply by draining the skin boils. However, you must not try out such acts, and leave these things to an experienced health-care provider, as the consequences of bad execution of such trials may cause lot of sufferings and adverse effects.

Moreover, even after taking constant medication for a few days, if you realize you’re not better off, then you must consider approaching another health care provider, as these infections can be cured during a short span of time. Even otherwise, you can observe noticeable effects of the right medication in a week or two.

Furthermore, this is a contagious form of disease stated by Santamartharescue.org, meaning that those who’re in close contact with the person suffering from MRSA infections may also catch it, in a brief period of time. So, if you’re suffering from these Staph infections, you must try to ensure that you don’t really leave your wounds open, nor allow the pus to flow, by covering the wound with clean and dry bandages.

It’s always advisable to avoid usage of common towels, razors, and other similar stuff, so as to prevent these infections from spreading amongst the other people. Above all, if you happen to come across somebody who has symptoms of MRSA infections, you must inform them about this relatively unknown infection, and suggest them to take preventive measures, and quickly seek assistance from a health-care provider.

Blisters on Feet: Natural Remedies to Cure

Blisters on Feet: Natural Remedies to Cure

Dec 27

Rubbing, burning, freezing, infection, chemical exposure. All of these conditions share one similarity: they can often result in uncomfortable, and sometimes serious blisters on the affected area. The pocket of fluid that is produced when an area of the skin is aggravated can often be painful, irritating and annoying, especially when taking part in the activity that caused it from the start. Blisters on feet are most often a result of shoes rubbing or pinching an area on the foot, which, when wearing the shoes that produced the blister in the first place, can become even more irritated with continued wear.

Heal Naturally


Blisters on feet can be treated with many different natural cures based on Dr. Santa that exist, which can repair blistered feet without smelly, powerful creams filled with many different unpronounceable ingredients.

In order to find relief for blood blisters in a natural way, the first step requires discontinuing the friction which produced the painful blister in the first place. Tight high heels, sneakers that slip on and off the heel and snug work boots all share the common denominator as being a probable cause for puffy blisters on the feet that can become worse if the friction is not discontinued. Continued wear of the shoe that produced a blister will only further irritate the area of skin, making it harder for the body to heal.

Blisters are the body’s way of protecting and area of skin from infection and continued irritation, acting somewhat like a pillow or barrier against germs and bacteria. By giving the blister a chance to heal itself and discontinuing the irritation that could make the condition worsen, you can allow the body to naturally cure itself.

In addition, placing ice on the blistered area can also help naturally relieve the affected area of skin by restricting capillaries and reducing the amount of blood rushing to the blistered area and therefore, reducing the swelling that may occur as a result of the blister-causing friction. To prevent bacteria from affecting the blister and potentially resulting in infection, washing the blistered area is also an important step. Keeping blisters on feet clean and dry is important to freeing the area from bacteria that often accompanies dirt and grime.

Another way to prevent infection and help heal blisters on feet is by covering the affected area with gauze or a pad to prevent further friction and keep bacteria at bay. Padding and protecting the area with gauze is also important to keep the blister from popping, letting the body naturally drain the area. Popping a blister should be carefully considered since a blister often provide valuable protection for the skin beneath. Since some blisters can occur on areas which are weight bearing, draining blisters on feet may be necessary.

Fancy, strong smelling creams do not need to be the first relief sought when a blister appears. The human body is fully able to protect and heal itself with the aid of some natural help from ice and protective coverings like gauze.

How to Stop a Nosebleed

How to Stop a Nosebleed

Oct 27

Bite on a cork. There’s good reason to do it if you have a nosebleed. Ruptures of the tiny blood vessels inside the nose are responsible for most nosebleeds, but you don’t have to engage in fisticuffs to get them. They can result from something as minor as sneezing or blowing your nose.

You can often stop the bleeding yourself by pinching your nostrils between finger and thumb, while applying ice to the bridge of your nose. If this doesn’t work, hold a small bowl under your nose to catch the blood while you wait for a clot to form. Try not to swallow, because that will displace the clot. Gripping a cork between your teeth will keep you from swallowing. Allow your saliva to drip into the bowl.

In addition, the British Medical Journal advises that the position of your body can be important in stemming the bleeding. Younger people who have lost only a little blood can stay upright, but older people or those who have lost a lot of blood should keep their heads low.

One thing you shouldn’t do is pack the nostril with cotton or tissue. That only keeps the broken blood vessels open.

If bleeding persists, get to a hospital. Doctors might want to spray your nose with medication to constrict the blood vessels.

There are some other comments for this article:

1. No, no, NO!!! The best thing to do to stop a nosebleed is to rip a piece off of a brown paper bag, fold it up and put it under your top lip. Right against that vein. Something in the brown paper stops the bleed in under 3 minutes. My oldest son gets massive nosebleeds from the dry air, and this works every time!

2. The title should be more specific. If you have a blood disease the best and only way is to stuff cotton and tissue up to your nose and apply pressure until it stops.

3. That’s exactly what I do Jenny! except I will just use any paper that’s at my disposal at the moment. When I was younger I used to get nose bleeds all the time. They always happened at the change of the season. Using a piece of paper and putting it under your top lip in front of your upper teeth helps stop the bleed very quickly.

I’ve used that method for about 7 years now and that’s the only method that I’m aware of to get a nose bleed to stop quickly.

4. Funny, my doctor has always told me to pinch the bridge of my nose and put an ice pack on the back of my neck while stuffing the nostril with gauze till the bleeding slows. Once the bleeding is down to a slow dribble, get some Vaseline or neosporin up there quickly to act as a band-aid and allow the cut to heal.

How to Make Him Cheat Proof

How to Make Him Cheat Proof

Jun 25

The more you respect your man, the more he will want to maintain that respect.  If you never nag him and you are his number one fan and you admire him on a deep level, your man will die before he loses that respect.  He wants to be your knight in shining armor.

Support your man and back him up in the way that he craves.

He will be there when you need him the most.  When there’s a cute new secretary, who thinks he’s so smart and dreamy, you have created the best factor you can into his evaluation of whether or not to cheat on you, you respect him and that’s worth more to him than you think.

And no one wants to lose respect from anyone, it’s the worst punishment you can have.

One of the keys to keeping your man from cheating is to show him respect.

This is just a very, very small sample from Girl Gets Ring–there is so much more for you to internalize as you ‘get into the guy’s head’ and learn how they think.

Recipe for a Rich and Satisfying Walnut Cake

Recipe for a Rich and Satisfying Walnut Cake

Jun 16

Walnut cake is one of those recipes that tastes as rich and satisfying as it sounds. It’s great for breakfast, with coffee, dessert, or an after school snack. It keeps well for days covered in the refrigerator. The small amount of wheat flour included in the ingredients can be omitted and Pareve certified matzoh flour to be substituted for a family favorite Passover dessert, or rice flour for a gluten free option.

Almond flour is available in many groceries, Middle Eastern and natural food stores. It can be difficult to make your own nut flours without turning them into nut butters. The unbleached flour is added to the walnuts in the processor stage to help prevent this. Store any unused almond flour in the refrigerator or freezer.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter for preparing the pan

2 tablespoons sugar for preparing the pan

7 cups of walnut halves

3/4 cup unbleached flour

1 1/2 cups almond flour

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

3/4 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup plain yogurt

1 whole vanilla bean

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 tsp Kosher salt

6 eggs, separated and set out to bring to room temperature (about 30 minutes)

1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

1 cup golden raisins

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish with butter or spray and sprinkle with the sugar. Using a food processor, pulse the walnuts a few times until coarsely chopped. Remove 2 cups of nuts and set aside. Add the unbleached flour and pulse until the mixture is a slightly gritty consistency similar to cornmeal. Add the almond flour and pulse a few times to mix.

In a large bowl, cream the butter with the brown sugar until smooth. Add the cream, yogurt and egg yellows and mix well. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean and add to the mixture. Add the ground walnut and flour mixture, cinnamon and salt and beat until well mixed.

In a medium deep bowl, beat the egg whites with the lemon juice until stiff peaks form. Fold gently into the large bowl mixture until well incorporated. Fold the chopped walnuts and golden raisins into the mix. Bake about 50 to 55 minutes or until the cake tests done. Allow the cake to cool on a wire rack before slicing.

Serving suggestions: This cake is delicious as is, can be iced with a cream cheese frosting, or topped with whipped cream. An easy streusel topping can be made by cutting 3/4 cup brown sugar, 3/4 cup flour, 2 teaspoons cinnamon and 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) until crumbly. Top the cake before baking.

Vegetarian Shepherds Pie

Vegetarian Shepherds Pie

Jun 16

Although pies have been on the menu since at least 1303 (that’s the earliest the Oxford English Dictionary has traced the first use of the word), shepherd’s pie is a relative newcomer having graced tables only since around 1885.

Shepherd’s pie originated in the British Isles and usually contains lamb. A similar meal made with beef instead of lamb is called cottage pie. One cook insists that neither one ever contains cheese and another talks of blending cheese in with the hot mashed potatoes. If substituting one meat for another changes the name, then surely substituting beans for meat will also cause a change. So technically speaking, it’s not possible to make a vegetarian shepherd’s pie. However, now it seems the name ‘shepherd’s pie’ is applied to any casserole covered in mashed potatoes.

The rest of the ingredients are basically the same for either shepherd‘s pie or cottage pie: a mixture of vegetables, probably whatever was on hand, and depending on the season that could include onions, celery, or turnips. Some cooks add garlic or paprika and in Scotland they add bay leaves. The mashed potato topping usually includes salt, pepper, butter and cream or an egg. Cooks can exercise their creativity, but must include potatoes and lamb.

Cold weather and comfort food just naturally go together and coming home to the aroma of something good in the oven makes winter a little more pleasant. Although shepherd’s pie was traditionally made with meat, this vegetarian version is delicious and filling enough to satisfy even the most hardcore ‘meat and potato’ lover.

This recipe has been a family favorite for over twenty years.

Shepherd’s Pie

1 ½ cups black beans canned or ¾ cup dry pepper to taste
1 cup tomato sauce 1 pound potatoes, cooked and mashed
2 tablespoons tomato sauce ½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons tomato paste 2 tablespoons sour cream
1 cup chopped onion ¼ teaspoon oregano, crumbled
1 tablespoon butter

If you are using dry beans, it’s a good idea to start the night before by soaking the beans in twice as much water as beans. In the morning drain the beans, cover with fresh water, and cook until tender. If you are using canned beans, there are no prior preparations needed.

Saute’ onions. Mix beans, tomato sauce, tomato paste, onion, oregano, ¼ cup of water and pepper and bring to boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for twenty minutes. Spread mixture in 1 ½ quart casserole. Mix potatoes, cheese, sour cream, butter and pepper and spread over bean mixture. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

5 Fitness Styles to Try

5 Fitness Styles to Try

Jun 11


Every year new fitness workouts promise to quickly get you in shape. We sweated through a slew of them to find five that delivered real results. For the best results, aim for sessions two to three times a week.

The Bar Method

GOOD FOR: Toning the butt, thighs and hips

DETAILS: A mix of Pilates, yoga, ballet and strength training, the bar method is tough, but the pain is worth it.

Kettlebells

GOOD FOR: Toning arms and shoulders

DETAILS: Russians have been using kettlebells for 2,000 years, and for good reason. For sculpted shoulders, learn the correct form from a pro, then add it to your gym routine.

Nordic Walking

GOOD FOR: Losing weight, toning legs and arms

DETAILS: By incorporating poles that add an arm component, you’ll burn about 20 percent more calories than regular walking.

TRX Suspension Training

GOOD FOR: Toning the torso

DETAILS: Originating in the Navy, the TRX system centers on suspended resistance straps that make things like push-ups and dips incredibly hard. But it works: you’ll see results in as little as three weeks. Try it at the gym or get your own TRX system for less than $200.

Zumba

GOOD FOR: Losing weight, toning legs and butt

DETAILS: Promising a “fitness party,” the classes pair aerobics moves with up-tempo world music for a sweat fest that’s as slimming as it is fun. –Amy Westervelt

Shortness of Breath after Taking a Meal

Shortness of Breath after Taking a Meal

Jun 11


Shortness of breath can be a disturbing event which occurs due to many reasons. The occurrence of shortness of breath could well be body’s way of trying to increase the amount of air taken in to the lungs in order to fulfill the oxygen demand of the body tissues. In instances where the air passages are blocked or had become narrower or else the heart cannot cope with the increase tissue demand of oxygen with its current output, rapid breathing would be the compensatory mechanism.

Many people have felt shortness of breath at times of taking a meal. Usually, these meals will have certain characteristics. Some of these characteristics are,

  • Heavy meals
  • Taking meals too fast
  • Too acidic or spicy
  • Excessive fatty foods
  • Contains allergens

Heavy meals will make the stomach full and bloated and it can precipitate indigestion as well. The result will be the stomach pressing against the diaphragm which needs to expand when a person breaths. The limited expansion of the diaphragm will make the person take shallow and rapid breaths to compensate for the demand.

Eating meals too quickly and taking spicy or fatty foods would also give rise to indigestion and secondarily to shortness of breath.

Allergic reactions:

With certain foods, the person can develop an allergic reaction which can result in airway narrowing or broncho-constriction as part of the reaction. This usually will accompany other symptoms of an allergic reaction and needs urgent medical attention.

Apart from the direct effects of the foods, in certain instances, underlying conditions can also give rise to a shortness of breath which will be triggered off by eating a meal.

Acid reflux:

Acid reflux or gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one such condition that can result in shortness of breath after eating. This could well be the acids coming into the esophagus and sometimes to the larynx which thereby stimulate a reflex mechanism which acts to prevent the acids from entering the lungs. The result would be sudden onset difficulty in breathing which will resolve after several minutes.

Compromised airways:

Patients who are suffering from asthma or COPD would feel short of breath when they take a relatively heavy meal. This is due to the further compromise in the diaphragmatic movements which is vital for their breathing. Therefore, they need to take small meals in order to avoid such symptoms.

Heart failure:

Severe heart failure can also result in making the patient breathless after taking a meal. This could well be secondary to increased oxygen demand following taking a meal which would require an already compromised heart to pump faster and trigger a rapid breathing from the lungs as well.

Compression:

In other instances, patients who are suffering from tumors in and around esophagus and the wind pipe will feel short of breath while eating. The mechanism would be food boluses impinging on the flowing of air in the windpipe as a result of the growth.

What was described are several causes of shortness of breath following taking a meal and is no way comprehensive to diagnose a problem suffered by you. Therefore, if you are suffering from such a symptom, you should seek medical help.