It’s no secret that most women have experienced pain during their periods, ranging from mild to debilitating. But as Menstrual Hygiene Day, observed on May 28th, aims to point out, what we do and how we care (or don’t care) for ourselves during our periods can cause health problems and pain to arise during other times of the month as well.
The goal of Menstrual Hygiene Day is to raise awareness about the importance of menstrual hygiene and the role it plays in enabling girls and women to reach their full potential at school, work, and in all other pursuits. Poor menstrual hygiene = poor health, and poor health means missed opportunities.
Though most of us in the U.S. have access to clean water and an array of hygienic menstrual products, there are some mistakes we menstruating humans mak
Ingrown toenails are a common condition in which the corner or side of a toenail grows into the soft flesh. The result is pain, redness, swelling and, sometimes, an infection. Ingrown toenails usually affect your big toe.
Often you can take care of ingrown toenails on your own. If the pain is severe or spreading, your doctor can take steps to relieve your discomfort and help you avoid complications of ingrown toenails.
If you have diabetes or another condition that causes poor blood flow to your feet, you're at greater risk of complications of ingrown toenails.
Symptoms of ingrown toenails ?
Ingrown toenail symptoms include:
Pain and tenderness in your toe along one or both sides of the nail
Redness around your toenail
Swelling of your toe around the nail
In most cases, canker sores do not require any treatment, and there is nothing specific you need to do to get rid of a canker sore because it usually will heal on its own. Home remedies can be used to help relieve pain and inflammation of canker sores.
If a you already have a canker sore, there are home remedies that can be used to help relieve the pain or irritation caused by the sore and to speed healing:
Topical medications applied directly on the sore, mouthwashes, and oral medications can relieve pain or inflammation.
Allow ice chips to dissolve slowly in your moth for relief of pain.
Avoid acidic foods such as citrus fruits or spicy foods that may aggravate the sore.
If there is any vitamin deficiency (a doctor can test for this), take supplementation as prescribed.
Hemorrhoids are one of the most common conditions, however, being in a "taboo" area many people suffer in silence. If you have pain, inflammation or itching, here we present several homemade painkillers that, according to popular wisdom, can relieve these ailments. Look what they are and how to use them, but also when it is necessary to go to the doctor.
Experts are not sure about what really triggers the development of hemorrhoids, although they have to do with inflammation and tissue breakdown in the anal pads. In addition, persistent constipation, straining when evacuating, sitting on the toilet for a long time and a low-fiber diet can aggravate the problem, reports Consumer Reports.
1. Garlic anti-inflammatory
Garlic is considered one of the home remedies with greater anti-inflamm
A swollen eyelid occurs when there is inflammation or excess fluid (edema) in the connective tissues surrounding the eye. Swollen eyes may or may not be painful, and the condition can affect both the upper and lower eyelids.
There are many causes of a swollen eye, including eye infections, eye injuries or trauma, and (most commonly) allergies.
Swelling of the eyelids can be a sign of a more serious, potentially sight-threatening health problem, such as orbital cellulitis, Graves' disease and ocular herpes.
It's important that you visit your eye doctor for a thorough eye exam if your symptoms persist, worsen or change.
Symptoms of swollen eyes
Swelling of the eyelids is a symptom of an underlying cause, such as allergy or infection. Swollen eyes usually are accompanied by one or more of
Washington: Researchers have found that a sedentary lifestyle for two decades is linked to two times increases in the risk of premature death as compared to those who lead a healthy life.
The study was presented at ESC Congress 2019.
“To get the maximum health benefits of physical activity in terms of protection against premature all-cause and cardiovascular death, you need to continue being physically active. You can also reduce your risk by taking up physical activity later in life, even if you have not been active before,” said study author Dr Trine Moholdt of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.
The aim of this study was to assess how changes in physical activity over 22 years were related to subsequent death from all causes and from cardiovascular
Cold sores can be painful and embarrassing, but these tips can help you get rid of them fast!
Today’s post covers a subject that I’ve received a lot of questions about over the years: cold sores. The cause and treatment of cold sores is a topic that many people don’t understand completely. In fact, when we started planning to write this blog post, no one on the OGT Team could seem to agree on what a cold sore actually was or what caused it! That just goes to show that there is a lot of confusion and misinformation out there about cold sores, so I thought it would be a good idea to begin by going over some basic facts. :-)
What Is A Cold Sore?
A cold sore is a red blister on the outside of the mouth, usually located along the edge of the lips. The blister may break, ooze, or form a c
An abscess is a painful collection of pus, usually caused by a bacterial infection. Abscesses can develop anywhere in the body.This article focuses on two types of abscess:
skin abscesses – which develop under the skin
internal abscesses – which develop inside the body, in an organ or in the spaces between organs
Symptoms of an abscess
A skin abscess often appears as a swollen, pus-filled lump under the surface of the skin. You may also have other symptoms of an infection, such as a high temperature (fever) and chills.
It's more difficult to identify an abscess inside the body, but signs include:
pain in the affected area
a high temperature
generally feeling unwell
When to see your GP
See your GP if you think you may have an abscess. They can examine a skin abscess or refer
Thrush is caused by an overgrowth of yeast known as Candida albicans.
Vaginal creams and pessaries help reduce candida overgrowth and ease thrush symptoms.
Thrush outbreaks, while uncomfortable, do not cause any long-term health issues.
Consult your doctor if you have recurrent thrush.
Vaginal thrush is a common infection caused by an overgrowth of Candida albicans yeast. This yeast lives naturally in the bowel and in small numbers in the vagina. It is mostly harmless, but symptoms can develop if yeast numbers increase.
About 75 per cent of women will have vaginal thrush in their lifetime. Other names for this infection are candidiasis or monilia.
Symptoms can include vaginal itching or burning, a white discharge and stinging or burning while urinating. Vaginal creams o
At Himalaya, many ancient herbs are processed using modern technology. The end result is high quality, well-researched products that are well placed to support the user’s health in many different ways. The following are some of our products and the herbs used to produce them.
Ashwagandha is now acknowledged as one of the most powerful herbs for promoting wellness. Due to its power, its products are among the crown jewels in Himalaya's line of products. Its roots, berries, and leaves are all used to support overall wellness. This herb helps the body deal with daily stress, and it can uplift and promote happiness too.
This herb can also support mental stamina. For energy and calm clarity of body and mind, people everywhere turn to Ashwagandha.
Ashwagandha has been used for over
There are several gynecological secrets that every woman should know in order to avoid potential vaginal infections.
The desire for s** can be reduced due to the pills for birth control
According to experts, many women who take pills for birth control cause decreased lib*do. This does not apply only to women of reproductive age. Women in menopause who drink these pills to control various symptoms such as mood changes can feel the reduction of “s*x” desire. This is gynecological secret N. 1.
Headaches caused by a migraine may increase the s** desire
Surely the last thing that comes to your mind when you have a headache is to have s*x. But do not be surprised if you feel a greater desire to be intimate with your partner within 24 hours prior migraine’s bothering. Experts find it
Have you ever thought about reducing your excess cholesterol? First, know how to distinguish between good and bad cholesterol. With these five natural cholesterol-lowering foods, you'll finally find the pleasure of cooking and eating healthily. Be aware that it is important to have a balanced diet to avoid problems caused by cholesterol.
Oat bran to prevent cholesterol
What could be better than oat bran to prevent and treat your cholesterol. High in fibre, it helps reduce bad ldl cholesterol and increase good hdl cholesterol in our body. You can make delicious oatmeal patties for breakfast. You'll feel full afterwards and you'll only think about eating light the rest of the day!
Fatty fish rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids
Despite what we think, oily fish are very good for your health,...
It’s no fun to take your shoes off after a long day and get no relief because your toe—often your big toe—keeps hurting. You sit down to get a closer look. The skin bordering your nail bed is red, irritated and swollen. It’s painful and tender to the touch. You have an ingrown toenail, and if you’re like most people, the next 3-4 days will be filled with an arsenal of nail clippers, antibiotics, and Band-Aids.
Alex Turnipseed, a physician’s assistant at Cedars-Sinai Urgent Care, sees a few patients complaining of ingrown toenails per month. For some, the painful problem repeats itself frequently. He usually fixes the nail by using special tools to cut the ingrown part away.
“The good news is they very rarely lead to any serious infections or complications,” he says.
Here are some tips t
I’ve been in a war against blackheads since I first discovered Bioré pore strips back in high school. Seeing that black gunk is just so satisfying! According to facialist Cecilia Wong from Cecilia Wong Skincare in New York City, those tiny dots are a sign you need to treat your skin ASAP. “A blackhead is a clump of oil and dirt mixed together in a pore,” she tells SELF. “If you don’t take care of your pores, eventually the dirt and oil will accumulate. If someone has a lot of blackheads (or open comedones), you can feel it—the skin is rough, scratchy, and bumpy."
More bad news: Dirty pores can also mean reduced skin elasticity in the future. “A pore is like a rubber band—the more you stretch it out, the less elasticity it has,” Wong says. “Once your pores are stretched out to a certain de
Perfectly shaped eyebrows highlight one's face and personality. We all are aware of how bold eyebrows have become a rage, and yet not too long back, pencil-thin eyebrows dominated the style industry. Now thicker eyebrows are back in trend. In fact, you can see women sporting them on the silver screens and fashion runways. Eyebrows are one of the most noticeable parts of one's face, the thicker they are, more beautiful you look. But not all of us can lay a natural claim to thick eyebrows. Some of us have sparse and scanty eyebrows, and we are always scouting for remedies to make them thicker. Though there isn’t a magic tip to bring back your eyebrow hair overnight, but there are certain things that can enhance the process. And for this, nothing can work better than natural remedies.
Every female has a natural vaginal scent that can change throughout her menstrual cycle. A strong odor however, can be a sign of an infection, particularly if she is sexually active. Certain sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) such as trichomoniasis can cause a different odor. A woman’s vagina is naturally filled with bacteria but when there is an overgrowth, the condition is called bacterial vaginosis and causes a “fishy” odor.
The female gender is one who cares a lot about his physical condition and is very careful about themselves. However, women not only face aesthetic and beauty problems, but also health problems. (bad smell)
-While some are concerned about their hair, body or face, others have major problems. One of those problems is the vaginal odor caused by infections.
Cellulitis is a skin infection that's treated with antibiotics. It can be serious if it's not treated quickly.
Cellulitis is usually caused by a bacterial infection.
The bacteria can infect the deeper layers of your skin if it's broken – for example, because of an insect bite or cut, or if it's cracked and dry.
Sometimes the break in the skin is too small to notice.
You cannot catch cellulitis from another person as it affects the deeper layers of the skin.
You're more at risk of cellulitis if you:
have poor circulation in your arms, legs, hands or feet – for example, because you're overweight
find it difficult to move around
have a weakened immune system because of chemotherapy treatment or diabetes
have bedsores (pressure ulcers)
have lymphoedema, whic
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) passed on through vaginal, anal and oral sex. Treatment from a sexual health clinic can help. Symptoms clear up on their own but can come back.Genital herpes is very easy to pass on (contagious) from the first tingling or itching of a new outbreak (before any blisters appear) to when sores have fully healed.
You can get genital herpes:
from skin-to-skin contact with the infected area (including vaginal, anal and oral sex)
when there are no visible sores or blisters
if a cold sore touches your genitals
by transferring the infection on fingers from someone else to your genitals
by sharing sex toys with someone who has herpes
You cannot get genital herpes:
from objects such as towels, cutlery or cups – the viru
Sciatica is a pain of the lower limb located along the path of the sciatic nerve. Her treatment is medicated with possible rehabilitation. Preventing its occurrence requires hygienic-dietary rules and the adoption of good positions.
In case of sciatica, it is important to know the right steps and positions to take as well as the medications to take to be relieved. But also, know when to consult.
Here are some tips to help you overcome a sciatic nerve attack.
Some tips to relieve sciatica:
Avoid bad positions and movements that cause sciatica;
Extended bed rest is not recommended.
When lying down, raise your legs to minimize pain (e.g. with pillows);
If the pain is bearable, continue and adapt your activities, without forcing.
To relieve back pain, you can use sel...
The arrival of a child is often the project of a life. So when it is late to come, this desire can become a real ordeal. To give mother Nature a boost and enhance your fertility, here are some natural solutions, recommended by Carmen Tanguy, a certified and validated Shiatsu practitioner and reflexologist of the Medoucine network.
Improve Your Life hygiene
A pregnancy is prepared for 3 to 6 months upstream. This period of preconception is essential for both parents to improve fertility and above all to pass the best to their child during pregnancy.
Lifestyle and dietary changes can boost fertility by up to 69%. So the first thing to do is to clean up your environment:
Reduce the consumption of toxic: alcohol, tobacco, exciting (coffee, soda...);
Also reduce the use of polluting ...
Blackheads are one of the most common forms of acne. Although people who have oily skin are more vulnerable to blackheads, anyone can get them. They form when pores become clogged with a combination of dead skin cells and excess oil (sebum) from your sebaceous glands.
Unlike whiteheads, which create closed pores, blackheads have open surfaces. This creates an oxidation that is dark in color.
It may be tempting to try to pinch or push the black plug out, but this can cause unnecessary scarring and other damage to your skin.
You’ll likely have better results using the tips and tricks outlined below. Keep reading to learn how to get rid of your blackheads and prevent future ones from forming.
Before making blackhead recipes, take the time to prepare your skin by making it tak
Two of the most persistent and difficult skin problems to treat are blackheads and enlarged pores. Most skincare products or treatments do provide a temporary improvement, but they only make your skin problems worse in the long run. Here you can read some tips on how to treat blackheads and enlarged pores effectively and with a lasting result.
WHAT CAUSES ENLARGED PORES?
When your sebaceous glands produce excessive sebum that mixes with the dead skin cells in your pores, your pores can become blocked. The sebum cannot discharge freely from the pores, resulting in your pores becoming wider and more clearly visible. This can also cause blackheads.
WHAT YOU SHOULD AND SHOULD NOT DO
Stop using skincare products that block your pores or that make your skin produce excessive sebum, such as oi...
Blackheads have taken up residence on certain areas of your skin, specifically on your nose, perhaps even elsewhere, and you have a hard time getting rid of them? Thankfully, there are several methods to eliminate them, and prevent their (re)appearance. From innovative products to grandma's recipes, lotions and scrubs, here we give you all the tips to dislodge these unwanted unsightly points. But before going into detail, it is necessary to identify the black spot globally. A quick round-up...
what are blackheads?
Technically called comedon, the black dot is an accumulation of sebum. Sebum is secreted by the sebaceous glands, present in the middle dermis. These glands play a role against the drying of the skin, and lubricate the hair. An excess of sebum will cause acne, a deficiency will...
Gingivitis is caused by plaque build-up in the teeth, which is basically a build-up of bacteria. This plaque is made up of bacteria, food debris, and mucus. Poor dental hygiene is one of the main reasons for plaque build-up, which leads to gingivitis. Other factors that increase the risk of gingivitis include:
Hormonal changes during pregnancy
Infections or systemic diseases (that affect the entire body)
Certain medications like birth control pills
If you are already suffering from gingivitis, going to the dentist is not the only solution. There are many home remedies that can relieve the pain. Here’s a list of the top home remedies for gingivitis that can provide relief from this painful condition.
Baking Soda To Get Rid Of Gingivitis
You Will Need:
1 teaspoon bakin
There are many reasons for itchy skin. It could be the result of a skin condition, such as eczema, shingles, hives, or psoriasis, or it could be a sign of a contagious disease, like scabies or ringworm.
To help soothe itchy skin, dermatologists recommend the following tips:
Apply a cold, wet cloth or ice pack to the skin that itches. Do this for about five to 10 minutes or until the itch subsides.
Take an oatmeal bath. This can be very soothing, especially for blisters or oozing skin due to chickenpox, hives, poison ivy or sunburn.
Moisturize your skin. Always choose a moisturizer free of additives, fragrances and perfumes.
Apply topical anesthetics that contain pramoxine.
Apply cooling agents, such as menthol or calamine. You could also place your moisturizer in the refrigerator to
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