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Beer and Running - A Perfect Combination?
 
Symptoms of Strep Throat
 
Is a staph infection contagious?
 
5 Easy Ways to Reduce your Atlanta Home Cooling Bills this Summer
 
Blisters on Feet – How can they be avoided and cured?
 
Girl Gets Ring Is Getting Closer….
 
Can Fibroids Cause Breakthrough Bleeding?
 
Carbonated Drinks and Calcium Absorption
 

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Is a staph infection contagious?


MRSA, also known as Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus is one of the smartest bacteria that mankind is currently dealing with, because it keeps evolving, beating the affect of normal antibiotics on itself. At first, this bacteria fooled penicillin and after that methicillin (enhanced form of Penicillin).

Is a staph infection contagious? Yes, the bacterium associated with staphylococcus is contagious; it means that anyone can get affected by MRSA staph infection. There will be certain conditions wherein you can get into great trouble while the infection develops. Staph can be found in crowded places like dormitories, day-care centers, and places where skin to skin contact will be more.

Staph Infection is due to Staphylococcus bacteria and there are different types of these bacteria that cause infections. In most of the cases, skin infections due to staph are serious.

Most of the people will wonder if the infections associated with this bacterium are contiguous. Possibilities are there that the infection can be between individuals. Transmission occurs via touching shared items or direct skin-to-skin contact or other surfaces such as used bandages or towels.

Staph skin infections can certainly affect anyone. These infections usually occur in more certain settings like military barracks, schools, and correctional facilities. All the aforementioned settings do have factors that help the infection to get transmitted, which include:

• Crowding
• Common skin-to-skin contact
• Contaminated items and surfaces
• Lack of cleanliness
• Compromised skin

There are more than thirty types of staph bacteria that cause different illnesses. Staph infection in children develop rapidly due to weaker immune system.

Guide to Living with MRSA

MRSA is quite a deadly disease that can be life-threatening, if not taken care of at the right time. Living with MRSA isn’t easy as it is a contagious disease that can literally spread through anything.

Most of the people think that MRSA is not a serious disease and it will heal by itself.

However, the bitter reality is that the one who thinks like that eventually ends up cutting off one of the body parts which has been affected by the MRSA or dies if the infection spreads wildly. If your family member is affected by MRSA, you need to be attentive otherwise you may get infected too. This article ids going to list some best practices, for those who’re infected by this bacterium in your home.

1) Disinfect every thing that you use – this is the first thing you got to do under any circumstances.
2) If you use something that’s public don’t forget to disinfect it properly because your action will affect others’ life.
3) Avoid going to places like spa or gym when you are infected because the equipment that you use will get infected.
4) Shower daily, keep separate towel and don’t let any body use your tooth brush or handkerchief.
5) While making physical contact please be sure that fluid is not touching the uninfected person
6) Apply the ointment containing charcoal; it will sooth the pain and reduce the amount of pus coming out of your damaged area.
7) Eat right and avoid oily or sour food like tamarind and burgers.
8)Talk to your doctor if you feel anything unusual.

Following the above points can help you in living with MRSA with greater ease, and protect your family members from getting affected.

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Symptoms of Strep Throat


Strep throat is the infection and inflammation of throat caused by bacteria known as streptococcus. This condition not only causes inflammation in throat but also in it’s near by areas. After the incorporation of bacteria in the throat the infection starts within 1 to 4 days. This period is also called as the incubation period of the bacteria. This disease is contagious and can be easily passed on to one another. A variety of symptoms are associated with the strep throat disease. This article will discuss some symptoms and the information about the symptoms of this disease will help you diagnose the disease easily.

The most common symptom include: soreness of throat i.e. inflammation and severe pain in throat. But this symptom is also associated with the soar throat, which is a viral infection. Under the step throat condition one feels difficulty in swallowing anything.

The second indication strep throat is that the lymph nodes swell and form clusters in the neck region. Appearance of yellow or white spots on the tonsils and throat is also among the symptoms of strep throat. Sometimes the whole throat becomes red. White or yellow spots or redness of throat indicates the presence of pus in the throat due to which one cannot swallow anything and feels a lot of pain. Accompanied by all these symptoms fever also appear as a symptom of strep throat. In very sever conditions skins rashes also appear on the skin and these rashes mostly appear at the back and on the chest.

Some other symptoms like runny nose, sore in nose, weakness, hoarseness, oral ulcers, conjunctivitis and diarrhea also accompanies the symptoms of strep throat, but they appear when the disease is in very worse condition.

The symptoms of strep throat are not same in children and adults and vary markedly. This disease is very common among children as well as adults so it is very important to know about its symptoms in both.

In infants the most common symptom includes the drainage of grey to yellow colored mucous from the nose. Other symptoms are: fever and the loss of appetite. You must check your child, if he is in the infant stage because he cannot tell you that he is feeling bad. When the symptoms of strep throat start appearing in the toddlers, they start complaining about the pain in throat, they also loose appetite and their lymph nodes swell. The strep throat symptoms become more complicated in older children. The symptoms in older aged children are almost similar to the symptoms that appear in adults. In old aged children the bacteria causing strep throat may release toxins which may cause rash on their bodies.

The strep throat symptoms in adults are different; they usually suffer from discomfort, appetite loss, vomiting, nausea, swelling of lymph nodes and abdominal pain in very severe cases. Rash also start appearing on their bodies and sometimes scarlet fever also accompany strep throat in adults.

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Ingrown Hair Treatment


An ingrown hair is that irritating red bump that appears shortly after shaving. The hair is either cut too close to the skin… or it breaks off just below the skin. The hair then grows back into the hair follicle and becomes an ingrown hair. People that have dark, coarse… or curly hair are the most prone to ingrown hairs. I’ll review the most common ingrown hair treatments, and let you know what I’ve learned.

Tweezing is an option with which everyone has an opinion… all different ! Some say to ggirlently lift the hair out of the follicle and let it heal. Others say not to pluck the hair… as it may break off below the skin. This can lead to scarring. I say tweeze it !.. who wants to wait. Buy a good pair of pointed tweezers, with good grips at the drugstore, or online, and a bottle of peroxide. Use the peroxide to cleanse the tweezers. Pluck the hair near the skin, and dab with peroxide. I never had a problem with scarring, when I followed these directions.

Exfoliation removes the dead skin cells trapping the ingrown hair. Some people say to merbuy a loofa, or a synthetic sponge. I found them too harsh on my skin. The most useful exfoliation products were the Mudd masks… they worked great. I found them helpful when I used them every third day. I also found acne products with salicyclic or glycolic acid helped heal the irritated areas. Using witch hazel also can relieve the irritation and stinging.

Shave less often to let the hair grow out… if you can. If not, shave with a shaving product for sensitive skin… and a single bladed razor. Shave in the direction of the hair growth. For mdudeen, downward on the face areas, and upwards on the neck. Women, towards the body on the legs, underarms, and pubic area. Use the single bladed razor only two or three times. then toss it out. You can also use an electric razor and not apply too much pressure on your skin. Don’t use cologne, as it will further irritate your skin. You can use a medicated after shave lotion.

I did find one drawback to not shaving as much… permanent 5 o’clock shadow. It made me fashion-look and feel like a bum. It also was kind of freeing in a way

If you get an infected ingrown hair… pus will start to appear. An infected ingrown hair… or a chronic ingrown hair… usually means it time to visit a dermatologist.

There are a few effective medications and shaving products on the market and online. I’m in the process of testing and researching ingrown hair treatments and skin care products for skin problems. I’ve been unlucky and have had to deal with problem skin. So you can benefit from my experience and research on what works.

I’ll let you know what I’ve found about ingrown hair removal, in the next section.

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How To Please: Finger A Woman In Bed


Forget about what you have learned as a boy. Unlearn whatever it is you picked up in your father’s copy of pornographic videos and magazines; these were created to stimulate a man’s imagination, these were created to excite men based on what men think are sexy. If you really want to learn how to please a woman in bed you’ll have to think like her.

This sounds horribly cliche to say but it is true that men are microwave ovens whereas women are more like wood ovens. You need to stoke the fire to get it as hot as you want it to get. This needs patience and selflessness. In addition, unlike with men who can get excited with visuals, you cannot just show up naked, performing a lap dance and expect a woman to swoon. You will more likely get either an embarrassed giggle or loud guffaws. So before you practice pole dancing, know that women get aroused differently.


The first thing you need to learn about how to finger a woman in bed is to establish a mood. Women need to feel that emotional bond before they feel sexually attracted to you, they have to like you. They have to have a want to be with you. Superficially women can get attracted with how a man looks, but if you are already in a relationship, where the “her liking you” is already a given, you need to make her feel loved and appreciated to reboot that feeling of “her liking you”.

One way to do this is to set the mood for sex. If she is tired give her a massage, if she is stressed cuddle up with her and let her vent, if she’s had a long day make her some dinner and do a little slow dancing. Once she is relaxed and cozies up to you, you can start making your moves. But do not go and start grabbing her. This is a tad off putting. Start slow and work up the passion, listen and feel for signs that she is responding positively to it. And when you know that she is opening up to you (no pun intended), never ever skip on the foreplay. Make your foreplay as long as you possibly can until she is begging you to go ahead and get inside her.

Learning how to please a woman is not easy. But to perform at your absolute best, I recommend you download Lick by Lick by America’s most romantic man, sex and relationship expert Michael Webb. The book will discuss the importance of foreplay in sexually satisfying a woman. It will teach you on how to do foreplay and will even give you a road map to her pleasure spots, including the eight components of the vulva that are extremely responsive to pleasure which very few men know about. Lick by Lick will also give an extensive guide to cunnilingus which is the tried and tested way to bring any woman to climax; cunnilingus is the act of making love to her female parts with your mouth and tongue. As majority of women orgasm through clitoral stimulation, this book is a very good investment to spice up a long term couple’s sex life or to establish a new couple sex life so as to strengthen their relationship inside and outside the bedroom.

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What’s a Pinched Nerve how to Recognize the Condition and Manage the Pain associated with it



What is a Pinched Nerve and what causes it ?

A Pinched Nerve is a term used in common parlance to describe a compressed, constricted or an impinged nerve.  To understand a pinched nerve better, let’s first recap all that we know about what a nerve really is and how it controls our bodily functions.

Nerves are the signal bearers of our bodies; they transmit chemical signals or neural information from our brain to different parts of our bodies and back via the spinal cord. Together the brain and the spinal cord form the central nervous system of our body.  The nerves can be broadly classified as motor nerves which carry signals to our muscles to move, contract and so on; sensory nerves that command the sensation of touch, taste and smell; autonomic nerves which control the involuntary processes of our body such as pumping of blood and digestion.

In layman terms it means that every action we perform is commanded by the signals carried by the nerves.  As a natural corollary, any disruption to the signals will lead to information jumbling and adversely affect the action the nerve is supposed to control.

A nerve impingement or a pinched nerve denotes that for some reason a particular nerve or bundle of nerves has been constricted or compressed, interrupting and even disrupting the normal flow of signals to and fro that nerve or nerve bundle.   A compressed nerve or a pinched nerve may happen anywhere in the body but the likeliest locations are the neck or the lower back where the maximum flexing happens and the potential for wear and tear is more.

The most common cause of a pinched nerve is a herniated disc.  An incorrect posture, a sports injury or a jerky movement may result in a herniated disc.  A herniated or slip disc builds up pressure on the nerves passing through causing a compression. Other probable causes of a pinched nerve include arthritis, bone spurs, spinal stenosis and carpal tunnel syndrome.

How to recognize if you are suffering from a pinched nerve?

Since more than one kind of nerve may have been affected on account of the trauma to the region, the impact of a pinched nerve may vary.  But the most common sensations associated with an impinged nerve are that of pain accompanied by alternating numbness and tingling in the affected region as the signals repeatedly try to pass but fail in their attempt.

The way to recognize that you are suffering from a pinched pain is that the pain is not localized but spreads to connected limbs and is aggravated by long duration of standing, sitting or high levels of activity. If the pain is in the lower back, bending forward or backwards may increase the pain.

According to Health Guidances, a pinched nerve in the neck may cause pain and numbness in the neck, head, shoulder and upper arms whereas a pinched nerve in the lower back may result in pain and tingling in the lower back, hips, thighs and even the legs extending right up to the toes. The stiffness and tingling in the associated limbs may be continual and again may be aggravated by any posture or movement which puts pressure on the affected region.

Of course, the safest bet to find out whether you are indeed suffering from a pinched nerve is to consult an Orthopaedic specialist.

How to manage pain resulting from a pinched nerve?

The pain associated with a pinched nerve is often debilitating and unfortunately takes long to wear off.  For those who suffer from a pinched nerve handling daily chores can also be a challenge as the slightest pressure on the affected region may trigger the pain and numbness again.

The good news however is that the pain eventually wears off and the body heals itself at least in most cases. A nerve impinged due to a herniated disc may alleviate itself in 6 to 8 weeks with rest and medication.  A nerve which has been compressed due to other factors may take longer and may need prolonged medication and pain management.

At home, the best way to manage the pain is to avoid further trauma on the affected region and explore the most comfortable or the least painful posture in which to stand, sit or lie down. Hot and cold compresses can provide relief to the affected region.  Some afflicted by a pinched nerve swear by ice-packs while others find a hot shower or a warm bath amazingly alleviating.

On the medical front, the specialist may base his assessment of your problem on X-ray and MRI scan results to substantiate symptoms shared by you.  He may prescribe powerful pain killers to relieve the nerve pain and to fight the inflammation. Be prepared for sleepy days as the drugs are often high on sedative which may actually be good as nothing can cure your condition better than plenty of rest. The doctor may also prescribe medicines that revitalize and regenerate the nerves.

You may also be asked to consult a physiotherapist who can recommend exercises which can both relieve the pain as well as strengthen the muscles in the affected region. He may also advise you on the correct sitting and lying down posture.  If sitting is painful, you may be advised to use a cushioned surface, to take care to support your lumbar region completely and take regular breaks.

If sleeping on the back is a problem, you may be asked to sleep with a pillow under your knees to provide support. Physiotherapy sessions may also involve the use of traction as well as electric stimulation of the affected area by providing low frequency electric waves.

Besides the conventional allopathic treatment, some people prefer treating pinched nerve and other back pain problems through natural and holistic treatment methods such as chiropractic, acupuncture and massage. Chiropractic is very popular and involves gentle de-compression of the nerve and re-alignment of the spinal cord.

Once the condition has been alleviated practicing yoga, gentle stretching exercises and massage on a regular basis may help strengthen the affected muscles. Using the correct sitting posture and avoiding jerky movements while exercising, lifting or any other physical activity may prevent the occurrence of a pinched nerve in the future.

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Tonsil Stones Secret Home Remedies Review



Review of Remedies – How To Naturally Cure Tonsilloliths

The book’s author – Anna Watson since seven years old was herself, herself endured from tonsilloliths. She spent seven years hunting searching for natural remedy for this sneaky health problem. The guide is a nicely written, comprehensively studied guide that’s easy to read that supplies easy yet powerful natural relief from tonsilloliths, it demonstrates you in a manner that is detailed the best way to cure it and avoid it from returning. It covers this problem quite comprehensively and without needles fluff even though it may not seem long at just 32 pages.

Does this guide present really we’ve examined tonsilloliths remedies and 10 distinct guides which one if one of the very best three. This guide is going to demonstrate how you can eliminate tonsil stones dangerous and high-priced medications and keep them from returning.

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Some relevant issues about Tramadol (an 627 pill)


Perhaps you are aware about the benefits to buy tramadol online. However, with these facilities some sort of risk is also there while purchasing this medicine. Therefore, how would you eliminate those risks, still getting the benefits obtainable from the online pharmacies?

Quality pain reliever

You may know,Tramadol is a pill with imprinted an 627 and it’s a pain killer medication for patients. As there are various online pharmacies located abroad, there are few requisite rules applicable to produce value and productive environment. For instance, the FDA, generally maintain a top standard in regards the procedures of how medicines in respect of pain are developed, manufactured and produced. However, these pain pills might be produced in a third world country not showing much importance to these rules. As a result, the ultimate product could be of inferior quality in those countries. However, purchasing the medicine from any reputed company can prevent you from being affected with any sort of adverse effects.

What should be noted carefully?

While purchasing the medicines consumers should ensure that the online pharmacy is a reputed one and is conducting its business for few years prior to placing orders to them. Few other pharmacies which do online business sometimes suppress information from the clients and actually they are not at all a pharmacy. In such situation, you should verify their credentials thoroughly. The ideal way to check the genuineness of and reliability of those pharmacies is to verify their actual address and phone number.

Probable legal complications while buying tramadol

FDA or the Food and Drug Administration, do not permit citizens of USA to buy tramadol without a valid prescription. In order to solve this problem, the users should get a valid prescription from an online pharmacy. This generally needs an e-mail or telephonic interview with an actual pharmacist.

How to utilize

You should consume this medicine through mouth as advised by your physician, generally every four to six hours as required for the relief of the pain. You can take this medicine without or with food. In case you feel the symptom of nausea, then you can consume this medicine with some food. You should ask your pharmacist or physician regard other means to the reduce the symptom of nausea, one of the procedures could be to remain in lying position for one to two hours without making any body movement. The dosage of the medicines depends on the condition of your body and the response which your body is giving on the treatment.

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Effective Weight Loss Exercises The Ones That Work


Weight loss exercises are an integral part of any weight training regime. Just as there is no such thing as a magic pill that will make someone lose weight in an instant, there is also no such thing as an exercise that will make people lose weight instantly and effortlessly. However, when it comes to weight loss, there are exercises that can benefit people more than others.

Almost all experts will agree that some exercises are more effective than others. Not all exercises are well suited for every single type of fitness level. Some exercises are designed to help people build muscle mass while others are purely meant to help people lose weight. The exercises that matter to people who are on their way to beating the bulge are the ones that help them burn more calories.

Walking

Believe it or not, walking is one of those weight loss exercises known to help one lose weight effectively. It is both effective and efficient and it’s practically an exercise that anyone can do no matter what fitness level they are currently in at the moment. Walking can be beneficial to all people of all ages. Even people who are physically fit can gain great benefits from walking.

However, if you’re a couch potato, note that experts from the American Council on Exercise do not recommend that you just get up and start walking around like crazy. Every type of exercise sessions should be taken gradually, even walking.

They recommend that people who are used to sedentary lifestyles should begin walking for about five to ten minutes a day. After a few walking sessions, they should increase the amount of time by several minute increments until they finally get to 30 minutes of walking per session.

Aerobics and Interval Training

Two additional weight loss exercises include aerobics and interval training. Those who are already fit enough can do aerobics in order to lose weight. It is a step up from just plain walking, which basically means that an individual is now ready for more intensive workouts.

However, for those who aren’t that physically fit, they can opt for interval training. This is done by making your current workout, like walking for instance, more intense for an interval of one or two minutes and then pull back and walk at your normal pace for about five minutes or so. Keep switching from high intensity to low intensity workouts throughout the duration of your exercise session.

Note that interval training can be done with just about any other exercise there is, aerobics included. As a bit of a reminder, before you actually engage in interval training, be sure to consult with your doctor or fitness trainer if it is okay for you to do so given your current fitness level.

Strength Training

As people engage in exercise in order to lose weight, it is recommended that they also incorporate strength training whenever it is possible. It should be expected that people will grow muscles in the process. Experts advise people to increase their muscular fitness as well. The fact here is that people who have more muscular fitness will find it easier to burn more calories. These are but some of the effective weight loss exercises that really work.

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Stevia Powder: A Sweet Sensation



Stevia powder is creating a stir among the health food community. It’s being used as a safe, tasty substitute for other artificial sweeteners, and has been used by South American natives for years to help many ailments. With benefits for those with diabetes (see the stevia diabetes review here), children, people trying to lose weight, and those who appreciate healthy natural food in general, it’s easy to see why this substance is so popular.

What is Stevia?

It is essentially an herb. The Stevia plant can be found growing wild as small shrubs in parts of Paraguay and Brazil. It’s cultivated in both these places, China, and Japan. It is used as a sweetener because of its leaves, which are often 10 to 15 times sweeter than sugar. Some Stevia extracts can be as much as 300 times sweeter than sugar!

Why isn’t Stevia Powder marketed with other sugar substitutes?

The Powder remains classified as an “unapproved food additive” by the FDA. Although available in many countries, an import alert was issued in 1991 concerning Stevia. This made it nearly impossible to import or sell the herb in the United States. Competition with aspartame may have been one reason the FDA issued an alert about the powder. The FDA based the import alert on concerns raised by a preliminary study on this substance, but another study later that year showed the invalidity of the first. They then altered their stance on it, allowing it as a food supplement but not a sweetener.

How can I use?

The powder can be used for cooking, baking, and as a sugar substitute. Hundreds of Stevia recipes can be found on the internet. This benefit is particularly helpful for people with diabetes, people trying to lose weight, or anyone else who needs to watch their sugar intake. In Japan, is used in a number of dishes, like seafood and vegetables. It may be easier to use a liquid solution for some kinds of cooking, but this can easily be made by adding water to the powder.

Where is it available?

To find some Stevia, whether you’re looking for the liquid or powder form, a natural food store is the best place to go. Supermarkets and grocery stores typically don’t carry it. It’s worth the search though. The Powder is essentially calorie-free, sweeter than sugar, and can be used to replace sugar in almost any recipe. With so much sugar in our diets these days, it can only help to try out a healthy alternative like this.

Source:
Is Stevia safe? – Health Guides

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Lovely Lemons – A Great Way to Start the Day


Here’s a great way to “get things moving downstairs” in the morning that won’t make you wiggy for the rest of the day like coffee will. It’ll wake up your digestive system before eating breakfast and get you ready for the day, so to speak. Most people who try it swear by it.

Ready for this amazing secret recipe?

Hot water + lemon

That’s it. Put on the kettle, slice a piece of lemon, pour. Simple enough to add to the busiest schedule and oh-so worth it.

The warm water applies mass to the digestive system kicking it into action. Also, warm water will leave the stomach quicker than cold water since the body doesn’t have to expend energy warming it up first. The lemon is added since it actually aids the bowels in eliminating waste more efficiently and it will give you a good dose of micronutrients to boot.

It’s a simple trick, used for centuries and worth adding to your repertoire.

You can thank me later.

 

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