Use Home Remedies For Dog Ear Infection and Treat Your Dog at Home

If you’ve ever made costly trips to the vet, then home remedies for dog ear infection have most likely crossed your mind. We all love our dogs and want to give them the best care, but sometimes it becomes necessary to see if we can treat our dog with natural treatments and spare the expense of costly vet visits and medications with side effects.

Types Ear Infection

Before you consider dog ear infection at home remedies, you need to know a little background. First, there are two types of ear infections in dogs just as there are in humans. Your dog could be suffering from otitis externa which is a fancy way of saying an outer ear infection or he could be suffering from otitis media which is an infection of the middle ear.

Symptoms of Infection

It won’t take long for you to notice something just isn’t right with your dog. When he has an ear infection, he will most like shake his head as if something is bothering him. Other signs include scratching at his ears and whimpering when petted in the ear area. You may also notice that his ears are red and there could be an odor with a smelly discharge.

Home Remedies for Dog Ear Infection

There are several remedies that you can try to rid your dog of his infection. Some of these include using apple cider or balsamic vinegar, different oils, alcohol, garlic. Before you begin to treat your dog, you need to gently clean out your dog’s ears. You can do this by wetting cotton balls and gently removing any dirt and discharge that is in his ears. Once you have his ears clean, you can begin using your home remedies.

Vinegar  

One of the most common home remedies is using Apple Cider Vinegar or Balsamic vinegar. These two vinegars seem to work best. To try this remedy, use a solution of equal parts vinegar and clean water. Dampen a cotton ball in the vinegar mixture and gently swab the mixture into the ear. Do not “flood” the ear with the mixture. Dog’s have trouble draining fluid from their ears and is one cause they get infections in the first place. Leaving fluid in the ears will lead to a worse infection.

Vinegar works for fungal infections and yeast infections.

Top Tips to Treat Chest Pain

Chest pain is a serious symptom meaning “heart attack” to most people. Serious chest discomfort should usually be evaluated by a physician right now. On the way to the emergency room or while waiting for the ambulance, take two aspirin tablets. While pain from the heart may sometimes be mild, it is usually intense. Sometimes a feeling of pressure or squeezing on the chest is more prominent than actual pain. Almost always the pain or discomfort will be felt in part below the breastbone. It may also be felt in the jaw or down the inner part of either arm. There may be nausea and sweating. If dizziness, shortness of breath, or irregularity of the pulse is present, it is particularly important that a physician be seen immediately.

A related form of heart pain is not a heart attack but is termed “angina pectoris” or “angina.” These pains also can occur in the upper arms or the jaw, but usually involve part of the breastbone. Angina pains occur with exercise and sometimes with stress, and they go away with rest and relaxation. They are a result of narrowed arteries to the heart that are unable to supply enough blood when the heart is working hard. In a heart attack, one of these same arteries has actually become totally blocked. However, all chest pain does not come from the heart. Pain can also come from the chest wall, the lungs, the outside covering of the lungs, the outside covering of the heart, the esophagus, the diaphragm, the spine, the skin, or the organs in the upper part of the abdominal cavity. Often it is difficult even for a physician to determine the precise origin of the pain. Therefore there are no absolute rules that enable you to determine which pains may be treated at home. The following guidelines usually work and are used by doctors, but there are occasional exceptions.

A shooting pain lasting a few seconds is common and means nothing. A sensation of a “catch” at the end of a deep breath is also trivial and does not need attention. Chest wall pain can be demonstrated by pressing a finger on the chest at the spot of discomfort and reproducing or aggravating the pain by this maneuver. Pleurisy gets worse with a deep breath, heart pain does not. When pericarditis is present, the pain may throb with each heartbeat. Ulcer pain burns with an empty stomach and gets better with food, gallbladder pain often becomes more intense after a meal. Each of these four conditions, when suspected, should be evaluated by a physician.

Spasm of the esophagus can cause severe pain mimicking a heart attack and is quite different from the acid-burning that we called heartburn. This spasm pain feels as if it is expanding from inside the chest rather than squeezing from the outside as does heart pain. And it is often relieved by a drink of water, while heart pain is not.

If your chest pain is a new sensation and you are not sure what is going on, you should be evaluated promptly in an emergency medical facility. This is a complaint for which it is better to be conservative. See a doctor. Exceptions are chest wall pain, particularly if you had unusual exertion a day or so before, or pain that you are sure is coming from the esophagus. These you can treat with rest and acetaminophen, in the case of chest wall pain, and water and antacids, in the case of pain coming from the esophagus.

Otosclerosis – Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

Otosclerosis is a genetically mediated metabolic bone disease that affects only the bones in the middle part of the human ear. Women are affected twice as often as men. Otosclerosis usually develops in the third decade of life. The bones in the middle ear first turn spongy and later become dense and sclerotic, and become fixed to each other and to the eardrum, resulting in conductive hearing loss. Occasionally, this process can involve other parts of the inner ear and produce sensorineural hearing loss. The symptoms of otosclerosis include hearing loss, a buzzing sound in the ear and dizziness. Surgical intervention and the use of hearing aids are used in the management of otosclerosis.

The Ayurvedic treatment of otosclerosis is aimed at the preservation of hearing and attempting to halt or reverse the process of otosclerosis. Medicines like Panch-Tikta-Ghrut-Guggulu, Laxadi-Guggulu, Punarnavadi-Guggulu and Saarivadi-Vati are used to treat the basic pathology of the disease. Medicines like Kaishor-Guggulu, Tapyadi-Loh, Ekang-Veer-Ras and Bruhat-Vat-Chintamani are used to prevent damage to the inner ear and the resultant sensorineural hearing loss. Herbal medicines like Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Saariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Kutki (Picrorrhiza kurroa), Asthishrunkhala (Cissus quadrangularis), Laxa (Purified wax), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) and Musta (Cyperus rotundus) can also be used for this purpose. In addition, in order to reverse the process of otosclerosis, medicines like Shankh-Bhasma, Godanti-Bhasma, Praval-Bhasma, Praval-Panchamrut and Panchamrut-Parpati are used in combination with medicines like Tamra-Bhasma, Abhrak-Bhasma and Trivang-Bhasma.

Clinical progression of this disease is unpredictable. Since bilateral involvement of the ears is common, early initiation of treatment is recommended in order to derive maximum therapeutic benefit. Ayurvedic treatment can also help to prevent sensorineural hearing loss which can result in complete deafness.

Spiritual Isolation in Carson McCullers’ The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

In analyzing the novel of Carson McCullers’ The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, the author uses three Sociological Theories of Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckman on ‘Socialization: The Internalization of Society’, Presentation of Self in Everyday Life by Eving Goffman and Emile Durkheim’s “Social Facts” and “Suicide” to probe on the motives and behavior of characters, the reasons of their loneliness, hatred, love, faith, inner conflict and their moral and spiritual isolation.

Only when he has achieved this degree of internalization is an individual a member of society. The process by which this is brought about by socialization, which may be thus be defined as the comprehensive and consistent introduction of an individual into the objective world of society or a sector of it. Primary socialization is the first socialization an individual undergoes which he becomes a member of society. Secondary socialization is any subsequent process that inducts an already socialized individual into new sectors of the objective world of his society.

It is at once evident that primary socialization is usually the most important one for an individual and that the basic structure of all secondary socialization has to resemble that of primary socialization. Every individual is born into an objective social structure within which he encounters the significant others who are in charge of his socialization. The significant others are imposed on him… The significant others who mediate this world to him modify it in the course of mediating it. It is noteworthy to say that all five major characters in the novel exhibit their own location in the social structure and also by virtue of their individual, biographically rooted idiosyncrasies. The coloration of the characters, their suffering and how they respond to it, whether social, emotional, psychological or mental is wholly affected by their significant others. Hence, traits like reticence or loquacity, prudence or tactlessness, contentment or discontentment, bitter resentment, rebelliousness or other characters of the parents or siblings may be absorbed.

Primary socialization involves emotional learning. Indeed, there is a good reason to believe that without such emotional attachment to significant others, the learning process would be difficult if not impossible.. The child identifies with the significant others in a variety of emotional ways.

What is important to consider is the fact that the individual not only takes on the roles and attitudes of others, but in the same process takes on their world. To be given an identity involves being assigned a specific place in the world. Because the identity is subjectively appropriated by the child or person (Mr. Singer, deaf-mute), so is the world is the world to this identity points.

Primary socialization creates in the child’s consciousness a progressive abstraction from the roles and attitudes of specific others to roles and general. For example, in the internalization of norms, there is a progression, from Mick Kelly as boyish to Mick Kelly as ladylike, Bubber from childish to isolated child after he accidentally shot Baby.

After the primary socialization is internalized, it is the language that a child has to internalize. With language, and by means of it, various motivational and interpretative schemes are internalized as institutionally defined-wanting to act as a brave little boy, the word brave if internalized results to a brave boy and coward to a coward boy. This program both, the applicable and the anticipatory, differentiate one’s identity from that of others- such as girls, slave boys or boys from another clan. Finally, there is internalization of rudiments of the legitimating apparatus.

Primary and secondary socialization are never total and never finished.

Goffman says that when an individual appears in the presence of others, there will usually be some reason for him to mobilize his activity so that it will convey an impression to others that is in his interests to convey.

He approaches the human being as an actor performing on stage. In summary, he explains that others seek to know who we are. We control our actions to give off the picture we want to give off; others will also seek to act to control the definition of the situation; a working consensus is created; ongoing interaction may question the picture and preventive tactics help preserve the interaction and keep actors from the embarrassment.

John Singer is the focal point of the other four main characters in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. Chapters narrated from Singer’s point of view open the and close the first and second parts of the novel. The deaf-mute, as the society or his secondary socialization has identified him, Singer is a silver engraver at a local jewelry store; for ten years he has lived with his close friend Spiros Antonapoulos, another deaf-mute. Singer never seems to realize that he puts almost all of the effort into his friendship with Antonapoulos, but he is happy in this obliviousness. After Antonapoulos is taken away to an insane asylum at the end of Part One, Singer grows very sad and lonely and moves in as a boarder with the Kelly family. Antonapalous is considered by Singer as his immediate significant other and that his actions are largely affected by his friend that led to his suicide when he learned of Antonapalous’ death.

The second part chronicles the other characters’ increasing dependence various presentation of themselves everyday to Singer. Each of them creates his or her own individual conception of who Singer is; because Singer himself cannot speak, he cannot refute or disillusion them. Singer demonstrates one of McCullers’s main themes and one of her counter- themes, as he plays one role with Antonapoulos and another with the four other main characters. Singer’s devotion to Antonapoulos is McCullers’s means of exploring the human struggle to be loved and to express oneself. On the other hand, Singer is an object of such adoration and devotion from the other characters as he attracted all of them individually to share his silence and loneliness and yet finding solace or peace or even fulfillment when characters talk to him that they cannot verbalize to others.

Mick, with her rebellious and courageous spirit as she moves from childhood into adolescence, is the other strong focal point of the narrative. There are more chapters devoted to Mick’s point of view than to any other character in the novel. Mick, had serious ambitions of becoming a concert pianist when she grew up. Mick’s attachment to music is important not only as a defining character trait but also because McCullers’ musical sensibility shapes the entire structure of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter; indeed, she once referred to the book as a three-part fugue. Throughout the novel, music symbolizes Mick’s energy and her pursuit of beauty; she stores it in the “inner room” of her mind, to which only she and Singer have access. Mick’s plans to build a violin from scratch, for example, arise from her “inner room.” Consequently, her frustration when the violin does not work is more violent than if the idea had been conceived in her “outer room”-the part of her that she allows to interact with the outside world. Her interaction with her family, especially to her siblings vary and much more different when she interacts with the other four major characters. She hates her sisters who are lazy. She continuously shows affection for Ralph and Bubber.

Mick is the most positive and hopeful character in the novel. The fact that Mick is a child at the beginning of the novel, it provides the opportunity to portray the funny and poignant moments that accompany Mick’s coming of age. At her worst, Mick frightens her little brother Bubber into running away after he accidentally shoots Baby in the head with a BB gun; at her best, she heroically offers to quit school so that she can work at Woolworth’s to help her poverty-stricken family. At the end of the novel, Mick’s final words indicate to us that her inner world remains intact and that she will continue to fight to achieve her ambitions. Her contact to real world allows her more to grow and mature with Harry as her first kiss and Mr. Singer as her long time “crush”.

Biff Brannon is one of the more bizarre if not grotesque characters in the novel. Like Singer, he is distanced, observant, and quiet influenced by his past. However, none of Biff’s observations cohere into any greater insight or concept of humanity; instead, they stand as isolated, unconnected fragments that offer us only puzzling and contradictory impulses that are never satisfactorily explained. When we see Biff interact with his wife, Alice, at the beginning of the novel, it is clear that the two do not feel any great love for one another after fifteen years of marriage. We also learn that Biff is impotent, though we are never told if this condition is just a problem he has in his relations with Alice or whether it extends to other women as well. Throughout the novel we perceive that Biff also has a strong desire to have children of his own; he wishes that Mick and his niece, Baby, were his own children.

Biff clearly has unresolved sexual anxieties, but their exact nature is never made clear. He keeps all the parts of his life compartmentalized-the past from the present, his life upstairs in his room from his life downstairs in the restaurant, and his marital relationship from his sexual life. At one point, we learn that Biff chivalrously beat up his sister-in-law’s husband when he bragged about beating her; yet after Alice dies, Biff starts to sew and use his wife’s perfume, expressing an unexpected feminine side to his personality. No one explains or integrates these conflicting impulses, which leaves us to assume that Biff himself is unable to resolve these inner conflicts.

Dr. Benedict Copeland is perhaps the most noble character in the entire story, as his name suggests of goodness, as a black man who has made many personal sacrifices to devote his entire life’s work to furthering the education and uplift of the black community. Dr. Copeland went to the North as a young man to get a college education, and then came back to the South to put his education to good use among the impoverished black community. He speaks very carefully and articulately, never once using the colloquial slang that characterizes the speech of the other black characters, such as his daughter, Portia, and his son Willie. Dr. Copeland feels a constant frustration with what he perceives as the ignorance of black people and their blind acceptance of an inferior societal position-a clear parallel to Jake Blount’s frustration with the ignorance of lower-class workers. Dr. Copeland feels that education and strong teachers and leaders are the best means of combating black ignorance and poverty, but he is unable to find anyone of his own race who can help him with his goals. Dr. Copeland constantly feels alienated from both his own family and the broader black community, largely due to his radical views. Dr. Copeland’s children have largely accepted the position white society has given them; all of them except Portia are afraid to even come to his house to visit because they know he will chastise them for the choices they have made in their lives.

Dr. Copeland, like Jake Blount, is a Marxist, but he does not have the same confused conception of the theory’s implementation that Blount does. At the end of Part Two, when the two men finally discuss their political views, their personal, educational, and racial differences make it almost impossible for them to communicate; as a result, neither recognizes the other as a fellow reformer. Dr. Copeland’s brand of Marxism is so highly intellectualized that he communicates his theory no more effectively than Jake does with his drunken rambling. Jake is a wanderer who comes to town with confused and passionate plans for a socialist revolt. He drinks almost constantly for the first few weeks he is in town, spending almost all his time at Biff Brannon’s New York Café. Once Jake meets Singer and decides that Singer, like him, “knows,” he stays in town and gets a job at a local carnival. Of all the characters, Jake is the most prone to violent outbursts and genuine mental instability-his speech is never constant in tone, changing from intellectual to crass to boisterous to rage at a moment’s notice. He is constantly consumed with his desire to see workers rise up in revolt; the only time he ceases to think about how to achieve his misguided socialist reforms is when he drinks himself into a stupor.

Jake is also the least sensitive of all of the characters, and he is no expert at personal interaction. All of the other main characters have other friends, acquaintances, or family outside of their relationship with Singer, but Jake confides in nobody else except the deaf-mute. After Singer dies, Jake is blindingly angry that he has spent so much time telling his dreams and plans to a man who is now dead. At the end of the novel, Jake leaves town to search for another person who will share his views and collaborate with him in his plans for violent revolt and revolution.

Man’s constant struggle and his success or defeat against moral and spiritual isolation is very vivid in the novel. Each of the five main characters strives to break out of his or her isolated existence. The reasons each character is isolated are very different: the deaf-mute John Singer cannot communicate with most of the world because he cannot speak; Mick Kelly cannot communicate with anyone in her family because they do not share her intelligence and ambition; Biff Brannon is left alone when his wife dies; Dr. Copeland is alienated from his family and from other black people because of his education and viewpoints; Jake Blount is alone is his radical social viewpoints and in the fact that he is a newcomer in town.

The isolation from which each character suffers is a combination of personal and environmental factors. According to Emile Durkheim, society is composed of “organs” called social facts which are: A.)Material social facts such as 1.) society 2.) structural components of society like the church and state 3.) morphological components of society like population and housing and B.) Non Material Social Facts like 1.) morality 2.) collective conscience 3.) collective representation and 4.) social currents which affects people the way they are. However, all of the characters feel profoundly alone in some sense or another, and all of them desperately need to communicate their feelings with somebody who understands them. All five, with the exception of Biff, confide in Singer the things that make them spiritually lonesome caused by the absence of religion or God. In contrast Portia, Willie and Highboy and other colored minor characters, Presbyterian members, find peace amidst black community persecution. Though it is never made clear, the only reason Biff does not discuss his personal conflicts with Singer is most likely because Biff himself is unable to articulate these personal conflicts. Regardless, Biff still finds Singer’s presence comforting. After talking to Singer, the characters almost always feel soothed.

The novelist explores the idea that all people feel a need to create some sort of guiding principle or god. However, whatever each person conceives of in this godlike role is merely his or her own fantasy; it has no basis in reality, just as those who believe in God have no proof that He actually exists. Singer becomes a pseudo-religious figure for the main characters of the novel; they believe he has infinite and unending wisdom about many things, and they turn to him in times of trouble, constantly asking him to help them achieve their goals and assuage their fears and doubts.

Each character creates a different god in Singer. For Mick, Singer is a man who feels as she does about music and whom she can ask very personal questions-things she has never said to anyone before. For Dr. Copeland, Singer is an the only enlightened white man he has ever met, the only one who understands the Doctor’s burning passion to achieve justice for black people in the world. For Blount, Singer is a man who shares his deep concern about the importance of socialist revolution and the eradication of capitalism. For Biff, Singer is, like Biff himself, a quiet and astute observer of the human condition who ponders many things in great depth.

In reality, however, Singer is none of these things; he is merely an ordinary, intelligent man who only wants to be with his friend Antonapoulos. Singer cannot understand why all these other people come to him for advice on topics with which he has no expertise or even familiarity. It is ironic that Singer-a character the others blindly make out to be a sort of god-is just as prone to the same blind faith, which we see in his love for Antonapoulos. Singer believes that Antonapoulos is a wise, kindhearted person, and he worships his friend unremittingly. Meanwhile, it is clear to us that all the evidence suggests Antonapoulos is actually coarse, selfish, and lazy. In the end, we see that all the major characters are deluding themselves by believing only what they wish about John Singer. Nonetheless, the very fact that they believe it gives them peace.

Heroism surfaces most overtly in the novel in the characters of John Singer and of Mick, the least self-absorbed of the major characters and seemingly the only ones capable of feeling genuine, unselfish love for another person. The love Singer feels for Antonapoulos demonstrates the altruism of Singer’s nature: he is capable of loving someone completely without receiving any true reciprocation whatsoever. Mick also shows herself to be capable of loving someone for reasons that are not at all self-interested: she feels a deeply affectionate love for her younger brother Bubber, and she continues to feel this way even when he distances himself from her.

By the end of the novel, Mick emerges as the most heroic character when she gives up school to take on a job to help support her family. She is determined not to give up on her dreams; indeed, she is the only character who does not let Singer’s death negatively affect the course her life takes. After Singer dies, Dr. Copeland’s health fails and he is taken to his father-in-law’s farm; Blount leaves town; Biff remains in the same monotonous existence. Mick is the only one of the major characters who maintains positive plans for the future: she is firmly resolved to continue saving for a piano, despite the fact that it will take many hours at Woolworth’s before she can afford one. For Mick, there is a light at the end of the tunnel that no other character-not even Singer-sees.

Both Singer and Blount experience dreams that either are indicative of important aspects of their personalities or support some greater theme in the novel as a whole. Singer dreams that he sees Antonapoulos at the top of a flight of stairs, kneeling and holding something up in his hand. Singer is kneeling behind Antonapoulos, while Mick, Biff, Jake, and Dr. Copeland are all kneeling behind Singer. This worshipful image perfectly depicts the way that the characters feel in the story: Singer worships Antonapoulos, whereas the other four characters worship Singer. The dream represents the dynamic of the relationships in the novel as a whole.

Jake has a nightmare at the end of the book that he has had several times before. He dreams that he is in a crowd and that he is carrying a covered basket. He feels anxious because he does not know to whom to give the basket. This dream demonstrates Blount’s desire to find kindred spirits who also believe in socialism, so that he can give his “basket” of beliefs to them. In the dream, Blount has been carrying the burdensome basket for a long time; in life, his socialist beliefs have burdened him for a long time as well, as there are few people with whom he can share them to relieve his thoughts.

Singer is a symbol of hope throughout the entire narrative: he embodies Mick’s hopes that someday she will travel and become a famous musician, he embodies Biff’s hope that he will someday find enlightenment, he embodies Dr. Copeland’s hope that someday the black race will have justice, and he embodies Jake’s hope that soon workers in America will understand that they are oppressed and will fight for their rights. Each character projects these qualities onto Singer, who comes to stand for all that the characters believe in their own minds. This blank-slate quality to Singer is the reason the others believe in him as they would a god: he cannot directly respond to their pleas, but the mere fact that they believe in him enough to confide in him in the first place affords them at least a small measure of peace.

In conclusion, the major characters as well as the minor characters are greatly influenced by their past, their families, and people they met. Both primary socialization and secondary socialization spell out the future of their lives. Their isolation, resentment, bitterness, rebelliousness or meekness are caused according to Durkheim by many factors such as the material and non material social facts such as society, environment, church, state, morality, collective conscience, collective representation and social currents.

Chronic Cold – Causes and Treatment

Cold agglutinin disease is actually a group of disorders that are characterized by antierythrocyte autoantibodies that bind red blood cells at cold temperatures (< 37° C), causing hemagglutination. Chronic Cold Urticaria is a disease where hives, or large red welts form on the skin. The welts are usually itchy and often the hands and feet will become itchy and swollen as well. Hives vary in size from about the size of a pencil eraser to as big as a quarter or larger. Children with allergies will often have dark circles under their eyes, called allergic shiners. They might also have a small crease near the bottom of their nose (nasal crease) from pushing their nose up because it is itchy. Inside their nose, the mucosa will often be pale and swollen, while it is usually red and inflamed when you have a cold. COLD (chronic obstructive lung disease): Any disorder that persistently obstructs bronchial airflow. COLD mainly involves two related diseases — chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
Both bronchitis and emphysema cause chronic obstruction of air flowing through the airways of the lungs. The obstruction is generally permanent and progresses (becomes worse) over time.

Chronic Cough Caused by Postnasal Drip

Postnasal drip is a condition in which mucus drips down the back of the throat causing a cough. This generally occurs because of an overproduction of mucus in the airways. It is common for postnasal drip to be accompanied by a sore throat, and can sometimes lead to an ear infection or sinus infection. Postnasal drip tends to worsen when lying flat because of excessive mucus in the upper respiratory tract. Postnasal drip may be caused by hay fever, allergies, sinusitis, a cold, or the flu.

Less common causes include: congestive heart failure, disorders of the upper airways, disorders of the pericardium, bronchogenic carcinoma, interstitial lung disease, chronic pulmonary infection (e.g., tuberculosis), cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, and psychogenic disorders.

Asthma. This is a common cause of chronic cough in adults and the leading cause in children. Most often, the cough occurs with wheezing and shortness of breath, but in one type of asthma, cough is the only symptom. An asthma-related cough may come and go with the seasons, appear after an upper respiratory tract infection, or become worse when you’re exposed to cold air or certain chemicals or fragrances.

Treatment of Chronic Cold

Some treatment methods for Chronic Cold

Rituximab has been used for the treatment of chronic cold agglutinin disease. This agent is a monoclonal antibody specific for the CD20 antigen found on the surface of B-lymphocytes. Treatment results in B-cell depletion and a potential decrease in production of autoantibodies. The regimen used to treat chronic cold agglutinin disease in several case studies and in 1 small trial was 375 mg/m weekly for 4 doses.

Obviously, the most important thing is to stay warm.

Some air conditioned rooms and pools may be too cold for the skin.

Warming up immediately usually aids in the relief of the itching.

Allergy medications such as Benadryl , Zyrtec , and Allegra may be taken to prevent and get rid of hives.

How to Stop Mumbling Quickly

There are a number of ways to learn how to stop mumbling quickly and effectively. Usually, the vocal phenomenon known as mumbling occurs whenever your audible sounds known as “voice” are too low in tone and also indistinct. Because of this, most listeners have difficulty making out what is being said on the part of the person who is speaking too low and indistinctly.

If you have a habit of mumbling frequently, chances are high that those trying to listen to you will be unable to do so effectively. However, there are steps that can be taken to end this habit. For one, you can always practice speaking aloud even if no one is there to hear you speak. Additionally, practice reading aloud in a crisp, clear voice. The idea is to inculcate good speech habits.

Those who are just starting out trying to eliminate their mumbling habit should practice thinking about what they’re going to say before they say it. This act of forming sentences in your mind before speaking them is a very effective tool that will create the habit of speaking loudly and clearly in a tone that others will be able to readily understand.

You should also practice vocabulary building. This can be done by taking a dictionary and then looking up words you may have difficulty speaking. Practice pronouncing them several times and then placing those words into a sentence that you will repeat on occasion in order to fix the word firmly in your mind. It never hurts to take a community college speech class, either.

For those with a light mumbling problem, they may wish to consider signing up for a few singing lessons. This may seem strange, but a good vocal coach can help identify hiccups or hesitation in speech patterns and then design speaking and singing exercises that will eliminate the problem over time. There are also several good exercises for speech that are available online. Seek them out.

How to stop mumbling quickly comes down to paying attention to your enunciation and thinking about what you’re going to say before you vocalize it. There really isn’t anything too difficult when it comes to stopping something like mumbling, and for those who have a serious speech impediment it might be advisable to seek out a qualified speech therapist.

Five Traits Of A Bad Listener

How often do you feel like you are really being heard or understood? Having someone just listen can be healing and comforting; but we may not experience it often enough. The opportunity to vent freely to an accepting and listening ear is priceless. It is life-giving. I have heard it said this is the reason why prayer works for some people, because God is mute and just listens.

I imagine that each of us could benefit from having more people in our lives who are good listeners. I would also bet that each one of us could learn to improve our listening skills. It is a shame that acquiring this proficiency is not a required course at all levels of education when it is so critical to the health of our personal and work relationships. Good listening is imperative to a long lasting romantic partnership and is certainly an important element in successful parenting. Proper listening skills enhances our professional relationships as well.

While there are many ways to be a poor listener, I want to illustrate the five that stand out to me. Maybe you have experienced a few yourself; perhaps you are even guilty of a couple! The ways to be a bad listener are: interrupting all the time, start talking about yourself, looking distracted, being there in body only and judging thy neighbor. Listen up!

Number one: Interrupt all the time

This one is a sure favorite and one I am guessing we are all guilty of from time to time. Isn’t it frustrating when you are trying to share something and the person is constantly interrupting? There are many reasons a person might interrupt you. Some interruptions are valid when you are seeking clarification, “Did you say you handed that in ten days ago?” Interrupting for clarification a time or two can show you are really listening and wanting to make sure you heard the person correctly. However, even this can be bothersome if the person constantly has to stop and clarify. The person talking may decide to shut down or may tell you to let them finish their story and then allow you to ask your questions. However, many interruptions don’t originate from such good intentions. Often a person interrupts because they are impatient with the story teller, wants to correct them, prefers to argue the point, or they may be so narcissistic that they can’t bear the focus to be on someone else.

If you struggle with interrupting others I encourage you to make a conscious effort to stop or reduce the frequency. Certainly seeking clarification from time to time is important. However, try just staying with the person’s story. Listening is not about agreeing with the person, it’s about respecting their viewpoint. Remember the person is sharing their perspective, not necessarily yours. And that is OK! Also, remain alert to let them finish a thought before you interject. You can even count to three before you respond to be sure they are done with that part of their sharing. Decreasing interruptions is a good start to becoming a better listener.

Number Two: Start Talking About Yourself

“Yesterday at the mall I heard someone call my name and to my surprise it was a girlfriend from high school that I hadn’t talked to in twenty years. I was so stunned that for a moment… “; “Oh I know – the same thing happened to me when I was at the airport and… ” And on the person goes and before you know it, you are listening to them. Has this happened to you? Sometimes their interests are woven into the conversation so creatively that afterwards you forget what your original thought was! My hope is that you don’t have too many friends doing this too often. This would make for very one-sided friendships.

This can be so frustrating. Being that I have training in how to be a good listener, I find it somewhat amusing when someone does this to me. I am hyper-sensitive to it and find it amazing when a person seems so oblivious to what just occurred and seems content to go on. I typically entertain their interjections for a time and that is it. I simply shut-down. I keep future conversations superficial and tend not to spend too much time with them. But not everyone picks up on these conversation table turners. I have heard many people in my office talk about their supposed close friend who they feel they listen to more than talk to. The person knows it is one sided, but allows it to go on.

If you have someone in your life that you value but you feel they talk more than listen, you can try to address it. You can express it verbally or in writing. You might say something like, “I really enjoy when we do things together, however, I don’t often feel like you listen to what am I saying when I try and share what’s going on with me.” If the person is able to hear you then there is potential for positive change in the relationship.

If you know you are someone who tends to do this I encourage you to ask yourself why and what. Why do you so often shift things to yourself and what might be going on with you? Do you think you might do this because you are nervous and don’t know what to say so you just start talking? Are you overwhelmed and can’t help yourself? Maybe this is your way of showing you are listening? If you want to have mutually satisfying relationships it is important to gain more clarity about this tendency.

Number Three: Be Distracted

This is a surefire way to make the listener feel like you don’t give a hoot about what they are saying. Have you ever been talking to someone and they seem to be looking everywhere but at you? This is more than frustrating, it is downright rude. You’re at dinner with your partner, just the two of you, and while you’re trying to have a conversation he may be looking around or watching the TV. Do you have to get right into the line of sight of a partner or friend and ask “Are you listening to me?” It is curious when the person gets frustrated with you especially if they would be very offended if it was being done to them. Needless to say, eye contact is very important to attentive listening.

I have talked to many people who find eye contact uncomfortable. They have said that it makes them very nervous. They have acknowledged that they know it doesn’t go over well with people even though they are sincerely listening. This may be true for you. Working on your insecurities in this area will greatly help your connections with others.

Poor eye contact is one form of negative non-verbal communication. Looking distracted physically is another form of poor non-verbal communication. Things like having your body turned away from the person; legs and hands crossed in a closed position; head nodding or turning in a disapproving fashion; grunting etc. Back when I was in my undergraduate studies I was taught that 90% of communication is non-verbal. What is your non-verbal language telling the person? Is it showing the person that you are paying attention and interested in what they are saying? Or is it suggesting that you are disinterested and bored?

Number Four: In Body Only

Listening in body only is when you are talking and the person seems physically attentive, yet it is as if they are looking through you, sort of like they are in a conscious coma. The person is physically present but is mentally elsewhere. Have you had this experience before? Usually after you have talked a little with no response you might wonder or even ask, “Did you hear what I said?” Often the person will say “No, I am sorry. Can you repeat that?” The person truly was not mentally present for the conversation. While I imagine this has happened to all of us at one time or another, it is an issue if it keeps happening with the same person.

Often the person who is zoning out while you are talking is preoccupied with something. Life is overwhelming at times. If you know you are overwhelmed and not able to give someone your attention who is asking for it, just let them know. You might say, “I know you are really stressed right now and I do want to hear about it, however, I am too upset right now to focus. Can we meet for lunch?” This type of response is respectful to both self and others. Or it could be that you have trouble with keeping up with what the other person is saying so it is easier to zone out and just do the best you can to give the appearance of understanding what they are saying.

Reflective listening is a wonderful skill to help you stay with the person mentally. Reflective listening is simply repeating back what you think you heard them say. This is a very caring act. It shows you are intentionally trying to hear what the person wants to tell you. It is important when you reflect back what you think you heard them say that you do so without adding your own twist to it. Think of this as if you were looking in the mirror. What you see is your reflection. With this type of listening that is all you do. Reflect what you think you heard. For example, you might say, “So you received an ‘exceeds in every area’ but one and for the third year in a row you didn’t get a promotion?” If you are correct the person will usually say, “Yes, and… ” on they will go with more detail. If you didn’t get it quite right the person can correct you so you understand what they meant. “So you got exceeds in almost every area and they still did nothing to honor that?” The person might say, “Well they did give me a good bonus, but I have been waiting for this promotion. I am so frustrated.” It is a wonderful gift to interact with someone who is sincerely trying to hear you.

Number Five: Judge They Neighbor

This judgmental, hurtful, rude way of responding is sure to win you the “Worst Listener of the Year” award. The last thing someone needs to hear when they are opening up to you is your judgment of them. Telling someone that what they feel doesn’t make sense or is stupid is an example of being judgmental. Other examples are telling someone they shouldn’t feel what they feel; or one of the most shattering is “You don’t feel like that.” This is a harsh response to the person sharing. Have you experienced this from someone? How did it make you feel?

If someone asks your opinion about what they are sharing it is fine then to give it. However, that doesn’t require you to put them down or discount their feelings. When someone shares what they are feeling with you, try and remember that feelings are just feelings. Feelings don’t always make sense. It is also important to keep in mind that you don’t have to agree with the other person to be a good listener. Good listening doesn’t require agreement. It requires the sincere intent to understand the person from their point of view. There is plenty of judgment in the world. Please be careful not to perpetuate that trend.

A virtuous way to help you be less judgmental when you are listening to someone you don’t agree with or you don’t understand how they are feeling, is reflective listening. As stated previously, this is when you confirm with the person that you have heard them correctly. There is no judgment in this. There is no opinion of yours shared. It is simply hearing the other.

Unfortunately, many people are poor listeners. More often than not, people respond to others in a defensive manner. Good listening takes patience, and many don’t have it. Most of us want to share our viewpoint, because that is what we know best. Often we have not experienced good listening mirrored to us. We learn at a young age about listening. Changing your pattern of listening does take a concerted effort; however, the gains are worth it!

So many people feel alone in the world and being truly heard by another helps us feel less alone. Anytime we feel like someone “gets” us, or that someone is “seeing” us, it helps us feel more alive. It gives validation to our existence. It is like a wave of encouragement and hope to the spirit. To think that you can be that powerful to another by simply listening! Now that is amazing!

Bronchitis or Chest Cold

Bronchitis is an inflammation and irritation of the airways that lead to the lungs. Its usual cause is the invasion of viruses. It can also be caused by bacteria and exposure to cigarette smoke or air pollution.

The inflammation caused by acute bronchitis is not permanent. It goes away when the infection or irritation goes away.

Symptoms of bronchitis usually begin several days after an upper respiratory infection, such as a cold or a sinus infection. Symptoms often include:

– a dry cough that may produce sputum,

– mild fever,

– fatigue,

– discomfort or tightness in the chest, and

– wheezing

Having bronchitis and another lung disease such as asthma, may increase your risk of pneumonia. Frequent lung infections, especially in a person who smokes, may lead to the development of chronic bronchitis. Tobacco smokers are also at a high risk for developing emphysema. Chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung conditions, such as asthma, are known as chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases.

Most cases of bronchitis can be managed with home treatment. These are some steps you can do to prevent complications and feel better:

  1. Drink 8 – 12 glasses of water per day. Liquids help thin out mucous in the lungs so it can be coughed out
  2. Get some extra rest. Let your energy go to healing.
  3. To help relieve aches and pains, there are over the counter medications like aspirin, acetaminophen and ibuprofen that you can take.
  4. To quiet a dry hacking cough and help you sleep, use a non prescription cough suppressant that contains dextrpmetorphan. Avoid cough suppressants that contain more than 1 active ingredient.
  5. Breathe moist air from a humidifier, vaporizer, hot shower, or a sink filled with hot water. The heat and moisture will help thin out mucous so it can be coughed out.
  6. If you have other symptoms that may suggest you have the flu, treat these symptoms first and reassess your symptoms after 48 hours.

The following symptoms may mean that your lung infection is getting worse and it is time to see your doctor because you may be developing a bacterial lung infection:

– cough with wheezing or difficulty in breathing

– bloody cough

– cough that lasts more than 14 days especially if it produces sputum

– dry hacking cough that lasts several weeks following a cold or sinus infection

– prolonged fever

Your doctor may prescribe an inhaler to open your airways. Antibiotics will also be prescribed if you have a secondary bacterial infection.

Inhaled medicines are usually prescribed for bronchitis. These drugs include bronchodilators like albuterol and ipratropium that help open your airways and clear out mucous. An oral bronchodilator and steroids (either inhaled or oral) are often also necessary. If you have low oxygen levels, home oxygen will be used.

If you have acute bronchitis, symptoms usually go away within 7 to 10 days if you do not have an underlying lung disorder. However, a dry, hacking cough can linger for a number of months. The chance for recovery is poor for persons with advanced chronic bronchitis. Early recognition and treatment significantly improve the chance of good outcome. If you are a smoker, quitting also lessens the risk of complications.

This composition is projected to inform readers about sinus infection bronchitis symptoms. For more topics about treating your sinusitis you can visit Sinusitis – Sinus Dynamics.

High Frequency and Low Frequency Hearing Loss

Our ability to hear is dependent on tiny hair cells in our inner ears which receive sound and interpret it for our brains to comprehend. These hairs, our sensory receptors, cannot regenerate. Once they are damaged or die, our ability to hear is lessened. We measure sound by the amount of vibrations (or cycles) per second, called “Hertz” (Hz). Higher frequency sounds vibrate faster and lower sounds slower. Depending on what kind of damage has occurred to the ear’s hair cells determines whether hearing loss is of the higher or lower frequency.

High Frequency

Normal human hearing ranges from 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz (abbreviated 20 kHz), although the range can easily vary from person to person. The higher register is considered any sounds over 2 kHz. And while humans do have the potential to hear up to 20 kHz, simple aging begins to fade the higher register as early as age eight. After age 25, most adults will hear only up to 15 kHz. This is perceived as normal aging, but there are many other factors which can reduce our high frequency hearing even further.

Exposure to loud noises over prolonged periods of time is the greatest contributor to high frequency hearing loss. Occupational noise from machinery such as in construction, factories, law enforcement, military and farming damages and ultimately can destroy the delicate hair cells in the ear, causing high frequency hearing loss. Likewise, exposing the ear to loud music whether through amplifers (at concerts or clubs) or headphones (iPods or other music players) can also cause irreversible damage.

High frequency hearing loss is most noticeable in speech. Higher sounds like “s” and “th” become hard to distinguish. Women’s voices are often more difficult to understand, and speech in general sounds muffled. It becomes harder to hear in noisy areas, and certain sounds will appear noticeably louder than others.

The best way to prevent high frequency hearing loss (beyond what is normal for aging) is to protect your ears. Wear ear plugs when being exposed to loud noises, and be sure not to play your music above 80 decibels (60% volume on an iPod).

Low Frequency

Sounds in the low frequency register (under 2 kHz), are sounds such as thunder, a tuba, a large dog’s bark, or a truck rumbling by on the highway. Most humans do not hear low frequency sounds as easily as high frequency sounds, especially the further away we are from the source. For example, in music, sub-woofers are used to specially amplify bass notes, but headphones (directly in our ears) don’t require additional amplification.

When low frequency hearing damage occurs, it is generally caused by disease or heredity. Some people are born with a genetic mutation of the hair cells which limit low frequency hearing. Others may suffer from Meniere’s disease, a rare condition in which the membrane deteriorates over time. In some cases, childhood illnesses or ear infections can lead to low frequency hearing loss.

In most cases of low frequency hearing degradation, the sufferer might not even recognize they have lost the ability to hear lower sounds as many of the same sounds are still supported in the mid to high frequency ranges, thereby still allowing the individual to comprehend the sound. Think of it as someone who can still see by squinting. They don’t see as well as they would with glasses, but they manage.

Prevention of low frequency hearing loss depends on the cause. The best suggestion is to make sure ear infections, especially when they are chronic, are seen by professionals to ensure they do not lead to long-term hearing loss.

Treatment

Whenever hearing loss is due to damaged or dead hair cells, treatment revolves around devices of compensation, since nothing can grow back the cells once they are gone. Hearing aids help create the vibration the hair cells no longer have the ability to do on their own. For high frequency hearing loss, this is usually a very effective solution. Unfortunately, low frequency hearing loss does not benefit the same. Since low frequency noises are often considered “background noises,” or ambient sound, normal hearing aids often end up raising the background noise, impeding normal hearing. Special, and often more expensive, hearing aids must be employed to help low frequency hearing loss sufferers.

Although hearing loss is a natural part of aging, it is wise to seek professional evaluation to make sure your hearing is still healthy for your age. Routinely go for a hearing test and see an Atlanta hearing loss doctor if you notice your hearing has gotten worse.

Help to Reduce Your Stutter by Programming Your Subconscious Mind

Around 4-5% of the population suffer from some kind of stuttering in childhood. Most of these are remedied within a few years and the children stop stuttering of their own accord. However, in the minority of cases stuttering can continue into adulthood and this can cause great anguish to those who suffer from stuttering or stammering. As with a lot of other problems like this the fact that the person has a problem can then cause them to worry about the stutter occurring which will exacerbate the problem.

There is a lot of debate about the causes of stuttering and how to stop stuttering and there is a train of thought that says that some forms of stuttering are genetic, some maybe caused by children being told off for using the wrong words or not being able to recall certain words and also that it is a physical disability.

Sometimes this kind of affliction is treated with hypnosis as well as by other types of therapy. This can have a positive effect but may not last long term. There unfortunately isn’t a permanent cure for stuttering but some treatments may help to minimise a stutter and enable a stutter to reduce. Sometimes stuttering becomes worse in pressurised situations and so being able to relax in these situations may help to minimise the stutter.

One method of helping someone to stop stuttering is for them to listen to affirmations that penetrate the subconscious mind and program it to improve the speech and ease the stuttering. Subliminal messages target that part of the brain that is able to absorb 10 times as much as the conscious mind and also will not get sabotaged by the brain telling them the messages are not true.

Use some of the following affirmations to help to conquer a stutter and ideally listen to these subconsciously to get the full effect.

  • I am relaxed and at ease in stressful situations
  • I have overcome my stutter
  • I can speak freely and easily
  • I am confident when talking to people

These are just a few you can use to start helping to eliminate a stutter. Keep using these and others on a regular basis and you could see signs of your stuttering being reduced.

Revision Hip Replacement Orthopedic Surgery In India At Affordable Low Cost

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Revision Hip Replacement in India

Modern hip replacement has resulted in huge benefit for patients with arthritic hip disease providing them with reduction of pain, return of function and consequently an improved quality of life. The clinical success of total hip replacement is often taken for granted by the general population.

There is evidence of increased longevity (twenty years or more) with some total joint replacements, but many of these mechanical joints fail at around fifteen years when the hip joint loosens. Revision hip surgery is technically extremely difficult and few orthopaedic surgeons have extensive experience in this field…

Why does a hip need to be revised ?

Pain is the primary reason for revision. Usually the cause is clear but not always. Hips without an obvious cause for pain in general do not do as well after surgery.

Plastic (polyethylene) wear This is one of the easier revisions where only the plastic insert is changed

Dislocation (instability) means the hip is popping out of place.

Loosening of either the femoral or acetabular component. This usually presents as pain but may be asymptomatic. For this reason, you must have your joint followed up for life as there can be changes on X-ray that indicate that the hip should be revised despite having no symptoms.

Infection usually presents as pain but may present as an acute fever or a general feeling of unwell.

Osteolysis (bone loss) This can occur due to particles being released into the hip joint that result in bone being destroyed

Pain from hardware e.g.. cables or wires causing irritation…

Revision Hip Replacement

Revision total hip replacement is performed when the original primary total hip replacement has worn out or loosened in the bone. Revisions are also carried out if the primary hip replacement fails due to recurrent dislocation, infection, fracture or very rarely, ongoing pain and significant leg length discrepancy….

Surgical Approaches

There are four approaches to the hip and access takes advantage of the muscular planes surrounding the hip joint.

Anterior (front) Approach : –

The anterior approach has been revitalised for minimally invasive surgery (MIS) — a procedure that We Care India partner surgeon specialises in that can significantly reduce recovery time — when performing a total hip replacement…

Lateral (side) Approaches : –

The anterolateral approach is the most commonly used approach for total hip replacements. The direct lateral approach exposes the hip joint by detaching the upper end of the thigh bone (the greater trochanter)….

Posterior (rear) Approach : –

The posterior approach is the second most common approach when performing a total hip replacement….

Approaches for Revision Hip Surgery

The approaches are the same as when performing primary hip replacements but the surgical approach can be extended for increased exposure for what is a more complex procedure….

Advantages

Relief of pain and restoration of hip function
Return to a full and active life style

Disadvantages

Failure of the hip implant over time
Inherent risks of surgery

Possible Complications

  • Dislocation: This occurs when the ball of the femoral component is dislocated from the acetabular cup.
  • Infection: A bacterial invasion of the hip joint.
  • Thromboembolism: Blood clots and migration of the clot to the lungs.
  • Leg length discrepancy: Limb length discrepancies…..

Recovery

The first day most patients will have had their intravenous drip removed. The physiotherapist will see you after surgery and from then on begin with muscle strengthening and stretching exercises. You will be taught the safe way of getting in and out of bed…

Revision Hip Surgery in Detail

As more primary arthroplasties are performed particularly in young patients to try and attain an improved quality of life the risk of revision surgery increases. The problem with revision surgery is that removal of the hip prosthesis and replacement with a second, third and even fourth artificial joint requires increased technical skills, an array of specialist equipment and bone grafting facilities. These complex operations have a longer operation time, a longer rehabilitation and a higher complication rate. Unfortunately it is not the same as replacing a mechanical part where once the new part is in place the machine continues to perform as if it were new.

The problem lies in the fact that the mechanical components wear and loosen. The loosening of these components within the bony supports is often associated with bone resorption (osteolysis) and the surrounding scaffolding for subsequent hip replacements is weakened….

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3 Tips to Eliminate a Stuttering Problem – Stop Stuttering Forever and Learn to Talk Better Fast!

Learning how to talk right is something many people strive for. If you have a stuttering problem, you are especially going to want to learn to speak better and learn how to overcome your speech problem. What most people don’t know, and don’t take the time to understand is, an embarrassing stuttering problem can be treated if you take the right steps. here re a few tips to consider:

Stopping Stuttering – Tip 1: Understand Where Your Stuttering Condition Stems From:

Stumbling on your words is not something you are stuck with forever. A lot of this problem with messing up certain words deals with anxiety. Most people that have a speech impediment will tell you that it usually only occurs when you talk in front of several people or are nervous for some reason. If you can understand where your problem is beginning, it is much easier to help yourself end it!

Stopping Stuttering – Tip 2: Speaking Exercises To Help Train Your Mind

Although we speak using our mouth, everything you are saying actually comes from your brain. For this reason, someone that wants to stop their stuttering problem needs to train their mind in order to stop stumbling words so often. This is not easy without help, but simple speaking exercises when you are alone can really help in real life conversations. Reading paragraphs from books repetitively, or just reading often in general can really help you improve your speech. Tongue twisters are also a great way to help yourself stop stuttering faster.

Stopping Stuttering – Tip 3: Speech Classes Can Be Expensive

Since speech classes and speech therapy can be extremely pricey, there are other methods of getting the same information. One thing I recommend that is extremely cheap as well as effective for learning to talk better is to invest in a speech pathology guide. You can get a really great one if you look around and most of them are downloadable straight to your computer. Think of these a program you can do privately in the comfort of your own home in order to overcome stuttering!

Causes of Snoring and How to Stop Snoring

Do you snore or do you know someone who snores? It is quite irritating sleeping with someone who snores or even just hearing it, right? Well, you should not worry because there are ways to reduce snoring or totally stop snoring. The important thing is that you must understand its cause so that you could find ways to treat it.

Snoring is very common to be experienced but most likely men undergo this because they have narrower air passages compared to women. Those who do not frequently snore, usually, experience snoring after drinking alcohol, when suffering from a viral disease or when taking some medications.

There are various reasons why people snore – it can either be controllable or uncontrollable. Factors such as heredity – when narrow air passages, enlarge adenoids, cleft palate and other physical attributes are inherited; allergies, asthma, colds or sinus infections; and age (as we get older, our throat gets narrower and muscle tone in the throat decreases) are just examples of uncontrollable factors of snoring. On the other hand, there are also controllable factors like being overweight, smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages, sleeping posture, or if a person is under medication.

Anyone can really be agitated if his or her partner snores all the time that is why some couple decide to sleep separately in order to have a good night’s sleep. However, this arrangement can cause tensed relationship due to lack of physical intimacy and bedtime chatting. Therefore, it is not advisable and recommendable for couples who experience this dilemma.

Nonetheless, there are ways and tips that you may use and might be helpful in your situation:

1. It is effective to reduce snoring when you lose weight – this diminishes the fatty tissues in the back of the throat. As a result, you will be able to breathe easily and better when you sleep.

2. Elevating the head of the bed and sleeping without a pillow, or specially designed pillow can make your breathe easier.

3. Sleeping in different position. If you are sleeping in one position like the supine position, it is advisable that you try to sleep on your sides.

4. Avoid fatty food, smoking, alcoholic beverages and medications before going to bed.

5. Make sure that your nasal passages are clear, if your nose is stuffy, then, it will make inhalation difficult and your throat will vacuum, creating you to snore.

Snoring is not a contagious disease that you must be afraid of. Everyone experience this, thus, you must not be ashamed.

Galeazzi Fracture Treatment Information

The Galeazzi fracture is a fracture of the radius with dislocation or distal radioulnar joint. Galeazzi fractures are isolated fractures of the junction of the distal third and middle third of the radius with associated subluxation or dislocation of the DRUJ.Galeazzi fractures account for 3-7% of all forearm fractures. They are seen most often in males. Although Galeazzi fracture patterns are reportedly uncommon, they are estimated to account for 7% of all forearm fractures in adults.Pain and soft-tissue swelling are present at the distal-third radial fracture site and at the wrist joint. Forearm trauma may be associated with compartment syndrome.

Processing fracture Galeazzi is surgery to repair the fracture zone. Galeazzi fractures are better treated with open reduction of the radius and DRUJ. Closed reduction of the application and cast have led to unsatisfactory results. “Fracture of necessity” refers to the fact that the adult Galeazzi fracture is not amenable to treatment by means closed, hence the need for surgical stabilization. Apply ice at the surgical site as needed. To capitalize forearm in supination during 4 weeks with percutaneous removal of any pins to 4 weeks.
All adult Galeazzi fractures must be treated with open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF).

Galeazzi Fracture Treatment and Prevention Tips

1. Immobilize the forearm in supination for 4 weeks.

2. Apply ice to the operative site as needed.

3. Apply a long arm splint with the forearm placed in supination.

4. Surgery is repair the radius fracture.

5. Immediately after surgery, institute occupational therapy for digital and shoulder range of motion.

Sinusitis and Dizziness – Are Clogged Sinuses Making Your Head Spin?

Sinusitis sufferers experience a symphony of symptoms. Dizziness, stuffy nose, post nasal drip, stopped up ears, thick mucus and a scratchy throat are the most common. Ultimately, the goal of treatment is to eliminate the infection, but it helps to alleviate the symptoms along the way, especially in the case of sinusitis and dizziness, which can interfere with your ability to function.

Sinus cavities are air pockets in your skull located in your forehead, around the nose and cheeks. When these cavities get filled with thick mucus that doesn’t drain properly, a sinus infection can result. The congestion can be caused by allergies, viral, fungal or bacterial infection. These instigators of sinus misery can work alone or together, making decisions about treatment a challenge.

When you are dizzy, you feel light headed and/or physically off-balance. Maintaining balance is a complex process involving several difference structures in the body.

Your inner ears contain structures that sense directions. They function whether your eyes are open and closed, but work with the eyes which send signals to let your brain know where your body is in space, such as upside down or right side up. There are receptors in the skin and other tissues called proprioceptors that tell the brain where each part of the body is and sense when you are touching the ground or in motion. Your brain processes all of this information and makes sense of it, which keeps us in balance.

If the brain receives conflicting information, you get dizzy. A sinus infection can alter the pressure of the inner ear and cause a change in the cochlea (the primary structure that deals with balance). The cochlea, in turn sends a different signal to the brain, which results in dizziness.

While most symptoms of sinusitis are a nuisance, dizziness can create problems driving or performing other tasks. So it is important to seek treatment quickly. Doctors can prescribe medication to treat sinus infections, but there are also effective alternative treatments.

There is no treatment for sinusitis that works for everyone. For example, you may need to change antibiotics if the first one doesn’t work or you might find that an alternative treatment that never fails for a friend doesn’t work for you at all.

Preventing sinusitis is the best way to eliminate the dizziness and other symptoms. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Stay well hydrated. Drink lots of water. It makes a difference.
  • Avoid heavily processed foods with lots of chemicals added
  • Pay attention to your body when you eat. If your nose gets stopped up after you eat something, avoid that food. You are probably allergic to it.
  • If the air gets too dry, use a humidifier or vaporizer.
  • If you suffer from nasal allergies, use an air conditioner (remember to keep the filter clean) or air purifier.

If it’s too late and you already suffer from clogged sinuses and dizziness, treatments such as eucalyptus vapor, over-the-counter nasal sprays, decongestants, and cayenne pepper can relieve pressure and help you regain your balance quickly.

Even if you are sure your dizziness is caused by sinus problems, see your doctor right away. It may be your sinuses, or it may be something else. Whatever the cause, dizziness can interfere with your daily activities. Deal with it quickly.