Synopsis on Volkswagen Euro van

From 1970’s till 90’s Volkswagen was replacing its rear-engined vehicles with more modern front-engined models. It happened with Volkswagen Vanagon, a rear engined van that was replaced in 1993 with the front-engined Euro Van. Because the engine was mounted in the front, TDI diesel engines with direct injection were used to power the vehicle. Euro van was offered in different configurations such as the seven-passenger GLS, Weekender, Camper, high-roof panel van and many more.  

Euro Van was powered by a 109-horsepower, 2.5 liter five-cylinder engine that drove the front wheels. Euro van was available in three versions, all of which seated seven passengers. Euro Van CL came up with power brakes, bucket seats, power steering and a rear window defroster. The GL version has air conditioning, power heated mirrors and a cassette player. ML version came up with swiveling bucket seats, swing-up table and rear seats that folded into a bed.

T4 was produced from 1990 through the early 2000s when they were replaced by T5.

The first Volkswagen Euro van was produced 1992-1995. Features of the Euro van were 105HP 2.5 liter 5 cylinder engine, with front wheel drive. Euro van had both manual and automatic transmission. Euro van was available in several models, with seating for 6 in full camper model and 7 in weekender model. The weekender has an electric cooler, and a swing up middle table. Full camper has a stove, sink, refrigerator and middle table.

Standard features in 1990s and into the early 2000s were cruise control; tilt steering wheel; automatic climate control, traction control and a keyless entry system were added to the standard package. Some of the specifications of Volkswagen Euro Van are as follows:

Euro van Drive train has s speed manual transmission, suspension, tachometer clock and low fuel level warning. Exquisite exterior features include tires, steel rims, full wheel covers and wipers. Some of the safety features are it has ventilated front disc, airbags, and child seatbelts, anti theft alarm system, daytime running lights etc. Some of the engine specifications include 8 valves with 122 ft-lbs and 2.0L displacement single overhead cam.

Exquisite power features include heated mirrors; remote power door locks power windows etc. Convenience features are it has power steering, rear seat access, steering wheel front and remote trunk release front door pockets. On the comfort side, it has air conditioner, cargo area lights and dual illuminating vanity mirrors. It has 5 person total seating capacity bucket front seats and cloth upholstery.

Need Pain Relief for Phn?

Scientists have not found a treatment that prevents all patients with shingles from developing PHN. However, there are several treatments that some think migh reduce the chances of developing PHN but the evidence as of this date is suspect and difficult to prove given the different PHN responses by patient to an outbreak of shingles.

People who continue to feel pain long after the rash and blisters heal are experiencing a pain called postherpetic neuralgia which basically is damage to their nerve fibers caused by a reactivation of the varicella zoster virus. Nerve fibers essentially send messages from the skin to the brain. Damaged Nerve fibers due to shingles are not able to send messages to the spinal cord as they normally do and it is believed that the body may perceive these “mixed messages” as pain signals.

Age and PHN are related. Older people are more susceptible to PHN. PHN usually does not develop in people under age 50. Over 40% of patients with shingles age 60 or older develop PHN. After the shingles rash has healed, 75% of people over age 70 have pain at 1 month, and 50% still have pain after 1 year.

During an outbreak of shingles, other risk factors for the development of PHN

>Greater pain severity
>Greater rash severity
>Sensory impairment (problems with feeling touch) in the affected skin
>Painful period before the shingles rash appears
>The trigeminal nerve (a nerve in the face) is affected

Treatments for postherpetic neuralgia depends on the type of phn pain you experience. Generally for~post herpetic neuralgia these include:

> Antidepressants
> Drugs that inhibit the reuptake of norepinephrine and serotonin
> Certain anticonvulsants
> Injected steroids
> Painkillers
> Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
> Spinal cord or peripheral nerve stimulation.
> Lidocaine skin patches

There are even some alternate remedies that have been tried by those suffering from PHN such as hypnosis, acupuncture, diluted apple cider vinegar, colustrum and vitamin B5.

Two highly effective alternative medicine treatments for PHN pain are Menastil and EZ Pain Relief. Both are non-narcotic, non-addictive topical solutions that effectively penetrate the skin. Their active ingredients reach the inflamed area to cause the nerve ends to relax and allow the blood and oxygen to flow back into the painful area to effectively cutoff the pain signal to the spinal cord and therefore to the brain. You still have the PHN condition, since these products are not cures, but you will feel substantially less pain with the use of either of these products.

Although some people will live with postherpetic neuralgia the rest of their lives, most people can expect the condition to gradually disappear during the first three months. For about 10 percent to 20 percent of people with postherpetic neuralgia, the pain may persist for a year or more.

Cervical Radiculopathy: Dealing with Pinched Nerves

When a nerve is pinched in the neck’s spinal column, pain can be such a prominent symptom that more subtle, but diagnostic, aspects are overlooked.

By way of background, the spinal cord in the neck is connected to the nerves of the arms through pairs of spinal nerves. These spinal nerves, also known as roots or “radicles,” transmit incoming messages (electrical impulses) from the arms’ nerves concerning sensations of touch, pain, heat and cold on various patches of skin. Additionally, the cervical roots convey outgoing messages (also electrical impulses) through the arms’ nerves to their muscles, causing them to contract.

So when a cervical root is pinched, the pinch can cause not just pain, but–by blocking incoming and outgoing nerve impulses–it can also produce numbness of patches of skin, weakness of muscles, or both. The syndrome caused by the pinch in the neck is called cervical radiculopathy. The suffix “-pathy” means damage or impairment, so radiculopathy means damage or impairment of a radicle (root).

There are four pairs of cervical roots connecting the spinal cord to the arms’ nerves and they are named for the segment of spinal cord to which they are attached–C5, C6, C7 and C8, with the “C” designating cervical. While a pinch of any of these roots typically produces searing, deep pain in the shoulder which preoccupies the unfortunate person who has it, the shoulder pain is the least identifying or diagnostic component of the person’s symptoms.

The pain often shoots into the arm on the affected side, and certain movements of head and neck can worsen or reproduce this pain. While the arm component of the pain is less intense than that felt in the shoulder, its location is often the key to figuring out which root is pinched. Moreover, the pattern of numbness or weakness also varies according to which root is pinched. These patterns are almost identical from person to person and are as follows:

C5 impairment can send pain over the top of the shoulder in the first fourth of the arm which is also where numbness occurs, when present. When there is weakness, it involves the ability to elevate the arm sideways to the level of the shoulder or above. There are no good (rubber-hammer-type) reflexes the doctor can use to test this root.

C6 impairment can send pain as far as the thumb which is also where numbness occurs, when present. When there is weakness, it involves the ability to bend the elbow. The doctor can additionally test for C6 impairment with the biceps-reflex which involves striking a tendon in the crook of the elbow.

C7 impairment can send pain as far as the middle fingers which is also where numbness occurs, when present. When there is weakness, it involves the ability to straighten the elbow. The doctor can additionally test for C7 impairment with the triceps-reflex which involves striking a tendon on the back of the elbow.

C8 impairment can send pain as far as the little finger which is also where numbness occurs, when present. When there is weakness, it involves certain hand-movements, including the ability to join the tips of the thumb and the little finger and also to spread the fingers sideways. There are no good reflexes the doctor can use to test this root.

Having identified the typical syndromes, the next step is to understand what caused the pinch in the first place. It is typically one of two things–a herniated (“slipped”) disk or a bony spur. Younger adults are more likely to have a herniated disk and older adults are more likely to have a bony spur. Disks are soft structures sandwiched between each pair of spinal column bones (vertebral bodies). Their ordinarily tough outer membranes can weaken and allow extrusion of inner disk material–somewhat like toothpaste squeezed out of a tube–into the side-canals through which the spinal roots must pass. This traps and compresses them. Bony spurs, in contrast, are not soft at all. Instead, they are hard ridges of excess bone located on the edges of the back-bones. They are produced by arthritic degeneration. They, too, can trap and compress the spinal roots where they exit the spine.

How is cervical radiculopathy diagnosed? As described, the patient’s history and examination are often very informative and specific. When the pattern of nerve-impairment is ambiguous, tests of nerve and muscle electricity–called nerve conduction studies and electromyography–can help localize the impairment. These electrical tests can also detect impairments in the nerves of the arms which might mimic cervical radiculopathy, but require different medical management.

Until the 1980s myelograms made the best pictures of the pinches occurring in the spine. To perform a myelogram a doctor started with a lumbar puncture (also known as a spinal tap) in the patient’s lower back and injected x-ray dye into the watery space within the membrane covering the spinal cord and its roots. The patient was then tilted so that the dye ran into the corresponding space in the neck. Standard x-ray pictures showed the column of dye together with any indentations of the column caused by a herniated disk or bony spur.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was developed in the 1980s and created similar pictures but without having to do a spinal tap or dye infusion. Computed tomographic (CT) scans, developed in the 1970s, are generally the least useful of the spinal imaging techniques, except when an immediately preceding myelogram has been performed, in which case they can be strikingly helpful. Each of these these imaging tests has its strengths and weaknesses–none of them is always the best–so testing must be tailored to each case.

And how about treatment of this condition? Well, that’s a story deserving its own essay. Stay tuned.

(C) 2005 by Gary Cordingley

Botox at $349 and Many More Discounted Products

Many drugs can be bought online from reputed pharmacies these days. Millions of people prefer to order online from the comfort of their own personal computer for various reasons. First, there is the benefit of low prices and discounts especially when you buy a treatment therapy wholesale. Then there is the convenience of receiving good quality products without having to wait in the line. Moreover buying online ensures having them home delivered safely.  Here is an overview of some of the products that you can buy online.


Botox, a neurotoxin, is used to treat neck problems, reduce armpit sweating, focusing problems, eye spasms, etc. It reduces the intensity of abnormal head position and neck pain. Botox works by blocking nerve impulses to the muscles and sweat glands. You can safely buy Botox online at low prices.


Restylane is available as three different treatments. Restylane Original corrects wrinkles and enhances lips. Restylane Touch corrects thin superficial lines around the mouth, smile lines and forehead lines. Restylane Perlane shapes facial contours at the cheeks and chin, corrects deep folds and adds volume to the lips. You can buy Restylane at wholesale online pharmacies.


Approved by the FDA, Radiesse is mainly used to treat paralyzed vocal chords.

It does not require allergy testing. Radiesse treatment is tissue filler and can relieve the effects of aging by clearing wrinkles, smile lines, unwanted facial lines etc. it provides volume to those areas of the face that need to be filled.


Juvederm is an injectable gel that adds volume to facial tissue, making it look younger and smoother. You can buy Juvederm online without a prescription. You get both Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus injectable gels to treat severe facial wrinkles or folds, like the creases from the bottom of your nose to the corners of the mouth.


Surgiderm is also a cosmetic dermal filler that adds volume to the skin and removes wrinkles, frown lines, laugh lines, wrinkles on the cheeks, forehead etc. You can buy Surgiderm as Surgiderm 18, 24 XP, 30 and 30 XP.


Sculptra is a synthetic injectable that is also called a liquid facelift. It restores the volume of the face, making the user look younger. It can correct signs of facial soft tissue loss. It is easy to buy Sculptra online.


Hyalgan is called a visco-supplement and is used to treat osteo-arthritic pain. To restore joint function, Hyalgan is injected into the joint. To buy Hyalgan online, you only have to log onto the internet.


This effectively treats knee pain in those suffering from osteoarthritis. It improves joint fluid. When you buy Orthovisc online, you can benefit from discounted prices.


Synvisc is a treatment for knee joints and acts as a pain reliever, lubricant and shock absorber. You can buy Sunvisc online.


Dysport treats blepharospasm – related to eyelids, hemifacial spasm related to facial muscles and spasmodic torticollis related to the neck. When you buy Dysport you can enjoy wholesale discounts.

Depending on the drug you are ordering, you will receive them discreetly packed, so you do not have to be embarrassed. Online pharmacies also provide you with customer support to ensure that you are satisfied.

Home Remedies for Sore Throat

Sore throat is so common a problem that almost brings life to a half. Sometimes it can lead to severe cases like rash, blood in saliva, high fever, excessive drooling in children, etc. Medical attention is a must in such cases.

Some home remedies for sore throat

Drink salt tea. Prepare tea as usual, but replace sugar with salt. Drink it a few times to cure sore throat.

Gargle with warm salt water.

Chew a betel leaf with licorice.

Boil 2 tsp fenugreek leaves in water and gargle with it while slightly warm.

Take one or two cloves of garlic and some cloves. Make them into a paste and eat it with two tsp honey.

Tulsi leaves (holy basil leaves) chewed fresh or drinking water with a few leaves boiled in it is also good cure for sore throat.

Water boiled with sage leaves, drained and cooled is another option you can try.

Drop two drops of tea tree oil in water and drink it.


Drink plenty of water. It may feel difficulty drinking water while you have sore throat. Drink water warm to avoid the difficulty drinking water.

Never take cold food as it can act as a stimulant for the throat to respond unfavorably. Take food moderately warm.


Properly cover your throat when going out in cold climate. Don’t go out in hot climate too. That too is not good for persons suffering from sore throat.

Avoid smoking – active and passive smoking is harmful.

Tonsillitis Problem – Causes and Treatments

Tonsils are important organs that are situated at the posterior region of your throat. These two tissues act as filters of immune system that trap microbes or germs. This function of tonsils blocks the toxic or unwanted substances from entering the air passages and prevents infection by producing antibodies. One should know what are the causes and treatments of tonsillitis.

But many times tonsils themselves get infected due to pathogenic bacteria or viruses leading to a condition called as tonsillitis in which they become inflamed, red and edematous. This problem of tonsils is usually seen in children, may be due to weak immune system. This condition of tonsils may or may not be contagious, and it depends on the viral or bacterial infection and person’s susceptibility.

The inflammation of tonsils is known as tonsillitis, which can be acute or acute exacerbation of chronic, or chronic.

  • Acute
    Sudden or gradual onset of pain in throat, which is usually accompanied by fever is known as acute tonsillitis. It is an acute infection caused due to certain bacteria or viruses. The tonsils appear red and grayish-white coating with swollen lymph nodes in the neck region. A person may find difficulty in swallowing food or liquids (dysphagia) associated with constant drooling, bad breath, and throat and ear pain.
  • Chronic
    Persistent bacterial or vital infection of the tonsils is known as chronic tonsillitis. Recurrent infection leads to formation of crypts (small pockets) in the tonsils which contain bacteria or viruses. Because of these crypts, small, offensive stones (tonsilloliths) are found, which causes halitosis (bad breath). A person may feel as if something is caught firmly in the throat.

What are the causes of tonsillitis?

The most common pathogenic bacterium that affects tonsils is Streptococcus. Chronic strep tonsillitis may lead to secondary infection that affects kidneys and heart valves causing glomerulonephritis and rheumatic fever respectively. In advance cases, it can lead to sinusitis, ear infections, skin rashes and pneumonia.
Mononucleosis is an acute condition of tonsils that is caused by a specific virus, which is characterized by severe throat infection with clinical features of enlarged tonsils, lymph nodes and adenoids associated with extreme fatigue and weakness.

Viruses that cause inflammation of tonsils are

  • Adenovirus
  • Enteroviruses
  • Epstein-Barr virus
  • Herpes simplex virus
  • Influenza virus
  • Para-influenza virus

Treatments available for tonsillitis

Once you notice pain and tenderness in throat, hoarseness of voice, ear ache, difficulty in swallowing, bad breath, fever with chills and constant headache; you should consult your physician for proper management. Your doctor will examine your tonsils by palpating your neck and other investigations to diagnose tonsillitis. Your treatment for this condition of tonsils depends on the cause and intensity of the infection. To assess the cause, your healthcare professional may ask you to undergo strep test or sputum (throat swab) culture to detect bacterial infection. However, these tests may not reveal the virus but may help you in determining the infection.

In case of bacterial infection, your doctor will prescribe your specific antibiotics. It is important to complete the course of antibiotic to cure the infection. Few people may require second course of anti-bacterial treatment in case of recurrent or severe cases.

In case of viral infection, antibiotics are of no use, but your body’s immunity will fight against the infection. In such cases, you can follow few things to relieve your infection, such as –

  • Drink warm fluids to ease the pain
  • You can eat smooth foodstuffs like applesauce or ice cream
  • Take steam inhalation
  • Gargle with warm saline water
  • Use pain killers, if necessary
  • Use lozenges that contain anesthetics
  • Get adequate amount of rest

In case or persistent or frequent tonsillitis, or enlarged tonsils (causing blockage in air passages, or dysphagia); your doctor may remove your tonsils through surgical procedure, which is called as tonsillectomy. Due to advanced technology in medical field, tonsils are also removed by using alternative techniques, such as lasers, ultra-sonic energy, radio waves, and electrocautery. However, there are benefits and few drawbacks of using these alternative methods; hence one should consult their physician before considering any of these procedures for appropriate treatment.

Home Made Remedies For Diabetes

The metabolic disorder that hinders the utilization of glucose completely and partially is known as diabetes. Diabetes can further be of two types namely: 1-diabetes mellitus (insulin -dependent diabetes) and 2-diabetes mellitus (non insulin -dependent diabetes). In 1 type of diabetes the blood sugar level is not normal due to the inefficiency of the body to produce sufficient insulin and in the type numbered 2, the cells are unable to respond properly to the insulin. The first type of diabetes generally occurs during childhood or adolescence but other ages are also attacked. In order to be healthy these patients need insulin daily. The normal blood sugar without having food is between 80 to 120 mg/dl and this can move up a level of 160mg/dl within two hours after having your meals. The second type of diabetes is found mostly in adults and specifically in those who are overweight and over forty years old. These people can control the sugar level in their blood by controlling their weight along with regular exercises and a balanced diet.

Some of the basic symptoms of diabetes are increased thrust, urination very frequently, an appetite increase, able to feel weakness and loss of weight along with erection problems. The probable causes of diabetes are insulin deficiency or resistance, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, a life full of stress and burdens and eating excessively. It is also a hereditary disease and can be transferred to you by your parents.

Some home made natural remedies for curing diabetes in an effective manner are as follows:

1. In one glass of water you need to boil fifteen fresh leaves of mango and leave it for one night. In the morning filter this and drink it. This should be the first thing you need to intake in the morning.

2. Half teaspoon of ground day leaf and half teaspoon of turmeric needs to be mixed with one tablespoon of gel of Aloe Vera. The mixture should be taken twice a day before the lunch and dinner.

3. Small Bitter Gourd’s watery juice with its seed removed should be drunk two times every day. This is considered to be the best natural remedy for diabetes.

4. In one liter of boiling water add 3- tablespoons of cinnamon and simmer it for the duration of twenty minutes in a low flame. Now strain the mixture and drink this at least two times every day.

5. You can also eat fresh curry leaves two times a day to reduce the sugar level in your body.

6. Fish-berry is crushed and soaked in water for one day and the juice is taken as the first thing in the morning.

And some more home remedies for diabetes:

• Boil 1 cup of water with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, cool and drink daily.

• Soak almonds in water and eat every morning before you eat anything else.

• Boil a cup of water with mango leaves; drink the water every morning to treat diabetes.

• A good treatment is to eat soybeans.

• Eat cucumbers daily.

• Exercise to keep your body balanced.

• Add turmeric powder to your food it’s good for diabetes and add flavor.

• Eat tomatoes every day.

Diabetes – Symptoms, Test and Control

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a defect in the body’s ability to convert glucose to energy. It is caused due to insufficient production of glucose by the pancreas. In diabetes patients, the production of glucose is impaired.

What are the symptoms of Diabetes?

Patients with Type-1 diabetes usually develop symptoms over a short period of time, and the condition is often diagnosed in an emergency setting.

Symptoms of type 1 diabetes:

  • Increased thirst
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Increased urination
  • Weight loss in spite of increased appetite
  • Vomiting

However, because Type-2 diabetes develops slowly, some people with high blood sugar experience no symptoms at all.

Symptoms of type 2 diabetes:

  • Increased thirst
  • Impotence in men
  • Increased appetite
  • Increased urination
  • Blurred vision
  • Fatigue
  • Slow-healing infections

How to diagnose diabetes?

The diagnosis of diabetes is made by a simple blood test measuring blood glucose level. Usually blood glucose level tests are repeated on a subsequent day to confirm the diagnosis. Your health care team may also request that you have a glucose tolerance test. If two hours after taking the glucose drink your glucose level is 200 or above, you will be diagnosed as having diabetes.

How can I control diabetes?

  • Gather all the information about diabetes, its symptoms and causes
  • Check your blood glucose level regularly
  • If find any symptom of diabetes, visit your health care team for diagnosis of diabetes
  • Ask your health care team about how to check blood glucose level at home
  • Stop smoking
  • Exercise daily
  • Follow a healthy meal plan
  • Check your vision at regular intervals, If found blurred visit your health care team
  • Check your feet regularly for checking the occurrence of diabetes
  • If you are diabetic, monitor you diabetes regularly
  • Follow instructions of health care team strictly
  • Avoid sweet ingredients, use sugar free food

Can diabetes be cured?

As yet, there is no treatment for either type of diabetes, although there are many ways of keeping diabetes in control. Studies have shown that good control of blood glucose (blood sugar) is the key to avoid diabetic complications later.

What are the treatment options to cure diabetes?

Diabetes is incurable. The only option is to prevent ourselves from diabetes or to keep diabetes under control.

Is diabetes a hereditary disease?

You are at higher risk of Type 2 diabetes if you have a parent, brother or sister with diabetes.

Complications of Diabetes

If you have diabetes, you are much more likely to have a risk of stroke, heart disease, or a heart attack. In fact, 2 out of 3 people with diabetes die from stroke or heart disease. There are three conditions that make people with diabetes vulnerable to foot problems. These are vascular disease and foot deformities. About 30 percent of patients with Type 1 diabetes and 10 to 40 percent of those with Type 2 diabetes eventually will suffer from kidney failure. Diabetes also may cause damage to nerves in your body.

Does Fast Food Cause Obesity

Whether child, teen, or adult, frequent fast food eaters are more susceptible to obesity. There are long term studies that show a link between fast food and weight gain. The rapid rise in obesity over the last 3 decades coincides with the rise and popularity of the fast food industry. Child and adult obesity have reached epidemic proportions in the US and in many other countries. Does fast food cause obesity – it probably isn’t the only cause, but people who choose fast food as a meal three or more times a week do run a higher risk of obesity.

The excessive weight of one third of children in the US is a problem that goes beyond just the extra calories, fat and sugar from fast foods. What is happening is the key nutrients children need for health, growth and brain development are not being consumed. Many children today substitute fries for fruits, snack food for vegetables, and sodas for milk. On top of that, all of the processed foods have less fiber. The problem is compounded since the absence of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains can make the effects of burgers and fries that much more severe.

How Bad Is Fast Food

Big Mac……………………..560…………………….D+
Medium Fries……………..380…………………….C-
20 Ounce Coke………….250……………………..D-
Baked Apple Pie…………260……………………..D-
Total Calories………….1,450

One 20-ounce bottle of soda is the equivalent of eating 17 teaspoons of pure sugar into your body! Worst still, those 250 empty calories can set up your child or teen for weight gain and mood swings.

If your child or teen gives up one daily 20-ounce soda, then at the end of the year he or she will save:

  • 91,000 calories
  • 6,205 teaspoons of sugar
  • Potentially lose up to 20 to 25 pounds

It is absolutely NOT your usual “dry, technical or clinical textbook”. It contains key information for anyone who is concerned about their child’s weight and overall health … the information included really WORKS. And you can sign up for a free email newsletter … it provides current and up to date content about how to successfully combat childhood obesity through working together as a family.

Weight Loss

Fast food restaurants are making a very good attempt to include more healthful foods on their menus. For instance, one fast food chain is offering a bean burrito that contains only 350 calories and a mere 8 grams of fat with a whopping 9 grams of fiber.

That is one healthy bean burrito. The problem is that most people do not just want one bean burrito. They want the side items that go with the burrito, such as fries, nachos, desserts, sugar-filled beverages, and other highly caloric foods.

It is no surprise that the average number of calories in a meal for the majority of overweight people is 957.

As can be seen from the paragraph above, it is not where the food comes from that that causes people to become overweight. What makes a person overweight is whether or not his total calorie intake exceeds his total calorie expenditure.

Pneumonia Vaccine Side Effects –

A recent study by the National Institute of Health states that the pneumonia vaccine prevents most cases of pneumonia. Some people believe that administering the pneumonia vaccine will result in contracting pneumonia . However it is not so, as the vaccine is not a live vaccine. Along with the required effects, all vaccines have side effects. They are usually minor and temporary. However, in rare cases, pneumonia vaccine side effects are serious, like allergic reactions which cause breathing difficulties, tachycardia, dizziness, throat swelling, and at times, even behavioral changes.

There are some general side effects caused by most vaccines like pain, redness, swelling or a small lump at the site of the injection. These side effects usually resolve in a few days. Other side effects include fever, headache, muscle aches and pains or a rash. Only in rare cases (about one in a million) does a vaccine cause serious side effects like an allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. This is easy to identify, as it begins moments after the vaccination is administered and includes distinct symptoms such as hives, rashes, swelling of the lips and even severe anxiety.

The following are notable side effects of the pneumonia vaccine:
•Common side effects from pneumonia vaccine include redness, soreness, a hard lump, swelling or pain at the site of injection. These pneumonia shot side effects can occur with the administration of any vaccine, and do not need medical attention unless they continue for a long period of time.
•Some other rare side effects for a pneumovax shot are aches or pain in joints or muscles, fever, skin rash, swollen glands, unusual tiredness or weakness. You should consult a doctor if these symptoms occur.
•Another one of pneumonia vaccine side effects is having high fever (around 102 degree Fahrenheit). If this occurs, it is necessary to seek medical attention as soon as possible.
•Pneumonia shot side effects like allergic reactions occur only in rare cases. This can be life threatening and should be taken seriously.
It is not necessary that everyone suffers from some or the other side effects of the vaccine. Also, treatments for pneumonia shot side effects are not always necessary, as they usually subside on their own. Only if a side effect lasts longer than five days is it necessary to consult a doctor. Though pneumonia vaccine is considered to be safe, it is best if only those people who are at a risk of acquiring it get vaccinated.

Pneumonia can be a life threatening condition, especially for elderly people, children and those with weak immune systems. Thus, it is better to take precautions in such cases. After all, the pneumonia vaccine side effects are far less as compared to pneumonia symptoms themselves!

Pneumonia Vaccine Side Effects

Home Remedies for Cold Sores That Really Work

Many doctors call cold sore the plague of humanity. More than 90% of people have the simplex herpes virus but don’t get cold sores until a catalyst causes it to erupt. In this article I will tell you what causes cold sores and what the best home remedies for cold sores are.

Cold sores are small, blister-like lesions which usually appear around the mouth, on other soft tissues inside your mouth, such as the inside of the cheek or the undersurface of the tongue. Cold sores are contagious, so you want to be careful that they don’t spread to other parts of your body or other people.

There are two main reasons which cause cold sores. The first reason is the virus. As mentioned above, more than 90% of people have it. The second reason is vitamin deficient. Experts have revealed that the main cause of frequent cold sore is a Vitamin B deficiency.

Now let’s talk about home remedies for cold sores. A good supplement of Vitamin B12 is very efficient if you want to prevent cold sores. You can find it in any pharmacy. Aloe and cornstarch paste which are to be applied to the infected area is also very popular home remedy for cold sores. Any pain caused by a cold sore can be eased by applying a cold compress of witch hazel to the affected area or by taking paracetamol pill.

However these methods won’t treat your cold sore overnight. If you don’t want to wait more than a month and want to learn how to get rid of your cold sore in less than 3 days naturally, you should visit the link below for more information.

PSORIASIS.What is psoriasis?


What is psoriasis?

The common skin disease, psoriasis causes sore or itchy, red skin patches with dry silvery scales. Usually, the patches tend to appear on the feet, palms, face, back, scalp, knees and elbows; however they can also appear on rest of the body parts as well.

Problem with immune system triggers psoriasis. Moreover, in cell turnover (process) the cells of our skin which develops deep in it tend to rise right to its surface. Usually, such happens in a month, however in psoriasis, this happens in few days as the dead cells rise very rapidly. Even though, the disease is chronic, yet, a right treatment can cause great difference in your symptoms and skin appearance.

What are the symptoms of psoriasis?

The symptoms of psoriasis can gradually or suddenly appear and may turn from mild to severe. Its chief symptom is red, irritated, flaky skin patches.

Your skin can be:

  • Thick and raised.
  • Can be of reddish-pinkish color.
  • Dry, covered by flaky, silver skin called scales.
  • Itchy.

Few other symptoms are:

  • Joint aching or pain.
  • Genital sores (men).
  • Severe dandruff.
  • Nail changes.



Discuss the types of psoriasis.

Five main psoriasis types include:

  • Guttate: this type forms reddish-pinkish small spots that appear on skin.
  • Erythrodermic: intense skin redness and tend to cover great area.
  • Plaque- this most common psoriasis type forms red, thick skin patches covered with white-silver flaky scales.
  • Inverse- irritation and skin redness occurs in groin and armpits.
  • Pustular- irritated, red skin surrounding white blisters.

What causes psoriasis?

No certain causes are determined for triggering psoriasis. However, researchers believe family history of the disease and autoimmune condition serves as the contributing factors to trigger psoriasis. They consider our immune system to incorrectly attack and damage the healthy tissues of our body.  People with weak immune system due to any underlying cause such as rheumatoid arthritis, AIDS or cancer chemotherapy can experience worse symptoms of psoriasis. Few factors can trigger psoriasis attack or make psoriasis difficult to treat:

  • Viral or bacterial infections.
  • Dry air.
  • Stress.
  • Excessive alcohol consumption.
  • Sunburn.
  • Certain drug such as lithium, beta-blockers and antimalaria drug.
  • Dry skin injury such as insect bites, burns, cuts etc.

How is psoriasis treated?

Thorough skin examination can help your doctor determine the condition. However, he can also conduct skin biopsy in order to seek other likely conditions. X-rays can be recommended in case of joint pain.


How is psoriasis treated?

There are numerous available treatment options of psoriasis such as biological, systemic, phototherapy and topical etc. The effective treatment plan for psoriasis lies in the tablets offered by super care products. The continuous consumption of psoriasis tablets for minimum 3-4 months ensures drastic improvement in your skin condition. It helps easing your symptoms, whilst remove the scales leaving your skin smooth like before. It has successfully treated countless of individuals with psoriasis with no reported side effects till date. Prepared using one hundred percent natural ingredients, the tablets are way easy to afford than any other psoriasis treatment. Thus, a win-win deal!












How To Get Rid Of Yeast Infection On The Tongue

White spots on your tongue are a strong indication that an infection is growing in your mouth. It is ugly to look at and sometimes quite painful but it is also a sign that of a serious medical condition developing in your body. This condition requires immediate treatment to keep it from becoming much worse and much more serious.

A yeast infections on your tongue or anywhere in the mouth or throat is commonly referred to as “thrush” or “oral Candidiasis.” These infections are caused by an overgrowth of fungus. Symptoms are often felt not only on the tongue but also on the roof of the mouth and other areas on the gums or throat.

The treatment methods for thrush are similar to those used for yeast infections on other areas of the body. However, because it is in the mouth, care must be taken not to use products to treat the immediate infection that are too strong. It is very important to treat not only the area of the tongue and mouth that is infected but also to treat the entire body to ensure that the yeast overgrowth is completely removed and will not surface again in some other area.

Symptoms of thrush include white deposits on the tongue and the membranes within the mouth and throat. Most of these curd-like deposits are found on the tongue. The tongue may also become inflamed with redness, soreness and a burning feeling.

Anyone can suffer from yeast infection of the tongue but adults who have weak immune systems, including diabetics, HIV-positive individuals and cancer patients, are more susceptible. Normally healthy people who are likely to develop yeast infection on the tongue are those who smoke, those who wear dentures, and particularly people who use antibiotics or birth control pills. Tongue piercings, although not a direct cause, can provide an opening in the tissue that Candida can use to enter the body.

To relieve the discomfort caused by tongue yeast infection some people rely on homemade cures that bring temporary relief, at best. Gargling with salt water or vinegar mixed with water may bring some temporary relief from the pain but will not cure the infection. Eating yogurt and applying garlic paste on the tongue and other affected areas of the mouth are claimed by some to bring temporary relief but, again, these are only temporary treatments.

Yeast infection on tongue will not usually go away on its own. It is often a symptom of a systemic infection cause by yeast overgrowth occurring within the body. With a systemic yeast infection the infection will move throughout the body and surface in areas where there is a warm, moist environment in which it can grow and thrive.

The only sure and permanent way to treat a yeast infection is to treat the entire body and not just the area where the eruption occurs. Fortunately for everyone, there is a simple and effective way to remove this yeast fungus from the entire body so that it never returns.

Skin Allergies Causes, Symptoms and Treatments for Skin Allergies

Skin Allergies

Red, bumpy, scaly, itchy, swollen skin….any of these symptoms can signify an allergic skin condition.
These skin problems can be caused by a range of different things: animals, plants, medicines, foods, jewelery or even your clothes.
Generally these attacks that are brought on by the unfortunate intersection of allergies and skin rashes fall into one of two categories: dermal allergies and systemic allergies that present as skin rashes.

What are the most common allergens?
Pollen from trees, grass and weeds. Allergies that occur in the spring (late April and May) are often due to tree pollen.
Mold. Mold is common where water tends to collect, such as shower curtains, window moldings and damp basements.

Causes Skin Allergies
Dust mites, cockroaches, molds and animal dander, are examples of year-around allergens.

Tree, grass and ragweed pollens are primarily seasonal outdoor allergens. Seasonal pollens depend on wind for cross-pollination. Plants that depend on insect pollination, such as goldenrod and dandelions, do not usually cause allergic rhinitis.

Allergy is caused by an oversensitive immune system, which leads to a misdirected immune response. The immune system normally protects the body against harmful substances, such as bacteria and viruses. It reacts to substances (allergens) that are generally harmless and in most people do not cause a problem.

Grass and tree pollens
Dust mites (living in and feeding on house dust)
Food (cow’s milk, hen eggs, wheat, soya, seafood, fruit and nuts)
Fungal or mould spores (in the bathroom and other damp areas)
Poison ivy is the classic example of acute ACD in North America. ACD from poison ivy is characterized by linear streaks of acute dermatitis that develop where plant parts have been in direct contact with the skin.

Symptoms Skin Allergies
Pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, pustules, and some skin cysts are markers of acne. Get up to speed on acne symptoms
Allergic shiners – the dark circles children with allergies often get under their eyes
An allergic salute common in children – the upward tilt of the nose with a crease on top, caused by the child’s continual upward swiping at an itchy nose.
Another skin condition, urticaria (hives), is often considered a symptom of allergies, but not all urticaria is caused by an allergic response. Allergic urticaria is often related to drug, food, or latex allergies, but many times it is not known what triggers the urticaria.
wheezing, noisy breathing or shortness of breath
rash or redness of the skin
loss of consciousness

Treatment Skin Allergies
Antihistamines like diphenhydramine, chlortrimeton, or loratadine (Clari tin, Clari tin RediTabs, Al avert); and moisturizing lotions.

Keep windows and doors closed during heavy pollination seasons.
Use the air conditioner in the house and car.
Rid the home of indoor plants and other sources of mildew.
Gargle with warm salt water to help reduce swelling and relieve discomfort:
Gargle at least once each hour with 1 tsp (5 g) of salt dissolved in 8 fl oz of warm water.
Use acaricide (a chemical that kills house-dust mites) or a tannic acid solution (solution that neutralizes the allergen in mite droppings).

What Impact Does the Weather Have on Your Mood?

Do you ever find yourself easily agitated when the weather temperatures sky rocket? Or better yet, do you ever feel melancholy, fatigued, or even depressed when it’s cold and rainy outside? I’m sure that many of us have experienced some of these feelings at one time or another. So is the weather actually responsible for our prompt mood changes?

Although the answer to that question is not one hundred percent certain, there are a few studies which confirm that the weather does in fact have an impact on our mood. One such study proved that long periods of high temperatures increase the amount of crime. It seems that during hot weather, people are a lot more irritable and hostile. Several studies show a strong correlation between us and the climate.

Another way that it has proven how the weather impacts the mood is through a condition called SAD. Seasonal Affective Disorder (or SAD) is a condition which is characterized by depression during the winter months. The main cause of this condition is lack of sunlight. What happens is your body’s internal clock goes out of sync and it upsets the body’s routine. Some of the symptoms of SAD include: depression, sadness, fatigue, sleeping too much, loss of appetite, increase in appetite (particularly carbohydrates), increase in weight, decrease in activity, apathy and irritability. There are certainly a lot of facts which do in fact point to a strong correlation between the weather and our mood. So is there anything that we can do in order to improve how we feel during these climate changes. Well one way to deal with the weather changes is to look at the up-side. For instance, when the weather is hot, you should rejoice in the fact that it’s sunny and beautiful. Go for a breezy beach walk or embark upon some water activities. And when the weather is gloomy or rainy, think of all of the things that you had always wanted to do at home. Work on a painting or play some board games with your kids. Simply don’t let the weather ruin your mood.