Most bee stings are just nuisances that cause temporary issues such as sharp pain, redness, and itching brought on by the toxin left behind by bees. If you've been stung, remove the stinger, wash the wound, and apply some ice. Use a natural remedy such as aloe vera, turmeric and sandalwood paste, calendula, comfrey, or onion to ease the discomfort. Some people may, however, suffer a severe allergic reaction and will need emergency medical help.
While spring is a much-awaited period of the year, there are some springtime dangers you need to beware of, especially if you have pets. To keep your pet safe this spring, keep your house secure and make sure that your pet does not venture out alone. Do not allow your pet to bathe in the sun for too long, as it could cause a heat stroke. Always keep your cleaning products and rodenticides away from your pet.
Many of us are unaware of the symptoms of allergies exhibited by our pets. They show different reactions depending on the type of allergy. It’s important that we detect these symptoms very early. Otherwise, they may suffer their entire lives. Typically theses symptoms worsen as they get older. If you[.....]
Mouth breathing usually starts as a response to some obstruction in your nasal airway. Avoiding irritants and getting a saline nasal wash can help you rein in allergies that cause a stuffy nose. Having yogurt, turmeric powder, and Benifuuki green tea can work as well. The Buteyko breathing method, myofunctional therapy, getting biofeedback, and using oral devices like chin strips and vestibular shields can help you shift to nasal breathing. In some cases, surgically removing nasal obstructions like enlarged adenoids or tonsils is recommended.
While most of us think pet allergies in humans are caused due to fur, it is actually caused due to dander. Synthetic antihistamines though provide relief exhibit side effects. Natural alternatives like quercetin, butterbur, essential oils, probiotics, apple cider vinegar, and saline rinse using neti pot help.
Pineapple is a juicy, refreshing fruit, but consuming it in excess can cause various side effects such as allergies, unwanted drug interactions, diarrhea and vomiting, and an increase in blood sugar levels. It causes uterine contractions which can result in early labor and even miscarriage during pregnancy. You should ensure that you do not cross the recommended daily allowance of 1 to 2 cups a day.
The ammonia in hair dye can seriously damage your locks. It helps the color latch on, but it also makes breakage more likely. Your strands will become weak, dry, and frizzy. Even your scalp will produce less oil, reducing the natural moisture of your hair. Over time, the chemicals in hair dye will damage your hair follicles and increase your risk for balding. Cancer and allergic reactions have also been linked to hair dye.
Rice is one of the most important staple foods in different parts of the world. Although rare, there are reports and evidence where people have shown allergic reactions to rice. Rice allergy is more common in Eastern Asia and less common in the western countries.1 Rice is eaten daily in[.....]
Cinnamon is safe during pregnancy if had in normal food amounts, say as flavoring or seasoning. It's best to avoid the supplements and cinnamon-laden goodies. As cinnamon lowers blood glucose and prevents blood clotting, pregnant women on diabetes medication and blood thinners need to be careful, especially during or after surgery. Since it also stimulates menstrual flow, large amounts may induce a miscarriage. Other risks are allergy and drug reactions.
Mold exposure may lead to allergies, infections, and toxin-mediated conditions. In most cases, symptoms are temporary. However, everyone may not be adversely affected by molds. Those who have allergies or an impaired immune system are more vulnerable to mold exposure. As molds survive in humid conditions, controlling moisture in your house is an important step in preventing them.
Angular cheilitis, also called angular stomatitis, is an inflammatory condition that occurs at one or both corners of the lips. The affected area(s) turn red, dry, and can cause a lot of irritation and pain. The causes of angular cheilitis can be external, internal, or a combination of both. At What[.....]
Don't ditch the condom during intercourse for fear of its side effects. Barring a latex allergy, there are no known side effects of female or male condoms. If you're sensitive to latex, use condoms made of polyurethane or nitrile to eliminate any irritation, burning, or other allergic reactions. Avoid spermicides like nonoxynol-9 which may trigger yeast infections, but don't expose yourself to the risk of HIV or sexually transmitted infections by not using condoms.
1 oz of peanuts has 166 Cal and can lead to weight gain if you eat too much. While peanuts have healthy fats, there's still some saturated fat in them. Plus, overconsumption increases your blood phosphorus levels, causing bones to grow in the wrong places. If you have a peanut allergy, eating peanuts will cause side effects like hives and facial swelling.
Do you feel bloated and uncomfortable? Do you develop rashes or itching after a meal? Ever wondered if the food you eat could be causing this bloating? Think about it. It is true, we are what we eat. In fact, it’s safe to say that what we eat can affect how[.....]
Over the last few years, grapefruit has been under scrutiny because of some its possible side effects. If you’re someone who enjoys having a glass of grapefruit juice with your breakfast, these side effects might give you some cause for concern. The good news is that grapefruit is generally safe[.....]
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