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Rubbing Alcohol Cures

Written By: admin - Aug• 14•12

Recently I cam across a question about acne. Someone wanted to know if rubbing alcohol would cure acne. Such ideas about acne are widespread. It is not only rubbing alcohol, but also whites of eggs, toothpaste, tanning and other miracle cures for acne. Let us find out if rubbing alcohol will help.

Acne- why it forms?

Once you understand why acne forms, you can decide what will help. Because of hormonal changes in the body, the sebaceous glands that are al 00004000 ways open start getting blocked. Because of this block the sebum that is produced by the glands gets accumulated inside the gland. This is the beginning of acne. If the gland were open the sebum would have gone out on the skin. We now have a gland that is everyday getting bigger with more sebum. The bacteria P.acnes loves this sebum and begins multiplying in the gland. This infects the gland. Now we have a gland that is full of sebum, dead cells and bacteria. The body sends white cells to fight the bacteria. So pus also gets inside the gland. This inflating gland that is called a pimple, bursts when it can no more hold the matter inside. You land up with acne scar.
Acne- treatment

the acne treatment is directed towards keeping the gland open, reducing sebum production, and killing the multiplying bacteria. If one can take steps to treat all these three issues the acne will get cured. Rubbing alcohol will only kill any bacteria that are present on the skin. It will not help in keeping the gland open or reducing the sebum production. It is also doubtful about how much alcohol will reach inside the acne and kill the bacteria there. It is therefore not advised to try treating acne with rubbing alcohol.

This article is only for informative purposes. This article is not intended to be a medical advice and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor for all your medical concerns. Please follow any information given in this article only after consulting your doctor or qualified medical professional. The author is not liable for any outcome or damage resulting from any information obtained from this article.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can i use rubbing alcohol to cure my cartilage piercing infection?
    i have an infection , and thats really the only thing i have.
    can i use it ? or should i go buy some type of product in the store?

    • ANSWER:
      No, Alcohol is an astringent, a cleaner.
      Infections require an Anti -biotic.

      Remember when THEY said that anyone getting a piercing has a hole in their head?

  2. QUESTION:
    Does rubbing alcohol mixed with marijuana cure pains?
    I was browsing the internet and came across someone saying that mixing marijuana with rubbing alcohol and then rubbing it on wherever it hurts (knee,elbows) cures arthritis. Is this true? I don't plan on doing this, I'm just curious to know. Thanks. : )

    • ANSWER:
      ~*~ Yes this does work for a temporary relief of pain. No, you do not need to heat it in any way. It is best to use a high grade alcohol rub, and you use stems, leaves and shake (bud if you wish but no need), put as much as you can into to the bottle, and let it sit about 2 weeks. While it is a temporary relief to pain, I suffer from major muscles spasms in my back. If my husband rubs it onto my back, the relief only takes a minute to start kicking in. The nice thing is that it does not smell like anything other then rubbing alcohol. Green though. LOL! But it works!!! And for me that is all that matters.

  3. QUESTION:
    does drinking rubbing alcohol cure acne?
    my friend told me that drinking 100mL each day would cure my acne, but it hasnt (its been a week and 3 days. 10 days, in other words). Im feeling kind of awkward now.

    • ANSWER:
      Only thing that will get rid of is your life...Use this http://www.acnezine.com/?aid=926968 and tell your friend he is a duchebag

  4. QUESTION:
    Is it true adding some rubbing alcohol to your cars gas tank will get rid of water that's in it?
    I am about 99.9% sure that the gas I put into my car had water in it, thanks to the way it acted yesterday. My dad says to add some rubbing alcohol and it will cure it. Is that true?

    • ANSWER:
      Methanol....Not alcohol!

  5. QUESTION:
    Does rubbing your face with pure alcohol cure acme?
    first of all merry christmas everyone :) and happy Hanuka to the jewish people and happy friday to the atheist's

    I been using pure alcohol and cotton swab and i gotta admit it helps with acme. but i got a feeling it might be bad for my skin.

    • ANSWER:
      Acme? I'd ask Wile E. Coyote about that.

  6. QUESTION:
    Does Rubbing Alcohol help cure acne?
    Okay im 14 years old and i guess im going through puberty. Im having really bad acne on my forehead and it gets even worse after a hair cut. We dont have rubbing alcohol right now, but i do have these Kendall Webcol Alcohol Prep Pads saturated with 70% Isopropyl Alcohol will these help? Ive heard that rubbing alcohol dries up the skin that isnt really a problem i just want these bumps gone
    Okay guys I just put Lemon Juice on my forehead, My skin is very oily, and are there any Moisturizers that I can buy at CVS, Walmart, Rite-aid, or Walgreen's

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it will try the pimples and kill the bacteria in it but also it leaves your skin dry so you will need a moisturizer.

  7. QUESTION:
    Does rubbing alcohol burn? How to treat it?
    Well my mom was cleaning her watch using rubbing alcohol. However, she later discovered that her hands were all red, and she feels pain. I see a little bit of purple, and blisters are appearing.
    It is 99% Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol.

    What can we do to cure it? She keeps saying that it hurts a lot. :[

    • ANSWER:
      Well she shouldn't have used such a high content alcohol solution in the first place, it irritates the skin and can damage the watch. If she is looking for alternative cleaning methods, they make special cloths for watch polishing and cleaning as well as using any sort of baby wipe.
      As for your mother's wrist, she needs to wash it thoroughly and not scratch it. The alcohol probably ate through a small layer of skin and that is why it hurts. She can put cooling formulas, such as lotions with aloe-vera on it in order to help it heal faster.
      Let it heal before placing any bracelet or watch over the area, that should take a few days at least. Next time, have her use a more gentle cleaning solution and carefully rinse the solution off the watch with a slightly damp cloth.
      If it gets worst in a few days, consult a doctor - it may have been an allergic reaction.

  8. QUESTION:
    Can plain rubbing alcohol be used to cure a ring worm?

    • ANSWER:
      no, you need some anti-fungal medicine. ring worn is a fungus of the skin

  9. QUESTION:
    Curing yeast infections with rubbing alcohol...?
    place rubbing alcohol on a clean hand, rub in where infection in-does it cure it? is it true?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, it might kill some of the yeast, but I doubt that it would actually cure the infection. It's probably not a good idea. Rubbing alcohol also tends to dry out your skin, and if you put rubbing alcohol down there, even if you did use enough to actually get rid of the infection, it would have such a drying effect that you'd end up with another uncomfortable problem to deal with. It also kills the good micro-organisms that live down there. I would advise you to stick with more conventional treatments.

  10. QUESTION:
    is tooth paste or rubbing alcohol or peroxide good for killing acne?
    ok my ex ( my sons mom ) told my son to use one of these things for his acne . well im not so sure about that , since when i had acne i practicly burned my face off . but he has been using these different things for about 2 weeks and i dont see much inprovement in his acne . the only difference in him is that his face is constantly red...and it was never like that . now im not asking you guys for cures to acne , i just want to know if what hes using now is bad . oh and hes also using proactive once in a while .

    • ANSWER:
      Hi AKA

      Here are some real answers on skin conditions. Remedies at the bottom. Cleansing the body of toxins is the key. Especially a colon cleanse! Educate yourself on detoxifying the blood.

      Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman N.D. - "What is your skin trying to tell you? Often the skin is a metaphor for deeper issues and a way for your body to send up a red flag to warn you that all is not well underneath. When our skin is unhealthy it is usually a reflection of the internal state of our bodies, and is often a sign of poor elimination of toxins and waste products. Most of us are embarrassed by skin problems such as rashes, rosacea, boils or acne, especially in places where others can see our imperfections. The skin is the body's first line of defense against the environment. It has to deal with the effects of weather, sun , cold, heat, dryness, humidity, scrapes, bumps, soaps, detergents, chemicals, perspiration and dirt of all kinds. It is a wonder that our skin stays healthy most of the time! We can help our skin deal with this onslaught by optimizing our general health and by protecting our skin from harsh environmental exposure. Western medicine generally treats skin eruptions with either antibiotics, cortisone, or antifungal preparations. These medicines may alleviate the skin problem temporarily, or occasionally for good, but do not address the source of the problem. Putting a lid on skin symptoms without getting to the root of the imbalance may even result in suppression, that means the imbalance may be driven deeper causing more serious health problems later without ever strengthening the underlying vital force of the person. Fortunately, naturopathic medicine offers a wide vareity of effective treatments for skin problems."

      Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman N.D. - "Your skin is a reflection of how well your body is eliminating the toxins that build up on a daily basis. Chronic skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis stem from a combination of genetic factors, immune stress, dietary deficiencies or sensitivities, and the accumulation of toxins in the body. For our skin to be radiant and clear, it is very important that the other organs of elimination (kidneys, liver, lungs, and colon) are cleansing the body effectively. If not, the skin will be overtaxed, pores will become clogged, and eruptions of one sort or another will result. Here are a number of steps you can take to improve your body's overall elimination wtih specific emphasis on your skin."

      Detoxification is a normal body process of eliminating or neutralizing toxins through the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph and skin. Juice Fasting is the world's most ancient and natural healing mechanism. Fasting triggers a truly wondrous cleansing process that reaches right down to each and every cell and tissue in the body.

      Learn more about Therapeutic Fasting and Detoxification - Colon Cleansing is the main step. Must remove the toxins from the colon, so the toxins dont get in the blood and cause illness and disease.

      Natural Cures

      1. Fruits and Vegetables for Acne: Carrot & spinach, celery & watercress, grapefruit juices are all useful to combat acne.

      2. Unwholesome Foods: Acne, a prevalent problem among teen-aged boys would not be possible in our society if our foods were wholesome. A most sad and disgusting sight is the pus-filled pimples due to inner toxicity --- wastes trying desperately to escape through the face. This condition often turns a gentle face in the blossom of youth into a waste dump of pimples, pus and subsequent pock marks which can be prevented. The tons of acne medications and prescriptions sold annually act only on the effect of the harmful food, and not the cause of the disease, malnutrition. The traditional teenage meal, a grease burger, french fries and a milk shake or cola simply does not provide enough nourishment for anyone, let alone a boy going through puberty to adulthood. Our highly processed foods are devoid of hormones found in fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds. Must do a colon cleanse to rid of all the toxins in the body, which eventually get into the blood and cause acne and all other diseases.

      3. Cabbage: Apply a lotion of freshly prepared cabbage juice preceded, if desired, by the application of leaves. The eating of cabbage leaves or juice is also helpful.

      4. Lemon Juice: Skin problems such as acne... will often respond to a treatment of lemon juice. For blackheads rub lemon juice over them each night.

      5. Black Walnut: Externally, Black Walnut is nearly a miracle worker in cases of ...acne, dandruff, boils, itch, shingles, ringworm--we could go on, but you can see that you can use Black Walnut whenever a skin disorder appears! The tincture is an excellent first-aid remedy for wounds.

      Best of health to you

  11. QUESTION:
    poison ivy cure help?
    i have poison ivy on my hands and some on my ankles, and i had it for 2 days. Iv bought prescribed cream for it, but i have also heard that rubbing alcohol cures poison ivy as well. Should i use one or the other or can i use both to cure the poison ivy quicker and better? i really need real help with this.

    • ANSWER:
      don't use rubbing alcohol, that will burn really bad. Get some Calamine lotion to put on it. If that doesn't work, go to the doctor. He will give you pills that will clear it up in a few days and if that doesn't work, then they can give you a shot that works as well. I get poison ivy all the time from disc golfing.

  12. QUESTION:
    Rain water in my gas canister?
    My young one left the gas tanks for the riding lawn mower sitting outside in pouring rain for several days - what are the chances that water has gotten into the canisters, and if so - how do I get it safely out? I vaguely recall having had water years ago in my push lawnmower - and a neighbor put some rubbing alcohol??? in it that seemed to cure the problem, but am not sure. Any suggestions anybody?

    As an alternative - if I want to get rid of the possible watered down gas [new riding lawn mower - I am not taking my chances with it] where do I go to, to safely dispose the gas off? I can't just dump it - we are talking about nearly 6 gallons - it will damage all growing things and we have pets too, and obviously I can't put it in the trashcan... Will the gas stations accept it back, or where do I need to go? How do I make sure afterwards that there is no water remaining in the tanks before using them again?

    Thanks! S.

    • ANSWER:
      Pour some into a clear glass jar,(Fair size) and look at it.
      Water and gas don't mix,if all you see is gas thats fine.

      Alcohol will do the trick.For 6 gals of gas a 16 oz bottle is fine.
      Good insurance.

      If you want to get rid of it put it in your car with a couple of bottles of alcohol to be safe.

      Rinse out your gas can with a half a bottle of alcohol and let dry.

      If Your gas can is decent and you can't smell gas everytime you are near it then likely no water got in.

  13. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of the "BUMP" around my nose ring??
    I know this question is asked a lot with piercings...but my nose ring has developed the infamous bump and i looked all over the internet and even asked the question already on Yahoo!Answers and everyone said to use warm sea salt water compresses...

    I have now been doing 2 sea salt compresses a day for two weeks and the bump is still there...i really don't want to have to take out my nose ring...any other known cures?

    and don't say neosporin, rubbing alcohol, or peroxide...those can't go on a puncture wound and are made to extract foreign objects from the skin...aka they would cause your skin to reject a piercing...

    any other help from a secure source would be wonderful!
    does anyone know what this bump is anyway? i know its not scar tissue but i wonder what it is...

    • ANSWER:
      Try "Teatree Oil"

      It is a natural extract from a plant native to Australia. It is a natural antiseptic and is perfect for ridding scar tissue.

      I have 13 piercings and too many tattoos to count. I've been told by some of the best artists in the world to use it. I had some massive scar tissue on a tattoo on my leg as well as the "bumps" you explained around several of my piercings.

      It's a little costly (it runs aroud .00 an oz. here) but believe me, it is worth every red cent.

      It has a bit of an unusual odor (not bad, but antiseptic and clean like). Use it 2 times a day on a cotton ball and apply it to the affected area.

      You can usually pick teatree oil up at GNC or any type store such as that.

      I wish you the best of luck :-)

  14. QUESTION:
    Plantar's Wart - Cures?
    I just thought I'd throw this information out there to anyone who's listening. Did you know you could cure a plantar's wart in 2 weeks time just by taking a cotton swab and swabbing it with rubbing alcohol 3 times a day?

    It really works and it's much better than going to the doctor's and having him cut it out or freeze it off.

    Does anyone out there know of any other cures for plantar's wart?

    By the way...if I had been wearing SHOWER SHOES I'd prolly wouldn't have gotten plantar's wart in the first place!

    • ANSWER:
      THAT'S GOOD 2 KNOW, I'M GOING 2 HAVE 2 TEST IT ON MY LIL BRO!! THANKS 4 THE ADVICE

  15. QUESTION:
    How long does it take tamiya acrylics to cure on plastic?
    Ive just airbrushed a plastic model with tamiya acrylics. I used a 3:1 paint:thinner ratio to thin the paint with 70% Isopropyl rubbing alcohol. Ive waited overnight but the paint can still be scratched off. How long will it take before its not so easily scratched off? I only left my window open last night so it was a bit cool, is that going to prolong the curing time?

    • ANSWER:
      ive asked this question before I i've always used Tamiya, acrylics take awhile to cure. A fully cured and hard surface can take (dont be disappointed) 2-4 weeks, depending on how many coats you apply. Tempurature doesnt really affect curing time, its more about the humidity. Just leave it somewhere where you can protect it from dust while still having space for the fumes to vent out. You need to be patient with paint in general. If you rush it, it will look bad!

      Another thing is that acrylic is a "soft" paint when compared to lacquer or enamel. So it will scratch off more easily in general.

  16. QUESTION:
    How do I remove redness from my face?
    I've been trying to remove acne from my face, after it leaves red splotches.
    And yesterday I made a mistake of using rubbing alcohol for removing pimples, and now I've damaged my skin leaving red burning marks.

    Is there any way to cure this?

    Thanks x

    • ANSWER:
      alright this may sound weird, but do an oatmeal and honey mask. I just did it, left it on for 15 minutes, and the redeness is already reduced so much! I'll post a link in just a sec, its easy to do and smells great :)

  17. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have suggestions on how to cure ring worm?
    I am pretty sure I have ring worm, it is a pinkish red protruded patch of sores in the shape of an unconnected oval on the back of my left leg. The sore is sometimes itchy and is located under my buttocks. I have been applying rubbing alcohol to the area, but no progress has been made this far. Does anyone have suggestions on how to cure ring worm?
    Additional details:

    I often get impetigo on my lip and have Rx for both bactroban and zovorax at home, I tried using bactoban on the infected area, but it did not help either.

    • ANSWER:
      Anti-fungal cream like Tinactin.

  18. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have better cures for B.O.?
    I haven't found much to help this problem. I take showers every day, scrub a lot, use soap, ect. The best thing I've found is to use rubbing alcohol, then Secret Clinical Strength, but it's still not very effective.

    • ANSWER:
      Try asking your doctor for a prescription deodorant.(I assume you are talking about under arm odor). I had a problem with being allergic to all the antiperspirants out there and the doctor told me they have prescription ones I could try.I did try a natural one. Its actually mineral salts and it works great for me, but probably not one to use if you have a real problem as it dosent last that long and would need to be reapplied often. Hope this helps you.

  19. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of acne on my back & neck?
    i have it nowhere else and ive tried seriously EVERYTHING
    and ive seen a doctor nothing seems to help and its been spreading a lot lately.
    i hate showing skin now and i have proactive, neutregina & rubbing alcohol.
    does anyone have a cure?
    im sooo in desperate need!

    ='{

    • ANSWER:
      Hiya, like your face you need to exfoliate (get rid of dead skin cells) as these can cause clogged pores which lead to the inevitable.
      I found the best thing is a netted sponge on a long handle ( or a gentle long handled bath brush & massage daily in the shower with Neutrogena Deep Clean (orange liquid). If you just use medicated products without removing the dead cells then they can't penetrate to get to work.
      I live in the UK so the sun thing isn't much of an option - but whilst living in California the sun does help - also a swim in the ocean.

      Persevere, it will work. GOOD LUCK

  20. QUESTION:
    How can you cure cold sores fast?
    I have been using Abreva, rubbing alcohol, washing with hot water + soap, Vitamin E, and Carmex and it isn't really working well. Does anyone know anything that works really well?

    Also, should I be rubbing the Abreva in as much as possible, or just letting it sit on the surface? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like you are really irritating it. I wouldn't do all that. Using the Abreva is fine (Just rub it in gently 5 times a day) and that's it. Sadly, you have to suffer through the healing. That alcohol and carmex will only make it worse. Trust me, I have tried it all. I get them twice, three times a year really bad too.

  21. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to cure a mosquito bite faster then letting it naturally heal?
    I recently found 2 mosquito bite on my left arm and put rubbing alcohol on it and it seemed to subside, but 1 day later they reappeared and are back to itching like crazy. Is there anyway I can help speed the process of healing or dull the itching?

    • ANSWER:
      keep using the rubbing alcohol;; you can use Benedryl spray for the bite itself (drugstore)

  22. QUESTION:
    How do I cure this pimple in my ear?
    I have a pimple in the top of my ear, but inside the little flap so its hidden. I don't know how to make it go away :( it hurts really bad. Last night my mom told me to put rubbing alcohol on it with a q-tip but that didn't work. Please help, thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      If you wanna do a home treatment ; put either toothpaste , lemon juice , or peroxide . They work the best .
      If you want to buy something , clearsil acne eliminating cleanser pads work the best .

  23. QUESTION:
    How to cure a extremely bad earring infection?
    My left ear is extremely infected. It is really swollen and it had ear waxy looking puss all around the earring hole and behind my ear on my neck. the lymph node under my ear is so swollen it hurts when i even turn my neck. Ive been using rubbing alcohol but it seems like its getting even worse. What should i do???

    • ANSWER:
      Take the earring out. Soak a sterile string with antiseptic and draw it through the hole so it doesn't close. Keep wound clean and change string and antiseptic every 4 hours. See doctor if infection doesn't improve or ear falls off.

  24. QUESTION:
    Acne cures, remedies, or tips? Please?
    So I've had a bad case of acne on my face and upper back for 3 or 4 years. I've tried so many things to get rid of it:

    I've been to a dermatologist 3 times (mainly got Benzoyl Peroxide and some other gel), used Clearasil wipes, rubbing alcohol, washed my face with soap 2 times a day, washed my face with a washcloth using warm then cold water, toothpaste, antibiotics, and Cetaphil, all with limited (if any) success.

    I assume I have oily skin, because if I pop a pimple clear liquid wont stop coming out. I'm in highschool so I dont get much sleep every night (usually 6 hours) and I go to the gym 4 days a week, if either of those have anything to do with it. Also, yes, I do shower every day and I'm sexually active, because there's so many rumors out there about what can cause acne.

    Now that you know all of that, is there anything I'm doing wrong or anything else I can do?

    • ANSWER:
      If you want to care about the well being of your skin, go with lemon juice. Have it on your face your about 15-20 minutes and it works miracles. Lemon juice is perfect for acne, scars, giving glow to the face, balancing the oils in your face, softening your skin and making skin lighter(and taking away discolorations including freckles, age spots, and darker parts of you skin)

      P.S: try using the lemon juice daily(if possible) for 2-3 weeks straight

  25. QUESTION:
    Need Acne Help, Wht are some home made acne cures for a male teenager?
    My mom took me to the docter about a month ago for acne reasons, he told me that I touch my face way too much, and I have acne in commen places, plus it is mild so he didn't prescribe anything. He just said steam your face, it will open your pores. Well i started steaming my face two days ago and nothing happend. So today I just started popping pimples and then I wiped my face with 92% rubbing alcohol. And now the popped pimples are releasing puss. I am afraid I could scar my face and if I leave the puss there It will form another pimple. Someone help me!!

    • ANSWER:
      When I had acne I used proactiv and it really worked for me. I also exfoliated twice daily to open up my pores. Steaming your face does the same thing, open up your pores. I sometimes picked my pimples, but i wouldnt recommend it either. You can get a doctor to prescribe you medicine if you just ask for it. Go to a different doctor if yours wont. Have your parents ask for you and insist that you get something that works for you if these other products/treatments don't. I've heard acutane works great, too.

  26. QUESTION:
    repositioning dried bug?
    Can you reposition dried bug using rubbing alcohol or does the alcohol dry it out completely? If this is the case, is there a way to make it more malleable after cured in rubbing alcohol? Trying to reposition for casting in resin.

    Thanks to anyone who can help me.
    *Edit- Sorry. Forgot to mention that the bug was killed by placing bottle into the freezer. Bug was dried when pulled out. I have it sitting in alcohol right now to dry it out so the inside doesn't mold.

    • ANSWER:
      I am not understanding the question. If the bug is dried in open air, using alcohol to moisten the part needed to move may offer the malleability required. If the bug is preserved in a solution of alcohol, then it should be malleable enough to move.

  27. QUESTION:
    Ways to quickly cure poison ivy?
    I have a mild case of poison ivy on my calf and a little bit on my toe. I'm going on a big trip in exactly one week and it needs to be gone by then. Please nothing with bleach or rubbing alcohol, just something like, for example, two hot showers per day, or apply a certain medication. Help!

    • ANSWER:
      Poison Ivy is an alergic reaction to the oils in poison ivy. There are two ways to cure it, first is to fight the alergic reaction. You can do this by taking an antihistimine such as Benedryl. These can be purchased over the counter. The other way is to boost your bodys immune system, typically by taking steroids. This can be in either a pill, shot, or cream. Steroids can only be legally purchased by doctors persecription.

      Any other method is nothing more than a wives tale. Hot showers will numb the nerve endings and help with the itching, but won't help it heal faster. Bleach and rubbing alcohol only destroy skin cells it'll make the poison ivy go away, but it'll leave you with damanged skin and potental scarring.

  28. QUESTION:
    Can i cure an acne scab overnight?
    i popped this ginormous pimple and did all the steps washed my face, toothpast at night, rubbing alcohol yadeyadeyada. now i have this some what red ( not as big as the pimple) noticable scab. any way i can get rid of this overnight? or by tomorrow?

    • ANSWER:
      aloe vera

  29. QUESTION:
    What is this and how can I cure it?
    I checked my face one day and I noticed a bump on the left side of my chin. I thought it was a pimple so i tried to pop it but nothing much came out and the bump was still there. I tried harder, but nothing seemed to work but hurt me. I then noticed when I would feel it, the bump seemed like it was hard inside and there was a little rock under my skin. My dad told me it was an infection and I can cure it buy rubbing alcohol and antibiotic ointment. Well I just want to ask the experts out there if they know what this is and if they can help me. Please thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm 19, i started it off with the whole acne when i was about14 and ever since i suffered to it till recently, things would get worse i hated it because i was just embarrass with everyone looking at my face, the whole products things just didn't work for me at all i think its just a waste of money, i tried home remedies and still didn't work as i thought it would some are just so messy, i did research online everything is just a lie i guess, so i tried ice. Ice is so easy to make, to find, and cheaper. I get about 4-5 ice cubes and rub it on my face till all melt it may take u about 20-30 min just massage gently i do it every morning when i wake up sometimes during the day when i don't have nothing to do and every night before i go to bed. Seriously it works big time just give it sometime, i saw results in the 1st tried i did it. I know how much i went through for this piece of crap and i promised myself that when i found something helpful and great i would share it to everyone so they can try it also and have faith on it because i didn't at first till now and pass it on to the others. That's why we are here for to help each other in any way that we can ha this shit sounds gay but really u wont regret it its so easy and clean i just love it how it keeps my face clean and also i noticed its gotten my skin thicker and smoother. Don't give up on it give it sometime i give u my word people! :] 1 more thing it hurts ur finger tips cus its so cold but just take turns with ur hands ull get use to it. itll take the swollen away

  30. QUESTION:
    How Can I Cure My Infected Earring Hole?
    Hi, here's my problem, I've had my earrings on both ears for about 3 months already and i haven't had an infection until i went swimming in the beach. Both my ears are swollen and constantly watery. I've tried rubbing alcohol around it but i still wake up to sticky and wet ear lobes. Does anyone have any suggestions on how i can get rid of this problem and if i remove my earrings will the hole close up?

    --Thank You For Reading--

    • ANSWER:
      Take them out - and clean them in alcohol (about 30 seconds)
      dab your ears with alcohol too and place neosporin on the posts after you soaked them.
      Place them back in your ears (hoping the neosporin got inside the pierced holes) be sure to turn them a lot.
      (With clean hands).

      At night dab more alcohol on the ear lobes and place neosporin on a q tip and try to get on the front & back holes.

      Be sure the posts you have in are 14 Carrot or pure silver.

  31. QUESTION:
    I think my piercing is infected.. what to do?
    I got my second lobe piercing about nine days ago. My lobe is red and poofy where I got it. It's not horrible, but I want to fix it before it gets to that stage. It's also bleeding a bit. Just a bit, though.

    What should I do? I soaked it with salt water just now and used some rubbing alcohol.

    What should I use to cure the infection before it gets too out of hand?

    • ANSWER:
      Use hand sanitizer to disinfect the area it really works.

  32. QUESTION:
    acne and blackheads on back?
    tried proactive and rubbing alcohol, F*** all happens...what will cure it the best...

    • ANSWER:
      This skin problem is termed as body acne or bacne. For getting rid of body acne a good and effective treatment is Zenmed's Body Acne Combo. This treatment consists of two products, a botanical mask and a botanical acne wash. The mask is first applied all over the affected region of the body 10 to 15 minutes before a shower and once in the shower, the mask is washed off with the acne wash and water. Two to three weeks of applying this treatment should see the acne and blackheads on your back gone and your skin looking clean, clear and healthy. Also avoid wearing tight fitting clothes and shower to keep your body clean of sweat, oil and bacteria that causes acne and blackheads to appear. Remember this treatment is only for treating body acne and not facial acne.

      http://zenmed.com

  33. QUESTION:
    Whats an odd way to get rid of mosquito bites?
    i know the old - benadyl, calamine lotion, rubbing alcohol, aloe vera, & the classic baking soda and water mixture. ive tried ALL of them and they do not work! the bites make me MISERABLE!!!!! and the ones i have now are humongous.... i also have a "chigger" or "red bug" bite... any cures for that other than chigger-X? PLEASE HELP! ahh im miserable.
    thanks.

    *also one thing that works temporarily for me is putting a cup of water in the microwave for about 25 seconds. then taking a spoon and put it in the water. the apply the hot spoon to the bite... it seems to work but i need other suggestions!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I had a mosquito bite me on the bottom of my foot the other night and as you may guess it is not a comfortable place to have an itch. I read somewhere that rubbing a bar of dry soap on the bite can stop the itching. Hope this helps you feel better, it worked for me.

  34. QUESTION:
    Different remedies for bikini line razor burn...do they really work?
    I have read many different cures...but do they really work?

    1. shaving ur bikini line in the direction away from your stomach
    2. applying rubbing alcohol on afterwards..(isnt that too harsh?)
    3. applying first a layer of soap and then shaving cream
    4. applying deodorant to your bikini area after the shave ((i thought that you shouldnt apply deodorant to freshly shaven areas??))
    5. Using warm water
    6. Using cold water ((i have heard people say both))
    7. Do drugstore remedies work??

    ..please dont suggest waxing, i'm a big wimp...
    ..please give other remedies

    thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Use TendSkin. Best product for razorburn. =]

      Or I just put body lotion on afterwards

  35. QUESTION:
    I have swimmers ear so is it okay if I...?
    I have swimmer's ear from showering but I really don't want to go to a doctor to get medicine because I don't want to use that money and I don't have any rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, or anything like that. Is it okay if I just leave it and let it cure on its own? Is it a bad thing or should I just go to the doctor? Please help...

    • ANSWER:
      Okay, so what you're saying is that you got an ear infection.
      why don't you try one of the remedies in this page http://www.buzzle.com/articles/inner-ear-infection-treatment.html
      Me personally would try to find out if any of my friends has penicillin to kill the infection quickly!
      get well!!

  36. QUESTION:
    Escrutiating Pain, Swimmers ear HELP!?
    I want to know any home remedies i can use to cure this nasty bacteria thats causing so much pain. I have tried some home remedies like: vinegar, rubbing alcohol, and a mixture of both. I want to know of a new method that will zap the infection fast.

    • ANSWER:
      Hyland's Earache Drops (available at Whole Foods) work well, if vinegar, alcohol and hydrogen peroxide have already been tried.

  37. QUESTION:
    Out of this list, which is best for curing back acne?
    -peroxide
    -rubbing alcohol
    -witch hazel
    -baking soda
    -warm salt water
    -lemon juice
    -Neutrogen Acne Free Face Wash (orange bottle)

    This is all I have. Any of these or combinations of these..will they work?

    Thank you very much! :D

    • ANSWER:
      I think that the baking soda and witch hazel is your best choice, I use the same. i'd wash with the face wash too, to get rid of the oil first. then use the Baking soda, it will exfoliate dead skin and rid acne. Don’t ask me why/how, but definitely the first time you use it you will feel a difference, it will be smoother. Also it is very cheap. The only downside to this is that when you rinse it it might sting a bit, but it’s worth the nice skin right :] ? and witch hazel toner. I use dickinson’s original witch hazel toner. http://makeup101.freehostia.com/product-review-dickinsons-witch-hazel-toner/
      Try this one. You can get this large bottle for pretty cheap and mostly natural and alcohol free. Don’t use normal alcohol because it will dry out your skin, which will trigger your glands to produce more sebum, leading to more acne.
      It might smell funny at first, but it is natural cure for acne. One thing I really like about this is that it reduces redness so much immediately. Make sure you still use proper moisturizer/lotion. Oh I forgot to mention I use these on my face, but it should be the same on your back. really try these out they will really work

  38. QUESTION:
    Help!!!!!Please do u know of a cure for scuffed discs?!!?!?!?
    :'( please help, my GTA IV (XBOX 360) got scuffed and now it says the disc is unreadable. Oo the good times.......... killing hookers, and robbing banks : (.

    But all jokes aside do u know of a cure for a scuffed disc?
    (i already tryed toothpaste, andi heard rubbing alcohol works?)

    • ANSWER:

  39. QUESTION:
    What's going on with this ingrown hair ?
    It won't drain, pop, or decrease in size.

    What causes a bump to stay clogged ?

    It feels about the size of a skittle. The core, and root of this bump is very tough.

    I've poked it in 3 different sections, to allow it to drain, but it's still not draining.
    ( only a little bit of blood, and clear pus came out )

    I know your going to advise me not to squeeze it, but a normal bump when squeezed releases all that fluid - then goes back to normal.

    Plus I use rubbing alcohol to prevent infection, while trying to cure it.

    Without going on too much, what should I do ?

    Why is this bump/ingrown hair so tough, and having a hard time healing ?

    • ANSWER:
      it probably isn't the type of bump you normally have. it could be a spider bite or something. something the size of a skittle doesn't sound like an ingrown hair and the reason why it isn't draining is probably because it's not filled with fluid, the bump could be filled with scar tissue or something else that's solid. think about a mosquitoe bite, it's a bump but it won't drain but clear pus and sometimes blood will some out if you pick at it or squeeze it. if it was a mosquitoe bite it would be itchy and would increase in size but there are other bug bites that hurt rather than itch and won't increase in size.

  40. QUESTION:
    What's going on with this ingrown hair ?
    It won't drain, pop, or decrease in size.

    What causes a bump to stay clogged ?

    It feels about the size of a skittle. The core, and root of this bump is very tough.

    I've poked it in 3 different sections, to allow it to drain, but it's still not draining.
    ( only a little bit of blood, and clear pus came out )

    I know your going to advise me not to squeeze it, but a normal bump when squeezed releases all that fluid - then goes back to normal.

    Plus I use rubbing alcohol to prevent infection, while trying to cure it.

    Without going on too much, what should I do ?

    Why is this bump/ingrown hair so tough, and having a hard time healing ?

    • ANSWER:
      You are probably playing around with it too much and the infection has spread throughout the area, Cover it with gauze and tape for a day or two to cushion it and it should focus into one tight area that you can than open and drain. if there is a hair inside it, dont cut it, just release it and it will be fine.

  41. QUESTION:
    Annoying Acne. Any cure?
    Well, I have a series of bright, red, sometimes painful, dots lining my chin in a sort of constellation pattern and they won't go away. I cleaned my face several times over the two weeks they've been there, used rubbing alcohol, put a soothing cream on, and now I'm trying toothpaste. Does anyone know of anything to cure the acne? I've heard putting honey on them works, is that true? And does Proactiv actually work...

    • ANSWER:
      Products you buy over the counter work to a certain extent for some people. There is no quick fix for acne. Your doctor may recommend some prescription medication. Keep your face very clean. Drink plenty of water. Eat a nutritious diet and get enough sleep. Try to reduce the stress in your life. Probably the most useful and effective things you can do are to apply hot compresses to pustules and cysts and never to pick or squeeze pimples. Playing with or popping pimples, no matter how careful and clean you are, nearly always makes bumps stay redder and bumpier longer. Here are a few informative links with additional home treatment ideas.

      http://www.medicinenet.com/acne/article.htm
      http://www.acne.com/cause_effects/causes_acne.php
      http://www.acnerecovery.com/acne-information/causes-of-acne.html

  42. QUESTION:
    whats better?
    wats a good cure for hair bumps along the bikini like...
    will rubbing alcohol..or witch hazel work/?

    • ANSWER:
      Try using a good shaving cream that has a lot of vit. E to keep the skin hydrated. Also, if you hold a nice hot cloth over the area to soften the skin before you shave it will help and then when your done shaving, clean the area with a loofa to get off dead skin.

  43. QUESTION:
    does tea tree oil help remove darkness from the underarms?
    i have severe dark underarms : /
    im desperate to find a cure !
    ok, so at first i tried using rubbing alcohol cause someone told me it worked... -_- yea, FAIL. it actually made my underarms darker! ugh
    i than tried st.ives apricot scrub cause i read that the apricot helped lighten the skin?? ... yea, FAIL again...it actually irritated my skin and made my left underarm SUPER dark and than it started
    peeling 0_0
    ok, so i have tea tree oil and i was wondering if it could help me???

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    Bacne help asap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
    okay so like it started out small then grew and grew. i used rubbing alcohol on it and it went away, and i always use it now but its coming back, and this time wicked strong! i need home remedies to cure it! bathing suit season is coming up!! yikes! please, even if i have to go buy some product, as long as it works! please thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:

  45. QUESTION:
    Can someone out there, please, help me!?
    Alright, so yesterday, (1 day before my semi formal) I woke up with an infected pimple and my whole chin was swollen. I couldn't smile or anything. I never ever get pimples so getting a swollen and infected one was a shock. I tried washing it, putting rubbing alcohol on it and everything. I put ice on it to bring down the swelling and everything. Then someone told me it would be a good idea to sleep with a heating pad on my face. So I did. And now I've woken up and not only is my chin swollen, but my lower lip is as well! I'm freaking out! There are only 12 hours before my semi formal. I just wanted to look great for my boyfriend and now I'm so gross looking. Someone with a cure for this, please help me!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Any kind of infection is bad and not something to just let lye. You need to go to the doctor, pronto. You do not want this situation to get worse and it may be something else. You need to have it checked out. I hope you will be ok and have a good time at your formal.

  46. QUESTION:
    nail fungus and treatment?
    i think i have fungal infection in one or two of my big toenails
    and i was wondering if i gets cured will the pink keratin part of the nail grow back.

    also will soaking it in listerene and putting rubbing alcohol on it daily,
    help kill the fungus and heal it?

    • ANSWER:
      Nail fungus (also known as Onychomycosis) is made up of tiny organisms (Tinea Unguium) that can infect fingernails and toenails. The nails of our fingers and toes are very effective barriers. While this usually just makes it difficult for an infection to invade the nail, the barriers can work just as hard to keep infections inside the nail once they've invaded. Listerene and alcohol won't help you need to see podiatrist or health care provider and get on some medication for fungus. I've heard of a Zetclear its all natural homeopathic solution that will help you get rid of your nail fungus withing week, http://www.zetaclear.com/?aid=478036 Good luck

  47. QUESTION:
    EAR IS SWOLLEN AFTER PIERCING! FREAKING OUT!?
    Ok so i pierced it myself last night with a needle dipped in rubbing alcohol.

    Next day, my ear is slightly swollen kind of red, but cant notice it unless you touch it or look really close at it. Im using a fake earring, not sterling silver.

    How can i cure this without taking it off? Is it serious?

    • ANSWER:
      It's probably infected (can't tell you because I don't know what it looks like but it could be), or it's just swollen. Either way, don't worry clean it and let the swelling go down WITHOUT the piercing in..I suggest this because it may be less uncomfortable with it out. Happens a lot to people. You should take the piercing out and use disenfectant (however you spell it) for the hole to try and clean it out. Make sure you wash it well. If it still swells (After it goes down first) And gets red a second time, it's an infection and you may not be able to keep a piercing in that ear. Some people just can't wear earrings for this reason, it happens.

      Also it's not best for you to pierce your own ears. Even if a needle is dipped in alcohol it must be thoroughly cleaned first to ensure there is no bacteria on it. Sounds like an infection, take the earring out, clean the ear with alcohol as stated above, and don't put it back in until after the swelling goes down. If it happens a second time, take it out and get it pierced by a professional next time :) ensures proper piercing. The swelling will go down, don't worry, just keep cleaning the ear.

  48. QUESTION:
    ! Acne help , please?
    Is there any acne cream that you recommend for me?
    I've been breaking out with lots pimples.

    And yesterday I made a big stupid mistake of using rubbing alcohol for removing small pimples, and now I've damaged my skin leaving red burning marks.
    Is there any way to cure this?

    Thanks x

    • ANSWER:
      here's what's worked for me-I've posted this many times.

      Biore Ice Cleanser in the morning and night

      PersaGel before bed, cover your entire face

      Those two items keep my very oily face free from pimples.

  49. QUESTION:
    how to cure/get rid/ of my Exzema?
    it burns/itches when i where a shirt. PLEASE HELP. i tried some aloe vera cream and rubbing alcohol and camphor phiniqe.

    I HAVE THIS BAD RASH ON MY NECK ITS DRIVING ME CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Hey,
      Try an oil based cream/moisturiser. Well known brands are Oilatum and E45. They can be expensive but they're well worth it. I used to have eczema. I used both those brands and they definitely help with the pain and itching. You can get bath oils or body lotions for the shower which I found helped a lot because they cover the skin in a very fine layer of oil so air can't get to it to make it itch. It would also help with the rubbing on your shirt.

      If its serious or OTC creams don't work, go to your doc coz they can prescribe something stronger. This cleared it up straight away for me but it will depend on how bad yours is.

      Hope this helps.

  50. QUESTION:
    Unique hemorrhoids question.?
    I am only 15 years old and I think that I might have an external hemerrhoid. I have heard that alcohol increases your chances of getting, but since I'm only 15 I don't drink it. But I do use rubbing alcohol on my face for acne. Please give serious answers, and if you know what I have, hemorrhoids or not, please tell me a cream, or some cure. I have no problem asking my parents for it.

    • ANSWER:
      Hemorrhoids are usually caused from constipation - due to eating LOTS of junk food, fast food garbage & sucking on sugary sweet soda's. You need to dump all of that.
      Start eating healthy, including boiled or steamed vegetables. Drink LOTS of water, fruit juices & milk to help keep the traffic moving. Snack on plenty of RAW fruit & veggies to help put fiber into your system to prevent hemorrhoids.
      When you become constipated - your stool becomes dry & hard & has a hard time exiting when you try to have a bowel movement. If you strain or push to MAKE it exit - then hemorrhoids can pop out on you & sometimes bleed. You can apply Vaseline to the affected area to help ease the discomfort or use Preparation H to ease it & also help shrink them.
      I have no idea where you heard the concept about alcohol causing hemorrhoids.


Signs And Symptoms Of Alcohol Allergies

Written By: admin - Aug• 14•12

What is mould allergy?

Mould allergy occurs when an individual is exposed to microscopic fungal spores from mould. Since these spores are small, they can evade the protective mechanisms of the nose and upper respiratory tract, and consequently the lungs.

Causes of Mould Allergy

There are different types of mould; however, only certain types cause mould allergies. These include alternaria, aspergillus, clasdosporium, penicillium, helminthosporum, epicoccum, fusarium, and phoma, to mention a few.

Mould allergy occurs when an individual comes in contact with the mould spores, causing an immune response where the body thinks they are foreign invaders and develops an antibody to fight them. This causes the body to release histamines, which cause itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing and other symptoms related to mould allergy. Even after the exposure has passed, the body will still continue to produce antibodies, which will remember the mould spores (invaders) the next time contact occurs.

Symptoms of Mould Allergy

Symptoms of mould allergy are similar to those which occur in other upper respiratory allergies.

Common symptoms include,

- Allergic Rhinitis
- Sneezing
- Runny nose
- Nasal congestion
- Itchy, watery and red eyes
- Breathing difficulties
- Fatigue
- Weakness

Mould spores can deposit on the lining of the nose, consequently causing x fever symptoms, and can also reach the lungs causing asthma or allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.

Treatment for Mould Allergy

Avoid contact with mould spores
This is the best treatment for mould allergy. To help reduce symptoms of mould allergy drastically, avoid cutting grass, digging around plants or picking leaves. If you must do any of these activities, ensure you wear a dust mask.

Medication
Antihistamines, bronchodilators and corticosteroids are used to ease the symptoms of mould allergy as there is no sure way of curing mould allergy. Corticosteroids help prevent and treat inflammation and they are the most effective allergy medications for most people, and as such are usually prescribed first. Antihistamines help with itching, sneezing and runny nose, and work by blocking histamine which is released by the immune system during an allergy reaction.

Immunotherapy
This involves administering a series of allergy shots to help eliminate some allergies. However, immunotherapy is only moderately effective against mould allergy.

Nasal Lavage
This is usually recommended to help with irritating nasal symptoms. It involves rinsing the nose with salt water and can be effective in relieving congestion.

Tips for Prevention

a Keep damp areas such as bathrooms well ventilated
a Refrigerators should be kept clean, watch out for mouldy food.
a Avoid damp and musty buildings and where HAY is stored.
a Avoid cutting grass, raking leaves and turning compost heaps.
a Keep all bathroom surfaces clean.
a Get rid of old foam pillows and mattresses.
a Do not store clothing or shoes in damp cupboards; leave wardrobe doors ajar to ventilate the clothes.
a Control indoor moisture by using a dehumidifier.
a Reduce the amount of indoor house plants and ensure those present are free of mould on leaves and in potting soil.
a Throw away or recycle old books, newspapers, clothing or bedding.

This link will you help to find a large range of products that may improve your well being.

http://www.allergymatters.com/acatalog/Mould_Allergy.html

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Pain after drinking alcohol - Male 33 years?
    Pain after drinking alcohol - male 33 yrs?
    For the last few months I have been getting pain in my upper right quadrant after drinking alcohol. I have been a heavy drinker since my university days, I'm now 33, and at one point would probably have been consuming up to 100 units per week.

    In January of this year I decided that my drinking had to stop as I realised that I was abusing drink and using it as a tool to mask depression, anxiety and general unhappiness. Around the same time as I decided to tackle my mental issues I started getting these pains on the right hand side of my abdomen (coincidence?) around the bottom of the ribs.

    I visited my doctor and explained the situation and he referred me for some liver function tests (2 months ago) and subsequently an abdominal ultrasound (3 weeks ago). Both the liver function tests and the abdominal ultrasound appear to indicate that there is absolutely nothing physically wrong with my liver, gallbladder or kidneys. No inflammation, signs of fatty liver, signs of it not processing toxins properly etc...I have seen three different doctors at my local surgery regarding this and all say that there is nothing physically wrong with me. I have also been physically examined and again nothing would indicate any liver problems.

    I have naturally cut drinking down to an absolute minimum and didn't drink at all for around 2 months whilst I was undergoing tests etc. I feel so much better mentally and physically since changing my habits and have also been taking up a lot more regular exercise: running, swimming, pilates and squash which are naturally helping to increase my sense of well-being.

    However on the rare occasions that I have had an alcoholic drink, since being told that I'm fine, I get the pain back. All it takes is one glass of wine or pint of beer/cider and the following day I will have this inner pinching type of pain under towards the bottom of my rib cage, right hand side that heads up towards the navel area.

    Can anyone share any similar stories, diagnosis or suggest a line of enquiry I should take with my doctor? Things I am thinking about include:

    • allergy to alcohol or yeast/hops/grapes(?!?)
    • irritable bowel syndrome (I think the pain would be lower down however)
    • gout/high levels of uric acid - can you test for this?
    • psychological - am I creating the pain through worry?

    I just want to get on with the rest of my life. I feel I have taken some huge steps and have a much more positive outlook but all the time things hangs around it keeps niggling at my brain and my worry is that my symptoms all seem to indicate liver problems but tests prove otherwise.

    Thanks for taking the time to read - any advice warmly received!

    • ANSWER:

  2. QUESTION:
    Pain after drinking alcohol - male 33 yrs?
    For the last few months I have been getting pain in my upper right quadrant after drinking alcohol. I have been a heavy drinker since my university days, I'm now 33, and at one point would probably have been consuming up to 100 units per week.

    In January of this year I decided that my drinking had to stop as I realised that I was abusing drink and using it as a tool to mask depression, anxiety and general unhappiness. Around the same time as I decided to tackle my mental issues I started getting these pains on the right hand side of my abdomen (coincidence?) around the bottom of the ribs.

    I visited my doctor and explained the situation and he referred me for some liver function tests (2 months ago) and subsequently an abdominal ultrasound (3 weeks ago). Both the liver function tests and the abdominal ultrasound appear to indicate that there is absolutely nothing physically wrong with my liver, gallbladder or kidneys. No inflammation, signs of fatty liver, signs of it not processing toxins properly etc...I have seen three different doctors at my local surgery regarding this and all say that there is nothing physically wrong with me. I have also been physically examined and again nothing would indicate any liver problems.

    I have naturally cut drinking down to an absolute minimum and didn't drink at all for around 2 months whilst I was undergoing tests etc. I feel so much better mentally and physically since changing my habits and have also been taking up a lot more regular exercise: running, swimming, pilates and squash which are naturally helping to increase my sense of well-being.

    However on the rare occasions that I have had an alcoholic drink, since being told that I'm fine, I get the pain back. All it takes is one glass of wine or pint of beer/cider and the following day I will have this inner pinching type of pain under towards the bottom of my rib cage, right hand side that heads up towards the navel area.

    Can anyone share any similar stories, diagnosis or suggest a line of enquiry I should take with my doctor? Things I am thinking about include:

    • allergy to alcohol or yeast/hops/grapes(?!?)
    • irritable bowel syndrome (I think the pain would be lower down however)
    • gout/high levels of uric acid - can you test for this?
    • psychological - am I creating the pain through worry?

    I just want to get on with the rest of my life. I feel I have taken some huge steps and have a much more positive outlook but all the time things hangs around it keeps niggling at my brain and my worry is that my symptoms all seem to indicate liver problems but tests prove otherwise.

    Thanks for taking the time to read - any advice warmly received!

    • ANSWER:
      Another case that leaves the doctors scratching their heads? I suspect you have a weird case of gout where the tiny urate crystals exist in your upper abdomen. To confirm this, go for a blood test for and see if your blood uric acid level is above the range. And then run your own urine test for uric acid, here is how...

      1. Get a transparent plastic cup or mineral water bottle
      2. As soon as you wake up in the moring, collect the first round of urine into the bottle.
      3. Cover the bottle and keep it in cold dry place far away from the reach kids
      4. After a few hours, observe (pay close attention) if there is any crystal like substances deposits at the bottom of the bottle.
      5. If you see some small white particles in the fluid, then it means you are having hyperuricemia.
      6. If no sediments observed, then leave it there for another 1 or 2 days and check it again.

      Good luck!

  3. QUESTION:
    Strange jaw pain after consuming alcohol?
    When I was a littel kid I remember intances where my family would drive by a gas station and I would smell gasoline fumes. Ocassionally this would cause me a sharp pain which feels like it is coming out from my ear canal down through my jaw until reaching my chin.

    As I got older, Ive never had this problem when driving by gas stations but now it occurs when drinking alcohol. Id say for the past 10 years it had occurred infrequently. Maybe 2 or 3 times a year. And usually it occurred when drinking wine. Now it happens pretty much everytime I drink alochol whether it be wine or beer. Sometimes the pain is very intense and almost unbearable. Once the pain comes if I try to take a bite of something it turns into a blistering pain. It usually goes away after about 15 minutes. I have a few doctors in the family, but they dont seem to know anyting about it. I've searched online, and seen posts with similiar symptoms, but they usually chalk it up to tannens in Wine. but Beer doesn't have tannens. Also, what is up with the gas station symptoms when I was a kid.

    Right now, it prevents me from drinking at all. I just tell people i have an allergy to alcohol and they look at me crazy.

    Does anyone know anything about this, have any suggestions? I've heard swollen lymph nodes after drinking alcohol can be a sign of lymphatic cander, but this has happened to me during my whole life.

    • ANSWER:
      do you wake up with this jaw pain and someone you do know? Maybe they remember why it hurts?

  4. QUESTION:
    Another Alcohol, Tobacco, And Drugs True Or False?
    1.Media Messages on TV and radio often associate alcohol with having fun and fitting in
    2.Less Than 10% of violent crimes are alcohol-related
    3.Choosing to drink alcohol allows you to stay focused on short-and long-term goals
    4.The leading cause of death among teens is alcohol- related car crashes
    5.Severe withdrawal symptoms as a results of stopping drinking are a sign of addiction
    6.All drugs are medicine,but not all medicines are drugs
    7.Some1 who suddenly begins to gain muscle mass and becomes moody,paranoid,and aggressive may be using anabolic-androgenic steriods
    8.Depressants can be dangerous because they slow heart and respiration rates and lower blood pressure
    9. Symptoms of withdrawal can include nevousness, severe nausea, and euphoria
    10. Tolerance is a conidtion in which the body becomes used to the effect of a medicine
    11.Over-the-counter medicine must only be used wit ha doctors supervison
    12. Antibiotics have no effect on viruses
    13. Antivirals are drugs that reduce the sneezing,watery eyes,and runny nose that often accompany allergies.
    14. Intentionally taking more than the recommended dose of a prescribed pain reliever is an example of substance
    15. The Majority of high school students in the United States have never tried marijuana

    • ANSWER:
      One: True
      Two: False
      Three: False
      Four: True
      Five: True
      Six: False
      Seven: True
      Eight: True
      Nine: False
      Ten: True
      Eleven: False
      Twelve: True
      Thirteen: False
      Fourteen: True
      Fifteen: False

  5. QUESTION:
    What could possibly be wrong with my fiancé?
    Signs, Issuses, Symptoms that my fiance has/has had off and on for the past 3 years since he first developed a kidney stone and had to have it surgically removed: tiredness, chills, chest spasms, occasional fever, sinus tachycardia (intermittent), kidney stones, muscle aches, back pain, feelings of anxiety that didn't arise until lately when he started getting worse, intermittent high blood pressure, burping lots, was diagnosed with vitamin d deficiency, GERD, chronic fatigue, a virus, and other illnesses but no one knows for sure what is wrong.

    He doesn't drink lotsof alcohol especially now, never does street drugs, does not drink coffee, tea, or energy drinks.

    He had asthma and allergies as a kid. He has been on nasacourt for years for his allergies. Now they put him on lorazepam, a beta blocker, and now a antidepressant. They can't figure out whats wrong and just keep pumping him full of drugs.

    They have ran all sorts of blood tests, nothing seems to be abnormal except his white blood cell count is now low and he has low phosphorous yesterday. he has seen several doctors and they can't find anything wrong. He can't go to work, doing almost anything makes him fatigued. He never had major issues with fatigue until he has his first kidney stone about 2.5 or 3 years ago and since then he has had these issues off and on. In the past he had an issue with his vitamin D level being low so they gave him meds for that.

    He's not a guy to stress out about stuff, he's usually pretty level headed and calm. I can tell he is getting frustrated now because of his illness though.

    We live in Canada just an FYI. I can't afford to support him as I'm a graduate student. I'm trying to find a job and finish my thesis which is causing me to stress which he picks up on.

    Any ideas for additional tests? He's had multiple blood tests (including thyroid levels, hyperactive thyroid runs in his family, same with migraines and gout). Urine tests have been relatively normal. Everything has been normal except for lately he has had a low white blood cell count and yesterday he had low phosphorous.

    I'm not 100% well myself, having had a chronic cough since last fall when I got sick with a suspected case of H1N1 followed by some sort of chest infection (which did not show up on x-rays). I think stress could be part of it, but it still doesn't explain all his signs and symptoms. Now I'm not a doctor but I think they are seriously missing out on something.

    We don't have money to go to the US or somewhere else to get this diagnosed and the doctors here can't seem to find what is wrong. he can't work which is terribly frustrating.

    Any ideas of what to test for?
    They won't do a full body CT-scan here in Canada... and we can't afford to go somewhere else to get one done.

    He has had a pelvic ultrasound done, he does have a kidney stone in his one kidney. He has had a holter monitor twice since he started having minor chest pain about 2.5 years ago. This has been going on for a long time but has gotten really bad in the last 2.5 months since he last passed a kidney stone (and of course was given hydromorphone for pain as well as tylenol 3's and some other pain meds, plus flomax). He was given a prescription a few weeks ago for Nexium after having a barium x-ray done.

    Poor guy!

    Also in the last 2.5 months he has went to the ER at least
    He has had chest x-rays, ct-scans but not an echocardiogram which he is waiting for.

    Everything appears normal on bloodwork with the exception of the low phosphorous yesterday and low white blood cell counts lately.

    They have ran an ECG on him a few times when he went to the ER and once they caught him having an "episode" of tachycardia on it (he got lucky!). The cardiologist does not think it is his heart but is something else.
    Also, he is not overweight. He is more skinny than anything.

    Since going on his medicines he has had cold feet and hands a lot. But I don't think the medicine side effects would be so bad as to cause chills so that he wants/needs 3 blankets or more when fully clothed and inside a warm house to feel warm.

    He drinks plenty of water.

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Right Flank Pain Symptoms Alcohol

Written By: admin - Aug• 13•12

Leg pain is the outcome of one or many of the several traumatic and non-traumatic causes that lead to tissue inflammation, affecting the bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, blood vessels, nerves and skin. Some back ailment may also cause pain that may radiate to the legs. The anatomy of the legs consists in the skeletal structure made up of two major bones, femur or thigh bone and tibia, and also the fibula of the shin. Toes and feet are made up of tiny pieces of bones. Hip, knee and ankle joints are the major joints, and the joints are held in place by thick tissue bands known as ligaments. The bone heads meeting at a joint bears cartilages that allow a friction less and free range of motion for the two bones at a joint.

The muscles attached to bones with the help of tendons, contract, allowing movement of the joint. The major muscles include the buttocks, quadriceps or front of thigh muscles, hamstrings or back of thigh muscles and calf muscles or gastrocnemius. There are two sets of blood vessels: the arterial system supplying legs with oxygenated blood from heart and the venous system draining carbon dioxide loaded waste blood back to heart. Nerves from spinal cord carry signals from the brain to legs and from legs to brain, allowing purposeful movement and accounting for the sensations of pain, pressure, touch, temperature and position. Illness or injury can disturb any of these structures causing pain in leg

Causes of Leg Pain

1. Diabetic neuropathy or malfunctioning of nerves to legs.

2. Inadequate blood supply to leg muscles brought about by over exercise.

3. An injured muscles leading to stressed out joints.

4. Arthritic joints

5. Gout

6. Sciatica nerve pain radiating to legs from ruptured discs of spinal column.

7. Bone fracture

8. Lump formation

9. Nervous strain

10. Muscular contraction

11. Muscle tiredness

12. Shin splints

13. Sprain or straining of ligament

14. Bleeding into tissues and joints

15. Blood clots and varicose veins

16. Myalgia or muscle pain

17. Growing pain in pre-teens

18. Hamstring injury

19. Joint infection

20. Lacerations or tearing of skin due to ulcers caused by poor blood flow.

21. Imbalance of electrolytes in bloodstream leading to muscle cramps.

22. Alcoholism

23. Vitamin deficiencies

24. Lack of water

25. Cancer

Symptoms of Leg Pain

1. Sharp, dull localized ache or ache all over the legs.

2. Palpated ache

3. Burning sensation and crippling ache

4. Tightness

5. Redness of skin

6. Swelling

7. Numbness

8. Tingling sensation

9. Feeling of heat or tenderness

10. Ache aggravating with rest or activity depending upon the cause.

Home Remedies for Leg Pain

1. Epsom salt bath relieves pain greatly.

2. One may eat hard shelled nuts to get relief from pain.

3. A cloth pad soaked in vinegar may be placed on the aching part of the leg to alleviate pain.

4. Rubbing ice blocks on legs takes off the heat and lessens pain.

5. Massaging legs downwards with heated mustard oil or coconut oil can relieve leg pain.

6. Soaking legs in warm water is the simplest home remedy for leg pain.

7. Drinking a glass of water squeezing the juice of one lemon in to it, and added with a pinch of salt can give relief from pain.

8. Pepper has analgesic properties, and improves blood circulation, lowering muscle cramps and leg pain.

9. One may take 3-4 walnuts in empty stomach. This remedy deals effectively with leg pain.

10. A mixture of fenugreek powder in water is an effective remedy against leg pain.

11. Mix three-fourth cups of saffron in water and drink it to lessen leg pain.

12. One may boil 3-4 cloves of crushed garlic in a tumbler of milk and drink it to treat leg pain.

13. Ginger is an effective remedy against muscular pain in legs.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Upper right flank discomfort?
    I have had this pain since Oct. I thought it was alcohol consumption b/c I had increased drinking so stopped and pain continued. Along with upper right flank pain (more like discomfort/tightness) that worsens throughout the day, I have constipation and hemorrhoids. I have had increased stress, and been less active. I went to my docs and they found increased red blood cells, and low Vit D. They gave me Vit D booster that did help with the fatigue but no other symptoms. Went to ER in Jan, CT Scan said everything was within normal limits besides what may look like endometriosis and cyst in liver (too small to characterize) and kidneys. Went to endometriosis specialist since my Aunt had the same condition and they said I had Stage 1 endometriosis around my rectum and bladder. Relieved I waited after my surgery to see if condition would improve. Surgery was in Feb. and still same symptoms. I have lost a lot of weight and already a petite women, my appetite has decreased as well. I had a friend who had a lot of "stomach problems" and her boyfriend has bile gastritis and taking antibiotics. I have just made an appt with an gastroenteritist, but unfortunately that is not until April. I have an appt with primary who is also hard to see at the end of month. My quality of life is decreased and stress, anxiety, and depression has set in. I do not drink anymore and have been a smoker since 14 on and off. I am a 28 y/o stay at home mom. I feel bad that all this health issues have made it difficult to have the energy and motivation to continue all the activities with my 2 1/2 year daughter. Also concern it may be contagious and should worry about my husband and daughter. I just want a resolution and stop being passed from dr to dr. I also in Jan saw my original OB/GYN and urologist. Anyone have any ideas or suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      Have you been checked for Fatty Liver disease? You sound like you are having the same symptoms and struggle my daughter had (she's now 30 y/o). Like you, she struggled with all kinds of symptoms, upper right pain, bowel problems, fatigue, cysts, menstrual problems, lots of pain, etc etc. which led to a lot of anxiety and depression, too. She was diagnosed with Fatty Liver disease.

      I did a bunch of research, and came up with some pretty good info about the how's and why's of diagnosing and treating it. Here's just a few websites with more info for you:

  2. QUESTION:
    Does Candida Albinas cause upper right quadrant pain?
    Hi,

    I would be really grateful for peoples opinion on the following whether you're a doctor or someone who recognises these symptoms.

    Symptoms:
    - Constant discomfort (feeling of pressure) under lower right rib cage. It is more uncomfortable when sitting as if there is an obstruction in there
    - Intermittent discomfort in centre of chest above stomach
    - Intermittent headaches (not painful, more like a gentle squeezing of my brain
    - Intermittent pain on right flank
    - Intermittent pain in groin
    - Occassional dizziness
    - Occassional feeling of haziness or not reality
    - Occassional panic attacks
    - Occasional heart palpitations
    - More gas than usual
    - General feeling of malaise
    - Fatigue in the morning
    - Not as happy as I normally am

    In addition, I have a yeast infection on my shoulders and arms that the doctor is trying to treat with dakorta (*spelling) cream, which is not working so I have been refered to a dermatologist.

    I am a very fit (triathlete) individual, I am normally a very happy bubbly person but not of late. I do drink far more than the recommended amount and have done so for a few years. I have a very healthy diet with low fat and salts, with a lot of protein and vegetables.

    My doctor has put me on omezaprole (*spelling) for the centre stomach pains, and I have cut out alcohol, as they believe it must be gastritis. This has had some success, but not complete.

    The main concern is the lower rib pain and the headaches/panic attacks/feeling of not being reality. I am going this afternoon for a gallbladder and liver scan.

    What are peoples thoughts upon the potential causes of the above?
    Do you think there may be a link between the yeast infection and the other symptoms? i have been reading about candida albinas and there appears to be a lot overlap in symptoms I am exhibiting.

    Any peoples thoughts/view would be hugely appreciated as I am becoming exasperated by this and just want to get better and soon.

    Thank you

    Oli

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    Could this be leukemia or lymphoma?
    I've had the following symptoms for about 3 to 4 months now and beginning to get a little worried and hoping someone with either first or second hand experience/ expertise may be able to shed some light on what is happening to my body.

    Persistent low white blood cells (neutropenic) and low hemoglobin levels (regular tests since September 2008 show low wbc and low hemoglobin - never really improving much)
    Continuous colds all summer - I seem to catch everything, chills, night sweats which come and go can last a week then disappear for a week or two - my clothes get damp
    Swollen neck glands and smallish lump maybe the size of a kidney bean on the right side of my lower neck
    Random painful bruising and pain which radiates from my left elbow up my arm.
    Fatigue, pressure headaches and nausea
    Left side flank pain just under ribs which spreads up on the side of my breast bone under my arm pit to my upper chest area (not anywhere near my heart but just below my shoulders region) - it's a throbbing/shooting pain plus pretty painful to touch.
    Yellowish tint to my skin
    Irregular periods - maybe one every two or three months
    I've lost about 30 pounds since january but about half of this was intentional but the other half was just because I couldn't eat much as it effected the pain on my left side and under the ribs - feels like everything I eat gets stored there (odd description but the only way I can put it).

    I'm in my 20's, I don't smoke or drink alcohol, I do a lot of training for marathons and long distance cycling tours so I am not used to feeling this way and not been able to train as hard and regularly as I used to. An STD really isn't an option as I have never been sexually active but I am worried about leukemia and lymphoma as my grandfather died of the first and my mother just had womb cancer. My doctor mentioned referring me to a hematologist but only in two weeks time and I will still have to wait for an available appointment. I'm hoping someone who has had similar symptoms may be able to shed some light on this.

    • ANSWER:
      If you in-fact know that your white blood cells are low and persistently low,then you have seen a doctor to know this.If your doctor was concerned of a disease such as leukemia he/she would have ran more tests.If they haven't said anything and don't bring it up they aren't worried,however if your still concerned go back to your doctor and explain your symptoms.

  4. QUESTION:
    A link between gallbladder disease and yeast infection?
    Hi,

    I would be really grateful for peoples opinion on the following whether you're a doctor or someone who recognises these symptoms.

    Symptoms:
    - Constant discomfort (feeling of pressure) under lower right rib cage. It is more uncomfortable when sitting as if there is an obstruction in there
    - Intermittent discomfort in centre of chest above stomach
    - Intermittent headaches (not painful, more like a gentle squeezing of my brain
    - Intermittent pain on right flank
    - Intermittent pain in groin
    - Occasional dizziness
    - Occasional feeling of haziness or not reality
    - Occasional panic attacks
    - Occasional heart palpitations
    - More gas than usual
    - General feeling of malaise
    - Fatigue in the morning
    - Not as happy as I normally am

    In addition, I have a yeast infection on my shoulders and arms that the doctor is trying to treat with dakorta (*spelling) cream, which is not working so I have been refered to a dermatologist.

    I am a very fit (triathlete) individual, I am normally a very happy bubbly person but not of late. I do drink far more than the recommended amount and have done so for a few years. I have a very healthy diet with low fat and salts, with a lot of protein and vegetables.

    My doctor has put me on omezaprole (*spelling) for the centre stomach pains, and I have cut out alcohol, as they believe it must be gastritis. This has had some success, but not complete.

    The main concern is the lower rib pain and the headaches/panic attacks/feeling of not being reality. I am going this afternoon for a gallbladder and liver scan.

    What are peoples thoughts upon the potential causes of the above?
    Do you think there may be a link between the yeast infection and the other symptoms? i have been reading about candida albinas and there appears to be a lot overlap in symptoms I am exhibiting.

    Any peoples thoughts/view would be hugely appreciated as I am becoming exasperated by this and just want to get better and soon.

    Thank you

    Oli

    • ANSWER:

  5. QUESTION:
    Back ache and aches that move, for over a month (long read)?
    This all started 5 weeks ago, I had just finished a night of heavy drinking and had an ibuprofen. The next day I woke up, felt ok.. but later in the day my left side started to ache. It wasn't that bad at all, but I noticed it. Well, I had a wedding to go to so I ended up drinking again that night (I usually don't drink this much, didn't really feel up to it either.) Well the next day, I woke up to my vein in my left testicle that was completely enlarged. Also when I tried bend over to try to pick something up there would be a slight ache in my left side. 4 days had passed and it wouldn't go away, so I went to the er. They did a ct scan and "think" they found a 2mm kidney stone, but also thought it might be a "calcium deposit." Well, I started drinking a lot of water, and over the course of a few weeks the pain started to change. A large muscle began to bulge out on the left side of my back, closest to my spine.. also if I would press deep inside my left flank area, I could feel a sore tenderness. My left rib has started to become sore underneath, and just last week I started to feel a sensation of nausea coming from the left side, sometimes right (intermittent, every few days). What suprised me was my kidney ultrasound yesterday came back normal, no stone.. yet the strange aches persist and I have not passed a stone in my urine. Also, many veins have been appearing in my scrotum (purple and red small veins.) the urologist says these are normal, but I definitely did not have these before the incident. I've been drinking a lot of water, no alcohol. I did have a blood test that showed slightly elevated liver ALT enzyme of 71, but the doctor says its not that bad and shouldn't be causing my symptoms. A few days ago after massaging the slight bulge in my left back (most doctors think its a muscle) the ache spread to the right side (for about a day) but then disappeared. I can only describe the side pain as a sort of nausea, and uncomfortable feeling under my rib. It is almost impossible to find anything that matches all of these symptoms. I am having an h pylori test, and possibly an upper edoscopy next week. Does any have any ideas of what could be causing this, I am only 27 and have next been sick for this long?
    note, they found a small vericocele in my left testicle.. not really having problems "down there" lately. Mostly just side pain and back pain.

    • ANSWER:
      If ur dr cant figure it out then u should seriously try accupuncture. Good luck


Remedy For Red Face

Written By: admin - Aug• 13•12

When one faces white flakes on the scalp then the condition is referred to as dry scalp. This condition usually occurs when the sebaceous glands of the scalp face the problem of under secretion. The appropriate amount of secretion from the glands can be faulty because of many reasons. One of the most common reasons why most people face the problem of dry scalp these days is because of poor lifestyle habits. Most people use harmful chemical based shampoos that damage the scalp and the hair-growing pattern. Moreover, faulty diets that lack in fatty acids, and excessive consumption of caffeine and alcohol causes the glands to secrete less, which causes the scalp to be under nourished and under moisturized. Excessive use of hair dryer, too much of styling, and too many experimental treatments on the hair too can cause dry scalp.

Thankfully, there are many home remedies for dry scalp to help one get rid of this problem. And the easiest one of them is to regularly massage the scalp and hair with lukewarm olive oil. Not only does the oil add shine to the hair and makes it look healthier, but also promotes better hair growth on the scalp and gets rid of the white flakes.
Applying yoghurt on the hair for about 15 minutes before hair wash is also one of the most effective home remedies for dry scalp.

A natural hair pack of egg mixed with yoghurt can be made at home, and can be applied to the scalp twice in a week. It helps to add nourishment to the scalp and hair, and is a tried and tested, effective home remedy for dry scalp.

Many people take ground oatmeal and mix it with water to make a paste. This can be applied on the scalp for about 30 minutes before washing with cold water. One must know that washing one's hair with very hot water too can cause damage to the scalp, and is a very common reason for the dryness of the scalp and the hair. Moreover, it can also make the hair dull and brittle. Therefore, one must always wash hair with cold water. In winters, one should use lukewarm water, and should increase oiling to compensate for the hot temperature of the water.

Vitamin B oil and Vitamin E oil are both very good to cure dry scalp, and should be used frequently to massage one's head. These can be mixed together with lavender oil for added benefits.

Another one out of the most effective home remedies for dry scalp is to mix lemon juice with coconut oil. This mix should be applied for at least 1 hour before washing the head.

One must know and realize that all these home remedies for dry scalp will only work if one also follows a proper hair care regimen, and does not indulge in too much styling that can damage the hair. It is also a good idea to switch to natural or herbal shampoos over chemical ones.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    my face flushing red when i feel embarassed, any remedy for that? everyone is teasing at me..?
    due to this, i feel i had no interest to socialized. In fact i was in marketing line for few yrs, but seem doesnt help into my red face condition when ppl praised or teased me..pls help..

    • ANSWER:
      Don't get so embarrassed. lol

  2. QUESTION:
    Remedies for red itchy face?
    There are red itchy and sometimes flaky spots on my face in the T zone area, especially around my nose (although I have oily skin and it's summer). Any home remedies, facials, skin care routines, advice will be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Your skin may be sensitive to a product you are using. Try Cetyphil gentle skin cleanser and the light moisturizing lotion. Lotion will help keep in the moisture so it won't seem dry. Bare minerals is great for sensitive skin. You can use a plain oatmeal to make a mask to calm irritated skin. Witch hazel is a gentle soothing toner for your t-zone to reduce shine. Drink plenty of water. Beautiful skin starts on the inside!

  3. QUESTION:
    does anyone know a home remedy for red areas on the face? does lemon juice help?

    • ANSWER:
      Red areas on adult faces often indicate rosacea - which requires a doctor's help.

      That said, possibly chamomile compresses may ease some burning or itching.

      But, acid things can be hard on your face - drying it out unnecssarily.

      You're better off talking to a good dermatologist.

  4. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of red areas on face that isn't make-up related?
    does anyone have a kitchen remedy for red areas on your face...
    It isn't roseacha (spelling) just tone of my skin.

    • ANSWER:
      use the Artistry Alpha Hydroxy Acid or Skin Refinishing lotion. 100% money back if it doesn't work. Especially the AHA--but if you have really sensitive skin the skin refinishing works great! it is only available online--contact me if you want more details.

  5. QUESTION:
    Red Face All the TIME!?
    Alrightie...I have a red face all the time, 24/7. I am fair skinned but not toooo pasty.lol. I am on accutane for acne and I know that reddening of the face is a side affect. However, it had been red long before that, maybe due to that damn product called ProActive? i used to have a nice complexion and would like the whiteness back. Would a professional spray-on-tan at least help hide my red skin tone? I am a dude so no cover up. It is def not a sunburn cus i used sunscreen a lot because if i don't us it my face will look 10x as red. Any remedies suggested would be appreciated
    PS: Accutane is SO AWSOME. NO MORE ACTIVE PIMPLES!

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    face gets red AND eyes get bloodshot when drinking alcohol?
    I'm asian and yes I know about that thing in our blood....I can understand ppl who get red faces but I get bloodshot eyes too when I drink alcohol? Why is that? Any remedies for this? LoL I heard pepsid ac before does that really work? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      A lot of people get bloodshot eyes when they drink. Use Visine.

  7. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies for red areas on my face..no make-up...maybe sumthin to help go away?
    I hate wearing make-up...if i do iz only like eye-shadow.....i have like slight red areas on my face and i was wondering if anyone knew like some natural things i culd put on it to help it go away?---no lotion!!!!

    • ANSWER:

  8. QUESTION:
    Nose becomes red and oily few hours after washing my face?
    Whenever I wash my face and then go out into the sun my nose turns red and my face becomes oily :-/ is there any remedy for this?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like an allergy.

  9. QUESTION:
    Red, blotchy face! How to get rid of it?
    I went out in the snow and the cold has never agreed with my face. My face is now red, blotchy and a little spotty. I have hydromol cream from the doctors but it doesn't seem to rid me of it?
    Would putting a flannel soaked in cold water on my face for a while help?

    Any home remedies? Just tell me anything that can reduce the redness!

    • ANSWER:
      ok your face will settle down in a while most ppls faces are red and blotchy if they have been out in any extreme temperature
      bit yes you can use a cold compress or a paste made of oats and warm water use like a face mask and rinse off after 10-20 minutes

      best wishes

  10. QUESTION:
    My face is red in spots. (Rosacia?) Is there a home remedy for this?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes the best thing is to ask your DR.
      you want to avoid anything that will irritate it.
      I have it on my cheeks and upper arms, My sister gave me some Arbonne samples to use, and its really helps minimize the redness on my face, and doesnt irritate it at all.
      I use the Nutrimin RE9 face wash, and moisturizer,
      and for my arms i use the Baby line its gentle on my skin

  11. QUESTION:
    My face is constantly red. On my nose and cheeks and its annoying. Any solutions for it to go away?
    Any creams or home remedies? Its red in the winter and summer so all year around.

    • ANSWER:
      My housemate had a similar problem, it was essentially a birthmark, but areas of his face were quite red. He ended up getting laser surgery to get rid of it, so you could try that.

      To be honest, I suggest you contact a dermatologist and see what they recommend. Most people on yahoo answers have very little idea of what they are talking about when answering medical questions, so that's about the best advice I can give.

      Good luck!

  12. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a red face?
    hi, i've had a red peely face for about 7 months now. right after march my face just busted with acne and then all of a sudden got really red and peely. the acne is gone now, but my redness continues. and the dry skin, i used a scrub and that went away but it made my face 10x more red, like when i mean red i mean RED. :( how can i get rid of this? we have a dermatolagist appointment in like 2 months or something bc they are booked and ah i cant stand it any longer.

    anything will help
    products, home remedies ANYTHING PLEASE

    • ANSWER:
      using different medicines and things will dry out your skin and make it more red. don't use scrubs either.

      use a natural soap for sensitive skin that doesn't have benzoyl peroxide in it. use face lotion and put sunscreen on your face everyday

  13. QUESTION:
    What do I do to help with my red face?
    I have had acne for quite some time, however after seeing a dermatologist, it has calmed over this time. However since the pimples have subsided, I have developed redness on the face mostly on my cheeks. Every one asks me, why is my face so red and its pretty embarassing. I heard it might be roscea but im not sure. If any of u guys have any idea let me know and if there are any home remedies out there tell me so i can hopefully get this thing under control. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      youre probably washing your face with something that is too strong. get a gentle cleanser and put ice on your face

  14. QUESTION:
    home remedies for red spots on face caused by pimples..plzzzz help out buddies!!?
    ok..thx for opening this question....buddies i had pimples on my face since last two years...but they are no more now...but due to them my face is full of red spots and red area{ they are not pimples}..i hate this red skin and irritating spots...i wash my fash thrice a day with strawberry face wash{lakme} every day with cold water..and now i use neem face pack thrice a week...is they are good for me or i should use multaani mitti{WITH WATER OR ROSE WATER}???plz suggest me face pack is good or multaani mitti..i want wo clear out my face within a month....or u can suggest me any other home remedie also...i will be very thankful to u..and i want to ask is mastrubution is a reason for causing pimples and should i wash my face with cold water or hot water??? any more suggestion...u r most welcomed....i will be waiting for your reply!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Please have Cucumber (KHEERA) juice 15 ml+ Mint ( PUDEENA) juice 15ml + Tomato juice 10 ml + Lemon juice 10 ml + Glycerin 10ml shake well & store. Apply this mixture over your face skin at bed time & wash face with water only in morning. Continue this process daily for 4 weeks. You will feel some difference after 2 week application. Apply honey over acne for 2 hour daily.
      Intake of Honey 5ml with 15ml rose water daily for 4 week. Application of raw carrot paste over your face for 1 hour twice a week, will improve the texture of your face skin & its natural glow.
      Drink water as much as you can , add Milk & Curd in your daily diet & green vegetables specially leafy will be much beneficial

  15. QUESTION:
    I have a very itchy face and red puffy eyes?
    My face was fine until I started using this foundation. I stopped using it for a week but my face still itches and my eyes itch too. I tried using Curr-ell but it only made it worse. Anyone know how to stop the itchiness or know of any home remedies that work?

    • ANSWER:
      Benadryl 25 mg by mouth every 8 hours until the itchiness and redness go away!

  16. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of blemishes/red marks/scars on the face (preferably home remedies)?
    Does anyone know any good home remedies for this which actually work?! would be much appreciated :)

    • ANSWER:
      You should try the natural Coco Butter(the fat) or Vitamin E oil. they help very much especially the Coco Butter.

      Hope I helped!

      =]

  17. QUESTION:
    what is a home remedy that lightens skin on face?
    i have very white skin and the red and brown spots stay on my skin after my acne is gone and it takes about a little over a week or longer for the spots to go away. what would lighten the red and brown spots on my face? do they sell something at the store? i'm willing to buy something but i would prefer a home remedy. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Put lemon on the spots and go sit in the sun for maybe 30 minutes, and it will lighten them eventually.

  18. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of the red spots on my face?
    I got two really bad zits on my face and I REALLY wanted them gone by today, so yesterday I tried every remedy I could for acne and I put on toothpaste overnight. When I woke up this morning the zits were mostly gone, but surrounded by theses huge red patches. Help me!!!!!
    I'm not allowed to use makeup. :(

    • ANSWER:
      Saline solution is supposed to work. Get some eye drops, put some on q-tips and put them in a ziplock bag in the freezer, then rub them on the red area.

  19. QUESTION:
    Half of my face is red and itchy and has rashes...what should I do?
    I used a clean and clear moisturizer last night and then when I woke up today, the bottom half of my face has rashes and itches. I washed my face but the rash is still there. I guess that moisturizer is not for me. What should I do? Are there any home remedies? Because I can't go to the doctor, I don't have insurance.

    • ANSWER:
      ~Apply Hydrocortisone cream and take Benadryl. Benadryl will make you sleepy, so time it right.~

  20. QUESTION:
    Sitting in front of a PC monitor for a few hours makes my face red, blotchy & dry! Any theories or solutions!!
    Lately I have been spending quite a bit of time in front of my computer. I have noticed increasingly that my face is kind of red and blotchy, and that the skin on my face is very dry when I move away from the computer. My family have also remarked on it.
    I wonder if this is a symptom of using the old TV type monitor and if I was to replace it with a flatscreen version then would I experience the same problem. I am thinking here about the heat and emissions coming from the old type of monitor versus those from the more modern version.

    I would be very grateful for any feedback on the problem. If the different monitors idea is a nonstarter then maybe someone could suggest a remedy to my plight.

    Thank you for your time!

    • ANSWER:
      buy a screens cover for eyes, its basicaly a light reduction filter that goes on top of your screen.

  21. QUESTION:
    How do I make the RED STUFF on my FACE disappear?
    My brow bone is always red and dry. It always has been since the start of winter. It hasn't disappeared yet. It makes me really self-conscious. Is there a remedy for this that doesn't require makeup if possible?

    • ANSWER:
      I had that too. put lotion on it. I used tahiti sweetie lotion and it went away after a week or so.

  22. QUESTION:
    How do you reduce redness on your face?
    I'm using Epiduo right now (it's an acne gel) and my face got kind of red. My dermatologist told me to use Eucerin that reduces the redness. I just started, but I guess I have to wait. I know a lot of acne gels turn your face red, but can anybody tell me how long it takes for the redness to go away? One month? A few weeks? And also some remedies for reducing redness.

    Thanks a lot!

    • ANSWER:
      I wish I could tell you but I can't =[ My face is very red as well, all over my cheeks and nose and between my eyebrows. At the moment i'm using some Eurcerin stuff - there's a day one and a night one. The day one has a green pigment in it that helps conceal the redness. I also use bio oil which is supposed to help uneven skin tone but apparently this takes a looong time (I haven't had any results yet and i've been using it for two or three months).

      Good luck in finding a cure x

  23. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of red bumps on my face?
    I've noticed that after i had spots in that area i developed red bumps. its been there for a few weeks and won't go away. I've tried clearesil and diluted vinegar which is a home remedy but they both didn't work. does anyone have any solutions to the problem?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to exfoliate your skin twice a day, morning and night. You can buy these products over the counter or you can make your own with a little salt and soap and water.
      Use a good facepack once a week, like a mud one or something for acne, and keep your skin very clean.

  24. QUESTION:
    Home remedy for an extremely chapped face?
    I severely chapped my face while attempting to cleanse my face of zits, and now it is red and blotchy. I have a winter ball tonight, and look awful. Any suggestions on how to remedy this situation?

    • ANSWER:
      dude, you've stripped your skin too much! make up a face mask of aloe vera, oatmeal, honey and lavender.. put in the fridge before u put it on... soothe it. and don't do that ever again!!

  25. QUESTION:
    Whats the best remedy for Rosacia?
    I've had rosacia since I was 12. I am now 31 ! I'm sick and tired of being afraid to show my face in public with out makeup its such an annoyance to constantly have a red face even under makeup.
    I've tried proactive, bare minerals, all the name brand soaps and lotions
    what seems to clean my face well is unscented dove soap, and then use hdrocortizone cream, and sometimes eucerine cream

    PLEASE HELP ME
    thankyou

    • ANSWER:
      The book Rosacea Your Self-Help Guide by Arlen Brownstien & Donna Shoemaker has some great info on herbs, vitamins/minerals & teas that will help with the different causes & symptoms of rosacea. You can get it on ebay or amazon for about . I highly recommend it! Good luck!

  26. QUESTION:
    Is there any way to get rid of the red marks on my face?
    I've had acne for a while, but now i just have a lot of red marks. Are there any home made remedies to cure this? Don't say dermatologist, cus next time i go there, ill ask him.

    • ANSWER:
      After you find a solution to the breakouts, your skin will heal over time. I would try some kind of light foundation / half lotion (that does not block your pours) . It will tone down the red and look natural . Sometimes the way you clean your face is the results of the breakout (strips natural oils). Or, the foods you eat. Drink more water too.

  27. QUESTION:
    how can i get rid of red marks on my face?
    I havent suffered from acne but had some pimples that left red marks on my face and i am very frustrated trying to get rid of it for about a year now...does anyone know any home remedies or creams?

    • ANSWER:

  28. QUESTION:
    Red bumps on face randomly appeared home remedies?
    So yesterday I accidently Took a 2hr nap with my makeup on. I had just concealer mascara and eyeliner on. I woke up and my face was perfectly fine smoothe and clear. So later that night I washed my face with olay face wash and st Ives apricot scrub. I've been using st Ives scrub and olay face wash for awhile so it's not that. When I got out of the shower I noticed red bumps all around my eye area and cheeks and chin. I'm not sure if I had an allergic reaction to my eyeliner bc it's new. But yeah. I put hydrocortisone on it, does nothing so far. Any home remedies ?! Please & thank you!
    I don't have herpies -_-

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    what is the best home remedy for acne scars?
    or, are there even any? i just had a bad case of breakouts over the summer (STRESS!!) and am now left with those small scars. and my face is red and blotchy. has anyone discovered a home remedy? i typically find what i buy at the store doesn't help too much for anything involving my face, and it takes about 3 months to get at appt with my derm. so any advice , please?

    • ANSWER:
      there's plenty here, also all sorts of advice
      http://acne-medication.ebookorama.com/

  30. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of the red spots on my face?
    I have about 4 red spots on the bit above my nose between my eyes. They aren't itchy or anything but they are extremely ugly. I have been using tea tree oil on them for a few days which hasn't worked. Also I drink a lot of cranberry juice could this be the cause for the spots. Please tell me any home remedies for my spots... Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Swap the cranberry juice for water.
      Cut down on any sugar foods that you eat (they are a large cause for spots)
      Keep washing your face twice a day
      Try to avoid touching your spots
      Tea tree is good for getting rid of spots, it just take time

      hope this helps xx

  31. QUESTION:
    HELP! How do I get rid of red blotches on my face?
    I have had this problem for a few months now.I never use to have red blotches on my face before,basically I just had pimples and that was it.And then all the sudden I developed this rash on my face its on both sides.My face is like one big rash,its also on my neck as well.Anyway I cant think of anything that could have triggered this.I still wash my face twice and day with the same wash and I eat the same and exercise and everything.And I know its not rocea or whatever that skin problem is.Ive had to where makeup because of this,and i guess im having problems with my makeup as well because the redness pops back up through my makeup and I cant go any darker with my makeup,its already a little dark on me.Im a red head and fair skin.I also get a lot of dry patches.anyway I was wondering if there is any home remedies or medications that are not too expensive to help the rash.I dont want to see a dermatologist,I dont have a lot of money.Also help with makeup tips would be helpful,please!

    • ANSWER:
      ill try wit the makeup tip use a concealer under your makeup that works wonders and how long have you had this rash have you had any stress in your life? sometimes stress can trigger a rash

  32. QUESTION:
    Please help!How can i permanently get rid of red marks on face?
    Ok i have about 4 significant red marks on face they are quite small in size but noticeable. None of them are in the spot prone t zone. They are all reasonable close too the eyes 2 and they are almost like symetrical. 2 are on either side of the nose and are flat so u cant fell them but they are small circular and red. They came up about 2 months ago. The other 2 are under the eyes one has been around for almost 10 years and the other one 2 years but it is very small. The one which has been around for ten yeats is like a spot but it is soft and cant be picked off. To be honest im desperate to get rid of all 4 of these although i understand the one which has been around for 10 years is probably permanent. I wash my face twice a day and my skin is in good condition although i do often get the odd spot appear due to the fact i am 16. Any help would be appreciated whether it is home made remedies,specific products or treatments. Im so desperate to get rid of them as i am quite good looking or so im told but i know i cud look so much better without these spots!! Please help! Oh and im male so make up isnt really an option!! x

    • ANSWER:
      use proactiv solution order it off of tv it really works i use it and my skin is really clear i have no zits make sure u get the refining mask it is included free in some commercials. u need the cleanser, toner, and reapring lotion w/ the mask! use it it works!

  33. QUESTION:
    how do i rid my face of all acne,scars,red marks,pores,ect.?
    I am very jelous of my friends and classmates for there skin being smooth and clean. I have had acne since i was in 2nd grade.my face is a plethera of problems. i have blackheads,acne,red spots, pores and scars. what homeade remedies or products will rid my face for good?

    • ANSWER:
      Roaccutane (A drug) go to a dermatologist and get it prescribed to you, has side affects but 100% success rate.

  34. QUESTION:
    Any home remedies for getting rid of red spots?
    I have alot of red on my face from acne, its not the pimples that are bad just the red (i don't have many pimples) I really want to get rid of most of the redness.
    Please share with me some home remedies you know of.
    I would like to get rid of most of the red in 30hours.

    PLEASE HELP ME!!

    • ANSWER:
      put a dap of tooth paste on it, and in the morning wash it off then use cover ups with powder doing on top of it, it works.

  35. QUESTION:
    My face has broken out with red spots?
    I am 13 years old, and have been shaving for over a year now. I recently got a new razor and shaved with it minutes ago. Afterwards, I washed my face with soap and it really burned. I washed it off and after that red spots started to appear where I shaved. They don't hurt at all, but they are unattractive. Please help if you know how to remedy the problem.
    I am a boy for the record.

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    FACE IS DRY, burning and red in some areas.?
    my face is super dry, and red in some areas.

    it hurts to move it again and it just happened to be like this few days ago, usually my face is super moisturized and i've been getting a few acne marks here and there

    and home remedies and suggestions?
    its SO dry hard to put makeup on it
    and my EYES!!

    in the corners are super dry and flaky, and red.
    any remedies for that? not inside my eye, but the upperlid.

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like you might have some minor excema. use hypo-allergenic(like Cetaphil) or baby soaps. don't rub dry, pat only. avoid alcohol-based products.

      acne is caused by bacteria and hormomes not soap or moisturizer.

      i like good old cold cream. a little dab goes a long way. keep it simple. the fewer ingredients in whatever products the better. that way you will be able to decide if you are having an allergic reaction or just dry skin. Aveno Oatmeal products work well for lots of people with sensitive skin.

  37. QUESTION:
    i have a fair skin,i use fruits a lot on my face it gives my nice glow..but sometimes my face turns to red itc?
    what do i do because its very dark red to look i need a instant remedy for this and my skin is very sensitive even.

    • ANSWER:
      maybe u r allergic to one of the friuts u use try different fruit, maybe it'll help

  38. QUESTION:
    Home remedies for irritated, red skin on my face?
    So I wear foundation, and I use moisturizer and primer first and then I put on powder to keep the foundation on. I use Clinique but for some reason it does not stay on my face for more then 1 hour! So if it fades off, then I might as well just fix the problem that I'm trying to cover. I have a normal skin type but then through the day (only when I'm at school) it gets dry and flaky. It is also very red and blotchy. What are some home remedies I can use to soothe and hydrate my skin? 10 points to best answer!

    • ANSWER:
      Besides lotions, I know it sounds weird but green tea does wonders to your face.
      You see alot of green tea washes, and face masks but actual green tea (tea bags) are amazing!
      If you boil the tea bags in water as if you were making tea, and then applied the tea to your face, it will help hydrate it!

      By the way, if you use clinique a lot everyday it will make your skin flaky and dry.
      I love the product, but if you overuse it the results aren't as pretty as they normally are :)

  39. QUESTION:
    Break out remedy after being caked in the face?
    I got caked in the face for my birthday. I mean my face was completely covered. I usually don't have a problem with break outs. I get a few pimples now and then, and my face is more on the dry side, but it is fairly normal. But after i got caked my face started to hurt, itch, and it's getting red and breaking out.
    What can i do to help relieve the itchyness/pain and reduce the redness?

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    Sunburn on my face, any fast remedies?
    I went tanning yesterday for the first time in about 6 months, and did it a little too long, now my face is red. It was much worse yesterday but it's better today. It doesn't hurt, it's just red.

    I have an important work event to go to tonight and I need to know what I can do to significantly reduce the redness in my face, because there will be professional photos taken. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Sunburn usually occurs due to excessive exposure to UV rays.use hats , caps and sun glasses when you go out side.apply Aloe Vera cream to the affected areas. Aloe cream acts as a soothing agent for the skin and reduces the effect of sun burn.
      Another great remedy for sunburn is tea without sugar.
      Avoid harsh chemical soaps and lotions while washing your sun burned face as it may cause inflammation.
      While taking bath mix a few drops of rose water. This will have a soothing effect on your skin.
      Also, Aloe Vera is a natural sunscreen; hence always apply Aloe Vera cream before going out in the sun.If you have suffered sunburn on any part of your face, then place a slice of tomato over that part. Tomato has a lot of water content and will have soothing effect on the sunburned skin.have more information from the site best of luck dear.

  41. QUESTION:
    Is Baking soda (Bicarbonate of soda) a good home remedy for acne?
    I've heard many people say that by using baking soda a.k.a bicarbonate of soda can help in reducing acne and exfoliating the skin. The question is, how often can I use it? I don't have that much pimples but I do have blemishes that would often make my face look red. Will baking soda reduce the redness? And after using it and using a cleanser do I still need to put acne cream on my pimples? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I used baking soda on acne several years ago and I loved it. It pulls all the dirt from pours and tightens them making skin look and feel smooth and clean.
      It does tend to dry out your face, and your skin might feel sensitive afterwards. Follow with a light moisturizer.

      Add some water to the baking soda and rub onto face, let it sit and dry a little, then rinse.

  42. QUESTION:
    My face turns red when it's cold outside?
    i use good lotion that keeps my face moisturized even in bad conditions but tomorrow i'm going to be outside for a few hours and it's supposed to be around -2 degrees. i'm going to be wearing lots of layers but i do NOT want to wear a ski mask or anything, i'll be taking pictures with friends! my skin is very pale in the winter and my cheeks and especially my nose get very red when it's cold, i also live in an extremely dry climate too (dry but coldddd)! are there any remedies or anything i could use so my face won't be so red tomorrow? i don't want to just cake my face with makeup. thanks for all the helpful answers!

    • ANSWER:
      The red is blood rushing up to your face at the coldest point to protect it from gangrene. You want to find a remedy to keep you nose from becoming red so that they can cut it off because of gangrene?
      That's what they probably mean by cutting your nose to save your face!

  43. QUESTION:
    My face is red patchy pimply and gross. What can I do to get rid of this crap? Also I have blepharitis. Help!?
    By the way, my skin is SUPER sensitive to almost every product out there and I ONLY use water to wash my face at this point and I use magick frag-free shampoo. Even warm compresses irritate my eyes! Even cetaphil soap irritates my face! Still, both problems persist. This absolutely stinks! I have self-diagnosed myself as having seb-derm, possibly eczema, and I have been clinically diagnosed with blepharitis. For my face, I've tried many things over the years to no avail - cetaphil, benzoyl peroxide (horrendous), salicyic acid, castor oil, jojoba oil, omega 3, proactive, egg yolk, egg white, neutrogena, vaseline, aquaphor. I've used water to wash the face for about 4 months and I don't wear make-up. It's quite a sight! If you can be of any assistance...if you have any homeopathic remedy ideas that might work.... let me know! No commercial soaps/cleanser crap, because they just irritate my skin. Thanks...

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    many small red bumps on my face.how to get rid of it?
    i have many many red bumps on my face and they are for many days, about a week.they r not going away.i get out in sun a lot but i always use an umbrella,i don't eat any junk food.i use a face wash as soon as i reach home.but these red bumps are as it was in the first day.please suggest any home made remedy to get rid of it quickly.
    these spots are small small red coloured bodies.all over my cheeks.it is clearly visible in the daylight.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no definate answer as there are many things that can cause the bumps...
      The best thing you can do is describe the bumps in greater detail if you really want someones help and also acne is not only caused by junk food and dirtiness... it can be caused by stress and sometimes you just get acne its not really an exact science.

  45. QUESTION:
    what's the best remedy for cough, congestion and cold?
    I'm coughing a lot and it hurts. I blew my nose so much my face is red there. What can I take to stop the coughing so my sides won't hurt and I can get some sleep? I don't want anything with alcohol in it, like nyquil. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hot water with lemon and honey and an aspirin if your not allergic. drink plenty of fluids and wrap up warm. All the best. Rab

  46. QUESTION:
    i have sunburn, is there anyway i can get the red as close to gone before tommorow?
    i have church tomorrow evening and my face is red. and it hurts sooo bad to put on a shirt or any pants i would like to know if the hurting pain can go away

    &&

    i need help on how to sleep with sunburn im so sore it hurts to sleep and i find myself tossing and turning and waking up in the middle of the night crying because of this bad pain!

    &&

    any remedy or medicine or anything would be great thank you for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      Use aloe at night, and for the redness I use this lotion with a green tint to it, it really helps reduce the red, it's called Eucerin, you can get it at any drug store.

  47. QUESTION:
    red blotches / scars on face PLEASE PLEASE HELP. 10 POINTS FOR BEST ANSWER?
    I suffer from bad acne.

    Whats a good way to get rid of it??

    Are their any good home made remedies I can try?

    Also, How can I get rid of the scarring and red blotches left behind on my face?

    PLEASE PLEASE HELP

    • ANSWER:
      Clearisal is pretty good. Consult your doctor he will give a good prescribed one :)

  48. QUESTION:
    ughhhh face problems!! plz help! plz! im serious, plz!!!?
    ok my face is very anything prone! and it suxz! i quit wearing make up cuz i just break out anyways, and when i do wear make up i only wear foundation n brwn eyeliner n mascara, but i quit wearing makeup cuz after a couple of days i break out horribly! and i wash my face every night with my clean n clear facial cleanser, but i want wear make up cuz i have freakin the reddest face ever n when i wear foundation you dont see, n my face isnt usually red like that it just started that a week ago, and my face burns all the time now! when i shower, anything it burns n i dont put nothing on my face but the same stuff ive been doing for months! and now all the sudden it burns all the time!! i only wash my face w/ clean n clear wash n the shower n i out spot acne cream on all the time like ive been doing for months! n im birth control the new yaz, so it should help with my acne, and my acne is not that bad usually but latly it is horrible, its gettin better cuz i quit wearin makeup again, and since like 2 days ago my face started flaking! i know disgustin! i figured it was frm me washin my face all the time n puttin on the acne cream all the time to get rid of the acne faster it proly dried out my skin but it flakes now n i put on lotion to help it now my face burns worse n its redder! i hate it! cuz i have low self esteem as is bad enough i gotta go through this junk! plz help i really wanna kno home remedies cuz i cant go out n buy anything for awhile so only home remdies will help or anything really cheap. sorry! plz ppl help me!!!
    srry for all the mispellins and stuff i was typing fast!! sorry!

    • ANSWER:
      First of all , you have gone crazy! LOL. You are doing waaaaay to much all at once. First things first. Acne is 90% of the time brought on by something not going correctly within your body, either it is hormonal (most of the time), your body not detoxing, age/heredity related issues. As you are on birth control your homones are being screwed with. You need to tak it back a notch. I have had acne most all my life I used everything, Murad, proactive, mary kay, clinique, neutrogena, etc etc... These are VERY BAD for your skin. I didn't realize the very things I was using on my skin where the very things breaking me out. Just to let you know STAY AWAY FROM DRUGSTORE BRANDS! Did you know the clean and clear line uses PETROLATUM AND MINERAL OIL? Both of these CAUSE ACNE they are very comedogenic and acneogenic. Mineral oil is from the petrolem industry, a gasoline by product. The molecules in mineral oil are too large to penetrate your skin so they sit on top and CLOG PORES causing acne. I have been a skin care specialist for over 10 years now and I was tuned onto a natural organic brand called Faerie Organic. This is what you need. They take it back to nature and your skin will heal. First off their makeup actually heals acne while you wear it and it is light and airy and looks very natural. They have a mineral in them called boron nitride which is antibacterial and actually helps heal acne, they also have zinc oxide which is anti-inflammatory, it helps redness and inflammation. Anyone suffering with acne really should look into their makeup as it is amazing. I highly suggest you get their free mineral sample kit, so you can see what a difference it will make. Their acne kit is also amazing and had changed my life. I rarely get a breakout anymore. Maybe they would give you samples to try. You need to get away from all these mainstream products they contain chemicals and toxic substances that can give you "chemical induced acne". Going natural will help trust me. You can get that free sample kit here........http://www.faerieorganic.com

  49. QUESTION:
    Please Help, I used a home-face treatment and I had an allergic reaction???
    I wanted to clear up some of my blemishes before the start of high school on monday. I looked online fr home remedies and found one that said to mix corn starch and vinegar and put it on your face for 15-30 min. then wash it off with warm water. So I put it on my cheeks, chin, and forehead just because I didn't want to put it on my whole face becasue I had no reason for that and it was easier than putting it on each blemish or putting it on my whole face. So, after 20min I washed it off with warm water and my face where I put the stuff on was bright red. So now I have a blothcy red face it looks like I got sunburned in just certan places. I put eyedrops n it, I used this face cleanser which was supposed to relieve redness, and I put on Aloe Vera but my face is still bad and this happened about 30min. ago. What else can I do and do you think that maybe this is a normal reaction and that it will just go away, I mean I looked in the mirror and it is a little better but still pretty bad.

    Thnx
    (=
    Hey everyone thanks, it's like gone now though, it just looks like I'm wearing blush on my cheeks which I rather like the lok of lol, so thnx. (=

    • ANSWER:
      Vinegar is too acidic to put on the face. That with corn starch is a strange combination to begin with! Try one of the facial moisturizers (in the health and beauty isle) that reduce redness. I think Aveeno may be one of them.

  50. QUESTION:
    i have red spots on my face..due to acne. i dont get pimples now but i m fed up of the left behind scars....?
    one of friennds told me abt AVEENO'S CLEAR COMPLEXTION CORRECTING TREATMENT..but i m afraid of using it .. has someone tried it ..is it useful?????
    pls tell me some home remedies for red scarsss also
    thankss

    • ANSWER:
      I've never used Aveeno's products, but I'd vouch for Mederma as a scar reducer. It works on both old scars and new and it helps to fade the color as well as the raised (if there is any) tissue involved to give a much clearer complexion. (Yes, it's safe to use on the face, though be careful with it)


Rim And Face Formula

Written By: admin - Aug• 13•12

Lower lid blepharoplasty
The lower eyelid is a common area for patients to notice aging changes. This article describes the anatomy of the lower eyelid and the reasons for aging. It concentrates on the various operative principles and variations in practice including complications and adjunctive procedures

Introduction
The alterations caused by aging are noticeable first around the eyes and then on the neck and lower face. Periorbital rejuvenation continues to evolve with a more detailed understanding of eyelid anatomy and its subsequent affect on the anatomy with aging. Procedures have developed with time, with surgeons striving for a more youthful appearance.

Anatomy of the lower eyelid
The anterior lamella consists of the skin and orbicularis muscle. The middle lamella consists of the orbital septum, which originates from the arcus marginalis and inserts into the inferior tarsal margin. The posterior lamella includes the conjunctiva and lower eyelid retractors.
The orbicularis oculi muscle is immediately deep to the skin of the lower lid and extends from close to the ciliary margin past the infraorbital rim to the cheek. It has both pretarsal and preseptal components. Pretarsally, the orbicularis is tightly adherent to the underlying tarsus. The preorbital portion of the orbicularis oculi has cephalad attachments to the orbital rim along the orbicularis retaining ligament and along its caudal margin to the fascia enveloping the origin of the elevators of the upper lip (zygomaticus muscles). The retaining ligaments that support the orbicularis oculi to the underlying orbital rim and cheek serve to fixate this muscle tightly against the underlying facial framework.
The orbital septum lies deep to the orbicularis. A plane of loose connective tissue, the suborbicularis fascia, lies between the orbicularis and orbital septum. The suborbicularis oculi fat (SOOF) lies in this plane and is the continuum of the malar fat pad14. The triangular malar fat pad has its base at the nasolabial fold and its apex at the malar eminence, and is situated between the skin and the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS). It is loosely connected to the SMAS and firmly attached to the skin.
The orbital septum fuses superiorly with the tarsal plate and inferiorly with the periosteum of the infraorbital rim; this inferior attachment of the septum is termed the arcus marginalis. The arcus marginalis attaches medially to the anterior lacrimal crest and thins as it extends laterally attaching approximately 2 mm inferior to the rim on the facial aspect of the zygomatic bone. The orbital septum serves to retain orbital fat within the orbit. The fat mass as it encircles the extraocular muscles causes it to be divided into three pads; medial, central and lateral.

Aging of the lower eyelid-cheek complex
The pathogenesis of herniation of lower orbital fat has been debated for decades. Whether excess fat appeared in older age or whether this was shifting of intraorbital contents was unclear. The concepts of Manson et al and Camirand et al attributed lower fat extrusion to a weakening of Lockwood's suspensory ligament with the presence of intraorbital septation within the fat compartments limiting the degree of protrusion. De la Plaza and Arroyo first proposed the theory that fat protrusion is related to the weakness of the support system of the globe, allowing it to descend and causing enopthalmos and lower lid pseudoherniation (bags).
The most poorly supported part of the orbicularis oculi is the preseptal portion and it is this portion of the orbicularis that shows the greatest tendency toward descent. As the retaining ligaments relax with aging, the herniated lower lid fat becomes situated not only anteriorly but also inferiorly below the orbital rim. This is most apparent along the central fat pad but may be noted medially as well. It is uncommon to note a lateral fat pad inferior to the infraorbital rim. In youth there is no herniation of orbital fat, the lateral orbicularis oculi blends with the malar pad. Malar bags are rarely apparent and there is a smooth contour between the preseptal and preorbital orbicularis. In youth, there is relatively more SOOF in the lower lid and more subcutaneous cheek fat. This helps to make the lower lid appear soft and smooth without the sharp demarcation between eyelid and cheek that become obvious with aging.
Hamra noted that in the youth the eyelid-cheek complex is a single mildly convex line on profile, running from the tarsus inferiorly over the young cheek. Aging causes descent of the globe and subsequent pseudoherniation of intraorbital fat. The inferior and lateral descent of these structures produces an orbit that appears deeper with a wider diameter. This progressive ptosis and an attenuation of soft tissue coverage produce skeletonization of the entire orbital area and reveal the topographical contours of the inferior bony orbital rim. A youthful midface is characterized by a malar fat pad seated over the zygomatic arch, its upper border covering the orbital part of the orbicularis oculi and its inferior border located along the nasolabial fold. With advancing age, the malar fat pad along with the SOOF slides an inferonasal direction and anteriorly over the SMAS. It bulges against the fixed nasolabial crease and exacerbates the appearance of the nasolabial fold.
The combination of descent of the orbicularis oculi, SOOF and malar fat with aging transforms the youthful single convexity to an aging double convex pattern.

Historical correction of lower lid aging
Historically lower lid blepharoplasty was viewed as an operation to remove skin and fat in the lower eyelid. The traditional open blepharoplasty redraped the skin or the skin-muscle flap between the infraorbital rim and the subciliary incision. Orbital fat that appeared excessive was removed, but the amalar crescenta or inferior border of the orbicularis muscle remained undisturbed from its position over the malar eminence.
Postoperatively, the appearance of the lower eyelid became smoother and usually deeper, particularly in patients with a negative vector. The appearance of the "malar crescent" or inferior orbicularis border if present before surgery remained unchanged. Removal of orbital fat caused eventual collapse of the existing skin cover, which created more wrinkling than before. With continuing aging, ptosis and attenuation of the orbicularis oculi led to a typical sunken appearance with possible scleral show.

Repositioning of the orbicularis muscle
The use of the orbicularis muscle as a flap in surgery of the lower eyelid was first described by Adamson et al, Courtiss, Furnas and was first used to treat malar bags/festoons by Furnas advocating lateral tension placed on the orbicularis muscle.
Hamra noted that by elevating the orbicularis muscle off the malar eminence, in a suborbicularis oculi plane, and repositioning it, the axis of the muscle from the medial orbital rim to the lateral raphe could be changed and the muscular ring around the bony orbit could be tightened. Hamra postulated that to negate the vector of aging in the orbicularis oculi, an inferolateral direction off the malar eminence, that the vector of repair should be superomedial. This superomedial vector could either be obtained by either a composite rhytidectomy or by using a lateral based orbicularis muscle flap. The laterally based orbicularis muscle flap was turned superiorly under the raphe and sutured under extreme tension to the periosteum of the lateral orbital rim. Hamra noticed limitations of this procedure, which included occasional prolonged malar odema and an inability to exert sufficient tension on this skin muscle flap owing to the fear of lower eyelid retraction. He thus adapted the plane of dissection to continue the suborbicularis dissection under the medial portions of the zygomaticus minor and major muscles while maintaining an adequate soft-tissue cover over the periosteum. With this level of dissection he found no need to disrupt the origins of the zygomaticus musculature but could still reposition the orbicularis with even more tension than before. This zygorbicular (zygomaticus-orbicularis) plane offered many advantages. Hamra believes that this zygorbicular dissection plane is preferable to the subperiosteal plane as introduced by Tessier and recommended by Hester.
Following dissection of the zygoorbicular flap he used a 4-0 nylon suture through the longitudinal axis of the lateral canthal tendon and sutured it to the inner wall of the lateral orbital periosteum. This suture stabilized the lower eyelid in yet a higher position ensuring stability of the eyelid when suturing the septum with adequate tension over the orbital rim. He called this a "transcanthal" canthopexy, which required neither detachment of the lateral canthal tendon nor a canthotomy.

Preservation of Orbital Fat/Septal reset
Loeb was first to describe the technique of mobilizing intraorbital fat across the medial infraorbital rim. He used it to fill and thus camouflage the nasojugal groove. Hamra expanded this concept by advocating complete release of the arcus marginalis allowing the subseptal fat to be elevated to the level of the orbital rim. He extended Loeb's concept to include advancement of all of the lower lid fat pads in an effort to conceal the infraorbital rim and to recreate the youthful fullness of the lower lid. As originally described, the arcus marginalis was incised and the orbital fat alone was advanced and sutured to the preperiosteal fat of the upper cheek. Subsequently, Hamra refined his technique leaving the septum orbitale that he once excised intact and resetting the inferior border of the septum after arcus marginalis release over the orbital rim. The septal flap included orbital fat creating a smoother transition of soft tissue covering the bony rim and a firm smooth convex surface for the redraped overlying skin-muscle flap thus diminishing the rhytids. Hamra termed this procedure a septal reset. Hamra observed a marked improvement with the repositioned orbicularis now resting on a firm undersurface of septum, rather than on the concavity created by fat removal, or the soft fullness of fat only.

Surgical Technique
Perioperatievly the dermis of the subciliary incision line is injected with local anaesthesia along with percutaneous injections of a few drops of local anaesthesia with adrenalin layered over the periosteum of the maxilla and zygoma.
Subciliary skin incision is followed by a skin flap dissection to the junction of the preseptal portion with the periorbital portion of the orbicularis oculi muscle. The preseptal orbicularis is opened, leaving the pretarsal muscle undisturbed. After dissecting down to the orbital rim over the septum orbitale, the suborbicularis dissection is continued under the zygomaticus muscles. The origins of the zygomaticus major and minor muscles are left intact and an adequate layer of soft tissue is left overlying the periosteum. Dissection is started with cutting cautery, continued with scissors, or occasionally a "Kitner." This blunt dissection prevents potential nerve injury, and pushes the dissection boundary under the midportion of the zygomaticus minor and major and laterally to the zygomatic arch and a zygoorbicular dissection performed. The arcus marginalis is released by incising the junction of the septum orbitale and the periosteum of the inferior orbital rim with cutting cautery after the zygorbicular dissection has been accomplished. Decisions regarding fat removal and repositioning over the orbital rim are determined preoperatively
Some medial and central fat may be resected whereas lateral fat is in most cases used for repositioning. Before the septal reset is completed, a transcanthal canthopexy, with a 4.0 nylon, is accomplished fixing the lower eyelid position so that the septal reset can then be completed without tension. The inferior edge of the septum is then reset over the orbital rim with multiple 5-0 Vicryl sutures. Usually 5-0 eight to 12 sutures are required for the septal reset to create a smooth transition, with the tension being enough to create a firm undersurface for the orbicularis to rest upon.
After the reset is completed, the zygorbicular midface flap is advanced. Several 3-0 Vicryl sutures are placed between the zygorbicular flap and the preperiosteal tissue to reduce dead space and serum collection. A laterally based orbicularis pedicle is created from the lateral adog lega of the blepharoplasty incision. This pedicle is passed under the skin and muscle raphe to be secured with two sutures of 4-0 Monocryl to the periosteum of the lateral orbital rim. The very last manoeuvre is the trimming of skin, in the event that an adjustment needs to be made.

Fat Removal
Before surgery, the surgeon must decide whether fat must be resected or not, and if so, how much. This is a preoperative judgement dictated by the anatomy of each individual patient, which is difficult to assess when the patient is anaesthetized. Positive and negative vector eyelids refer to the axis dropped from the most anterior point of the globe to the cheek. The positive vector eyelid is usually the easiest for achieving a good result when using conventional blepharoplasty, and the negative vector eyelid presents a challenge when using conventional blepharoplasty. In the case of a positive vector eye with no excess fat, the septal reset takes a small amount of fat with the reset. In the case of a negative vector eye, most of the fat is necessary to adequately fill in the depression between the subciliary line and the cheek mound to create the contour of youth. Patients with a negative vector may also present with a congenital excess of fat. In these cases conservative fat removal may be appropriate. In the hollow lower eyelid, whether iatrogenic or natural, all possible fat is recruited from the subseptal space to effectively achieve a correction.

Transcutaneous versus transconjunctival.
The transcutaneous method of lower lid blepharoplasty has been generally met with some resistance. Proponents of the transconjuctival method recommend it as it addresses the lower eyelid fullness attributable to prominent orbital fat with a much lower risk of lid retraction, without visible incisions and can be safely combined with resurfacing techniques. The concerns surrounding transconjunctival blepharoplasty are related to middle lamellar contraction/shortening, lateral rounding, scleral show and ectropion. The causative factors attributed being violation of the orbicularis resulting in denervation of the orbicularis oculi. Hamra admits that with the composite lift combining and repositioning of the orbicularis that partial denervation of the orbicularis can occur. Although this is likely to result in partial denervation long lasting effects have been postulated. Clinical studies however have shown a mixed innervation of the muscle both medially from the buccal branches and laterally from the temporal branch of the facial nerve. Reinnervation to functional normality following surgery has been demonstrated. Even studies of orbicularis myomectomies for the treatment of blepharospasm have not produced any long-term denervation or loss of tone.
Honrado review of 4395 cases showed that patients who may benefit from transconjunctival blepharoplasty include the younger patient with smooth skin, moderate fat pseudoherniation and no muscle swag.
It is generally accepted that the transcutaneous method is required for orbicularis hypertrophy, excessive skin, sagging lower eyelids or where canthopexy is required, although the transconjunctival methods have been further adapted to address these issues. A transconjunctival excision of the excess fat may be followed by a transcutaneous approach leaving the orbicularis/septum complex and removing excess skin. Canthoplasty may also be combined as may adjuvant resurfacing procedures where required. Transconjunctival orbicularis septum tightening using CO2 laser in combination with periocular skin resurfacing has also been postulated. It is proposed that leaving the orbicular/septum complex prevents the problems of middle lamellar tightening. Hester et al have questioned that if so many lid supporting procedures need to be performed via the transconjunctival approach whether the morbidity can be any less than a transcutaneous procedure.
Hamra suggests however that the transconjunctival approach results in a sub optimal result.

Reproducibility
Hamra advocates addressing the lid/cheek complex as part of a composite face-lift. The isolated Hamra lower lid blepharoplasty technique has not been adopted widely although its concepts have proved to be reliable and reproducible by others. Barton et al describe its use in the group of patients they label as the atear trough triada.
These patients exhibit afat herniation, prominent orbital rim depression and malar rim retrusion with negative vectora. They performed the technique in 71 patients showing no middle lamella shortening or contracture. They added that the more extensive infraorbital dissection disrupts more lymphatic channels draining into the cheek resulting occasionally in prolonged oedema. In order to avoid this they used an irrigation solution of triamcinolone into the suborbicularis space before closure and advocate manual lid stretching exercises.
Orbicularis repositioning/transcanthal canthopexy/zygoorbicular dissection plane
The plane of dissection has been debated, Hester recommending a subperiosteal plane based on the work of Tessier. For patients with pseudoherniation of orbital fat with minimal skin/muscle excess and patients with minimal descent of the lid/cheek junction and malar prominence Hester recommends that a preperiosteal cheek dissection is sufficient. This is based on their extensive review of complications in 757 cases of transblepharoplasty approach recommending that it prevents both oedema and downward retraction on the lower lid. They also recommend minimal lower lid skin excision.
Although Hester performed a subperiosteal flap dissection they utilized the arcus marginalis release, transcanthal canthopexy and laterally based orbicularis pedicle flap passed under the lateral raphe. They found improvement on their original canthotomy and canthoplasty technique. Hamra sees this change in practice as the turning point in the author's quest for a natural look.
Although techniques incorporating orbicularis repositioning provide a vertical lift they generally result in lateral dog-ear formation, especially in patients with excess skin. Maximal skin removal to address the lateral dog-ear as recommended by Hester is required which is tolerated well with minimal complaints.

Fat repositioning and mobilization
Although fat conservation is an increasing trend debate still centers on fat repositioning versus fat mobilization. Repositioning of the subseptal fat into a subperiosteal pocket is advocated by Goldberg. Repositioning is also advocated by Moelleken rather than a septal reset because of the risk of middle lamellar contracture. Rohrich concludes that Hamras technique is useful in the central and outer portion of the lower eyelid but falls short in the medial portion, which requires either autologous fat transfer from the central and lateral compartment or autologous fat injection in the suborbicularis plane to soften the medial portion of the nasojugal groove.

Adjuvant resurfacing procedures
Adjuvant therapies such as laser resurfacing have been used for transcutaneous blepharoplasty including TCA injections/peels laser resurfacing or fat injections. Hester used TCA or laser resurfacing in over 60 percent of cases without complications and also proposed fat injection volume restoration in the nasojugal groove. Hamra postulates that improved results would be the same 1-2 years later with or without adjuvant therapies.

Complications
Complications following lower blepharoplasty techniques include lateral orbital fullness, canthal webbing, minor scleral show, ectropion, lower lid malposition, prolonged oedema, lateral dog ears and recurrence of the nasojugal groove.
For significant scleral show/ectropion Hester recommends canthoplasty. For recalcitrant lower lid malposition usually with dry eye symptoms not corrected by repeated canthoplasty and re-elevation of the lower lid Hester et al recommended the use of lower lid spacers such as ear cartilage and hard palate mucosa. Hamra recommends alloderm as an alternative.

Consultation
For anyone considering blephaoplasty it is important to consult with a surgeon who has experience in all the above techniques. For further information www.garylross.com

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About Author
Mr Gary Ross is an NHS consultant plastic surgeon, on the GMC specialist register for plastic surgery, member of BAAPS and BAPRAS. He has trained in Australia, United Kingdom and Canada and has become a leading figure in the highly competitive field of Plastic Surgery. His private practice in Cheshire reflects his interest in head and neck and breast aesthetics. He has been appointed as an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Manchester and has published over 50 peer reviewed articles and a number of book chapters (including face lifts, brow lifts, blepharoplasty). He has presented worldwide over 200 times many as a key note lecturer and moderator. He has organized a number of international conferences and instructional courses and offers non surgical options including laser, botox, fillers and peels. He offers the full range of cosmetic surgery procedures specialising in facial aesthetics, breast surgery and body contouring. Further information available on www.garylross.com

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know the formulas for Dial Indicator Shaft Alignments? Double Reverse, Reverse, or Rim & Face?
    It's something like fixed indicator distance to front foot, and then rear foot, divided by coupling diameter or something like that. then maybe multiplied by your readings???

    • ANSWER:
      Here are a couple of articles that may help

      http://www.mt-online.com/article/1202_shaftalign

      http://www.plantservices.com/knowledge_centers/vibralign/index.html

  2. QUESTION:
    Bone Questions, any/all help needed!?
    Chapter 9
    1) a tibia measuring 150 millimeters is found with a radius that measures 140 milimeters. What is the approximate age of the infant represented by these bones?
    2) An adult os coxa is found with a pubic face with smooth surface bone surrounded by a rim. What is the approximate age of this individual?
    3) Suppose that a skull is found with the person described in question 2. The palatal and endocranial sutures are fully fused and obliterated. In addition, the summed score for the anteiror-lateral ectocranial sutures is 10. What is the approximate age at death of this individual based on the skull? What is the age range you would give based on the skull and os coxa combined?

    Chapter 10
    4) Suppose that a humeral head is 5.2cm. What is the stature of the person represented by the partial bone? What formula was used and why?
    5) The following series of bones are presented for stature estimation: skull, all vertebrae, humerus, ulna, tibia, femur, and the bones of the left foot. What is the best method for determining stature from this assemblage? Why?

    Any help or guidance on any of these would be much appreciated! :)

    • ANSWER:
      All your answers will be found in Chapters 9 and 10.
      It would be moist unlikely for the public to have the required book, even if you had given its name.

  3. QUESTION:
    Questions about determining age/height from bones?
    Chapter 9
    1) a tibia measuring 150 millimeters is found with a radius that measures 140 milimeters. What is the approximate age of the infant represented by these bones?
    2) An adult os coxa is found with a pubic face with smooth surface bone surrounded by a rim. What is the approximate age of this individual?
    3) Suppose that a skull is found with the person described in question 2. The palatal and endocranial sutures are fully fused and obliterated. In addition, the summed score for the anteiror-lateral ectocranial sutures is 10. What is the approximate age at death of this individual based on the skull? What is the age range you would give based on the skull and os coxa combined?

    Chapter 10
    4) Suppose that a humeral head is 5.2cm. What is the stature of the person represented by the partial bone? What formula was used and why?
    5) The following series of bones are presented for stature estimation: skull, all vertebrae, humerus, ulna, tibia, femur, and the bones of the left foot. What is the best method for determining stature from this assemblage? Why?

    Any help or guidance on any of these would be much appreciated! :)

    • ANSWER:
      I took a course on this quite a while ago. As I recall there's several equations and tables that you can use. Perhaps try looking to your textbook for some help. The texts I used were very helpful books called The Human Bone Manual and An Introduction to Forensic Anthropology by Byers. Good luck

  4. QUESTION:
    beginning of book...what do you think?
    some of you might have already seen this, if so i aplogise for wasting the time it took for you to click this far, forgive me...
    i tried to make it a little less "childish" if you're interested =)

    ONE

    Four Score And Seven Light Years Due Upwards From Earth

    In the beginning, Anthorpian and Lucifier created the heavens and the earth. And boy did they screw it up.
    It wasn’t that they weren’t all-powerful superomnipotent pyschedelic magical-planet-making-machines, they most certainly were, the problem was, they were new at this.
    Bored of eternity and the never-ending nothingness of oblivion, plus a little sick of each others company after a googolplex of years together, they had decided to give planet-rearing a try.
    The First World was a hotchpotch of bad ideas. For starters the early designs for “man” were a little unpolished. Everybody had one arm, three legs, and an oversized slobbering mouth on their chests. The planet itself was squashed flat like a giant hubcap spinning through space, orbited by an assortment of objects that had strayed too close to the edge, stray children and cars with faulty brakes for example. The final nail in its coffin was the fact that all the people of the planet - all seven hundred and fifty-eight billion of them - lived together in one great big planet-wide settlement. Aside from the fact that disease spread like hot butter at a crumpet convention, it was so cramped that if somebody in the middle slipped and nudged into someone else, the domino effect it caused would send a hundred mile trail of people falling flat onto their faces, where eventually some poor soul at the planets rim would be sent tumbling into the recesses of space.
    Evidently, The First World was a colossal failure. So the two godly brothers flung it off to some far distant galaxy and set about building The Second World. All they wanted was a few measly humans, buzzing around weaving interpersonal dramas in a little hamster cage, for them to watch for all eternity. Was that too much to ask?
    Learning from their mistakes, The Second World was round, sparsely populated, and the humans were made to be two feet tall and had a few extra heads added as well. Anthorpian wasn’t exactly sure about this last modification, but his brother Lucifier had insisted.
    Unfortunately this planet too was a failure. After setting the planet spinning off on its axis, it immediately proceeded to shoot off at 64,000 miles an hour and it wasn’t tied down to anything, and it promptly collided with a stray star the brothers had left lying around.
    By now, due to their failures, tensions were beginning to rise between the two brothers. Whilst contemplating their next attempt, they began discussing how they wished to rule the people once they’d got the formula right. Anthorpian wanted to build a world where he could happily watch his little subjects and see them grow up and have babies and occasionally he could pick some lottery winners just to see their smiling faces. Lucifier on the other hand, wanted their world to be filled with festering sulphur clouds and trembling subjects whom he could torture and force to build almighty monuments proclaiming him to be “master of the universe” and “hugely well-endowed”. Whilst occasionally casting a few people into fiery pits of death just to see their screaming faces.
    This disagreement quickly escalated into the classic “ultimate biblical battle for complete control of the universe” scenario.
    Anthorpian smited his wicked brother with but a flick of his little finger (at least that’s how he tells it) and banished him to The Other Side.
    This was the place where all the unwanted, unbelieving and unsavoury people of their worlds were sent when they died, to rot in the darkness, to never feel nor live again. From now on they would endure all the tortures Lucifier could concoct, as he pummelled his furious hatred of his brother into his subjects.
    The worlds were safe from a torturous master, and Anthorpian could begin crafting his Third World. But before he did, to alleviate the loneliness he suffered at the loss of his brother, he created in his image three daughters and a son.
    They watched in awe as he crafted The Third World. Conjuring earth and rock and fusing it together, unravelling waves of pure water from his hands and placing every tree and leaf one by one until it was perfect.
    But one child was not content to just sit and watch. Anthorpian’s only son - Godfrey - wanted to get his hands dirty. While Ant was busy on one side of the planet, carving out continents from the earth, God was plonking down dinosaurs on the other side. Ant started blowing clouds into the sky, while God was brewing up some magma to have shooting out of the ground at random intervals. Ant was lovingly creating his perfect world, while God was injecting his own brand of chaos.
    Chaos that remained unnoticed until the final stages of planet creation, the writing and signing of the Program.
    googolplex becomes a quadrillion then?

    • ANSWER:
      if you wrote it, wow, it's a splendid piece of literature! keep on writing, pal!

  5. QUESTION:
    what do you think of this first chapter to my book?
    if its a little unpolished or a few things dont add up im sorry...ive only just finished just about piecing it together and its quite late =P

    ONE

    Four Score And Seven Light Years Due Upwards From Earth

    In the beginning, Anthorpian and Lucifier created the heavens and the earth. And boy did they screw it up.
    It wasn’t that they weren’t all-powerful-superomnipotent-pyschedelic-magical-planet-making-machines, they most certainly were, the problem was, they were new at this.
    Bored of eternity and the never-ending nothingness of oblivion, plus a little sick of each others company after a quadrillion years together, they had decided to give planet-rearing a try.
    The First World was a hotchpotch of bad ideas. For starters the early designs for “man” were a little unpolished. Everybody had one arm, three legs, and an oversized slobbering mouth on their chests. The planet itself was squashed flat like a giant hubcap spinning through space, orbited by an assortment of objects that had strayed too close to the edge, stray children and cars with faulty brakes for example. The final nail in its coffin was the fact that all the people of the planet - all seven hundred and fifty-eight billion of them - lived together in one great big planet-wide settlement. Aside from the fact that disease spread like hot butter at a crumpet convention, it was so cramped that if somebody in the middle slipped and nudged into someone else, the domino effect it caused would send a hundred mile trail of people falling flat onto their faces, where eventually some poor soul at the planets rim would be sent tumbling into the recesses of space.
    Evidently, The First World was a colossal failure. So the two godly brothers flung it off to some far distant galaxy and set about building The Second World. All they wanted was a few measly humans, buzzing around weaving interpersonal dramas in a little hamster cage, for them to watch for all eternity. Was that too much to ask?
    Learning from their mistakes, The Second World was round, sparsely populated, and the humans were made to be two feet tall and had a few extra heads added as well. Anthorpian wasn’t exactly sure about this last modification, but his brother Lucifier had insisted.
    Unfortunately this planet too was a failure. After setting the planet spinning off on its axis, it immediately proceeded to shoot off at 64,000 miles an hour as it wasn’t tied down to anything, and it promptly collided with a stray star the brothers had left lying around.
    By now, due to their failures, tensions were beginning to rise between the two brothers. Whilst contemplating their next attempt, they began discussing how they wished to rule the people once they’d got the formula right. Anthorpian wanted to build a world where he could happily watch his little subjects and see them grow up and have babies and occasionally he could pick some lottery winners just to see their smiling faces. Lucifier on the other hand, wanted their world to be filled with festering sulphur clouds and trembling subjects whom he could torture and force to build almighty monuments proclaiming him to be “master of the universe” and “hugely well-endowed”. Whilst occasionally casting a few people into fiery pits of death just to see their screaming faces.
    This disagreement quickly escalated into the classic “ultimate biblical battle for complete control of the universe” scenario.
    Anthorpian smited his wicked brother with but a flick of his little finger (at least that’s how he tells it) and banished him to The Other Side.
    This was the place where all the unwanted, unbelieving and unsavoury people of their worlds were sent when they died, to rot in the darkness, to never feel nor live again. From now on they would endure all the tortures Lucifier could concoct, as he pummelled the furious hatred he now felt for his brother into his subjects.
    But Lucifier wasn’t content to just sit back and suffer on The Other Side. Instead, he rallied all the unwanted souls there into his own private Unwanted Army. Hundreds of billions of tortured souls fighting alongside Lucifier himself stood a chance of overthrowing Anthorpian and usurping his rule of the worlds. This throne was where Lucifier felt he belonged, and every wretched non-believing soul that died swelled his ranks, and further fuelled his desperate thirst for vengeance. The only thing Lucifier and his Unwanted Army needed was a door back from The Other Side, and they spent every single moment searching for a way.
    Anthorpian deeply regretted this most grievous of errors, but was not without hope. For every million damned souls who passed to The Other Side, a Noble and believing soul rose to the heavens. Though there numbers were few, one Noble Soul could smite a hundred thousand of the Damned if ever they attacked the heavens - and this was the crux of his plan for protecting his throne.
    He was to create a third world. And on this world he would make a man. A man with god-l
    god-like abilities - who could lead every man down the right path, sending more Noble souls to the heavens than Lucifier could ever hope to defeat.
    But before he created this world, to alleviate the loneliness he suffered at the loss of his brother, he created in his image two beautiful daughters, Template and Makeshift and one mischievous son, Godfrey.
    They watched in awe as he crafted The Third World. Conjuring earth and rock and fusing it together, unravelling waves of pure water from his hands and placing every tree and leaf one by one until it was perfect.
    But one child was not content to just sit and watch. His son Godfrey wanted to get his hands dirty. While Anthorpian was busy on one side of the planet, carving out continents from the earth, Godfrey was plonking down dinosaurs on the other side. Anthorpian started blowing clouds into the sky, while Godfrey was brewing up some magma to have shooting out of the ground at random intervals. Ant was lovingly creating his perfect
    world, while God was injecting his own brand of chaos.
    Chaos that remained unnoticed even until the final stages of planet creation, the writing and signing of the Program.
    The Program was an exceptionally lengthy piece of parchment, listing almost every detail - big or small - in the history of the world it was bound to. Every event from how many teeth Krug will have knocked out in a fight over whose cave painting is best, to which direction a raindrop will run off your head if it hits you squarely in the middle of your centre-parting, every little thing that wasn’t down to “free will” was in the Program as clear as day.
    Its length was indeed immense. You would have died and decomposed before finishing the first line. If someone else then carried on reading that first line from where you’d left off they’d be parched bones before even getting close. If someone who could never die of old age read day and night for years and years until probability aligned and they were struck by a
    meteorite - they might be about halfway.
    Anthorpian scribbled away at the Program a thousand times faster than light speed - God Speed - and finished it within moments, adding his signature to the end and watching as it dissolved away into nothing.
    Every chaotic madness Godfrey had added to the world was now set in stone, and when Anthorpian found out what his son had done he endured the fury of all the heavens and a smacked behind to boot.
    But to their great amazement, Godfrey’s Chaos grew into things just as beautiful as the perfection that had been designed. The great lizards he created were a grand and a noble species, the magma that spewed forth was as beautiful in its own way as any of Anthorpian’s creations. And yet the things he designed to be perfect - such as the man he had created to send souls down the right path - ended up dead and broken. His ambassador was considered a madman and brutally dealt with by the more barbaric humans of the world.
    alot more than this but i can only add a little bit at a time so i give up =(
    i know i need to edit it down, removing superflouous info and bad jokes, but darnit ive removed so many lame jokes already cos they weren't needed, dont you realise the pain it will cause me to remove even more?? =P

    • ANSWER:
      It's funny, it's clever, and it's hella better than a lot of stuff I've read here on the B&A boards. This is brilliant. It's very reminiscent of Douglas Adams or Terry Pratchett's work. I'm absolutely lovin' it.

      It does tend to lose a bit of its edge as the story goes on. Around the part where it talks about the Third World, I started to skim. (But that could just be because I was reading on the computer, and I'm more of an eyes-on-paper person myself.) But it's nothing that a bit of rewriting and fine editing can't fix. I would suggest keeping it a bit more concise to help keep the story moving and taking out anything that doesn't exactly NEED to be there. It may mean giving up some bits you find amusing, but you must ask yourself, "Is it neccessary?" A good writer will always know when to take one for the team. =]

      Again, kudos! I really enjoyed this. And I wish you the best of luck with your story and future writings.

  6. QUESTION:
    this is the beginning of my book, what do you think?
    ONE

    Four Score And Seven Light Years Due Upwards From Earth

    In the beginning, Anthorpian and Lucifier created the heavens and the earth. And boy did they screw it up.
    It wasn’t that they weren’t all-powerful-superomnipotent-pyschedelic-magical-planet-making-machines, don’t get me wrong, they were, it’s just that, well, they were new at this.
    Bored of eternity and the never-ending nothingness of oblivion, plus a little sick of each others company after a googolplex of years together, they had decided to give planet-rearing a try.
    The First World was a hotchpotch of bad ideas. For starters the early designs for “man” were a little unpolished. Everybody had one arm and three legs, with an oversized slobbering mouth on their chests and ears between their toes. The planet itself was a great big flat pancake spinning through space, orbited by an assortment of objects that had strayed too close to the edge, stray children and cars with faulty brakes for example. The final nail in its cosmic coffin was the fact that all the people of the planet -all seven hundred and fifty eight billion of them - lived in one great big planet-wide settlement. It was so cramped that if somebody in the middle slipped and nudged into someone else, the domino effect it caused would send a hundred mile trail of people falling flat onto their faces, where eventually some poor soul at the planets rim would be sent tumbling into the recesses of space.
    After this epic failure, the two godly brothers built The Second World. All they wanted was a few little humans, buzzing around and weaving interpersonal dramas in a little hamster cage for them to watch for all eternity. Was that too much to ask?
    Learning from their mistakes, The Second World was round, sparsely populated, and the humans were made to be two feet tall and had a few extra heads added as well. Anthorpian wasn’t exactly sure about this last modification, but his brother Lucifier had insisted.
    Unfortunately this planet too was a failure. After setting the planet spinning off on its axis, it immediately proceeded to shoot off at 64,000 miles an hour and it wasn’t tied down to anything. The multi-headed midgets were never seen nor heard of again.
    By now, tensions were beginning to rise between the two brothers. Whilst contemplating their next attempt, they began discussing how they wished to rule the people once they’d got the formula right. Anthorpian wanted to build a world where he could happily watch his little subjects and see them grow up and go to college and occasionally pick the lottery winners just to see their smiling faces. Lucifier on the other hand, wanted their world to be filled with festering sulphur clouds and trembling subjects whom he could make dance and bark like a dog at his own discretion. Whilst occasionally framing a few people for murder just to see their faces.
    This disagreement quickly escalated into the classic “ultimate biblical battle for complete control of the universe” scenario.
    Anthorpian smited his wicked brother with but a flick of his little finger (at least that’s how he tells it) and banished him to The Other Side.
    This was the place where all the unwanted, unbelieving or just slightly bad-smelling people of their worlds were sent when they died.
    A very small number had earned the right to rise up and join them in the heavens, but this stinky, fiery - slightly sticky on all surfaces - place was an appropriate prison for the treacherous Lucifier.
    But before Anthorpian began crafting his Third World, to alleviate the loneliness he suffered at the loss of his brother, he created in his image three daughters and a son.
    They watched in awe as he crafted The Third World. Conjuring earth and rock and fusing it together, unravelling waves of pure water from his hands and placing every tree and leaf one by one until it was perfect.
    But one child was not content to just sit and watch. Anthorpian’s only son - Godfrey - wanted to get his hands dirty. While Ant was busy on one side of the planet, carving out continents from the earth, God was plonking down dinosaurs on the other side. Ant started blowing clouds into the sky, while God was brewing up some magma to have shooting out of the ground at random intervals. Ant was lovingly creating his perfect world, while God was injecting his own brand of chaos.
    Chaos that remained unnoticed until the final stages of planet creation, the writing and signing of the Program.
    all powerful super omnipotent pyschedelic magical planet making machines ..... why just three dots, yahoo?
    so if i dont start a sentence with 'and' how do i write the first two sentences to get the same effect when said aloud ?
    you're not the first to suggest its childish, what is it that gives this impression? is it the childish "people falling over" bit? the general vibe? all criticisms welcome, be brutal ;)

    • ANSWER:
      You are definitely a talented writer with a discernable wit and unique brand of humor. However, this "book" is coming off as something written for 12-16 year olds, which is fine, but it uses words that would be way beyond their vocabulary.

      I would sit back and really think about what sort of audience you're going for with this. It will really help pattern your writing.

      It reminds me a lot of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." In both it's style, and subject matter. I'd be interested in seeing where you go with this.


Remove Redness Of Face

Written By: admin - Aug• 13•12

Let's face it. Removing blackheads is no fun, however getting rid of blackheads can be done with the right treatments and using the correct procedure to avoid redness and inflammation.

We've done the research on blackhead removal so you don't have to. There are some very effective over the counter products for blackhead removal and there are also some great ways you can get rid of blackheads in your own home without spending lots of money,however just be aware that home remedies may take longer to see impoved results and can be more time consuming. From the research we have done at Acne-No-More using simple blackhead strips, topical retinoids and glycolic acids are very good treatments at helping with blackhead removal and preventing blackheads from re-occurring. Our top recommendations on blackhead removal and preventions can be found at this link: Removing Blackheads and Prevention

The good news is that you don't need to spend a lot of money on gimmicks in order to remove blackheads. The first rule is to cleanse your face with a non drying (soap free) cleanser.b The reason you want a non-drying face wash is because if your skin is dry it will actually produce more oil or sebum, which leads to more blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and acne. a non drying sensitive face wash or cleanser will help wash away excess oil and dead skin particles. You can also use a gentle (and we mean gentle) exfoliant, which will help remove old skin cells, and increase skin renewal which will help your skin become blackhead free.

Home Remedies for Getting Rid of Blackheads:
Interested in natural methods of removing blackheads that you can make in your own home? Here are the top home remedies for getting rid of blackheads.

  1. Steaming is an excellent way to open your pores. Steam your face before removing blackheads.
  2. Baking Soda & Water: This is a blackhead extraction method. By mixing equal amounts of baking soda and water, make a solution and rub it for few minutes. Now wash off with luke warm water and some of your blackheads would be removed.
  3. Rose & Oatmeal Mask: Mix oatmeal powder with rose water and apply this natural mask on your blackhead prone area. This is a very effective remedy for blackheads and checks future out break as well. Wash it off with cold water after 15 minutes
  4. Honey: Honey is really good for your skin. If you apply warm honey on the affected area and wash it after 10 minutes, you will benefit a lot. Honey will act as a natural peel to your blackhead affected skin. Besides, removing blackheads, it will also improve your skin.
  5. Fenugreek: Fenugreek is a powerful anti-blackhead herb. To cure your blackheads crush some fenugreek leaves and make a paste with water. Apply this on the affected area for 10-15 minutes. And rise with lukewarm water. This will curtail blackhead growth. For clear skin, free from blackheads, apply this paste every night before bed. This will prevent blackheads and is good home remedy for blackheads.
  6. Mix one fourth cup of hot water and one teaspoonful of Epsom salt with 4 drops of iodine. Mix well and allow to cool. Dip a cotton ball and apply to the blackhead and surrounding areas. When mixture is dry gently remove with a clean cloth. This is one of the good and effective home remedies for blackheads.

Do you have any tips for blackhead removal at home? If so, we'd love to hear from you. If you'd like more information on acne, blackhead or pimple treatments please visit us at Acne No More feel free to visit our website.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How to stop redness on my face, remove blackheads, and shrink my pores?
    My skin sometimes gets a reddish look on both sides of my nose..i have, and always had blackheads on my nose for like ever, and the pores just along my upper lip are rather large..how do i fix these skin problems...i know it sounds like alot but my skin really isnt that terrible its just these few things...

    • ANSWER:
      My nose is the same way. I use Clean and Clear blackhead scrubber and it worked for me, you should try it. I'm not sure about how to perfectly get rid of the redness but I know how to prevent it. When drying your face after washing it, PAT dry, don't rub. Rubbing can irritate the skin and cause redness. I don't know about the pores at all. Sorry! But I hoped I helped some!

  2. QUESTION:
    how can i remove redness of face my due to acne.?
    actually i am suffering with acne &due to acne my face became so red. it looks so red when i go out side from house.i want a complete solution to remove this redness & to make my face clear.

    • ANSWER:
      put ice on to get rid of the redness
      also I recommend going to a dermatologist for your acne

  3. QUESTION:
    How can I remove the redness from my face, hands and feet?
    I am 14 years old and my face, hands and feet have a lot of redness. How can I completely remove this redness? They get even redder after I cleanse my face or take a shower by the way.

    BQ: What are some things that can remove redness from the face for a good couple of hours?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      there is a product given by a doctor for rosacea. Rosacea is a redness that happens in various parts of your body. maybe you should check out your symptoms on line and see if that is what it is you might have.

  4. QUESTION:
    How can I remove redness from my face?
    I have little blotches of redness on my pale skin, which really stands out. Is there any way to lessen or remove the redness?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, definitely a mild soap or milky cleanser, and you need to use a richer moisturizer in the winter, that does not have alphahydroxies in them. Instead of camouflaging the redness, you will take care of it.

  5. QUESTION:
    How do I remove redness from my face?
    I've been trying to remove acne from my face, after it leaves red splotches.
    And yesterday I made a mistake of using rubbing alcohol for removing pimples, and now I've damaged my skin leaving red burning marks.

    Is there any way to cure this?

    Thanks x

    • ANSWER:
      alright this may sound weird, but do an oatmeal and honey mask. I just did it, left it on for 15 minutes, and the redeness is already reduced so much! I'll post a link in just a sec, its easy to do and smells great :)

  6. QUESTION:
    How to remove redness on my face?
    I have red splotches all over my face and my face feels kind of painful, especially around my eyes and cheeks. I used the Neutrogena Wave for the first time tonight, so maybe I'm just sensitive to the foam pads, but what can I use to help calm the redness?

    • ANSWER:
      if its like redness from pimples you can
      - hold an ice-cube on your face for 10 min
      - put some lemon juice on your face for 5 min, followed but a little bit of milk

      if it isn't from pimples than you may just have sensative skin
      - try showering in luke-warm water as opposed to hot
      - you may have put too many pimple cream/ facial scrubs or what not so try to lay off them for a couple of days and use creams for extra dry skin

      if the problem still exists try visiting a dermotologist

      hope i helped

  7. QUESTION:
    How to remove face rash from prescription creams?
    I had a few breakouts on my face so i decided to visit my dermatologist. He prescribed me a cream called Differin and he told me to apply it once a night. Well, i did as i was told and now my face is peeling and covered with a large, red rash. Is there anything that i can do to calm the redness of the rash without drying my face out anymore than it already is? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Look into this website, they have some excellent treatments for your problem:

      http://skin--care--supplies.blogspot.com
      http://skin-scar.blogspot.com/

  8. QUESTION:
    what can i use to remove the redness of my face?
    i am in a laser acne treatment right know and i trying to elimate me acne too. well i have a lots of redness in my face because of what is left from the acne. I want something to reduce the redness of my face. can please someone help me=)

    • ANSWER:
      Bare Minerals makeup is good for covering red and is supposed to be good for your skin too.

  9. QUESTION:
    how to remove acne and redness from my face ?
    Im 14 years old boy, I'm so embraced of my face, My face is filled with pimples. and my skin colour is not pure and i have redness on my cheeks, I just want it to be clean and clear like other people in my class. Please help me to find a solution

    • ANSWER:
      Don't touch your pimples or pop them but you can if it's big with heaps of pus. Drink heaps of water, wash your face with warm water 2-3 times a day. Stay away from chocolate, but you can have some as a treat but not all the time.

      Try making a mixture of honey, lemon and salt... I'm not quite sure of the portions but think of a face cleanser or something... anyways, you then rub the mixture on your face thoroughly making sure that the salt grains rub every part of your face (it helps with cleaning out blackheads and dirt), and then the honey will help your skin recover while the lemon cleanses what the salt couldn't get. I'm sorry I couldn't tell you the proportions, but i'm sure it will definitely help. Good luck!

  10. QUESTION:
    I have redness on my face from a pimple. Should I use benzoyl peroxide or neosporin to get remove the redness?
    I guess I can use both but what do you think? I don't like the idea of toothpaste on my face overnight either. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Use some Visine or some clear eyes. Put a drop on wherever you are red and wait like a few seconds and the redness goes away.

  11. QUESTION:
    Removing redness on face
    i'm a male and after my acne clears up the redness still stays there for a long time. is there a way to get rid of it? thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Buy Redness Reduction Calming Creme.

      Reduce facial redness and treat splotchy skin with Aloette's Redness Reduction Calming Face Cream. Using a patented delivery system and a unique cocktail of soothing botanicals and enriched spring water, this remarkable calming face cream soothes skin, reduces redness and provides antioxidant protection. Redness Reduction Calming Face Cream will also reduce the irritation associated with acne-prone skin. 2 oz.

  12. QUESTION:
    WHAT is BEST MEDICINE FOR REMOVE HOLLS AND REDNESS OF ACNE PIMPLE FACE?

    • ANSWER:
      you mean acne scars?? or acne acne??

  13. QUESTION:
    how to remove pimple red scars on my face?
    There are a lot of red scars here and there on my face.How do i reduce or remove the redness?Any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      Use Cetaphil Facial Wash. It's gentle enough for sensitive skin, it gets rid of the acne and the redness caused by it.

  14. QUESTION:
    How to remove the redness from under the skin?
    I have some acne scars and under them i have redness and purplish skin, they are on my both sides of my face. Does anyone know how to remove this any creams or home made things that will take it away fast Thanx :)

    • ANSWER:
      I would say (1) gentle exfoliation, (2) alpha hydroxy acid toner, (3) benzoyl peroxide, (4) aloe vera gel. These are all things that will help your skin shed dead cells and renew itself. This is a normal process, and it doesn't happen fast. It's best to use this kind of skin care regimen daily, so you look your best always, and don't have to wish for abnormally and unreably fast cures that don't exist. These first three products are part of the Proactive Solution skin care routine, and the aloe vera is available at a drug store. Very good products all the way around to clean, renew, and repair your skin and keep it nice.

  15. QUESTION:
    Does honey get rid of redness/ read marks on your face?
    I have some redness/ red marks on my face and I really want to get rid of it!

    It might be from acne but Im not sure! And it's not sun burn so don't say anything about that!

    If honey does not remove red marks on your face what will?

    • ANSWER:
      aloe vera gel works great ..
      alot of people get redness from vigorous exfoliating of the skin and washing their face too hard, and at first they dnt notice it but when in a warm room or somewere it turns very red. dab your face with freezin cold water and use aloe vera gel. hope this helps =s btw i dnt knw much about honey on faces lol but give it a go

  16. QUESTION:
    How to remove redness from spots?
    Sup i was just wondering how do you remove red-ness from spots. I have redness from previous spots on my chin and it just wont go away. I drink more water, i eat more fruit[ if that helps ], and i'v tried to a face cream, "Clean and Clear", but not everyday.
    Does anybody know of any methods to remove it? Its really annoying me now.
    Any methods on how to reduce the chance of getting spots would be awesome too.
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:

  17. QUESTION:
    After stitches on face removed, what is the lapse of time that the redness will fade? Thanks to reply.?
    After one week of stitches removal from my cheek, the stitched area is still very red with the stitch line in between. I wanted to know the amount of time required for the redness even out. Thanks to reply back.
    I had two moles incised from my cheeks. It is one week after the incision, and the stitched area is very red with a thin stitched line in between (scar). I am not worried about the scar but about the redness. The line does not bother me but I am wondering about the lapse of time that the redness will take to phase. My doctor told me it will take aroung three months. Still, I am applying fresh and natural aloe vera thrice a day on it (morning/noon/evening). My doctor told me that by the end of the 2nd week, he will give me creams to apply on it.

    Do you have an idea about when the redness will fade and what must I do?

    • ANSWER:
      It could take months.

      I've never had stitches in my face, but I've had plenty on
      other areas of my body.

      You can try aloe vera gel, honey (yes! it's excellent for skin),
      vitamin E (the higher the IU, the better), or coconut oil.

      If you're concerned about a scar, there's a product you can
      buy at WalMart called Mederma. Costs about .

      Edit - You're doing the right thing with the aloe vera. I would've suggested it (exactly what you're doing), but didn't know if you had an aloe vera plant.

      To be honest, I don't personally know how long the redness will take to abate. Having read an article here online, they said it would take about four weeks. *shrugs* I'd continue with the aloe, and I'm quite serious about honey. It helps to heal skin, too, although I can't tell you if it will hasten process. Good luck!

  18. QUESTION:
    Get Rid Of Redness On Face?
    hey im 16 years old, i have sensitive skin and i started using acne medicine but it only seemed to make my skin worse. i had a massive breakout around my mouth/chin area, and all of a sudden the pimples seem to be going away but there is still a redness in that area which is bothering me. what can i do to remove the redness? thanks

    • ANSWER:
      hey(: okay, well i used to have really bad acne, because i didnt wash my face enough. wash it like 5 times a day. No joke! it really works! my acne cleared up sooo quick!
      its greatt(: and BTW, i use cheap face wash too.!(:
      <3

  19. QUESTION:
    Redness in FACE HELP!!!! OR TREATMENT?
    ok so im young, kinda fat, but since i was born i was pure white. now my skin is red most of my life. i wake up and i look in the mirror and i am white, but the next minute i am red as hell!!! i don't drink (under age) and sometimes nervous but im trying to control that. my face isnt that red til i have pe in the morning then i start to blush. kids that are more "bigger" than me arn't that red and they have trouble with running. and i get more pissed of when there is a girl that i like which i have in all my 6 classes, so ill list my average daily life below
    -wake up
    -clean or rinse my face using the facet
    -change
    -go to school (while listineg to my ipod in the car, like for three hours everyday, tell me if thats triggering it.)
    -play some catch with my friends(note i am very actibve and hardly eat just when i eat i eat the worst things like junk food only reson im fat)
    -pe, french, english, math, history, science.
    - O
    <| |>
    /
    -above is a body lets say my face, neck, hands, part of the arm that connects to my hands, and legs are red 24/7(maybe a tan, probaly tips to remove a suntan please answer below.)
    -and the part of my arm that connects to my body, body, legs and feet are white.
    -please tell me what im wrong i take showers everyday, smell like anyother girl would want from a guy, have a LOT of friends, my docter never helps becuase he is an ignorent bitch! (sorry kids got mad, please pardon me)
    - list anything i can do to remove the redness or treatments not sure if it is a redish tan ;_; HELP!!!

    • ANSWER:
      were you out in the sun a lot with a short sleeve shirt and shorts? cuz you could be sunburned skin turns red when burnt. it would be more noticable if you are extremely white.

  20. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of the redness in my face l got from removing blackheads?
    I have alot of blackheads and my mom decided to take them out with a bobby pin and her nails resulting in red spots all over my face where they used to be.
    I need to know how to get rid of the redness by this weekend.
    My mom dosen't want me to be wearing makup so it has to be gone.
    Please help me:(
    My friends birthday is going to be saturday and my ex is invited, can you guys help me?

    • ANSWER:
      Well wash your face everyday for the rest of the days until the party maybe even after the party if it doesn't help maybe put on a little make up on them to make them less noticeable. As for your mum you should let her know that if she is going to take them out she should use two cotton swabs.

  21. QUESTION:
    How can i remove or reduce spot redness and visability??
    Its New Years Eve Tommorow and im covered in Red marks all over my face, most of them are just blemishes and not spots anymore. But i fear they will ruin my fun tommorow :( .. is there any fast and effective ways to reduce the redness, visabilityor even remove the spot completly!! i would really like some good feedback!! Thanks !!

    • ANSWER:
      Visine gets the red out

      Actually Visine can reduce redness in a blemish. Soak a q-tip in Visine and hold it gently on top of the blemish and let the Visine do its job. It will constrict blood vessels thereby reducing redness. For even more effectiveness, refrigerate the q-tip after you dip it in the Visine for about 30 minutes.

      The cool temperature will reduce swelling. After redness and swelling have reduced, apply the right shade of concealer and your blemish will be out of sight and off your mind.

  22. QUESTION:
    Remove or Reduce Facial Redness?
    I have a lot of red spots on my face and I don't generally like wearing a lot of make up. However, for about the past few months I've had to really cake it on just to cover up the redness on my face. Is there anyway to reduce it? Or, even better, completely get rid of it so my skin has more of a one tone thing going on?

    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      use clinique redness solutions

      http://www.clinique.ca/templates/products/multiproduct.tmpl?CATEGORY_ID=CATEGORY7254

      i have worked at allure and it won one of our beauty awards

      hope it helps

  23. QUESTION:
    How do i remove acne redness!!!! For a date!?
    ok ive been washing my face with exfoliating products and drinking a ton of water and my acne is pretty well going away but i still have acne redness which make it look like i have acne still! and i have a date tomorrow which is approximately 14hrs is there anything i can do to even help lighten the redness or better yet remove it?

    i dont wanna use makeup neither ;)

    • ANSWER:
      First: stop washing your skin between now and the date. Your face is already clean and so at this point it's just going to irritate your skin and make it more red.

      Second: Put honey on the acne. See if there is any PURE honey in your grocery store or home cabinet since the date is soon. If you have time, check a local farmer's market or on craiglists for local bee farmers.

      Third: Wash the honey off with water. and put lotion on your face.

  24. QUESTION:
    How to remove Facial redness?
    I do not have rosacea. I am not able to see a dermatoligist. What else can i do?
    I've tried placing a towel with milk in it on my face with no success.
    I've used cleanser with feverfew and lotion with feverfew with no success (only seems to make it worse)
    I've tried pushing ice at the top of my mouth with no success.
    HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      There are several reasons why a person might have facial redness. Here are just a FEW possibilities:
      - genetics / hormones
      - sun sensitivity
      - allergy
      - medication induced
      - high blood pressure
      - lupus
      - rosacea
      - hyperpyrexia

      It's always easier to treat something when you actually know what it is your dealing with.
      That being said, there's certainly ways to keep some facial redness under control and less noticeable!

      You may want to try a basic alkaline diet for a while and see if that makes any difference for you.

      Also, increase your omega 3 fatty acids by taking supplements such as Evening Primrose Oil, fish oils, etc… And by eating walnuts, hazelnuts, or pecan nuts (if you’re not allergic)
      Ground Fennel seeds and Flax seeds, as well as Flax seed Oil supplements (omega 3’s) also act as anti-inflammatories. (reduce redness)
      Omega 3’s aid in proper digestion and healthier skin.

      Increase your intake of vitamin D through supplements (1000 – 4000 IU/day) and B-complex to aid in healthier skin and maintaining a healthier immune system.

      Some people have had success using Turmeric orally or topically. (reduce redness and acne)

      Drink more water and avoid all alcohol & caffeine products (coffee, tea, pop, etc..) Alcohol & caffeine will actually dehydrate your skin. Water re-hydrates from the inside out.

      There are products you can buy that are specifically made to help reduce facial redness:
      - There is a face cream called ROSACURE which is an anti-redness cream formulated for rosacea-prone skin types. (even if it's not rosacea)
      - Guinot has a face cream called RED LOGIC which claims to neutralize the appearance of red blood vessels.
      - LaTherapie Paris has a fortifying skin cream that is supposed to help soften high colour (reduce redness)

      Here are a few helpful, (and natural) hints for a better complexion for a lifetime:
      - avoid any products with alcohol (internally or externally) Alcohol can actually burn & irritate sensitive or inflamed skin tissue.
      - try using face lotion containing certified green algae or aloe vera gel (use lotions, not creams, as lotion is more gentle on the skin and absorbs more easily)
      - avoid extended periods in direct sun (use sunblock with 15 - 30 spf)
      - drink pure green tea (matcha), rose hip tea, and fennel tea (great antioxidants)
      - eat foods high in anti-oxidants; such as blueberries, cranberries, purple grapes, broccoli, etc..
      - avoid spicy foods, greasy foods, and foods with a high refined-sugar content. (these foods disrupt the natural digestive processes of the body)
      - find out what your own personal food & environmental "triggers" might be, then avoid them so you can avoid flare-ups of redness. (many people find food with histamines aggravate the redness)
      - avoid hot things. Hot showers & hot tubs, hot drinks (the heat will dilate blood vessels causing more redness)
      - try to get at least 7 - 8 hours of sleep each night (aids in the healing processes of the body)
      - try to cut down on stress (stress can magnify a multitude of conditions)

  25. QUESTION:
    How To Remove Redness of spots?
    hi there guys :)

    I'm just wondering a have a few minor - mod red marks on my face were there was just a spot, baring in mind i have quiet sensitive skin so i don't want to make matters worse

    is there any kind of homemade treatment i could use that's effective and fast?
    i haven't tried tea-tree oil would this help,
    or would tooth paste help but i dont want anything to scab

    thanks alot everyone please help

    Jason (:

    • ANSWER:
      Xtremecreams.........

  26. QUESTION:
    how to remove acne redness and scars?
    its severely acne scarred and disocloured because i get acne bumps there so many times

    and i get oily skin in the middle of day but later it goes to matte... not to mention i can feel the sunscreen on my face when my skin is being oily.
    i have been exfoliating but i heard vitamin c prevents the acne scarrin from happining when u get acne is that true?

    • ANSWER:

  27. QUESTION:
    How to threat redness on face skin after shaving for 6 month.?
    I haved then i got some infection of the face its 1/2" diameter red i had it for half of year now if not more, how do i remove it i used treatment from my prescription one with "mometasone" i used it for month instead of 10 day's it did not helped also used one based on CLINDAMYCIN and i think this one makes things even worse, can someone give me advice since i think doctors around here are just lack knowledge. Last one i visited prescribed me with antibiotics but i dont wanna take pills for this i dont believe by themselves either.
    Forgot to add that skin is always peel off at that place.

    • ANSWER:
      hiter - After trying yourself and with different doctor-prescribed medicines, it seems obvious that you have not yet had an adequate diagnosis made and treatment nwhich will be effective. At this time, the wise choice is for you to visit or have your physician refer you to a dermatologist MD whose specialty is all skin lesions. It seems likely that your continued skin lesion is NOT connected with your shaving at all. A cure first requires an accurate diagnosis. Good luck.

  28. QUESTION:
    what can i do to reduce the scars and redness of scars on my face to make them less noticable?
    i just got 2 small moles removed, and as expected have scars, any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      maderma and lotion. does the trick ;]

  29. QUESTION:
    How to remove red blobs, spots and scars on my face? (Home recommend)?
    I have couple red spot or red blob on my nose idk what it is but its red and somtime when i scratch it, it will bleed a little. I Haven't got the time to buy stuff at shops. What kind of home ingrediants sort of solve me redness? A cold spoon and blob it on my nose idk? Also i have some red scar on my cheeks tooo.

    • ANSWER:
      For redness you should try water and aspirin crush the aspirin and mixx it with water to make a paste and leave it on the zit for 15min and was it off and it well be less red.. For scars i bought ( concha naca) in english it means : Mother of pearl cream to bleach your scar to make it less noticeable and to soften your skin and it works wonders!!
      Also: Tea Tree Oil works for the redness too.

      But you should really use Bio Oil gets rid of scars. The best advice is to let a zit heal on it's own. it sucks but Never pick at it because your adding more dirt and oils on your face which causes you to break out.

      YOU CAN BUY MOTHER OF PEARL ANYWHERE (Cvs, Target, Walmart.

      GOOD LUCK.!!

  30. QUESTION:
    I need help with redness that was caused by Surgi face remover!!!?
    This is what happened. Last night i used that Surgi stuff on my upper lip. It took me a few times to finally use the right cream. When i finally used the right cream, my upper lip started to burn. I then waited the suggested 4-8 minutes. After the time finally passed, i wiped it off with a damp cloth. My face was still burning, so i used the included soothing cream. My face still burned, so i figured it would go away so i went to bed. When i woke up and looked in the mirror, my face was still red and burning. Is there any way to remove the redness, it sort of looks like an allergic reaction. What should i do? We are very close to xmas and i dont want to look like this in front of everyone.

    • ANSWER:
      ahh that happens to me too ..
      it just means your face is too sensitive for the cream.
      it will fade by tomorrow

  31. QUESTION:
    Nair face cream burned my face and didnt remove all hair what should I do? Please help!?
    I have some facial hair on my upper lip so I decided to use Nair face cream. I put it on my face and left it on for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes I checked to see if it had removed all the hair. All the hair still wasn't gone so I left it on for 5 more minutes. I took it off like it said in the directions. Alittle later my upper lip was burning and red especially in the very middle and corners. It looks alot like razor burn. Not only did it irritate my lip but it also left stubble on my lip and it looks like I shaved or something. Please help! I need to know how to get rid of the stubble and how to make the redness and burning go away. Please it hurts!

    • ANSWER:
      I use triple antibiotic ointment on things like this. Take aspirin or motrin or tylenol for pain.

      It's gotta be awful, but the ointment causes faster healing. I've tried it on half a cut on my hand and it actually healed that half sooner.

      Test a small spot next time. I think the stubble has to stay until you are healed, then wax it off.

  32. QUESTION:
    hi, im a guy looking for the best basic way to wash my face without any products?
    im 17 years old and have a bit of acne, and lately ive been using the purpose bar soap, and it only has irritated my skin, causing redness which bothers me a lot, i was wondering if there was any simple way of washing my face? just to remove oil and dirt without irritating my skin, my skin type is normal to oily, remember NO PRODUCTS! everyone please help

    • ANSWER:
      dont use bar soap, its too harsh on your face..try liquid soap. not ones with too much fragrance. your best bet is a all natural liquid hand and face soap from whole foods or something.....and dont rub your face with the towel, pat dry..

  33. QUESTION:
    How can i remove Blackheads and Pimples and redness of pimples...im 13 years old boy?
    i have a little bit oily face but a little bit only,and i have blackheads in my nose,forehead and cheeks,and at the same time i also have pimples and i notice that when my pimples are turning small and gone they leave some red marks.i need a fast and quick result cause i will join a competition in our school but im shy because of the monsters in my face!.please help

    • ANSWER:
      DNT wash ur face 4 times a day...3 times is the maximum u shuld wash! u hve to keep ur natural oils or u'll get more breakouts. hmm for the marks u can try using ice, natural exfoliants like baking soda (dnt use it if u hve sensitive skin) or u can try the st. ives apricot scrub. drink lots of water nd sleep well :)

  34. QUESTION:
    bad acne, how to remove redness?
    I haven't had much acne but now this summer it is really breaking out. I've noticed it is mostly on my chin and on the right side of my face. I'm a guy and I wash my face at least once a day but its normally in the morning and not at night. should I put a mousterizer on. Would a mousterizer (I know I'm spelling it wrong) make my face more or less oily. It doesn't have oil in it.

    What are some ways I can effectively treat acne I tried a bunch of different stuff but nothing works.

    How can I remove the redness, I pick anything that becomes a whitehead and some other pick pimples with a needle. What can I put on that will remove the redness?

    • ANSWER:
      First, you should stop picking at your face. While it does get rid of you acne temporary, you're just creating scars and more acne appear.

      Secondly, you should start washing your face twice a day, especially at night. This is when your skin is repairing itself and having a clean face will help it.

      Have you tried dabbing alcohol on the pimples? Sometimes this helps, as it dries out the pimples but don't do this too much, it could irritate your skin.

      Get some witch hazel. Witch hazel is soothing to the skin and helps reduce irritation (which will help with the redness). Use this after you wash your face.

      Moisturizer is okay to use (not using it will increase oil production in your skin and cause breakouts) as long as it says "non-comedogenic" which means it won't clog pores. Read the labels on the bottles. If it doesn't say that, don't get it.

      Also, look at your eating habits. Try cutting out all the fat, greasy, sugary foods and replacing them with healthy foods. Figure out what makes you break out (I break out when I drink soda) and cut that out of your diet. Also, drink lots of water.

      If all of this fails, you may have to see a dermatologist.

  35. QUESTION:
    Any possible way to remove redness from sunburn in a few days?
    My entire face is completely covered in sunburn, i went hiking with my boyfriend and silly me forgot to use sunscreen because i assumed we were going to be in the shade most of the time. Easter is in a few days and my side of the family and my boyfriends side of the family are getting together, and i don't want to look like some kid splashed red paint over my face. This is my first time actually sitting down and meeting my spouses family so i would like to present myself looking half-way decent. Is there ay way that can speed up the process of sunburn or remove the redness in a few days?

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    how do i remove the redness from a zit that just spread about 2 cm across my cheek?? Please, Please help!!?
    i have this zit and i was trying 2 get rid of it but i made it worse and now it spread across my face about 2 cm. how do i get rid of the redness w/o any cremes??

    • ANSWER:
      ice it!
      it will get red for a minute or two but then it will go back to normal.

  37. QUESTION:
    Best redness removing?
    My face is is allot redder compared to the rest of my body and I don't understand why. I have clear skin but it's red and dry. Can anyone recommend a good redness reducing face product? I have seen allot of different creams and lotions out there but I'm pretty skeptical as to what truly works. For instance does Cortizone cream really work? Or do I have to spend o for clinque's redness system? Any help :?

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    what skincare product can remove redness and make my skin smother?
    I used to have acne really bad, and i have left over redness that has never gone away.. i know they are left over red bloodcells and they can be removed by lazer surgery... but is there any kind of lotion or something that is cheaper than that.. but will basicly do the same thing?.... also.. my face is slightly pocky from the acne... they arent really bad scars.. it kinda looks like slight cellulite on my face... if that makes any sense...
    ive used proactive and retin a... they didnt work.. only acutane worked for me... but now i have this left over so ...... help there?

    • ANSWER:
      I hear plastic bags with smother anything (especially toddlers)

  39. QUESTION:
    How to remove acne redness?
    I had acne for almost 2 years, and I have tries everything out there to get rid of them. I've tried proactive, lemon juice, tomatoes, cucumbers, honey, clear and clean, clearasil, tea tree oil, aloe and pretty much every thing that i heard helps. None of them worked. But now its basically the spots and redness not the acne, i have few pimples on my forehead, and 2-3 pimples on my cheeks(but near my nose area not all over my cheeks) and thats about it but the redness is too much, whenever i dont have make up on my face is really red from the spots, but when i put foundation on or powder u cant even tell that i have acne, because well it covers the redness and i dont have many pimples. how can i remove the redness? im tired of having to wear make up everyday and everywhere :(

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    I want to get a mole removed on my face?
    In the past the doctor tried to freeze the mole off and it came back but my nose was really red for months which was embarrassing. Does any one know of any other methods of getting rid of them that doesn't leave much scarring and redness???

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Kerry the only other option that you have to get the get the mole removed is by laser which will obviously cost you as you will probably have to have it done privately ! i had a mole removed by my doctor & yes i have a scar on my face & it wasnt removed for cosmetic purposes it was removed because it kept bleeding & was nescessary to be removed .. sly

  41. QUESTION:
    My Face Got Burned By Clean & Clear Advantage Facial Wash?
    How Can I Quickly Get the Redness, and swolleness to go down. Also its leaving a big brown mark on my right cheek and the left side of my forehead. What happened? I didnt know it was possible to get burned by facial wash. I started putting visine on it cuz I heard it can also get redness outta your skin, and I just put aloe vera on it. what else can I do? Should I carefully scrub my face to remove the loose skin? I heard it'll help new skin grow back quickly

    Help Im sooo embarassed!
    If I scrub off the loose skin thats peeling to help the skin grow faster and my face ends up with a scar. Couldn't I just use Mederma to heal up the scar?

    I have sensitive skin I just Found Out. Im so embarassed about my two facial wounds. Everyone keeps asking about what happened so I lied and said i burned myself with a straightener LOL and then I put blue toothpaste on my face, and it stained my face so I said I was bruising up.

    • ANSWER:
      i've done that before. i would put vaseline or aquaphor (find it at walmart) on it at night to heal it. do not use toothpaste! i burned my face with that one time trying to cure a pimple! haha.

  42. QUESTION:
    Please fill in my beauty questions, please?
    Three beauty tips?
    What do you do to prevent your hair from going frizzy?
    How to shape your nails perfectly?
    Best moisturiser you used (for face)?
    Best body lotion?
    What do you do to keep your hair silky?
    How do you even out your skin tone?
    Best mascara brand?
    How can you grow your eyelashes out longer?
    How do you get rid of stretch marks?
    Any fruits you recommend that's a great antioxidant?
    How can you make your eyes appear bigger and brighter?
    How do you remove the redness from your face?
    Thankyou!

    • ANSWER:
      Three beauty tips?
      --Stop drinking soda and start drinking water. Practice good oral hygiene. Cleanse your face daily.

      What do you do to prevent your hair from going frizzy?
      -- I use mousse either from Aussie or Herbal Essences Totally Twisted.

      How to shape your nails perfectly?
      -- I like my nails to be round. I just take a good nail file and take my time and gently file away, making sure they're even.

      Best moisturiser you used (for face)?
      -- I don't use moisturizer.

      Best body lotion?
      -- I really like any St. Ives product.

      What do you do to keep your hair silky?
      --I have curly hair so it's not really silky.

      How do you even out your skin tone?
      -- I use foundation and pressed powder from CoverGirl.

      Best mascara brand?
      -- I use clear mascara from Maybelline.

      How can you grow your eyelashes out longer?
      -- I'm not sure. Using mascara can give the illusion that your lashes are longer.

      How do you get rid of stretch marks?
      --There is no real way. They are scars and take a very long time to fade.

      Any fruits you recommend that's a great antioxidant?
      -- Apples, apricots, bananas, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, and clementines.

      How can you make your eyes appear bigger and brighter?
      -- Use concealer under and around your eyes and use a white eyeliner to line your lower water line.

      How do you remove the redness from your face?
      --Sometimes redness can be from blushing or rosacea. They do have creams specifically for redness.

  43. QUESTION:
    How can I remove acne scars?
    I have had acne since I was 15 and I have just turned 18. Fortunately my acne is dying down a bit and is less frequent. However, there is still plenty of red dots on my face. I have felt them and there is no volume to them they are just red blemishes. I picked at my face often when my acne was bad and I believe they are acne scars. Are acne scars like this permanent or will they eventually go away? Also, is there any way I can remove the redness.

    • ANSWER:
      You can't remove them completely, but you can have a skin peel - which is a chemical peel and there is a level of risk, but if you are really unhappy then look into it.

      Whatever you do don't try it yourself at home - even though there are packs that are sold, this is dangerous.
      However, deep chemical peel treatment (phenol chemical peeling) when carried-out under controlled conditions by an experienced doctor is safe and effective.
      Good luck!

  44. QUESTION:
    what is the best product on the market which removes facial redness associated with acne?
    the problem is when you've got no troublesome acne, your face is smooth, but the remains of the acne still show up red.

    • ANSWER:
      Try Aloe Vera Gelly i'ts brilliant clears all of my red bits that I got from psriosis, it also comes with a 60 day satisfaction guarantee.

      www.foreverbeealoe.com

      Hope it helps you

  45. QUESTION:
    how to get rid of a scar from a mole?
    i had to moles on my face removed about 2 years ago. the first time they scrapped the moles, and the second time they went in and took them out. it left a scar and i have gone to a dermatologist to get them lasered to take the redness out but it only worked a little bit and you can still see the scar visibly, is there anything else is can do to take the scar away?

    • ANSWER:
      Apply cocoa butter to the scars. Studies have shown that regular application of cocoa butter helps to fade scars more rapidly than some other creams on the market. Also, look for creams that contain naturally healing ingredients, such as shea butter, jojoba oil, castor oil and rose hip oil.

      Try an over-the-counter medication such as Mederma, which is specially designed to treat scars. (Any cream that is designed to get rid of scars will work.) Healing time generally takes up to six months before any significant improvement will occur.

      Talk to your dermatologist about Retin-A topical creams. These creams have been shown to greatly reduce the appearance of scars. Retinal creams encourages cell turnover. The new cells then take the place of older, scarred cells. Retin-A requires a prescription.

      Start dermabrasion treatments. A licensed professional will use a dermabrasion device to treat the scars. Tiny crystals on the end of the device essentially buff away the top layers of your skin. With repeated treatments, you will see a noticeable improvement. Expect your skin to be a bit red and irritated after each treatment.

      Have a look here. You will find dozens of recipes for homemade skin care products. You will find several that could help you with this. One thing you could try is a simple dermabrasion. Mix a little sugar with some olive oil and rub it into your skin. It should help.

      http://www.smartskincare.com/tips/tipcategidx/skinrecipe/

  46. QUESTION:
    I need some AWSOME Face masks!!!?
    I have redness in some spots of my face and a few pimples im a teen i know it happens but i have alot of stress in my life like every other human being on this earth and i need some face masks that will help me relax and remove redness! I Live in Oklahoma so Its REALLY HOT HERE and so im looking for cooling face masks! Thanks and please help me!!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Queen Helene mint julep mask. Or freeman's avocado mask

  47. QUESTION:
    Which Acne Product Reduces Redness?
    I have the ProActiv Repairing Lotion and the ProActiv Renewing Cleanser... and I have Tretinoin (Retin A)...which should I use to remove the redness.......after I scrub my face.. it somewhat re-shines it...I used the scrub Monday night.. tuesday morning it was still reddish.. and now Tuesday night.. its still reddish.. so anything to help relax the look of my face.. less visible.. thanks.
    and I used retin a for the 1st time.. like 4 days ago.. and that crap makes dry skin show soooo much...

    • ANSWER:
      Use Vit E cream and even the Vit E tablets are good 4 redness :)

  48. QUESTION:
    Need help on face and skin!!!?
    So on my face i have lots of deep black heads that will just not go away! I also have redness on my nose.
    My arms seem to have brown spots on them and i was wondering how i could remove them.
    I would also like to know how to remove scaring on face.

    So please tell me some NATURAL ways i can fix my problems. I do not want to have to go buy some products, I just want to use items that i can find around my house.

    • ANSWER:

  49. QUESTION:
    best acne treatment to remove bumps, pimples, redness, and scarring? PLEASE HELP! :( ?
    I'm turning 17 in less than a month and my face is acne central (to me) and it's clearly visible. I can't go a day without wearing cover up because I'm afraid someone might see what's beneath and even that doesn't hide everything. the bumps are still visible. even redness and irritation. I've tried so many different systems to get rid of this. but nothing seems to work. I have little bumps from pimples that never go away. I can't stand it. I have enough insecurities as it is.. anywho can someone please help? anything that will help is appreciated.. THANKS!

    • ANSWER:
      neutrogena clear pore works best for me.

  50. QUESTION:
    How can i stop my acne?
    Im 16, my acne began a little over 3 years ago and has been steadily getting worse.

    Here is a list of treatments and products i've used with no effect. Keeping i mind i tried each for at least 1 month.

    Clean and clear-Wipes: Removes dirt and grease.
    Clearasil-Face wash: Removed oil but skin re-lubricated itself with vengence within hours.
    Clearasil Ultra- Face wash: This is skin death, tortured included Ultra tight skin, Ultra redness, Ultra Puffed face in the morning, and peeling. It DID remove acne in 3 days tho...
    Neutrogena- Facial scrub: same as clearasil but with bits
    Freederm- Spot treament: Reduced redness in angry spots.
    Oxy- Spot treament: Helped a little but redness and scaling.

    Home remedies:
    Green tea mixed with jojoba oil: Worked quite well, rally soft skin, helped with white heads and pimples, but my skin became a tea stain punctuated with blackheads.
    Honey and asprin: reduces inflimation a bit, very sticky.

    Currently taking:
    Chromium, vitamin a b c e, selenium, zinc
    I have also tried prescribe topical (dalacin-t) and oral (doxycycline) antibiotics

    • ANSWER:
      To explain the main reason why people have ance, your pores on your face are getting clogged with dirt and ance is the reaction. Keeping a clean face is the key and use a clay masque will pull the dirt out of your pores. Be sure to moisturize after the masque. You can also use clear.now which is a three step process to cleaning your face and getting it free of ance. It is a treatment wash that clears your pores of oil and debris and gently exfoliates to smooth skin’s surface. The Toner reaches deep into pores to break down and eliminate "bacteria-friendly" oil. The Acne Treatment Lotion treats and rejuvenates challenged, acne-affected skin. Clear.now works!! Go to http://arcameda.com and search for that for masque or clear.now more information.


Remedy For Allergy To Mosquito Bites

Written By: admin - Aug• 12•12

Humans require some sort of mosquito bite treatment in order to ease the symptoms that occur. A mosquito bite usually results in redness and minor local swelling around the mosquito bite site. Itching is also very common and tends to last longer than the swelling, which subsides after a few hours. The itching is caused by a skin reaction to the mosquito's saliva.

Which is then rubbed of the afflicted area? There are, of course, more serious health risks posed by mosquito bites. Death from mosquito is achieved through the transmission of viruses and protozoan life forms carried in the bodily fluids of the female mosquito, which enter the human body as described above.

Female mosquitoes can be particular about whose blood they consume, with each species having its own preferences. Most mosquitoes attack birds and mammals, though some feed on the blood of reptiles and amphibians. Only female mosquitoes bite, because a blood meal is usually required for egg laying. All male mosquitoes, and the females of a few species, do not bite. They feed on nectar and other plant juices instead of blood.
Natural Treatment of Mosquito Bites: -

Defense is the best from of treatment here. Take adequate precautions to ensure that you are not bitten by a mosquito. But if you have been bitten, then here are some home remedies that you can use to reduce the swelling and the itch:

a Wash the infected area with soap and water immediately after you have been bitten. Wipe the site clean and try to keep it dry until the irritation reduces. Remember not to scrub the skin. Soak the area and then pat dry it.
a Avoid scratching the bitten area. A mosquito bite normally heals in a couple of days but continuous scratching can delay the healing process.
a The simplest anti-itching compound is a paste made of baking soda and water. Use just enough water to make a sticky paste, and spread it on.
a Apply an ice pack wrapped in a piece of cloth over the bitten area. This provides instant relief.
a Using calamine lotion or a tropical anesthetic that contains pramoxine helps relieve both the pain and itch.
a For a cool compress, apply an ice pack wrapped in a towel or soak a washcloth in cold water and press it on the bite.
a Apply Aloe Vera gel over the area that has been bitten by the mosquito. Aloe Vera also forms a protective layer which prevents the spread of infection.
a Aloe Vera, whether in gel form or straight from the plant itself, works magic with mosquito bites. Simply apply it to the bite and forget about it.
a A very commonly used home remedy is to rub soap directly on the bite.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What can be done for the skin tobe cleared of marks causedBY MOSQUITO BITES AND FOOD ALLERGY.ALSO WHAT IS YOUR
    I have this problem of black spots on my exposed parts of my skine i.e Hands and feet.I develop water boils soon after a mosquito bite it last for 2days and then becomes a black spot never to fade.Tried all type of medication did not help.any simple remedy.do let me know

    • ANSWER:
      sure you want to put ammonia on the bites immediately, and take some benadryl. That should bring the swelling down, and keep them from itching. You should use skin so soft, by avon, as a mosquito repellant, also.

      The black spots are not something I know anything about, though. You could try rubbing some wet table salt on them, and letting it dry. Maybe that will help...

      Good Luck.

  2. QUESTION:
    HELP:Mosquito bite remedy?
    I have an allergic reaction to mosquito bites. I have three. One is on my forearm and its swollen up to about to golf balls. i have small ones on my forehead right in the middle and one on my hairline on the left side kinda hidden under my hair! I know people will probably answer HYDROCORTIZONE or ANTI-ITCH CREAM but those didnt work for me that's why i capitalized it because those two answers are most likely to be put down before you even finish reading it! so please tell me what you think will work. Its really agervating just typing this becuase there so itchy. I have really bad allergies and the mold and pollen count is really high. i have gotten perscribed to 2 pills of walitin a day.i also have a bad reaction to mosquitos and penicilen and moxicilin and drenceicilin so dont give me anything with that!

    Thanks

    -Molly

    • ANSWER:
      put ice on it or put a band aid over it ot prevent you from scratching it. you can also get a cream from the drug store thats specifically used for bug bites.

  3. QUESTION:
    Please help!Mosquito Bites!?
    Okay, so yesterday me and some family decided to have a bonfire in my backyard. i was outside for maybe two hours. This morning i woke up with more than 70 mosquito bites all over my legs,thighs, and feet even though i put on bug spray. They itch like crazy and I've tried remedies like baking soda and water, allergy medicine, and aloe vera lotion. and i havent itched it.What are some other remedies that make it heal faster? Is this dangerous enough for my health to go see a doctor? HELP! dont give me any remedies for the relief, i can deal with the pain and itching. ( and yes, i am aware i should not itch it & i dont.)

    • ANSWER:
      i would just give ur doctor a call just to see if theres anything that they suggest for the healing process..i would put some alcohal on them to clean the bites...

  4. QUESTION:
    Reduce swelling of lip mosquito bite?!?
    I have a HUGE mosquito bite on my bottom lip that has ballooned to be twice as fat than normal.

    Im almost positive its a mosquito bite and not an allergy since i have other bites on other parts of my body, and i pretty much felt myself get bitten there.

    Im way too embarrassed to show up for school like this so if anyone has a quick remedy it would be much appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      For a quick fix - particularly when you're out of the house and unable to reach a first aid kit or get to the kitchen - ice wrapped in a towel or an ice pack will ease a mosquito bite's swelling. Even a cold can of soda or bottled water can do in a pinch.

  5. QUESTION:
    Whats the best remedy to alieviate my hives?
    For about two years i have been randomly breaking out. Been told getting allergy tests done would probably be more hassle than dealing with it. However this started 2 years ago when I moved from Florida back to Michigan. On my right hip i woke up with a sore, itchy hot spot, it was puffy like a mosquito bite the size of a CD.... I always breakout in the smae places- hips, hands and wrists, feet, lower buttock and ears, once my eye and twice my lips... This is very painful, the area swells, itches and is fevered... Benedryl doesnt seem to do it, ibuprofin doesnt help, oatmeal bath-nope- UGH... If I go to the Dr or ER they give me a hydrocortizone shot and a steroid shot-it seems to help but only for that breakout of coarse and I cant do that everyday.....
    Just read the comment about trying hte hydrocortizone cream- yeah I do that- it does help a little with the itching, but not enough... This really is driving me crazy... imagine it on YOUR buttcheek LOL I cant sit still!!! HAHAHA Well at least i can still laugh at my self!!!

    • ANSWER:
      first I would try and figure out what it is your skin is reacting to...when you get a breakout take a mental note of any new laundry detergents, body lotions, soaps or other items that may have had contact with your skin.

      as for treating the hives...over the counter you can buy hydrocortisone cream which can be applied every 4 hours (this is a very mild topical steroid). You can also take benadryl by mouth or apply benadryl cream to the hives if you feel they are indeed allergy related...this will block the allergic reaction - I would use it until the hives clear. I would also try talking to your doctor about a daily antihistamine (such as Claritin or Zyrtec - a good one for allergies that are not pollen related)..since you seem to get them on a recurring basis, this could prevent the hives all together.

  6. QUESTION:
    What are some good remedies for food allergies?
    I think I ate something that i should'nt have. I was having a "Culture Day" at my school and I tried a lot of different dishes from other countries. I didn't really look at the ingredients, but I ate them anyway. So, now im getting these spots on my skin that look like mosquito bites and they really itch! What are some good remedies to get rid of these spots? Anything will help. Thanks!

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      idk but i do know it'll go away in like 2 days. when i was like 4 i had an obsession with oystrers and ate alot down in florida. i had got 3 worts on my face from it they were bad. they lasted for the weekend and went away. i wasn't aloud to eat anymore. but i still do :) .

  7. QUESTION:
    My dog has a skin allergy thing...any remedies?
    I heard there was a shampoo for sensitive skin or...what else can I use? He is very itchy- No fleas...it's just his skin he has red bumps...like mosquito bites and sometimes he gets rashes...Before choosing the last option to go to the vet, I hope there is something out there I can purchase without getting ripped off at the vet (happens all the time...then I find something that's exactly prescribed from my vet but cheaper T_T)

    AND....don't say that I shouldn't have a pet if I can't look after it...If I didn't look after it I wouldn't ask this question OKAY? sigh* Don't you jsut hate those sort of people?

    BTW BEST ANSWER 10 POINTS <---I promiso! (promise with a twist of Italiano? No? Non loso...>>)

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      What food are you feeding! That sounds more like a food allergy! I would start with changing his food! Go with a grain free food! The #1 thing dogs are allergic too is grains! Give that a month or so and see what happens!

      Not all vets are out there to rip you off and if you think your vet does then find a new one!

      Here are some grain free foods!

      Taste of the wild
      Solid gold barking at the moon
      Wellness core
      Orijen
      EVO

      This were I wish I started! Instead of spending thousand of $$$$ on other thing my old vet thought was wrong! I changed vets and this was the first thing she told me to do!

      Anige

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    Why do non-offensive questions get deleted? and by whom?
    A few weeks ago I asked about natural remedies for relieving a mosquito bite itch, and another time I asked if there are any natural remedies for allergies - both questions got deleted. I don't understand why because they don't violate Yahoo's guidelines in any way. Who deletes these questions and how? Do they first need to be reported? And if they're not offensive, how could they be reported? Are they deleted by Yahoo staff or random Yahoo answers users who have nothing better to do?
    For reference, the questions were in appropriate categories and had responses.

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      They were deleted by trolls, who like reporting people for no reason, and not checked by Y!A because they are lazy.


Remedy For Allergy To Prawns

Written By: admin - Aug• 12•12

Ayurveda approach to Genital Herpes

Dosha theory which help in diagnosis of the diseases

According to ayurveda three doshas or three energetic forces control the activities of the body. These doshas are

  1. Vata
  2. Pitta
  3. Kapha

VATA: The Vata dosha is the most important of the three doshas. It has been said in ayurveda classic books that " pitta , Kapha and all other body tissues are considered lame without assistance of VATA ." Vata dominates the lower part of the body, which is below umbilicus. The movements of body fluid, metabolism, elimination of waste products, semen ejaculation, pushing the fetus out of body, relaying stimulus to brain and response to organs and tissues, heart beat, respiration, body movements etc are assisted by VATA.

Vata dominated regions are intestines, lumbar region, ears, bones and skin.

Vata gets vitiated due to following reasons.

  1. Controlling natural urges like urination, defecation, hunger, thirst, etc.
  2. Late nights.
  3. Irregular food habits.
  4. Talking in a high pitch.
  5. Over physical and mental exertion.
  6. Consumption of spicy, dry, bitter foods.
  7. Exposure to severe dry and cold climate.

The opposites of above-mentioned reason normalize the vitiated vata.

PITTA: The pitta dosha assists the body fire or Agni, which plays a major role in body's metabolic activities. The locations where pitta dominates are digestive system, skin, eyes, brain, and blood. Pitta maintains body temperature. The secretions like digestive juices pigments like melanin (bhrajaka pitta), hemoglobin (ranjaka pitta) are all types of pitta.

Pitta is dominant in regions of Umbilicus, stomach, sweat, lymph, blood, eyes and skin.

Vata gets vitiated due to following reasons.

  1. Excess consumption of spicy, sour, salty foods.
  2. Consuming alcohol in excess.
  3. Over exposure to hot sunny climate.
  4. Short temperedness.
  5. Using dried vegetables.
  6. Indigestion of food.

The opposites of above-mentioned reason normalize the vitiated pitta.

KAPHA: Kapha provides bulk to body, lubrications, moistness, fertility, stability, strength, and memory. Helps in binding process wherever necessary. This is heaviest of all doshas.

Kapha dominated regions are chest, neck, head, stomach, body fat, nose and tongue

Kapha gets vitiated due to following reasons.

  1. Sleeping in daytime.
  2. Consuming sweets , chilled food, in excess.
  3. Consuming fish, sesame, sugarcane, milk and milk products.

The opposites of above-mentioned reason normalize the vitiated kapha.

When these doshas are in balanced condition the body remains healthy. If these doshas get imbalanced the body succumbs to diseases. Doshas get imbalanced frequently due to change in climate, seasons, lifestyles, diet etc. The treatment is to bring back the doshas to normalcy and expel the toxin or ama produced during the imbalanced condition.

Causes of Genital Herpes

Herpes is caused by a virus the herpes simplex virus (HSV), which belongs to the same family of viruses that cause chickenpox. There are two types of herpes simplex viruses

  1. Herpes simplex type 1 (HSV-1) and mostly causes oral herpes
  2. Herpes simplex type 2 (HSV-2). And mostly causes genital herpes

However, both type-1 and type-2 can occur in the genitals, oral area or both.
Due to unhealthy life styles and diet the delicate balance between doshas get disturbed. This disturbs the body fire or Agni.

(Agni is the body fire, which is responsible for transformation of one substance to another. It breaks down the food substances, eliminates toxins and wastes, maintains body temperature, and resists the invasion of microbes by maintaining strong body immunity.

The body fire, which is assisted by balanced doshas, digests the food completely to form Pakwa Anna rasa (the liquid form of food which is completely digested by digestive enzymes), which is ready to get absorbed by body tissues. According to ayurveda Pakwa Anna Rasa nourishes the body and its components to keep the body devoid of diseases. But when body fire is impaired there will be an incomplete digestion of food forming Apakwa Rasa (indigested food). The indigested food fails to nourish the body components leading to lowered body resistance.)

The disturbed Agni fails to digest the food and toxins get accumulated in body due to improper metabolism. Accumulation of toxins reduces the body immunity and paves the way for invasion by microbes.

When a person who has low immunity comes in contact with HSV virus, he/she gets the genital or oral herpes.

Unhealthy lifestyle

  1. Over eating
  2. Sleeping in afternoons.
  3. Over physical exertion.
  4. Over mental exertion
  5. Consuming food frequently even when not hungry.
  6. Constant exposure to hot sunny climates

Unhealthy diet

Excessive consumption of

  1. Salty, sour, hot, spicy food.
  2. Sour curds
  3. Alcohol.
  4. Cheese
  5. Charred and overcooked food.
  6. Sesame, Bengal gram, horse gram, sesame oil, rice flour, garlic, fish.

Opposite foods

  1. Curds, salt, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, sour fruits, meat, prawn, pork, should not be consumed with milk. The above-mentioned foods should not be consumed by mixing one item with another.
  2. Sprouts, honey and milk should not be consumed with meat and fish.
  3. Fish & milk: fish &sugarcane juice; jaggery & pork; honey & pork; milk & mango; banana & milk; are opposite foods.

The Transmission Of genital Herpes

A person can get genital herpes in following conditions

  1. If he is sexual active and when he performs sex (oral or genital) with infected partners.
  2. A person who has oral herpes transmits herpes to genital organs of a partner during oral sex and a person who has genital herpes transmits this to his partner during coitus when they have a genital contact.
  3. The disease gets transmitted when mucous membrane comes in contact with infected area.

The disease gets transmitted mostly during active phase. But it may spread even during asymptomatic (when person is free of symptoms for a particular duration) phase. The virus needs a fluid media for its transportation. The body fluids like saliva, semen, vaginal tract secretions etc. Mucous membranes in mouth, vagina, urethra or open wounds facilitate the virus invasion due to their moistness.

In Genital herpes there is an imbalance of all three doshas (VATA, PITTA, KAPHA), which in turn vitiate lasika (lymph), blood (rakta), muscle (mamsa) and skin (twacha).
The imbalanced doshas vitiate skin and the immunity of skin cells is lowered. The virus attacks these weak cells and starts exhibiting symptoms on affected area.

Local symptoms

  1. Pricking sensation
  2. Edema
  3. Pain
  4. Feeling of constriction
  5. A sensation of ant creeping
  6. Many small eruptions gathering in a small area.
  7. These eruptions or blisters burst soon with
    exudates.
  8. These blisters will have different colors according to involvement of doshas. (Blackish red or blue in vata, red, yellow, copper colored in pitta, shades of white in kapha).

The weakened body immune system tries to resist the virus invasion but fails to achieve the goal. In this futile attempt the following systemic symptoms are exhibited.

Systemic symptoms

  1. Fever
  2. Weakness
  3. Indigestion
  4. Impaired bowels
  5. Increased frequency of urination.
  6. Body pain.
  7. Increased thirst.

Imbalanced vata causes the symptoms like pain, swelling and body ache

The imbalanced pitta and vitiated blood and skin cause

  1. Blisters,
  2. Change the color of skin,
  3. Cause burning sensation, and fever.

The imbalanced kapha and vitiated lymph cause itching, tingling sensation.

After the first attack the virus moves from skin through the nerve paths to base of the nerve and becomes inactive. Now the herpes infected person will be devoid of all symptoms. But the imbalance of doshas still persists.

Reactivation of Virus to cause outbreaks

At unpredictable times, the virus becomes active. It multiplies and resurfaces on skin by traveling through the nerve path and exhibits the symptoms locally. The severity of symptoms of out break depends on the strength of body immunity.
The pelvis or shroni, nerves and skin are dominated by vata. When vata gets vitiated due to precipitating factors, it reactivates the virus dormant in base of nerve end and the virus travel through nerve paths to reach the skin surface.

Precipitating Factors

As we know the outbreaks have few precipitating factors like

  1. Excessive exposure to sun.
  2. Illness,
  3. Poor diet,
  4. Emotional stress
  5. Physical stress,
  6. Friction,
  7. Steroids
  8. Menstruation.
  9. Emotional stress.
  10. Genital trauma and intercourse.
  11. Repeated infections such as a cold or pneumonia.

These factors increase vata and increased vata activates the virus, which is dormant.

Low Immunity The systemically imbalanced doshas interfere with the body metabolism by vitiating the body fire (agni). This leads to indigestion and malassimilation of nutrients, which in turn causes poor immunity. Due to decreased immunity the body fails to offer resistance to outbreaks.

Ayurveda Tips to avoid outbreaks

Avoid

  1. Spicy, sour, fried and junk food, which aggravates vata.
  2. Precipitating factors.
  3. Sleeping in afternoon.
  4. Meat products over fried or deep fried in oil or fat.
  5. Charred and overcooked food.
  6. Consuming opposite food like fish and milk etc
  7. Physical exertion after a meal
  8. Taking bath immediately after exercise or heavy outdoor work.

Include honey, pomegranate, and fruits of Emblica officinalis, legumes, dates and raisins in your diet.
Practice Yoga and Meditation to control emotional disturbances

Ayurveda References

  1. Sushruta Samhita
  2. Charaka Samhita
  3. Madhava nidana
  4. Ashtanga Sangraha
  5. Yoga Ratnakara

This article is copy righted. The author Dr.SavithaSuri is an Ayurvedic Physician and web master of http://www.ayurhelp.com

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Remedy For Allergy Sore Throat

Written By: admin - Aug• 12•12

A sore throat is typically caused by a virus like the common cold, flu or Epstein Barr. In some cases it can be caused by bacteria like strep or mycoplasma. A recurrent painful throat is more likely to be caused by allergy, acid reflux, overuse of the voice, sinusitis or an underlying chronic infection.

If strep is diagnosed your doctor will prescribe a 10 day course of antibiotics - usually penicillin or amoxicillin. Your symptoms should subside within 2-3 days of taking antibiotics. Even though you may feel better it is important that you finish the whole course of antibiotics as prescribed. Do not return to work or school until you have taken antibiotics for 24 hours and symptoms have subsided. During and after strep throat treatment with an antibiotic, acidophillus bacteria should be taken to replenish the healthy gastrointestinal flora of the body.

Gargle for a solid couple of minutes. If the viral infection is in the beginning stages, you can cure yourself in about 2 to 3 hours. If it's already bad, gargle every 15 minutes to half an hour. If you use it, it will cause your sore throat to disappear. Why? It's a stimulant herb but it also is a stimulant, tonic, carminative, sialogogue (stimulates the secretion of saliva), stomachic, rubefacient, pungent, alterative, astringent, antispasmodic, sudorific, emetic, antiseptic, condiment, and anti-rheumatic herb.
Some viruses are latent viruses that remain in the body for life, and can be reactivated when you are run down or under stress. Examples are the Epstein Barr virus that causes mononucleosis or glandular fever, and the herpes virus that causes recurrent cold sores and ulcers. When these viruses recur infective symptoms like a painful throat, fever and malaise are common.

Sore throat (pharyngitis) is a painful inflammation of the pharynx, which is the part of the throat that lies between the mouth and the larynx (voice box). Sore throat is often a symptom of various illnesses such as colds and flu, glandular fever, respiratory tract infections, tonsillitis, and chickenpox. While most sore throats heal without complications, in some cases, they develop into a serious illness.

Herbal immune system enhancers such as echinacea and goldenseal or Oregon grape root are effective when you have a sore throat that is caused by a cold or flu. The wonder herb, garlic, can also prove helpful when battling illness, since it will ward off harmufl bacteria or viruses. Try to add raw garlic to your salad and other dishes.

You can buy commercial preparations of ginger syrup which combine ginger, Manuka honey and apple cider vinegar. Alternatively make your own up by adding 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger to 1 teaspoon of honey with added apple cider vinegar to taste. Sip the syrup straight off the spoon or dissolve it in hot water to soothe the pain and heal the throat.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Allergy sore throat? remedies?
    How can I make it feel better? it has hurt for a week now :( I'm miserable.

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  2. QUESTION:
    What is a good home remedy for a sore throat and ear ache?
    I usually have seasonal allergies but only in the spring/summer (grass, oak, maple)
    But my head keeps draining, I keep getting really sore throats and my ears hurt. I keep going back and forth between a fever and normal temp.
    My throat keeps me up at night because I have a really hard time swallowing.
    Help!
    Yeah... I'm not really into drinking piss or putting it on my face or head.

    • ANSWER:
      I am going through the same thing as you right now. I went to the doctors on Tuesday and see told me to take Claritin of course it didn't help today I called again and she gave me amoxicillin. I then called my grandmother and she told me to take green tea with honey. It has helped with the itching and I can swallow a little more I am also sucking on Cepacol you can find them in your pharmacy they are way much better then Halls they have benzocaine that numbs your throat a little, better then nothing. Well hope you feel better.

  3. QUESTION:
    Any non-nasty remedies for a horrible sore throat from allergies?
    Well, you see I have a predicament. This past week I've been getting fucking allergies from all that cottonwood pollen floating around in clumps. I do not enjoy this pain, it burns, A LOT. I would like to troll later, but right now this is real. It hurts, and this troll ain't happy.

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to avoid a throat infection is to keep your immune system fortified. Get plenty of rest, reduce stress, exercise and eat healthy. You can also supplement your diet with vitamins (C,E and A are the most common for fighting infection), as well as other nutritional supplements. Zinc has gained a lot of attention recently as an immunity booster. Garlic is thought to be good for fortifying one’s immune system too.

  4. QUESTION:
    What natural remedies do you use for headaches, stomachaches, sore throat, allergies, etc?
    or are you quick to reach for OTC (over the counter) relief? This question posed to non-U.S. residents. I'm curious to see what folks use in other countries that are not bombarded by the pharmacuetical companies tv ads!

    • ANSWER:
      I am British living in the US and all these ads are driving me nuts. I very rarely use meds. If I have a sore throat or cold I drink hot water with lemon and honey, it works much better than the cold drugs available. For a stomach ache I drink fresh mint tea, a great stomach settler.

  5. QUESTION:
    Home remedies for a sore throat?
    Are there any home remedies for a sore throat, caused by allergies?
    Anything other than gargling with salt water, and drinking shots of liquor with lemon and honey and hot water? I'm of drinking age, but I don't drink.
    I'm eating a piece of cinnamon candy, it's helping to soothe my throat.

    • ANSWER:
      The traditional honey and lemon in tea really does wonders, I prefer a green tea or i make my own tea from strained ginger. At nght, I will gargle with warm salt water, which soothes the throat as well as helps to clear the sinuses. Sometimes I'll have a hot toddie, which is tea with some liquor (I use honey tequila from mexico), to kill any bacteria that may have accumulated, but I usually only do that if I actually have a cold. A humidifier can also help at night time if you are getting a dry throat then. Running hot water in the sink, putting your head over the sink, and placing a towel over your head to hold in the steam works well for a temporary humidifying effect.

  6. QUESTION:
    Home remedy for a sore throat?
    For the past 2-3 weeks I have had a knot in my throat and now it's starting to get sore! My lymph nodes are swelling too... I have taken allergy meds it doesn't seem to help and it knocks me out... anything here around the house I could use to relieve it??
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Drink warm drinks and soup. This will ease the pain, and give you fluids and some nourishment.
      Drink a glass of mint tea with honey. This works great.
      Eat cold foods, but avoid anything too sweet. Excess sugar will irritate the throat.
      Take a shower. The steam vapors help clear your sinuses, which usually is a cause of a sore throat.
      Get a bottle of throat spray, such as Chloraseptic, and spray liberally in the back of your throat. It will numb your throat and kill any bacteria.
      Gargle with lukewarm salty water at least 3 to 4 times a day. The salt should be dissolved in the water. Don't go overboard on the salt so as to cause more irritation—there should just be enough to help clear any excess mucus in the back of your throat.
      Cut a lemon in half, skewer it, and roast over a stove fire until the skin is golden-brown. Squeeze out the juice and mix in 1 tablespoon of honey. Stir and drink.
      Mix ginger and lemon juice. Run down the throat without swallowing. The ginger will cling to the sides of the throat to provide temporary relief and a barrier to prevent damage from coughing. The acidic lemon juice will help with removal of mucus.
      Swallow a spoonful of honey.
      Mix a tablespoon of salt in a cup of warm water and gargle.
      Drink warm water. It will help by stretching the muscles in your throat and won't hurt as much when coughing.
      Gargle a VERY small amount of cayenne pepper powder with water. 1/ teaspoon.
      Mix one spoon of Turmeric powder with 1/2 to 1 cup of warm water and drink as fast as possible. It will taste very bad but it helps you heal much faster. If it makes you gag, then mix it with orange juice or add 1-2 spoons of sugar.
      Get a lemon and squeeze it into a cup, drink the juice and add salt.
      Make a nice hot cup of tea (1.25 cups of water should do). Put a honey/lemon flavored cough drop into the tea and mix it up until it dissolves. Let the tea cool so it is drinkable. Before you drink, cough up everything that's in the back up your throat. Drink the tea. It might taste strong, but it's worth it!

  7. QUESTION:
    What are some remedies you use to soothe a sore throat?
    like at home things, hot and cold drinks?, etc.

    or if you don't have any at home remedies what are the best medicines for a sore throat.
    I am waiting for my allergy medicine to come in and it hasn't yet so I need something to help with my irritated throat until then.

    • ANSWER:
      I always drink a ton of diet or regular soda. Soda is really bubbly, so it feels so good on your throat. Also, if your throat hurts and makes you not want to eat, eating a baked potato really feels good. Good luck.

  8. QUESTION:
    home remedies for sore throat?
    im sure it's just allergies but i woke up this morning with slightly sore throat. I played two softball games last night and I have championships this friday. I hate going to the doctor and I don't have time to be getting sick. What home remedies can i do?

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  9. QUESTION:
    what are some fast acting remedies or medicines for a sore throat?
    I'm not sure if it's allergies or a cold, but i'm pretty sure it's allergies though because i don't feel "sick" i just have a sore throat. And i need something that will relieve it immediately because i'm going on vacation tomorrow and i don't want a sore throat during it.

    thank you :)

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      hot water .

      try small chilli pieces in water. it makes air come out of your ears and will probably heal the sore throat. try.

      gargle your throat with hot salt water. make sure you mix the right amount of salt or it wont be effective.

  10. QUESTION:
    I've had a sore throat for almost a month?
    I've had a sore throat for almost a month, I saw a doctor and was prescribed Erythromycin for the throat infection and the medication did not help at all. I saw a doctor again and they said as long I could live with it it's fine. However I'm finding it hard to breathe and have a wheeze in my throat, I'm also asthmatic and taking my asthma medication does not help with this wheeze. Also I have a severe pollen allergy, could the sore throat and difficulty breathing be caused by this? Does anyone have any idea what my sore throat could be caused by and have any home remedies or know of a none prescription medication I could use to treat it? Thanks :)
    I have had a severe pollen allergy all my life but I've never had the symptom of a sore throat before.

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      I would recommend a humidifier for the sore throat and also a hepa air filter for the allergens.I like the Honeywell hepa air filters. Sore throats can be caused by dry air so I recommend a humidifier. Use Distilled water to avoid all the minerals to go everywhere in your room. Tap water will do this because of all the mineral in your water.Tap water can cause white powder to go everywhere in your room. I think this will definitely help you out.You may also want to get a high quality face mask like a n95 face mask to keep out the allergens. You probably don't want to go out like that but you can you can use it in your home. Also make sure you air ducts in your home have filters installed and also replaced to keep out the allergens. Hope this helps you out good luck.
      Here are some good prices on n95 facemasks:
      http://www.amazon.com/3M-8210Plus-Particulate-Respirator-20-Pack/dp/B0000AXTBR/ref=pd_sim_hpc_6

  11. QUESTION:
    How to cure my sore throat?
    I have had a sore throat for 6 days now. i went to go see a doctor on the second day and i had a strep test but it came back as negative. my mom thinks it may be allergies but i am not congested or anything else. I have been eating lozenges and drinking tea and taking Advil but they only numb the pain for a little while and then the sore throat starts up again. I do not know what to do anymore for this. are there any types of home remedies that may help and if so what are they?

    • ANSWER:
      Go back to the doctors. Your throat has been sore for six days. Convince them that something is wrong with you. You know your body.

  12. QUESTION:
    What do I use for a sore throat?
    My throat hurts. Home remedies, things your grandmother says is good for you, medicine, whatever you can give me will help. Um... if you want to know it hurts when i swallow, but not when I talk. Maybe allergies?

    • ANSWER:
      i agree with the hot remedies.....ALSO...gargle with a mixture of 1 part hydrogen peroxide to 4 parts water several times a day. Kill those germs!

  13. QUESTION:
    good chance that I'm brand new prego & I have a bad sore throat and ear ache?
    My husband and I are trying to conceive, extremely good chance that we have… I'm 10 days late.

    My question is... I've been having really bad allergies for the last week or so (Dr. told me that I can take Sudafed or Actifed while ttc) But, today I started to get a sore throat and a bad ear ache (both hurt on my right side only and it's the worst when I swallow or yawn). My gland does not “look” swollen from looking inside my mouth, not even red? Or from looking at my neck from the outside, it just “feels” swollen to me on the inside. It came on really suddenly, after dinner tonight...

    I have not been around anyone that has strep throat (that I know of), I do not have a fever, do not smoke, and have not been sick or around anyone sick.

    Any ideas on what's going on or any natural remedies for sore throat and ear pain??? If someone could please help me that would be great.

    • ANSWER:
      I would contact your doctor. If you have strep throat there are no natural treatments.
      But here are a few links that may give you some helpful information.

      this one is on Alternative medicine
      http://health.discovery.com/centers/althealth/althealth.html

      Here is a link you should keep as a favorite. It will be invaluable during your pregnancy
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/prenatal-care/PR00008

      Do you really want to trust your health, and your baby's health, to just anyone with a computer and access to Yahoo Answers? That's why you should stick to the medical professionals for medical advice. The Mayo Clinic is a great source for all health issues from world renown doctors

      And congratulations to you and your husband

  14. QUESTION:
    Good chance that I'm brand new prego & I have a bad sore throat and ear ache?
    My husband and I are ttc (extremely good chance that we have)I'm 10 days late…

    My question is... I've been having really bad allergies for the last week or so (OB told me that I can take Sudafed or Actifed while ttc) But, tonight I started to get a sore throat and a bad ear ache (both hurt on my right side only and it's the worst when I swallow, move my tongue, talk, or yawn). My gland does not “look” swollen from the inside or from looking at my neck from the outside, it just “feels” swollen to me on the inside. It came on really suddenly, after dinner tonight... and no I have not been around anyone that has strep throat (that I know of), I do not have a fever, do not smoke, and have not been sick or around anyone sick.

    Any ideas on what's going on or any natural remedies for sore throat and ear pain??? If someone could please help me that would be great.
    I took your advice and gargled with salt water a few times and though it's still sore... it's not AS sore :o ) Thanks!
    I started :o (

    • ANSWER:
      The warm honey and lemon drink is good for soothing the sore throat but gargling warm salty water (about a tsp salt in half cup) morning and night helps to kills the germs and any infection, i find it really disgusting but my mother swears by it!

  15. QUESTION:
    Sore throat caused by allergies?
    I just came back from the doctors because I had a really sore throat. I have been waking up for the past 3 nights with a really sore scratchy throat. In the morning it hurts so much I can't eat for hours. Even when I touche one of the glands, my doctor said a small gland was swollen, but it wasn't an infection. He said it could be something that is going around, or just allergies (He wasn't very thorough).

    Does anyone know of anything that could help especially before going to bed, like any kind of home remedy? I need to get a good nights sleep.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      If it only happens at night, that is classic dust mite allergy. Set up your bedroom as a dust proof room. That means encasing the mattress, boxspring, pillows, duvet etc with these special zippered covers. Remove the dust catchers from the room. If possible remove carpets and curtains. Wash sheets every 7 days in this de-mite stuff. If you are allergic to dust mites, the highest concentration is there in the bedroom. You can always go to an allergist or immunologist who can do a skin or blood test to determine for sure. Dosing yourself with OTC antihistamines is only hiding the problem. Read the links below

  16. QUESTION:
    Help! Really odd, scratchy sore throat?
    OK, so I woke up this morning, and I was totally fine.Then this afternoon I went shopping and where I live it got super hot and humid outside (it rained but didn't get any cooler). When I was done shopping and came home, I realized my throat was feeling really scratchy, and dry, but not necessarily painful when I swallowed my saliva. I drank fluids and gargled with salt water, but that scratchy feeling just isn't going away.
    Here's the kicker: I can drink liquids, and even eat foods without feeling that scratchy feeling.
    Could this be because of allergies? I had horrible allergies earlier this spring (to pollen), but they went away about a month ago. Maybe I just have a cold? But if I had a cold, wouldn't it hurt to swallow other things? And do you have any remedies to scratchy sore throats?
    Please give me any information or remedies you may have. I have to leave for a university camp on Monday, and I really don't want a scratchy throat!
    Oh and also every other part of my body feels TOTALLY FINE. I have no fever, fatigue, headache, anything. Just this really weird scratchiness when I swallow saliva.
    PLEASE HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      Not good. Sounds like you might be getting Sick. :( Take it Easy tonight- & see if you can get some extra Sleep. If you feel better in the Morning, then you probably "dodged the bullet..." Good luck.

  17. QUESTION:
    HELP.. need home remedies for swollen/sore throat ?
    I normally use hot tea with lemon and honey, but I am still very hoarse, no other symptons than my usual spring allergies, I am just wanting to know if there are any other home remedies out there so I can try them and see if they work better. BTW, I have already seen my doctor, there's no infection or other problem, my vocal chords just tend to swell if I have recently done alot of yelling.
    OK two add ons... 1st I did't mean I yell all the time, I meant I yelled for like 5 or more minutes at one time, I try not to yell very often, because of this reason. And number 2 I saw a doctor I do not have anyform of infection, and 3 thanks so far to all who suggested salt water, this took out the soreness and some swelling!

    • ANSWER:
      Gargling with warm salt water is good. Another way to help is to squeeze a lime in warm water with 4 teaspoons of honey and 1/4 teaspoon of salt then sip it. Also boil some milk to drink mixed with a pinch of pepper powder. Apply alternating cold and hot compresses to your throat. Gargle with 1 cup warm water and 1 cup apple cider vinegar. One teaspoon of coarsely powdered cinnamon, boiled in a glass of water with a pinch of pepper powder, and two teaspoons of honey can be taken as a medicine. Two or three drops of cinnamon oil, mixed with a teaspoon of honey, also give immense relief. Mix equal parts of hydrogen perioxide and warm water and gargle. Eat some hot soup. Mix half a pack of jello with hot water and drink. I know more so if you want more email me at peanutdurof@yahoo.com

  18. QUESTION:
    I have a sore throat first then allergies...
    Ok... I just came back from Vietnam and when I arrived home I got a sore throat maybe because of the atmosphere is different so i took some tylenol for only one day and the next day i got allergies. Cause the tylenol im taking doesn't cure allergies I took Dimmertapp Cold and Allergies or whatever you spelled it. It still didnt work! I woke up 4 in the morning with my throat throbbing...

    So i think i should take motrin for my sore throat and use nasonex for my runny/stuffy nose...

    Is there some remedies i could use here and is my medcine chose OK for my situation?
    Woah!! Im sooo happy i took some robotusion or whatever u call it and it relieved my sore throat.. But im kinda coughing more.. I dont havea fever, all i have is scrachy throat, runny/stuffy nose and a tickling cough..

    • ANSWER:
      Well your sore throat isn't being caused by allergy, because that is not an allergy symptom. The Tylenol will give some relief from the sore throat it is not going to do much. Same for the Dimetapp...they aren't for sore throats!
      Do you have a fever? If so, then you probably have an infection and need to get to the doc for antibiotics. In the mean time, you can suck on some Hall's throat lozenges and gargle with warm salt water. For future reference, I am including an article that tells you how to determine what is a cold, the flu, or an allergy. Allergy does not cause a sore throat and it does not cause fever.

  19. QUESTION:
    What kind of home remedies are there for a sore throat?
    I've had this thing for about 5 days. It started like any sore throat, then got painful. I looked and I had at least one white spot on my tonsils, which were also swollen. My ears kinda hurt and my lymph nodes were swollen. I've thrown a few over-the-counter acetaminophen pills and allergy medicine at it, also liquid Zicam. The only thing that's really made a difference was water and cough drops for some relief. The swelling is still up, but the pain is pretty much gone. It just feels really tight, like cotton balls are shoved down my throat. I have no health insurance right now (between jobs) and money is on a emergency only kinda basis. I just want this over with, it feels irritating and rotten. If anyone knows of some cheap solution I'm all years.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to go and see a doctor. You could have strep throat, which left untreated can really damage your organs or even kill you. Go to the emergency room if you have no insurance, I had to do that when I came down with strep throat. Do not leave your health up to people on Yahoo answers, go to the emergency room or go to a doc in the box like Patient First. You'll have to pay for it sooner or later but at least you'll be alive and have your organs intact. I'm sure your loved ones would prefer that as well.

  20. QUESTION:
    Sore throat that wont go away?
    I have had a sore throat for about 3 days now.. I just woke up with it with no other signs of it coming... Anyway I have no fever, I have a little stuffy nose and just started to get a deep cough.. does anyone know what it is or have any remedies that I could do do get rid of it.. I am going to try the honey lemon tea... I dont have allergies or had any in the past I guess I should say...

    • ANSWER:
      Warm salt water and gargle.

  21. QUESTION:
    Sore,dry throat with the mucus and very sore eyes?
    Hello!
    I need some advise please. I think I'm having allergies,at least that's what I've been told by my ENT doc (allergic rhinitis). Nasal spray prescribed by doctor did not really help me. It made me harder to breath through my nose and also trouble swallowing food,so I quit using it. Now I really experience very dry and sore throat. The dryness and soreness also can be felt a lot on the roof of my mouth. Along with dryness in my throat there are lots of mucus,that constantly appears after I try to swallow it,because I'm not really able to spit it off.
    My eyes hurt a lot and I have to wear sunglasses everywhere,otherwise my eyes look very tired and hurt a lot. Dry eye drops don't help here.

    Before I go to the doctor and ask him for advise,I have a very important meetings next 2 days. What would be best to use (medicine,home remedy) to get rid of tired and sore eyes,sore dry throat and of course that mucus that never gives me a break.

    Thank you for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      You are not experiencing the classic allergy symptoms. Your eyes should be watery and itchy. THe itchy eyes are the thing that shows that you don't have a cold or flu.
      Allergies sometimes give a raspy voice or scratchy throat. But not a dry throat like you describe.
      The ragweed pollen looks exactly like a rhino virus ( that causes a cold) to your body. So it reacts as if you were under atack and floods your nose and eyes and mouth with mucus to expel the cold. Of course, this is all wasted since you don't have a cold. Just some pollen.
      Read more at www.webmd.com and www.medlineplus.com

  22. QUESTION:
    Sore throat when I wake up...help?
    It happens to me quite often. I also have really big tonsils so it hurts even more. I've had people tell me it could be post nasal drip, but others tell me it doesn't cause sore throats. Could it be allergies?

    It goes away after maybe an hour, but that hour is extremely painful. Swallowing and even talking makes it burn! Does anyone know of any remedies for this? I've tried to suck on cough drops, but it feels like I'm trying to swallow lumps of slimy coal. :(

    • ANSWER:
      That used to happen to me nearly every day! how annoying is it? i went to the doctor and he thinks it's lack of iron so try to eat breakfast like weetbix

  23. QUESTION:
    Sore throat out all of a sudden?
    Posted this last night and I think in the wrong place:

    "I have read previous posts and did the flashlight thing: No spots and it is not red.

    I clear my throat a lot and sometimes a week later it will be a bit sore but then goes away after a couple of days.

    I have TERRIBLE allergies and was hoping it had to do with that? Like post nasal drip? I constantly have tissues nearby too (before the sore throat started) and I have to blow my nose.

    Though maybe I am getting sick since I have been going to bed really late for a while now.

    Symptoms: Got the chills & thought a/c was on but it wasn't, no fever, hurts when swallowing, feels congested in back of throat and when I press gently on my glands they don't feel swollen but they are sore. I also feel fatigue.

    I can't afford to go to the Dr's right now, any home remedy that will help ease the pain and get rid of it IF it's not strep?

    Update: I feel a teeny bit better today. I felt really warm last night and took aspirin, feeling better.
    Everyone's responses were great! Thanks!

    Lynne B...No, I'm not angry lol neither do I want nor feel like yelling! Thanks for a response anyways :)
    The first 5 answers are all good, it will be very hard to choose!

    • ANSWER:
      The fact that you suffer with allergies explains a lot. Allergies cause a lot of post nasal drip which will lead to sore throats. Secondly, you mentioned having to clear your throat often. If you have a lot of drainage in the back of your throat it will make you want to clear your throat.
      Drinking lots of water may remedy the problem. Try warm liquids like hot tea with honey and see if this helps. Also, carry water with you at all times and this will thin out the drainage in the back of your throat. IF you can afford to there are several over the counter allergy medications that will help with the allergies, drainage and sore throat.

  24. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of a sore throat that is likely from lack of sleep combined with allergies?
    Last night I was up until 6 in the morning and could only sleep until 9. (I was at a sleepover for my friend's 14th birthday.) Also I had to skip one dosage of a pill I take to help my allergies, so there was mucus running down my throat all night and day. (I took one as soon as I got home.) Anyway, I know of some tips for sore throats, but I don't know if they apply here because I don't think I actually have an illness.

    People say lemon and honey in tea... I don't like tea; can I put lemon and honey in water?

    I don't need to see a doctor, do I? Can an illness develop from the conditions I was in?

    How can I soothe my sore throat and make it feel better? Any home remedies would help. :D

    I just want to say that I appreciate all answers and I apologoize for spelling or grammar mistakes; I'm not in my right mind.

    • ANSWER:
      Whenever I have a sore throat I gargle warm salt water, (I know its gross, but it works!) and drink hot tea (Also gross) My grandma has made me do these two things since i was a toddler and it always works! Best of luck.

  25. QUESTION:
    Cure for a sore throat?
    My allergies have been very severe for the past month [I think my new cat has contributed, since there isn't any abundant pollen outdoors this time of year] and I've been taking up to 4 allergy pills a day (I know this is unhealthy; save the lecture). Some days my nose won't run & I can breathe through it but I've had a very sore throat for a month to the point where it hurts to talk. Any remedies for this? Cough drops & tea don't work. Oh, and I love my cat & am not getting rid of him.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi :)
      Aww it sounds like your having a really rough time with all your allergies, i really feel for you :( .
      I myself dont suffer from allergies but i do suffer with sore throats, throat infections and tonsillitis, when im suffering from these i use something called 'Ultra Chloraseptic anaesthetic throat spray'
      It helps by blocking pain signals that may be caused by your sore throat. Basically you spray it at the back of your throat and it makes it feel numb (its quite a strange sensation haha!)

      I hope this helps for you :)
      And i hope your allergies clear up real soon for you :D
      xxx

  26. QUESTION:
    Why would the inside of my ear feel sore and the back of my throat, especially when I swallow?
    I've checked WebMD.com and couldn't find any info to help. Yesterday and earlier today I felt like maybe I had allergies. I had to blow my nose a few times, and my throat felt a little sore. Earlier this afternoon, the inside of my left ear started to hurt a little, too. It doesn't hurt really bad, it feels kinda like a sore throat. It bothers me the most every time I swallow.

    Is this normal.. like just allergies or something? Is it something I should be concerned about?

    Is there any simple home remedy I can do to make it feel better?

    (Oh, and just in case any nurses are here to answer my question: My diet hasn't changed lately, and I haven't taken any medication for anything except for Milk of Magnesia that I took a couple days ago for constipation. I'd never had MoM before, so I don't know if it's a reaction to that.)
    Well, now my throat doesn't feel sore at all, and my ear is still a little sore but not as bad. I don't know what it is... but hopefully this means it's going away!

    • ANSWER:
      If you're running fever, then you need to see a Dr. It could be strep and that requires antibiotics

      A home remedy we use here is some warm tap water, mixed w/ about a tbsp of salt and about a half a cup of lemon juice. Soothes the throat very well.

      also, take tylenol for the pain. If you're having trouble sleeping, maybe try tylenol pm??

  27. QUESTION:
    For the past few days I have had a sore throat that developed congestion, fever, earache, and chest soreness?
    So I thought it was just allergies (didn't really show until I moved to Austin, TX 3 yrs ago) anyways so I had a lot of drainage and eyes were watery and itchy and throat was a bit sore. Well that was about 3 days ago and last night it was at its worst. I had a fever, migraine from the fever, cough, horrible pain in my throat, difficulty swallowing, my chest feels sore when I try and breathe, and feel super exhausted. I took some Ibuprofen last night which broke my fever but its coming back and now I have a earache on my right side and I feel like I'm developing one on the other side. I don't have insurance/doctor so any info to help myself would be deeply appreciated. If you have any questions that would help you in figuring out what I have or a remedy please ask! I'll gladly answer anything to get rid of this...

    Thanks,
    C

    • ANSWER:

  28. QUESTION:
    What is wrong with my throat??? Please help?
    I've had this sore throat for about a week now. It wasn't as bad in the beginning but has gotten progressively worse. Now i'm at the point where i can barely swallow and when i move my tongue around or even look around moving my neck the pain is horrible. It doesn't seem to be getting any better and i've been trying usual sore throat remedies. None work. I go to my girlfriends lacrosse games and i scream... A LOT. And i have a feeling that might be what is causing or what caused this sore throat. But i really have no idea. I just want it to go away. It's seriously killing me. Occasionally i'll cough up this weird tasting stuff. I've shown my mom and she doesn't see any sign of strep throat or anything. She says it's allergies...but i beg to differ. I've done everything i could possibly do to cure this on my own. It's just starting to scare me now, like my past with smoking is catching up with me now. If anyone has any advice...please post. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      It could be a number of things. No one can guess correctly over the net man... see a doctor.

  29. QUESTION:
    I have a really bad sore throat! Help Me!?
    Okay, well its Friday today and late Wednesday night the left side of my throat hurt. I had already had allergies two weeks before this. Thursday morning I woke up with chills, aches, a fever, and a sore throat and my ears were kinda clogged. I slept almost all day and had soup and tea. Today when i woke up my fever, chills and aches went away except for my irritating sore throat. I sprayed zicam in my mouth, had soups, tea with honey, halls lemon and honey drops, and dayquil and yet its still really sore. My sisters in her second year of nursing school and took a uick look in my throat and said it was a little red but nothing swollen or to worry about. Its just really sore though, and i dont know if its all in my head or what. Ive been trying everything and i really need someone to tell me some good remedies that could help me within the next 24 hours ecause im going somewhere with my aunt and mom on sunday. I already know that you should gargel salt water, take cough drops and medicine and honey and tea. But like dont tell me some crazy stuff that i may not even have in my medicine cabinet. But what worked for you? And do you think i have a sore throat or strep?

    • ANSWER:
      It's not strep or it would be swollen, but if it's that bad then you may need to go to the doctor and get antibiotics. Sore throats and strep can past for a very long time.

  30. QUESTION:
    What are good remedies for allergies?
    Obviously a good remedy would be medicine.. But what if you've ALREADY taken it and the symptoms still wont go away?
    I'm not so sure if what I have right now is allergies at all. My symptoms are:

    Temp. of 100.4
    Head ache
    Runny nose
    Stuffed nose
    Sore Throat
    Dizziness
    Fatigue
    Chills
    Body Aches
    No appetite

    What does this even sound like?

    • ANSWER:

  31. QUESTION:
    Sore throat cant swallow?
    I have had a sore throat for about 3 days now it hurts when I swallow anything... I just woke up with it with no other signs of it coming... Anyway I have no fever, I have a little stuffy nose and just started to get a deep cough.. does anyone know what it is or have any remedies that I could do do get rid of it.. I am going to try the honey lemon tea... I dont have allergies or had any in the past I guess I should say..

    • ANSWER:
      as i was reading this i thought to myself "...tea with lemon and honey" and WHAT DID YOU SUGGEST?! haha yea try that. also try gargling with as hot as you can stand salt water. lots of salt it'll taste gross but feel great. do that a couple times a day.

  32. QUESTION:
    Cold and Allergy remedies? Anyone?
    I don't know if I have a cold or allergies - in the past for me it has always been similar this time of year. Stuffy head, sore throat, sneezing... ugh

    Anyone have any ideas to nip this in the bud? It feels like it is moving to my lungs - cough cough hack hack

    • ANSWER:
      Yep, all the classic signs of hay fever. There are a lot of ways to "nip this in the bud" but different ways work for different people. The over the counter Claritin does it for me, albit, it's not cheap. Some swear by Benedryl or Tylenol but this has never helped me all that much. But I can't say it is the wrong thing to take since it seems to help a lot of people. If you really have a bad case of it, see your doctor and maybe he can prescribe something a bit more powerful. I am not a fan of prescription drugs, but you have to do what you have to do to be able to function during the day. I have even tried natural/homeopathic remedies, but to no avail, unfortunately. If you have to resort to OTC meds, stop as soon as you feel better. They are not good for you in the long run.

  33. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a cold/allergies in 4 days?
    So ive been sick for 1 1/2 days so far.... dont know if its cold or allergies. I had a sore throat yesterday and today i have a stuffy nose and a sore throat. What can i eat/drink or any remedies that will make me better by wednesday?
    alos i hav a party i was invited to today... is it a good idea to go with this cold?

    • ANSWER:
      Have a lot of fruit and vegetables. Try and have orange juice also being it's high in vitamin C. If it's sunny outside, go outside for around an hour a day. Being in the sun allows you to get vitamin D. Also make sure you have a lot of sleep. It will strengthen your immune system faster.

  34. QUESTION:
    What are some at-home remedies for allergies?
    What are some things I can do to help my allergies without getting prescription medicine? I have a sore throat and tightness in my ears too, could that be due to allergies also? And if so, what can I do to help them?

    • ANSWER:
      YOGA

      Studies have shown that yoga reduces allergic reactions, improves your respiratory system’s stamina, and drains mucus from your lungs. Here is a simple yoga exercise: sitting on the floor with your legs in front of you, raise your arms above your head, stretch toward the ceiling and inhale. Now bend forward and exhale, reaching for your toes while keeping your back straight. Gently hold this position for a few moments, then release. Repeat three times.

  35. QUESTION:
    sore throat?
    i went to the doctor yesterday but he says its allergies gave me some meds (which i have yet to take due to mlk day and the pharmacy being closed). i woke up today and couldnt even swallow my throat hurt so bad. i have to spit in the sink even because it hurts plus my ears ache and are hurting as well. i get a stuffy nose off and on. im pretty sure i dont have a fever. this sounds like a cold to me more than allergies? keep in mind i live in the desert (az) which is extremely dry. what should i do? are there any home remedies besides taking a shower, drinking hot water? i should admit it didnt help that i use to be addicted to cough drops. id eat them like candy. thanks so much for your guys help. i really appreciate it. best answer gets 10 points.
    ps ~ this has not kept me from eating. im making myself eat and drinking oj. it just hurts so bad.

    • ANSWER:
      That doesn't sound like simply allergies. You sound like you have strep throat as a result of the stuffiness caused by allergies.

  36. QUESTION:
    Help me clear my stuffy nose and sore throat?
    I have allergies and a cold. I've tried everything to make my throat better. I gargled saltwater, I drank warm lemon juice, Vick's Vapor Rub isn't working, and it's at the point where it hurts to do anything.

    My nose is so stuffed. I can't get any nasal drainage. I tried blowing my nose, more Vick's Vapor Rub, and heat. Nothing is working. My parents refuse to let me go to a doctor, so at home remedies are my only hope until I'm hanging onto life. Please. I'm begging you. I haven't been able to sleep for the longest time.
    Also, I've been trying to use those nasal strip sticky unblocker things, but that did nothing. Please. I can't breathe through my nose or my mouth. I'm panicking.

    • ANSWER:

  37. QUESTION:
    What are some home remedies for allergies?
    I feel nausea, and tired plus the sinus drainage and a sore throat.

    • ANSWER:
      Ginger and peppermint can help with the nausea. You can consume these as tea if you wish. Ginger is also a natural antihistamine. You may want to look at some interesting ginger products here: http://www.wellbaskets.com/ginger.html. Licorice may help soothe your throat as well as help you with coughing (if that is a problem as well).

      Good luck!

  38. QUESTION:
    Throat hurts really bad, help?
    About 2 or 3 weeks ago I began to have symptoms of seasonal allergies, though I've never had allergies before. My eyes were really itchy, as was my nose. Then my throat started being a little scratchy, but nothing severe. I would just suck on a cough drop and the scratchiness would subside for a day or two. However, recently, it has started to hurt more. The cough drop remedy only works for a little bit, if at all. Last night, I woke up at 1 in the morning to this really bad pain in my throat. It was really scratchy and itchy, and it hurt when I swallowed. I could not fall asleep for about an hour. Today, my throat has hurt all day long, and it still hurts to swallow or yawn. I've been taking allergy medicine since the first day I experienced the allergy symptoms. I also took tylenol this morning in hopes that it would soothe my throat pain. I've had about 10 cough drops today, but my throat is still in pain. I have looked at it in the mirror and it looks pretty red. I don't know what is wrong with my throat. All I know is that it isn't a regular sore throat. Should I go see a doctor? Any advice is appreciated. Thank you so so much in advance. :)
    Also, the back of my tongue has some white stuff on it. There is also two small bumps on either side of my uvula. Please help! Thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      I suggest you see a doctor. I found out recently that what I was not allergic to before, I am now. I was tested again and am allergic to 26 our of 35 things. Your allergy medication just isn't working for you. Your sore throat could be caused by the allergies and maybe you were sleeping with your mouth open too as that will dry it out and cause you to cough, along with post nasal drip, which I have all the time. I have just started today, allergy drops, cheaper than shots and praying it will work for me. I pray you feel better soon.

      White on your tongue can indicate a yeast infection. A doctor would be best to see so that he or she can properly diagnosis you and treat you.

  39. QUESTION:
    My throat hurts really bad, can anyone tell me why?
    About 2 or 3 weeks ago I began to have symptoms of seasonal allergies, though I've never had allergies before. My eyes were really itchy, as was my nose. Then my throat started being a little scratchy, but nothing severe. I would just suck on a cough drop and the scratchiness would subside for a day or two. However, recently, it has started to hurt more. The cough drop remedy only works for a little bit, if at all. Last night, I woke up at 1 in the morning to this really bad pain in my throat. It was really scratchy and itchy, and it hurt when I swallowed. I could not fall asleep for about an hour. Today, my throat has hurt all day long, and it still hurts to swallow or yawn. I've been taking allergy medicine since the first day I experienced the allergy symptoms. I also took tylenol this morning in hopes that it would soothe my throat pain. I've had about 10 cough drops today, but my throat is still in pain. I have looked at it in the mirror and it looks pretty red. I don't know what is wrong with my throat. All I know is that it isn't a regular sore throat. Should I go see a doctor? Any advice is appreciated. Thank you so so much in advance. :)
    Also, the back of my tongue has a little bit of white stuff on it, if that helps. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    Anyone know of any home remedies for spring allergies?
    It was beautiful last night, so i left the window open instead of running the a/c. Bad idea. I woke up this morning with a sore throat, itchy eyes, and a really runny nose. Our car isn't working currently, so I can't buy any OTC antihistamines. Are there any spices (I've heard that spicy foods and garlic can help) that might alleviate some of my symptoms? Or any other home remedies? The runny nose is driving me insane. >_<

    • ANSWER:
      I agree with "maigirl" and "Daddy's little girl". And try to buy local raw honey with a piece of the honeycomb inside, you can ask the local bee-keeper for that. If you chew a small piece of that daily daily along with taking a little honey you will get the benefit of the local propolis, which has known anti-allergy properties.

      Vitamin C combined with Quercetin are both known to have anti-allergy properties also, as does the herb stinging nettle which you can take in the form of a tea, tincture or capsules.

      Best wishes.

  41. QUESTION:
    Why is this strep throat so freaking hard to get rid of?!? (kind of long, sorry)?
    I'm a poor part-time Retail worker, have no insurance and can't call out very much because I work for a store where I am one of the main workers. Back in March I had strep throat. I went to a CVS MinuteClinic, saw the nurse practitioner. He checked a lot of stuff, swabbed my throat and did a rapid strep test. Positive for strep. He gave me 10 days of antibiotics (Penicillin VK 500mg, taken twice per day). I actually ended up with 15 as I counted the meds later on at home. I took all of them for the 15 day period (pharmacists must have added in a little more to help out, since I had no insurance). My sores were still there even after the meds were gone.

    Just a few days ago, I tested positive for strep again. Now I'm on 500mg of Cephalexin for 10 days, twice a day. This time it has differed from the last. The last time I had fever, chills, and a horribly sore throat. This time I've had my sore throat, white patches everywhere on my tonsils and throat muscles, near-convulsive chills in previous days (no longer getting chills like that now), high fevers, and also the symptoms of a cold on top of that. Sneezing, coughing, burning sinuses, watery eyes (caused by the patches on my throat seemingly 'pulsing' and making my eyes water and turn very red each time), etc. For the past 3 days, I've had just about no voice...my vocal cords must have junk all in them.

    Is it true that there are two types of strep throat? Viral and bacterial? I'm not sure what to do now. I'm up writing this at 4:26. I'm off from work for the next two days, thankfully. Taking DayQuil (every 4 hours) and the Cephalexin. If I sit upright, I barely cough. If I lay down, I can't stop coughing. So I basically can't sleep at all. I've spent the better part of 2-3 hours coughing almost straight through, while laying down. Nothing comes up. My throat muscles just keep contracting or something, literally every few seconds. It's the sores on them itching/hurting and making the muscle contract. I pressed on a white patch that looked like a pus-pocket earlier with a q-tip (it's off to the side in the part of my throat further to the front). Where it normally wouldn't gag me due to the location further up...I felt like I was gonna puke after I pressed on it. I have white spots on my tonsils themselves, white spots on either side of my throat and it seems that they go a bit deeper into the deeper edge of my throat.

    So what should I do now? Obviously I'm still taking my current meds. The white sores have become more defined since I've taken the meds, too. I don't know whether to ask the guy I saw to call me in an extended prescription for Cephalexin that I'm taking now...Penicillin VK that I took before, or what. I just don't know how to get rid of this, and apparently the rapid strep test doesn't tell them what 'kind' of strep throat it is.

    Suggestions? No "home remedies" please. Every idiot that says "it's just a cold" will be reported (I've seen people post that in other people's questions). It's NOT a cold/allergy/whatever. It's a bit more serious than that. Please do not answer if you do not have sound medical knowledge to answer with a competent response. Thanks.
    Edit: I've also looked at pictures of tonsilitis...it doesn't look like that, so it has to be strep only. While my strep is 'recurring'...this is only the second time since years and years.

    • ANSWER:
      Strep is not a virus, only a bacteria.
      A sore throat can be caused by many things, including various viruses, fungus and bacteria. But since you had a culture done, and it was positive, you definitely have the *bacterial strep infection*. Typically, pennicillin is the drug of choice for this. However, Zythromax and Clindamycin are also used for people with amoxicillin allergies. Augmentin is Amoxicillin with an added ingredient to help make it more effective for penicillin resistant germs. Sometimes to effectively get rid of an infection, you will need to take two antibiotics at the same time to completely wipe it out. When your doc does the culture, they can test the strep to see which antibiotic will be most effective for it.
      If you have had no improvement after taking this new antibiotic for 48 hours, you need to go back to your doc to get something else. You should see a reduction in the white spots as well as reduced fever and chills.
      Because the bacteria is a very tenacious one, it is very easy to reinfect yourself. You could have picked it up from where you put your toothbrush. Even if you changed your tooth brush, you still put the new one right where the old one went. (It's human nature to put stuff where it goes) You can prevent re-infection by doing a thorough cleaning.
      Careful with the NyQuil and Day Quil as they both contain acetominaphin (Tylenol) which can harm your liver if too much is ingested. I find Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) to be a more effective pain reliever. Chloraseptic spray is also good, as is gargling with very salty warm water.

  42. QUESTION:
    what home remedies for allergies do you use?
    yesterday and today i'm having some allergy troubles. my nose is runny, my eye are watering and i have a sore throat, and sometimes i have difficulty swallowing (nothing major, just a dry mouth/throat) anyway since its allergy season, i was wondering what do you use to help get rid of these symptoms?[other than taking pills]

    for me, to help with my stuffed nose, i take a handful of Altoids mints (peppermint) and chew on them. this clears up my nose for the most part and i can breath, although it doesn't help the runny nose part. Altoids Gum also works well

    i also stuff something in my upper lip. like a stick of gum or a piece of tissue. this also allows me to breath better and kind of helps with the runny nose more.

    i rapidly tap/hit my nose with the palm of my hand. for some reason it breaks up congestion [snort or blow it out]

    i also build up pressure to my head, since it also breaks up congestion [snort or blow it out] however, if you do it too much, you get a sinus headache

    those are somethings i do, so what home remedies for allergies do you use?

    • ANSWER:
      I use Claritin or sometimes if my eyes are bothering me i will use allergy eye drops.

  43. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies to clear up a sinus infection?
    I have pretty bad allergies and just about every time the weather changes I get a sinus infection, complete with sore throat and usually an ear infection as well. It sucks, but I usually just bare with it until it clears up on it's own, as I don't want to have to constantly take medications for it. Anyway I was wondering if any of you could fill me in on any any natural remedies that may work for clearing up my sinuses, even if it's just temporary. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      here is 1 way: put chopped garlic into a bowl of hot water and inhale the steam 2-3 times a day. another way is:Mix 2 teaspoons of organic Apple Cider Vinegar in a full glass of warm water and drink it, do this 3 times a day. i hope these help

  44. QUESTION:
    Pneumonia, cold, allergy, or sinus infection?
    My boyfriend was sick with a cold and I was sure I got it from him. I took some Loratadine (10mg) and later that night I took some Benedryl (25mg). Before I went to sleep the mucus was thin and clear like allergies, was runny, and I had been taking vitamins all day. When I woke up my chest was tight (note that I have asthma) and the mucus was thick and yellow/green, I didn't take any medicine except for my Advair 250. That was yesterday, today I woke up with a sore throat, mucus went from thick yellow/green to thin clear, and now it's really hard to breathe and my chest is tighter. So far hot tea (not caffeinated) is working but not as much as I'd like it to and I get nauseous from time to time. I've been getting rest, taking vitamins, orange juice, hot baths, all the stuff suggested in other questions. I tried looking up questions already asked but they didn't help much.

    So what does it sound like I've got to you and is there any other home remedies I could try?

    • ANSWER:
      When the mucus is yellow it means a virus and when it is green it means a bacteria. Virus use the bacteria to reproduce, so you need to try and kill the bacteria. Have you been rinsing and gargling with warm salt water? This sometimes helps. Also, if you know how to rinse out your sinuses, then do that too.
      Also, dry heat can work to kill these, since bacteria love moisture.

  45. QUESTION:
    Please help, my daughter has a stuffy nose, 10 points for remedy?
    So 2 days ago, my daughter had a really stuffy nose and coughed a lot. She was not sick, also that night she had really itchy eyes. The next day she had a sore throat and stuffy nose. Her eyes were not itchy but she did cough still. Last night, she couldn't sleep because of her nose and whenever she swallowed, her throat hurt. Today, her stuffy nose is a bit better and so is her throat but she still has the stuffiness and mild soreness in her throat. Does she have spring allergies? She never was like this before? I suppose it is a cough, but can you tell me what it is? And how to treat it? Thank you so much.

    • ANSWER:
      Its happening to me right now. Well for the stuffy nose try VapoRub from Vicks i just used it about 10 minutes ago and it really works but it will burn for a while. For throat try mixing turmeric and salt in some warm water and gargle it if that doesn't work then boil some water add some green tea and some honey and let her drink that if nothing works email me and i will give you more ways!

  46. QUESTION:
    Remedies for a cold while pregnant?
    Im 4 months pregnant and I have this icky cold along with my change of season allergies. My doctor prescribed claritin and I have been taking it with no luck. She says that I can't take any other medication. Anyone know of some remedies that could help the stuffy/runny nose and itchy/sore throat?

    • ANSWER:
      I have terrible seasonal allergies, as well as asthma, but I didn't want to to take any meds since I have had to be on puffers the whole pregnancy. My midwife suggested using a saline spray for my nose (like hydrasense) which has actually been pretty helpful at clearing out the stuffiness and I think it has helped reduce the allergins that can get trapped in there. I also have natural throat losanges (lemon and honey) which help relieve the itchy/sore throat. Other than that pretty much what everyone else has posted, lots of fluids, rest etc.

  47. QUESTION:
    will you answer this question?
    Remedies for a sore throat?
    My sister went in the pool around 6 last night and she stayed till 6:45. Since than her throat has been very sore and it is only on one side. The same side it is on she got water in yesterday. Her ear still feels a bit blocked and it doesn't hurt but she thinks there may be some other causes to this.
    1)her teacher had a case where she couldn't talk but she was on antibiotics so my sis probably wouldn't have caught anything
    2)she has really bad spring allergies and hasn't taked her medicine for a few days
    3)early symptoms of strep throat
    4)or it could be from the pool

    her throat has also been scratchy and sore all day along with a mild headache and very mildly itchy dry eyes. I'm leaning towards allergies though because her throat only hurts on one side.
    Her ear has also been hurting her a little and she has already taken 4 ibeuprofin today(2 before school, and 2 more about 15 minutes ago)
    what could this be and how can she fix it
    3 hours ago - 3 days left to answer.
    Additional Details
    3 hours ago

    her throat was also dry and mucasy this morning and she has a mild dry cough. She also is a 1rst soprano and she can't seem to stop singing.
    3 hours ago

    it hurts her to sing today. could her voice be overworked?

    she didn't sing really for five days and she just got the chance to at home yesterday and she sang loud and proud for probably 7 hours combined between today and yesterday

    she is also 15
    3 hours ago

    right now she also has a mild eye ache
    3 hours ago

    her eyes are more dry than they are itchy
    1 hour ago - 3 days left to answer.
    Additional Details
    1 hour ago

    She is going to take another 2 ibeuprofin soon
    my parents are going to take her to the doctor soon if it doesn't get better

    • ANSWER:
      Take your sister to doctor without wasting time on yahoo....this type of problem appears when some body doesnt follow the rules of swimming in pool.

  48. QUESTION:
    Sinus/allergy advice... 5 1/2 months pregnant?
    I had the flu really really bad about 3 weeks ago. I was put on antibiotics and all sorts of stuff I wasn't crazy about taking since I'm pregnant (cough syrup with codeine). Well last week I got sick again with a sore throat and head congestion. My sore throat went away after a day but I can not clear my head out. My nose is constantly stuffed up, especially when I try to sleep, and just yesterday and today my ears have started to have a lot of perssure behind them. I'm not really in any pain, but the pressure behind my ears is really really uncomfortable and getting worse. I don't want to go back to the doc because I don't want to take any more medicines. Are there any over the counter/home remedies that are safe for me that will help clear my nose and relieve the pressure behind my ears?
    I have tried the sinus rinse where you shoot the salt water up your nose and let it drain out your other orafices... didn't do anything.

    • ANSWER:
      Were you doing the sinus rinse correctly? Also if you are really stuffed up it take AWHILE to break it down.

      The first few times I did this it just dripped back out of my nose. This was because my sinuses were so clogged. But after a few days I felt it go down the back of my throat some which made me gag. After awhile I had a lot more pain in my face and around my sinuses. This was because all the stuff was loosening up & finally started coming out. The stuff what came out was pretty gross. My nose would bleed and some clots came out too. But I felt a lot better so I knew it was working.

      I've now been using this method for almost 3yrs now and I've gone from 8-10 sinus infections a year to just 1-2 a year.

      I also had them while preg. with my 3 kids. I think I was told to take Tylonal Sinus. This was BEFORE I did the sinus rinse. So ask your dr. if you can use the Tylonal Sinus.

  49. QUESTION:
    Allergy teratment ideas?
    I am very sensitive to even OTC drugs, trouble feeling my mouth, and thus talking (a big part of my job), on any kind of medication. Many drugs put me to sleep. Claritin works very strongly, but makes me feel weird, too awake. I tried the children's, but that seems to have no affect.
    I'm allergic to pollen (mainly irises) and large amounts of dust (at work; I'm fine at home), and apparantly now cherry blossom trees.
    I don't generally like to take drugs, and don't unless it's required to allow me to work. I only call in sick when I lose my voice, or when I'm very depressed (about one or two days a year).
    I prefer home remedies, like spicy soups, galons of jiuce, etc., which hs always been very effective, when I feel sniffles or a sore throat coming on.
    My main symptom is a very itchy nose when breathing in near certain plants, leading to sometimes violent sneezing and cold-like symptoms.
    Please share anything that has worked for you.
    "non-drowsy" has no meaning to my system... I still get dizzy and numb.
    Also, most drugs only work on me a couple of times before I develop a tolerance, even though I often still get the sleepy/drowsy side effects. Only Alleve has been continually effective for a few years now.
    I had my first, very strong, allergies last spring, about this time, mostly around flowers.
    It's not as strong this year, which is why I don't want to take something as strong as Claritin even though it probably won't be as strong the second time around.
    I'm interested in natural treatments, but don't know what they are. There seem to be various roots, most of which are unfamiliar to me.
    I'm looking for something I can easily find in a grocery store.
    For example, drinking tons of extra apple juice and chicken broth when I have a sore throat or stomach ache will make it go away a lot faster. Spicy asian soups when I feel something really big coming on.
    Like that, please.

    • ANSWER:
      I've built up a resistance to the majority of OTC allergy meds too (to be able to function I now have to take a 24hr reactine in the morning followed by 2 life brand benadryl ever two hours plus claritin nose spray on really bad days). So now I'm branching out into the "natural" remedies. I tried raw honey but it was too sweet and didn't seem to have enough of an effect to warrant eating so much of it (it's quite expensive too). This spring my natural remedy of choice is going to be the neti pot. I've heard that it works wonders and it has helped clear up occasional congestion over the winter so I have high hopes for it this spring/summer/fall. If that fails to work I'll be trying bee pollen caplets.

  50. QUESTION:
    I need home remedies for a cold or flu?
    Discount clinic cant get me in can't afford other doctor but i have a really bad sore throat not strep i know what that feels like i am sneezing like crazy and am stuffed up and no i don't have allergies eather but i cant afford to get sicker and miss work i've always had insurance before so i don't know any home remedies any ideas oh and my stomach been sick to

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry that you are feeling ill; some hot water with honey and lemon will help your congestion and sore throat. Ginger root (you can buy it fresh from any grocery store) cut into chunks and boiled for about 3 min will produce a tea that will help as well. keep the chunks in there; they are a little spicy, but will help. cinnamon will also be good for the throat and nose, but might be rough on your stomach.

      both lemon and ginger are also good for upset stomachs; so is peppermint. (not peppermint candy, the sugar will make you worse. peppermint leaves).

      To help you get over it faster, you can take cold ease. If you have access to it, then immupro works well also- better than cold ease, but it makes you sleepy.


Remedy For Allergy Headaches

Written By: admin - Aug• 11•12

Headaches can afflict almost everyone at some time or the other. Headaches are caused by temporary upsets, and are not related to any organic changes in the brain. The most common symptoms of headache are aches and tightness around head, behind the eyes, and neck, depression or excitation and blurring of visions.

There are two general types of headache: primary and secondary. Primary headaches include tension, migraine, and cluster headaches, which are not caused by any underlying medical condition. Nearly 90% of all headaches that occur are primary. Secondary headaches usually occur because of an underlying disease or illness like brain tumor. These account for a very small percentage of all headaches.

Fortunately, there are a variety of herbal remedies to treat headache. In many cases herbal remedies can provide a safe and gentle alternative to prescription medication. However, it is advised to consult with your doctor before trying any natural remedies or herbs. Here are some herbal remedies can be very effective for relief of headches:

1.Rosemary

The herb rosemary has been found precious in headaches resulting from cold. Rosemary helps keep blood vessels dilated. Boil a handful of rosemary herbs in 2 litres of water and put in a mug. Put a towel over your head and breathe the rosemary vapors as long as you can. This should be continued till the headache is relieved. One of the well liked home remedies for headache.

2. Cinnamon

Cinnamon is useful in headaches caused by exposure to cold air. a fine paste of cinnamon with a few drops of cold water acts very well to cure headache. Apply the paste on the forehead and temples to obtain relief. This gives a very soothing effect and cures headache instantly.

3. Chamomile Tea

Chamomile is used to treat many conditions including asthma, hay fever, sinusitis, gastrointestinal disturbances, menstrual and menopausal problems, nervous tension, insomnia and tension and migraine headaches. Take in 2 Tablespoons of some fresh or dried chamomile flowers in a pint of water, boil the water for about 40 minutes. After removing the pot, cool down the broth and strain the liquid, it can then be sweetened using some pure maple syrup and this herbal tea can be drunk in doses of 1-2 cups at a time on a regular basis for long term treatment of headaches. No significant adverse effects from Chamomile tea have been reported.

4. Ginkgo Biloba

The use of this herb is a good option in the treatment of circulation headaches. It will repair circulatory problems and alleviate headaches in individuals affected by headaches of this type. Ginkgo biloba has also been shown to help with inflammation and may block the generation of platelet-activating factor, which has been indicated in migraines. Take 120-160 mg of ginkgo biloba extract, two to three times per day. Ginkgo biloba extractmay need to be taken for six to eight weeks before desired effects are noticed. Ginkgo may also be taken as a tincture of 0.5 ml three times daily. Very large doses may cause restlessness, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and other unpleasant effects, usually of a relatively mild nature. If these occur, cease taking the medication or reduce the dosage.

5. Ginger

Herbal ginger remedy is its ability to stimulate the circulatory system. Ginger is also effective in the treatment of fevers, all kind cold, headaches,alleviate the pain and discomfort of aching muscles in the body. Doses of an herbal ginger tincture taken at single doses of 1.5 - 3 ml thrice every day during the treatment period. When used in the recommended doses, the side effects of ginger are rarely felt. Some individuals may be very sensitive to the taste of the herb or they may experience symptoms such as heartburn when using the ginger.

6. Valerian Root

The herb Valerian used to treat many conditions including asthma, hay fever, sinusitis, gastrointestinal disturbances, irritable bowel syndrome, menstrual and menopausal problems, nervous tension, insomnia and tension. Valerian root may also be helpful for migraine patients with anxiety, since it doesn't have the "hangover effect" caused by some prescription sedatives. The suggested dose for insomnia is 300 to 600 mg, which is equivalent to 2 to 3 grams of dried herbal valerian root soaked in one cup of hot water for 10 to 15 minutes. At higher doses, valerian root is associated with headaches and muscle spasm.

7. Lemons Balm

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis [Latin]), also called bee balm, Melissa, sweet balm. Lemons balm have been found to be a great natural cure for headaches. Lemons balm is also effective in the treatment of menstrual and menopausal problems, nervous tension, indigestion, insomnia, anxiety hyperthyroidism, upset stomach, herpes simplex virus, cold sores, vertigo and buzzing in the ears. Lemon balm is also available in tablets, capsules, teas, tinctures, and extracts.

A simple tea, made from 2 tablespoons of the herb steeped for ten to fifteen minutes in 150 ml of boiling water, is often used. A tincture can also be used at 2-3 ml three times per day. Concentrated extracts, 160 to 200 mg 30 minutes to one hour before bed, are sometimes recommended for insomnia. You can also add dried lemon balm leaves to the batha"lemon balm essential oils smell wonderful, and are used in aromatherapy to relieve tension and anxiety.

8. Feverfew

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) is a traditional medicinal herb. It was used to treat headache, inflammation, and fever several centuries ago. Feverfew has anti-inflammatory, stimulant, relaxant, decongestant and anti-coagulant properties. Feverfew is mainly used for the treatment and prevention of frequent and serious migraine headaches. It can be taken in the form of fresh herb leaves, capsule, tablets, or liquid extract.

To provide migraine relief, feverfew extract need to be taken at a dose of 6.25 mg 3 times daily. Medical research indicates that a period of four to six weeks is required before any results will be noted. Potential side effects include stomach upset, mouth ulcers, and a "post-feverfew syndrome" of joint aches. The side effects when taking the recommended standardized feverfew herbal remedy is minimal and there are no major problems associated with the remedy. Some of the more prominent and minor side effects can include problems with the gastrointestinal tract and sudden nervousness or irritability in the patient. Feverfew is not recommended during pregnancy or breast-feeding and should not be used by children under the age of two years.

9. Butterbur

Butterbur (Petasites hybridus) has been used to treat allergies, bronchial asthma, headache, pain, and muscle and urinary tract spasms. Leaf and root extracts of Butterbur have been shown to be effective in clinical trials for migraines and asthma, and showed mixed results in the treatment of allergies. Butterbur is being used as an alternative to feverfew in the botanical treatment of migraines. Butterbur extracts has anti-inflammatory effects that could prevent the blood vessels from constricting and initiating a migraine. Butterbur extract is taken at a dose of 50-75 mg two times per day.

10. Peppermint - is an effective herb that is good for treat rritable bowel syndrome, nausea, morning sickness, menstrual cramps, poor appetite, gas, diarrhea, headache (and migraine), and skin irritations. Peppermint also fights viruses that cause cold sores, genital sores (herpes), sore throats, sinusitis, and colds/flu. Rub on the forehead and temples every 15 to 30 minutes (avoiding the eyes) after the beginning of a headache. Put a drop or two of straight essential oil of peppermint can also be dabbed under the nose to help relieve the pressure and congestion which can cause sinus headaches. Peppermint tea Drink one or two cups of tea if you have a headache.

11. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

It is among the safest and most widely used of all aromatherapy oils. Is an herb that can be used to treat anxiety, depression, mental exhaustion, insomnia, scrapes and wounds, inflammation, nerves, tension, digestive problems, headaches, migraines, skin problems and women's health problems. It is also one of the most antiseptic, natural antibiotic, sedative, detoxifier. For headaches, add two drops of lavender essential oil to a bowl of cold water and soak a cloth to make a compress to place across the forehead. Relax and allow the aroma of the lavender to carry away your headache.

12. The eucalyptus

It is one of the most popular essential oils all over the world. It has various benefits. It helps get rid of a number of problems like that of the body muscular pain, infections, fevers, poor blood circulation, sinus, headache, cold, flu, bronchitis, pneumonia, other congestion problems and the list is endless. Eucalyptus oil massages is pain reliever and good for curing headache. Put a few drops of this essential oil in a carrier oil and massage your forehead. Also, try sniffing the oil - put a few drops on a handkerchief and sniff. This may be beneficial for tension headaches.

13. Chamomile

It is effective herbal remedies for the treatment of a variety of illnesses. The herb has a great relaxant action to the nervous system of the individual suffering from the tension headache.

To prepare the tea, two tablespoons of of some fresh or dried chamomile flowers in a pint of water, boil the water for about 40 minutes. After removing the pot, cool down the broth and strain the liquid, it can then be sweetened using some pure maple syrup and this herbal tea can be drunk in doses of 1-2 cups at a time on a regular basis for long term treatment of headaches.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Remedies for headaches - at the office?
    I get sinus/allergy-related headaches all the time. They are usually due to sinus pressure, but triggers include any unusual smell, such as recently laid tar, perfumes and colognes, even my hand sanitizer. Also, breathing in cold air gives me an instant head ache. As I describe it, the air is going up and feels like its freezing my brain. I get these head aches at least once a week and they are usually throbbing, light sensitive, temperature sensitive, and movement senisitive often accompanied with nausea.

    I have tried taking all forms of prescription medications, such as Allegra-D, Zyrtec-D, and even behind-the-counter Claritin-D for my allergies, but to no avail.

    I have been taking many different types of headache aspirins, but these work only about half the time. Moreover, I am afraid if I take aspirin too often and too regularly, it could be detrimental to my health.

    Does anyone know of ways to ease headaches that is natural and can be used at the office? Not herbal, per se, but techniques that I can use to at least make the headache stop throbbing?

    I've tried massaging my temples and massaging the pressure point between my thumb and index finger, but that doesn't really help.

    • ANSWER:
      I also get the same things, including eye strain. I usually go outside for some things, others you cant really help because it's in the ventilation.

      Any time I get a headache, I don't use meds. I guzzle a bottle of water or some gatorade (G2 - less calories). I also have this one thing called a migrastick. It's peppermint & eucalyptus oil in a mini roll on tube. I put it on my temples, back of my neck & between my eyes. It seems to help out a ton. It cools the pressure points & also the smell is awesome, seems to block out the allergy-inducing smells.

      Good luck! I feel your pain!

  2. QUESTION:
    Any natural remedies for headaches and dizziness?
    I am a fairly healthy person, blood pressure and iron levels are good. Lately (the past week and a half) I've been having lots fo dizziness and some headaches. My chiropracter hasn't been able to figure out what's causing it yet. Though it could be related to allergies and quitting smoking (smoke free for 3 weeks now). Does anyone have suggestions for natural remedies to dizziness especially?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi! Your crown chakra is either being used too much or not enough or you are experiencing "Symptoms of ascension". Mother earth is involved in an energy shift and we're all a part of it. Many, many people have these same complaints and often have other "Symptoms of Ascension ". They visit the Dr. The Dr. runs tests and finds nothing wrong with them. Most likely not a serious thing and should go away. To balance your crown chakras, you can use color therapy. For this, wear the color purple or violet or blue (any shade from royal-navy). Aromatherapy: use fragrances of lavender, clary sage (very strong oil, though, frankincense, tea tree or chamomile. you can also meditate with a clear quartz crystal, amethyst or lapis lazuli. Good luck! Please click on these links. They describe the symptoms of Ascension

  3. QUESTION:
    what is a remedy for mold spore allergy?
    When mold spore counts are high I get sinus headaches and drainage. I also lose my voice, and I'm a singer.

    • ANSWER:
      Allergy shots

  4. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a good remedy for sneezing and a stuffy head with headache? Nautural remedy or anything else?
    i do;t know if i have an allergy or a cold, but there has been a noxious smell of paint all day in the apartment building I live in. Help!?!?! thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      a nose bidet might help. you would essentially need to pour water into your nose with your head held to the side and let it drain out the other side flushing the irritants and blockage that are causing you to sneeze and have a sinus headache. do this on both nostrils

  5. QUESTION:
    What non-drug remedy's are there for sinus headaches?
    I don't get a real stuffed up nose and already try saline drops but it doesn't seem to work. I also get itchy and teary eyes, perhaps allergies? I take 800 mg of ibruphofen and that seems to hold the headache back but I hate to take it as it makes me nausious, plus I'm nursing a baby..

    • ANSWER:
      OK i have tried alot of things and Anacin headache strength always works 4 me also i take a cup of warm water and 1/2 tsp of salt and suck it up in ur nose and this will open all ur sinus cavity~~~~~~~~~works gr8

  6. QUESTION:
    What natural remedies do you use for headaches, stomachaches, sore throat, allergies, etc?
    or are you quick to reach for OTC (over the counter) relief? This question posed to non-U.S. residents. I'm curious to see what folks use in other countries that are not bombarded by the pharmacuetical companies tv ads!

    • ANSWER:
      I am British living in the US and all these ads are driving me nuts. I very rarely use meds. If I have a sore throat or cold I drink hot water with lemon and honey, it works much better than the cold drugs available. For a stomach ache I drink fresh mint tea, a great stomach settler.

  7. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any home remedies for sinus/allergy problems?
    I already use a prescribed nasal spray, allergy pill and I do a sinus rinse everyday. I'm looking for possible home remedies and/or homeopathic remedies. Or just about anything that might help the problem(runny nose, dry sinus', plugged sinus' and sinus headaches).

    • ANSWER:
      In our house we can't live without our peppermint oil. Couple of drops in a bowl of boiling water, breathe in the steam. Pure bliss.

  8. QUESTION:
    What is the best remedy for minor altitude sickness on an airplane?
    I tend to get headaches and other minor things that make a 12 hour plane ride rather uncomfortable.... I have pollen allergies which stuff up my nose a lot and cause nasal headaches. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      anti histamines?

      or panadol for cold relief might do the trick.

      Or use mentholated oils / creams, and rub them near your nose.

  9. QUESTION:
    My Cat Has An Allergy Problem, Do You Have Remedy?
    He is 17
    He has been sneezing an awful lot, clear drainage from right side of the eye, wheezing has decreased a lot, appetite has come back, but still rests/naps/and sleeps quite a bit.
    Are there any good books that you can recomened to me?
    Are there any Over-The -Counter (O.T.C's) I can give him?
    How do you know when a feline has a sinus pressure headache or any headache for that matter?
    If you have a cat, is it older than mine? If so, how old is s/he?

    Thanks, Dee.

    • ANSWER:
      Your cats getting pretty old, but i know a cat who's 18 years old but he died : (

      I preffer you ask a veterinarian about what you could do to help him.

      Best of luck,

      Xx_Vanilla.Kitty_xX

  10. QUESTION:
    Anyone know a good natural substitute for ativan?
    Anyone know of a good homeopathic remedy for anxiety and panic attacks, with depression, or perhaps a natural supplement of some kind. I am afraid of the side effects from prescription meds, as I have eye trouble and suffer bad headaches an allergies, as well.

    • ANSWER:
      If your doctor put you on ativan, then you probably really need it. Ativan isn't one that gets prescribed often. I'm not a doctor, I only like to read about herbs, but st. john's wart is often used as an anti-depressant and if you're taking the ativan for the sedative as well you could try either melatonin or valerian. They won't be as strong, though.

  11. QUESTION:
    my child has headaches all the time?
    my son is 10 and always has headaches they are like tension headaches.also recently has been dizzy .his doctor said it is allergies and has him on otc allergy meds and saline for his nose ,my son stresses easily.these headaches come and go sometimes when he runs around and plays he gets a headache he is not a big veggie eater and hates water.anyone out there have the same problem and are there any natural remedies,also has anyone tried natural calm for kids?

    • ANSWER:
      Here are headache symptoms that should make you push the doctor for a CT scan:
      -headache on awakening
      -Changes in vision, eye movements, hearing, balance
      -Vomiting with headaches
      -Any weight loss
      -Decreased performance in school
      -Any changes in sensation or strength in his limbs, new onset clumsiness

      He should have his vision checked, and someone should look in his eyes with a light to see the retina and optic nerve (the only part of the central nervous system that we can see without scans)

      If this is all fine, or if it has been done, the I next suggest to patients that they keep a headache diary. That is, on days that he has a headache, make sure you know how much sleep he got the night before, what he ate, how the mood was at home, how things were going at school and socially. Basically, you look for triggers. Often parents will find a trigger for tension headaches this way, and then they should be avoided. Common triggers in kids are: Chocolate or anything with caffeine, lack of sleep, social stress or stress in the home and, believe it or not, ice cream.

      If this is, in fact, allergies, then it should clear up with medication. If it is not clearing up, allergy testing is reasonable. This would test for common pollens, molds, weeds etc.

      Otherwise, the best way to treat a headache is to let the child sleep, try a low light non-stimulating environment. Any child staying home from school for a headache MUST NOT be allowed to watch television, play video games, play with toys, etc. Staying home must be therapeutic (calming, relaxing, therefore in bed with no stimulation) and not reinforcing.

      Hopefully something in there is helpful, and good luck to your son. Headaches can be miserable, but also must be fully investigated to rule out anything sinister.

  12. QUESTION:
    does anyone know anything about allergiclear, all natural allergy relief. Or anything about supplements in it?
    AllergiClear contains the following natural ingredients:

    Quercitin is a well known flavonoid, usually found mostly in onions and apples and is considered to be a 'building block' for other flavonoids. Flavonoids are important and powerful anti-oxidants found in fruits, vegetables and herbs and can also reduce inflammation, boost immunity, strengthen blood vessels and improve circulation. Quercitin is known for its ability to block the release of histamine, thereby preventing allergy symptoms like swollen nasal passages, congestion, sneezing, watery eyes and itchiness in eyes and nose. Other benefits include reduced risk of heart disease, stroke and cataracts, anticancer properties and the ability to promote stable blood sugar levels.

    Euphrasia officinalis (Eyebright) has been used since the Middle Ages to reduce eye inflammations. It may be used topically, but is very beneficial taken internally to reduce watery, painful and itchy eyes caused by colds and allergies. Other benefits include the maintenance of good vision and eye health.

    Arsen Alb. C15 - a proven homeopathic remedy for a variety of conditions, including inflamed and stinging eyes, sneezing and hayfever. other benefits include improvement in eczema, headaches and general restlessness.

    Nat. Mur. D6 - a biochemic tissue salt which has an excellent effect in reducing and preventing runny nose, hayfever and other conditions linked to inflamed and watery mucus membranes. Other benefits include promoting feelings of well being and reducing anger and irritability.

    Kali Mur. D6 - a biochemic tissue salt with a wonderful soothing decongestant and anti-inflammatory effect, helping to prevent the secondary infections of allergic rhinitis (sinusitis, bronchitis and other respiratory tract infections). Regular use of Kali Mur is also beneficial in improving liver functioning, as a glandular tonic and to strengthen blood and nerve tissue.

    • ANSWER:
      I have tried several natural relief pills, sublinguals, teas , herbs, etc.... does not work!!!
      some herbs may help your immune system and make you feel good for a bit but the reaction of the allergens in your body are way too strong to stop with natural things.
      Unfortunately I need zyrtec or allegra to feel better when the allergies attack.....but somehow this year my allergies are milder than last year and I have been able to avoid medication and I only get some when I really need it
      Be careful because you do not know how your body will react to the herbal effects!

  13. QUESTION:
    What does this pain behind my eyes mean?
    I woke up in the middle of the night with a severe headache in my forehead and left side of my head. Additionally, I had an extreme pain behind my eye (sort of between the eyebrow and the eye ball area). It hurt constantly, but there was more shooting pain when I moved my eyes. I got some more sleep and when I woke up the pain was still there, just not as strong. I took some ibuprofen and a Claritin thinking it might be allergies effecting my sinuses. After awhile the pain dulled, but did not go away completely. It is made better slightly by pressing a cold towel on my head, but just barely. It has now come again very strongly, and I'm not sure what to do! I have also drank 32 oz of water so far, and continue to do so. Beside this, I have stayed away from my computer, kept lights and sounds low as well. I also drank a couple cups of tea for the caffeine to see if it was a caffeine headache, but that did not help.

    Does anyone know what might be causing this pain? I've never had this sensation before, and all of my usual headache remedies are not helping. I'm also worried because of the eye pain.

    Thanks for any help!

    • ANSWER:
      The most visible thing about sinus is swelling.

      The easiest way to control swelling is to give up water and all other liquids for 24 hours. In 24 hours there will be no significant dehydration to cause organ failure. But to be double sure one can stay indoors for 24 hours.

      Now if you decided to try it the next problem is that one who is used to drinking water or other liquids feel thirsty quite often. They find it very difficult to manage without water for more than 6 hours. For that follow one of the following routines. The option 1 is better then 2 and 2 is better then 3.

      1). Start drinking 1 glass of water 1 hour before each meal. So in all there will be 3 glasses of water in 24 hours. Give up all other liquids. After 3-4 days this will help u to stay without water for 24 hours or more.

      2). Start drinking 2 glasses of water with 1/2 spoon of salt 1 hour before each meal. (Those with very high blood pressure - may do so at their own risks. But others who do not suffer from very high blood pressure may do so by taking their blood pressure every day). After 4-5 days you can stay without water for 24 hours or more without water and other liquids.

      3). First thing in the morning drink tea (on empty stomach). It should be normal tea not too strong nor too light. One should not take anything with tea. No water or anything before or after tea for atleast 2 hour. Tea on empty stomach leaves a bitter taste in mouth. Resist drinking water or any other liquid for next 3-4 hours. After this the bitter taste will be gone. AFter this there will be no thirst signals. For the next 48 hours there will be enough fluid in your mouth and food pipe. You can eat your normal meals minus any liquids for next 24 hours. This will resolve all health issues including poor digestion.

      In 24 hours the reduction in the fluids will be about 3 litres or about 5% of the total body weight of a normal adult.

      Never the swelling due to sinus or cold and cough is more than 5% of the body volume.

      During this period of 24 hours the lose of water from the body does not reduce even by 1% to offset reduced water intake.

      The reduction in loss of body water thru urine or sweating starts after 48 hours in most of people. But to be on safe side giving up water and liquids for 24 hours will do the trick.

      The reduced swelling will give immediate relief from pain. It will make is much more easier to eliminate the cough thru nose without any pain.

      That will also improve the blood acid levels by about 10%. This makes changes at the cell level as well. Blood acid levels are the first line of defense against the infections.

      So swelling gone, pain gone, cough moving out, infections taken care of. Now what remains in the body for the next change of season time. Obviously nothing.

      So it has already given u long term relief from sinus. But in some cases one may get sinus during next change of season and may have to do this again. The reason is during change of season the body must adjust the water that is stored in the body. Due to some cell level changes the ability of the body to bring those changes is lost. But after 2-3 seasons that ability of the body will be restored and there will be complete relief from sinus.

      You may refer to Kole on yahoo answers. He posted that he got lot of relief. You may check his comment on my best answers of 14.8.2011

      To decide whether the above is right or not, you may comment whether u are in the habit of regularly drinking water and other liquids or out of work or other reasons u remain without water and other liquids for long periods of time. Those who are very regular in drinking water and other liquids are more prone to sinus and related complications. People who are extremely dehydrated are also very likely to face sinus and related complications. Those who are on and off with water are not likely to face this sinus thing.

  14. QUESTION:
    What are some good home made remedies for........?
    Sinus headaches? Or allergy symptoms like stuffy nose, sensitive eyes, excruciating headaches.

    • ANSWER:
      salt rinses. You can make them at home or buy them at the drug store. I suggest buying unless you can get a proper ratio from somewhere; it's unpleasant with the right amount, I can't imagine accidentally putting too much salt... o_O

      Also dramatically increase your water intake. Most sinus headaches are due to a blockage somewhere in your sinuses. These blockages are either due to infection (which you'll need antibiotics for, but salt rinses will help) or because your lack of water has caused the mucus to thicken and therefore lodge itself somewhere. Increasing your water intake should make it "runnier" (gross I know, sorry) and when you can get it out, the pain should dissipate.

      You can also try hot packs on the affected area to both relieve the pain and get the blockage moving.

      Steaming your face will often help too, pour boiling water into a large bowl, drape a towel over your head and bring your face as close to the water as possible without scalding yourself. Breathe deeply for several minutes through the nose. This is also great for your skin, so I suggest washing your face ahead of time (double duty).

      The only other thing I can think of is sleeping with your head somewhat elevated in the hopes that gravity will help pull some of it down from the sinuses, but in my experience, this is not truly helpful.

      For the eyes, try cold packs (or simply run a face cloth under very cold water) and apply to the eyes. Cucumber may help, not just for hydrating but it (supposedly) calms the skin.

      I have a skin condition called (spelling) dermatic urtricia, which just means my skin is really sensitive. However a side effect (as it were) of this condition is that I can't use anti-inflamatories, like Advil. They cause my eyes to basically get really irritated and swell shut. You may have a similar/mild form of this condition. Try staying away from Advil (Tylenol should be okay, including Tylenol sinus) for a time and see if that helps. Note: I never had a reaction to Advil until last year; the allergist I saw said it can strike and then you're find again for years and then, BAM! back with the irritation.

      Good luck.

  15. QUESTION:
    Allergies or Sinus remedies or helpful suggestions?
    For the past 2 years, I have had the worst allergies and/or sinuses. I have low energy, headaches, constant nasal problems where I can't breathe, I can't smell things and I can’t taste much food anymore.

    I have been to the doctor, a while back, and he gave me a nose spray which doesn't seem to help much. I was wondering if anyone knows any great home remedies or medicine that works great. This has really been driving me crazy.

    Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Sinusitis treatment using Mango

      The liberal use of mangoes during the season is considered an effective remedy for prevention and treatment of sinusitis. Mangoes contribute towards formation of healthy epithelium, thereby preventing frequent attacks of common infections like sinusitis. This is attributable to a high concentration of vitamin A in the fruit
      Sinusitis treatment using Garlic and Onion

      The use of pungent foods like garlic and onion is one of the most effective remedies for sinus problems. One should begin with small mild doses and increase them gradually. Beneficial results can also be achieved by adding these herbs in moderate amounts to regular meals
      Sinusitis treatment using Fenugreek

      The seeds of fenugreek are another effective remedy for sinusitis. A tea prepared by boiling one teaspoon of seeds in 250 ml of water till it is reduced to half, will help the body to produce perspiration, dispel toxicity, and shorten the period of fever in the acute stage of the disease. Upto four cups should be taken daily. The quantity should be reduced as the condition improves
      Sinusitis treatment using Cumin Seeds

      A teaspoon of black cumin seeds tied in a thin cotton cloth can provide relief when inhaled. The condition can also be relieved by taking a mixture of 100 gm of roasted and ground cumin seeds and 200 gm of pure honey
      Sinusitis treatment using Vegetable Juices

      Carrot juice, taken separately or in combination with juices of beet and cucumber, or with spinach juice, has been found beneficial in the treatment of sinus trouble. In the case of combined juices, 100 ml each of beet and cucumber juices, or 200 ml of spinach juice, should be mixed with 300ml of carrot juice to make 500 ml or half a litre of the mixed juice
      Sinusitis treatment using Vitamins A and C

      A diet rich in vitamin A is the best insurance against cold and sinus trouble. Vitamin A is the 'membrane conditioner' and it helps build healthy mucous membranes in the nose and throat. Some of the valuable sources of this vitamin are whole milk, yoghurt, egg yolk, pumpkin, carrots, leafy vegetables, tomatoes, mangoes, and papaya. When the sinus trouble has already developed, relief can be obtained by taking vitamin A in large therapeutic doses of 25,000 IU per day. Vitamin C has also proved beneficial in the treatment of sinusitis and the patient should take one gram of this vitamin per day in two therapeutic doses of 500 mg each

      Diet for Sinusitis
      Sinusitis : Home Remedies suggested by users
      Fresh fruit and vegetable juices with water

      In the acute stage of the disease, when fever is present, the patient should abstain from all solid foods and drink only fresh fruit and vegetable juices diluted with warm water on a 50:50 basis
      Well-balanced diet

      After the fever subsides, he may adopt a low-calorie, raw fruit and vegetable diet with plenty of raw juices. Once the acute symptoms are over, the patient may gradually embark upon a well-balanced diet, with emphasis on seeds, nuts, grains, vegetables, and fruits. In persistent chronic conditions, repeated short juice fasts may be undertaken for a week or so at intervals of two months
      Avoid fried and starchy food

      The patient should avoid fried and starchy foods, white sugar, white floor, rice, macaroni products, pies, cakes, and candies

      Other Sinusitis treatments
      Hot and cold water application

      A cold application over the sinus will give great relief, while alternate hot and cold applications also prove beneficial. Take pans of hot and cold water, bathe the whole face with hot water as hot as you can bear-and then apply cold water for a short duration
      Inhalation of steam, proper sleep and adequate rest

      Nasal inhalation of steam for five minutes every hour will also give relief. Plenty of sleep, adequate rest, and fresh air are essential in the treatment of sinus trouble
      Avoid perfumes and scented hair oil

      Patient should avoid the use of perfumes and strongly scented hair oil

  16. QUESTION:
    Is my itchy chest and mucus-ey sinuses an allergy?
    I've had what I thought were five colds this past 5-6 months and my nose has never recovered from any of them, my nostrils are filled with green and yellowish mucus and no amount of blowing gets rid of it. My chest is constantly itching so I'm coughing all the time. I thought it was a cold but last time, before I got my 5th 'cold' my eyes began itching terribly and then the other symptoms appear. And headaches.

    It goes away for a few days or weeks but always comes back. I've just quit smoking as well because it was making things worse.

    Could this be an allergy of some kind that I can remedy at home or should I see the doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      You have a really bad case of Sinusitis. I AM NOT A DOCTOR. But I have suffered from it. In fact that's what is up with me right now. Go see a doctor the remedy is the z pack and or any antibiotic they can get you. You sound like you have a bacterial infection in the tissue lining your nostrils. It is some awful stuff.

      Things that will help possibly:
      Decongestants, Expectorants, nasal spray only use for three days, neti pot. whole host of things. tell you what I have been on here today and noticed a few other people with the same issue. I will e-mail you the info that I have offered to e-mail them it is a lot of compiled information but it just may give you a little more information on this subject.

  17. QUESTION:
    Why is my protein diet making me sick?
    Prior to going on this diet I was not eating healthy daily for many years. After becoming very overweight and low on energy, it became obvious that I needed to make a change to improve my health. But then, not knowing where to start or how to find the best remedy for my condition I became somewhat confused on what to do next.

    So, I did some checking around from friends and going on line for recommendations on the subject of losing weight and healthy nutrition. One of the sources that interested me was a well-known weight-loss company that promoted their science-based nutrition products with an emphasis on a high-protein diet.

    The program consisted of protein milk shakes and vitamin supplements that I started taking daily with one regular balanced meal. I got very excited when I lost 10 pounds my first week on this program. However, when going into my second week, I began to notice some uncomfortable bodily symptoms (headaches, allergies, bloating and digestive discomfort).

    I didn't want to stop the diet because I was very excited about the weight loss. But can anybody answer me why if by consuming better quality foods and a protein nutritional diet would present me with all these side-affects?

    • ANSWER:
      If I were asked which is the area of greatest misunderstanding and confusion in the field of nutrition, I would definitely be forced to reply, It is a failure to properly understand and interpret the symptoms and changes, which follow the beginning of a better program. A better nutritional program is the introduction of foods of higher quality ones. The quality of a nutritional program is also improved by omitting toxic substances such as coffee, tea, chocolate, tobacco, salt, pepper, etc.

      Remarkable things begin to happen to the body as well as the mind. When the quality of the food coming into the body is of higher quality than the tissues, which the body is made of, the body begins to discard the lower grade materials and tissues to make room for the superior, which it uses to make the newer and healthier tissues. What are the symptoms or signs, which become evident when we first begin to omit the lower grade foods and instead introduce superior foods? When the use of a toxic is suddenly stopped, headaches, are common and a letdown occurs. This is due to the discard by the body of toxins, which are transported by the bloodstream its many bodily rounds. Before the noxious agents reach their final destination for elimination, these irritants register in our consciousness as pain or headache. Usually, within three days the symptoms disappear and we feel stronger due to the recuperation which follows.

      As one continues on the improved diet and gradually raises the quality, interesting symptoms begin to appear. The body begins a process called "retracing." The cellular intelligence has a chance to get rid of old garbage and build a beautiful new house. The accent is on elimination and the body begins to move garbage deposited in the tissues. People may experience skin rashes or eruptions due to the elimination of poisons and harmful drugs through the skin. If they go to a doctor not familiar with this aspect of nutrition, he might diagnose it as an allergy and suggest the diet be discontinued. They don't understand that the body is "retracing." The skin is getting more alive and active. These toxins being discarded are saving you from more serious disease, which will result if you keep them in your body too much longer. Possibility: hepatitis, kidney disorders, blood disease, heart disease, arthritis, nerve degeneration, or even cancer. With some, colds may occur, or even fever. THIS IS NATURE'S WAY OF HOUSE CLEANING. Understand that those actions are constructive, even though unpleasant at the moment. DON'T try to stop these symptoms by the use of certain drugs. These symptoms are part of a cleansing process. These are not deficiency conditions or allergic reactions. Symptoms may include: headaches at the beginning, fever and/or colds, skin breakouts, bowel sluggishness, occasional diarrhea, tiredness, nervousness, irritability, negativity, etc. Some people are not affected by the cleansing process at all ...if you are, BEAR WITH IT! This too, shall pass away as your body becomes completely overhauled.

  18. QUESTION:
    Home remedy for sinus pressure?
    Hello,

    I have never had allergies my whole life until about a year ago I started getting very bad sinus headaches whenever there is a change in air pressure (ex: when it's beautiful and sunny and then rains), and I was wondering if anyone had a home remedy to clear the nasal passages. Last July I had a severe sinus infection and I think since then I've had blockage in my ears and nasals and I need something that will clear them out. The headaches are in the middle of my forehead and right along the cheek bones under the eyes. Painkillers doesn't relieve the pain, and nothing really seems to cure it but sleep. Any advice?

    I've already tried taking Tylenol Cold and Sinus to relieve the pressure, but I do not like the side effects. To be clear, I want something that will clear the passages, not relieve the pain temporarily. Thanks.
    Omg yes! That's when I get them! Thanks:D

    • ANSWER:
      I have a friend who can tell when a storm is moving in because she will get horrendous sinus headaches.

      The best thing I can think of is steam, as in a hot shower or a hot drink. Try drinking ginger tea too, and if you're up to it eating something very spicy.

      Good luck!

  19. QUESTION:
    How can I help an allergy to cigarette smoke..I am snorting, headache, congested and sinus pain after exposure
    to a neighbor's second hand smoke..please help..

    I need especially some alternative health suggestions--behavioral, home remedies, herbal, nutritional and/or supplemental especially for allergies and sinus..
    .

    edit to queen...mites. Some of these was from her inviting me to her appartment to visit where she smoked. Also a neighbor drove me to look at my totaled car and smoked in car. But I decided to write her a note that I could not come into her apartment as I had extreme allergy to cigarette smoke. She has a habit of leaving her door open. Also there are gaps in the door where one can see the hall light through the door edges, But she had her door shuit for 5 weeks due to a broken hall heater and gap under entry door makig the hall too cold and she left her door open the day after I wrote the note for 16 hours and several times throughout the day, I strongly smelled smoke inside my apartment though I don't smoke..this is the first time I ever smelled it and I feel this neighbor--the same one who badmouths other neighbors she was friends with and was spread false rumors that I was sleeping with my brother--is passive aggressive and not to be trusted. Both my son and I strongly
    feel she left her door open deliberately in order to get bad at me for writing the note. She seems a little off mentally and she feels in some competition decorating the door and building with me..it is the strangest thing..she told me she as jealous of how good my door looked..every-time I add some holiday feature to the outer areas, she immediately goes there and alters my work adding to it like she is trying to one up me..I used to decorate the building and clean the hall as no-one else did and when she moved in she began obsessing over the hallway..putting furniture there and waxing it every week and yelling at neighbors who messed up the floor. She has appointed herself in charge and thinks I am invading her territory or something..I am certain she deliberating was standing by the door smoking and maybe even standing by my door and blowing it toward the door in order to make some kind of statement. We have a no smoking in pubic places law here and no smoking is permitted in
    hall and entry way..but her smoke and all the minute allergens in it or likely sticking to the curtains, door wreathes and such. I may pursue help by using the Americans with disabilities act and the federal fair housing act and seek HUD's position on multi-family units in order to try to get her to close her door when smoking as I might have some legal footing. Apartment management is told by experts to not have smoking areas in places where smoke wafts into halls and doorways so I may be able to do something on this --a complaint or something but she will know it was me who complained and I fear retribution as she got 2 residents kicked out in the year she has been here and makes statements like you don't want to mess with me as I am smart..to intimidate I feel. Gosh, I wish I could move..I don't want to cross this person...but my symptoms are getting worst lately. I was thinking of an air cleaner myself as bad timing as no money need to buy a car from a recent wreck and other
    expenses (lost several bags of Christmas presents and my only winter coat/and my clothes cut off me by fireman and money tight as I am disabled and on fixed income

    • ANSWER:
      Avoidance is your best option in this case, but here is something to help you with your nasal passages. It is a nasal rinse kit which comes with a package of saline solution to mix with "bottled" not tap water.

      Also, I would order some Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) liquid & nasal spray to carry with me. Use 3-4 drops with your saline packaged mix and use in the morning & evening (hours before you go to bed as your nose will drain). After use, if you bend very low and turn your head, some of the leftover liquid will drain. Don't worry as this is normal. GSE is a natural bacterial killer; I've used it for colds, sinus congestions, soaking meat in (15 drops) before cooking and even gave it in a dilluted concentrated form for her swollen gums as antibiotics only made her vomit. I also put 2 drops in a little water with her food to keep it preserved as she tends to eat free style.

      It's helped me through many a virus problems with my nose.

  20. QUESTION:
    Chronic Headaches - Treatments?
    I'm seventeen and I've had chronic headaches for over a year.
    I've tried every over the counter pain killer, nose spray, allergy medication, sinus decongestant, cough syrup.
    I've also tried several kinds of prescription painkillers, anti-anxiety medication (prescribed to me, of course). I've also tried anti-depressants, anti-convulsants (topamax and such).
    I've tried herbal remedies such as homeopathic drops and tablets.
    I've tried teas, I've tried aromatherapy, I've tried massage, and joint re-alignments.
    I've had an MRI.
    I changed out my pillows, I wash my bedding frequently, I run both an air purifier and a humidifier in my room.
    I do not smoke, drink or use drugs recreationally.

    My headaches are worse both when it rains, or when I first start my period for the month.

    The pain is in my temples, around my eyes/eye sockets, behind my eyes, it radiates from my scalp, sometimes it goes down into my jaw, and it hurts into the back of my head and from there into my neck and upper back.
    When the headaches are really bad, I see spots (both lightly colored, as though you've been staring at a bright light before looking away, and then darker spots that seem to splinter out in all directions like spiders.)

    Does anyone have any medication suggestions or anything that could possibly help my headaches? Thank you for your time!

    • ANSWER:
      I used to have the same problem, well actually still do, I asked the pharmacist and her recommendation was to take one no doze or generic equivelant and two aleve. Since I've started this my headaches are gone in about ten or so minutes. The high dose of caffeine make the blood vessels in the brain stop throbbing. I can't promise it'll work for everyone, but it has for my husband and I and my aunt who suffered from migraines for years.

  21. QUESTION:
    Do I have a seafood allergy?
    First off, I absolutely LOVE seafood. However, I can rarely eat it because each time I do I get a splitting headache and a stomachache. I often times disregard this when I go to eat seafood again, thinking maybe I was just not feeling that well that day anyway. But I had seafood again today for lunch, and seven hours later, my head is still aching.

    I've asked a couple of people and they both think I have an allergy, but I'm not entirely sure. Any ideas?

    P.S. Please do not say anything like, "Stop eating seafood" as an answer or remedy. I'm pretty aware that I probably shouldn't eat it, but I just want to know if this is an allergic reaction or if I am constantly eating undercooked or bad food. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      possibly, yes...see your doctor to be sure...

  22. QUESTION:
    How Do I Make My Seasonal ALLERGIES GO AWAY?
    Since its beginning to become spring, my ANNOYING ALLERGIES have come again..
    - stuffy, runny nose
    -pink, watery eyes
    -sneezing
    -little headaches
    etc.

    what medicine really works, and what else can i do for it to go away?

    homeopathic remedies, anything? what works for u? HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      i had all those symptons. tried clariton and all that stuff and none of it worked. my doctor gave me zyrtec and i take it as needed and it works really well

  23. QUESTION:
    Remedies for a Severe Headache??
    I've had a terrible headache all day today. I took some excedrin but it didnt help at all. I'm not on my period. I think it might be allergies but I dont know for sure. Its throbbing really bad around my eyes and at the temples.Its pounding so bad that its making me sick. And no im not pregnant. Are there any good remedies that can help with severe headaches??

    • ANSWER:
      I get really serious headaches, and what helps me is to drink large amounts of warm fluids like herbal tea or chicken broth. Sometimes, I take a hot shower as well. It seems to be my body is dehydrated.

      I used to think they were migranes, but now I think it's just dehydration, and it's not from too much exercise, it's just not drinking enough fluids.

  24. QUESTION:
    Allergy help please?
    I've come to terms that I have seasonal allergies in the Spring/Summer. However, it's only now that I'm finally ready to take something for it. I haven't been able to smell for as long as I can remember, and I really never have a smooth "sniff". I get the clear colored mucus, feel very tired, have headaches, and occasionally have sneezing problems. One of the worst symptoms is ITCHY, PAINFUL EYES when I try to put my contacts in. Miserable! So, my question is, with my main problem being itchy eyes and a congested nasal passage, which remedies would you recommend? I tried a 24-hour Claritin-D the other day and the Pseudophedrine in it made me waaacked out. felt very detached and irritable. I'd like to find something that doesn't have the "decongestant" helper in it, but will still clear up my sinuses, and even more so my eyes. I really hate taking medications, and I'm looking for any relatable success stories with little to no side effects. Thanks a lot.

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like hayfever u can use eyedrops n a nasal spray, your best bet is your g.p for a prescription i ave same problem,

  25. QUESTION:
    Runny Nose Relief Until Antibiotic Kicks In?
    I have a severe runny nose. I am going through 4-5 rolls (double sized rolls) of toilet paper per day with my drippy nose. I went to the emergency room this morning and they gave me an antibiotic, but it will take awhile for it to get in my system. I have tried steamy showers, hot liquids, sudafed, claritin, benadryl, severe allergy sinus headache, and chlortabs and it just keeps on dripping. It is thick and green. I can't sleep it drips just non stop 24/7. Does anyone know any remedies for a faucet like runny nose?

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, get some kleenex inatead of toilet paper, its more gentle on your nose. Second, try looking for somethig called a neti pot. The way its used is strange but ive used it and it seems to work more permanently than most allergy pills or syrups.

  26. QUESTION:
    Where can I get/find some holistic allergy relief?
    I am asking this for myself and my sister. Both of us have horrible Spring/Summer allergies to pollen, mold, mildew, grass...all the usual culprits.

    So my question is, what are some natural/holistic remedies we can use to have some relief--even if it's just 2-3 hours of temporary comfort? Me, I sneeze so much most mornings, I throw myself into asthma attacks and I get horrible headaches.

    I live near a Whole Foods so I can get stuff from there. My sister is in a rural area, so what can I do to help her out?

    Neither of us wants to take OTC antihistamines unless it's a last resort so any/all help is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks (-:

    • ANSWER:
      Try eating "local" honey. Since the "local" bees make it from the "local" pollen it is supposed to work. Whole Foods probably has some.

      Use a saline spray or gel like AYR (try Walmart, Walgreens) for nasal relief. The AYR gel comes in a convenient little tube and the spray comes in a bottle. There is also an aersol looking can of Saline Spray that works really ---use this kind to clean out your nose at least once a day.

      Drinking Hot tea with fresh lemon will provide nasal relief. Try Celestial Seasonings Peppermint, Chamomile or Honey/chamomile. Or make yourself some Lemonade or Limeade for a cool refreshing decongesting drink.

      Make sure you "air out" you house/apt every chance you get. Stale air...

      Try a humidifier.

      I usually use a cold compress for migraines and you might try it for you headache as soon as it feels like it is coming on. It will cool your eyes at least.

      You may try taking a shower as soon as you wake up.

      I once bought some bath salts that were labeled "for allergy and congestion" at Wal-mart and it helped me a little.

      Eat garlic and onion and chile. They are anti-inflammatory in nature and could help clear out stuffyness. As always, a healthy preservative free whole foods diet is always best, but then you probably already know that.

      When I know I'll be having trouble with allergies I try to not eat too much dairy since it is mucus forming.

      Drink a cup of simple coffee and a half glass of water. The coffee will dry you out mucus wise and the water will make sure you don't get dehydrated inside--plus you can flush some toxins out with it.

      I use Vicks (goes on cold) or Mentholatum (not as cold) at night. I rub a little on my sternum and front of neck and then put a few dabs under my nostrils. It really helps.

      Keep Kleenex or Puffs--the ones with lotion nearby!! Nothing worse than a sore nose.

      Hope you and your sister get some relief--anything you try give it at least a week or week and half to work. By now you probably have a lot of "build up" in your immune system and it really needs to have a chance to clear out so you can feel better. Good luck.

  27. QUESTION:
    Cure for seasonal allergies?
    Does anyone know any natural cures/remedies for allergies? I have been sneezing and have had a headache for the past week. I am exhausted!!! And...I was wondering, has anyone tried the apple cider vinegar remedy? I've read about it a little bit and was wondering if it really works. All help is super appreciated! :D

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, there is no true "cure" for allergies. The best you can do is try to control the symptoms or try to decrease your reaction through allergy shots. The latter isn't a natural remedy, but it really helps.

      Allergy shots aren't appropriate for everyone though. You have to have testing done by an allergist to determine the severity of your reaction to various allergens. If your reactions are strong enough, your allergist will let you start the shots, which will take several years to complete with a general minimum of 3 years.

  28. QUESTION:
    Read description. Is this a cold or just allergies?
    I have allergies to trees, grass, horses, cats and pollen. I heard allergy season is really bad this year, but I am getting symptoms as such:

    nose burn
    nasal blockage
    extreme sneezing
    watery and itchy eyes
    headaches when I sneeze
    (very rarely) soar throats

    I think it might be allergies, but the symptoms are strong, mostly for the nasal blockage though, the itchy eyes have been going on last week and now it's my nose.

    If you have a remedy, please tell me :)

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    California causing my headaches?
    Hello, I moved to beautiful California from the mid-west December 2004. About a month living in Diamond Bar (near LA) I began getting the worst headaches. They feel a lot like the headache you get from skipping a meal (which I rarely do). Every time I go back to the mid-west or south for a few weeks, my headache leaves within a day and I’m pain free the whole trip. I even went to Europe recently and felt great. Days after I come back, my head is killing me. I think it might be either the altitude, allergies, smog or all three:-) Well, I live in northern CA now and the smog isn’t so bad so maybe that is out. It is getting to the point where I will actually leave this paradise to find relief.

    Any similar experiences? Possible remedies?

    I’m usually fine for the first few morning hours and then it kicks in really bad. I don't think it is sinus pain:-(

    I would GREATLY appreciate any feed back. THANK YOU:-)

    • ANSWER:
      you know the south is better ... hah

  30. QUESTION:
    Sinus infection or sudden nasal allergy?
    Hi!

    So I've never had allergies in my life, but soon after a fairly bad cold, my nose has been running constantly and producing tons of mucus (especially in the morning). My mum swears I've developed some kind of dust allergy and this HAS been going on for months now.

    The reason I think it might be an infection is that for a while I even smelled this weird poo smell (I know, wtf!) in my nose all the time and ONLY I could smell it. My bf said he couldn't smell a thing even when we made out, so I know it was a nose thing NOT a breath/stomach thing. Also now I have facial pain in the "sinus area" and a tension headache all the time.

    I dont have access to insurance, so if this IS a sinus infection like I suspect, will it go away eventually on it's own, or are there some holistic remedies, or something I can do?????? HELP!

    • ANSWER:

  31. QUESTION:
    what home remedies for allergies do you use?
    yesterday and today i'm having some allergy troubles. my nose is runny, my eye are watering and i have a sore throat, and sometimes i have difficulty swallowing (nothing major, just a dry mouth/throat) anyway since its allergy season, i was wondering what do you use to help get rid of these symptoms?[other than taking pills]

    for me, to help with my stuffed nose, i take a handful of Altoids mints (peppermint) and chew on them. this clears up my nose for the most part and i can breath, although it doesn't help the runny nose part. Altoids Gum also works well

    i also stuff something in my upper lip. like a stick of gum or a piece of tissue. this also allows me to breath better and kind of helps with the runny nose more.

    i rapidly tap/hit my nose with the palm of my hand. for some reason it breaks up congestion [snort or blow it out]

    i also build up pressure to my head, since it also breaks up congestion [snort or blow it out] however, if you do it too much, you get a sinus headache

    those are somethings i do, so what home remedies for allergies do you use?

    • ANSWER:
      I use Claritin or sometimes if my eyes are bothering me i will use allergy eye drops.

  32. QUESTION:
    how to unswell nostrils?
    the back of my nostrils have been swollen since i was a little girl. i have really bad allergies.nasal sprays give me headaches, i have tried zyrtec, benderyl, claritin d, allegra (which i got immune to after like a day of using it, didn't do jack afterwards) and knock off versions. non of them seem to help with my congestion. i was wondering, if there is a non surgical way to unswell my nostrils or a better remedy to help me with my allergies. besides seeing the allergist. i don't have enough for that right now. i'm tired of how bad my allergies are. because my nostrils are swollen in the back, if my allergies are acting up at the same time, i can't breathe through my nose, to i have to breathe through my mouth. it's horrible because if i'm trying to eat, i have to eat and breathe at the same time and i cant even taste my food. if i try to drink, i choke sometimes or my throat hurts when i drink bc my nose is blocked. i can't sleep well, i always sniffle in the morning, afternoon, and night. i hate it. i need something that REALLY works. please help me. :/

    • ANSWER:

  33. QUESTION:
    I have a terrible sinus headache and it's not going away-Help!?
    I have tried most OTC medications to stop the throbbing pain, but NOTHING seems to work. I have also a prescription for allergy relief which is Singulair, but that's not helping with the pain. Can anyone suggest any other remedies? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Try a saline nasal RINSE (not a spray) A full warm water saline rinse goes in one nostril and out the other. It draws out all the gunk and shrinks the tissue (like swimming in the ocean).
      The buffered salt doesn't 'sting' as much as plain salt water. You can use a new method like Nasopure, or the vintage, Netipot

      You can do this a often as you like with no side effects.

      You don’t need a prescription for this therapy. If you live in a state like mine, they’ve pretty much “outlawed” sudafed medicine. Drug-free is really the way to go on a frequent-use basis.

  34. QUESTION:
    What are some natural or herbal remedies for allergies?
    I suffer from seasonal outdoor allergies and indoor allergies, probably due to my pets. I refuse to give up the pets. I vacuum daily, brush them, and dust often, we have an air purifier that is hooked into our central heating system. For over a year, the doctors have had me on nasal steroid spray,(Nasonex) and Zyrtec, but I have gotten five ear and sinus infections that required antibiotics in the past year. I tried the neti pot, and don't know if I used it incorrectly, or what, but it made things worse, and I got awful headaches.

    I would like to get off this medication regimen. I stopped the Zyrtec and nasonex, and am finishing up a prednisone treatment and am taking Sulfa antibiotics. This last infection travelled to my lungs as well, and I have really low energy. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like a complicated case. There are lots of things a qualified Naturopathic Doctor can suggest to treat allergies and chronic sinus infections.

      The thing is, an ND will have to examine you and get your history to find out all of the pieces of the puzzle that are contributing to the problem. She'll develop a plan specifically for you... and then you may have to work together, tinkering with the treatment to optimize your results.

      Sorry, it isnt a simple "here, take this herb" kind of answer... but yes, you have options!

      To find a qualified ND in Canada check www.cand.ca. In the US check www.naturopathic.org.

      Good luck!

  35. QUESTION:
    Help! 4 day headache!?
    i am 3 1/2 months pregnant and i have had a wicked headache for 4 days, i know its allergies cause i can feel it in my nose too, feels like someone is sitting on my face, i have taken tylenol and it doesn't even put a dent in the pain, i don't think i am allowed to take any allergy medicine, anyone know any home remedies to help get rid of this terrible headache?

    • ANSWER:
      Do this and your headache will go down gradually.
      Build up your timing gradually.If you feel tired or dizzy, stop and resume after one minute.
      Anulom Vilom –
      Close your right nostril with thumb and deep breath-in through left nostril
      then – close left nostril with two fingers and breath-out through right nostril
      then -keeping the left nostril closed deep breath-in through right nostril
      then - close your right nostril with thumb and breath-out through left nostril.
      This is one cycle of anulom vilom.
      Repeat this cycle for 20 to 30 minutes twice a day(maximum 60 minutes in one day).
      Children under 15 years – do 5 to 10 minutes twice a day.
      You can do this before breakfast/lunch/dinner or before bedtime or in bed.Remember to take deep long breaths into the lungs.You can do this while sitting on floor or chair or lying in bed.
      Bhramri Pranayam -Close eyes. Close ears with thumb, index finger on forehead, and rest three fingers on base of nose touching eyes. Breathe in through nose. And now breathe out through nose while humming like a bee.
      Duration : 5 to 15 times

  36. QUESTION:
    home remedies for nasal congestion from allergies?
    I'm 15, and I am allergic to Ragweed.
    for a couple days how I've been having nasal congestion, that's so bad that I get these throbbing headaches which haven't been going away. I also wake up every morning with bloodshot eyes, and my nose has this strange feeling on the inside, almost like burning.
    Does anyone have any home remedies that would I would be able to find probably around my house?
    Thanks :)
    p.s don't say allergy medication.. I've tried two different kinds which didn't work, so I wont even bother with another.

    • ANSWER:
      I drink some hot water with apple cider vinegar in it. I have acute nasal congestion and this worked.

  37. QUESTION:
    WTF? I have fluid that builds up in my left ear every night when I lie down to sleep!?
    This has been happening for 4 months now. No pain. No other allergy symptoms except an occasional headache but not sure if its related. The fluid goes away within an hour of getting up in the morning..not completely but mostly. Its annoying! I try to put my head to the side to help it come out, but it does not help. No I have not seen a Dr. yet. I pay out of pocket up to 00 so I can't afford to go in for every little thing. A home remedy would be great. Just concerns me a little now that its gone on for so long. The key here is that the fluid builds up when I am lying down, but only in the left ear. weird.

    • ANSWER:
      There is this stuff you can get at the drug store for swimmers ear. It's called Auro-Dri. The pharmacist should be able to help you with it if you can't find it. If they don't have it ask if there is anything else they could recommend to help dry up fluid in the ear.

      You could also try putting a few drops of rubbing alcohol in the ear and keep the ear turned to one side. Try doing that a few times a day and it should dry the fluid up. I wish you well and hope it works.

  38. QUESTION:
    For FAM/NFP 'ers... Help!?
    I just finished researching FAM and reading Toni Weschler's book, and I've been off birth control pill Yaz for almost two weeks, and I'm taking Claritin-D which is 120mg decongestant and 5 mg antihistamine. My cycle's going to be messed up!

    I know that it differs for each woman coming off of the pill. Some ovulate right away, some take a few months, I was on it for a year, so we'll see. That's not really what my question is about anyway..

    My question's about the Claritin-D, oh, and I am also on Flonase everyday as well. I recently moved to a different area, and I have really bad allergies here, and when I don't take the Claritin, I get bad headaches. However, I'm not sure if the headaches were from the pill or the allergies. Either way, I need something for my allergies, and really my question is for anyone who has maybe been in this situation.

    If you've been here, and you had bad allergies too, what did you do? Is there something I can take that isn't going to mess up my cervical fluid? I know the decongestant can make it wetter and the antihistamine can dry it up, so I really need to get off of those if I want to practice FAM. AHH! What do I do?

    The pill is not an option for me, I am determined to to do FAM! Even if I have to stop taking Claritin. But if the headaches were indeed from the allergies and not the pill, it's going to be hard to be off of it.

    So like I said before, is there any remedy that isn't going to mess with my cervical fluid? And, can sperm even travel through the antihistamine and decongestant tainted cervical fluid?

    I think I have all of my answers from everything else... but this one is really throwing me! What do I do?

    Either way, since I'm just beginning, we'll be using condoms for quite a while until I get the hang of this.
    By the way, I should add that we are trying to avoid/postpone pregnancy. Not trying to get pregnant.
    Oh, I am definitely not relying on cervical fluid alone. I am also doing the other things. It'd just be nice to have all three instead of just two. Really, it's down to one because I won't know with the temperature until after ovulation occurs.

    I actually have a doctors appointment in about a week, so that is good. But I'm not for sure if she'll be familiar with it or not, but it wouldn't hurt to ask! I live in a small town in southern state, so anything with the word "natural" in it gets a weird response around here. I would like to take a class, but there aren't any around. At least not that I have been able to find.

    Thank you guys for your help! And I also bought a Neti-Pot today to clear out my sinuses.

    • ANSWER:
      Whoa, that's a hell of a question!

      I used to use FAM (loved it BTW) but I did not have allergies - although I did have serious headaches and migraines on the pill, perhaps see what you're like off the pill first to see if the headaches are caused by the pill or not - then this won't be a problem. I mean with FAM you'd have to be using something else or abstaining anyway until a. you're used to using FAM and b. until your cycles sort themselves out after coming off the pill (FYI try things to help regulate your cycles like evening primrose oil or black cohosh rather than waiting for it to sort itself out). So you've a while before you have to worry about things and a while to see how your body reacts to being off the pill.

      Talk to your doctor too - but be warned!!! - many doctors are totally ignorant about FAM, I had everything from funny looks to outright nasty abuse and refusal of treatment when I told doctors about using FAM, so perhaps miss out the reason for being concerned about allergy treatment and discharge/mucus, just ask if the medication could effect this.

      Get an instructor, generally a good idea for using a method like FAM/NFP you can ask your doctor to refer you but again it's potentially not a subject you want to raise with your doctor. There is however a directory to help you find an instructor, who would be able to help you with this and other problems. Look at sites like this one - http://www.fertilityuk.org

      Get onto a FAM/NFP community, questions like this on communities like this you aren't going to get many answers, any you do may be just as useless as mine, lol. I found this community on Livejournal to be useful for me - http://community.livejournal.com/fam

      Good luck!

  39. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know if something's wrong with me?
    Okay, since the end of last year in soccer, like last may, I get charlie horses really bad. Like, my calves cramp up during practice but it wasn't too bad.
    It's a lot worse this year. My calves are really tight in practice and I have to get them stretched out constantly. Still, it was manageable. Then we had our first tournament. In the first game, my calves hurt bad-everything did. All my muscles felt really odd, even my jaw muscles. I got literally like 20 charlie horses in the game. My whole body felt heavy and weird. It was cold out since it was february, and none of my friends were sweating, but I was dripping sweat. When my coaches took me out we didn't know what was wrong- we thought I was dehydrated because my gums were white. But I couldn't have really been because I was sweating so much. I drank a bunch of pedialyte and ate crackers even though my mouth had virtually no saliva in it. I felt better later though still bad, and I played in the next three games though not that much since I wasn't doing so well.
    We thought that I had a deficiency like I was lacking potassium, so I took potassium pills the next day and then went to the doctor to see what was wrong. They asked about my calves, we told them, and they asked if I had headaches and I said yes, I have headaches 24/7. They asked if I coughed and I said yes-I always have a bad hacking cough. Then, the doctor's solution was that I might have the flu (I didn't, they tested me). And her remedy was to send me home with allergy medicine. Obviously that didn't help.
    My tight calves spread and now when I practice my thighs hurt too and get tight, though not nearly as hard as my calves. I take half a muscle relaxer and a potassium pill before a game so that helps me through it with only 1 or 2 charlie horses, but it's still bad. I'm also always exhausted. I never have energy.
    So, that's sucked.
    I had a game tuesday, I was dehydrated. I don't know if that's a coincedence or whatever.
    Now, I've had diahhria for like over a week. It's killing me! And soccer's ten times harder now because I'm always hurting, tired and nauseous!
    Does anyone know what's going on??
    I'm going to see another doctor this wed. Yeah I'm generally usually very thirsty. The doctors told me that they didn't think I have diabetes but I'm giong to ask my normal doctor on wed.
    I can't stop playing, that's what sucks. I'm a senior, and we have 17 seniors on our soccer team so this is our last chance to go to state and I'm one of the best on the team and I'm one of the most needed. :(
    Outside of athletics, like when I'm not doing hard physical activity, I'm okay. I don't usually feel that great ever, but I'm normal.

    • ANSWER:
      The problem might be partly dietary, including not drinking enough water, but there could be other underlying problems. You should stop playing soccer until you find out what's going on. You are in no condition to play anyway, and you could do yourself some long-term damage. How will it help your side if you collapse on the field?? ::

  40. QUESTION:
    Have a terrible summer cold?
    I have a terrible summer cold and it is getting worse! It is beginning to get into my chest like bronchitis. I have recurring bouts with bronchitis and do not want to go there again! Those antibiotics and steroid shots make me feel lousy! Plus, I do not think I have an infection quite yet. Though, my sinuses and chest will be infected before long. Anybody got any great home remedies to help it pass more quickly? I am already using most otc meds for the symptoms. (like nyquil, afrin, allergy/cold medicine during the day). I am really quite sure it is just a cold virus- sneezing, coughing, runny/stuffy nose, achiness, headache, sore throat. No fever at this time.

    • ANSWER:
      Have rest for 1 week at home and drink fluids (eg hot milk and fruit juice) a lot and keep ur body warm... Dont forget to wash ur throat with salt-water and If u have productive coughs or rhinitis with hi-viscous discharge u have to take antibiotics too and/or simple symptomatic treatment. Taking vitC could be useful 2.
      Gesundheit!

  41. QUESTION:
    How can I relieve head congestion naturally?
    Hello. I've had sinus pressure, head congestion, runny nose etc, for weeks now and it's just killing me. Ruins everything and prevents me from getting work done. I'm behind in everything because I'm always lying down with sinus headaches. It's due to seasonal allergies, but it's really bad this year. I haven't felt well since early September.

    A complicating factor is that I'm in the first trimester of pregnancy, so that limits what I can take for relief. My OBGYN told me that Tylenol Cold & Sinus was fine, but it doesn't work for me. Most other OTC meds are off limits.

    So, do you know any natural remedy that would open my head up? A tea, an herb, or something like that? I'm really suffering with this and I'd be very grateful for any suggestions.

    Thanks a bundle (and pass the tissues, please). ;)

    • ANSWER:
      This is a natural ancient way to care for sinus problems. Hope this helps it works great for my Son.

  42. QUESTION:
    intolerance & allergies?
    I seem to suffer severe intolerances (sometimes allergies). Even a multivitamin or fluroscent lights or some homeopathic remedies tend to be very sensitive for me. I was under severe stress for a while & later I was given a pyschotropic drug (for fatigue) which seemed to have aggravated my condition.
    I took the med for 7 weeks & stopped about 5 months ago. I did have withdrawal symptoms. I figured out thro' a holistic doc. that I have some nutritional deficiencies.
    When I started to take the supplements I did experience dizziness, headaches, burning sensation in my eyes, nostrils, around lips etc.
    Later I was told that I need to get desensitized using the BioSet technique. I haven't tried it yet.
    So if there is someone out there who can share their experience which could help me I'd be really grateful.
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I've experienced almost the exact same thing for years. Once I learned Insight Meditation, and began practicing this for a few weeks, the problem dissolved. Been practicing 5 yrs. now.
      "Read the book, 'The Beginner's Guide to Insight Meditation' by: Arinna Weisman and
      Jean Smith" This will Most Definitely improve condition a great deal. Teaches mindfulness of breathing, and a couple other techniques to people to improve their self-image,
      teaches relaxation techniques, brings peace of mind, Insight & mindfulness meditation
      helps one generate patience, kindness, endurance, improves one's memory and concentration, and Increases Our Cognitive Thinking skills, to effectively solve all our challenges we might face in life. Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn PhD. has proven that meditation improves the cognitive areas of the brain, helping a person to deal with things, people, and situations clearly, with a sound, intelligent mind, while living in the present moment. Also teaches how we can still have peace & happiness while physically sick.
      Helps a person to deal effectively with worry, anger, stress, depression, anxieties, and many other unhealthy mental and emotional
      distresses. "You already have all you need within you to solve any problem, and face any challenge in life successful, with excellence!!" The book only serves as a guide.

  43. QUESTION:
    I have a bad sinus headache...drank lots of fluids, took a steam shower...?
    Note: not trying to be gross but i have to outline my smptoms correctly

    Drank green tea, water, ate right and havent missed any meds doses.

    The pressure is awful...causing nausea....throbbing behind eyes and temples and alot of production. It feels like one of my nostrils is totally blocked and i cant clear it. i think that would help.

    One more detail: i spent 3 days at my mom's house and she has cats...I have never been allergic before but have not lived there for 3 yrs. Is this a symptom of allergy? My gf has been kind of sick too.

    I get migraines at times but not for a couple of years

    Is mucus trapped in my sinus cavity?

    Is there any other home type remedy you guys know of?

    Thanks in advance guys, pray for me LOL
    Thank you guys so much...many a good answer here will be tough to select the best one

    I had a friend who had sinus problems and ended up having a brain abscess (OMG!) and he has chronic headaches every day and wanted to kill himself.

    So, allergies can appear "out of nowhere"? I lived with cats my whole life and never had this kind of problem.

    Mom has a 100 yr old house, so mold may be an answer, but she never has these problems.

    Anyhow, thanks so much....its really brutal
    Im gonna be annoying and keep adding details selfishly.

    I cant sleep. It hurts too bad. I close my eyes and TROBBING like the worst migraine, but dark doesnt help.

    I agree about not taking ABs, that they weaken your immune system in the long run.

    Im gonna try that saline in the nose idea and drink the salt water. Thats the best remedy for the sore throat (that i dont have, so its pribably NOT a cold)

    • ANSWER:
      I would suggest that you take some sort of over the counter decongestant.

      My husband had a similar thing happen a few years back, had a sinus headache that eventually made him so sick that he was vomitting and I had to take him to the hospital. It turns out he needed sinus surgery...so, you should see a doctor if it doesn't get any better.

  44. QUESTION:
    fast naturalheadache remedies no bull..?
    i suffer from terrible allergy related head aches and posible migraines at times . i am looking for fast safe and effective natural remidies for headaches .. Dont tell me see a Dr been there done that i want to avoid drugs here . I appreciate it .

    • ANSWER:
      You should be clear on whether you have migraines or headaches. They are different and treatment are different. If they are migraines, many people find relief by drinking a 16 oz glass of water in 10 minutes. Wait about 20 minutes. This won't do anything for a headache.

      You might also want to focus on your allergies, and I don't mean suppressing the symptoms. If this is the cause of your headaches, then that is where you will find true relief. There are many natural things that you can do to improve the impact of allergies. There are different types of allergies as well, environmental or food. Different approaches for each in many ways.

  45. QUESTION:
    Natural at home remedies for sinus problems?
    I cannot seem to kick these sinus issues with the ups and downs the weather is having right now. I have tried so many doctor prescribed medicines, and they all either only help allergies, or they help both (sinus and allergy) and leave me feeling really weird. I can just feel all the congestion and mucus all in my head, nose, and ears ... I even press on my ears and I can here a squish sound, like I'm all clogged up. Are there any at home remedies I could try that might help? I'm starting to think I would rather deal with the sinus headaches and pain than be on a medicine that weirds me out.

    BTW Medicines I have tried : Singular (only helps allergies), Claritin D and Claritin (helps both, but weirds me out, and puts my head in a fog, and keeps me awake at night), Zyrtec D & Zyrtec (makes me really tired)

    • ANSWER:
      I used to be the exact same way! Sudafed and Claritin would make me feel out of sorts. Finally I started taking Loratadine (generic brand) daily. Everyone told me that it would take 3 days to clear up and if it didn't dry me out all the way, then I needed Loratadine-D (for the decongestant).

      It also sounds like you could be dealing with a head cold. A close friend of mine uses Mucinex all the time. She said you take it and it flushes out all the congestion. I haven't tried it, but am conisdering it the next time I get stuffy.

      Lastly, if it's all in your nose, you can try a nose spray. For immediate relief, Asprin Extra Strength might help clear you up. For daily use, a Saline Spray is all natural (salt water, esentially) and can help keep you from getting stuffy.

      Maybe try a steamy bath or shower and then the Saline Spray.

      Hope this helps!

  46. QUESTION:
    I have the worst allergies I NEED HELP please! :) ?
    I'm a teenage girl and I am a HUGE allergy sufferer. It's ruining my social life and happiness. I live in Austin, TX, a BIG pollen hotspot. I have been to a true allergist 5 or 6 times with my mom, which is SO rare for her because we never go to "real" doctors, she believes in alternative healing, but it's so bad that even she sees it!

    What my skin test said I am allergic to many things, here they are in categories.

    Trees: Oak (my worst), olive, ELM, birch, ash, hickory, mullberry, poplar, sycamore, maple, cypress, PECAN, walnut, CEDAR.

    Grasses: Spring grass mix, fall grass mix, bermuda grass.

    Weeds: fall weed mix, RAGWEED!, sagebrush.

    Others: Outdoor and indoor MOLD mix, cats, horses, rabbits, birds, dust mites, cockroaches

    As you can see, this isn't "just a runny nose". I have used every homeopathic remedy, tons of alternative drops, etc. I take 50 mg of Benadryl faithfully every 4 hours just to stay upright.

    The "real" medicines I've tried: Allegra, Singular, Optivar eyedrops, Nasonex nasal spray, Patanol eyedrops, Flonase nasal spray, Zyrtec, Clarinex, Claritin, Nasalcrom nasal spray, etc, etc. I have also used inhalers at my worst points, because I was WHEEZING.

    Right now I take Zyrtec in the morning and Claritin at night, alternative drops, and the 50mg of Benadryl every 4 hours. I also do NOT go outside except to walk from the car into the store, etc. I don't even walk the dog when it's this bad! I take a shower every night before I enter my bedroom. My laundry hamper is outside of my room. Windows are always closed. We have no carpet. We vacuum daily. I have a HEPA air filter in my room. We use allergy filters in our vents. I change my sheets weekly. No houseplants. I don't wear eye makeup.

    My symptoms: Runny nose, itchy nose, repetitive sneezing, itchy ears, itchy roof of mouth and throat, post nasal drip, chapped and red nose, "blocked" feeling in ears, itchy face and neck (outside), congestion, irritability, tiredness, itchy eyes, watery eyes, red eyes, stinging eyes, black circles under eyes, headache, migraines, swollen glands, sore throat, itchy all over, earaches.. etc.

    I don't know what else to do. I know everyone says shots but we don't have health insurance, and my mom also doesn't really believe in them. We can't afford it anyways. The only solution I can think of is to move, but I am only 16 and can't.

    Not trying to make my mom sound bad, she is wonderful and tries so hard for me. She would give anything for me to be better, even shots if we had enough money.

    Please help me, any little thing that might help me. Thank you so much
    To give you an idea of how bad this is, I'll tell you guys about when I went for one of my skin tests. They give you 8 pricks on the inside of your forearm, all different allergens. The one that had oak on it got to be 1 by 2 inches in 6 minutes. The doctors at the clinic freaked out, they rubbed the oak off with rubbing alchohol the second they saw it. Usually, you leave it on for 20-25 minutes, so the dr. didn't even think to look after 6 minutes. They usually grow to be about 1/2 cm by 1/2 cm. My whole arm turned red, all the way down my chest, my neck, my arm was swelling. It itched SO BAD. They gave me 75mg Benadryl and made me sit down with a cold washcloth on it and observed me. It was very serious.

    • ANSWER:
      For all your nasal allergies, I reccomend pure honey :) put a table spoon in your tea, etc. or make a honey and peanut butter sandwhich. I have the WORST nasal allergies, I mean Itchy eveerything on my face, congestion, post nasal (which ive always had, honey worked mircales!)
      Basically all your symptoms. Nothing else has really helped ): sigh. I do use a nasal spray that helps alot ifyoud like message me, and I can tell you the name of it. :)

      Oh and if you could message me anyway... you answered my quesitions on bras xD I had a question about part of your answer, thanks :)

      Hope I helped!

  47. QUESTION:
    I have Sinus Head Pain....plz help!!!?
    So I have had these sinus headaches for 4 months now. I got a CT scan and it shows a blockage in the sinus area and that blockage is creating severe headaches for me. My doctor tried some nasal sprays and allergy medicines and that didn't work. Then I went to an ENT specialist and he basically prescribed the same remedies but stronger ones, and that isn't work either. I am taking some prescription nasal spray and over the counter Zyrtec-D, and also cleansing my nose with some weird recipe of water, salt, baking soda and corn syrup twice a day.

    So I was wondering if the wonderful people on the net could help me out with this problem. If you need more information just ask, thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      breath in eucalyptis

  48. QUESTION:
    Why do i suddenly keep getting colds?
    I don't normally get ill - i have allergies, pets, dust, pollen, grass those kind of things - and usually only suffer with headaches and the odd migraine here and there, but within the last 2 months i have had 4 colds! They have all been different, the first was just a runny nose, the second was a sore throat and blocked sinuses and the third my throat was really sore (i used a googled remedy of gargling cayanne pepper and salt with warm water, which worked really well!) and i lost my voice for about 3 days along with glands being up and a blocked nose. Apart from the third one i didn't feel ill, or lathargic.
    Today my fourth started. And my nose just wont stop running, and i'm feeling rather tired.
    Any suggestions on why i've just suddenly started getting them and how to make them go away!?

    • ANSWER:
      Most headaches are caused by stress.
      stress lowers our resistance to infection.
      See your doctor to check if you are anaemic.

      An antihistamine can help with blocked noses, sinuses (as well as allergies). Ask a pharmacist, there are different ones.
      And consider why you might be stressed.

  49. QUESTION:
    Tonsils swollen for the last 2 months, sinus maybe?
    My left Tonsil is as big as a golf ball my dentist said and should be looked at by my doctor. I told him i dont have insurance.. Well this size has been like this for the last two months.. About two months ago i had acute tonsilitis from a sinus infection.. Took antibiotics but nothing worked(I got really drunk feeling on the moxacillin) Now i am starting to get a pain in my left throat, as well as constant headaches in the left side of my head, and a hard time breathing at night. Could this still be a Sinus infection or an Allergy problem, and is there a way i can lower the size with home remedies?

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  50. QUESTION:
    I am having issues with my heart and lungs. Can anyone tell me what to do?
    I have seen a doctor, I have gone to the er and no one can tell me whats wrong. It started wednesday night. I was fine sitting down watching tv. And then I noticed my heart seemed to be beating faster than normal. I stood up and felt it beating even faster. I walked to my kitchen then I started to become a little winded. Still didn't pay it too much mind until I went to my room which I had to climb two flights of stairs to get to. I noticed I performed it with great difficulty and when I reached my room I was damn near hyperventilating. I had to get to the store to buy my dinner but even that took me forever. I was continually out of breath just walking around the corner. With this sudden increase in heart beat and shortness of breath comes with a pain in the left side of my chest. Not painful to touch, just feels like its about to beat out of my chest. I exercise all the time for I am a personal trainer and dance teacher and I don't know where this is coming from. I find myself out of breath when I talk on the phone. I was sick for a couple weeks and started feeling better prior to this happening. I had headaches, body soreness, sore throat, sweating episodes, loss of appetite, and extreme fatigue to name the least. Went to the doctor a few times and they said I had allergies. I went to the doctor and then to the er and they did a chest xray and ekg and couldn't figure out what was wrong. When i rest I feel better or when Im not moving I'm fine. They had me lying on the bed forever then told me to do jumping jacks for 30 secs. After the 30 secs I started to hyperventilate as usual but they said my heart beat didn't reach a life threatening level. I have been sent home with nothing but a "see your doctor" remedy and I don't know what to do about work or daily life. I feel the most comfortable when I remain still although I still feel pressure in my chest and when I so much as pick up a pencil from off the floor my heart and chest hurts. Please tell me what I should do or where I should go.

    • ANSWER: