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Eye Stye Treatment In Children

Eye styes are a common type of infection which affects both the children and the adults and the eye stye treatment also remains almost the same. When children are affected with styes, it is very difficult for them to move around freely and it is also a very embarrassing experience for them as the other kids make fun of them pointing out the nasty looking swollen eyelids with the pus pointing on the eyelid.

If your child is suffering from styes let him get the proper treatment first. You can get a variety of successful and authenticated eye stye remedies just by clicking here. Since the treatment options remain the same for both the children and adults you can follow any of the remedies given here.

When it comes to the children it is a very difficult task to keep their hands away from the eyes. This is because the children won’t be able to bear the itching and burning sensation of the eyes caused by a stye and they keep on rubbing their eyes. Hence it is very important to keep their hands clean. Always ask the children to wash their hands with a disinfectant soap frequently especially when they suffer from this condition.

Keep a separate and clean wash towel to be used by the child at least when he suffers from a stye. This helps to check the spread of the infection to the siblings and the other family members. While applying topical antibiotics on the stye apply a thin film of the ointment over it and leave it undisturbed. Always wash your hands properly with a disinfectant soap before and after applying the ointment to the child. Whatever may be the stye remedy you are following, you should strictly wash your hands.

Comfort the child that eye stye is a harmless condition even though it is a painful condition. Give him the confidence to go to school and move around when he has got this health problem. It is not necessary to get a day off at the school unless it is too painful for the child to bear or it is too disturbing with excessive watering and burning of the eyes. It is often very essential to provide pain relievers like acetaminophen to the child to overcome the pain.

Ask the child to keep him away from computers and watching television. This is because watching TV and computers give strain to the eyes and this will cause excessive burning sensation and watering of the eyes. This will also lead on to constant rubbing of the eyes by the child thereby leading on to spread of the infection to the other eye too.

You should be very alert and should keep an eye on the child that he doesn’t squeeze the stye thinking that by doing so he can get rid of the stye. Make him understand that squeezing of the styes can lead on to further spread of the infection and will not cure. Ask him to wash his face and hands frequently to maintain good hygiene. Always inquire the child if he is able to see the classroom board and read his books properly as uncorrected refractive error may be the reason behind his eye styes. Hence with the variety of tested and successful treatment options available you can treat your child’s stye successfully.

How to be healthy in your life

Your mind and body have the power to allow the health that is yours back into your daily life.

There are countless cases of healing. People in more dire circumstances than you have allowed their bodies to enjoy as state of perfect health. And this transformation has occurred in instances, in hours, or in a couple of short days.

You have the capacity to do this, and you will accept it, and it will happen.

Here are some tips:

You need to let go – let go of the past and the pain. Forgive others and forgive yourself.
Forgive yourself for not taking care of your self (by not seeing your doctor) and begin today to release the past and the pains.
Only see perfection in your life and body and give thanks for your healing constantly during the day.
Thank the Universe for all the good it is sending your way.
Give thanks because you are receiving it now.
Give thanks for all you have learned/experienced in this life (overwhelming troubles) and release them comepletely – and let them go.
Stay focused on your healing and blessings that you now have and give thanks.
You are strong – you have the Power – you are a success.

Being Healthy and Happy

When it comes to improving your health, most of us get stuck in the middle and are unsure of what to do. You don’t normally consider some of the most important things on how to improve your health. Most of the time, you get to depend on your doctor and not take things on your own before it happens. Although your doctor can give you necessary tips on how to improve your health, it is still essential to go back to the basic and ask yourself what’s good for you. For instance, drinking more water is more important than drinking soda. Eating junk foods is dreadful but taking vegetables and fruits aren’t. These are common things to do but most people take it for granted.

Refreshment from Blueberry Smoothie

Sometimes we are having doubts if what we eat or what we drink is healthy. There are foods and drinks that would give us assurance about these matters by the time we know what the main ingredient of the recipe are whether it is a mixture of food or a beverage. In a simple way, drinking healthy blueberry smoothie recipe would be good to the body as we know what are the nutrients that a blueberry have and same thing with other fruits and vegetables especially salads which have lots of mixtures of vegetables that contains different kinds of vitamins and minerals needed by the body.

Diet and Frittata on the Go

A healthy frittata recipe might be a big help for you if you are a person that would undergo to a diet and wants to have a healthy lifestyle. With it being your heavy meal, you would surely have a good time in your diet while enjoying not just the taste of it but the nutrients that it gives to your body. Try to change the other main ingredients that you are mixing up with the egg to create your frittata so that you would not be satiated in eating the same food every single meal. Let guides help you about your own frittata for your diet.

Burning Nipple = Fibromyalgia/perimenopause?

Ok so I have been trying to solve the mystery of the boob pain.  (see previous blogs)  The right one is still more sore but I am wondering how long it will be until it evens out.  This weekend I decided to look in my trusty Fibromyalgia (FMS) book to see if breast pain is one of the fun effects.  Of course it is!  What was I thinking?  Fibromyalgia has so MANY effects on the body, there are too many to count.  FMS causes trigger points on your body so that if you press one, it feels like you are bruised.  I found the one near the breast, pushed it, and voila!  PAIN!

Another thing that is making me think it is FMS is that when I took a bath this afternoon, I went under as far as I could so that my boobs were completely submerged.  It felt like the water was hitting a sunburn.  OUCH!   Another one of the many fine effects of FMS.  Skin pain.
I thought maybe I was growing or something.  Hey it’s possible!  Perimenopause=hormones right?  Ok so they haven’t grown.

So I guess the pain is a mix of both fibromyalgia and perimenopause.  I may go ahead and get that free mammogram though.  I don’t know yet.  Maybe I will call tomorrow and see if the mobile unit is going to be nearby.

Ah, those wonderful trigger points. . . My Rheumatologist loves to do what feels like a Karate Chop to the points on my chest, granted it’s really just a tap, but you know how that pain is amplified. Ever think maybe the boob pain was maybe some chest wall muscle pain coming through? The only problem I’ve had with my skin feeling so sensitive was when I had a massage. Even though he used the oil, I guess it was still too much friction. I hope you’re having a good day!

How Long Does Cocaine Stay in Your System

Cocaine remains detectable in your system for a period of a few days. However, drug testing do not test for it, they test for a cocaine metabolite called Benzoylecgonine. Most drug testing strips test for a presence of cocaine or benzoylecgonine of greater than 300 ng/ml.

Cocaine metabolites (Benzoylecgonine) will usually flush out of your body in a few days; however there are many factors which will affect the time cocaine stays in your system.

Factors Which Affect Cocaine Presence in Your Body:

  • Amount of Cocaine Used
  • Quality of Cocaine
  • Body Mass Index

Amount

Cocaine metabolites will remain present in your system longer when there are larger amounts of them induced into the body. Basically this means the more cocaine you use the longer it will stay in your system. If you are a weekend cocaine user most likely you will be cocaine free by next weekend. However, if you are using it every day it may take 10-15 days for your body to be free of cocaine presence.

Quality

Cocaine in its pure form is very potent and potentially deadly. Luckily most found is the United States is not pure. Many drug dealers “cut” cocaine with substances like baby laxatives. This increases the amount they can sell, however it makes it less potent. The more potent the cocaine is the longer that it will take your body to excrete its metabolites.

Body Mass Index

A body mass index is a graph using height and weight measurements to determine a person’s body fat percentage. The higher a person’s body fat percentage the longer it will take for weed to get out of your system.

Figuring Out How Long Weed Will Stay In Your System for a Urine Drug Test.

It would be a safe estimate for a person to expect it to stay in their system for 2-7 days when cocaine is used recreationally in a urine drug test. For a chronic user cocaine could be present in the body for a much longer time. Cases have detected cocaine in urine for up to 30 days.

Figuring out How Long it Will Stay In Your System for a Hair Drug Test.

Hair Drug test are extremely accurate. Cocaine will remain present in your hair forever until that hair is removed from your body. On average hair grows at a rate of .5 inches per month. If you were a to quit using the drug, and had a hair length of 1.5 inches, cocaine use from 90 days ago would be still be present in your hair. Because of this, many larger firms have switched to using a hair drug test.

Erotic Dreams

Erotic dreams are graphic video’s that play during sleep, sure to leave us awakening with overt feelings of excitement and sexuality. They occur within a person’s mind, fueled by images collected through life experience, books, drawings, photographs, and movies. Erotic dreams occur without conscious direction and can be logical or nonsensical. The subject matter varies from common activities to those that may be considered taboo by society or the dreamer. According to the Kinsey studies nearly all males and 2/3 of females report having sex dreams.

An erotic dream can be your mind’s way of experimenting with behaviors that you man never actually engage in. Heterosexual men are often horrified when they experience the common homosexual scenario. This can lead many men to question their sexuality. Women often have trouble with dreams that involve forced sexual play or rape-like situations.

In situations like these it is common for our subsconscious to censor dreams, replacing rude ideas with symbols. A dream about a train rushing through a tunnel is analyzed as symbolism for heterosexual intercourse. Bananas, towers, sausages and snakes commonly represent the penis, while tunnels and caves are female symbols.
If the content of your dreams is repeatedly troubling it may be necessary to seek counseling but usually erotic dreams are a pleasurable experience, allowing us to dapple in things that we may not have the ability to experience, or showing us something that we may wish to try. Sharing an erotic dream with a partner just might turn in to a rewarding experience of fulfilling those latent desires.

Masturbation Merriment

Masturbation is the stimulation of one’s own genitals to create sexual pleasure. It is also known as autoeroticism and onerism. Masturbation is considered to be a healthy means of self-exploration with many purposes, including:

Pleasure of arousal and orgasm
Means of relieving sexual tension
More rewarding experience than a partnered encounter
A method of keeping sexual desires from clouding one’s judgement, and
Self-exploration

Sex educators reccommend masturbation to adolescents as a way to become acquainted with their sexual organs and responses. Masturbation is also an effective tool for women learning to orgasm and men dealing with ejaculatory control. Adults who masturbate usually have more liberal views and consider pleasure and important goal of sexuality.

So, Who’s Doing It?
Kinsey found that 95% of men and 75% of women masturbate frequently, including single and married respondents. Studies also indicate that the higher one’s education level the more likely they are to engage in masturbation. Moreover, people cohabitating are more likely to masturbate than those living alone.

Is Masturbation Harmful to a Relationship?
Some people believe that sexual pleasure should not be experienced alone. They fear that a partner’s desire to masturbate indicates a problem in the realtionship, that they are not fulfilling their purpose, but studies proved that married partners who masturbate enjoy more sexual and marital satisfaction than those who don’t. People’s biggest concern with masturbation is doing it too much.

How Often is Too Often?
Masturbation can be harmful if it interferes with daily activities. Sometimes masturbation is the symptom of a problem, and not the problem itself. For example, someone who is experiencing intense emotional anxiety may use masturbation as a form of self-comforting. The problem in this example is the emotional anxiety, not the masturbation.

Although masturbation poses no physical disadvantages it is often considered sinful and dirty. Next week I’ll explore the negative connotations of masturbation.

Healthy Thin Crust Pizza Recipe

The other night my girlfriend Deanna invited me for dinner, so I graciously accepted and grabbed a bottle of local Ontario white wine enroute (Trius Sauvignon Blanc). Yes, nutritionists and health nutters do drink wine once in a while, especially when it’s home grown! Little did I know what Deanna was preparing in her kitchen would pair magically with the wine I brought.

Deanna is a young woman who serves as inspiration to anyone who thinks they can’t cook. All it takes is a little motivation and creativity. About a year ago she took some time off in between jobs, and during this break she taught herself (without any classes) how to create delicious and nutritious food in her kitchen. I remember when it was not uncommon for Deanna to be microwaving low cal/low fat dinners every night instead of cooking — not anymore!

The most impressive part of the meal was the whole wheat pizza crust she made from scratch. It was so delicious that I honestly thought she’d bought a gourmet pizza crust from Whole Foods and just put her own toppings on. Boy, was I wrong. It was a thrill to think that my friend — a typical frozen-dinner-girl — had converted herself into a good cook.

Recipe

I get excited about fast food that has been converted to health food, and pizza is one of those foods. Most pizza that comes from a box contains trans fat, excessive amounts of sodium, ingredients that a third grader can’t pronounce, and additives and preservatives that didn’t exist when our grandparents were kids — also known as “phood,” or as Michael Pollan coined the term, “food-like” substances. If you eat real food with real ingredients, your health will improve immensely.

If you love pizza as much as I do, you’ll love this recipe.

Pizza Dough Ingredients:

1-1/2 cups organic whole wheat flour (You could swap this with spelt flour)
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
1 tsp baking powder (aluminum-free)
1 egg from a happy organic chicken (slightly beaten)
1/4 cup water or almond milk
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Method:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix flour, salt, and baking powder together in a bowl. In another small bowl, beat egg with a fork, add half of the olive oil, add the water or milk. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix together until it forms a ball of dough (you may feel you need to add a bit of extra flour to get the right consistency).

Grease a round pizza pan. Sprinkle flour onto a flat surface (your counter) and roll dough into a flat circle-ish shape slightly bigger than your pan. Scoop the rolled dough onto the pan and roll/press around the pan to make the crust edge. Using the remaining olive oil, brush the dough before adding sauce and toppings (so that toppings don’t bake into the crust).

When it comes to topping your pizza, the only limitation is your creativity. Here’s one suggestion: tomato sauce to cover the entire pizza surface, then sliced zucchini, roasted red peppers, arugula. Lastly, sprinkle goat cheese or organic mozzarella and add a touch of sea salt and pepper to taste.

Once your favorite toppings have been added, bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust edges are golden.

Serves 2-4 people. Enjoy!

Written by Joy McCarthy

Please note: All of these recipes are created in my joyous kitchen with the healthiest ingredients. I’m not a calorie counter or a professional chef — I’m a nutritionist who loves to cook and bake, and I’m delighted to share my creations with you.