Be Careful of Your Ears

When you think about taking care of your health, how many of us really take time to consider the importance of our ears or of taking care of our ears? Probably not too many. Why? Because I think that for the most part we take our ears, like so many other parts of our health, for granted. I think another reason why we are not careful about our ears is because it is rare to hear of someone having ear problems, so we figure we will not have any problems either.

I met someone with an unlikely story that changed my perspective of taking care of my ears. Like many other people I know, this person was careless when it came to ear health. She never cleaned out her ears or removed the wax that would constantly build up in her ear cannals, and she would never protect her ears when she spent a lot of time in the water.

To make a long story short, this woman with an it degree ended up losing hearing in both of her ears simply because she didn’t take care of them in everyday ways. Now, I know this story isn’t typical, but it also isn’t an isolated situation. I am writing simply to alert people to the importance of taking care of their ears on a regular basis.

Get in a for a physical and don’t let your physician pass by your ears without giving them a full check. And take care of your ears. Get regular cleanings and wax removal, and be careful with your ears especially if you spend a lot of time in the water or around really loud music. You might be surprised how much loud noise affects hearing.

Natural Health Remedies for Sinusitis

[DFR::453647343-6374-ss|align_left_1]It is getting colder this week as we are entering winter down under. I’ve been taking lots of natural health remedies to keep that cold and sniffle away. Sometimes it works and other days it don’t.

I’ve been taking some propolis for my dry throat and I think I need to increase my water intake to overcome that dryness in the mouth. A lozenge will be helpful though I think a glass of warm honey lemon helps a great deal. I was trying out the Galaxy Tablet PC one morning and started sneezing non stop for a few minutes! I felt like a cold was coming on![DFR::456367387-6374-ss|align_right_1]

Some people suffer from sinusities and they need to take certain precautions. Keep your sinuses clear to avoid developing sinusitis by following these simple steps:

Use an oral decongestant or a short course of nasal spray decongestant.
Drinking plenty of fluids to keep nasal discharge thin.
Avoiding air travel. If you must fly, use a nasal spray decongestant before take-off to prevent blockage of the sinuses allowing mucus to drain.
If you have allergies, try to avoid contact with things that trigger attacks. If you cannot, use over-the-counter or prescription antihistamines and/or a prescription nasal spray to control allergy attacks.

Allergy testing, followed by appropriate allergy treatments, may also increase your tolerance of allergy-causing substances. Always consult medical professionals for advice. Your doctor can always perform diagnostic tests to find out if you have sinusitis. Once the doctor is sure that you have sinusitis, you can be given a prescription that would help treat the nasal infection.

Natural Health Remedies for Dry Skin

Winter is coming soon and very soon, I would need to take some natural health remedies to prevent my skin from drying out. Though I haven’t had problematic skin, I need to take care during the change of season or else those pimples and patches will appear. Fortunately, with a facial skin care routine that meets your exact skin care needs you can be on your way to healthy, radiant skin tone.

Many people tend to have dry skin during winter and one of the great natural health remedies is the use of rosehip oil. Well, your skin is dry when it:

• Stings or burns when skin-care products are used
• Is easily irritated
• Sometimes appears red and inflamed
• Feels itchy, dry, rough and flaky

People with acne skin would need to make different choices and use different products. They should in fact read more reviews in the internet as there are many treatment out there. You can find accutane side effects and lots of others in the web. And to care for dry skin the natural way isn’t hard. Regular bath soaps clean well but are powerfully alkaline and irritating for both dry and sensitive skin. Clear soaps containing glycerin and alcohol may also be too drying. So, as an alternative of soap, dermatologists suggest a soap-free, sensitive skin cleansers. If your skin is very dry or sensitive, you may need to alternate a washable lotion with a sensitive-skin bar. After cleansing dry skin, apply a moisturizer that is light, hypoallergenic, preservative-free, all-purpose and water based. For extremely dry skin, moisturize with petroleum jelly or an oil-based lotion with 20 percent urea. After cleansing sensitive skin, apply a light, hypoallergenic, fragrance-free moisturizer.