A round of golf or an outing at the beach may be a warm-weather treat, but even if you protect yourself from the sun’s rays, your skin can sometimes burn. A number of healing supplements that can relieve the pain and help prevent long-term skin damage are readily available.
The same family of viruses responsible for cervical cancer also causes warts. Luckily, warts are much less dangerous.
UTIs all come down to the same thing: an infection somewhere along the route that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. The infection is most likely bacterial, although fungi, viruses, and parasites can also cause a UTI.
A blow to the body with a hard object, a fall or other physical trauma will result in bruising or contusion. Bruises can range from a small, bluish mark, in the case of minor bruises, to large, black swellings in more severe cases.
The simplest form of acne affects around 90 per cent of adolescents, appearing as red or white pimples and blackheads that can leave temporary scars on the face, chest and back. More serious forms leave the face pockmarked. A rare form is fulminant acne, that combines fever with pain in the joints and muscles.
The main symptom of migraine is a severe headache, often accompanied by nausea or vomiting. A migraine can last from four hours to three days. The disorder generally starts around puberty and diminishes by middle age. Migraines are often related to menstrual periods or to specific foods. The condition affects more women than men.
If you have a sore throat, it’s quite likely you have a viral infection. Since only time can cure the virus, our self-help approaches focus on easing the pain.
Kidney stones are common, and 4 to 8 per cent of adults will suffer from kidney disease at some stage in their life. The incidence is two to three times higher in men, possibly because of their failure to drink enough water to ensure adequate rehydration after sweating. About 30 to 50 per cent of those who suffer one attack will have another.
They are the single most common skin complaint-and sooner or later, one in every ten people develops at least one. Though many warts disappear on their own, a variety of natural treatments can hasten healing for the millions of Americans who suffer from these unsightly blemishes.
Medically known as otitis media, middle ear infection mainly affects young children. The infection causes inflammation of the cavity between the eardrum and the inner ear. It tends to follow a common cold, as poor mucus drainage from the upper respiratory tract may provide an environment that is hospitable to microbes and allows them to thrive.
Modern science has proved what folk healers have long claimed: These bothersome and potentially serious infections, one of the most common health problems for women, can often be relieved with some of nature’s own remedies.
Like a little bullet that dams up your urinary tract, a kidney stone can stop you in your tracks and leave you writhing in agony. Stones can exist silently for years, but when a stone starts to move through one of the narrow tubes from the kidneys, the pain is so intense that women who’ve had attacks say it’s worse than the pain of labor.
Every time a part of your body meets a hard object, the impact smashes tiny blood vessels under your skin. Blood leaks out, pooling under your skin and leaving a black-and-blue mark.
Whatever the cause, a sore throat can make life unpleasant, particularly if you need to use your voice a lot. Fortunately, this ailment responds exceptionally well to natural treatments: Not only do they alleviate the pain and discomfort, but they also reduce throat inflammation.
This probably won’t soothe your frayed nerves after you’ve been up all night with a screaming child, but we’ll tell you anyway: Ear infections are extremely common, striking three out of four children at least once before age three.
There’s nothing worse than a painful fever blister, which always seems to appear just when you least want one. Fever blisters are caused by a herpes simplex virus similar to the virus that causes genital herpes.
In many cases, this digestive problem can be prevented with some simple lifestyle changes. But when heartburn hits-as it does daily for more than 25 million Americans-natural remedies can provide quick relief from the disorder’s fiery sensations.
Kidney stones can form anywhere along the urinary tract, generally for two reasons: because your urine becomes too saturated with salts (primarily calcium salts) that result in stones, or because your kidneys don’t make enough of substances like citrate that prevent stones.
Many people eventually become infected with the virus that causes the unsightly and painful lip blisters called cold sores. Using antioxidants, immune boosters, and especially the amino acid lysine, you’ll have the tools to inhibit the virus and help heal the inflamed skin.
Life’s already an emotional roller coaster without the added burden of diabetes, so you don’t always need to hold your disease responsible for your ups and downs.