Archive | December, 2016

wheezing

How to manage wheezing

Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound while inhaling or exhaling which is a symptom of an illness or other conditions. Wheezing can be caused by respiratory conditions such as lessened flow of air due to a narrow airways or congestion in the lungs. Generally, if there is difficulty breathing, there is a need to seek […]

heartburn

Caring for a heartburn

Heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest due to stomach acid returning into the esophagus or food pipe. The burning sensation is usually felt in the upper and central area of the chest, behind the sternum or breastbone. The sensation becomes worse when lying flat or on the right side. Symptoms of heartburn A […]

stinging nettle stings

How to deal with stinging nettle stings

A stinging nettle is an herbaceous perennial plant. Generally, it has herbal properties and grows back year after year. The leaves and stems are covered with brittle, hollow and hair-like structures. These hair-like structures act like a hypodermic needle when in direct contact with the plant. Chemicals flow through the hollow tubes and cause a […]

Swollen lip from bug bites

Bug bites are common especially during the spring and summer seasons. Insect bites causes irritation and allergic reactions such as a swollen lip. A reaction can be minor or can become a life-threatening condition which is called anaphylaxis. Symptoms Engorged bite marks Painful Swelling and burning sensation Red, swelling and a dark red center Development […]

Treating canker sores

Canker sores are small and shallow lesions that develops at the base of the gums or on the soft tissues of the mouth. Generally, they are quite painful and cause difficulty in eating and talking. Symptoms of canker sores The sores are round or oval with a white or yellow center and a reddened border […]

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