Does a Sun Poisoning Actually Burn Your Skin?

One thing that a lot of people wonder about sun poisoning is whether or not they actually burn your skin. In the summer months, after stepping outside it can sometimes be easy to believe that you’re cooking alive. After stepping inside from a long day in the sun, you’re usually a little pink if you used sunburn protection, and if not, it’s easy to become bright red all over. Almost everyone experiences a sunburn or even sun poisoning before they get into their teen years, and usually it’s much sooner than that, so what exactly is going on when you skin gets a sunburn?

Although most people are willing to take the risk of a sunburn in order to spend a day doing outdoor activities, most don’t actually know what’s happening to their skin. When your body tans while being in the sun, it’s actually a natural way of protecting itself. The darker your skin complexion is, the harder it is to receive a sunburn.

Think of the sun poisoning as your body’s way of healing itself from the damage caused by the sun’s ultraviolet light. These UV rays from the sun are so strong they can burn through your skin and kill the cells underneath. Though your body protecting itself is a good thing, it becomes a problem when you receive too much sun in a short amount of time. It’s a good idea to learn how to properly apply sunscreen to your body so that you can have an extra layer of protection when it comes to these harmful UV rays.

So even though it sounds as though you skin is being burned, the sun poisoning isn’t actually you skin being burned. It’s more correct to think of the process as a layer of your skin dying. Most people also think that you only receive a tan after your skin has been burned. This isn’t true, as your skin actually begins to tan as soon as the sun touches it.

Double Chin Exercises – What Causes it?

If you are upset at looking at your double chin in the mirror every day, you might be wondering “Why me?”. While it’s little comfort knowing you’re not alone, once you know the common causes, you can address them with some double chin exercises and simple diet changes to fix the problem.

Let’s attack the elephant in the room first – can a double chin be caused by genetics? The simple answer is… it’s possible. Thing is there isn’t much you can really do to change your genetic makeup. But you can take precautions. If there’s a history of people in your family having a double chin, then there’s a good chance you’ll be prone to the same thing.

That means it’s a good idea not to wait too long before you start being careful with your diet and doing some kind of double chin exercises, because it’s much easier to nip the problem in the bud than waiting until you’ve developed a double chin and then trying to get rid of it.

What About Posture?

One of the biggest factors in getting rid of a double chin is related to your posture and how you hold yourself. You can see the difference when you look at the tabloid favorites, singers and movie stars when they walk down the red carpet. You’ll notice they always have specific poses they’ve perfected for when they are in front of the cameras. That lets them show off their best angles in every picture.

The habit of having bad posture is hard to get out of. All habits are hard to break. But it’s like regularly practicing your double chin exercises, if you are consciously aware of how you are sitting or standing, and start to correct your posture every time you remember to, you can minimize the size and definition of your chin quite well.

Of Course, Weight Is A Factor

While not everyone who struggles with a double chin is overweight, it can be a big factor for many of us. And unfortunately, sometimes your chin seems to be the first place those extra inches start to make their appearance. And it’s not like everyone who’s carrying extra weight has a double chin either. But if you do have a few extra pounds you could get rid of, starting a program of double chin exercises and eating a lower fat, higher protein diet can work wonders for your appearance and your entire well being.

It doesn’t really matter what has caused your double chin, there are ways you can avoid cosmetic surgery if you’re happy to take the simple steps needed to get rid of the problem once and for all.

Have a Blood Blister? 6 Precautions You Should Take

There are plenty of steps to help you prevent your next outbreak, but there are also many things you need to be aware of when you currently have a blood blister. If you currently have a fever blister, there are certain precautions you should take to prevent further problems. You want to minimize any chances of re-infection, and you want to start the healing process as soon as possible.

1. Throw away your toothbrush
Once your blisters go away, you should throw away your toothbrush. This is because the germs on toothbrushes can actually re-infect you, causing the development of more cold sores. Other things that touch your face/mouth on a regular basis should be tossed or cleaned thoroughly. For example, face towels should be cleaned thoroughly, with bleach if possible.

2. Avoid contact with others while infected
While you have cold sores, even if you are using a blister treatment, try to avoid direct skin-to-skin contact with other people. You do not want to spread your virus, and if you don’t already know, herpes is extremely contagious. Avoid kissing people, or even touching their face. Warn people of your virus, and try to do all you can to prevent its spread.

3. Try to isolate the problem
If left alone, blisters will often spread, getting worse and worse. You should try to limit the infection to the sores you have already. To do this, I recommend applying ice to the affected area several times a day. If you can, do it for 5-10 minutes every hour. If that’s not possible, shoot for at least 5 times per day. The ice will help heal existing sores, and cut off the spread of future blisters.

4. Eat well
Certain foods are proven to trigger outbreaks. If you already have an outbreak, eating these foods will only worsen the situation. These foods are: chocolate, whole wheat, peas, nuts, grains, fatty foods, acidic foods, and salt. You don’t have to completely eliminate these from your diet, but it’s a good idea to at least decrease your consumption.

5. Get healthy
A lot of the time fever blisters are caused by illnesses, such as fever (hence the name). If you are sick, try to get healthy. This will help your cold sores heal quicker. Generally, eating well and staying in shape will help you stay healthy and avoid illnesses. Also, exercising regularly helps because you sweat out toxins that are in your body.

6. Avoid prolonged sun exposure
Prolonged exposure to the sun is linked to the triggering of cold sores. If you have a sore, or have in the past, try to avoid sun exposure. If you must stay outside for a long time on a hot day, use sun block on the affected area. SPF 15 or higher works best. Be careful, though, as some sun screens will actually worsen the blisters, especially if your skin has a negative reaction to it. Use sun block brands that you have used in the past and know you’re not allergic to.

What to Do If You Suspect You Have a Blue Waffle Infection

If you think you might have a blue waffle infection, you’re probably quite desperate to solve the problem. However, when you’re dealing with this infection, like any other infection, there is a specific sequence with which you’ll need to tackle the problem. In this article, we look at what that sequence is, so that you can take appropriate action.

Get Tested

The infection can mimic all kinds of other diseases and disorders, and there’s no way to tell whether you have a blue waffle unless you get tested for it.

The good news is that the test for infections is simple and painless, and simply involves taking a fluid sample, which your doctor will then send for analysis.

Get Treatment

Once your doctor has confirmed that you do indeed have a blue waffle disease, the next step is to get treatment for bacterial vaginosis.

Treatment for the condition usually includes an antibiotic, which will help to bring the ‘bad’ bacteria overgrowth back in check. You should know, however, that because the infections are treated with antibiotics, there is a possibility that you will develop a yeast infection once the antibiotics start to work. Try to counteract this, by eating live culture yoghurt, or taking an acidophilus supplement, to replenish the ‘good’ microbial flora in your vagina.

Special Considerations

There are a few things you will need to take into account, if you need to seek treatment for a blue waffle. First, there’s growing evidence that vaginal treatment can be dangerous for pregnant women, so if you’re pregnant, and suffering from a infection, your doctor will almost certainly recommend oral treatment.

Then there’s the fact that both vaginal and oral treatments do have side effects, some of which are unpleasant. Make sure you discuss these with your doctor, so you’re aware of what to expect before you start treatment for a blue waffles infection.

Another important consideration, when you’re seeking treatment, is that most of the medications prescribed to treat the problem cannot be taken with alcohol. That means that for the duration of your treatment, you will need to abstain from drinking.

Some of the vaginal treatments contain oils, which can weaken condoms and diaphragms, so make sure that you take extra precautions when having sex!

The Good News

The good news is that blue waffle infection is not a serious problem, in the vast majority of cases. It can be triggered by anything that allows the bacteria naturally in your vagina to multiply too much, but it’s generally very easy to treat.

Many women don’t even know that they have a blue waffle too, since it’s often present without any symptoms. It’s worth asking your gynaecologist to check, however, if you have a this infection when you have a routine check up, since it can cause problems if you get pregnant.

When to Choose Natural Remedies for Tonsil Stones

If you are hesitant or even downright scared at the thought of going through surgery for your tonsil stones, you’re not alone.

Statistics show that surgery can be extremely risky, and the recovery process is slow and painful, especially for adults.

Luckily, there are natural alternatives that can cure your tonsil stones for good. These natural methods are much less intrusive than surgery and are virtually pain-free.

The first natural method that you can try is to use a clean toothbrush to dislodge and loosen the stones from the back of your throat. A water pick or Q-Tip will also work very well. If you have a strong gag reflex, you may want to try another method.

Another method is to gargle with salt water twice a day. You can mix in some aromatherapy elements like mint or lavender as well. This will help to loosen the stones as well. A medicine dropper can be used to suck the stones out if they are small enough.

Once your tonsil stones have been removed, you want to make sure you prevent them from coming back. A daily gargle with salt water will help, as will brushing your teeth twice a day (something you should be doing anyway).

Your diet plays a large role in whether your tonsil stones will come back. These small stones are deposits of bacteria, calcium and food that build up over time. Eating foods with too much calcium can cause these stones to return again and again.

Limit the amount of dairy products you consume, and increase your intake of fruits and vegetables. Celery and cucumber are believed to be two of the best vegetables to consume in order to prevent tonsil stones from re-occurring. Some foods can make your condition worse, such as sugar, caffeine, and processed foods.

Drinking plenty of water and eating more of the Japanese herb, Wasabi, will help to prevent stones from coming back. These are all small steps you can take, and they don’t require huge lifestyle changes. Eating more fruits and vegetables will improve your overall health, and drinking more water will keep your skin healthy and hydrated.

Finding natural remedies are usually preferable over expensive and risky surgery or drugs. These should only be used as a last resort. It’s important to get an accurate diagnosis before you try any sort of self-treatment. Ask for your doctor’s input and get their opinion and recommendation as well.