Improvements with Technology over recent years has been nothing short of amazing. If you think back only 20 years ago a standard household would be lucky enough to contain one “colour” tv and if you were really wealthy a Sega console or game boy.
Today almost everything in your household has a screen, including your Fridge! if you so desire so it comes as no surprise that cigarettes have also dropped their analogue only approach and introduced their digital counter parts.
The great thing about electronic cigarettes is the e liquid that is used in them. Free from 99% of the cancer causing agents and other nasty chemicals that rage havoc on your skin. Choosing the best electronic cigarette kit can be a monotonou and even expensive task, but once you have found the kit you are comfortable with, vaping becomes a lot cheaper. The most important accessory for ecigs is the e liquid. Finding one that is as pure as possible will produce the best results for keeping your skin in check. I personally find that VG e-juice produces the best results which can be bought on online stores such as ichorliquid.co.uk
So if you are still smoking and finding it difficult to quit, I highly recommend giving electronic cigarettes ago. They are a lot more accepted now, so you wont be stared at on the street like you would have been a year ago. Stick with it, it does take time to adjust to the new cessation, but well worth it in the long run. On the bright side, you can use it in a lot more places than you can with cigarettes, plus you no longer smell off putting to those who do not smoke.
Back pain related to any condition including sciatic nerve pain is most painful experience altogether. Sciatica related back pain starts in the lower back generally radiates down to buttocks, back of thigh, leg and the foot. Many ask if sciatica is a disability?. The most disturbing part of sciatica is that the pain it causes is unbearable and it never stops. In fact, sciatica pain if not diagnosed properly increases with time and can make you unable to do any normal work, which ultimately leaves you bedridden. Sciatica affected patients most often feel numbness and a tingling sensation in their affected leg and foot, which compels you to mobilize the limb as if you try to move it and your pain will increase in no time. Therefore, you cannot walk, sit, and stand and sometimes even it troubles with the bowel movement. This could be very embarrassing and traumatic as well because sciatica often interferes with patient’s bowel movement as the pain generates from the pelvic region. If it does then you might not wait for a few minutes if you have to go to the toilet and if you are outdoor, accidents may happen. This is very annoying situation and this condition may appear from nowhere. It does not necessarily occur with unhealthy people or who does not maintain a routine fitness regime, but sciatica is such a problem that can happen to people who are fitness freaks. Often sportspersons, athletes and players complain about sciatica pain. This type of nerve condition can happen even during fitness workouts or routine exercising sessions. The most obvious reason for that is sciatic nerve, which being the longest nerve covers a wide areaof our body. Moreover, it is very sensitive and easily irritable nerve. Therefore, a little bit of negligence in daily chores may cause trouble and initiates the unending pain.
However, sometimes sciatica cures by self-healing process with time and adequate rest, the treatment of sciatica sometimes becomes upsetting because of improper diagnosis. There is no definitve answer on how sciatica can be cured Most people affected with sciatica do not realize the actual cause of their pain and numbness and immediately seeks emergency hospital admission, which often fails to provide slight relief from the pain, instead hands you a lump sum bill. The doctors can only prescribe you some heavy dosage of painkillers, which are useless to reduce the sciatica pain. Sciatica treatment needs time, patience and tolerance as the pain does not go away overnight. There are some forms of immediate relief for sciatica though.
Sometimes the doctors advise to rest the affected limb and do nothing for the time being. However, doing nothing may sometimes worsen the problem as the inflammation may cause swelling and water retention. Therefore, it is wise to try to move the affected leg even if moving hurts a lot. Apply ice pack three times per day. However, do not apply ice pack for more than 15 minutes at a stretch as it may stiffen the surrounding muscles and making the condition even worse. If your condition does not improve in 3 weeks then you must consult with an experienced chiropractor, who may provide you ultimate and permanent solution to your pain through some very simple exercises. However, some more complicated cases can only be resolved by surgery.
Dermatitis often creates a vicious cycle wherein due to eczema there is itchiness in your skin, leading to scratches, that swells up by becoming red and then you get bumps all over with crust that eventually peels off. I would know, I have it!
When the itching is unbearable, the rash gets irritated too perhaps with an added infection. It is important to know the reason behind the scratch, whether it is an allergy to any vegetable that you are peeling, or some chemical that you are coming in contact with at work. Irrespective of the different kinds of dermatitis that you are suffering from, you need immediate relief from them, and few general rules applies across categories.
The top ways to treat them with a little help from the kitchen:
Coconut oil contains moisturizing and anti-microbial properties that helps to lessen the redness, dryness and scaling in a few days. You need to apply some warm coconut oil on the infected areas to keep the skin soft.
Mix one cup of oatmeal with your lukewarm bath water and after soaking for 15-20 minutes take a bath. It reduces the itching, the rashes and the skin irritation and also keeps your skin well-moisturized.
Mix apple cider vinegar and water equally and with the help of a cotton ball apply on the infected skin, let it rest for some time and then wipe it off with a damp cloth. Repetition is required daily and for a few successive days to notice any positive difference. Oral consumption of this vinegar also helps.
Aloe Vera helps to retain the pH balance of your skin by relieving the itchiness and the skin irritation, containing anti-microbial and moisturizing properties. Therefore it’s widely used for treating dermatitis. Drinking aloe Vera juice keeps your skin healthy and glowing.
Vitamin E oil or lotions and creams containing the same provide relief from inflammation and controls itching. Consumption of sunflower seeds, wheat germ oil, corn and peanut butter also prevents eczema.
Honey has got antibacterial and antiseptic properties to prevent and control the inflammatory condition.
There are certain non-prescription allergy drugs (Antihistamines) like Cetirizine or Fexofenadine and Benadryl too which helps during severe itching, but since they contain sedatives, it is better to take it in bed time.
Soak in a bathtub neck down, filled with warm water mixed with household bleach in the proportion 151 l to 118 ml. But don’t overdo it, may be twice or thrice a week. The bleach bath reduces the bacteria related infections.
Again a non prescription cream which is normally hydrocortisone can cause some relief to the itch temporarily. Before moisturizing apply the cream to the infected area. If the reaction shows improvement, then you can use this cream more often to keep the flare under control.
Use a moisturizer for your full body immediately after bath especially to areas like the back and sides and the arms and the legs. Usage of lubricating creams if dryness persists is also helpful.
If you cannot avoid from scratching the wound, better cover the itchy area with a bandage and keep your nails trimmed. Wear gloves and sleep if need be.
If you put cool and wet compresses on your wounds, it is a soothing feeling and the redness and itchiness subsides too. After the wet compresses you can cover the wound with a bandage for prevention.
Always use soaps which are mild, non perfumated, without dyes, preferably medicated ones when taking a bath. Make sure that you rinse the soap off completely before patting dry.
If possible use a portable humidifier or attach it to the furnace to moisten the air inside the house. This is because the indoor air tends to get hot and dry and parches the skin especially the sensitive ones and hasten flaking and itching. But you need to keep the humidifier clean to prevent bacteria and fungi from growing and adding to the worry.
Irritation can be further reduced by avoiding tight, rough, scratchy and woollen clothing. To control excessive sweating wear appropriate clothes during summer or when exercising.
When you are stressed out and are completely under an emotional baggage, you will find that there is a rise in atopic dermatitis. You need to acknowledge them, understand that it is bad for you and thereby make an effort to work at them.
Intake of shark cartilage and zinc orally reduces inflammation. Another lotion can be made with the help of blueberry leaves and applied to the infected area. It’s a wonderful inflammation reliever.