Interpersonal relationships can be very hard to keep on an even keel when you have dementia. The people you love - those closest to you - can get on your nerves for very real reasons known only to the dementia sufferer. Events around you can get on your nerves, too. This particular blog will center on my innermost feelings of impatience and how it is affecting my life today. I have always been patient before. Having taught for thirty-four years, I had to draw upon this patience often. But this patience seems to be eluding me now, and I think what I am feeling borders on meanness. I may be being too hard on myself. It may not be meanness that I am really feeling at times, but simply impatience itself. I will try to explain. Please understand that I have not spoken to anyone about these most inner thoughts...I'm hoping that by writing about them, I can give some dimension to them in order to understand them- and myself - better. " It is the individual who knows how lit...
I always get an ear ache (sometimes in both ears) preceding a migraine attack. My doctor seems puzzled by this. Is ear pain something that other migraine sufferers have complained about or is this an uncommon symptom?
Thank you! Andra .
No, an ear ache is not unusual during a Migraine attack. The trigeminal nerve (TN) become inflamed when a Migraine attack begins, and due to the position of the branches of the TN, that can cause various levels of pressure or pain in the ear, along the lower jaw, above the eyes, and along the sinus cavities. This illustration shows this well -- Pathways of a Migraine .
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Home Remedies Careful monitoring of the child's condition (watchful waiting) along with home remedies may be a viable alternative to antibiotic treatment for many children with a first episode of acute otitis media. However, in some situations parents should contact their medical professional immediately: Seek immediate medical attention for high fever, severe pain, or other signs of complications. Parents of infants should contact their doctor immediately if they have any fever, regardless other symptoms. Natural Remedies for Ear Aches Before antibiotics, parents used home remedies to treat the pain of ear infections. Now, with current concern over antibiotic overuse, many of these remedies are again popular. Parents can press a warm water bottle or warm bag of salt against the ear. Such old-fashioned remedies may help to ease ear pain. Due to the high risk of burns, ear candles should not be used to remove wax from ears. These candles are not safe or effective for treatment of AOM or other...
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