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One of the most commonly used forms of symptomatic relief used by people with migraines and headaches is the application of heat and cold. Ice bags and gel packs are helpful, but they have drawbacks. They sweat and drip. They often don't stay warm or cold long enough.
I'm constantly on the lookout for products that heat or cool effectively and easily as well as products that work well and conveniently when traveling. When we were in Los Angeles in June for the American Headache Society's annual scientific meeting, Cyndi Jordan had a cooling device that I'd never seen before. It was called a Chillee, and you can see it in the image here. The two on the right are the Chillee.
Whether it was coincidence or divine intervention is up for speculation, but lo and behold, the Chillee was actually for sale in the hotel gift shop. What's more, it was on sale for half-price. Obviously, I had to have one! What was really fun is that the one I bought is purple, the awareness color fo...
What is atopic dermatitis?
It's a chronic, often long-lasting skin condition marked with itching, skin rashes, inflammation. Eczema is often substituted as a clinical term. The atopic dermatitis triad includes: eczema, asthma and allergies like hayfever (and when the term atopic dermatitis is used, we often mean the triad) and is is typically found in males. In atopic dermatitis the skin can get very itchy, inflamed, red, crusty and scaly and ooze fluid. It typically runs in families. Dry skin features prominently.
What causes atopic dermatitis?
First, let's make clear that it is not contagious . There seems to be hypersensitivity and a tendency to have itchiness stimulated easily. It is associated with stress as an instigator of recurrences. Clearly there is a relationship with allergies. It can be familial.
How is it typically treated?
Doctors will typically create a personalized treatment plan that may involve avoid...
Tension headaches, Migraine attacks, cluster headaches... People who suffer with any type of head pain tend to have one thing in common. Many of them find comfort and, sometimes, pain relief in the use of cold therapy. Some of us will go to great lengths to devise cold packs that cover the areas we want covered. The MigraCap may be the answer to the search for those who have wanted to pretty much cover their heads with ice. Features of the MigraCap Combines cold therapy with darkness. Made of Lycra and covers the whole head and eye area. The back of the cap extends down onto the neck. Gel packs cover the areas where pain relief is needed most: the forehead and eyes, above and in the area of the ears, the back of the head and upper neck. A hole has been left in the top so people with long hair can pull their hair through it rather than trying to stuff it into the Migra-Cap, which would reduce both comfort and effectiveness. Available in four colors, but all are lined ...
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