Anyone who's ever had an asthma attack knows about the chest tightness and why it occurs. Yet what about the chest soreness that occurs the next day? Why does asthma causes chest pain?
The interesting thing to note here is there are no pain receptors in your lungs!!! The reason asthma causes pain is because asthma causes you to breathe the wrong way.
Confused? Allow me to explain with a pithy lesson on how we breathe. (To learn why we breathe click here )
Breathing is the process of moving air into and out of the lungs. Breathing is one of the few bodily functions that can be done either consciously (you control it) or unconsciously (without thinking of it). Unconscious breathing : Most of the time you don't think about breathing, yet you continue to do it. This is an important safety net for life, because if we had to think about breathing 24-7 we'd accomplish little and most life would cease to exist. Air goes into your...
<p><strong>What Are Canker Sores?</strong></p>
<p>Canker sores (also called aphthous ulcers) are small, shallow, painful, craterlike ulcers that appear on the moist tissues lining the inside of your mouth. They often occur two or three at a time, but it’s not unusual for 15 or more to appear at once. Unlike cold sores, canker sores are not contagious. They range from simple to complex, and occur predominantly in people between the ages of 10 and 40, especially women. Canker sores usually heal within two weeks, but they may recur. While they typically pose no serious health threat, severe canker sores can lead to malnutrition. Even simple severe canker sores can make eating and talking an unpleasant experience.</p>
<p><strong>Who Gets Canker Sores?</strong></p>
<p>People of all ages can get canker sores.</p>
Treatment - canker sores
How can you treat painful canker sores in your mouth?
The easiest home remedy is to apply hydrogen peroxide with a cotton swab on the canker sore (1 part hydrogen peroxide to 1 part water). Then dab a small amount of milk of magnesia on the canker sore 3-4 times a day. This is not only soothing, but it appears to help healing.
Another home remedy is to mix equal amounts of milk of magnesia and Benadryl Allergy liquid. Swish a teaspoonful of the mixture in your mouth for about 1 minute and then spit it out.
Other treatments for more severe cases include applying fluocinonide gel (Lidex) or chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash.
See also: Canker sores
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