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, painful, craterlike ulcers in the lining of the mouth. They often occur two or three at a time, but it’s not unusual for 15 or more to appear at once. Canker sores are not contagious. They are very common, occurring predominantly among those between the ages of 10 and 40, especially women. Canker sores usually heal within two weeks, but they may recur. Although they pose no serious health threat, severe canker sores can make eating and talking unpleasant.</p>
<p><strong>Who Gets Canker Sores?</strong></p>
<p>People of all ages can get canker sores.</p>
<li>Small, painful, white or gray, craterlike, red-rimmed ulcers located anywhere inside the mouth, including th...
Mouth sores usually go away in 10 to 14 days, even if you don't do anything. They sometimes last up to 6 weeks. The following steps can make you feel better:
Avoid hot beverages and foods, spicy and salty foods, and citrus.
Gargle with cool water or eat popsicles. This is helpful if you have a mouth burn.
Take pain relievers like acetaminophen.
For canker sores:
Rinse with salt water.
Apply a thin paste of baking soda and water.
Mix 1 part hydrogen peroxide with 1 part water and apply this mixture to the sores using a cotton swab.
For more severe cases, treatments include fluocinonide gel (Lidex), anti-inflammatory amlexanox paste (Aphthasol), or chlorhexidine gluconate (Peridex) mouthwash.
Nonprescription medications, such as Orabase, can protect a sore inside the lip and on the gums. Blistex or Campho-Phenique may provide some relief of canker sores and fever blister...
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