1. Practice good hygiene. Keep your body clean, wash your hands
frequently and try to avoid touching the sores.
2. Take salt baths. This method can clean, dry and ease the pain
of blisters and sores. Mix a few tablespoons of salt in a shallow
3. Cool the affected area. Applying ice directly to the sores or
drying the area with a blow dryer on the cool setting can offer
4. Wear loose-fitting clothing. Loose clothing reduces
discomfort and promotes healing of the sores. Wear cotton, rather
than synthetic underwear.
5. Wear sun block. Keeping your skin protected can help prevent
the recurrence of HSV-1.
6. Urinate in a cool bath or shower. If you experience painful
urination, this process dilutes the urine and prevents burning the
7. Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water each day.
8. Practice abstinence when you are experiencing symptoms of
herpes. Help prevent the spread of herpes by avoiding sexual
activity when you are experiencing any symptoms, including
grandmother lives in Belgrade, Serbia.
She is 91 and still vacations in the mountains. She has knee pain, but it bothers her mostly
after walking up three flights of stairs to her apartment. What is her secret? She lives well, keeps a positive attitude,
exercises regularly, and eats an anti-inflammatory diet. And, by the way, she eats lots and lots of
sour cherries. Her legendary sour cherry
pita is one of my favorites.
have been a traditional folk medicine remedy for osteoarthritis for centuries. Today we know that cherries are rich in
antioxidants, including quercetin, vitamin C, and beta-carotene. Quercitin is a flavonoid that is believed to
be a particularly potent antioxidant.
Studies have shown that consuming 20 cherries per day may be as
effective as aspirin at relieving pain.
Other studies have shown that cherries may de...
Those of us who are using continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) may have already learned first-hand about the effects reported in a recent brief publication, Effect of Acetaminophen on CGM Glucose in an Outpatient Setting . Namely, acetaminophen and CGM don't play together very well.
Acetaminophen (also called paracetamol) is sold under the brand names Tylenol® and many others. It's an extremely commonly used OTC drug to treat pain and reduce fever, and is also an ingredient in many combination products. Serious side effects are rare, although overdoses can cause life-threatening liver failure. It's generally considered safe for use by people with diabetes.
Actually, the recent report's finding that acetaminophen screws up CGM is nothing new. One of the two major manufacturers of CGM describes the situation as follows:
Taking medications with acetaminophen (such as Tylenol® or Excedrin Extra Strength®) while wearing the sensor may falsely raise y...
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