Pain relief can be available without a prescription. And for centuries, ointments, rubs and liniments have been applied to the skin over painful areas. The topical pain relievers have withstood the tests of time, yet sometimes people overlook their existence. Over time, three basic ingredients have prevailed: the menthol products, the herbal products and the capsaicin products. All are worth trying.
The menthol products give your skin a cold sensation by stimulating the cold sensors in the skin. Over the years, I have heard the best results with a product that delivers cold therapy called Biofreeze . Although the company who produces Biofreeze has a rather simplistic explanation about how it works , all you need to know is that it does work for many people. If you have not tried it, you might be pleasantly surprised when you do.
Topical herbal products utilize a variety of substances used in Eastern medicines . One product that is frequently mentioned by name is Tiger Balm ....
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
A snapping hip can cause deep groin pain, burning in the groin, or a popping/snapping sensation that can be quite painful. It often doesn't respond to conservative treatments like rest, stretching exercises, ultrasound, or anti-inflammatory drugs. The snapping can be caused by one of three injuries inside the hip. The most common cause is a layer of connective tissue that begins on the outer side of the hip joint and goes down to the shin may catch on the greater trochanter , a spot on the top of the femur that attaches several muscles. A snapping hip can also be caused by tears in the tissue in the hip joint or a tendon may catch and snap across the femoral head. Researchers have been looking at the most effective way to treat snapping hips, relieving the pain and increasing hip movement and range of motion. One study looked at the results of a 6-8 week program of hip stretching, however, it showed that only 36 percent of the patients improved without having to progress to surgery. Anot...
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