Bloating, irritable mood, pelvic pain or pressure. All are common signs that your monthly period is coming soon. And for many women, this monthly visitor brings a VERY unwanted guest: genital herpes outbreaks. It may seem like insult to injury, but several studies have confirmed that the menstrual period is one of the most common triggers of a herpes outbreak - stress being the most common trigger. But you don't have to suffer with a full blown herpes outbreak with your menstrual period. If you can recognize and treat the outbreak within 6 hours, you can stop or shorten the outbreak. That's why is so important to be in tune with your body and KNOW what an outbreak feels like in its earliest hours. And why you MUST ask your doctor for a prescription that you can hold for use during an outbreak. For some, a herpes outbreak starts as a burning or tingling sensation, or a numbness or pain in the genital area (vagina, vulva, penis, scrotum) or buttocks. Others ...
The buttocks are another source of "excess" tissue for breast reconstruction. Although this might be the first place some of us think to go looking for extra padding, buttock crease transfer surgery is rarely done because of its complexity and high failure rate.
An oval section of skin, fat, and muscle is completely removed from the buttock and transplanted in the breast area. The tissue is shaped into a natural-looking breast and sewn into place. An additional implant may or may not be required underneath your own tissue to create the size of breast you desire. The scar is conveniently concealed in the buttock crease.
Buttock crease transfer surgery is technically difficult because blood vessels that keep the tissue alive must be cut and reconnected—with the aid of a microscope—to a new blood supply on the chest. The procedure can take up to twelve hours. If the newly connected blood vessels are damaged, the transferred tissue may not survive. In this case, the transferred tissue mus...
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
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