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Every time I shave my legs, I get itchy, red bumps. How can I get rid of them and how can I prevent them?
In order to take care of shaving-related irritations, it's important to know the underlying cause of inflamed bumps. Razor burn, which results from improper shaving techniques, can create a rash-like appearance that usually fades on its own after a few days. On the other hand, it's possible that those razor bumps are the result of ingrown hairs, which are also referred to as pseudofolliculitis barbae.
When shaving, make sure you use a gentle hand. If your problem is simply razor burn, you need to make a few adjustments to your shaving routine in order to reduce irritation and inflammation. To start, soften the hair by soaking your legs for several minutes in warm water. Invest in a moisturizing shave gel-soap doesn't cut it-and lather the shaving area completely. Let the lather sit on the hair for a minute before proceeding.
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Full Question: Now that allergy season is here, I have a headache everyday. I wake up with a headache and I go to bed with headache. I have had headaches since the age of 11. Therefore I know what type of headache I have. I take a 24 hr reactine everyday, but I still have to take Tylenol and Advil (I alternate between the 2) every 3 to 4 hours. It drives me crazy! What can I do more to get rid of these headaches? Thank you, Claudette. Answer: Dear Claudette; You say you know what kind of headache you have, but are you sure? Have you been diagnosed by your doctor? Allergies can certainly be a headache issue, but it’s also very common for people with Migraine to have more Migraines during allergy season. Whether you’re experiencing “allergy headaches” or Migraines, one thing is almost certain, that you need to stop taking Tylenol and Advil daily. Analgesics, whether prescription or over-the-counter, if taken more than two or three days a week, can compound the situ...
Chest pain is one of the scariest symptoms a person can have because the first thing we usually think of is a heart attack. Of course, any new chest pain should be considered a medical emergency and checked out right away. But once a heart problem has been ruled out, one of the possibilities your doctor may consider is costochondritis. Costochondritis ((kos-toe-KHON-dri-tis) is an inflammation of the cartilage that connects a rib to the breastbone (sternum). It is one of the most common cause of musculoskeletal chest pain. Symptoms: The two main symptoms of costochondritis are pain and tenderness in the chest wall, specifically where the ribs attach to the breastbone.
Pain – The pain of costochondritis is usually described as sharp and/or stabbing, but may also be dull, burning or gnawing. Often the pain gets worse when coughing or taking a deep breath. There may also be some difficulty breathing. The location of the pain can be on either...
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