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3 Dangerous Medicines for Children

downloadAside from the odd case of Munchausen by proxy syndrome (MBPS), no parent intentionally gives their child medicine that does more harm than good. Unfortunately, even the best of intentions can go awry and medicines which we assume to be safe turn out to be among the most dangerous of all. Parents of small children know to be vigilant about what they give their babies to ease illness, but sometimes we all need a reminder.

• Codeine is a pain reliever found in a lot of over the counter (OTC) and prescription medicines. It’s also used to treat coughs, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome and, occasionally, narcolepsy. It’s habit forming and is often used by teenagers as a recreational drug. It’s inadvisable to give any medicine with codeine in it to children under the age of two and to use extreme caution when administering it to children under the age of six. In certain instances, doctors may recommend codeine for young children, in which case you should pay strict attention to the dosages and instructions. Side-effects to watch out for include excessive

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How to Properly Use Herbal Medicine

Herbal-TreatmentAs with any medicines today, the proper use is always important to maximize its effect, while avoiding health risks. Even if herbal medicines are made up off natural ingredients from plants and herbs, it is still possible that our body will show adverse effects when used incorrectly. Here are some tips in how to properly use your herbal medicine to reap the benefits.

Tip # 1: Consult Your Health Expert

When it comes to using medicines, whether natural or synthetic, it is very important that you consult a health expert to avoid any problems with it. It is true that you can purchase herbal medicines in stores in your area and determining its use by just reading the labels alone; but you will never know how it will affect your body if you don’t know anything about its composition, or your body’s adaptability for the treatment for that matter.

A doctor or a licensed herbalist can accurately diagnose your health problem and come up with an herbal medicine that will get rid of it. They will subject you to

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Five Tips to Keep You Healthy and Happy During Winter

download (1)1. Wrap up warm: Sounds like common sense but in Traditional Chinese Medicine there are key areas you need to keep warm to avoid catching a cold. Keep your kidneys, knees, stomach and nape of your neck covered up as these are your most sensitive areas at this time of year and more susceptible to cold. This means that knees and lower backs can get sore, stomachs can get upset, and coughs and colds can be caught and may develop into more severe conditions like sinusitis or bronchitis.

TOP TIP: Try wrapping a scarf around your middle making sure to cover your kidney area and stomach when you feel cold instead of turning the heating up and see if you feel warmer. In Chinese medicine your kidneys are the centre of all energy and thus heat in your body and so this is a very effective way of keeping warm in the winter.

2. Soups, stews, and broths: In China it is believed that in order to stay healthy one must live in tune with the seasons, and in

How To Select A Sports Medicine Doctor

Although most people do not put very much thought or consideration into the sports medicine doctor they will visit, if you want to make your visits better than they’ve ever been before, taking the time to select the right doctor is a must. Choosing between the doctors that are available is not difficult to do, and will ensure that you are getting the proper treatments and remedies for all of your problems.

1. Ask Lots of Questions

With questions come answers, and when you’re trusting someone to take care of your health you should not remain quite! Make a list of questions that you want to ask the doctor so you will not forget anything. Compare the answers that you receive and this will ensure that you’re selecting a doctor who meets your standards.

2. First Impression

From the very first meeting with the doctor you should feel comfortable and content. That first impression really means something, and if you want to make the right choice then you will allow your first impression to guide you through the selection making process.

3. Friendly & Courteous

The staff at the clinic should be

Tips To Selecting The Right Acne Medicine

If you suffer from acne, then you are not alone. Every day, people try new acne medicine in the hopes that it will prove to be successful in ridding them of the redness, swelling and discomfort that goes along with the ailment.

The best way to correct this skin problem is to select an acne medicine that carries little or no side effects. Today, many conventional medicines carry side effects that are often worse than the ailment itself. When searching for an acne medicine, whether it be over the counter or prescription, make sure that you understand any potential side effects that may result from it’s use. It may be difficult to reason with an acne medicine designed to rid you of the discomfort and embarrassment of acne when it, itself, carries a possible side effect of irritation and/or a rash.

The best types of acne medicine will be those that are gentle to the skin and perhaps are even designed for sensitive skin. Always look for a product that is simple to use and understand. It should not promise instant results because, quite simply, there is no miracle cure for acne. There are, however, medications

Family Medicine Physician Jobs

If you are looking for a new job in family medicine than you are in the right place for advice and tips on how to accomplish the job search process and quickly be on your feet and in a new rewarding position. If you are starting to do a family medicine job search it can sometimes be overwhelming when you see so many locations, facilities and salary levels. It can be a tough decision to make just which ones to apply for let alone interview for and select.

We highly recommend you find a physician recruiter that has many years of expertise that can help you make the right decision. They usually have valuable resources and contact information that will quickly get you up and running. To specific high level recruitment firms your career is more than a piece of paper.

They will help you find the right job by helping you through a series of questions to ask yourself such as:

How is the education in the area?

How do they rate?

What are the prices of the homes in the area?

What kinds of family friendly sites are their to

Tips for Giving Medication to your Baby or Toddler

Occasionally, babies and toddlers need medication. This can be a challenge for some parents. The following tips may help:
If you blow gently on a baby’s face, he or she will blink and swallow
Try using a straw so your toddler can sip up the medicine
Give an ice block to your toddler before giving the medicine – it will numb the taste buds
Have something to give your child after the medicine that he or she likes – a reward
Get your toddler to hold his or her nose – it will reduce the sensation of taste
If you use a syringe, syringe the medicine onto the inside of the cheek – there aren’t any bitter taste buds there
Remember to shake the bottle well before you give the medicine
Of course, when giving medication it is always important to remember safety as well.
Only give medication to the child it’s prescribed to
Never mix medicine with milk in a bottle – your child may not finish the bottle
Always finish the course of antibiotics – it reduces the emergence of resistant bugs
Always replace the cap and make sure it’s tightly screwed on
Don’t refer to

Treating Allergies With Environmental Medicine

Like conventional allergists, environmental-medicine doctors place a premium on environmental control. Doctors preach having at least your bedroom as an oasis. You want a place where you can get a good night’s sleep because that will often be enough to give you good health through the day when you are exposed to those things you react to. You have to reduce the total load.

Like conventional allergists, environmental-medicine doctors also use drugs and immunotherapy. However, for them, the balance is heavily tipped on the side of immunotherapy. However, for the, the balance is heavily tipped on the side of immunotherapy.

Still, drugs are sometimes a necessary evil, especially when the pollen is so thick that you can barely see out of your car windshield. On those kinds of days, anyone who is pollen-sensitive is going to have symptoms. That is why you need oral medications or inhalers.

Environmental medicine’s approach to allergy shots is similar to that of conventional medicine. By taking a little “hair of the dog that bit you,” you gradually retrain your immune system to tolerate substances that set it off. If you are lucky, the effect is permanent and you

How to Stay on the Safe Side in Using Herbal Medicines

Herbal medicines are now being used as one of the methods for curing health-related problems in modern societies. In fact, herbal products from credible companies today are also manufacturing and distributing those that address other concerns, like cosmetics, weight loss, dietary supplements, and so on.

Despite the popularity of this alternative healing method, we can never deny the fact that we are often plagued with doubts when someone asks us to give it a try. Even if we are showered with testimonies about the benefits of using herbal medicines, we can never be too sure about it since your health is on the line when the risks are concerned.

If you want to determine if an herbal medicine is safe for you, then here are some quick tips that will help you answer this question without putting your body at risks.

Tip # 1: Consult Your Health Expert

Before you make use of herbal medicines for your health concerns, you might to consult an expert to determine if it’s beneficial to your body or not. In truth, assorted herbal products are being sold in markets today without the need of a prescription to purchase.

Tips to Help You Manage Your Diabetes

Diabetes is a very serious, life-threatening condition that must be managed almost constantly all your life. In fact, you should consider it as a new way to spend the rest of your life. One way to do that is to find tips to help you manage your diabetes, with your doctor’s approval, of course. In this article, we provide many tips to help you manage your diabetes

Regardless of how long you have had diabetes, there are always going to be questions that need answers and diabetic supplies and medications that you will need. You will want to keep up with the latest diabetes education, research and tips as there might be something new that you can use.

My mother was diagnosed with diabetes a few years age. She had to give herself insulin shots. Be sure you practice good personal hygiene, paying particular attention to your feet. If you use diabetes foot cream on the bottom of your feet and on your heals, it should help keep them from cracking and becoming sore. Put foot powder between your toes.

Being overweight only added to Mother’s health problem. So control your weight and if over

Tips On Getting Your Child To Take Medicine They Hate

As a parent you hate it when your kids are sick. We want them to get better as quick as possible, and of course usually the quickest way is with antibiotics or medicine of some kind.

Where the problem comes in is when your child does not like their medicine and does not want to take it. While you of course will give your child what the doctor prescribes but don’t be afraid to ask about the taste and if you have a child that struggles to take a certain kind of medicine see if their is an alternative.

Yes we can force feed them their medicine but it is unpleasant for everyone and if your child gets upset enough they will just throw it back up anyway. Plus unless you are extremely proficient at this you may waste doses.

Anything you can do for your child to make it easier for them to take their medicine will get them healthier quicker and save you and them from some miserable moments.

I have found with liquids that don’t taste good that if I have a drink ready with something sweet it seems to help,

Getting Your Medicine Cabinet Together

Normally the last refuge of chaos, a medicine cabinet doesn’t have to be a house of horrors filled with expired medications and ghastly gastro aids. In fact, I’ll bet you could purge and organize your medicine cabinet in 15 minutes or less. So set the timer and let’s go!

Top 5 Tips for Medicine Cabinets

TIP #1 – Check the expiry dates. Always check the expiry dates before taking or applying products. Highlight the expiry date so it stands out better. All out-dated products can be taken to your local pharmacist for proper safe disposal. DO NOT DUMP THEM DOWN THE TOILET OR POUR THEM DOWN THE SINK as modern water treatment plants are not fully designed to deal with medication disposal.

TIP #2 – Organize and toss old outdated toiletries and make-up. If your not sure how old it is or what it’s for – TOSS it. All unopened, unused items can be donated to your local shelter. Don’t keep items “just in case.” You know what you like and use – so stick to it.

TIP #3 – Keep the first aid basics on hand: bandages, tweezers, first aid manual, lavender essential

Medicine Ball Exercise Tips

Medicine balls are excellent tools for losing weight. Unfortunately, many people do not exercise with them properly, opening themselves up to possible injuries. They also risk not achieving the toned physique they’re seeking. Lucky for you, I have a few tips that will get you on the fast track to putting your medicine ball to proper use.

One of the best ways to use your medicine ball effectively is to employ it during abdominal workouts. Simply holding the ball over your head while doing crunches will add a little more resistance training to your workout. Resistance training, when done properly, builds muscle, and muscle requires more calories to maintain, even at rest.

You can also work the medicine ball into your regular arm exercises. Instead of a dumbbell, hold the ball in the palm of your hand, with the palm facing up, and lift your arm upwards. Hold for a second and then simply bring the ball back down to your original starting position. Do a good number of reps, say 3 sets of 12 reps. This exercise will effectively work your entire arm.

Medicine balls can be used to work your thigh muscles as

Eight Tips for Taking Your Arthritis Medicines Safely

Most people who have arthritis take a medication for it. Even if it’s not a prescription drug, they may take supplements or herbal remedies.

The problem is that many people who suffer from arthritis also take medications for other conditions as well. And this can make it very confusing and perplexing when trying to keep track of things.

Here are eight tips to ensure you don’t make mistakes with your medicines:

1. When you go to the doctor, write down the names and dosages of your medicines so your doctor can keep track of what you’re taking. This can head off any potential drug interactions or drug side effects. There is nothing more frustrating for a doctor or nurse than taking a medication history and having the patient say, “Well, I take the blue pill for my blood pressure… and the pink one for my diabetes… and the green and white one for my arthritis…”

2. When you pick up your medicines at the drugstore, touch base with your pharmacist and ask him or her if what you’re taking makes sense and if there are potential problems. You can even schedule a medicine audit.

Taking Prescription Drugs Abroad

It would be a bitter pill to swallow if you went on holiday to a foreign country and had all your luggage and medicine lost. Would you know what to do? If your wellbeing or your life depends on taking regular doses of your medicine then you can’t afford to take any chances when travelling.

It can be baffling trying to organize taking your prescription medicines abroad with you. One important tip is to always carry the medicines in your hand luggage with your travel documents, money, and other important items (it’s not a good idea to take out the doses you’ll need during the flight and pack the rest in your luggage!) Keep all the medicines in your hand luggage for the duration of the journey in case your checked luggage is lost or misdirected. The medicine should always be kept in its original bottle or package, with the label affixed showing your name, prescribing doctor, and dosage information.

A little preparation before you leave will lessen the need for panic if the worst should happen – and also avoid you missing a dose. Most medicines should be available at pharmacies abroad, but be aware

Tips For Giving Meds to Kids

Sometimes a child needs to be administered some medicine, but often kids are unwilling to take it. The following is a list of tips for giving meds to kids:

Tip one: Don’t tell them it is candy. If you do, you run the risk of your child overdosing on the medication, or wanting it when they are not feeling ill. Lying to your child is not a good idea, so make sure that you give them medication under no false pretenses. It is best to let them know that they are sick, and that it will help them to feel better.

Tip two: Make it easy to get in. One of the problems with medication is that it can be difficult for the child to take; a child is not easily able to swallow a pill. So, choosing chewable tablets, or liquid medication can really help. For infants younger than six months, a syringe or calibrated eyedropper does well. For older, choose a method that will work for them.

Tip three: Choose medicine that appeals to them. If your child does not like cherry flavoring, don’t try and give them cherry medication. Most medicines come

Breast Cancer Prevention Tips

According to the National Cancer Institute, the odds for women being diagnosed with breast cancer worsened in the last 30 years, rising from 1 in 30 to 1 in 8. Although breast self-exams and mammograms provide good tools for screening and diagnosis, a science-based alternative medical paradigm called Functional Medicine offers hope for prevention of the disease.

Functional Medicine traces causes of diseases to nutritional deficiencies, environmental toxins and bodily imbalances, among other factors, and both helps patients to prevent health problems by correcting underlying problems in those factors and to treat diseases without surgery or drugs.

Screening Vs. Prevention

Breast cancer screening is not prevention. It is early detection, which helps those who have developed breast cancer to discover it early enough to treat it before it becomes deadly. Prevention means helping you not develop the disease at all. Fortunately, research provides numerous indicators of positive steps you can take to avoid getting breast cancer in the first place.

Four Key Breast Cancer Prevention Factors

First, you should eat an anti-cancer diet high in fiber and rich in vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, deep-water fish, garlic and plenty of water. Such a diet

Sports Medicine Kit


Physical activity always involves the risk of major injuries, minor injuries and illness. This proves to be true for the sports persons and athletes, who involve themselves in physical activity involving aggression in an extremely competitive environment.

Experts opine that after an in-depth study and preparation in advance one will be able to face any contingency or injury that may arise.

The Components

Under this head we have discussed about the basic items to be carried in the sports medicine kit.

First-Aid Requirements

The sports medicine kit of players belonging to different categories consists of many items which form is found in the first aid kit.
Some of the items which are found in the sports medicine kit and the first aid kit are:

*A bag for a sports medical trainer.
*Crepe bandages
*Eye pads
* Triangular bandages
* Gauze swabs
* Melolin dressing
* Smelling salts
*Hot/Cold packs which are reusable.
* Sterile saline
* Insulating tape
* Elastic adhesive bandages
* Anticoagulant spray meant for blood clotting.
* Cotton wool
* Sterile suture strips
* Wound washes
* Savlon /antiseptic cream
* Scissors
* Antiseptic wipes
* Tweezers

Health Benefits Of Camphor

Every time we hear about camphor the first thing comes in everyone’s mind is that this is an important ingredient used in Indian households for religious ceremonies. In general, it is a waxy, flammable product with a strong odor. You can use this product in various ways like in religious ceremonies, in the form of essential oil, as a room freshener or in many other ways.

This is well-known for spreading positivity because it has a strong healing power. It is made from the wood of the camphor tree. Apart from this, it also has some health benefits which are lesser known and is as follows.

Digestive problem: If you or any of your known one suffering from the gas or a digestion problem so nothing is much better than the camphor. It helps you to get relief from a digestive problem like diarrhea, gastroenteritis.

Inflammation: It has vast anti-inflammatory properties which make it useful in various ointments or oils. You can apply camphor oil on the affected area and it will reduce the pain, itching or swelling as well. It helps to get relief from a pimple and acne as well. But one of

The Facts About Discount Medicine Services

The rising costs of prescription drugs can create huge obstacles for those who depend on their medications. Many major pharmaceutical companies are acknowledging this problem by offering assistance. However, these programs are restrictive and do not cover all patients. Discount medicine prescription cards and online services are often the only way to go for some consumers. Before signing up, there are some facts that you need to understand in order to gain all the benefits of these programs.

Is it Applicable to All?

Some pharmaceutical programs restrict access to those who have certain health plans or are in a certain income bracket. Others require customers to be over or under a certain age to qualify. A true discount medicine plan or site doesn’t have these restrictions. Some programs allow anyone to sign up or log in.

FDA Approved Medications

For the most part, you are not going to get name brand medications from these services. However, you will get FDA approved alternatives. Some consumers worry that the pills received from discount medicine stores online will not work as effectively or are manufactured in countries that do not comply with FDA standards. Yes, some online