How To Get Rid Of Annoying Body Problems

acne_600x450HOW TO GET RID OF ANNOYING BODY PROBLEMS (from Anne Harding, msn.com)

They may not be life-threatening, but hiccups, blisters, ingrown hairs and other body bothers can be painful, embarrassing and just plain annoying.  How do you get rid of them?

  • Waterlogged Ears: Tilt your head and find an angle that will let the water drain out. Holding a hair dryer a few inches from your ear can also dry up the fluid, but be sure to use the gentlest setting.
  • Hiccups: Well-worn remedies, like drinking a glass of water upside down or holding your breath, can help. Many of these cures actually seem to work by disrupting your breathing cycle in a way that allows the diaphragm to relax and stop its hiccup-causing spasms.
  • Dry Mouth: Drink more water. Chewing sugar-free gum or sucking on sugarless hard candy can also help. Reduce your caffeine intake, and if you smoke, quit. You can also try moisturizing rinses, sprays and gels.
  • Blisters: The best thing you can do for your blister is leave it alone!  Blisters can get infected easily, and this is why we don’t want you to pop them unless they are really big.  If you must pop a blister, make sure your hands are clean, use a sterile needle to let the fluid out, and don’t remove the flap of skin covering the blister.
  • Sneezing Fits: If you regularly have sneezing fits, you need to think carefully about when they happen and what you might be allergic to.  Dust, pollen and animal dander are the most common causes.
  • Stiff neck: Be aware of your posture. If you work in an office, make sure your desk, chair, computer keyboard and monitor are positioned to let you work comfortably.
  • Chapped Lips: Licking your lips can make it worse. Frequent applications of lip balm will shield the delicate skin of your lips and help them heal. Dermatologists recommend using a balm with built-in sun protection and staying away from ingredients such as eucalyptus or camphor, which can dry out your lips.
  • Charley Horse: A charley horse every now and then isn’t cause for concern.  Try eating more foods with potassium, like avocados and bananas.  Be sure you’re hydrating adequately before workouts, and fully warm up and cool down after each exercise session.
  • Foot or Hand Asleep: Moving your foot in circles or clenching and unclenching your hand should get rid of pins and needles fast.  Shifting position, not crossing your legs for long periods of time, and taking breaks to move around can all prevent you from having a body part fall asleep.
  • Ingrown Hairs: You can stop tweezing, shaving or waxing. Also, as you’re getting ready to shave, gently rubbing your skin with a warm washcloth in a circular motion may help prevent ingrown hairs.
  • Tickly Throat: Most of the time your throat will get better with home remedies like drinking plenty of liquids, gargling with warm salt water, sucking on lozenges and taking over-the-counter pain relievers like acetaminophen. Putting a humidifier in your bedroom can also help.
  • Dry Skin: If your dry skin is caused by environmental factors, using plenty of moisturizer and showering in lukewarm water (rather than hot) will make a big difference.
  • Bloating: Exercise might be the last thing on your mind when your stomach hurts, but a brisk 10- or 15-minute walk can do wonders.  If you don’t exercise, your intestines become sluggish, which can lead to cramping and constipation.
  • Pimples: If you try to pop a pimple the wrong way you’re liable to end up with a scar. To remove one properly, cover it with a hot, wet towel for three minutes. Then wrap your fingers in a tissue and gently squeeze the pimple from either side until the fluid runs clear. If it’s a blackhead and doesn’t come out easily, stop and try again later.

 

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