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Five Steps to Proper Foot Care

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Not many people realize how easy it is to come into contact with toenail fungus. You could easily get this from someone else if you have shared shoes or even walked barefoot where an affected person has walked. To keep your feet out of reach of fungal infections, it is important to properly take care of your feet.

In addition, you need to know that foot problems are sometimes the first sign of more serious medical conditions, including diabetes, arthritis, and nerve or circulatory disorders. The American Diabetes Association estimates that in the United States, one in five people with diabetes who seek medical care do so for foot problems. However, you can simply prevent many serious health problems by taking proper care of your feet.
Washing your feet is a must Be kind to your feet, as they are two of the most abused and often used parts of your body. Washing your feet properly will reduce your chances of getting toenail fungus and will help you keep your feet feeling fresh. You shou…

7 Amazing Herbal Remedies for Motion Sickness

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Everyone hates motion sickness. Most of the times, it comes unexpectedly and stays for a while. It can even come when you take a short trip by a car or boat. So it's wiser to take precautionary steps for the unexpected symptoms like nausea, dizziness or fatigue.

Herbal remedies can help in alleviating all these symptoms. Ginger, liquorice, cayenne, catnip and black horehound are known for their therapeutic qualities. So why not use the natural remedies for the advantage? All you need to do is to prepare a bag of natural medicine before the trip.
Valerian rootValerian root is known for its soothing effect. It gently sedates your nervous system when you’re anxious. It can also alleviate travel anxiety that causes motion sickness. Root tincture is more effective than a dried root infusion. It would also help you fall asleep when on the plane.
PeppermintPeppermint oils help in soothing your stomach. Have a cup of refreshing peppermint tea before the journey. You can also add a few drop…

Climbing the Pain Ladder: Understanding Pain Medications

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Managing chronic pain can be a confusing proposition for patient and physician alike. Because many medications are now available to treat chronic pain, it is usually a bewildering prospect for them to find out the most beneficial one. Some patients believe that jumping right to opioid medications is the best way to treat pain, and some would not ever take opioids no matter how intense their pain become. For doctors, a system was needed to fully wring the most pain relief from available analgesics.


To address this problem, the World Health Organization developed the pain ladder. This is a systematic approach to pain medications, their administration, and pain relief. It involves slowly increasing the amount of medications used, and it ends with the strongest opioids available. By working a patient up the pain ladder, doctors and patients can find the best cocktail that controls pain with the least amount of opioids used.

Learn about What are Analgesics.

Non-Opioid AnalgesicsNon-opioi…