These Triggers Flare up Rosacea

By Abby Logiste
on May 03, 2019
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Treat Rosacea Flare ups Naturally

Skin Sensitivity and Rosacea 

The most annoying part about flare-ups is that even when they are gone or look better you dread that they will find a way to come back. Rosacea  is a problem that affects nearly 20 million people that is far from just the blush it is mistaken as. It causes the skin to be overly sensitive and leave a red-tinted flush that remains for hours. It is a chronic type of inflammation that primarily shows on the face due to dilated capillaries that can remain red longer with every flare-up. For some, bumpy blemishes, itching, stinging and thickening of the skincare additional complications that are coupled with rosacea. While your parents genes play a strong influence, rosacea can be controlled by avoiding common triggers. 

 

What Your Skin Routine Shouldn't Include

One of the first things most people look at changing when they are suffering from a skin issue is adjusting their skin routine. Of course, this is an excellent start, but it is important to remember your skin is extremely sensitive and the last thing you want to do is be overzealous. Certain products, especially exfoliants and astringents, will be harsh on the skin and are best avoided when you notice they are turning your face red. Abstaining for harsh sulfates and opting for gentler or natural cleansers will make difference. Exfoliants may still be used, but remember, you want to seek those that are gentle and do not irritate the skin. The same applies for body cleansers and products like lotions and perfumes containing fragrance and alcohol.

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Is it Your Makeup?

We wash our face to get rid of all the grime and dirt that accumulates throughout the day. Making sure all your makeup is thoroughly removed will help. Completely changing the brand of makeup you use can also help in the event it is the makeup itself that it causing the triggers if you are allergic to it. If you suspect you are allergic, it is best to keep track of your symptoms when you wear makeup, and what happens when you do not for at least two weeks. 

Don't Let Stress Get the Best of You

It is amazing -- in a not so good way -- what stress can do physically and mentally. When you are under a lot of stress your body releases chemicals as a way to help deal with the stress. These chemicals can affect your skin when there is too much, and a lack of it can to the same (when you are burned out). It is all about keeping a balance and refraining from stress.

Consider What You Are or Aren't Consuming

The body is a funny thing. What affects one person may not affect the other so it is hard to completely rely on the methods of what worked for one person. A sad, but excellent example is food. Flare ups can happen for some who consume something that activate the unwanted response, often because you are allergic to it. The opposite affect can happen as well with not eating enough of a nutrient, plummeting the immune system, which causing an immune response to occur. The only true way to determine your issue would be to test either or both out to see if food, or a lack of a certain food, is causing your problem.  Baltic Amber Necklace - Luxury Baltic Amber Necklace Arthritis Raw Polished 19 Inch Teen Adult

Treating Your Rosacea

It is hard for many to find something that can lessen their flare-up attacks with rosacea or eliminate it. One of the best things a person that has it could do is to keep away from as many chemicals as possible. This is crucial because most with rosacea have sensitive skin. Baltic Essentials Amber can treat problems with rosacea naturally without any side effects. Reaping the benefits of amber is as simple as wearing it if you want to see results. Amber, made from succinic acid, is a potent anti-inflammatory agent that can reduce inflammation from the source within the body when it warmed by the body and carried to the bloodstream. The redness also caused from inflammation is reduced and itchiness is relieved thanks to Amber's analgesic properties. Baltic Essentials Amber starts working from within moments after it is worn. It will not take long until you notice the difference.

Seven Natural Remedies for Acne

By Abby Logiste
on May 03, 2019
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Heal Acne Naturally

 How can I Banish Pimples?

It is tough to say there is a single product out there that can completely get rid of pimples because what works for one person may not work for another. When it comes down to it, getting clearer skin has little to do with following the exact routine a person follows – it is all about experimenting. Still, there is a reason why there are certain skincare routines and treatment options that work for a handful of people. It may help reduce excess oil production or it could stop unwanted bacteria in its tracks.

If traditional acne products are not working as well as you would like them to, here are a few natural remedies you could try to treat acne on your own.

1 - Clay Masks

Clay masks (bentonite, kaolin, rhassoul) are beneficial for those looking to have great skin due to its powerful absorbing powers that gets red of toxins, bacteria, sebum, blackheads, whiteheads, and dead skin. While doing this, it also delivers oxygen and circulation to the face. As it gets rid of things we do not want on our face, clays are filled with minerals that are transferred to the skin for the body to use (many of which we are deficit in).

2 - Exfoliate

Exfoliating the skin, at least weekly, will help remove debris and dead skin on the surface of your skin. The key in using the right exfoliator is choosing the correct level of abrasion based on your skin type (sensitive, normal). For example, a gentle exfoliant like oatmeal is perfect for those with delicate skin, and a mineral based exfoliate such as sea salt will yield the best results for those with normal to combination skin. Honey, coconut oil, and kefir are excellent bases to blend with the exfoliant of your choice due to their healing and bacteria fighting properties.

3 – Garlic

Garlic is nature’s incredible antibacterial that can help stop pimples when it is eaten or applied on the affected area. If you decide to use it topically, slice a portion of the clove thinly to get to the juice before placing it on the problem area. Alternatively, you may blend the garlic clove. Be sure to keep it on your skin for at least 10-30 minutes.

4- Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider may not smell appealing, but what it can do for the body, inside and out, makes up for it. You can drink it or apply it directly to the spot you wish, and be sure to dilute it with water to find the best solution that works for you. While it is a powerful anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, apple cider is equally refreshing. Raw, unfiltered apple cider is suggested because it is filled with the most nutrients. It can be used as a spot treatment when you are breaking out or as an overall toner for the face after cleansing.

5- Cornstarch

Many would not think that cornstarch is not good for anything other than cooking, but it is a splendid natural remedy that is soothing and gentle. It is ideal for those struggling with irritation and redness. Cornstarch may be used as a face mask or added only to areas of concern. It should be left on for at least 15-20 minutes, but it is safe enough to leave on overnight to see an incredible change.

6 - Egg Whites

Adding egg whites to your skin routine is sure to make a difference in not just helping fight pimples, but improving the overall texture and appearance. This cheap facial mask will even help decrease oil, the appearance of pores, and draw out any impurities. In order to achieve the best results, you should leave it on your skin until it is completely dry (as evidenced by a tight face). Here’s another bonus: you will notice an amazing glow after you wash it off.

7 – Hazelwood

Acne is caused from things such as excess debris, a lack of nutrients or an internal imbalance which results in inflammation. Knowing how acne is started and fixing the problem is what will clear your skin long-term. Baltic Essentials Hazelwood can help cure acne naturally because it is capable of helping the body restore itself to its rightful pH and promote a healthy GI system. The hazelwood also helps fight inflammation and irritation when it comes in contact with the skin. Flareup’s may very well be a thing of the past when wearing Baltic Hazelwood, not only as an accessory, but as a secret weapon.

Treating Diabetic Neuropathy Pain

By Abby Logiste
on April 30, 2019

Treat Neuropathic Pain

Living with Diabetes 

Diabetes is more than just an abnormal spike of glucose levels that your body is not able to control. It also involves a host of other complications such as depression, high risk of infections, blindness, and even nerve pain.  Nearly 50% of people who have diabetes suffer from nerve pain, and its presence can alter a person’s normal sleep pattern as well as their overall emotional and physical well-being. Many complications due to diabetes appear over time, more so in those who do not control and monitor their blood sugar properly.  

What is Diabetic Neuropathy?

Diabetic neuropathy is a pathological complication that creates various forms of nerve injuries when the body is no longer able to utilize a hormone, known as insulin, properly. It can strike anywhere, but it often affects nerves that run through the hands, feet, and limbs where it causes numbness and tingling. It can also cause a sharp, burning or aching pain that may be mild at first, but worsens over time as it spreads. Moving these limbs or walking can become difficult, and even the lightest of touches are unbearable for some.

Treating Pain due to Diabetic Neuropathy

Keeping your blood sugar in check is a definite must if you want to prevent making the condition worse. Other than that you may also try these methods to treat diabetic neuropathy:

  • Physical Therapy: Engaging in physical activities such as swimming, cycling, walking and other low impact exercises for 30-60 minutes a day is helpful. It will help control high blood pressure symptoms and blood sugar while improving range of motion and strength. Exercise will help your body respond to insulin and help lower your overall blood glucose levels to the point of reducing or eliminating the need for medication. It also lowers cholesterol, stress, and improves circulation, all of which help ease inflammation and control glucose.
  • Take Extra Care of Your Hands and Feet: Maintaining sen
    sation in these areas will become important. Be sure to look for sores, cuts, swelling, and injuries of any kind. No matter how small it may be, they must be addressed before it becomes a bigger problem and gets infected where it can lead to the infection spreading and possibly needing to amputate the area. Be sure to cleanse your hands and feet with warm water, and dry them completely before applying lotion. Also, be sure to wear comfortable shoes that have just enough space for your feet to breathe.
  • Use Natural Remedies: There are many natural anti-inflammatory remedies that can help stop nerve injury or prevent it from getting worse such as:

                * Cinnamon: This spices’ job doesn’t just stop at adding flavor to our foods. It can also help regulate blood sugar levels with just two teaspoons a day. Cinnamon oil may also be used as an alternative.

              * Vitamin B12: Many diabetics are found to be deficient in this vitamin, which may cause negative systematic effects on the body that will only
worsen nerve damage. It is best to get a blood test done specifically for this vitamin anytime you are uncertain you are getting enough from your diet.

              * Fish Oil (Omega-3): Fish oil is promoted as being good for the heart, but it can also help fight inflammation when you take at least 1,000mg per day.

              * Alpha lipoic acid: Consuming between 300-1,200mg of this antioxidant rich acid has
 proven to help prevent neuropathy and improve insulin sensitivity.

              * Primrose Oil: Another anti-inflammatory option that decreases numbness, tingling, and burning sensations caused by neuropathy when at least 360mg should be  taken per day to see results. 

             * Essential Oils: A variety of essential oils exist that work wonders by stopping inflammation and pain such as frankincense and peppermint. They should be dilated before applied topically or inhaled. You can take the benefits of essentials anywhere you go when you use an Essential Oils Necklace.

            * Amber: Treating inflammation within the body in a matter of minutes is possible with Baltic Essentials Amber. The succinic acid it contains has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that treat neuropathic pain naturally when it enters the bloodstream. Wearing Baltic Amber also provides soothing analgesic effects that help ease the pain as areas of inflammation are being treated.

 

The Emotional Stress That Comes with Acne

By Abby Logiste
on November 14, 2018

Ease Your Stress

The Start of Stress

Stress is our ultimate enemy as it comes with a variety of problems when those are dealing with it for too long of a time. Although we may not think about it, stress is a normal response that releases hormones that the skin grows sensitive to when there is too much and causes breakouts. Just when you think you were already at your wits end because of a final, upcoming marriage, or any other crisis, your skin drives you further down the ditch. It isn't always easy to determine the reason for your breakouts, but once you do figure it out you have a higher chance at controlling it.  

What's Going on in Our Body During Stress?

A high level of stress causes excess inflammation to build up in our body and cause acne although oil production plays just as much of a role. Our body begins to secrete the hormone, cortisol, into the bloodstream when we are stressed. This does causes the blood vessels to dilate, increase blood flow, and therefore blood pressure. This is the beginning stages of the body preparing itself for a mechanism known as the "fight or flight" response. The problem is not stress itself, but chronic stress because cortisol continues to be released into the immune system where it works overtime without rest. This means that the skin, in particular, is prone to stress-induced acne. Stress also seems to have a negative relationship with the thyroids response to TSH, or thyroid stimulating hormone, causing low levels of thyroid levels. This complication invites a host of problems with possible inflammation being one of them.

Two Natural Options for Stress-Induced Acne

Even though there are a range of treatment options available for acne, it continues to be a struggle for millions of people around the world. Eating a healthy diet is not always enough; ensuring your face is cleansed morning with certain products and night is not always enough. This outcome can be extremely frustrating, but you still shouldn't throw in the white towel.

Sun Treatment for Acne

The sunlight is wonderful for our skin, and can surprisingly work wonders for stress-induced acne. It's probably not a surprise for most that we need at least 15 minutes of sunlight a day to allow our bodies to produce enough vitamin D that helps with calcium absorption. The benefit the sun has with acne is that it also plays a role in combating inflammation. The warm sun may also ease depression and decrease blood pressure. Keep in mind that when you are ready to soak in a bit of that sun not to add any sunblock during your fifteen minute session.

Baltic Essentials for Acne and Stress

By now, you are probably getting the idea that inflammation plays an large role in the development of acne. When inflammation can be reduced to eliminated in your body, you will notice a positive difference in the texture and appearance of your skin. Baltic Essentials Amber is an excellent option for stress-induced acne because of the anti-inflammatory properties it possesses. These benefits are not wasted as it heads directly into the blood once it is warmed on the skin. The redness and pain that may occur are also addressed when inflammation is treated. If you are dealing with stress on a regular basis, Baltic Essentials Lapis Lazuli can help you cope with and even eliminate your stress. The necklaces and bracelets are extremely potent and will last for months at a time after your purchase.

 

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Causes of Back Pain and How to Lessen It

By Abby Logiste
on November 14, 2018

Treat Back Pain

What Causes Back Pain

Back pain, for many, comes with or without a warning. It is common for younger people to experience it when they put too much strain on the area or do improper body mechanics. Even the fittest of people cannot escape from it; back pain can creep over time due to things like putting on your shoes, slipping into bed for the night or sitting down. These activities, although simple, do have an effect on your spinal health.

 While the same factors play a role for older adults as well, they are more prone to developing it simply because they are older, where muscles and bones weaken. This decline may start as early as 30-40 years of age. Younger adults often deal with back pain from the disk space (degenerative disk or lumbar herniation) asides from strains. Older adults often get it due to compression fractures and degeneration of the joints (osteoarthritis).

Other Reasons for Back Pain

There are a number of factors that may increase your risk or be the reason you feel back pain. More often than not, they are factors you can control if you want to reduce or eliminate the discomfort.

  • Your Occupation: Workers who spend a majority of their time lifting and bending objects are at the highest risk of pulling a muscle and injuring not only the back, but other areas as well. Those who spend just as much time sitting at a desk without getting up often enough to stretch are at just as much of a risk.
  • It’s in Your Genes: Heredity seems to play a significant role in just about everything. Diseases like ankylosing spondylosis, a type of arthritis, can adversely affect the spine and cause back pain.
  • Chronic and Acute Diseases: If you are suffering from a chronic disease such as other forms of arthritis or a cancer, your chances of going through back pain increase. Endometriosis, fibromyalgia, scoliosis, spinal stenosis, infections, and kidney stones.
  • Mechanical Breakdown: Wear and tear on the body, namely the spine, typically directly results in back pain. Surgeries, accidents, overuse, and age can cause abnormal spasms, tense muscles, spinal disk breakdown, and ruptured disks.
  • Smoking: Smoking poses a systematic effect on the body; it doesn’t just affect the lungs. The cardinal smoker’s cough can induce back pain for some. Smoking also reduces normal healing time so the discomfort a smoker feels anywhere around the body takes a longer time to go away.
  • Having a Sedentary Lifestyle: No matter how much you weigh, not working or stretching your body enough increases your changes in getting back pain. 
  • Being Overweight: Not being active enough and consuming more calories beyond your recommended limit will cause you to gain more than just weight. The added weight, regardless of its location, can cause pain and put added stress on the back.

 

Baltic Essentials Amber for Back Pain

Medicine is a multi-billion dollar industry that people use to treat, prevent, or improve their health. While no one can take away the fact that its existence has improved the lives of many, medicine is still not cure-all for everything. Many people find that other options work just as good – if not better. Others notice a significant improvement in managing their pain when they combine medicine with alternative treatment methods.

 

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5 Tips to Try if You Have Back Pain

By Abby Logiste
on November 14, 2018

Help for Back Pain

 Back Pain is Common

Other than the common cold, back pain is a primary reason why people visit the doctor or go to see an orthopedist – and why wouldn’t it?  Our back is the core of our body, and we move it for just about every activity. Fortunately, 90% of people experience acute back pain, meaning it will go away within a matter of days or weeks. The other 10% of back pain is chronic, and is typical for those suffering with a disorder. Regardless, symptoms between the two are similar and range from shooting or stabbing pain to muscle aches that results in limited movement, flexibility, and inability to stand upright. 

Tips That Help Soothe Your Back

  1. Alternate between Hot and Cold: Compresses really can help alleviate uncomfortable sensations due to injuries. It can also reduce the amount of swelling and feelings of numbness. When you first notice any of these signs, you should apply a cold compress to the area first followed by a hot compress after 48 hours. Switching between the two in this order helps restore normal blood flow. 
  1. Resist the Temptation to Stay in Bed: Contrary to popular belief, resting your body after an injury is not best. While you do want to rest to some degree for a few hours when you must, you do not want to remain in bed for several days until it gets better or goes away. It is better to walk around engaging in some type of light activity if you want to treat back pain sooner.
  1. Keep Your Body Balanced: Proper range of movement when lifting and moving items are a must. It is best to bend your knees when picking up things. It makes a difference to sit straight on a chair and to try not to sit or stand too quickly – your posture means everything.
  1. Supplements and Herbs: The combination of magnesium and calcium are a force to be reckoned with in regards to reducing muscle spasms. One study found that the pair eased the severity of pain and enhanced lumbar spine movement in those with lower back issues. Glucosamine sulfate is another supplement that can treat back pain in individuals who experience it due to arthritis. Herbal options such as Arnica and Bryonia help ease chronic lower back pain when combined with physical therapy.
  1. Yoga: Stretching your back muscles is extremely therapeutic as it helps reduce the perception of pain, loosens tightened areas, rebuilds strength, range of motion, and aids in relaxation. Try these six stretches out:
  • Knee to Chest
  • Seated Piriformis Stretch
  • Cat-Cow Pose
  • Restful Pose
  • Lying Knee Twist
  • Cobra Stretch

Treating back pain can be tricky and although it is extremely common, it’s one of the many issues medicine has not yet found a genuine “cure” for.

Natural Option for Back Pain

Baltic Essentials Amber can help reduce or eliminate feelings of back pain in less than an hour. Amber has been used for decades as a way to treat discomfort although many are not familiar with it today. It can reduce both intensity and swelling due to its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties from the resin it secretes from the beads. This resin goes directly to the bloodstream where it heals the inured area at the source instead of blocking the transmission of pain to the brain like traditional medications do.  The amber can be worn all day although it is advised not to wear the necklace when sleeping to prevent choking (especially when kids or older adults are wearing it). It may be used alone or in addition to anything you are doing without having to worry about side effects


The History of Amber

By Abby Logiste
on November 14, 2018

Baltic Amber is an all natural healer

The Beginnings of Amber

While Baltic Amber is dubbed as a gemstone, it is actually made from fossilized resin from pine trees, and it has been around for thousands of years. Not only has it been around for a long time, amber in itself takes just as long to be created from the trees. It is not possible to plant a pine tree today, and expect it to transform into amber within a few months or years. Raw Unpolished Cherry Baltic Amber Necklace For Big Kid, Child, Or AdultAmber is a craft and gift given to us for use from another period. This may answer the question for some who wonder why there are insects trapped inside some of them. It has long been believed that they were sealed within resin as it dripped down the pine trees. Time and weather are the key ingredients in the creation of amber, which is mostly found in Northern Europe. The change from resin to amber occurs from ploymerization, a hardening processing where molecules merge to form bigger particles until it becomes insoluble.

What Does Amber Look Like?

Amber comes in an array of colors that depend on the resin's condition and components. The typical color most see amber as is a golden brown that can be compared to honey. It can come in other yellow to orange colors as well as black in red. Although rare, amber can also come in blue in white. Amber has several colorful natural forms, and it should be note that the color variances do not alter the benefits or effect in any way. It does, however, change the Raw Unpolished Multi Baltic Amber Necklace For Big Kid, Child, Or Adultvalue. Since red and blue are not as common as yellow amber, they are looked at as more valuable. Clarity also affects value, and the more transparent it is, the more it will likely cost you. Cloudy amber can be made clear, but a special process is needed to complete it by heating it up with oil. It should be done with extreme caution because there is a possibility the stones will develop cracks.

The Benefits of Amber Then are the Same Now

The most known wonders of amber is its ability to free the body from toxin, disease, and pain while promoting an optimal immune system so the body can heal itself without needing medication. People who have acquired inflammatory conditions can treat their ailment; those with digestive issues can stimulate their digestive system to optimal condition. Amber is able to release the mind of negative energy, promoting positive emotional chance, making it a great gift for people going through a rough period such as being hospitalized. The protective qualities also benefit children who wear the Necklace or Bracelet. The warm symbolization of amber, and its attractiveness allow you to explore a multitude of purchase options that suit you. While there are many shops that sell the fake version, Baltic Essentials Amber is authentic and of high quality so you can get the most out of its benefits. The active ingredient, resin, is transferred from the beads to your skin, and you can get its full healing powers by keeping it on for a continuous amount of time.

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Dealing with Troublesome Ear Infections

By Abby Logiste
on November 14, 2018

Get rid of Ear Infections

All About Ear Infections

There is no such thing as a "little" injury; even something as small as a paper cut can be painful. Infections of the ear are no different, and its appearance can be a challenge to deal with throughout the day. Ear infections may be of bacterial or viral origin, and often occur due to allergies, a cold, sinus infections, mucous buildup or swollen tonsils, although other factors exist. The ear is also connected to the teeth and jaw, and occasionally, if an injury or infection were to occur in any of these areas, such as tooth pain, an ear infection may also develop. 

Types of Ear Infections: 

Outer Ear Infection: Also known as "swimmer's ear" or otitis externa, this painful condition involves the opening of the ear and ear canal. An infection results from excessive moisture from frequent swimming, showering, or bathing. The water sits in the canal, becoming an excellent breeding ground for bacteria. The infection can also develop if the canal is injured due to scratching or placing objects (earphones, cotton swabs) in the delicate areas, causing inflammation. Risk factors include:

  • Swimming in water with high levels of bacteria
  • Aggressive ear cleaning
  • Use of certain devices like a hearing aid
  • Narrow ear canal

Acute Middle Ear Infections: Although this form of infection tends to occur in children because they have smaller Eustachian tubes, adults are not immune. It can happen when something prevents fluid from properly draining out the middle ear. Haemophilus influenzae and Streptococcus pneumoniae are the usual bacterial offenders. Adults are more likely to have this type of ear infection during the winter compared to the spring or summer. Risk factors include:

  • Immunosuppression 
  • First- or second-Hand Smoking
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Craniofacial defects (Down's Syndrome)
  • Eustachian tube dysfuction

Antibiotics Aren't Actually the Treatment of Choice

It seems to make sense to treat an infection with antibiotics, but this choice should be re-evaluated. The Institute of Quality and Efficiency in Health Care found that many cases of Baltic Amber Necklace - Lava Rock Amber Necklace Arthritis Carpal Tunnel Polished Cognac Or Raw Rainbow 19 Inch Teen Or Adult Essential Oils Aromatherapyear infections resolved on its own. The use of antibiotics also come with side effects such as skin rashes, nausea, diarrhea, and altered gut health.

Resolve the Problem and Symptoms Without Medication

Clearing the infection and the pain are equally important, and the body can do this on its own. However, giving the body an extra boost to do its job can relieve you from the discomfort sooner. Baltic Essentials Amber is a natural ear infection remedy that can treat the issue and symptoms without needing to worry about spending big money on drugs. Amber has been used for thousands of years for its healing properties that could treat a variety of complications. The benefits of amber are transferred from the necklace to the bloodstream when it is worn. Pain is controlled and eliminated due to its potent analgesic properties, while swelling and infection are treated due to its amazing anti-inflammatory properties. Baltic amber can not only resolve ear infections, it also has the potential to prevent ear infections from returning so long as it is worn. Amber remains effective for many months, and is perfect for treating all kinds of pain related to inflammation.

 

Remedies for Adults with Tooth Pain

By Abby Logiste
on November 14, 2018

Get Rid of Tooth Pain

Does your Tooth Need Personal or Professional Touch?

Depending on the root of the problem, you may or may not have to go to a dentist for tooth pain. If you have an inkling that your tooth pain is due to an abscess, loose fillings, cavities, or extreme sinus condition, remedies should only be used at relief until you can visit your doctor. However, if you are experiencing tooth or gum pain due to minor, short-lasting sinus conditions from being sick, the recent addition or removal of braces or because your wisdom teeth are growing in without alignment complications, at-home care may be the only solution you need to take care of it. Below are a few options you can do to take care of toothaches in addition to or without having to resort to using chemicals such as Orajel.

 

Remedies to Treat Tooth Pain Naturally

 

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Salt water is an excellent cleanser when you need to treat infected areas infested with bacteria and pus as it loosens debris as it eases the pain. Treat the solution as a mouthwash by swishing it for about 30 seconds before spitting it out to draw out the debris and reduce swelling Add about half a teaspoon of salt to every cup of water. Be sure to boil the water to help dissolve the mixture quicker. The warmth provides even more soothing benefits that extends as far as the throat.

Peppermint Tea

Peppermint is fragrant and flavorful as tea, and drinking it will help numb the pain. Peppermint contains tannins, an astringent, that help with both swelling and pain. Add a teaspoon of dried peppermint leaves to every eight ounces of water and allow it to sit for 15-30 minutes to cool down. When it does, swish it in your mouth the same way you would salt water and spit it out. Alternatively, you can use the tea bag directly on your tooth after heating or freezing it.

Hydrogen Peroxide

The mouth is able to effectively eliminate bacteria, odor or foul taste when hydrogen peroxide is swished then rinsed with water. In order to avoid possible irritation or burning of the gums, combine equal portions of 3% hydrogen peroxide with water rather than using the full strength. Any pain felt will also be temporarily relieved. It is important to not swallow this solution because it can cause intestinal or stomach issues.

Clove Oil

Cloves, derived from eugenol, is a naturally occurring anesthetic that numbs the nerves to decrease the level of pain. A little goes a long way with this, and it should be used with caution. If you are not careful, it can do more harm than good in regards pain and sensitivity should it land on the tongue or tender gum tissue. It is best to apply 1-2 drops on a cotton ball directing it to the affected tooth to have the most control. You will notice the numbing effects not long after applying it, but keep in mind it only lasts for a few minutes.

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Ginger and Cayenne Pepper 

Ginger and cayenne pepper are spicy in their own way, and one would think both should stay far away from the mouth when dealing with tooth pain to avoid irritation. Interestingly enough, the combination does more good than harm when the application is done right. They work as powerful painkillers, especially cayenne pepper. The active ingredient of the red pepper is capsaicin, which prevent pain messages from being sent to the brain. Make a 50:50 paste with water and at apply it to the area with a cotton ball. As a note, you only want it to touch the tooth while keeping it away from the tongue and gums. The paste may remain as long as it is needed until the pain leaves.

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Tooth pain is a domino effect within the mouth where one thing activates another until pain is the final result. Inflammation that travel to the gums, and tooth pain happen for a variety of reasons, but treatment options often involve getting rid of the infection
causing the inflammation. If you are dealing with tooth pain you want to ease while waiting for a specialist (when severe) or are having minor issues that can be controlled without the help of a professional, you can also try amber. Baltic Essentials Amber naturally treats tooth pain caused by inflammation and infection as it simultaneously provides analgesic effects to the area. When you wear baltic amber, the beads are activated after being warmed from the body and move to the bloodstream. Toothaches can be a problem of the past when it is treated properly and the soonest possible when you do see it.

 

The Many Types of Acne

By Abby Logiste
on November 14, 2018

Types of Acne and Treatment

Which Form of Acne Do You Suffer From?

Not all people suffer from the same form of acne during the times it erupts. In a lot of cases, it is possible to have more than one type appear on the skin at the same time. This complex issue can  make how acne should be approached when you are treating the ailment. The rise of hormones or imbalance can happen to any age. It is also of no surprise that our diet and the environment may also play a role in the development of acne, putting genetics aside. The following below can help you understand what type, or types, of acne you may be struggling with. 

Whiteheads

Believe it or not, these unsightly white spots that appear on the skin are oil glands that occur due to excessive production of oil which causes the glands to clog. Due to this, the oil remains trapped between skin layers and is unable to reach surface causing  a plug to form. Although no true infection takes place, bacteria may be present as well. Whiteheads do not last nearly as long as blackheads, with an average cycle of seven days.

Blackheads

This type of acne is extremely common for people on and around the nose, chin and forehead. If a pore remains open, it is also known as a open comedo. Black lumps appear because of blocked follicles because of bacteria, dead skin cells, and other substances that react to oxygen when it reaches the surface. It may appear black, grey, or brown.

Papules (Inflammatory)

Papules appear as little bumps or reddish dots on the skin. The area is inflamed although it may or may not be sensitive to the touch. They typically do not contain any pus or display a visible pore. It is best to not pick the area when flare-ups are active as it may result in scarring.

Pustules (Inflammatory)

You may be dealing with pustules the acne is inflammed, hard, and filled with pus that appear as white spots with a yellowish center. Attempting to pick or pop it can also lead to scarring and dark spots. The primary difference from and papules is that pustules contain white blood cells. There are an accumulation of these cells as the immune system tries to combat bacteria that travelled inside a ruptured follicle. The area tends to inflamed and tender.

Nodules (Inflammatory)

This is one of the more severe forms of acne that is larger in size compared to pustules and papules. The inflamed bump is painful although it does not contain pus and is hard and stiff. People may notice them during the latter stages when they are breaking out. Nodules appear due to accumulated skin cells, sebum, and bacteria within the follicles that are formed deep within the skin for a long time. This deepness poses potential tissue injury. They can be dormant, and activate occasionally. Should they be popped or squeezed, deep in
fections are a high possibility as well as permanent scarring. 

Cysts ((Inflammatory)

Cysts are the deepest form of acne that are filled with pus, unlike nodules. It is tender to the touch, and do not come to a head. Since cysts are located so deep under the skin, they do not look like pimples. They simply look like big, swollen lumps that either clump together or occur individually. Scarring and hyperpigmentation are almost a definite aftermath when it heals.

An Option for Treating Many Types of Acne

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