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Angular cheilitis is now a very common medical condition that people suffer from. But, there are also some people who suffer from this type of condition without even knowing the symptoms because the signs of this condition might go unnoticed by the affected person. The most popular symptoms of this condition include the pain that is very unconditional and cracked mouth due to being dry. It is very important to know the signs and symptoms of this condition in order for you know if you are already suffering from the said condition.
It is very common to people to hate suffering from angular cheilitis. This is because of the pain that comes from the lips that are dry and cracked. Because of being dry and cracked, the bacteria and the fungi will automatically affect the mouth. In general, there are lots of symptoms that angular cheilitis have. The first common symptom of this condition is the superficial and resistant cracks found in the corners of the mouth. This might be aggravated by sunlight or abnormal wind. Another symptom of this condition is the redness and swelling of the mouth. The corners of the mouth and also the lips of the patient might also be feeling sore and tender because of the signs aggravating the condition. Another symptom of this medical condition is the ulcers and sores that can be developed on the areas of the wound. Depending on the severity of the condition, the sore and ulcer might produce pus and bleeding. There are also some splits that cause a lot of pain to the sufferer. It is also very possible for the affected individuals to experience extreme dryness and redness of the lips and all parts of the mouth. The cracks might also bleed when the mouth is opened.
If you are suffering from dry and cracked lips along with fever, it is very advisable to visit your doctor and have the right prescription to cure this certain condition. It is more advisable to have the doctor with specialization on mouth diseases to make sure that you will get the best treatment for angular cheilitis. Although these are the professionals who have enough knowledge in treating angular cheilitis, this condition is impossible to be treated immediately as it requires lots of treatment sessions.
When you are experiencing all possible signs and symptoms of angular cheilitis, do not instantly conclude that you are suffering from this specific condition. This is because there are also lots of related conditions that might have the same symptoms. The main cause of angular cheilitis is either being infected by bacteria or fungi. It is recommendable to visit the doctor immediately to avoid this condition from getting worse. The treatment of angular cheilitis depends on the main cause of the problem. Remember that addressing the root cause of the problem is important to prevent it from coming back. Recurring angular cheilitis can cause scarring on your skin and it might take some time to disappear.
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We’ve all been there. Day three of the flu and no sign of relief. You’re miserable and completely incapacitated and there’s nothing you wouldn’t do to make it end as quickly as possible. Most doctors will tell you that there’s not much to be done to shorten the lifespan of a flu. It may be true that there’s no medication that can cure the flu once it’s in your system, but there are ways to improve your immune system and cut short the length of misery caused by the flu. While many doubt the efficacy of natural remedies, when it comes to the flu, this is your best and only option. Here are 10 natural remedies that may help shorten your flu misery.
The shortage of water in the human body can contribute to malaise on a day-to-day level. When it comes to the flu, you do not want to be in any state of dehydration as you’ll be draining your body of energy necessary for fighting the flu. Depending on the flu type, your body could also be losing water because of the flu as well. Especially flus with symptoms of vomiting or diarrhea can leave the patient dehydrated. The best way to stay hydrated during a flu is to drink water, fruit juices made with real fruit juice, and electrolyte drinks. Steer clear of coffee and caffeinated sodas, which are diuretics and lend to dehydration rather than hydration. It’s especially important to stay away from alcohol. That old remedy of the hot toddy doesn’t help with the flu. If it’s hard to drink anything because of your flu, get a straw and start sipping.
While physicians are split on whether or not chicken noodle soup actually helps to cure a cold or flu, there is evidence that it has benefits even if they’re simply psychological. Doctors argue that the emotional comfort brought by the ingredients of soup are enough to help your mind heal your body.
3. Salt Water
You may have seen a neti pot in the aisles of your local health food store, but you don’t need the pot to take advantage of the age-old salt water remedy. You can get an inexpensive bottle of saline solution or simply put some salt and water in your hands and inhale it. It may sound absurd, but the natural cleansing power of salt water will help to move lodged phlegm from your sinuses and keep it from blocking healthy movement.
4. Pelargonium sidoides
You may have never heard of this remedy before, but Swiss doctor, Adrien Swchehaye swore by in the early 1900’s. The pelargonium sidoides plant was discovered in South Africa. The founder named it “Steven’s Consumption Cure.” The plant is kind of geranium used by African Zulu healers to cure a wide variety of sicknesses.
From the basics to the lesser-known discoveries of early travelers, flu remedies do exist. You’re not at the mercy of that virus’ whim, and you do have power to shorten your flu. There may not be a prescription cure yet, but don’t underestimate the power of mother nature to kick in when it counts.
Michelle Winters writes for Viamedic health blog where you’ll find a number of ways to help with your seasonal flu.
The Supreme Court cleared the way for a Christian college to pursue a religion-based challenge against part of the newly enacted healthcare reform law. The Supreme Court will likely hear arguments in 2013 on this issue. To read the entire article, click here.
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