A black eye, known in the medical world as a periorbital hematoma, is an unsightly discoloration around the eye following an injury to the face and/or head. In the same fashion that another part of your body can bruise, a black eye is a bruise that forms around or under your eye following some kind of trauma to the area. It may swell up noticeably or just bruise slightly.
While the black eye itself isn’t something to be concerned about (it will heal on its own eventually), you may want to get rid of that shiner as quickly as possible if you don’t want to deal with the bruise or be questioned by everyone who sees you. If you are dealing with a periorbital hematoma of your own and want to hasten your recovery time, read through the tips here to learn how to get rid of a black eye on your own.Continue Reading
When you cut yourself while cooking, cleaning, or performing any activity your first instinct is to stop the bleeding. Most people act quickly by dressing the wound but what do you do if you don’t have anything to bandage yourself with? You’ll need to do something else to close up your cut. To help you, some helpful home remedies to stop bleeding have been compiled here for you to try if/when necessary.Continue Reading
If you have been dealing with bacterial vaginosis and aren’t willing to try prescription medications or other medical treatments, one or more of these home remedies for bacterial vaginosis might be the treatment you’ve been looking for. In this article, you’ll find some general information regarding the condition including the causes and the symptoms of the problem. You’ll then find a number of different home remedies that you can try out on your own to help clear up your bacterial vaginosis.Continue Reading
Creatinine is chemical waste that is produced during muscle metabolism that is processed and eliminated through the kidneys. This is perfectly normal and safe, but consistently high levels of this waste product in your system can be a sign that your kidneys aren’t working as well as they need to. While the normal range for creatinine in the bloodstream will vary from person to person, the typical ranges are 0.6 to 1.2 mg/dL for men and 0.5 to 1.1 mg/dL for women.
If you have high levels of creatinine in your system it can lead to health problems. When that happens you have to figure out how to lower creatinine levels in your body in order to stay healthy. Luckily, there are plenty of things you can do on your own to lower these levels.Continue Reading
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure that uses a non-chemical microcrystal spray to get rid of the top layer of dry skin and dead skin cells that settle on your face. This procedure is said to make your skin look healthier and younger while triggering your body to produce new layers of skin cells with more collagen and elastin to make your skin appear even better.
It has plenty of benefits and is generally a gentle procedure and is one of the most popular ones in the US. It’s also safe and inexpensive. The treatment is used to care for minor skin imperfections but shouldn’t be confused with dermabrasion which is more intense and used to treat moderately damaged skin.Continue Reading
The sternocleidomastoid muscle, also referred to as SCM, is a muscle in the side of your neck that is the most superficial cervical muscles in the body as well as one of the largest. It’s responsible for the rotation of your head in the opposite direction and is also responsible for the bending of the neck. The muscle starts at the upper part of the sternum as well as the clavicle.
From there, it travels across the side of your neck where it connects to the temporal bone in the skull. When something goes wrong with this muscle is causes sternocleidomastoid pain that can limit your mobility and make everyday functions difficult or sometimes impossible.