Category Archives: Health
After going through the pain and discomfort of getting a tattoo, the last thing you want is for the tattoo to become infected. Unfortunately, infected tattoos are quite common, especially in the first few days after getting a tattoo. Germs, bacteria, or unhygienic equipment can all cause skin infections in and around the tattoo site.
Making yourself pee is usually necessary if you have to give a urine sample for a urinalysis. Usually, drinking plenty of water is enough to make yourself urinate when you need to. However, if you suffer from a shy bladder you many find that you can’t pee “on command” especially if others are waiting to use the bathroom. Difficulty peeing can also be caused by an underlying medical condition like a bladder infection, prostate problems, or even constipation.
Lie bumps are another name for swollen inflamed taste buds that cause painful bumps to appear on the tongue. The medical name for lie bumps on the tongue is transient lingual papillitis (TLP). The swollen bumps on the tongue are actually an inflammatory condition affecting the thousands of papillae that contain your taste buds. Any inflammation of these taste buds will cause discomfort, pain and can affect your sense of taste.
The taste buds on your tongue can become inflamed and swollen for a number of reasons. The medical name for swollen taste buds is transient lingual papillitis (TLP), however, the condition is sometimes referred to as “lie bumps.” This is an old wives’ tale that lying causes taste buds (papillae) to become inflamed. Thankfully, medical research has helped us find out the true reasons why the tissue on your tongue can become inflamed with pimple-like bumps.
A sharp, aching pain under your left rib cage may cause you panic because of the possibility that it is heart-related pain. While it is true that pain under your ribs on the left-hand side could be a sign of angina or another serious cardiac issue, there are other reasons for pain under your left ribs. For example, kidney disease, an enlarged spleen, heartburn, or other digestive issues can all be reasons for varying degrees of upper abdominal or chest pain on the left side of your body.
Feeling any kind of pain under your right rib cage can be a very worrying experience. Because there are many vital organs protected by the right rib cage, you should never ignore any kind of chest pain or upper abdomen aches. Many people may also be concerned about a heart attack if they feel sharp, stabbing pains in their rib cage. However, it’s only on rare occasions that pains under the right rib cage are heart-related.
Waking up but realizing that your hand or arm has fallen asleep is usually nothing more than an annoying experience. The most common reason why your hands and arms fall asleep while you’re sleeping is pressure on a nerve in your arm. However, there are different reasons causing this pressure that results in one or both of your arms or hands to be numb when you wake up.
Growing your own garlic at home is healthier and cheaper than buying garlic from the supermarket. Garlic is very easy to grow yourself and it thrives outdoors or indoors with plenty of sun and a little care and attention. Planting and growing garlic can give you an endless supply of this health-boosting plant to use in cooking and home remedies.
White spots on your tonsils are usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Some of the most common reasons for the white spots appearing on your tonsils are strep throat, tonsillitis, yeast infection, or mononucleosis. Along with the whitish patches at the back of your throat, you will probably have other symptoms that can help identify the cause of the infection.
“Don’t let the bed bugs bite” is a common phrase that people say before going to bed. Unfortunately, if you have bed bugs, good wishes aren’t enough to get rid of these little biting critters for good. Bed bugs bites can cause itchy red clusters of bumps on your skin. This severe itching creates a strong urge to scratch and is very frustrating. You may even lose sleep scratching through the night and worrying about the bugs in your bed.