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Allergies: The Unbearable Sniffing, Sneezing and Drainage

My name is Marilyn Baker, and I have horrible allergies. I’m 42 years old and have been suffering from allergies since I was a child. I have seasonal and environmental allergies. Allergies plague me year round. When I was young, my parents even moved to a dryer area in the hope of helping me. Over the past eight years, I have done extensive research both through doctors and online. I have managed to come up with some combinations that have helped me a great deal. My allergies aren’t gone, but they have become manageable. I do have to have allergy shots, but I also use some natural remedies. I am happy to be able to share my findings with you here on my blog. I hope you can find some of this of value.

Allergies: The Unbearable Sniffing, Sneezing and Drainage

    Be Smart About Your Use Of Earbuds To Prevent Hearing Loss

    In today's world, you don't have to look far to find someone wearing earbuds connected to a smartphone or MP3 player. If you're someone who enjoys listening to music, audio books or podcasts while you're jogging, taking public transit or working in your yard, it's important that you make sure you're not risking the health of your hearing. While anyone with hearing issues can visit a hearing clinic to get hearing aids, it's best to avoid unnecessarily exposing yourself to loud volumes that can harm your ears and lead to the eventual need for these devices.

    Pediatric Dyspraxia: What It Is & How Physical Therapy Can Help

    If you believe that your child's lack of coordination goes beyond the usual childhood clumsiness, you may be confused and looking for answers. A common disorder, known as dyspraxia, may be the answer you've been looking for. Below is an overview of dyspraxia including what it is, what its symptoms are, and how a physical therapist can help your child.  What Is Dyspraxia? Dyspraxia is a common disorder that affects a person's ability to coordinate their muscle movements and can make it difficult to perform certain tasks, such as walking, talking, and writing.

    Testing Your Hearing As You Age Can Determine If You Need A Hearing Aid

    As you age, you may notice that it is getting harder for you to hear clearly. There are several reasons for that. One reason is that the little bones in your ear may start to calcify and meld together, which means they aren't moving the way the should. Another reason is that you may have accumulated hearing damage over the years by being around noises that are too loud. Whatever the reasons are, you want to make sure that you can hear clearly.

    Smile Makeover: Improving Your Smile with Whitening, Veneers, or Implants

    Whether your teeth are slightly discolored or misshapen or you have a tooth missing, you can improve your smile with some simple whitening, veneers, or dental implants to fill in empty spaces. If your teeth make you self-conscious and you avoid photos because you're tired of being asked to "show those pearly whites," it's time to talk to your dentist about your cosmetic dentistry options.  When Your Teeth Are Discolored A number of foods and beverages that you consume can cause your teeth to become discolored.

    What You Should Know About Knee Osteoarthritis

    Have you been dealing with your knees being painful and stiff lately? You might have a condition in your knees that is called osteoarthritis. It is important for you to make an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon so your knees can get examined in case you need to undergo knee replacement surgery.  The article below will give you more insight about osteoarthritis and knee replacement surgery. What Knee Osteoarthritis is All About

    Get Rid Of Those Varicose Veins And Back Into Your Summer Shorts

    When the sight of your varicose veins makes you hesitate to wear your favorite summer clothes, it's time to get those veins treated. If you see your doctor when the veins are small, the minimally invasive treatments may remove the veins with no trace. If you let the veins become larger, vascular surgery may be required to remove the veins, which can leave scars and bruising. Here are the current treatment options for your varicose veins.

    What You Can Expect From Your Upcoming Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

    You fell and twisted your knee, resulting in a torn piece of cartilage in the knee joint. The orthopedic surgeons recommend arthroscopic surgery to repair the damage. This is a surgical procedure done in an outpatient clinic, so you won't need to stay in a hospital. Here is what you can expect from this procedure and the beginnings of your recovery at home afterward. The Outpatient Clinic Once you've check into the clinic, you'll speak with a doctor about the anesthetic.

    Behavioral Modification: Natural Treatment That May Reduce Your Back Pain

    Back pain is a common ailment that can linger for days, weeks, and years. While there are invasive types of treatment options available for treating back pain, a doctor will often recommend trying a variety of non-invasive options first. Among these is a method called behavioral modification. This is not the most popular method for treating back pain, but it does work for a lot of people that give it a try.