Nasal Allergies and Avamys

This is a sponsored post by Medica Depot.

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Body can be affected by almost anything. Even though our organism is created to function as a perfect entity, there are various things that can disturb it. Often, microscopic substances can create quite a mess within a body. This especially holds true when it comes to nasal allergies.

Today, people are suffering more and more from chronic allergic reactions. There are two main reasons for this. First, we are living in a polluted environment and air is filled with different substances that can interfere with our natural processes. Second, children are often living in overly hygienic conditions. When they finally encounter various substances present in our midst, their body react by creating an excessive response.

Nasal allergies represent an extreme reaction of the body to otherwise harmless matters which are present in the air. When one such agent enters our nasal passageways, body quickly reacts. First line of defense is creating inflammation. Like with other conditions and disease this shows us that there is something wrong with the body. When there is a surface inflammation on our skin, it usually isn’t a problem. But, given that inflammation is created within our airwaves, it can lead to swelling. By increasing the tissue within the body, there is less space available for us to breathe. Similarly, mucous is secreted which additionally fills the nostrils and passageways. This leads to cough, stuffy nose, watery eyes. Most of these symptoms can be eliminated if you buy Avamys online.

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Every allergy can be prevented by avoiding the substances that lead to it. Unfortunately, when it comes to nasal allergies, it is very hard to circumvent everything that is carried by the wind. In most cases, these problems are caused by tree, flower and grass pollen, dust, mold spores, all sorts of chemical products, deodorants, fumes, smoke, animal hair, pollution. In most cases, allergies develop at a very young age and they persist for entire life. Sometimes, as the organism starts to develop, the reaction can be reduced simply because our body parts are bigger and it harder to fill them. Immunity is stronger which produces less intense reaction.

Genetics plays an important role when developing allergy. But, in most cases, it is not the crucial reason why this issue appears. Babies need to be introduced to their environment. Given that people are working all day long, they have very limited time for their family. Infants will often stay at home which is the worst thing imaginable. When they finally meet all these agents that are present in the air, their adaptive system will recognize them as hostile. Thus, inflammation and allergy will occur.

Nowadays, we have drugs such as Avamys that can help us counter various nasal allergies such as hay fever, animal hair and dust. You! Drugstore team recommends using this medicine each time before you go out or before you encounter problematic agents. It is a corticosteroid which is meat to reduce inflammation and with it, all symptoms of this disease. Avamys comes in a form of nasal spray and it can be used by children above six as well as adults.

3 easy ways to reduce the appearance of a scar

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Six months ago my daughter sustained a severe injury on her foot from a piece of jagged metal. We ended up taking her to the ER where they were able to stop the bleeding and put her skin back together. Unfortunately though this left a major scar. I have spend months researching alternative ways on how to reduce the appearance of a scar and I found 3 easy treatments.

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 Silicone Daily Discs

Silicone daily discs – this is a new avenue for us and I was recommended the brand “Scar Away“. ScarAway helps restore raised and discolored scars to a more natural color and texture, using the same technology trusted by burn centers and plastic surgeons. Using ScarAway on newly healed wounds helps prevent the formation of unsightly scars. Even scars that are years old from burns, surgical procedures and injuries show significant improvement with ScarAway.

The regimen is about 4-8 weeks to see full improvement and since we are just starting this we do not have any before and after photos to compare. I am hoping for positive results though. Here are some of the benefits to using “Scar Away”:

  • An effective, at-home, non-prescription way to treat and prevent the formation of small, abnormal scars, including hypertrophic (red and raised) and keloid scars.
  • Professional grade silicone discs use advanced silicone technology, previously available only through hospitals, burn centers and plastic surgery offices
  • Disposable clear, matte discs measure 1.375” and are perfect for scars one inch or less in diameter
  • Delivers slight pressure directly to the scar and mimics the natural barrier function of healthy skin, diminishing the scar’s appearance and restoring skin to a more natural texture and color
  • Specialized, ultra-thin material provides a unique combination of flexibility, durability and adhesiveness
  • Convenient once daily application and low profile is ideal for optimal comfort and protection, day or night, even under clothing
  • Scars may feel softer in just a few days, with visible results seen in as little as 4-8 weeks.  Individual results will vary
  • Doctor recommended; numerous clinical studies support the safety and efficacy of silicone sheeting for the reduction and prevention of scars
  • Suggested retail: $24.99 for a box of 30 Daily Discs
  • ScarAway Daily Discs are now available at CVS and Rite Aid.  Also available at Walgreens and Harmon

 

Manuka Honey

 

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Manuka Honey– Most people are unaware of honey’s wound care capabilities, a trait that can help an infected wound properly heal in orderly fashion. It is important to understand that you cannot go around squeezing regular store bought honey on every wound or infection you encounter. Instead, try using manuka honey, which possess numerous therapeutic qualities. Manuka honey was approved by the U.S. Federal Drug Administration in 2007 as a recommended option for wound treatment.One of the biggest antiseptic features manuka honey has is its ability to release hydrogen peroxide that is essential for helping eliminate bacterial activity. The pollen collected from the manuka bush and transformed into honey has been known to effectively treat serious infections, ranging from skin rashes, boils to scalded skin. Remember do not attempt to use regular raw honey as an option for wound care. The high-fructose corn syrup that is abundant in raw honey is actually more likely to help spread infection rather than prevent it.

 

Essential oils

 

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Essential Oils– Our pediatrician is a huge advocate for Essential oils and recommends using them for almost everything. When we brought our daughter to him to have him look at her foot he immediately said to start using essential oils on her, specifically lavender.Essential oils and several carrier oils can hasten the process to help scars become less noticeable.

Several essential oils can help the process of healing of any wound. Helichrysum works great when used around new wounds, especially when there is bruising also present. It has properties to help the cells regenerate quickly and also will help with pain relief. Although it works on old scars too, it does its best work on fresh ones.

Lavender once diluted, can also be used around new wounds, it helps to fight infection and helps the body to heal quickly, again, by helping the body to regenerate new cells. The more quickly a wound can heal, the less likelihood of scarring.

7 ways to cure motion sickness

 

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Dramamine Non-Drowsy Naturals for Motion Sickness

Motion sickness is never fun to deal with whether you are an adult or a child. I have a 13 year old son who still deals with the effects of motion sickness from time to time. He has had it since he was 1 years old and he gets sick on planes, trains, cars, boats and roller coasters.  We grew so accustomed to traveling with a bucket that it made it difficult for him to carpool with friends or go on a bus trip with his school.

Now that he is a little older we have Dramamine non drowsy naturals to keep his nausea at bay. Dramamine® Non-Drowsy Naturals is Dramamine’s new first truly non-drowsy offering the following:

  • Contains the clinically tested ginger dosage required for preventing and treating motion sickness. Other sources of ginger, including candies, gums, or ginger ale, may not contain a full clinical dose.
  • Prevents and treats the symptoms of motion sickness (nausea and vomiting) without drowsiness.
  • Non-Drowsy Naturals is safe to use every day you travel since it’s made from natural ginger.

If you have a child that has a hard time swallowing pills you can open the capsule and pour onto a spoon or into food or drink.

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Here are 6 other ways to help curb motion sickness:

  • Focus on a fixed point- Motion sickness occurs when the ways your brain and your inner ear perceive movement don’t match up. Your inner ear can sense that you’re moving, but if your eyes are focused inside the vehicle (on the dashboard, for example), they will send a signal to your brain that you aren’t moving
  • Try accupressure-According to Chinese medicine, acupressure can balance the flow of energy in the body, or chi, and nausea is a sign of disharmony of chi.T
  • Eat Ginger – This spicy root aids digestion, which quells nausea.
  • Take Benadryl (antihistamine) – These drugs block the signals at some of the areas in the brain that control nausea and vomiting.
  • Use a scopolamine patch – The patch, sold under the brand name Transderm Scōp, contains the drug scopolamine. Worn behind the ear, it works similarly to antihistamines—by interfering with the communication between nerves and the part of the brain that controls vomiting.
  • Prescription Rizatriptan – The medication may fend off nausea by regulating serotonin, which is thought to be linked to migraine-related pain. Take the recommended dose about two hours before travel.

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#FreeToBe Crafty and Clean with all free clear #ad

This post is sponsored by all free clear but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

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Crafts are a big part of my life. With a busy 4-year-old who only goes to preschool 2 days a week I have a lot of time to occupy during the day. So we craft a lot. With crafting comes mess and with mess comes stains and with stains comes laundry.

Fortunately all free clear has a great selection of detergent to keep my daughters clothes looking bright, crisp, and stain free. Paint is our number one culprit of stains, but I never have to worry because all free and clear makes everything simple so we can be free! Free from the irritants and allergens that get in the way of living life. What a relief it is to have all free clear on my side and in my laundry room!

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all free clear is the #1 recommended detergent brand by Dermatologists, Allergists, and Pediatricians for sensitive skin. It’s tough on stains yet gentle enough for the whole family. Plus, it’s safe for use in standard and HE machines. It rinses clean and has a gentle, hypoallergenic formula. Powerful Clean. Gentle on Skin.

all free clear is also 100% hypoallergenic.

There are several products in the #freetobe “all” product family:

NEW From the #1 Detergent Brand Recommended by Dermatologists Allergists and Pediatricians comes all® free clear liquid fabric softener, dryer sheets, OXI mighty pacs and OXI boosters. Use together to make fabrics cleaner, softer, and more comfortable against your family’s sensitive skin. 100% free of dyes and perfumes. Gentle on skin. Safe for all washing machines. Find it in your fabric conditioner aisle!

The NEW OXI mighty pacs give you extra strength cleaning power for 30% less than Tide Free & Gentle pods. Each little mighty pac is full of the concentrated cleaning power of OXI with the gentleness of free clear, providing a powerful clean that’s safe for the whole family.

The NEW OXI booster whitens and brightens clothes. It’s safe on sensitive skin. It costs 15% less than the leading brand AND you can use it to remove stains around the house (it can be used on carpet, upholstery and patio furniture, just to name a few!)

all® free clear detergent (liquid and mighty pacs), fabric softener and dryer sheets have received the National Eczema Association (NEA) Seal of Acceptance™.
• Products with the NEA Seal of Acceptance™ are those that avoid certain chemicals, dyes, perfumes and residues that are known to be unsuitable for use by persons with eczema or a sensitive skin condition.
• Blogger cannot indicate that all free clear is the only brand with laundry products to receive the NEA seal of acceptance.
• all free clear has only 9 ingredients, that’s less than half the ingredients of Tide Free & Gentle

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This week we worked on a Father’s Day craft and  the entire project was paint based. We had so much fun getting messy and after we were done I just tossed my daughters clothes straight into the washing machine and tossed in one of the new OXI mighty pacs. They are small, lightweight and mess free. What more could a mom ask for?

Safety Guideline

As with any household detergent, keep out of reach of children

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If YOU are wanting to try all free clear products, use this coupon for a $1 off your next purchase!

Thank you to all free and clear for sponsoring today’s post. #freetobe

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Dr. Scholl’s Making Comfort Rad!

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Dr. Scholl’s Sportie LA Event

The name Dr. Scholl’s is synonymous with foot care.  Does your husband use the foot powder? Maybe your kid has had athlete’s foot. Gross, I know. Or possibly you know Dr. Scholl’s due to orthotics machines at Rite Aid or CVS that you are forever trying to get your kids off.  Whichever way it is, the Dr. Scholl’s brand has been a household name since 1906.

Last night Dr. Scholl’s teamed up with Sportie LA (a style icon of LA) and launched their Original Exercise Sandal Collection in a very unique way.  Sportie LA’s famous Melrose location was turned into a swanky nightclub where the two brands showcased what they both do best – comfort and style, by introducing five limited edition colors of the Original Exercise Sandal that are cobranded with the Sportie LA logo.  As we entered the event we were treated to some sick beats courtesy of celebrity DJ Johnny Wujek, famous for mixing and being a stylist to stars like Katy Perry, Kate Mara and many more.  Each guest in attendance received a pair of the Original Exercise Sandal and the opportunity to have renowned street artist EVOL paint them into a one of a kind piece of art.  We dined on food from local food trucks Farmers Belly and Canvas and enjoyed signature drinks from Blue Ice Vodka and Bundaberg Ginger Beer.  I heard that the lobster mac n cheese was to die for.  The burgers looked fabulously delicious.   If I weren’t gluten free I would have indulged.  The party was attended by a very eclectic group of guests, from yours truly to fashion and beauty segment editors and stars like Taylor Spreitler (Melissa & Joey) and Claudia Lee (Hart of Dixie).Check it out!

Dr. Scholl’s Trivia

Here’s a little trivia for you…did you know that Dr. Scholl was a real person?  William Mathias Scholl who was born the grandson of a cobbler.  No, not the food dish, but a person who repairs shoes.  He went from repairing shoes for extra money to getting his medical degree and starting his own company.  He ultimately used his expertise in shoes combined with his medical background and the rest is history. I honestly didn’t know they made other style of shoes other than tennis shoes, which I love.  The original version of this sandal dates back to 1960’s and they boast that they are not only perfectly simple, playfully chic, but also handcrafted in wood to last through the years.

This is my first pair of Dr. Scholl’s Original Exercise Sandal, though as the title might suggest they are not for exercising at all.  They are beautiful and seem well built.  Check out the Dr. Scholl’s shoe site for all the new and classic styles for Women and Men.  I’ll need to wear my one of a kind signature sandal for the few days before I can give it much more of a review, but so far I’ve already gotten a lot of compliments.
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