Sunday, April 23, 2017

Top 12 Home Remedies For Dry Socket

Author Bio:
This guest post is by Mai Cao, a blogger with many years of experience on searching the best natural home remedies for skin or hair care and health issues.
Alveolar osteitis or dry socket is a painful dental issue. Dry socket pains begin about 2-4 days after your tooth is extracted. Dry socket symptoms include throbbing pain near and in the socket, bad breath, mild fever, foul taste in the mouth and swollen lymph nodes.  In severe cases, the pain can radiate to other areas of the face – head, eyes and ears. You can use pain medications and antibiotics to treat the dry socket. You can also use home remedies to eliminate the radiating pain, bad breath and inflammation related to dry socket. To know what they are, continue reading this article.
1. Tea Tree Oil Remedy
Tea tree oil comes with the potent antiseptic agents, which helps to soothe discomfort and pain related to dry socket. Along with that, it boosts the healing process of the socket. Here is how to relieve dry socket with this oil:
Ingredients:
  • Tea tree essential oil – 1 or 2 drops
  • 1 cotton swab
Process:
Take a cotton swab and immerse it in some water to moisten it. Then, put the prepared oil on it and slightly press the swab on the affected area. Wait for five minutes and rinse it off using lukewarm water. Try this remedy twice or thrice every day.
2. Black Tea Bags For Dry Socket
Black tea bags have the ability to decrease the pain caused due to a dry socket. It consists of the tannic acid that works as a natural antibiotic that helps to eliminate swelling and pain. Here’s the method:
Ingredients:
  • Tea bag – 1
  • Hot water – 1 cup
Process:
The first step is immersing the tea bag in the hot water. The next step is removing and squeezing out the excess water after five minutes. Then, put this tea bag in your refrigerator for fifteen minutes and keep it aside to cool down. Thereafter, take the cold tea bag and place it on the dry socket.  Wait for five to ten minutes and rinse your mouth with the tea. Repeat as needed.
3. Garlic Remedy
Garlic is beneficial for decreasing pain in the teeth and gum due to a dry socket since it is a natural antibiotic and anti-inflammatory. Along with that, it has the ability to decrease the chance of an infection. Try the process below:
Method 1:
Ingredients:
  • Fresh garlic clove – 1
  • Warm water
Process:
Take the fresh garlic clove and place it in your mouth. Later crush it by your teeth. The pain will subside slowly when the garlic juice spreads inside your mouth. Follow the treatment 2-3 times daily.
Method 2:
Ingredients:
  • Fresh garlic cloves – 2
  • A little salt
Process:
Crush the garlic cloves and salt with a mortar and pestle to make a paste. Apply this resulting paste to your extraction site for half an hour and afterward, remove it using lukewarm water. You should repeat as needed to soothe pain.
4. Turmeric For Sleep Apnea Treatment
Turmeric is a well known ingredient in skin care regimes. In addition, it can soothe the pain caused due to a dry socket since it is an anti-inflammatory and analgesic herb. Apart from that, this herb boosts the healing process.
Method 1:
Ingredients:
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Some milk or water
  • 1 cotton swab
Process:
Create a paste by mixing the turmeric powder with some milk or water. Apply on your affected area with the cotton swab. After the duration of 20 minutes, you rinse your mouth by using lukewarm water. For quick results, follow this treatment 2-3 times daily.
Method 2:
Ingredients:
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Lukewarm water – 1 glass
Process:
Firstly, mix together the above ingredients. Then, rinse your mouth with this solution several times every day until the pain is removed.
5. Using Apple Cider Vinegar
ACV composes of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects, which prevent infection effectively after tooth extraction. Below are two methods to treat a dry socket with ACV:
Method 1:
Ingredients:
  • Raw, unfiltered ACV
  • Water
Process:
At first, mix the ACV and water in equal parts. Then, use this mixture as a mouth rinse twice to thrice each day.
Method 2:
Take a cotton ball and dip it in the mixture prepared above. Later place it on your problem area and hold it there for the duration of ten minutes. Afterward, follow the method twice daily.
6. Peppermint Remedy
Generally, peppermint extract is used commonly in different kinds of oral care products including mouthwash, toothpastes, etc. Its menthol contains mild anesthetic effects that deal with the sensation of pain. Along with that, its refreshing aroma helps to reduce the bad breath well and makes the breath more fragrant.
Ingredients:
  • Pure peppermint oil
  • 1 cotton swab
Process:
Take the cotton swab and immerse it in water. Then, dip in the pure peppermint oil and after that, place the wet cotton swab in your dry socket. Rinse your mouth after 10 minutes with water. This simple remedy can be used twice daily for 2-3 days.
7. Aloe Vera For Sleep Apnea
Aloe vera contains its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects, all of which are helpful for reducing inflammation, pain and swelling of the jaw bone. Furthermore, this plant heals the wounds and lowers the risk of infection because it is a natural antiseptic.
Ingredients:
  • Aloe vera leaf - 1
  • 1 cotton swab
Process:
Extract the gel from an aloe vera leaf with the help of a spoon. Then, collect the gel in 1 glass bowl and directly apply it over your dry socket with the cotton swab. Repeat as needed for two to three days.
8. Using Clove Oil
Clove oil reduces the throbbing pain thanks to its anesthetic and analgesic abilities. Know here how to relieve a dry socket with clove oil:
Ingredients:
  • Clove oil
  • 1 small cotton swab
Process:
The first step is dipping the cotton swab in the clove oil. The next step is placing the swab in your affected regions for one minute. Then, remove the swab and use warm water to rinse your mouth. Follow this method several times daily.
9. Cold Compress
A cold compress is generally a tried-and-tested treatment that can alleviate pain well. Particularly, the cold temperature contains a numbing impact on the nerves, which soothes pain. The method is:
Ingredients:
  • Cold water
  • 1 thin towel
Process:
Take the thin towel and dip it in cold water. Then, remove the excess water and place this cold towel on the affected area. Keep it there for the duration of 15 minutes. You should repeat 4-5 times daily for 2 days.
10. Neem For Sleep Apnea Removal
Neem comes with a number of healing effects. Because of its antifungal and antibacterial abilities, neem can decrease the risk of bacterial infection caused due to food particles. Apart from that, it is effective at reducing pain and swelling owing to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Ingredients:
  • Several fresh neem leaves
  • Water
  • A mortar and pestle
Process:
Wash the neem leaves with water at first and crush them in the mortar and pestle to get a paste. Start applying this paste on your problem area and leave it on. It is advised to reapply this remedy twice a day for several days.
11. Saline Water Rinse
According to a study published in 2014 in the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, saline mouth rinses are effective in preventing alveolar osteitis after tooth extractions. This remedy will help to reduce swelling and pain and prevent any infection altogether.
Ingredients:
  • Table salt – ½ tsp
  • Warm water – 1 glass
Process:
Firstly, mix the table salt in the warm water. Later stir it well and rinse your mouth with this resultant solution. For best results, follow this method two to thrice daily.
12. Chamomile Remedy
This popular herb comprises multiple soothing ingredients which combat inflammation of the gums, relieve bad breath and reduce pain and swelling. Additionally, it tranquilizes the throbbing pain since it functions as a sedative.
Ingredients:
  • Dried chamomile leaves – 1 tbsp
  • Water – 1 cup
Process:
Boil the water at first and add the dried chamomile leaves to this boiling water. Then, cover the container and allow the leaves to steep for ten minutes. Thereafter, strain the tea and consume it twice daily for a couple of days.

In most cases, the problem of dry socket caused after dental extraction get well naturally with home remedies and OTC pain medicines. But if the condition doesn’t respond to OTC medicines or natural remedies, consult a doctor immediately. 

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Top 7 health benefits of lemongrass you should know

Author Bio: My name is Jelly, a person who shows great interests in Human Nutrition and Fitness. Moreover, I am a nurse who are working at a National Geriatric Hospital. I love writing and sharing therefore I am a freelancer and contributor for many health websites.


Lemongrass belongs to the grass family, it is a well-known plant in Asia, Africa and Australia. A full grown plant is 1-3 meter tall with long straight leaves form into a big bunch. Lemongrass has been used as a cooking ingredient and medicine for a long time because of a wide range of beneficial effects. Other than that, a crisp, clean scent that reassembles the scent of lemon is lemongrass most significant characteristic and it helps provide an energy boost when used in perfume or fragrance oil.

You can easily buy fresh or frozen, whole or chopped lemongrass in supermarkets or local markets and they are available all year round. Lemongrass products such as herbal tea or essential oil are also easy to find.

So what exactly do people use lemongrass for and what are its health benefits? This article will represent some of lemongrass best-known properties.

1. Inhibit the growth of microorganism
There are millions of microorganisms living peacefully on our body and in the surrounding environment, but sometimes, under specific conditions, they can cause infection and diseases that are harmful to our health. A number of studies had indicated that lemongrass extract can prevent infection due to its anti-microbial property. It can also interfere with the growth of bacteria and fungi once the infection already happened. In order to obtain this valuable benefit of lemongrass, you can apply the essential oil topically or use oral rinse products with lemongrass extract.

2. Anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and pain relief
In addition to the inhibition of microorganism, lemongrass is believed to have the ability to reduce inflammation and as a result, relieve pain. It can demonstrate a good effect on conditions related to joint pain such as arthritis, osteoarthritis and gout and physical damage like sprains, bruises, dislocation. Although further studies need to be taken to provide more evidence, lemongrass is still a great choice for people who are looking for a solution in dealing with those conditions.

3. Treat problems of the digestive system
Lemongrass can be used to relieve the unwanted symptoms related to the digestive system such as vomiting, abdominal pain, bloating, poor digestion and diarrhea. For example, it is recommended to be used in combination with ginger to treat diarrhea.

4. Common cold
Lemongrass shows effective actions in dealing with a common cold and its symptoms, which includes a runny nose, sneezing, sore throat and tiredness. The reason for that lies in lemongrass ability to inhibit microorganism growth. Additionally, it also contains vitamin C, which acts as an “immunity booster” that helps you to fight the disease. You can make a cup of tea with a small piece of ginger, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 2 stalks of finely chopped lemongrass and drink it twice a day.

5. Promote menstrual flow
Another health benefit belongs to lemongrass is its effect in soothing period cramps and promoting menstrual flow. Women suffer from difficult and painful menstruation can use lemongrass tea as a safe and inexpensive natural home remedy.

6. High blood pressure
Lemongrass tea can be a useful herbal drink when one needs to lower their blood pressure. High blood pressure can cause a number of dangerous conditions such as stroke, heart attack or atherosclerosis. Consumption of lemongrass helps reduce the amount of cholesterol absorbed from the intestine and, as a result, decrease blood cholesterol level.

7. Aromatherapy
When being used in aromatherapy, lemongrass oil can provide the following health benefits:
•  Reduce muscle pain by relaxing the muscle
•  Treat headache, stomachache, period cramps, improve digestion
•  Remove unpleasant odors, freshen the air
•  Reduce stress and anxiety, prevent drowsiness and promote sleep

Other than that, lemongrass essential oil possesses a tropical, refreshing, clean and energizing scent which is really pleasant. A lot of people enjoy this lemonlike fragrance and it is easy to understand why lemongrass extract is used so commonly in perfumes, deodorants and personal hygiene products.

While the health benefits of lemongrass are various and valuable, its side effects and safety concerns are still worth considering prior to each use. Generally speaking, lemongrass is safe to use orally or on the skin. However, it should not be abused in large quantity and pregnant women are recommended to avoid using lemongrass and its related products because it may cause miscarriage.

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