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Bites and stings of insects (bees, wasps, mosquitoes, spiders, etc …) can cause painful reactions that include swelling and inflammation. In particularly sensitive people, and especially in infants and children, these reactions can become widespread or be complicated by allergic reactions.

The following is a short summary of how to treat bites and stings according to their individual characteristics.

If the bite or sting produces an immediate red swollen area, with stabbing pains and burning that improves with cold application, Apis Mellifica (15c) 5 pellets every fifteen minutes should be administered until the symptoms have disappeared or you feel better.

If the bite or sting causes inflammation with a lump that is painful and accompanied by a burning sensation, may become bluish and bruise-like in the following days and sometimes causing swollen lymph nodes then Tarentula Cubensis (7c) 5 pellets two to four times a day (depending on the intensity of symptoms) should be given.

If the bite or sting causes inflammation with big burning blisters that improve with cold application then one must take Cantharis (7c) two to four times a day, spacing out the doses as you get better which often occurs within two to three days.

If any one of these three aforementioned types of bites or stings is accompanied by an infection, the treatments prescribed will be completed with the addition of Purogenium (9c) 5 pellets twice a day; in case of lymphangitis with Rana Bufo (5c) approximately every six hours.

Calendula or Ledum Paluster ointment can also be directly applied to any bite or sting for relief.

If the bite or sting produces a generalized allergic reaction then we must also reccomend, in addition to the strain chosen according to the type of bite or sting, Histaminum (9c) or Poumon Histamine (15 c) administering 5 pellets of one or the other every two hours.

To prevent insect bites, there is a strain that is quite effective called Ledum Palustre (5c). If taken morning and afternoon, curiously it seems to prevent insect bites in those, from a body type point of view, who are more prone to insect bites. For people going to a tropical area or any area with many insects, especially mosquitoes, the combination of Ledum Palustre (5c) two times a day, along with 100mg vitamin B1 (thiamine), proves to be very effective because the smell of vitamin B12 Which is excreted through perspiration and respiration is a very effective insect repellent.

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Source by Simo Benkirane

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Fall is one of the favorite seasons for furry pals due to its crisp air, colorful foliage and sweet aroma of the seasonal plants lingering in the environment. Though the season is welcoming, it has potential health hazards for your furry pals, about which you may not be knowing. It is essential to learn about these dangers and protect your pet from the unconditional situations.

Let us look into some of the major things that you need to take care of in Fall.

Less Hours Of Daylight

Shorter days mean fewer hours of daylight and we have to cut-short some of our day activities when visibility is poor. Dog owners have to take their furry pal on walks either during the dusk or dawn. This brings in the added risks of accidents due to low visibility.

During winters, when taking your furry pals on walks in the darkness of early morning or evening, it is crucial to be careful of your pet. Reduced light means it is challenging for drivers to see animals, which may lead to accidents at times. Therefore, it is crucial to keep a close observation on your pooch on a walk and control by having a leash and collar or chest harness. Make him wear reflective collars as well as a tag with a microchip for a safe return in case of missing incident.

Leaves – A Catastrophe to Handle

It’s a pleasure to just move around and listen to that rumbling sound coming out of the dried leaves. Dogs love to run about the foliage and have fun time. But the furry animals are not aware of the danger of this debris. These dried leaves are the source of toxicity if your fur pal lick any substance from the ground or their paws.

There may be fleas, ticks as well as bacteria and mold growth on these leaves. And, if your pet ingests any of these micro-organisms, it would be creating dangerous condition including vomiting, diarrhea, sickness or even tapeworm infection.

It is better to remove the foliage and cut short the dried grass in the lawn to keep away those nasty parasites. Moreover, ensure that your pet remains indoors, separate from the yard work.

Plants and Mushrooms

Mushrooms and other toxic plants are seasonal plants of the Fall and they are wildly found during this time. Your furry pal may succumb to toxicity if any of the part – leaves, stem or flower, any of these is ingested by them. Mushrooms are wildly found in yards. Though most of the wild mushrooms are non-toxic, there are a few which are highly toxic, and when ingested cause challenging situations.

Therefore, try to remove any unwanted plants and mushrooms from your yard and avoid your pet from moving around in the yard until you remove it.

Fatality due to Rodenticides

Falling temperatures drive rodents out of their shell in search of shelter for cold into your homes. People mostly use rodenticides to kill these creatures and keep them away from their homes. However, at times your dog or cat are likely to feast on these chemicals, and may encounter grave danger. Rodenticides cause critical conditions like hemorrhages, uncontrolled bleeding, and blood in vomit.

If you suspect that your cat or a dog has ingested rodenticides and find any toxicities, immediately contact your vet or poison emergency center for immediate help.

Before your dog or a cat fall to any of the dangers of the season fall, ensure all the care and take precautions to avoid any unfaithful circumstances.

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Source by Taya Burnett

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All fitness centers are a place for many types of gym goers, this does not include bodybuilding gyms and women’s only fitness centers. All fitness centers provide personal training. There has always been some separation with male and female personal trainers. The big question here is why males and females avoid personal training with the opposite sex?

From a female personal trainer perspective, I see this male and female personal trainer avoidance quite often. First, most personal trainers are willing to work with anyone and everyone. Some may prefer older adults, men, women, children, or just athletes. In my own personal experience some older women tend to avoid male personal trainers because they feel as though they are only into body building which reduces the chances of training with a male trainer. Some women think male trainers are the “Arrogant” type. A good majority of women only want to train with female trainers because they are uncomfortable with training with men. Most women are seeking trainers that are understanding and knowledgeable. Some look for trainers that specialize in certain aspect of training such as weight-loss, corrective exercise, strength training, and do not have a preference in male or female.

The other day I encountered a gym goer while training some clients. Lets call her “Connie.” She spoke with some of my clients both male and female. She asked them about my ability as a personal trainer as well as my personality. My clients then discussed my training methods and personality. When I walked over and introduced myself she said she has been looking for a personal trainer for a while now and that I seemed like the type of trainer she wanted to work with. Of course I had to ask her why. Hearing some frustration in her voice stated she felt intimidated by the male Personal Trainers that she has seen in this particular fitness center. She needed to be trained by someone more “like her”, meaning a female personal trainer.

On very rare occasions men have come to me seeking advice on reaching goals. Granted I am always willing to assist anyone with any questions fitness related whether they are male, female, young, and old. I have had men deliberately avoid me like the plague at the gym even though they have seen me training for several months. Do the letters on the back of my uniform not state “Personal Trainer”? Am I intimidating? Do you think my years of experience and knowledge are inadequate? Am I not strong enough to spot you? “Do you think you will offend me while speaking to me?”

A few years ago while at the gym with my husband. I was spotting him on his last set on the bench press. There was a guy on the chest press clearly needing some assistance. He waited until my husband was finished and walked right past me without a word and asked my husband for a spot. I was disappointed. I may not be 6 foot and weighing in at 200lbs but I can clearly spot a grown man lifting over 200lbs. I was deliberately ignored. The question is why? Is it a testosterone thing? Do you not feel comfortable asking a female personal trainer for assistance? Is it the male ego?

According to an anonymous source I successfully received some answers to my previous questions. Most men prefer train with male personal trainers because of body type or physique. Training with another male that is fit, or “in shape” will ultimately result in the same fitness results. Many men believe female trainers are not knowledgeable or have no way to relate to them. Others see female trainers as a distraction, may have an attitude, or bad personality. Some men could care less as long as their fitness goals are met. In some cases men prefer a female trainer because training with a male personal trainer makes them feel out of shape. There is definitely a pattern with both sides. Everyone wants personal training with someone they can relate to whether it is a male or female trainer. The choice is ultimately up to you.

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It can be quite exciting to have your first treadmill right in your home. You can walk or run at the right speed anytime of the day or night. You won’t have to worry about the weather or speeding vehicles as well. You get a great workout anytime you want to without heading to the gym or going out for a walk or run.

Although working out on a treadmill is usually considered safe, especially if its speed is set for walking, if it’s your first time to use this workout machine, you still need to know how to use it properly. This entails being aware of the usual treadmill workout mistakes that can cause you to get hurt or injured and damage your equipment.

Below are the top mistakes you should avoid when working out on a treadmill for the first time:

Not dressing properly for a workout. When running on a treadmill and you have long hair, make sure you tie it back. If you fall from the equipment, aside from getting hurt from the fall, you’ll be in more pain if your tresses get caught in a moving part. To protect your feet and to simply be better protected when working out on the treadmill, wear walking or running shoes with non-slip soles and never use walk or run on the machine barefoot or just wearing socks.

Forgetting to set up and use the machine’s safety features. Most motorized and hybrid treadmill feature an emergency off switch or button or a safety key attached to a cord which automatically shuts the treadmill off if you fall off or hop off quickly. If it has a safety key or clip, always attach this to your clothing when you start your workout. If your equipment also has other safety features, like codes users must punch in, use or set them according to the machine manual’s instruction.

Increasing the speed or incline of the machine too dramatically. Workout experts say that there are some treadmills that will allow you to hit breakneck speeds in a hurry. When the acceleration is too fast, it could throw you off-balance and even throw you off the treadmill. As such, only increase the machine’s speed and incline gradually, one increment at a time and avoid doing any of the two before your body gets adapted to the increases.

Getting on and off the machine incorrectly. Lastly, getting on and off the treadmill improperly can cause you to get hurt. The correct way to get on this machine is to straddle the belt with one foot on the safety rail on either side. Get on the equipment when the belt is moving slowly. Also, when getting on, hold onto the hand rails until the treadmill reaches its final speed and let go when you feel steady. To get off safely from the machine, if it’s inclined, set the belt back to flat first. Then walk for a few minutes at a lower speed to cool down and help prevent dizziness when you step off. Hold on the handrails when getting off until the treadmill comes to a complete stop.

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Source by Erica L Green

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