Author Archives: Jenny Hills, Medical Writer and Researcher

Do’s and Don’ts for Treating Burns: Should You Pop a Burn Blister?

Burns can cause serious skin wounds that need proper treatment to prevent complications as the burn wound heals. If the burn is severe, you may end up having one or more burn blisters as the wound heals. You should always avoid popping a burn blister because the wound could become easily infected. Knowing the best

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Sore Nipples: 16 Reasons Why Your Nipples Hurt and What to Do About It

Experiencing the discomfort of sore nipples from time to time is an annoyance that most women have to put up with. Nipple pain can be caused from something as simple as chaffing or allergies to clothing, or it could be caused by an infection. Changes during the menstrual cycle can also cause nipples to become

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The Top 15 Essential Oils for Colds, Flu, Cough, Sore Throat & Congestion (Research Based)

There are many essential oils that can help rid of a cold or flu virus and help to give you rapid relief from coughs, sore throats, and congestion. The soothing effect of many essential oils can also help treat body aches and pains, chills, and headaches and other flu and cold symptoms. The antimicrobial and

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How to Effectively Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Yeast Infection

Apple cider vinegar is an effective home remedy that you can use to treat a yeast infection. Yeast infections are commonly caused when an overgrowth of a fungus called Candida albicans affects the vagina, mouth, or skin. This yeast infection can cause burning, irritation, redness, swelling and a thick white discharge. Apple cider vinegar is

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How to Effectively Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Yeast Infection

Apple cider vinegar is an effective home remedy that you can use to treat a yeast infection. Yeast infections are commonly caused when an overgrowth of a fungus called Candida albicans affects the vagina, mouth, or skin. This yeast infection can cause burning, irritation, redness, swelling and a thick white discharge. Apple cider vinegar is

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How to Make Your Period Come Faster: What Research Really Says

There can be many reasons why you might want your period to come faster. If you suffer from irregular periods, you may want to induce your period sooner to get relief from stress and discomfort. You might think that you are pregnant if your period is late and you want to make your period start

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Types of Mucus: What the Color of Your Mucus Tells About Your Health

The color of your mucus in your nose, mouth, throat, and lungs is usually a clear thin fluid that helps to keep tissue in your airways moist. The color and consistency of mucus secretions can tell a lot about your health. If you have an infection, the color of mucus can change to a green

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Clear Urine: What Does It Mean and Is It a Reason for Concern?

Clear urine with a tint of yellow color is usually a sign of healthy urine and that you are well-hydrated. Most people would assume that urine that is completely clear with no color at all would be a good thing. So, you might be surprised to learn that clear, colorless urine can sometimes be a

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Pain Around, Above, Below or Behind Belly Button

Having pain around, above, below, or behind your belly button can be a worrisome experience. Some reasons for aches and pains around your belly button can be fairly harmless and resolve themselves quickly. However, sharp, incessant pains below or behind your belly button could be a symptom of a more serious condition. You might also

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Pain Around, Above, Below or Behind Belly Button

Having pain around, above, below, or behind your belly button can be a worrisome experience. Some reasons for aches and pains around your belly button can be fairly harmless and resolve themselves quickly. However, sharp, incessant pains below or behind your belly button could be a symptom of a more serious condition. You might also

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