Aches and Pains
- Rest the affected area and avoid the activity that causes pain.
- Apply ice wrapped in a towel or cloth to the injured area for 15-20 min at least three
times a day.
- Elevate the injured area above the level of the heart.
- Lose weight if you are over weight.
- Stand up straight and alter your walking style.
- Stay active.
- Eat 2-3 servings of protein a day.
- Eat lots of green vegetables and try breakfast cereals fortified with folic acid.
- Avoid hot tea and ice tea.
- If angina comes on during an activity stop whatever you are doing.
- Sit up or stand up if you have angina pain when you are lying down or sleeping.
- Try deep breathing.
- Stop smoking if you are a smoker.
- Keep Aspirin in hand.
- Don't hop right out of bed, take you time to get up in the morning.
- Avoid heavy lifting.
- Walk daily.
- Identify what triggers angina.
- Stay active, walk 20 min daily (walk softly).
- Loose weight if you are over weight.
- Eat more salmon or other cold water fish.
- Apply a package of frozen peas or ice wrapped in a towel or cloth if you have swelling
especially after any physical activity.
- Avoid strong odors and exposure to chemicals.
- Eat lots of vegetables and fruits.
- Stay indoor if pollution is high.
- Take care of acid reflex.
- Keep the room dust free.
- If you feel that you need bed rest, take it but not more than 2-3 days. Try walking
around every few hours.
- Avoid activities that may strain the lower back.
- Apply ice wrapped in a towel or cloth for 15-20 minutes.
- After the first couple of days, apply heat for up to 15 minutes at a time by using
- Daily do some gentle stretches as soon as you are able to do it.
- Don't bend and lift incorrectly.
- Avoid lifting loads of more than 10-12 pounds.
- Don't sleep or sit for long periods on soft, cushy sofas or recliners.
- Avoid standing for long period of time, vary position frequently.
- Sleep right. Choose good mattress and pillow to maintain neck and back in correct
- While driving, use a small pillow and vary its position on your back for comfort. On a
long trip take a break about every two hours and walk a bit.
- Scrape the tongue twice a day for 5-6 days.
- Gargle with mouthwash (containing zinc) for about 30 seconds every morning.
- Brush your teeth atleast twice a day and floss at least once a day. Brush at least for
- Clean dentures every day by brushing them with a commercial denture cleaner.
- If the dry mouth is contributing bad breath have some orange juice.
- Don't skip the meals. Eat three meals a day.
- Favor odor-free eating.
- Get a good pressure relieving mattress.
- Move around in bed. Shift at least once an hour.
- Maintain good nutrition.
- Use canola or flaxseed seed oil for cooking. Avoid corn or safflower oil.
- Cover sores with gauze bandages coated in petroleum jelly to help speed healing.
- Keep the wound moist and the surrounding skin dry.
- Keep the wounds clean. Use soap and water to clean, avoid disinfectants.
- Select an antibacterial soap.
- Apply talcum powder to odorous areas.
- Avoid spicy foods, if that is causing body odor problem.
- Change socks frequently.
- Apply ice wrapped in a towel or cloth 4-5 times a day in acute pain.
- Apply heating pad or hot water bottle wrapped in a towel on the affected area for
10-15 min, 4-5 times a day in a chronic condition.
- Wear a well supportive, well padded shoes.
- Massage gently by applying pressure in a circular motion.
- Apply moisturizer frequently to the nails.
- Keep the nails short.
- Use gloves while washing dishes or cloths.
- Maintain good hygiene.
- Don't wash and dry hands frequently.
- Don't use nail polish remover containing acetone, instead of that use acetate.
- Take rest.
- Apply ice to injured spot as soon as possible.
- Wrap the bruise gently with an elastic bandage.
- Elevate the area.
- Take lots of citrus fruit and food containing vitamin C.
- Apply fresh crushed parsley leaves.
- Wear protective clothing over the areas which tend to bruise repeatedly.
- Eat lot of fibre rich food such as fruits, vegetables and all brans.
- Increase water intake. Drink 6-8 glasses of water a day.
- Try to walk up daily for 30 minutes.
- Don't ignore the urge to defecate.
- Don't use laxative or enemas habitually.
- Soak feet or legs in a hot foot bath for five minutes and then plunge them into cold
water for a minute.
- Above age 65 there is a risk of colon cancer. See doctor immediately if constipation is
accompained by abdominal pain or blood in stool.
- Try coughing in a rhythm that begins with several small, gentle coughs and then one
large one. This will help less irritating throat or straining of muscle.
- Gargle with warm salt water to reduce the pain.
- Have a hot cup of tea with a little bit of honey.
- Avoid smoky environment.
- Sip water throughout the day, aiming for 7-8 glasses.
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