Sunday, October 31, 2010
.:: Cabinet Shake Up ::.
One in seven of us never clears out our medicine cabinet or box, something experts say we should do every year. Here are four cabinet hangers - on to be wary of.
1. Hydrocortisone cream
The problem : Although safe for occasional use, prolonged usage may thin the skin and won't help a persistent rash
Instead : Ordinary moisturizers may relieve mild discomfort.
The problem : Frequent use can lead to dependence.
Instead : Eat a high-fibre diet (such as bran, beans and citrus fruits) and don't take a laxative if you haven't had a bowel movement for a day - that's normal
3. Over-the-counter (OTC) counter sleep aids
The problem : They only increase your number of zZzZs by minutes, and may lose effectiveness with overuse. Side effects include dry mouth and dizziness.
Instead : Go to bed at the same time every day, avoid napping (which I love to),exercise regularly (seldom or non at all) and have a not-too-hot bath before bed.
The problem : It isn't as effective as flossing and overuse can lead to an unsightly condition called black hairy tounge.
Instead : Flossing and brushing teeth twice a day should be enough.
1) Don't keep any of expired medicine...
2) Please get an expert consultation before u take any of medication or else u might harm urself..