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How to treat angular cheilitis

May 18th, 2017 | Posted by corinne grace in Being Prepared - (Comments Off on How to treat angular cheilitis)

Angular cheilitis is a condition that causes cracking, inflammation and bleeding in one or both corners of the mouth. It is also called mouth corner cracks. This condition is caused by staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans but it might also be due to poor-fitted dentures, nutritional deficiency, dry skin and a habit of lip licking. It makes regular daily activities and using the mouth difficult as it affects eating and talking.

Symptoms of angular cheilitis

  • One or two corners of the mouth may be blistered, bleeding and cracked
  • Itchiness, crusting, scaling, redness and pain
  • Dry and uncomfortable
  • Burning sensation in the lips and mouth
  • Bad taste in the mouth
  • Difficulty eating that result to weight loss

    angular-cheilitis

    Apply the prescribed anti-fungal cream such as clotrimazole to the sores. It lessens the pain and inflammation.

Causes

  • Deficiency in vitamins
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Allergic reaction to cosmetic products and foods
  • Poor nutrition and deficiency in zinc and iron
  • Using ill-fitting dentures
  • Excessive salivation and drooling
  • Sunburn and exposure to severe weather condition
  • Underlying disorders such as anorexia nervosa and diabetes mellitus
  • Medical conditions that are at a high risk of developing angular cheilitis include anemia, diabetes, cancer of the blood and immune disorders such as HIV
  • Dehydration
  • Oral herpes due to stress, poor eating and lack of sleep

Treatment

  • Apply the prescribed over-the-counter topical antibiotic and antifungal creams.
  • If angular cheilitis is due to a nutritional deficiency, take the prescribed nutritional supplement and medication for deficiency in vitamins and minerals. Deficiency in vitamins B2, B3, B6 and B12 can cause angular cheilitis.
  • Stop lip-licking habit.
  • Apply the prescribed anti-fungal cream such as clotrimazole to the sores. It lessens the pain and inflammation
  • Moisturize the lips by applying a lip salve regularly. Vitamin E oil and olive oil can be used as lip moisturizers. Avoid citrus and beverages that contain citrus during the healing process to prevent worsening of the condition. Avoid eating spicy foods.
  • Avoid wearing ill-fitting dentures to prevent further damage.
  • Soak the affected area on salty water.
  • Keep the body well hydrated by drinking 8-10 glasses of water every day. Water keeps the body moisturized from the inside and prevents it from becoming cracked and dry.

How to treat a fibrocystic breast

May 18th, 2017 | Posted by corinne grace in Being Prepared - (Comments Off on How to treat a fibrocystic breast)

A fibrocystic breast is a common condition in which there are abundant bumpy tissue in the breast. It is characterized by pain and tenderness in the affected area. The lumps usually develop in the upper and outer area of the breast. The symptoms develop before menstruation.

Symptoms of fibrocystic breast

  • Pain and tenderness of the breast
  • Lumps or masses found in the breast
  • Changes in the size of breast

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    Apply a cold compress or ice pack on the affected breast to reduce the tenderness and pain.

  • Non-bloody discharge from the nipple
  • Severe pain and lumpiness can be felt between ovulation and the start of menstruation.

Treatment

  • Take the prescribed over-the-counter pain medications to lessen the pain and inflammation as well as oral contraceptive to reduce the hormonal changes that causes fibrocystic breast.
  • Avoid consuming caffeinated beverages such as tea, alcohol and soft drinks. These beverages contain chemicals that release stress hormones in the body and result to tenderness and lumps in the breast.
  • Apply a cold compress or ice pack on the affected breast to reduce the tenderness and pain.
  • Apply heat in the form of a warm moist cloth or heating pad on the affected breast for at least 30 minutes and followed by a cold compress for 10 minutes. This alternating method relieves the discomfort of fibrocystic breast.
  • Avoid consumption of salt for at least a couple of weeks before the menstrual period to prevent making the breast heavy, tender and bloated. Additionally, avoid processed foods rich in salt.
  • Massage the affected area using ginger oil and followed by the application of a warm compress to lessen the lumps and pain.
  • Take the prescribed vitamin E supplement to lessen the breast tenderness and pain. It also reduces the size of the lumps. Another approach is consuming foods rich in vitamin E such as leafy green vegetables, nuts, fortified cereals and vegetable oils.
  • Take the prescribed vitamin B6 supplements to control the hormonal levels in the body or consume foods rich in vitamin B6 such as bran, garlic and pistachio.

Tips

  • Wear a well-fitting bra that has adequate support for the breast to lessen the heaviness and tenderness before menstruation. Another alternative is wearing a properly fitting sports bra.
  • Perform regular exercises and maintain a low-fat diet to control the body weight. Excess fats in the body results to increased levels of estrogen and cause changes in the breast. Being overweight makes one susceptible to discomfort in the breast.
  • Quit smoking to prevent worsening of the condition.

Dealing with bedbug bites

May 17th, 2017 | Posted by corinne grace in Being Prepared - (Comments Off on Dealing with bedbug bites)

Bedbug bites has similarity with other insect bites, including mosquito bites. They are characterized by a raised, reddish bump but also happen as a blister. Bites of bedbugs have a unique pattern. Some bites appear alone, but most bites happen in a row of 3 to 5 bites or can appear as a cluster of red bumps. They can also happen in a zigzag formation and can be a straight line if they bite in the morning.

The bites usually happen in the exposed areas of the body such as the face, neck, arms and feet. The rashes usually heal within 2 weeks. Bedbug bites have a long incubation period. Symptoms of the bite appear up to 10 days after initially bitten such as a red and itchy bump.

bedbug-bites

The bites usually happen in the exposed areas of the body such as the face, neck, arms and feet.

Treatment

  • Immediately wash the affected area using soap and water. Rub the lather over the affected area liberally until the whole affected area is covered. Leave on place and allow the lather to dry over the bitten area to lessen the itchiness of the area. Washing the area using soapy water lessens and prevents infection of skin.
  • Apply a cold compress or ice pack for at least 10 minutes at a time. After the 10 minutes of application, let it rest for another 10 minutes and reapply again. Perform this rotation for at least an hour. The cold temperature numbs the nerve endings and lessens the itching sensation and swelling caused by bedbug bites. Wrap ice packs using a towel before placing on the area to prevent further damage and worsen the condition.
  • Avoid scratching the bite to prevent an infection.
  • Baking soda neutralizes the acidic chemicals that cause the itching due to bedbug bites and has anti-inflammatory properties that lessen the redness and swelling. Mix a teaspoon of baking soda and 3 teaspoons of water and apply over the affected areas. Leave it on for at least 10 minutes before rinsing it. If symptoms persist, reapply again after 30-45 minutes.
  • Apply the prescribed steroidal anti-itch over-the-counter cream that contains 1% hydrocortisone
  • Apply calamine lotion to lessen the itching, dry the rashes and protect the affected area as it heals.
  • Take the prescribed oral antihistamine to control an allergic reaction such as rashes and swelling

Tips

  • Wash exposed clothing, cushions, beddings and fabric in hot water. Use a color-safe bleach.
  • Vacuum and mop the carpets and floors. Apply bleach on the floor and use a water/alcohol solution.

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Dealing with armpit lumps

April 13th, 2017 | Posted by corinne grace in Being Prepared - (Comments Off on Dealing with armpit lumps)
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Armpit lumps form when a lymph node found under arm is swollen and enlarged especially when suffering from an infection. Lymph nodes are small, oval-shaped glands found throughout the body and play an important function in the immune system. Armpit lumps can be caused by infection, cysts and irritation due to shaving or using antiperspirants but can also indicate serious health conditions.

Causes

  • Lipomas or harmless growths of fat tissue
  • Bacterial or viral infections
  • Allergic reactions

    Armpit lumps

    If the armpit lumps are caused by infection from bacteria, take the prescribed antibiotics to lessen pain and inflammation.

  • Fungal infections
  • Adverse reactions to vaccinations
  • Fibroadenoma or noncancerous growth of fibrous tissue
  • Breast cancer reaction
  • Leukemia or cancer of the blood cells
  • Lupus is an autoimmune disease of the joints and organs

Symptoms of armpit lumps

  • Swollen arm
  • Pain
  • Body aches
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Loss of appetite
  • Rashes
  • Flu-like symptoms

If there is redness, tenderness and irregularity of the shape, immediate treatment is required.

Treatment

  • If the armpit lumps are caused by infection from bacteria, take the prescribed antibiotics to lessen pain and inflammation.
  • Maintain proper hygiene by making the skin clean as possible.
  • Drink plenty of water to keep the body hydrated.
  • Apply a warm compress on the armpit for proper blood circulation, reduce the size of the lump and relieve pain. Soak a towel in hot water, wring out excess water and place under the affected area for at least 5-10 minutes at 3-4 times every day for a week.
  • Vitamin E is a strong antioxidant that heals armpit lumps in a few days. It also lessens the swelling and prevents accumulation of fluid in the lymph nodes. It retains moisture and repair of skin. Massage the armpit lumps using vitamin E oil for a few minutes at 2-3 times a week.
  • Consume watermelon since it detoxifies the blood and prevents formation of armpit lumps.
  • Mix equal parts of raw, organic apple cider vinegar and water. Soak a cloth in the solution and place it under the armpit for at least 5 minutes. Rinse the area using warm water and pat it dry. Repeat the process until lump totally disappears.

Dealing with bedsores

April 10th, 2017 | Posted by corinne grace in Being Prepared - (Comments Off on Dealing with bedsores)
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Bedsores or pressure sores are injuries on the skin and underlying tissue due to a prolonged pressure on the skin. Bedsores develop on bony areas of the body such as the ankles, heels, tailbone and hips. People susceptible to bed sores are those with condition that requires them to be confined on a wheelchair or bed. Bedsore develops quickly and can be difficult to treat.

Symptoms of bedsores

  • Stage 1 or the earliest symptoms – pale skin or white, skin is tender and itchy. The area feels firm, cold or warm.
  • Stage 2 – the affected area develops blisters, open sores and abrasions which do not spread through the skin. It has a surrounding skin area with purple or red discoloration and can be oozing or mildly sweating.
  • Stage 3 – the ulcer develops a crater under the surface of the skin.

    Bedsores

    People susceptible to bed sores are those with condition that requires them to be confined on a wheelchair or bed.

  • Stage 4 – the ulcer extends deeper and reaches the tendon, bone, joint and the muscles. Symptoms of infected bedsores include pus draining from the sore, foul-smelling odor, fever and tenderness, redness and heat of the surrounding skin.

Causes

  • When the skin and underlying tissues are trapped between bone and a surface such as sitting in a wheelchair or prolonged lying in bed. It usually happens if the surface is not padded with muscles or fat such as the tailbone, shoulder blades, spine, hips, elbows and heels.
  • Friction occurs when 2 surfaces moves in opposite direction such elevating a hospital bed and the head slides down in the bed.

Treatment

  • Move around regularly to prevent constant pressure on the body. It distributes body weight and increases blood flow in the area. If sitting in a wheelchair, reposition for at least 2 hours or 15 minutes. Place foam wedges or pillows that are good for shifting weight.
  • Perform range of motion exercises for proper flow of blood and maintainance of muscle mass.
  • Use saline water to clean the sores to prevent infection and for fast healing of the condition. In a cup filled with boiling water, add 2 teaspoons of salt. Let it cool down and use it in cleaning the sores at least 2 times every day for fast healing of the condition.
  • Turmeric has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antioxidant properties that lessen the risk of infection. Clean sores with water. Apply turmeric powder on sores and cover using a clean bandage. Repeat this process at least 3 times every day until there is improvement.
  • Take vitamin C supplement at least 500 mg every day for a healthy skin, improving the immune system and lessen the risk for infection. Foods rich in Vitamin C include green vegetables, lemons, oranges, and papaya.
  • Massage the affected area to increase the blood circulation and for fast healing of the condition. Massage the body using essential oils at least once every day for best results.

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How to treat a nose cut

April 7th, 2017 | Posted by corinne grace in Being Prepared - (Comments Off on How to treat a nose cut)
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A nose cut can be complicated to treat and painful. The nose is a sensitive area of the body. It has areas that are enclosed and have limited supply of air. The nose and lining of the nose are susceptible to cuts and scratches.

Causes of a nose cut

  • Careless nose picking such as frequent picking can cause irritation on the lining of the nose and result to slits or cuts and even bleeding.
  • Picking of the nose using sharp objects or nails
  • Inner nose cut due to dry weather that causes the nasal lining to dry up and result to cracks and cuts that causes pain.

    Nose cut

    Careless nose picking such as frequent picking can cause irritation on the lining of the nose and result to slits or cuts and even bleeding.

  • Dry nasal lining due to flu that results to plenty of sneezing, congestion and runny nose.

Treatment

  • Make sure the hands are washed properly to prevent introduction of any bacteria into the open wound. Wash hands using clean, running water and scrub the area for at least 20 seconds. Rinse and dry the hands using a clean towel.
  • If the cut is bleeding and near the edge of the nose, use a clean cloth to apply gentle pressure until the bleeding stops. Avoid blocking the breathing and do not pack the nostrils.
  • If the nose cut is not visible and bleeding, sit up straight and lean forward to lessen the pressure placed on the vessel found in the nose and prevents swallowing blood. Pinch the nose close using the thumb and index finger for at least 10 minutes. Breathe through the mouth. After 10 minutes, release the pinch. If it still bleeds, repeat the process until the bleeding stops. Keep the affected person cool using a damp cloth or suck on ice chips.
  • Remove any debris inside the nose using sterilized tweezers to lessen the risk for infections and possible complications.
  • Rinse the wound using saline solution to deeply clean the wound. In a cup filled with lukewarm water, mix a teaspoon of salt and stir it until it is fully dissolved. Tilt the head backward and pour a tablespoon of the solution into the affected nostril several times. Squeeze the solution into a paper towel. Avoid blowing the ears.
  • Use an anti-infective soap cleanser to clean the mucus membranes or inside of the nose. Dilute chlorhexidine before using on the nose.
  • Place the prescribed anti-infective cream or ointment on the area around the nose cut. Use a cotton swab or a piece of gauze in applying the cream or ointment on the area. Avoid touching the affected area once the ointment is already applied and avoid picking on the scab to prevent further damage and worsen the condition. Repeat the application of the ointment every day.

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Treating chondromalacia patella syndrome

March 24th, 2017 | Posted by corinne grace in Being Prepared - (Comments Off on Treating chondromalacia patella syndrome)

Chondromalacia patella syndrome is the weakening and softening of the cartilage found in the underside of kneecap or patella. It can be caused by the improper alignment of the kneecap with the bone of the thigh. Knee pain due to irritation of the degenerated cartilage is called patellofemoral syndrome. Women are more susceptible to chondromalacia patella syndrome.

Causes of chondromalacia patella syndrome

  • Muscle imbalance which can be fixed with the right exercises.
  • Poor alignment of the kneecap where the patella is either too high or too low.
  • Overusing of the leg such as jumping, running and twisting

    Treating chondromalacia patella syndrome

    A grating or grinding sensation with leg movement.

  • Improper tracking of the kneecap or patella as it slides over the thigh bone or femur and result to degeneration of the cartilage under the kneecap and cause pain.
  • Abnormal patellar tracking toward the outer or lateral side of the femur
  • Females who are knock-kneed or flat-footed and deformities of the patellar undersurface are susceptible to chondromalacia patellar syndrome.

Symptoms

  • Severe knee pain
  • Severe pain when going downstairs
  • A grating or grinding sensation with leg movement
  • Tenderness of the kneecap
  • Unclear discomfort of the inner area of the knee due to jumping, running, descending stairs and climbing
  • Long periods of sitting with the knees slightly bent
  • Tightness or fullness of the knee area especially when the knee is swollen
  • Loss of quadriceps or thigh muscle strength and bulk and the legs becomes weak

Treatment

  • Take plenty of rest especially the affected area for fast healing of the condition.
  • Apply an ice pack on the affected area for at least 10-15 minutes to lessen the pain and inflammation. Avoid applying the pack directly on the skin for more than 5 minutes to prevent further damage.
  • Take the prescribed over-the-counter medication to lessen the pain and inflammation.
  • Apply heat on the affected area using a heating pad at the lowest setting at least 10-20 minutes at a time to lessen the stiffness. Another alternative is to use a soft terry cloth face towel and soaked in warm tap water.
  • Wear a knee brace on the affected area to prevent unnecessary movement and keep the joint stable and secure.
  • Seek the help of a physical therapist for some rehabilitation exercises to restore range of motion in the affected knee and strengthening exercises and lessen the symptoms.
  • Minimize running and opt for gentle exercises such as cycling or swimming. If there is a need to run, wear the proper shoes that are well-cushioned and avoid running on hard surfaces such as concrete.

Tips

  • Maintain balance of the muscles by strengthening the quadriceps, hamstrings, abductors and adductors.
  • Avoid repeated stress on the kneecap by wearing kneepads to prevent further injury.

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Dealing with internal hemorrhoids

March 17th, 2017 | Posted by corinne grace in Being Prepared - (Comments Off on Dealing with internal hemorrhoids)

Internal hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins found in the anus and lower rectum. It is usually caused by constipation and worsens by straining during bowel movement. They do not usually cause pain but can lead to bleeding during bowel movement.

Sometimes, the internal hemorrhoids prolapse or protrude outside of the anus and can be seen or felt as moist pads of skin that looks pinker than the surrounding skin and can be gently pushed back into place.

Symptoms

  • Pain
  • Bleeding during bowel movements
  • Itching
  • Burning sensation in the affected area
  • Rectal discomfort

Causes of hemorrhoids

  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Straining on the toilet
  • Standing or sitting for long periods of time
  • Eating a low-fiber diet
  • Coughing and sneezing

    Internal hemorrhoids

    Drink plenty of water which is needed to prevent constipation that increase the risk for internal hemorrhoids.

  • Vomiting
  • Holding the breath while straining in performing physical labor

Treatment

  • Drink plenty of water which is needed to prevent constipation that increase the risk for internal hemorrhoids. Avoid drinking caffeinated beverages and alcohol to prevent dehydration and cause constipation.
  • Eat fiber-rich foods for easy bowel movement. Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables and whole grains to increase the daily intake of fiber.
  • Keep the affected area clean by wiping it with cotton balls soaked in witch hazel to lessen the symptoms of internal hemorrhoids.
  • Apply hydrocortisone cream, aloe vera gel or a commercial hemorrhoid cream on the rectal area.
  • Take the prescribed pain medications such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen and aspirin to lessen the pain and discomfort.
  • When sitting, place a pillow on the chair to lessen the pain on the affected area.
  • Perform regular exercises regularly such as walking or biking to stimulate the digestive system and prevent constipation.
  • Avoid straining during bowel movements to prevent further damage and worsen the condition. Avoid sitting for long periods on the toilet, instead of sitting it is recommended to squat for easy passing out of bowel without straining.
  • Fill a tub with warm water and add a cup of Epsom salt. Mix well until salt is totally dissolved. Soak in the tub for at least 15-20 minutes. The Epsom salts clean and relaxes the itchy and inflamed tissue. Repeat this as often as possible.
  • Insert a suppository inside the anus to reduce the size of internal hemorrhoids by giving medicine at the base of the hemorrhoids in the rectum.
  • Sit on a cushion, if sitting on a hard surface for long periods of time to prevent pain. Another alternative is using a doughnut pillow.

Remedies for nasal polyps

February 24th, 2017 | Posted by corinne grace in Being Prepared - (Comments Off on Remedies for nasal polyps)

Nasal polyps are soft, painless and non-cancerous growths that develops on the nasal passage lining or even the sinuses. They are due to chronic inflammation caused by asthma, recurrent infection, sensitivity to drugs, allergies as well as some immune conditions.

Small-sized nasal polyps do not cause symptoms, but larger growths can cause blockage of the nasal passages or cause difficulty breathing, loss of sense of smell and infections. Adults are more susceptible but it can affect anyone.

Symptoms of nasal polyps

  • Persistent stuffiness
  • A runny nose
  • Postnasal drip

    Nasal polyps

    Small-sized nasal polyps do not cause symptoms, but larger growths can cause blockage of the nasal passages or cause difficulty breathing, loss of sense of smell and infections.

  • Diminished sense of taste
  • Decreased or absent sense of smell
  • Headache
  • Pain in the upper teeth
  • Sense of pressure over the forehead and face
  • Snoring

Severe symptoms such as difficulty breathing, sudden worsening of the condition, severe swelling and severe headache with fever requires immediate medical attention.

Conditions with high risk of developing nasal polyps includes sensitivity to aspirin, asthma, allergic fungal sinusitis due to allergies to airborne fungi and cystic fibrosis.

Treatment

  • Get plenty of sleep every night. Give the body enough time to rest to fight off illnesses and infection fast. Take at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night. Another alternative is taking a break when tired.
  • Use a saline solution or salt water in rinsing the nose and sinuses to lessen the inflammation in the nose and dry the mucus that cause blockage of the nasal passageways. Salt slows down the production of adiponectin of the body which is the chemical that cause inflammation.
  • Steam inhalation through the nose will open the nasal passages and thin out the thick mucus secretions due to congestion. There are ways in inhaling steam such as closing all windows and doors in the bathroom and run a hot shower to create steam and inhale the steam coming from the hot shower. Another alternative is pouring boiling water in a large bowl and place a towel over the head and neck and inhale the steam from the hot water. Make sure that the towel covers the head so that steam cannot escape. Breathe deeply until the steam can be felt in the nose. Continue inhaling the steam until the water becomes cool. Essential oils can be added to the hot water to improve nasal clearing effect.
  • Perform regular exercises for at least 30 minutes at 3-5 times every week for fast metabolism as well as boosting the immune system.

How to manage dry gangrene

February 24th, 2017 | Posted by corinne grace in Being Prepared - (Comments Off on How to manage dry gangrene)

Dry gangrene is an uncommon condition where some areas of the body become dry and eventually turn black due to poor flow of blood in the area. The skin and tissues may slough off when it becomes severe.

Dry gangrene usually affects the lower extremities especially the feet and hands but it can also affect the muscles, limbs, and internal organs. People suffering from conditions such as diabetes, autoimmune disease and peripheral arterial disease are susceptible to develop the condition.

Causes of dry gangrene

Dry gangrene

Dry gangrene usually affects the lower extremities especially the feet and hands but it can also affect the muscles, limbs, and internal organs.

  • Diabetes is a condition that delays the flow of blood especially in the lower extremities which result to a non-healing wound.
  • Vascular problems such as peripheral arterial disease that lessen the supply of blood in the body.
  • Vasculitis is an autoimmune condition that cause the inflammation of the blood vessels.
  • Smoking
  • External injuries such as accidents, burns, wounds and surgeries
  • Exposure of extremities to very cold temperatures or frostbite
  • Improper treatment of a bacterial infection can result to death of the tissues

Symptoms

  • Claudication or cramping of the legs while walking
  • Numbness and coldness of the affected area and skin looks shriveled
  • Discoloration of the affected area. The area becomes purple, red, and pale and eventually becomes black if left untreated.
  • Dryness of the area
  • Pain

In case symptoms, such as low blood pressure, confusion, fever, lightheadedness and shortness of breath are present, it is vital to seek immediate treatment.

Treatment

  • Quit smoking to prevent blockage of blood flow to the blood vessels and gangrene. When blood stops flowing, the tissues will die and result to gangrene.
  • Consume a high protein but low in fat diet to avoid clogging of arteries. High protein foods include fish, turkey, cheese, lean pork and beef, tofu, eggs, beans and peanuts. Add dark leafy green vegetable to the diet. Protein rebuilds the damaged muscles.
  • Consume foods high in germanium and other antioxidants. Germanium is an antioxidant that improves the function of oxygen in the body and enhances the immune system. Foods rich in germanium include onions, garlic, whole wheat flour, shiitake mushrooms, green leafy vegetables as well as aloe vera.
  • If suffering from diabetes, minimize the intake of sugar. Regular checking of the extremities for any signs of cuts, redness, swelling or infections and should be treated properly. Watch for symptoms such as numbness in the arms, legs, fingers and toes since these are indications of improper blood circulation and affects the blood vessels.
  • Perform regular exercises such as walking on a treadmill for at least 30-40 minutes at 3-4 times in a week to lessen the symptoms of claudication or painful cramping of the legs due to improper flow of blood in the area.

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The material posted on this page on dry gangrene is for learning purposes only. Learn to recognize and manage circulatory conditions by taking a first aid and CPR class with one of our training providers.