Sunday, August 18, 2013

Why Can't Thrush Just Spare The Nipples

Have you ever had sore nipples that constantly itch irritatingly? No, please do not ever think of getting the scissors to snip off those nipples! Allegorically, if you really feel like doing this already, read on, you may have nipples with thrush.

Usually, the main culprit in skin itchiness is insect bite. Mosquito bites usually do not last long and could be easily remedied by calamine lotions. If you have innocently treated your nipples like you do with insect bits, chances are you will not get any result. If it is thrush (fungi), it will be quite stubborn because it will last for weeks, and if untreated, it could go for a year.

Fungal infections in the skin can healed by over the counter topical creams applied liberally as indicated by the leaflet of the drug. If the right cream is used constantly and religiously, there is no way a fungi can continue growing in the skin.

In case of the nipple, lactating mothers are prone to it because lactation keeps the nipple moist, and that amount of dampness triggers growth of fungi. This also goes along with the drug treatment the mother is using which can weaken the body from fighting the overgrowth of yeasts all the way. As far as nipples with thrush are concerned, men also acquire them without reason. Yes, fungal infections just come and go, sometimes airborne, but basically, they come naturally and without serious cause.

Thrush is basically internal than external. When all kinds of organisms invade all environments, plant or animal environment, it can never be eradicated at all. In the body, it is beneficial in balancing the processes of the system. They only become harmful when too much, just like any other parasites and bacteria.

The friendliest habitat of yeasts is damp environment. When the nipples are expected to be dry, you may not suspect that too much sweat can leave it prone to fungal infection. The nipples have mammary ducts that are quite different from other part of the skin.

For men, nipples with thrush are not so much an issue as theirs are dormant. For lactating mothers, it could add stress. When breastfeeding is a woman's gift of nurturing, some harbor thrush and some do not. As breastfeeding gets established, the symptoms could be mistaken as blisters caused by sucking, as it is the first obstacle of any first-time nursing processes of feeding an infant. So it goes for several days, only to find out that the period of adjustment never seem to get comfortable.

Then afterwards, nipples with thrush go advance with constant sensations like pain, soreness and itchiness, which could affect the mother's desire to nurse. It must be clear that it is thrush that is causing the problem.

With some patience, fungal infections in the nipples could be treated the same way as the other skin. For breastfeeding mothers, it will mean an additional effort and care to avoid passing it to her baby.

Fungal preparations, which come in tubes, are manufactured in almost the same formula. Use only the right fungal cream for thrush and not any other medications for common wounds. If thrush is left untouched but constantly treated, it has faster healing result.

If you are a person who have recurring fungal infections all the time, then it is time for you to think of deeper way to cure yourself by changing diet, avoiding foods rich in sugar. For best result, contact an expert.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Why Do Men Need To Use An Aftershave?

An aftershave, under the form that we know it today is usually a liquid/lotion or a gel. Aftershaves are mostly used by men in order to prevent infections from cuts that may occur on the skin while shaving. This is made possible because aftershaves contain an antiseptic element witch in most cases is alcohol. Although this function by itself is enough to classify an aftershave as a 'must' for every man, modern aftershaves have many more 'features' than just disinfection abilities.

First of all, all modern aftershaves contain some kind of perfume. Whether or not we are talking about an expensive aftershave, it is almost 100% guaranteed that it contains perfume in order to enhance scent. As a matter of fact the perfume of modern aftershaves is possibly the most important characteristic of it; not only it greatly affects the price but it also becomes the first thing to think about when deciding what aftershave to buy. Actually, the perfume has such an importance on the aftershave product that many fashion designers will put their names on it. Typical examples of aftershaves with fashion designers names on them are Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss and Tommy Hilfiger.

Apart from all the above, aftershaves also contain a moisturizer. The moisturizer is used to soften the skin after a fresh shave. This, of course is one more extra point for the aftershave. It clearly bends away from its initial purpose and adds up many elements that contribute to a better treatment of the freshly shaved skin. Finally, the last marketing trick of aftershaves is the packaging. Of course, we all know that packaging has nothing to do with the actual effects of the aftershave on the skin; but then again, we all love to have our personal 'accessories' packed in flashy, beautiful and easy to use packing. The majority of aftershaves are contained within glass bottles; what differs is the size, color, shape and capacity (always measured in ml).

Some of us might choose to buy an aftershave that will have a great perfume while some others will go for what they actually believe will serve them best. On the funny side, some will buy the one with the best looks or the one that they believe will last the longest. Whatever type you are, experimenting with different aftershave products will definitely help you to settle down at what you think is the best for you.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Male Gift Ideas

I recently had a playful debate with my girlfriend that men were easier to buy for than women. She being a woman hotly contested this claim by I stand by it. If you’re a woman you see you probably like jewellery and clothes, unfortunately both these are things that a guy can easily get wrong and if they do the woman will be forced to wear the bloody things over and over again for the rest of her life…

Male gift ideas however are far easier to come by, more varied and easier to select and just a little bit of insight into the male psyche can show you why. Firstly, most guys (we being the slightly geekier species), have either one or two overriding interests. For me it’s superheroes and fitness, for one of my friends it’s football or golf, for my step dad it’s motorbikes. I could go on. The point is then that almost any merchandise related to this theme will be well received. For example I love the Superman belt buckle I got recently and the Superman mug I got recently. Any new training gizmo or bodybuilding book also goes down a storm. For my best mate I recently bought a golf cover (in the shape of a Gofer, get it?) and for my step dad a canvas of his motor bike the Kawasaki ninja.

Guys are also a slave to the media which should also provide you with a slew of male gift ideas. Most of us have a few television shows we follow or a couple of favourite films so again related merchandise will do well as a gift or DVDs of the show or film themselves.

Think of the male penguins and the big piles of rocks they use to impress women and other males (in case you didn’t know, penguins do that). We men are the same. We like to broadcast our every interest and taste to the world as well as our wealth and style. A woman can really help, particularly on that last point so anything that makes us look stylish or cool will go down well – desk toys, canvases, cool ornaments, gimmicky furniture, brief cases, sunglasses… a woman should know better than anyone what looks good on or with a man.

For this reason almost all guys like gadgets and gizmos. These don’t have to be the big things like phones or computers (which we’d probably rather pick ourselves to retain our male pride), but good male gift ideas can be those gadgets that are cheap and cheerful – universal remotes, a watch with a Dictaphone, or a pen/data pad.

We men also like to collect things. Again it’s probably evolutionary but once we have two of anything we’re pretty much compelled to get the whole set. Hence the fact that a good proportion of men either have all the Bond films or are working towards completing the set. Find your man’s collectibles, be they DVDs, snail shells or stamps and then try to fill in the blanks. If you need to search them out then it will demonstrate extra time and effort on your part.