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THE TRIBUNE, JANUARY 18, 2012
My Migraines Headaches
"I arrived at Chiropractic House suffering from regular headaches and
migraines and was in pain 80-100% of the time. My headaches had
started affecting my eyes, head and making me constantly nauseous.
I was restricted in my work, sport, exercise, sleep and most daily
activities. I've always enjoyed playing soccer and I was missing games.
Work was becoming more difficult by the day and I was suffering from
lack of sleep and feeling constantly tired and grumpy.
Since starting chiropractic care I have not had a migraine at all. Plus
I'm playing soccer again!
My nausea is nearly completely gone and I'm playing better soccer
because I have more energy and flexibility. I'm sleeping better which is
making work much easier. Plus I don't need to take pain killers which is
a big relief.
Basically I'm feeling great!"says Jenna E. (Chiropractic House patient)
As with Jenna E. and many others, Chiropractic Care is very effective
in correcting many neck problems that can cause headaches and
migraines. Plus we see big improvements in energy levels and all round
health and well being. If you want to find out if Chiropractic can help you
give us a call today.
Why suffer when Gentle Chiropractic Care could help you too!
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Summer days can be
fungal infection time
Healthy: Take care to ensure your
feet remain fungal infection free.
It's nearly the end of the golden
weather for another year, but it's
warm enough still to be
wandering around bare-footed --
with the potential to pick-up fungal
infections of the feet (athlete's foot),
or out jogging getting hot and
If sweat builds-up in the groin
area, for example, it can lead to
another type of fungal infection
commonly known as jock itch.
Skin-related fungal infections
occur mainly in warm, moist areas,
for example within skinfolds, under
the breast, around the groin, in the
vagina and between the toes.
Initially the skin can look red and
rash-like, but can also be scaly,
cracked and peeling, and become
inflamed and very itchy (athlete's
With jock itch, the skin is itchy
with raised red patches and sharp
In contrast, ringworm -- a fungal
infection that can occur after direct
contact with an infected animal --
usually appears on the arms, legs,
face, neck or body-trunk as a flat,
red, itchy, ring-shaped sore that is
clear at the centre but with a red
Infected skin can become
uncomfortable, especially if hot, and
painful. At its worst, the skin can
split and secondary bacterial
infection can arise.
Athlete's foot is easy to catch
from walking around public
swimming pools, camp-ground
facilities and other areas where
there are puddles of water through
which many people walk in bare
The fungi organisms can live in
the puddles, thriving in the warm
and moist conditions, and on
surfaces that infected people have
touched and on to which their shed
skin has settled.
"If you have itchiness and flaky
skin between your toes," caution
Self Care pharmacists, "or notice a
red scaly spot on your skin, you are
likely to have a fungal infection. You
need to come and see us so we can
advise about the best care and
Self Care pharmacists will also
advise you about ways to prevent
getting fungal infections in the
future, or passing them on to
others. Such advice includes:
Keep dry the skin areas prone to
infection. This is important
especially after sweaty sports and
bathing/showering. Wash sweaty
areas and towel-dry well. Maybe use
a hair dryer to dry between the
Don't wear tight clothing for long
periods (because it can lead to
moisture build-up on the skin), or
clothing made from fabrics that
stop moisture wicking away from
Wear flip-flops in public showers
and when walking around
swimming pools, or wear other
suitable footwear that protects your
feet from contact with the ground
and prevents them picking-up any
Don't share clothing, shoes,
Let sweaty shoes dry out
thoroughly before re-wearing them.
Change socks and underclothes
Inspect your pets for fungal
infections and treat them if
Eat in a healthy way (the Weight
and Health and Reducing Your
Cholesterol fact cards have
guidance), keep fit and get plenty of
sleep. It means your immune
system can do its best to help ward
off fungal infections."
If you do end-up with a skin
infection, treatment is with a
specific anti-fungal preparation
available from your local pharmacy.
The type of preparation best for
you -- cream, powder, lotion or
spray -- will depend on the area
being treated. According to Self
Care pharmacists, "that is part of the
advice service we provide."
Normally preparations have to be
used for two weeks to clear the
infection, and for a further week or
two after that to prevent a return.
Have a look at the Fungal Infections
fact card and ask your Self Care
pharmacist for further advice.
Prepared by Pharmacy Self Care,
Pharmaceutical Society of NZ Inc,
124 Dixon St, Wellington
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