Category Archive:health

Keep a Humidifier Handy In Your Home ( Momimhar posted on January 9th, 2017 )

It is always during the fall and winter seasons when allergies hit my household.  I know it is normal but I admit it is very irritable.  What should we do to reduce or perhaps prevent allergies and sickness from getting worse? Stock up allergy medicines in our medicine cabinets, exercise more weekly, eat more vegetables and fruits, drink lots of water daily, and get a lot of rest whenever there’s a chance.  These are very helpful.  But winter time is not very friendly when it comes to health issues.  This is the time we get struck with common respiratory sickness like cough and colds.

Air-conditioning sometimes doesn’t help on this depending on the level of humidity inside our homes.  I am glad that the use of a humidifier can help balance the humidity level in the house.  The very first humidifier my dear husband and I bought three years ago was an invisible mist humidifier.  A couple of things I didn’t like about that one were buying filters and loud sound in the room.

I am thankful that Influenster has given me the opportunity to try Vicks EasyFill Cool Mist Humidifier for free.  It was one of the amazing gifts I received in December 2016.  It came just in time because we needed a new humidifier in the house.  We haven’t had a cool mist humidifier before.

Humidifier Demineralization Cartridge (TWT500) to help prevent white dust.

Pros

Quiet operation

Easy Fill

Easy to clean

Lightweight

No filters needed

Requires demineralization cartridge (hard water)

Vapor pads slots

Cons

Bigger than the average-sized humidifiers

A little pricey

If you want a quiet humidifier and you don’t want to buy filters more often, I recommend Vicks EasyFill Cool Mist Humidifier.  As for me and my household, this device is very helpful.  I have a child who is very sensitive to low humidity so I say this product is a keeper.

 

I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing and review purposes.  

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Categories: allergies, health, helpful tips, home, home remedies, humidifier, respiratory health

Just What I Need This Winter Season #VicksHumidifer #Influenster ( Momimhar posted on December 27th, 2016 )

I am so thankful to receive the Vicks EasyFill Humidifier complimentary from Vicks via Influenster.  This is a great seasonal gift I received for Christmas. Thank you so much.

The Vicks EasyFill Humidier package has arrived. Thanks, Influenster.

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Categories: health, home, household products, Influenster, respiratory health, wellness, winter

Ear Infection Can Cause Hearing Problems ( Momimhar posted on December 16th, 2016 )

Yup. That’s what’s happening to me right now.  I am having trouble hearing.  My hearing is not normal.  Due to a bad cold, my left ear is clogged since December 7th after I went to CVS Minute Clinic for a check-up because I had intense pain in my left ear yesterday morning.  I had bad wax build up years ago so I thought it was just that.  The health practitioner cleansed (flushed) both of my ears and checked each one to see what’s going on.  The diagnosis was an ear infection.  There’s redness in my left eardrum but no tear whatsoever.  She prescribed an antibiotic to be taken within ten days.  It should help unclogged the ear also.  Picking up my prescription would have been convenient for me if CVS accepted Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance.  So I transferred the prescription request to Tom Thumb instead.

Unfortunately, my left ear is still clogged as of the moment.  After a few days of taking the antibiotic, I decided to see my family doctor on the 13th.  The doctor said that there’s no more redness in my eardrum.  So she told me to stop taking the medication anymore.  She recommended me to see an ENT doctor.  And so, this afternoon I went to see a specialist from Lakeside Allergy in Forney.  Before I talked to the doctor, the nurse assistant did a few hearing tests on me.  ‘Figures out that my left eardrum wasn’t moving after doing pressure tests in both of my ears.  The doctor said there’s a fluid trapped behind my eardrum preventing it to move.  He prescribed me to take oral steriod, rinse my sinuses using saline rinse, and use steroid nasal spray.  The steroid medicine will help treat the swelling of tube behind my nose so the fluid will drain.

This really bothers me.  Eardrum not moving? Oh no!  My hearing is hollow and feels like I am on an airplane all the time.  Sucks!

I am looking forward to getting my hearing back to normal the soonest possible time.

Why Do We Get An Ear Infection? ( Momimhar posted on December 7th, 2016 )

Hi there!  How’s everybody doing?  As for me and my household, we are currently dealing with common cough and colds including an ear infection.  You heard it right.  Ear infection.  My darling daughter and I have it right now.  She will be finishing her medication in two days, and I just started last night.

It was very an unexpected thing.  This is the very first time my daughter had an ear infection since birth.  As far as I can remember, I never had an ear infection in my life.  My ears are prone to clogging though, because my ears produce lots of wax.  And normally, the ear canal cleans itself but there was a time years ago I had a clogged ear that I had to go to the doctor and have it flushed.  Now, I am dealing with this ear infection because my ear was very painful yesterday morning.  On a pain scale of 1 to 10, I could say the pain intensity was 8.  I took two 400 mg Ibuprofen to subside the pain.  When the pain was gone, I went to CVS Minute Clinic to have my ear checked.  Soon as the nurse practitioner cleaned my ears, she said the eardrum in my left ear (where it was hurting) was red.  I told her I woke up in the morning with a painful ear.  She prescribed an antibiotic to be taken within 10 days.  I hope this thing heals fast.

Like I said my daughter and I are having colds right now.  She even had a cough.  She woke up in the middle of her sleep one night crying because she said her ear was hurting so bad.  I was worried and nervous but couldn’t do anything.  I tried to comfort her calmly but it didn’t help.  Then I thought of giving her a pain reliever medicine to help ease the pain so she can go back to sleep.  She didn’t go to school the next day because she had lack of sleep and I took her to the doctor in the afternoon. She had an ear infection.

Aside from taking an antibiotic, K was also doing a breathing treatment using a Nebulizer for five days because she was wheezing. It helped get rid of the coughing.  We are going to see her pediatrician on Monday for a follow up check up.

Why do we get an ear infection?  It is caused by a bacteria or a virus.  When we have a cold, flu, or allergy, our nasal passages, throat, and eustachian tubes (in the ears) get swollen and congested that possibly leads to an ear infection.  It is recommended to see your health provider if you are experiencing ear pains.

Oh how hard it is when you get sick.  Even if only one in your household is sick, it feels like the entire household is not feeling well. I am hoping we all get well very soon because we don’t want this.  We keep eating healthy, drinking lots of water, and sleeping and resting good.  Plus, taking the proper medication to help treat the sickness.

A Product That Will Help Improve Your Digestive Health ( Momimhar posted on November 27th, 2016 )

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It’s fall season and lots of unexpected health issues are coming in.  We’re catching a cold since the fall started.  Stomach bugs are in the air.  I am very concerned about my daughter’s health all year long especially during the cold weather season.

My darling daughter has been complaining about an upset stomach one day when she got home from school.  I was worried because we were around people few weeks ago partying here and there – Halloween parties and birthdays.  Then there were few friends whose been having cough and colds and stomach bug.  I thought it’s just her complaining about constipation because she, sometimes, get constipated.  I remember my cousin told me that her eldest daughter had a stomach bug, which she was trying to get rid of by giving her daughter some probiotics.  I got a few recommendations about probiotics.  I used to take some before pregnancy.  It’s really a great help improve the digestive health.

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Anyway, about my child’s upset stomach and constant going to the bathroom, I was very worried.  Just in time I received Dr. Mercola’s Complete Probiotic Powder complimentary samples in the mail from Moms Meet to try for my honest review.  Well, Dr. Mercola’s Complete Priobiotic Powder for kids is in raspberry flavor that can be mixed in water or favorite juice preferably IN THE MORNING ONLY.  It  tastes great once dissolved properly in lemonade, orange juice, or grape juice.

Dissolving in lemonade.

Dissolving in lemonade.

Me and my daughter tried this for a couple of weeks and her stomach problems went away.  So far, I am enjoying this new probiotic product from Dr. Mercola. ‘Just have to be always ready if needing to go.  🙂 But you have to remember that this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Here’s a few information about Dr. Mercola’s Complete Probiotic Powder Packets:

  • In one pack of kids’ complete probiotic contains 10 billion bacteria that Dr. Mercola believes to be the optimal dose for kids and 10 strains of bacteria which  helps with the growth of “gut-friendly” bacteria.
  • Helps support the immune system, blood pressure level, and aids the removal of harmful toxins.

Dr. Mercola Complete Probiotic Powder is also available for adults.  So if you are interested in trying this probiotic product, you can avail them at these prices:

Dr. Mercola Complete Probiotic Powder for adult – 1 Box (30 packets) Retail $41.97

Dr. Mercola Complet Probiotic Powder for kids – 1 Box (30 packets) Retail $29.97

*I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com), May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own.

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