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    The Best Natural Antihistamines

    Allergic reactions are a very common problem that you and I encounter. It can be a slight itch to a life threatening situation. The allergic pathway requires the release of a number of special substances to promote allergic reaction as if histamines. These special substances are protein molecules. The allergic reaction can be prevented by using anti-allergy medications. How does the anti-allergy medication function? Most of the anti-allergic medications work by blocking the production or action of histamine. Thereby these medications execute the antihistaminic effect. However, there are many naturally available antihistamines are present in the mother nature. They can be potent substitutes for the antihistamine or anti-allergic medications. The most common and highly effective natural antihistamines are Reishi mushroom, Quercetin, Stinging Nettle and Bromelain. Let us see, how each of these substances can act as antihistaminic agents.

    Reishi Mushroom

    [quads id="2"] Reishi mushroom or red Reishi mushroom are widely used in Chinese medicine due to its extraordinary health benefits. This mushroom is also called as an herbal mushroom. Among many substances, the Reishi mushroom contains an important active ingredient called ganoderic acid which is a triterpene.  The ganoderic acid in Reishi mushroom decreases the allergy or allergic reaction by inhibiting the release of histamines. In addition, the anti-allergic effect is enhanced by improving the oxygen supply to the organs and also by improving the liver function. Moreover, Reishi mushroom is recommended as one of the important adaptogen and immuno-modulator, due to its antihistaminic or anti-allergic effect.


    Quercetin is found in plums, broccoli, dates, sweet potatoes and so on. Quercetin contains a greater quantity of flavonoids. The greater quantity of Quercetin enables them to be a highly potent antioxidant. The antioxidant of Quercetin has a similar structure to the histamine inhibitor. Hence, the antioxidant of Quercetin binds to the inhibitor receptor of histamine and thus blocks the release of histamines. This reduces the symptoms of allergic reaction in hay fever, hives, and eczema.

    Stinging Nettle

    [quads id="2"] Stinging Nettle has a greater quantity of irritating compounds including histamines and serotonins. This is the reason for the name “stinging”.  Stinging Nettle prevents the allergic reaction through its antihistamine effect. The antihistaminic effect of Stinging nettle is an indirect method. The anti-inflammatory property of stinging nettle disturbs the enzymes and receptors involved in the allergic reaction. Hence, the antihistaminic effect is achieved through the anti-inflammatory effect. In addition, studies have shown that during a severe allergic reaction, the level of plasma histamine is low. Hence, the histamine content of stinging nettle act as an important component in the treatment of allergic reaction.


    Bromelain is a protein-digesting enzyme, which is present in pineapple.  The Bromelain modulate the immune system by analyzing the major cause of the allergic reaction. Hence, the root of the allergic reaction is eliminated. In this way, Bromelain executes its antihistaminic effects.   As a whole, the naturally available antihistamines come with little or no side effects than the antihistamine medications. Hence, natural antihistamines are the better choice during an allergic reaction or in the prevention of allergy.
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    Butt Acne. Cause and prevention


    What is Acne?

    Acne also called acne vulgaris is a very common skin problem which results when dead skin and oil clog up the skin pores of hair follicles. This can result in a chronic skin disease which can lead to black head, cysts and scarring if not properly treated. Acne vulgaris commonly affects the face, neck, arms, upper chest and back. Teenage males and females are more frequently affected.

    Butt Acne is not actually acne vulgaris

    Pimples on the butt are strictly speaking not common acne. They can be painful and unsightly. They result from folliculitis (inflammation at the base of the hair follicle) and the formation of carbuncle (an abscess usually caused by the staphylococcus bacteria).

    Causes of Butt Acne

    The skin is the body’s first defence against germs and physical injury. Occasionally this barrier is breached and can result in an “insult” to the skin. In the case of the buttocks favourable conditions can lead to the formation of localized pimples. Among the causes are:
    • Poor personal hygiene
    • Dermatitis (inflammation of the skin)
    • A weaken immune system
    • Trauma to the skin (broken skin)
    • Diabetes (high blood sugar levels)
    • Disease of the liver
    • Disease of the kidney

    Complications of Butt Acne

    There are two skin conditions which can develop from the butt acne. One is the infection and inflammation of the hair follicles which extends to the surrounding soft tissue. This is called folliculitis. The other skin infection affects the deeper layers of the skin and is called carbuncle. This is the formation of abscesses Symptoms include:
    • Swelling and pain at the site of infection
    • Generalized body aches
    • Oozing of pus from the site
    • Fever
    • Malaise
    Both carbuncles and folliculitis can lead to scarring if not treated in a timely manner.

    Preventative Measures

    Here are some practical preventive tips to minimize or prevent butt acne:
    • Wear cotton underwear which allows the skin to ‘breathe’
    • After a work-out change your work out gear. Sitting around in sweaty gym wear is not healthy as the sweat blocks pores
    • Shower as soon as you can after a workout session
    • Try using a cleansing brush to gently exfoliate the skin to remove dead skin and bacteria.
    • Wash hands often
    • Do not squeeze the pimples or boils
    • Avoid rubbing broken skin
    • See a doctor without delay if you think you have butt acne

    Treatment of butt acne

    1. Keep Pores unplugged with salicylic acid Persons who are prone to butt acne should use a cleansing solution of salicylic acid a few times a week. This will help to keep pores unplugged.
    2. Exfoliate the skin with a lotion which contains lactic acid
    The lactic acid in certain lotions gently exfoliates off dead skin cells, which will help you get rid of the pimples.
    1. A broad-spectrum antibiotic
    Both oral and or topical skin preparations can fight the infection.
    1. Analgesics
    Painful areas and fever can be relieved with over the counter meds.
    1. Minor surgery may be recommended to drain the abscesses
      Preventing butt acne and early treatment when it appears is the best bet for preventing the scarring of the skin. However, when scarring occurs the dermatologist can use topical treatment or laser to minimize the appearance of scars.
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    Butt Stretch Marks, Causes, and Their Remedies

    Stretch marks are a nuisance for almost every person. Woman have to deal with these marks in numerous aspects of their lives, however, men aren’t spared the trouble either. There are certain stretch marks that are frequently seen in both men and women. These are the butt stretch marks. Just like marks on any other part of the body, they can give an unsightly appearance to your bottom, which is why most people want to get rid of them. The problem with these marks is that they appear slowly, and before you know it they become prominent. So, here we describe the many reasons why people get butt stretch marks and what you can do to treat them at home. Causes of butt stretch marks [wp_ad_camp_1] The causes of these embarrassing marks are several folds. However, the most common cause of butt stretch marks is rapid growth. When teens go through their growth spurt, the skin stretches faster than it can grow. When the skin is overstretched the collagen fibers present in it can get damaged. As a result, a stretch mark forms on your buttocks, the same angry stretch marks that form on your stomach, chest and on your thighs. Another frequent cause of these stretch marks is weight gain. Obesity results in a similar, rapid stretch of skin that damages collagen and causes the stretch marks. Sometimes, however, it’s something else that may be exaggerating these marks. Certain drugs, such as topical or oral steroids, affect the healing and regenerative power of the skin. This makes the skin more brittle and susceptible to damage. As a result, people on steroids are likely to have more stretch marks on their bottom and elsewhere, as compared to other people. Remedies for butt stretch marks
    • Vitamin E, this is a great vitamin that is needed for the synthesis of skin structures. Vitamin E can help repair the damaged structures in the scar and promote healing. This will help replace the scar with normal tissue.
    • Cocoa butter, another great remedy is cocoa butter which has a nutritive and moisturizing effect. When applied during the stages of growth, it eases out the skin, minimizing the damage. This reduces the degree of scar formation.
    • Glycolic acid is basically a chemical peel. It heals by first damaging and removing the superficial layer of skin. This stimulates the lower layers to proliferate, which produces new, stretch-free skin.
    • Aloe Vera has a number of healing properties and antioxidants. It works to remove the dead and damaged skin and replace it with healthier skin, helping you get rid of the marks.
    • Sugar has exfoliating properties that are great for removing the scarred skin gently. This helps reveal the healthy skin beneath and helps you get rid of those stretch marks.
    [wp_ad_camp_1] All these remedies are great for removing stretch marks. However, you need to be consistent for them to be effective. Plus, the earlier you start fixing your problem the better, as with time, stretch marks can become permanent. You don’t have to be embarrassed about those butt stretch marks every day! Start treat ping them now with these amazing remedies to remove them forever!
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    Causes of Small Testicles

    There are few issues as sensitive as a man’s testicles.  They take a certain amount of pride in them.  When a man has a problem with small testicles he may be unsure of what it means or may be hesitant to come forward.  To help empower men everywhere to get their health looked after, we have created this article about the causes of small testicles.

    Danger of Small Testicles

    One danger of having small testicles is that it can lead to infertility small testicle do not produce enough testosterone the hormone which helps to produce sperms . This is why men with small testicles have low sperms count . A clinical study was done in 2014 showing the correlation between men testicle size and semen quality .Using ultrasound 500 men testicular  volume was measured and then semen sample was taken . Results showed that the smaller the testicles the lower the sperms count , motility and sperms volume was ,which would affect fertility. Having small testicles can also be a sign that your hormones are out of whack.  This will also start to have a negative impact on your health.  You will start to notice other impacts on your body.  That means a lack of energy, reproductive problems, weight gain, loss of muscle mass , low sexual desire and more. The lack of testosterone caused from small balls can result in your body not being able to control the estrogen that is naturally occurs in the body.  That means that your body could start developing feminine traits.  This means a variety of symptoms including fat growth (especially in the breast area), infertility, erectile issues, prostate issues, risk of stroke, and risk of other medical conditions.

    Causes of Small Testicles

    [quads id="1"] There are a good number of causes for small testicles.  Let’s explore some of the biggest causes.

    Injury To The Testicles

    When you have had an injury to the testicles, such as a kick or punch, it sometimes has no problem.  Other times, it can cause bruises or other damage which results in smaller testicles.  One such damage is testicular torsion which can cause your testicles to shrink . Testicular torsion is the twisting of your testicles causing damage to your spermatic cord . This injury is rare it usually occurs in infants and adolescent boys but can occur at any age during sleep or physical injury.

    Steroids and Medications

    Some medications can cause your testicles to grow smaller because they limit the amount of testosterone in your body.  Testosterone is one of the biggest causes of small testicles many adult men and teenage boys  are using anabolic steroids which is a man made hormone that our body makes. They use them to develop muscle mass very fast it can also be used to help an athlete improve his performance. Men also take synthetic testosterone because there body is not producing enough of this natural hormone but there is usually a root cause to the lack of testosterone such as age or problems with other systems in your body. Other drugs which shrink your balls are corticosteroids which are used to treat a number of disease such as asthma , eczema , rheumatoid arthritis just to name a few. An example of this drug is Prednisone .

    A Variety of Diseases

    A variety of diseases and disorders can cause small testicles.  Here is a short list of them:
    • HIV/AIDs
    • Diabetes
    • Obesity
    • Kidney Disease
    • Liver Disease

    Men with sleeping disorders

    Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark studied 1000 men sleep habits and sleep disorders.  Those with insomnia,  poor sleeping habits or sleep quality had smaller testicles.  This may be due to the fact that men who do not get enough  REM sleep at night have lower testosterone which usually reduces your testicles . More studies have to be done to determine this fact. Results from clinical studies do show that the more sleep a man get the more testosterone his body produces.

    Remedies For Small Testicles

    The remedies that you use to help your small testicles get bigger again can vary.  It depends on the cause of the small testicles. [wp_ad_camp_1]

    For Sleep Related Issues

    Establishing a regular sleep schedule with normal levels of sleep will help you to get back into your circadian rhythm.  After your rhythm starts to balance out you should start to see the size return.

    For Medication Issues

    Speaking with your doctor about any medication side effects you may have is important.  There are often alternative options or options to negate the side effects.  If you do not, you can run the risk of developing new side effects or even more severe issues.

    For Injuries To Testicles

    Many injuries to testicles will go away after a little while but it's always good to visit a doctor. Injuries like testicular torsion requires a doctor's immediate attention or you can lose your testicles. If you have an issue with small testicles for days after the testicle has been injured, seek a medical appointment.  Your testicle may have been damaged more than you though and should be inspected.  Treatment might require medication, bed rest, or any variety of treatments.

    For Disease Symptom

    If your testicular size is caused as a symptom of a disease, the only way to know for sure is to get screened by a medical professional.  They will provide you with a course of treatment.  Often, testosterone injections or pills are a recommended course of treatment.

    For Testosterone/Hormone Issues

    [wp_ad_camp_1] For those who have testicular size problems caused by a testosterone issue or imbalance of hormones, they should seek medical assistance.  You might need to change your lifestyle to regain the proper balance of chemicals in your body. Your doctor may recommend  testosterone replacement but this will only make your testicles smaller .Some alternatives for men who are using synthetic testosterone because of Hypogonadism are HCG , Clomid and Tamoxifen. These alternatives do not stop your body from producing natural testosterone thus reversing or maintaining testicle size. It is important to be proactive when you notice an issue such as small testicles.  This kind of issue may not be a problem up front but can rapidly develop into a serious medical issue.  If you have any concerns you should seek the help of a medical professional.