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Mayo Clinic Minute: Treating Urinary Tract Infections

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Mayo Clinic Minute: Treating Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are very common. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that UTIs are responsible for 8.1 million trips to health care providers each year. All adults and children are susceptible to UTI’s, but women are at greatest risk. Symptoms vary depending on the severity of the infection, and include pain when urinating, abdominal discomfort and fever.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to a Mayo Clinic expert about what to do if you suspect you have a urinary tract infection.

More health and medical news on the Mayo Clinic News Network http://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/

Mercy urogynecologist Dr. Mark Ellerkmann discusses the natural treatment of urinary tract infection. Learn more @ www.mdmercy.com
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10 Ways to Kill a Toothache In a Minute

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10 Ways to Kill a Toothache In a Minute

A toothache is something we all have experienced at least once in our lifetime, and over 90% of adults have had some form of tooth decay. Fortunately, there are more than affordable treatment methods you can try at home to kill a toothache in a minute.
A cold compress is effective for any kind of pain you are experiencing. Peppermint tea smells great and has some numbing properties. Hydrogen Peroxide is a pain reliever that will help you manage the discomfort. It can not only reduce plaque but also heal bleeding gums and kill the bad bacteria. You can use it as mouthwash. Clove has been treating toothaches for ages as it has eugenol, which is a natural antiseptic. It has been widely used in Ayurveda and Chinese medicine.
Guava leaves are anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial. They not only alleviate toothaches but also relieve mouth ulcers and swollen gums. Its antibacterial and antioxidant properties make thyme and excellent toothache treatment tool. Wheatgrass has antibacterial properties, which offer both short-term and long-term benefits while preventing tooth decay and pain. Garlic kills harmful bacteria and works as a pain reliever. Saltwater is a natural disinfectant, and also an easy and effective remedy to cure a toothache. Onion contains phytochemicals that target the germs responsible for the infection and gives you a break from the pain.

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TIMESTAMPS
Cold Compress 0:39
Peppermint tea 1:17
Hydrogen peroxide 1:57
Clove or Clove Oil 2:26
Guava Leaves 3:17
Thyme 3:47
Wheatgrass 4:40
Garlic 5:23
Salt water rinse 6:07
Onion 6:42
Bonus: Applying acupressure 7:22

SUMMARY
-Use an ice pack or put ice in a plastic bag and wrap it with a thin cloth, place this on the aching tooth for 15 minutes to numb the nerves.
-Add 1 teaspoon of dried peppermint leaves to a cup of boiling water and let it brew for 20 minutes. Then, use the mixture to rinse your mouth.
-Mix 3% hydrogen peroxide with equal parts water. Do not swallow it. Once you spit it out, make sure to rinse your mouth with pure water a few times.
-In a pinch, use a small amount of powdered clove on the tooth or chew the whole clove a little to release its oil. Also, you can use a tiny amount of clove oil, about 2 drops, and place it on the affected area until the pain subsides.
-Either simply chew a leaf or two until the juice starts working on the affected tooth. Or, place few guava leaves in boiling water, allow the liquid to cool to a warm temperature, and then add a sprinkle of sea salt. Use this solution as a mouthwash.
-Mix a few drops of thyme essential oil with water on a cotton ball. Once the oil is diluted, apply the cotton ball to the aching area.
-For best results chew wheatgrass directly or use its juice as a mouthwash.
-The best approach to using garlic as a toothache remedy is to either make a paste of it and place it on the affected area or chew it slowly.
-Mix 1/2 tsp of salt into a glass of warm water and use it as a mouthwash. It also prevents swelling and cleans the area around the toothache.
-Cut off a piece of onion and chew it on the side of your mouth that is in pain. This allows the juice from the onion to penetrate your tooth.
-Press and hold the point behind your outer ankle bone for about a minute with your fingertip. You can also try to press the point between the base of your thumb and your index finger on the back of your hand with the thumb of the other hand. Both should help you feel better.

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