How to Clean a Nebulizer

Keeping a clean nebulizer helps avoid all kinds of potential risks around bacterial infection. to start with, mix a solution of 1 part distilled white vinegar and 3 parts warm tap water in a clean bowl. Soak the nebulizer parts (except the tubing and mask) for 25 minutes, then rinse thoroughly with warm water and let air dry on a clean surface.

Why You Shouldn’t Listen to Ear Candling Claims

Ear candles are hollow cones made of fabric covered in paraffin wax, beeswax, or soy wax. Most ear candles are about a foot in length. The pointed end of the candle is placed in your ear. The slightly wider end is lit. Proponents of this treatment, called ear candling, claim that the warmth created by the flame causes suction. The suction pulls earwax and other impurities out of the ear canal and into the hollow candle.

Stop Putting Q-Tips in Your Ear, Doctor Says

IF YOU’VE STUCK A Q-tip (or other type of cotton swab) in your ear, it’s probably crossed your mind once or twice: How far can I go? It probably crossed your mind again if you’re a fan of HBO’s television series “Girls,” where main character Hannah Horvath infamously jammed a Q-tip too far into her ear in season two.

The Importance of Healthy Hearing

Being able to hear is important. Healthy hearing gives us the freedom to communicate. To socialize with friends. To be more alert of our surroundings. Healthy hearing gives us peace of mind. So when your hearing begins to decline, and for most of us it will, it can take away from your quality of life. The fact is, hearing loss doesn’t just affect you physically. It can impact your emotional and social health, too.

10 Steps to Heal Asthma with Natural Strategies

Asthma is one of the most common inflammatory conditions of the lung. It is characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, bronchial spasm and reversible airflow obstructions. Reverse asthma with natural lifestyle interventions modulate the immune system and reduce inflammation in the body.