Health issues for women in their 20’s…….Pap smear what is it?

SCREENING TO AVOID POTENTIAL PROBLEMS

PAP SMEAR

 

A pap smear is a simple test performed by a gynecologist to test for
any cervical changes. It tests for cancer and other malignancies such as reproductive problems

A pap smear is given by gently swabbing the cervical area. This removes cells from the surface of the cervix that can be analyzed by a doctor to test to see if any problems exist,

There are a number of screenings that women in their twenties should have done. Among them is a pap smear, this screening starts around the ages of twenty or twenty-one and continues until the age of twenty-five.

This test is done to determine if they have any sexual transmitted diseases as well. This test is an on going test even if the woman has no symptoms at all. Normally given only once a year, this is to protect future fertility.

WHAT’S THE COST OF A PAP SMEAR

pap smears are 100% covered for women that have insurance. Perhaps the patient has no coverage or are financially unable to pay, in those cases’ pap smears are provided free. You can contact a local health center to answer any questions that may concern you.

IS TAKING A PAP SMEAR A LONG PROCESS?

No absolutely not, a pap smear only takes a very few minutes to perform. It is done to make sure that there are no cancerous tissues present on the woman’ cervix. Getting the results from the test can take up to two months.

IS IT CRITICAL THAT I GET TESTED?

All girls should have Pap examination, and is more critical before the young woman has become sexually active. All women should without a doubt have this screening. If no problems are present the patient should set up an appointment to be seen by her doctor at least once annually. If the test show a possible problem, the issue can be treated at home or by a qualified care giver.

DOES A PAP SMEAR HURT?

The truth is a pap smear doesn’t really hurt at all when you get one. There isn’t really any pain associated with getting one just the awkwardness of you legs being in two metal stirrups with someone looking into your private parts.

The act of someone peering at you in that special place is one that you can get over and then after that it’s a breeze. Everyone is different in that area of their body so it depends on the patient whether there may be some discomfort when the tools are inserted in the opening of the vagina.

The insertion of the tools is where some more uncomfortable feelings can happen. It can feel more or less like pressure or a very slight pain. If you are a virgin or tighter in that area, this may be a very uncomfortable minute or two for you. Just simply relax as much as possible and breathe as normally as you can.

SHOULD THERE BE BLOOD AFTER THE PROCEDURE?

It is nothing to be alarm about if you experience a little blood after a Pap test, you don’t have to worry if this occurs with you. If you should have a spotting of blood that continues after the test and it’s not your time of the month, see a doctor for this as soon as you can.

 

 

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Toenail fungus…cause and cures

WHAT IS TOENAIL FUNGUS

Let’s be clear, toenail
fungus is a serious infection, and it can get in through cracks in your toenail. It can sometimes make your toenail change color or even get thicker. It
can also cause quite a bit of pain sometimes.

Because the environment that the toes dwell in are often and damp and because your body maintains a normal temperature of 98.6 degrees, fungus grows very well
there. Different kinds of fungi and sometimes yeast affect different
parts of the nail. Left untreated, an infection could spread to other
toenails, skin, or even your fingernails.

APPEARANCE OF INFECTED TOES

Toenails are usually thicker in appearance and could be shaped in odd looking forms. The infected toenails are easily broken and may have yellowish color about them. The infected toenail can also become very loose and easily pulled from the toe if the fungus is allowed to continue.

WHAT CAN HAPPEN IF LEFT UNTREATED

The fungus can also spread to the genitals, where it becomes a condition called jock itch that can affect both men and women.

Toenail fungal infection is of special concern for people who are diabetics and chronic issues that weakens the immune system.

If the fungus happens to spread to the skin and causes it to crack, bacteria can get in. This can cause a condition called Cellulitis. Cellulitis causes swollen red skin and should be treated with medicine to rid the patient of the condition.

In severe cases, the infection can enter the bloodstream and be deadly. And just think, it all began as a simple little infection.

TREATMENT FOR TOENAIL FUNGUS

You would never believe that a product designed for cough suppression, would be an effective agent to fight toenail fungus infection.

The active ingredients in this product are, camphor and eucalyptus oil. Just by putting a small amount of this effective fungus fighter on the affected area each day will shortly clear up the problem.

In case, you’re wondering what the product is, it is called Vicks Vapor Rub.and it can be purchased just about anywhere.

Another effective product to cure toenail fungus is apple cider vinegar. You can take one half a cup of vinegar, one half cup of water and soak your feet in this solution for about thirty minutes. When you are all done towel dry your feet completely and repeat daily for a few weeks.

Baking soda is a product that we all have in our pantry and it can work wonders for toenail fungus. Take four or five cups of water as hot as you can bear it and mix in a half cup of baking soda.

After that add one half cup of Epsom salt, add one fourth cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide, one fourth cup of white vinegar then soak your feet for 10-15 minutes and towel dry your feet thoroughly.

Wash your feet with plain tap water and dry thoroughly. Repeat this procedure twice daily for a few weeks and watch the amazing results.

White vinegar is one of the best home remedies that anyone could use to cure toenail fungus. Take one part white vinegar and two parts water, soak your feet for ten to fifteen minutes and then towel dry thoroughly. Repeat this treatment twice daily until the fungus disappears.

Listerine mouth wash, yes you heard it right is a very good remedy to cure toenail fungus.

Use equal parts Listerine mouth wash and white vinegar, soak your feet for thirty minutes, remove from solution and towel dry. Rinse the feet and towel dry again, repeat this twice a day until the infection disappears.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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