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Natural Ginger Tummydrops (Resealable Bag of 30 Individually Wrapped Drops) Certified Oregon Tilth USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project, GFCO Gluten-Free, and Kof-K Kosher
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11. Aveeno Soothing Bath Treatment with 100% Natural Colloidal Oatmeal for Treatment & Relief of Dry, Itchy, Irritated Skin Due to Poison Ivy, Eczema, Sunburn, Rash, Insect Bites & Hives, 8 ct.

  • 8-count of single-use packets of Aveeno Soothing Bath Treatment with 100% Natural Colloidal Oatmeal for temporary protection and relief of dry, itchy and irritated skin
  • This 100% natural colloidal oatmeal bath soak is formulated to naturally soothe irritated skin due to poison ivy/oak/sumac, eczema, insect bites, rashes, sunburn, prickly heat, chicken pox and hives
  • The warm, comforting bath treatment features a gentle, fragrance-free formula that is mild enough to relieve even sensitive skin, and is designed to gently cleanse and moisturize for soft, smooth, healthy-looking skin
  • From the dermatologist-recommended skincare brand for over 65 years, Aveeno uses the goodness of nature and the power of science to keep your skin looking healthy and feeling balanced
  • To use, sprinkle colloidal oatmeal powder into warm bath water and mix until a milky bath soak forms, then soak affected area for 15-30 minutes as needed, or as directed by a doctor – pat dry to keep a thin layer of protectant on the skin
  • Relieves itchy, irritated skin
  • Smoothes
  • For prompt, temporary relief of itchy, dry, sensitive skin due poison ivy, sunburn, eczema, and more
  • Dermatologist Recommended
  • Gently cleans, no soap necessary; No1 dermatologistrecommended bath treatment
Aveeno Soothing Bath Treatment with 100% Natural Colloidal Oatmeal for Treatment & Relief of Dry, Itchy, Irritated Skin Due to Poison Ivy, Eczema, Sunburn, Rash, Insect Bites & Hives, 8 ct.
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14. Penetrex Pain Relief Therapy [2 Oz] – Trusted by 2 Million+ Sufferers Since 2009. (for Your Back, Neck, Knee, Shoulder, Foot, etc) Safe to use with Arthritis Gloves, Back Massagers, Knee Braces, etc.

  • A different kind of joint & muscle relief: Penetrex is the whole-body therapy cream you’ve been waiting for. Trusted by over 2 million loyal users, Penetrex offers remarkably effective relief.
  • Revolutionary Delivery System: Our proprietary blend of natural ingredients leverages a uniquely powerful synergy of arnica, vitamin B6 and MSM to penetrate deeply, diminishing joint and muscle discomfort at its source.
  • The premium experience in muscle recovery: This ultra-soothing cream is a non-greasy, non-sticky, non-staining—and cruelty-free—vegan solution to joint and muscle pain without the burn, freeze or strong odor of most relief products.
  • Discover why so many people trust and rely on Penetrex: Penetrex enables you to get back to the activities you love, without the limitations of joint and muscle discomfort.
  • Directions: Apply to back, neck, knee, hand, foot, and other pain points. Can be used as a potent solo treatment or partnered with heating pads, ice packs, muscle massagers and supplements. Apply 3-4 times per day for 7-10 days, then as needed.
Penetrex Pain Relief Therapy [2 Oz] – Trusted by 2 Million+ Sufferers Since 2009. (for Your Back, Neck, Knee, Shoulder, Foot, etc) Safe to use with Arthritis Gloves, Back Massagers, Knee Braces, etc.
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20. Medline Emesis Bags, Blue, 24 Count

  • Can be used as a sickness bag
  • Tie bag off at the ring to reduce contamination and smell
  • Graduated markings to measure oz and cc/mL
Medline Emesis Bags, Blue, 24 Count
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u/Iledahorsetowater · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

-pixi nourshing balm oil cleanser Take off with warm baby wash cloth (microfiber, 10 pk $5 walmart)

  • botanical all bright 3-in-1 micellar cleansing solution$6.99 Walgreens. Works better than Garnier pink cap, gets everything off in one swipe, it’s amazing. Seriously. And moisturizing.
  • la Roche posay toleraine purifying foaming face wash helps clear out the gunk, great ph neutral and helps dehydrated skin. Both my SO and I used this and were amazed what it did to our skin in 2 weeks time.
  • cosrx 96 snail mucin (hydrating HA type serum)
  • dr. jart ceramedin liquid a very moisturizing “toner” in a sense, it helps repair the moisture barrier and i love how my skin looks when i use this stuff. I also use it on wounds to help them heal faster.
  • hada labo premium solution and hada labo premium milky lotion 2 step system. Use this for very dry days.
  • drunk elephant frambroos serum will wake up with brand new skin everyday
  • dr jart ceramidin cream As an all over layer once your done with these.
    -dr Dennis gross alpha beta exfoliating moisturizer a wonderful emollient moisturizer that wakes you up with brand new skin, think of it as a more moisturizer DE frambroos, that you can use on the days you don’t use DE frambroos to get moisture and exfoliating and plumping properties. It’s wonderful.
  • ole Hendrickson banana bright eye cream wonderfully hydrating and also brightening under makeup as well, but can still be used at night. Plumps fine lines.
  • organic jojoba oil dab over face and around eyes, over eyelashes, eyebrows. Jojoba oil soaks into the epidermis bc it is the same size if not smaller than our pore size (compared to all these other oils like rose hip, squalene, Marula, etc)
  • organic grapeseed oil, one of the highest in oleic and linoleic acid, resveratol, omega 3, omega 6, vitamin E. Don’t use too much. jojoba, grapeseed, emu oil are my favorite. Emu helps anything put over or under cross the phosopholipid barrier and cross deeper into the epidermis.
  • lock everything in with Cera ve ointment.
  • la Roche posay double repair moisturizer UV SPF 30 Use this as a daily spf, it helps dehydrated skin.

    things to have in your arsenol
  • stratia liquid gold a combo of niacin amide, cholesterol, other important ingredients in the right combo that can be added to your routine without going through the ordinary mindfuck.
  • Niod flavonne mud mask a detox, purifying, protective, and responsive face mask. One of the few masks to actually have.
  • sand & sky Australian pink sand mask Just do it. Have this in your kit because it Detoxes your skin and makes it look like brand new baby skin with small pores.
  • biologique recherche mask Viviant You won’t be able to get this, but eventually hopefully down the road in your skincare journey you will understand why I am recommending this. One of the best in the world.
  • Aztec secret healing clay a good clay mask that is multi-purpose. Can sprinkle in your bath with some epsom salt with a very, very detoxing bath. Or with a packet of aveeno (or off brand) colloidal oatmeal packs for calming, soothing yet detoxing bath.
  • taste knockout tingling treatment You want to see your pores disappear and your skin stay nice and balanced? Use this the night before. It’s pure magic. I’ve never used biologique recherche pm1970 but I can only imagine this is the closest it comes.
  • biologique recherche p50 pigm400 regulates melanin productions, evens and brightens skin.
  • melazepam 20% I personally am eventually going to try this, it’s iffy to recommend this because I haven’t tried it.... but it’s definitely on my list.... for an even and brighter complexion. I’ve tried The Ordinary 7% azelic acid and that was cool but not much of a difference. This seems like you would actually see a significant difference. I personally use retin A and have for 16 years now, nothing would work as good (none of these products) without my retin a. Pore size would not be what it is today without it. Melazepam=Azaelic acid or whatever. It prevents re-keratinization, is an anti microbial, anti-inflammatory, and some other shit. This plus retin A are like a golden combo. Def on my amazon wish list.
  • the ordinary 30% aha bha acid peel or whatever. One of the only TO products actually worth owning in my opinion. The rest are a clusterfuck that crowd up your sink and look cool. But only serve one individual purpose. Usually a mild one at that. By that way, watch that caffeine solution bc that can be very very drying. It can help with mild puffiness but lymphatic massage helps more to drain the fluid and all together help the cause, versus a solution that is going to dry out your skin in the end all.

    That’s all I’ve got. Obviously this is not a go out and buy all these products at once, but I do believe that every single product on this list would help your skin. The major ones being tarte knockout treatment, sand and sky mask, la Roche posay toleraine purifying foaming face wash, pixi nourshing cleansing balm, botanicals 3-1 micellar water, cosrx snail mucin, dr jart ceramidin serum, and the dr Dennis gross exfoliating lotion. Frambroos is magical too. Gosh. Just everything here. But those specifically are my hard hitters. If I had to go buy something right now to try and see results, it’d be tarte knockout tingling treatment. The results on resurfacing are amazing. Buy that and jojoba oil, it’s moisturizing, just pat it in. Cera Ve makes a big difference in occluding your products and really making them soak the fuck in,.

    I say this because I had skin just like yours about 3 months ago and I wasted my money on all these “HG” products everyone talked about, and they were pure shit. Find what YOUR skin likes girl,. And don’t go balls out all at once. Try one thing and see how your skin reacts, then start introducing like products. Don’t be afraid to return products to CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Sephora, Ulta. EVERYWHERE. Keep your receipts. Every. Single. One.

u/feathereddinos · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

(PART 1) I couldn’t fix my painful dehydrated skin until i incorporated urea and lanolin, and regular use of petrolatum into my skin care. But idk how you feel about those... It took me a good year or year and a half to fix my dehydrated skin from overexfoliation.

Also, putting on occlusives right away after you wash and put on humectants is super important. Otherwise it can dry you out more.

So what I do is use a very gentle, non-foaming cleanser (I use LRP Gentle Hydrating) and while my face is still wet, put on all my hydrating toners and serums. Then go into lotions and creams RIGHT AWAY. You can watch Dr. Dray on YouTube who describes why this works.

When my skin was SO full of pain, from extremely dry, tight skin and irritated acne-like cysts everywhere, the only thing that didn’t hurt like a mf was Vanicream. It took me hundreds of dollars and tons of trial and error and babying my skin to get it back to normal. Now I can use AHA, azelaic acid, vitamin c, and even tretinoin and hydroquinone without a problem!!!

It took me hundreds of dollars and tons of trial and error and babying my skin to get it back to normal. Now I can use AHA, vitamin c, and even tretinoin and hydroquinone without a problem!!! 

No one or two products fixed my dehydrated skin. It took a TON of research over the years learning which ingredients were the most healing, moisturizing, how they work, etc.. And an entire routine around hydrating and moisturizing as much as possible. 

And i know everyone raves about the cosrx snail essence, but it didn’t do shit when my skin was that dehydrated. But there IS some evidence of snail healing damaged skin. The point is to put in as much healing and soothing ingredients into your routine as much as possible. 

I always make sure to include ingredients like: panthenol (derivative of vitamin b5), allantoin, urea, hualuronic acid, glycerin, aloe, colloidal oatmeal, ceramides (huge!!!), niacinamide (especially useful for brightening and healing your skin), petroleum (there is NOTHING out there that reduces transepidermal water loss like petroleum can. I tried to be all ~natural is better~ for a while, but realized it wasn't doing anything to help fix my skin), etc.

And not just adding these helped fix my skin, but leaving things out was a HUGE step in finally letting my skin heal. I avoid these like the plague: fragrance, natural (essential oils) or synthetic, alcohol anywhere other than sunscreen, sodium lauryl sulfate (sodium LAURETH sulfate is the gentler one, but I avoid that for my face too anyways. Any surfectants can be aided to be milder by adding cocamidopropyl betaine), all acids until my skin could handle them (interestingly enough, vitamin c serum actually helped my skin hold more water instead of hurting me), and things that I know irritate my skin.

Things that were/are biggest contributors of keeping my skin moist and hydrated, in no particular order:

Thayers Unscented Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel - the first thing that goes on my skin after washing. It's just water, aloe, glycerin and witch hazel. It's so simple but idk why my skin likes it so much, lol. It's HG for me.

Hadalabo Premium Lotion - HG, must have. ALWAYS put occlusives on top, do not wait for it to dry. Hyaluronic acids, urea, algae. This is my one non-negotiable skin care item.

Aveeno Eczema Therapy Cream - Super moisturizing. Colloidal oatmeal, glycerin, panthenol, petrolatum, a ceramide, dimethicone. (Also, people demonize silicones, but they are not bad ingredients. They are actually really helpful in keeping in moisture, providing slip, and smooth feel for skin and hair. And no, they don't prevent other things from reaching the skin.) And Aveeno Eczema Therapy Night Time Balm for something heavier but has same ingredients. You can use both.

And of course, CeraVe Moisturizing Cream - ceramides, cholesterol, must have skin-identical lipids that dehydrated skin lacks, hyaluronic acid, petrolatum, dimethicone. This by itself didn't help a whole lot, but with an army of all the different gentle, soothing things, it helped tremendously.

CeraVe PM- same as the cream, but much lighter and has 4% niacinamide I believe. Niacinamide has been key to helping my dry-ass skin. It does SO many things. I DIY 6% niacinamide and 5% n-acetyl glucosamine to boost the niacinamide even further. But you can find this ingredient in loads of AB things and Olay products. Make sure the Olay stuff is fragrance-free if you get them. I like the Olay Anti-Aging Face Cream a lot. You can use the CeraVe lotion if you for some reason can't tolerate niacinamide, but want something lighter than the cream.

Aquaphor Healing Ointment - SLUG LIFE is a MUST if you have dehydrated skin. You can use Cerave healing ointment too, but it's redundant if you use the cream or lotion. It's not as occlusive as aquaphor. Aquaphor isn't just a more pricier Vaseline as people suggest. It does have white petrolatum that is oh-so helpful, it also has healing ingredients like panthenol and bisobolol, and also lanolin alcohol and glycerin for humectants. I put on a THICK layer of this when I go to bed.

If you wanna go a step further and go super saiyan, and you aren't sensitive to lanolin, you can use Lasinoh Lanolin before or after Aquaphor. I can't stand the smell of lanolin, but this one is medical-grade and doesn't have a smell. Lanolin is SUPER helpful because of it's crazy humectant properties but it also acts as an occlusive.

For just uber Panthenol healing, you can get something that stars Panthenol as the main star ingredient, like DML Forte Cream or Timeless Skin Care Vitamin B5 Serum. I don't use the cream anymore, but I do still use the serum. It looks expensive, but if you get the refill sale, it's about $7/oz (idk what country you live in, but this is the price for me in the U.S.). I HIGHLY recommend their vitamin c, e, ferulic acid serum as well when your skin can handle it. It works out to about $8 an ounce if you get it during refill sale. It stays good for a while in the fridge. I wrap it in foil and transfer it to a 1 oz dropper bottle for using it in my bathroom. It gives glow to your skin like NOTHING ELSE, and boosts your sunscreen (the antioxidants slow the degradation of sunscreen ingredients, giving a huge boost to your sunscreen) and has helped me with water retention. If you can't get it on refill sale, use the HotandFlashy (I also recommend her Youtube channel) code hf5off to get $5 off. It's a forever coupon code.

u/bluebuckeye · 2 pointsr/AskWomenOver30

This is long. Sorry!

Disclaimer that there are different types of rosacea and everyone responds to medications a little differently. What works for me may not work for you and I am not a doctor. Check out /r/skincareaddiction as they have a lot of resources for most of the stuff listed below. Also, sometimes rosacea is actually caused by mites called demodex. (Gross I know!) Treatment for that is a prescription for ivermectin. I don't know how to verify if that's what causes yours, but asking your derm couldn't hurt.

I was diagnosed with mild rosacea about 10 years ago and had the metro gel prescription (same active as in your metro cream) and honestly it did not help me. My flare ups are the the result of temperature, exercise, and strong emotions, so diet changes didn't do much either. I recently went to try a new dermatologist and they said that the only thing they think would have any significant impact is laser treatment. That's out of my price range so I've just been working on keeping it from getting worse, and using skin care products that make it less noticeable. I've been happy with my routine which includes the following products.

Things that have helped to keep it from getting worse and in general make me less red:

  • Azelaic acid. This is my holy grail, the absolute best skincare product I've ever used. If you only use one thing on this list, use this. It's helped both my cystic acne and the occasional rosacea specific breakouts. I responded so well to the OTC stuff my derm recommended against a prescription which has higher % of active ingredients than the OTC. I really like Malezepam because it's cheap and lasts forever. Be warned, it can sting and be itchy. The Ordinary has some too that works almost as well, but their tube is small and doesn't last as long. Use this at night because it makes your skin more sensitive to the sun. This is my last step after my moisturizer has sunk in.
  • Vitamin C serum. It both seems to calm down my redness in the morning, and also boost the effectiveness of sunscreen, which is helpful because with rosacea you're extra susceptible to burns. I have used a couple, but am currently using Avalon Organics and like it ok, the fragrance isn't my favorite. Do research on this if you get Vit-C serum as it breaks down quickly and not all formulations are useful. Simple Skincare Science is a gold mine of good research on skincare products, and I like this write up on Vit-C. Use this in the morning before you put on sunscreen/makeup.
  • Cicapair. This is supposed to help calm skin down during flare ups, but I've not really experienced that. It's just a green tinted moisturizer with SPF that nicely tones down redness for me. The link above is a dupe of Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment that they sell at Sephora for far too much. :) I use this in the morning as sort of a BB cream.
  • [A313 Retinol] ( non-prescription strength retinol. Feels like petroleum jelly, but helps reduce redness. Use at night after your moisturizer has sunk in. I only use this once or twice a week to replace the azelaic acid.
  • Snail mucin. I like the stuff from Cors RX but there are a bunch out there. This helps your skin stay hydrated, (after flare ups my face gets really dry) and helps lessen healing time after breakouts. It supposedly has anti-aging properties too, though I haven't noticed any specifically. A lot of snail mucins are paired with bee essence. Those made me flush, so be careful with those. I use this right before nightly moisturizer.

    Good luck. Rosacea can be so demoralizing so I hope at least something here will work for you. <3
u/scumteam14 · 244 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I've been working on a list of similarly priced products that are comparable to TO in terms of actives, so if anyone is looking for alternatives: (cheaper $/oz in bold, US-centric, unfinished list)


u/TheSoberCannibal · 14 pointsr/cfs

1 SleepPhones wireless headphones is definitely the best single thing I've got since getting sick. Listening to audiobooks has been one of my main activities but I'd end up with my earbud wires wrapped around my neck. These I can sleep on in any position very comfortably and pull them down over my eyes when it's too bright. Must have.

2 on that note, an Audible subscription is also really good. You can gift books individually or a couple months of subscription time.

3 This heating pad is the best one I've found after much experimentation. Heats up really fast to a good temperature and is very flat flexible so you can wrap it around aching muscles.

4 This massage stick is also very nice for especially achy muscles that are hard to get into. It's really helped me break up some of my worst spots.

5 My wife bought and hung this hammock for me so I could get outside a little. Cheap, works well, and lets me see the sky a little again.

6 A kombucha brew kit has been pretty fun for me, doesn't take much effort for a good payoff, and supports healthy gut bacteria. There's not much more to it than making tea and mixing it in jars with fruit. Plus a lot of waiting around, but we're doing that anyway...

7 Finally, and this one is weird as a gift but it's still helped me a lot, is a subscription to Freshly. Freshly is a weekly food delivery service like Blue Apron or Hello Fresh, but they send you complete ready to heat meals instead of ingredients to cook with. Very high quality fresh food. I think of it as heating up really good leftovers. Been super helpful for me as cooking and doing dishes became too difficulty.

u/Brucethecorgi · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I've talked about my Plantar Faciitis before and have a couple of suggestions! I am 25 and have been dealing with this stuff for about 8 years now.

First off, start by wearing these Plantar Faciitis socks and massaging your heel/arch every night with this cream. It helps so much! The cream helps with inflammation and is a great way to get it down deep into your muscles. The socks feel VERY tight, but don't freak out, that's okay! They help! I wear them under my "real" socks when I wear shoes/jeans that will cover them so they don't show. My mom also has Plantar Faciitis and she has more of a "IDGAF" attitude and wears them ALWAYS, but I'm not on her level.

Shoe wise, check out some of the more "comfort" brands like Merrell, The Walking Company, Clarks, Cole Haan, LifeStride, Aerosoles, Dr. Scholls, Easy Spirit, and Earth Origins. Many of the shoes will seem ugly, but you will find a good shoe every now and then! I would also suggest going to a place like DSW and trying on all the different brands to find which ones fit you the best. My mom loves Clarks, but the arches on them are in a weird place for my feet. Bring your inserts with you wherever you go to try on shoes!! See if they fit in the shoes and sometimes you may have to get a shoe that is a half size or full size bigger because of them.

I used to wear heels to work every day and now I've changed my style a little because of my plantar faciitis. I now always wear inserts inside oxfords, desert boots, really any types of boots, or loafers. The only type of heel I will touch is if it's a wedge or a "chunky" heel (which is coming into style and thankfully easier to find nowadays!).

I personally use these and love them because they have different thicknesses for different types of shoes you may have. While they are more expensive than insoles you might pick up at Walmart, they are awesome! My doctor actually recommended them to me because I couldn't afford custom ones.

Once you get into a routine and get into the right shoes, there is a light at the end of the tunnel...I promise! I've been able to manage my pain and it's hardly a problem anymore. Good luck!!

u/gold3nhour · 3 pointsr/migraine

Fellow migraineur, here! I agree with you. It’s not a competition and I make sure people around me are informed of what migraines actually are—NOT “just a headache.” We learn to live in spite of the pain, period.

I always had migraines and they got worse after I had a (hemorrhagic) stroke. Long story, but the short version is I had a brain aneurysm we didn’t know I had, until it ruptured and nearly killed me. I was in my mid 20s when I had a subarachnoid hemorrhage, a type of stroke, which is not the same as an ischemic stroke although either one is a seriously life threatening and life altering event! I am VERY blessed and grateful to be alive and function as well as I do. I know I seem “normal,” but oh is that so false!

I’ve had neuropsychological evaluations, so many diagnostic tests, medical bills and records to show just how real this invisible illness is. With that said, I don’t spend time or energy I don’t have to spend, trying to convince someone I’m in severe pain. It’s just not worth it! I totally understand the frustration, though.

I’ve had chronic migraines ever since my emergency brain surgery, and along with now having an acquired brain injury, I’ve had to make myself find a way to keep going! It’s very much do or die, and most days it feels like do even though I feel like I’m dying.

I’m seven and a half years out, next week, and I can say with 100% confidence, it’s very possible to look “normal” while you’re falling apart inside. You just find a way to keep moving.

One suggestion I learned from lurking this sub for over a year before I even joined Reddit, the headache hat!!! I’ve been on 13 medications (very much trial and error—felt like a science experiment sometimes) since February 2012, and thankfully Aimovig works well for me so far, but NOTHING has helped the way this has. I am down to three medications, two preventatives, one rescue.

Sometimes the headache hat by itself is just what I need to relax and relaxing allows me to reset my mind by not focusing so much on the pain.

It’s so difficult to relax when you’re in pain and are so tired of it, I know. The little things like this really do help! I even made sure my neurologist knew to please share this with other patients. It has been a huge help to me!

Link to the headache hat on amazon:

And if anyone needs a way to keep a record of migraines, the MigraineBuddy app (learned about it in this sub too) is awesome!

Hope this can help someone else, too. I’m glad this sub exists because it validates so much and it helps to share stories and know you’re not alone.

Y’all take care!

u/kitty_hawkins · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I LOVE AZELAIC ACID. So I pretty well thought I would live with a red face forever along with a severely damaged moisture barrier. The biggest thing that helped me was azelaic acid. I use Melazepam from Amazon. Cheap and works! It's thick at first but smoothes into my skin leaving it kinda matte. At first it itched like crazy and I wasn't using it consistently enough. Then after more research, I decided to use it up and give it a chance. Along with anything high in ceramide, my skin got used to the 20% AzA. Maybe around the 10th day of twice daily use, my skin finally started to look normal. I also switch my oil cleanser to an olive oil based one and saw even more improvement in my redness. I've just added in Vit C to my under eye area and continuing to use Melazepam around the rest of my face and neck and my ENTIRE COMPLEXION is EVEN NOW! Would never have believed that was possible. Melazepam has also minimized my SFs on my nose, has finally stopped this ingrown hair on my neck from forming (I've had it for years!!!), and has cleared all the CCs on my forehead. I repeat: I loooooove azelaic acid, specifically Melazepam!

Current routine:


Garnier Micellar Water - pink cap or Cerave Foaming cleanser

Cosrx Aha/bha Clarifying Treatment Toner

BELITAE Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid to my under eye area and upper cheeks

Melazepam to the rest of my face and neck, especially my nose. Sometimes I wait after the Vit C but not usually since I don't use them in the same spots.

I do wait 15-20 minutes after my actives step.

SCINIC First Treatment Essence 3 skin method. My face loves this more than the Missha FTE.

SCINIC Snail All In One Ampoule or SCINIC Honey All In One Ampoule depending on the day.

CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion

A'PIEU PURE BLOCK Natural Sun Cream SPF45/PA+++ I don't see much sunlight at all but when I do, this one keeps me from turning beet red imediately upon application.

Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Derma Green-Cure Solution Recover Cream This is the best thing I've found for redness and skin barrier repair! My skin loves ceramides so much and this soothes like nothing I've found yet.

Medela Tender Care Lanolin Tube on my lips. Yes it's nip cream. I couldn't use it all up while nursing and it causes my skin to redden so it's perfect for a little lip color.


ROHTO Hada Labo Gokujun Cleansing Oil My skin reacted to Holika Holika Soda Pore B.b Deep Cleansing Oil so this is my second one to try and I'm really enjoying it.

Cerave Foaming cleanser with a konjac sponge but waiting on
Hada Labo Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Foam in the mail.

Cosrx Aha/bha Clarifying Treatment Toner

BELITAE Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid to my under eye area and upper cheeks

Melazepam to the rest of my face and neck, especially my nose like the AM.

SCINIC First Treatment Essence 3 skin method.

All depending on how I'm feeling that evening:

LJH TeaTree 90 Essence

SCINIC Snail All In One Ampoule

SCINIC Honey All In One Ampoule

Cosrx Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence

Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

MIZON Snail Repair Eye Cream

Petitfee Black Pearl and Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch Not sure if I like these or not honestly...

Some or all of these layers followed by CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion and

Guerisson 9 Complex Horse Oil Cream

Pretty sure my shower filter, Mermosis, has also helped my skin and hair.

I also use sometimes REVITABOOST PEEL Anti-Aging Peel Pads or Cosrx Bha Blackhead Power Liquid but I skip my AzA on those days and just go back to my regular routine the following day. These are rare for me though because they make me ridiculously red again.

Things I'm waiting on in the mail:

ROSETTE Aqua Ceramide Gel

Rumase BIFIDA Snail Toner

Hada Labo Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Foam

It's Skin Power 10 Formula - PO Effector

Hoping the all work well for me too!

u/eep27 · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Morning routine:

u/nickehl · 2 pointsr/Diablo

I experience a similar effect when I play Minecraft. I'm only good for about an hour before it starts to set in. If I continue to play it only gets worse.

I never have figured out any game settings to alleviate this issue. I have. however, found some remedies that help me to get my minecraft fix!

Medications like Dimenhydrinate (the brand name id Dramamine, but if you look/ask for the drug name I just listed, you can get it at half the cost from your local pharmacy) are a big help for me.

Another thing that I've found to work well for me personally are Sea Bands. These little guys are awesome. They apply pressure to a pressure point on your wrists. I don't pretend to understand why they work, but they do. It is different for each person though so they may be more or less effective for your mom. Some advice I would offer you though is if she does try them, put them on like 15-20 minutes before she plays. For me, it seemed to help more when I wore them in advance.

One last piece of advice I can offer is in regards to screen/monitor size and full-screen mode. One of the things that helps me with Minecraft when I'm not using one of the other remedies is to alter the screen mode. I have a 24" monitor that I play on so when I'm planning on playing Minecraft, I put the game in windowed mode and resize the window to about 1/2 the screen size. Having a smaller screen seems to help with how quickly the nausea sets on for me.

Minecraft is the only game in my collection that makes me sick and it drives me nuts because it's one of my favorites. I hope that my tips can help you play with your mom! I would like to add though that I'm certainly not a doctor, so take my tips with that in mind. And your mom should probably read the warnings/consult her doctor before she takes the pills.

u/topknot1975 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Comments like that from friends are prob well intentioned but clearly, not informed! I'm sure they don't know as much about skincare as us folks here on ScA! My 76 yr old mom will say things to me like "Do you use a washcloth? If not, here's how you wipe it on your face..." HAHA. : ) And def find a new derm who specializes in acne, and one who is NOT condescending. I'll suffer through it if the professional is top notch / specialist but otherwise, no way. The last person I need to judge me is my doctor!!

So glad to hear your skin is looking better, and it goes go to show you that you respond well to antibiotics. Re: the doxy, def check out food suggestions food. Directions usually say to not eat it with food but I'd eat it with food b/c it will line your stomach. Also says to avoid dairy but I think having a little protein (cheese in your case) would help cushion it (calcium slows absorbtion but only slightly). Probiotics could help you as well. You'll def have to experiment!

Also check out this post on TO Azelaic Acid. Some commenters said they found better results with [Melazepam 20%] (

And this person had amazing luck within 24 hours using LRP products! so jealous...

u/Squishy_Cat · 1 pointr/asktransgender

You might want to look into CBD: it's the more "medicinal" part of marijuana that is used to treat pain, but it's non-psychoactive and legal in many more places than something containing THC (THC primarily being the psychoactive part. In other words, it puts the fun in weed ;) .) It's also a lot easier to order CBD-containing products without worrying about them getting confiscated in the mail (and if they did, at most you'd probably just get a letter from the carrier explaining that they're confiscating your package. Something like that is too small for them to bother prosecuting, but I doubt it'd even be confiscated in the first place.)

You might also take a hard look at your sleeping arrangement to see if your bed isn't screwing with your posture while you sleep. Beds kinda wear out after about ten years, so you may not be getting great back support which can definitely leads to some really annoying back pain issues. I know mattresses are expensive, but there are also things like memory-foam mattress toppers and that sort of thing, and they're much more reasonably priced. It may not be a total solution, but it might help.

Not being a doctor I'm a little hesitant to offer too many other suggestions, but the "burning" sounds like it might be chafing. A dry lubricant like Gold Bond powder might help, and they also make chafing ointments for cyclists that would probably work really well. In fact I just remembered that Monistat of all people make a chafing (here's an Amazon link, but I'd imagine it's available at a lot of regular grocery/drug stores too.) They also make chafing ointment "sticks" that look just like a stick of deodorant, which could be handy for travel or keeping in your work locker or something. At any rate, most of the anti-chafing stuff works well and it's cheap (in the $10-$12 range), so I think it's worth a shot. You'll probably have to get a little creative when it comes to figuring out how to apply it back there though ;) .

The numbness and tingling is often nerve-related and you'd be better off asking an actual doctor (ie, not me) about it. That's the part I'd be most concerned about, although I'm sure there are ways to minimize or get rid of it completely. If you have a Planned Parenthood in the general area (that provides LGBT services), that would be my first suggestion: they're very helpful and absolutely non-judgemental and they have actual doctors with medical degrees that know a hell of a lot more about anatomy than a therapist will. That's not to knock therapists, there are a lot of great ones out there...but they're not medical doctors (as far as anatomy goes), so I'd talk to an MD instead. If you go to PP's website you can type in your ZIP code or state (here's Illinois for you :) ) and it'll pull up all the clinics nearby, as well as the services they offer. Even if the closest clinic doesn't offer LGBT services per say, give them a call anyway because I suspect they'd be more than willing to help out.

u/val319 · 3 pointsr/keto

You should be able to ask for “what do I do at home to continue recovering? This is helping but I need to get an at home program since my therapy is ending. If I go back to training now I’ll injure myself. What do you recommend?” Let me be blunt. If you’re like me you put a smile on your face and say you’re fine. Make sure they know where you’re at pain wise and the fear of reinjuring. This way if they need to get more therapy approved they do that but you should ask for a program to transition to at home. Usually you should get a packet of exercises.

What else can help? Of course autophagy (some of us get really odd pains in areas that it seems to be working on, just so you know it happens
). Tens unit can help with pain. Dr prescribed pain patches (not opioids) called flector patches. You can get it in a cream too. Make sure you check what is cheapest if you’re in the US and if it’s pricey. The cream make sure to wash your hands and keep it away from pets and children. There’s a pill all else fails if you can’t afford patches/cream. The patch contains diclofenac but if you go on this and bruise another option is meloxicam. There are more but those are very common anti inflammatory. FYI do not get on a heating pad in the area with any anti inflammatory patch. The heat makes the meds come out quicker.

Over the counter options. Biofreeze (get the roll bottle) is a nice menthol freeze that helps a lot of people. Buy a heating pad. Get one of the new ones with the plush velvet. They look like this. Pure Enrichment PureRelief XL King Size Heating Pad (Charcoal Gray) - Fast-Heating Machine-Washable Pad - 6 Temperature Settings, Moist Heat Therapy Option, Auto Shut-Off and Storage Bag - 12" x 24" like the prescriptions I mentioned above I would see what the dr recommends if they want you to try an over the counter nsaid. Any NSAID can have side effects I just feel it’s safer to discuss with the dr if you’re on them any significant time.

If you buy a tens if not covered by insurance and need to save a few dollars you can buy a used one that works off eBay. There are hybrid ones that do tens, ems and a few other things if you look up the info and find you want more than tens. The replacement pads for it are cheap so just buy some wherever you find cheapest. Another thing that helps is the gyms warm pool if yours has one. Time in the jacuzzi if they have one. Otherwise a good hot bath with Epsom salts. Good luck!

u/-OckhamsRazorScooter · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

You are incredibly sweet! For morning sickness, it really depends. Nausea can be triggered by so many things (as I'm sure you know, since you've been pregnant before) but there seems to be a general consensus about ginger-related things. Preggi-Pops and Tummydrops were my favorites.

Honestly, I just liked having things that made me feel refreshed. A humidifier/diffuser with a few essential oils would be awesome for aromatherapy - a little pricey but she can use it for anything.

If she's mentioned ANYTHING that has helped her with morning sickness, see if you can transform that into a gift. For example, having a cool cloth on my face and neck helped so I purchased one of those hot/cold eye masks from Walgreens.

Good luck and let me know if any of those suggestions help. :)

u/anck_su_namun · 71 pointsr/BabyBumps

Hi! I’m back!!
Although I thoroughly intend to write my birth story when I’m ready, I just finished my first piece since the baby arrived so in celebration, I’ll pair it with something useful.

I really appreciated posts like this while I was pregnant so here goes:

Things I didn’t know I needed:
(AKA things I have frantically ordered on amazon at or around 2am)

Bottle Drying Rack This probably seems obvious, but when we didn’t get this from our showers we were like... idk why we can’t just use a towel??

Safe way to cosleep My husband built a BEAUTIFUL Sidecar Crib, but it was attached on my side of the bed and it took 2.5 weeks for me to have healed enough to climb in bed around it safely with the baby. This way, I didn’t have to bend over to pick up baby or even spit up to check on/soothe him.

Lactation Suppliment My lactation consultant approved. This one worked well in my breakfast tea.

Better flanges My poor nipples were so sore and the flames that come with the Medela... well I’m not sure who they’re supposed to fit but not me. My doula practically ordered these for me. GAME CHANGER.

Pumping bra I was cutting holes in sports bras. This is better.

Nipple Shells Another kind reddittor sent me in the direction of this AMAZING INVENTION after I posted a photo of ice packs tied to my nipples with a burp cloth because I refused to wear a shirt my nipples hurt so bad. I will be purchasing these for EVERY PREGNANT WOMAN FOREVER. They keep your nipples dry, collect drips, apply counter pressure to keep your nipples shaped correctly for latching, and most importantly omg nothing touches the precious nips and you can wear a shirt!!

Car mirror

Me: that seems extra, he’s in a car seat and safe why would I need a mirror??


Car adapter for my breast pump Cheaper than batteries

Shade for his side of the car because anything that wakes up my sleeping baby is the devil. This one has a bonus that allowed me to roll the window down and it was HOT in the south

Better suction for the breast pump Again- just better than whatever they send you

My Breast Friend we got the boppy but this one saved my back

Heating pad Turns out I’ll do ANYTHING to keep the baby asleep when I transfer him to his crib including preheat the darn thing (on low!) before I lay home down

Stroller Caddy You’ll want somewhere to put your keys, phone, and coffee

Baby K’tan An easier way for my husband to wear the baby.

Leggings I had a pair of these before, and they are SO COMFORTABLE on my postpartum body that I bought 5 more in different colors!

•Extra pump parts for whichever pump you have

•A hands-up swaddle I found at Target


Anyway, hope this helps! Best of luck to all of you!

u/gigantic_trex · 7 pointsr/scacjdiscussion

Skin Profile: Normal/Combo, little oilier in the summer, dryer in the winter | Fitzpatrick 2 | Very mildly PD/Roseaca/Eczema prone | Mostly just trying to maintain

Climate/Location: Midwest US | Hot, humid summers and cold, wet winters; so much rain...

Sunscreen/Makeup Remover:

Bioderma Sensibio H2O


Vanicream Gentle Facial Cleanser

Ocusoft Foaming Lid Scrub


Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream almost always mixed with squalane oil


Timeless Squalane mixed with CeraVe cream


EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46 - Untinted

Neutrogena Clear Face SPF 55 for when I need something water resistant


Melazepam - 20% Azelaic Acid

Reflection: I'm really happy with the routine I have now—my skin looks and feels the best it ever has, and I don't think I've added anything new in about a year. I feel like my current products address what they should, and even though I have (RP) next to some things I really have no desire to actively try to replace anything; if it ain't broke don't fix it, right? Having a consistent routine for so long has also given me plenty of time to see where and what my new baseline is, which gives me a more realistic idea of where I want to head next.

I still have some concerns I'd like to address, mainly SFs. I think I want to add in a BHA next, and then maybe a Vitamin C, but I have a hard time pulling the trigger when I feel like my skin is in a pretty damn good place right now.

To satisfy my desire to try new products I've started to get more into hair care and body skin care. It feels "safer" for me personally to experiment with a bunch of different products on my hair and body than my face, and it satisfies the same urge.

u/andgiveayeLL · 15 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Yeah this looks like moderate/severe eczema. Basically looks like my skin when I was a kid.

  1. Food allergy testing. People with eczema have overactive immune systems, and the odds are good there is a food allergy issue as well. Better to know sooner rather than later.

  2. Absolutely remove any scented detergents, soaps, perfumes, etc from her life to the extent you can. No fabric softener/dry sheets. Get some wool dryer balls to use as a way to soften fabrics instead of using residue-leaving sheets. No perfume or makeup. Scent free sunscreen.

  3. She needs a steroid cream. There are several formulations (lotion, cream, ointment) and several strengths (typically from 0.05% to 0.25%). You need to find a dermatologist who actually cares enough to prescribe her one. This is a very routine treatment and shouldn't actually be causing you difficulty to find. So I'm very sorry for you and your daughter that this has been difficult so far. Steroid creams can be harmful with intense and long term use, but they will dramatically help flare ups get under control. And, luckily, less dangerous drugs are literally coming onto the market next year (Dupilumab and others).

  4. House cleanliness. She may be having issues from dust, pet dander, mold, etc as well. Regular and intensive vacuuming and dusting and cleaning bed linens is critical.

  5. Lotions need to be scent free and actually moisturizing. Some good ones to try other than the Cerave: Cetaphil, Aveeno (once you've ruled out oat allergy), Avene, and Aquaphor. Some of these brands make eczema-specific formulations that are worth a shot as well.

  6. No more hot showers and lower the frequency of showering as much as you can.

  7. Some home remedies that can help: bleach baths (google to make sure you've got the right ratios), oatmeal baths (you can buy packets of it on Amazon or in drug stores)

  8. Education. Eczema has been called "the scratch that makes the itch." What this means is that sometimes an errant scratch is all it takes to set off an intense event of itchiness that makes you go crazy until you've ripped your skin open. She has to learn to try to resist the itching, because the more you scratch, the more you itch. It's so hard when you're a kid. But my mom would do things like putting gloves or socks on my hands at night to try to help. Benadryl, Zyrtec or other antihistamines may help as well.

    If you were doing things a few years ago that made it not as bad, start doing them again. Eczema is sometimes a lifelong affliction (my situation). It's a constant battle against the immune system, so you can't give up things that made a difference

u/FelipeFritschF · 1 pointr/virtualreality

It might, but not a lot yet. Hardware IPD adjustment is the most noticeable help, plus general optimizations that can help keep FPS consistent or even higher like foveated rendering, but Index doesn't have all of that tech, as well as brute force specs like refresh rate, but that might be a year or two away in consumer devices. Weight and format also influence it. I remember reading about this really crazy tech that would send electric signals to your brain to simulate the feeling of movement. Individual game optimizations can also help.


There is also this wristband thingy that claims to help with it, but I don't know how much it works


This video is quite comprehensive, however it is from the long-gone age of... 2017. Funny how outdated it already it is, but it still helps explain:

u/Plopdopdoop · 1 pointr/SkincareAddictionUK

It does look like rosacea could partially be what’s going on (not a doctor, and you should see one since rosacea can progress to be quite serious). If it is rosacea, in my experience you’re going to need something specific for it. And nothing in your current regimen will likely treat it.

Azelaic acid and metronidazole are two topical drugs commonly used.

  • This paper from 2003 found that azelaic acid gel, like Finacea, twice per day was more effective than metronidazole. Note that Finacea/azelaic gel is prescription only and expensive, in the US at least

  • This paper found that azelaic acid cream, like Melazepam, was equally effective as topical metronidazole, with higher satisfaction.

  • For my own skin, metronidazole cream seems to be much more effective than azelaic acid cream (Melazepam), and its more cosmetically elegant. But I wouldn’t put too much importance on my personal results.

    So, azelaic acid might be a good place to start; doubly so since you don’t need a prescription and it is assumed to be safe during pregnancy. And there’s good evidence for azelaic acid on acne, as well.
u/bbynug · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I’ve had good results azelaic acid. When I first started using it, it really burned at itched. I have super sensitive skin was sure I was gonna wake up with a rash after using it the night before but instead I woke up with the smoothest, redness-free skin I’ve ever had. I’ve been using it everyday since and it no longer stings or burns. The results have been great. It’s definitely the active I’ve had the least irritation from. I use Melzapam.

I’ve also had good luck with Alpha Skincare renewal cream. It has 12% glycolic acid which is kind of strong if your skin isn’t used to it. To get my skin used to it, I mixed a little bit of it and my regular CeraVe moisturizer together in my hand before putting it on my face. Then I mixed progressively more in each following night until I could comfortable use it on its own.

Both of these products have emollients so they shouldn’t further dry out your skin.

u/naranjadiscoteca · 2 pointsr/fixmydiet


Awesome that you're trying to get healthy. As someone who lived across the street from a McDonalds for the first 16 years of my life, I get you. It's so easy and once you get into that habit, it's super hard to get out. And I've always had a great metabolism, so it didn't physically show, but by the time I was 17 I had high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Not awesome things to have!

First question I have is, when you're experiencing nausea, does the nausea make you throw up all the time, or is it often just that feeling of needing to throw up? My mom is someone who, when feeling nauseous, makes herself throw up so that she doesn't have to feel that way anymore - that's not great for your body. If you can avoid throwing up, try to - a lot of the time nausea can pass. If you find it doesn't, try to find things that relieve the feeling instead. Ginger is great - try ginger candies like these:

A lot of people recommend cutting soda out completely or switching to diet, but as someone who LOVES soda and HATES diet soda, what I do is keep soda for weekends and special occasions. Switch to water for meals, which will suck for awhile, but will get better over time. It helps if your water is as cold as you can get it, preferably with ice in it - taste buds don't taste cold as well as warmer stuff, so the water will taste better cold if you don't particularly enjoy drinking it in the first place. And go SLOW with water. More water in your diet is important - but if you drink too much too fast, especially when you're not used to it, you can feel sick.

I like breakfast foods, hate eating in the morning. I feel full when I wake up and the thought of food is gross. SO, find something light that you DO like to eat, and eat it a little later - whenever you finally feel hungry. It should be easier to do this in college since your schedule is more flexible. Alternatively, have snacks on you, even if they're lame snacks (Granola bars, 100 calorie cookie packets, crackers).

If I were you, since you don't usually cook and aren't used to non-preprepared foods, I wouldn't worry too much about counting calories or eating only health foods yet. Going light on junk food, fast food, and soda will already cut a ton of calories - so don't worry about gaining weight by switching foods. If you ARE worried, anyway, just watch your portions. Never eat until you feel stuffed or gross. Eat lots of tiny meals instead of 3 big ones. Split your meals into snacks (Have a salad. Then an hour later have a piece of chicken. Maybe eat half your sandwich at 11am, and the other half at 1pm. Eat a snack a few hours before dinner, and eat light during dinner.) You don't want to feel like you're always hungry, but you also don't want to feel bloated.

Start with easy to cook foods that sound tasty or are home-cooked versions of foods you already like. (Chicken cutlets? Homemade mac and cheese?) Also, look for healthier versions of the boxed food you like - Trader Joe's makes a pretty damn good and healthier boxed mac & cheese.

Also, add more rice and fiber to your diet - that will help a LOT with stomach problems.

I get a ton of stomach/bathroom problems when I'm anxious. For awhile I thought I had a medical condition like IBS, but I realized that it's just my anxiety irritating my stomach - so, I make sure I have GasX and Pepto pills on me at all times so that I have that as a nice safety net.

Try lots of stuff. If you try and don't like a vegetable, don't make yourself eat it. Don't try a veggie in a way you know you won't like it - if you think you'll like broccoli and cheese but know you won't like it plain, try it with cheese first (or heavily seasoned, or with soy sauce, etc). I know that's not as healthy, but work your way in, or you'll have a much harder time. You can work your way to the healthiest options slowly.

u/Casserole5286 · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hi! Chemo survivor here! (Disclosure: I went through chemo for an auto immune disease, not cancer).

I would steer away from books, actually. Reading, watching TV, and anything where I had to focus my eyes made me sick.

  • this simple acupuncture band helped. But I survived off of audible tor entertainment.

  • A friend of mine bought my audible subscription, and then also got a bunch of our friends to give me their logins so I could listen to books they’d already purchased without having to use my credits, which was really thoughtful.

  • My biggest saving grace were essential oils- not because I believed they would cure me, but because every little smell also made me nauseous. Wild Thera makes a bunch of different types of balms with oils and beeswax, which I carried everywhere to mask the smells of the word.

  • If you’re willing to drop a pretty penny and the friend doesn’t already have AC and/or a HEPA air purifier, those are both crucial. Chemo made me sweat a TON, and I couldn’t sleep through the night unless it was 5 degrees. The hepa air filter is just to lower the risk of infection.

  • Ergonomic pillows, leg bolsters, etc. she’s going to spend a lot of time in bed, so it’s important she’s properly supported.

  • Sleep Mask

  • Ice Packs/Heating pad

  • Coloring books with colored pencils

  • travel scrabble

  • a cozy blanket or sweatshirt. She’ll probably have a PICC line put in, meaning they’ll need to access her collarbone ish area so off the shoulder sweaters are great.

  • socks with anti slip bottoms -the hospital will make you wear their scratchy ones if she gets admitted with regular socks

  • sour and hard candy

    I think those are all the things I wanted, other than my friends to take me to chemo. I liked having a friend go with me because it passed the time faster having someone to talk with.

    Edit: whoever said weed has it right. It really helped, a ton. I wouldn’t smoke it, but some of my favorite hard candies and gummies were weed candy. I live in Seattle though, so it’s probably more accessible.
u/Painted_Stars · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I love headache helpers! They make me feel sooooo much better whenever I have motion sickness. Speaking of which, [these] ( are what I find really relaxing. Kind of weird, but I get really bad motion sickness, especially when playing video games. I have no idea why. But when I put those on I can feel all the sickness melt away. Also, I like [this] ( for late-night showers. I love having the bathroom dark, but without onbe. I'd probably slip on something and bust my head open. But whatever. I dont really mind any sorts of patterns or things. I like cutesy things, like the pattern you had with trees and clouds, but it doesnt really matter. And have you ever had flax pancakes? I dont know why, but I LOVE them. They're usually pretty dry, but its nothing some maple syrup cant fix!

u/Tupley_ · 2 pointsr/braincancer

Thank you so much for responding!!! I really appreciate it! And I'm glad to hear that you did very well immediately after your surgery.

So, just to sum up:

  • In the hospital: nice pillows, soft sweaters, earbuds and music, medication tracker sheet, lattes and other comfort food? Were there foods that you would strongly recommend against?
  • At home: wedge shaped pillow, bendy straws, elastogel ice helmet (or some kind of helmet for migraines), scarves and hats? Thank you for the ice helmet tip, I think I will buy the Headache Hat (the Elastogel ice helmet is not sold in my country). Are there any other products that you think would be helpful? Any specific type of painkillers? Any house/furniture setup that might be helpful (i.e. would an angled armchair be useful?)
  • Other important things: being silly, enthusiastic and cheering her up if needed

    And can I ask, if you don't mind, what are the headaches and cognitive stuff you dealt with that prevented you from going back to work? Do you feel the quality of your life has drastically suffered? If you were in this situation (a bit older, with children in their early 20s, very little family/social support), what long-term advice would you give to your kid?
u/itisbenji · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty
u/paladinparty · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

Definitely look into medication from your doctor! Some may work better than others. The medication my doctor prescribed me didn't work so great :/ Ended up sticking it out and lived off crackers and lemon water with a ton of ice cubes for weeks. Even with the medicine, this was really still the only stuff I could handle.

I hope it goes away soon! It's absolutely miserable. By week 15 I was feeling closer to normal, and it slowly improved since then :) but I definitely got to my mental breaking point around week 12 or so. :( Try to hang in there!!

I've heard some great things about these little candies, that you can order online that have some ginger, I think, that have good reviews to help alleviate morning sickness. I didn't get around to ordering them myself, but I heard good things about them!

u/Lysmerry · 2 pointsr/cfs

Sure I'm happy to answer! I'm sorry you got it so young. Also that you fought so hard to keep on performing- that must have been really baffling and upsetting. I was lucky in that I knew what I had almost immediately due to my dad having something similar. I think it's healthy that we're retaining muscle tone, but may be causing symptoms because of its metabolic needs. Though I always take CFS theories with a grain of salt, Dr. Myhill's work has corresponded the best with my own experience- you can see her writing on what she believes are the metabolic causes of CFS:

As for the diagnosis, it depends what you mean by official. My main MD agrees and has written down that I have it, but I don't have any special paperwork. I basically talked it out with my doctor. I was concerned I had it because I was very tired and had intense PEM, and my father has similar issues so I knew about it. My doctor ran many many tests for alternatives, all that I personally researched and requested, and they came back negative. Basic blood tests, sleep apnea, thyroid, lyme disease, STDs, hormones and later an MRI which ruled out Lupus and MS. I sort of diagnosed myself? My doctor was a General Practitioner, not a specialist. He is a very intelligent man, but he let me decide for myself and agreed with me that it was most likely I had CFS. I've done most of my own research and decided what action to take on my own, because very few MDs know much if anything about CFS. However, I have been believed for the most part. I think a Neurologist would be more trusted than an GP for an 'official' diagnosis, but there are so many symptoms and potential causes that I feel more comfortable with a GP.

Where do you live? I live the USA and getting disability is very challenging, usually relying on a very specific test.

I've had CFS for three years. I also had a brief spell six years ago that lasted 3 months. It started with what I believe was Mono (it showed up on a test that I had had it). However that ended. My current bout came after a very serious four month depressive episode (the 3rd in my life) but no physical illness.

I hope this helps! If you have any more questions feel free to ask. I haven't had any tests in a while, but will try a few just in case. I suddenly stopped being able to drink without feeling odd, so I'm going to get my liver checked, and also check for H.Pylori, a very common bacteria, because I've become more interested in the "2nd nervous system" located in the gut.

I really recommend ginger for nausea (ginger ale or ginger beer with real ginger is great, I also use pills and chews). It's the only thing that has actually helped me. I don't get headaches much, but I have this silly thing called a 'headache hat' and I love it.

Do you have shooting pains in the limbs or joint pain? I also have fibromyalgia and have some tips for you if you have it too. I've found colostrum (I take it in lactoferrin) helpful for muscle pain in general.

u/LolaBleu · 4 pointsr/tretinoin

You can order AA off Amazon. Melazepam Cream and here's a really informational blog post about it. I have been doing 2 nights tret alternated with 1 night AA for a few years and now and have great results, but my skin is on the sensitive side so you might be able to do it more frequently. Just remember you're using a strong active and go slowly.

I've also found that using a gentle BHA like theCosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid really helps. It's like the tret brings everything to the surface and then the BHA clears it out.

u/brainhugs · 7 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I also used to get UTIs pretty much every month for a 2-3 year period of my life. It was hell. My doctor kept prescribing me antibiotics, which I took so often I think the bacteria in my urethra became resistant. There was one time I was in so much pain for so long I took too much Nitrofurantoin (the antibiotic) that it wiped out the 'good bacteria' in my system and I gave myself a yeast infection... on top of my UTI :(.

I was taking concentrated cranberry pills and drinking my weight in water daily, but I was always on the verge of getting a UTI. I would get one any time I had sex with my partner or drank more than one alcoholic beverage in a day.

I was so frustrated and miserable and worried that this was going to be my reality for the rest of my life. It was my partner who actually dug deep on the internet and found D-mannose, which is a sugar that's used to promote a healthy urinary tract. I am not a homeopathic/alternative medicine person, but I was desperate and totally down to try a sugar pill or anything that might help. Apparently the way that the D-mannose sugar molecule is structured, it attracts and bonds really well with the kind of bacteria molecules that grow in your urinary tract and cause the UTI.

D-mannose has changed my life. I think I've gotten an actual UTI once in the last 4 years (and I was in Indonesia). I use it when I think I might feel one coming on, and also as a preventative when I know I'll be drinking a lot or when there will be an extended period of time when I'll be more at risk (e.g. camping). It's mind blowing to me that I suffered for so long and talked to my doctor every 3-4 months to try to figure this out and just kept getting prescribed antibiotics. It was a huge learning moment for me with medicine and doctors. I ask every doctor I see now if they know about D-mannose, and so far no one has.

I can't know if this works for everyone, but I try to share this story with any many women as possible, because D-mannose has helped me get my life back. It's also cheap, you don't need a prescription, and it's on Amazon Prime! (Also in Whole foods for double the price if you're not able to order online -- I haven't seen it anywhere other than health food stores, but hopefully one day). Here's the one that I order:

If this helps just one person I'll be happy! Hope the meds you got cleared it up for you :)

u/bel_esprit_ · 2 pointsr/AskDocs

Hey, you are not alone!! I’ve struggled with the same thing (even before I had sex so it’s not always sex related, like you said). I remember wanting to scream when someone told me to “wipe front to back” one more time...

I finally figured out what works best for me, and I think a lot of other girls would benefit too. The first thing is HYDRATION. I mean, really hydrate. Drink at least 1-2 liters of water every single day. This is so key for prevention. When I am very well hydrated, I never get UTIs.

Second thing: Order yourself some D-Mannose from Amazon. This is a miracle supplement for UTIs, just read the reviews. There are multiple brands of D-Mannose. You can order it online or they sell it at local health food stores and places like Whole Foods.

As soon as I feel a UTI coming, or if I know I’m gonna have sex, I’ll take 2 D-Mannose pills and drink a ton of water. It works like a charm, and soo much better than being on antibiotics multiple times a year.

(Also know that since it’s a supplement it’s not officially tested or approved, but just read the reviews on Amazon).

Just don’t forget to drink water every day, like 1-2 liters (not coffee, not coke, etc). If you’re well hydrated, you’re less likely to need any supplement for UTI. Water is best for prevention.

u/Lawsnapper · 2 pointsr/Iron

Like /u/Falling_Glass I usually just use Gold Bond Body Powder, but there are some other options depending on what exactly you are looking for. Bodyglide comes in a stick like deodorant, and it seems to have good reviews. Elitefts just started selling Dr. Greenfield's Chafe Shield, but I don't know much about it. Anti Monkey Butt Powder is another product I have heard about people using. There is also a Chafing Relief Powder Gel that works well, but is pretty expensive (and is marketed to women if that is an issue). Maybe one of these will fit what you are looking for.

u/nope_nic_tesla · 6 pointsr/Atlanta

>much cheaper than Claratin, Allegra, or other newer types

These can be bought as generics on Amazon for super cheap. This generic Zyrtec is 4 cents a pill.

Generic Allegra is quite a bit more expensive but not too terrible.

Generic Claritin is also super cheap.

The generic Zyrtec and Claritin are actually cheaper than what they sell thh Wal-Finate for (which comes out to a little over 10 cents a pill -- and they last all day instead of 4 hours).

I still have over half of my generic Zyrtec bottle from last year linked above.

For that matter, you can also get chlorpheniramine (what Wal-Finate is) on Amazon for much cheaper too. The Walgreen's website has their Wal-Finate listed at $7 for a 50 count of 4mg tablets. Amazon has $12 for a 1000 count of 4mg tablets.

You're welcome :)

u/thesmelliestfart · 3 pointsr/leukemia

Disposable vomit bags saved me from a lot of cleaning..

Maybe some stuff to make showering easier..

Easy to eat/prepare foods for snacking in-between meals. I don’t know if it was this way for anyone else but, I’d often have trouble keeping food down. Having easy things to munch on a bit after evacuating my stomach was nice.

Fresh towels by the bedside was nice for nights I would wake up sweating, which was often and annoying.

One edit:
If you’re considering vacuum sealed food storage you might also be the type(like me) who would enjoy the peace of mind cooking certain foods using sous vide might offer, as it allows you to control the exact temperature your food reaches. Although this might be a rather expensive route.

u/overduebook · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

This is great! I think we have really similar skin, and seeing your process helped me understand my order of operations.

  • I really recommend trying out micellar water for an AM cleanse and to remove makeup at night before your PM cleanse; it made a huge difference for me.
  • Right now I'm experimenting with azaleic acid to deal with rosacea. TO's 10% did nothing for me and was pretty meh, which I've heard a lot of other people say, so I'm trying out a 15% cream link and I'm waiting to see if it makes a difference. I haven't tried out my bottle of TO Niacinamide 10% + Zinc so I'm excited to hear how much you love it!
  • I'm also starting to explore serums and stuff for hydration. I picked up a number of small travel size options at Sephora and I'm currently trying out Biossance's squalane oil. So far I haven't had a reaction and my hydration is definitely, visibly improved.
u/tiffownsthis · 1 pointr/eczema

I have a similar problem and my husband has been very supportive. If he sees me scratching he will take my hands and hold them. He also draws oatmeals baths for me and sits with me while I soak.

I've used a lot of products over the years that did not help with my itching but I will recommend these two as excellent and worth a try:

Aveeno Bath Oatmeal

Goldbond Eczema Relief Lotion

The Goldbond is the best eczema lotion I have ever used and does not have steroid in it.

Make sure she sees a doctor as soon as she can to find out her triggers and eliminate them from her environment. Mine turned out to be animal dander, cleaning chemicals, and perfumes/fragrances in soaps. It required quite a lifestyle change but now I only have rate flare ups that I can usually nip in the bus by not scratching. Good luck.

u/TangiestIllicitness · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

> What have you used on your seb derm?

EVERYTHING. Lol Basically, any lotion/topical I found that mentioned seb derm, I tried it. The dermatologist gave me prescription strength hydrocortisone and had me use that with an OTC anti-fungal. I've tried cleansing with sea salt, honey masks, etc. Everything would work awesomely for a week, and then the bumps would start forming again.

With everything I've read, the most recommended ingredients were zinc oxide, salicylic acid, and sulfur. My skin has actually been looking pretty good for a week or so now (knock on wood), so I'm sticking with my current routine of:


  • Rinse with water

  • Apply a good layer of pine tar soap and let sit while I shampoo my hair; rinse

  • After drying, apply a thin layer of Cetaphil Restoraderm lotion to just the area around my mouth and nose and let sit while I brush my teeth

  • Apply EltaMD UV Clear sunscreen all over face


  • Wash with Noble Zinc soap

  • Every-other-night, apply BHA all over; let sit for 20 minutes

  • Opposite nights, Vitamin C serum; let sit for 20 minutes

  • Thin layer of Aveeno Eczema Therapy cream around mouth and nose

  • Use Bee Naturals Oil-Free Moisturaizer everywhere else.

    I did just get a silver serum, which I ordered from overseas prior to my skin starting to calm with the current routine. If things start going south again, I'm going to give that a try.
u/ZeeBail · 12 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Here are a few links to posts with good info from over at Skincare Addiction

[First one]

Second one

Third one

For me, I buy 20% melazepam for $13.50, a non-Rx form available on Amazon. The tube seems to last forever.

I treat it as an active, using it after a 20 min wait following Vitamin C, and I give it its own wait time. For me it has decreased redness, improved texture, and decreased the appearance of my SFs. I have pretty hardy skin, so I started out using it every day, and have never had an issue with sensitivity, over exfoliation, or dryness. I do skip it 2 days before and after my TCA peels.

Editing to add- I find it to be a matte semi gritty cream that smooths in and disappears, much gentler and with a nicer "feel" than the Ordinary's sorry excuse for an AZA.

u/IksarNecro · 2 pointsr/ffxiv

Hey man, late to the thread but I wanted to share with you what I did when I started having pain in the same hand.

This cream is magic. Use it as directed, especially put on a good amount before bed.

Another thing I did was stop mashing. I was hitting my next ability like 10 times during the gcd when it wasn't really needed. I now time my abilities and the strain is gone.

Also, buy a mechanical keyboard if it fits your budget. If you're using a membrane one where you have to depress the buttons pretty hard, that's added strain that's easily eliminated by a more sensitive mechanical board.

Good luck man.

u/faerielfire · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

I did this but I waited and blood started coming out. I had wanted to wait to make an appt on Monday to save money (I was really poor freshman year) but it just got too bad on the weekend. I went to the emergency room pissing half blood and the nurse was like 'oh shit' when she saw my sample. She said it might have made it to my kidneys. The analysis revealed all kinds of weird shit that sick kidneys release: glucose, leukocytes, proteins etc etc.

Since I waited and was subsequently underprescribed antibiotic-wise (3 days of pills = not enough!!!!), I ended up getting UTI's on and off for a YEAR, in and out of free clinics with not enough meds (somehow they tend to give you like 3 pills as if you're going to somehow abuse them??) Also, waiting for the open appointment time during free clinic required me to spend upwards of 6 hours not in school or work just to be seen. I finally bit the bullet and spent several hundred dollars on 2 good doctor's appts (really I was just buying the time of a non-shady doctor to actually LISTEN to me) and got the prescriptions I needed. Thank goodness at the time I had just gotten insurance near the end b/c I ended up getting a CAT scan ($3k wtff?) and cystoscopy (ouch!), and a bunch of specialty urologist's appts to make sure something wasn't wrong with my kidneys. I was ok and am now for sure but it sucked. My right kidney is slightly enlarged on the scan though, so that first infection may have just made it to that kidney.

I had to take preventative cranberry supplements after months of preventative antibiotics for like 2 years and now I just take the straight form of D-Mannose powder which is what makes cranberries effective in its pure form. I take it when I feel a slight tingling or when I feel I'm more susceptible to infections. Its amazing btw! More susceptible for me = caffeine, sex, and stress, or especially a combination of 2 or 3. It works as well as the preventative antibiotics, but of course, if I got another infection I would take the antibiotics my doctor proactively prescribed (to minimize time between sickness and appointment). Good luck laidies, and don't wait to see the doctor!

u/LibraryGal · 3 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Hooo boy, you are preaching to the choir. Okay, first things first. DO not use anything on your skin that has fragrances or dyes. I'm not sure where you're currently living but I know in the US Aveeno makes a line of fragrance and dye free products. The second thing I can recommend is seeing an endocrinologist. The kind of skin irritation you're describing can (not always, mind you) be attributed to a hormone imbalance. Especially if your skin type changed drastically around puberty. Finding a good dermatologist is paramount- there are a lot of sites dedicated to rating doctors, and failing that find any physician you use and like (GP, gyno, etc) and see if they can recommend anyone. Also ask around- friends, family, etc. to see if there are any other suggestions. When my skin is being especially unfriendly, I do an oatmeal bath- again, I like the Aveeno for this one. Lots of people also recommend elimination diets but I would not do that without consulting a general practioner or dermatologist. In the mean time, I would try to limit sun exposure, and any exposure to chemicals (cleaning fluids, use dye and fragrance free laundry detergent and the like) for a while, and try to remain calm- stress is another thing that can inflame your skin. Sorry for the length of this, but I hope it helps!

u/BipolarWithBaby · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I’m so sorry you’re having such a rough go. :( Whoever decided to call it morning sickness was very cruel for giving us that expectation.

I’ve only thrown up maybe 3 or 4 times now (and I’m 9 weeks tomorrow), but I’m nauseous almost constantly. I’ve gotten a lot of relief from sucking on ginger candies , drinking peppermint tea, Preggie Pop Drops, and eating very small meals throughout the day when the nausea lets up a little bit.

If you’re having trouble eating enough, I’d definitely recommend some protein shakes and Clif bars. When I know I need some calories/protein/sugar, those two things help a lot. And since they’re generally small portions with a lot of nutrition, I feel they hold me over. I’ve also really enjoyed smoothies when I feel my blood sugar might be low but I can’t handle a full meal.

I hope this helps, and that you find some relief soon!

u/sampatel1998 · 2 pointsr/eczema

You'll have to try a few things to see what works and what you (your body) likes. Here's what I've done in the past when I've had a whole body issue. #1 Get the flare down and #2 Eliminate any itch causers.

  1. Bath. I soak my body in water and do some sort of oat bath like this

  2. Cream. I also find many creams tend to burn my skin when it's flared up, but I've stuck to this one for the one I use right out of the shower. So pat dry and lotion up with this If that doesn't work for you, try to find a lotion that works for you. Plain old nivea lotion also worked for me but it's a bit oily.

  3. Steroid. If you okay with them, you should hit this hard with something for a week (2 x per day), then back off to once a day.

  4. Sheets. Use clean sheets as much as possible. Even iron them with the steam on high (including pillow case). Use a smell free detergent if possible.

  5. Keep you bed and floor area clean and vacuum. Dust mites could be an issue.

  6. Chill out in bed a lot, relax, but on a good TV show. This will reduce stress.

  7. Drink lots of water to stay hydrated

  8. Take an allergy medicine to reduce itch

    Okay, that's all I can think of now.
u/_shinything · 7 pointsr/Aerials

Yes, all the ginger. I found these to be the most effective for me.

It sucks, but you just need to keep doing it to build up tolerance. Set aside five minutes at the end of each training session and just spin on your hoop to both sides. Focus on your hand or a static point on the hoop instead of staring off into space.

I'm really sensitive to motion and unfortunately because spinning is so crucial in straps, I really had to really work to build up a tolerance for it. I would force myself to spin every time I trained and then immediately go throw up, no joke. It's gotten better. Still not perfect, but I don't need ginger anymore and don't need to sit down the second I start spinning.

Good luck!

u/NSFWies · 1 pointr/CannabisExtracts

and you just let it sit? thats good news for me. i started off thinking you needed to heat it to decarb it, but that's not true. as i thought more about the commercial stuff, i thought they didnt heat it past 140F. i tried heating to 120F for 2 hours and it didnt really mix. i'm glad to hear that at a low temperature, over a long period, it does mix.

how did you keep it at 90F for that long? it would be really sweet if we came up with a method like

  • place the shatter and PEG-400 into a silicone BHO container and set that in an electric blanket set on low for 24 hours. that would be a great stealth way to get it to mix. but i know those bho containers are not odor proof. so i guess we'd also have to bag it a few times or put in one mason jar at least to try and capture all the odor.

    man, i really want to get an electric blanket and a temp probe that records. hook it up for a few days and see what temp it sits at.

    edito: this might be all we need

    side thought here, i think you could do the following:

  • take bubblehash and dissolve it into PEG-400
  • put solution through syringe filter to remove the solids

    actually, you could just do that just starting off with regular weed. only thing though is you might want to a rough filtering before the syringe filtering. you wouldn't need to do winterizing. those extra plant waxes wont be optimal, but i think it would just make your final concoction just a little less potent.
u/Algrimor · 1 pointr/flying

I got airsick doing steep turns and also on a bumpy day when I was starting out, although I never threw up.

As others have said: ginger pills. Got them at walmart. I take one sometimes two before I fly. Haven't felt sick since.

Eat before: I eat peanut butter sandwiches or peanut butter crackers or something filling but not heavy. Also hydrate before as well.

What I haven't seen mentioned yet are called Sea Bands
They are little wristbands that hold a pressure point on your wrist. You forget you're wearing them. Haven't felt even a little queasy since I tried them, even today which was really hot and bumpy this afternoon. I also only wear one of them but you can use both. I know they are a little dorky looking, but honestly it's better than wearing your breakfast. I was skeptical at first, but honestly I was willing to try anything and I feel like they helped alot. Good luck and try to fly more frequently to get used to flying!

u/hachi6 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I've got eczema on my hands and the only things that have helped (besides steroids) is drinking a TON of water, and keeping my hands ultra mosterized. I really like Aveeno's Eczema Therapy Moisterizing Cream. I keep it in my purse and put it on four or five times a day. It's especially important to put some sort of moisterizer on after you get out of the shower or wash your hands. Another thing that helped was switching to gentle cleansers, like CeraVe, from actual soap. I also switched my laundry detergent and dryer sheets to dye and scent free ones. Good luck!

u/wordymslotsofwords · 2 pointsr/infertility

I also suffer from migraines and really struggled during treatment.

I found my migraines were at their worse at the beginning of new medication (estrogen, progesterone, gonadotropins... didn't matter, they all sucked), but lessened after the first week. Hopefully this will be the case for you, too. My RE said Sumatriptan (Imitrex) is safe to take during treatment and pregnancy if this is a medication that helps you. My PCP recommended daily magnesium supplements (400mg), which I do believe reduced the frequency of my migraines. I also bought a headache hat so I could at least be mobile during migraines. I loved it so much I bought a second.

Sorry you're going through this, but hope some of these suggestions help!

u/ErkyFolkor · -1 pointsr/AmItheAsshole

NAH - pregnancy is hard for everyone involved. I spent many nights sleeping in on the edge of our full sized bed during our first pregnancy, but it didn't adversely effect my sleep so it's not fair to judge. If you can't sleep like that then it's perfectly fine to sleep on the couch, but you should still cuddle and spend time with your partner.
The vomiting is another issue. She's past her first trimester, so it should be getting better, but there are some things you can do to help prevent it. B-6 and doxylamine work for my wife. Also, they make bags that are easier to throw up in and can be kept in convenient locations. 50 Pack Emesis Bag, Disposable Vomit Bags, Aircraft & Car Sickness Bag, Nausea Bags for Travel Motion Sickness

u/VicugnaPacos · 1 pointr/AskWomen

My hooded eyes look awful with eyeliner applied above upper lashes/below lower lashes as is conventional, so I always/only use eyeliner on my waterline. To prevent raccoon eyes later in they day, here's the tips and tricks I've cultivated over the years:

  1. Aim for the part closest to the lashes/avoiding the inner part closest to the eye, because the moisture from your eye can make it run. I use a pencil or pencil-like liner, but cone-shaped kohl kajal sticks are tailor made for this; you just have to stick it between your closed lids and rub back and forth, perfect if you're a little eye-squeamish.
  2. Using a small firm brush (I use a $1 elf concealer brush, works great), set in place using a similarly-colored eyeshadow or, even better, brow powder. I use dark brown eyeliner instead of black, so I use the one from my brow kit (Milani Brow Fix, can even double as a contour/highlight palette; a true triple-threat). I've found that brow powder has much less fall-out, I suppose from the matte-ness and staying power.
  3. Stamp loose (face) powder right up under the lower lash line. I've found this is the best defense against late-in-day smearing/smudging/tranfer! I also brush it on my brow bone, because my hooded eyes/curly lashes will paint little mascara lines on my brow bone without it. I don't wear often eyeshadow, so I'm not 100% sure if it's compatible with that; might mattify shiny/shimmery ones.

    Not eyeliner-related: Using chafing gel for primer. Cheap and effective
u/jabespetes · 1 pointr/breastfeeding

I realize this isn’t the advice you’re asking for but I also got a UTI after birth that lasted through two rounds of antibiotics and this stuff was a life saver: NOW D-Mannose 500 mg,120 Veg Capsules

There’s some clinical evidence that it can treat UTIs that aren’t responding to ABs and for me the relief was pretty quick. Good luck - you must be miserable!

u/SleepFame · 3 pointsr/askwomenadvice

You can see if she’s interested in Preggie Pop Drops. They’re available on Amazon and I know Walmart has them. Also ginger - but not in high doses. I hope she gets better during her second trimester! Congratulations! Amazon Pop Drop

u/compulsive_evolution · 1 pointr/migraine

I have The Headache Hat that my boyfriend refers to as, "The Turban of Pain." It's amazing and I don't know how I've lived with migraines for so long without it.

This is also in the realm of drugs, but more of a natural, or a controversial, remedy depending on how you look at it. I sniff tobacco, called "snuff" or what South American cultures call rapé (pronounced, ra-pAY). This is helpful when I get a headache near my eyes or in my sinus areas. It's completely stopped migraines from developing. I can answer some questions if you're curious about it.

I also use a mouth guard at night that I had made at my dentist. It helps protect the nerves in my teeth/face from getting irritated when I grind my teeth. I don't sleep without it.

Rocky Mountain Oil company has a Migraine Support blend that I've found works better than other essential oil companies/MLM's. You can either get the one linked there and dilute 20-30 drops of it with fractionated coconut oil in a glass roller bottle (make sure it has a metal roller - plastic will dilute in the oils), or purchase the roller they sell for $15.

u/PhenominableSnowman · 60 pointsr/dataisbeautiful

Costco is great, but check Amazon. We're in a similar position. 365 pills on Amazon is $15.99. Obviously Costco is awesome for other things but you might be able to save even more on the Zyrtec. Here is the one we buy for reference:

u/Marlboro_Gold · 1 pointr/Parenting

You can maybe try this or Hyland's makes this. I have had some success from Hyland's teething tabs and sniffles tabs. They dissolve and are safe for young kids. My other thoughts from my pregnancy nausea are mints (I liked spearmint better than peppermint) and also try ginger, like ginger ale. Another thought is the lollipops they make for pregnant ladies. I think they're called preggo pops or preggy pops. Also, my aunt owns a cleaning business and she uses a product called Odo-Ban for things that have a bad smell. Good Luck.

u/DyceFreak · 11 pointsr/truegaming

Dramamine and one of these band things

Other things that might help would be chewing gum or snacking. Also apparently fresh cool air helps as well.

Mythbusters did an episode indicating that ginger root is an effective supplement too, good excuse for a sushi feast.

u/prettymess · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I use Melazepam (20% AzA), but a lot of people on the SCA sub use TO's Azelaic Acid Suspension (10% AzA). Both non-AB of course! Besides the %, the main difference is the consistency. TO's is silicone based and Melazepam is a gritty cream. Honestly both formulations suck in my opinion lol but there aren't many OTC AzA products to choose from. It can sting a bit at first so if you decide to try it out, use it after your moisturizer (and especially because of your eczema). I read in a study that it's just as effective when layered over other products!

And here's an awesome write up about AzA:

u/TourmalineTart · 2 pointsr/xxketo

THIS is my god send! Even when I was smaller I would get the chub rub. I love this stuff, it works wonders. You can find it at pretty much every CVS-style drug store for about $7. It conditions your skin nicely too.

Edit: It is also GREAT for razor burn and avoiding ingrown hairs in "delicate" areas.

u/LucidSen · 1 pointr/Guitar

I've had good experience with the cream Penetrex for connective tissue issues (tendons and ligaments especially). It might not hurt for you to at least try out this topical cream. I'd rub it in thoroughly at least three times daily for several days and see if it helps.

Disclosure: I don't represent Penetrex. I'm just a happy customer. Good luck!

u/hecallsmepickle · 1 pointr/fitpregnancy

Take it easy. I could barely run my first trimester. I’m 13+1 today and ran 2 miles for the first time in a while last week. I was still tired. This weekend I finally feel like I have some energy again and hiked 9 miles yesterday and 7 today. The first 11 weeks or so I took a lot of walks.

I was lucky and didn’t have much nausea, but when I did, I usually had to eat or I’d pop a preggie pop

Good luck and be nice to yourself!

u/ArugulaAnarchist · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

It's an azelaic acid that can be bought over-the-counter. I get mine on Amazon for ~$13 here

I find it to be very gentle, but I also have pretty tough skin. I started using it bi-nightly right away and never had any purging whatsoever. In fact, the difference after a week was incredible! Very effective as improving texture & stubborn acne scars.

It is an active though, so YMMV.

u/im-a-koala · 2 pointsr/financialindependence

> The other consideration that a lot of Americans don't talk about is that most states have tax in addition to federal tax, plus sales tax and property tax.

Still less than the tax in most EU countries, especially if you include VAT.

> often thousands per year even for things as simple as allergies.

Uh, not for most allergies. For most people, seasonal allergies can be controlled with over-the-counter medicine, like Zyrtec (cetirizine). I can buy a year-long supply of that (365 tablets) for $15.

Other allergies, like most food allergies, don't need constant medication to treat. The cost there is in the emergency drugs, which (hopefully) don't have to be used in most cases because you'd avoid whatever food it is that makes you react.

> I wish I could find it but I've seen a graph a couple times showing US average taxes + OOP healthcare costs. Trust me, you're better off there.

Depends entirely on the person. If you're in decent health and don't have high recurring medical costs (most physically-active younger people don't) then you're probably better off, tax-wise and healthcare-wise, in the US.

u/HapaKappa · 5 pointsr/hapas

I am super big into skincare and beauty products in general.
When it comes to dry skin, I found that this product works the best.

I generally spend a lot on beauty, but with moisturizers, a 10 dollar product is just as good, if not better than a small 80 dollar glass bottle from Nordstrom.

If you are wanna spend some more time and money into getting better skin, I can give you advice on face masks, cleansers, anti-aging cream, and exfoliating products.

u/praxiis · 2 pointsr/TwoXSex
  1. Yes, condoms make UTIs more likely for me. Female condoms are much better than male, and no condoms is best.
  2. D-Mannose pretty much cured me of my frequent UTIs. I take it with a huge glass of water whenever I feel like I might get one.
u/merlyn923 · 5 pointsr/reptiles

It's really all pretty simple. Keep them in a opaque rubbermaid tub. Cut a hole in the lid and hot glue a piece of screening to prevent escapes. You don't need any substrate - the roach frass will quickly accumulate and make a nice substrate. The nymphs actually tend to eat the frass, so you don't want to disturb or clean it too often. For heat, get a human heating pad. I use this one. Works like a charm. Put it under the tub on one side. Then you just need egg flats for them to hide/live in. You can order them online for cheap, or see if any restaurants have extras/left overs they are willing to give you. I got 70 flats for about $10. As for food, my opinion is that laying chicken feed is the best option. You can always throw in extra/old veggies and fruit as well - just don't give them anything that might be toxic to your reptiles. They do LOVE oranges though, and it puts them into sexual hyperdrive. For water, you can use water crystals. These absorb water, so there is no pool of water for the roaches to drown in.

My only other advice - let the colony do its thing for 4-6 months before you start regularly feeding out of it. They take that long to reach maturity, and if you fed out of the colony before then, it may collapse or not reach stable population of multiple sized roaches.

u/snowappleskin · 12 pointsr/breakingmom

I highly recommend purchasing some emesis bags. They saved my life during pregnancy. I kept them in my purse, the car, and every single room in the house (plus one in the shower stall). Perfect for when you're exploding out both ends.

These were really sturdy: Medline Emesis Bags,

The plastic O-ring can be ripped off when you're done heaving so that you can tie off the bag. Good luck, mama!

u/boobieprincess · 2 pointsr/eczema

I think Maltese might be a hypoallergenic breed actually, so that’s good! But yeah try different eating habits. I’m vegan now and my skin is pretty happy, in addition to not living with a cat or a dog these days. But dude, I totally get it. Sometimes it’s even hard to listen to other people’s advice, like do this, do that and you don’t see results. It’s maddening. But hang in there, something will change and you will see happy/healthy skin one day.
When my skin was really bad, like so bad I had to take 2 weeks off work b/c the pain and infections I had gotten as a result of my open skin , the only time I left okay, and comfortable was in an oatmeal bath. I would take one in the morning and one before bed. It was the only thing I looked forward too. I spent a lot of time in the tub and it seemed to offer some relief. I would also put a couple splashes of apple cider vinegar to help kill bacteria. Maybe give it a try? These are the ones I have used. Feel better💙

u/maywest44 · 2 pointsr/DarkNetMarkets

Dextromethorphan Hbr (aka your good old Robotripping). I prefer the cough gels. Of ALL the psychedelics and dissociatives I've tried, this legal substance available at every corner drug store has produced some of the most spectacular trips I've ever had (I'm talking doses around 975mg - only recommended for experienced users).

Be advised it comes in basically 2 forms: DXM Hbr (Hydrobromide) or DXM Polistirex. The mail difference is with the Polistirex the mantra is "half as strong/twice as long". So it depends on what you're going for - If you're looking for a strong psychedelic experience the obvious choice is the Hbr version. The Poli would be more suitable if you just wanted a really nice body buzz and cool headspace and be able to function all day.

And yea, no worries on a drug test for 2 reasons: 1) They don't test for it in the first place, and 2) it's LEGAL so even if it did show up on a drug test just tell em you had a fucking cold or something - lol

Edit: If that peaks your interest then here ya go:

u/neverdeadned22 · 3 pointsr/predaddit

My wife had success with preggo pops or these ginger candies. Basically I tried everything and anything to help including a wrist band for motion sickness but those worked the best, at least she is eating which is good.

u/tikibyn · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Did Body Glide change their formula? I posted about how much I love Monistat Anti-Chafe Gel a while back and bought some Body Glide at the recommendation of others. It went on kind of sticky on me and didn't do shit for chafing. I did some googling after that happened and it sounded like a bunch of hikers said it used to be awesome but stopped working very well in the last year or two, so they thought maybe they had?

I also have two pairs of belevation and love them until my tummy starts to sweat.

u/Underclock · 1 pointr/roaches

I've had really good results with just a regular heating pad. I keep it under half of the bottom so the other side is more cool, and they can self regulate how warm they want to be

And I feed mine anything. Oranges are a really good food, I give mine any fruit scraps I may have. They also like regular granulated sugar, protein powder, and recently they've shown they like grape jelly on white bread

u/vanderpyyy · 2 pointsr/Drugs

At the very least, try to get your hands on some gabapentin or its brother phenibut. Your doctor probably won't have problems prescribing gabapentin. They're like benzo-lite and great for preventing seizures and GABA downregulation related withdrawal symptoms. With benzodiazepines tapering slowly is really the best option. It has the harshest withdrawal symptoms when stopped cold-turkey. Valium or Klonopin for slow withdrawal.

DXM helps with dopamine downregulation related withdrawal symptoms and NMDA antagonism for general pain. Kratom to help with serotonin downregulation and black hole depression.

Take magnesium supplements, because amphetamines are known to deplete magnesium and most people are deficient anyway. Magnesium helps with anxiety, pain through NMDA neuromodulation.

Propranolol for adrenergic symptoms like sweating, heart rate, blood pressure etc.

Buspirone, a very light weight anti-anxiety drug can help because it is a serotonin 5-HT1A receptor partial agonist. 5-HT1A is responsible for modulating all other serotonin receptors and has been shown to increase dopamine as well. 5-HT1A desensitization is linked to increased serotonin from all sources and is believe to be the mechanism behind SSRIs and why they take weeks to work (time to desensitize the 5-HT1A receptor). The autoreceptors must first densensitize before the concentration of extracellular serotonin in the synapse can become elevated.

Finally, outdoor exercise.

u/HojoExperiment · 3 pointsr/AskDocs

This sounds pretty frustrating. One thing you could add to his regimen is a daily nasal irrigation. This can help symptoms in general but could also improve the effectiveness of his mometasone nasal spray (irrigate the sinuses, then use the spray). It sounds like your son could benefit from immunotherapy, so you may want to discuss that with your doctor.

u/cantonic · 1 pointr/virtualreality

I use 2 tools to try and deal with motion sickness (besides stopping play immediately once I feel off). One is Sea Bands. Super cheap, and simple motion sickness treatment.

Another is to have a fan going pointed at me. It helps cool me off and also keeps my body oriented even as I’m immersed in VR. Maybe one of those would help you!

u/pricklycats · 1 pointr/dxm

Honestly the only place I can think of that sells 30mg/pill gel caps would be dollar stores like Dollar General, Dollar Tree, etc. You can get almost 300mg DXM for a couple dollars. There's also this very good deal on Amazon, 3 packs of 20 gel caps for $10. Or you can find a DXM powder vendor online and make your own capsules of DXM. Hope that helps somewhat.

u/jalapenyobusiness · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

I didn't realize how much Preggie Pops were helping me until I ran out of them! They're a little pricey, and I haven't tried other hard sour candies, but they definitely help me a lot. They make ones with vitamin B6 too. I also got ginger candies which help too, but I don't like the taste.

u/Purplegill10 · 3 pointsr/casualiama

One thing I would highly recommend is getting these delicious things (they sell them at most pharmacies). Only have the pills as a last resort.

EDIT: Actually I found these as well which might be better in your pocket. These are stronger and said to work better for severe nausea also.

u/BaneReturns · 3 pointsr/PS4

It's probably motion sickness. I get this with certain games, mainly FPS games. I also get that overly warm feeling. Make sure you drink enough water.

Do you ever feel claustrophobic in first person games? Like, your brain feels like it can't take a break? That's what it's like for me. In third person, it feels freeing because I can see my character.

You can try wearing a motion sickness bracelet (yes, they actually work) and see if that makes any difference. For example:

u/maraisbjo · 1 pointr/running

It may not help you now but this stuff helps SO much if you have chafed, it will help soothe it. It does also help prevent chafing, although I've never used it on a run only in regular everyday life with dresses and such.

u/sake2 · 3 pointsr/sailing

Grab some SeaBands or their generic equivalent. We keep several sets on the boat for those prone to seasickness and newbies who even think they might be. As a rule, if you get carsick, you probably also get seasick.

If you do find yourself feeling seasick, you are better off on the deck than down below. Spend some time looking at the horizon to calm your stomach.

Also, sunscreen! It can be tough to find shade out on the water, plus, you have the sun reflected back at you. That can lead to a seriously painful burn, so, cover up!

Relax, have fun, and listen carefully to the skipper, and I think you'll have a great time.

u/melkphilly · 13 pointsr/Rosacea

I also have this problem with my insurance. I’ve had good work-around luck with DIY azelaic acid (, sulfur masks (, and the vet version of soolantra ( ). This version is sticky like Vaseline. But it’s cheap so you won’t lose much if you don’t like it. After I determined it worked for me I switched to this one which isn’t so sticky (

I use a very gentle cleanser (I like albolene and vanicream) and moisturizer, plus sunscreen during the day.

Just a warning if you try the ivermectin - my skin got a lot worse than I have ever seen it around days 4-10. But then it improved tremendously. I think this is why dermatologists use doxycycline with it in the beginning to reduce the inflammatory reaction to the mite die-off. But stick with it and it’s so so worth it.

Finally, here is my routine:

Cleanse (albolene)
Sulfur mask (10 Min every other night)-then rinse with lukewarm water
Azelaic acid (3 times a week)
Ivermectin (every night right at bedtime)
Vaseline (if I’m really dry)

Cleanse (vanicream)

u/themadmosquito · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Azelaic acid! It improves my acne overnight and my PIH fades about twice as fast as usual using this. It's hard to get a hold of if you're in the US/Canada but you can buy Melazepam on amazon or the ordinary 10% azelaic acid. It's otc in Australia and Europe. I use Azclear which is available in Australia. You can also get Finacea which is more effective and layers better but it's more expensive. Sesderma is available in Europe. I believe Benton snail bee high content essence has azelaic acid too, you can get it on iherb.

EDIT: added some more links

u/cherrybombedd · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I use Melazepan 20% Azelaic Acid (that I get on Amazon for like $15) and it's the only product I've tried that actually has a tangible effect on my rosacea. I've used so many redness products (basically anything on AB that has the redness tag) and none of them do anything except for AA. Plus, it's instant -- or OK, it takes like 10 min, but it's not not other products where it takes a month of use. I also only wait about 5 minutes after application and the effects still last. The one drawback is that it can be drying, but it's not a problem if you add an extra moisturizing layer.

The Ordinary's version is only 10% AA and quite frankly, sucks because of the reason you mentioned. If it's the only one you've tried, do yourself a favor and try a stronger one that has a better texture that TO's!

u/Peter_Parkingmeter · 2 pointsr/ChronicPain

Pregabalin/Lyrica and gabapentin are awesome. I prefer gabapentin, because pregabalin makes me feel too "domed" for daily use, and I got too tolerant and dependant.

So far, I've tried every gabapentinoid except Fluoro-phenibut. Out of all the gabapentinoids, gabapentin is probably my favourite, phenibut is probably my second favourite, and pregabalin is my third favourite.

I absolutely love all of them. It's too bad I can't use pregabalin more. I still have 50mg left from my old script, but I'm saving it for a really special occasion.

Tramadol is also an SNRI, but also a quite weak opioid. I wonder why it stopped working well.

You might be interested in NMDA antagonists like dextromethorphan/dextrorphan, or ketamine. They're pretty much the most effective neuropathic pain treatments.


EDIT: Since we're on the topic, DXM is also a weak SNRI, which you may like. DXM is mostly just an SNRI with a few other weak properties, but most of its effects come from its metabolite, Dextrorphan/DXO, which is an NMDA antagonist, SNRI, etc. I recommend trying DXM, it's insanely cheap and you can legally order it to your house

Amitriptyline is a TCA, but "TCA" is a chemical-therapeutic classification (its chemical structure is tricyclic, and its therapeutic goal is primarily as an antidepressant).

SNRI is a method of action (the pharmacological way the drug works).

There are 4 classification types for drugs, and mixes of them (such as the previously mentioned "chemical-therapeutic" class).

  • Chemical

    This classification groups drugs by their chemical properties, such as "steroid" or "tricyclic"

  • Mechanism of action

    This classification groups drugs by their pharmacological action, such as "dopaminergic", "Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor", and "COx Inhibitor"

  • Mode of action

    This classification groups drugs by the anatomical/functional changes they induce, such as "bronchodilator", "antifungal", etc.

  • Therapeutic class

    This classification groups drugs by their therapeutic goal(s), such as "analgesic", "sedative", "antidepressant", and "antiepileptic"
u/SparkitusRex · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Congrats! I'm not in quite the same position, but my husband travels a lot for work (in the busy season, he's out of town 3 to 4 days every other week).

The hardest part for me was morning sickness. Sometimes the dumbest things got to me. My dachshund has a distinct "hound" smell to her, if it's been more than a week since she got a bath. That would set it off. Dishes. Cleaning toilets. Stuff like that. My best suggestion if you have really bad morning sickness is those puke bags they offer in hospitals, you can buy them on Amazon.

I remember when my dog had the poops in his crate while I was at work. I was dry heaving in the back yard at 1am literally sobbing "I can't do this." But my husband was out of town for several days, and I had to do it. And you know what? I did. And I survived.

It was rough sometimes, but we got through it. I'm in my third trimester now and he is still traveling for work, that's not gonna change. But we powered through the rough feelings.

I know what you mean about feeling alone. But you're never really alone, between your mom and your friend and the wonderful people on Reddit. And if you ever need someone to talk to, you can always talk to me about it, if you'd like.

You can do this, you're strong!

u/cinnamonbunn · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I've added azeliac acid 20% (Melazepam cream- into my routine about three days ago and I'm experiencing some dryness that I'd like to fix. I have a dry skin type. Here's my routine:


Cerave Hydrating Cleanser

Lubriderm Daily Moisture Lotion

Biore Watery Essence Suncreen


Oil cleanse with pure mineral oil

Cerave Hydrating Cleanser

Melazepam cream

Lubriderm Daily Moisture Lotion

Before I started the Melazepam, I would use Vaseline at night occasionally when I was feeling dry. However I read that actives and Vaseline don't mix. Does this apply to azeliac acid as well? I miss my Vaseline :(

Any help would be great, thanks!

u/Haaaiiii · 2 pointsr/Drugs

if you can find it buy these DXM capsule thingies , it works best. also, no alcohol and its always better to have a friend if your trip spirals out of hand.

u/HoustonVR · 1 pointr/GearVR

No problem! These are the ones I use:

They're not quite big enough to cover the whole phone, but you really only need them to cover the CPU/GPU area. Also, they remain flexible when frozen, which makes it easy to ensure good contact with the phone.

u/TheConeOfShame805 · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

D Mannose changed my life. Seriously. Trick is how you take it: if you feel a UTI coming on:

  • pee first if you need to
  • put a teaspoon in a small amount of water (like 4 oz), mix, drink
  • this is the critical part: don't drink anything for about 45-60 minutes.
  • Then, when 45-60 minutes is up, drink a ton of water and pee

    You can repeat this if you want, but I have found that 1 or 2 times stops a UTI in its tracks. If you have a raging UTI, then do it every 1-2 hours for a bit. You could also use it preventitavely, such as after sex or before you go to sleep, for example.

    D-Mannose works by binding to e-coli in your bladder. (UTIs happen when the e-coli sticks to the walls of you bladder - so anything you can do to keep the e-Coli moving along and out is good. Cranberry has the effect of making the walls slippery and harder for e-coli to stick to). Then you pee all of it out (the e-coli and the d-mannose). e-coli is the cause of most UTIs, but occasionally it can be something else.

    You can buy it on Amazon for cheap but if you can't wait, I got mine once at Whole Foods for way more $$. You might also find it at a local vitamin type store. Definitely get the powder form - the capsules are good for travel but I feel less effective.

    No side effects for me. My understanding is your body does not absorb d-mannose. It's been a great, over the counter alternative to antibiotics, which mess up my gut flora, BCPs effectiveness etc.

    Of course, if this doesn't work quickly, or you have more severe symtoms (such as a fever), definitely go to a doctor.

    On a side note, there were some studies (or urban legends) a few years back that chicken is a major contributor to UTIs. I cut down on chicken (as well as occasionally taking d-mannose preventatively after sex) and have not had any UTIs for about a year
u/iLiketheway_youthink · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

Best recommendation: Ginger, Preggie Pops and Preggie Pops Chews

If it's bad enough where she can't keep any food or fluid down, make sure she talks to the doctor so they can make sure it's not HG and/or recommend a B6 + Unisom concoction.

And of course, all the love and support you can give will go a long way. There are days where I just needed to sleep on the bathroom tile. On those days, my SO brought me a pillow and a glass of water to keep by the toilet.

u/Polydactylcat44 · 3 pointsr/raisedbynarcissists

Also agree that seeing an MD would be wise!
I don’t know very much about the legal system, but it sounds like you have literal years of medical documentation of her refusing needed treatment. That really seems to me like she should be made to pay for all of your treatment now, as a bare minimum. Talking to a lawyer would be a really good idea, I bet you have some form of legal recourse here.
Also, I have chronic pain and I have a heat pad that I use for at least 4 hrs almost every day, and it has really improved my quality of life.
I upgraded to this huge fancy one a while ago, but there are many cheaper options!

u/nkdeck07 · 3 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Oh monistat makes this AMAZING lotion for it.

You also are probably gonna be best off getting a pair of leggings for the gym, they help immensely. TJMaxx has excellent high quality ones for cheap if you don't mind ridiculous colors

u/Bagslinger94 · 9 pointsr/ibs

Get an electric one that plugs into the wall.

These are good. 180watt. I have super old one that claims "40watts" but the damn thing will near burn you without the cover.. So I'd assume for the extra thickness this one has, plus the higher wattage it will balance out. I like mine super hot anyway too. Oh and it's got a 2 hour run timer.. So no need for falling asleep with it on for 5 hours waking up thankful your blanket didn't catch fire.

u/rn8650 · 1 pointr/leaves

I just bought a "headache hat" on Amazon that works really well for me. Basically a headband full of tiny ice packs. I just recently realized that cold/ice therapy works really well to curb my headaches. If you don't want to spend the 40$ just a ziplock bag with some ice cubes works pretty well too.

The Original Headache Hat Wearable Ice Pack for Migraine Headaches - Regular Size

u/LB1210 · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

Have you tried D-Mannose? It may not work if it's not a UTI, and I would recommend checking with your doctor before using it, but I used to have awful chronic UTIs I didn't feel like ever went away and it was a miracle. Check out the reviews on Amazon. FYI the powder works better.

u/nSquib · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I like the Melazepam cream quite a bit - it's 20% and works great. Only ~$12 too. /u/scumteam14's post does a great job of covering everything else.

u/benlucky13 · 1 pointr/explainlikeimfive

someone else in the thread mentioned sea bands, which seem to have pretty good reviews as well. never used one myself, though. seems like a $7 gamble worth a shot

u/jmlinv · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Azelaic acid is supposed to be really good. I just ordered this product for my acne but many people with rosacea seem to love it as well -

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/keto This is a chafing relief gel made by monistat which is typically geared toward women. However if you read the 3rd or 4th review in a man writes how it allows him to work longer hours and exercise more without the agony of chafing. I've never used this so I can't say if its great or not. Maybe it can help though. The price is for a 3 pack so it could be cheaper in stores.

u/thr33littlebirds · 3 pointsr/kratom

Coming from a woman who has chronic UTIs: Kratom has had no direct effects, positive or negative (for me at least) when dealing with a bladder infection. One thing that's monumentally important while battling a UTI is flushing your system. Because kratom can dry you out, it's important to drink massive amounts of water to flush out your bladder.

I've tried all the treatments, and been through way too many antibiotic treatments for UTIs. After seeing several dozen doctors, my most recent recommended D-Mannose. It's a god send.

It's a sugar that binds with bacteria in your bladder and continues through your UTI tract, flushing the bacteria away. I use it both preventative and as a treatment. I get infections a tenth as often as I used to. I highly recommend it if you struggle with bladder infections.

Best of luck!

u/SKULLJR · 0 pointsr/Vive

Pick up some of these.

Makes a huge difference for me. It also helps when I ride in planes, so they are pretty awesome. I get some motion sickness in cars and planes and these have totally stopped that.

u/mystikhybrid · 3 pointsr/fermentation

I use a $15 back warming pad (for treating back pain). Wrap your container with the pad, then with an outer blanket or cloth to keep the heat in. Before you try ferments, fill your container with just water and place a thermometer in for a few hours, then pick from the 3 settings (low/medium/high) that best suit the temperature you want.

More advanced method (and an additional $15):Wire up an STC-1000 to precisely control the temperature (you can set any temp and it will turn any device you plug into it on or off to reach desired tempurature)

u/StaceyMS · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Ohh...maybe I can help. I had a major surgery that impacted my urinary tract and I use d-mannose capsules ( and I have found that they really work for me. They keep bacteria from sticking together and forming a ladder up which is sometimes why infections re-occur after the first one. I hope this works for you.

Good luck. I'm sorry you're dealing with this.

u/marianne215 · 1 pointr/breakingmom

Ugh I'm so sorry. I'm 15w with #2 and was sick all day every day for the whole first tri. Luckily it turned off like a switch last week. My hopes are with you.

Also I got these ginger candies Tummydrops Ginger (bag of 30 individually wrapped drops) and they worked like magic. Good luck!

u/cuiiii · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Issue: PIH

Have been using drunk elephant AHA for a while, but wanting to add azelaic acid (just picked this one up from Amazon, supposed to be a Finacea dupe). I've been testing the azelaic acid (at night) while waiting for my next AHA shipment to arrive and it seems to be working decently.

My AHA just arrived today so I'm wondering if I can use them in conjunction and if so, how? Which one comes first and do I need to include extra wait time? I had been using it as the second last step of my routine before moisturiser not realising it was pH dependant... Any help appreciated!

u/fastlerner · 2 pointsr/crossfit

Sounds like you need some SMR (self myofascial release). Get a beastie ball (or lacrosse ball if you don't have access) and work it into the bottom of your calf muscle and the bottom of your foot. To get the calf, sit on the floor with your butt all the way back against the wall and place the ball under your calf. Work around until you find the painful knot then lean forward and keep pressure on it. For the bottom of the foot, take off your shoe and stand on it while holding onto the rack. Work it around your sole. Working both of these areas should give you some relief. (You can also stand on a rumble roller with no shoes to work your soles, just hold onto the rack!)

The other thing I would recommend is Penetrex. This stuff is really effective at relieving plantar and tendinitis issues.

I'm not familiar with the Fingertraps, but it might be worth checking out some different shoes if the above doesn't help resolve it. Good luck!

EDIT: Don't be afraid to rest! You'll probably want to avoid runs until it's felt better for a couple weeks else you risk aggravating it again. Swap rows for runs until it's had time to heal.

u/Kdrishe · 1 pointr/skyrimvr

After having frequent migraine headaches for a while, I bought a couple of freezer-pack headbands.

One epiphany later, I found they also work great for staying cool in VR (not appearance-wise), but it's a bit more complicated to put the headset on-top of the headband.

Also, I find the added forehead support helps to take weight off of my dainty face.

Here's a link to one I bought.

The stitching is coming apart after almost two years (not bad), but there are a few others for sale.

u/finebetty · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Yes, I'm attempting this now and seeing some success.

I've been dairy-free for several years (thought it made an initial difference, but the effects seemed to die off after a few months), but I've also been trying the following for the past two months:

Diet and supplements:

  • Seriously limiting my sugar intake (except for fruit).

  • Cutting out red meat and chicken. Upping my soy intake (tofu, etc.).

  • Spearmint tea once (sometimes twice) per day.

  • Continuing with zinc supplements (I've been doing this for a year, but it wasn't a silver bullet for me).

  • Starting flaxseed oil supplements.


  • Adding a second moisturizing layer both a.m. and p.m.

  • Switching to a hydrating cleanser (specifically Cerave Hydrating Cleanser)

  • Using Paula's Choice 2% BHA Liquid at night (ramped up from once a week to once a day over a 6-week period)

    The changes above seem to have reduced my cystic spots (with some purging from the BHA). The right side of my chin has been pretty clear for the last two weeks (knock on wood!). I'm waiting for the left side to show similar progress, and if it does, I plan to scale back the BHA to every other day and add in Azelaic Acid on the "other" days (with maybe one day per week as a total break from both).

    Things I still want to try that I'm hopeful about:

  • Adding Azelaic Acid (specifically this Melazepam)

  • Adding a Cod Liver Oil supplement

    Things I've tried that didn't seem to help me personally:

  • Cutting out dairy

  • Zinc supplement

  • Evening Primrose Oil supplement

  • Fish oil supplement

  • Bio E + Selenium supplement

  • Physical exfoliation
u/quelle_crevecoeur · 1 pointr/pregnant

I have been itching so much during the 3rd trimester! I scratched my legs hard enough that my thighs were bruising. They checked my liver and bile via blood work twice, and there were no issues. Definitely bring it up at your appointment but it also just happens! I also recommend warm oatmeal baths and Eucerin cream and constantly reminding yourself that it won’t last forever 😂

u/LizzyLemonade · 6 pointsr/blogsnark

Not OP, and never tried Accutane, but I am also an azelaic acid convert. I use this tube and order it straight from Amazon. In fact, my derm told me to just order it online. It's worked wonders. This is a great primer on how to use it.

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u/aalitheaa · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Wow that website... I would never buy from this company! EDIT: (I mean the Garden of Wisdom site, not the Victoria Health, my mistake)

I recommend Melazepam for an AzA replacement. You get a bit more product and a higher percentage than TO.

u/RReemmyy · 6 pointsr/AskDocs

I have the same issue. A doctor told me I had a sinus infection for about four years.

I actually ended up getting a surgery called a Balloon sinuplasty in my right nostril and I had my left one actually cut open. (Don't know the medical name of this.)


Overall it helped for a few months but my symptoms came back.


I too am a mouthbreather due to not being able to breathe out of my nose. Tis' a struggle.


It does help to rinse your sinuses out every night though. I use a Neilmed sinus rinse kit. It helps breathing a bit while I'm sleeping. I'm sure if you did it more during the day it would help too.


The link to a NeilMed Sinus Rinse Kit:

u/coloradyo · 3 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

I'm assuming you're most definitely not a mutant, but for lack of knowledge in this field, I'll throw out a few suggestions. When I talked with my GYN about UTI-like symptoms, she recommended making dietary changes regarding bladder/urethral irritants. Mostly taking out tomatoes, really starchy or citrus-y foods. I've seen similar recommendations floating around for individuals with forms of interstitial cystitis.

here's a link

and this opens up the document with a comprehensive food trigger listing

Something else I've seen thrown around here has been the mention of D-Mannose, which can be used in powder or pill format. It's meant to prevent bacteria from adhering to urethral walls and therefore causing or escalating symptoms. I forget the full details, but it's something about the bacteria being heavily attracted to the sugar particles or something. I haven't seen it in many stores (but if you have a local Rite Aid, most carry it mixed with cranberry pills), though it seems to be fairly popular on Amazon.

here's one of the more popular versions

u/yaygerb · 1 pointr/trees

This bad boy right here

I'll paint you the full picture. I setup everything beforehand so when i get back inside from lighting up im ready to go. I have a hot foot bath next to my bed, and i lay back on one of these heating pads, and use one of those massagers that kind of look like a dildo but whatever that i use. Right next to me are my munchies of choice for the evening (last night was Trader Joe's Mac and Cheese and Hot Cocoa flavored cereal). And add to this whatever nutty music i'm listening to with my Audiotechnica headphones. Bliss, my friend.

u/mothstuckinabath · 4 pointsr/BabyBumps

I highly recommend getting actual barf bags. I like these ones from Amazon. I keep one in my purse, one tucked in the side of my seat in the car, and the rest by my bed. They're so much more pleasant to barf in.

u/no1particular · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

If you are peeing blood clots, I would suggest getting medical attention immediately. Putting it off will only cost you more, as the worse it gets the more your kidneys will suffer, and kidney intervention is much more expensive than an office visit + antibiotics.

HOWEVER, for future reference, there is a supplement called D-Mannose which is an excellent cure/preventative for UTI's (it is essentially a highly concentrated version of what you find in cranberry juice), and only costs about $15 . Now, being in the healthcare field, I am not what you would consider a 100% Naturalist in terms of medicine, but I have used it myself and have found it to work successfully on beginning-mid stage UTI's. There is evidence-based research that supports its use, and more and more it is looking like a viable alternative to antibiotics.

EDIT: fixed some typos

u/_ihavemanynames_ · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

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u/PlasmaSheep · 10 pointsr/DepthHub

Aveeno eczema therapy:

It's expensive and probably too greasy for your face, but it does a really good job of moisturizing skin elsewhere I think. And trust me, if I could use a cheaper one, I would.

u/yugohotty · 71 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

monistat chafing relief powder gel is amazing and it definitely won't get in your lady parts unless you actually put it there

u/fromhils · 2 pointsr/Endo

I like the Pure Enrichment XL heating pad... They last the longest and heat the best of all the other ones I've tried. I literally buy 2 at a time just in case one burns out. Pure Enrichment PureRelief XL Heating Pad for Back Pain and Cramps - Fast-Heating, Ultra-Soft Heat Therapy with 6 Temperature Settings and Auto Shut-Off Feature - 12" x 24" (Charcoal Gray)

Good luck!

u/lizerpetty · 1 pointr/CompulsiveSkinPicking

I think this stuff is really good for healing:

It dries pretty quickly, so I put neosporin CREAM on top of it. (Repeat: neosporin CREAM not the ointment)
Also this stuff works well too:

Also the ordinary niacinimide has helped my pores a lot.

You should always spot test new products to make sure they work for you.

A lot of people have had success with the oridinary’s salicylic acid, but it gave me chemical burns. So be careful.

u/UCgirl · 9 pointsr/FundieSnark

I am so so sorry you had to put your dog down. I feel like let’s take on a hike knew special meaning when you are chronically ill.

Also, I would look up “emesis bag” on Amazon. They are disposable bags for throwing up. This is going to sound so weird, but picture a large condom. The open end is a hard ring. The rest is a touch plastic. Several ERs in my area use them. You hold the ring to your mouth and throw up into the bag. Then you throw it away. These have been a life changer for me. They come without being stretched out first (similar to a condom) so they can be stowed in the car, purse, wherever. And unlike solid pans/trash cans/etc., it’s easy to keep one in bed with you if you wake up ready to vomit. Here’s an example. I don’t know if this is the cheapest or anything. And they also come in packs less than 50. This isn’t a referral link or anything.

u/vagabonne · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You need to baby your skin, not nuke it. Your skin is being dehydrated by Dr. Bronners and possibly Thayers Witch Hazel. Physical exfoliation is likely the last thing you need right now.

First step, PLEASE stop using Dr. Bronner’s on your face!!! That should be your first move. Its pH of 8.9 is far too high for your skin (4-5.5), which damages your acid mantle and leaves your skin vulnerable to acne and irritation. Switch to something with a lower pH. I use Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser (pH 5.5), which is in the right range and available at drugstores. You can search the sub for other low pH cleansers. Once you switch to a gentler cleanser, give it a week or two before adding another product to your regimen. You want to know if things make your skin better or worse, otherwise you may end up with more skin problems and no idea what caused them.

Once your cleanser has been sorted, you can look into other helpful skincare. Possibly a plant oil high in linoleic acid like rosehip or evening primrose oil to inhibit acne production. A gentle BHA toner would further aid in acne treatment, prevention of ingrown hairs, and maybe reduce the hyperpigmentation that results from these issues.

Eventually, you might want to add azelaic acid. I don’t know what the source of your acne is, but mine has responded really well to application of Ecological Formulas Melazepam. It’s really helped with my hyperpigmentation from old spots. I also spot apply it when I see a new spot brewing. There are other products featuring azelaic acid, so do some research and see what will suit your needs.

Again, add skincare products one at a time, with at least a week or two in between. Good luck!

u/BabblingBunny · 18 pointsr/antiMLM

What about D-Mannose

ETA- I read about this supplement here on Reddit somewhere and saved it on my Amazon wishlist. I don't get UTIs often. Only two in the past 15 there it remains, on my Amazon wishlist. Lol.

Edit 2- I just remembered why I added it! I bought it to add to my cats' food since I have one cat that is prone to UTIs and a boy, who by default would be prone to them. Adding the powder version to my cart now.

Also, would "cats' " be right if I'm talking about multiple cats of mine? Or would I just say cats? Halp!

u/lizthewhiz · 1 pointr/Guitar

I had pain in my wrists when I started out. It's gone now but this is what I did to fix it:

  • took two weeks off playing
  • slept with wrist braces to keep my wrists in a neutral position all night. This maximizes circulation and promotes healing. I still sleep with these.
  • stretch for 5 mins before every practice session
  • applied Penetrex anti-inflammatory cream after a long practice session.
  • practiced in front of a mirror to make sure my posture was good and there were no awkward angles in my wrists
  • switched to classical position and got a nice adjustable foot stool.

    That pretty much cleared it up, but I didn't have any serious pain or anything. Just the early onset of something nasty. Definitely take care of it now before it gets bad.
u/mstwizted · 1 pointr/Parenting

As everyone else said - time for the doctor or nurse to take a look.

In the interim, Aveeno makes an oatmeal bath thing that's really good and safe for babies. And, California Baby has some good calendula lotion that is very soothing.

My daughter had eczema and also terrible reactions to mosquitos when she was little. We used both those items on a regular basis - I got them at Target.

u/imakepourdecisions8 · 2 pointsr/Oct2019BabyBumps

Has anyone tried any morning sickness candies? I need candies that are individually wrapped to bring into work, but I wanted to see if anyone had a specific kind that worked for them??

I found these two on Amazon that sound like they could be promising? I don't really like ginger, so I was hoping the raspberry ones would mask some of the ginger taste.

u/erinunderscore · 3 pointsr/NewOrleans

This with warm distilled water every couple mornings is the very best thing you can do for it. It’s not the only thing I do to fight allergies, but it’s the best/most effective. In addition: every morning: Afrin up each nostril before brushing teeth, and some type of eye depuffing cream (It’s not just a beauty product! When you have allergies, this shit truly helps you not feel as swollen in the eye area.). I drink hot tea at bedtime and breathe the steam, and I take Zyrtec at bedtime. I take phenylephrine tablets as needed, and I take Benadryl as needed throughout the season.

u/kbergstr · 2 pointsr/MultipleSclerosis

Shared Solutions (Copaxone's Manufacturer's Organiztion) gave me some free Gel freezer packs. Kind of like these

u/mavalon · 1 pointr/migraine

Thanks for sharing! I just received this ice pack strap thing that didn't work for me very well. I need it to sit right in the crook of my neck below my skull and it didn't do that.
I might try the migraine cap or The Original Headache Hat
Or this one: Elasto-Gel Cranial Cap Not sure why the guy's shirt is off, but I like that it also covers the neck.

u/margalolwut · 1 pointr/ACL

Anyone had any luck with anti inflammation creams?

Saw some on amazon w/ arnica that have fantastic ratings.

like this one:

u/n8inchatt · 3 pointsr/Chattanooga

Well, I haven't been in a year. I think it helped me out quite a bit. They tested me and I found that I had allergies to trees, grasses, mold, pet dander and dust mites. Oh, and I found out I have an anaphylactic allergy to shellfish. I also take 10mg of cetirizine(generic Zyrtec) every night before bed. I can get a 1 year supply on Amazon for around $15.

I'm not a physician so I don't recommend taking medicine before talking with your physician first. 😊

u/Slammogram · 1 pointr/AmItheAsshole

I wanna add! Buy emesis bags! Like in the hospital! They’re awesome!!!

50 Pack Emesis Bag, Disposable Vomit Bags, Aircraft & Car Sickness Bag, Nausea Bags for Travel Motion Sickness

Added: have youse tried Zofran?

u/Omfgjustpickaname · 2 pointsr/migraine

I love my headache hat. It’s cubes so there are small patches without relief because it’s not one giant ice cube. It stays cold for probably 2-3 hours. I’m considering getting another so I’ll have more time with them. When that gets too warm though I’ll take some gel ice packs and tuck them under a stretchy bandana headband thing. That works well but the gel packs I have last 20 minutes tops

u/yuris · 1 pointr/flying

When I was doing my training, I used to get motion sickness during steep turns (after a few turns). I ended up buying Sea Bands ( for myself, as well as some generic ginger pills from Whole Foods and it did help me. It's quite possible it was a placebo effect, I won't deny it, but I also don't care, since it helped me get over the motion sickness (I no longer wear them :)

I do keep them in my bag and give them to passengers who are squirmish, and they seem to like it as well. I don't know if I'd spend $90 as per the previous suggestion, but these are $6, so...

I also still keep a box of ginger pills in my flight bag for the same reason.

u/focksandhound · 1 pointr/sex

I'm in a long distance relationship. So when we see each other for the few days we tend to get pretty busy. I used to get UTIs every time and one time I got a kidney infection. UNTIL I discovered this stuff called d-mannose ( You can mix it with water and use it to flush out your bladder and urinary tract. Read the comments on the amazon link for instructions on how to use it. Total lifesaver, haven't had a UTI since I started using it. Cranberry pills and juice did nothing for me.

u/Battle_Rattle · 4 pointsr/Ultralight

I used Medi-lyte tablets for the second half of the summer and really enjoyed them. I never bonked or got that weird feeling I usually do when I'm deficient in any of the alkali metals. Remember people, your energy production is pretty much a function of an electrochemical potassium gradient across cell walls. Keep potassium up.

u/riotgrrrl69 · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

If you have UTI issues or sign of infection I would 100% recommend taking D-Mannose , a supplement that takes the bacteria in your bladder/urinary tract and flushes it out the next time you pee. It CHANGED MY LIFE. I’ve had lifelong chronic UTIs (since before I was sexually active) and this is legitimately the only thing I’ve ever taken that has helped (that’s not antibiotics). Just take a couple before bed for a few days and see if it helps! I only take it now if I feel burning when I urinate and it immediately clears it up. Good luck:)

u/esoomcol · 1 pointr/WTF

You should try D-Mannose - it's a type of sugar that you just put a teaspoon of it into water or cranberry juice. It's pretty awesome as a UTI preventative. I used to get UTI's all the time, and I haven't had one since I started using this.

u/gooberlx · 18 pointsr/dogs

FWIW, these are the kinds of vomit bags you'll find in a hospital. You twist and clip when done to close it up. Cupping your hand around/under the top rim of these things is, IME, far superior to holding the edges of a ziploc open.

u/gypsywhisperer · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

Yep, that's the easiest way to prevent a UTI.

Major props to you for going to the doctor. I went to the clinic because the morning after I had a fever and I had smelly urine, but the school nurse said it was way too soon to be a UTI.

The next day, yeah, it was bad. I went to the ER and they gave me some medicine (I had gotten antibiotics, but they gave me something that relaxed my bladder because I was in so much pain. It made my pee orangered.)

I also have taken these and I don't know if they help, but they're something to look into.

u/Kr_Treefrog2 · 2 pointsr/popping

A sinus rinse kit or Neti Pot might be nice to help flush the gunk out of your sinuses. It did wonders for me after sinus surgery. It also helps with my allergies on high pollen days and clears out the sawdust breathed in while woodworking.

u/ladylolz · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

I purchased mine at Wal-mart. You can also purchase it from Amazon for a pretty great price.

u/all-you-need-is-love · 2 pointsr/AskMen

PSA for anyone who’s not being able to breathe out of both nostrils right now: get yourself a Neti pot (either a traditional one or an idiot-proof one like this.) drain out your sinuses 1-2 times a day (morning & evening) and enjoy the ability to breathe again!

u/pc_load_letter_in_SD · 1 pointr/crossfit

I hear ya brother! I am 43 and it's a constant battle.

I have found that if I use a mix of these two products...


....I am pretty good with keeping the soreness at bay.

Also, I will wear around the Bear Komplex lite knee sleeves for a few hours after a squat workout or something similar. Helps keep them warm and from stiffening up too bad...

u/MrCamoman64 · 5 pointsr/dxm

Yuuuup, these are what I buy lol Amazon Prime FTW

Robafen Cough Liquidgels Dextromethorphan HBr, USP 15mg, 20 Liquidgels (3 Packs)

u/raptoresque · 3 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Maybe try [anti-chafing powder gel]( Complete Care Chafing Relief Powder Gel, 1.5 OZ (pack of 3) I was a cross country runner in high school/college, and lots of girls used this stuff and/or anti-blister sticks to avoid chafing and irritation, and it's like a dry lube! Bonus, if you try the one I linked, it's just dimethicone, which is a main ingredient in primers, and I know some girls in college would use it for their thighs AND under their makeup as a primer, so, even if it doesn't work for the irritation, it could still be useful, so long as it doesn't irritate your skin.

u/ab1121 · 1 pointr/travel

I have the same issues. I never travel without my motion sickness bracelets and I always always always take my ginger candy.... suck on them don't chew them.

And when I know I'm going on a long bus or a boat ride I use motion sickness patches. These aren't the exact ones I use, I live in Korea, where you can get an over the counter version, but this is basically the point.

Good luck!

u/SoakedInSara · 1 pointr/harrypotter

My ex gets motion sickness, and he got it pretty bad after Forbidden Journey. He ended up taking dramamine and got really sleepy. We plan to go again next year so he got these after a friend recommended them. Apparently they really work!

I think if you chew ginger gum, take non-drowsy dramamine, and wear those bracelets you can try riding the rides during the end of the day before you go back to your hotel. That way you'd be safe back in bed once the pukes kick in, lol. I hope any of that helped!

u/Sp3cia1K · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Mhmm these are what I got and they did work! I was really excited because I had a lot of planes when I flew to Norway and back. And I knew I had a few transits too and was afraid of the bus ride. They worked perfectly.

u/derbybunny · 1 pointr/FireflyFestival
Electrolyte tablets. This stuff is pretty cheap; if you have other junk to get off Amazon it'll cost you under 6 bucks atm. And since it's tablets, you can bring them into the festival (you can't bring pedialyte or gatorade in - that's just at your site - or buy the powders).

u/photobanana · 2 pointsr/Mommit

I have these Medline Emesis Bags, Blue, 24 Count
She gets in them pretty well now but she loses consciousness when she has the episodes so it isn’t always catchable.

I was pretty excited when she threw up in the toilet all by herself for the first time.

u/magicalseacreature · 2 pointsr/dxm

don't listen to him, its horrible on your body and not only will it fuck up your liver, but you'll feel like shit for days. It's easy enough to get and certainly not worth taking guaf

edit: ive used these in the past, great product for the price and purpose

u/CuteLittleParasite · 1 pointr/predaddit

My wife took Diclegis and it seemed to help, at least at first. She ended up only needing it once or twice, but her OB suggested taking it up to 4 times if needed. I'd recommend your wife talk to her OB about that and other alternatives. Mine also took Tums daily, and regularly drank ginger ale (make sure it has real ginger) and used preggy pop drops.

u/clandestinita · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

or you can use d-mannose. this stuff is a godsend. you can just take it in pill form and its completely safe.

u/parmesann · 1 pointr/DiWHY

oatmeal baths are great for sensitive skin! I have eczema and have used these (alongside other things) since I was a little kid.

BUT, this is not the way I’d go about it. you can buy treatments with oatmeal that are meant to be used in the bath so you get the most out of it and minimise mess (Aveeno makes a really good one!!). straight oatmeal infusion is fine, but every dermatologist I’ve ever had has recommended sticking to real bath treatments.

u/Entr0pi3 · 1 pointr/oculus

These work great for me. Pop one in while I play and no issue. YMMV but pretty cheap to try out.

I am really susceptible to motion sickness, made VR nearly impossible.

u/AskMrScience · 8 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Make-up primer will do a lot to help the "my face is melting off" phenomenon. The best primers are dimethicone based. However, they are expensive.

Conveniently, the much cheaper Monistat anti-chaffing gel is also dimethicone. Buy a tube of it for $8 and spend the rest of your summer looking faaaaaaaabulous.

u/iamaravis · 3 pointsr/Rosacea

Yes. Have you tried azelaic acid? I've used Melazepam (available on Amazon), and it worked pretty well. I also have used Paula's Choice azelaic acid booster. It's not as strong, but it also seems to help.

However, nothing makes my skin completely clear, so I just live with varying degrees of broken out.

u/beyondthetech · 1 pointr/GalaxyS8

Dramamine works to counteract the motion sickness, but I don't like the idea of popping in a pill every time I want to play a game. Did it a few times and it really helped.

Acupressure wristbands are what I use now, and I'm surprised it works just as well.

u/Saoirse9201 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

It does look similar to mine and I get it in the same areas. I get the same kind of bumps that look like my PIH too but are a little raised. One thing you could try is melazepam cream. It’s supposed to have 20% Azelaic acid and is available on Amazon

I tried this before my first appointment with this derm and saw some improvement. It does make your face itch, but some people even use it in place of the finacea

u/kristoferen · 1 pointr/GNV

Although I remembered the price wrong, its $16 now. I looked it up and I paid $11 a year ago.

With 365 tablets it is more (much more) than I'll use before it expires (3 year expiration), but (at the time) it was cheaper than any of the other sizes on Amazon or locally.

There are other generics too, Wal-Mart has them and I'm sure CVS/Walgreens does as well. What you're looking for is "Cetirizine hydrochloride" (aka Cetirizine HCL, aka generic Zyrtec) and the regular adult dose is 10mg. Most I've seen come in 10mg, some come in 5mg - which is fine, you'll likely just have to take two.

u/razzertto · 2 pointsr/infertility

This is the stuff I'm talking about:

It works well. I don't have a big problem with chafing (despite living in buttass hot Miami) because of my build EXCEPT when I run. This or runner's glide is the best stuff ever.

u/SuzyQ93 · 1 pointr/keto

From wikipedia: "
Mannose, packaged as the nutritional supplement "d-mannose", is a sugar monomer of the aldohexose series of carbohydrates. Mannose is a C-2 epimer of glucose. Mannose is important in human metabolism, especially in the glycosylation of certain proteins."

Click here: D-Mannose

Basically, you can take it in either capsule form, or powder form. While it's technically a sugar, it does wonders in the urinary tract/bladder. If I recall correctly, they think that it prevents the bacteria from grabbing on to the bladder lining, so you're able to finally get rid of it. Something like that.

It worked so much better than cranberry, for me. Apparently d-mannose is the active ingredient in cranberry juice? So, why not just take it straight, instead?

I don't usually link Mercola as I think he's pretty quacky, but all of this sounds right.

u/hellohappymonday · 2 pointsr/eczema

Aveeno Eczema therapy is the best I’ve ever tried, always does the trick 🙂

u/colliwag · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

Yeah, I've had itchy skin since 2nd trimester. :( The thing that's helped the most is using Aveeno eczema lotion twice daily. I think it might be the oatmeal in it that helps? Any other lotion I've tried does nothing.

Whatever you decide to try, GOOD LUCK! Itchy skin is so annoying to deal with.

u/JoeMarron · 1 pointr/trucksim

The performance is better with DX11 but unfortunately the flickering is still there, I forgot that the anti aliasing doesn't do anything in VR. I think it was motion sickness that was causing my headaches, I started wearing sea bands while playing and I haven't had any issues. Even with the flickering the game is still gorgeous and a blast to play in VR.

u/Pocket_Monster · 3 pointsr/WTF

Have you tried D-Mannose? My wife has recurrent UTI's that quickly escalate like yours. We've had more than our share of ER visits (and stays unfortunately). The D-Mannose seems to help a lot.

u/yahoooo4 · 1 pointr/leukemia

>Disposable vomit bags saved me from a lot of cleaning..

Those are so great. They fit well in glove compartments too, just in case.