Monday, August 15, 2011

Monday Blues & Bee Sting Remedies...

Monday blues…urghhh.....
I have to invigilate this morning, so need to leave for work early… then stuck in a traffic jam… and the worst part of all… my left fingers still hurt as I was stung by a bee last Saturday… Getting stung by a bee is no fun and the pain can last for a few hours, or even days… Somehow, I manage to get some tips on the natural remedies for bee sting from my father and also the world wide web.. of course ;) I love to surf the net, even though my  fingers are still hurting… (feel like cursing the bee…. But it’s Ramadhan) After trying a few, it did lessen the pain…If u got stung by a bee, maybe u can try some of these home remedies…

Bee Sting Relief Remedies & Treatments

Bee Resting On Hand
First make sure the stinger is removed (look for a black spot in the bite area), do this immediately as it can reduce the amount of venom released into the body. At one time it was thought that you had to scrape the stinger out (with something like a blunt knife or plastic edge) but you can effectively use tweezers to pull it out.

Wash the stung area with soap and water then try a home remedy or treatment below for pain relief. Technically it’s a bee sting rather than a “bite”, but I used bite below to describe the injured area.

1. Make a paste of meat tenderizer and water or baking soda and water–apply to bite area.

2. Sprinkle the bite area generously with baking soda then drizzle some drops of vinegar over the baking soda to make it fizz. Leave on the bite until pain is gone.

3. Cover the bite with a dot of mustard.

4. Make a thick paste of meat tenderizer and vinegar, apply to bite area.

5. Cover the bite with honey and reapply as needed for pain.

6. Dab with a generous amount of toothpaste and leave on the bite area.

7. Apply ice or an ice pack.

8. Soak bite area in Epsom salt and water or make paste and apply to bite.

9. Apply Aloe Vera.

10. Chew a plantain leaf then apply the macerated leaf onto the bite.

11. Crush fresh parsley and apply to bite area.

12. Crush fresh basil leaves and apply to bite area.

13. Drizzle apple cider vinegar over the bite.

14. Apply a slice of fresh papaya to the bee sting.

15. Dab a bit of deodorant on the bite.

Bee Sting Symptoms

A normal reaction to a bee sting is to experience pain and itchiness, redness and swelling. Pain will last for a few hours then should disappear.

If the following occurs after a bee sting, seek medical advice:

• The bee stung inside your nose or mouth (the swelling will affect breathing).

• If you were stung several times by many bees.

• If you have difficulty breathing or your breathing seems to have been affected.

• Your tongue begins to swell.

• You experience dizziness.

• You experience blurry vision.

• You feel nauseous.

• Your speech is slurred or you find it difficult to talk.

• Hives or a rash appears (especially in an area away from the bite).

• The stung area swells alarmingly large.

If the reaction seems severe (especially if breathing is affected), don’t hesitate to call medical emergency services as the victim of the sting may be experiencing an allergic reaction to the bee sting that can trigger anaphylactic shock.

Bee Quick Tip Bits

Bee On Daisy Flower

Simple logic: To avoid being stung by a bee, avoid attracting bees. Bright clothing, fragrances from hair sprays, perfumes and cosmetic products as well as sweet foods like soda pop, fruits and syrups can attract bees.

If you don’t appear to be aggressive or startle the bee–chances are it won’t sting you. If a bee lands on you or is near you, hold still until it loses interest and flies away. Rapid movement and swatting will signal the bee that you’re ready for a fight so if you’re going to scream with arms flailing–make sure you outrun it .

• Tip: If a bee lands on you, blowing gently on it will help convince the bee that it’s time to move along.

Did you know: Pickings are slim in the Fall when bees are busy looking for flowers, fruits and plants that haven’t yet died off or harvested for the season. When you’re wearing bright clothing and smelling pretty while much of the vegetation the bees depend on are gone, the bee might think he hit the jackpot with the largest, loveliest flower of all (you).

Why Do Bees Die After Stinging?

When a bee stings, the stinger is torn from its body and left in the victim’s skin (the stinger is the tool that releases the venom). It basically disembowels the poor bumble bee and it cannot survive. Because of this, bees will only sting when they feel a threat (to themselves, their hive or to the queen bee).

Even though bees can be intimidating, they are very much needed to help our plants and flowers flourish (and to make delicious honey for us to enjoy).

Please Note: None of the information above is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, it’s provided for general knowledge purposes only.

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Female Empowerment Songs For Your iPod

Hi guys,

Today I would like to share an interesting topic that a friend of mine wrote....

Female Empowerment Songs For Your iPod

Life is tough and when it comes to love life it’s a whole different game altogether. We laugh, we cry, we have our heart torn to pieces just to put it back together and do it all again. But the truth is there’s more to live than crying ourselves to sleep and sticking around with the wrong guy whom we know is not good for us.

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So we need a little bit of nudge or in worse cases a slap in the face to snap us out of it. This may sound a little crazy, but there are also some of us who seek solace in our iPod playlist. Yes exactly! There are so many songs released by great singers out there that can inspire and give us the strength that we need to leave, move on or just finally leaving the jerk who drag us around and used up all of our money.

Here are some of our favourites:

Don’t Hold Your Breath- Nicole Scherzinger from Killer Love (2011)

“You can’t touch me now there’s no feeling left

If you think I’m coming back don’t hold your breath

What you did to me boy I can’t forget

If you think I’m coming back don’t hold your breath”

King of Anything- Sara Bareilles from Kaleidoscope Heart (2010)

“You’ve got opinions, man

We’re all entitled to ‘em, but I never asked

So let me thank you for your time, and try not to waste anymore of mine

And get out of here fast”

Dancing on My Own- Robyn Body Talk Pt2 (2010)

“So far away, but still so near

(The lights go on, the music dies

But you don’t see me, standing here

I just came to say goodbye”

Get Over You- Sophie Ellis-Bextor from Read My Lips (2002)

“You think you’ve got your way

But baby there’s a catch

Don’t need your foul play

Now you have met your match

You think you’re in control

But that won’t last that long

You thought you wore the crown

Honey, you were wrong”

Hush Hush Hush Hush- Pussycat Dolls from Doll Domination (2008)

"I never needed your corrections

On everything from how I act to what I say

I never needed words, I never needed hurts

I never needed you to be here everyday”

I Could Say- Lily Allen from It’s Not me, It’s You (2009)

“Since you’ve gone I’ve lost a chip on my shoulder,

Since you’ve gone I feel like I’ve gotten older,

And now you’ve gone it feels as if the whole wide world is my stage

And now you’ve gone it’s like I’ve been let out of my cage”

Ex-factor- Lauryn Hill from The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998)

“No matter how I think we grow

You always seem to let me know

It ain’t workin’

It ain’t workin’

And when I try to walk away

You’d hurt yourself to make me stay

This is crazy

This is crazy”

Do you have your own personal favorite? Let me know.. ;)

Courtesy - H.Esquander, Fashunable