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My Experience with a Fungal Ear Infection

One morning I woke up with a “stuffy” and congested ear.  Nothing painful, just uncomfortable. I didn’t give it too much thought or concern except to wonder whether adults actually get ear infections and to see my internist if it didn’t resolve itself by the next day.  At no point in the day did I have a fever.

By 4:00 a.m. the next morning, I was in excruciating pain and could not sleep because the pain was so excruciating–and I have a very high pain tolerance.   I went to my internist later that day and he assumed it was a typical bacterial infection,  I was prescribed antibiotics and pain killers.

Several days later, the infection had not gotten any better and the pain was even worse. I returned to my internist.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=zloCynKNpZOw.kXgMLgL9GgLYHe irrigated my ear and prescribed anti-bacterial ear drops.  The pain immediately lessened after the irrigation.  Two days later when I was using the drops, I experiences unbearable pain after applying them.  It felt as if the entire left side of my head was burning straight down the entire ear canal. 

When I returned to my internist he again tried to irrigate my ear and I experienced the same pain I suffered when using the drops.  As it turned out that my eardrum ruptured and the pain was caused by the liquid going deep into my ear canal past my eardrum–a part of the body that no liquid should ever go.  Yikes! At that point, the internist referred me to an ENT (otolaryngologist).

The ENT listened to my symptoms and immediately suspected I had a fungal infection.  He stated that internists generally do not recognize fungal ear infections and mis-diagnose them as bacterial. The ENT looked at my ear under a microscope and conclusively diagnosed my infection as a fungal infection and not a bacterial one.  He also showed me some of the fungus that was removed from my ear, it was a yellow/cream colored substance that was creamy in texture.  I probably could have lived without seeing that–but at least now I know what to look for in the future!

Next, he suctioned the fungus out of my ear and sprayed boric acid powder into my ear canal for treatment.  Because my eardrum perforated, I could not receive any other treatment.  I was told to keep my ear “as dry as the desert” and informed that the infection was likely caused by either water in the ear (fungal infections are colloquially called “Swimmers’ Ear”) or the use of Q-Tips.  Q-Tips cause fungal infections by wiping away the protective wax that naturally ocurs and scratching the inner ear canal; thus, leaving the skin susceptible to infections.

I returned to the ENT one week later and was told the infection had resolved itself and that the perforation had heeled.  The ENT sprayed more boric acid powder in my ear and directed me to return in six weeks for follow-up.

To treat, simply mix vinegar and rubbing alcohol equally to create a solution and drop in the solution in your ear. The vinegar and rubbing alcohol solution is also a good preventative measure.  If you swim often and/or get fungal infections in your vertebral subluxation ear(s), apply a vinegar-rubbing alcohol solution to your ears after you swim, shower, or your ears get wet.

Boric Acid

Boric acid, also known as Borax, has many uses.  Boric acid powder is an old remedy to treat fungal infections and what my ENT used to treat my infection.  Boric acid powder can be difficult to find, but it is available on Amazon.

Garlic and Olive Oil

Garlic is a natural anti-fungal which can be mixed with olive oil to fight fungal infections.  Simply place a garlic glove directly in your ear canal to kill the fungus or mix minced garlic with olive oil, warm it slightly, and put it in your ear.

 

Natural Remedies Using Garlic

Collodial Silver

Collodial silver is a liquid substance with silver particles suspended throughout it.  Collodial silver has numerous medicinal uses in that it can be used as an antibacterial cream and for wound dressings.  Collodial silver also has anti-fungal properties.  To treat a fungal ear infection with collodial silver, you can either soak a cotton ball with collodial silver and place it in the ear canal or use a dropper to drop collodial silver into the ear.

Gentian Violet

Gentian violet is a dye that has antibacterial, antifungal, and anthelmintic properties.  Gentian violet was discovered in 1884 and has been used for well over a century to treat fungal infections and as an antiseptic.  Gentian violet is a deep, rich purple (or violet–hence the name) color and can stain so you want to be very careful while using it.  You can apply gential violet to your ear canal with a medicine dropper or ear drop bottle. Gentian violet can be found at online retailers such as Amazon.

Oregano Oil

Oregano oil is a natural anti-fungal which can be used to fight fungal infections both internally and externally.  Oregano oil can be used in the same manner that collodial silver or gentian violet are used to treat external fungal infections.  Further, you can take oregano oil supplements in order to fight fungal infections internally.

Hairdryer

Another why to dry out the ear canal and keep the area dry to help kill off a fungal infection is to use a hair dryer.  After showering, hold a hairdryer approximately 12 inches from the side of your head and blow it towards your ear in order to dry out the ear canal.  Not only will keeping the area dry help to both fight and prevent fungal infections, the heat will help relieve pain.

Lotrimin Cream

As I already addressed, Lotrimin solution to fight fungal ear infections no longer exists, but that doesn’t mean that Lotrimin cream, which is essentially the same thing in cream form, cannot be applied topically to fight fungal infections.  Lotrimin cream is designed for and typically used  to treat atlete’s foot, but what’s to stop you from using it to fight a fugnal ear infection? You can apply it to the outer ear and used the dreaded Q-Tip to apply some of the cream within the ear canal.  Just be careful not to push it too deep into the ear canal as you do not want to risk puncturing your ear drum or doing further damage.  It won’t be a perfect fix, but Lotrimin cream on the outer ear canal can at least treat some of the infection.

Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

Believe it or not, there is a correlation between fungal infections and dandruff. Anti-dandruff shampoos actually have antifungal properties.  In order to fight a fungal ear infection, you can use any anti-dandruff shampoo both as a shampoo to fight and prevent infections, but also to clean your ears and the skin around your ears.  My dermatologist recommended Head & Shoulders as being the best anti-dandruff shampoo to use, but feel free to test out different kinds with different ingredients to see which one works best for you.

Salt in a Sock

Because fungal infections fester in dark, moist conditions.  The key to fighting a fungal infection is to keep it “dry as the desert.”  One way to do this is to warm salt and place the warm salt in a clean sock.  Hold the sock filled with salt against your ear.  This will not only draw out moisture to keep the area dry, but will also help to alleveiate the pain you may feel due to the infection.

You Have to Be a Little Crazy to Be a Marketing Consultant

Marketing is a critically important function of a business.

The most important things in life are rarely easy, and many in marketing love the challenges.

There is nothing more exhilarating that achieve something that is difficult at the same time it helps people.

To convince http://directory.wfaa.com/biz/las-vegas-seo-mastermind-digital-branding-solutions/las-vegas/nv/89183/68874396 skeptics of these three reasons as well as provide a foundation for solving the problem, they require further explanation.

Marketing is a critically important function of a business

Since my saying this might lack credibility (some might find it self-serving), I need to quote someone whose credibility is beyond reproach. The late, great Peter Drucker was a management guru, professor at the Claremont Colleges, and considered the father of management consulting. Drucker placed marketing on the highest pedestal possible. He is quoted as saying, “Because the purpose of business is to create a customer, the business enterprise has two — and only two — basic functions: marketing and innovation. Marketing and innovation produce results; all the rest are costs. Marketing is the distinguishing, unique function of the business.”

In the same vein, David Packard co-founder of Hewlett-Packard famously said: “Marketing is too important to be left to the marketing people.”

David’s quote emphasizes marketing’s importance at the same it criticizes most marketers for not knowing their subject well enough.

The most important things in life are rarely easy

If you have ever built a successful sustainable business, raised children, or taught people useful skills, you know that what is most important is not easy. Convincing people they need help with their marketing when they really don’t understand it is extremely difficult. Many equate marketing with advertising or sales. For whatever reasons, too many think marketing is a touchy, feely, “your guess is as good as mine” soft subject. Those that understand it deeply, know that nothing could be further from the truth.

Exhilaration from overcoming challenges to help people

The most difficult step is convincing skeptical executives that their company will be better off hiring you to help them. This is not just a problem for marketing consultants. It’s a problem for all consultants. In fact, too many believe the following joke: “Consultants borrow your watch, tell you the time, and charge you for the information.” Knowing how to sell by focusing on the benefits to the client while providing supporting data (including testimonials from previous clients) will help you to overcome this hurdle. If you have a deep understanding of marketing, the easiest part is doing it. What complicates doing it, however, is companies typically have employees that feel threatened by outsiders. Why? They figure that if top management has to hire outside consultants to help with marketing, they (the marketing employees) will look bad. As a result, some will do what they can to sabotage, or interfere with, the work of the marketing consultants. To overcome this problem, consultants need to (1) sell these employees that they are there to help them succeed, (2) document everything, and (3) give visible credit to the employees that do help with the process.

If you are crazy enough to do marketing consulting and you have successfully overcome the hurdles delineated above, you are not out of the woods yet. You have to do a competent job. However, that is still not enough. You have exceed client expectations and prove that you did an exemplary job. You http://www.igotbiz.com/seomastermindlv prove your case by building a marketing information system to measure the success of your work. In its simplest form, you code everything so that you can automatically measure the results of the marketing strategies you recommended. This is the part that too many marketers leave out. They are not able to prove the return generated by the company’s investment in their services. You have to do this.

I will give you one example. I was hired to help a company that was a leader in its market. While it was making money, its sales were flat for 20 years, and its nearest competitor was gaining market share. It took a year for this company to hire me. Two warring families owned the company 50/50. One family wanted to hire me because they were not happy with the way the other family was running the business. While they both had family members in the management, the CEO and head of manufacturing came from the dissenting family. As you might guess, (1) the second family did not trust anyone recommended by the first family and (2) did not want any outsider coming in to suggest they might be doing something wrong.

After a year of back and forth and a lot of selling on my part, there was agreement (I am leaving out a lot of juicy details). I did the market research, created a marketing plan, and helped to implement the plan. Within the first 90 days of implementing the plan (and after 20 years of flat sales), sales and profits climbed over 30 percent.

So why should anyone believe this story? You shouldn’t. That’s where the proof comes in. After completing the project, the CEO sent me a letter. I have redacted some information to protect the company and individuals involved and provided only the first two paragraphs so you’ll have less to read.

I am writing this letter to thank you for the marketing assistance you have provided to (company name) over the past two years.

I have been with this company for 18 and one-half years. During this time our sales have been virtually flat. In just the first quarter since we began to implement the marketing plan you created for us, our sales are up considerably. It is the biggest quarter in our company’s history! What is even more significant is that sales of our more profitable higher-end (products) have grown at an even higher rate.

If you want to join https://foursquare.com/v/las-vegas-seo-mastermind-digital-branding-solutions/57bd5dc3498eb4a3ac10855c those of us that are a bit crazy

So if you want to join those of us that are a bit crazy and become a marketing consultant, I wish you the best of luck. In addition to luck be sure to remember that you have to (1) understand marketing really well, (2) do competent work, (3) know how to sell, and (4) prove the worth of the work you did. Best of luck.

Visit Slovakia Village With There Natural Beauty

The area is usually from Snina eastward to the border of Ukraine and also north to Poland. These towns are mostly Rusyn and also diminishing in population.This village was offered my attention by Al Dalton in October, 2004. Valaskovce was a small, separated town on the Vihorlat chain of mountains, simply southwest of Snina. A swift testimonial suggests that this village was un-incorporated in 1950 as well as turned over to the Czechoslovakia Military for usage as an Army base. The majority of the residents were transferred to Humenn. Administration of the territory was presumed by Snina. A quick research suggests that the church still continues to be at the site, but various other buildings were removed. Around 2001, the Greek Catholic Church held a spiritual hideaway at the site. The roads from Kamenica Nad Cirochou appear to be closed, baseding upon regional maps. Prior Roadway from Zemplinske Hamre shows up to have actually been deserted long back.

In the loss of 2004, Robert Balog went to the area approaching along the woodland road from the village of Kamenica nad Cirochou. A number of deserted guard shacks & & gateways were passed. A secured Slovakia Military barricade was encountered about 1 Km from the website of the former town.

Slovakia [1] or Slovak Republic (Slovak: Slovensko or Slovensk republika, both names are officially identified), is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is bordered by Austria to the west, Czech Republic to the northwest, Hungary to the south, Poland to the north and also Ukraine to the eastern. Slovakia is a contemporary autonomous country and is a member of the European Union.

The major reasons to see Slovakia are its all-natural charm, vivid record and also wonderful chances for leisure (as well as because of the small dimension of the country, it is rather easy to integrate all three). Slovakia has nine national parks, which cover a relatively huge section of the country and also feature the tallest component of the Carpathian Range of mountains, the High Tatras, which supply fantastic possibilities for mountain and wintertime sporting activities as well as great views. Geologically, a sizable component of Slovakia is constructed out of sedimentary rock, which in mix with several springtimes as well as rivers has resulted in formation of many caverns (12 available to the public, several of which are UNESCO detailed) and the beautiful rough formations, canyons and waterfalls of the Slovak Paradise as well as Slovak Karst. Also outside these locations, there are some lovely landscapes, and all of Slovakia is covered by hundreds of well-marked hiking trails.For record enthusiasts, Slovakia has the highest possible variety of castles as well as estate per head on the planet, ranging from basic ruins to well-preserved habitable castles with home https://www.instagram.com/carvedlakeart/ furnishings, so if you are a fan of medieval record, look no even more. There are additionally countless gothic and also baroque cities and towns across Slovakia, including the resources. There are also well-preserved instances of wooden individual architecture, consisting of churches made completely from timber as well as the tallest wooden church worldwide.

There many mineral as well as thermal springs in Slovakia, and also around a few of these world-famous spas have actually been developed that deal great alleviative therapies or just easy relaxation. You can also chill out, swim and sunbathe at the shores of numerous neighborhood lakes as well as pools or attempt AquaCity waterpark if you are really feeling more adventurous. In certain, Bratislava flaunts a lively night life too as well as is a prominent partying location.

The town that is present-day Slovakia has actually been cleared up considering that very early Paleolithic period. Prior to the inward movement of Slavs and also Huns, one of the most important societies were the Celts as well as Romans, with Slovakia forming the northermost point of the Roman Realm. To now, artefacts and proof of the presence of these societies can be located.

Slovakia has a temperate environment with warm warm summers and cool, over cast, moist and snowy winter seasons. The environment is continental, with four seasons, and while the overall climate is light, there is a considerable temperature level distinction between summertime as well as winter season.

Slovakia is a primarily Catholic Country, so significant Christian holidays are observed, as well as some various other vacations. Unless suggested otherwise, nowadays are public holidays and banks and also many amenities and also stores will be closed:

oSlovak Republic Day – 1st January – Easily, Czechoslovakia split into 2 on the 1st of January, so Brand-new Year’s Day is a nationwide vacation. It is commonly commemorated by sleeping until midday.

oEphiphany – Sixth of January – Celebrates the arrival of the 3 Magi right into Betlehem. Shops and also financial institutions are closed.

oMardi Gras duration (‘Fasiangy’) – this is not a legal holiday, yet instead a festival period. Some villages will hold a standard market with food and beverages supplied, as well as there may be a march with the city in masks, as well as many balls, dances and also carnivals are held. Sixth January till Ash Wednesday (February or March).

oEaster – March/April, dates depend on the lunar schedule. Excellent Friday as well as Easter Monday are both legal holidays. There is a variety of different traditions associating with Easter. The typical food offered includes eggs as well as unique Easter Pork, with bread as well as horseradish.

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