Conjunctivitis and proper use of Fucithalmic

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Conjunctivitis is a disease of mucous membrane enveloping inner sides of the eyelids. It can come in a form of infection or inflammation and it is common for children. Disease is caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites, funguses, allergies as well as dust and smoke irritants. People who are wearing contact lenses are the riskiest group because use of lenses requires high level of hygiene.

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The most common problems associated with conjunctivitis are watery eyes, redness, itchiness and general discomfort. Patients who are suffering from it are sensitive to light and they are feeling there is something within their eyes. Sometimes, eyelid swelling may accompany these previous symptoms. Also, eyelids may feel sticky or glued in the morning because of increased secretion from the eyes.

There are a few types of this disease. Common classification is based on irritants that are causing the illness. We can differentiate bacterial, allergic and viral conjunctivitis. Also, it can be acute or chronic in nature, while specific types are gigant papillary and neonatal.

As it name implies, bacterial conjunctivitis is caused by different types of bacteria such as staphylococcus aureus, streptococci pneumonia and haemophilus influenzae. Common signs of this disease are redness, swelling and yellow-green secretion which accumulates during sleep. The major issue with this conjunctivitis is that it can initially appear on one eye and quickly transfer to other as well. Fucithalmic and other antibiotic drops are great solution for bacterial forms of this condition.

Viral conjunctivitis is characterized by swelling, burning, tingling, presence of foreign body in the eyes, teary eyes and secretion. This form is highly contagious and people who have it should stay at home. Otherwise, there is a high chance of transferring the disease to other people and creating an epidemic within smaller groups. Often, it goes together with throat inflammation and temperature and it usually takes from 7 to 10 days to treat it.

Allergic conjunctivitis is especially common for summer and spring season when there is a lot of pollen in the air. Like with the other types of conjunctivitis, eye irritations are the best sign there is something wrong with your eyes. Best way to differentiate this form from other two is by white secretion coming from the eyes. Having in mind that allergens are causing this inflammation, best way of treating the issue is by avoiding them all together. This form is very mild and it usually passes on its own. However, specialists from Doctor Medica warn patients that, if the symptoms persist, it is necessary to take proper medication.

Nowadays, conjunctivitis is an easily treatable problem. By using Fucithalmic, we are able to remove symptoms of the illness and restore previous functionality of the eyes. This medicine basically destroys bacteria that are present within patient’s tissue. It needs to be used twice a day, for several weeks (usually from 2 to 6). Even though this drug is excellent for treating the disease, it can lead to several side effects such as burning, irritation, itching, soreness, discomfort and blurry vision.

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Fun back To School Lunch Ideas

Fun back To School Lunch Ideas

This is a sponsored conversation by Nature’s Harvest®. All thoughts are my own.

It is back to school time. Is anyone else doing a happy dance? Ok, I know that sounds harsh, but by the end of summer, the kids are not getting along; they are pretty much sick of each other. I am behind in work and things in my house has pretty much fallen apart. By the end of of summer, I am just as excited for back to school as the kids are.

While back to school brings a routine back to my days, the kids are reluctant to go back to eating school lunches. They love having the choice each day of what they are going to eat. The best way to ease their fussiness about their back to school lunches is to make it fun. Kids will love the idea of fun sandwiches but I want to also make sure the kids are eating healthy.

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By using healthy ingredients I can make sandwiches that my kids love. I can make sandwiches that they will love to eat.

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Put More Play in Your Day

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This is a sponsored conversation from  Genius of Play and the Toy Industry Association. As always, all thoughts are my own.

As a mom to 4 kids, an aunt to many, and someone who spent many many years working in child care, I know the importance of playing. No matter what age a child is, they need to play. How they play varies from age to age, but when kids play, they learn. They learn how to pretend, how to exercise their minds, and even helps them work through things that go on in their lives. Ever listen to little kids pretend with dolls or action figures? They can come up with complex stories and scenarios.

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Oreo Caramel Apple Recipe

Oreo caramel apple recipe

Whether you are looking for a yummy treat that reminds you of the carnival or looking for something to take that apple dessert up a notch, these are a perfect apple dessert for fall. These are simple to make and will remind you of being at the fair. A perfect Fall treat.

Perfect for Fall, this apple dessert will remind you of the fair. Oreo caramel apple recipe

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Ways to Save Money On Road Trips

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We have less than 2 weeks my kids will be heading back to school. I can not believe that summer have flown by so fast. Since we are trying to squeeze in as much fun as possible before the school schedule starts, we are planning at least one more road trip.

The problem is, with the time of year it is, where we need to back to school clothes and back to school supplies, money gets kind of tight. I need to find ways to save on my “Before Summer Ends” Road trips.

Ways to Save Money On Road Trips

1. Plan to stay local: Make your road trip a day trip. If you can cut out the need for a hotel room, you can squeeze in more road trips. Plan to go somewhere that is with in a few hours drive. That way, once you are there, you can have plenty of time to play and check everything out, and then still have enough time to drive home.

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2. Camp: If you are going to be further than you can go for the day, think about camping. Camping is a cheap way to stay the night, enjoy the outdoors and still stay on your budget. There are some places that even let you camp for free. Many sites you have to pay for are usually around $20 a night for the camp site. Build a fire, roast some hot dogs and marshmallows and the kids will have a great time. Plus, your wallet will be happy too.

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3. Buy snacks a head of time: Walmart has a great selection of snacks. We love grabbing Smuckers Fruit Fulls and Jif To Go packs. We pack apples, celery and carrots in snack bags and pair them with these fruit sauce packs and peanut butter cups. We give each of the kids their own lunch box, including a water bottle or juice pack. It is a great way to save money when the kids start in with their usual, “I’m Hungry!”

4. Cheap entertainment: Keep the kids happy in the car, and out of your hair. While you are at Walmart getting your snacks, look at the budget section of the toys. There are usually lots of fun toys that are under $5. Keep them separate from the kids’ other toys and they stay special. There are great little packs that have crayons and coloring sheets in them. The kids can stay happy in the cars for hours. We like to keep everything in a special bag, from their snacks to toys.

We are planning out next trip over the next few days, as soon as this heat wave breaks. We will be bringing along our bags packed with snacks and toys. What ways do you save money on a last minute road trip to get the most out of summer?

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5 Ways To Increase Your Chances of Becoming Pregnant

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Astroglide TTC™ sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine

Once you have decided that you are at the pint in your life and your relationship that you know that you want to start a family, it can be devastating if it does not happen right away. Many couples find that they try start trying to conceive and it doesn’t happen. It can be unsettling and upsetting. Before you start trying more dramatic measures, there are some small things that you can do in order to increase you chances of becoming pregnant.

1. Track Your Cycles: Knowing when your body is going to ovulate is the best way to know when you can conceive. By tracking your body’s cycles for 3 months, you can find the average time it takes for you to ovulate.

2. Weight Control: I use to say one of the biggest ways to get pregnant was to lose weight. I always thought it had something to do with feeling better about yourself and feeling a little more sexy. It turns out there is something to it. If the woman’s BMI is too high or too low, it can affect the way her body works and can make it difficult to get pregnant.

3.  Exercise: Exercise is great for the body and helps it perform at its best Avoid excessive exercising because it can cause the body to not ovulate. Yoga is a great exercise and there are even special yoga positions that are said to increase fertility.

4. Use Astroglide TTC: Astroglide TTC is made especially for couples who are trying to conceive. It supports fertility with adjusted pH levels, compatible osmolality and a consistency similar to your body’s cervical mucus. Like all of the Astroglide products Astroglide TTC relieves vaginal dryness during sexual activity.

5. Sometimes once you stop trying to get pregnant, you find yourself pregnant. Just by taking the stress out of the love making and getting back to just enjoying each other makes things happen.

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The best clothing for an adventure vacation

The best clothing for an adventure vacation

This news just in; lounging on the beach is out, and adventure vacations are firmly in. More Americans than ever before are choosing to leave their comfort zones behind and embark upon the adventure of a lifetime, but just how does one pack for such an occasion?

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Back to School Gift Idea

I have been compensated for this post, #iTunesStaples20. All thoughts are my own.

It is back to school time and I have kids starting in each school: First year in elementary school, first year in middle school, last year in high school and a first year in college. Around here, back to school time is usually a pretty big deal. With Joey starting his senior year of high school and Anthony starting college, there are a few things that they need that maybe the other kids do not need. Things that would make a perfect back to school gift idea.

Right now is a great time to start planning a back to school gift. For my boys, it would be perfect to give them a new set of headphones, a new iPad to work on their school work and of course an iTunes gift card to go with it. Right now, if I buy at least $25 in iTunes gift card at Staples, I can up to 20% on the gift cards.

Customers can even double dip on savings if they have a Chase Ink Business credit card! The credit card offers increase rewards on purchases made at office supply stores. That means a customer can earn an additional 4x points or 5% cash back on their iTunes gift card purchase. That makes it an even better score.

Here is an added chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card to help with other things you might need to your back to schooler.

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How We Rock Our Any Day Sundae Fundae

How We Rock Our Any Day Sundae Fundae

This is a sponsored conversation from Smuckers. All thoughts are my own.

It is a small miracle that we actually had a day recently that we didn’t have to run all day long. Around here, that is a good day. With some many kids we seem to always need to be somewhere. Because we were able to have a down day, we were able to fill the day with fun. It was the perfect day to have a #SundaeFunday using Smuckers. We had already grabbed the toppings we needed for our Sundae Party at Walmart the week before.

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We started the day playing in the pool. Summer is ending way to fast for our liking so being able to spend the afternoon playing in the pool certainly makes the day special and fun. I can not get over the fact that both of my girls have learned how to swim this summer. Last year, one was afraid of the water and the other didn’t want to even put her face in.

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When the kids weren’t swimming, we were able to hang out around the fire pit. The kids love when we can have a fire pit and just sit around and relax.

The best way to end a fun day that was all about relaxing, is to have a sundae making party. How good does this look? Vanilla ice cream rocks with either the Smuckers chocolate fudge magic shell or the mint chocolate magic shell. We also used party cake ice cream to go with the Smucker Funfetti magic shell. Don’t forget to add in some whipped cream and the cherry on top.

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Time flies by when you have kids. Before you know it they are growing up. Smuckers ice cream toppings makes it easy to create special memories anyday, no special occasion needed.

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When Should You Get Your Brakes Checked?

One of the most important things, I think, in making sure that a car is safe is to make sure the brakes are working well. I mean, that is what is going to stop the car from running into something. So brakes are pretty important. There are certain telltale signs that you need to do something about your brakes.

Squeaking or Grinding sounds: There is an ear piecing high pitched squeal that comes from the senor when your brakes need to be replaced. Once you start hearing the squeal, listen carefully for a grinding sound. If you hear a grinding sound, it means you have gone through the brake pads completely and you need to do something immediately because it will damage your rotors. Once the rotors are damaged, the repairs can be even more costly.

Pulsating: If the vehicle has anti-lock brakes and you have ever tried to stop hard and fast, like an emergency stop, then you know the feeling of when the brakes pulsate. If the brakes are doing this when you are trying to stop regular, then there is a problem with your brakes. When they vibrate like that, It is usually a sign that there is a problem with the rotors. The vibrating is because the rotors have warped. This happens after extreme, prolonged stress, like driving on steep hillside, towing heavy loads or making a lot of stops.

There are more signs that you should have your brakes checked. Want to know them, too? Read the rest of my article at Mcloughlin Chevy

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