A Natural Solution for TMJ Pain
I have been suffering from chronic neck and jaw pain since I was young. At first it was just a minor ache, but over time it got worse until I couldn’t even work or do simple tasks like brushing my teeth without feeling some sort of tightness in my head.
My doctor prescribed me several medications, which didn’t really help much. After doing research online, I found out that there are natural remedies for TMJ pain. One such remedy was Arnica montana (Arnica) oil.
When I tried it, the relief was immediate and noticeable. Within two weeks of using it daily for three days straight, my pain completely disappeared!
Since then I’ve continued to use Arnica oil every day to treat my condition with no side effects whatsoever.
Nowadays I don’t think about it anymore because I’m so used to it now. However, if you suffer from chronic neck and jaw pain, Arnica oil may be worth trying out.
You could try it right away to see if your condition improves immediately. If not, then you might want to continue using it for a few months before deciding whether or not its benefits outweigh the risks associated with taking it regularly. Of course, if your condition doesn’t improve within a couple of weeks then you should probably visit your doctor for the proper medication.
Arnica oil is just one of the many natural home remedies for tmj. I have no idea why my doctor didn’t tell me about this since it’s a fairly well known treatment for the condition.
Just a quick search on Google will show you that others have had similar success with this treatment. There are many other home remedies for tmj that can be found online, so check them out.
I plan on trying out some others as well since I want to prevent tmj from coming back in the future. This condition is pretty annoying and I’d like to be done with it for good!
What is a Stye (Styo)?
Any medical ailments that develop around the eye area or inside the eyelids are known as styes (stii). These are also referred to as “hordeolum” or “hordeola.” The medical term for these is ” hordeola .”
What are the Symptoms of a Stye?
The most common symptom of a stye is a red, tender bump that develops on the inside or outside part of your eyelid. This bump usually has a white head in the center of it. It is usually painful and sometimes even causes some loss of vision. The pain can interfere with your ability to do your job or engage in other normal activities. In some cases, the stye can get infected or abscess.
What are the causes of a Stye?
The most common cause of a stye is the bacteria “Staphylococcus epidermis.” This bacteria normally lives on your skin and does no harm to you. However, if your eyelashes come in contact with this bacteria and get underneath it, a stye can develop. A stye can also develop if you have pinkeye (conjunctivitis). The styes that are caused by the common eye infection are more likely to become infected.
What is the Treatment for a Stye?
Most styes will heal themselves within 7 to 10 days if proper care is taken. However, in some cases it may last longer. It is important to keep the stye clean and avoid further bacterial infections from developing. The best way to do this is by placing a warm washcloth over the stye for ten minutes several times a day. If the stye is on the outside of your eye, place the washcloth over it and hold it in place by gently pressing it against your cheek. You can also try using an over the counter eye cup to keep the washcloth in place.
When you place the washcloth on your stye, the warmth helps to bring more blood to the area. This promotes faster healing and lessens the pain.
It is recommended that you use only warm water to rinse your eyes or use a heating pad instead of a microwave to heat up the washcloth. If you use a microwave, you run the risk of burning your skin.
After ten minutes, you should carefully remove the washcloth and gently rinse your eyelids and the stye with lukewarm water. After this, pat the area dry with a clean cloth.
Do not rub since this could cause further irritation. Some over the counter eye drops can also help to relieve some of the pain and itching that is caused by the stye.
If the stye becomes infected, you will need to seek medical help. Your doctor will prescribe some antibiotics to get rid of the infection.
By getting the infection treated, you will also get rid of the stye.
It is vital that you do not try to pop the stye yourself as this can cause further damage. It can also lead to an infection spreading or allow more bacteria or viruses to enter into the eye and cause a more serious infection.
Over the Counter Eye Drops
There are a wide variety of over the counter eye drops available to help sooth and relieve the pain of a sty. Most of these drops work by constricting the blood vessels in the eye, which relieves some of the pain.
Before using any of these eye drops, you should first check with your doctor to see if it is safe for you to use. Some of these eye drops may contain ingredients that can be harmful if you are pregnant or have certain medical conditions.
There are a few different types of over the counter eye drops that can help to relieve the pain caused by styes. These include:
Tylenol Pain Relief Eye Drops (containing acetaminophen and hydroxyzine)
Clear Eyes (containing tetrahydrozline)
Visine L.R (Lubricant)
These drops can be purchased without a prescription.
Styes are very common, and most of the time they can be treated at home without having to see a doctor. However, if your stye does not get better after a few weeks, you may need medical help.
You should also seek medical attention if the stye is very painful, if it bleeds a lot, or if you notice any sudden changes in your vision.
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Current concepts in the aetiology, diagnosis and treatment of TMJ and muscle dysfunction by MM Ash – Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, 1986 – Wiley Online Library