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Make the Right Choice for Your Pink Eye Treatment

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Like many of us, you want to always make the right decision for yourself and your family. This is especially true when it comes to medicine and treatment for your loved ones. With so many different brands and products, how do you know which one to use? This is a problem that many parents face when looking for a product they can trust to be safe, yet effective.

When it comes to treating pink eye symptoms, PinkEye Relief® is the only product you can trust to be both safe and effective. While many assume a trip to the doctor’s office is necessary for pink eye infections, this is not always the case. As we have previously blogged about, pink eye antibiotic drops are being prescribed at an alarming rate, with little evidence to back up the effectiveness of that practice. With this in mind, it’s time to head to the eye care section of your local store to see what’s available.

As a consumer, we like to weigh the pros and cons of similar products to determine which one may be right for us. However, it is important to know that not all products are created equally. So what makes TRP’s PinkEye Relief® superior to other pink eye products? For starters, we are the only brand offering a pink eye remedy that is homeopathic with natural active ingredients, while still being safe and gentle to use. While similar products make use of questionable ingredients (belladonna) and preservatives (Silver Sulfate), TRP is proud to say we use neither of these in PinkEye Relief®. Furthermore, our superior formula allows PinkEye Relief® to stand out from the competitors. Our unique formula makes use of 5 natural active ingredients while competing products can only offer 3. We believe our formula is key to the great success PinkEye Relief® has had on the market. The effectiveness of medicine is the ultimate measure of its worth, and The Relief Products™ has achieved to the highest level in this regard.

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As a consumer, we also look for quality or other factors to distinguish one brand or product from another. The Relief Products™ is proud to say that our PinkEye Relief® is the only OTC pink eye remedy to receive a Women’s Choice Award for “Best in Eye Care Brands.”   PinkEye Relief® is America’s most recommended eye drop for eye health and eye care by thousands of women across The United States.  The Women’s Choice Award allows women to shop confidently, simplifying their choice in buying the very best for them and their families. In addition to having an award-winning product, The Relief Products™ is proud to be an American based company (unlike some of our competitors), as well as the proud owners of a US registered Trademark on PinkEye Relief®. With over 5 years of growing sales, our product continues to prove why it’s the only option when it comes to treating the symptoms of pink eye for you and your family. Be sure to purchase the only award-winning, most recommended pink eye treatment on the market, PinkEye Relief® from The Relief Products. Let us help you Stay Healthy, Naturally™. 

Pink Eye Antibiotics: Overprescribed?


Pink Eye Antibiotics: Overprescribed?
In the United States alone, pink eye affects more than 6 million people per year. There are three different causes, or “kinds” of pink eye. There is viral, bacterial, and allergy-induced pink eye. A recent study, published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, has concluded that the use of pink eye antibiotics as a remedy, in most cases, is ineffective. When it comes to cases of viral and allergy induced pink eye (the most common forms), there is no medical use for antibiotics. Furthermore, bacterial cases which could be cured by antibiotic use are generally too mild of an infection to warrant using antibiotics for treatment.

This study was the first of its kind when it comes to assessing the use of antibiotics as a treatment for pink eye. After gathering data over 14 years and examining approximately 300,000 cases of pink eye, it was concluded that approximately 60% of patients are prescribed antibiotic pink eye drops when diagnosed. In addition, 20% of those receive an antibiotic-steroid combination that could potentially worsen or prolong the condition. It has been determined that nation-wide, there is consistent antibiotic misuse for treating any kind of viral or mild bacterial infection. One contributing factor may be that most of these diagnoses are coming from primary care physicians, not eye care specialists.

The nationwide practice of incorrectly prescribing antibiotics as pink eye medicine has negative consequences. For one, these prescriptions increase the cost to not only the consumer but to the healthcare companies as well. Moreover, the over-prescription of antibiotics can potentially lead to the body building up a resistance to the antibiotics, making that treatment ineffective going forward with other medical conditions.

When it comes to your health, the well-being of the patient should always be first. However, as this study has shown, that is not always the case. Lead Author of the study, Nakul S. Shekhawat, M.D., M.P.H., describes the current situation best by saying: “Current treatment decisions for pink eye are not based on evidence, but are often driven more by the type of healthcare practitioner making the diagnosis and the patient’s socioeconomic status than by medical reasons. The potential negative consequences are difficult to justify as we move toward focusing on value in health care.”

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The Relief Products offers a safe and gentle alternative to antibiotic drops for pink eye. PinkEye Relief® is specially formulated with 5 active ingredients, all of which are 100% natural. PinkEye Relief®is the only award-winning OTC eye drops for pink eye. Our product temporarily relieves symptoms including; redness, itching, burning and tearing of the eyes, as well as grittiness and overnight crusting discharge around the eyes. PinkEye Relief® can speed the recovery process, helping you get back to you.

For more information about PinkEye Relief® and where to buy, visit our website at www.PinkEyeRelief.com

Protect Your Skin from UV-Rays This Summer

June 2017 // Blog

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As the hot summer days are upon us, we are reminded just how important it is to protect our skin from the strong UV rays the sun gives off. A study done by Cancer Research UK estimated that 86% of all skin cancer cases are malignant melanoma, a type of cancer caused by over-exposure to UV rays. Thus, 86% of all skin cancer could potentially be avoided if we took precautionary steps. While in most cases cancer can be removed and is considered not life-threatening, it is not a risk we should be willing to take.

In addition to cancer, there are several other lasting effects of over-exposure to the sun. One of the most immediate and painful can be sunburns, which are often accompanied by blistering and peeling of the skin. Premature aging of the skin is another unfortunate side effect. This includes things such as wrinkles, dry skin, sagging skin, loss of elasticity, as well as changes to the pigmentation of your skin. While many people enjoy laying in the sun and tanning, you will certainly look younger and healthier by avoiding over-exposure. In more extreme cases, overexposure to UV rays can also lead to immune system suppression, as well as severe damage to the eyes.

Here are a few simple steps you can take to limit your exposure to UV rays.

  1. Stay in the Shade

While we wouldn’t expect you to cut out beach days and time by the pool from your summer schedule, it is always good to remember to spend some time out of the direct sunlight. This is especially important between 10am and 4pm when the sun’s UV rays are strongest.

  1. Wear Protective Clothing

Wearing more clothing while in the sun will certainly give you better protection from cancer-causing UV Rays. Dark colored clothing tends to do better at blocking out the UV rays, but some will still get through. Additionally, more tightly woven material will also fair better against the sun’s rays. Some clothing companies have developed materials specifically designed to block out more UV light than standard clothing.

Along with clothing, a hat and sunglasses are both very beneficial in protecting your skin (and eyes) from the sun. A hat will protect those areas that burn easily such as your nose and ears, while sunglasses will help to block out the 99% of UV radiation that the front of our eyes absorb.

  1. Put on Sunscreen

Putting on sunscreen is one of the most important things you can do to protect your skin from damaging rays. Make sure your sunscreen is at least SPF 30, which will block up to 98% of the UV rays. Sunscreen is not intended to allow you to spend endless time in the sun. It is also important to remember to use sunscreen on a day to day basis, not only when you are heading to the beach.

We know everyone wants to enjoy their time in the sun, and it is good to do so. Being outside is healthy and promotes physical activity, which is good for the body. Being in the sun is also a good source of Vitamin D for our bodies. However, it is vitally important we take the necessary precautions to protect our bodies from the sun’s harmful rays.

What AboutTinnitus?

Do You Have Tinnitus?

 

February 8-12  is tinnitus awareness week! During this time, the American Tinnitus Association works to raise awareness about tinnitus, as it is a widespread ailment that many people are unfamiliar with. Please share this with your family and friends, and help to spread the word about tinnitus!

 “ATA is committed to raising the profile of tinnitus as well as raising funds to advance research toward new and better treatments for all tinnitus patients,” said Thomas J. Lobl, Ph.D., Chair of ATA’s Board of Directors. “This week is designated for the entire tinnitus community, patients and professionals alike to help increase the visibility of this condition that impacts so many lives worldwide. Our goal is to make sure that no single patient is told that they have to just live with their tinnitus.”

Tinnitus, also known as “ringing in the ears” is often described as the sensation of buzzing, ringing, chirping, or other high pitch noises that occur in the ear without an actual sound being present. The symptoms’ intensity and severity vary from person to person. Some experience constant sound, while others only experience the symptoms when there is a lack of actual noise around them. Additionally, the volume of the perceived sound can also vary.

Tinnitus is an audiological and neurological condition which is often caused by over-exposure to loud noises. However, there are other causes such as damage to the inner ear, age, and certain medications. Those who work near loud noises including carpenters, pilots, military personnel, musicians, landscapers, etc., are at greater risk. The severity of the condition may vary, from a small annoyance to a crippling debilitation. With over 50 million Americans suffering from Tinnitus, it has become one of the most common health problems in the country.

If you believe you may be suffering from tinnitus but are unsure, take this quick and easy quiz to help you better understand your situation! We also suggest you contact an ENT Doctor and make an appointment. There is help for you!

Take Quiz Here:      http://hearingyourbest.com/tinnitus-quiz

If you are suffering from Tinnitus, we suggest using or Ring Relief Ear Drops or Fast Dissolving Tablets. Our Ring Relief products are safe and gentle to use, with no side effects, interactions with our medications, or contraindications. Always use our natural products as a complement to your physicians’ guidance and counsel.  If you would like to improve your quality of life, try Ring Relief Ear Drops and Fast Dissolving Tablets today, and get back to being yourself.

Making Life More Comfortable, Living with Digestive Issues

Making Life More Comfortable, Living with Digestive Issues

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Living with digestive issues can certainly be an arduous task. With 25-45 million Americans living with some form of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (aboutIBS.org), it has become a common botheration for many people.  It has the potential to affect nearly every aspect of your life. From where you go to what you eat, everything must be altered to accommodate your situation. However, living with digestive issues should not limit your ability to have social experiences and to enjoy life. If you have a plan and work with your body and its needs, you will be able to at least manage your condition without allowing it to control your life. Here are some tips to help you keep an active and social lifestyle while living with IBS.
  1. Know where the Bathrooms are

This seems obvious, but one of the easiest things you can do to relieve some anxiety about having to go to the bathroom is knowing where they are! When you arrive somewhere, be sure to scope out the closest restroom. If you are in a more common space, there are now apps for your smartphone such as Toilet Finder and Flush Toilet Finder that locate the nearest public restroom to you. Another helpful tip- If an establishment has “No Public Restrooms,” simply inform them that you have a chronic medical condition, and most often they will allow you to use their facilities.

  1. Have A Plan

It is always good to have a plan. If you are traveling a long distance, be sure to check if there are rest stops on your route. Also, it is a good idea to give yourself plenty of extra time. Having to rush to be somewhere will only add to anxiety you may already be feeling. The best thing you can do is be prepared!

  1. Eat Before You Go Out

Not surprisingly, 2 out of 3 people with IBS say that food tends to make their symptoms worse. It is a good idea to eat at home before you head out. This will allow you to control what you are eating and judge how you are feeling afterward, in the comfort of your own home.

Eating out can be unpredictable, but sometimes it is your only choice. If you do go out for a meal, keep things simple. For dinner, try ordering something like chicken breast with steamed vegetables.

  1. Implement an Eating Schedule

Having an eating schedule can be a helpful way to curb your IBS symptoms. By eating small meals continuously throughout the day, it takes away some of the unpredictability that comes with eating.  If you do not eat regularly, your body may have a poor reaction to eating a larger amount in one sitting.

  1. Carry Emergency Supplies

This goes hand in hand with our second tip, which is to always have a plan. It is a good idea to carry some supplies with you in case you are having bowel issues. Wipes, spray, even an extra pair of underwear are all good to have with you. Like we stated before, being prepared can help to lower your anxiety about the situation.

  1. Listen to Your Body

One of the most important things you can do is listen to what your body is telling you. It is a good idea to track the foods and other factors that trigger your IBS. Note when symptoms occur, what you’ve been doing, and what you’ve been eating. (Refer to an earlier Blog about Food Journaling) By doing this, you will understand the needs of your body a little better, possibly allowing you to avoid certain triggers. This also allows you to make an unpredictable condition a little more manageable. Remember, this is a day to day process, and you should not expect amazing results or change to occur without putting in a little time and effort.

Thanksgiving Classics with a Twist

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Put a new spin on an old classic this holiday season.

We’re not saying ditch the bird this year- but it wouldn’t hurt to try some new dishes to spice up your holiday meal this Thanksgiving.

We all have those people in our family that show up early to thanksgiving dinner, no matter what time you tell them. Furthermore, the food never seems to be ready for when you’ve planned. While they wait for their long anticipated meal, try keeping your guests happy with some of these fun and easy appetizers.

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A standard “go-to” appetizer is the sliced cheese and crackers platter. Put a twist on it this year and try a simple baked brie with cranberries and pecans. Once baked you can serve with Apple slices, pear slices, crackers or pretzels. Yum!

 

 

 

 

 

butternut-aranciniAnother fun holiday appetizer is “butternut arancini”, better known as risotto bites. These lightly breaded, crispy treats will surely be a hit. Adding a roasted butternut puree makes the holiday come to life for this modern, Italian inspired snack.

 

 

 

butternut-bisqueOne of our favorite soups for this time of year is a Butternut Bisque. This creamy blend of squash and carrots is delicious and easy to make! Your guests will never know that this soup came from the blender. Serve bisque with a side of sour cream and garnish with cayenne for extra spice.

 

 

potatoes-aux-gratinEveryone usually has some form of potatoes at their thanksgiving dinner. We suggest you try Scalloped Potatoes with Blue Cheese and Bacon. This is a delightful take on a simpler scalloped potato dish. The blue cheese and bacon bites compliment the potatoes nicely. This dish takes a bit longer to make, but it is worth the time.

 

cornbread-stuffingStuffing is a staple of Thanksgiving food for many. This year, we recommend trying cornbread stuffing, a new spin on an old classic. Using cornbread for the stuffing will give it a vibrant, fresh flavor. This one is sure to be a hit among your guests.

 

apple-pie-nachosApple Pie Nachos- Sounds a little strange, but this is a delicious holiday snack or dessert! Using cinnamon flavored chips and apple pie filling covered in pecans and drizzled caramel, you can’t go wrong with this modern take on apple pie. We recommend adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream on top.

 

leftover-muffinsBe sure not to waste any of your Thanksgiving leftovers! Use some of the stuffing and turkey you have to make leftover Stuffin’ Muffins! This is a great way to turn your leftovers into a new meal, especially when you start to get tired of your thanksgiving extras.

 

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