OK, so there are lots of hacks that help with your things around the home, things to help you save time, your productivity.. but what about your body? How do I get rid of that itch in my throat?
Get rid of an itch in your throat by scratching your ear.
When the nerves in the ear get stimulated, they create a reflex in the throat that causes a muscle spasm, which cures the itch.
?When the nerves in the ear are stimulated, it creates a reflex in the throat that can cause a muscle spasm.?says Scott Schaffer, M.D., president of an ear, nose, and throat specialty center in Gibbsboro, New Jersey
Trouble hearing someone at a party or on the phone, use your right ear.
Your right ear is better at picking up rapid speech. But, the left is better at picking up music tones.
If you need to relieve yourself badly
But you?re not anywhere near a bathroom, fantasize about relations. That preoccupies your brain and distracts it.
Next time the doctor?s going to give you an injection, cough as the needle is going in.
Studies have found that people who coughed during intravenous injections suffered less pain than those who did not. According to the British Medical Journal, the act of coughing causes a sudden, temporary rise in pressure in the chest, inhibiting the pain-conducting work of the spinal cord ? leading to pain-free injections.
Want to know how to relieve a stuffed nose or sinus pressure?
?Clear a stuffed nose or relieve sinus pressure by pushing your tongue against the roof of your mouth then pressing a finger between your eyebrows? says Lisa DeStefano, D.O., an assistant professor at the Michigan State University college of osteopathic medicine. This causes the vomer bone to rock, which loosens your congestion and clears you up. After 20 seconds, you?ll feel your sinuses start to drain.
If you ate a big meal and you?re feeling full as you go to sleep, lay on your left side.
That?ll keep you from suffering from acid reflux it keeps your stomach lower than your oesophagus which will help keep stomach acid from sliding up your throat. Studies have shown that patients who sleep on their left sides are less likely to suffer from acid reflux. The oesophagus and stomach connect at an angle. When you sleep on your right, the stomach is higher than the oesophagus allowing food and stomach acid to slide up your throat. When you?re on your left, the stomach is lower than the oesophagus so gravity?s in your favour. Remember, it is not advisable for you to go to bed immediately after eating. Wait for 2 to 3 hours.
You can stop a toothache by rubbing ice on the back of your hand, on the webbed area between your thumb and index finger. You can relieve a toothache by rubbing the back of your hand between thumb and index finger (the V zone where the bones of the two fingers meet) with an ice cube. Rub the hand on the side of the body where the toothache is located. Researchers at McGill University (Canada) have shown that pain intensity can roughly be halved by numbing the hand in this manner for about seven minutes (with the effect assumed to likely be due to the interruption of pain impulses travelling to the brain). The research done involved a small sample size: 22 men and 14 women.
When you accidentally singe your finger on the stove, clean the skin and apply light pressure with the finger pads of your unmarred hand. Ice will relieve your pain more quickly.