After struggling with this for years, I finally found a solution that works 99% of the time: Viscous liquid. Using a thicker liquid, lets me swallow pills without it touching my throat and triggering my gag reflex.
Simply replacing water with milk makes this once onerous task easy for me.
Being too aware of the pill made it difficult for me, when I was younger. Taking a good sip of water and swirling the pill around in my mouth, "mixing" it with the water, made it seem like the pill disappeared (I stopped noticing it). At that point I could just swallow the water and the pill went with it.
We can very easily make our special fingertip bandaid from a standard bandaid by using a clean pair of scissors (consider rinsing the scissors in desinfenctant (e.g. alcohol) or heating is shortly with a lighter before use).
Then we can cut out a trapezoid shape at the long sides of the bandaid to leave the pad in the middle, and to obtain lateral plaster ...
Your work posture, lack of lighting and too-long workday are major health risks. Change your habits before it's too late.
Too little light is a possible cause of headaches. To work comfortably on a computer, you need enough ambient light that the screen isn't the brightest element in the room.
A laptop is a very cramped work environment. It's much more ...
I've long found swallowing pills to be a bit more difficult than it looks for others. I recommend you try;
An alternative form of medication
Ask your doctor if the medication they are prescribing can be made available as a solution you can drink, perhaps mixed with something else, or a form you find easier to swallow. Suspensions for some drugs are ...
I don't know if most people knew about this remedy to avoid houseflies already.
Using plastic water bags to keep away flies.
My friend has a grocery store and I have seen him hanging half filled plastic water bags on the entrance of the store. I didn't know the reason behind this until now but after searching about it I got this.
There are at least two ...
One of my lifeguarding buddies shared this one with me. Just turn your head sideways (so your ear is facing the ground) and jump up and down a couple times. Comes right out, and it works pretty quick, usually on the first jump or two.
Qick and easy
Hold the glasses in front of a white paper or wall until the sun (or a far away window) is in focus. Measure the distance (in metre) between the glasses and the paper. Divide 1 by this value to obtain the glasses dioptre.
Physics behind this
Reading glasses are similar to a thin looking glass. The same optical rules apply to them:
You know that feeling when you're REALLY thirsty? You've been outside cutting the grass on a hot day and you get a glass of water and gulp in down in 4 HUGE swallows?
I put the pill in my mouth and then drink the water while pretending I'm REALLY thirsty. I never even notice the pill going down my throat. I think it's because my throat is so wide open.
The best way is usually just to create your own score and snap it.
We have to halve potassium citrate effervescent tabs tablets at my job (hospital pharmacy), and they're far too big to fit into a splitter. The best method we've found is to use a scalpel, and create a thin score along the tablet. Then we put on gloves and break it by hand.
To create the ...
What you could do:
How to Heal Chapped Lips Without ChapStick:
Stay Hydrated. The thirstier you are the drier your lips will be. Also, try to stay in rooms that aren't dry, but this is not always realistic.
Never lick your lips. Licking your lips and adding other water-like items just dry your mouth out more. They work for the time that it takes them to ...
Instead of a random timer to remind me to do X I found tying X to another activity Y the most effective solution.
For water, I start the day with a glass and drink with meals (which is a start and also helps me feel full sooner).
But I also drink
when I get up to grab a cup of coffee
after bathroom breaks
(handy cycle - drink more, use the bathroom ...
Been taking pills multiple times a day for 29 years now.
First attempt: explosive gag reflex, liquid and tablet went across room.
Second phase: crushing and mixing with paste like peanut butter, other spreads. Problem is some tablets aren't allowed to be crushed - they need to survive until lower in your gut.
Now: As silly as it sounds, I don't think ...
Take a bandaid and cut the ends up to the gauze in half.
Then lay the bandaid flat and put the finger on it wrapping the wings around it. Do it to both sides of the bandaid and then it should fit on your finger like a little hat.
Make sure the finger, scissors and bandaid are clean. Use disinfectants and cut the bandaid in the package....
I have some very hard pills, and scoring them just doesn't help that much. The way I split them works better:
Start by scoring the pills. Next, straighten out a staple, paper clip, or piece of wire, and tape it to the table so it doesn't move around. Place a pill on top of the wire so it's balanced, scored side up, with the score going right over the wire. ...
Here are some tips for you to get water out of ears. An easy way is to chew or yawn. If you want to use gravity, there should be some steps:
Tilt your head sideways
Hold the ear that the water got into parallel to the ground
Place the palm of your hand against your ear
Press it hard for a couple of seconds
After that, remove your hand quickly.
The fluid ...
In addition to Paparazzi's obvious but necessary "clean them in warm soapy water" periodically...
We get the same thing with re-usable SodaStream bottles which are only ever plain water, fizzed.
If you have a smell that still hangs around after washing properly, then try filling with a solution of Bicarbonate of Soda & let stand overnight. Leave the ...
The best right now fix I've had is to wash your face and keep rinsing with clean water for a few minutes. This helps with the itchy eyes and removes irritants from your skin. Any other area of the body you can wash also helps. Best if you can actually take a shower and change into clean clothes, but the face wash is best for situations where that isn't ...
At a pinch, for small cuts and bruises, consider making a make-shift plaster with a small piece of tissue paper held down with sticky tape (any kind).
If you don't want the tape to stick to your skin, wrap the tissue paper all the way around (say) the finger, and wind the tape around the tissue paper. The tail end of the tape should be stuck onto the head ...
You can iron paper bills, like the American ones, on rather high heat. Just the same iron you use for your clothing, at the hottest setting, but no steam. It will kill all viruses.
Plastic bills can be hand washed, with the same soap you would use on your hand, you can dry them the same way you dry your hands, with a clean cloth or even the hot air dryer ...
This is one trick I picked up from a friend that can be applied to remind yourself of things you tend to forget.
If you use a smartphone or a laptop often during the day, set its password as 'water' or something similar that isn't easy to guess by others. Every time you unlock (which would be a good number of times, I suppose), you'll have to enter the ...
I have this same problem, so I'm glad you asked this question. To be honest, I don't think I can really outdo the answer from Stephie, but I will share with you some things I've done to help me drink more water:
Make it a habit first thing in the morning
First thing upon waking (after using the bathroom, brushing my teeth, letting pets out), I force ...
The easiest way to whiten or lighten teeth for a video or photo shoot is to have the visual SFX people whiten them for you in post-production with After Effects, Mocca, or other software.
After that, the make-up department technicians know what will pass for on-camera use.
Your own dentist can recommend a procedure to use.
A pharmacy or department store ...
A family member uses applesauce to help the large pills go down.
Put the pill in the middle of a spoonful of applesauce and in the mouth and swallow. Sometimes an additional spoonful is needed/helpful.
Obviously Jello's,puddings, or similiar could be substituted depending on whatever works for you.
I have myself gone through the same problem last year. So, as per my personal experiences, I will suggest you few methods:
Using Carnivorous Plants: Adding a few carnivorous plants such as Venus Fly Trap or pitcher plant near the infested area can also help in controlling the fly infestation. They are slow but they work.
Using Lavender Oil Repellents: ...
If it's a small cut in the webbing the most important thing is, to keep the wound moist and pliable, so the stretching doesn't crack it open all the time. This is what keeps the wound from healing properly. Also you want to keep any infection at bay as this slows healing and is also plain annoying at a place like that.
The best solution I know of isn't ...
I have the same problem a few years back when I started working in front of my PC, every day I feel very much headache. The things that I tried to get rid of this are:
I went for my eye checkup and found that my eyesight got affected, so
the ophthalmologist told me to use specs. You have to be very specific about choosing you lens, he told me to use anti-...