The most common side effect of topical corticosteroid use is skin atrophy. All topical steroids can induce atrophy, but higher potency steroids, occlusion, thinner skin, and older patient age increase the risk. The face, the backs of the hands, and intertriginous areas are particularly susceptible. Resolution often occurs after discontinuing use of these agents, but it may take months. Concurrent use of topical tretinoin (Retin-A) % may reduce the incidence of atrophy from chronic steroid applications. 30 Other side effects from topical steroids include permanent dermal atrophy, telangiectasia, and striae.
Arthritis is due to a breakdown in the structure of the joint. Joints are held together by connective tissue, which is mostly collagen. In arthritics collagen either wears down, or it becomes diseased, that is inflamed. Royal jelly is a collagen rebuilder and pain fighter. Royal jelly is a natural source of a number of nutrients needed for joint and collagen repair. Collagen is the connective tissue making up cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. The joint surfaces are lined with cartilage. Royal jelly offers the nutrients that the cartilage requires for proper health. In fact, this wondrous substance contains a type of collagen precursor which is rapidly utilized by joints, especially wounded ones. Certainly, royal jelly, as a regenerative substance, is superior to chondroitin sulfate, which is synthetic supplement.
Once you have your sea salt, mix the sea salt with fresh water and create a solution that will be as close to ocean water as possible. The general measurement for recreating ocean water is 1/2 cup per gallon of water. While that will be the the measurement a majority of the time, there are some particular salts I’ve come across that can have different measurements. So just be sure to check the packaging of the brand you buy, and make sure you have the right measurement. When in doubt the 1/2 cup per gallon is a safe bet, and also happens to be the general measurement for creating a salt water fish tank. So if it’s good enough for the fish, it’s good enough for me! 🙂