How To Safely Dispose Of Rx Drugs

According to the White House Drug Policy Office, prescription drug abuse among 18 – to 25-year-olds rose 17 percent from 2002 to 2005. In 2004 and again in 2005, there were more new abusers of prescription drugs than new users of any illicit drug.

Young people mistakenly believe prescription drugs are safer than street drugs, doctors say. But accidental prescription drug deaths are rising and students who abuse pills are more likely to drive fast, binge-drink and engage in other dangerous behaviors. Parents should be alert to these signs and changes in behavior.

Al Gore III’s arrest may raise awareness among parents, said Dr. Donald Misch, director of health services at Northwestern University in Evanston. “This is an opportunity for people to understand this is happening in your household,” he said. “These are your kids. The drug dealers they’re going to are their doctors, their parents and their friends.”

Parents should clean out their medicine cabinets and lock up any prescription medications. This is more than likely customary in homes with toddlers but is advisable no matter the age of the child, just to be safe. This would also prohibit giving them to friends if your child isn’t a user.

Deputy drug czar, Scott Burns stated: “We found in focus groups of young people across the country that in large measure they’re getting the drugs from their own medicine cabinets and the Internet. Some Web pharmacies deliver ordered drugs without legitimate prescriptions, but other sites steal credit card information and never fill orders, Burns said.

With the rise in prescription drug abuse, three federal agencies issued guidelines earlier this year for disposing of medications without harming the environment.

1. Remove unused, unneeded or expired prescription drugs from their original containers.

2. Mix prescription drugs with an undesirable substance, like used coffee grounds or cat litter, and put them in impermeable, nondescript containers, such as empty cans or sealable bags.

3. Throw containers in the trash.

4. Don’t flush prescription drugs down the toilet unless the accompanying patient information says specifically it is safe to do so.

5. Return drugs to pharmaceutical take-back sites that allow consumers to return unused drugs for safe disposal.

Sources: White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, Department of Health and Human Services, Environmental Protection Agency.

Author’s Note: A pharmaceutical sales representative can increase sales by volunteering to return expired or outdated medications for the wholesalers in their territory. This can be a daunting task for their employees. Offering customer service at this level is rare and not expected. This also gives the drug rep an idea of the inventory on hand and an opportunity to help sell their medications. The wholesaler can offer specials to the retail drug stores on your proprietary pharmaceuticals.

Red Male Organ – Problem or Good Circulation?

Sometimes maintaining good male organ health can lead a man to some confusion about whether some aspect of his member indicates a problem or not. For example, searching through men’s health sites, one often learns that a red male organ can be a sign of a problem, such as an infection. That’s definitely true, but it’s also important to remember that not every red male organ achieves that coloration due to infection. In many instances, a red male organ may be the result of a healthy circulation system – and that’s a good thing.
The “bad” red male organ

Self-diagnosing can be tricky – which is why consulting a doctor about male organ health concerns is advised. Very often when “red male organ” is listed as negative, it’s referring to a redness which is fairly limited in scope. For example, when balanitis is the cause of redness (almost exclusively in uncircumcised men), it’s generally localized in the head and top of the prepuce. In other instances, the redness may refer to a splotchy rash, which may have any number of causes, and which is generally not a consistent, even redness throughout the manhood.

There can be instances when a member is basically a deep red throughout the organ that indicates a problem – such as a member which has received a sunburn after a day at the nude beach – but more often, when the redness affects the entire manhood, it may in fact be a sign of good health.

The healthy red male organ

Why is that? Because in such instances, the redness is generally occurring during tumescence and is due to good circulation pumping blood throughout the manhood.

As most men know, it’s blood flow to the member that is largely responsible for the physical act of tumescence. (Arousal and stimulation may help to set up the circumstances for the tumescence, but it’s a rush of blood that actually creates the hardening of the organ.)

How much blood does the manhood capture during tumescence? As much as eight times the amount of blood that it uses when the organ is flaccid. That’s why it is so important to keep male organ blood vessels healthy and able to expand fully, so that when the time comes, an adequate supply of blood can fill the member and make an impressive tumescence possible.

And it’s that entrapment of blood which causes the manhood in fair-skinned men to achieve a healthy red glow. (In darker-skinned men, the hue is less often red but there is still typically some change in coloration.) Male organ skin is very thin, so the presence of blood is visibly represented by a reddening of the manhood.

And overall health

So a guy wants to have good male organ circulation in order for his tumescences to be firm. But it’s also worth noting that a red male organ from healthy circulation often means is a sign that a gut’s overall circulatory health is probably pretty good. (There can be exceptions.) By the same token, if tumescences are weak due to circulation problems, it may be a sign that a man’s overall circulatory health may be under par – and should be checked out by a doctor.

Good circulation can be indicated by a red male organ – but in some cases a red male organ may also come about when the organ has been rubbed raw due to overuse or unlubricated use. Applying a first rate male organ health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) can help provide relief. The best creme for this will offer a combination of moisturizers, such as a high end emollient (like shea butter) and a natural hydrating agent (like vitamin E). The moisturization helps heal rawness, and the presence of a potent antioxidant (alpha lipoic acid is an excellent one) helps strengthen the male organ skin against future damage by fighting excess free radicals that weaken the skin.

Foot Fixation? Beware of Jock Itch

Lots of men are sole men – dudes with a particular “thing” for feet. As a matter of fact, some experts believe that a foot fixation is the most common fixation, especially among men. But does a foot fixation come with any potential male organ health concerns? Actually, depending upon how the foot fixation is played out in practice, there could be an increased risk of jock itch among men with this proclivity.
The foot fixation

A 2006 research study found that fixations that involve body parts (or objects associated with body parts, such as shoes) are the most common, and that feet and/or toes are the most popular body parts for sensual fixating on.

When most people think of a foot fixation, they tend to picture a man who worships the foot. He may touch, stroke, sniff, or kiss a foot which he finds attractive. As he does this, he becomes more and more excited. Often he self-stimulates his member while touching or kissing the foot in question, achieving a more intense intense point as a result of the contact with the foot.

But there are other ways in which the foot fixation may be acted out. For example, sometimes the fixation focuses on the shoe which has contained the foot, and he may fondle or kiss the shoe as he self-gratifies. Or rather than self-pleasuring himself as he kisses a foot, he may instead ask the owner of the foot to rub his tumescent member with the foot, or may position himself to rub his manhood against a stationary foot.

The jock itch concern

It’s in this latter type of scenario – one in which there is direct physical contact between the foot and the member itself – that the potential concern about jock itch more likely arises.

To understand why, it’s necessary to know a little about jock itch. Also called tinea cruris, jock itch is a fungal infection that can affect the manhood, sacks, buttocks and midsection. It presents as a red rash and, as its nickname suggests, can be extremely itchy.

As a fungal infection, jock itch thrives in hot, moist places – such as the midsection. And it’s very contagious (which is one reason a guy shouldn’t share underwear with another guy).

But here’s the thing: the fungus that causes jock itch is basically the same one that causes athlete’s foot. And so if a man is rubbing a foot all over his manhood, or is rubbing his manhood all over a foot, and that foot has a fungus – it may easily get spread to the member and cause a case of jock itch. (There is also a similar risk if a man places a sock, stocking or shoe on his member; if the wearer of that item has athlete’s foot, the fungus may have spread to the item and may then spread to the member in question.)

Similarly, a man with jock itch can pass his fungus off to a partner’s foot by physical contact between the two.

Treatment

Men with a foot fixation should ideally ask the owner of any feet they fixate on if they have any foot conditions. Barring that, a man should inspect the foot for signs of a fungal infection, and avoid male organ contact if signs are present.

But, though an annoyance, jock itch does respond we’ll to treatments. Keeping the area dry and free from irritation and using any number of jock itch treatments (most of which are over-the-counter) generally brings relief in a few days. A doctor may also be consulted.

Whether from a foot fixation or not, jock itch can dry the skin, so using a superior male organ health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) is advised. Find a crème with both she abutter and vitamin E, two well-regarded moisturizers that can help treat dry manhood skin. It also pays to find a crème that contains vitamin B5. Also called pantothenic acid, B5 provides a boost to cell metabolism and helps maintain healthy manhood tissue.