10 Potentially Embarrassing Health Moments and How to Fix Them

From rumbling stomachs to unsightly sweat stains, get quick and easy solutions to awkward body issues.

10 Potentially Embarrassing Health Moments and How to Fix Them

Try as we might take care of ourselves by eating the right foods and getting the right amount of exercise, our bodies have ways of calling attention to themselves – often in embarrassing ways. You’ve embarked on a seven-day cruise only to find, within the first hour at sea, that you have motion sickness. You’ve just sat down for a sunny outdoor brunch and noticed that sweat stains have begun to appear on your clothes. You’ve finished a delicious meal with friends, and now your stomach is performing an experimental song for all to hear. These and other health issues, however minor, can be a drag. Thankfully, there are several quick fixes you turn to when your body is trying to cramp your style. Look to these top embarrassing health moments and the simple measures you can take to address them.

Persistent Itching


Whether from bug bites, dry skin, or an allergic reaction, itchy skin can be a distracting and potentially embarrassing problem. One way to relieve skin is by running the sensitive area under a stream of cold water, or applying a cold compress (or even an ice cube) to the itchy spot, which helps by numbing the nerve endings. Whatever you do, avoid scratching: it tends to make the problem worse, and can lead to abrasions or bruises. If the itching persists, you should consult a physician.

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