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Before you rub that itchy eye!

Ever felt an itchy sensation around your eye and your very first impulse was to scratch it and soothe yourself? Yes, I believe is your answer.
You actually don't rub your eye just when it itches you. It could be when you wake up, when you're anxious or stressed or when an eyelash or two enters your eye. I'm guilty of this and writing this has helped me reduce and who knows what posting would do?

Why shouldn't you rub your eye?
A research optometrist says studies show that rubbing causes our eye pressure to rise. A light rub doubles it while a thorough and harsh rub causes it to rise 20 times its original pressure.
The reaction to rubbing of eyes varies with individuals. For someone with Myopia (Short Sightedness) who already has a very long and weak retina, rubbing it only makes it weaker. The cornea then gets damaged and in rare cases can tear up causing significant loss of sight.
When you sleep, your brain loses connection to your eye which explains why you proba…

No Day is Normal!

Hey there! I'm sure you're as guilty of the 'My day was normal' reply as much as I am. Believe me, saying that is not normal. No pun intended.  (I'm actually hoping I'm not the only guilty person here). Describing my day as normal has never been disturbing until recently. No better time to write this than when I am down with malaria, cough and catarrh. I have also heard and seen different things this period that just keeps hammering the whole underrated concept of being fine and hearty.
It all started with seeing a lady get hit by a car. It was so bad that I thought I was going to pass out. Nollywood didn't prepare me for what I saw.
Not long after then, I heard about the death of two people. These people weren't sick or anything and they went, just like that. How ironic is it that we all know our date of birth and not the day we're going to die.
And then Malaria struck and not surprisingly, I found myself thinking and trying to remember what fee…