A DOCTOR has revealed a number of simple tips to make your life easier – from how to stop a tickle in your throat to how to cram for a test.
Dr Anthony Youn, 48, from Detroit – known as “America’s Holistic Plastic Surgeon” – has made a series of videos called “Body hacks that really work”.
The videos have seen the doc soar in popularity, gaining 5.1million followers.
Here are some of the best tips he’s given…
How to ‘supercharge’ your brain
Dr Youn claimed reading over notes for a test “before you go to sleep” will help your brain during an exam the next morning.
“Here’s a way to supercharge your brain,” he said in one of his videos.
“Go over your notes right before you go to sleep and your brain’s going to help you remember it the next morning.”
Research have previously showed how a good night’s sleep shortly after your studies can significantly improve your ability to retain information, according to Lifehacker.
How to get rid of a tickly throat
The doc also answered one of the most frustrating medical mysteries – how to get rid of an annoying tickle in your throat.
He claimed to know a simple solution to the problem.
“Scratch at your ear and that’s going to help make the tickle in your throat go away,” he said.
Scott Schaffer, president of an ear, nose, and throat specialty centre in Gibbsboro, New Jersey, said it works because the ear scratch results in a muscle spasm in the throat.
He told Men’s Health: “When the nerves in the ear are stimulated, it creates a reflex in the throat that can cause a muscle spasm.
“This spasm relieves the tickle.”
How to help with pain from arm injection
Dr Youn’s third tip was a timely one considering the rollout of the Covid jabs.
He revealed a hack to help with the pain of getting an injection in your arm.
“When you’re getting the shot, scratch the area right next to it – that’s going to confuse your nerves and make it not hurt,” he claimed.
How to stop itchy mosquito bites
And he also offered some helpful advice to those suffering from itchy mosquito bites.
“Take a little antiperspirant and rub it against the mosquito bite,” he said.
“That’s going to prevent it from itching.”
The aluminium salts in the antiperspirant can reportedly help your body reabsorb fluid in the mosquito bite, and this helps take down swelling and stop the itching.
Dr Youn also shared the health hack videos with his 820,000 Instagram followers – many of whom were especially excited about the memory tip.
One said: “I actually do the sleep after going through notes trick and it’s really helpful.”
Another added: “Number one really works, used it for many years.”