Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Skin Rashes Symptoms Causes & Treatment - Part 2

Jewelweed - It is a process where the leaves of the plant is crushed and rubbed over the affected area of the body covered by a rash caused by poison oak or poison ivy. It also helps to improve the rashes caused by insect bites and stings.

Witch Hazel - It is an effective treatment, which helps to reduce itching from various rashes. It is also considered as an antioxidant, which is helpful in treating, preventing, and eliminating skin rashes. Witch hazel is mixed with water and applied to the affected area. It is used with a cloth and applied to the skin and is kept for at least 30 minutes before rinsing.

St. John's Wort - It is one of the popular natural anti-depressant, which is applied to the skin, as it reduces itching and moisturizes your skin.

Wild Pansy - It is basically applied to eczema skin rashes to eliminate the irritation and itching of the skin.

When it comes to effective treatment of skin rash, it is very important to have a correct diagnosis. Skin rash can range from mild to severe, depending upon the patient. Therefore, it is recommended to follow the medicines as prescribed by the doctor; otherwise, it can be life threatening too.


Warning : The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.
This information is solely for informational purposes. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Skin Rashes Symptoms Causes & Treatment - Part 2

Treatment of skin rash

Aloe Vera - It is one of the oldest treatments for skin disease. It contains many nutrients and properties that are beneficial to the skin. It is also used as an anti-inflammatory agent, as it provides anti-bacterial and anti-fungal aid. It is prepared from the leaves of the aloe vera plant, into a gel form and applied directly to the skin rash. It is advisable to apply aloe vera gel for at least 3 times a day.

Baking Powder - Baking powder is used to reduce itching. It is applied to the rash as it will dry up the rash.

Calendula Essential Oil - It is also considered as an anti-inflammatory treatment of skin. Calendula essential oil provides great relief and helps to eliminate the root cause of the rash. It is recommended to apply the essential oil directly to the affected area.

Chamomile - Chamomile acts as anti-inflammatory and this also helps in reduction of itchy rashes as well as irritation. You can either use the essential oil or boil the tea bags.

Olive Oil - Olive oil is used to soothe the dry skin and restore moisture. Skin rashes are treated by applying olive oil to the affected area of the skin.

Oatmeal - Oatmeal is another common skin treatment option. The main benefit of oatmeal is that it reduces the inflammation of the skin to a great extent. So it is recommended to try an oatmeal bath, i.e. by pouring a cup of oatmeal into your bath water and soak for at least 15-20 minutes.

To Be Continued ....

Warning : The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.
This information is solely for informational purposes. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Skin Rashes Symptoms Causes and Treatment - part 1

Skin Rashes inflommatry and irritation condition on skin it is caused by microorganisms.

Symptoms of skin rash

The symptoms of skin rash includes:

  • Itchiness,
  • Blisters,
  • Fever,
  • Lesion,
  • Little red bumps,
  • Pus-Filled Sacs,
  • Inflammation,
  • Burning Sensation,
  • Dry Scaly Patches,
  • Bruise-Like Spots, And
  • Pink-Red Rings On The Skin.

Causes of skin rash

Causes of skin rashes differ from person to person, which includes:

  • Skin contact with an irritant,
  • Bacterial infection,
  • Viral infection,
  • Fungal infection,
  • Reaction to vaccination,
  • Skin diseases like eczema or acne,
  • Exposed to heat or sun,
  • Autoimmune disorder,
  • Food allergy,
  • Friction due to crafting of skin,
  • Menstruation And,
  • Reaction to chemical substances like perfumes, lotions, soaps and detergents.

To Be Continued ....

Friday, August 26, 2011

Exercise - Reap The Benefits !

Exercise has oodles of benefits, from controlling blood sugar to trimming your waistline. But what might be a fun, enjoyable activity for one person might seem like drudgery to the next. 

Is some sort of specific health concern stopping you from stepping out? No worries. There’s a sport or activity that will pump you up but still keep you safe. The key is finding one that suits your interest and health needs. Once you click on the court, in the field, or on the links, you’ll discover a whole new world. What’s even better: When you find a sport you enjoy, you’ll be more likely to exercise—and to reap those sweaty benefits. First, be sure to check with your doctor or health-care professional before starting any new physical activity. To get yourself in the game, following these guidelines to find the best sport for you.

If You Have Heart Disease
Good for you: Moderate, nonstrenuous activity in moderate temperatures. Try mall walking, swimming, or cycling on a stationary bike.
Possibly unsafe: Straining and strenuous activity in very hot and humid weather or very cold weather. Avoid push-ups, sit-ups, and walking up steep hills.

If You Have Peripheral Artery Disease
Good for you: Aquatic exercise, cycling, and walking.
Possibly unsafe: Weight-bearing and high-impact exercise such as basketball and tennis. 

If You Have High Blood Pressure
Good for you: Moderate aerobic and strength-training exercise. Walking, jogging, and stair climbing are fine.
Possibly unsafe: Straining and strenuous exercise, such as power-lifting with weights.

If You Have Neuropathy
Good for you: Moderate intensity, low-impact exercises in moderate temperatures. Swimming is a good choice if you have pain or burning in your feet.
Possibly unsafe: Strenuous, weight-bearing exercises such as step aerobics or hiking long distances, and working out in extreme temperatures. 

If You Have Retinopathy
Good for you: Moderate, low-impact exercise with no straining during which you keep your head above your waist.
Possibly unsafe: Anything that involves straining, jumping, holding your breath during exertion, or exercising with your head below waist level. Examples: basketball, heavy weightlifting, and certain yoga poses.

If You Have Kidney Disease
Good for you: Light or moderate exercise such as walking or swimming, and high-repetition strength-training using light weights and doing more than 15 repetitions at a time.
Possibly unsafe: High-intensity, vigorous sports and lifting heavy weights

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Get a Sound Sleep at Night !

Here are a few practical steps you can follow to get a sound sleep at night:

1. Take a shower before going to bed
2. Listen to soothing, melodious music or some good lectures / discourses.
3. Read good books at bedtime
4. Have your dinner well ahead of your going to bed
5. Don't take any oil-fried diet in your dinner
6. Avoid coffee / tea before going to bed
7. Perform some physical exercises (even if it is jogging on a treadmill) everyday. This will give a sound sleep at night
8. Avoid viewing television channels when lying down on the bed.
9. You can practice some Yoga Asanas that will help you relax your body and give you good sleep

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tips To Get Back To Exercise After A Break - Part 2

Do What You Love 
Other methods of preventing burnout while keeping your motivation levels high include choosing an activity that you can actually look forward to doing every day. “You may hear that a spin class plus circuit training is fantastic for fitness, but if you dread both of those activities, it’s doubtful you’ll stick with them for long,” says Aaron Snyder, a certified trainer and nutritional consultant in San Diego. “The less willpower it takes to workout, the better.”

Snyder found his own way back to a healthy workout routine by finding an activity that exhilarated him. “After living a year abroad, I had completely gotten out of my usual rigorous workout schedule,” says Snyder. “So I began doing wind sprints on the beach three or four times per week. This felt more like fun to me than work [and] I began to lose some of the extra fat I had accumulated during my hiatus.”

Set new goals
Reducing extra pounds may be the primary reason why you decided to start exercising again, but broadening your view of success can keep you on the road to fitness. Dr. Susan Bartell, a Port Washington, New York-based psychologist and health expert, recommends setting small, short-term goals that are readily achievable. This method allows you to feel accomplished immediately. Short-term goals can include simply extending the length of your workout by a minute or two each day or walking on the treadmill at a higher resistance level for a few minutes. 

After you begin to feel more comfortable with your new fitness routine you can begin to set long-term goals. “Long-term goals should include adding new workouts to your routine (take a class once a week instead of only using the treadmill), challenging yourself (running in a 5K race) and never staying stagnant when it comes to…the challenge of your workouts,” says Bartell. “Give yourself a goal of how long or how often or how hard you want to exercise each month and make a new goal once you’ve achieved the one you set (as long as this is medically healthy for you, of course). This will help you stay motivated.”


Monday, August 22, 2011

Tips To Get Back To Exercise After A Break - Part 1

Deciding to get back into an exercise routine after a long hiatus can be emotionally as well as physically challenging. The idea of reliving the aches, pains, and shortness of breath that you may have experienced when you first began working out is sometimes reason enough to just forget the whole thing. But whether your routine came to a halt because of medical problems, a hectic schedule, or perhaps just a very enticing sofa, there are ways to get and stay motivated as you resume a healthy workout routine.

Give yourself a break 
“The emotions with which people cope when returning to exercise are varied,” says Dr. Vicci Hill-Lombardi, associate professor in the department of athletic training at Seton Hall University’s School of Health and Medical Sciences in South Orange, New Jersey. She concludes that the emotions run the gamut from frustration to anger to fear to guilt. “Frustration at having to start from square one; anger that it is difficult to find exercise; guilt at allowing exercise and fitness to take a back seat to everything else; fear if the cessation of exercise is due to injury. Overcoming these emotions can be difficult,” says Hill-Lombardi. These obstacles, however, are not insurmountable. Making time during the day to exercise is hard for lots of people — “experienced athletes and beginners alike,” continues Hill-Lombardi. And if the veterans can drop the exercise ball and return to their healthy routines without beating themselves up, so can you.

Start slow 
When you have decided that it’s time to get back into your workout routine, you may be tempted to simply dive back into the deep end of the pool. Bad idea. “When you stop exercising for a significant period of time, your body slows down — this means metabolism, cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility,” says Sara Haley, a Los Angeles-based global master trainer and creative consultant for Reebok. “When [clients] go on vacation, or have a baby or just take a break for a while and do not exercise, they come back weaker.” This means that it’s best to take a few steps back before jumping forward with your fitness routine. “Take whatever you were doing before your hiatus and start back at a moderate level,” continues Haley. “If you jump back in too quickly you risk overdoing it, injury and burning out.”

To Be Continued....

Friday, August 19, 2011

Top 10 Health Benefits of Lemon Water - Part 4

* Assist in curing Respiratory Disorders

Lemon water assists in curing respiratory problems, along with breathing problems and revives a person suffering from asthma.

* Good for treating Rheumatism

Lemon is also a diuretic and hence lemon water can treat rheumatism and arthritis. It helps to flush out bacteria and toxins out of the body.

* Reduces Fever

Lemon water can treat a person who is suffering from cold, flu or fever. It helps to break fever by increasing perspiration.

* Acts as a blood purifier

The diseases like cholera or malaria can be treated with lemon water as it can act as a blood purifier.


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Top 10 Health Benefits of Lemon Water - Part 3

* Cures Throat Infections

Lemon is an excellent fruit that aids in fighting problems related to throat infections, sore throat and tonsillitis as it has an antibacterial property. For sore throat, dilute one-half lemon juice with one-half water and gargle frequently.

* Good for Weight Loss

One of the major health benefits of drinking lemon water is that it paves way for losing weight faster, thus acting as a great weight loss remedy. If a person takes lemon juice mixed with lukewarm water and honey, it can reduce the body weight as well.

* Controls High Blood Pressure

Lemon water works wonders for people having heart problem, owing to its high potassium content. It controls high blood pressure, dizziness, nausea as well as provides relaxation to mind and body. It also reduces mental stress and depression.

To Be Continued ....

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Top 10 Health Benefits of Lemon Water - Part 2

* Good for stomach

Lemon can help relieve many digestion problems when mixed with hot water. These include nausea, heartburn and parasites. Due to the digestive qualities of lemon juice, symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, bloating and belching are relieved. By drinking lemon juice regularly, the bowels are aided in eliminating waste more efficiently. Lemon acts as a blood purifier and as a cleansing agent. The intake of lemon juice can cure constipation. It is even known to help relieve hiccups when consumed as a juice. Lemon juice acts as a liver tonic and helps you digest your food by helping your liver produce more bile. It decreases the amount of phlegm produced by your body. It is also thought to help dissolve gallstones.

* Excellent for Skin Care

Lemon, being a natural antiseptic medicine, can participate to cure problems related to skin. Lemon is a vitamin C rich citrus fruit that enhances your beauty, by rejuvenating skin from within and thus bringing a glow on your face. Daily consumption of lemon water can make a huge difference in the appearance of your skin. It acts as an anti-aging remedy and can remove wrinkles and blackheads. Lemon water if applied on the areas of burns can fade the scars. As lemon is a cooling agent, it reduces the burning sensation on the skin.

* Aids in Dental Care

Lemon water is used in dental care also. If fresh lemon juice is applied on the areas of toothache, it can assist in getting rid of the pain. The massages of lemon juice on gums can stop gum bleeding. It gives relief from bad smell and other problems related to gums.

To Be Continued ....

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Top 10 Health Benefits of Lemon Water - Part 1

Top 10 Health Benefits of Lemon Water

Many people often love the tarty flavor of lemon juice in their dishes. But have you ever wondered that you can put this lemon juice to many more good uses than this? Yes! There are enormous benefits of lemon juice and water in your everyday life.

you simply need to arm yourself with relevant knowledge and you would soon start valuing this amalgamation more than ever.

Lemon is an inexpensive, easily available citrus fruit, popular for its culinary and medicinal uses. It is used to prepare a variety of food recipes such as lemon cakes, lemon chicken and beverages like lemonade and lemon-flavored drinks. It is also used for garnishing. Lemon juice consists of about 5% citric acid that gives a tarty taste to lemon. Lemon is a rich source of vitamin C. It also contains vitamins like vitamin B, riboflavin and minerals like calcium, phosphorus, magnesium as well as proteins and carbohydrates. Lemon is generally consumed in the form of lemon juice or lemon water. Lemon water makes a healthy drink, especially when taken in the morning. 

Daily consumption of lemon water provides a number of health benefits, which we start from tomorrow. 

To Be Continued ....

Friday, August 12, 2011

Correct timing to take water !!

Two (02) glasses of water - After waking up in the morning,
Helps activate internal organs

One (01) glasses of water - 30 minutes before meal 
Helps digestion

One (01) glasses of water – 60 minutes after meal 
Helps digestion

One (01) glass of water - Before taking a bath 
Helps lower blood pressure

One (01) glass of water - Before sleep 
To avoid stroke or heart attack

Brush your teeth before you sleep & drink 2 glasses of water.

Overall we should drink minimum of  8 to 10 glasses of water daily.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Home Remedies for Cold & Cough !

Home Remedies for Cough :

Grapes help a great deal in treating cold in a few days. Consume 1 cup grape juice and also add 1-teaspoon honey to it.

Almonds are excellent for dry coughs. Soak about seven almonds in water and keep them overnight. Next morning peel off the brown skin.

Now grind them to form a powder and add twenty grams each of butter and sugar and form a paste. Consume it twice a day , once in the morning and the second time in the evening.

Home Remedies for Common Cold :

Lemon can be used effectively to treat common cold, as it increases the body resistance. Take one glass of warm water and pour some lime juice and a tsp of honey in it and consume it once or twice on a daily basis.

Take 1 tbsp of Pepper powder and boil it in a cup of milk. Also add on a pinch of turmeric to it. Put some sugar for taste. Drink it once in a day for about three days.

Take 3-4 tsp Onion juice and 3-4 tsp Honey and mix well before consuming.

Warning : The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.
This information is solely for informational purposes. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor.

Six Body Signs You Shouldn't Ignore - Part 2

Dizziness : Your world goes round every time you stand up. If you think there is something wrong with you then dizziness is just the signal. When the blood supply to the brain is limited or a change in blood pressure is noticed, it results in light headedness. Dehydration can also make your blood pressure drop and make you dizzy.
Doc’s Tip : keep yourself hydrated and have a liquid diet or foods with high water content. Should the faint feeling occur each time you get up or you lose consciousness, see your doctor. It may be due to drop in heaemoglobin and in rare circumstances; it can be a heart problem.

Lumps in breasts : Lately, you have felt several small movable lumps in your breasts. These are nothing but a common and benign condition where your breast tissue retains fluids. The changes are more noticeable in the pre-period week, when hormonal changes cause swelling throughout your body. 
Doc’s Tip : Cut back on caffeine heavy foods like coffee, tea and aerated drinks, which causes you to retain fluid and makes the lumps more pronounced. It’s better to avoid salty foods, since they also promote fluid retention.

Floaters in your eyes : There are dark specks, spots and wormlike lines that are perennially in your field of vision. Though harmless, floaters are annoying and there are ways to prevent them through proper diet
Doc’s Tip : While there is no real way to stop the formation of floaters (that is confirmed) the safest way to cure floaters is to ignore them. There are many ways to strengthen one's eyes which will in turn lessen the creation of new floaters. Having a diet rich in fruits and vegetable is necessary. However, consult a doctor if they turn out to be painful.


Monday, August 1, 2011

Six Body Signs You Shouldn't Ignore - Part 1

There is more hair in your comb than on your head. Your new denims can’t stay buttoned up for long and irritating dust particles float in your eyes. You panic thinking that some dreaded disease has hit you and search the Internet for a quick fix. The search results in ten different diseases and you are not sure which one is more severe. Sounds familiar? Relax. With the help of health experts, we list few unknown symptoms (and solutions) which may strike women.

Rebound headaches : Like heartache, rebound headaches refuse to go. They keep coming back even after you have popped in a few painkillers. Well don’t blame the headache, the culprit here is the pill. Overuse of medication makes the body resistant to its effects. When they don’t work as well, people take stronger doses of the medication. This continues to desensitize the body, triggering yet another rebound headache.
Doc’s Tip : Ride out the rebound headache by avoiding painkillers as much as you can. Never take any painkiller for longer than two consecutive days. Always consult a doctor if the symptoms persist.

Bloating : It is not that time of the month and you feel bloated. Well blame your drinking habits then.Alcohol dehydrates your body and as little as two glasses is risky. When you drink too much, your kidneys go on a panic mode and start conserving water leading to water retention. Even coffee and tea can cause problems if had in excess.
Doc’s tip : Drink at least a glass of water every two hours, which will get your kidneys functioning regularly again. Stay away from salty and sodium-rich processed foods, which will cause you to hold in water longer. The bloating will subside in two days.

Delayed or no Periods : You are not pregnant and still you have skipped your chums twice in a row. You should panic though not much. There can be quite a few reasons and the most common culprit is stress. Stress hinders ovulation and the hormonal changes in your body can wreck havoc on your menstrual system. If there is a delay of eight to ten days, there is nothing to worry about.
Doc’s Tip : Cut back stress by eating a balanced meal and include some form of exercise and yoga to bring your cycle back on track. It is best to visit your gynac for a proper check-up.

To Be Continued ....