How To Treat Bunions
March 29, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment
A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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Natural Remedies for Growing Pain in Children
November 9, 2011 – 1:59 am | No Comment
Natural Remedies for Growing Pain in Children
In USA, 25-40% children between the age of 3 and 5 years experience growing pain. When the adults experience pain of any kinds, we generally first take a dose of a painkiller available over-the-counter. However, we cannot do the same thing in case of a child. The best way of dealing with growing pain in children is trying natural remedies. Below we have discussed some effective natural remedies for growing pain. Massage the muscles of your child for relieving the tension that might be the main contributing factor of the soreness and aches related to growing pain. Most children experience growing pain in their lower extremities, for instance in their thighs or calves. Take a warm lotion and put it on the body parts of the child where he is experiencing the soreness and the pain. If you find that muscles on any body part of your child are feeling tight, knead them gently. This will induce relaxation to the muscles and the child will be able to sleep. If your child is experiencing growing  [...]

How to Use Ovulation Prediction Kit?
November 8, 2011 – 11:55 pm | No Comment
How to Use Ovulation Prediction Kit?
The advancement of medical science would not have been so vigorous without the contribution from the new discoveries in the world of technology. These technological advancements have also made the process of family planning much simpler. Earlier we had to visit the doctor's office or a diagnostic center for undergoing ovulation tests; however, nowadays such tests can be conducted sitting at the comfort of our own home. Today, there are different brands of over-the-counter fertility test kits available in the market that can predict ovulation accurately. Below we have discussed the process of conducting a home fertility test: Step 1: Buy the ovulation predictor kit from the drugstore in your locality. You must know that a woman experiences ovulation in middle of her menstrual cycle; this makes knowing your cycle’s length important for maximizing accuracy of the test results. Step 2: Read the instructions given on the pack of kit. You will either be asked to urinate on the test strip directly  [...]

Using Olive Oil for Flushing out Kidney Stones
November 7, 2011 – 1:37 am | No Comment
Often doctors suggest drinking water in plenty for flushing out kidney stones. This inspite of being an extremely useful remedy for kidney stones might result in pain in some. Olive oil helps in relieving this pain associated with flushing out of kidney stones. Below we have discussed the steps involved in using olive oil for kidney stone removal. Step 1: While using olive oil for kidney stone removal you must incorporate certain changes into your dietary habit. Stop consuming anything solid after noon and have liquids only up to 7pm. For meeting the nutritional requirements of your body, you can have a meal replacement beverage in between 12 noon and 7pm. You can also opt for having an early lunch and get the essential nutrients from your breakfast and lunch. Step 2: Take 2 quarts water and boil it. Remove the water from the heat and add 2oz each of extra-virgin olive oil and fresh lime juice into it. The mixing should be done in a pitcher. Once the mixing is done refrigerate the mixture.  [...]

Food to Eat for Having Healthy Hair
November 4, 2011 – 9:59 pm | No Comment
Food to Eat for Having Healthy Hair
If you want to have healthy hair, you must ensure that you are having enough vitamins, minerals and proteins in your diet. Below we have discussed about 5 must have foods for having healthy growing hair. Salmon: We all know that salmon is a rich source of protein. Besides that, salmon also contains vitamin iron, B12 and omega-3 fatty acids in high quantity. Protein gives pout hair the thickness and glow and omega-3 fatty acids are extremely essential for having healthy scalp. Deficiency of omega-3 fatty acids can lead to severe dryness of the scalp making our hair look dull. If you are a vegetarian and cannot have salmon, you can have 2 tablespoon ground flaxseed instead. Green vegetables: Green vegetables like broccoli, Swiss chard and spinach are rich sources of vitamin A and vitamin C. Our body needs these vitamins for producing sebum. Sebum is an oily substance produced by the hair follicles; it acts as the natural conditioner for our hair. These green vegetables also act as food  [...]

Overview of Skin Exfoliation
November 3, 2011 – 9:40 pm | No Comment
Overview of Skin Exfoliation
Exfoliation is basically the removal of dead skin cells from the outermost layer. The two major forms of this beauty regimen are mechanical and chemical exfoliation. In the primary form, the deposits of dead skin cells are physically removed with a help of body scrub comprising of sugar cubes, coffee grounds or salt. In chemical exfoliation, enzymes and chemicals such as alphahydroxy acis, betahydroxyacids and more can be used for the same. These kind of chemical based scrubs efficiently hold the dead skin cells together and allow them to slough away easily. These kind of scrubs can be gentle, moderate and intense in severity depending on the skin type. Today, this procedure is popularly conducted before facial or other body treatments so as to make the penetration of facial products easy. Once the process is concluded, skin becomes more vivid, soft and smooth than the previous layer of the skin. This cleansing procedure is however not recommended for people with ultra sensitive skin or  [...]

Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
November 2, 2011 – 9:54 pm | No Comment
Patients who have survived severe forms of coronary diseases like heart strokes, attacks and more are often recommended to wear ambulatory blood pressure device. This is a portable and convenient device of the size of a small radio. It can be easily adjusted on the belt with the cuff of the monitor placed under the clothes. The machine records the blood pressure of the person after the interval of every 15-30 minutes through the entire day. This particularly aids the doctors to analyze if the given treatment for blood pressure is working effectively or not. This machine may be advised to those patients who record a blood pressure value hitting the borderline, besides to the patients undergone heart strokes, attacks and more. This may also be suggested to those patients whose blood pressure jump or show fluctuations due to interactions with the prescribed drugs.  Pregnant women who show severe extremities in the blood pressure count are also strongly advised to wear this machine to keep  [...]

Overview of Swimmer’s Ear and Its Treatment
November 2, 2011 – 12:05 am | No Comment
Swimmer’s ear also known as External Otitis is an infection of the skin found in the ear canal and the outer covering of the ear. This infection is caused due to the infestation of bacteria like treptococcus, staphylococcus or other pseudomonas types found in bacteria. The bacterium spreads to the body due to excessive contact with polluted water. The water collects at the canal region of the ear. After certain interval the skin starts becoming soggy and becomes a habitable place / media for the attack of bacteria. Sometimes cuts, cracks or skin lesions on the ear also predispose to the manifestation of bacteria. The primary and one of the most evident symptoms of the progression of this disease is the fullness of ear accompanied by abnormal itching. Then, the ear canal seems to swell as it gives way to the flow of ear drainage. At the onset of this particular symptom, the person experiences pain, especially when one pulls or moves the outer portion of the ear. Also, the side of the face  [...]