Taking the Bite out of a Biting Child
August 30, 2013 – 1:12 am | No Comment
Child care is a continuous learning process and problems are usually a stepping stone in learning more about children. Biting is one such problem that has to be handled with tender loving care. A biting child is a negative child and has to be tackled with immediately. Whether it is a home care or a day care or whether the child is just with siblings, a child who bites has to be taught the rules. The  [...]

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What Are the Side Effects of Probiotics?
December 29, 2011 – 4:05 am | No Comment
What Are the Side Effects of Probiotics?
Probiotics which are also known as friendly bacteria are generally considered to be safe like other nutritional supplements but many a times they may also pose harmful side effects. The live bacteria content of probiotic supplement can over colonize the intestine and cause infection which is one of the probiotic side effects. This type of risks generally occurs in newborns, elderly people and people having severely compromised immune system. Antibiotics may be needed in order to treat this type of infection. Thus proper care should be observed while taking large doses of probiotics. One of the most common probiotic side effects is the gastrointestinal distress. In cases when large doses of probiotics are taken they do adjust the floral balance but there is a possibility that they might also result in abdominal discomfort and gas. Along with the large doses of probiotic, biological adjustment is also the reason for these problems. These digestive problems occur temporarily only for  [...]


Treating Hiatal Hernia Symptoms with Herbs
December 25, 2011 – 10:00 pm | No Comment
Treating Hiatal Hernia Symptoms with Herbs
Hiatal hernia is a condition marked by symptoms like indigestion and heartburn. These symptoms can be managed easily using some simple herbal remedies. Below, we have discussed about the most effective herbs used for treatment of hiatal hernia symptoms. Aloe vera: The leaves of aloe vera are succulent. For medicinal purposes aloe vera is used both as gel (for topical application) and as juice (for oral consumption). This herb is use widely for treating sliding hiatal hernias. When taken internally, aloe vera juice works by soothing the lining of the patient’s stomach and esophagus. The herb also helps in lowering the production of stomach acids. These features of the herb make it a powerful remedy for hiatal hernia symptoms. Marshmallow root: The roots of marshmallow contain mucilage rich in healing properties. Intake of this mucilage protects the stomach and esophagus lining of the hiatal hernia patients from damages caused by stomach acids. This herbal remedy is also instrumental  [...]


Methods of Using Turmeric for Joint Pain
December 23, 2011 – 9:43 pm | No Comment
Methods of Using Turmeric for Joint Pain
Ayurvedic practitioners have been recommending the use of turmeric for treating joint pains for more than five thousand years. The roots of turmeric plants are known to possess maximum healing properties. In the modern era, several medical studies have also found evidences supporting the fact that the turmeric root is filled with healing properties. According to a recent clinical study, curcumin, an active ingredient present in turmeric roots is an excellent anti-inflammatory agent. This active compound of turmeric makes it an effective remedy for join swelling and pain. Below, we have discussed some methods of using turmeric for joint pain: You can consume turmeric supplements orally for getting relief from joint pains. According to medical experts turmeric supplements in powder form are more effective that capsules prepared from the extracts of the herb. This is because there are many turmeric capsules that contain other ingredients than inhibit the actual healing effect of turmeric.  [...]


Homeopathic Remedies for Nausea
December 22, 2011 – 10:33 pm | No Comment
Homeopathic Remedies for Nausea
We can suffer from nausea due to consumption of spoiled foods, excess eating or overconsumption of alcohol. Nausea is also a common sign of emotional stress, pregnancy and viral infections. You may suffer from nausea due to any of the above mentioned factors or any other unknown cause homeopathic remedies will help you to recover from the condition effectively. Below, we have discussed about the common homeopathic medications recommended to individuals feeling nauseous. Arsenicum album: This medicine is prescribed to people who vomit and experience nauseous feeling along with diarrhea. Arsenicum album will be most effective for those who are experiencing nausea after eating tainted foods. Nausea caused by bacterial or viral intestinal infections is also often treated with this remedy. You can also take arsenicum album to control nausea resulting from too much consumption of alcohol. Carbo vegetabilis: Indigestion and heartburn accompanied by bloating and flatulence are a few indicators  [...]


What Are the Side Effects of Skin Bleaching?
December 21, 2011 – 9:59 pm | No Comment
What Are the Side Effects of Skin Bleaching?
Many of us opt for skin bleaching for treating skin discoloration. Bleaching helps in removing skin problems like age spots, freckles, uneven skin tones and scarring. Some of the common factors causing skin discoloration include genetics, hormonal changes, aging and sun damage. However, like most cosmetic treatments involving use of chemicals skin bleaching can also cause certain side effects. This article will inform you about the most common side effects of skin bleaching. The only chemical that is approved by the FDA for being used for skin bleaching is hydroquinone. The skin bleaching solutions and creams available in the market can contain hydroquinone in different percentages; however the ones that contain over 2% of the chemical can result in harmful side effects. The most frequently occurring side effect of the skin bleaching procedure is burning sensations and irritation of the skin. One might also experience severe itchiness and a stinging sensation after undergoing skin bleaching.  [...]


Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis
December 20, 2011 – 10:11 pm | No Comment
Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis is defined as a chronic genetic disorder causing problems in the secretary glands of our body. This article will be informing you about the symptoms of this genetic disorder: Salty skin is one of the early cystic fibrosis signs. As a parent you are most likely to detect this sign while kissing your baby. A baby with cystic fibrosis has salty skin due to the present of higher amount of salt in his sweat. Individuals with cystic fibrosis often experience clogging of their lungs or airways by thick mucus. Growth of infectious organisms in the mucus makes them suffer from coughs, breathing difficulties, sinus infections, pneumonia and other recurrent respiratory disorders. Pancreas is responsible for secreting digestive enzymes that reach our small intestine for breaking down the foods consumed by us. These digested foods offer us the required nutrients, which gets absorbed by our intestines and dispensed to different parts of our body. Pancreatic ducts of cystic fibrosis  [...]


Can Glycolic Acid Peel Be Made at Home?
December 19, 2011 – 10:28 pm | No Comment
Can Glycolic Acid Peel Be Made at Home?
Glycolic acid belongs to the family of AHA or alpha hydroxyl group of acids. This AHA type can be derived from several food items including fruits. One of the most potent sources of glycolic acid is sugarcane. Glycolic acid possesses smallest molecules among all AHAs, as a result of which it can penetrate out skin more efficiently. Glycolic acid in its pure form is extremely strong and is mainly meant for industrial use during procedures like rust removal. Skin care procedures like glycolic peel treatments are usually done using 20% solution of glycolic acid, which is gradually increased to 70% solution depending on the need of the patient. Getting glycolic peels done by a professional will require you to pay a hefty price. If you are not ready to spend so much money for skin treatment but require one badly for removing the ugly pimple scars from your face, you can try out the homemade glycolic acid peels. You can prepare the homemade version spending only a fraction of the amount you would  [...]


Testing for Ketones
December 18, 2011 – 9:43 pm | No Comment
Testing for Ketones
Incomplete metabolism of fat gives birth to ketones. Diabetics experiencing signs of a condition called diabetic ketoacidosis need to undergo urine tests for ketones at regular intervals. Some signs of diabetic ketoacidosis include abdominal pain, vomiting and nausea. Below, we have described the steps of a ketone urine test: Go through the instructions accompanying the test strips carefully. For getting accurate results, you must meticulously follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer of the test strips. These strips are treated with chemicals and change in color when dipped in urine. Collect the urine sample in a clean glass container. There’s no need of using sterile techniques while testing your urine for ketones; however, you must try keeping the sample as hygienic as possible. Make sure that the urine does not get contaminated by stool, menstrual blood or pubic hair. Take a test strip from the pack and immerse it in the sample; remove the strip immediately and tap  [...]