Corns : Causes and Treatment

Corns : Causes and Treatment

What are corns? A corn is a form of callus which occurs on or between the toes. If the thickening of the callus occurs on the outside of the toe, it is called as “hard corn”. When its location is between the toes, it is called as a “soft corn”. The pain in the affected […]

Blisters : Causes and Treatment

Blisters : Causes and Treatment

Causes of Blisters: Blisters may be due to allergy, fungal infection or sunburn, which commonly appear on the feet because of the friction of the shoe or of hosiery which does not fit properly. A water blister is a collection of lymph that forms inside the upper level of the skin. A blood blister goes […]

What is a Frostbite and How is it Treated?

What is a Frostbite and How is it Treated?

What is Frostbite? Frostbite refers to a condition where a part or parts of the body do actually get frozen due to exposure of the skin to extreme cold conditions. Which parts are affected by frostbite? The most vulnerable parts of the body to frostbite are fingers, toes, nose and ears. These parts become numb […]

Chilblains : Causes and Treatment

Chilblains : Causes and Treatment

What are Chilblains? Chilblains (also known as Pernio and Perniosis) is a skin condition in which acral ulcers are caused to a person who is exposed to cold weather. This condition results in a local inflammation which may occur on the skin. It is mostly affected by the people who are sensitive to cold due […]

Herbal Tips for Constipation

Herbal Tips for Constipation

Herbal Tips to treat Constipation at Home The best method to deal with the constipation is to change the food habits. Milk, boiled vegetables, fruits and their juices should be taken in large quantities. The food which contains a lot of roughage and fibrous matter should be taken. Senna leaves – 10g, Aniseed – 5g […]

Allergies : Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Allergies : Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

What is meant by Allergy? Allergies are discomforts of various kinds caused by ordinary harmless substances. The substances which cause allergies are termed as ‘allergens’. What are Allergens? Allergens are the substances that trigger an allergic reaction. Our immune system produces antibodies when the body is exposed to the allergens as if they are germs. […]

Age Old Home Therapies For Common Ailments

Age Old Home Therapies For Common Ailments

There are several age old practices done commonly by old people in the homes whenever any body falls sick. Even though these methods are not forgotten but being done in luxurious hotel and spas and are highly expensive for a common man. These age old practices can easily be done at homes without much expenditure […]

Common Ailments : Headaches and Migraine

What is Headache? Headache is a pain on the forehead or within the head which may be mild or severe and lasts for half an hour to three or four days depending on the type of the disorder. Headache is caused by dilation of blood vessels in the head. Symptoms of Headache: Headache may be […]

Cluster Headaches : Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Cluster head aches: Cluster head aches are not so common like migraine. However it is not uncommon. Men are more prone for the cluster attacks more so in smokers and persons habituated to drink alcohol. It is characterized by severe pain on one side of the head and attacking at regular intervals as the name […]

Migraine : Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Migraine: Migraine is a typical type of head ache characterized by severe throbbing pain on both sides of the head aggravated by movement of the body like walking associated usually with nausea and vomiting. The affected person will be sensitive to light and noise. The head ache lasts 2-3 days. Some times it is unilateral […]