Sunday, August 2, 2015

7 Foods to Fight The Common Cold

1. Chicken Soup
It’s been called nature’s penicillin and is at the top of the list for its curative powers. Hot chicken soup helps clear clogged airways,

2. Hot and Spicy Food
Chilies or spicy sauces to help ease congestion. Cook Indian or other ethnic foods that contain these ingredients, or simply add a spicy sauce to foods for extra zip

3. Garlic
This fragrant bulb contains a flavoring agent called alliin which
acts as a decongestant. Garlic is also believed to act as an antioxidant and destroy free-radicals, the active oxygen molecules that damage cells

4. Fluids
To keep you liquefied.

5. Citrus fruits
Reach for citrus fruits to increase your vitamin C intake. Drink orange juice for breakfast, snack on half a grapefruit, or add tangerine slices to a lunchtime salad. Getting an increased amount of vitamin C is especially important if you smoke, as smoking increases both your risk of catching a cold and your body's need for this protective vitamin.

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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Top 11 Menstrual Tips for Every Girl and Woman

                     Menstruation or menses or Period is the periodic discharge of blood and mucosal tissue from the inner lining of the uterus through the vagina. It's the time of month when you have to deal with pain and cramps, bloating and a general irritation brought on by your period.

If suffering from these symptoms is a regular part of your menstrual cycle, try these helpful tips and get some relief. Here are top 11 tips to maintain this prolem or hygiene during your periods :

1. Choose your method of sanitation :
There are a number of ways including the use of sanitary napkins, tampons and menstrual cups to stay clean. So, try to use best, comfortable sanitary napkins, pads.

2. Change regularly :
If sanitary napkin is unchange then more chance to Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), vaginal infections and skin rashes. The standard time to change a sanitary pad is once every six hours, while for a tampon is once every two hours.

3. Wash yourself regularly :
When you menstruate, the blood tends to enter tiny spaces like the skin between your labia or crust around the opening of the vagina and you should always wash this excess blood away. This practice also tends to beat bad odour from the vaginal region.

4. Right washing technique :
Always wash or clean the area in a motion that is from the vagina to the anus. Never wash in the opposite direction. Washing in the opposite direction can cause Bacteria from the anus to lodge in the vagina and urethral opening, leading to infections.

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Chickenpox (Varicella)

                  Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease caused by the Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV). It is also known as  Varicella. The disease results in a characteristic skin rash that forms small, itchy blisters, which eventually scab over. It usually starts on the face, chest, and back and then spreads to the rest of the body. Other symptoms may include fever, feeling tired, and headaches. Symptoms usually last five to ten days.

Incubation Period
14-16 days (10-21 days)

Mode Of Transmission
1. By droplet infection
2. Face to face contact
3. Transplacental transmission is also possible

Sign & Symptoms
1. Pre-eruptive Stage
- Mild or moderate fever
- Pain in back
- Malaise
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea
2. Eruptive Stages
- Rash : symmetrical, first appear on trunk & then comes on the face, arms and legs.
- Dew-drop rash present
- Itching
- Blisters may also occur on the palms, soles, and genital area.

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