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Dr. Pankaja

General Physician, Bangalore

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What is the solution to get rid off swelling below your eyes?

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I had an fungus infection under the below belt area. I consulted a skin specialist and have been prescribed hexilak and Sudif ointment along with many antibiotic tablets. I followed it for three months and the burning, itching sensation came under control but I didn't get 100% relief. It's been three months now I have stopped taking antibiotics as well using ointments and currently using coconut oil for killing the day time. I want to have a permanent solution of it. Can someone please advise some simple treatment wherein body doesn't get torcherchered with antibiotics but naturally.

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Local application of coconut oil or mustard oil or some soothing and calming lotion may provide relief in itching. Neem is one among the best blood purifier and detoxifier known to ayurveda. It enhances immune system and neem oil is an antiseptic in itself. Leaf extracts are used in antiseptics and can be effectively used in treating skin diseases. It destroys fungus and bacteria and is best for almost all kinds of skin diseases including redness of skin and itching.

I have sugar level of 122 before fasting. Can I reduce that in a week time. And also if we have neem leaf will the sugar level reduce immediately.

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Just stop taking extra sugar in your diet and start brisk morning walk for 30 minutes. You will be able to control it. I dont know whether neem leaf will reduce sugar levels but neem leaves have many medicinal values. So if you want to eat neem leaf then no harm, it will benefit you in some way or the other.

How to get rid of insomnia? Getting to addicted not to sleep. Please help as soon as possible thanking you.

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How to get rid of insomnia? Getting to addicted not to sleep. Please help as soon as possible thanking you.
avoid day time sleep, avoid tea, coffee, cola in late evening and after.. take 8 hours of sleep in night. 10 pm to 6 am is good timing.. avoid stress. take healthy diet. do regular exercise.

I always feel tired, gain weight, experience hair loss and in evening acidity and gases. Sometimes feel giddiness. I get my blood test done i.e. Iron 32.2 liver- aspartate aminotransferase (sgot)-46 ,alanine transaminase (sgpt) 84.8,lipid-ldl cholesterol- direct 70, tc/hdl cholesterol ratio 2.7,monocyte 0.13,basophil 0.01, hemoglobin 10.8, mean corpuscular volume 104.6 ,MCHC 26.4 ,red cell distribution width (rdw-sd) 58 ,red cell distribution width (rdw-sd) 14.8. please suggest me.

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I am having nasal congestion since last 3 months and its not all going. Tried with all types of medicine and nasal bones are bit tilted since birth.

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1.Do steam inhalation by steam inhaler 2-3 times daily with Karvol plus inhalant capsule. 2.Put otrivin nasal drop 1 drop thrice daily. 3.Take one tablet of Levocetrizine (5 mg) at bed time. 4. If you have recurrent attack of cold you may be having sinusitis/allergic rhinitis 5. Consult ENT specialist for sinusitis 6.Do an allergy test after consulting allergist/Immunologist if you are suffering from Allergic rhinitis.

Every couple of days I have as they call it (migraine) a very hard headache I used the usual medicine (panadol) but nothing happened what I must take or do to kill this headache pain please help me doctors.

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I am haven't sleep since 2 days and I am having severe headache please help me, what to do.

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I am haven't sleep since 2 days and I am having severe headache please help me, what to do.
Please avoid using gadgets at bedtime, avoid coffee, go early to bed create the atmosphere to sleep, you can also do meditation and yoga.

Im getting frequent ache in my upper stomach. I heard that it is due to acidity. What is acidity? Is that occurs due to skip of my meals?

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Health Benefits Of Honey

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Health benefits of honey

#1 honey is good for your blood:
Honey influences the body in different ways depending on how you consume it. If honey is mixed in tepid water and drunk, it has a beneficial impact on the red blood cell (rbc) count in the blood. Rbcs are mainly responsible for carrying oxygen in the blood to various parts of the body. The honey-tepid water mixture raises the bloods hemoglobin levels, which takes care of anemic conditions. Iron deficiency anemia is a condition that occurs when dietary intake or absorption of iron is insufficient, and the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood is compromised. The reduced oxygen carrying capacity leads to fatigue, breathlessness, and sometimes depression and other problems. Honey can negate these issues by building the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood.

Building the level of oxygen in the blood is extremely important because how healthy the body is and how easily it rejuvenates itself depends on the level of oxygen in the blood. Preliminary research has also shown the positive effect of honey on hypertension or high blood pressure. Traditionally, honey is also consumed to reduce the effects of hypotension or low blood pressure.

There is also some preliminary evidence that honey can prevent low white blood cell (wbc) count in chemotherapy patients. In a small-scale experiment, 40% of patients at risk of low wbc count had no recurrence of the problem after consuming two teaspoons of therapeutic honey a day during chemotherapy.

#2 honey is safer than sugar:
There has been a lot said about the negative effects of white sugar on the body. Honey is a great substitute that is as sweet but also safe to consume. Though honey also includes simple sugars in its chemical makeup, it is quite different from white sugar in that it contains about 30% glucose and 40% fructose two monosaccharide or simple sugars with 20% other complex sugars. Honey also includes dextrin, a starchy fiber. This combination helps the body regulate blood sugar levels.

#3 honey is good for yoga practitioners:
For those doing yogic practices, consuming honey brings balance to the blood chemistry and is especially recommended. Regular intake of honey makes the system more vibrant. Taking tepid water mildly laced with honey in the morning before beginning the practice can open the system up.

#4 honey is antibacterial and antiseptic:
Consumption of honey promotes an increase is beneficial antioxidant agents, stimulates antibodies and combats harmful microbial activity. Several studies have also looked at honey in wound treatment. One study used a therapeutic honey that had undergone a special purification process, which destroyed all strains of bacteria in wounds among the study participants. Another study treated wounds and leg ulcers for 59 patients, of whom 80% had not responded to conventional treatment, with unprocessed honey. Except for one patient, all the others' wounds showed improvement. What's more, the infected wounds became sterile within one week of honey application.

In traditional medicine, one of the health benefits of honey includes the treatment of respiratory infections. Daily consumption of honey is used to deal with issues such as excess mucus and asthma.

Clinical research has also shown that medical-grade honey can destroy food-borne illness pathogens such as eschetichia coli and salmonella. Honey has also shown promise in fighting bacterial strains that have developed resistance to antibiotics. Research has shown that honey is effective against methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus and pseudomonas aeruginosa. Honey fights infections on many levels making it difficult for pathogens to develop resistance to it. Antibiotics by contrast, typically target bacteria while they are growing, giving them an opportunity to evolve resistance. Honey is also found to disrupt what is known as quorum sensing, which reduces the virulence of bacterial pathogens, and allows antibiotics to take effect.

#5 honey is an energy food:
One of the important uses of honey in traditional medicine is as an instant energy booster. As mentioned above, honey contains many different kinds of sugar molecules, especially glucose and fructose. However, unlike white sugar where fructose and glucose are combined as sucrose and require an additional step in the digestive process, in honey, these two sugars are separate. Thus, the glucose acts as an instant energy source.

The united states national honey board recommends consumption of honey because it contains many vitamins and minerals in small amounts. A list of these include: niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.

#6 honey helps with digestion:
Honey helps reduce constipation, bloating and gas, thanks to it being a mild laxative. Honey is also rich in probiotic or friendly bacteria such as bifido bacteria and lactobacilli, which aid in digestion, promote the health of the immune system, and reduce allergies. Using honey in place of table sugar has been found to reduce the toxic effects in the gut of mycotoxins produced by fungi.

#7 honey combats skin and scalp infections:
There are many health benefits of honey on skin and scalp wellbeing as well. In a small-scale study with 30 patients that looked at the effects of honey on treating seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff, participants applied diluted crude honey every alternate day by gently rubbing their problem areas for 2-3 minutes. The honey was left in place for three hours before being washed off with warm water. All the patients showed improvement with the treatment. Itching was relieved and scaling disappeared in a week, while lesions disappeared in two weeks. The patients' hair loss situation also improved. What's more, patients who continued the treatment for six months by applying honey once a week did not suffer from a relapse.

#8 honey helps children sleep soundly:
Preliminary results from several studies indicate that honey can improve the quality of sleep in children. Based on parents' opinions, the studies concluded that honey reduced cough among children during the night and helped them sleep more soundly.

Honey should not be given to infants under 12 months of age due to the risk that it may contain spores of the botulism bacteria that can lead to infant botulism. These spores are found in dust and soil and could find their way into honey. An infant's system is still not geared to defend itself against this kind of infection.

Uses of honey in siddha and ayurveda
Perhaps no one has explored honey's benefits in as much depth as indians have. Honey was considered to be nature's gift to mankind and was prescribed as an essential ingredient of every kitchen. It was seen as an important part of the diet for anyone over 12 months of age. Honey was considered a predigested food, and was said to be easily digested by human beings. One of the uses of honey in both ayurveda and siddha is as a vehicle for medicines. When mixed with honey, medicines are easily and quickly absorbed by the body, and they spread across the system through blood circulation. Honey is also said to maintain the potency of a medicine and prolong its effectiveness.

Traditional remedies and uses of honey

Honey water
1-3 teaspoons with a glass of room temperature water, twice a day nourishes tissues and helps alleviate weakness in the nervous system. 1-3 teaspoons with a glass of lukewarm water provides instant energy and helps in weight management.

Topical uses
Honey smeared over abrasions promotes quicker healing and minimizes the scar.

Benefits of honey and lemon
Twice a day, for 20 minutes each, apply equal parts of honey and fresh lemon juice on the face topically. This can remove black marks on the face.

Ginger honey drink

Brew #1
Beat ginger and crush it to extract juice. Leave the juice for 15 minutes in a glass container. Leave the sedimentation and store the clear juice in a refrigerator for 5-6 days. Mix two teaspoons of this ginger juice and two teaspoons of honey and consume it in the morning every day on an empty stomach. This helps purify the blood. It can be consumed for 48 days once every 6 months.

Brew #2
Wash fresh ginger and peel off the skin. Cut ginger into small pieces, soak it in honey in a wide mouth glass bottle. Cover the bottle mouth with a thin, white, cotton cloth and keep in the sun for 12 days. Consume 2-4 pieces daily in the morning and evening to get rid of any indigestion issues.

Brew #3
Mix four teaspoons of ginger juice, four teaspoons of honey and two teaspoons of lemon juice in three-fourths of a cup of water. Consume. This helps reduce your susceptibility to cold.

Heart care
Take fresh juice of one pomegranate and add one tablespoon of honey in it. Consume every day in the morning on an empty stomach. Make holes in dates by piercing them with a needle. Soak in honey and consume 2-4 dates twice a day.
Honey remedies for cold

If you suffer from cold-related diseases or are one of those who has to deal with blocked nostrils every morning, the consumption of neem, pepper, honey and turmeric can help to a great extent. Here's a couple of simple remedies.

Option 1: roughly crush 10 to 12 peppercorns and soak them in two teaspoons of honey overnight (8-12 hours). Consume the peppercorns in the morning and make sure to chew them well. You can also add some turmeric to honey.

Option 2: grind neem leaves to a paste and roll the paste into a marble-sized ball. Dip the ball in honey and swallow it every morning on an empty stomach. Don't eat anything for the next 60 minutes to allow the neem to pass through the system. This also helps with other kinds of allergies such as skin or food allergies. Neem has many medicinal qualities and this practice is highly beneficial. If you find regular neem leaves too bitter, tender neem leaves can also be used.

Watermelon-ginger-mint cooler
Here's a cool recipe with honey and watermelon that can be a great boon during summer months.

Ingredients
A quarter of a watermelon1 inch piece of ginger cup fresh mint leavessalt to tasteblack pepper powder to taste3 tablespoons honey
Method

Peel the watermelon, deseed and chop roughly. Toss the pieces into the jar of a blender. Peel ginger, crush and add to the jar. Add the mint leaves, salt, pepper powder and honey. Blend everything together till smooth. Pass the contents through a strainer. Pour the juice into glasses and serve.
To finish off the article, here are a few facts about honey and bees in general.

About 25, 000 species of bee are known to exist, of which many are unfortunately under threat of extinction. Almost 80% of food in the supermarket is there as a result of bee-pollination. The first record of human beings collecting honey comes from 6000 bc! this is depicted in a cave painting in the cave of the spider in valencia, spain. It takes about 10 million trips foraging for nectar, or the equivalent of 1.5 round trips around the world, for honey bees to produce the equivalent of 500 grams of honey.
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I am suffering with fever and cold from past 15 days. Used many medicines but no result. Please suggest me proper medications for controlling fever and cold.

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I am suffering with fever and cold from past 15 days. Used many medicines but no result. Please suggest me proper med...
Take over-the-counter medicine for fever and antihistamines for cold. Prevent ur self from allergans eg dust, pollution, smoke etc. .or any other trigger of cold. Increase u r immunity by having healthy diet and exercise and drink plenty of liquids. Vit c tablet 1 daily will help in recurrent cold. Hope this helps u

My brother has been feeling dizzy these days and felt unconscious two times. What can be the possible reason for this?

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If this is the syncope then it need to be brought to investigation and mri of brain is must, along with echo and ecg, it could be cerebral or cardiac disease, may be epilepsy.

I am suffering from jaundice so my eyes are very yellow and what is taken in eating food?

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I am suffering from jaundice so my eyes are very yellow and what is taken in eating food?
visit your physician who will treat jaundice and slowly over the period of time, yellow ness will go from your eyes

Hi. I'm in hostel. I have started sleeping for long hrs. Like. 10 hrs. N more. After joining in the hostel. Does this is because of the hostel environment r something else. N how to control my sleep back to the normal.

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Hi. I'm in hostel. I have started sleeping for long hrs. Like. 10 hrs. N more. After joining in the hostel. Does this...
Hi Usha, Wherever you stay Hostel/Home try to regularise ur day. Follow particular timings.like waking up,Excercise,bath,Breakfast,Study/work,Lunch,free time,Dinner n Finally Sleep. Try to wake up with an alaram on atleast morning by 6 or 7am depending on ur work/study time. Then try to Excercise or go for a walk. Maintain regular timings for food. Eat healthy. Take adequate water. Sleep at same time dialy.Not too late. If u are not able to sleep try to read something.. It will b difficult for few days but practise it dialy and you will be habituated.

I am a 19 year old boy, I can't sleep at night for a week now, I can't concentrate on anything please help, I really need to know this happening.

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I am a 19 year old boy, I can't sleep at night for a week now, I can't concentrate on anything please help, I really ...
Hi one of the simplest and most effective ways to induce sleep is to rub some oil on the scalp and the soles of the feet before going to bed. Use sesame oil, brahmi oil, jasmine oil, or coconut oil and massage gently for a few minutes. Slightly warming the oil before applying is helpful. Put 1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep.

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What to do to prevent diabetes in future?

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What to do to prevent diabetes in future?
Stay lean. Avoid alcohol and tobacco consumption. Avoid smoking. Proper healthy diet and regular physical exercise is important.

I have a problem of sweating in my hands and legs. I feel embarrassed for that many times. So, please kindly give me some suggestions for that.

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Excessive sweating could be due to 1. Anxiety, nervousness 2 obesity, diabetes, thyroid problem, 3. Alcoholism 4. Investigate yourself to rule out these diseases 5. Avoid anxiety, nervousness, tea/coffee, alcohol, spicy food, chocolate etc 6. Try some anti antiperspirant lotion or roll on. 7. Consult skin specialist for advice.

I have suffering from fever now, what can I do?

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I have suffering from fever now, what can I do?
Now seasons of viral infections. pl. Go for Tests..mp,cbc.urine r/m,ns1, blood c/s, After tests you can take antibiotics by doctor. You can take tab. Combiflaim sos , tab. Lcz-10 mg once a day. Cap. Zevit once a day. Never take asprin medicines. feel cold then cover body with warm cloths, avoid dust area, clean body, change cloths daily, change bed sheet daily, avoid stress.avoid non-veg.,avoid alcohol intake if smokes avoid also that. Cold sponging if get high fever. drink warm water, juice,green veg. Soups,lquid diets, dalia, take protein diets, tulsi leaf in tea or warm water, geloy juice, avoid cold area,cold things .i.e. ice creams, fast/junk foods, chinese foods,spicy foods, fat meal, take bed rest , You can also take tab. Tamiflu from govt. Hospitals.
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