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Aligarh Muslim University's Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC)
Aligarh Muslim University's Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC)
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Medical Officer at Sharanam NGO Sponsored By Naco
Junior Doctor at Ishaq Hospital
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    Internal Medicine
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  • MD , MBBS
    General Physician
    Children are highly at risk of developing a common cold. It has been said that 22 million school days are lost each year because of the common cold. This can easily be prevented by a number of simple measures. Here are the most common methods which people take to make sure that they do not catch the flu:

    1. Make your child wash their hands
    This is the most common reason for children getting the common cold. It is possible that whatever you touch may get infected with your germs and pass on to your children. This can happen even hours later. Therefore, it is crucial that you wash your hands as often as possible and if this is not possible, you should at least make your child use a hand sanitizer.

    2. Do not sneeze into your hands
    When you sneeze into your hands, the virus clings to your hands. Therefore, when you sneeze, try to sneeze into a tissue or at least into the inside of your elbow so that your child does not get a cold.

    3. Make your child not touch your face
    Colds can only enter your body through the eyes, nose and mouth. Tell your kids not to touch their faces so that they do not catch a virus.

    4. Make your child do aerobic exercise
    Aerobic exercise increases your heart rate and this means, that it also increases the ability of the body to kill viruses.

    5. Give your child foods with phytochemicals
    Green, red and yellow vegetable and fruits are very good at fighting off viruses. Eat them so that the natural virus fighting ability of the body is increased.

    6. Do not allow your child to come near smoke
    Smoking reduces the body's ability to fight off cold. This is why smokers get more severe and more frequent colds. It has been said that one cigarette can stop cilia from working for 30 to 40 minutes.

    7. Relax
    There is also a lot of evidence that your immune system is stronger when you are not stressed out. Try to see that your child is not stressed from school or any other place which may cause them stress.
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  • MD , MBBS
    General Physician
    1. Myth: a migraine is just a bad headache

    Fact: migraine is a genetic neurological disease characterized by episodes best called migraine attacks. The headache, when there is one, is just one symptom and isn't always severe. Migraine attacks can occur with no headache. In fact, for a diagnosis of migraine, there must be symptoms other than headache.

    2. Myth: only women have migraines

    Fact: women and men, girls and boys have migraines. In childhood, it's pretty even between girls and boys. After adolescence, 18 percent of women have migraines, and 8 percent of men have migraines.

    3. Myth: only adults have migraines

    Fact: people of all ages have migraines. Some children have migraines beginning when they're too young to talk and tell anyone what is wrong. With children that young, diagnosis is achieved by reviewing family medical history and observing the child's behavior. Migraines can also continue to any age.

    4. Myth: migraines don't last more than a day

    Fact: although migraines usually last from four to 72 hours, they can last longer for days, weeks, or even months. When a single migraine lasts longer than 72 hours, it's termed status migrainosus, and we need to contact our doctors. More than 6.4 million Americans have chronic migraine, which is migraine or headache at least 15 days a month, eight of which must be migraine.

    5. Myth: migraines aren't life-threatening

    Fact: a migraine itself may not be life-threatening, but complications of migraine and risk factors associated with migraine can be. In rare casesmigrainous infarction can occur during migraine with aura. Research has confirmed links between migraine and stroke and other cardiovascular diseases and events, as well as between migraine and suicide.

    6. Myth: any doctor can properly diagnose and treat migraine

    Fact: in 2011, a world health organization report stated, lack of knowledge among health care providers is the principal clinical barrier to effective headache (including migraine) management. The report also revealed that non-specialist physician undergraduate medical training included just four hours training in all headache disorders.

    7. Myth: only certain types of people get migraines

    Fact: in the past, there was a theory that a set of personality features and reactions were dominant in people with migraine, a migraine personality. As more research proved that migraine is genetic and neurological, this theory was abandoned.

    8. Myth: migraines must have aura

    Fact: only 25 to 30 percent of migraineurs have migraine with aura, and few of them have the aura with every migraine attack. Most people diagnosed with migraine with aura are also diagnosed with migraine without aura.

    9. Myth: nothing can be done about migraines

    Fact: sadly, even some doctors believe this one. There's no cure for migraine at this time, but there's a great deal we can do. By partnering with a doctor who understands migraine and how to treat it, we can work on trigger identification and management and finding effective treatments to help us achieve better migraine management.

    10. Myth: all migraines are alike

    Fact: this is wrong on many levels. First, a person migraines can vary from one to the next. Second, migraines definitely vary from one migraineur to the next. And, third, there are several types and subtypes of migraine. For example, there are several subtypes of migraine with aura migraine with brainstem aura, sporadic and familialhemiplegic migraine, and retinal migraine.
  • MD , MBBS
    General Physician
    The food you eat is critical for your overall well-being as a number of cancers that affect the human body are of gastrointestinal origin. Stick to organic and chemical free foods to live a healthier life, since they reduce the risk of cancer substantially. Regular consumption of the food items mentioned below increase your risk of developing cancer, as well as many other conditions and should be avoided at all costs.

    1. Microwave Popcorn: Most microwave popcorn bags are lined with c8, also known as Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA), which increases the risk of certain cancers such as kidney, testicular, bladder, pancreas and liver cancer notably. Microwave popcorn also contains an artificial or synthetic butter flavoring called diacetyl, which is extremely toxic and obstructs breathing.

    2. Canned Tomatoes: While tomatoes are considered to be cancer fighting foods, their canned counterparts are extremely unhealthy and may cause cancer. This is mainly due to the lining of the cans they are put in, which contains a chemical known as Bisphenol A or BPA that has been proven to elevate the risk of infertility as well as prostate and breast cancer. Due to the high acidic level. BPA leaks from the lining of the cans and penetrates into the fruit. Tomatoes should be cooked fresh or stored in glass jars.

    3. Processed/Grilled Red Meat: Processed meats such as sausages, prosciutto, bacon, pimento loaf, bologna, hot dog, etc., contain various chemicals and preservatives such as sodium nitrate. This is added to make the meat look fresh and appealing, but are, in fact, carcinogenic in nature. Moreover, you should also avoid grilling meat, since it releases a carcinogen known as heterocyclic aromatic amines, which is another dangerous food item that smoked meat contains as it picks up tar from the smoking process.

    4. Farmed Salmon: It is imperative to avoid farmed salmon because they are fed unnatural diets that are contaminated with carcinogens, antibiotics, chemicals, pesticides and so on. They also harbor sea lice, 30 times greater in amount than wild salmon. High levels of PCBs, cancer causing dioxins, and mercury have been found in them. It is advisable to opt for wild sockeye salmon instead of farmed salmon.
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  • MD , MBBS
    General Physician
    1. Relieve sinusitis: when the air is too dry, sinuses don't drain and function properly. According to many ent experts, adding humidity to the air is generally good for sinus health especially if you're regularly suffering from congestion and sinusitis.

    2. Heal faster: whether it be a cold, asthma, or allergies, a humidifier keeps your nasal passages lubricated, which helps speed up the healing process when you're under the weather. For people with bad allergies, there are humidifiers that are specially designed to purify the air as well.

    3. No more nosebleeds: another reason keeping your nasal passages moist and lubricated is essential is to prevent nosebleeds. If you're regularly experiencing nosebleeds due to your dry climate, it's worth a try. Many people have found that it makes a huge difference.

    4. Alleviate snoring: the moisture from a humidifier keeps the throat from drying out and relieves the intensity of that annoying snoring sound. If you or your partner is a snorer, the added bonus is that (at least) one of you will be sleeping more soundly.

    5. Support beautiful skin: soothe dry skin by sleeping with a humidifier on through the night. In the morning, you'll notice not only that your face looks more supple but also that your hands and lips don't feel dry and dehydrated.

    Before you go out and purchase one, learn about the differences between warm and cool-mist humidifiers.
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    General Physician
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  • MD , MBBS
    General Physician

    Dengue Fever


    Dengue fever, otherwise also known as breakbone fever, is a tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Dengue, if not attended to, can turn life threatening; causing fever, muscle and joint pains, headache, skin rashes that are similar to those from measles. In the final stages, dengue can even cause bleeding, lowering of blood platelet levels, finally causing dengue shock syndrome. The carrier for the dengue virus is a special genus of mosquitos, Aedes, which bite humans and transmit the virus. The dengue virus is of four types and infection to any one incites short term immunity against the others. It must be noted that since there are no preventive vaccines for dengue, it is imperative that your habitat is regularly treated to prevent mosquito breeding.




    Dengue fever Symptoms

    Typically, about 80% of dengue-afflicted are asymptomatic, with mild fever as the only visible symptom. For the rest, it is normally 4-7 days before they show visible symptoms of the fever. Children normally show sneezing, vomiting and diarrhoeatic tendencies; while adults show a lot more severe symptoms. Mostly, dengue can be diagnosed by instant rise in body temperature, muscle and joint pains and severe headaches. Measles-like rashes develop somewhere between 4-7 days. Internal symptoms include fluid accumulation in the chest and abdominal cavity, causing capillary leakage, ultimately leading to decreased blood supply to vital organs.



    Dengue Prevention Methods

    As mentioned above, there are no certified vaccines against dengue. World Health Organization has recommended an Integrated Vector Control program that calls for strengthening of public health bodies, besides maintaining hygienic surroundings, wearing full clothing and careful usage of mosquito repellents.


    Platelet Count

    The platelet count in a normal healthy adult is anywhere between 150,000 and 400,000 per microliter of blood. In case the count is either above or below this range, it is equally dangerous. While a higher platelet count may lead to thrombosis; low platelet levels can lead to increased bleeding risks, causing thrombocytopenia.



    Dengue Treatment

    As is the case with the vaccine, there are no specific treatments for dengue. A detailed diagnosis can be made, only on the basis of the visible symptoms. Most common treatments include intravenous fluid administration and blood transfusion. Paracetamol and Aspirin are administered for checking fever and preventing excessive bleeding respectively.

  • MD , MBBS
    General Physician
    Hogging on what comes to your platter affects your body like nothing else. All foods have different characteristics and what a lot of people don?t know is that some foods cannot be paired with each other. Foods are either acidic or basic. And if both the types are combined, it will make a sludge in your system which will rot inside for hours or days. The harm it causes is invisible, but irreversible.

    Here are some hazardous combinations you must avoid.

    1) Proteins and carbohydrates or starch - Proteins esp. Red meats should never be eaten with starch or carbohydrates, while it is okay to have white meat with carbohydrates. Mixing proteins and starch in a single meal slows the digestion process.

    2) Fruits with other foods - Most fruits do not mix well with vegetables, carbohydrates, other fruits or fats and therefore must be eaten either on an empty stomach or separately from other foods. Sub-acid fruits like apple, apricot, kiwi, grapes, lichee, mango, papaya, peach, pear, plum etc. Have an approximate digestion time of 30-40 minutes. Acid fruits like blackberry, sour grapes, cranberries, cherries, lime, orange, pineapple etc. Have an approx digestion time of 20-30 minutes.

    3) Milk and other foods - Milk does not go well with any of the other food types. If it is combined with anything, it slows the process of digestion.

    4) Aerated drinks and other foods - Carbonated drinks or their diet counterparts, both are equally harmful, esp. When consumed with your regular meal. Plus, the added baggage of sugar that goes in this can be harmful for our system in the long run.

    5) Desserts right after meals - Sweets are tempting right after a meal but it is advisable to space them out and wait for an hour or two before you enjoy the dessert. This is because sweets don't gel well with other food groups.

    6) Alcohol and Dinner ? Alcohol slows the digestion process of food esp. Indian food which is usually greasy. If you cannot avoid it, stick to a glass of wine maybe, preferably red wine. And to take care, you can drink a cup of green tea before and after drinking the wine. The green tea will cleanse your system of the toxins.

    If you have any questions, please click on 'Consult Privately.

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  • MD , MBBS
    General Physician
    Dengue fever symptoms include high-grade fever, severe headache and pain behind the eyes?

    The dengue fever season which is usually synonymous with the monsoons in India is showing no signs of abating. The numbers are much higher in cities like Delhi and Mumbai, whose already overworked hospitals and civic bodies are struggling to contain the ailment and treat the ill.

    Dr Arvind Aggarwal, senior consultant, internal medicine at the Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute, Delhi has something to say about the disease, why it won?t go away and how people should pay more attention to the onset of the fever:

    Is there any significant change in the disease trend this year? Are the elderly or people with lower immunity likelier to suffer from dengue?

    This year we are seeing a large number of healthy young adults, especially teenagers suffering from the ailment. The reason for this is that they are more likely to travel or stay outdoors as compared to aged people or immune compromised people. Normally, every family tries to keep their homes free of mosquitoes and maintain hygiene when people go out, they are likelier to be bitten by dengue-carrying mosquitoes. (Read: Dengue fever: Symptoms, medication and prevention)

    What are the symptoms of dengue fever? How can people recognise it early?

    The most glaring symptoms are high-grade fever, chills, severe headache and pain behind the eyes (retro-orbital pain), severe headaches and body aches. After the second day of onset of the aforementioned symptoms, they may even start vomiting or feel extremely restless. In many patients we can diagnose the disease in a day itself, but in some cases people stay home when they have fever and self-medicate. Only when it becomes very severe and they are not able to bear the headaches and retro-orbital pain do they come to a doctor.

     It is important that we recognise the possibility of a patient possibly suffering from dengue. Even doctors should take these complaints seriously. This is important because if it is diagnosed early the complications are much lower and can be handled effectively. (Read: Can papaya leaves help cure dengue?)

    Should all patients presenting with high fever be aggressively tested for dengue?

    Yes, it is essential that physicians have a high suspicion of dengue fever, especially in these two months when it is epidemic.

    What are the tests that are done to detect the presence of dengue?

     A test called NS1 (a test for the presence of the viral antigen) and other tests for the antibodies against the dengue virus can be done. The NS1 test is more accurate on the first seven days of the infection. If the patient comes to us after seven days, then we perform serological tests, where we test for the presence of theantibodies against the virus. Since these antibodies are produced by the body only after five to seven days, they are more effective. The most important thing here is that this antigen can be tested at any point during the infection, unlike in malaria where the test yields proper results only while the patient is having fever. Of course, the tests give better results at the peak of the disease.

    What complications can dengue fever lead to?

    Patients may suffer from very low blood pressure and very low platelet count. The patient?s also likely to bleed from various orifices like the nose and mouth and they might even notice blood in their urine. When it gets worse, the patient is likely to suffer from dengue haemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome.  

  • MD , MBBS
    General Physician
    10 practical tips to be mosquito-free and prevent dengue this season!

    Dengue is one of the common diseases caused by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes during the monsoons. Also known as ?break bone fever?, these mosquitoes bite during the day (as against malaria, where these parasites attack during the night time). As the common breeding grounds for mosquitoes are manmade containers and stagnant water, implementing few hygiene and sanitation measures might help to prevent the disease. Here are a few simple and practical tips to keep dengue at bay:

    #1: Turn over empty pails and buckets, so that they do not collect excess water.  If the container that contains water cannot be emptied, remember to cover it well when not in use.

    #2: Remember to clean out empty flower pots and not to over water potted plants. It is advised to not have any stagnant water around as it acts as breeding ground for the mosquitoes.

    #3: Apply mosquito repellents on all exposed areas, during the day as well as at night on a regular basis to prevent dengue. Here are someinnovative ways to keep your home mosquito free.

    #4: Make sure your window and door screens do not have any holes. If so, block those areas properly to eliminate mosquitoes.

    #5: If someone at home is ill with dengue, try to not let the mosquitoes bite them or others in the house.

    #6: Always sleep under a mosquito net (especially small children as they sleep during the day and hence, the chance of mosquito bite is high during this time). Know in detail how to save your baby from mosquito bites.

    #7: If you use a cooler remember to empty out and clean the water tray regularly, even when not in use.

    #8: Always cover your trash can or dustbin when not in use.

    #9: A natural method to keep mosquitoes at bay is to plant tulsi near your window. The plant has properties that do not allow mosquitoes to breed. Read about 10 natural ways to keep your home mosquito-free.

    #10: Using camphor as a repellent also works wonders. Light camphor in a room and close all the doors and windows. Leave it this way for about fifteen to twenty minutes to have a mosquito free environment.

    Caused due to the bite of an infected female aedes aegypti mosquito, the disease can be fatal. Once bitten it takes about four to ten days for the symptoms to show. The most common symptoms are ?

    High fever,Severe headache,Pain behind the eyesNausea and vomitingSwollen glandsMuscle and joint painSkin rash (in some cases)

    The more severe forms of dengue are hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome. There is no clear treatment for the condition nor is there a vaccine against it, so the best way is to prevent the disease from occurring at all. As dengue is a completely preventable condition, all you have to do is take a few steps to keep yourself and your family safe.
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  • MD , MBBS
    General Physician
    Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Facial Hair
    There are many natural ingredients available in your kitchen, which can be used for effective facial hair removal. Though it takes some time to show the effect of the treatment, they will not damage your skin and are cost effective. Here are some of the home remedies for removing facial hair

    1. Gelatin Peel-off Mask
    One of the easiest and the best remedies to pull off unwanted facial hair in an instant is to use gelatin face mask. This can be easily done at home. Though the gelatin face mask can be a bit messy and smelly too, the result that this face mask offers makes you feel that it is worth trying. You can add a few drops of lemon juice to suppress the smell of gelatin. You can try out a few essential oils as well. It is important for you to keep your eyes and eyebrows away from this face peel-off mask.


    1 tablespoon of gelatin (unflavored)
    2 to 3 tablespoons of milk
    Lime juice (3 to 4 drops) (or)
    Lavender essential oil about 1 to 2 drops

    In a small bowl, add milk, unflavored gelatin and lime juice or lavender essential oil. Mix them well.
    Microwave this mixture for about 15 to 20 seconds.
    Apply it immediately on your face after you remove it from the microwave.
    Leave it to sit on your face for a few minutes.
    Gelatin sticks onto your face fast. You can apply it either on the areas where unwanted hair growth is visible or on your whole face.
    Never apply it very close to your eyes or eyebrows.
    You can remove the gelatin mask from your face after 5 minutes as it would have dried off completely by then.
    Peel it off completely. You will find that your wanted facial hair and blackheads peel off from your face and stick on to the dried mask.
    2. Apricot and Honey Facial Scrub
    Apricot is a fruit that is rich in vitamins and minerals and also has rich concentrations of lycopene. It is found to be very effective in removing facial hair. Apricot has to be mixed with another ingredient called honey to make an excellent facial scrub that will help in getting rid of unwanted hair on the face as well as to cleanse the face. Honey has the properties of making your skin soft.


    Half a cup of dried apricots
    One teaspoon of honey

    Grind the dried apricot in a blender to make a coarse powder. Make sure that it is not too coarse.
    Add honey to this apricot powder and mix it well.
    Apply this mixture on your face and leave it to sit for about 5 to 10 minutes.
    Now, start scrubbing the mixture in a circular motion gently and make sure that you keep on scrubbing for about 15 to 20 minutes.
    Wash your face off with lukewarm water.
    Repeat this process two to three times a week for effective facial hair removal.
    3. Wheatbran Scrubs
    The remaining product after refining the wheat grain is the wheatbran. This bran is a very healthy product and will help in giving the body all the nutrients it needs. But, wheatbran is also very effective as a cosmetic product and is used in making many facial scrubs and masks. It is a very effective facial scrub that helped in removing unwanted hair as well as is effective on facial wrinkles. The following are the ways wheatbran will help to remove facial hair naturally.

    Process 1:


    One to 3 tablespoons of wheatbran
    One teaspoon of rose water
    One tablespoon of milk

    In a small bowl, mix wheatbran, milk and rosewater.
    Apply this coarse scrub on your face evenly.
    Leave it for a minute and then use your fingers to rub it gently on your skin in circular motion.
    Make sure that you keep on scrubbing till the wheatbran dries up.
    Leave it there on your face for a couple of minutes and then wash the face scrub off with water.
    Repeat this procedure daily for a week or two and then use this procedure two to three times a week.
    You will find that the scrub will help in reducing the growth of facial hair.
    Process 2


    1 tablespoon of wheatbran
    1 tablespoon of gram flour
    1 tablespoon of fresh milk or curd
    Quarter teaspoon of turmeric powder

    In a small bowl, mix wheatbran, gram four, milk or curd and turmeric powder to make a paste.
    Apply this paste evenly on your face.
    Allow it to sit there for about 20 to 25 minutes or until it gets completely dry.
    Wet your fingers with water and rub them gently on your face in circular strokes.
    Scrub for about 3 to 5 minutes gently and then wash the facial scrub off.
    Repeat this process two to three times a week.
    This facial scrub will help to get rid of unwanted facial hair over time. It will also make your skin soft, smooth and look younger.
    4. Lavender and Tea Tree Oil Mix For Removing Facial Hair Due to Hirsutism
    There are many women who suffer from unwanted hair growth on their chin and breast. This mainly due to a condition called hirsutism, where hair develops on the androgen dependent areas of a woman. It is found that mixture of lavender and tea tree oil effectively helps in curing mild idiopathic hirsutism in women. This means that lavender and tea tree oils have anti-androgenic properties and hence when applied on the face can help in removing unwanted hair.


    Mix one teaspoon of lavender oil with 4-6 drops of tea-tree oil
    Apply this mixture of oil on facial hair using a cotton ball
    Repeat this remedy 2-3 times a day for at least 3 months to remove the facial hair completely.
    5. Orange and Lemon Peel Facial Mask
    One of the very popular ingredients used by traditional Chinese medicine practitioners for a variety of aliments is Orange peel. The orange oil that you get from orange peel is used in a wide variety of cosmetic products. It is a very popular ingredient that helps in cleansing the skin and gives it a toned look. The orange peel has higher concentrations of Vitamin C like the lemon juice and lemon peels. Both, orange peel and lemon peel are natural exfoliating agents that will help in easily getting rid of unwanted facial hair.


    One teaspoon of powdered orange peel
    One teaspoon of powdered lemon peel
    1 teaspoon of ground almond
    1 teaspoon of oatmeal
    2 teaspoons of olive oil
    One teaspoon of rose water

    Mix all the powder ingredients like oatmeal, dried orange and lemon peel powders and ground almond powder in a bowl.
    Now add required amount of olive oil and rose water and make it into a paste.
    Apply this paste on your face and leave it to sit for 5 to 8 minutes.
    Then use the tip of your fingers to gently rub the paste in circular strokes.
    Do this process for about 5 to 10 minutes and then wash it off with water.
    Repeat this procedure for two to three times in a week to see effective results.
    6. Barley Scrubs
    If you have stubborn facial hair, then barley is a very good scrub that you can use on your face to get rid of unwanted hair. Barley can also be taken internally and it will help in treating various skin and hair conditions. Barley will help in leaving your skin glowing and soft.


    One tablespoon of barley powder
    One tablespoon of lime juice
    One tablespoon of milk

    Take a small bowl and add barley powder, milk and lemon juice in it. Mix these ingredients well to make a paste.
    Apply this paste on your face and leave it to sit for 30 minutes or so.
    Wash it off with lukewarm water and pat dry your face.
    Repeat this process for 3 to 4 times a day to see visible results.
    7. Black Cohosh Herb
    Black cohosh is a flowering plant that has phytoestrogen that will help in effectively slowing down the growth of unwanted hair. It is normally found in eastern North America. It has anti-androgenic effects and thereby will help in curing hirsutism. Nowadays, black cohosh extract is used mainly for gynecological problems and it helps in treating menopause symptoms and premenstrual stress. The extract is also available in capsule or tincture form. You can also use the black cohosh herb to prepare tea.


    20 grams of black cohosh root (dried)
    4 ¼ cups of water
    A teaspoon of honey (optional)

    Take the water in a pan and add the dried black cohosh root in it.
    Bring this water to boil and then allow it to simmer for about half an hour.
    When the water reduces to 1/3rd of its original quantity, turn the fire off. Remove the water and strain it.
    Add honey if needed and allow it to cool to room temperature.
    Drink a cup of this tea three times a day for a few weeks to see effective results.
    You can also store the tea in the fridge for about 2 days.

    If you are suffering from any liver disease or any kind of cancer or tumor, then it is better to avoid taking the black cohosh tea. It is also advised that you do not take higher dosages of this tea than recommended as it might lead to dizziness, nausea, headache and abdominal discomfort.

    8. Fenugreek and Green Gram
    Fenugreek is a very good medicinal herb that offers a lot of remedy top women related health issues. It is also very effective in treating hirsutism in which the body parts of the women get hair like men. You can soaked with fenugreek seeds in water overnight and the next day morning, you can drink it first up to enjoy all the health benefits offered by fenugreek. You can also use fenugreek as a facial-scrub mask to remove unwanted hair.


    One to two teaspoons of fenugreek seeds
    One to two teaspoons of green gram.

    Take fenugreek seeds and green gram in a grinder and make it into a fine powder.
    Take this powder mixture in a bowl and add sufficient water to it so that it becomes a paste.
    Apply this paste on your face and let it sit on face till it completely dries out.
    Now use a soft, dry cloth and gently rub off the dried paste from your face to remove the unwanted facial hair.
    9. Chasteberry
    Chasteberry or Chaste tree is a flowering plant that has anti-androgenic properties that will help in treating hirsutism in women. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is mainly caused due to hirsutism and this can be cured by Chasteberry. When you take this Chasteberry extract internally, it will help in increasing the production of luteinizing hormone by acting on the hypothalamus and pituitary gland of women. This will result in the release of follicle stimulating hormone that will help in easily increasing the production of progesterone hormone. The Chasteberry will help in rightly balancing the required hormones needed by a woman. It will help in treating menstrual problems in women that are related to PCOS and thereby will also help in treating unwanted facial and body hairs.

    How to Use?

    Chasteberry extract is available in capsule as well as in tincture form. Taking the chase tree extract for 2 to 6 months every day will help in getting rid of unwanted hair from your face and body. You should only take about 175 grams of this extract daily and this is said to contain 0.6% of agusides. It is important for you to consult a Naturopathic doctor before taking this extract as it affects female hormone levels. It is advised that pregnant women, nursing mothers and people taking in antipsychotic drugs, consult a doctor before taking this extract.

    10. Saw Palmetto Extract
    Saw Palmetto extract is found to be very effective in treating women with hirsutism problems. It has anti-androgenic properties and will help in lowering the high levels of the male hormone called androgen seen in women. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is found in women with higher levels of androgen and this will result in hair growth in unwanted places like: upper lips, chin, breast and abdomen. This condition can easily be reduced by regular intake of saw palmetto extract.

    How to Take?

    Saw Palmetto extract must not be brewed as a tea and taken as the fatty acids of this herb will not be soluble in water. The capsule form of the extract can be taken by women suffering from hirsutism problems. This extract is derived from berries and is found to be rich in phytosterols and fatty acids. The recommended dosage level is 160 mg of saw palmetto twice a day. You will need to take this capsule for a long time in order to see effective results and to get rid of unwanted hair.

    11. Turmeric
    Turmeric can be used alone or in combination with other ingredients for hair removal. Turmeric has anti bacterial property and prevents skin infections. Here are different methods for using turmeric for hair removal.

    Method 1 (Turmeric And Water)


    Take two teaspoons of turmeric and mix it with water to make thin paste.
    Apply to the face and leave it on for about 10-15 minutes
    After the mixture dries, wipe it with a wet cloth to remove turmeric and excess hair
    Continue the remedy regularly for a few weeks to achieve full removal of unwanted facial hair.
    Method 2 (Indian Nettle And Turmeric)

    Indian nettle is a medicinal herb used in the treatment of asthma, pneumonia, bedsores, wounds, etc. it is also a good remedy for unwanted hair. When applied on the skin, the juice of the plant permeates the skin and causes thinning of facial hair. When used continuously for a period of time it prevents the growth of hair on the face. This works excellently for hair removal when used in combination with turmeric.


    Take a handful of Indian nettle leaves and grind them to form a smooth paste.
    Grind fresh turmeric root to prepare 1 teaspoon of turmeric paste, or you can use 1 tsp turmeric powder, if fresh root is not available.
    Mix the turmeric paste with the nettle leaves paste and apply it on facial hairs that has to be removed
    Leave it on the face for 40-60 minutes. Let the paste dry and wash it off
    You can also apply this paste before going to bed and leave it overnight for better result. Wash the paste off in the morning.
    Repeat the remedy every day for at least two months to achieve complete facial hair removal.
    Method 3 (Turmeric and Chick Pea Flour)


    2 tablespoon chickpea flour
    3 tablespoon milk
    1 teaspoon turmeric powder
    1 teaspoon fresh cream

    Mix all the above given ingredients together to make a paste
    Apply this on face and massage for 10 minutes
    Leave it on the face for 20 minutes or till the paste dries
    Remove the paste after 20 minutes by rubbing it with palms in the opposite direction of hair growth.
    You can also use the mixture of besan or chickpea flour, turmeric and water in the same way.
    12. Oat Meal Scrub
    Oatmeal has a grainy texture which makes it a good exfoliating agent for facial skin. Though there are many commercially available scrubs, they may cause irritation of the sensitive skin. Oatmeal contains antioxidants belonging to the class avenathramide and hence is able to protect the skin from damages caused to the skin by the UV rays of the sun and reduces redness of the skin caused due to exposure to sun rays. When you use oatmeal with other natural ingredients as a scrub for hair removal, your skin becomes free of hair, smooth and hydrated. The ingredient like lemon juice causes thinning and bleaching of hair and honey acts a moisturizer and hydrates the skin.


    1 teaspoon ground oatmeal
    1 tablespoon honey
    1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

    Mix oatmeal, lemon juice and honey to get a paste
    Apply this paste on the face and leave it for 15-20 minutes
    After 20 minutes, rub the face gently in circular motion for about five minutes on the areas of hair growth against the direction of hair growth.
    Wash off the paste using warm water
    Repeat the remedy 2-3 times in a week till the hair is completely removed.
    13. Potato, Honey Lentil And Lemon Juice Mask
    Potato juice is a powerful hair remover when use in combination with lemon juice and honey, it makes the skin bright, smooth and moisturized. This is a popular method of hair removal from Ayurveda.


    1 cup of peeled and sliced potatoes
    A cup of yellow lentils, soaked overnight in water
    4 tablespoons of lemon juice
    1 tablespoon of honey

    Extract the potato juice by pressing it on a sieve
    Make a paste of the lentils
    Now mix together lentil paste, potato juice, lemon juice and honey
    Apply this mixture on facial hair area
    Leave it on the face for 20-30 minutes
    Rub it on with your hands in the opposite direction of hair growth to remove hair.
    14. Egg
    Egg white is a very good ingredient that will help in removing your unwanted facial hair. This face pack of egg white and corn flour powder will be a bit painful as it will pull your facial hair off from your face.


    White portion of one egg
    1 tablespoon of sugar
    1 tablespoon of corn flour

    Beat the egg white along with sugar and corn flour to make a smooth paste.
    Apply this paste on the portion of your face where there is unwanted hair or even apply it as a complete face mask over your face.
    Let it dry on your face. When the egg white dries, it will become a thin face mask covering your face.
    You need to pull the mask down with your hand firmly so that hair also gets pulled out.
    15. Sugar
    Sugar mixed with honey and fresh lemon juice can be used on your face to get rid of unwanted facial hair.


    One tablespoon of sugar
    One teaspoon of honey
    1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice or just a few drops

    In a microwave vessel, take sugar and add honey and a few drops of lemon juice to it. Mix it well.
    Now heat the vessel in a microwave oven for 2 to 3 minutes to get the sugar melted and then mix well to make a paste.
    Allow it to cool down. When the paste is slightly warm, take it and apply it to the part of the face where you see unwanted hair growth.
    Cover the area with waxing strip or a strip of cloth and press it a bit.
    Now immediately pull the strip in the opposite direction to which your hair growing.
    You will see the hair plucked off from your face into the sugar solution mask.
    The peel off mask and exfoliating scrub home remedies would help in removing unwanted hair from your face instantly. But, the other herbal remedies discussed above will take longer and even months to show positive results. It is important for you to select the right home remedy by understanding the underlying cause of unwanted hair growth on your face. You need to try many of these above mentioned remedies and see which one works for your skin perfectly.
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    Urinary tract infections in adults - Prevention

    Not all urinary tract infections (UTIs) can be prevented, but there are some steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing an infection.

    Cranberry juice and capsules
    Drinking cranberry juice may help prevent UTIs. If you have had recurring UTIs, higher-strength cranberry capsules are recommended. These are available from most pharmacists and supermarkets.

    Don't drink cranberry juice or take cranberry capsules if you are taking warfarin (a medicine used to prevent blood clots).

    Treat constipation promptly
    Constipation can increase your chances of developing a UTI. Recommended treatments for constipation include:
    increasing the amount of fibre in your diet (20g to 30g of fibre a day)

    using a mild laxative on a short-term basis
    drinking plenty of fluids

    See your GP if your symptoms don't improve or if your child is constipated.

    Diaphragms and condoms

    If you're a woman, using a diaphragm for contraception can increase the risk of getting a UTI. This is because the diaphragm may press on your bladder and prevent it emptying completely when you urinate.

    If you use a diaphragm and have recurring UTIs, you might want to consider changing to another method of contraception. There are 15 different methods of contraception to choose from.
    If you get recurring UTIs and you use condoms, try using condoms that don't have a spermicidal lubricant on them – it will say whether it does on the packet.

    Spermicidal lubricant can cause irritation and make it more likely that you'll get a UTI. There are lots of condoms that have non-spermicidal lubricant, so use these instead.
    Other useful advice
    The following advice may be useful in helping you keep your bladder and urethra free from bacteria:

    drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration and help clear bacteria from the urinary tract
    go to the toilet as soon as you feel the need to urinate, rather than holding it in
    wipe from front to back after going to the toilet
    practise good hygiene by washing your genitals every day, and before having sex.
    empty your bladder after having sex
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    11 cures for prostitis

    Prostatitis is the inflammation of prostate glands that sits at the base of bladder surrounded by urethra. This gland helps in emptying the bladder using penis that is located in front of the rectum. Individuals suffering from prostatitis may have pain while urination, frequent urination at night, pain at the reproductive organ, fever and chills that may get severe if not properly treated.

    The major reasons for this infection are bacteria, stress, immune disorder, trauma and other environmental activities. This disease occurs in four types namely – acute bacterial prostratitis, chronic bacterial activities, chronic pelvic pain syndrome and asymptomatic inflammatory prostratitis. There are various natural medications available for curing the inflammation of the gland successfully.

    11 Tips To Cure Prostatitis Naturally

    Pumpkin seeds are the best natural cure for prostatitis that is widely used at homes. It has to be consumed along with milk or honey that works in improving the potency of men thereby overcoming inflammation

    A powerful antibiotic, Goldenseal is used in treating prostatitis for providing relief effectively. It kills the bacteria responsible for the problem that results in pacifying and healing of the urinary tract. This action also shrinks a swollen prostate, which causes pain during semen ejaculation.


    Tomato is a natural cure for prostatitis that helps in strengthening of prostate glands. It contains lycopene, a substance that improves the health of gland and acts against aging efficiently.

    Considered as the magical herb, Palmeto provides relief from painful urination caused by the inflammation of prostate glands. On using the palmeto dosage, it clears the urinal tract, initiating the urine stream, heals pain in pelvic and testicular regions, decreases swelling and destroys the bacteria that caused the infection. Its predominant action makes it as the regularly used remedy for prostatitis.

    Consuming a large quantity of water daily reduces the complications caused in prostate glands. It is advised to take 8-10 glasses of water that increases the urination process thereby clearing the inflamed prostate and improving its health

    One of oldest natural cure for prostatitis is Sesame. Sesame seeds are soaked overnight in order to soften it. In the morning, people have to consume it by chewing the seeds that cures the inflammation of the gland effectively.

    Vegetable Juices
    Vegetable juices of carrot, spinach and beetroot play an effective role in overcoming prostatitis. Consuming carrot and spinach juice mixture helps in regulating the circulation that reduces swelling in tissues.

    Another mix, spinach and beetroot juice of 100 ml has to be mixed with 300 ml that helps in minimizing the effects of prostate gland inflammation

    Horsetail, which is also known as bottle brush is used in treating prostatitis related urinary issues. This natural cure for prostatitis is used as short-term treatment because its continuous exposure will cause thiamine and potassium deficiency

    Red Grape & Red Berry
    Both the fruit contains lycopene, which is important in the proper maintenance of prostate glands. It has to be consumed at an appropriate quantity that eases the irritation on prostate instantly.

    Watermelon Seeds
    Watermelon is the natural cure for prostatitis that contains unsaturated fatty acids in it. This helps in balancing the pH level in the urinary bladder and tract that is needed for strengthening prostate.

    The extract of turmeric, curcumin has a powerful anti-toxin that helps in lessening the prostate inflammation. It has to be boiled in water and the filled out decoction has to be consumed twice a day helping the prostatitis sufferer big time.
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  • MD , MBBS
    General Physician

    Sporting dandruff flakes in your hair is one of the biggest things you can do wrong on a first date. This embarrassing problem usually gets the best of you. We give you five home remedies that work like a charm and promise not to disappoint.

    Make a citrusy pal out of this wonder fruit. Lemon helps you lose weight, it helps you do tequila shots, and if that wasn’t enough, it helps you fight dandruff. Repeat this twice a week. Take half a lemon and apply the juice all over your scalp and wet hair. Leave it on for about five minutes. Then rinse.

    Baking soda paste 
    Add a little water to about a spoon of baking soda and rub it on your scalp. Leave it on for three minutes. Baking soda fights against any chemicals that you put in your hair. Rinse and follow this once a week to be flake free and beautiful.

    Similar to what your nimbudha does, vinegar too will take you one step closer to dandruff free hair. Add about five ml of vinegar to half a bucket of lukewarm water and use it to rinse your hair after you have washed your tresses with a mild shampoo. Follow this ritual twice a week.

    Aspirin is a miracle drug and it can do everything that Wonder wWoman can. Well, almost. Crush an aspirin and add it to a mild shampoo before you wash your hair. Follow this medicated ritual three times a week. Stick to it religiously and you will never see those dreaded white flakes again.

    This one comes out from your daadi ka nuskhabook. Boil four neem leaves in half a cup of water. Leave it overnight. Then wash your hair with the neem water. You can use your regular shampoo after this step. Do this every alternate day.

    There you have it—five home remedies to get rid of that unsightly dandruff. Now please, wash your hair, will you?

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    General Physician

    Did you know that over 90% of skin ageing is caused by environmental factors? Protecting yourself from harmful UV rays by means of aneffective sunscreen lotion is your first line of defense against the sun, no matter what the season is. But there’s more you can do. Here’s our guide to ingredients that guarantee healthy and glowing skin all year long.

    Coriander & jalepeño lemonade
    Pumped with antioxidants , coriander aids in detoxification while jalapeño boosts metabolism. High in Vitamin C, lime juice will keep your body’s defenses intact and protect against external factors like the weather.

    Custom-made green shake
    Make your very own healthy green shake by following the simple 1-2-1 rule. Pick one green veggie (spinach, lettuce or broccoli), any two fruits (grape , apple, orange, melon, papaya, pineapple, banana, mango, kiwi, carrot , peach, cucumber or pear), one base for the shake (soy milk, skim milk, yoghurt, fruit juice or water) and blend. Slurp that green shake for breakfast every day and see the difference in your skin within the week.

    Amla juice
    Drink fresh gooseberry (amla) juice on an empty stomach every morning to control your body’s heat and strengthen its defenses against skin ailments. A good blood purifier, amla juice  increases your red blood cell count, leaving you with a glowing complexion free of any blemish or impurity . 

    Oolong tea
    Oolong or Black Dragon tea is a rich polyphenol tea that can help delay the ageing of skin and the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles. Clinical trials of this tea have confirmed that drinking it 2-3 times a day is effective in combating radical damage to the skin.

    Banana, strawberry & mango smoothies
    Full of healthy calories, tropical smoothies—sweet and chilled—are an ideal pick-me-up to spruce up your day. Sure to leave your skin healthy and well hydrated, you can blend the perfect smoothie using an array of fresh fruits (from bananas to strawberries and mangoes) with yoghurt, keeping it fresh, healthy and delicious!

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  • MD , MBBS
    General Physician
    How to manage cough due to smoking. ...

    Firstly try to quit smoking. ..

    Drink enough water. Doctors and health experts always tell you to drink more water to help you manage all sorts of health conditions, from allergies to trying to lose weight. It turns out that drinking six to eight glasses of water a day is helpful in relieving smoker’s cough too because it thins out the mucus in your lungs and throat.
    Gargling with warm salt water can provide some comfort to an irritated throat.
    Just add honey. Adding a little honey to your tea or just consuming a teaspoon full of it plain can really soothe your throat – and it tastes good, too.
    Suck on throat lozenges. Traditional cough drops may reduce some of the irritation that leads to coughing, but any hard lozenge you need to suck on will have the same benefits. Vitamin C lozenges can provide the same relief to your throat but have the added bonus of vitamins that can boost your immune system.
    Put eucalyptus vapor in your room. Whether you steam eucalyptus or mint leaves over boiling water or put a humidifier in your room with a eucalyptus based liquid like Vicks, these minty vapors can naturally help you breathe better for a while.
    Sleep with your head slightly elevated. Prop up your head on a couple pillows while you sleep to minimize the mucus drainage into your throat that leads to coughing.
    Eat right and exercise, too. These steps are an essential part of every healthy lifestyle. Just because you smoke doesn’t mean you have to give up on the rest of your health.
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