Itching is a normal body response to protect us from harmful external substances or parasites such as insect bites. There are many possible causes but for some people with pruritus no obvious cause can be found. Pruritus may be localised to one area or generalised over the skin. Most common cause of itching is dry skin. It may also be caused by medicines or by internal diseases affecting the body.
When pruritus occurs due to an internal disorder, we have to treat the disorder first as most of the time it will cure the itching as well. If the itching started after you started taking a particular drug, talk to your doctor for an alternative medicine. Visit your nearest dermatologist as he/she may also suggest some blood tests to identify the underlying problem causing the itching. Phototherapy (Ultraviolet A or narrow band UVB) can give rapid relief from itching. The skin is exposed to an ultraviolet (UV) light for a set amount of time and it suppresses the immune cells which cause itching. A Dermatologist can help you with this better. A few general measures like avoid scratching the affecting area, applying cold compresses go a long way in reducing the itching. Avoid using any over the counter anti itch creams as they may increase your problem moisturizers if they are not suitable to your skin type.
Try to relax --
Exercise. Exercise is one of the most important things you can do to combat stress.
Take a few minutes to breathe in and out in slow, deep breaths.
Reduce Your Caffeine Intake.
Write It Down. This can be stress buster for u. Write every day even if 2 lines.
Spend Time With Friends and Family.
Eat a healthy diet.
Pursue one hobby
Walk in nature
For details you can consult me.
What type of cardiac surgery did he undergo? He needs an echo to check his rv function and so consult a cardiologist, till then you can increase the dose of the diuretic (tab furosemide). Also keep a simple daily weight check and then you yourself can adjust the diuretic dose, ask your cardiologist
Hi lybrate-user, There is no lactose intolerance treatment because it is not possible to increase the production of lactase in the body. Health care measures therefore involve controlling the symptoms of lactose intolerance by restricting the consumption of dairy products. There are many lactose-free foods available for individuals with lactose intolerance. Home remedies for lactose intolerance include:
/ Cocoa powder is known to aid in the digestion of lactose. Cocoa slows down the rate at which the stomach empties and hence reduces the amount of lactose that enters the system. This helps to control the symptoms of lactose intolerance.
/ Sardines are an excellent calcium source and are good for people who cannot consume milk and dairy products. Other foods that are rich in calcium include salmon, dark green leafy vegetables, sesame seeds and dried apricots.
/ Chocolate contains calcium which is easily absorbed and people with lactose intolerance will be able to tolerate it better than regular milk.
/ Hard cheeses have lower levels of lactose content than softer cheeses such as cottage and cream cheese.
/ Substitute cows milk with soy milk. It may take a while to get used to the taste, but it will not cause lactose intolerance. If you don't like drinking plain soy milk, you can add it to recipes that require milk.
/ Yogurt contains active cultures that have high amounts of calcium and hence are beneficial for individuals with lactose intolerance. Studies show that the bacterial cultures found in yogurt produce some amount of lactase enzyme that is necessary for proper digestion.
/ Saffron is an expensive herb that helps to eliminate toxins from the bloodstream. Saffron also helps in digestion and improving circulation to the digestive organs such as the spleen, liver and gallbladder. The herb forms a coating over the membranes of the colon, small intestine and stomach and this helps to prevent digestive problems. It also prevents the formation of gas in the stomach and thus relieves the symptoms of lactose intolerance.
/ Chamomile is a beneficial natural treatment for some of the symptoms of lactose intolerance such as stomach aches, intestinal spasms, gas, diarrhea and bloating and cramps. You can even consume chamomile as an herbal tea.
/ Ginger helps to soothe pain and cramps arising from digestive problems. You can use powdered ginger root to prepare a beneficial tea. You can also add ginger to foods while cooking.
Hope this helps. Good Luck.
You are suffering from eczematous dermatitis causing oozing lesions. Medicine available for good improvement. As the treatment varies depending on the severity. Send photos of the affected area, by direct online consultation for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
What are the symptoms that he is having right now. Give him plenty of fluids. Furosemide tablet is a diuretic. It removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body by increasing the amount of urine produced. In doing so, it causes potassium loss.
It does not cause weight loss.
Following is my suggestion for him:-
Eat a high-fiber diet. Get insoluble and soluble fiber. Limit foods that are high in fat. Choose lean meats. Incorporate probiotics into your diet. Eat on schedule. Stay hydrated.
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Mam, please see a cardiologist also. The edema can be due to the cardiac condition. Please get a Pet-CT to assess the situation of the stomach cancer. If she has omental metastasis even then she can have abdominal distention with loss of appetite. You haven't mentioned any ultrasound or CT report. 400 ml urine is enough for a normal adult. Hence she needs further investigation for us to have a clear picture.