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Why Oiling Your Hair Is Important?

Dermatologist, Mumbai  •  9 yrs exp
Why Oiling Your Hair Is Important?

Grannies and mummies emphasize on the usefulness of oiling your hair. If they could, they would have made you do so regularly. Going outdoors with oily hair and an oily scalp is next to impossible in present times. On the other hand, pollution along with the fast paced lifestyle takes a toll on your hair health. To counter the ills of dull hair, oiling is a must. One must be aware of certain points while applying oil on his or her hair.

When should you oil your hair?

You should not be oiling your hair at any time of the day. People tend to stick to their feasibility and oil their hair whenever they find time out of a busy schedule. Use oil only when you decide to remain indoors for quite some time. Oil absorbs dust and grime easily and hence, going out with oil on your hair before a head bath will only dirty your scalp all the more.

Oil should be applied at night before going to bed. Letting your hair remain oiled overnight will strengthen the roots and hair follicles. This way you add nourishment and lustre to your otherwise dry and frizzy strands.

The benefits of oiling your hair frequently:

1. Fights off dandruff: Dryness causes dandruff. If you can deal with dryness, you are halfway through in dealing with dandruff as well. If you suffer from acute dandruff, the oil producing glands in your scalp will produce oil in meagre quantities only. All these symptoms necessitate the regular application of oil.

2. Oil is effective as a deep conditioner: Oil, especially coconut oil, acts as a deep conditioner. It can also be used to detangle your hair without much hair fall. Oil should be left on the scalp for a couple of hours to enhance complete absorption.

3. Repairs hair damage due to sun exposure: The ultraviolet rays of the sun make your hair brittle. Sun rays can also lead to discoloration of hair. Oil provides vitamins and other nutrients to poor quality hair, thus, making it strong and shiny.

4. Feel rejuvenated by applying oil on your hair: Oiling one's hair is the best way to chuck stress out of the window. Oil can relax both your mind and body. Using lukewarm oil on one's scalp once in a while will improve blood circulation and will also relax the tense nerves of your hyperactive brain.

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Tips For Positive Parenting!

Homeopath, Mumbai  •  12 yrs exp
Tips For Positive Parenting!

As a parent, we all love our children deeply. And most of us will agree that these days parenting is very demanding and exhausting instead of pleasurable and joyous process. What has changed? It is not that children are any different. The difference is in the environment around them with stronger social influences, and this also affects the way we parent. In today's more democratic and egalitarian world, 'Do as I say and not as I don't' style of parenting does not work. But, 'I will do as I see you doing' phrase from kids defines our parent-child relationship.

With the change in social environment and influence, our strategies for correcting their behaviour and impart discipline has to undergo adaptation! When there are so many confusing and conflicting signals reaching to our kids from their environment, whether we like it or not, we are still their role models.

How positive parenting style will help?

The core principle of positive parenting is to accept your child as an individual. We are in a democratic society and family is a small yet important part of society. Democracy does not mean allowing disrespectful and irresponsible behaviour; rather to effectively help kids change their behaviour and create a harmonious and cooperative relationship with them. It also means that we as parents need to learn to think, act and react in a different way.

Through positive parenting, you will learn respectful disciplining methods, which would work better than demanding compliance. Through these principles and tips, you will get your child to listen without screaming, nagging, reminding or evoking rebellious behaviour. More importantly, this is all about building stronger relationship bond with your children and nurture them through early childhood to teenage years as they become independent, responsible, capable, kind, happy and successful young adults.

Tips to get you started:

  1. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity, including children.
  2. When your kid misbehaves instead of shouting or hitting, control your anger and respond in a calm and respectful way. Calmer but firmer tone and lower voice, yet not giving in to their repeated demand, is much more effective as a discipline tool compare to nagging.
  3. Understandable that you have a lot on your plate, such as work, managing and keeping the home in order, managing meals and other outside responsibilities, kids sports or extracurricular activities, family obligations and so on. It is easy to get lost in all these 'have to do' activities. Parenting shouldn't be just one more task to deal with. Reconnecting with your parenting goals and aspirations periodically will help take the stress out of it and add fun into it. Spend some time daily (10 minutes will do as well!) to just listen and enjoy your child (without correcting them or giving them suggestion to improve!).
  4. Let your love for them be the driving force. Shift your internal conversations from 'have to' to 'want to'. As you do enormous things for your child each day, think how you are supporting their ambitions. How you are helping them become independent and strong. How you are nurturing qualities like compassion and deep listening by extending yourself.
  5. Give promises and keep them. As your children grow they need much more than your words to trust and rely on you. Keeping your promises, letting them know if you need to change the plan, taking their opinion in appropriate matter will go a long way.
  6. Seek to understand and do not impose yourself on your child. Especially when they are in their teenage, as a parent you have lot of worries, you are afraid of them making mistakes and of course you want to protect them from vices. Listening to them while keeping your focus on genuinely understanding them is the only way to go, when they know you understand them and they can trust you, the street between both of you turns two way street! They will be open to your wisdom and suggestion when they are at the cross road.
  7. Last but not the least, 'be a role model'. Don't preach. If they see you disrespecting others, they will not respect you. If they see you hooked on your smart phone; that is their license to keep theirs in front of their eyes 24/7. If you are hooked in front of the TV till late night and haven't picked up a book in last 6 months. Advice about reading is going to fall on dumb ears. In short, be the change you want to see in your children.
  8. Have family nights at least once in a week, play cards, board games or go for a walk together. Talk and listen. Just be there and listen without judgement and criticism, without thinking about how to correct them. Just enjoy each other's company and see how they are changing their opinion about you.

Positive parenting doesn't mean you will never have problems in your family. You will? if you are alive and growing family. Positive parenting style will open up the avenues to keep communication alive; it will open your children to your influence. Isn't it something that we all wish for!!

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All About Brain Exercises

M.Ed., M.A - English, M.Sc - Psychology
Psychologist, Hyderabad  •  24 yrs exp
All About Brain Exercises

The brain is not a stagnant realm fed with a granted quota of intelligence and memory at birth. It is always in a state of flux. Exercising your brain in various ways accelerates its ability to perform better. It is in your hands to have a sharper take on situations and occurrences. Playing games that require brainstorming, solving quizzes, crosswords or playing chess makes you feel rejuvenated and tired at the same time; the reason being activated brain cells. A healthy brain will affect your life decisions positively and you probably will think rightly before you leap.

Tips to exercise those brain cells:-

1. Meditate and calm your mind - Ten minutes of meditation each day can help you get over anxiety. When your mind is at peace you think out pros and cons with enhanced insight. This composure reflects in each of your actions. Meditation demands your brain to be quiet when it is accustomed to work; you therefore have greater control over it.
2. Music can improve your brain abilities - Music is the best antidote for a sloppy brain. Music excites the neurons healing a bruised memory. It gifts you with clarity of thought. Apart from listening to music one must try to play a musical instrument. Teaching yourself things puts your mind through a strict regimen of constructive activities.
3. Take out time to learn a new language - We are paralyzed the minute our brain gives up. Due to several external and internal reasons each one of us is likely to suffer from cognitive disorders on being subjected to extreme pressure or shock. Trying to learn a new language motivates your brain cells to have a wider vocabulary which further restricts your chances of brain damage.   

4. Mental mathematics could better your intelligence - Calculators, computers, and phones are ridding us of our ability to compute individual data. Computation and consolidation of data helps your mind to work faster with precision. So, you now know those lessons on mental mathematics in childhood were actually the key to a well- rounded brain. 

5. Think of something novel - The more the number of neurons the merrier is your brain. Take pains to direct your mind on a novel track. Thinking beyond what is given and expected helps your brain grow new neurons. It builds up your creativity letting you discover more of your capabilities.

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Sexual Health - How to Improve your Sex Performance?

Sexologist, Mumbai  •  24 yrs exp
Sexual Health - How to Improve your Sex Performance?
Onions and garlic are great for your intimate life. True or false? Take this quiz to know more.
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I underwent renal transplant 5 years ago. My doctor has lowered my dose from 1 mg bd to 0.5mgbd. My tacrolimus level is 2.82 and normal level is 3-5 mg. My creatinine level is slightly raised to 1. 8 and normal level is 0.7-1.4.what can be the cause.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Nephrology
Nephrologist, Delhi  •  9 yrs exp
I underwent renal transplant 5 years ago. My doctor has lowered my dose from 1 mg bd to 0.5mgbd. My tacrolimus level ...
Need to uncrease the dose of Tacrolimus. If creatinine does not settle , will require a kidney biopsy
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I am 48 years female diabetic. Fell very low after 1 am but in the morning I feel very active and do a lot of work. And my back chest and ribs pain a lot. Pl help.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Dharwad  •  47 yrs exp
I am 48 years female diabetic. Fell very low after 1 am but in the morning I feel very active and do a lot of work. A...
Hello, Thanks for the query. From the information I only know that you have diabetes but no idea about whether it is well controlled or not. Because if glucose levels are not controlled, there can many symptoms as you have described. Ideally fasting glucose should be < 100 mg, PP 150 to 170 mg, HbA1c% < 6.8%. So please come back with all the details like fasting, PP glucose levels HbA1c%, diet pattern, extent of exercise, then only I will be able to comment or advise. Thanks.
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I am suffering from hypertension and depression I don't know what to do with my life I did lots of mistakes in my life now I do not know how to handle or I'm just good for nothing.

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Psychologist, Bangalore  •  47 yrs exp
I am suffering from hypertension and depression I don't know what to do with my life I did lots of mistakes in my lif...
You can sort out your mistakes even now if you care. Don't leave unfinished business in your past. If they are the cause off your hypertension and depression, I seriously recommend that you clear that past and learn to move on comfortably. I am sure a counseslor will be off great help. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, spend time in nature or gardening, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do calisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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1 year ago dermatologist had removed mole on my face by laser treatment but after few days dark scare leave on my face, doctor had been giving me creams and vitamins medicine since last 1 year which is not helping for me please give me right suggestion.

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist,  •  22 yrs exp
Only recommended medicine that remodell scar is retinoic acid (microsperical). It should be applied at night for few months.
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Skin Care Tips!

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Bhubaneswar  •  19 yrs exp
Skin Care Tips!

Smoking is the second leading cause of premature wrinkles. It upsets the body's mechanism for breaking down old skin and renewing it.

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Have severe pigmentation on the face. Have tried many creams but nothing seems to work. Have tried natural ingredients too. Fed up now. What should I do. Can not afford laser.

FMC (Fellow in Med.Cosmetology), BHMS, csd
Aesthetic Medicine Specialist, rajkot  •  6 yrs exp
Have severe pigmentation on the face. Have tried many creams but nothing seems to work. Have tried natural ingredient...
You can do chemical peeling Its cheaper than laser Pigmentation dullness darkness mostly because of sun exposure or after pimples Poor nutrition and stress Take rich diet like dates carrot beetroot Banana milk dry fruits Green vegs etc Drink daily 10-15 glasses of water daily Apply sunscreen lotion daily according to your skin type Take proper sleep and time to time food I need to see your pic Can you inbox me? For whitening soap ointment contact.
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My current weight is 82 kgs need to lose weight what diet plan should I follow and what exercise should I do. Is walking good to lose weight?

Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (DNHE), Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), Certificate course in nutrition and dietics, DMAT
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Dehradun  •  6 yrs exp
My current weight is 82 kgs need to lose weight what diet plan should I follow and what exercise should I do. Is walk...
Hello lybrate-user Your height is 170 cm. And wt is 82. According to your ht your wt should be between 68-70. You have to reduce 12 kg weight. OK, first of all, you should take morning weight just after you gets fresh. That will be your actual wt. please send your actual weight. Your eating habits, Your lifestyle, You're medical history if any. For any further assistance, you can contact me Thanks.
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Is abmin calamine lotion is good for skin? Does it whitens skin? Or does it have side effects? Can it be applied to get rid of dark circles?

Homeopath, Jaipur  •  13 yrs exp
Is abmin calamine lotion is good for skin?
Does it whitens skin?
Or does it have side effects?
Can it be applied to g...
Calamine lotion is soothing for skin would relieve itching n burning n other skin irritations but it neither brightens the skin nor remove dark circles.
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Headache, scalp tender to touch and pains allot after touching and severe hair fall. What could it be?

Dermatologist, Chennai  •  19 yrs exp
Headache, scalp tender to touch and pains allot after touching and severe hair fall. What could it be?
You are suffering from seborrheic dermatitis causing tender scalp and hair fall. 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.
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Oily Skin Care Tips!

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Mohali  •  8 yrs exp
Oily Skin Care Tips!

If you have an oily skin, use a gentle non-foaming cleanser and warm water to wash your face twice a day. It will keep the dirk away from the skin.


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