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Common Allergies - Foods That Can Trigger Them!

Dt. Ankita Bhargava 92% (2929 ratings)
Masters In Clinical Nutrition & Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
Common Allergies - Foods That Can Trigger Them!

Food is a very important part of your life as it provides all the necessary nutrients required by your body and is essentially, the fuel for all things to function within. However, many people may have aversion to certain kinds of food as it causes adverse reactions within their body. Let’s look at some of the common food allergies that people commonly report and how to identify them.

Allergies v/s Intolerances: ?It is important to note here that there is a significant difference between food sensitivities or intolerances and allergies. Sensitivities or intolerances cause adverse effects on your body inevitably when you consume certain types of foods. One such example is diarrhea, caused by ingesting cheese or milk by lactose intolerant people. However, allergies are caused when the immune system within your body mistakes harmless food as something that might harm you and thus tries to protect you from its effects. This results in reactions within your body which may be very painful and problematic.

Common foods that trigger allergies
Some of the common foods that trigger allergies are:
1. Peanuts
2. Shellfish
3. Other forms of tree nuts such as almonds, walnuts etc.
4. Gluten rich grains such as wheat, rye barley, oats
5. Certain types of fish
6. Eggs
7. Soy products
8. Milk (allergic reactions mostly occur within children)

Some other foods which have been known to cause allergies in rare cases are:
1. Meats such as pork, chicken, beef, mutton
2. Corn and corn products
3. Gelatin
4. Certain spices such as mustard, garlic and coriander among others
5. Certain seeds such as poppy, sunflower, or sesame

Symptoms of allergies
In certain cases, the allergies might manifest immediately, almost in a matter of minutes, within the body. However, in many cases, it may take a few hours for it to show up. The symptoms may range from mild to quite severe. Mild symptoms will make it quite hard to actually diagnose it as a food allergy.

Some of the milder symptoms could be:
1. Hives or eczema could form on your skin which may be very itchy. These would look like raised swollen areas that could be red, inflamed, and dry.
2. The inside of your mouth and ears may become itchy
3. You could suddenly develop a runny or a blocked nose and start sneezing or coughing.
4. Your eyes may become watery, red and itchy
5. You may develop a funny taste in your mouth
6. Others symptoms may include throwing up and even loose motions

Other severe forms of allergies can be caused mostly by shellfish and peanuts and other forms of nuts and fish. Symptoms in such cases would look like:
1. Uneven heartbeat
2. Difficulty in swallowing and breathing
3. Feeling of extreme weakness, confusion
4. Passing out or feeling light headed
5. The tongue, throat or lips may swell up
6. Chest pain

Vitamins And Minerals: How To Get What You Need

Dt. Megha Jalan 92% (23 ratings)
Msc - Dietics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Vitamins And Minerals: How To Get What You Need

Talk about nutrition and carbs, proteins and fats come to the mind immediately. However, these are the macronutrients and are not the only group of nutrients. More important are the micronutrients, comprising of a group of very important substances known as minerals and vitamins. Read on to know the most important vitamins and minerals that your body needs and the role they play.

  1. Vitamin A: Essential for healthy eyes, general growth and development and glowing skin. These are found in carrots, sweet potatoes and oranges.
  2. Vitamin B: These are essential for iron absorption, improved immunity and production of energy. Whole grains and unprocessed foods and vegetables like lentils, potatoes, bananas, yeast and molasses are good sources of these vitamins.
  3. Vitamin C: Required for iron absorption, blood clotting, elastic skin and antioxidant function. Found in good amounts in citrus fruits, guava, kiwi, grapefruits, strawberries, etc.
  4. Vitamin D: Extremely important for bone development, these are found in eggs, mushrooms and fish.
  5. Vitamin E: It improves the blood circulation and reduces free radicals, which is essential for cancer protection. Almonds, nuts, tomatoes and sunflower seeds are good sources of vitamin E.
  6. Vitamin K: It is very essential for the process of blood coagulation, these are found in spinach, broccoli, kale and other green vegetables.
  7. Iron: Very essential ingredient for blood formation and muscle building, clams, oysters, soybeans, lentils and spinach are great sources of iron.
  8. Calcium: Most important ingredient, as it helps in the formation of teeth and bones, dairy products, tofu and cheese are very good sources.
  9. Zinc: A key ingredient essential for overall growth, immunity and fertility, spinach, beans, oysters and dark chocolate carry a good amount of Zinc.
  10. Folic acid: Essential for iron absorption, cell regeneration, and in pregnancy for healthy development of the baby. Green leafy vegetables, asparagus, peas, seeds, nuts, lentils, beets, corn, etc. are good sources.

Trace minerals like iodine, manganese, copper, fluoride, selenium and chromium are also essential but in very small amounts. While these are not the only essential vitamins and minerals, these are the most important ones. The quantities of these substances required on a daily basis are very small, but critical for functions listed above. In addition, some of them also help in releasing free radicals, which provides protection against cancer and chronic inflammation. This helps prevent chronic health conditions like heart disease, diabetes and stroke.

An important point to consider is while there are multiple supplements available in the market today to make sure you get all of these nutrients, try to eat a wholesome meal and get these through natural sources to the maximum extent possible. The natural foods are the best source, and supplements should be used only when these cannot be obtained naturally.

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White Vs Brown Egg - What Is More Nutritious?

Dt. Sumiya Sulthana 91% (113 ratings)
Post Graduation Diploma In Clinical Nutrition & Dietician, Certificate In Diabetic Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mysore
White Vs Brown Egg - What Is More Nutritious?

Lifestyle changes such as eating healthy and exercising are to be incorporated in everyone’s life. The awareness to go organic is being spread wide, mostly because of social media. Analysis of the food we eat and questioning the components of our diet is very much necessary and this has created a lot of facts and myths. In the world that we live in today, we weigh multiple options for choosing the right one. One such comparison is between white eggs and brown eggs. The egg shell color influences consumers to a great extent.

Nutritional value

Eggs are filled with nutritional value. About 70 calories, 6 grams of protein and vitamin B are the components of eggs. Eggs are a very good source of protein. The egg yolk contains a lot of cholesterol. Those who would want to avoid cholesterol can take only the egg white. Carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin are the other nutrients present in eggs. They lower the risk of macular degeneration. Choline, another element present in the eggs helps in memory development.

Types of eggs

The common labels one could see in the case of eggs are free-run, organic, free-roaming, vegetarian fed, Omega-3 enriched and graded eggs. These categories are based on the diet and lifestyle of the hens. Some hens are fed vegetarian food and are not given animal proteins. Some are not caged and are let in open spaces. These hens lay eggs in their nests and some are fed with flax seeds. Such eggs are labeled as Omega-3 enriched.

White vs brown eggs

Here are a few points to ponder about the difference between white eggs and brown eggs:

  1. Shell: The color of the shell is the major difference between brown and white eggs. The egg shells of brown color are believed to be hard, which is nothing but a myth. Young chickens lay harder shelled eggs.
  2. Nutritional value: The color does not really determine the egg quality. What really matters is the hen's diet. Two hens, given the same diet, lay eggs with the same nutritional value irrespective of the color of the shell.
  3. Yolk: It is believed that brown eggs have richly colored yolks when compared to white eggs. This is determined by the amount of corn the hen eats rather than the eggshell color.
  4. Cost: White chicken lays white eggs and brown chicken lays brown eggs. Brown eggs are costlier than white eggs. This is because the maintenance of brown chickens cost more. They are larger in size and they require more food. This costs the farmers more.
  5. Taste: White eggs and brown eggs taste the same. There are not many differences when it comes to taste of the eggs. This again depends on the food to the hen.
  6. Bleaching of white eggs: White eggs are not bleached to make them appear white. As mentioned earlier, the color of the hen influences the color of the eggs. Sometimes brown hens lay white eggs but the color of the resulting white egg is darker than a normal white egg. This has no connection with bleaching.

The nutritional value is the same for both the eggs. The major things that cause a difference between these two eggs are the shell color and cost.

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Hair Extension - What Are The Various Methods Of It?

Dermatologist
Dermatologist, Delhi
Hair Extension - What Are The Various Methods Of It?

Hair Extensions, also known as hair weaves, is a process of adding length to the human hair. Hair extensions usually tend to be clipped, glued or sewed on to other hair by getting additional human or synthetic hair incorporated into it.

Some of the methods of hair extensions include, clip in extension, fusion method and weaving method.

Before discussing about some of the methods, let us take a closer look at what exactly hair extension is all about:

Details

Hair weaving is utilization of human or artificial hair for getting them integrated with a person’s natural hair. Weaves can assist in changing a person’s appearance for short or long periods of time by having additional hair put to a person’s natural hair or by getting the natural hair covered altogether with either human or synthetic hairpieces.

Weaving of additional human or synthetic pieces of hair can enhance a person’s hair by giving it the required volume, length as well as add colour without getting the chemicals damaged or adopt a totally different hair texture than that of their own.

Methods

Tape-In Hair Extensions:

During Tape-In Hair Extensions, the extensions are pre-taped and then they are glued together on both the sides of one’s own hair. In a typical manner, any hairdresser would put in tape-ins for a people as they need to put them in line to the roots and they get applied with a heated tool, which tends to heat the glue up. In addition to it, one needs to remove them and get once again have them reinstalled. In a natural manner, when heat is applied to the roots and followed by application of any adhesive product like tape or glue, hair gets damaged.

Sew-In Hair Weaves or Extensions:

Weave hair gets applied by getting the natural hair braided into a corn row initially and then the extensions have to be attached through the use of a needle and thread and then get threaded through the corn row. Weave hair extensions are mostly used for all those people who have thicker hair purely because of the manner in which they are applied. The weave application is a very lengthy process and is tightly applied that often tends to put a strain on the scalp and hence feel very heavy and uncomfortable.

Fusion Extension:

Fusion hair extensions usually form a bond with the natural hair by the use of different kinds of adhesives like glue. Application of fusion hair extension takes maximum 3-4 hours, which can be applied by hairdressers. This fusion extension is not suitable for all kinds of clients as this process is harmful for the natural hair.

Tips To Choose Perfect Diet As Per Season!

Dr. Vaishali Gupta 87% (29 ratings)
PG Diploma In Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Jalandhar
Tips To Choose Perfect Diet As Per Season!

Do the frequent changes in the season really affect your body and food habits?

A big YES!

Selection of appropriate food according to seasonal change is very important for staying healthy. In modern times, most fresh fruits and veggies are available round the year, however, the nutritional content is much less in the non-seasonal fruits and vegetables. An update of your eating habits consistently is a must to stimulate energy level of your body.

Here are some key dietary behaviors that must be considered while choosing the perfect diet plan for different seasons-

- Cherish the novelty of Spring

In spring, the green leafy vegetables with their fresh, tender leaves represent the arrival of the new season. These must be added to your menu that must include such lettuce, parsley, spinach, basil and fruits like strawberries, apricot, blueberries, peaches, and cherries etc. Try to consume less amount of salt in this season.

- Take Delight in the cool squash of Summer
Due to excessive heat in the summers, it is recommended to adhere to the watery, cool and light diet. Include seasonal fruits like watermelon, plums, melons, cherries, vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumber, mint etc in your regular diet. Restore your energy with cool, refreshing drinks such as fresh juices, coconut water, milk shakes etc. Drink lots and lots of water during the summers.

- Relish the freshness of Raindrops
The Monsoon season comes with lots of lip smacking food items. In this season, many people face dyspepsia problems so pick up foods that are easily digestible. Avoid consumption of watery foods, heavy meals, meat and fish. Eat gram flour, brown rice, barley, corn, oats, garlic, ginger, turmeric, yogurt and fruits like pomegranate and apple.


- Savor the crisp sunshine of Autumn
Consumption of warm harvest food products is appropriate for this season. Veggies like onion, fenugreek, garlic, pumpkin and fruits such as banana, pears, apple, cranberries work well in this season. Spices, nuts and seasonings like cinnamon, mustard seeds, walnuts, and peppercorns are a must in the autumn months.

- Enjoy the warmness of Winter season
As soon as the cold winter seeps in, you must eat warm nutritional foods. In the winter months, the guiding principle is that the foods that are slow to grow are more warming than the ones that grow rather quickly. This means you can take foods like lamb, fish and chicken and root vegetables like onion, garlic, potato and carrots. You can also take sesame, corn, fenugreek and milk products that are good sources of nutrition.

In short just 'Eat by the season' to stay healthy!

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Substitute Of Wheat!

Dr. Harshita Sethi 92% (192 ratings)
MD - Ayurveda, CIY, Guru Shishya parampara, BAMS
Ayurveda, Gurgaon

Many of us developing aversion towards wheat or roti made up by wheat, this could be due to their pitta predominant body constitution or gluten intoletance /wheat allergy / tendency of acidity after consuming wheat based products which later on gets cinverted to irritable bowel syndtome.Commonly available choices to replace wheat mesls are rice, corn and oats 

Other grains which are full of all nutrients are quinoa, polenta, karmut, spelt, barley,Millet and amaranth.

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Foot Care & Eye Care In Diabetes!

Dr. Deep Dutta 92% (527 ratings)
MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology, DNB Endocrinology, MNAMS, Speciality Certificate (Endo. & Diab.) (MRCP, UK), Fellow of American College of Endocrinology (FACE)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Foot Care & Eye Care In Diabetes!

When you are suffering from Diabetes, you need to take extra care of your feet and eyes. Both these parts of the body are heavily affected during this disease. In fact, your diet should also be taken in such a way that it maintains good eye sight and proper foot care. Apart from drinking lots of water and controlling your diet, you need to take special care of your eyes and feet. Here are a few tips that might help you to take good care of these two parts of your body.

Foot Care:

  1. You must make sure that your medical practitioner does a complete foot care check up for you, at least once every year. If you have been suffering from any foot problems prior to the development of diabetes, then it is all the more necessary to take care of your feet and get it checked by the doctor.
  2. Make sure that your nails are properly trimmed and corns removed. Your feet should always be neat, tidy and clean. Even a little cut or injury needs to be treated immediately lest they spread infection into the blood stream.
  3. Always be careful of the socks and shoes that you wear. They must be regularly washed and cleaned. Do not wear soiled socks or smelly socks. It might only aggravate the problem.
  4. Go for regular foot massage and even a pedicure if need be to keep your feet clean and ensure proper, unrestricted flow of blood.

Eye Care:

  1. Visit you ophthalmologist once a year regularly so that any problem with your eyes can be detected at the earliest.
  2. Keep your sodium intake in check as well as your blood pressure levels. High blood pressure can damage the blood cells of the eyes. Thus, keeping your pressure levels in check is mandatory.
  3. If you are a smoker, it is best to quit smoking if you have fallen prey to diabetes. Smoking can damage blood vessels apart from the various other health adversities it normally causes.

Thus, these are some of the alternative lifestyles that you can look into while taking care of your eyes and feet during diabetes as these parts of the body are vital. Diabetes is a disease which starts affecting different body parts and weakens them one by one. Thus, special care is needed at all times when you suffer from this disease.

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Nosebleed - How To Manage It?

Dr. Rajeev Arya 85% (19 ratings)
MBBS, Master of Surgery ENT
ENT Specialist, Faridabad
Nosebleed - How To Manage It?

A nose bleed can take place due to a number of reasons, which usually all boil down to acute dryness of the nasal passages. The nosebleed and dryness can stem from sinus, allergic reactions, constant blowing of the nose, infections, and also during very harsh winter months when there is no lubrication in the nose. Nose bleed can also occur due due to conditions, such as high blood pressure and when a foreign object gets stuck inside the nose. Here are a few tips on treating nosebleeds.


1. First step: The very first action when you experience a nose bleed should be to sit down. Once you are sitting, you should firmly pinch the spot that is soft. This lies just above the nostril. Do this for at least ten to fifteen minutes. The trick is to stay upright rather than lying down as this will bring down the blood pressure in the nasal blood vessels to stop further bleeding.

2. Breathe: Breathe with your mouth as you lean forward to help in draining the blood into your nose, rather than out of it or towards the throat.

3. Ice compress: Find a bag of frozen corn or peas in your freezer or an ice pack, and press this firmly against the nose to help in stemming the bleeding. As you are doing so, do not forget to cover the bridge of your nose with a towel so that it prevents you from catching a cold.

4. Medication and side effects: If you are on any kind of anticoagulants that end up thinning the blood, then you may immediately want to see your doctor about a possible side effects and a change in the medication. This could also be an effect of haemophilia where the bleeding does not stop.

5. Children: If a child who is under the age of two years suffers from such nosebleeds, then you will need to rush him or her to the doctor immediately as it could point at a more serious problem.

6. Anaemia: Nose bleeds could also suggest the presence of anaemia, so you may want to see your doctor about lab tests to determine and possibly rule out this cause. You can also start medication accordingly for this kind of an ailment.

7. Nasal Packing: The doctor can carry out this procedure with the help of gauze that can seal the spot where the bleeding is happening.

8. Cautery: This is a minor procedure that involves burning the blood vessel that is causing the persistent bleeding with a stick of silver nitrate. The stick will be inserted after local anaesthesia is administered to the patient.

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Treatment of Constipation!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 85% (10 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Treatment of Constipation!

Treatment of Constipation

Homeopathic Treatment of Constipation
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Constipation
Psychotherapy Treatment of Constipation
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Constipation
Surgical Treatment of Constipation
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Constipation
Other Treatment of Constipation
What is Constipation
Symptoms of Constipation
Causes of Constipation
Risk factors of Constipation
Complications of Constipation
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Constipation
Precautions & Prevention of Constipation
Treatment of Constipation

Homeopathic Treatment of Constipation

A homeopathy treatment can help you get rid of constipation and that too permanently. Following are some useful homeopathic remedies for constipation.

Nux Vomica
Bryonia Alba
Alumina
Opium Graveolens
Alumen
Calcarea carbonica 

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Constipation

Acupressure is a traditional healing practice that involves the application of finger pressure to specific acupuncture points on the body. The pressing on the point produces the urge for bowel movement, sometimes as quickly as within ten minutes. 

Psychotherapy and hypnotherapy Treatment of Constipation

Constipation is a stress related condition and Psychotherapy and hypnotherapy is an excellent aid to help control emotional stress. Psychotherapy combined with relaxation and removal of stress was considered along with the personality of the patient before the outbreak of chronic digestive disorders. It was suggested that unknown emotional conflicts such as depression and mental ability may influence the course of these diseases. 

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Constipation

Conventional treatment for constipation involves mainly increasing exercise and intake of Dietary & Herbal fiber and water, while reserving laxatives, suppositories, and enemas for emergencies. Rhubarb is commonly used in allopathic medicine for its purgative properties. Rhubarb is typically used in simple cases of constipation, and it has no effect in chronic constipation.  

Surgical Treatment of Constipation

Surgical treatment is suggested for young patients with severe slow transit constipation refractory to conservative treatment. Confirmation of indication to surgical treatment requires studies of colonic and anorectal function. Preferred surgical technique is colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis. Postoperative complications include intestinal obstruction, abdominal pain, flatulence, diarrhea.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Constipation

Diet rich in cellulose or fiber
Consume fruits and vegetables and whole grains or cereal such as wheat, oats, rye, corn, rice, etc

Other Treatment of Constipation

Constipation is a common problem. Every person in their lifetime faces this problem at some point in time.  As most of the yoga postures focus on the abdominal movement, it makes easier to pass the stools. It helps to improve the human digestive system and therefore cure constipation. Yoga corrects disorders of the pancreas, liver and cure constipation, upset stomachs, gastrointestinal problems, acidity, intestinal disorder.

What is Constipation?

Constipation is a condition of the digestive system. The sufferer has hard feces that are difficult to expel. This usually happens because the colon absorbs too much water from the food. If the food moves through the gastro-intestinal tract too slowly, the colon may absorb too much water, resulting in feces that are dry and hard. 

Symptoms of Constipation

Symptoms of constipation can include:

Stomach Pain
Vomiting
Infrequent bowel movements or difficulty having bowel movements.
Swollen, hard tummy (abdomen)
Loss of appetite
Feeling and being sick
Headache 

Causes of Constipation

Irritable bowel syndrome
Inadequate water intake and fiber in the diet.
Inadequate activity or exercise or immobility.
Eating disorders & Eating large amounts of dairy products
Depression & Stress.
Resisting the urge to have a bowel movement, which is sometimes the result of pain from hemorrhoids.
Overuse of laxatives (stool softeners) which, over time, weaken the bowel muscles
Strong pain medicines and Antacid medicines containing calcium or aluminum.

Risk factors of Constipation

A risk factor is something that increases your chance of getting a disease or condition.

Lack of physical activities
Older age
Sedentary lifestyle
Insufficient fluids
Prolonged bed rest due to surgery or an accident
Diet that is high in fat and sugar, and low in fiber

Complications of Constipation

Sometimes constipation can lead to complications, which have their own set of symptoms. These potential complications include:

Anal fissures
Hemorrhoids
Rectal prolapse
Fecal impaction

Diagnosis of Constipation

Constipation affects almost everyone at one time or another. Most people do not need extensive testing because the condition usually resolves on its own. But sometimes constipation is a symptom of a more serious problem. Anyone with constipation that lasts for more than 2 weeks should see a doctor so that the source of the problem can be found. The doctor will do blood tests, abdominal x-rays, Barium enema x-rays, Flexible sigmoidscopy and examine the colon.

Precautions & Prevention of Constipation

The best way for a person to prevent this condition is to:

Regularly practice relaxation that also relaxes the bowel
Listen to his or her body and allow enough time to have a bowel movement
Regular exercise improves digestion and reduces stress.
Eat a healthy diet that includes fresh vegetables and fruits
Drink at least six glasses of water a day
Avoid ice cream, meat, chips, and pre-packaged frozen dinners
Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and sodas, as they tend to dry out the stool
Ignore medicines, if it causes constipation

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Treatment of Corns!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 85% (10 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Treatment of Corns!

Treatment of Corns

Homeopathic Treatment of Corns
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Corns
Surgical Treatment of Corns
Dietary & Herbal & Herbal Treatment of Corns
Other Treatment of Corns
What is Corns
Symptoms of Corns
Causes of Corns
Risk factors of Corns
Complications of Corns
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Corns
Precautions & Precautions & Prevention of Corns
Treatment of Corns

Homeopathic Treatment of Corns

There is effective treatment for Corns in homeopathy. Homoeopathic treatment for Corns is completely painless and safe. Corns treatment may last up to a total duration of six months. However patient gets relief from pain much earlier. Following are some homeopathy remedies for corns.

Antim c
Ranunculus
Calendula
Bryonia
Pulsatilla 

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Corns

Allopathic anti-inflammatory medicines give you relief at the cost of your Immunity. The attention of a physician may be required if there is numbness, reduced feeling, or severe pain.. Medical attention is not usually required unless diabetes mellitus, poor circulation, or other problems make self-care difficult. 

Surgical Treatment of Corns

In some cases, surgical correction of the bony prominence that is causing the high pressure may be needed.

Dietary & Herbal & Herbal Treatment of Corns

Eat food such as spinach, cucumber, cherries and raspberries.
You can get alkali from millet and buckwheat grains.
Maximize the use of fresh organic vegetable and fruits
Avoid the processed and junk foods.
Maximize the intake of vitamin A, B complex, and C in your diet.
Avoid saturated fats, white flour, fried foods, sugar, alcohol, red meat, coffee, chocolate and soft drinks.  

Other Treatment of Corns

Remove bunching of socks, irritating stitching from socks, or any other local irritant.
Wear properly fitting shoes.
Try using doughnut-shaped corn pads, which may relieve pressure on corns. 
 

What is Corns?

Corns (also called clavi) are specially-shaped calluses of dead skin that usually occur on thin or glabrous (hairless and smooth) skin surfaces, especially on the top of toes or fingers.

Symptoms of Corns

Increased pressure on toes and
Irritation on toes
Inflamed skin.
Painful walking 

Causes of Corns

People who do lots of exercise, put more pressure on their feet.
Prominent bones in your feet can press against your shoes.
Poorly fitting footwear.
Poorly healed fractures.

Risk factors of Corns

The following are factors that increase your risk for Corns:

Weight gain
Old Age
More common in women than men
Bunions, hammertoe and other foot problems and deformities
Physical activities that cause pressure on the skin
Bad-fitting footwear.

Complications of Corns

Complications can occur if corns are not treated properly. Some of the most common complications are:

Infection
Development of a fluid-filled sac beneath the corn
Development of an ulcer 

Diagnosis of Corns

If you are getting constant foot pain, must report to your GP (general practitioner, primary care physician) about it. Your GP will examine your foot to look for any signs of corns.  The GP will interview the patient and ask about his/her lifestyle. The patient’s footwear may also be checked. There will be a physical examination. If the doctor suspects there may be an underlying bone structure problem the patient may be referred for an X-ray.  It (X-Ray) helps identify how and why a bone is causing a corn. Some times GP also recommend a pedobarograph, which can be used to examine foot pressure patterns. 

Precautions & Precautions & Prevention of Corns

Inspect feet regularly.
Wear properly fitted shoes.
Trim toenails straight across, but not too short.
Wear properly fitted socks with no irritating stitching.
Don’t ignore foot pain — it’s not normal.
Wash feet regularly
Don’t wear the same pair of shoes every day.
Avoid walking barefoot

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