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Burn Repair Surgery - How Can It Help To Reduce Deformities & Scars?

Dr. Ramakant Bembde 88% (113 ratings)
MCh - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, DNB (Plastic Surgery)
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Aurangabad
Burn Repair Surgery - How Can It Help To Reduce Deformities & Scars?

Burning your skin is a very traumatic experience and can leave behind scars that remind one of the traumatic incident. Scarring caused by burns may fade a little with time but are usually permanent. Apart from affecting your appearance severe burns can also affect the functioning of the body. Burns can make a person withdraw socially by making him or her afraid of how people will accept them with their scars as well as make them depressed about their appearance.

Burn repair surgery can be categorised under two headings: Acute and Reconstructive

  1. Acute repair surgery happens immediately after the burn and deals with large burns and deep burns that affect critical areas. The focus here is to aim for saving of life of burn patient with earliest wound healing with various surgical means.
  2. Reconstructive burn surgery addresses the deformities & scars after the initial burn wounds have healed. The goal here is to improve the appearance of the scars and ensure improvement of functioning. 

There are many types of reconstructive surgeries for burns and the type of surgery best suited to a patient is based on the location of the scar, the extent of scarring and the patient’s personal goals.

  • Skin grafts: This involves the removal of healthy skin from one part of the body and transplanting it to the burn site. This split thickness skin graft include only a few outer layers of skin & full thickness graft involve the entire dermis. This is used in cases of deep burns where full thickness of dermis is affected. Also skin grafts are used for defects following release of burn contracture . 
  • Flaps: These are thick skin tissues with its own blood supply, used to cover exposed vital structures like vessels , tendons, nerves, bones, etc especially in deep electrical burns of extremities. 
  • Free flap procedure: In this Microvascular Surgery , muscle, bone or skin is transferred from one part of the body to another to reconstruct huge defects after contracture release or for cosmetic improvement of ugly burn scars. 
  • Tissue expansion: This involves the insertion of a balloon expander under the skin near the burn scars & deformities. As the balloon is filled with saline, the skin stretches and grows. Once the skin has stretched enough, the expander is removed and the skin can then be used to replace the burn scars & deformities.

This procedure has many advantages as the skin colour and texture are a near perfect match thus reducing scarring to a large extent. However, it is a very slow procedure and can take a few months.

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5 Ayurvedic Remedies To Heal Burn Injuries!

Dr. Sumit Abrol 85% (10 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jammu
5 Ayurvedic Remedies To Heal Burn Injuries!

Your skin is the largest organ of the body that regulates body temperature, and prevents evaporation of bodily fluids to safeguard you against various infections.

Skin damage or injury resulting from burns is discomforting and traumatic. Depending on the intensity of the heat, these injuries can be minor (such as sunburn, contact burn) or can indicate a life-threatening emergency (chemical burns, fire burns, electrical burns).

Ayurveda offers five simple yet effective remedies to cure burn injuries-

  1. Aloe Vera- This works wonders for any sort of skin injury, especially skin burns. Apply the pulp of Aloe Vera on the burn injury and the surrounding area. It will soothe the burnt skin without leaving dark patches or stains.
  2. Ghee- Ghee leaves your skin with a cooling sensation. Take barks of Bargad and Pipal trees, mash them into a pulp, add them to plain ghee and apply on the burnt area. Applying medicated ghee on the burns can help heal your injury faster.
  3. Coconut oil- Coconut oil is effective for minor burn injuries. Applying coconut oil before stepping out in the sun prevents sunburn and sun tan. You can add a few drops of honey to the coconut oil, and apply the mixture on your injury. Sesame oil can also be used as an alternative to coconut oil.
  4. Sandalwood powder and turmeric- These have anti-inflammatory properties. Prepare a herbal pack using basic ingredients like powdered sandalwood, turmeric, amla, etc. These possess anti-inflammatory, antibacterial properties that heal burn scars and eases pain. You can also pour in some rose water/milk to the pack to witness better results.
  5. Cucumber- Cucumber contains nutrients and vitamins that help in healing of wounds. These are used to cure various skin ailments, including burn injuries. Extract the juice out of cucumber slices. Apply the juice on the affected area, and leave it on for a few minutes. You will soon feel a cooling sensation on the burn site.

Ayurveda also recommends certain changes in the diet to promote quick healing. The burn marks become severe when the Bhrajak Pitta residing in your skin becomes aggravated. One should therefore stick to a diet that is soothing for such injuries. Spicy, acidic foods should strictly be avoided.

Third-Degree Burn Injuries - An Ayurvedic Approach!

Dr. Sumit Abrol 85% (10 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jammu
Third-Degree Burn Injuries - An Ayurvedic Approach!

While most people recover from first and second degree burns without fatal consequences, third-degree burns pose a different story altogether.

Third-degree burns occur when the damage to the skin extends beyond the dermis, and perforates deep within the tissues. This sort of injury is the most serious one. For instance, injuries sustained from a fire breakout, acid attack, etc.

Symptoms include-

  1. Charred/black skin
  2. Numbness

The damage to the nerves caused by third-degree burns are so extensive, that the victim may feel very little or no pain.

There are several complications associated with third-degree burn injuries, such as the following-

  1. Infection
  2. Sepsis
  3. Scarring
  4. Low volume of blood
  5. Very low body temperature
  6. Joint/bone problems

How Ayurveda heals third-degree burn injuries-
Burn injuries, especially of third-degree, leaves behind ugly, unpleasant scars. Moreover, such distressing marks can be traumatic for the victim as it may bring back horrific memories of the incident. Many times the person may feel hesitant to visit a doctor or go for a therapy. This is when Ayurveda comes to your aid.

Ayurveda uses therapeutic and natural remedies- essential oils, herbs and spices- to relieve pain, and helps you get rid of those burn scars. Some of the natural ingredients used in Ayurvedic treatment include-

  1. Use of herbal oils Lavender and Calendula helps in quick relief from burn injuries.
  2. An ointment prepared from red sandalwood, gairika, tugaksiri, and plaksa extracts can be applied on injuries caused due to third degree burn.
  3. Applying cucumber juice or Jatyadi oil on the affected area with cotton balls offers relief from the pain.
  4. Prepare a paste using mustard oil and henna leaves, and apply the same on burn injuries. This will provide instant relief from irritation.
  5. Prepare an herbal pack using, turmeric, amla, etc. that are rich in anti-inflammatory, antibacterial properties. This can heal burn scars and ease pain.

Apart from these, Ayurveda also suggests following a bland (without spices), healthy diet so that the injury does not aggravate the injury further.

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हाथ जलने के घरेलू उपाय - Haath Jalne Ke Gharelu Upaay !

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 91% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
हाथ जलने के घरेलू उपाय - Haath Jalne Ke Gharelu Upaay !

यदि हमारे शरीर का कोई भी हिस्सा जलता है तो यह बहुत दर्दनाक और तकलीफदेह होती है।  महिलाओं के साथ जलने की घटना बहुत आम है, क्योंकि वे अक्सर रसोई में काम करते हुए अनजानें में हाथ जला लेती हैं। इसके अलावा बिजली उपकरण, हाथ में पटाखा फूटना, गर्म पानी जैसी अन्य कारणों से भी हाथ जल सकते है। दीवाली में पटाखें छोड़ते समय हाथ जलने की घटना बहुत सामान्य है। अक्सर बच्चे पटाखे अपने हाथ में छोड़ देते है। हाथ जलने पर सबसे पहले हम घरेलु उपचार की तरफ भागते है, तो इसलिए घरेलु उपचार की पूरी जानकारी होना बहुत महत्वपूर्ण है। यदि जलन ज्यादा गंभीर नहीं है तो आप उसे कुछ घरेलु नुख्से आजमा के भी ठीक हो सकते हैं। आइयें कुछ हाथ जलने के घरेलु उपाय पर नजर डालें, जो राहत प्रदान करते हैं।

  • हाथ जलने पर सबसे पहले अपने हाथ को ठंडे पानी में डालना चाहिए। हाथों को ठंडे पानी में रखने से फफोले पड़ने से बचाया जा सकता है। इसके अलावा आपको हाथ पर बर्फ लगाने से बचना चाहिए।

  • जब हाथ जल जाए तो आप फौरन बाथरूम की तरफ भाग कर जाएं और टूथपेस्ट को जले हुए जगह पर लगा लें। यह आपको बहुत जलन से राहत प्रदान करेगा और छाले पड़ने से भी बचाएगा।

  • जले हुए जगह पर आलू लो स्लाइस में काट कर प्रभावित क्षेत्र पर रखें। इसे जलने के तुरंत बाद लगाने पर जलन से राहत मिलती है।

  • केला खाने में तो स्वादिष्ट होता ही हैं लेकिन साथ में यह जलने पर भी उपयोगी होता है। केले के लुगदी को आप जले हुए हिस्से पर लगा कर छोड़ दें। इससे भी आप राहत महसूस कर सकते है।

  • शहद में गुणकारी योगिक होते हैं जो आपको कई स्वास्थ्य समस्याओं में लाभ पहुंचता हैं। शहद को जले हुए जगह पर लगाने से जलन में कमी आती हैं।

  • एलोवेरा का उपयोग त्वचा में निखार पाने के लिए तो करते है, लेकिन यह जलने पर भी इस्तेमाल की जा सकती है। इसके गुदे को प्रभावित हिस्से पर लगाएं। यह आपको जलन से राहत देगी।

  • जले हुए जगह पर नमक का घोल बनाकर प्रभावित जगह पर लगाएं। इससे जलन कम होती है और छाले से भी बच सकते हैं।

  • पुदीना के पत्तियों को पीस कर प्रभवित जगह लगाए और परिणाम देखें। इसको आप दिन में कई बार कर सकते हैं।

उपरोक्त घरेलु उपचार मामूली जलने पर इस्तेमाल कर सकते है। इसके अलावा यदि स्थिति गंभीर हैं तो आपको शीघ्र ही हॉस्पिटल की तरफ रुख करना चाहिए।

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Chemical Burn Injuries - How To Treat Them?

Dr. Sumit Abrol 85% (10 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jammu
Chemical Burn Injuries - How To Treat Them?

Skin burns are the most common kind of injury that any person can encounter. The degree of the burn depends on its severity and the effects can vary accordingly. Burns caused from chemicals should be treated as medical emergencies because though most of them occur on the surface, some can also cause serious tissue damage.

What are chemical burns?
Chemical burns usually occur when the skin is exposed to toxic chemicals like acid, bleach, drain or toilet bowl cleaners, metal cleaners and pool chlorinators etc. The intensity of the damage depends on the strength or the concentration of the agent and the duration for which the skin remains exposed to it. Although unpredictable, sometimes the consequences are severe.

Here are five Ayurvedic treatments appropriate for treating burns caused due to chemicals.

  1. Banana leaves- Banana leaves have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. They are highly beneficial to treat skin burn injuries. The method is to crush the banana or make it into a paste and then apply the juice over the injured area.
  2. Egg whites- Egg whites can also assist in treating chemical burn injuries. Eggs are a good source of protein and they soothe the burn in no time. Immerse the burnt area in egg white and wait until the pain subsides. If the pain returns, repeat the procedure.
  3. Onion Juice- Onions contain sulfur compounds and quercetin proven to mitigate pain, heal tissues and restore the skin. Applying onion juice can give relief from pain caused due to chemical burns and must be applied immediately after the juice is extracted.
  4. Honey- Honey has exceptional wound care properties and can act as an effective balm for your injured skin. It also has medicinal properties, which can disinfect the burn. Applying honey helps to draw the fluids from the burnt tissue and keep the wound clean.
  5. Vinegar- Vinegar has significant antiseptic properties. The wound should be properly rinsed with vinegar diluted with water in order to speed up the healing process.

Apart from this, Ayurveda also recommends products like mint leaves and tea bags, oatmeal, milk, lavender essential oils and aloe vera to medicate burns caused from chemicals. Besides too much spicy food should be avoided.

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Best Surgeon in Delhi!

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 91% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri

A general surgeon are expert at performing various surgeries of various body organs like gallbladder, gastric disorders, thyroid gland and soft tissue surgery. Here are best surgeons in Delhi, who you can consult:

1. Dr. C.S. Ramachandran

FICS, FCCP (USA), DNB (General Surgery), MS - General Surgery, MBBS

Dr. C.S. Ramachandran has 45 years of experience as laparoscopic and bariatric surgeon in Delhi. He is a member of Association of Surgeons of India (ASI). He is known for his services are- laparoscopic and endocrine surgery, fistula treatment , gastrointestinal and endo surgeries. He is associated with many hospitals and clinics like Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Noble Medicare and Dr. Ramachandran Clinic.

Consultation fees:  ₹1500

2. Dr. Manish K Gupta

MBBS, DNB - General Surgery, FIAGES

Dr. Manish K Gupta has 14 years of experience and is an Advance Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeon at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi. His main area of interest is the laparoscopic management of gallbladder, hernia, colo-rectal surgery & Bariatric surgery (obesity or weight loss surgery). He has been awarded as best doctor award in 2008 at Fortis Hospital. He is an active member of various medical associations. He is also associated with New Life Clinic, Delhi.

Consultation fees:  ₹800-2150

3. Dr. Vijay Arora

MS - General Surgery, MBBS

Dr Vijay Arora has over 50 years of experience surgeon in New Delhi. He specialises in laparoscopic procedures related to oesophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts. He is an active member of many prestigious organisations and associations. He is also associated with Sama Nursing Home, Delhi.

Consultation fees:  ₹2000

4. Dr. Saket Goel

MS, MBBS, Clinical Fellow Pancreatic Surgery, FMBS

Dr. Saket Goel has more than 21 years of experience and is currently associated with Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals and Goel's Clinic. He has done several fellowships at national and international level. He has performed several surgeries like- laparoscopic cholecystectomy, hernia repair, inguinal, ventral, appendicectomy. He is also known for his successful bariatric surgeries. 

Consultation fees:  ₹1000- 1500

5. Dr. Srikrishna Das

MBBS, MS - General Surgery

Dr. Srikrishna Das is a General Surgeon with 15 years of experience and currently practices at  Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. He has done fellowship in Laproscopic Surgery (Minimal Access Surgery) after completing his MBBS. He is an active member of Association of Surgeons of India (ASI), Association of Surgeons of India (ASI). He is known for his treatments and surgeries related to kidney stone treatment, pancreatic surgery and piles treatment

Consultation fees:  ₹1000- 1500

6. Dr. Ashish Pitale

MBBS, MS - General Surgery

Dr Ashish Pitale has 27 years of experience and has special expertise in Laparoscopic (key hole) Surgery including Bariatric ( Weight Loss) surgery. He is associated with many hospitals and clinics across Delhi- NCR.

Consultation fees:  ₹500-900

7. Dr. Binod Samal

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, Laparoscopic, Burns & Plastic

Dr. Binod Samal is a General Surgeon with 28 years of experience. He currently practices at New Life Centre For Surgery in IP Extension, Delhi. He is a specialist who deals with burn cases and plastic surgery. He is a member of Delhi Medical Council and Medical Council of India (MCI).

Consultation fees:  ₹600

8. Dr. Pankaj Sharma

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - General Surgery

Dr. Pankaj Sharma is amongst the leading Bariatric surgeon in Delhi, India with 25 years of experience. He is associated with Fortis Hospital Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi. His areas of expertise include Advanced Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery (for Severe Obesity), Metabolic Surgery (for Diabetes) and GI Surgery.

Consultation fees:  ₹800-1000

9. Dr. Shailender Kumar Jain

MBBS, MS - General Surgery

Dr. Shailendra Kumar Jain has 17 years of experience and is a very reputed name in West Delhi. He has performed thousands of successful surgeries with special focus on laparoscopic and endocrine surgery, fistula treatment , gastrointestinal and endo surgeries. He is currently practicing at Surgical Solution, Delhi.

Consultation fees:  ₹400

10. Dr. Rahul Sinha

MBBS, DNB ( General Surgery )

Dr. Rahul Sinha has 21 years of experience as laparoscopic surgeon in Delhi. He is a member of Association of Surgeons of India (ASI). He is known for his services are- laparoscopic and endocrine surgery, fistula treatment , gastrointestinal and endo surgeries. He is associated with many hospitals and clinics like Apollo and Max Super Speciality hospital.

Consultation fees:  ₹300- 850

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Treating Skin Injuries And Burns With Ayurveda's Help!

Dr. Sumit Abrol 85% (10 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jammu
Treating Skin Injuries And Burns With Ayurveda's Help!

Skin injuries encompass a wide range of light to serious conditions that can cause you pain. Among them, burns are probably of the most severe variety. Instead of using conventional treatments that leave scars and marks, would you like to use Ayurveda, that can naturally heal without any side effects? If the answer is yes, read on to find out how you can do so.

Causes of Burns:
Risks of burns are everywhere, from home to the streets, in the form of:

  1. Kitchen fires: Fires from cooking equipment like gas ovens can cause damage ranging from small burns on the cook to fires that can bring down a whole house.
  2. Electric cable fires: short circuits and breakages in electric wires lead to fires that can potentially be very destructive.
  3. Street accidents: accidents on streets, collision between vehicles, can lead to ignition of petrol tanks, leading to large fires causing burns.

Types of Burns:
Burns are categorized into types based on degree of severity, into the following types:

  1. First degree burns: these are the mildest variety, generally only causing a visible redness on the skin surface.
  2. Second degree burns: This is more severe than the previous, and causes blisters and swells on the skin surface along with visible redness. In both these cases, skin retains its normal colour or turns faintly whitish at maximum.
  3. Third degree burns: the most severe category of burns, characterised by numbness and disfigurement of skin. Skin may turn black, whitish or look completely like charcoal, burned and black, in appearance.

Ayurvedic Remedies for Burns:
Ayurveda offers a whole host of treatment procedures for healing burns, such as:

  1. Application of ghee: Using ghee made from cow milk in combination with extracts from barks of Pipal and Bargad trees create a useful remedy to treat burns. Just make a paste of these 3 ingredients and apply on the area.
  2. Application of cucumber juice: Cucumber juice is highly useful in treating burns, both in combination with water and with carrot juice and aloe vera paste.
  3. Honey and coconut oil: When used in equal amounts, honey and coconut oil is excellent remedy for burn treatment.

Burns are painful injuries, and there is nothing better than Ayurveda to treat it – no risk of side effects at all. Try to stay safe and avoid burns altogether, but if you do have any, use these remedies to get relief.

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Self Injury Or Cutting!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 92% (13 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi

Self Injury Or Cutting 

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

Homeopathic Treatment of Self Injury or Cutting

Homeopathy is safe natural and effective treatment of psychoemotional complaints. It acts on thoughts, emotions and behavior to help develop a healthy personality. It has the ability to relieve emotional pain and suffering. Some of the homeopathic medicines that can be used for treatment of Self Injury or Cutting are:

Lil T
Nux V

Acupuncture and Acupressure Treatment of Self Injury or Cutting

Acupuncture is well known for treatment of psychological disorders. It calms mind and relieves stress arising due to deep psychological issues. In acupuncture therapist will first diagnose the case on the basis of energy system or chi blockage as well as on the basis of status of five elements. On this basis certain disease specific acupoints are selected and stimulated.

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Self Injury or Cutting

Psychotherapy and hypnotherapy Treatment of Self Injury or Cutting can help you identify and manage underlying issues that trigger self-injury. In psychotherapy, individuals can talk through their problems, and establish what is at the heart of their need to self-harm. It helps you learn skills to better tolerate stress and regulate your emotions. It also boosts your self-image; improve your relationships and problem-solving skills. Hypnotherapy is safe and quick treatment of deep seated psychological issues and barriers.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Self Injury or Cutting

Allopathic Treatment of Self Injury or Cutting involves the use of antidepressants or other psychiatric medications. These medications help improve depression, anxiety or other mental disorders commonly associated with self-injury.

What is Self Injury or Cutting

Self-injury is the act of deliberately harming your own body, such as cutting or burning yourself. Self-injury is often done on impulse, it may be considered an impulse-control behavior problem.

Symptoms of Self Injury or Cutting

Scars, such as from burns or cuts
Fresh cuts, scratches, bruises or other wounds
Broken bones
Keeping sharp objects on hand
Relationship troubles
Wearing long sleeves or long pants, even in hot weather
Claiming to have frequent accidents

Causes of Self Injury or Cutting

Emotionally empty
Seek attention or to manipulate others
Punish yourself for perceived faults

Risk factors of Self Injury or Cutting

Early teen years
Sexually, physically or emotionally abused
Negative emotions
Having friends who self-injure
Alcohol or substance use

Complications of Self Injury or Cutting

Permanent scars or disfigurement
Guilt and low self-esteem
Accidental or deliberate suicide
Blood loss if major blood vessels or arteries are cut 

Diagnosis of Self Injury or Cutting

There is no specific diagnostic test for self-injury. Diagnosis is based on a physical and mental evaluation.

Precautions & Prevention of Self Injury or Cutting

There is no sure way to prevent self-injury. You can follow the following ways to reduce the risk of self-injury:

Promoting programs encouraging peers to seek help
Offering education about media influence
Adults should be educated about the warning signs of self-injury
Identifying people most at risk and offering help


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Health Benefits Of Kissing!

Dr. Ritesh Chawla 92% (1132 ratings)
B.A.M.S, M.D In Ayurvedic Medicine
Ayurveda, Amritsar
Health Benefits Of Kissing!

A kiss is an exalted affair; it’s about feeling each other’s cosmos, understanding each other’s emotional current without uttering words, for, the words would only sound ambiguous when emotions are intense. A kiss alone can speak volumes! But, do you think something more can be associated with it?

Yes, indeed kissing has several benefits than it may seem, sure, it feels great, but apart from that, it also lowers your blood pressure. It further releases epinephrine hormone into your blood which allows your heart to pump blood faster and hence reduces the level of bad cholesterol in the body.

Here is a list of reasons why you should kiss your partner more often:

  1. Reduces blood pressure: Kissing dilates the blood vessels and this can in turn help reduce the levels of your blood pressure.
  2. Relieves headache and cramps: The dilatation effect on the blood vessels seems to have a pronounced effect in relieving pain. This includes headaches and cramps from menstrual pain.
  3. Fights cavitiesThe saliva production in your mouth increases when you kiss. The excess saliva production helps to wash away the germs and plaque that accumulate in your mouth over a period of time. On the contrary, the cavity forming germs can also be transmitted from the mouth of one person to the other.
  4. Releases happy hormones: Kissing helps release a cocktail of hormones such as dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin that are responsible for giving you a happy high. It is not just the sense of happiness you get from it, but also the hormones released can help strengthen the bond with your partner. Your lips have a dense connection of nerve endings which elevate the sense of pleasure in a person.
  1. Burns calories: Can it be a substitute for a 2-mile jog? No. But studies have shown that a good session of intense kissing can help burn up to about 8 to 16 calories.
  2. Boosts self-esteem: Research has shown that people who leave home with a goodbye kiss are more likely to work better and be in a good mood for the entire day. It could be because of the sense of feeling loved and cared for that makes one happy. A kiss can boost your self-esteem and even make you more productive at work.
  3. Tones the muscles of your face: Kissing involves the muscles present in your face and jawline. A vigorous smooch can allow those muscles to act up and shape them in the process.
  4. Check out the compatibility with your partner: Kissing can be an important factor to measure the initial attraction of a person. This could be so important that it is often noticed that if the first kiss is not up to the mark, it can be a great turn off.



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What Steps Should You Follow In Case Of Chemical Burns?

Dermatologist, Chennai
What Steps Should You Follow In Case Of Chemical Burns?

A chemical burn can occur owing to a number of substances, for instance, if the skin comes in contact with strong acids, bases, irritants, gasoline, paint thinner and drain cleaners then it react with your skin. Chemical burns are also termed as caustic burns. The symptoms usually depend on the intensity of a burn, which include redness, irritation, numbness, pain, the skin turning black and dead or even vision loss, if the chemicals come in contact with the eyes.

What are the Do’s and Don’ts?

  1. Do away with those chemicals, which have caused the burn or wipe off the dry chemicals. It is safe to use towels or put on gloves for this work.

  2. Remove jewelry or any contaminated clothing to avoid further burning and inflammation of the skin.

  3. Rinse off the affected area immediately with cold water.

  4. Loosely wrap the area with sterile gauze or a bandage.

  5. If required, you can even opt for pain relievers such as naproxen sodium, ibuprofen or acetaminophen.

  6. Consider taking a tetanus injection, but at the same time, ensure that your booster is up-to-date.

  7. Refrain from applying an antibiotic ointment over the burnt area or neutralizing it with an alkali or acid. This may aggravate the burn.

  8. Antibiotic cream or ointment can be applied.

  9. A water holding moisturiser can also be applied.

When should you seek an emergency care?

  1. When the person exhibits sign of shock such as shallow breathing, pale complexion or is experiencing bouts of fainting.

  2. When the chemical burn pierces through the upper layer of the skin, occupying an area of above 3 inches in diameter.

  3. When the chemical burn has spread to the buttocks, groin, face, feet, hands, eyes or even the limb.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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