Monthly Archives: November 2014

What are styes and chalazia and its treatment?

Styes and chalazia are lumps in or along the edge of an eyelid and can be painful or annoying but sometimes go away on their own without treatment. A stye is an infection that causes a red and tender lump in the eyelid, and mostly occurs along the edge of the eyelid. A stye that develops inside the eyelid is ... Read More »

How to deal with periodontitis using vinegar and baking soda

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Periodontitis is an infection of the gums that causes damage to the soft tissue that is capable of destroying the bone that provides support to the teeth. Periodontitis can also lead to tooth loss or making it worse due to the risk of having a heart attack as well as stroke and other severe health conditions. Periodontitis is caused by ... Read More »

Treating plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is the common cause of heel pain. The condition involves pain and inflammation of a thick band of tissue called the plantar fascia that is found across the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone to the toes. Plantar fasciitis causes piercing pain that typically happen with the first step upon waking up in the morning. ... Read More »

How to treat poison ivy rash

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Poison ivy rash is triggered by a reaction to an oil-based resin called urushiol which is present in the leaves, stem as well as roots of poison ivy, poison sumac and poison oak. Some people who came in contact with these plants develop a rash that causes itchiness and it is more dangerous when inhaling the smoke of the burned ... Read More »

Management of a herniated disk

A herniated disk refers to a problem with one of the rubbery cushions which is the disk found between the individual bones or the vertebrae that stack up to make up the spine. A spinal disk looks like a jelly donut with the center that is soft and encased within a tougher exterior. It is sometimes called a slipped disk ... Read More »

How to treat orthostatic hypotension

Heat stroke remedies

Orthostatic hypotension is a type of reduced blood pressure that occurs when standing up from sitting or lying down and there is dizziness or light-headedness and sometimes fainting. Orthostatic hypotension is mild and only last a few seconds or minutes after standing up, but if the dizziness last for a longer time it can be a sign of a serious ... Read More »

Stages and treatment of frostbite

Frostbite is an injury that is caused by freezing of the skin and some tissues. The skin becomes very cold and red, then becomes numb, hard and pale, and usually happens on the toes, fingers, nose, ears, cheeks and chin. Exposing the skin to cold, windy weather is most susceptible to frostbite, but frostbite can also occur in skin that ... Read More »

How to treat flat feet

A flat foot is a condition where both feet do not have normal arches, and allowing the entire sole of the foot to touch the floor when standing up. Flat feet can develop due to an injury or from the usual wear-and-tear stress of aging as well as problems of the knees and ankles caused by a condition that alters ... Read More »

Treatment for bedbugs

Bedbugs feed on human blood. The color of bedbugs is reddish brown, oval and flat like the size of the seeds of an apple. During day time, bedbugs hide in the cracks and crevices of the beds, headboards, box springs and frames of beds. When it comes to bedbug bites, it is important that you know how to manage them. ... Read More »

How to treat folliculitis

Folliculitis is a skin condition where the hair follicles become inflamed. It is caused by fungal or bacterial infections. It appears like small red bumps or white-headed pimples found around the hair follicles, which is the tiny pockets where each hair grows. The infection can spread and can result into non-healing and crusty sores and can cause permanent loss of ... Read More »

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