Sunday, June 18, 2017

Home Remedies for Croup in Children

The swelling causes the characteristic low-pitched cough, resembling the bark of a seal. The cough is often worse at night and gets aggravated by crying as well as anxiety and agitation. The swelling also causes breathing difficulty that may produce a high-pitched whistling sound.
Apart from coughing and labored breathing, it is common to have a fever and a hoarse voice. Symptoms usually last for three to five days. However, proper healing may take more time.
During this time, some simple home remedies can keep your child feeling more comfortable and help prevent croup from returning.
Note: If your child’s symptoms persist beyond three to five days or worsen, see a doctor immediately. Also, seek immediate medical attention if your child develops symptoms like severe breathing difficult, difficulty swallowing, rapid breathing, rasping sound when inhaling or exhaling (stridor), or dark, blue-tinged skin near the nose, mouth or fingernails.

Oolong tea for Weight Loss


Oolong tea is a traditional Chinese caffeinated beverage which is manufactured from the buds, stems and leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. The leaves of the same plant are also used to make black and green tea but the unique process to make oolong tea differentiates it from the black and green tea.  To prepare oolong tea the plant needs to be withered under strong sun and then goes for oxidation before curling and twisting.
Oolong tea is packed with many essential vitamins and minerals such as potassium, calcium, selenium, magnesium, folic acid, niacin, detoxifying alkaloids and Vitamins A, C, E. Oolong tea is beneficial for strengthening the immune system, cancer treatments, diabetes cure, tooth decay management, maintaining heart health, stress reduction, brain function improvement, etc.

Does Oolong Tea Really Help to Lose Weight

Oolong tea is very beneficial for your overall health but at the same time, it also works really well to shed those extra pounds and helps you maintain your body weight with regular intake. You must be thinking now what properties are there in oolong tea that makes it so useful to lose weight? Let’s find out!
Increases Metabolism Rate
Oolong tea contains a lot of antioxidants, which help to increase the metabolism rate of the body by 10%. And we all know that increased metabolism means more burning of calories which ultimately leads to weight loss.

What is Cupping Therapy?


The Origins Of Cupping
A famous Taoist alchemist and herbalist, Ge Hong, reportedly first practiced cupping. He lived from A.D. 281 to 341.
Cupping is a type of alternative therapy that originated in China. It involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. The suction facilitates healing with blood flow, as well as the flow of “qi” in the body. Qi is a Chinese word meaning life force.
Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This can relieve muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. It can also help form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue. People use cupping to complement their care for a host of ailments and conditions.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

12 Ways To Get Rid Of Dandruff At Home

Dandruff is a form of skin eczema or a skin condition which usually occurs in parts of the body where there is high incidence of oil or sebum production. It is a common condition that affects the scalp of many men and women. Many men are found to suffer such a problem and become the butt of jokes among their friends. It is also seen as a sign of poor personal hygiene. Thus, even if dandruff is a common problem, many people see it is as an indication of poor lifestyle and hygiene choices. Men are scared of wearing black suits or shirts as they are scared that this problem will be revealed and they will be ridiculed in society. There are several causes that can be attributed to it and many home remedies that can be tried effectively to deal with such a skin condition.

Causes Of Dandruff

While many people think that dryness of the scalp leads to dandruff, it is usually the opposite and there could be several reasons attributed to it.
  •   It is a form of skin eczema that occurs not only in the scalp but could even occur in other areas of the skin. It is usually characterized by high sebum production.
  •   It is assumed that a yeast which lives on the skin, known as Malassezia furfur, plays a role in causing dandruff
  •   Skin cells which form in the scalp continuously, might be shed at a faster rate than it is normal which leads to the skin cells being seen as white flakes
  •   If the yeast on the skin overgrows it could lead to dandruff
  •   Stress, hormonal changes, too much oil or immune system deficiencies could lead to dandruff

Symptoms Of Dandruff

The symptoms of dandruff are several:
  •   There are white flakes which lie on the scalp and is visible on the scalp as well as on clothes
  •   There might be hair loss
  •   The scalp might feel itchy and on scratching, the white flakes fall off from the hair
  •   It might come on with red and blotchy skin on other parts of the body like the face or hands.
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How To Get Rid Of Back Acne

While we think that acne is simply pimples, this skin condition can take on various forms like blackheads, papules, pustules, whiteheads, nodules, cysts and others. Acne is usually found to appear on the face but it can even occur in other areas of the body such as back, chest, buttocks, upper arms, neck and shoulders. Acne is a common problem that happens to most teenagers and it often accompanies them to adult hood. It is genetic in nature as well. Thus, those who have had parents and others in the family line suffering from acne are bound to develop such a problem as well. It is necessary to understand what causes acne and how to prevent it. Once the right symptoms are known one will be able to make use of simple home remedies to work their way round the problem.

Causes Of Back Acne

When you develop acne on your facial skin or on your back, it is mainly due to:
•    The clogging of skin pores with dead cells and dirt. Such people have oily skin where the dead cells or the dirt get clogged and improper skin hygiene traps these particles on the topmost cell layer. The bacteria that lives on the skin starts working on these dead cells and that is when acne or a nodule appears.
•    Acne could be caused due to irritation of the skin and there are stages of its developments. From the nodule it becomes a whitehead and then finally it erupts.
•    Many people develop blackheads on their skin as well which is another form of acne.

Symptoms Of Back Acne

While acne anywhere on the body or on the face comes along with different appearances, the symptoms are similar for the sufferer:
•    Acne can be painful especially at the time of formation. From a red swelling it will gradually develop a head and then either it will burst or dry out.
•    Acne on the face makes people, especially teenagers painfully aware of the problem and how it mars their appearance
•    Back acne can be painful as it prevents one to sit or to lie back comfortably.
•    Back acne could persist as the clothes we wear irritate the skin and makes it persist.
•    Even after the acne has disappeared, the scars could persist.