Herbal home treatment for “Chapped problem lips” and its main causes-“SkinCare”

Chapped Lips Dry and cracked lips can occur anytime during year and not limited to winter season. The skin peels off and painful cracks appear when lips are stretched. Possible Causes Cold weather Dehydration Sunburn Allergic reaction Fever Ayurvedic Care Use beeswax. It softens lips and heals cracks. Apply 3-4 times in a day. Avoid dehydration. Drink enough water daily. Coconut water and fruit juices can help to prevent cracked...

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Herbal home treatment for “Body Odour” problem and its main causes-“SkinCare”

Body Odour Body odour has a strong genetic basis for both in animals and humans, but it can be strongly influenced by various diseases and psychological conditions. The eccrine glands and apocrine glands concentrated in armpit and groin area produce sweat and scented chemical. These secretions are used by bacteria on the skin and get converted to bad smell. Possible Causes Stress Overweight Spicy Foods Drugs and antidepressants Swaeting Ayurvedic...

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Herbal home treatment for “Bad Breath” problem and its main causes-“SkinCare”

Bad Breath There is unpleasant bad odour from mouth which is also called as halitosis in medical terms. Generally people will also experience bad taste in the mouth, dry mouth, or white coating on the tongue. Most of the time bad breath is linked to poor dental hygiene but sometimes it may be related to diet and stomach problems. Possible Causes Poor dental hygiene Food Smoking Mouth infections Stomach problems...

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Herbal home treatment for age spots problem and its main causes-“SkinCare”

Age Spots Brown pigments on face, hand or back are called as age spots. As contrary to name age spots may not be related to age. Possible Causes Excessive sun exposure Hypertension or Diabetes Effects of medicines Ayurvedic Care Always put on sunscreen minimum SPF-15, half an hour before going out in the sun. UA and UVB rays are high in between 10 am to 3 pm. If possible avoid...

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Herbal home treatment for acne problem and its main causes-“SkinCare”

Acne It is skin condition having whiteheads, blackheads, pimples or oily skin. Acne may be mild, moderate or severe. Blackheads and whiteheads are classified as the mild acne while Pustules on face is considered as moderate acne. When nodules and cyst are present then it is classified as the severe acne. Acnes appear on face when sebum, which is natural oily lubricant of skin, is produced in excess and blocks...

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Sterilization process and its various methods in first aid treatment-“First Aid”

Sterilization Process and its various Methods It is the process of destroying all microorganisms. In first aid gauze, cotton wool, syringes, needles, and instruments have to be sterilized before use, so as to prevent wound infection. Various methods of sterilization for different articles are as shown in the following table. Article                                              Method Syringes              –                          Boiling for...

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Various types of antiseptics their features and uses in first aid treatment-“Sulfur ointment”

Sulfur ointment It is an agent used for preventing the growth of microorganism. But it cannot kill microorganisms. Features: it contains 10% precipitated sulfur. It is fungicide and parasiticide. It is used for various skin disorders.

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Various types of antiseptics their features and uses in first aid treatment-“Silver nitrate”

Silver Nitrate It is an agent used for preventing the growth of microorganism. But it cannot kill microorganisms. Features: it is in the form of colorless crystals freely soluble in water. It is caustic, antiseptic, and astringent. Its sticks are used for chemical cauterization of  granulation tissue. Its 1:1000 solution is used for irrigation of bladder. Its 10% solution is used for application to infected oral ulcers. 

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Various types of antiseptics their features and uses in first aid treatment-“Povidone iodine”

Povidone Iodine It is an agent used for preventing the growth of microorganism. But it cannot kill microorganisms. Features: it is a complex of iodine with polyvinylpyrrolidone  and is available as 5 and 10 % solutions for antiseptic use. It is less painful than tincture of iodine when applied to wounds.  

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Various types of antiseptics their features and uses in first aid treatment-“Nitrofurazone”

Nitrofurazone It is an agent used for preventing the growth of microorganism. But it cannot kill microorganisms. Features: it is used as topical antibacterial agent in the treatment of mixed infections of skin wounds.

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Various types of antiseptics their features and uses in first aid treatment-“Merbromin (Mercurochrome)”

Merbromin (Mercurochrome) It is an agent used for preventing the growth of microorganism. But it cannot kill microorganisms. Features: it is an organic salt of mercury with weak antiseptic action It is more bacteriostalic and less irritating and less toxic than inorganic salts of mercury. It is used as antiseptic over dressing.

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Various types of antiseptics their features and uses in first aid treatment-“ Iodoform”

Iodoform It is an agent used for preventing the growth of microorganism. But it cannot kill microorganisms. Features: it is a mixture of iodine, alcohol and potash. It has a penetrating , rather pleasant smell. It is a mild antiseptic. It relives pain when applied to a raw mucous surface and prevents putrefaction in wounds discharging pus.  

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