7 Home Remedies For Baby Cold

Nothing can be more worrying for a parent than a sick baby. The fact that they are too young to understand or cope with the illness makes them very fragile and a great deal of caution must be exercised in treating them. For an older child or adult, a cold is just a minor setback and is rarely taken too seriously. Babies, on the other hand, find it difficult to deal with a blocked nose and all the discomfort [...]

6 Effective Home Remedies For Whiteheads

Whiteheads are a common occurrence on oily and combination skin. These small, raised, red bumps with white tops appear on the face particularly on the chin, nose, cheeks and forehead. They are sometimes painful and dull the complexion by leaving behind scars. Over the counter creams and ointments for treating whiteheads and acne contain a strong percentage of chemicals. Many of these are abrasive in nature. For skin that is highly prone to breakouts, these ointments can further aggravate [...]

4 Effective Cradle Cap Treatments

The pale, crusty skin that forms on the scalp of an infant is known as cradle cap. It can appear on other areas of the skin like the face, near the eyes, eyebrows, armpits and other creases. It is known to occur in some babies within 3 months of their birth. Scientists have not yet isolated the causes for cradle cap. It is a fairly common occurrence and is relatively harmless. Pediatricians seldom prescribe any medication for cradle cap as [...]

4 Tips To Prevent Hair Loss

We tend to associate hair loss and balding only with men. In recent years, there has been a phenomenal increase in hair loss among women. This is due to poor diet, fast-paced lifestyles, long working hours, lack of sleep and stress. Losing hair everyday is stressful in itself. There are many serums, oils, shampoos and conditioners in the market that claim to be anti-hair fall treatments. A great many of these products do not deliver on their promise to curb [...]

How To Prevent Chickenpox

Chickenpox is caused by varicella zoster virus. It is highly contagious and difficult to contain once infected. Even if a single person contracts the illness, it is easily transmitted through direct contact with lesions and exposure to respiratory droplets. Within two weeks of exposure, the main symptoms will begin to manifest itself. Adults who work as caregivers, children and infants who have never contracted the disease are at risk. There are a few measures that can be taken to prevent [...]

16 Tips For Treating Acne

The battle against acne vulgaris or acne is an old one. The bad news is that acne is hard to prevent as the condition generally depends on skin type, diet and genes. The good news is that it is treatable in many different ways. Acne is not something that can be cured overnight. Having said that, don't believe the label of every product you come across. You have to read the ingredients and ensure that it contains compounds that [...]

5 Common Tennis Elbow Treatments

Lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow is treatable with non-invasive and surgical procedures. The non-invasive treatment methods range from home remedies like hot or cold compress to non-steroidal and steroid treatments.  Surgical procedures are generally recommended when all other methods fail or when the pain is unbearable. The treatments largely depend on the extent of the tendon damage and acuteness of pain. Tennis Elbow Treatments Applying a Cold Compress One of the best ways to quickly treat tennis elbow is at the very [...]

Remedies For Flatulence

7 Home Remedies For Flatulence

Bacterial action in the gut causes excessive gas or flatulence. Expelled intestinal gas may be free of odor or bad smelling. It can be caused by digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease. Aside from these, certain lifestyle and food habits, swallowing too much of air and inheriting the tendency from a parent are largely responsible for flatulence. Cutting back on processed foods is a good way to begin with treating flatulence. This article looks at [...]