July 18th, 2013

Wipeout the Oil With Talc

Don’t let the monsoon dampen your passion to look and feel great. Sure, the excess humidity in the air during this season damages our skin texture, making it look dull and lifeless. So it is very important for us to customize our skin regime in the monsoon. And loose powders  or the talcum powder will help you dab the excess oil and keep your skin looking fresh and grease free in this season. Not only this, but it also let otherwise blemish free skin break out.

June 18th, 2013

Prevention is the Key to Dengue

Dengue, also known as break bone fever, is a mosquito-borne infection which is characterized by an abrupt onset of severe headache, muscle, joint pains, fever and rash. This flu-like illness occurs in warm and wet areas of the world, especially in the rainy season, and is caused by a group of virus which belongs to the genus flavivirus. These viruses are transmitted to humans through the bite of infected female aedes mosquitoes, a domestic, day-biting mosquito that prefers to feed on humans. Facts: • Aedes aegypti mosquito breeds in any storage containers having even a small quantity of water. • It doesn’t fly high • It’s an office time mosquito and bites during the day

June 18th, 2013

Must Know Ways to Mend Malaria Fever

Malaria is another mosquito transmitted disease that’s common during and after the monsoon, when mosquitoes have had a chance to breed in stagnant water. The more severe falciparum strain is the most active after the monsoon. Learn to handle mosquito bite itchiness with the following– Wash the area well with water and soap. Cold compress helps many people, so it’s worth a try. Calamine lotion works and so does calendula ointment, which is an excellent repellent and counter irritant. Rub dry soap over the mosquito bite. It reduces the itchy feeling and the swelling. You can also use a banana peel which is to be used inside out. This provides relief from the bites. Apply ice over

June 18th, 2013

What to do in Viral Fever

Viral Fever is quite common in India during changes in weather. It’s characterized by fatigue, chills, body aches, and fever. The illness is usually transmitted through the air by droplets from infected people, or by touching infected secretions. It lasts from three to seven days, with the fever at its most severe in the first three days. Respiratory symptoms tend to develop later on, and can include cough and in severe cases pneumonia. Preventative measures: Unfortunately, viral fever is easily spread and difficult to prevent. Medications are available to treat the symptoms and control the side effects where necessary, and it’s a good idea to see a doctor if you get viral

June 18th, 2013

How to Handle Heat Related Illness

Dehydration and heat exhaustion are big issues during the hot weather in India, particularly for children. Symptoms include absence of urination, lethargy, fatigue, and headaches. Skin rashes, caused by excessive perspiration, are also a concern. Preventative measures: Drink lots of water (and the popular Indian lemon water — nimbu pani) and take Oral Rehydration Salts. Alternatively, add half a teaspoon of salt and 3 teaspoons of sugar into 1 liter of water. Avoid drinking cold soft drinks containing preservatives. Also be aware that air conditioners can encourage dehydration by drying out your system. Bathe at least twice a day to remove perspiration from the skin and keep the

June 18th, 2013

Eight Ways to Keep Infections at Bay

Monsoon is the time to enjoy the splash of water after the long sultry summer heat but it is also the time for germs and bacteria to thrive in unhygienic conditions. During the rains, there is a high amount of humidity in the atmosphere due to which our digestive system gets sluggish. Thus, eating the right kind of food and taking care of your overall health becomes extremely important to prevent yourself from falling ill.” Read here how by following these 8 easy steps you can keep infections at bay during monsoon… Skip eating outside Try to avoid eating from outside as much as possible. Street foods like pani puri, bhel puri, sandwiches and pakoras may seem very tempting during this

July 20th, 2012

Tackle Monsoon Skin Infections

Skin infections increase during this weather. Getting caught in unexpected showers while going to work or any where is one of the main reasons for developing fungal infections in damp body folds. Here we bring to you a brief detail on the common infections that hit the most in this season and also guide you a better solution to it. You will surely find it interesting and informative. Read it. Know the Common Skin Infections Ringworm or tinea—ring-like lesions–are a form of fungal infection. They appear in the underarm or around the waist as itchy, irregular round patches that are reddish in colour. Diabetics are more prone and while palm and sole infections take a month to heal,

July 19th, 2012

Easy Steps to Fresh Smelling Feet

We are all well aware of the problems of smelly feet. Whether it is shoes and socks, boots, or sandals or for any reason but we can’t run away from smelly feet. The problem is embarrassing and ever existent! And it gets more prominent especially in monsoon as this time is characterized by the humid, wet and sticky climate, which inculcates sweaty feat, wet mucky shoes, fungal infections, athlete’s foot and many other feet diseases. Therefore extra care and concern needs to be given to our feet during the monsoons. Now let’s go to the basics, to treat smelling. If you sweat a lot you need to emphasize on two things maintain cleanliness and selecting ideal footwear. Here’s what you

July 19th, 2012

Makeup for Humid Season

    With humidity reaching an all time high, you need to tweak your makeup routine. We tell you what to do: Wash your face at least twice a day with an oil free face wash. Dab an alcohol free toner on your face after cleaning it. In response to increased humidity your oil glands become overactive, which enlarges the pores of the face to release the oil. Keep toners handy and splash it on your face to counter the shine effect. If you’re a ‘woman-on-the-go’ tote facial wipes. Use tinted moisturisers to even out the skin tone. Give that good old foundation a complete skip. However, if you are one of those addicts who can’t make a move without it, then mix primer with your

July 11th, 2012

Outsmart Rain With Right Food

After the scorching heat in summer we long for the monsoon to arrive! But the rains also bring along with a cluster of infections, which can lead to food poisoning, diarrhea, cholera, typhoid, jaundice, dysentery, hepatitis A and E. People with an already compromised immunity such as the elderly, diabetic and those with hypertension are more prone to catching these infections. Therefore, it is extremely essential to take care of the food we eat and the water we drink. Here is the guide to eat right to breeze through monsoon. Read and follow the tips to stay well in monsoon. Foods to select Prefer eating Moong dal, especially the watery kind, is easy to digest. Add more of garlic,

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