Archive for September, 2008

Proven Ayurvedic Remedies for Sore Throat

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

In cases of sore throat with cold or flu ayurvedic home remedies work out to be the best solution. Some remedies given below are truly effective.

  • Drink a glass of hot water with 1 teaspoon lemon juice and honey.
  • The juice of Tulsi, a natural herb with anti-inflammatory functions also proves to be useful.
  • Simmer Chives and scallions in water for 5 minutes. Drink it as tea.
  • Consume betel leaves with liquorice (mulathi) 2 to 3 times a day.
  • Gargle with fenugreek tea.
  • Have a hot cup of milk with a dash of turmeric before bedtime.
  • Herbs such as Mulathi, Tulsi, Honey, Ginger, Kantkari, Hanspadi, Vasaka, and others are known to cure sore throat with no side effects.

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Causes & Symptoms of Leprosy

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Leprosy is caused by the bacteria, Mycobacterium tuberculae. The incubation period of leprosy is long, so the method of disease transmission is difficlut to identify. Leprosy is not a easily communicable disease. Childrens are more prone to get leprosy then adults.

Tuberculoid and Lepromatus are two forms of Leprosy. Both forms have similar symptoms but, lepromatus is severe form, forms lumps on the skin and sores are worsened.

Symptoms of Leprosy

  • Nerves, Muscles and Skin are mainly affected by leprosy.
  • Peripheral nerve damage is the main symptom of leprosy. The limbs are affected first.
  • Skin lesions : Skin lesions are different from other lesions. The lesions are less sensitive to touch, heat or pain. Won’t heal, even after severa months.
  • Numbness at peripheral region : hands, feet, arms, and legs loses senation or numbness is present.
  • Muscle weakness, leads to generaliged weakness.
  • Mucus membrane is also affected.

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Treatment of Leprosy

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Historically, there was no cure for leprosy (also known as Hansen’s disease), and lepers were segregated for extended periods of time. Today, however, the disease can generally be cured with antibiotics. With early diagnosis and treatment of leprosy, many leprosy symptoms and complications can be minimized or avoided all together.
 
It is important to note that treatment of leprosy differs depending upon the form of the disease. It will generally continue for one year for tuberculoid leprosy and for two years for lepromatous leprosy. Treatment of leprosy typically involves medicines along with supportive care. Supportive care is aimed at treating symptoms and associated complications.

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What is Leprosy ?

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Leprosy is an infectious disease characterized by disfiguring skin lesions, peripheral nerve damage, and progressive debilitation.

It is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae. Leprosy is often also referred to as Hansen’s disease, after the discoverer of the bacterium.

Leprosy is common in many countries in the world, and in temperate, tropical, and subtropical climates.

Treatment of Chlamydia

Monday, September 1st, 2008

Doctors treat chlamydia with prescription antibiotics such as azithromycin (Zithromax), doxycycline or erythromycin. Your doctor usually prescribes these antibiotics as pills to be swallowed. You may be asked to take your medication in a one-time dose, or you may receive a prescription medication to be taken daily or multiple times a day for five to 10 days.
In most cases, the infection resolves within one to two weeks. During that time you should abstain from sex.
Your sexual partner or partners also need treatment even though they may not have signs or symptoms. Otherwise, the infection can be passed back and forth. It’s possible to be reinfected with chlamydia.