Bed Bug Bite Treatment

Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs are little pests often found in bed, chairs, carpets and other furniture. The main reason of their production is uncleanliness and unhygienic conditions in a home. People often come to know of their existence once they get a beg bug bite. Usually these bites are never a single bite but a bunch of bites.

Beg bugs mostly feed on human blood. Due to this reason they try to hide in furniture, especially in bed and most feed between 3AM to 6 AM. Here we will provide you some easy Bed Bug Bite Treatment.

Bed Bug Bite

Bed Bug bites are usually red and itchy. Mostly bed bug bites are found in a row unlike the mosquito bites. They usually bite on arm, shoulders and neck.
Beg Bug bite is not taken as a serious thing as they disappear after a few week except in some cases where they cause some allergic reactions.

Bed Bug Bite Treatment

  • Usually bed bug bite don't need any special treatment. But you can use antihistamine pill or cream such asdiphenhydramine (Benadryl). Never scratch the bite mark as it can cause bacterial infection.
  • Make a thick paste of baking soda and water. Apply it on bed bug bites and leave it there for at least 2 hours and then wash it off with warm water.
  • In some rare cases bed bug bite can cause allergic reactions, so if you think that you are feeling it much more itchy then contact a doctor.
  • If a secondary bacterial infection occurs in the bed bug bitten skin then doctors might prescribe some anti-bacterial ointment or some oral antibiotic. 
  • Corticosteroid creams (hydrocortisone) can also help some people.

Some Unknown facts about Bed Bugs 

  • These nasty bugs can survive upto an year without eating or feed anything.
  • Bed Bugs can reproduce three generations in an year.
  • Bed Bugs can suck human blood upto seven times of their own weight.
  • Beg Bugs try to avoid sucking the blood of smokers and drinkers (they know whats better).
  • Beg bugs move so fast that they can go from one end of a bed to another within five seconds.
  • Bed Bugs usually feed between 3AM to 6AM.
  • A room or bed infected with Bed Bugs usually smell like a mixture of raspberries and almonds.

Best Hiding places of Bed Bugs

Bed bugs show some intelligent behavior and try to hide near the sleeping places of humans. They usually hide at following places in your home.

  • Under the mattress
  • In cracks of furniture
  • Under the carpet
  • On edges of curtains
  • Behind the wallpapers

Apart from these places there are some more places outside your home where bed bugs exist. These places are
  • movie theaters
  • office buildings
  • laundries
  • shelters
  • transportation vehicles

Ayurvedic Treatment for Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer is one of the worst diseases which happen in women. Almost 99% cases of breast cancer occur in women. Several therapies are used by women worldwide to get cure from this disease. Some people take Ayurvedic treatment for Breast Cancer as an alternative medicine. In some cases its cured as well. But there are no accurate studies to take it as a guaranteed treatment for Breast Cancer.

Here we will discuss Ayurvedic treatment for Breast Cancer ans if you should take it or not. Before we go further lets look few known causes of breast cancer.

Factors and Causes of Breast Cancer

  • Gender: Usually Breast cancer occur in women. More than 99% of all breast cancer cases occur in women.
  • Menstrual history: Those women who started menstruating before age 12 and those who went through menopause after 55 years of age have a higher risk of developing breast cancer.
  • Age:Risk increases with age. More than 50% cases of Breast Cancer occur after the age 60. More than one-third cases occurs after age 75 years. 
  • Pregnancy and breast feeding: If you have never been pregnant or if your first pregnancy occurred after 30 years of age then you have an increased risk of getting breast cancer.
  • Alcohol:Alcohol consumption increases the risk of breast cancer in women.
  • Smoking: increases the risk for breast cancer.
  • More Weight: Obese women have slightly higher risk of getting this disease after menopause.
  • Socioeconomic Status: Those women who belong to high society are more prone to breast cancer because they are more exposed to alcohol, smoking or stress.
  • Diet and lifestyle: High Amount of fat and oil in diet and low physical activity contribute to developing breast cancer.
  • Wearing tight bra and sleeping with bra makes you more prone to breast cancer. 
  • Breast is one of the biggest lymph gland and it should get some exercise to grain.

Ayurveda and Breast Cancer

Some Ayurvedic Herbs which are known for having anti-cancer properties are
  • Tumeric
  • Amla
  • Holy Basil
  • Ashwagandha
  • Boswellia
  • Nigella sativa
  • Rhubarb root
  • Triphla

There are some therapies in Ayurveda which are found helpful in treating Breast Cancer

  • Touch Therapies 
  • Aromatherapy 
  • Some Herbs or Plant treatments (Some herbal medicines are safe, but not all. Some heavy metals present in herbs might cause negative impact on your regular treatment) 
  • Yoga, Relaxation Techniques 
  • Massage 

Before starting any of the above therapies its better to consult an Ayurvedic Doctor. As mentioned above some herbal medicines contain heavy metals, so its better to ask your regular doctor before you start using them. Sometimes these herbal medicines may cause complications in your regular medication.

Yoga (Relaxation Techniques) is known to reduce stress in people suffering with breast cancer.

Ayurveda and Health

According to Ayurveda all health problem occur when our mind, body and spirit are out of balance. Main motive of Ayurvedic practices is to bring back that balance, and it will prevent and cure the diseases.

There are three types of elements (doshas) in our body:

  • Vata, which means Air and Space
  • Pitta, which means Fire and Water
  • Kapha, which means Water and Earth

These three types of elements work in harmony. One of these elements is always strong in our body but our health is maintained only when we make correct balance between these three. Due to this reason we should follow some ayurvedic practices to maintain that balance.

Here are a few Ayurvedic medicines which are found helpful in treating cancer, especially Breast Cancer:

  • Withaferin A: The compound Withaferin A taken from Withania somnifera, an ayurvedic plant, stopped the growth of breast cancer in mice. In an american research, its found that it stopped the growth of cancerous cells.
  • Sanjeevani: Sanjeevani (selaginella bryopteris) one of the most famous Ayurvedic Herb is found helpful in stopping cancer cell growth in some laboratory experiments. It even reduced the size of skin tumours in mice.
  • Pomegranate: Pomegranate (Punica granatum) is used to treat prostate, bowel and liver cancer. However there are no studies done on humans to verify this fact.
  • Indian frankincense: salai guggal or Indian frankincense is used to treat inflammatory conditions in ayurvedic treatment. In a US research study in 2011 acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid (AKBA) taken from the gum resin of Indian frankincense is found to slow down the growth of bowel cancer in mice.
  • Mangosteen: This fruit is used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicinal system. A compound named alpha-mangostin found in outer layer of this fruit has shown the characteristic to kill various cancer cells in some lab experiments. When its tested on mice, it slowed growth of breast cancer.
  • MAK-4 and MAK-5: These two ayurvedic medicines is used in some laboratory studies and found good in controlling tumours in rats and cancer cells.

Holy Basil Medicinal Benefits

Holy Basil medicinal benefits
Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum or Ocimum sanctum) is known as the "Queen of Herbs" in Ayurveda. This plant is even worshiped by Hindu families of India. One of the reason behind this respect given to this plant is its medicinal properties. According to Ayurveda no other plant have so many medicinal properties. In India, Holy Basil is known as "Tulsi".

Here we will provide a list of medicinal benefits of Holy Basil with some research studies to prove these facts.

  • Fights Bacterial Infection: Even a small wound can become a problematic thing due to bacterial infection. Holy basil can easily control such bacterial infections just like a powerful antibiotic. Research Findings.
  • It can improve the capability of your brain: Extract of roots of holy basil is known to have de-stressing and mentally stimulating capabilities. Researches are being done to know more this fact.
  • Reduces Harmful Cholesterol: Some researches done on animals have shown that this herb can lower the harmful cholesterol level in blood. (Research Findings).It also protects the heart from chronic stress.
  • Healing Power: Don't think that it will make you Wolverine, but extract of leaves of holy basil can boost wound healing.
  • Type2 Diabetes Cure: Holy basil can lower the sugar level . Some preliminary research findings have supported this belief. Research Findings.
  • Good for Stomach: Anti Ulcer properties of Holy Basil reduces the stomach acid, acid reflux and ulcers. Consumption of Holy basil increases the protective mucus production in stomach.
  • Reduces Inflammation: Holy basil is known to reduce inflammation. This quality of holy basil is good for joint pains.
  • Helps in fighting against Common Cold: People in India use holy basil in tea to get relief from common cold.
  • Helps in treating Bronchitis and Asthama. Tulsi leaves are one of the major constituents of Ayurvedic cough syrups.
  •  Some studies have shown than it can be used in Cancer Treatment just like the radiation therapy.
  • Removes kidney stones: Holy basil is also know to make our kidneys stronger and remove stone through urinary tract. 
  • Useful in Pyorrhea and teeth disorder: Powdered form of dry leaves of holy basil can be used as a tooth powder. Or that powder can be mixed with mustard oil to use it as a tooth paste. It not only cleanses the teeth and remove bad breath but also helps in treating pyorrhea.
  • Removes headache and stress
  • Cures from fever

Before applying any of these usages in your daily life, its better to consult your an ayurvedic doctor.

Holy Basil is not only used in Ayurveda but also in Greek, Roman and Siddha medicine system.  It has following medicinal properties
  • Antioxidant
  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-inflammatory

Dengue Ayurvedic Treatment

Ayurveda is considered as one of the most reliable therapy by a millions of people around the globe. People often search for ayurvedic treatment for Dengue Fever. Here we will try to provide in-depth information about Dengue ayurvedic treatment.

Ayurvedic Name of Dengue Fever: Dandak Jwara (दंडक ज्वर )
Other Names : Dandy Fever, Breakbone Fever

Dengue Ayurvedic Treatment

Some of the commonly used ayurvedic treatment for Dengue fever are given below.

  • Mix 360 mg of Shunthi Churna with 125 mg of Hinguleshwar and now take this mixture at least 4 times daily with hot water or milk. Shunthi is ayurvedic name of Ginger which is known for various medicinal properties. Hinguleshwar Ras contain heavy metal ingredients and it is usually used to treat body-ache and headache. This medicine should be taken strictly on prescription of an Ayurvedic Doctor.
  • Tulsi (Holy Basil) leaves are also used in Dengue Fever. Tulsi leaves provide soothing effect on nervous system and strengthen the stomach.
  • Fruits rich in Vitamin C should be given to patient. Vitamin C helps in better absorption of iron from the food consumed.
  • Coriander leaves (हरा धनिया ) is also used to get relief from dengue fever.
  • Papaya leaves are also considered as a good medicine by some Siddha physicians of South India. There is no studies to support this belief but people say that platelets count increase after taking papaya leaves.
  • Goat milk is also considered as a good alternative to increase platelet count which usually decreases in  Dengue fever.  
You must consult an ayurvedic doctor before applying any of the above given treatments for Dengue Fever.

Dengue Fever Symptoms and Treatment

Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever is a severe type of viral fever. It is transmitted by mosquitoes who carry this virus from one person to another. Mostly dengue fever affect those who have a compromised immune system. Children under 10 years of age and weak people are more prone to this disease. Usually dengue fever lasts up to two weeks. Other common names of Dengue Fever are "breakbone" and "dandy fever".

What causes Dengue Fever ?

  • Transmission of fever from one person to another through mosquito bite.
  • Lack of cleanliness and providing good atmosphere for mosquito breeding.
  • Blocked drains and water logs near schools, hospitals and residential areas.
  • Aedes Mosquito which is known by other common names such as tiger mosquito or forest mosquito act as the main carrier of this disease.

Dengue Fever Symptoms

  • Sudden High Fever
  • Joint Pain
  • Muscle Pain
  • Headache
  • Pain behind the Eyes
  • Vomiting
  • Skin Rash (usually appear after 2 to 5 days of infection)
  • Bleeding (Nose bleeding or bleeding gums)

Dengue Fever Treatment

Dengue fever is treated on the basis of treatment of symptoms. There is no accurate medicine or vaccination for this disease. Its necessary to keep this disease from spreading to others.

Dengue Ayurvedic Treatment

How to protect yourselves from Dengue outbreak ?

To protect yourselves from a dengue outbreak your have to follow a few safety measures.

  • Prevent Mosquito Breeding in your locality. Try to clean all blocked drains and water logged on road sides.
  • Protect your kids. Kids are most prone to Dengue as their immune system is weaker than grown up people. In case of a dengue outbreak, don't let them go outside in evening as during that time mosquitoes are most active.
  • Wear full sleeves clothes to prevent mosquito bite.
  • Use some mosquito repellents to prevent the spread of dengue.

Miscellaneous facts about Dengue Fever

There are five different types of Dengue virus. If you have recovered from a dengue fever then you become immune to that particular type of virus. But still can get dengue fever again through remaining four types of dengue virus. Symptoms and severity of symptoms differ from one virus to another.

Pulmonary Hypertension

What is Pulmonary Hypertension ?

Pulmonary Hypertension is life threatening disease. It affects the arteries in lungs and right ventricle of heart. Pulmonary Hypertension begins from narrowing of pulmonary arteries in lungs, which makes blood flow harder. It makes our heart (especially right ventricle) to pump blood with more pressure, which eventually weakens the heart muscles and may lead to heart fail.

Is Pulmonary Hypertension Curable ?

No, Pulmonary Hypertension is not curable, But symptoms of this disease can be reduced with proper treatment. So its better to take treatment if you are diagnosed for this disease. Proper treatment will increase your quality of life.

Pulmonary Hypertension Symptoms

Pulmonary Hypertension don't show any major symptoms in earlier stages. People often treat its symptoms as symptoms of some other diseases. As time passes by the symptoms of Pulmonary Hypertension become worse.

Some common symptoms of Pulmonary Hypertension are:

  • Short Breath, initially during some physical activity and eventually at rest.
  • Feeling tired in less physical activity.
  • Chest Pressure or Pain
  • Swelling in ankles, legs and abdomen.
  • Occasional Fainting
  • Bluish lips and skin.
  • Fast pulse rate

What are the causes of Pulmonary Hypertension?

Narrowing of the pulmonary arteries in lungs are the main cause of Pulmonary Hypertension. The main reason behind narrowing of these arteries is mostly connected to other diseases such as

  • Clots in Lungs
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Inborn heart defects
  • AIDS
  • Emphysema
  • Scleroderma or Lupus
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Cirrhosis
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Living or climbing at altitudes higher than 8000 feet.

Sometimes Pulmonary Hypertension is caused due to unknown reasons. In such cases doctors take it as a genetic disorder and name it Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension (IPH).

Is there some treatment for Pulmonary Hypertension?

Yes, there are a variety of treatments depending upon the severity and underlying secondary disease which may be causing Pulmonary Hypertension. If its due to some other disease then treatment og that disease will make positive impact on Pulmonary Hypertension. But if you are suffering from IPH, then there are different type of medications to reverse the effect. There are some medicines to treat the arteries and reverse the narrowing. In some cases some pills to dilute the blood can also be used. Some drugs come in the form of IV and inhalers to treat Pulmonary Hypertension.
In some rare cases open heart surgery and transplantation is the last option to save the life.

Can some lifestyle changes help you live a better life with Pulmonary Hypertension ?

Yes, lifestyle changes can help a lot in living with Pulmonary Hypertension. This disease can't be permanently cured but lifestyle changes can reduce the symptoms.

  • Don't Smoke and avoid passive smoking
  • Get Plenty of Rest
  • If you are a lady, then don't become pregnant.
  • Stay Active but consult your doctor about your activity/exercise schedule.
  • Avoid travelling to high altitudes.
  • Reduce Stress by doing Yoga
  • Get a diet full of nutrients and maintain a healthy weight.