Beauty

Criteria for Rational Prescribing

Criteria for Rational Prescribing Rational prescribing should meet the certain criteria such as appropriate diagnosis, indication, drug, patient, dosage, duration, route of administration, information and monitoring : Appropriate diagnosis: To achieve correct diagnosis one has to depend on the clinical features and laboratory investigations Clinical feature is the most important criterion. For example, we can easily diagnose a...

UV Index Fact Sheet: National UV Index and Health Effects of Excessive UV Exposure

Health Effects of Excessive UV Exposure Background Increasing concern is being expressed by healthcare professionals, public health leaders and voluntary health organizations worldwide about the rapid increase in skin cancers and potential eye and immune system damage as a result of excessive ultraviolet (UV) exposure from the sun and other sources. The ozone layer shields the Earth from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Ozone...

Carrier Oils for Mixing with Essential Oils

Essential oils are concentrated and can cause skin irritation if used full strength. Mixed with other oils they can be used for massage, analgesics, bath, cosmetics, perfumes and many other uses. The oils that essential oils are mixed or diluted with are called carrier oils. A good quality, cold-pressed vegetable oil is the best choice. Mineral oil is a poor choice, as it tends to destroy the fat...

Birch Essential Oil

Birch oil smells like wintergreen candy and is similar to wintergreen oil in composition, containing 98 percent methyl salicylate. Methyl salicylate is best known in its synthesized form as aspirin, and birch oil is used for the much of the same symptoms: pain relief and anti-inflammatory action. Birch oil is produced mostly in the United Stated from trees of the Betulaceae family, Betula lenta,...

Conjunctivitis: Different Types of Causes and Prevention

Conjunctivitis: Different Types of Causes and Prevention Pink eye (conjunctivitis) is an inflammation of the clear membrane that covers the white part of the eye and lines the inner surface of the eyelids. Your eyes also may itch, hurt or and discharge from the eye. Eye infections can occur in different parts of the eye and can affect just one eye or both. Conjunctivitis can be caused by a virus, bacteria, irritating substances (shampoos, dirt, smoke,...

Care After Periodontal Pack/ Dental Root Canal Surgery

Care After Periodontal Pack/ Dental Root Canal Surgery The following information on your gum operation has been prepared to answer questions you may have about how to take care of your mouth. Please read the instructions carefully you have found them very helpful. When the anesthesia wears off, you may have slight discomfort, not pain. Two acetaminophen (Tylenol) tablets will usually keep you comfortable. You may repeat every 4 hours if necessary. A...

Cause of Baby's Red Cheek and Suggestion

Cause of Baby's Red Cheek and Suggestion Milia: Milia are pearly white bumps on a baby's nose, chin or cheeks. These complexion problems are known as milia and baby acne. They're not pretty, but they're common - and temporary. Sometimes milia affect a baby's gums or roof of the mouth as well. Baby acne is more pronounced. You may notice small red or white bumps on your baby's forehead or cheeks. Many babies are born with milia. Simply...

Eyeglass or Contact Lens Benefits Risk and Tips to Select Proper One

Eyeglass or Contact Lens Benefits Risk and Tips to Select Proper One In the past, eyeglass lenses were made exclusively of glass; today, however, most lenses are made of plastic. Plastic lenses are lighter, do not break as easily as glass lenses, and can be treated with a filter to keep out ultraviolet light, which can be damaging to the eyes. However, glass lenses are more resistant to scratches than plastic ones. Eye problems, in general, tend to get overlooked...

Facelift / Rhytidectomy/ Cosmetic Surgery of the Face

Facelift / Rhytidectomy/ Cosmetic Surgery of the Face Sagging or wrinkled skin occurs naturally with increasing age. Folds and fat deposits appear around the neck, and deep flexion creases form between the nose and mouth. The jawline grows "jowly" and slack. Heredity, poor diet, smoking, or obesity may contribute to early or severe skin problems. A facelift can help repair some of the visible damage to skin, fat, and muscles and can restore a "...

Contact Dermatitis By Jewelry, Perfume and Others

Contact Dermatitis By Jewelry, Perfume and Others Contact dermatitis is an eczematous reaction due to an external agent. This agent can affect the skin by direct contact, by airborne contamination, or by ingestion. Skin changes that occur as a result to exposure to allergenic or irritant substances. Phototoxic dermatitis results when either an allergen or an irritant is activated by sunlight. In all types of contact dermatitis, only the...

Gingivoplasty and Gingivectomy Procedures

Gingivoplasty and Gingivectomy Procedures What is gingivectomy: The term gingivectomy means excision of gingiva (Gingiva means the gum, which is the area around the root of a tooth.The gingiva is attached in part to the cementum of the tooth and in part to the alveolar bone. The gingiva is composed of mucosa that is designed for chewing) to provides visibility and accessibility of the periodontal pocket for complete removal of irritating...

Objectives of Artificial Tooth Replacement or Denture Prosthesis

Objectives of Artificial Tooth Replacement or Denture Prosthesis Denture Prosthesis is that branch of prosthetic dentistry (concerned with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases of the teeth, gums, and related structures of the mouth and including the repair or replacement of defective teeth) which deals with the procedures for the restoration of all the lost natural teeth in edentulous patients or patients who are soon going to lose them. It is...

Napkin (Nappy) or Diaper Rash: Cause and Treatment

Napkin (Nappy) or Diaper Rash: Cause and Treatment In the neonatal period and early infancy the skin's defenses are not yet fully developed, and it is much more vulnerable to chemical, physical and microbial attack. Apart from the depressed skin defenses, the surface area to weight ratio is higher than at other times and there is a greater hazard from increased absorption of topically applied medicaments. The vascular network in the skin seems...

Toothpaste Containing Fluoride: How much Is Enough?

Toothpaste Containing Fluoride: How much Is Enough? Appropriate amount of fluoride is essential to help prevent tooth decay. To prevent dental decay recently Alan Johnson, the Health Secretary, called for fluoride to be added to more areas of England’s water supply. But all the benefits of fluoride, intake above optimal levels creates a risk for enamel (dental) fluorosis, too much can lead to a permanent discoloring of the teeth (brown teeth),...

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Viral Disease May Transmit Genetically

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Viral Disease May Transmit Genetically Chickenpox (varicella) and shingles (herpes zoster) are distinct diseases caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). The VZV is a herpesvirus. Chickenpox is a highly contagious rash that usually occurs in childhood. It is the manifestation of a primary infection. Shingles is usually a localized, unilateral (occurs on one side of the body) eruption that follows a linear pattern along a nerve....