Recording temperature using digital thermometers when you have a fever – Video

When you or someone in your family has a fever, recording the temperature at home goes a long way in helping you manage the fever without visiting a hospital. Managing fever in children is a skill and you should know some basic facts about fever before you can do it. That is why I have … Read moreRecording temperature using digital thermometers when you have a fever – Video

Why Home Blood Pressure Monitoring is Important

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Hypertension or high blood pressure is fast becoming one of the leading lifestyle diseases in our country. There will be at least one member in your family who is suffering from elevated blood pressure. If you are new to the term “hypertension”, you should definitely read this article which explains the meaning of blood pressure … Read moreWhy Home Blood Pressure Monitoring is Important

Some Useful Home Remedies for Cough & Cold

Sneezing child

Monsoons are back in Kerala & it’s raining heavily for the last couple of days now. Hopefully, it doesn’t flood this time! This rainy season when most persons catch a common cold and take sick leave from their work just because of the nasty flu. In this article, I will tell you some useful home … Read moreSome Useful Home Remedies for Cough & Cold

Should You Buy a Nebulizer?

Before answering that question, one should be familiar with nebulizers, their uses and disadvantages. By the end of this article, you’ll be able to make the right decision! What are nebulizers? A nebulizer is a device that converts liquid into aerosol droplets suitable for inhalation. nebulizers use oxygen, compressed air or ultrasonic power to break … Read moreShould You Buy a Nebulizer?

Science of Salt Water Gargling

salt water gargling eases cold

“Gargle with warm salt water”

That is one of the most frequently used phrase that I use at the Out Patient Department. No wonder, you might have heard this already  from your doctor or your parents when you were suffering from a  sore throat or a nasty cold. If you have done it earlier, you know whether it has helped you ease your symptoms. Most of the kids and some adults hate to do this simply because of the salty taste. There are others who know that this simple home remedy will help them but they just don’t like to do it. Have you ever wondered how this simple remedy works? This article, even though it sounds simple is going to unwind the scientific basis of this well known home remedy and will teach you the proper way of doing it.

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