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5 Home-Made Digestives to Bring Relief from Indigestion

The festival season has already kick-started, and along with the festivities, it is the time for feasting with friends and family. Expect lavish feasts as traditional delicacies are being prepared in almost every household in the country. So, it is inevitable that it will be a month of indulging in halwa, sandesh, barfi, ladoos, poori-kala channa, luchi-kosha mangsho, fish cutlets, kheer, and more sinful treats. No doubt that all these regional dishes will make your taste buds more than satisfied, but it could also lead to indigestion if one is not careful. Ayurvedic practitioners often…

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Should You Bring Antibiotics on Vacation in Case of Stomach Issues?

Q: I am vacationing abroad and want to avoid having stomach issues. Should I ask my doctor for antibiotics just in case? A: It’s not a good idea to use antibiotics as a preventive measure. Taking them when you don’t need them can kill off your gut’s normal microflora. And the drugs won’t protect you from viruses or parasites. That said, if you will be traveling to areas where traveler’s diarrheais common, like Asia, Africa, and Latin America, it’s not a bad idea to have a stash of antibiotics (typically ciprofloxacin or…

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7 Powerful Home Remedies for Sinus That Bring Relief Naturally

Sinuses are air filled cavities located on either side of the nose. Due to allergies, cold, or bacterial infections, these may sometimes get clogged or infected. This can create various complications like headache, snoring or difficulty in breathing. In serious cases, a sinus infection may even lead to brain fever or meningitis. There are four types of sinus problems which are common. Acute sinus usually lasts for 4 weeks or less. Sub acute lasts for 4 to 8 weeks, chronic sinus lasts 8 weeks or longer while a recurrent inflammation…

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Home Remedies for Ear Pain: 5 Things That Bring Relief

Ear pain can be sharp and piercing. There are many possible cause of ear pain. Cavities, sinus infections, earwax and tonsillitis are some common ones. The most common ear infection is acute otitis media or a middle ear infection. In this case, your middle ear may be swollen or inflamed due to the infection and the pain is caused by the fluid being trapped behind the eardrum. Ear pain may be accompanied by other symptoms like fever, slight hearing loss or flu.Ear infections are quite common amongst children. The American…

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