WORLD HEMOPHILIA DAY

WORLD HEMOPHILIA DAY

WORLD HEMOPHILIA DAY: RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT HEMOPHILIA AND OTHER BLEEDING DISORDERS Internationally celebrated on 17th April every year, World Hemophilia Day was first observed in the year 1963. It was started by the World Hemophilia Federation in an attempt to raise awareness about Hemophilia, a rare disorder in which blood doesn’t clot due to the absence of enough blood clotting proteins in the body. Hemophilia […]

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4 Conditions in which the Nebulizer is a Saviour

4 Conditions in which the Nebulizer is a Saviour

People experience various breathing complications that make their lives difficult. For faster and more effective results, it is important to treat most of these complications by administering the medication straight to the lungs. A nebulizer is a device that transforms water-based solutions into minute water droplets that can easily be inhaled. It is available in various portable sizes and can be used by both children […]

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The Relationship between Suction Catheters & Respiratory Diseases

The Relationship between Suction Catheters & Respiratory Diseases

Breathing can be hindered by several factors such as viral infections, collapse of the tracheal wall, abscesses in the throat or tonsils, chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease etc. But sometimes the reason for this airway obstruction can be as simple as the buildup of debris in the chest cavity. It’s not very difficult to understand the root cause of the blockage; hence, preventive measures […]

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Life with Emphysema – What It Is and What to Change

Life with Emphysema – What It Is and What to Change

Emphysema is a chronic lung disease. It is one of the common chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) that cause extreme shortness of breath. It is a condition in which the air sacs or alveoli of the lungs are damaged and over time the condition worsens. The inner walls of the alveoli and the tissue between these sacs get damaged. This creates air pockets, but with […]

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Dos and Don’ts – Minor Burns

Dos and Don’ts – Minor Burns

Even though safety is the prime concern in our domestic lives, every now and then someone might get burned due to a minor accident. Fortunately, they are simple to treat if you know what to do. Antibiotics and complicated dressings are unnecessary, whereas, cleaning the wound and covering it with bactigras (if required) and ensuring the comfort of the patient are essential. Before we discuss […]

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All you need to know about Caring for Dissolvable Stitches

All you need to know about Caring for Dissolvable Stitches

What are dissolvable stitches? Dissolvable stitches, also referred to as absorbable sutures are stitches that do not require removal. Traditionally any wound or surgical incision would be stitched up with standard sutures. This suture material is like a thread and is used to sew the cut. After a few days, as the wound or the incision starts to heal, the doctor will cut the suture […]

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Your Options to Treat Your Scars

Your Options to Treat Your Scars

What may seem just a physical problem can have a huge psychological impact on the mind. Often, accidents result in scars that leave an indelible mark and make the accident unforgettable. Further, visible scars lead to low self-esteem in many people and often depression. Hence, it is essential that you do not allow these scars to affect your life. The best way to prevent scars […]

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Nip It in the Bud : Preventing Post- Partum Depression

Nip It in the Bud : Preventing Post- Partum Depression

Postpartum depression (PPD) is a common issue that affects around 10 to 15 % of women after delivery. A severe form of clinical depression, it is related to pregnancy and childbirth. This is especially common amongst women who have any history of major depression. Therefore, while checking pregnancy test kit price when hoping to conceive, also research about post-partum conditions. Along with identifying the groups […]

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Home Remedies – Managing Incontinence Issues

Home Remedies – Managing Incontinence Issues

Incontinence is defined as a medical condition in which patients lack voluntary control over urination and defecation. More than their physical health, it affects a person’s psychology and has a huge impact on his or her lifestyle. It is very distressing and stressful as the continuous urges and leakage distract them from their daily activities. Although it mainly affects older people, the young generation is […]

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Are Infrared Thermometers right for Infants/Babies?

Are Infrared Thermometers right for Infants/Babies?

If you are a parent of an infant or a young child or are a medical practitioner who works with small children, one of the common conditions that you are likely to come across is elevated body temperature. Fever is common and may be indicative of many conditions. This makes it important to have a reliable and accurate baby thermometer handy. It acts as a […]

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