My mother had a very painful tooth, but instead of extracting it, the dentist advised her to go in for a root canal procedure. What is a root canal procedure? A dentist uses this treatment to save a tooth which Continue reading My mother had a very painful tooth, but instead of extracting it, the dentist advised her to go in for a root canal procedure. What is a root canal procedure?
Outside surface of upper teeth: Use a downward, sweeping motion. Inside surfaces of upper teeth: Use a downward, sweeping motion. Outside surfaces of lower teeth: Use an upward, sweeping motion. Inside surfaces of lower teeth: Use an upward, sweeping Biting Continue reading How to Brush morning time
The disease affects cattle, goats, sheep, pigs and some wild animals and is highly infectious to other animals. Even though it is possible for humans to get this disease, it is extremely rare. Even after regular exposure to infected livestock, Continue reading catch foot-and-mouth disease
This is a cyst or sac that is formed when an oil-producing gland in the skin gets blocked and swollen. It can develop on the scalp, trunk, face and genitals. A sebaceous cyst need not be treated but can be Continue reading My father has a small soft swelling on his scalp that the doctor says is a sebaceous cyst. What is it?
This is a common birth injury. It is due to accumulation of fluid in the scalp as a result of the pressure, occurring on that part of the head during delivery. It is more common in prolonged labour and vaccum Continue reading My sister’s baby is a day old and has a soft swelling on top of her head. Is this a head injury?
+ Use an ergonomic chair specially made for this purpose. + Sit upright with feet resting flat on the floor and a support for the wrists. + Monitor should be 50 cm away from the eyes and adjusted to eye Continue reading How can I be most comfortable when working at the computer?
It is a condition in which the skin and hair are white in colour due to lack of melanin. Melanin is responsible for giving colour to the hair, eyes and skin. Albinism is a genetically transmitted condition. Kids with albinism Continue reading What is albinism?
-It’s a viral infection for which a preventive vaccine is available. It starts with a mild headache or fever and spots on the head and body spreading to the legs and arms. These spots are red with watery blisters, which Continue reading What is chicken pox?
It is a cactus-like plant having thick fleshy leaves containing a liquid known as aloe vera gel. This gel is made up largely of water (95%) and mucopolysaccharides, which have soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps in the treatment of: Continue reading What is aloe vera?
Due to the repetitive action of typing on a computer you can develop pain in the fingers and hand. This is known as writer’s cramp. Treatment involves relief of pain with pain killers like brufen, aspirin or paracetamol. Applying ice Continue reading What is writer’s cramp?