Motion sickness is the feeling of sickness, dizziness, nausea or vomiting and sleepiness while travelling in a moving vehicle. This can be a car, bus, train, aeroplane or in a boat or ship. It is triggered by abnormal motion, such as winding roads , turbulence during long flights, travelling in boat or long distance sea… Continue reading Motion sickness
The above is a plant growing in a divider in Mumbai city. It is a weed. Along with the ornamental plants due to lack of proper care this plant has grown unhindered. It is called Amaranthus spinosus or Chawli bhaji. It is a strong aeroallergen. Other plants spotted in Mumbai are castor oil or ricinus… Continue reading Allergic plants in metros
I remember Diwali when we were kids, sprucing the house, endless preparation of traditional sweets, lighting of Diyas and lanterns, Preparing of Rangolis, etc Bursting of firecrackers too! Nowadays Diwali celebrations have changed with the times. Rangoli designs have progressed, people dress up in westerns, too and chocolates, dry fruits and different sweets have replaced… Continue reading Firecrackers in Diwali: Is restricting them a good thing ?
Everyone hates it when their small child falls ill. Small children cannot tell what's troubling them, they cry a lot, stop eating, and in coughs and colds they vomit while coughing. As shown above, the ear, nose and throat are connected so ENT problems are interrelated. Coughs, colds are at a peak when children interact… Continue reading Care of Common ENT problems in Young children.
So we're done with monsoon, and the Indian summer and October heat has finally set in. Navratri is on and everyone is in the mood to dance. All the humidity is out of the air, and within a few weeks the weather should turn for the cold. So after the summer heat and muggy monsoon,… Continue reading Winter is coming: basic skin care tips
What is food allergy? What is the difference between food allergies and intolerance? There are a lot of definitions about food allergies. In simple term food allergy means that the immune system overreacts to certain proteins or allergens in food. Who are the people who need to know most about food allergies? Children with food… Continue reading Food Allergies? The never ending Debate.
Adults can have hearing problems ... After a viral infection After taking some medication which can affect the organ of hearing Accidents and injuries chronic infections of the ear and ear discharge A condition called otosclerosis Related to advanced age How to detect hearing loss in Adults? Proper history taking can note the cause, whether… Continue reading Hearing problems in Adults
Imagine a world of total silence.We need to realize that our ears and hearing are equally important to us as much as vision. If we don't hear we are face the following problems We cannot communicate with each other. We cannot learn speech or languages. We are exposed to danger since we cannot hear alarms,… Continue reading International Deafness Awareness Week
Summer holidays were on. Lots of flowers were in bloom, and bees were buzzing around. Dhara, 8 years old, was playing in the garden with her friends. All of them were wearing brightly colored frocks. Suddenly Dhara started screaming in pain and crying. Her mother brought her inside. On examination she had found to have… Continue reading Insect allergies and Mosquito Control