Thursday, April 19, 2018

#week 10 #Superbloggerchallenge2018 with Instacuppa- "5 Awesome Reasons Why Should you Participate in Superbloggerchallenge2019"

It is week 10

Oh! I am feeling so nostalgic...

Time just passed with a flying speed and we are just at the end of #Superbloggerchallenge2018
What to say, about this 10 week of the journey. I remember it was just a few weeks ago, when I had seen an Insta post by Dr. Amrita about this challenge, and just signed up with an immense curiosity and nervousness. I had no idea at that time, what will be the challenge exactly? Would I be able to survive 10 weeks or would I be able to perform each week with same consistency and excitement?

And finally the moment came and challenge got started. Since the first week (with the first newsletter by Dr. Amrita), I get an idea that it is really well-organized challenge and I will learn a lot with it. And yes! The same thing happens too in upcoming weeks.

And with each week, something new and exciting got happened…

Initially, during the first and second week, it was just about the writing the post and follow the directions and homework from the newsletter, but after that when we Superbloggerchallengers become a part of part of amazing super blogger challenge community. The excitement reached another level. Whether it is,

Every week, waiting for the linky to get open and excitement to submit your post first,
 And then comment on each other’s blog or

Waiting for “hall of fame” and excitement on writing on each week’s brand new prompts or

 Thrilling twitter chat activities and wish to get higher votes for each post

Or just doing a simple chit-chat in what’s group.

Each moment and every experience was just so awesome. It is a feeling that cannot be described in the words.

Indeed, it is really hard to sum up this journey and this incredible experience in few words or in a blog post.

Still, I would love to conclude this awesome journey with an uplifting message for all aspiring bloggers, who want to move ahead and learn more about the finer aspect of the creative world of blogging.

So, in this last post, I am sharing 5 reasons, why every blogger should participate in Superbloggerchallenge (in upcoming seasons)

You will learn a lot every day about each fine aspect of blogging

Yes! This is the first and most important reasons; nowadays blogging is become just like a passion or hobby of every second person. And it is good that people are so keen to share their thoughts, opinion and way of living with others with the help of digital world.

Another side the same thing creates a huge competition in the blogging world, and it becomes really hard to stand out among this huge crowd and get your voice heard by people... And here the Superbloggerchallenge and their amazing hosts play a great role. If you participate in this challenge, every week you will get the very informative newsletter (and adult homework too)...with this guidance you will learn a lot about each fine aspect of blogging such as how to monetize your blog, how to use social media effectively and how to grow your blog step by step. It is a kind of getting an exclusive blogging class from the comfort of your home.

Also, if you get any issue about anything, you can freely ask to hosts either by mail or by discussing in special super blogger what’s group, and you will get an amazing guidance for all your queries.

You will get an amazing guidance of awesome hosts

As I had said earlier, this challenge is not just about the write or publishing your post, this is about getting an exclusive guidance too. And here is the team of great 3 hosts that are always ready to make your path easier and with their audience, you will learn a lot every day. My heartfelt thanks to Dr. Amrita from from, Dr. Bushra from, and UK from

Also big thanks to our sponsored Instacuppa for organizing and supporting this challenge.
So if you are feeling lonely and struggling with any aspect of blogging, join this challenge. You will get a great guidance and direction to solve any blogging issue.

You will get an amazing support of the co-bloggers community

The third and another important reason, get a support of amazing blogging community. Sometimes being a writer, life becomes so lonely and isolated. We all want to support and help from each other. And the same thing you will get here without any effort. You can learn a lot from each other’s experience; can help each other to giving honest feedback. I had made so many great blogging friends during this journey and I want to say special thanks to Mann, vartika, jay, rashi, Ms Arora, ghazala naseem, shipra Trivedi, and many more to always being so supportive and caring.

SBC will enhance your creativity, writing abilities and other blogging skills

Yes! This is another prominent reason, blogging is a creative field. And if you want to succeed, a creative quotient always help you to design your blog, or write more creatively.  With the journey of Superbloggerchallenge, this thing happens automatically. Each week, when we visit lots of blog, read and observed the hard work of other talented and creative bloggers, this experience automatically enhances your creativity and other blogging skills.

You will have loads of fun and ultimately become a better blogger

Last but not the least; with this awesome journey, you will gain a lot. And you will have loads of fun!

Also, this learning is just the beginning …Superblogger academy has much more to offer to you. If you sign for Super blogger academy, you would be able to get access to in depth tutorials on all other aspects of blogging. So just go ahead and grab your spot. I am sure you will not get any disappointment.

So these are key points of my experience with Superbloggerchallenge2018, what is your experience? please share with us!

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Friday, April 13, 2018

#indibloggercontest, #Definitely PTE- "Plan to Study Aboard, Here is Why You Should Say #Definitely PTE"

Of course, studying overseas is an incredible lifetime opportunity that has amazing benefits in all areas of life. After all, college years are the best years of your life to jet off to a completely new world and immerse yourself in an entirely different way of life.

It is also true that living abroad and studying here comes with its challenges. And it is not as easy as sound.

It has been 3 years ago when we moved from India to the USA. And during this period of time, I had learnt a lot about dynamics of living in a foreign country and exploring a completing new and distinct culture.

With this 3 years of enriching experience, I could say one thing confidently that experiencing a distinct culture and explore a new country definitely helps in broaden your perspective. You would become a more empathetic, knowledgeable and understanding person with this unique experience.
After observing so many greatest advantages of studying aboard I always had a wish that my kids or close relatives should get a chance to studying here and start their carrier with this awesome initiative.

And luckily, the same thing has happened after few days. It was 2 weeks ago when during a weekend afternoon my cousin has called me after a long time. She has said, “Di, I am so desperate to pursue my further education abroad. I had a strong desire to learn and explore the completely different world...and I need your guidance for the same”.

Being a doctor, blogger and most importantly an elder sister, I felt an immediate sense of responsibility to guide her properly. And we had a long conversation on how to plan for studying aboard,

Sharing the key points of this conversation here, hoping it may help others.

At first instance, we had talked about the common problems that everyone faces who wished to plan to study aboard.

Common problems people faces who want to go aboard for studying.

Adjust to climatic condition

New country and new (maybe adverse weather conditions) and you have to learn to adjust to it.

Learn and adjust to new and distinct culture and traditions

The same thing applies here.  you will explore a new world in term of culture and traditions too. And you have to accept it with positivity.

Feeling homesick

Of course, you will be miles away from your country, family and friends. And it would be absolutely normal that you will feel homesick and lonely (time to time)

Financial management

Managing expenses and financial aspect of studying aboard is not an easy thing. You should do a proper planning for managing financial aspect before moving ahead.

Demonstrate your English proficiency

This is one of the most challenging aspects and it is commonly required to demonstrate your English proficiency. English language tests are one of the most common requirements for getting entry into countless study programs in many reputed foreign institutions.

She got little nervous after hearing all these common problems. And after a moment of pause she has asked what can I do to overcome these challenges? And how can I pre-plan better to have a smooth experience?

And here my recent knowledge from Indi blogger campaign came into the action.

Of course, you need a strong mental mindset to get adjusted to all the unexpected horizon of the new country and new culture. You have to do a proper pre-planning for managing financial things.
And one of the most common challenging problem “demonstrate your English proficiency could be solved with the help of PTE academic”

 I had said you should go for a PTE, before moving to aboard. Though there is the range of tests are available but PTE is best. It is a completely computer-based program that ensures a fair and perfect assessment of candidates. And when seats are available, an English test can be scheduled up to 24 hours in a day.

 It is a time to say #definitelyPTE,

She has felt a sense of relaxation and again asked so many questions about PTE, like why should I choose PTE? How it works? Etc.

 And I am so glad that I would be able to answer her all questions patiently and properly.

What is PTE?

PTE is a worldwide leading computer-based test of English. It is typically designed for study aboard and for immigration.

They not only provide the test you need, they also provide all the recourses that increase your chance of success. You can go through preparation path to learn what is in the test step by step.

And then she has asked as a curious student what is preparation path?

Preparation path

Preparation path is consists of following steps:

  • Speaking and writing
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  • Reading
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  • Listening
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  • Preparation resources
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  • Practice tests
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  • On test day
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PTE (Pearson Academic Test) is accepted for study applications by thousands of academic programs around the world, including prestigious institutions such as Howard, Yale etc. it is valid in USA, UK, Canada and other countries too. Worldwide, institutions in many popular countries are continuing to grow their recognition of PTE academic, expanding opportunities for study aboard.

I was in full mood to explain her everything about the great unique features of PTE.

Benefits and unique features of PTE (Pearson Academics)

PTE has some really great features and benefits, as 3 fabulous FS.

They are flexible

 They are testing globally over 360 days of the year, in over 250 test centres around the world.

They are fair

The computer-based marking ensures all the test makers are scored impartially and accurately.

They are fast

They believe in the power of working fast and perfectly. They provide results typically within 5 business days.

And apart from this, you had no worries about your security too. They had palm-vein scanning randomized test forms and data forensics ensures test security.

Here is a very good video to learn more about what to expect in Pearson VUE centre

And not only this, they had an excellent site that has a wide of different packages  to suit your preparation needs. This online scored test is timed and scored just like the real PTE academic test; you may have sample questions to familiarize you with the format of PTE Academics.

Pte academics sample questions and scored practice tests can be used within 90 days from the purchase. With the test, you will get the best sense of how you will need to perform on the day to achieve your goal.

And if you had more questions, they had a separate series of FQAs; you can get an answer to any other queries here.

After knowing and understanding all these awesome facts about PTE, my sister has got a deep sense of relaxation, her nervous anxiety got reduced and so became so excited to join PTE academic to perform this test, before moving ahead with her plan of studying aboard.

Here is one more video to learn more about the PTE,

Did you or your family members had any planned to move abroad for studying? Did you had heard about #PTE, and why you should you choose definitely PTE? Please let me know your thoughts, questions, experiences, below in the comment box?

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

#week9, #Superbloggerchallenge2018 with Instacuppa- "5 Amazingly Creative Activities for Kids!"

Summer time is just around the corner. And every summer has its own story. In summer hair gets lighter, skin gets darker, water gets warmer, drink gets colder, music gets louder, nights get longer and life gets better.

"A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining. The breeze is blowing. The birds are singing and the lawn mower is broken- James dent

I think, during holiday season adding some fresh and creative activities is a great way to make meaningful memories and it will strengthen the learning process as well.  I am very happy to share some super creative activities for kids. It will be a great boredom buster for them. I am sure it is a fun way to develop your child’s creative learning and encourage her to think in a more challenging and artistic manner. 

Pop up card making

 Nowadays it is a tradition to celebrate each occasion with card making. And kids love making cards on their own. Handmade cards are more special because they show our love and affection for our dear one. It is the easiest way to explore creativity and imagination power in kids, but if you are bored with routine cards with typical pattern and supplies. Then, here is a perfect solution for that. Pop up card making is a great variation for routine card making.

Have you ever been sent a pop-up greeting card? If so, you can probably remember the design of the card, who sent it and on what occasion? A pop- up card is more special and memorable. It's more than just a card. It is a surprising and amusing gift in its own right. Although pop-up card making requires precision and practices, but the greatest advantage of these cards is they are unique but inexpensive and can be made with routine craft supplies like a pencil, correct paper sheet, and backing sheet.

The book
"Pop-up card making- a book written by Mike Palmer" (a professional paper engineer) is an amazing book to learn this unique art. It has over 50 easy to follow projects for all occasions- wedding, Valentine, Halloween, and Christmas. All the cards have been carefully planned to demonstrate a variety of construction techniques. All the projects are explained with the aid of clear and step by step photographs and accurate technique. These projects will provide you with hours of fun. So give it a try for this vacation for creativity and excitement.


Origami is an ancient art that sounds quite familiar but I am sure that we did not put enough attention to that. Paper boat, fan, glider are some of the common origami projects which are well known, But it is just a beginning. Origami had wide range of projects (different kind of boxes, frames, bookmarks etc.) that are truly classic and unique.

The most important thing about the origami is that it is an art that anyone can do anywhere. All that is needed is a piece of paper and a pair of hands. The richness of this art comes from its purity. It has a wide appeal for everyone. Nowadays it is used in the media, taught in schools, employed as a therapy for people with damaged hands.

The book

 “The complete origami course" written by Paul Jackson is a great book for proper guidance. This book is designed to make learning easy and comfortable. Its first part has some basic information regarding what paper to use? How to fold correctly and how to follow the diagrams?  In each chapter, a new origami fold has revealed. Step by step instructions with great photographs is the most appealing thing. It is an ideal book for both beginners and fully committed enthusiasts.


Patchwork is an art that involves sewing together the small pieces of fabric into a large design. The larger design and end result is usually based on repeat patterns built up with the different fabric shapes. Usually, all kids love to collect different items and arranged them in box lids. Spending happy times by playing with swatches of fabric samples and make the super easy patchwork project (like the pillow cover, quilt) is a great fun for them.

Even though there are various patchwork sewing kits (especially for kids) are available in stores, but it is totally optional. In fact, a small collection of fabrics, basic sewing material and a desire to create your own masterpiece is enough for getting started.

The book

 "Patchwork folk art" is a great book, written by Janet Bolton to get started. This is a great book for beginners. Janet has explained each step of this traditional folk art in detail. She has started with the basic step of inspiration and fabric selection and then includes the composition to exciting techniques for free-hand cutting and stitching, different shape formation, adding an object and finally framing the picture.  She makes the entire process seem easy. The book is filled with the great pictures, illustrations and eye-catching examples of Janet's extraordinary work.  Full-size templates are provided for those who want to reproduce her wonderful work and for those who prefer to create completely original pictures with their imagination; she has offered all the guidance, inspiration and helpful tips. So pull out your fabric, button and ribbon collection and get ready to have fun in the folk art tradition.


 Scrapbooking is the next creativity activity for kids that will give hours of fun and excitement to them. We all had special moments in our life. And photographs provide happy reminders of those special moments, places, peoples or occasion. By displaying photographs creatively we can create lasting mementoes that will be a constant source of pleasure and joy for a family. Scrapbooking is the exact art to do that. In essence, the elements of scrapbook tell us a story. What is the event? Where and when did it take place? All explained beautifully through the art of displaying pictures.

The book

Complete guide to scrapbooking" is a beautifully presented practical book (by- Alison Lindsay) to understand the art of scrapbooking. The first few sections teach us the art of creative image making by using different appropriate techniques such as photographic mosaic and transferring photographs onto fabric.  And then there is guidance in choosing or creating colour co-ordinated backgrounds that complement the pictures. The best part of the book is that there is the wide collection of different themes according to the season, celebrations, festivals, travel with great pictures and detailed instructions. You can learn how to use patterns effectively with the help of this book. This is the ultimate sourcebook for all scrap bookers. And when you create a fabulous end result as a scrap book with your family it will boost your happiness with fun.

Fantasy art

 Kids love fantasy. Mermaids, fairies, dragons….always fascinate them. And using their favourite creatures in an art form is a rare but an excellent idea. It will nurture their creativity and imagination power. Actually, Fantasy art is an ancient art, which was initially associated with the religion and fantasy art designs are drawn from the myths and legends, epic tales and ancient history. Sometimes, science fiction art is confused with the fantasy art. The science fiction is more technology-based and had a futuristic approach but fantasy tends to more natural and featuring unicorn and medieval knights.

The book

"Fantasy" by Chris down is a great book that is packed with a diverse range of designs from simple to more complex images that will appeal to both beginners and experienced crafter. It is an ideal book that helps to apply fantasy designs to their projects. 

It has included the different ideas of crafting ( such as glass painting, stamping, stencilling, paper cut, candles and much more..) and there is a detail instruction about adapting and embellishing designs, adding colours, applying motifs to craft media with a glorious project gallery. Finally, there is a huge collection of templates of fairies, dragons, mythical beasts…so whatever you craft, all the information, ideas and motifs are in this book, ready for you to create amazing fantasy art projects.

So these were my ideas for upcoming summer to boost the creative quotients of my kids. What are your plans? How do you add some creative outlets to your summer holidays? Please share with us!

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

#BlogchatterA2Z- "I, Inflammation of Larynx and Homeopathy"

The beautiful season “spring” is here. And we all are geared up to enjoy this beautiful weather with our friends and family. But unfortunately, this sudden change in temperature may cause a common cough, cold, pain in throat and other respiratory and seasonal allergies symptoms. And among this, all hoarseness or laryngitis is one of the common problems that bother so many of us. Here is a complete guide to deal with it.

What is laryngitis?

Inflammation of larynx is called laryngitis, which is usually characterised by hoarseness or loss of voice and throat pain. The larynx is also called a voice box, is an organ that joins the back of the throat to the windpipe (trachea). The larynx is an important organ that helps in respiration and phonation. It allows air to be directed into respiratory organs for gas exchange.

 It also produces vocal sounds and controls the pitch and volume of voice. It acts as a valve to close the respiratory tract and prevents the passage of food and other foreign particles into the lower respiratory tracts.

Laryngitis usually caused by excessive strain on the vocal cords or by viral or bacterial infection. Sometimes smoking, respiratory allergies, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, and use of inhaled steroids may be contributing factors.

Symptoms of laryngitis
  •          Hoarseness
  • ·         Weak voice or voice loss
  • ·         Sore throat
  • ·         Throat pain with tickling sensation and rawness in throat
  • ·         Coughing
  • ·         Slow fever
  • ·         Trouble in swallowing
  • ·         Difficult speaking with the constant need to clear your throat. it is often linked to another illness such as flu, pharyngitis or other respiratory diseases. So you might also have other symptoms such as a runny nose, headache and swollen glands.

The problem usually lasts for few days to 2 weeks at the most.  And get resolved without any serious consequences. If persists longer than this duration, it could be a case of chronic laryngitis for which you need to consult with a doctor.

Here is a list of some simple and homeopathic remedies which you can try to relieve the symptoms of laryngitis and may get your voice box back to normal.

Homeopathic treatment

Using homeopathic remedies for treating laryngitis is a good alternative treatment option. 

 Homeopathy remedies provide great relieve in laryngitis. Even though homeopathic remedies works on the basis of "Individualization" (remedy selected on the basis of individual symptoms of person), but still these are some good remedies to treat laryngitis.

  • ·         Aconite: when there is sudden onset and caused by exposure to cold wind or fright. It is best suitable for the beginning of laryngitis. Patient is restless and fearful. The mental symptoms of aconite are so prominent. Patient has “fear of death” as a strong mental symptom. He puts the finger on the clock and says that this time I will die.  If this kind of restless and fearful mental symptoms associated with laryngitis, then aconite will be the best medicine to cured the symptoms.
  • ·         Drosera- one of the top-rated homeopathic medicine for laryngitis with a nagging cough.
  • ·         Causticum- it is the best suitable remedy for laryngitis from exposure to cold air. There is paralysis of laryngeal muscles, and this remedy is one of the best “anti-paralytic remedy” is homeopathy. Raw throat, sore chest, burning mucus accumulate that is hard to expectorate are another key symptoms. Complaints get worse by dry cold winds and get better by damp and wet weather.
  • ·         Argentum Nitricum:  best medicine for hoarseness of singers and speakers. It is best suited for chronic cases of laryngitis. Patient has a typical sensation of a splinter in the throat on swallowing. Always had thick mucus in throat. Mentally had an apprehensive tendency and nervous – anxious temperament. Had a great desire for sweets.
  • ·         Arum Triphyllum- when the pain in larynx while clearing the throat. Burning sensation in the throat with swollen neck glands is another prominent symptom.
  • ·         Phosphorus- it is indicated, when violent tickling in larynx present with the rawness of throat. Patient has inflamed, sore raw larynx and cannot talk due to severe pain. Violent tickling in the throat while speaking. Tickling leads to a cough. Worse from cold air, emotions, talking, singing and relieved by cold foods.

Additional tips
  1.  Using self-care methods and general precautions may relieve the symptoms of laryngitis and reduce strain on your voice. These are:
  2. ·  Breathe moist air-use a humidifier to keep the air throughout your home or office moist. Inhale steam from the bowl of hot water or a hot shower.
  3. ·   Rest your voice as much as possible
  4. ·    Drink plenty of liquids to prevent dehydration (avoid alcohol and caffeine)
  5. ·    Avoid whispering as it puts more pressure than the normal speech does.
  6. ·     Avoid decongestants these can dry out your throat.
  7.      Moisten your throat try sucking on lozenges, gargling with salt water or chewing a piece of gum.

So try these wonderful home remedies to treat the annoying symptoms of laryngitis. But in spite of these measures if your symptoms did not improve within few days then do not forget to take a professional medical advice for getting relief.

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

#BlogchatterA2Z- H- "Homeopathy For Hair and Skin"

According to National center for complementary and integrative health , homeopathic medicines are one of the controversial subjects in therapeutics. This method was developed by the Dr. Samuel Hahnemann and now it is practised throughout the world. Homeopathy works on the two principles like cure like means patient with particular sign and symptoms can be helped by a homeopathic remedy that produces those sign and symptoms in the healthy person.

Secondly, homeopathic remedies retain biological activity after repeated dilution and succession even when diluted beyond Avogadro number. While another side, critics claim that homeopathic remedies are nothing more than a placebo.

 In spite of this controversial view, during last few years, it has been a latest craze to use homeopathic medicine for treating hair and skin problems and most of the patients are getting satisfying results by taking homeopathic homoeopathic treatment.

 Why people prefer homeopathic treatment for skin and hair problem?

Generally, conventional form of treatment believed in treating the symptoms and disappearance of symptoms viewed as a goal of treatment. In case of skin and hair problems (also in case of chronic diseases), conventional treatment cured the symptoms with the help of symptomatic medicines. 

When people take convention treatment for curing them, it is a usual occurrence that there is suppression (temporary relief) of symptoms occurs and after stopping the treatment, usually the disease re-appeared. Of course, such treatments (conventional) are necessary in case of emergency and life-threatening conditions but for other diseases, the recurrence of the symptoms often creates a state of anxiety in most of the patients.

 Apart from that, conventional treatment usually treats the only local cause of disease, and not work on root cause or individual symptoms of the person. In case of skin and hair problem, this methodology did not work efficiently and most of the patients often get a recurrence of the disease.

Even though there is lack of enough scientific evidence but it is believed that according to homeopathic principle, symptoms of the disease are regarded as the body’s own defensive attempt to correct its imbalance rather than just as a manifestation of a disease. And the disappearance of symptoms may not be an indication of cure especially when health is considered holistically.

Homeopathy believes in the holistic approach to healthcare and works on the root cause of disease. These medicines not only act on the local or disease symptoms but treat a person as an individual as well. The therapist treats the layers of symptoms and healing start from inside to outside (hearing’s law of cure). And form a potential connection between patient’s present complaint and his constitution (overall personality). Homeopathic medicines strengthen the vital force and aiming to improve the overall health rather than just treating the symptoms.  This method works excellently in case of treating skin and hair diseases, and people often get a gentle and ideal cure without the recurrence of disease. So to get rid of the disease permanently and gently, most of the patient turned towards homeopathy.

Homeopathy for skin and hair problem

Skin and hair problems are the commonest reason, for which people seek homeopathic treatment. According to British homeopathic association, it is important to be sure that homeopathic treatment is appropriate. It is for many forms of the disease, but there are few exceptions. For example, malignant melanoma is a dangerous skin condition that is characterised by a “Mole”, which grows, bleeds or irregular in shape and has to be removed surgically without delay. from the point of view of prescribing homoeopathic treatment, eczema and psoriasis are two main diseases that can be treated very well with the help of homeopathic treatment but for getting better results it is must that treatment is individualized.

In the same way, hair problems are most problems that can be a source of constant stress and worry in a person. The famous homeopath Dr. Sharma says, in homeopathy, a large number of homeopathic remedies are present that are used to tackle hair loss. Every kind of hair loss ranging from hair loss due to pregnancy to hair loss due to weakness can be treated with the help of homeopathic remedies successfully. Homeopathic medicines not only act on the local cause but treat the root cause of hair loss as well. A skilled therapist done a detail case study of the patient to collect the all-important symptoms of person, it includes causation, location, sensation (how a patient feels), concomitant (other associated symptoms), and modalities (factors that make worse or better the existing complaint). Along with this, physical general symptoms (appetite, thirst, sleep, dreams etc.) and mental general symptoms are equally important. After the case has been properly evaluated, the indicated similimum (most similar remedy) is prescribed and an ideal cure happened.


Indeed homeopathy has proven a safe and effective treatment option for treating hair and skin diseases, but it doesn’t cure a suffering as quickly as desired. It may take time, patience and perseverance to experience relief from troublesome symptoms of skin and hair diseases. You should consult a professional homeopathic therapist for a proper individualization and selection of best possible remedy for your case.

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

#BlogchatterA2Z,#HomeopathyA2Z- "G-Guide to Treat Mouth ulcer with Homeopathy"

Seema is again not feeling well. The cause is minor...but pain and swelling is unbearable. She is suffering from mouth ulcer. And recurrent mouth ulcer-causing a lot of trouble in eating, chewing even in speaking. Different peoples are offering different advice to her. Someone is saying “it is a digestion issue”, and then someone has given the advice to take vitamin B12 supplements.  Yes! It is true that there could be different reasons for mouth ulcers, and it may be a symptom of some underlying disease.  What is the mouth ulcer? What are their types? What are the different causes and symptoms of mouth ulcers? And how can we manage it at home with homeopathy? Read on to know about this?

What is mouth ulcer?

 A mouth ulcer is an ulcer on the mucous membrane of the oral cavity, usually appears as a small, painful lesion, white or pink in colour. Mouth ulcers are very common occurring in association with different diseases and by many different mechanisms.  They may form individually or multiple ulcers may appear at the same time. Mouth ulcers often cause pain and discomfort and may make eating, drinking and talking uncomfortable. Women, adolescents and people with a family history of mouth ulcers are at higher risk of developing mouth ulcers.

Although they are uncomfortable, they are usually harmless and go within 1-2 weeks. Rarely there is any serious underlying cause detected. However, if these ulcers are large, painful or last for a long time without healing then you should seek professional medical advice for further treatment.

Types of mouth ulcers

There are mainly 3 types of mouth ulcers.

  • ·         Minor aphthous ulcer
  • ·         Major Aphthous ulcer
  • ·         Herpetiform ulcer

Minor aphthous ulcer- these are small, round or oval and most common type of mouth ulcer. They are less than 10 mm in size and heal within one to two weeks with no scarring. They are not very painful.
Major Aphthous ulcer – they are larger in size (usually 10mm or larger) and deeper than minor ones. Usually, 1or 2 appear at a time. They are very painful and can take up to six weeks to heal.  They leave scar while healing.
Herpetiform ulcer- multiple ulcers occur at the same time but some may join together and form irregular shapes. They appear in the clusters of 10 to 100.  Each ulcer lasts 1 week to 2 months.

Symptoms of mouth ulcer

These are:
  • ·         Redness, soreness, pain and burning inside the mouth
  • ·         Swollen skin around the sores
  • ·         Tenderness
  • ·         Difficulty in chewing, talking
  • ·         Irritation by hot and spicy food
  • ·         Loss of appetite

Causes of Mouth ulcers

Even though there are no fixed causative factors that cause mouth ulcers. But still, there are few factors that may act as a trigger. These factors may be classified into following categories:

General Causes

  • ·         Poor oral hygiene
  • ·         Higher level of stress, anxiety and lack of sleep
  • ·         Hormonal changes during menstruation
  • ·         Sometimes food allergies and food sensitivities to certain acidic foods such as strawberries, pineapples or eating certain foods such as spicy food, almonds, cheese, and white flour may trigger the onset of mouth ulcers.
  • ·         Genetic factor plays a vital role in developing mouth ulcers. People with the strong family history of mouth ulcers often suffer from the mouth ulcers.
  • ·         Stop smoking- after stop smoking, you develop mouth ulcers first few days.
  • ·         Iron or deficiency of vitamin B12 or folic acid may be a factor in some cases.
  • ·         Toothpaste containing sodium lauryl sulphate may cause mouth ulcer.

Mechanical causes

Apart from general causes, mechanical factors are main responsible factors that cause mouth ulcers. This includes:

  • ·         Accidently biting the inside of your cheek while eating
  • ·         Poorly fitting dentures
  • ·         Hard or hot food
  • ·         Injury from a toothbrush (improper brushing)
  • ·         Sharp tooth or any other teeth related issues
  • ·         A defective feeling

Systemic Causes

 Mouth ulcers may be associated with certain disease conditions. There may be certain systemic and iatrogenic causes are responsible for it. Such as:
Microbial diseases- herpetic stomatitis, chicken pox, syphilis, tuberculosis, fungal infections, herpes zoster, hand mouth and foot disease, human immunodeficiency virus infection, infectious mononucleosis, acute necrotizing gingivitis, herpangina
Gastrointestinal diseases- celiac disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis
Malignant neoplasms blood disorder- anaemia, leukaemia, and neutropenia
Rheumatoid diseases- lupus erythematosus, Reiter's disease, Bechet's disease
Cutaneous diseases- pemphigus, chronic ulcerative stomatitis, lichen planus, erythema multiformis

Drugs and medication

Mouth ulcers can be caused by certain medications or treatment. Such as
  • ·         Cytotoxic agents
  • ·         Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibrufen
  • ·         Nicorandil- a medication that is used for treating angina.
  • ·         Beta blockers- used to treat high blood pressure, angina and abnormal heart rhythm.
  • ·         A side effect of chemotherapy or radiotherapy

 Self-care for mouth ulcers

 However mouth ulcers are the self-limiting condition, usually, they tend to clear up by themselves within a week or two.  However, self-care and home remedies may ease pain and discomfort.  These are:
  • ·         Using a soft toothbrush for brushing your teeth
  • ·         Avoid hot, spicy, hard or acidic food until the ulcers heal
  • ·         Using a straw to drink
  • ·         Avoid using toothpaste that contains sodium lauryl sulphate
  • ·         You may use lozenges, mouthwashes to ease the pain and for quick healing
  • ·         Stop the medication if you suspect the medication is causing the ulcer. Talk to your doctor about other alternative medication.

Homeopathic Treatment

Homeopathic medicines are very effective in treatment of mouth ulcers and works wonderfully when symptoms match perfectly. You can use it at home when the infection is not severe, but for recurrent and severe infections professional advice is recommended. Here is some good homeopathic medicine that works great in treating mouth ulcers.

  • ·         Belladona- excellent anti-inflammatory medicine, relieves pain, swelling and inflammation
  • ·         Capsicum- when “Burning” is a prominent symptom.
  • ·         Nux vomica- when the history of allopathic over drug and constipation are present.
  • ·         Borax- especially useful for children’s, and fungal infection.
  • ·         Arsenic- when a patient is very restless, nervous and anxious
  • ·         Hepar Sulph- when pus formation is present
  • ·         Merc sol- when bad taste in mouth is the prominent symptom.

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Friday, April 6, 2018

#BlogchatterA2Z- F,"First Homeopathic kit for Common Injuries"

Childhood is the fundamental and learning phase of life.  During first few years of life children constantly explore their environment and learn new skills. And bumps, cut, scratches are part of this learning process. Childhood injuries are common especially when children learning to walk or ride a bike. But these incidents are more likely to be the kind that a kiss, hug or Band-Aid will fix, rather than a serious accident or rush to emergency unit bothers you and your little one.

In spite of best care and prevention, the accident happens. And First-aid kit is a necessity in every home, in a car and in the workplace. First aid kit is a collection of supplies and equipment for use in giving first-aid and can be put together for the purpose by an individual or organization. Having a well-stocked first aid kit ahead of time will help you respond effectively to common childhood injuries.
As a certified homeopathic physician, I had observed great results from homeopathic medicines in first-aid treatment. It is advisable to include first-aid homeopathic medicines to your first-aid kit for better and gentle relief.

First-aid kit should contain all basic instruments such as scissor, thermometer, bulb syringe, sterile cotton balls and gauze pads, torch, gloves and basic medications. Here is a complete guide  with instruction for essentials in first aid kit. After including all these essentials in your first-aid kit, add homeopathic remedies for an ideal and rapid cure.  It is best to understand some basic homeopathic principles before using homeopathic remedies at home.

Dose and potency- it is always best to use homeopathic medicine in 6x or 30c potency (especially when used for at home treatment) to avoid worsening of existing condition and unnecessary complications.

Repetition- as a rule of thumb, in acute disease condition frequent repetitions is allowed and in chronic disease condition avoids frequent repetition. For the treatment of common childhood problems, Take 5-6 pills of indicated remedy in 30c or 6x potency; 3-4 times a day is a safest and suggested the option. But in acute disease conditions, during first 1-3 hour of treatment indicated remedy can be repeated at an interval of 15 min. for faster relief.

Here is the list and indication of common homeopathic remedies that should be included in your first- aid kit for treatment of common childhood injuries.

Arnica- Arnica is the first remedy that used as an acute emergency remedy, especially in case of trauma, fall and bruising injuries. It helps reduce shock, relive pain, swelling and other signs of inflammation. It fastens the healing process. It remarkably improves pain and bruised sensation in kids after a routine fall. It is also an excellent remedy for before and after surgical and dental treatment.

Hypericum- kids often crushed their fingers in a door while playing and it causes unbearable shooting pain. Hypericum is an excellent remedy for injuries to nerve or parts of body had riches nerve supply, such as finger, toes and spine.

Ledum pal- punctured wound (from needle, nail or sharp object) is another common childhood injury that causes agonising pain and inflammation in kids. Of course, this kind of injuries required immediate medical attention. But a dose of Ledum pal should be administered for prevention of tetanus. It is also a good remedy for insect bites. Sharp shooting pain and coldness of affected part (but relived by a cold application) are the main indication for selection of this remedy.

Ruta- Ruta is a great remedy for all kinds of sports injuries. It can be used successfully in the treatment of injuries to ligament, tendon, periosteum or lining of the bone. Any injury to knee, thigh or elbow, when ligament or tendon pulled out, can be greatly helped by this remedy.

Calendula- it is a “Homeopathic antiseptic remedy” and must be a part of a first-aid homeopathic kit. The most common indication for use of calendula is whenever skin surface is broken and the wound is developed, it works great. It inhibits infection and promotes the healing process. It can be used internally as well as externally in the form of mother tincture or lotion.

Symphytum- it is a great “bone remedy” that help the fracture to heal more quickly. It is necessary to do all routine medical procedures (x-ray, splinting or surgery according to condition) in case of broken bone, but as an alternative medicine Symphytum gives a wonderful result.

Rhus tox- it is also known as “poison ivy”. It is another amazing remedy for the sprain, shoulder, back and neck injuries, especially when characteristic symptom “worse from first motion and relived by continuous motion is present”. The patient is usually chilly and complaint worse by cold weather.

External application- even though basic homeopathic principle emphasis on internal administration of indicated remedy but nowadays certain medicines are available in the form of a gel, ointment or spray for external application to fasten the cure.

These are:

 Calendula- acts as an antiseptic and available in the form of spray, gel, and ointment and mother tincture. It has great skin healing properties and has a soothing effect on cuts, sores and general skin abrasion.
Arnica- it is available in the form of gel and ointment. Arnica gel is quickly absorbed by the skin and has a cooling effect for fast pain relief. It reduces muscle pain and stiffness due to overexertion and minor injuries.
Hypericum- it is useful for the treatment of deep cuts. It has the power to close open wounds and heal the internal structure.

Note- mother tincture should be diluted with water before application for the better result.

So these are the basic homeopathic medicines that should be a part of the first-aid homeopathic kit. If you had a holistic approach to health care and want to get a gentle and ideal cure, include these sweet tiny pills in your first aid kit and enjoy a healthy and happy life with positivity.

Do you have any experience with homeopathic medicines in the treatment of common childhood injuries? Do share with us. Until then, eat healthy and live well!

Disclaimer- the article is for informational purpose only not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, prevention or treatment of any disease.

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