Sunday, March 30, 2008


Cystitis is the inflammation of the urinary bladder, characterized by painful and scanty urination.

Water Treatments:
1. Hot sits bath for 20-30 minutes, 2 times a day.
2. Drink at least one glass of water every hour during waking time.


Scabies is a contagious disorder of the skin caused by Sarcoptes Scabiei, characterized my multiform lesions with intense itching, which occur mostly at night.

Water Treatments:
1. Daily bath with soap and water. Change into clean clothes every after bath, including underwear.
2. Put under the sun all beddings used at night: mat, pillows, sheets, blankets and nightclothes.
3. Sleep alone to prevent contaminating other members of the family.
4. Always keep clean. Wash hands, feet and face, or take a bath before going to sleep

Saturday, March 29, 2008


It's fast becoming a problem in many corners of the world, and perhaps most notably in the U.K.: Obesity. The numbers are staggering. According to the BBC, almost a quarter of the adults in the United Kingdom are obese, a fifty percent increase over the last decade.

But, it doesn't stop there. One out of every six children, between the ages of two and fifteen, are obese in the United Kingdom compared to one in ten children a decade ago. The bad news is obesity has been linked to such diseases and illnesses as diabetes, hypertension, heart problems, and blood clots. Studies have even found that obesity can lead to a shortened life span.

The good news is you can fight obesity and learn to control your weight if you're willing to commit yourself to it. Following are several ways you can effectively control your weight:

1. Set goals: What do you want to accomplish? Do you want to add physical activity to your schedule? Do you want to cut out the fatty and sugary foods? Set your goals for losing weight before you do anything else.

2. Exercise regularly. The fact is only 40 percent of men in the United Kingdom and 28 percent of women exercise a minimum of a half an hour each week. Exercise is essential to weight loss and to maintaining your ideal weight. Exercising can be as simple as walking instead of taking the bus. Talk with your physician to devise an exercise regiment that is best for your needs.

A word of caution: Before you adjust your diet or begin a regular exercise regiment, be sure that you consult your physician first to determine how many calories a day you should intake and to ensure that you are healthy enough to begin exercising.

3. Drink plenty of water. Cut out the sugary drinks and those drinks that contain caffeine - both also contain plenty of fat. The general rule of thumb is to drink eight glasses of water a day.

4. Create a meal plan. Some medical experts advise, rather than eating three meals a day, eating small meals throughout the day. Talk with your doctor to determine what is best for your individual needs.

5. Surround yourself by those who support you. Combating obesity and losing weight isn't easy, and it's essential that you have a strong support system. In addition to friends and family who support you, you may also want to consider finding a support group in your local community. Support groups are an excellent means of sharing the ups and downs of weight loss with others who are going through the same thing.

6. Keep a daily journal documenting how you've dealt with food each day: For example, write down what you ate, how you felt before you ate, and how you felt after you ate. A daily journal will help you identify behaviours you want to avoid (i.e. overeating because you're upset) and will ensure you remain focused on your goals.

7. Diet Correctly. The word diet strikes fear in the heart of many of us, but diet doesn't have to be a bad word. Learning how to eat healthy is a diet habit that we can do for the rest of our lives.

Most people think of diet as being something that you do until your lose a certain amount of weight, and then you go back to regular eating. This is the precise reason why most diets fail; they are impossible to sustain in the long run.

Learning how to diet right will help you get to a healthy weight and stay there. Staying away from fad diets is vital to losing weight successfully. Low carbohydrate diets are a good example of this.

Millions of people swear by the latest low carb craze, but how many of us know a friend or co-worker who had lost a shocking amount of weight in a short period of time, only to gain it back in an even shorter period? Carbohydrates are an important part of a complete and healthy diet, so they certainly can't be omitted forever. While your body may lose weight while on the diet, you're bound to gain it back when you start eating carbs again.

Everyone knows that too much fat is a bad thing. While certain fats are very good for us, many people on low carb diets are getting too much of the bad fats, i.e. animal fats. It is a shame that people are so concerned with losing weight that they lose sight of the fact that their wonder diet may actually be doing their body harm.

Losing weight can be a struggle, but you don't have to go through it alone. Follow the preceding tips, and you'll be well on your way to a new, healthier you. Remember, in the end, losing weight is all about you becoming healthier: It's not about becoming thinner.

Monday, March 24, 2008


Salt gargle letting hot salt solution roll in the throat for a few seconds.

1. Relieves throat congestion.
2. Relaxes the throat muscles.
3. Reduces inflammation.
4. Relieves throat itchiness.
5. Relieves sore throat.

Things needed:
1. Two glasses of hot water.
2. One teaspoonful of salt-1/2 tsp salt per glass of water.
3. One teaspoon.

1. Add ½ teaspoon of salt into the glass of water. Temperature should be as hot as can be tolerated for drinking. Stir with teaspoon until salt is completely dissolved in the water.
2. Salt gargle should be done in the bathroom sink.
3. Sip enough water and let it roll freely in the throat for a few seconds before spewing the water out into the sink.
4. Continue the procedure of throat gargle until all the 2 glasses of salt solution is consumed.
5. If sore throat is severe with harsh voice, salt gargle may be repeated every two hours when awake.
6. Throat gargle is best done after meals.
7. For best result, don’t drink cold drinks until sore throat is healed.


Is an acute communicable viral disease with a painful enlargement of the salivary glands, frequently invading the meninges.

Water Treatment:
1. Cold compress directly on the swollen salivary gland for 30 minutes, 3 times a day
2. Ice pack on the swollen glands for 30 minutes, 3 times a day. Apply ice pack over the salivary glands, just below the ears.
3. Fever sponge bath for fever.
4. Cold compress on their forehead for headache and fever.
5. Complete bed rest, especially for male adults. Sterility is one of the complications of mumps in male adults.

Saturday, March 22, 2008


Inhalation of warm, moist air into the mucous membranes and respiratory tract.

1. Relieves inflammation and congestion of the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract.
2. Relieves irritation (throat tickle) by moistening the air.
3. Loosens secretions and stimulates expectoration.
4. Relieves spasmodic breathing.
5. Relaxes muscles and thus relieves coughing.
6. Prevents excessive dryness of the mucous membranes.

Things Needed:
1. Boiling water in a kettle with spout. An empty juice can may serve the purpose.
2. Hot plate of gas stove or local stove using charcoal.
3. Vicks Vaporub ointment or tincture of Benzoin or Camphor oil for good smelling sensation.
4. Old newspaper.
5. Umbrella.
6. Sheets.
7. Paper Bag

1. Fill kettle with water just below the level of the spout, and bring the water to boiling point. Add 1 tsp of medication (Vicks or Benzoin) into the boiling water.
2. Carry the stove and the kettle with caution near the bedside of the patient, if the patient is unable to stand or sit on the chair.
3. If croup tent is indicated, open an umbrella over the head of the patient and cover it with a sheet to form a tent.
4. With the newspaper make a cylindrical tube direct to the steam into the tent away from the patient’s face.
5. If the patient is able to sit on the chair, he may sit near the stove in the kitchen. With the cylindrical tube of paper the steam is directed into the patient’s face for inhalation.
6. Treatment time: 30 minutes to one hour, morning and evening, as tolerated.

1. Avoid all risks of burning.
2. Avoid drafts during time of treatment. Close windows near the patient.
3. Extra care must be observed when giving treatment to children and restless patients to avoid scalding.


A burn is an injury on the skin and flesh resulting from application of heat, radiation, friction and electricity.

Water Treatments:
1. Soak burn area in cold water immediately. Soak for 10 minutes to relieve the pain.
2. If there are blisters, do not puncture the blisters. Cover the burn area with a clean piece of cloth. Iron cloth before using it to cover the burn area.
3. If the burn involves a large area of the body, bring the patient to the nearest hospital. Do not do anything to the patient. Let him lie down and cover him with clean sheet to keep him warm.
4. If the burn area is small, soak in warm water salt solution for 20 minutes after 24 hours. Formula for warm water salt solution: ½ cup of salt in a basin of water, or ½ cup of pail of water. Soak once a day for 3 days or until burn dries up.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Starch bath is an immersion bath of starchy water for a soothing effect.

1. Relieves skin irritation
2. Soothes burning and itching sensation
3. Tendency to dry skin.

Things Need:
1. Bath tub. For babies. Big basin may be used.
2. Big drum or plastic water container for adults. Big enough to soak the whole body.
3. Two glasses of starch for adult. ½ glass for babies and children.
4. Bath towel.
5. Face towel.

1. Fill up the tub 2/3 full with warm water. Water should be deep enough to immerse the affected areas. Use bath tab if whole body is affected.
2. Melt starch in cold water in a small basin. Mix well the melted starch in the tub of water.
3. Undress the patient and assist him into the tub.
4. With the face towel, bathe the parts not immersed. Wet the head or hair if the scalp is affected. Immerse patient for 20 minutes. But do not rub him with towel.
5. After 20 minutes, drain the water and pat dry the patient with the dry towel. Do not give shower or rinse the starch. Don’t use soap even when washing hands. Unless a specific soap is ordered by the physician.
6. Keep patient warm and avoid chilling.
7. Give daily bath or twice a day, depending upon the patient’s condition.

Monday, March 10, 2008


Athlete’s foot (dermatophytosis) is an eruption on the skin characterized by the formation of itchy small vesicles with cracking and scaling on the hands and feet, especially between the toes.

Preventive Measures:

1. Keep feet and toes always clean and dry.
2. Always wear clean and dry socks and shoes.
3. Don’t wear other’s slippers, sneakers, socks and shoes. Don’t let others wear your footwear.
4. Don’t go barefoot in the bathrooms. Wear your own rubber slippers in public bathrooms, swimming pools and riverbeds.
5. If your feet are infected, put your slippers and shoes under the sun for an hour every day for one whole week when it is not use.


An abscess is the center of a suppuration or pus collected within a tissue. A boil is a furuncle. Boils and abscess are characterized by pain, heat and swelling.

Water Treatment:
1. Hot compress for 30 minutes, 2 times a day until the abscess or boil has ripened.
2. Hot seat bath for 30 minutes, 2 times a day if the abscess or boil is on or around the rectal area.