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KARVOL PLUS CAPSULE has the following salts in its composition

 1) camphor 2) chlorothymol 3) eucalyptol 4) menthol 5) terpineol

Uses Of KARVOL PLUS CAPSULE

Uses Of Salt: camphor

Pain>Musculoskeletal Pain in conditions like Arthritis>OsteoArthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Low Back Pain, Gouty Arthritis

Uses Of Salt: chlorothymol

Chlorothymol  is used in the treatment of following conditions:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Cold related symptoms

It is also used as an oral disinfectant.

Uses Of Salt: eucalyptol

Eucalyptol  is useful in the following conditions:

Uses Of Salt: menthol

Menthol is derived from pennyroyal, eucalyptus, and peppermint. It has many health benefits and is used both topically as well as take orally. Some uses of menthol are:

The above list is only indicative, not exhaustive.

Uses Of Salt: terpineol

Terpineol, extracted mainly from pine oil and other essential oils, is:

  • Antiviral and antibacterial
  • An immune system builder
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-fungal

It is a very good general tonic and also used in many cosmetic products.

Side Effects Of KARVOL PLUS CAPSULE

Side Effects Of Salt: camphor

Iitching, burning sensation , redness

Side Effects Of Salt: chlorothymol

Usually safe, but in some cases, it may cause:

  • Sore throat
  • Dryness of nasal cavity
  • Irritation

Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.

Side Effects Of Salt: eucalyptol

Eucalyptol is usually safe, but in some cases (over doses) it may cause:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Irritation

Side Effects Of Salt: menthol

Some of the common side effects are:

  •  Skin irritation, allergic reactions and rashes (in case of topical use)
  • Burning sensation or worsened gastrointestinal pain(in case of oral use)

Side Effects Of Salt: terpineol

Some of the common side-effects include:

  • Burning/ tingling sensation

Contraindications Of KARVOL PLUS CAPSULE

Contraindications Of Salt: camphor

Patients with allergy, burns, external wounds

Contraindications Of Salt: chlorothymol

Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Hyper sensitivity towards the drug chlorothymol or any other allergies.

Contraindications Of Salt: eucalyptol

Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Hyper sensitivity towards eucalyptol or any other allergies.

Contraindications Of Salt: menthol

Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Bile-duct obstruction, liver damage
  • Gallstones, gallbladder inflammation
  • Acid reflux
  • Diabetes
  • Blood pressure

Contraindications Of Salt: terpineol

None.

What Is Common cold

The common cold is simply referred to as cold as well. The common cold is a contagious disease caused by viruses. It occurs in the upper part of the respiratory tract which affects mainly the nose. The body parts that may get affected by common cold are voice box, sinus, and throat. Symptoms and signs of the common cold may start to appear within two days after the exposure to the virus.The common cold is accompanied by a headache, sneezing, runny nose, sore throat, coughing and sometimes fever as well. Generally, it might take a week to 10 days in the recovery. Some of the symptoms can stay even for three weeks. When the symptoms of common cold worsen, it can turn into Pneumonia.

The force of around 200 viruses is involved for causing the common cold. A virus known as rhinovirus is the most prevalent cause of common cold. Common cold vaccines are not yet available. The antidote of the common cold is also not yet made but relieve to the patients can be provided by treating the symptoms.

In humans, the common cold is one of the most reoccurring infectious diseases. Averagely, an adult may suffer from cold from a couple of times to four times in a year. Cold occurs mainly in winters. 

What Is Asthma

  • Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition of the airways in the lungs. Asthma can either be allergic (most common) or non-allergic.
  • Allergic asthma is due to an allergic response known as a type 1 hypersensitivity reaction. People with asthma’s airways are hypersensitive to certain triggers. The allergic reaction causes narrowing of the small airways and leads to "air trapping" (known as an obstructive airway disease)
  • There are different types of asthma- childhood onset asthma (usually before the age of 5), adult-onset asthma, exercise-induced asthma and aspirin induced asthma. Some asthma is known as seasonal asthma and occurs only at certain times of the year, usually with the changing of seasons such as during autumn or spring.
  • Asthma is diagnosed with lung function tests. A spirometer or a PEFM (Peak Expiratory Flow Meter) is used in conjunction with a bronchodilator. The meter is used to assess your lung function before and after inhaling a fast-acting bronchodilator. A diagnosis of asthma is made when there is an improvement in lung function of more than 20% (PEFM) or more than 12%(when using a spirometer) after the bronchodilator is inhaled.
  • Asthma is diagnosed when a patient has suggestive symptoms and a positive bronchodilator test.

What Is Fungal infection

A fungus is a group of organisms that make spores. Fungi live mostly everywhere and usually don’t cause infections or skin growths. But, you may occasionally get fungal growths on your skin, like ringworm, jock itch, or vaginal yeast infection, athlete's foot.

What Is Wound healing

A kind of injury that is caused by various factors like an accident, surgery and certain diseases is called a wound. The skin may get punctured, cut, or torn to form a wound.

Wounds are classified into five categories, which depend upon their causes.

  • Abrasion: When skin is scraped or rubbed against a hard or rough surface, Abrasion is caused. An example of an abrasion is a road rash. Not much of bleeding is there in abrasion, but one must get the wound scrubbed, and cleaned, to abstain from any infection.
  • Incision: Incision is caused by a pointed or sharp object, like a razor blade, broken piece of glass, and knife. Incision causes a lot of bleeding. An incision, which is deep can cause damage to muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
  • Laceration: A deep and rooted tear, or cut in the skin is called laceration. Accidental cuts with machines, tools, or knife may cause a laceration. In this, wound bleed extensively, and rapidly.
  • Puncture: A small hole may be caused by a pointed, long object, like an ice pick, needles, or nail is called puncture. Even a bullet shot can result in a puncture wound. This wound is enough deep to impair the body’s internal organs, though may not bleed that much. A Puncture wound may need an immediate expert vigilance. In some cases, even tetanus is required to prevent the infection.
  • Avulsion: An Avulsion is an extreme form of a wound. In this, the skin may tear away completely, or partially.  This wound may occur at the time of a vicious accident like a gunshot, explosion, or body-crushing accidents. These wounds may bleed rapidly, and heavily.

What Is Acute Bronchitis

Acute bronchitis often referred to as chest cold, is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes.

Bronchial tubes are the airways which carry oxygen from the trachea (windpipe) to the lungs and carbon dioxide back from the lungs to the windpipe. When the bronchial tubes get infected by virus or bacteria, the swell and produce mucus. This mucous causes a cough in the infected person.

Bronchitis can be acute or chronic.

In acute bronchitis, the patient is sick for week and symptoms last for 1-2 weeks. It comes quickly and is usually self-limiting.

In chronic bronchitis, the patient has recurrent episodes of a cough and can last for a long time. A cough is accompanied with mucus for almost up to three months in a year, and it may take around two years to recover fully.

What Is Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD/ GORD)

 GORD occurs when there is an abnormal amount of stomach acid that leaks back into the oesophagus, leading to symptoms and possible damage to the lining of the oesophagus. There are different causes for GORD, but usually, there is some impairment of the functioning of the lower oesophageal sphincter (LES). This sphincter connects the oesophagus to the stomach, and contracts to prevent reflux of stomach contents into the oesophagus during and after eating.

If GORD is not treated, the damaged cells in the oesophagus can change into different cell types than normally found in the oesophagus. This condition is called Barrett’s oesophagus. If this is left untreated, it can progress to oesophageal cancer.

GORD can be diagnosed with specific tests:

If GORD is suspected, gastroscopy is usually the first investigation performed.  A flexible tube with a camera lens is “swallowed” and allows the doctor to visualise the oesophagus and stomach. Stomach ulcers can also be excluded during the same procedure. The doctor will usually take a piece of oesophageal tissue (called a biopsy) and test it to see if there are any abnormal cells (Barrett’s oesophagus) or malignant cells. The biopsy may also show some yeast like Candida Albicans or bacteria like H.Pylori present in the oesophageal tissue that will need treatment.

Monitoring of the oesophagus’ pH over twenty-four hours can also be performed to assess for abnormal spikes of acid (low pH).

Manometry measures the pressure inside the oesophagus as well as the sphincter's contraction.

Radiological procedures such as a barium swallow (swallowing of a contrast medium while taking an X-ray) can also be performed to assess sphincter functionality and exclude any narrowing or masses in the oesophagus.

White men are more at risk for oesophageal cancer than any other population group. GORD is more prevalent in patients over the age of

40 years.

What Is Hives

It is also known as Urticaria. This causes red, itchy, raised welts and bumps on the skin that appears in various shapes and sizes. This is a very common disease in which rashes appear all over the body. These hives flare up suddenly and this disease is increased by extreme heat and cold. Antihistamines are the best treatment for this disease.

What Is Bacterial Infections

  • Bacteria are the single celled, microscopic organisms which are essential for many processes of human body and a few of them are responsible for causing harm. A bacterial infection refers to the condition when there is accumulation of harmful bacteria inside or on the human body. 

What Is Immunity building

Immunity building refers to any measures taken to assist and strengthen the body’s immune system to function optimally and to help ward off disease. Proper functioning is necessary for us to maintain ideal health.

The state in which the immune system is functioning sub-optimally is called immunodeficiency. Immunodeficiency states can have serious consequences e.g. predisposing to life-threatening infective diseases or cancer. Overfunctioning of the immune system is also common. Conditions in which the immune system over functions are hypersensitivity reactions or allergies, as well as autoimmune diseases (when the immune system recognises the body's cells as "foreign" and starts to attack them).

The immune system is intricately and very detailed in its design. The system is divided into innate and adaptive immunity. Innate immunity is the body’s first defence against external factors. These include physical defence mechanisms such as skin, mucosa and cell walls, as well as scavenger immune molecules that catch foreign particles in the blood and lymphatic streams.

 It is an immediate defence mechanism and non-specific. It does not adapt over time. White blood cells called macrophages and phagocytes form part of the body’s innate system. Once the innate immune system recognises a threat to the body, these cells activate a system called the complement cascade which leads to further activation of more of the immune system's cells.

The adaptive immune system is more focused and contains antibodies that are formed after exposure to specific foreign substances called antigens. Antibodies are called immunoglobulins, and lymphocytes are the cells responsible for activation of the innate immune system.

Poor diet, fatigue, stress as well as certain substances or medications can all lead to over- or underperformance of the immune system. Organs that form part of the immune systems include your spleen, tonsils/ adenoids, lymphatic system and bone marrow.

Symptoms Treated With KARVOL PLUS CAPSULE

What Are The Symptoms Of Common cold

After the exposure to the virus, the symptoms may occur in few days. Certain symptoms and signs of the common cold are as followed:

  • Stuffy or a runny nose.
  • Soreness in the throat is felt.
  • Regular coughing.
  • Congestion is experienced in the chest.
  • A mild headache and slight body pain may occur.
  • Continuous sneezing is experienced in some of the cases.
  • A little temperature rise of the body can occur.
  • Feeling of general sickness may be felt.
  • The nose may discharge green or yellow, thicker mucus.
  • Breaths become shorter.
  • Wheezing.
  • Pain in the sinus.
  • Pain in the ear can be experienced.
  • Eyes and eyelids may become heavy.
  • Extreme fussiness may occur.
  • Unusual drowsiness is experienced.
  • Loss of appetite can also be of the symptoms of common cold.
  • Certain complicated symptoms that may occur along the common cold:

There are fewer chances of such complications but sometimes cold gets worse and reaches to one’s ears, sinuses, or chest.

  • Ear infection: The main signs of ear infection are yellow or green nasal discharge and aching ears. It commonly occurs in small children.
  • Sinusitis: When a common cold stays for a longer period then the chances of sinusitis increases. Symptoms of sinusitis may include infected and inflamed sinuses.
  • Asthma: Wheezing or difficulty in breathing may be provoked by a common cold.
  • Chest infection: Infections like bronchitis and pneumonia can be caused by prolonged common cold.
  • Strep throat: Common cold is accompanied by strep throat infection. In this condition, throat becomes sore along with coughing.

What Are The Symptoms Of Asthma

  • Symptoms of asthma are typically a wheezy or "tight" chest, shortness of breath and recurrent or persistent coughing that is worse at night and early mornings. Coughing or tight chest are often also present after exercise.
  • Exercise-induced asthma typically only produces symptoms after exercise. 

What Are The Symptoms Of Fungal infection

  • Itching
  • Peeling
  • Darkening of skin, redness
  • Rashes or small bump

What Are The Symptoms Of Wound healing

Certain symptoms accompanied with wounds are:

  • Blood may ooze out from an injured part of the body.
  • Redness on or around the affected area.
  • Swelling or inflammation on or around injured area.
  • Tenderness and pain are experienced in the wound.
  • The Heat radiating out of the wound.
  • Infection accompanied by a fever may be caused due to a wound.
  • Immobilization of an affected area.
  • Pus may be formed in an infected wound, which may smell foul as well.

What Are The Symptoms Of Acute Bronchitis

Acute bronchitis is contagious and spreads from person to person.  Symptoms include:

  • High-grade fever, a runny nose.
  • Initial dry cough, which later changes to wet cough with mucous.
  • Sneezing, watery eyes.
  • Congestion in the nose.
  • Head ache, a sore throat.
  • Wheezing, tiredness.
  • Body pain.
  • Complications include high-grade fever, breathlessness, chest pain and pneumonia.

You can notice that the mucous changes in colour from white to green and then to yellow. It just means that your immune system is trying to fight off the infection.

What Are The Symptoms Of Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD/ GORD)

If you suffer from GORD, you may have some of the typical symptoms. Heartburn is the commonest complaint. You may have pain after eating or during swallowing (referred to as “dysphagia”). Sometimes it may feel as though the food “gets stuck” just to the bottom of your sternum(breastbone). You make wake up with the taste of acid in the mouth (“waterbrash”), due to stomach acid reflux while lying down.

Some people may have atypical symptoms caused by GORD. Atypical symptoms may include:

  • Chronic irritating cough
  • Hoarse voice due to acid reflux affecting the vocal chords
  • Retrosternal chest pain (pain behind the breastbone) due to spasm of the LES when swallowing food.

What Are The Symptoms Of Hives

The disease hives have many certain symptoms which can be seen and observed very easily. In this disease, symptoms keep on appearing and disappearing but chronic hives can have symptoms for months. Here are the most common ones: -

  • Raised itchy bumps.
  • Either red or skin coloured rashes.
  • Dizziness & Wheezing.
  • Swelling of the face and lips.
  • Hives on reproductive organs.

What Are The Symptoms Of Bacterial Infections

  • The symptoms of bacterial infections are running nose, cough, headache, restlessness. The signs of bacterial infection can be easily confused with viral infection; doctors can make out the difference by examining particular signs.    

What Are The Symptoms Of Immunity building

  • Recurrent or frequent colds or respiratory tract infections
  • Constant feeling of fatigue or lethargy
  • Difficulty losing or gaining weight
  • Frequent yeast infections such as gastrointestinal or genital candidiasis

Causes of diseases where KARVOL PLUS CAPSULE is used

What Are The Causes Of Common cold

  • The common cold is the infection causes in the upper-respiratory tract. It is caused by the attack of the viruses. It is a myth that not wearing enough cloth in winters or cold weather causes the cold. Some of the ways one can catch infections are as follows:
  • Exposure to the virus by touching any contaminated object like cell phone remote controls, laptops, etc. or any virus containing surface like door knobs, taps, etc.
  • Close contact with an infected person.
  • Using the personal belongings of a person suffering from the common cold like the towel, clothes, etc.
  • A mild infection may be caused in adults by three types of viruses responsible foe cold. However, in old people, children, and individuals with a weak immune system it can cause serious lower respiratory tract problem. Also, patients with heart and lung diseases, asthmatic patients, and premature babies are at a higher risk of getting the complications like pneumonia and bronchitis. 

What Are The Causes Of Asthma

  • Mostly asthma starts in childhood and is often outgrown in early adulthood. Some asthmatics may, however, need treatment lifelong.
  • Asthma has a strong genetic component and is part of the so-called "atopic triad" in childhood which includes allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis (eczema) and asthma.
  • Early insult to a child's lungs such as neonatal pneumonia or bronchitis may play a role in developing asthma later.
  • People with asthma have individual triggers. These triggers are commonly sensitivities to house-dust mites, grass, pollen, animal dander, dairy, wheat, nuts and soy products. Chest infections, cold air or air pollution can also trigger an attack.
  • Adult onset starts in the early twenties. There is speculation about possible causes; genetics, smoking and a history of allergies seem to play the biggest part. It affects females more than males.
  • Asthma can be caused/ triggered due to any of the following reasons:

                 1. Airborne substances like pollen, dust mites, pet dander or particles of cockroach waste.

                 2. Respiratory infections such as common cold

                 3. Exercise-induced asthma

                 4. Cold air

                 5. Air pollutants like smoke

                 6. Certain medications including beta blockers, aspirin, ibuprofen  and naproxen

                 7. Strong emotions, stress

                 8. Foods which contain Sulphites and preservatives

                 9. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Asthma is a combination of environmental and genetic factors, as many people live in same conditions. Still, some people get asthma and some don’t.

What Are The Causes Of Fungal infection

  • Weakened immune system
  • Certain medications like antibiotics
  • Keeping skin wet for long
  • Swimming in infected water
  • Using contaminated items like towel, clothes
  • Diabetes 

What Are The Causes Of Wound healing

Wounds are generally caused by injuries or accidents, however, the other reasons that may cause wounds are:

  • Surgery.
  • Burns due to heat, and chemical.
  • Extreme temperatures like frostbite.
  • Certain kind of radiations.
  • Some of the health conditions that can be the cause of chronic wounds are as follows:
  • Anaemia.
  • Sickle Cell Anaemia.
  • Chronic Osteomyelitis.
  • Diabetes.
  • Heart Disease.
  • High Cholesterol.
  • Hypertension.
  • Kidney Failure.
  • Lymphedema.
  • Obesity.
  • Bowel disorders.
  • Clotting, or circulation disorders, often caused by arteriosclerosis.
  • Venous Insufficiency.
  • Malnourishment.
  • Certain inflammatory diseases that can cause wounds are:
  • Lupus. 
  • Vasculitis.
  • Scleroderma.

What Are The Causes Of Acute Bronchitis

Acute bronchitis occurs more frequently in children and elderly people. However, all age groups are at risk of getting this disease.

  • The main cause of this infection is a respiratory virus. Around 10% of cases are caused by a bacterial infection. Other factors which might increase the risk of an infection are:
  • It is more common in the winter months.
  • Repeated exposure to other persons with bronchitis or the common cold.
  • People with a previous condition of upper respiratory tract infection may also get acute bronchitis.
  • Exposure to dust, pollutants, chemical fumes, etc.
  • Inhaling cigarette smoke.
  • Failure to take vaccinations against diseases like whooping cough, pneumonia, and flu.
  • Weakened immunity system makes it easy for viruses to cause infections.

What Are The Causes Of Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD/ GORD)

GORD is most often caused by a lowered tone in the lower oesophageal sphincter (LES)

Factors/Causes that affect the functioning of the LES:

  • Hiatus hernias
  • Raised intra-abdominal pressure due to pregnancy, intra-abdominal masses, obesity or being overweight
  • Pregnancy: Progesterone lowers the tone of the oesophageal sphincter, as well as the combination of increased abdominal pressure

Factors that reduce the tone of the LES:

  • Progesterone
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Chocolate
  • Peppermint
  • Delayed emptying of the stomach called gastroparesis will also contribute to GORD. This may occur in patients with diabetes or other abnormalities of digestion.

Medications that can contribute to the development of GORD:

  • NSAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories)
  • Blood pressure treatments such as calcium channel blockers(CCB)

What Are The Causes Of Hives

Hives occur when the body reacts to an allergen and this releases some chemicals from under the skin. The chemical causes inflammation and burning sensation causing hives.

Common causes of this disease are: -

  • Intestinal Parasites
  • Extreme temperature and cold
  • Transmission from pets
  • Water on the skin
  • Blood Transfusion
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Factors like exercise and sun exposure
  • Certain medications

What Are The Causes Of Bacterial Infections

  • Bacterial Infections can be caught by someone’s sneezing, coughing, sex, contaminated food or water, infected pets or livestock.    

What Are The Causes Of Immunity building

Causes of reduced immunity can either be intrinsic/ hereditary or acquired.

Intrinsic or primary immunodeficiencies are inborn genetic errors. There are more than hundred different types and forms of primary immunodeficiency syndromes described. These include immunodeficiency syndromes such as selective IgA deficiency, DiGeorge syndrome and Ataxia Telangiectasia.

Secondary or acquired immunodeficiency states can be due to diseases or conditions such as:

Systemic disorders:

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Malnutrition or being underweight
  • Auto-immune disorders

Medications or substances:

  • Long-term corticosteroid use
  • Tumour Necrosis Factor (TNF) used in auto-immune diseases like inflammatory bowel disease or rheumatoid arthritis. Chemotherapy or radiation.
  • Alcoholism

Physiological states:

  • Pregnancy is a normal physiological state of lowered immunity.
  • Ageing is also a natural process that causes lowered immunity.

Worst Foods With KARVOL PLUS CAPSULE

What Are The Worst Foods For Common cold

Some of the foods to cut down to curb common cold and its symptoms are as follows:

  • Avoid consuming alcoholic beverages: Immunity of one’s body gets weakened by alcohol, also body experiences dehydration. Such conditions make one even more vulnerable to common cold. So, one should not consume alcohol, especially in a hefty amount to prevent the common cold. Some of the beverages to avoid are beer, wine, tequila, vodka, and whiskey.
  • Dairy Products: The Dairy product should be cut down during the common cold, as consuming dairy items may worsen the mucus formation. Excessive mucus causes the common cold to irritate even more. Some of the dairy products that one should avoid completely are milkshakes, cold coffee, milk ice creams, butter, cheese, yoghurt, cream, pudding, and other milk desserts.
  • Packed Juices: When one is suffering from the common cold he/she must stay away from packed fruit juices as they consist of high amount of added sugar. Sugar decreases the efficiency of WBC to fight against infections. The Vitamin C benefits from the packed juice are cancelled by excessive sugar present in them.   

What Are The Worst Foods For Asthma

  • Foods with preservatives added to them
  • Wine, beer
  • Shrimps
  • Pickles
  • Eggs (for children, as some children are allergic to eggs)
  • Peanuts
  • Excessive salt in food
  • Oily, fatty foods

What Are The Worst Foods For Fungal infection

  • Poor eating habits lead to the poor immune system, which in turn leads to the risk of catching the fungal infection. You should avoid:
  • Eating stale food, bacteria laden water.
  • Too much use of anti-biotics, as weakens the immune system.
  • High amounts of processed foods (especially sugar).
  • Foods with high glycemic acid (white bread, most white rice, high sugar breakfast cereals).
  • Dairy products except for probiotic yoghurt.
  • Nuts and seeds like Cashews and pistachios which have the high content of carbohydrates.
  • Smoked meat.

What Are The Worst Foods For Wound healing

Some foods that delay or hinder the healing process of a wound may be as mentioned below:

  • Nitrate-Rich Foods: Blood vessels in one’s body help the chemicals and cells to move. The movement of chemicals and cells are necessary to heal the wound. By consuming nitrate rich food, these blood vessels can get damaged. A condition known as atherosclerosis can be caused by excessive consumption of nitrate rich foods. In this case, fatty plaques can be formed in the blood vessels which can lead to the rupture of the blood vessels and can further delay the healing process. In addition to these issues, nitrate-rich foods can cause different types of bleeding disorders, heart attack, and even strokes. A few nitrate containing foods are various kinds of processed meats like bacon, deli meats, and hot dogs.
  • Spices and spicy foods: Spices may add flavour to the food, but it can be proved harmful during the process of wound healing. Various spices can hinder the process of wound healing, by delaying the clot formation. Some of the spices that may cause wound healing difficult are red pepper,  and black pepper

What Are The Worst Foods For Acute Bronchitis

  • Reduce the intake of milk as it tends to increase mucous production.
  • Avoid fried food, sugary food and food made from refined flour. Do not eat candies, pastries, fries, ice cream, etc. They contain a lot of sugar and synthetic vitamins, which add little or no value to the body’s nutritional requirement.
  • Avoid alcohol as well as caffeinated beverages. They dehydrate the body and make the mucous hard. This makes it difficult to remove from the body.

What Are The Worst Foods For Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD/ GORD)

  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Cocoa
  • Peppermint
  • Carbonated drinks (CO lowers tone of LES)
  • Spicy foods

What Are The Worst Foods For Hives

 

Some of the foods act as an enhancer of the disease. Observe if any of the following foods flare up the symptoms. If yes, avoid them completely. Some of them are: -
  • Dried Food: The dried food contains chemicals that can react so individual should eliminate this type of food completely from his/her diet. The dried food includes raisins, apricots, and dried apples.
  • Citrus foods: Avoid all the sour products as it surely will make you suffer more. Citrus food stimulates the histamine quantity in the body. This food includes oranges, lemon, pickles, and tomatoes as well.
  • Dairy Products: When any individual is suffering from skin rashes then, he/she should completely avoid all the dairy products. This includes milk, cheese, cream, and butter.
  • Seafood and Eggs: These both are high in histamines and this will surely enhance your skin itching issue. Thus, try to avoid them for some days.  

What Are The Worst Foods For Bacterial Infections

Foods that must not be consumed if suffering from Bacterial Infection are:

  • Unpasteurized and contaminated dairy products
  • Protein foods (raw meat, tofu, eggs and fish)
  • Raw and dirty fruits15vegetable sprouts
  • Salads from market
  • Refrigerated salsa
  • Uncooked grain and miso products
  • Brewed tea
  • Unpasteurized juices
  • Herbal Supplements    

What Are The Worst Foods For Immunity building

  • Sugar and refined carbohydrates. High glycemic index carbohydrates and sugar wreak havoc on your body's immune system, by causing insulin spikes and blood sugar surges, increasing inflammation and lowering immunity.
  • Processed foods especially high in colourants, preservatives and chemicals all increase inflammation and lower immunity.
  • Foods high in saturated fatty acids.
  • Excessive alcohol intake reduces white blood cells in the immune system after long term use.

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What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Common cold

The tips that one should follow while suffering from common cold are as follows:

  • Keep one’s hands clean: Keep the hands clean by sanitizing them or washing them, as it helps to avoid the transferring of cold causing viruses. Especially, clean one’s hands after visiting public places like movie hall, shopping complex, gym, airport, and railway station. As these places contain a lot of germs.
  • Usage of disposables is recommended and encouraged if anyone from the family is suffering from common cold. By doing this one can prevent infection from spreading. After the usage disposables should be put into trash cans. One must particularly use disposable crockery like cups, plates, spoons and glasses, paper tissues. 
  • Maintain the hygiene of one’s dwelling place:  One should keep the house area germ free by cleaning it thoroughly with disinfectants. One must take care of cleaning the most touched things in the house like remote control, laptop, cell phone, etc. It helps to avoid viral infection, which includes common cold.
  • In the case of children suffering from common cold, clean his/her toys and utility items properly.
  • Keep the towels and clothes separate for the person suffering from common cold.
  • Maintaining a healthy and good lifestyle is important. One must exercise, take healthy meals, and sleep properly to boost up the immune system. Body’s immunity helps to fight the common cold and other infection.
  • Keep the stress in control: Stress is one of the major factors that weaken one’s immunity; hence one should try to relax. Good immunity means increases in the efficiency to fight with germs that cause the common cold.
  • Make swimming a habit: People are prone to common cold should try swimming and make it a habit. Doing so can improvise the flow of blood in the nasal tract.

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Asthma

  • Identify your asthma triggers and avoid them.
  • Always cover yourself fully (especially chest, feet and ears) before going out in cold weather.
  • Avoid exercises beyond your physical stamina. Do not over exert.
  • Always wear pollution mask if you are staying in high pollution area.
  • If asthma is hampering your day to day activities, pl. consult your doctor as he might change your medication.
  • Wash your bed sheets and pillow covers every week in hot water to get rid of dust mites.
  • Reduce stress.·        
  • Consult your general practitioner or paediatrician early if your child shows symptoms of asthma.  Asthma can be potentially life-threatening, especially in an acute episode.
  • Make sure your asthma is controlled. Follow-up with your doctor six months to review and adjust your treatment is necessary. If your asthma is well controlled, your doctor may consider tapering down your treatment.
  • Consider doing an allergy test- blood or skin prick. If you have allergic asthma, it will be helpful to know what the triggers are and how to avoid them

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Fungal infection

  • Keep your skin dry as wet skin often can cause fungal infection. People who sweat more are more likely to get the fungal infection. So, wipe your body dry frequently if you perspire heavily.
  • Wash all towels/ clothes in warm soapy water
  • Keep you bath tub dry and disinfected. Clean it especially after every bath.
  • Take vitamins and probiotics to improve your immune system.

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Wound healing

One must follow these tips to prevent, and cure wounds:

  • Proper cleaning of the wound: One may clean his/her wound with flowing, clean water.
  • Applying the pressure gently on the wound by using a clean sterilized bandage or a clean cloth is advised. Application of the pressure restricts the collagen to ooze out of the wound, above the skin level, as the wound heals.
  • Wound Massage is advised: Gently and evenly massage the area near the wound with clean fingers. Doing this helps the collagen to break down, which further reduce the chances of scar formation or make them less noticeable.
  • Get the dressing changed time to time: It is important to get the dressing changed timely either by an expert or by oneself, to avoid infection.

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Acute Bronchitis

  • If you are suffering from acute bronchitis, do use a tissue to cover your mouth while coughing or sneezing. This will help in preventing your co-workers or friends from contracting this infection.
  • If you are working in factories, do use a mask to avoid inhaling dust and smoke.
  • Do wash your hands frequently, especially in the flu season, to get rid of any virus or germs that you might have picked up.
  • Use humidifiers if you think there is an increase in humidity in the room.
  • Inhale steam three to four times a day so that the mucous gets liquefied. It will clear congestion.
  • Do take vaccination for flu every year.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Do take rest.

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD/ GORD)

  • Avoid large meals. Eat small regular meals during the day
  • Restrict fluid intake 3 hours before bedtime
  • Raise the head of your bed or sleep on 2-3 pillows to help prevent reflux that occurs more easily when lying down
  • Lose weight if you are overweight

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Hives

Here are the some of the most recommended tips that one should follow if he/she is suffering from the disease Hives.

  • Visit a doctor as soon as you observe symptoms.
  • Identify and avoid all the triggering factors.
  • Apply moisturiser and soothing agents like petroleum jelly.
  • Use mild soap for bathing.

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Bacterial Infections

  • The habit of washing hands frequently must be developed.
  • Keep the household objects that are used by many clean (Telephones, keys, doorknobs, taps, sink etc.).
  • Wash fruits and vegetables well before eating.
  • Toys for toddlers must be kept clean.
  • Get properly vaccinated.
  • Take care of general well being.
  • Keep your ears neat.
  • Don’t use cotton swabs, hairpins or clips for cleaning your ears.    

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Immunity building

  • Exercise frequently. At least 30mintes per day of light to moderate exercise 3-5 times a week. Exercise increases immunoglobulin levels, as well as the efficiency of innate system's cells. Extreme amounts of exercise may, however, lead to a weakening of your immune system. Balance is key.
  • Reduce stress levels. Learn relaxation techniques. Take frequent breaks. Go on holiday when possible, or take time off from work 3-4 monthly.
  • Follow a diet providing optimal nutritional support.
  • Assist your body in its functioning. Hydrate and help your body to detoxify. Drink at least 2 litres of clean, purified water per day.
  • Optimise sleep quantity and quality. Adults need 6 to 8 hours of good quality sleep per night.

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What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Common cold

One must avoid a few things when attached by the common cold. Some such things are as follows:

  • Do not touch one’s face, particularly the eye, mouth, and nose area, when exposed to the people suffering from common cold.
  • Do not smoke: Smoking a cigar or a cigarette may disturb the air passage and increase the chances of the common cold, and certain other infections. Passive smokers are also at a risk of catching a common cold. Hence, smoking should be completely avoided.
  • Avoid going to the work place:  Since common cold is a contagious disease, one should avoid visiting public places. Also, some rest is advised during common cold accompanied by fever. 
  • Do not travel by air: When suffering from common cold, one should not take flights. Increase in pressure while flying can make the ear drum rupture if one is congested. Also, dry air of the plane may irritate the inflamed nasal track and enhances the chance of bleeding nose.
  • Do not drive when feeling drowsy: Lack of sleep caused due to blocked nose and inability to breathe properly can make one feel drowsy all the time. Also, certain medicines prescribed in common cold have sedatives in them, which may cause drowsiness. Driving in such state may be proved hazardous, hence avoid driving in such illness. 
  • Avoid sexual activities: Although indulging in sexual activities is said to be an immunity booster, but it may cause the transmission of common cold causes viruses. Especially, kissing a healthy partner by the infected partner may result in the transferring of the germs. Hence, one should restrict from sexual activities.    

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Asthma

  • Avoid pets.
  • Remove carpets and soft toys from the room of your child as these accumulate dust, dust mites which trigger an asthma attack.
  • Avoid dampness in the house. Let fresh air come in. Keep all areas of your house dry.
  • Do not smoke, avoid being close to people who smoke.
  • Avoid burning of incense (Pooja agarbatti) at home, since it triggers an asthma attack.
  • Avoid going to kitchen when food is being cooked, especially frying etc.·       
  • Do not delay seeking treatment when you suspect to have a chest infection. Because your airways are hyper reactive, an infection can easily trigger an acute asthma attack.
  • Do not leave your house without your reliever pump or allow your medication to run out. An acute episode can occur at any time and may be fatal.
  • Do not smoke if you have asthma or smoke around your child who has asthma. Passive smoking's effects are just as harmful.

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Fungal infection

Since fungal infections are contagious, you should take special care of the following:

  • Avoid scratching the infected area
  • Do not share infected person’s clothes, towel or comb.
  • Sometimes, water in swimming pools also may also cause fungal infection. Check if you experience continuous itching or rashes after swimming.
  • Avoid works which require long term exposure to water like washing clothes, cleaning utensils etc., if you have the fungal infection in your hands.
  • Avoid taking too much of anti-biotics, immune suppressants and steroids, as they cause increased risk of getting fungal infections.
  • If you have the fungal infection in your feet, do not wear close shoes. Use flip flops instead.

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Wound healing

Avoid certain things to heal the wounds faster, which are as follows:

  • Do not scratch the wounds: Wound may cause itching, but Scratching of a wound can worsen the condition of the wound.
  • Do not pick the scabs: Scabs may protect the bruise from the dirt. Scabs may get peeled off as the wound heals.
  • Do not smoke: Smoking slowdowns the healing process and may cause certain healing complications.
  • Do not let the wound exposed to the air till advised by the doctor: Air exposure to the wounds may cause a decrease in the healing rate of a wound. Certain cells involved in the process may require a moist environment.
  • Do not Stay out in the sun for too long:  The healing process may slow down due to the exposure to the UV rays.
  • Do not use Hydrogen peroxide on the wound: It may cleanse the wound, however, causes damage to the new cell growth, which may slow down the process of healing. 

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Acute Bronchitis

  • Quit smoking.
  • Avoid being around people who smoke. Passive smoking also causes bronchitis.
  • Avoid going out in damp weather.
  • If you have acute bronchitis, be considerate of others by not going out in public places, parks and malls.

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD/ GORD)

  • Don’t lie down immediately after eating.
  • Don’t consume large meals high and fat and protein that takes longer to digest and delay stomach emptying.
  • Don’t stay away from foods that lower the LES tone (see below).

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Hives

 

Experts have given some tips regarding the management of the healthy skin and thus they recommend avoiding some things. So, here are some best tips: -
  • Don’t use any cream or lotion without prescription.
  • Don’t wear tight clothes.
  • Don’t use and rely on hotel linens and soaps.
  • Don’t experiment new products.
  • Don’t eat spicy cuisines.

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Bacterial Infections

  • Avoid consuming contaminated or easily mishandled food.
  • Don’t consume stale food
  • Avoid smoking and being a passive smoker.    

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Immunity building

  • Do not expose yourself to sudden changes in extreme temperature environments e.g. walking out into the cold after a full-on gym session.
  • Do not smoke. Smoking causes generalised inflammation of body tissues and leads to weakened immunity and poor tissue healing.

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What Are The Tips For Common cold

  • Take some steam: Blocked nose can be opened up by taking steam. There are a lot of steamers available in market these days, which makes easy to breathe in the steam. If a steamer is not available, then one can take steam from boiling water’s pot. Always remember to breathe through the nose while taking steam. Also, be careful as the steam can burn the nose badly. One can add a few prescribed medicines to the boiling water for better results.
  • Blow the mucus out: During a typical cold, excessive mucus is formed. Hence, it is important to blow it out instead of sniffing it back to the nasal passage. But be careful as blowing the nose too hard can make the germs enter to the ear passage that may lead to ear infections and ear ache.  The right way of blowing nose is to press one finger on one of the nostrils and gently blow the other one.  
  • Use Salt-Water or Saline Spray to rinse:  These may help to ease the congestion by breaking it up.

What Are The Tips For Asthma

Having a nebuliser at home will be helpful for acute asthmatic episodes.

What Are The Tips For Wound healing

  • Avoid certain drugs that may hinder the body’s healing process.
  • Give attention to the hygiene conditions of the wound.           

What Are The Tips For Acute Bronchitis

The most important advice is to quit smoking. Secondly, proper hygiene and sanitation are very important to prevent infections. Add to this, an active lifestyle with a balanced diet plays a great role in staying fit and healthy.

What Are The Tips For Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD/ GORD)

If you have been suffering from heartburn for a long time, and been treating yourself at home, it is advisable to go to a doctor for a gastroscopy to rule out damage to your oesophagus as this can predispose you to develop cancer.

What Are The Tips For Hives

 Here are some other tips which can also be beneficial for the patient: -

  • Manage the emotions if you are suffering from stress hives.
  • Take medicines on time and have a regular check-up. 

What Are The Tips For Immunity building

Nutritional and complementary substances that have shown to improve immune system functioning include:

  • Moringa
  • Spirulina
  • Echinacea
  • Ginseng

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Uses Of KARVOL PLUS CAPSULE

Uses Of Salt: camphor Pain>Musculoskeletal Pain in conditions like Arthritis>OsteoArthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Low Back Pain, Gouty Arthritis Uses Of Salt: chlorothymol

Chlorothymol  is used in the treatment of following conditions:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Cold related symptoms

It is also used as an oral disinfectant.

Uses Of Salt: eucalyptol

Eucalyptol  is useful in the following conditions:

Uses Of Salt: menthol

Menthol is derived from pennyroyal, eucalyptus, and peppermint. It has many health benefits and is used both topically as well as take orally. Some uses of menthol are:

The above list is only indicative, not exhaustive.

Uses Of Salt: terpineol

Terpineol, extracted mainly from pine oil and other essential oils, is:

  • Antiviral and antibacterial
  • An immune system builder
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-fungal

It is a very good general tonic and also used in many cosmetic products.

Side Effects Of KARVOL PLUS CAPSULE

Sideeffect Of Salt: camphor Iitching, burning sensation , redness Sideeffect Of Salt: chlorothymol

Usually safe, but in some cases, it may cause:

  • Sore throat
  • Dryness of nasal cavity
  • Irritation

Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.

Sideeffect Of Salt: eucalyptol

Eucalyptol is usually safe, but in some cases (over doses) it may cause:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Irritation
Sideeffect Of Salt: menthol

Some of the common side effects are:

  •  Skin irritation, allergic reactions and rashes (in case of topical use)
  • Burning sensation or worsened gastrointestinal pain(in case of oral use)
Sideeffect Of Salt: terpineol

Some of the common side-effects include:

  • Burning/ tingling sensation

Contraindications Of KARVOL PLUS CAPSULE

Contraindications Of Salt: camphor Patients with allergy, burns, external wounds Contraindications Of Salt: chlorothymol

Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Hyper sensitivity towards the drug chlorothymol or any other allergies.
Contraindications Of Salt: eucalyptol

Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Hyper sensitivity towards eucalyptol or any other allergies.
Contraindications Of Salt: menthol

Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Bile-duct obstruction, liver damage
  • Gallstones, gallbladder inflammation
  • Acid reflux
  • Diabetes
  • Blood pressure
Contraindications Of Salt: terpineol

None.

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What Are The Best Foods For Common cold

Food to be consumed for preventing and treating common cold are as follows: 

  • Hydrating fluids: Dried out nasal passage and throat can encourage the growth and survival of flu and cold germs. Hence, it is important to consume lots of fluid all the time to maintain the moisture of mucous membrane. The moist mucous membrane can trap the germs easily and does not let them enter the respiratory system. Then these viruses can be blown out or can be ingested in the digestive system. These viruses get killed by the acids in the stomach; hence do not let one fall sick. Keep oneself well-hydrated not just prevent the common cold but also, pacify the symptoms. When one suffering from strep throat, he/she can mix a little honey in warm water to get some relief.  Some of the fluids one can consume are fresh fruit juices (especially rich in vitamin C, water, and decaffeinated tea.)  One’s goal should be the consumption of 8-10 glasses of fluid or water.
  • Chicken soup: Chicken soup is packed with a number of benefits, out of which curing and easing of the common cold is one benefit. Chicken soup consumption may increase the body temperature, which is favourable for the viruses; hence chicken soup eliminates the viruses from the body. Also, hot chicken soup melts down the mucus and eases the symptoms of common cold. Try homemade chicken soup as it is better than packed ones. Chicken soup has elements that may boost up one’s immunity, which rather helps them to fight with cold causing viruses.
  • Garlic: Garlic has an element known as allicin, which has antimicrobial properties. Hence, it helps to safeguard the body from fungi, viruses, and bacteria. One can chew a raw clove after every few hours, or it can be added to other food items like chicken soup.
  • Vitamin C rich foods: The most common element found in citrus fruits is vitamin C. It acts as an antioxidant, which may decrease the symptoms of common cold up to 23%. According to a study 1-8 grams of vitamin C is sufficient to work on the symptoms of common cold. This particular quantity of vitamin C can be obtained from certain vegetables like tomatoes, sweet potatoes, broccoli and red bell-peppers, Brussel sprouts, and citrus fruits.
  • Ginger: Ginger not only relieves the itchiness of the throat; it also helps to kill the cause of the infection A chemical known as sesquiterpenes is present in ginger. This compound particularly attacks the rhinoviruses, which is one of the major causes of a common cold. 
  • Honey: Honey is known for its miraculous benefits for various health issues. The common cold is also one of the problems that can be treated by the consumption of honey. Honey is packed with a lot of antioxidants and also has antimicrobial properties, which make it a perfect element to fight common cold causing viruses. It forms a coating on one’s throat helping to soothe the symptom of a sore throat as well as it has healing properties that contribute to healing the sore throat. 

What Are The Best Foods For Asthma

There are certain food items, which are commonly available in every household and are extremely effective in reducing the seriousness of asthma. Some best foods for asthma are given below:

  • Garlic: Boiled in water, mixed with honey, it helps in reducing airway contraction.
  • Mustard oil: Mix camphor in hot mustard oil and apply in on the chest, back and neck.
  • Figs: Soak 3 pieces overnight in water and eat it empty stomach next day.
  • Fresh Garlic: 2-3 cloves a day.
  • Hot coffee.
  • Eucalyptus Oil: It has decongestant properties. Add 2-3 drops of eucalyptus oil in the pot of hot boiling water and inhale the steam.
  • Honey
  • Onions, Apples, carrots, melon, Avocados.
  • Flax seeds.

What Are The Best Foods For Fungal infection

The better immune system leads to better fighting off diseases. Some foods, like following, can help you fight fungal infections naturally:

  • Coconut. It is one of the best anti-microbial foods. It’s high in one of the best anti-microbial foods. Lauric acid and caprylic acid present in coconut have been shown to fight the abnormal level of candida yeast in the body. You can also apply the oil on your skin to protect your skin from unhealthy bacteria present in the environment.
  • Garlic: Fresh garlic cloves are the best source of vitamin B6, potassium which helps in detoxifying the body and improving the immune system. Eat one clove of raw garlic every day to build good bacteria in the body.
  • Oregano: Oregano oil and oregano leaves (one tablespoon) contain anti-oxidants, chlorophyll which helps fight bacteria in the body and strengthen the immune system.
  • Pumpkin seeds: Help in fighting parasites.
  • Onions: Onions are rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6, antioxidants, and potassium. These are recommended for eating whether you have mild or serious fungal infection.

What Are The Best Foods For Wound healing

To help heal the wound, certain foods can aid in speeding up the clotting process. These are as follows:

  • Tomatoes: Tomato comprises of an antioxidant called lycopene, which is rare in most of the good foods. Lycopene prevents the oxidation in one’s body. Oxidation may increase the risk of the damage in the cells. Lycopene is also beneficial in boosting the immune system of the body. Thus lycopene has a great potential of diminishing the wound infection’s risk.
  • Broccoli: Broccoli is a phytonutrient rich vegetable. It is antioxidants that may help to reduce the inflammation in the body, along with boosting the immune system. Broccoli is rich in vitamin C, which is a mandatory component of wound healing.
  • Black beans: Black beans is one of the superfoods. It is high in protein content. Consuming a ½ cup of black beans can provide 8 grams of the protein. Saturated fats and sodium contents are less in it. To enhance the process of wound healing, the most required nutrient is protein. Hence, protein deficiency may slow down the process of healing.
  • Soy: Soy is a vegetarian super food. Soybean consists of a wide variety of vitamins, which may boost the immune system. Hence, the immune system helps in the fast recovery of the wound.
  • Chocolate: Chocolate helps to control the blood pressure, which is a primary factor for the ability of the body to deliver nutrients, vitamins, and oxygen to the bed of the wound. Dark chocolate has a lot of antioxidants, which boost up the body’s immune system. The strong immune system helps to fight the infections.
  • Lean ProteinCollagen is one of the proteins that are present in one’s body in ample amount. Collagen is an essential protein, which has a property to knit the tissues back together. Normal protein intake should be 0.8 grams per kg weight. But, to cure a wound one may need a much higher quantity of the protein.  One must aim to take 1.5 to 2.0 grams of the protein per kilogram. Examples of lean protein are legumes, fish, turkey, beans, and eggs.
  • Fermented Dairy:   For healing a wound, patients are normally prescribed with antibiotics. These antibiotics work to kill the infection causing bacteria along with the bacteria that are good for the digestive tracts and help to digest the food and produce vitamins. These bacteria may also play an important role in boosting the immune system of one’s body. So, to produce the good bacteria one must consume fermented dairy products like yoghurt and kefir. Kefir may contribute 8-12 species of good bacteria just by a small serving, while yoghurt contributes fewer species of the good bacteria, and has lower bacterial-count. 
  • Vitamin C rich foods: Vitamin C rich food like bell pepper is an exceptionally healthy food for healing wounds. It helps to cross link the collagen, which is required in a healing process. Especially if one suffers from an incision, then bell-peppers should be consumed. Some other foods that provide Vitamin C are citrus fruits, broccoli, kiwi fruit, kale, and guava.
  • Zinc rich foods: Zinc helps in boosting the immune system of the body, it also activates and develops body immunity cells. Hence, it plays a vital role in the healing of the wounds. Zinc also helps in cell growth and protein synthesis that is a must for the healing of a wound. Some of the zinc rich foods that one must consume, when trying to heal wounds are seeds, nuts, oyster, liver, lamb, and beef.
  • Papaya and pineapple: These two fruits consist of protease enzyme, which helps to body in breaking and digesting protein. These enzymes may help to lessen down the inflammation and swelling. Hence, these fruits are really beneficial for the healing process of the wound.

What Are The Best Foods For Acute Bronchitis

For a speedy recovery from acute bronchitis, proper nourishment is as important as medicines and inhalers. In order to fight a cough and clear the bronchial tubes, you need to pep up your immune system.

  • Green leafy vegetables like fenugreek leaves, spinach, and kale are rich in immunity boosters like antioxidants, flavonoids, and carotenoids. These help the body to fight off infections.
  • Garlic is known to be antibacterial as well as antiviral. Eating raw garlic will help in preventing infections.
  • Vitamin C is known to be a great immunity booster. Citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, sweet lime, papaya, kiwi, strawberry, etc. and vegetables like Brussels sprouts, bell peppers, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, etc. should be added to the diet.
  • Incorporate healthy fatty acids found in walnuts, cold water fish, coconut, etc.
  • Spicy food like chilli peppers is believed to stop a runny nose and thin the mucus and clear congestion.

What Are The Best Foods For Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD/ GORD)

  • High fibre foods that assist with gastric emptying
  • Whole wheat grains, bread, pasta, brown rice
  • Vegetables high in fibre- butternut, spinach, carrots, sweet potatoes, Brussel sprouts, beans
  • Fruits high in fibre: Apple, pears, berries- strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, mango, guava

What Are The Best Foods For Hives

Diet plays an important role in curing or prevention from diseases. The most common recommendation about the food in hives are: -

  • Food with Vitamin E: This type of vitamin not only improves the immune system but also fight the bacteria and parasites that cause skin issues. Vitamin E also improves blood circulation which is equally important. The food includes kale, spinach, pumpkin, and almonds.
  • Vitamin B rich foods: Mainly vitamin B-5 is very important to keep healthy skin. This Vitamin ensures less stress and anxiety and which may help reducing stress caused hives. The food includes mushrooms, chickpeas, rye, and hazelnuts.
  • Turmeric: Turmeric is considered one of the best anti-inflammatory spices and that makes it perfect cure for the hives. This is used in almost every Ayurvedic medicine.
  • Garlic: Garlic is known for its function of working against parasites. Surely, garlic contains nutrients which help in improving nerves and skin. Garlic is rich in manganese and vitamin B6 which both contributes to improving health.
  • Parsley: Parsley will surely reduce the frequency of hives flares, and it is mainly used mouth fresheners as it contains chlorophyll that may help reduce hives outbreaks. 

What Are The Best Foods For Bacterial Infections

Foods to consume to get rid of bacterial infections are:

  • Garlic helps eliminate harmful fungus, worms, yeast with its anti-microbial properties
  • Coconut Oil has a component called lauric acid which acts against microbes
  • Gingerol present in ginger is good for bacterial infections
  • Fermented foods make body’s defence system strong
  • Lemons help fight pathogens both inside and outside the body
  • Horseradish is beneficial for the Urinary Tract Infections and the lung infections
  • Pine apple helps in digestion and fights against microbes
  • Turmeric has strong antimicrobial abilities
  • Raw and unprocessed honey contains an enzyme that releases Hydrogen Peroxide which eliminates some kinds of bacteria.
  • Cabbage is very good for immune system and digestion    

What Are The Best Foods For Immunity building

  • Foods high in antioxidants, especially berries.
  • Vitamin C is a potent anti-inflammatory and immune booster. Foods rich in vitamin C include Grapefruits, oranges, red bell peppers, strawberries, papaya.
  • Vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to some auto-immune diseases. Foods rich in vitamin D include egg yolks, beef liver, cheese, mushrooms, fish such as tuna and salmon.
  • Probiotic rich foods lower intestinal inflammation and stimulate good bacteria in the gut, strengthening the immune system. Foods include yogurt, kefir, kombucha.
  • Garlic cloves. Garlic has long been used for its antibacterial and antiviral properties as well as immune boosting abilities.
  • Ginger boosts immunity and is anti-inflammatory.
  • Coconut oil contains lauric acid that has a strong antiviral and antibacterial component.
  • Zinc helps fight infections. Zinc is especially rich in shellfish foods.

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What Are The Worst Foods For Common cold

Some of the foods to cut down to curb common cold and its symptoms are as follows:

  • Avoid consuming alcoholic beverages: Immunity of one’s body gets weakened by alcohol, also body experiences dehydration. Such conditions make one even more vulnerable to common cold. So, one should not consume alcohol, especially in a hefty amount to prevent the common cold. Some of the beverages to avoid are beer, wine, tequila, vodka, and whiskey.
  • Dairy Products: The Dairy product should be cut down during the common cold, as consuming dairy items may worsen the mucus formation. Excessive mucus causes the common cold to irritate even more. Some of the dairy products that one should avoid completely are milkshakes, cold coffee, milk ice creams, butter, cheese, yoghurt, cream, pudding, and other milk desserts.
  • Packed Juices: When one is suffering from the common cold he/she must stay away from packed fruit juices as they consist of high amount of added sugar. Sugar decreases the efficiency of WBC to fight against infections. The Vitamin C benefits from the packed juice are cancelled by excessive sugar present in them.   

What Are The Worst Foods For Asthma

  • Foods with preservatives added to them
  • Wine, beer
  • Shrimps
  • Pickles
  • Eggs (for children, as some children are allergic to eggs)
  • Peanuts
  • Excessive salt in food
  • Oily, fatty foods

What Are The Worst Foods For Fungal infection

  • Poor eating habits lead to the poor immune system, which in turn leads to the risk of catching the fungal infection. You should avoid:
  • Eating stale food, bacteria laden water.
  • Too much use of anti-biotics, as weakens the immune system.
  • High amounts of processed foods (especially sugar).
  • Foods with high glycemic acid (white bread, most white rice, high sugar breakfast cereals).
  • Dairy products except for probiotic yoghurt.
  • Nuts and seeds like Cashews and pistachios which have the high content of carbohydrates.
  • Smoked meat.

What Are The Worst Foods For Wound healing

Some foods that delay or hinder the healing process of a wound may be as mentioned below:

  • Nitrate-Rich Foods: Blood vessels in one’s body help the chemicals and cells to move. The movement of chemicals and cells are necessary to heal the wound. By consuming nitrate rich food, these blood vessels can get damaged. A condition known as atherosclerosis can be caused by excessive consumption of nitrate rich foods. In this case, fatty plaques can be formed in the blood vessels which can lead to the rupture of the blood vessels and can further delay the healing process. In addition to these issues, nitrate-rich foods can cause different types of bleeding disorders, heart attack, and even strokes. A few nitrate containing foods are various kinds of processed meats like bacon, deli meats, and hot dogs.
  • Spices and spicy foods: Spices may add flavour to the food, but it can be proved harmful during the process of wound healing. Various spices can hinder the process of wound healing, by delaying the clot formation. Some of the spices that may cause wound healing difficult are red pepper,  and black pepper

What Are The Worst Foods For Acute Bronchitis

  • Reduce the intake of milk as it tends to increase mucous production.
  • Avoid fried food, sugary food and food made from refined flour. Do not eat candies, pastries, fries, ice cream, etc. They contain a lot of sugar and synthetic vitamins, which add little or no value to the body’s nutritional requirement.
  • Avoid alcohol as well as caffeinated beverages. They dehydrate the body and make the mucous hard. This makes it difficult to remove from the body.

What Are The Worst Foods For Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD/ GORD)

  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Cocoa
  • Peppermint
  • Carbonated drinks (CO lowers tone of LES)
  • Spicy foods

What Are The Worst Foods For Hives

 

Some of the foods act as an enhancer of the disease. Observe if any of the following foods flare up the symptoms. If yes, avoid them completely. Some of them are: -
  • Dried Food: The dried food contains chemicals that can react so individual should eliminate this type of food completely from his/her diet. The dried food includes raisins, apricots, and dried apples.
  • Citrus foods: Avoid all the sour products as it surely will make you suffer more. Citrus food stimulates the histamine quantity in the body. This food includes oranges, lemon, pickles, and tomatoes as well.
  • Dairy Products: When any individual is suffering from skin rashes then, he/she should completely avoid all the dairy products. This includes milk, cheese, cream, and butter.
  • Seafood and Eggs: These both are high in histamines and this will surely enhance your skin itching issue. Thus, try to avoid them for some days.  

What Are The Worst Foods For Bacterial Infections

Foods that must not be consumed if suffering from Bacterial Infection are:

  • Unpasteurized and contaminated dairy products
  • Protein foods (raw meat, tofu, eggs and fish)
  • Raw and dirty fruits15vegetable sprouts
  • Salads from market
  • Refrigerated salsa
  • Uncooked grain and miso products
  • Brewed tea
  • Unpasteurized juices
  • Herbal Supplements    

What Are The Worst Foods For Immunity building

  • Sugar and refined carbohydrates. High glycemic index carbohydrates and sugar wreak havoc on your body's immune system, by causing insulin spikes and blood sugar surges, increasing inflammation and lowering immunity.
  • Processed foods especially high in colourants, preservatives and chemicals all increase inflammation and lower immunity.
  • Foods high in saturated fatty acids.
  • Excessive alcohol intake reduces white blood cells in the immune system after long term use.

Symptoms Treated With KARVOL PLUS CAPSULE

What Are The Symptoms Of Common cold

After the exposure to the virus, the symptoms may occur in few days. Certain symptoms and signs of the common cold are as followed:

  • Stuffy or a runny nose.
  • Soreness in the throat is felt.
  • Regular coughing.
  • Congestion is experienced in the chest.
  • A mild headache and slight body pain may occur.
  • Continuous sneezing is experienced in some of the cases.
  • A little temperature rise of the body can occur.
  • Feeling of general sickness may be felt.
  • The nose may discharge green or yellow, thicker mucus.
  • Breaths become shorter.
  • Wheezing.
  • Pain in the sinus.
  • Pain in the ear can be experienced.
  • Eyes and eyelids may become heavy.
  • Extreme fussiness may occur.
  • Unusual drowsiness is experienced.
  • Loss of appetite can also be of the symptoms of common cold.
  • Certain complicated symptoms that may occur along the common cold:

There are fewer chances of such complications but sometimes cold gets worse and reaches to one’s ears, sinuses, or chest.

  • Ear infection: The main signs of ear infection are yellow or green nasal discharge and aching ears. It commonly occurs in small children.
  • Sinusitis: When a common cold stays for a longer period then the chances of sinusitis increases. Symptoms of sinusitis may include infected and inflamed sinuses.
  • Asthma: Wheezing or difficulty in breathing may be provoked by a common cold.
  • Chest infection: Infections like bronchitis and pneumonia can be caused by prolonged common cold.
  • Strep throat: Common cold is accompanied by strep throat infection. In this condition, throat becomes sore along with coughing.

What Are The Symptoms Of Asthma

  • Symptoms of asthma are typically a wheezy or "tight" chest, shortness of breath and recurrent or persistent coughing that is worse at night and early mornings. Coughing or tight chest are often also present after exercise.
  • Exercise-induced asthma typically only produces symptoms after exercise. 

What Are The Symptoms Of Fungal infection

  • Itching
  • Peeling
  • Darkening of skin, redness
  • Rashes or small bump

What Are The Symptoms Of Wound healing

Certain symptoms accompanied with wounds are:

  • Blood may ooze out from an injured part of the body.
  • Redness on or around the affected area.
  • Swelling or inflammation on or around injured area.
  • Tenderness and pain are experienced in the wound.
  • The Heat radiating out of the wound.
  • Infection accompanied by a fever may be caused due to a wound.
  • Immobilization of an affected area.
  • Pus may be formed in an infected wound, which may smell foul as well.

What Are The Symptoms Of Acute Bronchitis

Acute bronchitis is contagious and spreads from person to person.  Symptoms include:

  • High-grade fever, a runny nose.
  • Initial dry cough, which later changes to wet cough with mucous.
  • Sneezing, watery eyes.
  • Congestion in the nose.
  • Head ache, a sore throat.
  • Wheezing, tiredness.
  • Body pain.
  • Complications include high-grade fever, breathlessness, chest pain and pneumonia.

You can notice that the mucous changes in colour from white to green and then to yellow. It just means that your immune system is trying to fight off the infection.

What Are The Symptoms Of Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD/ GORD)

If you suffer from GORD, you may have some of the typical symptoms. Heartburn is the commonest complaint. You may have pain after eating or during swallowing (referred to as “dysphagia”). Sometimes it may feel as though the food “gets stuck” just to the bottom of your sternum(breastbone). You make wake up with the taste of acid in the mouth (“waterbrash”), due to stomach acid reflux while lying down.

Some people may have atypical symptoms caused by GORD. Atypical symptoms may include:

  • Chronic irritating cough
  • Hoarse voice due to acid reflux affecting the vocal chords
  • Retrosternal chest pain (pain behind the breastbone) due to spasm of the LES when swallowing food.

What Are The Symptoms Of Hives

The disease hives have many certain symptoms which can be seen and observed very easily. In this disease, symptoms keep on appearing and disappearing but chronic hives can have symptoms for months. Here are the most common ones: -

  • Raised itchy bumps.
  • Either red or skin coloured rashes.
  • Dizziness & Wheezing.
  • Swelling of the face and lips.
  • Hives on reproductive organs.

What Are The Symptoms Of Bacterial Infections

  • The symptoms of bacterial infections are running nose, cough, headache, restlessness. The signs of bacterial infection can be easily confused with viral infection; doctors can make out the difference by examining particular signs.    

What Are The Symptoms Of Immunity building

  • Recurrent or frequent colds or respiratory tract infections
  • Constant feeling of fatigue or lethargy
  • Difficulty losing or gaining weight
  • Frequent yeast infections such as gastrointestinal or genital candidiasis

Causes of diseases where KARVOL PLUS CAPSULE is used

What Are The Causes Of Common cold

  • The common cold is the infection causes in the upper-respiratory tract. It is caused by the attack of the viruses. It is a myth that not wearing enough cloth in winters or cold weather causes the cold. Some of the ways one can catch infections are as follows:
  • Exposure to the virus by touching any contaminated object like cell phone remote controls, laptops, etc. or any virus containing surface like door knobs, taps, etc.
  • Close contact with an infected person.
  • Using the personal belongings of a person suffering from the common cold like the towel, clothes, etc.
  • A mild infection may be caused in adults by three types of viruses responsible foe cold. However, in old people, children, and individuals with a weak immune system it can cause serious lower respiratory tract problem. Also, patients with heart and lung diseases, asthmatic patients, and premature babies are at a higher risk of getting the complications like pneumonia and bronchitis. 

What Are The Causes Of Asthma

  • Mostly asthma starts in childhood and is often outgrown in early adulthood. Some asthmatics may, however, need treatment lifelong.
  • Asthma has a strong genetic component and is part of the so-called "atopic triad" in childhood which includes allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis (eczema) and asthma.
  • Early insult to a child's lungs such as neonatal pneumonia or bronchitis may play a role in developing asthma later.
  • People with asthma have individual triggers. These triggers are commonly sensitivities to house-dust mites, grass, pollen, animal dander, dairy, wheat, nuts and soy products. Chest infections, cold air or air pollution can also trigger an attack.
  • Adult onset starts in the early twenties. There is speculation about possible causes; genetics, smoking and a history of allergies seem to play the biggest part. It affects females more than males.
  • Asthma can be caused/ triggered due to any of the following reasons:

                 1. Airborne substances like pollen, dust mites, pet dander or particles of cockroach waste.

                 2. Respiratory infections such as common cold

                 3. Exercise-induced asthma

                 4. Cold air

                 5. Air pollutants like smoke

                 6. Certain medications including beta blockers, aspirin, ibuprofen  and naproxen

                 7. Strong emotions, stress

                 8. Foods which contain Sulphites and preservatives

                 9. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Asthma is a combination of environmental and genetic factors, as many people live in same conditions. Still, some people get asthma and some don’t.

What Are The Causes Of Fungal infection

  • Weakened immune system
  • Certain medications like antibiotics
  • Keeping skin wet for long
  • Swimming in infected water
  • Using contaminated items like towel, clothes
  • Diabetes 

What Are The Causes Of Wound healing

Wounds are generally caused by injuries or accidents, however, the other reasons that may cause wounds are:

  • Surgery.
  • Burns due to heat, and chemical.
  • Extreme temperatures like frostbite.
  • Certain kind of radiations.
  • Some of the health conditions that can be the cause of chronic wounds are as follows:
  • Anaemia.
  • Sickle Cell Anaemia.
  • Chronic Osteomyelitis.
  • Diabetes.
  • Heart Disease.
  • High Cholesterol.
  • Hypertension.
  • Kidney Failure.
  • Lymphedema.
  • Obesity.
  • Bowel disorders.
  • Clotting, or circulation disorders, often caused by arteriosclerosis.
  • Venous Insufficiency.
  • Malnourishment.
  • Certain inflammatory diseases that can cause wounds are:
  • Lupus. 
  • Vasculitis.
  • Scleroderma.

What Are The Causes Of Acute Bronchitis

Acute bronchitis occurs more frequently in children and elderly people. However, all age groups are at risk of getting this disease.

  • The main cause of this infection is a respiratory virus. Around 10% of cases are caused by a bacterial infection. Other factors which might increase the risk of an infection are:
  • It is more common in the winter months.
  • Repeated exposure to other persons with bronchitis or the common cold.
  • People with a previous condition of upper respiratory tract infection may also get acute bronchitis.
  • Exposure to dust, pollutants, chemical fumes, etc.
  • Inhaling cigarette smoke.
  • Failure to take vaccinations against diseases like whooping cough, pneumonia, and flu.
  • Weakened immunity system makes it easy for viruses to cause infections.

What Are The Causes Of Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD/ GORD)

GORD is most often caused by a lowered tone in the lower oesophageal sphincter (LES)

Factors/Causes that affect the functioning of the LES:

  • Hiatus hernias
  • Raised intra-abdominal pressure due to pregnancy, intra-abdominal masses, obesity or being overweight
  • Pregnancy: Progesterone lowers the tone of the oesophageal sphincter, as well as the combination of increased abdominal pressure

Factors that reduce the tone of the LES:

  • Progesterone
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Chocolate
  • Peppermint
  • Delayed emptying of the stomach called gastroparesis will also contribute to GORD. This may occur in patients with diabetes or other abnormalities of digestion.

Medications that can contribute to the development of GORD:

  • NSAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories)
  • Blood pressure treatments such as calcium channel blockers(CCB)

What Are The Causes Of Hives

Hives occur when the body reacts to an allergen and this releases some chemicals from under the skin. The chemical causes inflammation and burning sensation causing hives.

Common causes of this disease are: -

  • Intestinal Parasites
  • Extreme temperature and cold
  • Transmission from pets
  • Water on the skin
  • Blood Transfusion
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Factors like exercise and sun exposure
  • Certain medications

What Are The Causes Of Bacterial Infections

  • Bacterial Infections can be caught by someone’s sneezing, coughing, sex, contaminated food or water, infected pets or livestock.    

What Are The Causes Of Immunity building

Causes of reduced immunity can either be intrinsic/ hereditary or acquired.

Intrinsic or primary immunodeficiencies are inborn genetic errors. There are more than hundred different types and forms of primary immunodeficiency syndromes described. These include immunodeficiency syndromes such as selective IgA deficiency, DiGeorge syndrome and Ataxia Telangiectasia.

Secondary or acquired immunodeficiency states can be due to diseases or conditions such as:

Systemic disorders:

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Malnutrition or being underweight
  • Auto-immune disorders

Medications or substances:

  • Long-term corticosteroid use
  • Tumour Necrosis Factor (TNF) used in auto-immune diseases like inflammatory bowel disease or rheumatoid arthritis. Chemotherapy or radiation.
  • Alcoholism

Physiological states:

  • Pregnancy is a normal physiological state of lowered immunity.
  • Ageing is also a natural process that causes lowered immunity.

Do's With Usage of KARVOL PLUS CAPSULE

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Common cold

The tips that one should follow while suffering from common cold are as follows:

  • Keep one’s hands clean: Keep the hands clean by sanitizing them or washing them, as it helps to avoid the transferring of cold causing viruses. Especially, clean one’s hands after visiting public places like movie hall, shopping complex, gym, airport, and railway station. As these places contain a lot of germs.
  • Usage of disposables is recommended and encouraged if anyone from the family is suffering from common cold. By doing this one can prevent infection from spreading. After the usage disposables should be put into trash cans. One must particularly use disposable crockery like cups, plates, spoons and glasses, paper tissues. 
  • Maintain the hygiene of one’s dwelling place:  One should keep the house area germ free by cleaning it thoroughly with disinfectants. One must take care of cleaning the most touched things in the house like remote control, laptop, cell phone, etc. It helps to avoid viral infection, which includes common cold.
  • In the case of children suffering from common cold, clean his/her toys and utility items properly.
  • Keep the towels and clothes separate for the person suffering from common cold.
  • Maintaining a healthy and good lifestyle is important. One must exercise, take healthy meals, and sleep properly to boost up the immune system. Body’s immunity helps to fight the common cold and other infection.
  • Keep the stress in control: Stress is one of the major factors that weaken one’s immunity; hence one should try to relax. Good immunity means increases in the efficiency to fight with germs that cause the common cold.
  • Make swimming a habit: People are prone to common cold should try swimming and make it a habit. Doing so can improvise the flow of blood in the nasal tract.

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Asthma

  • Identify your asthma triggers and avoid them.
  • Always cover yourself fully (especially chest, feet and ears) before going out in cold weather.
  • Avoid exercises beyond your physical stamina. Do not over exert.
  • Always wear pollution mask if you are staying in high pollution area.
  • If asthma is hampering your day to day activities, pl. consult your doctor as he might change your medication.
  • Wash your bed sheets and pillow covers every week in hot water to get rid of dust mites.
  • Reduce stress.·        
  • Consult your general practitioner or paediatrician early if your child shows symptoms of asthma.  Asthma can be potentially life-threatening, especially in an acute episode.
  • Make sure your asthma is controlled. Follow-up with your doctor six months to review and adjust your treatment is necessary. If your asthma is well controlled, your doctor may consider tapering down your treatment.
  • Consider doing an allergy test- blood or skin prick. If you have allergic asthma, it will be helpful to know what the triggers are and how to avoid them

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Fungal infection

  • Keep your skin dry as wet skin often can cause fungal infection. People who sweat more are more likely to get the fungal infection. So, wipe your body dry frequently if you perspire heavily.
  • Wash all towels/ clothes in warm soapy water
  • Keep you bath tub dry and disinfected. Clean it especially after every bath.
  • Take vitamins and probiotics to improve your immune system.

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Wound healing

One must follow these tips to prevent, and cure wounds:

  • Proper cleaning of the wound: One may clean his/her wound with flowing, clean water.
  • Applying the pressure gently on the wound by using a clean sterilized bandage or a clean cloth is advised. Application of the pressure restricts the collagen to ooze out of the wound, above the skin level, as the wound heals.
  • Wound Massage is advised: Gently and evenly massage the area near the wound with clean fingers. Doing this helps the collagen to break down, which further reduce the chances of scar formation or make them less noticeable.
  • Get the dressing changed time to time: It is important to get the dressing changed timely either by an expert or by oneself, to avoid infection.

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Acute Bronchitis

  • If you are suffering from acute bronchitis, do use a tissue to cover your mouth while coughing or sneezing. This will help in preventing your co-workers or friends from contracting this infection.
  • If you are working in factories, do use a mask to avoid inhaling dust and smoke.
  • Do wash your hands frequently, especially in the flu season, to get rid of any virus or germs that you might have picked up.
  • Use humidifiers if you think there is an increase in humidity in the room.
  • Inhale steam three to four times a day so that the mucous gets liquefied. It will clear congestion.
  • Do take vaccination for flu every year.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Do take rest.

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD/ GORD)

  • Avoid large meals. Eat small regular meals during the day
  • Restrict fluid intake 3 hours before bedtime
  • Raise the head of your bed or sleep on 2-3 pillows to help prevent reflux that occurs more easily when lying down
  • Lose weight if you are overweight

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Hives

Here are the some of the most recommended tips that one should follow if he/she is suffering from the disease Hives.

  • Visit a doctor as soon as you observe symptoms.
  • Identify and avoid all the triggering factors.
  • Apply moisturiser and soothing agents like petroleum jelly.
  • Use mild soap for bathing.

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Bacterial Infections

  • The habit of washing hands frequently must be developed.
  • Keep the household objects that are used by many clean (Telephones, keys, doorknobs, taps, sink etc.).
  • Wash fruits and vegetables well before eating.
  • Toys for toddlers must be kept clean.
  • Get properly vaccinated.
  • Take care of general well being.
  • Keep your ears neat.
  • Don’t use cotton swabs, hairpins or clips for cleaning your ears.    

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Immunity building

  • Exercise frequently. At least 30mintes per day of light to moderate exercise 3-5 times a week. Exercise increases immunoglobulin levels, as well as the efficiency of innate system's cells. Extreme amounts of exercise may, however, lead to a weakening of your immune system. Balance is key.
  • Reduce stress levels. Learn relaxation techniques. Take frequent breaks. Go on holiday when possible, or take time off from work 3-4 monthly.
  • Follow a diet providing optimal nutritional support.
  • Assist your body in its functioning. Hydrate and help your body to detoxify. Drink at least 2 litres of clean, purified water per day.
  • Optimise sleep quantity and quality. Adults need 6 to 8 hours of good quality sleep per night.

Dont's With Usage Of KARVOL PLUS CAPSULE

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Common cold

One must avoid a few things when attached by the common cold. Some such things are as follows:

  • Do not touch one’s face, particularly the eye, mouth, and nose area, when exposed to the people suffering from common cold.
  • Do not smoke: Smoking a cigar or a cigarette may disturb the air passage and increase the chances of the common cold, and certain other infections. Passive smokers are also at a risk of catching a common cold. Hence, smoking should be completely avoided.
  • Avoid going to the work place:  Since common cold is a contagious disease, one should avoid visiting public places. Also, some rest is advised during common cold accompanied by fever. 
  • Do not travel by air: When suffering from common cold, one should not take flights. Increase in pressure while flying can make the ear drum rupture if one is congested. Also, dry air of the plane may irritate the inflamed nasal track and enhances the chance of bleeding nose.
  • Do not drive when feeling drowsy: Lack of sleep caused due to blocked nose and inability to breathe properly can make one feel drowsy all the time. Also, certain medicines prescribed in common cold have sedatives in them, which may cause drowsiness. Driving in such state may be proved hazardous, hence avoid driving in such illness. 
  • Avoid sexual activities: Although indulging in sexual activities is said to be an immunity booster, but it may cause the transmission of common cold causes viruses. Especially, kissing a healthy partner by the infected partner may result in the transferring of the germs. Hence, one should restrict from sexual activities.    

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Asthma

  • Avoid pets.
  • Remove carpets and soft toys from the room of your child as these accumulate dust, dust mites which trigger an asthma attack.
  • Avoid dampness in the house. Let fresh air come in. Keep all areas of your house dry.
  • Do not smoke, avoid being close to people who smoke.
  • Avoid burning of incense (Pooja agarbatti) at home, since it triggers an asthma attack.
  • Avoid going to kitchen when food is being cooked, especially frying etc.·       
  • Do not delay seeking treatment when you suspect to have a chest infection. Because your airways are hyper reactive, an infection can easily trigger an acute asthma attack.
  • Do not leave your house without your reliever pump or allow your medication to run out. An acute episode can occur at any time and may be fatal.
  • Do not smoke if you have asthma or smoke around your child who has asthma. Passive smoking's effects are just as harmful.

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Fungal infection

Since fungal infections are contagious, you should take special care of the following:

  • Avoid scratching the infected area
  • Do not share infected person’s clothes, towel or comb.
  • Sometimes, water in swimming pools also may also cause fungal infection. Check if you experience continuous itching or rashes after swimming.
  • Avoid works which require long term exposure to water like washing clothes, cleaning utensils etc., if you have the fungal infection in your hands.
  • Avoid taking too much of anti-biotics, immune suppressants and steroids, as they cause increased risk of getting fungal infections.
  • If you have the fungal infection in your feet, do not wear close shoes. Use flip flops instead.

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Wound healing

Avoid certain things to heal the wounds faster, which are as follows:

  • Do not scratch the wounds: Wound may cause itching, but Scratching of a wound can worsen the condition of the wound.
  • Do not pick the scabs: Scabs may protect the bruise from the dirt. Scabs may get peeled off as the wound heals.
  • Do not smoke: Smoking slowdowns the healing process and may cause certain healing complications.
  • Do not let the wound exposed to the air till advised by the doctor: Air exposure to the wounds may cause a decrease in the healing rate of a wound. Certain cells involved in the process may require a moist environment.
  • Do not Stay out in the sun for too long:  The healing process may slow down due to the exposure to the UV rays.
  • Do not use Hydrogen peroxide on the wound: It may cleanse the wound, however, causes damage to the new cell growth, which may slow down the process of healing. 

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Acute Bronchitis

  • Quit smoking.
  • Avoid being around people who smoke. Passive smoking also causes bronchitis.
  • Avoid going out in damp weather.
  • If you have acute bronchitis, be considerate of others by not going out in public places, parks and malls.

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD/ GORD)

  • Don’t lie down immediately after eating.
  • Don’t consume large meals high and fat and protein that takes longer to digest and delay stomach emptying.
  • Don’t stay away from foods that lower the LES tone (see below).

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Hives

 

Experts have given some tips regarding the management of the healthy skin and thus they recommend avoiding some things. So, here are some best tips: -
  • Don’t use any cream or lotion without prescription.
  • Don’t wear tight clothes.
  • Don’t use and rely on hotel linens and soaps.
  • Don’t experiment new products.
  • Don’t eat spicy cuisines.

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Bacterial Infections

  • Avoid consuming contaminated or easily mishandled food.
  • Don’t consume stale food
  • Avoid smoking and being a passive smoker.    

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Immunity building

  • Do not expose yourself to sudden changes in extreme temperature environments e.g. walking out into the cold after a full-on gym session.
  • Do not smoke. Smoking causes generalised inflammation of body tissues and leads to weakened immunity and poor tissue healing.

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