Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Home Cures For Genital Acne

It's rare for someone to have acne around the genital area, but it does happen. If you think you have genital acne, you should absolutely see your doctor or dermatologist, if only to rule out the possibility that you have genital herpes or some other sexually transmitted disease. Don't try to pop the pimples, as you will only make the problem worse.

A quick way to get a rough idea is that herpes appear more like blisters often filled with fluids, whereas genital acne appears like small pimples. Also herpes generally tend to cover more area, for example, they tend spread onto the thighs, while acne on the genitals tends to remain stationary. However you should consult a medical professional to be sure and put your mind at rest.

Some of the most common causes associated with genital acne are, wearing tight fitted clothes, some laundry detergents and soaps, ingrown hair, sex. and race.


Pimples can be caused by skin-cell build-up, dirt and excess oil that have clogged the pore. The vaginal area is no exception. Typically an antibacterial soap is used to cleanse areas impacted by pimples, but this type of soap can be too harsh for the vaginal area. A mild soap or feminine cleansing product, such as a soap-free and fragrance-free product, can be used instead. Washing the area with warm water can also keep the area from getting infected and allow the pimple to heal.

Warm Compress

Never pick at a pimple, especially in the vaginal area. Picking can lead to scarring, infection and it can help spread the pus from the pimple to the surrounding areas and cause new pimples. A soft cloth, wet with warm to hot water, can be placed over the area to soften the skin. This can reduce pain and may encourage the pimple to pop on its own. The National Institutes of Health suggests that this is a good remedy for pimples that are caused by folliculitis, or an inflammation of the hair follicle.

Epsom Salts

A sitz bath made with Epsom salts can sooth, cleanse and even help dry a pimple in the vaginal area. To prepare this type of bath, run about two to three inches of warm water in a tub and sprinkle one-half to one cup of Epsom salts into the water. Soak in the tub for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse the area thoroughly after the bath and pat it dry.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Wearing the Wrong Bra Size Damage Your Health!!!

Women, who want to look full-breasted wearing tight bras, may need to think twice as the new study reveals that it can lead to breast

Scientists at the Harvard University found that the wrong-sized bras can confine blood circulation and damage lymph flow. 

When a woman is wearing a tight bra especially for long periods of time, the lymph circulation is restricted with less oxygen and nutrients being delivered to the tissues and more waste products accumulating in the breasts. This may eventually lead to such conditions as anoxia (low oxygen level), which has been linked to fibrosis, and can increase the risk of developing breast cancer.

Shapeless Form
If you wear an ill-fitting bra, you will not have the sleek, elegant look that you want. Instead, your whole form will look shapeless and unattractive. An ill-fitting bra will also draw unnecessary attention to the bust area.

Scarred Breasts
Wearing the wrong bra size can cause scarring underneath or on each side of the breasts, which is not immediately noticeable. But over time, a bra that is far too tight will end up creating a scarring effect, where the bra has dug into the flesh.

Inadequate Support
Large breasted women often have a battle on their hands to find bras that fit well and provide them with the correct amount of support for their shape. All too often, many large breasted women opt for a smaller size bra, which might look more attractive than a "granny bra", but a smaller size will actually cause more problems than it solves. A bra that fits properly should not ride up at the back; nor should bra straps dig into the shoulders, leaving behind red marks. An ill-fitting bra will not provide enough coverage for the breasts. If your breasts are spilling out of your bra from all angles, then you are wearing the wrong size bra.

Bad Posture
Women who wear the wrong size bra often have problems maintaining correct posture. This can lead to slouching rather than sitting and standing upright, as well as unexplained back and neck pain.

The best solution to wearing the wrong bra size is to visit a department store and have yourself measured, not once every few years, but every single time that you go shopping for a new bra. The reason for this is that a woman's bust size will change throughout her life due to hormonal reasons, pregnancy, weight loss and other factors. Wearing the wrong bra size can cause health problems, but allowing yourself to be measured each time you go bra shopping will ensure that you buy the correct bra size. This will eliminate the health problems that can occur while wearing the wrong bra size.

Here are the following recommendations on how to preserve your breast health wearing and choose the right bra:
  1. Try to avoid wearing bra at least 12 hour a day.
  2. Do not wear bra at night to allow better lymph circulation.
  3. Do not a buy a bra without trying it on to find what fits you the best.
  4. As woman breast undergo certain changes during breastfeeding, pregnancy, weight loss, so does her bra size, which means that you should get fitted more often.
  5. The back band should be firm and comfortable to provide the necessary support, but should not rise up the back.
  6. To find out if the bra is fitting you right, place one or two fingers under the band, you have the right-sized bra.
  7. If you wear an underwire bra, the wire should lay flat comfortably against your rib cage.
  8. The breast should fill the cup and not bulge at the top or have too much extra room.
  9. Try different styles of bras to find what fits you the best.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Herbal Medicines

The scent, flavour, or therapeutic characteristics are the three main usage of herbal plants. Most of the herbal medicine products are food supplements that many individuals take to boost their health. Over the years, the functions of herbal medicines has evolved. Some of them are now used to prevent or cure serious illnesses such as heart and lung diseases,arthritis, and even certain kind of cancer.

Most of them come in forms of capsules, juices, teas, powders, extracts, and dried or fresh plants. Although they receive a worldwide recognition for their effectiveness, it is still recommended to ask the expertise of the doctors since herbal medicines may counteract the effects of the doctor’s prescribed medicines.