Home Remedies for Hangnails

What are Hangnails?

One of the little pesky problems that even the perfectly groomed hands encounter once in a while is the dreaded hangnail.

Hangnails as the name suggests has nothing to do with fingernails, they are in reality a problem related to the cuticle. In fact, hangnails are dry, brittle triangular-shaped pieces of skin hanging loose around the cuticles of your nails.

Causes of Hangnails

The primary causes of hangnails are dry skin, usually caused due to direct exposure to harsh weather conditions, exposure to chemicals present in detergents, and improper nail trimmings (if the nails are trimmed along the sides, rather than the top).

Hangnails are also seen commonly in people who often bite their nails or in those who suffer from nutritional deficiencies.


Hangnails can be painful and can sometimes cause swelling and redness in the area. Avoid biting or pulling them off as it will tear your skin and the open wound can easily become infected with bacteria and can lead to Paronychia.

Natural Remedies for Hangnails

Chronic and consistent hangnails can lead to bigger problems. Before they turn into a bigger health concern, you can treat them easily at home with some of these natural remedies.


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Home Remedies to Shrink Open Pores

What are Open Pores?

Pores are the small dots or tiny openings visible in the surface area of your skin. Pores helps to keep your skin moisturized and supple by providing it with oil, which is present in a gland that is found at the bottom of the pore. The gland is called sebaceous gland or the oil gland.

Open or enlarged pores are one of the most common beauty problems, especially in people with oily skin. They are unsightly and can make you look dull and aged. Tighter and smaller pores reflect light better, making the skin look younger and healthier.

Causes of Open Pores

Oily skin people have overactive oil glands which causes excessive oil secretion. Excessive oil along with dirt and impurities clogs your pores, resulting in inflammation.

The inflammation causes the walls of the pore to stretch. With the constant stretching, the pores lose their elasticity and the opening becomes larger and visible.

Other than that, prolonged sun exposure and aging also damage the collagen in the skin, reducing the elasticity of your skin leading to large open pores. Poor skin care routine, genetics and stress also play a major role in contributing to open pores.

If left untreated, open pores worsen and can lead to blemishes and breakout that can further lead to blackheads, acne and whiteheads.

Natural Remedies for Open Pores  

Although there is no permanent solution for open pores, a number of home remedies can help minimize and shrink your pores making them less eye-catching.

Here are few natural remedies to help you combat the problem of open pores.

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Natural Treatments for Blocked Fallopian Tubes

Having blocked fallopian tubes is one of the most common causes of infertility in women. In fact, almost 20% cases of female infertility are caused by this problem.

It is in the fallopian tubes, also called oviducts and uterine tubes that the ovum and sperm converge and lead to fertilization. In addition, it helps the mature egg from the ovaries reach the uterus.

An obstruction in the fallopian tube, however, prevents the egg from traveling down the tube. Plus, the blockage also prevents the sperm from reaching the egg, which in turn prevents fertilization.

The condition is usually asymptomatic or may be accompanied by only mild symptoms such as abdominal pain during menstruation, irregular ovulation, and other problems associated with female reproductive health. These symptoms, however, do not necessarily point to blocked fallopian tubes.

Thus, more often than not, the condition remains undiagnosed until one tries to conceive. This problem is generally diagnosed through two kinds of tests, that is, HSG (Hysterosalpingogram) test and an intra-vaginal ultrasound.

Nevertheless, it is possible to conceive if there is blockage in only one of the two fallopian tubes. Partial blockage in the fallopian tubes can increase the chances of ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage.

Herbs for blocked fallopian tubes
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Home Remedies For Eosinophilia

What is Eosinophilia?

The condition in which the eosinophil count in the peripheral blood gets increased is termed as Eosinophilia.

Eosinophils are white blood cells that are responsible for combating multi cellular parasites and certain infections in vertebrates, they also control mechanisms associated with allergy and asthma.

These Eosinophils also known as granulocytes are developed during haematopoiesis (the formation of blood cellular components) in the bone marrow before migrating into the blood.

On an average 5% – 7% of the white blood cells constitute of the Eosinophils, a higher count of which is an outcome of the disease Eosinophilia.

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Home Remedies For Pharyngitis

What is Pharyngitis?

The most common ailments encountered by most of us and for which we have make a visit to our doctor are cold, cough, flu, etc. and the part of the body which is highly affected by these is throat.

Pharyngitis, better known as sore throat is an inflammation caused at the back of the throat also called pharynx in medical terms (between the tonsils and the voice box i.e. the larynx).

It is due to the viral infections basically by a group of streptococcus bacteria. Children between the ages 5 – 15 are prone to this disease as their immunity to fight back the virus is less.

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