Healthy eyes start with a healthy diet.
1. Never use old makeup
We often see patients experiencing discomfort because they applied outofdate eyeliner or makeup. Replace your makeup regularly and dont use mascara or eyeliner thats more than six months old. Sharing makeup and makeup brushes will also increase your susceptibility to eye infections.
2. Get some fresh air
Working in an air conditioned office or building can dry out your eyes even if you dont wear contact lenses, making them uncomfortable and itchy but a little fresh air will help.
3. Don t rub your eyes
If you have something in your eye, dont rub it. The best thing to do is lift the upper eyelid outward and gently pull it down to cover the lower lashes causing tears to wash the object out of your eye. Lens wearers should take them out and clean them thoroughly.
4. Sit 50 60 cm away from your screen
Make sure you sit about 5060 cm away from your computer screen and that there is no light reflecting off the monitor.
5. Get your eyes tested regularly
Its important to have a regular, comprehensive eye test because optometrists can diagnose not just problems with sight, but major health issues too, such as high cholesterol, liver damage and many others.
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Home Remedies - Headache
1. Roast some ajwain dry on a tawa. Tie it in a muslin bag and sniff frequently.
2. Make a paste of 2-3 powdered cloves (laung) and salt. Apply this paste on the forehead.
3. A paste made of dry ginger (sonth) with a little water or milk when applied to the forehead also gives relief.
4. A ripe apple, after removing the upper rind and the inner hard portion should be taken with a little salt every morning on an empty stomach. Continue for a week. This yields good results even in case of chronic headaches.
5. Mix 1 teaspoon finely ground cinnamon (dalchini) in 1 teaspoon water and apply on the forehead. It is very effective in headache due to exposure to cold air.
6. Crush an onion and apply the paste on the head.
7. Grind 10-15 tulsi leaves with 4 cloves (laung) and 1 teaspoon dried ginger (sonth) into a paste and apply.
8. Tulsi Tea: Mix 8-10 basil (tulsi) leaves, ½" piece ginger (adrak), 7 black pepper corns (saboot kali mirch) powdered coarsely with 1 large cup (200 ml) water. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and keep for 2-3 minutes. Strain, add boiled milk, sugar and drink warm. Lie down covering yourself with a sheet for 5-10 minutes. It is very helpful in headaches, cold, indigestion. Drink 2-3 times a day. (For children reduce quantity to half. )
9. Follow the simple Chinese accupressure technique and say goodbye to those nasty headaches. This can be done anywhere and at any time. Place your thumb on the web of skin between the thumb and index finger of your other palm and apply pressure for about two minutes. Repeat on the other hand. However, this Chinese accupressure massage is not recommended for pregnant women.