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Stomach worms: Symptoms, Causes and Home Remedies

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stomach worms

Stomach worms can come in many shapes and sizes. They are more common than you may think. Most of the times, stomach worms can thrive in the human body with no signs of its presence. However, sometimes a person can feel constantly ill and have no idea what's going on. Most common stomach worms include tapeworms, pin-worms, roundworms, etc.

 

Symptoms

 

    •    Abdominal pain, bloating, or gas is the common symptom of having stomach worms.

    •    You may experience nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

    •    Stools containing blood or passing worms in your stool.

    •    You may have itching or rash around the rectum.

    •    Sometimes you may feel tired or may lose your weight.

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Causes

 

    •    Living in or visiting the sites known to have parasites can cause stomach worms.

    •    Poor hygiene or poor sanitation (for both water and food).

    •    Incompetent immune system.

    •    Ageing; Children and elderly are more likely to get affected by stomach worms than adults.

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Home Remedies To Cure Stomach worms  

 

Coconut

 

    •    Coconut acts as a anti-parasite agent and expels out all types of stomach worms.

    •    Consume one tablespoon of shredded coconut with breakfast and after three hours, drink a glass of warm milk mixed with 2 tablespoons of castor oil. Repeat daily once until you get relief.

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Pumpkin Seeds

pumpkin seeds

    •    Pumpkin seeds also have anti-parasitic properties and thus they can paralyze stomach worms.

    •    Mix one tablespoon each of roasted, crushed  pumpkin seeds and honey. Eat this mixture first thing in the morning for about a week. 

    •    Alternatively, add 2 tablespoons of crushed pumpkin seeds to 3 cups of boiling water. Let it boil for another 20-30 minutes. Allow it to cool and drink it.

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Garlic

 

    •    Garlic is helpful for dealing with any kind of stomach worms due to its anti-parasitic nature. In addition, antibacterial, antiseptic, and antifungal properties of garlic help body to get rid of microbes.

    •    Eat 3-4 fresh, raw garlic cloves on an empty stomach daily for about a week.

    •    Alternatively, add 2 crushed garlic cloves to half a cup of milk and boil it. Drink it on an empty stomach, repeat daily for about a week.

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Carom Seeds

carom seeds

    •    The thymol content in carom seeds hinders the growth of stomach worms.

    •    Eat a small piece of jaggery on an empty stomach and after 15 minutes, consume ¼ or ½ teaspoon of crushed carom seeds and then quickly drink a glass of water. Repeat daily once for about 2 weeks.

 

posted Jun 8 by Kiran

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stomach ache

Nearly everyone has had a stomach ache at one point or the other. Stomach pain can be  intermittent or persistent, it can come and go or show up only after consuming food. Stomach ache can be dull, crampy, or sharp.

 

Symptoms

 

    •    Abdominal pain is the main symptom of stomach ache.

    •    You may experience diarrhea, constipation, and notice blood in stool.

    •    Cough, dizziness, hip pain, bloating, and headaches are also signs of stomach pain.

    •    Pelvic pain, urinary problems, visionary problems are also indications of stomach ache.

    •    There are number of other symptoms associated with stomach ache, such as vomiting, loss of appetite, fever, unexplained loss of weight, etc.

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Causes

 

    •    Indigestion and stomach virus are the two most common causes of stomach ache.

    •    Menstruation may cause stomach pain for some women.

    •    Food poisoning or food allergies also lead to stomach ache.

    •    Medical conditions such as ulcers, hernia, pelvic inflammatory disease, irritable bowel syndrome, appendicitis, endometriosis, etc., cause stomach ache.

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Home Remedies To Cure Stomach Ache

 

Ginger

ginger

  • Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of ginger promote digestion and help reduce stomach ache. In addition, ginger decreases the production of free radicals and thus helps neutralize stomach acids.
  • Cut a ginger root into slices and add it to a cup of water. Boil it for 3-4 minutes and then simmer for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Strain it and add little honey. Drink this 3-4 times daily to improve digestion and ease stomach ache.
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Fennel

 

  • Fennel seeds are a great remedy for stomach ache caused due to indigestion. Fennel seeds have anti-microbial, pain reducing, diuretic, and carminative properties.
  • Mix one teaspoon of fennel seed powder to a cup of water and boil it for 7-8 minutes. Allow it to cool and strain it. Add little honey and drink it. 
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Asefetida

 

  • Asefetida, also known as hing, is helpful for treating stomach ache due to its antispasmodic and antiflatulent properties.
  • Add a pinch of asefetida to a glass of water and drink it. Repeat 3-4 times a day.
  • Alternatively, add a pinch of asefetida and salt to a glass of buttermilk and drink it 1-2 times a day.

 

Lemon and Baking soda

lemon and baking soda

  • Baking soda and  lemon are very helpful if you've stomach ache due to infection. Baking soda relieves bloating and lemon removes free radicals from the body.
  • Squeeze a fresh lemon and add its juice, one teaspoon of baking soda and 1/4th teaspoon of salt to a cup of warm water. Drink this solution quickly. Repeat 3-4 times a day.

 

 

 

 

 

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menstrual stomach ache

Menstrual stomach ache, also known as menstrual cramps, are painful sensation felt in the lower stomach. Menstrual stomach ache can occur during period or before the period. Primary dysmenorrhea and secondary dysmenorrhea are the two types of menstrual cramps. Primary dysmenorrhea is very common and there is no underlying problem that is causing this pain. However, secondary dysmenorrhea is due to disorder in reproductive organs.

 

Symptoms

 

  • Cramping, throbbing pain is one of the main symptoms of menstrual stomach ache.
  • Pain in thighs and lower back.
  • Nausea or vomiting are also often caused by menstrual stomach ache.
  • You may also experience dizziness and headache.
  • You may notice loose stools.
  • Sweating and light-headedness are also common when you have menstrual stomach ache.

 

Causes

 

  • Menstrual cramps or stomach ache are usually caused by uterus contraction.
  • Sometimes, substances known as leukotrienes are also raised during period and they may cause menstrual stomach ache.
  • Several medical conditions such as endometriosis, adenomyosis, uterine fibroids, pelvic inflammatory disease, cervical stenosis cause menstrual stomach ache.

 

Home Remedies To Cure  Menstrual stomach ache

 

Ginger

 

  • Ginger is an excellent remedy for menstrual stomach ache. It is helpful in lowering the levels of pain-causing prostaglandins.
  • Add some grated ginger to a cup of boiling water and leave it for 5 minutes. Strain it and add little lemon juice and honey. Drink this mixture 2-3 times during menstruation.
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Basil

Basil

  • Basil can effectively reduce menstrual stomach ache and cramps. It contains caffeic acid which has pain-killing properties.
  • Mix one tablespoon of basil leaves to a cup of boiling water. Close the container tightly and allow it to cool down. Strain it and drink several times in a day to ease your pain.
  • Another option is, crush some basil leaves and extract the juice. Add 2 teaspoons of basil juice to a cup of warm water. Drink it 3 times a day during menstruation.
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Cinnamon

 

  • Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory, anti-clotting, and antispasmodic properties that can ease menstrual stomach ache. It is also a rich source of iron, fibre, calcium, and manganese.
  • Add ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon powder to a cup of hot water. Let it settle for 5 minutes. Add little honey to this and drink it. Drink 2-3 cups of this mixture one or two days before your period starts.

Fennel

fennel

  • Fennel's antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and phytoestrogenic property relieves menstrual cramping.
  • Add one teaspoon of fennel seeds to a cup of boiling water. Strain it after five minutes, add honey and drink twice daily starting 2-3 days before the period start date.

 

 

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sore throat

Sore throat refers to scratchiness, pain, or irritation of the throat. Throat pain makes it hard to swallow food and liquids. 

 

Symptoms

 

    •    Painful or a dry throat is one of the main symptoms of sore throat. Often this pain is accompanied by itchiness and irritation.

    •    Difficult to swallow or talk due to pain.

    •    Swollen glands in your jaw or neck.

    •    You may notice white patches on the tonsils.

    •    Hoarseness is also a sign of sore throat.

    •    You may also experience fever, cough, sneezing, running nose, body aches, or headache before you get sore throat.

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Causes

 

    •    A number of bacterial infections, or Viral infections such as common cold, flu, mononucleosis, chickenpox, etc., cause sore throat.

    •    Allergies and irritants can contribute to sore throat.

    •    Dry indoor air can make your throat feel itchy and rough and can cause sore throat.

    •    Muscle strain, caused by screaming or talking loudly leads to sore throat.

    •    Severe medical conditions such as HIV infection or cancerous tumors in the throat can cause a sore throat.

 

Home Remedies To Cure Sore Throat

 

Lemon

lemon

    •    Lemon helps remove mucus and thus relieves sore throat.

    •    Squeeze half a lemon to get the juice and add one teaspoon of honey to it. Add this mixture to a cup of hot water and sip it slowly.

    •    Alternatively, you can lick half a lemon sprinkled with little pepper over it.

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Apple cider vinegar

 

    •    Antibacterial properties of apple cider vinegar helps treat sore throat.

    •    Add one teaspoon each of lemon juice and honey and one tablespoon of unfiltered, raw apple cider vinegar to a cup of warm water. Drink it 2-3 times daily.

    •    You can also gargle with apple cider vinegar solution; add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and one teaspoon of salt to a cup of warm water and gargle with it several times a day.

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Cinnamon

cinnamon

    •    Cinnamon is an excellent remedy for sore throat caused due to common cold.

    •    Mix one teaspoon each of cinnamon powder and black pepper with a glass of warm water. Strain this mixture and gargle with it several times a day.

    •    Alternatively, consume the mixture of one teaspoon of honey and few drops of cinnamon oil twice daily.

Garlic

 

    •    Antibacterial and antiseptic properties of garlic helps treat as well as prevent sore throat.

    •    Consume 2-3 raw garlic cloves daily.

    •    Alternatively, add 4-5 drops of garlic oil to 1/4th cup of water and gargle with it 1-2 times daily.

 

 

 

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snoring

Snoring is a common phenomenon, basically, it is a sound caused when the tissues in the airways relax and  narrows airways. Snoring is more common in men than women and can worsen with age. 

 

Symptoms

 

  • Noise during sleep.
  • You may feel excessive sleepiness during daytime.
  • You may notice difficulty concentrating.
  • Sore throat, morning headaches, gasping/choking at night are all indications of snoring.
  • Restless sleep is also a sign of snoring.

 

Causes

 

  • Mouth anatomy; having low and thick soft palate narrows airway and leads to snoring.
  • Nasal problems, sleep deprivation also contribute to snoring.
  • Enlarged tissues in the throat, nose, or mouth are also common causes of snoring.
  • Alcohol consumption before bedtime results in snoring.
  • Medications taken for allergies, anxiety, depression, etc., make you snore.

 

Home Remedies To Cure Snoring

 

Peppermint

peppermint

  • Due to anti-inflammatory property, peppermint helps reduce membrane swelling in the lining of the nostrils and throat and hence promotes easy breathing. It is a best remedy for temporary snoring due to cold or allergy.
  • Add few drops of peppermint oil to a glass of water and gargle with it before going to bed.
  • Also, rub peppermint oil into the lower portions of your nose before going to bed. Repeat daily until you see the desired result.

 

Clarified Butter

 

  • Clarified butter opens up the nasal passage and helps you breath freely.
  • Slightly warm clarified butter and put 2-3 drops into each nostril using a dropper. Repeat daily before going to bed and again soon after waking up in the morning.

 

Turmeric

 

  • Antiseptic and antibiotic properties of turmeric can treat inflammation and reduces heavy snoring. Use turmeric with milk for better result.
  • Mix 2 teaspoons of turmeric powder with a glass of warm milk and drink it about 30 minutes before going to bed. Repeat daily until you stop snoring.
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Cardamom

cardamom

  • Cardamom is an excellent expectorant and decongestant agent and it effectively opens up the blocked nasal passage. Easy and uninterrupted air passage reduces the possibility of snoring.
  • Add half a teaspoon of cardamom powder to a glass of warm milk. Drink it about 30 minutes before going to bed. Repeat daily for best result.

 

Garlic

 

  • Garlic prevents mucus from building up in the nasal passage. It is helpful if you are snoring due to sinus blockage,
  • Chew 1-2 fresh, raw garlic and then drink some water. Repeat this daily before going to bed.
  • You can also add garlic in your daily diet.
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pigmentation

Skin pigmentation basically affects the colour of the skin. Skin gets colour from a pigment called melanin. Certain cells make melanin and when these cells become unhealthy or get damaged, it affects the production of melanin. When there is a excess production of melanin, skin gets darker and when there is too little melanin, skin gets lighter and causes white patches.

 

Symptoms

 

  • Skin darkening or lightening is the main symptom of skin pigmentation.
  • You can also find patches on the skin. These patches can vary in size and found anywhere on the body.

 

Causes

 

  • Excess exposure to sunlight can cause skin pigmentation. When the skin is exposed to harmful ultraviolet rays, inflammation occurs. High inflammation level is responsible for the production of inflammatory mediators and these hormones cause skin reaction and contributes to higher production of melanin.
  • Any kind of skin damage, including pimple, cuts, etc., lead to excess melanin production and hence skin pigmentation.
  • Improper hair removal and allergic reactions eventually cause skin pigmentation.
  • Pregnancy or hormonal changes boost melanin production.
  • You can get skin pigmentation genetically.
  • Medications such as antibiotics, hormone medications, anti-seizure drugs also contribute to skin pigmentation.

 

Home Remedies To Cure Skin pigmentation

 

Lemon/Lime

Lime

  • Lemon/lime has natural skin-lightening property. In addition, it is a great source of vitamin C and a powerful antioxidant that protects skin from U rays.
  • Squeeze a lemon and collect the juice in a bowl. Add little honey to it and apply the mixture to your skin and leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse off with normal water. Repeat twice daily.
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Potato

 

  • Potatoes contain enzyme called catecholase that has the ability to bleach the skin and lighten the skin tone.
  • Cut the potato into pieces and add few drops of water on the exposed side. Rub it on the affected area for a few minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water. Repeat this 3-4 times a day for about a month.

 

Apple Cider Vinegar

aloe vera

  • Apple cider vinegar helps restore the skin's natural colour due to its astringent property. Also, it makes the skin look brighter .
  • Mix 3-4 tablespoons each of water and apple cider vinegar. Apply it on the affected area and leave it on for 5-6 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water. Repeat twice daily.

 

Aloe vera

 

  • Aloe vera is a natural cleansing agent and it helps reduce spots.
  • Mix 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and half a tablespoon of honey. Apply the mixture on your skin and leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water. Repeat once daily for about two weeks.
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