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´╗┐Tuberculosis (TB) is an illness related to the respiratory system. It is a disease caused by a germ mainly found in your lungs. It is a contagious disease which means you have to take extra precaution for the safety of other people. By the continuous sneezing, talking and coughing these air-borne germs can spread to other people. It can turn into a dangerous disease if proper care is not taken. Due to lack of symptoms, doctors have distinguished it into TB infection and Active TB. TB infection provides no symptoms and is not contagious. On the other hand Active TB can make you sick and is very contagious. Even though we may think TB is no longer a threat it has still taken many lives. Millions have died even though we have proper medicines to prevent it. The need for proper care becomes very crucial for the survival of the patient. The symptoms remain dormant which makes the situation even worse.

As this is an air-borne disease, anyone can be infected. Once infected you may be in one of the two stages TB infection or Active TB (explained earlier). You can determine if you have TB when you have been tested for TB skin test (PDD test) and an X-ray of your chest. In the skin test the doctor injects you with a liquid, if it results in a bump; it is due to the TB infection. If the X-ray shows spots or shadow you may be suffering from this condition. If your immune system is very weak due to aging, HIV, malnutrition and other reason, this bacteria may just wake up to become active TB. In the earlier stages of TB, the immune system gives a good fight to kill the infection. The treatment for this infection can go on for years. TB can attack any part of your body including your joints, bones, urinary tract, central nervous system, muscles, bone marrow and lymphatic system. Therefore the signs and symptoms may vary depending which organ has been infected. There are some common signs and symptoms of TB which can help you deal with this problem. The early symptoms of active TB are loss of appetite, weight loss, fever and night sweats. Many a times these symptoms just do not make an impact causing chronic symptoms like coughing, chest pain and bloody sputum.

- Home Remedies for Tuberculosis

' Garlic is a great remedy to prevent tuberculosis. You can have raw garlic three times a day or have garlic capsule.

' Tuberculosis patients lack silica in their bone which is one of the most important weapons to fight diseases. To increase that resistance level you must have 1 tbsp of horsetail juice three times, daily.

' Nettle juice taken raw is rich in calcium. You can use it in soups and salads to add taste and health in your food. Have nettle juice with carrot to make it more appetizing. Have at least one tablespoon daily to find the right changes in your body.

' An herbal tea made by using one part each of mullein, bugleweed, knotgrass and sage, including three parts each of chamomile and horsetail which work immensely against the coughing problem. For daily usage use 3 cups of boiling water over one teaspoon of this herb concoction and have 3-4 cups daily.

' Consume natural antibiotics by having horseradish, watercress and nasturtium juice. Have one tablespoon of these juices daily or have them in your salad.

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.


´╗┐For most of us, being an 'open book' to others is not desirable and traditionally, blushing is associated with being ashamed or being timid. This is why more and more people experiencing blushing and facial redness are considering treatments to diminish its effects. Severe cases of blushing are called idiopathic cranio-facial erythema ' almost any slight trigger can cause very visible facial blushing. There are different types of treatments for this conditions: surgical facial blushing treatments, drug treatments for blushing and psychological treatments.

Surgical facial blushing treatments

ETS was one of the potential treatments for blushing. It was believed that ETS was responsible for diminished facial blushing with patients who used it for palmar hyperhidrosis treatments. Later studies, however, concluded that ETS is not such a good choice for this particular condition. The compensatory sweat levels it produces and the numerous side effects are strong points against using ETS for facial blushing treatments. With ETS out of the questions, what are the other choices?

Drug treatments for blushing

Robinol, Ditropan and Propanthelin together with a series of anticholinergic drugs are good choices when it comes to facial redness and excessive blushing. These offer a more conservative approach and should be tried before any surgical operation is considered. This approach can provide patients with good results. Some choose to combine the blushing treatment with drugs like Xanax. Other treatment methods may include bio feedback, although this has not been proven to be very effective. Anxiety medications, Beta-blockers and Clonidine are also used in facial blushing treatments.

Psychological treatment options

Social phobia is one of the causes for facial blushing and direct psychological treatments usually produce excellent results. Psychological treatment may include: Involuntary blushing is common to people who have social phobia. In most cases, these disorders respond well to treatment. Psychological treatment options can include: Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) ' a for of treatment that aims to help people change their behavior and thinking patterns in certain social situations. Breathing techniques are also used commonly for facial blushing, since symptoms of anxiety are triggered by hyperventilation. Fear confrontation is another method used to cure facial blushing ' the patient is helped, by a counselor, to overcome social fears and get over the social phobias.