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Best Home Remedies to get rid from Pimple in Ear

Best Home Remedies to get rid from Pimple in Ear

Pimples on face is the most general problem that many of us facing. This is caused due to traffic and environment conditions. But it is so irritating pimples in ear. This will not allow us to sleep properly as it causes serious irritation all the time. Pimples can cause on any part of the ear like external ear, behind the ear, and even inside your ear canal. The ear pimples are medically called as ear zits or ear bumps or sebaceous cysts. An ear pimple can become uncomfortable and sometimes it can also cause obstruction in hearing. Hearing problem is caused only when the pimple forms in the ear canal, where it can become very painful as well.

Causes:

These pimples are a kind of disease that commonly occurs because of excess secretion of oil from internal part of skin. This is also caused due to bacteria and fungus attacks. This infection cause bump inside ear and this will contain pus. In some cases this bump is filled with blood and this will further leads to ear bleeding. We should not touch this pimple directly with hand. It causes infection as it contains pus. There is a chance of spreading this from one place to other as it a kind of bacterial and fungal infection.

Home Remedies:

  • To get immediate relief from thin pain, apply warmth of the washcloth which helps in the quicker head formation of the pimple.
  • Heat garlic in oil and pour three to four drops of this oil in ear and stay for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Those who are suffering with pimple in ear canal pour two drops of the basil juice inside the ear canal.
  • Tea tree oil acts as antibacterial agent and by applying it on the pimple will help in quicker relief from the infection.

 

Perfect Diet Plan for Increasing Body Weight in One Month

Perfect Diet Plan for Increasing Body Weight in One Month

Most of us will go for gym and medicines to increase our body weight and to maintain good looks. But we should know that there are some natural techniques for gaining weight. Not only over weight, People has underweight problem also and it is more dangerous than overweight for ladies mainly. During pregnancy period underweight will cause serious issues. For those people who are fed up with regular workouts here providing best natural ways of gaining weight without any efforts and risk. These will not only helps in gaining weight but also helps in improving immunity power. For overweight honey water is best solution for most of the problems. Consuming aurvedic medicines and going for natural ways empty stomach is often routed as it is the best way to gain weight.

Perfect Diet to put on Weight:

  • Meat is best option for gaining weight. Having meat along with heavy olive oil easily makes our body fit with enough weight. Meat contains a high amount of proteins and iron. Some meat parts are specially meant for gaining weight like rib peice, t-bone, strip and beef tenderloin.
  • Dry fruits include Badam, Kaju, dry grapes, peanuts. These are best sources for nutrients and fat. These will insatantly increase our body fat and hence gains weight within no time along with glowing skin color.
  • These are rich in fats and are best solution for gaining weight. Ghee and Butter also helps for glowing skin along with proper gaining of body weight.
  • Wheat bread is rich in nutrients, fiber and minerals and keeps our body with regular energy levels. Lean people will gain weight as it is rich in many grains and can gain weight.

 

 

 

Effective Home Remedies for Dandruff Problems

Effective Home Remedies for Dandruff Problems

As we all know that Dandruff is a common problem irrespective of their age and gender. Many of them are looking for effective solutions to avoid this. It eliminates dandruff and all the problems that caused by dandruff. Neem when used with lemon will help in removing in dandruff completely if once followed regularly. Neem leaves also act as anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal property for virus infections that work together.

Neem is an evergreen tropical tree found easily around the world and can also available an integral part of Ayurvedic medicine and has been used since many years to take care of many health issues mainly skin and hair troubles. Apart from these remedies try to have balanced diet, drink plenty of water, and avoid stress. Below mentioned are some ways of using Neem and Lemon effectively…

  • Allow neem to rest in hot water whole night. Later make these leaves into paste and mix this paste with lemon. Apply gently this paste as hair pact and rinse this with water.
  • Soak fenugreek seeds in water for about three hours add the neem leaves to the seeds along with a few drops of water. Make it into paste and apply this paste as hair pack. Repeat this process weekly once to get better results.
  • We can prepare Neem oil which we can apply alternate days get out of dandruff problems. Using neem is natural and effective way to fight against dandruff. Just make sure you use these remedies regularly to see best results.

While there are many medicines and home remedies available to take care of the dreaded dandruff. People waste time and money by choosing medicines instead of using natural remedies like neem and lemon as these will play as the most effective remedies when compared to medicines and Ayurveda treatments.

 

TV Protection in Hospitals

When a hospital is designing a refurbishment, extension or new built, the hospital usually appoints an architect to design the ward, or behavioural unit.

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Now ProEnc started working with architects back in 2009 and in 2011 the design for television enclosures had been approved by the board of architects that advise the US Federal Mental Health department.

As you can imagine TV protection and making a wall mounted TV anti ligature can be a challenge and in the past years we have been called into hospitals to replace what’s been sold anti ligature housings for TV’s that just fall apart when attacked for the first time.

Architects brief

The architects are brought in to the project to ensure the built is fully compliant with the legal requirements of an anti ligature environment. This means specifying everything from door locks, furniture, curtain rails to protective housings for televisions.

Even the fire alarms have to be accessible but yet prevent a patient from harming them self.

In our experience we find projects that are not run by architects don’t run as smoothly as the projects when an architects leads.

When an architect is not involved

We’ve experienced builds being 2 weeks from completion, for someone to realise that the anti ligature aspect has been overlooked, this in some instances has resulted in TV’S being installed as normal without protection. We’ve even been contacted before an inspection to replace products that are just not up to the job!

Something that has never been done before. This housing just bolts to the wall and can be skimmed up to the edge and then painted, so it appears part of the wall and does not take any space off the confined area in a patients room.

Conclusion

Not all protective anti ligature housings are the same, we’ve had Facility Directors contact us prior to opening the hospital wing, insisting that the poor plastic products supplied are removed immediately. They are very confused when they get the price as the price is less than the cost of the thin plastic box that can easily be used to harm someone when they are in a fragile mental state.

When they get our product they question why the installer or office furniture company made the decision to use a product that is not specified and is a potential danger to both patients and staff.

So if you want the best in anti ligature TV housings, contact ProEnc on (862) 234-5981 today.

How Healthy is your Microwave?

If you surf and search the internet you’ll come across a number of sites claiming that you should throw out your microwave. Some claim that the microwaves are radiating your body and causing damage as you would experience in the vicinity of a nuclear reactor melt-down. Others say that the microwaves destroy all nutrients in the food, rendering it less healthy, and even dangerous. Like all good myths, these seem to persist despite consistent scientific evidence to the contrary. Provided you are using your microwave in accordance with the instructions, it is not only safe, but capable of producing healthy cooked food.

Microwave

First, what are the microwaves that are generated in a Panasonic microwave oven? They are a type of electromagnetic radiation. They do not irradiate the food or heat the food like a mini thermo-nuclear bomb blast. The waves simply cause water molecules present in food to vibrate. These vibrations create heat and that is how the food is heated. From within, by the energy created by vibrating water molecules.

The waves are produced by an electron tube safely sealed within the oven called a magnetron. The waves are reflected within the oven’s metal interior. The waves can pass through glass, paper, plastic, and similar materials; but they are absorbed by the water molecules within food. All manufacturers of microwaves are required by laws to certify that their microwave ovens comply with strict emission limits. The emission limits are well below the threshold for risk to public health. All countries that manufacture modern microwaves have laws requiring these limits to be achieved in order to be able to make microwaves, while countries selling them must make sure they have certificates confirming the emission limits are met.

But microwaves can be dangerous is not used carefully. While injuries from microwaves are far and few between, the most common injuries occur when guidelines regarding the heating of foods are not followed and/or care is not taken when taking the hot food or liquids from the microwave. When instructions about the types of vessel that can be used in microwaves (“microwave-safe”) are not followed, containers can melt or even explode.

A simple checklist to make sure you, and your microwave remain healthy is here:

  • Always follow the manufacturer’s instruction manual for recommended operating procedures and safety precautions.
  • Don’t operate a microwave oven if the door doesn’t close firmly or is bent, warped, or otherwise damaged.
  • Refer to the instruction manual for your oven. Some microwave ovens should not be operated when empty.
  • Use cookware that is specially manufactured for use in the microwave oven. Glass, ceramic containers, and all plastics should have a label indicating that they are suitable for microwave oven use.
  • Metal pans or aluminium foil should not be used in a microwave because the microwaves reflect off them, causing food to cook unevenly and possibly damaging the oven.
  • Follow the times and settings given for food and drinks where this is given. For liquids such as milk and water, check the instruction manual for the recommended times. Do not exceed these.

Now go look online for some tasty microwave recipes that are quick, tasty and nutritious!

Healthy Recipes you can Cook at Home

Panasonic microwaves are great for cooking and reheating things like suppers, but they can also compliment your other cooking, by preparing something quickly and by retaining a lot of the flavours and nutrients.

Here’s a very simple one for garlic and rosemary potatoes. They go great with lamb, or a roast, or as a side dish to almost anything.

The Ingredients 

1 tablespoon butter

2 crushed cloves of garlic

1 teaspoon of dried rosemary

A few sprigs of fresh rosemary

1/4 teaspoon sea salt (this can be omitted if you prefer)

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 1/2 lbs red potatoes, quartered.

Method

-Place the butter and crushed garlic in a baking dish. Place in the microwave.

-Microwave at medium heat until the butter melts (should be about 45 seconds).

-Add the dried rosemary, salt, black pepper and potatoes, toss together well.

-Cover the dish and microwave at high power for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

-serve with a sprig or two of fresh rosemary

You know that kids love crispy chicken, but what you don’t like is seeing them dunked in oceans of oil at the local fast food place. But you can produce crispy chicken in a microwave.  

The Ingredients

1 large corn-fed chicken breast

1/4 cup low-fat milk

3 Tablespoons of cornflake crumbs or similar coating crumbs

1 Tablespoon of wheat germ

1/8 tsp salt (can be omitted if you prefer)

1/4 tsp coriander

Dash ground black pepper

The Method

Rinse and dry chicken thoroughly. Dip the chicken in the milk. Mix the cornflake crumbs with the coriander and pepper. Roll the chicken in the seasoned crumbs until it is totally coated.

Place on a microwave-safe roasting rack. Cover with a paper towel and then Microwave 4 to 6 minutes on High power or until done.

Serve it with a small baked sweet potato and a large salad or cooked vegetables.

For variations, use crushed cornflakes for the coating, and change the seasoning to oregano. Add an egg in with the milk to make more of the coating stick to the chicken.

Ley your imagine run away with you- there are many microwave recipes online (and in books) that you can adapt and come up with your own variations. Microwaving is not only quick and safe, but will produce first-class results. Research also is tending to show that because the microwave heats the food up more quickly, less of the nutrients and vitamins in the food are cooked away (as they are on the hob).

Finally, you can’t get a more simple recipe than microwaved omelette:

You need three eggs, two Tablespoons of butter, grated cheese, chives and bacon or ham bits.

Whisk the eggs and add filling all the other ingredients apart from the butter. Melt the butter in either a large cereal bowl. Add the egg mixture. Cover with a paper towel and cook in microwave approximately 1 minute. Stir and then cook for a final 45 seconds to one minute.  Let the omelette stand 3 minutes before eating. Then just add salt and pepper to taste. Delicious!

5 Healthy Foods Perfect for the Microwave

The Panasonic microwaves are a great way to cook food quickly and safely. The days when microwaves were only used for processed frozen dinners or warming up yesterday’s leftovers are long gone. Many celebrity chefs no longer turn their nose up at using a microwave as part of their kitchen cooking tools and appliances, even though, with the microwave door shut, it doesn’t always make for compelling television cooking!

But there are certain healthy foods that are just made for microwave cooking. There is no reason why your microwave shouldn’t be a key mover and shaker in your healthy diet. Here are five of them.

  1. Broccoli. It’s a vegetable that is an excellent source of fibre, calcium and vitamins. However it can be easy to boil away all that goodness if you boil it in water on the hob. This is where the microwave comes into its own. The system of heating the food by moving the water molecules about means that considerably less of the goodness is lost when cooking in a microwave. Here’s a great recipe for a healthy mini-meal:

Ingredients:

A head of fresh broccoli, cleaned and cut into florets

1 Tablespoon water

1 ½ teaspoon olive oil

¾ teaspoon lemon juice

½ garlic clove, crushed

¼ teaspoon red pepper or chilli flakes (or powder) – if you want it a little spicy.

Method:

Steam the broccoli in the water in a covered, microwave-safe bowl on high power for five minutes or until crisp yet tender. Mix the rest of the ingredients together. Completely drain the cooked broccoli and then pour the lemon/garlic mixture over it and move it about with a spoon to fully coat all the florets. Then re-cover the dish and let it sit for a couple of minutes to allow the heat from the broccoli to act with the raw garlic. Check it’s hot (if not pop it back in the microwave for 20 seconds or so) and serve. So simple. So tasty and so nutritious.

  1. Fish

Fish can be cooked perfectly in the microwave. All you need to do is wrap your fish in microwave-safe plastic or paper, with a little seasoning (pepper and some lemon or lime or even orange) and cook for about 2 minutes on high power. I can’t say exactly how long you should microwave the fish for because it depends on the size of the fillet and the type of fish. It should be easy to flake with a fork when it’s properly done to a treat. Because fish is such a good source of protein and so lean, it’s a great and healthy food to cook in your microwave.

  1. Scrambled Eggs 

This is another easy one, great for a tasty breakfast. Spray a mug or small cereal bowl with a non-stick cooking spray. Crack and whisk with a fork two medium sized eggs. Cook for one minute in the microwave. Stop, take out, stir, and then replace in the microwave. Cook for another 45 seconds or so until eggs are properly cooked. Add one or two of your favourite spices- I like a little black pepper and Oregano- and serve.

  1. Potato 

I’m not talking mash here, but a complete potato (including the skin) has less than 200 calories, plenty of fibre and vitamin C. Do not peel the potato, but scrub it and rinse under a hot tap. Then use a fork to poke several holes in the potato (unless you want your potato to explode and coat the inside of your microwave) and cook for about 5 minutes. Then turn the potato over (careful- it will be hot) and cook for another 5 minutes.  Not only do you use less energy to cook this way (and save time) more of the goodness is retained.

  1. Nuts

This was a new one on me, but a friend showed me how you can toast cashew nuts (and other nuts, and coconut as well) to add interest to your stir-fry, steamed vegetables or Biryani.  You just tip the nuts onto a microwave-safe plate and spread them out. Cook for a minute, stop and give them a stir/shake. Do this twice more (so three minutes in all. The smell and taste is great!

Food Safety Tips for the Microwave

Over 80% of kitchens in Europe and the United States have a microwave. How safe are they? Provided they are used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, they are easily as safe as a conventional oven. Microwaving food can actually make food taste better when compared to other forms of heating. For example, fish when cooked, wrapped,  in a microwave, it retains more of its flavours than when cooked another way, and steaming vegetables in a microwave also retains more flavour, and goodness,  than when they are boiled to oblivion on a hob!

However like all appliances in the kitchen, especially those generating heat, and cooking foodstuffs, there are safety rules and tips to be followed:

  • When you defrost meat, poultry, egg-based foods and fish that you have taken from the freezer, you should cook it straight away or very soon after defrosting is complete. This is because during defrosting in the microwave, food heats up and bacteria will become active and start multiplying if left for a period. Another way of putting this is, don’t defrost using the microwave until you are ready to go straight on to cooking. Plan your meals!
  • Cover foods with a microwave-safe plastic wrap, wax paper, parchment paper, microwave safe paper towels or lid over the plate to hold in moisture and provide safe, even heating. It also retains the flavours better. Such items should be labelled as appropriate for microwaves.
  • It may seem very fussy, but you ought to consider getting a food thermometer. Many delicate foods will deteriorate if they get too hot, while no-one wants to re-heat food to find it is not at the required temperature. After reheating foods in the microwave oven, allow the food to stand for a minute or two, then check that food has reached an appropriate temperature; say 165°F.
  • Never use metal objects in the microwave. These will reflect the waves and cause sparking and may damage your machine. Be aware that some ornate plates have metallic paint on them which will cause this effect.
  • When cooking larger items be they food or liquid, stop the cooking half-way through and give a stir or turn the item(s) over. This ensures that there are no cold-spots.
  • When cleaning the over (for example after a potato has exploded because you didn’t puncture it first with a fork) don’t use abrasive or metallic cleaning pads. These can damage the reflective surface within your microwave oven.
  • The oven door should be tight fitting and if the door is opened, the fail-safe should always turn off the microwave straight away. Check the door seals too. If anything looks not right, then get it checked out. Almost all microwaves come with guarantees for this. Does the light come on when you switch on the microwave? If not, it may not be just a bulb that needs replacing, it may be some other fault. Check it is still heating to the right temperature. Any rusting inside the microwave indicates it’s time to invoke the guarantee and/or buy a new microwave.
  • Some people use microwaves to dry articles of clothing quickly, because they are in a hurry. Don’t do this! There is a risk of fire and fibres from the clothes may attach to the insides of your microwave oven and impair its performance when cooking food.
  • When cooking thicker meats or fish, the microwaves will only agitate the water molecules to a depth of one inch. The heat generated will then penetrate deeper into the food, but not as quickly as the outer one inch heats up. That is why you should let food stand, and also use a clean thermometer to check the temperature in the centre of the food.
  • Finally, most accidents with microwaves occur (as they do with conventional ovens) when taking hot food or liquid out of the appliance. Always use oven gloves, and make sure no children are standing next to you that may jog you and cause a spillage. Beware of siting your microwave high up on a shelf. It can be very tricky taking food from them and a risk of an accident therefore increases.

Most of the above can be filed under “common sense”, but just to repeat, always read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for your microwave oven. If you’ve lost them, you can often find a copy of them online. Failing that write or e-mail the manufacturer with details of your model.