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Monday, April 29, 2013

Throat Infections


There are two types of Throat Infections: Sore Throats Infection and Strep Throat Infection. Both are normally comes through Viral infection or Bacterial infection. Specially it occurs when you are living in two different atmosphere in a day or you may have two seasons together within your office or Home in a day. Specially in Middle East including UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia, there are two season all time as If summer is running outer, Offices and Home are running with Air Condition which makes two seasons at a time also in revers way too. 

Specially in United Arab Emirates, seasons changes without any intimation. Now-a-days in global changes, anytime you are expecting Rain or Cold Winds which makes differences in human body regards to immune system. Now let's talk about Throat Infections, Symptoms, Preventing Tips and to know about Throat infection in details.


Throat infections tend to begin with a sore throat. Most sore throats are caused by viral infection such as a cold (viral). Irritants such as smoke, dust, fumes or a bad cough can also be responsible. Most sore throats are not serious but may be accompanied by a cold, a runny nose and an ear infection, particularly in children. Sore throats can be painful and annoying. Fortunately, most sore throats are caused by a minor illness and go away without medical treatment.

What are the Symptoms?

  • Running nose
  • Muscle aches
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Inflammation (redness and swelling) in throat  
Self-care tips
Eat cool, soft food and drink cool or warm liquids.

Avoid food or drink that is too hot as this could irritate your throat.

Avoid smoking and smoky environments.

Regularly gargle with a mouthwash of warm, salty water to reduce any swelling or pain.

Adults and older children can suck lozenges, hard sweets, ice cubes..

Drink enough fluids, especially if you have a high temperature (fever).


Throat infection second stage can be Strep Throats Infection which caused by Bacterial Infections. Strep throat is a bacterial infection in the throat and the tonsils. The throat gets irritated and inflamed, causing a sudden, severe sore throat.

Bacteria can live for a short time on doorknobs, water faucets, and other objects. It’s a good idea to wash your hands regularly.
Strep throat is caused by Streptococcus (strep) bacterial infection. Some cause more serious illness than other infections.

What are the Symptoms?

  • A sudden, severe sore throat.
  • Fever over 38.3°C (101°F).
  • Pain when you swallow.
  • White or yellow spots on the back of a bright red throat
  • Swollen tonsils and lymph nodes  
Self-care tips

The spread of all strep bacteria can be reduced by good hygiene, such as regularly washing hands with soap or wash cream, specially:

Before preparing foods

Before eating

After coughing and sneezing

The group B strep bacteria, as well as other different types of bacteria, live on the skin and kids are more vulnerable to the effects of infection as they have running with an underdeveloped immune system.

Cuts, grazes and other wounds should be kept cleaned, and should be watchful of any signs of infection, especially if you have a weaken immune system.

Prevent tips to stop spreading Viral / Bacterial Infection spreading

Washing-up brushes:

Wash brushes in a dishwasher regularly or clean with detergent and warm water after use every time.

Mops and buckets:
Use 2 buckets for mopping – One for detergent and the rest for rinsing.

Mops and buckets should be very cleaned, disinfected and dried after use every time.

Cloths and sponges usage:
Use disposable cloths or paper towels if it is possible.

Re-usable cloths should be disinfected after use every time.

Keep the U-Bend and lavatory bowl cleaned by flushing after use.

Use a lavatory cleaner and brush every alternative day.

Keep the lavatory seat, handle and rim clean by using a disinfectant.

Lime scale should be regularly removed using a descaling product.

Make sure food preparation surfaces are hygienically cleaned and washed.

Use separate chopping boards for non-veg and vegetables.

Wash and dry hands after handling high-risk foods such as raw meat / Chicken or Fish.

Hygienically clean surfaces immediately after use every time.

Baths and sinks:
Hygienically clean baths and sinks it frequently.

Use disinfectant if they've been used by someone who is ill or infected.

Tiles and shower curtains:
Keep tiles and grout in good condition and clean them every day.

Hygienically clean or launder the shower curtain frequently.

Clean floors regularly to remove visible dirt with warm water and detergent.

If soiled with vomit or excreta, the floor should be cleaned using a disposable cloth and warm water and then disinfected. Ensure the floor is dry before allowing children on it to play.

Pets and other animals:
Keep pet food separate from our (Human) food to avoid bringing any infections to your body.

Wash hands after touching animals, their food, toys, cages and litter trays. If possible take bath.

Dishes, utensils and tin openers used for pet food should be stored separately or wash with warm water with Hygienic washing liquid.

Wash your hands after handling dirty laundry.

All underwear, towels and household linen should be washed at 40°C to 60°C with a bleach-based laundry product.

Run the washing machine on empty once a week, either at a high temperature or with a chemical disinfectant to prevent the growth of germs or reduce to get infection chances.

Don't leave laundry in the washing machine as any remaining germs can multiply rapidly.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Dubai is a city in the United Arab Emirates, located within the emirate of the same name. The emirate of Dubai is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula and is one of the seven emirates that make up the country. It has the largest population in the UAE (3,106,567) and the second-largest land territory by area (4,114 km) after Abu Dhabi. The city of Dubai is located on the emirate's northern coastline.

The Sheikhdom of Dubai was formally established in 1833 by Sheikh Maktoum bin Butti Al-Maktoum when he persuaded around 800 members of his tribe of the Bani Yas, living in what was then the Second Saudi State and now part of Saudi Arabia, to follow him to the Dubai Creek by the Abu Falasa clan of the Bani Yas. It remained under the tribe's control when the United Kingdom (UK) assumed protection of the Sheikhdom in 1892 and joined the nascent United Arab Emirates upon independence in December, 1971 as the country's second emirate.

Dubai has also been rated as one of the best places to live in the Middle East, including by US American global consulting firm Mercer who rated the city as the best place to live in the Middle East in 2011.

Abras (Ferry)
Dubai Metro
Dubai Taxi
Dubai Bus
Dubai Airport
Dubai Cargo
Dubai Marine 

Dubai is one of the fastest growing city in the world and it has many world record notes within the city including Burj Khalifa  - Tallest Tower in the World, Burj Al Arab – 7 Star Hotel, Main-made Islands – The World & Palm Jumeirah, Desert Safari, Dubai Metro, Gold Souk, Dubai Miracle Garden

Burj Khalifa - (Tallest Tower in the World)

The Tallest tower in the world – 828 meters, The Burj Khalifa skyscraper is a World-Class destination and the magnificent center point of Downtown Dubai located on Shk Zayed Road. Burj Khalifa is at the heart of the Dubai and its people. Burj Khalifa is the Centre for the world’s finest shopping, dining and entertainment. It is standing beside Dubai Mall which is most attractive place to visit.

World Record

At over 828 meters (2,716.5 feet) and more than 160 stories, Burj Khalifa holds the following records:
Tallest building in the world
Tallest free-standing structure in the world
Tallest service elevator in the world
Highest outdoor observation deck in the world
Highest number of stories in the world
Highest occupied floor in the world
Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world
Burj Al Arab - (7 Star Hotel) 

Burj Al Arab (برج العرب‎,Tower of the Arabs) is a luxury 7 star hotel located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Height of the Hotel is 321 m (1,053 ft),

Burj Al Arab is the world's only "7-star" property.  It features the tallest atrium lobby in the world at 180 meters. It is formed by the building's V-shaped span, dominates the interior of the hotel, and takes up over 1/3 of the interior space. The Burj Al Arab holds only 28 double-story floors which accommodate 202 bedroom suites. It is one of the most expensive hotels in the world. The cost of staying at a suite begins at $1,500 per night. The Royal Suite is the most expensive, at $30,000 per night.

Palm Jumeirah - (Men-Made Island)

The Palm Jumeirah is in the shape of a palm tree. It consists of a trunk, a crown with 16 fronds, and a surrounding crescent island that forms an 11 km long breakwater. It is located at Jumeirah coastal area in Dubai. The island is 5 km x 5 km and its total area is larger than 800 football grounds. 

There is a special transportation for Palm Jumeirah is “Mono-Rail”. The Palm Jumeirah Monorail is a 5.4 km transportation connecting the Atlantis Hotel to the Gateway Towers at the end of the island, opened on May 6, 2009. The line opened on April 30, 2009. It is the first monorail in the Middle East.

The World - (Men-Made Island)

The World is an equally ambitious project taking place in the waters of the Arabian Gulf, 4 km offshore. Replicating the globe, from Iceland to Asia, the huge project covers 9 km (5.5 miles) of reclaimed land but is many years from completion. The World islands are composed mainly of sand dredged from Dubai's shallow coastal waters, and are one of several artificial island developments in Dubai. Islands in the archipelago range from 14,000 to 42,000 square meters) in area.

Dubai Metro

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has inaugurated Dubai Metro at 9:09:09 PM on 9 September 2009 and open Metro Station gates for UAE public to use it as very convenient transportation. 

The Dubai Metro is driver-less fully automatic Driven Metro. The Dubai Metro is the first urban train network in the Arabian Peninsula. Guinness World Records has declared Dubai Metro as the world's longest fully automated metro network spanning at 75 km 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sinusitis - Treatment

Sinusitis - Treatment

Now a day, SINUS is be biggest issue especially in Middle East Zone. People are working and living with two atmospheres all day or night. People are living here with two seasons most of the time, summer and winter. Summer is actually very hot and it is reaching to 50 Celsius sometimes where people are living in very hot summer and using Air conditions to make balance in the body against outsider hot winds and sun light.  

True misery is the pain and swelling caused by sinus inflammation. The bones around the nose, the eyes and the cheeks are lined with membranes that produce mucus, which function to warm and moisten inhaled air, plus to filter out any germs. When congested and unable to drain properly, the mucus continues to accumulate, stagnate and become infected. 

Sinus infections can be bacterial, viral, or fungal in origin and can be in the various sinus cavities or the nasal passages.  An acute sinus infection refers to those of short duration whereas those with chronic sinus infections have episodes lasting more than 10 days and occurring 3 or more times per year.  

There are 4 sets of sinus cavities:

1. Frontal sinuses (in the forehead)
2. Maxillary sinuses (behind the cheek bones) 
3. Ethmoid sinuses (between the eyes), and 
4. Sphenoid sinuses (behind the eyes). 

Besides the three forms of infections allergens may also trigger sinusitis.  The irritation of allergens or the damage done by infection causes inflammation and an increase and thickening of mucus.  These then compound the restriction of airflow and the normal passage of mucus.  Since the normal passage of mucus removes undesirable bacteria so restriction then again compounds the problem by not expelling bacteria and potentially leading to a secondary infection.

Essential oils are particularly effective since many are antibacterial, antifungal, as well as antiviral.  Other oils are effective in dealing with the symptoms of runny nose, itchy eyes, etc.

There are a number of causes for chronic sinus infections:

· Excessive dairy consumption (Ice Cream, Yogurt, Cheese, Milk)
· Food allergies
· Environmental allergies
· Dental infection
· Tobacco and pollution irritation
· Fungal infection in the sinus cavity
· Colds and flu symptoms

During infection eat in moderation, with an emphasis on whole grains, beans, lentils, soups, and cold-pressed oils, lightly cooked vegetables. Avoid mucus-forming foods such as, flour products, fried and processed foods, eggs, chocolate, sugar and dairy products. Drink plenty of pure good quality water.
Include cayenne pepper, garlic, onion, and horseradish in your soups and meals, to help dissolve and eliminate excess mucus. As per the self-care guide, Prescription for Natural Cures, a powerful drainage remedy is to eat a small spoonful of crushed horseradish mixed with lemon juice, but make sure to be near a sink when your nose starts running. Japanese horseradish in the form of Wasabi paste taken with meals can also provide a quick release to the nasal passages.
Apple cider vinegar
At the first sign of infection combine 1-2 teaspoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in six ounces of water, a teaspoon of raw honey or stevia to sweeten and drink three times a day for five days. The apple cider vinegar helps to thin congested mucus, so it can be easily eliminated.
Grapefruit seed extract (G.S.E.): 
This citrus extract is a powerful natural antibiotic and is used to inhibit microbes, parasites, bacteria, viruses and 30 types of fungi including Candida yeast. For sinus infections you can purchase GSE as a nasal spray and use it as an adjunct to your treatment protocol.
Neti pot
Dissolve a teaspoon of sea salt in two cups of warm water. Standing over a sink fill the Neti pot with one cup of water and place the tip of the spout into one nostril. 

Tilt your head to the side and allow the water to run out through the opposite nostril. Careful not to tilt your head back and up or the water will re-route down your throat. Refill the Neti pot and repeat with the other nostril again.
Approximately, 40 million Americans suffer from chronic sinusitis, many of which can be alleviated with a change of diet and a few natural remedies used as a daily protocol. I have mentioned five treatments that have proven effective in clearing sinus inflammation, but I am aware that there are others. 
If you have found natural ways to cure or control sinus infections for yourself or family please feel free to share them with SpiceKnowledge readers in the Comments section below. This way, we can change the world and the people who live in.