Health & Fitness

Why Should You Shave Your Hidden Area?         

Shaving pubic area may seem a sensitive topic, well, you are right but we have to talk about it.

No, the matter which body part you’re shaving the process is pretty intuitive except when it comes to pubic hair. Whether the pubic area or the arm area, both should be lowered. It wouldn’t be great wearing an armless gown or top without not shaving.

  • It could cause mild body odour for you as a person and make you feel uncomfortable.

It rules out any chances of infections if an episiotomy ( a cut made at the opening of the vaginal to help a difficult delivery or rupture during childbirth).

  • Pubic hair is an ideal place microbe manifestation. This makes it necessary to keep the area clean to keep any infections at bay.
  • Trimming or shaving your pubic hair helps to reduce sweating and keeps the area clean.

A clean-shaven pubic area provides a better view of the gynaecologist if she wants to

make a consultation.

  • If not shaved properly, it can lead to ingrown hair, wherein the hair starts to grow inside the skin causing painful bumps.

How Can You Shave?

  1. Use a shaving cream: It could be itchy and painful when you use a shaving stick and uncomfortable, it is more recommendable to use shaving cream. Use fingers to feel and locate the area while going down and shave off the hair using the shaving cream. While doing this go into a bathtub and lay your back. Then try to bathe after shaving and change into clean clothing.
  2. Go slowly: Go slowly, be gentle and do not blind- shave. Be conscious of what you are doing even if it means taking the mirror to the bathroom. When you go slowly it prevents nicks and cuts. If you do get some cuts perhaps or an infection, go to the nearest pharmacy and let pharmacist recommend you for some ointment to treat the wounds. Whether you choose to shave the pubic area regularly or not, having a safe routine is a must.

Tell us! What method of shaving works best for you?

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Can Vitamin C Cure Colds?

At the first hint of a cough, catarrh or cold, it is very common to find people recommending vitamin C as a drug to help fight it.

But does vitamin C really cure colds? Science shows that vitamin C does not cure colds yet many people would argue with these findings backing it up with stories of how it can cure a cold.

It is quite difficult to find the root of where this vitamin C belief came from.  However, history traces it to a two-time Nobel-prize winner scientist Linus Pauling who believed that vitamin C could cure many unrelated ailments. Linus Pauling’s belief is still held by millions of people across the world

Other scientists have come up to debunk Linus’s assertions on the efficacy of vitamin C to cure a common cold, retinal detachment, snakebites, and the AIDS virus.

However, the truth is that Vitamin C is hardly harmful which makes it susceptible to being used as a cure-all medicine. Several scientists have found that taking a high amount of vitamin C does not slow down the progress of colds.

In the review of about 30 studies that researched into people with colds who took the normal daily dose of vitamin C, findings show that the cold duration was reduced by only 8%, which has no significant impact. This insignificant result also affects the relationship of the vitamin to cancer, pneumonia, cataracts, cardiovascular disease etc.

It is recommended that people should not take more than 2,000mg per day. A higher dose can lead to nausea, stomach cramps, and diarrhoea. Swedish researchers discover that men who take an excess of vitamin C were two times as likely to develop kidney stones. Taking a high dose of vitamin C does not make it have more effect.

You do not need to load yourself or your kids up with Vitamin C to make them feel better. Here are alternative ways of dealing with a cold.

  • Eating a hot bowl of chicken soup or pepper soup.
  • Wrapping your head with a towel, inhaling steam from a bowl of hot water, while using a drop or two of eucalyptus oil or Robb.
  • Rubbing petroleum jelly on the skin under the nose.
  • Using a cool-mist humidifier in your room to increase air moisture.
  • Putting salt-water drops in the nostrils to relieve nasal congestion.
  • Giving cough syrup or drops to relieve a sore throat (this is meant for children older than six years)
  • Running a warm bath to soothe aches and pains.
  • Feed your child when she is hungry and give her plenty of fluids such as water or fresh fruit juice to help replace fluids.

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