Special Care for this Diwali

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Feb 03, 2012

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DiwaliThe festive season is here again, so this Diwali again one needs to take care of the Skin to let the skin glow and also be cautious of the crackers so that you make your Diwali a special one avoiding accidents.


It’s true that everyone wants to look good for the occasion but for that one also needs to follow some simple tips says Dr. Anup Dhir, Senior Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon, Apollo Hospital. By eating fewer sweets, using soap free cleansing moisturizer, proper intake of water, and continuous exercises can help your skin glow for this Diwali.


One also need to take care while enjoying the joyous mood of Diwali and should not forget to have with them the First - Aid Box too. Dr. Dhir says that 98% of burns are accidental and most of them are women and children below the age of 18. With a little care those injuries on face, hand and arms can be avoided.


Buy fireworks of authorized/reputed manufacturers only. Lighting a fire cracker may seem very easy and fun but if one is not careful it can cause serious damage. One should never attempt to re-light a dud because it can go off. You should douse it with water instead, advises Dr. Dhir. Children and adults must know how to carry  fire crackers with them, carrying in the pockets could be a bit dangerous as we must not forget that they are explosives and we should not have a friendly relation with them because it may go off prematurely even without being lit, he added. It is required to read those instructions written on those packets.


Not only that we need to take care of those electric lights which should never be tied to any metal poles as any current leak can energize the pole and give a shock to anyone who touches the pole, so in this case we need to check small children. If anyone's clothing does catch fire, follow the rule:

  • Stop - Don't run.
  • Drop to the ground.
  • Roll to put out the flames, use fireworks only outdoor.
  • Don't wear loosely hanging clothes; secure all clothes properly.


Dr. Pritam from New look says "One should hold the burn area under running water which is cool, not cold and not use ice since that will take the wound longer to heal. Also one shouldn't use ghee on the burn area as it increases the risk of infection."


If you are not careless, negligent and ignorant then you can actually avoid accidents, so this Diwali you are safe and can enjoy the pleasure of light and sound both.


Delhi-based plastic surgeon Dr. Anup Dhir and New look Cosmetic Skin Laser Clinic has launched the emergency helpline number which will put one through to the doctor himself.


The 24-hours helpline will start functioning November 3rd and will be operational for eight days. Diwali will be celebrated on November 5.

So, Remember “Precaution is better than cure”!


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