Blood Donation

Tattoos and Blood Donation

Can people with tattoos donate blood?

Yes, people who have undergone body art procedures (tattoos) or have body piercings can surely donate blood but only after a specific period of time and once you meet certain established regulations. As per the World Health Organization guidelines, one is eligible to donate blood only after a year of getting a tattoo. Blood donation regulations for individuals with tattoos differ across different geographic locations. In the UAE, one will have to wait for 12 months to donate blood after being tattooed. The donated blood always undergoes further testing in order to rule out possibilities of any blood borne illness or infections.

Why people with tattoos less than a year old are not permitted to donate blood?

Healthcare facilities deny blood donation to those whose tattoos are less than a year old in order to make sure that the tattoo has had enough time to heal. Although getting a tattoo is not legally fined or punishable in the UAE, it is still not widely accepted because it is considered self-harm religiously. It is important to get a tattoo from a legally authorized place since because otherwise it can put you at the risk of contracting illness. The tools, needles that the parlor uses may not be sterilized and can cause various skin diseases and severe blood borne diseases like, Hepatitis and even HIV.

A waiting period will allow the tattoo to heal completely as any reactions would occur within the first 6 months. The blood you donate is used to treat chronically ill patients and requires to be well tested and free of infections. (more…)

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Importance of drinking water

Water is the elixir of life, 70% of the human body is made up of water. All the organs and cells that make up the body need water in order to function properly. Water regulates the body temperature and assists in the passage of food through the intestines.

Most people take drinking water for granted and do not meet the adequate requirement of water consumption. It is extremely important to drink sufficient water on a daily basis in order to replace the water that is lost from the body during daily activities like sweating and urination. Water is required for people to survive and is one of the most essential nutrients of the body.

Most people are of the thought that one needs to drink at least 8 glasses of water daily. In reality, an individual may or may not need 8 glasses daily, because water intake does differ across ages. Infants and children require more water as they tend to get dehydrated quicker than adults. An average male needs up to 2.7 litres of water per day and an average female requires up to 2 litres of water per day. Children until 8 years of age require ½ litre water per day. (more…)

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Vampire Facelift

Does your face look tired and dull or your face is saggy or droopy? Well, you must be yearning for your skin to feel refreshed and look younger. Vampire facelift is exactly what you need.

As explained by Dr. Charles Runels, MD who trademarked the procedure, Vampire facelift is a non-surgical facelift procedure in which hyaluronic acid filler (hyaluronic acid is naturally found in our body and secures moisture and builds youthful skin) and plasma from your own blood which is rich in growth factors is injected in a particular way on to your face. Vampire facelift is a relatively new procedure and it is very famous among celebrities.

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Summer Skin Care Tips for Teen Skin

It is not possible for one to pass through teenage without a few complaints about the skin. It could be pimples, sudden breakouts, acne, dry/oily skin, the complaints could be various. Teenage is an experimental time, everybody is just eager to grow up. The minute you discover your feminity or even masculinity, you are eager to try out and duplicate what adults do.

Summer time is just almost here in Dubai, while it is true that the summer heat can damage your skin and cause pimples, dark spots etc., you need to start spending sometime knowing your skin and following a healthy skin care routine in order to maintain it soft, glowing and healthy.

The major causes of skin problems during teenage years are;

  • Hormonal changes caused in the body
  • Lack of knowledge about the skin type
  • Poor skin care routine which is necessary given the amount of time they spend outdoors
  • Lack of poor knowledge about an ideal skin care routine

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How to Heal the Dark Circles under Your Eyes

Are dark circles a severe disease which may turn disastrously fatal? NO! But, they steal your look. That’s a pretty grave situation.

Swollen baggy patches under your eyes can make you look exhausted, older, stressed, and unhealthy, even when you aren’t.

Getting rid of dark circles is an achievable target. However, only sleeping well doesn’t help much. Once you’ve confirmed if the dark circles have risen because of age, allergies, vascular issues, or late night margaritas a day before, you can treat them accordingly.

Kick the Tired-Eye Look Away for Good

Cucumbers are advertised as the perfect solution for shadows under the eyes. And they are quite useful too. Other than that, you can massage your dark circles with almond oil before sleeping every night. Rubbing chilled & raw potato juice can help reduce puffiness and lighten the dark skin as potato contains natural bleaching agents. Vitamin-C Serum is also beneficial for lightening the under-eye skin.

Treating the eyes with 10-15 minutes of rosewater-soaked cotton pads or a mixture of tomato and lemon juice works as well. Or, you can take a glass of juice with mint leaves, tomato, and lemon drops for two weeks.

As per Dermatology clinics and dermatologists, if your dark circles denote any vascular problems, use more pillows while sleeping. You can also apply cold compresses, eye creams which contain coffee, grape seed oil, or green tea. Tampering with your diet and including food rich in omega-3 fatty acids, like walnuts, salmon, or anchovies may help too. If it’s (if there are any) allergies, talk to a doctor.

Specialist Dermatologist

 

 

Dr. Anuj Taneja

Specialist Dermatologist

Aster Clinic, Dubai Silicon Oasis

 

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