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Black widow spider bite

The bite caused by the black widow spider can affect the nervous system. This neurotoxic is one of the strongest venoms secreted by an animal. People have different reactions to the venom, some are slightly affected while others have a severe response. The first symptom that arises from the bite is an acute pain at […]

Cat bite

A cat bite can penetrate and puncture the skin, leaving a small but deep wound. This wound is particularly dangerous as a cat’s mouth carries many bacteria and the puncture wound caused by the cat bite seals rapidly overtime which can cause bacteria to be trapped underneath the skin where they can rapidly multiply. Because […]

Arsenic poisoning

Arsenic poisoning is a severe and potentially life-threatening form of poisoning caused by arsenic, a metalloid that is very toxic to most biological systems. The symptoms of arsenic poisoning depend on the type and concentration of arsenic. The main cause of arsenic poisoning is the consumption of large amounts of arsenic. If arsenic is consumed […]

Blisters

Blisters are a bubble-like formations on the top layer of your skin, the epidermis. Blisters are common symptoms of numerous diseases and conditions. Blisters are commonly caused by burns, infections, freezing, and friction on the skin. The purpose of blisters is to protect and cushion the skin layers below. Serum, plasma, blood or pus can […]

Fainting

Fainting (medically known as syncope) is a condition where a person temporary loses consciousness caused by a temporary loss of blood supply to the brain and is a symptom that can be associated with a more serious medical condition. Anyone can faint at any age but in the case of elderly persons, it could be […]

Snake bite

A snake bite is either venomous or non-venomous. It is important to identify what kind of bite the snake did to respond appropriately to the bite. If you cannot identify whether the bite is venomous or not, always treat a snake bite as if it is caused by a venomous snake. First aid care The […]

Dealing with paronychia

Paronychia is an infection on the edge of the fingernail or toenail. It usually affects the cuticle or the skin at the bottom or even the sides of the nail. This condition not properly treated can result to a severe infection such as onychomycosis and herpetic whitlow. People with diabetes, immune system that are weak […]

Piriformis syndrome

Piriformis syndrome is a condition that begins with pain and tingling, or numbness sensations felt at the back or buttocks that spreads down the leg. It can be caused by nerve compression due to contracture or spasms of the piriformis muscle. A piriformis muscle is a flat muscle in the buttocks for stability of the […]