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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 […]

Shock

A shock is a dangerous condition caused by insufficient blood flow in the body. Because of the lack of blood flow, critical organs such as the brain or lungs and the cells do not get receive oxygen and nutrients to properly function and may lead them to become damaged or cease functioning completely. Because of […]

Overview on a bruise

A bruise is a common skin injury that occurs when trauma is exerted onto the skin which causes the skin underneath to bleed causing the discoloration. People commonly get bruises in their lives and this happens when they bump into something. This is common to those who are moving around constantly in workplaces with many […]

Dislocated finger

A dislocated finger is a common injury where the bones in a finger are moved from their normal position. This can occur on any finger on the hand and commonly occurs on the middle knuckles of all fingers excluding the thumb. Finger dislocations usually happen without any fractures but there are cases that a break […]

Heat exhaustion

Heat exhaustion is a condition where the body overheats due to prolonged exposure to heat. Numerous factors can contribute to heat exhaustion such as humidity and the intensity of the physical activities that you are doing. Heat exhaustion can turn life-threatening and lead to heat stroke if left untreated but can be prevented in different […]

Overview on choking

Choking is a condition where the airways are blocked by a foreign object, this condition can become life-threatening if the person cannot remove the blockage by simply coughing or clearing their throat. Foodstuffs and small objects can be stuck down your throat which can block air in flowing to your lungs, this prevents your body […]