Archive | September, 2016

How to manage diabetic wounds

Diabetic wounds are serious complications among individuals with diabetes. Even though diabetes is harmless if properly controlled, the abnormal level of blood glucose in the body can lead to some serious complications. Possible causes of diabetic wounds The main issue with diabetic wounds is delayed or poor healing. The healing issues are triggered by peripheral […]

Close look on a closed wound

Generally, a closed wound is characterized by intact skin while the underlying tissue is not directly exposed. When it comes to a closed wound, it is typically triggered by direct blunt trauma after falls or vehicular accidents. Even if the skin is unbroken, the injury can reach down to the core muscles, bones and internal […]

Child care: What to do for vomiting?

When a child is vomiting, he/she is likely to go back to a normal state but a doctor should be consulted if worried. There are various causes that might include certain conditions. If in doubt on the cause, a doctor should be seen so that further assessment can be carried out. Possible causes Vomiting among children […]

Baby care: Prevention of falls

Babies and young children are prone to falls. Prevention of falls is all about monitoring the development of the child and making the necessary adjustments in the house and play environment as he/she grows. Common accidents include head injuries, bruises and even fractures. Preventive measures Falls are the most common cause of accidents in all […]

Ear infection

An ear infection is a common condition among children. It is usually triggered by an infection and can trigger earache and brief hearing loss. The infections typically subside on their own but oftentimes require treatment using antibiotics. Some children with recurrent ear infection especially those that causes long-term issues requires surgical intervention. Overview on an […]

Whiplash

Whiplash is a neck injury due to abrupt and vigorous movement of the head backwards, sideways or forwards. The usual causes of whiplash include the following: Vehicular accidents Slips or falls where the head is jarred or jolted Struck on the head by a heavy object Sudden blow to the head during contact sports such […]

Botulism

Botulism is a condition brought about by a toxin released by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. The spores produced by the bacteria are naturally present in the environment, usually in garden soil. Even though botulism is a serious condition, it is relatively uncommon. How can I end up with botulism? One can acquire botulism in 2 […]

Pain medications: Close look on naproxen

Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory pain medication that is widely used to manage pain and inflammation among adults and adolescents 16 years and over. There are also other conditions where it is used such as the following: Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid arthritis Acute gout Ankylosing spondylitis Tendinitis, strains, sprains, neck pain, back pain Dysmenorrhea How naproxen works Naproxen […]