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Signs and symptoms of brain trauma

Once any trauma occurs to the brain, the overall function can be disrupted. The types of mental disruption tend to vary ranging from issues with the memory and attention, affecting the capability of the individual to perform daily tasks and decision making. The signs and symptoms of brain trauma usually depend on the area of […]

Symptoms of food poisoning

Food poisoning has affected millions of individuals every year with cases that range from mild to life-threatening. Food poisoning is typically caused by eating food that has been contaminated with viruses, bacteria and harmful chemicals. If you are able to quickly and accurately recognize the symptoms of food poisoning, you can perform the appropriate first […]

Signs and symptoms of tetanus

Tetanus is a condition that affects the nervous system and has the potential to be lethal, but it can be prevented through immunization. The most common is generalized tetanus but it can be localized, affecting only a part of the body where the infected entered. In most cases, the infection can spread all over the […]

How to apply a tulle gras finger dressing

Wounds come in various sizes and shapes, thus each entails specific treatment and bandaging to guarantee proper healing and avoid infection. The tulle gras finger dressing initially started in France which is a type of bandaging in which a soft paraffin fabric is used together with olive oil and Peruvian balsam to prevent the fabric […]

Different types of compression bandages

Bandages are basically used to cover a wound or injury. The regular bandages are commonly utilized for open wounds while the compression bandages mainly provide the appropriate pressure to the affected area. Today, there are different types of compression bandages available in the market and each have a specific function that you should be familiar […]

How to bind a wound

Wounds usually include injuries that require stitches and sutures as part of the medical care. As for large-sized wounds from injuries that are gaping or deep, it would require immediate medical attention. Nevertheless, minor cuts or abrasions are not serious and you can easily care for them at home with first aid measures. It is […]

What is the Heimlich maneuver?

The Heimlich maneuver is basically a series of under-the-diaphragm thrusts to the abdomen. This maneuver is specifically designed to help a choking individual by removing the foreign object that is blocking the airway, thus allowing him/her to breathe. Take note that the abdominal thrusts must be strong enough to lift the abdomen, forcing air from […]

What you need to know about heel spurs

Standing or walking can be painful if the individual has a heel spur. The heel bone is considered as the biggest bone in the feet and basically absorbs most of the pressure and shock. There are first aid measures that you can provide at home to help out with the pain and inflammation that are […]

Create your own emergency survival kit

An emergency survival kit is important in case of natural calamities or any emergency situation. A properly made kit should include all the essential supplies and equipment required in any emergency scenario. With your own kit, it will provide you with peace of mind that you are fully prepared during any natural disaster, power shortage […]