Archive | November, 2016

Plum allergy

Plum allergy might not be as common compared to the common food allergies, but some individuals develop reactions to it. If an individual is allergic to plums, there is a risk that he/she will also develop allergies to other fruits as well. Plums are associated to almond and categorized as tree nuts. Other fruits counted […]

Infected wound: What are the ideal treatments?

An infected wound requires immediate treatment. Remember that any break, incision or laceration in the skin is at risk for allowing bacteria to enter and trigger an infection. The bacteria attach to the tissue and prevent the wound from healing properly, resulting to other symptoms such as fever, increased swelling and drainage of pus. Commonly […]

Tegaderm: How to properly use one

Tegaderm is a dressing that can be utilized to cover minor burns, surgical wounds, IV sites as well as central lines. These dressing provide a waterproof barrier but still allow oxygen to penetrate to allow proper wound healing. It is available in various sizes and can also be cut for customized use. Steps on how […]

Distal biceps tendon rupture

A distal biceps tendon rupture involves a tear in the tendon originating at the forearm bone. It is important to note that the biceps are the major muscles on the front part of the arm that helps in flexing the elbow and rotating the forearm. A ruptured distal biceps tendon is usually the result of […]

Buckle wrist fracture

A wrist fracture is considered as a prevalent injury among children. For a buckle wrist fracture, it is a specific form that only occur during childhood. Bone development in children The long forearm bones originate from the growth plates. These growth plates are uncalcified areas in which the bone manufacturing and support cells divide rapidly. […]

Cervical fracture

A cervical fracture occurs from high-impact trauma usually in falls or vehicular accidents. There are 7 bones in the neck which are called as the cervical vertebrae that support the head and link it to the shoulders and body. Any damage to the vertebrae can result to serious consequences since the spinal cord travels via […]

Hand fractures

Hand fractures can manifest in either the small bones (phalanges) of the fingers or the long bones (metacarpals). The injury can occur from a twisting event, crushing injury, falls or a direct blow in contact sports. What are the indications? The signs and symptoms of a hand fracture include the following: Tenderness Swelling Deformity Shortened […]