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How to care for superficial gunshot wounds

A superficial gunshot wound can cause a lot of pain but are not generally life-threatening as long as it is quickly and properly treated. The treatment for gunshot wounds that are superficial in nature can be performed by taking into consideration certain steps. Always make sure that wounds must be treated right away at the […]

Treatment for an electrical burn

It is a known fact that electricity has always been part of our lives. It provides power to almost all the appliances that we use on a daily basis. Even though it is a very useful force, it can also be dangerous. Always bear in mind that electricity can also go through the body and […]

Treating acid burns

One of the accidents that commonly occur at home usually involves acid spills. There are different forms of acids that are present in household cleaners such as battery acid and bleach. Most cases of acid burns are minor but there are also rare cases in which death occurred due to acid burns. Burns typically occur […]

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 […]

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 Are Antibiotics?

Antibiotic ointments are topical ointments that are usually found in an oil base to kill bacteria and prevent potential infections. The ointment is to be applied to affected areas of the skin that may be susceptible to infections—these include burns, minor cuts, and abrasions. Do NOT use antibiotic ointment on puncture wounds, severe burns or […]