Monthly Archives: March 2015

How to treat skin abrasion in children

Abrasion is basically a break in the surface of the skin where the epidermis has been scraped or broken and categorized as superficial wounds in the skin. There is mild oozing of blood and can be painful. Abrasions can cause severe pain because there are many nerve endings that are exposed. Abrasions usually occur in the knees, elbows and the ... Read More »

How to remove blackheads in the ears

Blackheads are a form of acne and they look like small yellowish or black bumps or plug in the pores and caused by abundant oil in the skin. Blackheads usually occur in the nose or the chin area but they can also occur in other areas such as the ear. By enrolling in a¬†first aid class, you can readily manage ... Read More »

How to manage bruised ribs

Bruised ribs can occur when a hard object hits a rib or the abdominal area. This will cause the ribs to hit against the muscle wall that surrounds them and will cause bruising. Athletes playing contact sports usually suffer from bruised ribs which can be due to a fall, a blow to side of the body and it is very ... Read More »

Treating cycling pimples and chafing

Individuals who engage in cycling end up with pimples and chafing on the buttocks or inner thighs and they can be painful and uncomfortable during rides. With proper treatment, it can minimize the symptoms as well as promote faster healing. If you want to properly manage the symptoms, all you have to do is register for first aid training today. ... Read More »

Dealing with muscle stiffness in the legs

Muscle stiffness in the legs will make an individual tired and less motivated to move. Stiffness in the legs can be caused by staying sedentary for a long time and engaging in exercises vigorously as well as certain conditions such as arthritis and osteoporosis. Causes of muscle stiffness in the legs Stiffness in the legs in the morning upon waking ... Read More »

Management of renal colic

Renal colic is a pain that radiates from the loin to the groin and caused by renal diseases such as kidney stones, renal papillary necrosis or pyelonephritis. Kidney stones are tiny crystals that develop when a chemical is concentrated in the urine and once these crystals travels down the urinary tract, they will cause severe pain which is known as ... Read More »