Treating Food Poisoning

Food poisoning is brought on by consuming food that has been contaminated. It is usually not serious, and many people will get better within a few days, and no treatment is needed. Many, food poisoning cases the food has been contaminated by a bacteria. These bacterias include salmonella, Escherichia coli (E. coli), and virus like the norovirus. Signs & symptoms ... Read More »

How To Treat Eye Injuries

How eye injuries occur   Injury to the eyes can occur in many different settings, but will always be the result of unwanted trauma that could possibly be avoided. More often that not injury sustained to the eye, or eyes, results from accidental or purposeful impact, such as: 1) Fighting The type of injury endured during a scuffle is considered ... Read More »

Treating Earache

The Problem The issue of earache is a very common condition that is experienced by many people when they are children. This condition can be quite painful and a little worrisome in young children, but usually is able to be resolved at home with simple remedies that are effective at clearing up any infections. If the problem persists though it ... Read More »

How To Treat Chest Pain

Chest Pains: Never Ignore those Heart Breakers Never ignore chest pains. It could be a heart attack. If you have muscle pains around your chest area and the pain feels heavy and tight while forcing you to press or tighten up the area, you could be facing a mild to severe heart attack. When this happens, immediately call 911. Signs ... Read More »

Treating Bruised or Broken Ribs

What Causes Rib Injuries? Bruised or broken ribs is an injury that is typically caused by chest trauma. The most common ways for this injury to occur is from falling or a severe blow to the chest from a motor vehicle accident or direct impact while playing contact sports. Bruised ribs can also occur from self-inflicted, excessive coughing. When suffering ... Read More »

How To Treat A Broken Nose

Definition of a broken nose Much as it sounds like, this type of injury is the result of blunt trauma to the face. It can be very painful and even, in rare cases, quite serious. Fortunately, it can be easily set and takes between 2 and 3 weeks to heal properly. Identifying a broken nose Trauma to the nose region ... Read More »

First Aid – Animal and Human Bites

Information on Human and Animal Bites If you’ve been bitten by an animal or another human being it is important to know that bites can become infected if not treated properly. If the bite breaks skin it is imperative that you seek medical attention immediately. The bacteria found in the mouths of humans and animals can lead towards infection if ... Read More »

Treating Angina

What is Angina? Manifesting as chest pains, angina results when the blood supply that is meant to reach the muscles in the heart becomes restricted. The typical reason for this is that the arteries leading to the affected muscles have become hardened somehow, a condition known as atherosclerosis. Typically brought on by physical activity, the pain that is experienced during ... Read More »

Steps In Treating A Casualty With Burns

Depending on how extreme the burn is, which is established by depth and size, you may need to visit a doctor or phone for an ambulance. Irrespective of the severity of the burn, apply the following steps to treat a burn: Rinse the burned region with cool running water for a few minutes Phone the ambulance services for a severe burn ... Read More »

How To Treat Allergies

Overview An allergy occurs when the body’s immune system responds to an allergen as though it is dangerous like it would an infection. It creates a kind of antibody (protein that combats germs and infections) known as immunoglobulin E (IgE) to combat the allergen. One of the substances involved in an allergic response is histamine, which causes: Constriction of your ... Read More »