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Preventing Sports Injuries

Overview Sports injuries generally occur due to direct impact, or overuse which can lead to sprains and strains. Sports injuries are categorized into two types, namely chronic and acute injuries. All the injuries that happen suddenly are known as acute injuries like the spraining of the ankle due to an awkward landing. While a person can injure any part of their body while engaging in sport, sports injuries ...

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Reducing Headaches and Stress

Overview A tension headache is the type of headache that occurs due to the muscles tightening from the neck, head and the upper back portion of the brain. Most people claim that such type of headaches is caused due to stress. Stress causes the body’s nervous structure to start the “fight” response that is caused by reduced breathing, increased rate of blood pressure, increased heart beat and the increased t ...

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Ringworm of the scalp

Ringworm of the scalp or tinea capitis is a fungal infection that affects the scalp and the hair shafts. The condition is described as itchy, bald, scaly blotches on the head. Ringworm of the scalp is a contagious condition which usually affects toddlers and school age children. Some cases of ringworm of the scalp causes severe inflammation of the area that result to scarring or permanent loss of hair. [you ...

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Patellar tendonitis

Patellar tendonitis is an injury to the tendon that attaches the kneecap or patella to the shinbone. The patellar tendon helps the muscles found in front of the thigh in extending the joint when running, kicking and jumping. [youtube url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MU71M-aASLo"] Patellar tendonitis is also called jumper’s knee which is usually common in athletes who frequently perform jumping actions s ...

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First Aid for Dealing with Shock

Overview Shock is something that many people are not familiar with what this really is. They often think that someone goes into shock due to being frightened or traumatized in some other way. However, medically, shock is when there is not enough blood circulating in the body. In this case, shock can become an emergency that does threaten your life. There are several causes of shock including severe burns, a ...

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Abdominal Pain in Children

Overview Almost everyone will experience abdominal pain at one time or another. However, it is the children who often suffer stomachache, which is one the most common reasons of hospital emergency cases. Abdominal pain is pain that is felt in the stomach area. It is oftentimes associated with fever, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and fatigue. The pain sometimes comes and goes. Indeed, it can be quite ...

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Treating Burns And Scalds

Overview Burns and scalds are damage to the skin caused by wet or dry heat. The pain is associated with swelling, blisters, red or peeling skin, and sometimes white or charred skin. Children are the ones who are prone to burns and scalds. They love to explore things around them and test what their surroundings offer them. Sometimes their curiosity to explore puts them in accidents that eventually injure the ...

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