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How to Treat an Infected Wound

An infected wound occurs when an open wound is infected by a microorganism. These microorganisms can range from a bacterium, virus, or parasite. The microorganisms enter the open wound, where it then invades and multiples inside the body. Aside from worsening the wound and inhibiting its healing due to more inflammation, an infection to the wound may spread to the whole body through the blood or lymphatic v ...

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First Aid Management for Heat Rash

As suggested by the name, heat rash occurs in hot and humid conditions. Heat rash is a common skin condition that is characterized by severe itching of the skin leading to a prickly or stinging feeling. This occurs when an individual is perspires excessively and clogs the sweat glands. As a result, sweat is trapped under the skin, which leads to the formation of small, red bumps in the erythematous (redness ...

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The Different Types of Eczema

Eczema refers to an umbrella of skin disorders that are characterized by skin inflammation or irritation. Although eczema can affect anyone, it is most common in infants and young children. It cannot spread from one person to another, however, it can be inherited. Eczema is also called dermatitis. Eczema is not considered a medical emergency, although it can cause discomfort to the individual suffering from ...

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

The anterior cruciate ligament injury, or ACL injury for short, is usually the result of the excessive twisting of the knee that occurs when the athlete suddenly changes direction while his foot is still firmly planted on the ground. Being a ligament that forms the connection between the femur and the tibia, an ACL injury is considered a sprain and is graded according the following scale: Grade 1 Sprain: Gr ...

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