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How to treat someone from a drug overdose

Overview Overdose is one of the leading causes of death. It can either be accidental or on purpose. An overdose occurs when your body ingests drugs or substances in quantities greater than the recommended dosage or amount. These drugs or substances may be in the form of over-the-counter medicines, prescription medicines, illegal drugs, some herbal medications, and alcohol. When these are taken too much, the ...

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Wrist tendonitis

Wrist tendonitis is a condition where the tendons of the wrist are damaged due to overuse and results to inflammation and swelling of the affected tendons. [youtube url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZ4aLR55PJY"] The wrist is composed of eight small bones in the hand with two bones passing the forearm called the ulna and radius. There are several muscles of the hand and wrist which originates from the ul ...

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Moving Victims During First Aid

In an event of an emergency, there may be need to move the victim from one place to another during first aid. This could be due to several reasons, common being to get medication and safety since the current position may be exposing him to more danger. The first aider could also be at risk, hence the need to get to a place that is safe for both parties. With the injuries that the victim has, the movement ne ...

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Hamstring cramp

Cramps happen to anyone young or old, active or sedentary people can and can develop by doing just anything. Elderly people, infants, overweight people and athletes are more susceptible to muscle cramps. [youtube url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGYB109TLQU"] The hamstring muscle is positioned at the rear part of the thigh that is utilized when moving the leg. When there is a hamstring cramp, it will lo ...

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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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First Aid If Someone Chokes

Overview Of Choking A person chokes when the airway is partially or entirely blocked and airflow to the lungs is restricted or cut off. The choking victim either has difficulty breathing or cannot take in air at all. A choking casualty might pass on if first aid is not given straight away. Breathing is a vital part of our existence. When we breathe in, we inhale in a blend of oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dio ...

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First Aid For Mouth Or Tooth Injuries

Overview Of Mouth Injuries Injuries sustained to the mouth and teeth can happen from falling on the face or a harsh blow, such as a punch. A blow beneath the jawbone can result in the casualty biting their tongue or lips. Such injuries can be related with excessive bleeding, which can be a hazard to the casualty’s airway. If a tooth is knocked out in an accident or fall, the proper first aid might be able t ...

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Management of a hornet sting

Hornets are insects and the largest eusocial wasps. Some species have the length of 5.5cm and they have a stinger that is used to kill prey and defend their hives. Hornet stings are very painful to humans than any typical wasp stings since the venom of the hornet contains large amounts of acetylcholine. [youtube url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7-xOt2Td8s" width="200"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tt ...

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Benefits of coconut oil

Coconuts are all-round fruits that are good not just for culinary purpose but also for its medicinal benefits. Coconut oil and saturated fats boosts the function of the immune system and for protection against a variety of pathogens. Medium-chain fatty acids present in coconut oil possess antimicrobial properties against bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa. [youtube url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW ...

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First Aid and Dealing with Shock

What is Shock? Any illness or injury can be accompanied by shock. Shock is a circulation problem where the body’s tissues do not get enough blood. If the shock gets bad enough, this can lead to unconsciousness or even death. Since there is often shock in an emergency situation, and because it can progress very quickly, always check for shock and assess whether it is bad enough to be a medical emergency. ...

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