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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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Chlamydia Management and Treatment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=js7vkx-gO9k Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease that commonly spreads undetected because the infected persons can be asymptomatic despite the infection. It is caused by the bacteria Chlamydia Tracomatis and may be transmitted through unprotected sexual intercourse. The symptoms usually appear one to three weeks after an intimate contact with an infected partner. Becaus ...

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First Aid For Food Poisoning

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEyU-3OpE-A Food poisoning is a condition that is caused by ingesting contaminated foods. Contamination may be either from viruses, bacteria, toxins, parasites or chemicals. Contamination may occur where the food is prepared, especially when it was not handled well. This can happen at any point in time during the production of food and cross contamination of food occurs. This ...

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How to Manage Nausea and Vomiting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vgKq7TcDYo Nausea and vomiting are common symptoms that are encountered with a number of conditions. They both can be caused by a wide variety of illnesses. Nausea, as defined, is the uneasy or unsettled feeling of the urge to vomit. Vomiting, on the other hand, is the forcing of the contents of the stomach out of the mouth. Nausea and vomiting may be caused by certain condi ...

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Who are at risk for flu complications?

Who are at risk for flu complications? It is a known fact that the flu typically affects high risk individuals through secondary infections or other complications. Some are at high risk for the flu complications. The symptoms of flu typically start 2 days after being exposed to the virus. The symptoms include: [caption id="attachment_801" align="alignright" width="300"] Chills is one of the symptoms of flu. ...

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Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a highly contagious disease of respiratory track. It is caused by a virus known as “SARS cornavirus”. Severe acute respiratory syndrome was first identified in 2003. Between 2002 and July 2003, there was a massive outbreak of SARS virus attack in South China and Hong Kong. In this attack, 8,273 cases of infected individuals and 775 deaths were reported. Severe acu ...

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Shigella Infection

Shigella is a family of bacteria that are passed through ingestion of contaminated food or water, swimming or bathing contaminated water; or through direct contact with the bacteria in the stool. Signs and symptoms It is noted that Shigella infects the digestive track of an individual thereby causing abdominal pain and cramps, vomiting, fever and nausea. Intestinally, it causes bloody diarrhea to the victim ...

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