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Best Insect Bitesting Itch Relievers

Along with the warm summer weather and lazy days comes the aggravation of the flying and creeping insects that can turn our pleasant outdoor experience to misery. Even after all of the preparation to prevent bites and stings, we can still find ourselves feeling like the main course at a …

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First Aid Treatments for Hyperthermia

Hyperthermia is a potentially life threatening condition caused by elevated body temperatures. Without immediate treatment stroke or death can occur. Hyperthermia is most often associated with summer heat. When the internal body temperatures rises above 98.6 degrees it begins to put stress on the body. This is why Hyperthermia is …

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Infant Cpr Infant Cpr Classes Aha Infant Cpr Classes American Red Cross Infant Cpr Classes Cpr

Learning infant CPR is an important skill that is easily learned. With a short lesson and some practice of the techniques involved, anyone can learn the important, life saving technique of infant CPR in a short amount of time. The first step in learning infant CPR, Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation is to …

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How to Rescue a Drowning Victim

According to the World Health Organisation, drowning is the tenth leading cause of death among adults 15-45 years of age and the fourth in young children. When most people think of drowning, they imagine a lone figure struggling in the ocean, although this scenario is common, an individual can drown in …

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How to Treat Insect Bites

Treating insect bites really all depends on which insect the bite was from. So what I will do in this article, is give general first aid tips for the most common reactions to insect bites. When a person is reacting to an insect bite, this is because of the venom …

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Choking first Aid for Choking Heimlich Manoeuvre

A person who is choking may be conscious or unconscious. Generally a person who is conscious and has something stuck in the throat is coughing and unable to breathe or speak. Sometimes the face may appear blue. If an infant or child suddenly seems unable to breathe, you should assume …

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Treatments for Heat Rash

High temperatures, humidity and sun exposure can all result in a heat rash commonly referred to as prickly heat, or by its medical name of miliaria. It presents as an irritating rash, often appearing as tiny clear blisters or red spots, which can be maddeningly itchy. Luckily it isn’t a …

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Complications following Application of a Tourniquet to the Lower Limb

As time passes, and we learn more about the results of first aid techniques, international standards for first aid are revised and changed. Such is the case with the tourniquet. Once recommended first aid for major bleeding and venomous bites, the tourniquet is now a major “no-no” for trained first …

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First Aid for Choking

An estimated 2,800 people die each year due to choking. Choking occurs when any part of the airway is blocked. The airway consists of the throat (pharynx), the voice box (larynx), the windpipe (trachea), and the air passages that lead to the lungs. At some point nearly everyone has some …

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WHO calls the worldwide increase in childhood obesity alarming

The World Health Organization considers childhood obesity “one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century,” and calls the rapid increase in this condition around the globe “alarming.” The problem is greatest in the United States where child obesity has doubled in the last 30 years. But …

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