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Bruised Ribs Treatment

Medical science can transplant organs but cannot figure out how to treat bruised ribs beyond administering NSAID pain medications. Time is the only guaranteed healer for bruised ribs. It can take up to six weeks for the pain to subside. There are some things a patient can do to make …

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How to Treat Burns and Scalds

A burn is caused by dry heat such as fire, hot metals, direct sunlight, or friction. A scald is caused by contact with moist heat, for instance, boiling water, steam or hot oil. Not everyone is able to react in the correct manner after being burned or scalded. Some will reach for …

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How to Clean a Flesh Wound

Introduction: Flesh wound is a wound which involves only the muscles and the superficial tissues but not the underlying bones, vital organs…etc. These types of wounds are relatively common and would vary in its appearance from one instance to the other. Depending on the place which it occurred and the …

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First Aid on Boats

Though the many hope they never use it, all captains should have a first-aid kit on board their sailboat and the knowledge to use it. Whether you are planning a short sail across a calm bay or circumnavigating the globe, a captain can never be too prepared for a medical emergency. The …

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How to Prevent Frostbite

To some people, the worst thing in the world is to be out in the cold. Nobody wants to be out in the cold, the snow, and the stinging cheeks that you get from having the wind whipping against any skin that might not be covered up. However, the cold …

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Living with Hypoglycemia

As a result of severs malnutrition during my childhood my body developed hypoglycemia as a defense mechanism Since then I have had to learn how to treat it. Hypoglycemia literally means low blood sugar. The cells in our bodies get their energy from a type of sugar called glucose. This …

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First Aid for Electric Shock Victims

Common causes of electrocution include electric cords, electrical wiring, electrical outlets, electric appliances, machinery, high-voltage power lines and lightning. When faced with a situation dealing with a person who has been electrocuted, it is important to assess the situation before rushing into help the victim. He or she may still …

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What is a Concussion

A concussion is a type of head injury which can be only mild or major. A concussion, depending on the impact of the blow to your head, can cause symptoms such as memory loss, and your ability to walk steadily. It can also impair your judgment and reflexes too. This …

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