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How To Reduce Bruising

Overview Bruises are bluish or purple-colored blotches that appear on the skin when small blood vessels, known as capillaries, break or rupture below the skin. The blood from the capillaries escapes into the soft tissue underneath your skin, causing the bruising. Over time, this goes through shades of yellow or green – generally around two […]

The Treatment Of Gastroenteritis

Introduction  Gastroenteritis is a common disorder where the belly and bowel become swollen. It is generally caused by a virus-related or bacteriological infection. The two key symptoms of gastroenteritis are vomiting and diarrhoea, which generally clears up in around a week. What Causes Gastroenteritis? The most common cause of gastroenteritis in kids is a germ called the rotavirus. This virus is transmitted out in […]

Why Cleaning Your Hands Is Important

Overview A number of contagious illnesses can be transmitted from one individual to another by dirty hands. These illnesses consist of respirational infections, such as flu and gastrointestinal infections. Cleaning your hands correctly can stop the transmission of microorganisms (like germs and viruses) that lead to these illnesses. Some types of gastrointestinal and respiratory infections […]

How To Recognize Pneumonia

What Is Pneumonia? Pneumonia is caused by bacteria and viruses that attacks the lungs and causes an infection. Pneumonia can cause mild to serious infections in individuals of all ages. It is the primary cause of death globally in kids below the age of 5 years. Pneumonia is often a problem of a previous illness/infection and […]

First Aid Treatment For A Head Trauma

Overview Head trauma is an injury that affects the brain / skull Injuries range from minor to serious Head injury may be ‘closed’ or ‘penetrating’ ‘Closed’-when head hits against a blunt object These injuries lead to concussion ‘Penetrating’ – an object penetrates skull and enters brain Causes Road traffic accidents Accidents at home / work […]

How To Treat Bruises

Overview Bruises are injuries to the soft tissue It is an ‘area of discoloration’ on the skin Other names – Hematoma, Contusion Can last for days to several months Causes Sports Injuries Accidents Falls Blows from objects/people Chances increase if taking medications, like Aspirin Types Subcutaneous-underneath the skin Intramuscular – within the underlying muscles Periosteal-bruise […]

How To Treat Croup

Overview of Croup Croup is the inflammation of the windpipe and voice box. The inflammation can make it hard to breathe. Causes of Croup Croup is caused by viral infections such as: Coxsackie virus; Respiratory syncytial virus; Rhinovirus; Adenovirus; Enterovirus; Influenza virus type A; Reovirus; and Measles virus. Symptoms Croup regularly begins with symptoms related to an […]

Treatment Of Anaphylaxis

What Is Anaphylaxis? Anaphylaxis is a serious, deadly allergic reaction. Takes place in response to an allergen. Anaphylaxis discharges several chemicals within the body. After being exposed to an allergen, a reaction can occur within seconds or minutes. Statically it occurs in about 30 people per every 100,000 each year. Disclaimer / Quick Tip The material […]

How To Treat Nits Or Head Lice

Overview Of Head Lice Having head lice, also known as nits, doesn’t mean that you’re unclean. Kids are usually affected, but anybody with hair can attract them. Head lice are small bugs that live in the hair of humans. They’re extremely small and are brown and gray in color. Lice contain six legs, each with a hook on […]