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First Aid Management of Food Poisoning

This commonly occurring disease spectrum ranging from simple abdominal cramps, diarrhea to fatal dehydration, sepsis and nervous system damage; contracted following ingestion (within 48 hrs.) of toxin contaminated food items is called food poisoning. Millions of people worldwide are affected at a given time with food poisoning. It’s distinguished from food borne infections by the […]

First Aid for Dehydration

Water is the most abundant constituent of the human body comprising for about 60% of the total body weight. Majority (2/3) of this is inside the cells, while the rest lies in plasma and interstitial fluid (around the cells). The water content in the body is subjected to tight regulation by various mechanisms that control […]

First Aid Management of Drowning

First Aid Management of Drowning

Drowning is defined as respiratory impairment following submersion or immersion in fluid media – almost all include drowning in water. Cause of drowning may be either intentional or accidental and it is one of the commonest causes of injurious deaths in developing countries. Drowning is common among males in comparison to females, as well as […]

Preventing Ruptured Appendix

Ruptured appendix is a true medical emergency. If not treated immediately, it can lead to life-threatening complications, particularly peritonitis. Early recognition of appendicitis is key to the prevention of ruptured appendix. It is important to learn the symptoms of appendicitis so that it can be treated before it gets worse. The symptoms of appendicitis may […]