Archive | December, 2013

First Aid Care for Open Wounds

The medical term ‘wound’ refers to an injury where the skin has been torn, cut, or punctured. When this happens on internal tissues, it is called a closed wound. However, we use the phrase ‘open wound’ to refer to a break on the skin or mucous membrane of the body. This article will elaborate more […]

Erythema Multiforme: Causes, Symptoms, Risk Factors and Treatment

Erythema multiforme is a common skin condition in response to an allergic reaction or infection. Basic anaphylactic shock recognition and management is covered in a standard first aid course. Erythema mutliforme is a type of hypersensitivity reaction that occurs upon body exposure to particular medications, illnesses and infections. It commonly occurs in children and young […]

Megaloblastic Anemia

Megaloblastic anemia is either caused by deficiencies in either vitamin B12 or folic acid which results in identical bone marrow and peripheral blood changes that occur with both vitamin deficiencies that are essential for the normal synthesis of DNA. In either form of megaloblastic anemia, the red blood cells that are produced are abnormally large […]