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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 […]

Shock and its Significance

Shock is a life-threatening condition with a variety of underlying causes. It is characterized by inadequate tissue perfusion that, if left untreated, results in cell death. The progression of shock, is neither linear nor predictable , and shock stages especially septic shock, comprise a current area of combined effort by members of the health care team […]

Have a Safe Walk: Safety Tips For Walking In Traffic

Strolling, brisk walking, or jogging around the neighbourhood is good for your health. Just make sure to ensure your safety. Read on to learn about essential safety tips for walking in traffic. The health benefits of walking and jogging cannot be overstated. It improves blood circulation and oxygenation. It increases body metabolism. It helps reduce stress and […]

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MASTITIS

Mastitis happens when the tissue in your breast becomes infected and it commonly affects women who are breastfeeding. Mastitis usually happens during the first three months after giving birth or can happen later during breastfeeding. Mastitis Risk Factors You are at risk for mastitis if you are experiencing or have the following: Breastfeeding during the […]

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First Aid for Broken Bones

Broken bones and fractures are injuries that need immediate medical attention. Aside from the trauma of bones breaking or fracturing, there are several other symptoms that might manifest. First Aid and CPR courses will teach you what to do to help someone with a broken or fractured bone. Steps in Administering First Aid for Broken […]

How to Manage a Broken Jaw

A broken jaw is any break in the jaw bone. It is also known as a mandibular fracture. The jawbone, or mandible, is the largest and primary bone of the lower part of the face. . It is a fairly common facial injury often caused by direct blow to the face. Majority of cases of […]