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Causes and Treatment of Cold Sweats

Overview When you hear the words "cold sweats" it refers to abrupt sweating and is not caused by heat or exertion. The medical term that is used for cold sweats is called diaphoresis. It's called the body's reaction to being under stress, called the fight or flight response. Recognizing cold sweats can be very crucial when you are providing first aid because it can be a sign of an illness or an injury. [cap ...

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How To Properly Treat a Laceration

Overview Generally defined, a laceration is a cut in your skin that is typically caused by any kind of a sharp object. Depending on how deep the laceration actually is, treatment options for it can actually vary. [caption id="attachment_576" align="alignright" width="300"] Generally defined, a laceration is a cut in your skin that is typically caused by any kind of a sharp object.[/caption] Treatment Steps ...

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First Aid Tips for Treating Shortness of Breath

Overview Shortness of breath can be caused due to various potential reasons and the associated treatment techniques can greatly vary based on these causes. Though, in some extreme cases, you may not have any other options apart from dialing an emergency helpline or directly bring the patient under the surveillance of a physician. [caption id="attachment_367" align="alignright" width="204"] Shortness of Brea ...

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What Are The Causes of Fainting

Overview Fainting, which is also sometimes referred to as syncope, can occur whenever there is a sudden loss of blood flow to the brain, which can then result in unconsciousness. Typically, those who faint often wake up rather quickly after they collapse. Managing something like this is generally simple and requires nothing more than allowing the victim to lie down on a flat surface for a period of time in ...

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Treating Chest Pain

Overview Chest pain is considered to be more of a symptom rather than an actual condition; however, depending on what's actually causing it, there are many different ways that it can feel, and it can also be associated with other symptoms and signs. Of course, the worst-case scenario with any kind of chest pain is always a heart attack. [caption id="attachment_860" align="alignright" width="300"] Chest pain ...

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How To Treat Anaphylactic Shock

How to Tell If Someone is in Anaphylactic Shock Anaphylactic Shock is a dangerous allergic reaction where the blood leaves the brain and deprives it of oxygen. A person will often have trouble breathing. When a person goes into anaphylactic shock they are having a severe allergic reaction to something. A typical reaction to something a person is allergic to includes itching , red eyes, and wheezing. Anaphyl ...

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What Are the Signs of a Heart Attack?

Overview There's a big difference between symptoms and signs of a medical issue. For example, the signs of a heart attack can be observed by others while its symptoms are exclusively experienced by the person actually having the heart attack. The reason it's also important to be aware of the signs as a passive observer is so you can take action in the event no one else can tell someone is having a heart att ...

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How To Stop A Nosebleed

Overview Nosebleeds can be frightening when they happen. However, in most cases, they are not a sign that there is something more serious going on. In most cases, nosebleeds can last ten minutes or longer and can be heavy or light during this time. In addition, blood can flow from only one or both nostrils. The good news is that you can treat a nosebleed at home. What to Do [caption id="attachment_1107" ali ...

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Determining The Causes Of Nausea and Vomiting

Overview Almost everyone has experienced nausea and vomiting at some point in their life. Vomiting occurs when the stomach contents are forced upwards, whereas nausea is the unpleasant feeling that is often felt before vomiting. Nausea is a sensation of discomfort that normally includes an upset belly, faintness, and  People often feel the need to vomit. This feeling normally comes from the belly, but it is ...

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Alleviating Lower Back Pain

Overview Almost 80% of individuals complain of back pain at some point, hence, it’s very natural though and not a severe condition. About 10-30% individuals find back pain very distressing and hindering their daily life as well as negatively affecting their quality of life. This also affects the caregivers of the patients. Is there an existence of different types of low back pain? [caption id="attachment_11 ...

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