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How To Treat Breathing Difficulties

Overview Breathing difficulties also affect individuals who are very sensitive to some varieties of medications, nuts, shellfish and insect bites. These individuals can suffer an allergic response known as an anaphylactic shock. This reaction arises within minutes of exposure to the allergen which causes the allergy. Throughout this type of allergic response, the airways contract, making it hard to breathe. ...

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Applying First Aid For Scrapes

Topic Overview Causes and types of scrapes Scrapes(or abrasions) are skin wounds that rub or rip off the skin. Most scrapes are superficial and do not spread far into the skin, but some scrapes may remove some layers of skin. Generally there is slight bleeding from a scrape, but it might discharge a pinkish liquid. Most scrapes are minor, so home treatment is generally all that is required to care for the w ...

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Identifying The Signs Of Anaemia

Overview Anaemia is an absence of red blood cells. These cells are significant because they transmit oxygen from the lungs to other parts of the body. It’s important to discover and treat the source of the anaemia as well as the anaemia itself. Symptoms and Signs of Anaemia If you have anaemia, you will feel exhausted and loss of breath, even when doing things you could generally do with no trouble. You mig ...

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How To Treat And Prevent A Stroke

Overview Of A Stroke A stroke is a severe, dangerous medical condition that takes place when the blood supplied to the brain is stopped. Strokes are a medical crisis and vital treatment is necessary because the sooner a casualty gets treatment for a stroke, the less harm is likely to occur. If you notice that you or somebody else is suffering from a stroke, call the EMS straightaway and request an ambulance ...

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What Is An Anaphylaxis Reaction

Overview Of Anaphylaxis Anaphylaxis is a serious, sometimes lethal, allergic response that happens within minutes to several hours of coming into contact with an allergy-causing substance (known as an allergen). Anaphylaxis is also referred to as anaphylactic shock. With an allergic response, the body's immune system reacts to the existence of an allergen by discharging histamine and other chemicals within ...

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Treating Blisters

What Are Blisters? A blister is a tiny pouch of liquid that collects in the top layers of the skin. It generally forms when damage is sustained to the outer layer of the skin. Fluid accumulates underneath the damaged skin, suppressing the tissue underneath. This shields the tissue from additional harm and allows it to heal. Almost all blisters are occupied with a fluid known as serum, which is the part of t ...

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How To Avoid Strokes

Overview Of Strokes You can help decrease your possibility of stroke by making healthy lifestyle changes. These are the most vital stages you can take to reduce your risk of stroke: Make sure your blood pressure is normal. [caption id="attachment_860" align="alignright" width="300"] You can help decrease your possibility of stroke by making healthy lifestyle changes.[/caption] If you smoke, try to quit. Che ...

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Medical Assistance For Bulimia

Overview Of Bulimia Bulimia nervosa is often referred to as an illness that affects only young females, but it can affect women and men regardless of age. What is Bulimia? [caption id="attachment_1036" align="alignright" width="304"] Bulimia nervosa is often referred to as an illness that affects only young females, but it can affect women and men regardless of age.[/caption] Bulimia is an eating condition ...

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Taking Care Of A Snake Bite

Overview Of Snake Bites A toxic (venomous) snake bite is a puncture wound produced by a snake that is able to inject, secrete, or spit toxin into the penetrated skin wound. The symptoms of a poisonous snakebite are dependent on the kind of poison(s) secreted into the puncture wound, and also how much poison was secreted into the tissue. Symptoms from these poisons are somewhat erratic and can occur rapidly ...

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Treating Binge Drinking

Overview Of Binge Drinking Binge drinking generally refers to drinking excessive amounts of alcohol in a small space of time or drinking just to get drunk. Researchers describe binge drinking as drinking more than 8 units in one session for men and 6 or more for females. Though, this explanation does not relate to everybody because the speed and the tolerance of drinking changes with each person. You can qu ...

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