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Remedies for paronychia

Paronychia is an infection that develops along the edge of the fingernail or toenail. It is a common infection of the hand and if this condition is not properly treated, it can result into a more severe infection of the whole finger or toe. There are 2 types of paronychia –  acute and chronic. Acute […]

Keloids

Keloids are abnormal growths of fibrous scar tissues on the skin caused by the healing process of certain wounds. They are described as shiny, fibrous nodules or lesions that are rubbery. Keloids can range from red to dark brown or pink to flesh in color. The shoulders, back and the chest are common areas affected […]

Bunions

A bunion is a tender bony bump that grows on the interior of the foot at the joint of the big toe. Bunions develop gradually and the pressure placed on the big toe joint causes it to lean on the second toe. Eventually, the normal structure of the bone will change and result to the […]

Bleeding Nose

Common Injuries – First Aid Topics For Kids

Parents are all too aware that the moment their kids take the first step, this opens up a whole new world which comes with the risk of accidents. This is what makes it important to know what some of the first aid topics for kids are. Naturally, parents would want to ensure that they are […]

How to Care for A Tetanus Risk Wound

Tetanus is a condition caused by anaerobic bacterium known as Clostridium Tetani which gains entry into a person’s body, typically through an open wound. The bacteria will thrive in the person’s body and produce toxins that cause a disease. Tetanus sometimes develops after cuts with dirty, rusty objects or deep punctures from stepping on a […]

First Aid for Dyspareunia

Dyspareunia is simply the medical term for abnormal pain during or after sexual intercourse. It is caused by a variety of reasons, usually either due to structural or psychological problems. Although it also occurs in men, it is more frequent in women, thus this article will focus more on women. It affects eight to twenty-two […]

Managing a Hand injury

A hand injury occurs as a result of damage that affects the structures of the hand caused due to physical trauma. Important disclaimer: To effectively learn to recognize and manage various hand injuries enrol in workplace approved first aid training. Classification The following are the main types of hand injuries: Hand fracture. A hand fracture refers to […]