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How to deal with heatstroke

Heatstroke is a severe condition caused by overheating of the body. Heatstroke is the outcome of a prolonged physical activity that raises the temperature of the body above 104 degrees F. Remember that heatstroke needs medical help. If not treated, it can result to damage to the brain, heart, kidneys and muscles. Symptoms of heatstroke […]

Second degree sunburn

Exposure to the sun for long hours can result to second degree sunburn. It affects the deeper layer of the skin and also damages the tissues of the deeper layers. The damage can cause blisters and results to infection and scarring. Second-degree sunburn can also damage the nerve endings which are close to the skin. […]

First Aid for A Sunburn

Sunburns occur from the overexposure to ultraviolet rays of the sun or even sun lamps. In rare cases, some medications can trigger a severe hypersensitivity to sunlight. Another cause of sunburn is radioactivity caused by treatments. Most sunburns are mild and superficial. In severe cases, however, the affected person’s skin can be lobster red and blistering. You […]

Hemorrhagic Stroke

Hemorrhagic stroke accounts for 15%-20% of cerebro-vascular disorders and are primarily caused by intracranial or subarachnoid hemorrhage. Hemorrhagic strokes are caused by bleeding into the brain tissue, the ventricles or the subarachnoid space. Primary intracerebral hemorrhagic stroke results from a spontaneous rupture of small vessels and accounts for a majority of reported cases of hemorrhagic […]

First Aid for Heat Stroke

A heat stroke is one of the major problems a person can suffer from heat. Children or adults who are not able to sweat like normal people often are prone to suffer from a heat stroke. Contributing factors of heatstroke involve alcohol abuse, dehydration, medications and cardiovascular diseases. Causes Your cooling mechanism is your ability to sweat. […]