Archive | December, 2015

Bed sores

Bed sores are cuts, lesions or swelling due to prolonged pressure on any part of the body and usually affects bony regions of the body. Bed sores usually happens on handicapped, disabled, paralyzed or bed ridden people since they are not capable of changing positions frequently. Continuous pressure on specific areas of the body can […]

Elbow gout

Gout is a type of arthritis with severe sudden pain, swelling and redness in the affected joint. Gout usually affects the big toe, knee and the ankle and sometimes it can also affect the fingers, elbow and other joints. Gout is due to the buildup of uric acid crystals. When there is increased uric acid […]

Skin abrasions

An abrasion is a wound or an injury that cause superficial damage to the skin and usually affects the uppermost layer of the skin. Abrasions do not go deeper than the epidermis. A first degree abrasion affects only the epidermis of the skin while a second degree abrasion affects both the epidermis and dermis of […]