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antral ulcers

Treatment for antral ulcers

Antral ulcers are chronic and open sores that develop on the lining of the lower stomach. It is due to damage in the inner lining of the lowest area of the stomach called the antrum. Generally, the human stomach is filled with acid for digestion. The acid cannot damage the inner lining of the stomach […]

Care for electrical burns

Electrical burns happen when there is direct contact with an electrical source such as grounded appliances and the electricity passes through the body. The severity varies from first to third degree burns which depend on the amount of time in contact with the current, strength, type of current and the body area where the current […]

Management of scorpion stings

Scorpion stings are very painful and considered highly dangerous to children. Scorpions can sting more than once. Scorpions are member of the arachnida class and related to spiders, ticks and mites. Scorpions have 2 pinchers, 8 legs and an elongated body and a tail with segments. Scorpion ranges from about 9-21 cm in which some […]

Dengue fever

Dengue fever is a viral infection that is transmitted by 2 types of mosquitoes – Aedes aegypti and the Aedes albopictus species. Mild dengue fever causes rash, high fever and muscle or joint pain. A severe form of dengue fever is called dengue hemorrhagic fever which results to severe bleeding, sudden drop in the blood […]

Black widow spider bites in children

The black widow spider has small black body with a red hour-glass shape on the stomach area and a bite is very poisonous which contains chemicals that make people sick. These spiders can be found in stone walls, barns, sheds, porch furniture, woodpile and other outdoor structures. The female black widow spider has more venom […]

Shock: Types, Causes, Signs and Symptoms, and First Aid Management

Shock is a fatal condition that results from the body not getting enough blood that is commonly characterized by hypotension requiring immediate medical help. Shock is a life-threatening condition that roots from the body not getting enough blood supply, which can damage the organs of the body. The blood carries the oxygen and other essential […]

Taking Canadian First Aid Courses for Construction Industry Fatalities

How important is taking Canadian first aid courses for employees in the construction industry? Many business owners often refuse to pay for first aid courses and first aid kits since they assume that workplace injuries do not often escalate to a fatality. However, recent statistics clearly show that the construction industry is one of the […]