Author Archives: Evelyn Matias

First Aid For A Third Degree Burn

Burn

Third-degree burns look like deep wounds and appear to be very dark or extremely white, yellow or brown. These burns are considered major burns and they can be fatal when not properly treated. The burn damages the outer layer of the skin (epidermis) and the entire layer beneath it (dermis). Symptoms include little or no pain because the nerves and tissue ... Read More »

How To Rescue A Car Accident Victim

car accident

Auto-mobile accidents have been increasing in the past years. While most crashes produced injuries that are not so severe, some car crashes have victims that are in potentially life threatening situations. Knowledge and skills in basic first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation is a great asset when helping victims against potential life threatening conditions.  The following are some helpful guidelines in the immediate rescue of ... Read More »

Purge Eating – Its Signs and Complications

purge eating

Purge eating disorder is an eating disorder that is characterized by self induced vomiting. It is always associated with the desire of preventing weight gain and the individual manifesting this abnormal eating behavior often resorts to excessive exercise, laxative abuse and using diuretics to lose weight. Those with purge eating disorder are typically within the normal weight scale. However, the ... Read More »

Diagnosing Oral Cancer

Oral cancer

Oral cancer is a dental disorder where a cancerous tumor growth occurs in the mouth. This includes tumor growths that occur in the upper throat cavity. The cancer cells spread in the lips, mouth and throat. Without getting immediate and effective treatment for oral cancer, the disease can spread throughout the head, neck, spine and lungs. Oral cancer is used ... Read More »

Proper Management of a Puncture Wound

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A wound can become prone to infection if proper treatment is not administered to it. Minor wounds may not require medical treatment but a puncture wound will. Minor wounds like scratches and small abrasions can simply heal on their own but an open wound will require more medical attention. If the wound appears to be minor and doesn’t require a tetanus shot, it can easily ... Read More »

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