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Meniscus tear

The meniscus is a portion of cartilage that cushions the thighbone and the shinbone. In each knee joint, there are two menisci. A meniscus tear can occur during activities that put pressure on the knee joint as well as movements that rotate it. The available treatment options include home remedies as well as outpatient surgery. […]

Recurrent Corneal Erosion

Recurrent corneal erosion is characterized by the recurrent breakdown of the outermost layer of the cornea called epithelium. In this condition of the eye, the epithelium is unable to tightly glue to its underlying membrane and making it susceptible to break off easily and without much effort or force. The 3 major causes of recurrent […]

Rectal and Anal Pain

Rectal and anal pain is a common complaint that will be experienced by almost everyone at least once during one point in their lives. The pain associated is usually minor and is not frequently associated as a symptom for a serious underlying medical condition. However, there are times when the pain can be excruciating due […]

Cold Sores: First Aid Treatment

Cold sores are small, fluid-filled blisters that develop on or around the lips. These are also called fever blisters. Often, these blisters appear in groups of patches. The blisters may break open after a few days leading to clear fluid leaking and resulting to a scab that would occur for a few days. Healing period […]

Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

Viral hemorrhagic fevers are a group of illnesses caused by several families of viruses (the arena virus, filoviruses, flaviviruses and bunyaviruses). These viruses cause a syndrome characterized by multi system involvement resulting in a damaged vascular system. Although most cases of hemorrhagic fevers are severe, some cases are less acute than others. The viruses as […]

Bicycle

Common Injuries, Safety for Riders & Rules of the Road Bicycle riders are increasing in number, with injuries from bicycle riding also increasing, thus it is necessary to learn safety tips and the rules of the road. Bicycle riding is a popular recreational sport enjoyed by persons of all ages. Bicycle riders are increasing in […]

Techniques for Correcting Airway Obstructions

There are different maneuvers that can be used for clearing airway obstruction. As a first aider, you should know when to each of these techniques. First aiders respond to countless cases of airway obstruction, such as choking, strangulation and suffocation, every year.Prompt and proper first aid is very helpful in preventing deaths due to airway […]

Protecting Yourself From Communicable Diseases

As trained first aider, it is not uncommon for you to care for or encounter individuals with infectious or communicable disease. Some individuals may appear completely well despite their infection while others may present general symptoms of infection, such as: Fever Vomiting or diarrhea Profuse sweating Lesions or rash on the skin Coughing or sneezing […]