Bleeding-First aid treatment of bleeding from Eye

First aid treatment of bleeding from Eye All eye injuries are considered to be serious. The eye is painful and bloodshot. External injury is visible. May be partial or total loss of vision in affected eye. Clear fluid may be found to be leaking from the eye. First Aid Place the victim down on the back, supporting the head. Ask him to close the injured eye and gently cover it...

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Bleeding-Bleeding from mouth, causes and its first aid treatment

Bleeding from mouth, causes and its first aid treatment  Bleeding from the mouth occurs from cuts in tongue, lips, gums or a tooth socket. It may be severe because the mouth is quite vascular. The Local injury is visible.  First Aid Ask the victim to sit down with the head tilted forward and towards the injured side. Apply direct pressure over the wound by squeezing it between thumb and fingers...

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Bleeding-First aid treatment of bleeding from Ear

First aid treatment of bleeding from Ear It occurs from injury to the external ear or a fracture of the skull. The victim may experience pain in the ear, deafness or impairment of hearing, and neurological symptoms if there is a fracture of the skull. In that case, the blood is mixed with watery cerebrospinal fluid. First Aid Place the victim in half-sitting position with his head tilted to the...

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Bleeding-First aid treatment of bleeding from palm

First aid treatment of bleeding from palm It may be very severe due to the presence of many blood vessels in a network. First Aid Raise the arm above the head. Place a pad of gauze over the wound and ask the victim to grab it in his fist tightly. Pressure may be made over the radial pulse point or a tourniquet may be applied over the mid-arm as a...

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Bleeding -Bleeding from the Scalp, causes and its first aid treatment

Bleeding from the Scalp and its first aid treatment Scalp wounds bleed profusely due to rich blood supply, and the tendency of the scalp wound to remain gaping. There may be underlying fracture of the skull, and damage to the brain inside the skull. First Aid 1.Control the bleeding using direct pressure by dressing and a triangular bandage. 2.If the victim is conscious, lay him down with his head and...

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Bleeding –Nose Bleeding: Causes and its first aid treatment

Nose Bleeding: Causes and its first aid treatment Bleeding occurs either from the blood vessels inside the nostrils or from a fractured skull. In case of fracture of the skull, tie blood is mixed with cerebrospinal fluid. First Aid Place the victim in sitting position with his head well forward. Loosen tight clothing around the neck. Ask him to breathe through the mouth and spit out any blood that enters...

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Hemorrhage- Tourniquet for control of severe bleeding in Hemorrhage

Tourniquet for control of severe bleeding in Hemorrhage A tourniquet is a device used to control severe bleeding. It should be reserved for bleeding that cannot be controlled by other means. A tourniquet can be made from a strap, belt, handkerchief, towel or cloth. A cord should never be used as it can cut into the tissues. A tourniquet is applied between the heart and the site of bleeding. It...

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Hemorrhage –Hemorrhage Diagnose and its first aid treatment

Hemorrhage Diagnose and its first aid treatment External hemorrhage is visible. Blurring of vision, fainting and giddiness. Breathing becomes shallower (air hunger). Casualty complains of thirst. Pallor develops. Pulse becomes fast and weak. Restlessness Skin feels cold and clammy. Unconsciousness may occur. Blood may appear from one of the body orifices, nose, ear etc. First Aid The aims of treatment are to control bleeding and prevent infection. 1.Place the victim...

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Hemorrhage- Hemorrhage causes, types and effects

Hemorrhage causes, types and effects Hemorrhage or bleeding is a flow of blood from an artery, vein or capillary. It may be external (revealed) or internal (concealed). Depending on the vessel from which it takes place. It may be of the following types. Types of Hemorrhage Type                              Features Arterial – It is bright red in color. It spurts at each contration of the heart. Flow is pulsatile. Venous- It is...

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Wrist pain -Wrist pain in gymnasts causes, diagnose and its first aid

Wrist pain in gymnasts causes, diagnose and its first aid It is common in gymnasts. It is due to repetitive forced extension of the knee. It causes compression and impaction forces on the wrist. The condition is diagnosed by the following features. There is pain over the dorsum of the wrist. The range of flexion and extension at the wrist are limited. First aid Give total rest initially to allow...

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Tennis elbow causes, diagnose and its first aid-Tennis elbow

Tennis elbow causes, diagnose and its first aid  It occurs mainly in tennis players. It is characterized by soft tissue pain between shoulder and wrist. Repeated activity causes multiple small injuries of the common extensor origin. The condition is diagnosed by the following features. There is pain over the region of the lateral epicondyle. It extends distally. It increases with extension of the wrist against resistance. First aid Give total...

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Retrocalcaneal pain- Retrocalcaneal pain causes and its first aid

Retrocalcaneal pain causes and its first aid  It is seen in adolescents during the rapid growth spurt between the age of 11 and 15 years. There is tenderness on compression of the medial and lateral aspects of the heel. First aid Give total rest initially to allow the pain to subside. Give paracetamol for pain. Advise use of shock absorbing heel pads in all shoes. Send him to a hospital...

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