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First aid treatment of Turpentine poisoning its causes, prevention and diagnose-“Occupational Hazards”

Turpentine poisoning It is a volatile oil derived from pine trees. It is used in the preparation of varnishes, paints, and in medicine. It poisoning usually occurs by inhalation. It is diagnosed by the following features: There is burning sensation in the esophagus. Cramping, vomiting and diarrhea are present. Pulse and respiration become slow, weak, and irregular. Irritation of urinary tract and central nervous system are seen. First Aid Give...

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First Aid Treatment of Sting of Portuguese man of war its causes and diagnose-Bites and Stings

Sting of Portuguese man of war The effects vary from slight stinging to cramps, nausea and difficulty in breathing. First Aid Swab the area with methylated spirit to which vinegar has been added to acidify it. Do not rub or apply fresh water or sand. Remove any gelatinous strands present in the flesh using cloth or soft paper, once the symptoms subside. Send a severe case to a hospital immediately.

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First Aid Treatment of Spider bite its causes and diagnose-Bites and Stings

Spider bite Spiders are generally found in corners of the house, gaps in wood, hollow places and dark places. Two types of spiders commonly found are black spider and tarantula. A tarantula is big, hairy and less poisonous, while a black spider is more poisonous. Diagnosis of a spider bite is made by the following features.    The victim experiences severe pain locally. Redness and swelling develop at the site...

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First Aid Treatment of Heat Exhaustio its causes and diagnose-Effects of high temperature

Heat Exhaustion It occurs in hot and humid environment after heavy and prolonged sweating either due to exposure to the sun or working in a close, hot atmosphere like factories, with failure to replace salt and water. The condition is diagnosed by the following features. Restlessness exhaustion is present. Faintness may be experienced. Headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting are present. Sometimes there are abdominal cramps, or cramps in the limbs. Temperature...

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First Aid Treatment of Heat Stroke its causes and diagnose-Effects of high temperature

Heat Stroke (sunstroke)  It occurs when the body can no longer control its temperature by sweating as in the following conditions. It can prove to be dangerous. Very high environmental temperature. Prolonged confinement in hot atmosphere. Consumption of alcohol. Illness like malaria. The condition is diagnosed by the following features. There are restlessness, headache, dizziness, and discomfort. The skin is hot, flushed, and dry. The pulse is bounding. The body...

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Medicinal use of Wood Betony in Insanity, Neuralgia, Heartburn, Indigestion, Hepatitis, Palsy Convulsions, Gout, Colic, Dropsy

Wood Betony: Betonica officinalis Part used: Leaves Aperients, stomachic, nervine, tonic , antiscorbutic Excellent for headache, insanity, neuralgia, stomach trouble, heartburn, indigestion, stomach cramp, hepatitis, palsy convulsions, gout, colic, nervous ailments dropsy, colds, ‘flu poisonous bites. Expels worms. Opens obstruction of spleen and liver. A  good formula is two parts wood betony, one part skullcap, one part sweet flag. It is a valuable herb.

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Medicinal use of Rue in Mensuration, Cramp, Nervousness, Hysteria

Rue: Ruta Graveolens Part used: Whole plant Aromatic, pungent, tonic, emmenagogue, stimulant, antispasmodic Relives congestion of the uterus. Stimulant and tonic effect. For painful menstruation. Excellent remedy for the stomach, cramp, nervousness, hysteria, convulsions, dizziness, insanity. Expels worms. Relives headache. Excellent for colic convulsions in children. Poultice good for sciatica, joint pain and gout. It resists poisons. The seed in wine (tincture) an antidote against all dangerous medicines and deadly...

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Medicinal use of Motherwort in Female Trouble, Cramp and Liver Disorders

Motherwort: Leonurus cardiac Part used: Tops and leaves Antispasmodic, nervine, emmenagogue, laxative, hepatic Excellent results in female trouble. Useful in cramp, convulsions, hysteria, sleeplessness, delirium tremens, liver  disorders, suppressed urine, colds ( especially chest colds). Increases menstrual flow. Has excellent affect if   taken during  pregnancy. Expels worms. Strengthens the heart- two table spoonfuls of the infusion every two hours. An excellent and to digestion when taken at mealtime. A hot...

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