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Important measures to prevent infection and control bleeding during child birth-“Childbirth”

How to prevent infection When preparing for, and during the delivery it is extremely important to pay strict attention to asepsis and antisepsis because the placental bed is raw and there are a number of areas of injury in the birth passage. These can get infected very readily if microorganisms   are allowed to enter it. Measures: Keep any one with a cold, cough, or septic spots on the hands away...

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First aid treatment of earache its causes and diagnose- “Earache”

Earache Earache is occurrence of pain in the ear. It may be due to any of the following conditions. Dental caries. Tooth abscess. Middle ear infection Boil in the ear. Wax I the ear. Foreign body in the ear Under water swimming Air travel. First Aid Give aspirin or parracetamol orally to relieve the pain Send him to a doctor for evolution and treatment.  

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Types and features fever and its first aid treatment- “Fever”

Types and features Fever  Fever is not a disease itself, but just a symptom of a large number of illnesses. The commonest cause is infection. Acute pyogenic infections cause high fever with chills. Chronic infections like tuberculosis cause low grade fever, often without chills. Various types of fever are shown in the following table. Type                                       features Continuous – the temperature does not fluctuate by more than 1 degree C...

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First Aid Treatment of Sea urchin sting its causes and diagnose-Bites and Stings

Sea Urchin Sting The spine of a sea urchin can break off in the skin causing local burning and numbness. The wounds heal slowly and the rate of infection is high. First Aid Wear gloves while handling the sting Remove the spine. Cover the wound with dry dressing Send him to a hospital immediately.

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First Aid Treatment of Trench foot its causes and diagnose

Trench foot It occurs when there is exposure to temperatures above the critical tissue temperature in presence of moisture over prolonged periods. Predisposing conditions are malnutrition. Deficiency of proteins, vitamins and dehydration. The condition is diagnosed by the following features. There is hyperemia of the pat. The affected part feels numb. Pain, itching and tingling, and paresthesia Blisters appear later. Infection may develop locally. First Aid Rewarm the part gradually....

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