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First Aid Treatment of Cat Bite its causes and diagnose-Bites and Stings

Cat Bite Generally a cat does not bite a person unless provoked. The injuries caused by a cat are bites or scratches by its nails. The condition is not very serious unless the cat has rabies. First Aid Wash and dress the wound. Send the victim to a doctor to get an injection of tetanus toxoid for prevention of tetanus. Watch out for features of rabies in the cat

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How to prevent cold injuries and its first aid treatment

How to prevent cold injuries and its first aid treatment Dress in warm clothes. Wear several layers of loose, warm clothes rather than a single thick garment. Cover vulnerable parts well. Apply protective cream to the prior to exposure. Plan activates carefully to minimize exposure. Avoid vigorous washing of the face and shaving until after the day’s work is done rather than early in the morning. Use mittens rather than...

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First Aid to prevent heat injuries-Effects of high temperature

How to prevent heat injuries  1.Stay indoors during heat waves. Wear a minimum of clothing that is light in colour and loose fitting. 2.Improve ventilation in the house. Use shades and drapes to cut direct sunlight. 3.Limit the strenuous activities to the cooler times of the day. 4.Cook food in the early morning or late evening to avoid heating up the house during the hot part of the day. 5.Use...

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Road Accident: Injuries (skeletal injuries, head injuries, crush injuries) and its first aid treatment

Road Accident: Injuries (skeletal injuries, head injuries, crush injuries) and its first aid treatment With increasing industrialization and urbanization, there is a progressive vehicular traffic. As a result, vehicular accidents are on rise. The accident may involve a single vehicle crashing against hard, two or more vehicles colliding, or a vehicle hitting pedestrian. The risks are given. Usually there are serious skeletal injuries, head injuries, and crush injuries. The victims...

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Burns-Electrical Injuries: Its cause, diagnose, rescue and first aid treatment

Electrical Injuries: Its cause, diagnose, rescue and first aid treatment If any part of the body comes in contact with an exposed (with loss of its insulation) live wire, electric shock occurs. Faulty electrical connections or blowing out of switches or fuses can cause such injury. The danger is greater if the floor or one’s body is wet. In wet conditions even lower voltage may be dangerous. An electric shock...

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Burns-Types of dangers of burn and its effects

Burns-Types of dangers of burn and its effects Shock: initially the shock is neurogenic, due to the severe pain experienced by the victim. Later it becomes hypovolemic, due to of body fluids. Infection: There is big risk of infection with burns because skin is injured and bacteria settle raw area. The infection can spread into the blood stream (septicemia). Toxemia: it is due to spread of toxins from the burnt...

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Burns-Burns(Dry heat moist heat,Electrical,Radiation): Its causes, types and conditions

Burns(Dry heat moist heat,Electrical,Radiation): Its causes, types and conditions Burns are wounds caused by excessive exposure of the body to heat in any form. Some people restrict the term ‘burns’ for burns occurring from exposure to fry heat like fire, flames, hot metal, sun, heat tension electric current, lighting, and friction, and the term ‘scalds’ for bums resulting from exposure to moist heat like boiling water, steam, oil, hot liquids,...

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Fracture-Fracture of elbow joint: Its cause, diagnose and first aid treatment

Fracture of elbow joint: Its cause, diagnose and first aid treatment These are quite common, resulting from a fall on the outstretched hand. This is an unstable injury. The broken ends of bone may move and damage sun-rounding blood vessels. The condition is diagnosed by the following features. There is pain in the elbow, increased by movement. There is tenderness over the site of the fracture. If the head of...

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