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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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Achilles tendinitis-What is Achilles tendinitis, it’s diagnose and first aid

Achilles tendinitis and it’s diagnose Achilles tendon is the tendon of the calf muscles attached to the heel of the foot. Its inflammation is diagnosed by the following features. Pain around the tendon. Swelling around the tendon. First aid Initial treatment is aimed at reducing local oedema. Give rest and apply ice packs locally to reduce pain and resolve inflammation. Give paracetamol for pain. Use a heel raise to reduce...

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Pain-Pain in the Shin its causes and first aid

Pain in the Shin its causes There is pain in the anterior lower leg in anterior compartment syndrome. It increases on dorsiflexion of the foot. It is due to a sudden increase in training intensity, especially jumping or running on a hard surface. First aid Give rest. Give paracetamol for pain. Send him to a hospital for orthopedic treatment if these measures fail.

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Bursitis- Bursitis types, causes and its first aid

Bursitis types and cause There are 14 bursae around the knee joint. Any of them can get inflamed. Prepatellar bursa is usually injured by falling onto the anterior aspect of knee or by prolonged kneeling. It is painful when compressed. Septic bursitis may result if it gets infected. In semimembranosus bursitis, there is pain on the lower posteromedial aspect of the knee. First aid Give paracetamol for pain. Send him...

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Injury -Maxillofacial injuries and its first aid

Maxillofacial injuries A blow to the upper jaw causes injuries to the maxilla and zygomatic bone, as in boxing. The condition is diagnosed by the following features. One half of a cheek may feel numb. There is pain and tenderness over the affected bones. Swelling may be present over the site of the injury. Teeth may be out of alignment. Chewing or biting on a folded cloth causes pain. Bony...

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Medicinal use of Wintergreen in Rheumatic Fever, Sciatica, Bladder Troubles, Skin Diseases

Wintergreen:  Gaultheria Procumbens Part used: Leaves Stimulant, antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, emmenagogue, cardiac depressant Taken in small frequent doses will stimulate stomach, heart and respiratory tract,. Good in rheumatic fever, sciatica,  all bladder troubles and skin diseases. Valuable in colic. Expels gas. Good for dropsy, cystitis, stomach troubles, bowel obstructions. Oil is valuable in liniments. Poultice is good for boils, swellings, ulcers and felons. Good as a douche for leucorrhoea. Also...

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Medicinal use of Twin Leaf in Scarlet Fever, Sore Throat, Severe Pain

Twin Leaf: Jeffersonia diphylla Part used: Root Diuretic, alterative, antisyphilitic, antispasmodic, tonic Good gargle for sore throat. Fine for scarlatina, scarlet fever. Applied as a hot fomentation, it will relieve pain anywhere in the body. In severe pain take hot internally.

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Medicinal use of Catnip and Chickweed

Catnip: Nepeta cataria, Nip Part Used: The whole herb Carminative, stimulant, tonic, diaphoretic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac Excellent for its quieting effect on the nervous system. Use as an enema for children, especially in convulsions. Very useful in pain of any kind, for spasms, insanity, fevers, colic, hysteria, amenorrhea, emmenagogues, nervous headache. An enemy of catnip will cause urination   when it has stopped. Catnip, sweet balm, marshmallow and sweet weed (liquorice) make...

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