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First aid treatment of Unconsciousness its causes and diagnose- “Unconsciousness”

Unconsciousness Any disturbance with the normal functioning of the brain and the nerves can bring about unconsciousness. It may be due not only to some disease of or injury to the brain, but also of other organs in the body. What are the causes of unconsciousness? Unconsciousness may be due to any of the following causes. Acute fever Alcohol consumption Brain injuries Convulsions Diabetes or overdoes of insulin Epilepsy Fainting...

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First aid treatment of Alcohol poisoning its causes and diagnose- Poisoning

Alcohol Poisoning Alcohol (ethanol) is a drug of addiction that depresses the activity of the central nervous system. Prolonged intake can result in impairment of physical and mental abilities, and extensive damage to the liver and other organs in the body. Acute alcohol poisoning is diagnosed by the following features. History of ingestion of alcohol may be present. Smell of alcohol is perceived on the victim’s breath. The speech is...

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Effects of Gas Inhalation and its first aid- Poisoning

Effects of Gas Inhalation and its first aid treatment- Poisoning  Gas                                         Effects Carbon monoxide acute –    Dusky skin with a faint red tinge, rapid, distressed breathing, impairment or loss of consciousness Chronic –   Headache, confusion, nausea, vomiting, aggression, incontinence Carbon dioxide – Headache, breathlessness, confusion, and unconsciousness Smoke – Rapid, noisy, distressed breathing, coughing, wheezing burning around the mouth and nose, unconsciousness. Solvents and fuels – Headache,...

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First aid treatment of household poisoning (insecticides, pesticides, bleaching powder, solution, acids) its causes and effects-Poisoning

Household poisoning  A number of household items are actually poisons, e.g. insecticides, pesticides, bleaching powder or solution , acids, kerosene, turpentine , glue, paraffin, alcohol, etc. chemical burn or by swallowing. Children may swallow these accidentally. The symptoms of poisoning appear suddenly and may intensify. They can be quite serious form if the treated in time. Sleeping pills can cause unconsciousness.     First Aid In case of ingestion of a poison,...

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Mechanisms of Action of Poisons-Poisoning

Mechanisms of Action of Poisons- Poisoning Poison                          Mechanism of action Ingested poisons – They act directly on the digestive tract causing pain, vomiting, and diarrhea.      Corrosive poisons – on swallowing, they burn tissues severely , e.g. lips, mouth, esophagus, and stomach. Fumes and gases – they cause choking, which may lead to difficulty in breathing and unconsciousness. Chemical poisons – their toxic effects may be seen on the...

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First Aid Treatment of Bee and Wasp bites its causes and diagnose-Bites and Stings

Bee and Wasp bites Bees and wasps are the most harmful amongst all insects. Their stings have one type of poison in small quantity. Some people could be very sensitive to the poison and develop severe reaction to it. The condition is diagnosed by the following features. There is severe pain locally. Itching and swelling develop around the central reddened puncture point. Sting may be found in the wound. Persons...

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First Aid Treatment of Hypothermia its causes and diagnose

Hypothermia Fall of the body temperature below 35 degree C is called hypothermia. Mild and moderate cases are reversible, but recovery is unlikely if the body temperature falls below 26-24 degree C. Hypothermia occurs in the following conditions. Very low environmental temperature without adequate protection in the form of warm clothes, properly heated house etc. Prolonged immersion in cold water. Wearing wet clothes. Exhaustion in cold climate. This condition is...

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