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First aid treatment of Motion sickness its causes and diagnose- “Motion sickness”

Motion sickness Motion sickness is an illness characterized by nausea and vomiting due to hypersensitivity to movement. It is due to a disturbance in the equilibrium center. It occurs during travel by-ship, plane, bus, car, or, train. First aid Ask him to avoid eating or drinking too much before or during the journey. Give him an antiemetic before starting the journey

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First aid treatment of vomiting its causes and diagnose- “Vomiting”

Vomiting Vomiting is a symptom and not a disease by itself. It can be caused by a large number of causes like gastritis, indigestion, gastric ulcer, gastroenteritis, cancer of the stomach, peritonitis, and intestinal obstruction. It may be mild stomach and get cured by itself. However the serious disorders listed above require medical treatment. First aid If it is a mild stomach upset, give the patient an antacid and an...

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First aid treatment of migraine its causes and diagnose- “Migraine”

 Migraine It is a disease in which there is unilateral headache. It may be precipitated by emotional disturbances or bright light. In many cases no cause can be found. The condition is diagnosed by the following features. There is intense unilateral headache. Flickering vision may precede the headache. Nausea and vomiting are present There is intolerance to light or noise. First Aid Give aspirin or paracetamol orally to relieve the...

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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 Dog bite its features, causes and diagnose- Bites and Stings

Dog Bite A person may by bitten by a domestic dog or a stray dog. A domestic god may or may not be immunized against babies. It is immunized; there is no risk of rabies in the victim. If it is not immunized, it can contact rabies from a rabid dog, and then its bite is dangerous. Rabies is  a viral disease found in dogs, and also in other animals...

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

Scorpion bite Generally scorpions can be seen in the moist dark places and in rainy season in villages, farms, and jungles. They are not seriously poisonous. But sometime person hypersensitive to its poison can develop serious reaction and may even become unconscious. The condition is diagnosed by the following features. There is burning pain at the site of the sting. Itching and swelling develop around the site. Sensation may be...

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