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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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Wound-Features of wound infection and its prevention

Features of wound infection and its prevention Gems causing infection may a wound at the time of the injury or may be implanted in the wound after the original injury. The source of late entry may be the nose and throat of person who breathe, talk, cough or sneeze near the victim, or the skin of careless first aides who do not wash their hands well before handling the wound....

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Wound -Wounds to chest, back and its first aid

Wounds to chest and back This commonly occurs in traffic accidents and assaults with knife or gun. These are serious wounds as there is the grave danger of injury to the heart, lungs, and major blood vessels. Heart injuries may be fatal. Injuries to the lungs allow air to escape out, by the pressure of which the lungs collapse and the victim gets hypoxic. Injury to major vessels causes shock,...

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Wound -Wounds of palm of the hand and its first aid

Wounds of palm of the hand  These wounds tend to bleed profusely. There is also the risk of injury to the nerves and tendons in the palm. In such cases, there is a loss of sensation in the affected fingers, and inability to move the fingers. First Aid Control the bleeding by placing a pad of sterile gauze over the wound and applying pressure. Ask the victim to clench the...

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Wound- How to manage an infected wound and its first aid

Infected Wound Any wound that has not begun to heal after 48 hours is infected. It contains bacteria dirt and may contain a foreign body. The infection may spread elsewhere in the body and cause damage. Features of an infected wound are as follows. Pain and soreness in the wound. Swelling and redness around the wound. Pus in the wound. Fever chills. Pain, swelling and tenderness over lymph nodes draining...

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Wound Causes, Type and First Aid

Wounds A wound is an injury or an abnormal break in the continuity of the skin or-other tissues. In an external wound, there is danger that germs will enter the wound and cause an infection. If the wound is deep, severe bleeding may occur or there may be serious damage to structures within the body, such as the bowel, heart, lungs, or brain. What are the types of wounds? A...

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Medicinal use of Mandrake and Marigold

Mandrake: Podophyllum peltatum (May apple) Part used: Root Ant bilious, cathartic, emetic, diaphoretic, cholagogue, alterative, resolvent , vermifuge, deobstruent. Excellent liver and bowel regulator. Combine with senna. Has no equal in chronic liver disorders. Very beneficial to uterine diseases. Act upon all tissues and cells of the body. Valuable in hepatitis. One teaspoon to one pint of boiling water – one teaspoon of the tea at a time. Good in...

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