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Naphthalene poisoning

Naphthalene poisoning is brought about by ingestion of the toxic substance usually in moth repellents, lavatory deodorizers, and a compound for industrial use. This harmful compound is mostly found in an industrial use, such the production of dyes, fungicides, wood preservatives, vermicides and toilet deodorants. The way someone can acquire naphthalene poisoning can be either […]

Close look on shin splints

Shin splints is a common issue during exercise. This condition is an inflammation of the tendons, muscles and bone found around your tibia. This condition usually develops after physical activity, mostly activities that are associated with running. Any vigorous sport or physical activity can also bring shin splints, especially to those who are still starting […]

Canker sores

Canker sores are small-sized, shallow ulcers that appear in your mouth. Most cases of canker sores are harmless and heal within a few days but they can cause discomfort when you’re eating or trying to talk as they can be painful. While the precise cause of canker sores is unknown, it is thought to be […]

Pneumothorax

Pneumothorax is a condition where a lung has collapsed due to the air that enters the space around the lungs which disrupts the pressure that keeps the lung inflated. This can be brought about by a chest injuries, medical procedures or impairment by an underlying lung condition. Pneumothorax can also suddenly occur without any reason. […]

Electric shock

Electric shock occurs when a person is exposed to an electrical energy source which causes electricity to flow through the person’s body causing a shock. Exposure to electric energy may result in no injuries or may result in serious injury or even death, depending on how powerful the electrical energy source is and how long […]

Meralgia paresthetica

Meralgia paresthetica is a condition that causes pain, numbness and a burning sensation in the outer thigh. It is caused by excessive pressure or damage to one of the nerves that gives sensation to the surface of the thigh. The development of this condition is caused by nerve entrapment due to swelling or narrowing the […]

Retinal detachment

Retinal detachment is an eye condition where the retina at the rear of the part eye pulls out from its normal position. When the retina is detached from its normal position, its separated from the blood vessels that provide it oxygen and nourishment. The longer the retina is detached, the greater the risk of permanent […]

Dealing with shoulder joint bruise

A shoulder joint bruise is a condition where the shoulder joint is injured and result to development of purplish to bluish discoloration under the skin of the joint of the shoulder. It is usually caused by performing heavy physical activities such as lifting heavy materials and lifting weights. Types of shoulder joint bruises Subcutaneous shoulder […]

How to treat pink eye

Pink eye is a condition that causes inflammation of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the thin clear layer of tissue on the white area of the eye and lines the inside area of the eyelid. It is very contagious and children are susceptible to this condition. Symptoms of pinkeye Burning sensation or irritation in the […]

Ways of treating croup

Croup is a childhood infection affecting the breathing. It is also called “barking” cough. This condition is caused by virus usually common on winter and spring months. Children ages 5 and younger are susceptible to this condition, but older can also be affected. It causes a raspy sound and a low-pitched barking cough when inhaling. […]