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Treatment for mumps

Mumps is a viral infection that causes painful swelling in the parotid or salivary glands. It is characterized by tenderness and swelling in the joint and there is puffiness of the cheeks. Mumps is a contagious disease and it is caused by a virus that can be passed from one person to another through their […]

How to Remove a Splinter from the Body

Splinters are defined as sharp, slender pieces, often of wood, metal, plastic, glass or even bones, broken off from a main body. When these foreign bodies embed themselves to the skin, whether partially or completely, it is often painful, but can be managed at home without medical intervention. However, splinters that are deeply embedded or […]

Botulism: Types, Symptoms and Treatment

                Botulism is an uncommon but possibly fatal illness caused by a toxin produced by a bacterium called bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Infrequently, it is caused by bacterium Clostridium butyricum or Clostridium baratii. There are threecommon kinds of botulism, wound botulism, foodborne botulism, and infant botulism. However, there are also more uncommon types of botulism, which […]

Medical Identification Device

Importance of Medical Information and Identification Services The use of medical identification cards, tags, and jewelry plays a crucial role in the accurate and prompt diagnosis of medical emergencies. It provides invaluable information for trained first aiders, paramedics and emergency medical technicians responding in emergencies. Individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, such as a heart […]

First Aid for a Drug Overdose

When a toxic amount of a substance (drug or medicine) is taken, it is called an overdose. Drugs are harmful or poisonous when too much or more than the prescribed amount is taken. Commonly abused drugs include alcohol, illegal drugs and even over the counter medication and herbal medicine. Please note that drug overdose IS […]