Archive | August, 2013

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 […]