Home Remedies For Summer Bites And Aches

Home Remedies For Summer Bites And Aches

Summer season is time once again to head out to the beaches and enjoy some days out in the sun. But if one is not too careful, that summer experience can also bring along some of those aches and pains. Sunburns, jelly fish stings, bug bites and other painful experiences pervade during the summer season. […]

Strange But Effective Home Remedies

Strange But Effective Home Remedies

Home remedies can be quite useful, especially during emergencies. They can provide immediate first aid for a lot of situations. While there are some common remedies, there can also be strange but effective ones as well. Here are just some of them. Cool a fever through your armpits. While drinking plenty of fluids may help […]

 Surprising But Effective Household Remedies

Surprising But Effective Household Remedies

People suffer through a variety of common conditions that may actually be treated effectively not by over-the-counter drugs but by those common household remedies. Although there may be some of such age-old remedies that don’t end up working at all, there are surprisingly others that are proven to be effective. Here are some of those […]

Strange But Effective Home Remedies

Strange But Effective Home Remedies

Over the years, people have developed home remedies to treat almost every common ailment there is. Some may be found truly effective while some may not. There are even some quite bizarre home remedies suggested that turn out to be quite effective. Here are just some of them. Sugar For Hiccups It may seem bizarre […]

Remedies for Hiccups

Remedies for Hiccups

A case of hiccups may be a fairly normal condition that anyone may experience but can also be troublesome at times. The condition is caused by a sudden contraction of the diaphragm and muscles between the ribs that further causes one to inhale quickly and involuntarily. The sudden rush of air causes the epiglottis in the throat to shut, causing the typical “hic” sound. Technically known as singultus, hiccups can either last for less than a minute or can go for hours and even weeks. There is even…

First Aid for Sprain

First Aid for Sprain

Protect the injured limb from further injury by not moving the joint. To do this, you can use splints or crutches.RestRest the injured limb; but do no avoid all physical activity. You can still exercise even with an ankle sprain to prevent de-conditioning. Work both arms and you uninjured leg to get a three-limb exercise to maintain your cardiovascular conditioning.IceApply ice on the injured limb. You a cold pack, a slush bath, or a compression sleeve filled with cold water to reduce swelling. …

First Aid for Gastroenteritis

First Aid for Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis is a condition characterized by inflammation of the stomach and intestines. Gastroenteritis is a common condition. Millions suffer from it every year. Inadequate treatment of gastroenteritis causes the death of 5-8 million people worldwide each year. It is also one of the leading causes of death among infants and children under 5 years old. Causes of gastroenteritisGastroenteritis may be caused by any of the following:VirusesFood or water contaminated by bacteria or parasitesReac…

First Aid for Snake Bites

First Aid for Snake Bites

Apart from the rattlesnake, coral snake, water moccasin and copperhead, most North American snakes are not poisonous. Characteristics of NA poisonous snakesExcept for the coral snake, these poisonous snakes have slit-like eyes, triangular heads with a depression midway between the eyes and nostrils. Each poisonous snake also possesses a certain characteristic that is unique to them:The rattle snake makes its rattling sound by shaking the rings at the end of their tail.Water moccasins on the othe…

First Aid for Insect Bites and Stings

First Aid for Insect Bites and Stings

Insect bites and stings result in a little itchiness redness which often goes away on its own after a few hours of days. However, if you have an allergic reaction to insect bites and stings, you must know what to in case it happens. Insects release venom or other substances into your skin when they bite or sting. This venom triggers an allergic reaction. The severity of your reaction depends on your sensitivity to the venom or substance. Most people have mild reactions to insect bites or stings,…

First Aid for Anaphylaxis

First Aid for Anaphylaxis

What is anaphylaxis?Anaphylaxis is the term used to describe a severe allergic reaction. Anaphylaxis can cause shock and critical respiratory distress and circulatory breakdown. Anaphylaxis may occur up to several hours after being exposed to a specific allergy causing substance. However, in sensitive people, anaphylaxis can occur within minutes. Allergy-causing substancesAnaphylaxis can be cause by a wide variety of substances including insect venom, pollen, latex, and some foods and drugs. Som…