Archive | March, 2014

Drug overdose

Drug overdose can be intentional or accidental. An overdose can occur once an individual takes more than the recommended dosage. Nevertheless, some are sensitive to certain medications so that a high end of the therapeutic range of a particular medication can be toxic for them. Always bear in mind that every individual responds in a […]

Corneal flash burns

The eye, particularly the cornea can be easily damaged by exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun and other sources of ultraviolet light such as a sun lamp, welder’s arc, flood lamps of photographers or even a halogen desk lamp. The cornea sustains the effect of the damage if appropriate eye protection is not used. […]

Black eye

A black eye is a common injury to the face or the head that is caused when blood and other fluids collect in the space surrounding the eye, resulting to swelling and dark discoloration. Majority of black eyes are considered as relatively minor injuries and can heal in just a few days. Nevertheless, some cases […]

Finger dislocation

Finger dislocation is considered as a common injury and occurs when the bones of the fingers are moved beyond their normal anatomical position. This can occur in any of the finger joints but mostly occurs in the middle knuckle of the little, middle, ring and index finger. Causes of finger dislocation In most accidents, it […]

Electric shock

An electric shock can occur once an individual gets in contact with an electrical source of energy. The electrical energy basically flows via a part of the body resulting to a shock. Take note that exposure to the electrical energy can result to no injury or can cause significant damage or even death. The common […]

Broken collarbone

The collarbone or clavicle is the bone that is located on both sides of the chest. These bones and the ligaments are responsible for connecting the sternum to the shoulders. Always bear in mind that injuries to the ligaments of the collarbone tend to mimic the pain if the collarbone has been fractured. These ligaments […]

Athlete’s foot

Athlete’s foot is a skin eruption on one or both feet that can affect athletes and non-athletes. The condition has different causes and can develop anywhere on the foot including the sole, toe webs and even on the back of the foot. It is commonly caused by fungal infections that are easily contracted by sharing […]

Angina pectoris

If an individual is suffering from pain or pressure in the center of the chest, left neck, left arm or shoulder, it is important to take the individual directly to the nearest hospital or call for emergency assistance. Angina pectoris is the temporary discomfort in the chest that occurs if the heart is not receiving […]

Sudden infant death syndrome

Sudden infant death syndrome or commonly known as SIDS is the abrupt death of an infant less than a year old. If the death of the child is unsolved after a formal examination on the circumstances of the death, it is considered as SIDS. This is considered as a heartbreaking incident for parents. Causes of […]