Archive | September, 2016

Constipation in children

Constipation can occur in both children and adults. The condition is characterized by difficulty or straining during bowel movement due to hardened stools. In severe cases, pushing the hardened stools can cause small-sized tears that can result to minimal traces of bleeding. Luckily, there are several measures that can manage the condition that you should […]

How to care for trauma wounds

Trauma wounds involve a significant break or injury in the soft tissue of the skin. These wounds might include lacerations, abrasions, penetrating and puncture wounds as well as crushing injuries. It is important to note that trauma wounds can also occur from accidents or violence and can worsen and become infected if not properly treated. […]

Care for atypical wounds

An atypical wound is one that has an unknown etiology caused by conditions that do not usually form a wound such as infection, inflammation, genetic disorders, malignancies or chronic conditions. These wounds can also originate from rare causes or develop with an unusual presentation or location. Atypical wounds appear similar to arterial and venous ulcers, […]

Child care: Scalds

Scalds are one of the common forms of burns among young children. Essentially, a cup of hot tea or even a bath that is too hot can result to scalds on a child. Overview on scalds Hot beverages are the main cause of scalds. Remember that a freshly poured hot beverage can instantly burn a […]

Child care: Care for constipation

Constipation occurs when a child has to strain hard during bowel movements. Children with this condition do not often have regular bowel movements. What are the causes? Once children are toilet trained, constipation can occur if they are holding their bowel movements. The child might hold his/her bowel movement since he/she is busy playing, it […]

Facial injury

A facial injury can occur due to various causes such as falls, being assaulted or struck by an object such as during sports. The injury is considered common and can vary from minor or even severe. In most instances, a facial injury can include bruises, cuts or grazes, open wounds, nosebleed and even a broken […]

Proper care of asthma

Asthma is characterized by hypersensitivity and inflammation of the airways. The symptoms include wheezing, cough, breathlessness and chest tightness that can vary in severity from one individual to another. Once the symptoms drastically worsen, it is called as an asthma attack. If this occurs, it is vital to call for emergency assistance right away. Management […]

Astigmatism

Astigmatism is an issue with vision caused by the cornea or the lens of an eye that is not perfectly curved. Those who have astigmatism have blurred vision. It is important to note that astigmatism is not an eye disease or caused by an unhealthy eye. The condition might be present from birth, develop as […]

Potential side effects of ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a widely used pain medication that is used for various conditions. Even though this medication is generally well-tolerated by most individuals, it can cause certain side effects. What are the common side effects? The usual side effects are linked to stomach irritation such as the following: Stomach ache Feeling sick Indigestion These side […]