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  • First aid for Snake bite
    By Health Blog on August 24, 2009 | 10 Comments10 Comments  Comments

    Snake bite is a common health problem for the people who live villages as most of the snakes live in the forests and fields where they can find their food very easily. Snake bite is very dangerous and leads to death if the anti-poison for that snake bite is not given in time. Some of the snake bites are not dangerous. The kind of snakes differs from different places. In most of the Asian countries, cobra is a common snake which is very poisonous and in the American and Europe countries Russels viper is the poisonous snake that is predominant. We should not depend upon the fang marks that occur when a snake bites for deciding whether the snake is poisonous or not because the fang marks may not be clear always and this may waste our valuable time for our life. So to detect the signs of poisonous snake bite follow these signs:

    For common cobra or krait:

    • Pain at the site of bite and we may get pain in the abdomen as well as diarrhea.
    • We may get any swelling.
    • Vomiting and foam may come out of mouth.
    • Blood pressure may fall and comes to very low.
    • Muscles weaken such as the muscle around the eyes and may develop a squint. The person may not be able to swallow anything.
    • Cough, respiratory paralysis may occur and lead to death after some time.

    For Russels viper and saw-scaled viper:

    • Pain may occur very severely and last for many days.
    • Swellings start immediately.
    • Vomiting, low blood pressure and abnormal bleeding from any site may occur.
    • Blister formation around the site and spreading blister suggest a large dose of venom.
    • Local tissues may smell very offensive or awful smell.

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    How to treat?

    1. Don’t disturb the bitten part because the poison may spread very easily and contact for the immediate medical help for anti-poison.
    2. Wrap the bitten area with some elastic so that the blood will not flow from the bitten area to other parts of the body. Tie the elastic very tightly as much as possible and it should stop the pulse.
    3. Keep the bitten part above, so that the blood flow will be hindered.
    4. Put on the splint to prevent from moving.
    5. Take him to the nearest hospital and give him the medicine.
    6. Give acetaminophen for pain. Don’t give aspirin. If possible give tetanus injection. If any pus occurs around the bite then give penicillin.
    7. Keep ice on the bite to reduce the pain. Try to crush the ice around the bitten area by wrapping over it.

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  • Online Food Safety Training and Certification
    By Health Blog on August 23, 2009 | No Comments  Comments

    Food safety is a critical public health issue, the leaders in public health need to concentrate on it more so they can control the increasing number of food borne diseases. Food safety issue is really raising rapidly, employees at bars and restaurants should have proper Food Safety Training so they can serve their clients with safe food. Food Safety Training courses also helps the bartenders to get good tips. Institutions
    of public health does not teach food safety courses, in this case the online institutions are playing an important role in providing Food Safety training at their door step.

    People getting Food Safety Training through online institutions can also work in the regulatory as food safety experts. The government is also taking good steps to strengthen the FDA but they should also provide their employees proper food safety training so they can help in decrease the increasing number of food borne illness cases.

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  • Basic precautions for skin problems
    By Health Blog on August 22, 2009 | No Comments  Comments

    Skin problems occur when we don’t keep ourselves clean. These diseases mostly occur when we don’t take the bath properly, when our environment is not clean, contacts with the person who was infected etc. These skin problems don’t lead to death but affects our beauty and cause so much irritation. If the skin diseases occur more severely then we had to face several social problems as we can’t hide this problem. There are some basic rules that we should follow always to prevent the problems of skin diseases and the problems related to skin.

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    1. If the affected area is hot and painful, treat it with heat. Put the moist clothes on it.
    2. If the affected area itches, stings or oozes the clear fluid, treat it with cold. Put cool and wet clothes on it.
    3. If the skin got serious infection such as inflammation, swelling, pain, heat and pus then do the following:
    • Keep the affected area still and elevated.
    • Apply hot and moist cloth on it.
    • If the infection is severe then give antibiotics if the person gets the fever.
    • If there are swollen lymph nodes, a red line above the infected area or bad smell then seek the medical help immediately.
    1. If the infected skin forms blisters or a crust or oozes out, itches or burns then apply the soaked cloth in cool water with white veniger or potassium permanganate to cool water. Then rub with the vegetable oil when the skin is peeling out to soften the skin.
    2. If the affected part is exposed to the sunlight then prevent from sunlight.
    3. If the areas are severely affected then don’t cover them with the thick clothes and make them exposure to the sunlight.

    These are some of the general treatment measures for the skin problems.

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  • How to know appendicitis?
    By Health Blog on August 22, 2009 | No Comments  Comments

    Appendicitis is one of the health problems that are having more chances of occurrence. This occurs similarly like a general stomach ache but lasts for the whole day. This is the only thing that makes it different from ordinary stomach ache but the problem that occurs is severe than anything and most of the times leads to death if we don’t solve the problem. Appendix is a vestigial organ in our body and this is one of the useless parts of our body but it creates the problems when it is filled with the unwanted material. The food we eat contains some unwanted material like metals which will not be digested in our stomach and all these kinds of materials settles in this appendix which lies at the end of our large intestine. When the undigested material content increases and when this appendix was completely filled then it bulges and creates the problem of appendicitis. The only solution to this problem is to remove this part as soon as possible otherwise if it bursts out then the person will die as all the poison in that appendix comes out.

    Here are the some of the signs of appendicitis:

    • The main sign is a steady pain in the belly that gets worse and worse.
    • The pain often begins around the naval.
    • There may be loss of appetite, vomiting, constipation or mild fever.
    • When the person coughs, serious pain occurs in the belly.
    • When you press the abdomen and slowly releases, if we are getting acute pain while we are releasing then it’s probably appendicitis.

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    What to do?

    • Get immediate medical help if possible take him directly to the surgery.
    • Don’t give any kind of food which makes the problem more severe.
    • Don’t give any kind of medicine for the dehydration.
    • Set the body position in a half sitting position.

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  • Guidelines for the usage of medicines
    By Health Blog on August 20, 2009 | 2 Comments2 Comments  Comments

    In so many villages the people don’t know which medicine they have to use so they go a medical shop and ask for the medicines. There are several medicines that are available in this world but only some of them are needed for the treatment. Sometimes people don’t know how to use the medicines use them in a very wrong way. Using the medicines in a wrong way leads to several abnormalities and may cause other health problems mainly to livers, lungs, heart and kidneys. It is utmost important to use the medicines in the right way. Don’t forget that medicines can kill if we use wrongly and with every medicine this problem exists.

    The right usage of medicine and in the right dosage is very important. Unnecessary combinations of medicines might lead to different reactions and may cause death. Here are some of the guidelines that are to be followed for the better usage of medicines:

    • Use the medicines only when necessary.
    • Know the expiry date of the medicine and then use. Even if use the expired medicine it is of no use and sometimes may lead to harmful affects also.
    • Be sure to use the right dosage, right number of times, during day and night.
    • Know the correct precautions and use them carefully.
    • When we are having any doubt, seek the advice from a trained medical person or a doctor.
    • Only use the medicine when you are sure it is needed and when you are sure how to use it and know the side effects of that medicine before.
    • Some medicines may be sleepy after having that medicine. Try to avoid the work or working involves physical and mental attention.

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    Popularity: 3% [?]