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first aid accidents and injuries

Medication & Treatment
May 12, 2019

Which painkillers are best for an injury?

When you’ve been injured, it’s easy to pop a pill to ease the pain. Unfortunately, this could do more harm than good. Anti-inflammatory medications are often used to treat muscle aches and pains. It’s important to know when and how to use anti-inflammatories and when to use alternative methods.
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First Aid, Accidents & Injuries
May 3, 2019

When should you call a doctor about a nosebleed?

Having blood drip from your nose can be terrifying! Nosebleeds aren’t usually a sign of anything serious and can often be treated at home. There are some times though when you may need to see your doctor.
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
January 23, 2019

How to stop chafing

Chafing is always a risk, especially in summer. Here’s how to prevent and treat this common problem. Chafing is a type of skin irritation that can go from mild to extremely painful within minutes. It happens when skin continuously rubs against skin, clothes or other surfaces. The inner thighs, underarms, ankles and nipples are all prone to chafing, especially when you’re participating in sports activities. If you’ve ever done a long run or hike, your feet and/or ankles probably chafed at some point, leading to painful blisters. Heat, moisture, poorly fitting clothes and shoes, and excessive or unusual exercises all…
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First Aid, Accidents & Injuries
March 7, 2018

Burnt yourself? Here’s what NOT to do

You spilled hot oil all over your leg, or had a nasty run-in with a kettle of boiling water. First, grade the burn: A first-degree burn is the mildest form, and the skin may appear red with slight swelling. It may look like a sunburn. Usually painful, a second-degree burn damages the top layer of the skin resulting in swelling and blisters. A third-degree burn is the most serious type. The skin is seriously injured, is white and clearly charred. What not to do First, never rub butter on a burn! This is an old wives’ tale, something you may…
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Complementary Medicine
March 7, 2018

8 ways honey can help your health

Honey is one of the world’s oldest medicines. Its strong antibacterial and healing properties make it a great natural remedy for many common health problems. It was the most used medicine in ancient Egypt, and was deemed so precious that it was traded as a form of currency! The Roman legions also treated their wounds with honey, and athletes at the ancient Olympic Games ate honey and dried figs to enhance their sports performance. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, believed in honey as the golden healer. "Honey cleans sores and ulcers, softens hard ulcers of the lips, and heals…
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