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First Aid Management: Superficial Thrombophlebitis

  Apart from the depth of the vein in relation to the skin surface, what differentiates superficial thrombophlebitis from deep vein thrombosis is the presence of phlebitis or inflammation of the vein.Superficial thrombophlebitis is not generally considered a medical emergency. Although it is not life-threatening medical emergencies on its own, it may causecomplications that may […]

Stable Angina

Stable angina is the most common type of angina. It is characterized by chest pain or discomfort that manifests with stress or activity. Stable angina has a regular pattern with regard to regularity, intensity and risk factors, where pain lasts for a few minutes or until medication is taken. In contrast, unstable angina is when […]

Unstable Angina

Unstable angina is a condition wherein the heart does not get enough blood supply and consequentially, enough oxygen-rich blood. It does not follow a regular pattern, thus it may strike at any time of the day, and does not necessarily occur after a physical action. Unstable angina may occur more frequently and with greater intensity […]

Head Injuries

Head injuries are a broad classification of injuries that pertains primarily within close proximity to the scalp, skull or brain. It is the most common cause of death from trauma based on worldwide statistics. Traumatic brain injuries are the most serious form of head injury. The most common causes of  a traumatic brain injury are […]

Tonsillitis in Children

Tonsillitis is the inflammation of the tonsils, where the tonsils become red and enlarged with a yellow or white coating. The tonsils are lymph nodes located in the back of the mouth and top of the throat. They function in a way assist the immune system by protecting the body from infections that may enter […]

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease state characterized by airflow limitation that is not fully reversible. The most recent definition of COPD provided by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD), is a broad description that better explains this disease condition and its signs and symptoms defined by a persistent defined […]

How to Make a Splint for the Hand

It is particularly more difficult to make a splint for the hand, thus a slightly different set of instructions may be advised to ensure proper splinting. It is particularly more difficult to make a splint for the hand as compared to the limbs and other parts of the body. Thus, there is a slightly different […]