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What are the Common Causes of Hypoxia?

Hypoxia is a medical condition that is caused by restricted blood flow or a reduced oxygen level in the blood. These are the risk factors of hypoxia one should know about: Anyone who suffers...

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Multiple Choice First Aid Questions

Here are some multiple choice first aid questions for you to test your first aid knowledge with! The answers to these questions are at the end of this post. If you want to learn...

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What is Angina Pectoris?

Angina or angina pectoris is chest pain or discomfort that occurs due to reduced blood flow to the heart. Since the heart doesn’t receive enough blood rich in oxygen, in such a situation, it...

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First Aid For Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a chronic psychiatric condition or disorder that severely affects the ways in which a human being acts, thinks, perceives reality, displays emotions, and identifies with those around them. Although schizophrenia is not...

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How to Stop Nosebleeds

Nosebleeds occur when one of the blood vessels in the nose’s lining bursts. Owing to the position of the nose and the high density of blood vessels it contains, nosebleeds are quite common. Although...

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First Aid for Sunburn

Sunburn is when your skin reacts after being exposed to ultraviolet or UV rays for a prolonged period. This can take place if you’re out in the sun or through tanning beds or sunlamps....

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Why Does inflammation occur?

When the human body suffers from an injury or comes in contact with offending agents, such as bacteria, viruses, or toxic chemicals, the immune system gets activated. This is when the immune system sends...

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Head Injuries in Children

A head injury refers to any sort of damage caused to the brain, skull, scalp, or other blood vessels or tissues in the head. Based on the depth of a person’s injury, a head...

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How to Prevent Hypothermia

Hypothermia is a condition that causes the body temperature to drop dangerously low due to prolonged exposure to cold temperatures. While normal body temperature is 37 degrees Celsius, hypothermia leads to a person’s body...

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What are Febrile Convulsions?

Febrile seizures are a relatively common childhood condition, referring to a child having a seizure when they have a high temperature most usually as a result of an infection. Although febrile seizures may be...

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First Aid for Epiglottitis

Epiglottitis is a condition that leads to swelling and inflammation of the epiglottis, which is a flap of cartilage situated in the throat behind a person’s tongue. The job of the epiglottis is to...

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What is Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi when an infected deer tick or blacklegged tick bites a human being. The tick stays attached to the skin for anywhere between 36 to...

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What is Scarlet Fever?

Scarlet fever is a bacterial illness that occurs due to Group A Streptococcus, which can be found in a human being’s throat and on the skin. The same bacteria also cause people to have...