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Heat Exhaustion

Heat Exhaustion: Prevention and Immediate Relief Tips

Heat exhaustion is a concerning condition that arises when the human body overheats, usually as a result of exposure to high temperatures or strenuous physical activity. This heat-related illness presents a variety of symptoms, including heavy sweating, rapid pulse, dizziness, and nausea. It is essential to recognize and address these symptoms promptly, as untreated heat …

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Superficial Frostbite

Superficial Frostbite: Essential Facts and Prevention Tips

Superficial frostbite is a cold weather-related condition that affects the skin and underlying tissues. It occurs when the skin is exposed to freezing temperatures, causing ice crystals to form in the skin cells and disrupting blood flow to the affected area. This type of frostbite initially presents mild symptoms, including color changes and skin discomfort, …

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Mosquito Bite

Insect Bites and Stings: Effective Prevention and Treatment Tips

Insect bites and stings are a common experience for both children and adults, often causing mild pain and discomfort. However, it is essential to understand the various types of bites and stings, as certain insects can transmit disease-causing bacteria, viruses, or parasites. For most people, bites and stings result in temporary itchiness, swelling, or redness, …

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Essential oils can help relieve and treat poison ivy rashes.

Essential Oils for Poison Ivy

Before we get into essential oils for poison ivy, we should say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Those words are never more true than with poison ivy. Learning to identify, avoid, and fend off poison ivy is worth all the secret remedies in the world. But sometimes it’s unavoidable. …

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Best Survival First Aid Kits

The 8 Best Survival First Aid Kits

When a natural disaster or other calamity invades your everyday life, your thoughts turn immediately toward providing your family with the basics of survival — water, food, a power source, fuel, and the other things that ensure you are prepared to deal with an emergency situation. And, of course, you’ll also want to provide for …

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Sunstroke occurs, when the sun shines on a person’s head and parts of the neck for a long period of time. Unlike sunburns, which are caused by overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation, a sunstroke is the product of the sun’s long waves which produce heat (heat radiation). When experiencing a sunstroke, the body fails …

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Sunburn is the term for red, sometimes swollen and painful skin. It is caused by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. Sunburn can vary from mild to severe. The extent depends on skin type and amount of exposure to the sun. It may take 12 to 24 hours after sun exposure to know …

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Snow Blindness

Snow blindness is the effect that glare from an ice field or snowfield has on the eyes. It is more likely to occur in hazy, cloudy weather than when the sun is shining. Glare from the sun will cause an individual to instinctively protect his eyes. However, in cloudy weather, he may be overconfident and …

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Shock may result from trauma, heatstroke, allergic reactions, severe infection, poisoning, or other causes. Shock is essentially a decrease in blood flow to the brain and other important organs. When shock occurs internal organs don’t receive enough oxygen and have difficulty functioning. Types of shock Hemorrhagic (resulting from the loss of blood) Metabolic (resulting from profound …

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How To Check Your Pulse

Pulse rate is the number of times a person’s heart beats in one minute. Normal values for pulse rate depend on the person’s age and fitness level. A normal pulse rate for a fit and healthy adult, while resting, can range from 60 to 100 beats per minute (BPM), although athletes who are highly conditioned …

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Nose Bleed

A nosebleed can be scary to get – or see – but try to stay calm. Most nosebleeds look much worse than they really are. The nose has many blood vessels in it to help warm and humidify the air you breathe. These vessels lie close to the surface, making them easy to injure. If …

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Motion Sickness

Motion sickness can happen from any kind of movement, a moving boat, train, airplane, car,etc. Motion sickness is caused by a conflict between your senses. A fluid filled canal in your inner ear that controls your sense of balance tells your brain that your body is moving, while your eyes tell your brain that you …

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