Knowing how to properly clean, treat, and cover minor wounds when the moment calls for it can mean the difference between a prompt return to whatever you were engaged in before hurting yourself and a trip to the doctor or hospital. It can also mean the difference between a wound that heals quickly and one that develops an infection. .
You’re no doubt familiar with 1st-degree burns – that is, the kind of burn caused by hot steam from a boiling pot of water, a sunburn, or getting your hands too close to the campfire for a moment. These superficial burns only affect the outer layer of the skin, called the epidermis, causing soreness, sometimes mild pain, and reddening .
Burn wounds are serious injuries, and if not treated properly, can cause intense pain and infection. The American Burn Association states that 486,000 patients receive hospital and emergency treatment for burns each year. While many individuals turn to treatments like applying ice or cold water, these remedies don’t always provide sufficient healing, and can potentially damage a person’s condition .
Snow is beginning to fall and the mountains are ready for the winter skiing season. Skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports are favorite pastimes for many, but when you think of all that could go wrong while you’re on the slopes, it’s important to be prepared. Whether it’s a broken bone or a laceration, there’s a variety of accidents .
While sprains and strains are less severe than stress fractures and torn ligaments, if not taken care of properly they can lead to serious complications further down the line. Whether you sprain your ankle in an everyday activity like walking down the stairs or strain your wrist after a terrible fall, sprains and strains don’t heal themselves. Medical wraps .
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Cold and flu season has made its grand entrance, and for those of us with busy schedules, whether its work, school, or taking care of the kids, our health is a top priority. Don’t take this cold and flu season lightly. In the 2014-2015 flu season, the Center for Disease and Control reported that 34 million Americans contracted the flu, .
School is back in session, and as children return to their daily schedules in the classroom, when they return home the main thing on their mind is play time. Whether it’s biking, skateboarding, or rollerblading, we love it when our kids want to be outside, away from screens, and active. While homework can wait until after dinner, your child’s .
Swimming pools and beach vacations make for endless summer fun. But exceedingly high temperatures that soar into the upper 90s and above can quickly put a damper on anyone’s summer plans. Severe heat and humidity in the warm summer months can be unbearable at times, and if you don’t take proper health precautions it can also be extremely dangerous. .
Approximately 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by private industry employers in 2016. Accidents at work happen, and many of them cause injuries that require medical attention. It’s important for businesses to be prepared for these accidents, and to be certain their workplace first aid kits are properly stocked. But what does “properly stocked” mean? Businesses .