Cuts, Scrapes and Puncture Wounds Related Diseases & Conditions

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  • Staph Infection (Staphylococcus Aureus) Staphylococcus or Staph is a group of bacteria that can cause a multitude of diseases. Staph infections can cause illness...learn more »
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    Staph Infection (Staphylococcus Aureus) Article
    • Staph infection facts
    • What is Staphylococcus?
    • Who is at risk for Staph infections?
    • What are the symptoms and signs of a Staph infection?
    • What types of diseases are caused by Staph?
    • How are Staph infections diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for Staph infections?
    • What is antibiotic-resistant Staph aureus?
    • What are complications of Staph infections?
    • Can Staph infections be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis for Staph infections?
  • Boils A boil is a skin abscess, a collection of pus localized deep in the skin. There are several different types of boils. Among them...learn more »
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    Boils Article
    • Boils facts
    • What is a boil? What are the symptoms and signs of a boil?
    • What causes boils to form?
    • Who is most likely to get a boil?
    • How are boils diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for a boil?
    • When should I seek medical attention for a boil?
    • What is the prognosis (outcome) for a boil?
    • What can be done to prevent boils (abscesses)?
  • Keloid A keloid is a scar that doesn't know when to stop. When the cells keep on reproducing, the result is an overgrown (hypertrophic)...learn more »
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    Keloid Article
    • What is a keloid?
    • What is the difference between a keloid and a hypertrophic scar?
    • What are keloid symptoms and signs?
    • What is the cause of keloids?
    • Which people are most susceptible to keloids?
    • In which area of the body are keloids most likely to appear?
    • Keloids and piercing
    • Is keloid prevention possible?
    • Is keloid removal necessary?
    • What are the treatments for keloids?
  • Broken Foot There are several bones in the foot, and these bones can be broken (fractured) in a variety of ways. Falling from heights,...learn more »
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    Broken Foot Article
    • Broken foot facts
    • What is the structure of the foot?
    • What are the causes of a broken foot?
    • Pictures of the bones in the foot
    • What are the symptoms of a broken foot?
    • When should I call the doctor for foot pain?
    • How is a broken foot diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for a broken foot?
    • What are the complications of a broken foot?
    • Can a broken foot be prevented?
  • Broken Finger The hand has several bones to include the wrist, palm, and fingers. Fingers are the most commonly injured part of the hand. The...learn more »
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    Broken Finger Article
    • Broken finger facts
    • Broken finger introduction
    • What are the causes of a broken finger?
    • What are the symptoms of a broken finger?
    • When should I see a doctor for a broken finger?
    • How is a broken finger diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for a broken finger?
    • What are the complications of a broken finger?
    • How can a broken finger be prevented?
  • Tetanus Tetanus is an often-fatal disease caused by nerve toxins produced by the common bacteria Clostridium tetani. In a seven-day...learn more »
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    Tetanus Article
    • Tetanus facts
    • What is tetanus?
    • Where do tetanus bacteria grow in the body?
    • How does the tetanus toxin cause damage to the body?
    • What is the incubation period for tetanus?
    • What is the course of the tetanus disease? What are the symptoms and signs of tetanus?
    • What is the treatment for tetanus?
    • How is tetanus prevented?
    • What is the schedule for active immunization (tetanus shots)?
    • What are the side effects of tetanus immunization?
    • What is passive immunization (by way of specialized immunoglobulin)?
  • Dog Bite (Treatment) There are millions of dogs living in the United States, and thus many cases of dog bites. Annually, hundreds of people seek...learn more »
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    Dog Bite (Treatment) Article
    • Dog bite facts
    • How many dog bites occur?
    • Who is at risk for a dog bite?
    • What should I do if someone is bitten by a dog?
    • When should I call the doctor for a dog bite?
    • What is the treatment for a dog bite?
    • How can dog bites be prevented?
    • Safety tips to prevent dog bites
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis Necrotizing fasciitis is also known as a flesh-eating bacterial infection, Fournier's gangrene, suppurative fasciitis, and...learn more »
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    Necrotizing Fasciitis Article
    • Necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating disease) facts
    • What is necrotizing fasciitis?
    • Do different types of necrotizing fasciitis exist?
    • What causes necrotizing fasciitis?
    • What are necrotizing fasciitis symptoms and signs?
    • How is necrotizing fasciitis diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for necrotizing fasciitis?
    • How is necrotizing fasciitis prevented? Is necrotizing fasciitis contagious?
    • Who is at risk to get necrotizing fasciitis?
    • What is the prognosis (outcome) for patients with necrotizing fasciitis? What are complications of necrotizing fasciitis?
    • What are some additional sources of information on necrotizing fasciitis?
  • Black Eye The most common cause of a black eye is due to an injury to the face or head. Most black eye injuries are minor and heal on their...learn more »
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    Black Eye Article
    • Black eye facts
    • Black eye introduction
    • What causes a black eye?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of a black eye?
    • When should I call the doctor for a black eye?
    • How is a black eye diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for a black eye?
    • What are the complications of black eye?
    • How can I prevent a black eye?
  • Scars Scar formation is a natural part of the healing process after injury. The depth and size of the wound incision and the location...learn more »
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    Scars Article
    • Scars facts
    • What is a scar?
    • What are the different types of scars?
    • What causes a scar?
    • What are symptoms and signs of a scar?
    • How are scars diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for a scar?
    • Are there any home remedies to reduce scarring?
    • What is the prognosis of a scar?
    • Can scarring be prevented?
    • Does insurance coverage apply to scar treatments?
  • Snake Bites Pet vipers are a family of poisonous snakes, which includes rattlesnakes, copperheads, and water moccasins (cottonmouths)....learn more »
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    Snake Bites Article
    • Introduction to snake bites
    • What are the symptoms of a poisonous snake bite?
    • What is appropriate first aid for poisonous snake bites?
    • How are poisonous snake bites treated?
  • Sporotrichosis Sporotrichosis is a skin infection caused by a fungus called Sporothrix schenckii. The fungus, which may be present in sphagnum...learn more »
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    Sporotrichosis Article
    • What is sporotrichosis?
    • What causes sporotrichosis?
    • Who gets sporotrichosis?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of sporotrichosis?
    • How is sporotrichosis diagnosed?
    • How is sporotrichosis treated?
    • How can sporotrichosis be prevented?
  • Snake Bite (Snake Bite) There are venomous (poisonous) and nonvenomous (nonpoisonous) snakes. A venomous snake bite penetrates the skin and injects,...learn more »
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    Snake Bite (Snake Bite) Article
    • What is a venomous (poisonous) snake bite?
    • What is a nonvenomous (nonpoisonous) snake bite?
    • What are the symptoms of a venomous snake bite?
    • How is a venomous snake bite diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for a venomous snake bite?
    • What are the complications of a venomous snake bite?
    • Can a snake bite be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis for a venomous snake bite?
    • Snake bites and snake pictures
  • First Aid First aid is a complicated subject and it is situation-specific. First aid is the help and medical assistance that someone gives,...learn more »
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  • Hurricane Preparedness Natural diasters such as a hurricane can take a toll on family, friends, and neighbors. Both physiological and psychological...learn more »
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    Hurricane Preparedness Article
    • Introduction to preparing for a hurricane
    • What is a hurricane?
    • How are hurricanes named and tracked?
    • Preparing Before the Hurricane
    • What is my family plan for a hurricane?
    • How do I create a hurricane supply kit?
    • Where can I go to be safe during a storm?
    • How do I secure my home during a hurricane?
    • What about my pets during a hurricane?
    • What to Do After a Hurricane (What hurricane aftermath health concerns?)
    • How can I make sure our water is safe?
    • How do I perform first aid for injuries?
    • How can I prevent injuries after a hurricane?
    • Prevent fatigue-related injuries
    • Wear protective gear
    • Beware of electrical hazards
    • Avoid carbon monoxide
    • Beware of structural instability
    • Avoid hazardous materials
    • Be prepared for fires
    • Prevent drowning
    • Reduce the risk of thermal stress
    • What can I do to cope with mental stress after a hurricane?
    • How do I deal with wild and domestic animals in a disaster?