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First aid is a complicated subject and it is situation-specific. First aid is the help and medical assistance that someone gives, not only to an injured person, but to a person who is sick. Preparedness is a key element of first aid, like having basic medical emergency kits in your home, car, boat, or RV. Cuts, puncture wounds, sprains, strains, nosebleeds are one type of injury that may require first aid; heart attacks, strokes, seizures, and heat stroke are examples of more critical first aid emergencies.

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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?
    • Insect Sting Allergies The majority of stinging insects in the United States are from Bees, Yellow Jackets, Hornets, Wasps and Fire Ants. Severity of...learn more »
      In This Article
      Insect Sting Allergies Article
      • Stinging insect allergy facts
      • What are stinging insects?
      • Who is at risk for insect sting allergies?
      • What types of insect sting reactions occur?
      • How is a severe allergic reaction immediately treated?
      • How can I avoid insect stings?
      • What can I do about becoming immune to insect allergy?
    • Toothache A toothache is a pain on or around a tooth. It may be caused by a variety of things from a cavity, abscess, or even sinusitis....learn more »
      In This Article
      Toothache Article
      • What is a toothache?
      • What causes a toothache?
      • What are toothache symptoms and signs?
      • How is a toothache diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for a toothache?
      • Are home remedies effective for a toothache?
      • How is a toothache treated during pregnancy?
      • What is the prognosis for a toothache?
      • Is it possible to prevent a toothache?
    • Hives Hives, also called urticaria, is a raised, itchy area of skin that is usually a sign of an allergic reaction. The allergy may be...learn more »
      In This Article
      Hives Article
      • Hives facts
      • What are hives (urticaria) and angioedema?
      • What causes hives and angioedema?
      • What are the different kinds of hives?
      • What are the symptoms and signs of ordinary urticaria (ordinary hives)?
      • What are the causes of ordinary hives?
      • What are the causes of chronic hives?
      • Are there other conditions that mimic hives?
      • What is the treatment for hives?
      • What is the prognosis of hives?
    • Rash The word "rash" means an outbreak of red bumps on the body. The way people use this term, "a rash" can refer to many different...learn more »
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      Rash Article
      • Rash facts
      • What are the causes, symptoms, and signs of common noninfectious rashes?
      • How are common skin rashes diagnosed?
      • Scaly patches of skin produced by fungal, viral, or bacterial infection
      • What is the treatment for a rash?
    • Food Poisoning Food poisoning is common, but can also be life threatening. The most common form of food poisoning is caused by bacteria and...learn more »
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      Food Poisoning Article
      • Food poisoning facts
      • What is food poisoning?
      • What are the types of food poisoning?
      • What are the causes of food poisoning?
      • Short incubation of less than 16 to 24 hours
      • Intermediate incubation from about 1 to 3 days
      • Long incubation 3 to 5 days
      • Very long incubation up to a month
      • What are the signs and symptoms of food poisoning?
      • Are food poisoning and stomach flu the same thing?
      • When should the doctor be called for food poisoning?
      • How is food poisoning diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for food poisoning?
      • Are there any home remedies for food Poisoning?
      • How long does food poisoning last?
      • What are the complications of food poisoning?
      • How can food poisoning be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis for food poisoning?

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