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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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    • 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?
    • Broken Toe A broken toe is one of the most common fractures among individuals. There are many causes of a broken toe, whether it is the big...learn more »
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      Broken Toe Article
      • Broken toe facts
      • Introduction to broken toe
      • What are the causes of a broken toe?
      • What are the symptoms of a broken toe?
      • What are the possible complications of a broken toe?
      • When should I call a doctor about a broken toe?
      • How is a broken toe diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for a broken toe?
      • Caring for a broken toe at home
      • Medical treatment
      • Other therapy (reduction, buddy taping, how to tape a broken toe, casting)
      • What is the outlook for a broken toe?
    • Appendicitis Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. Appendicitis often causes fever, loss of appetite, and right lower quadrant...learn more »
      In This Article
      Appendicitis Article
      • Appendicitis facts
      • What is the appendix?
      • What is appendicitis and what causes appendicitis?
      • What are the symptoms of appendicitis?
      • How is appendicitis diagnosed?
      • Imaging studies to diagnosis appendicitis
      • Why can it be difficult to diagnose appendicitis?
      • What is stump appendicitis
      • What are the complications of appendicitis?
      • What other conditions can mimic appendicitis?
      • How is appendicitis treated?
      • How is an appendectomy done?
      • What are the complications of appendectomy?
      • Are there long-term consequences of appendectomy?
      • What is new about appendicitis?
    • Heat Rash Heat rash is a skin irritation caused by excessive sweating. It can occur at any age and it appears as a rash that itches or...learn more »
      In This Article
      Heat Rash Article
      • Heat rash facts
      • What is heat rash?
      • What are the causes of heat rash?
      • What are the symptoms of heat rash in children and adults?
      • Who is at risk for heat rash?
      • What does heat rash look like?
      • Heat rash pictures
      • How is heat rash diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for heat rash?
      • Home remedies for heat rash
      • Medical treatment for heat rash
      • How can heat rash be prevented?
      • How effective are electric fans in preventing heat rash?
      • How can people protect their health when temperatures are extremely high?
      • How much water should I drink in hot weather?
      • Should I take salt tablets during hot weather?
      • What is the best clothing for hot weather or a heat wave?
      • What is the prognosis for heat rash?
    • Itching Itching can be a common problem. Itches can be localized or generalized. There are many causes of itching to include: infection...learn more »
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      Itching Article
      • Itch facts
      • What is an itch?
      • What are associated symptoms and signs of itching?
      • What causes itching?
      • How is the cause of itching diagnosed?
      • Should people scratch the itch?
      • What are topical itch treatments? Are there any home remedies for itching?
      • What are oral itch treatments?
      • Can itching be prevented?
      • When should the doctor be consulted for itching?
      • What are possible complications of itching?
      • What is the prognosis (outlook) for itching?
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