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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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      • Nosebleed facts
      • What causes nosebleeds?
      • How do you stop the common nosebleed?
      • How do you prevent the nose from bleeding again?
      • What if a person has frequent nosebleeds?
      • What precautions can you take to prevent nose bleeding?
      • When should you call your doctor or go to an emergency room for a nosebleed?
      • What should I do if the doctor has placed nasal packs?
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      Spider Bites (Including Black Widow and Brown Recluse) Article
      • Spider bites facts
      • What are the symptoms of spider bites?
      • Black widow spider bite symptoms
      • Brown recluse spider bite symptoms
      • Are spider bites dangerous?
      • What should you do if you are bitten by a spider?
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      Itching (Pruritus) Article
      • Itch facts
      • What is an itch?
      • What are associated symptoms and signs of itching (pruritus)?
      • 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?
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