Archive | February, 2014

The symptoms of ink poisoning

If you have experienced being exposed to ink from a pen that accidentally leaked, it is not usually a cause for concern. There are also cases in which ink is even accidentally put into the mouth. Even though ink is not considered as a poisonous substance, normal use will not cause ink poisoning. Only irritation has […]

Food poisoning in toddlers

Food poisoning is considered serious to everybody, but young children are at higher risk to become very ill and end up dehydrated. Due to the high risk of young children to food poisoning, parents should be concerned about spotting the signs of food poisoning and the necessary steps to take if it is suspected. Symptoms […]

Recognizing the signs of mothball poisoning

In some cases, mothballs can be accidentally ingested, especially by young children who tend to put things in their mouths due to curiosity. There are ways in order to recognize the signs of mothball poisoning. Signs of mothball poisoning • Assess for fatigue – Always remember that mothballs typically contain either naphthalene or dicholorobenzene in […]

Electrical burns

Electrical burns involve the direct passage of electric current through the body by getting in contact with a live electrical current. Take note that the effects of electrical burns are not visible since they are mostly interior damage. Some of the signs of electrical burns are apparent on the surface of the skin in the […]


Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar is considered as a common emergency condition that affects individuals who have diabetes. If this condition is simply ignored or left untreated, it can lead to seizures, coma or even death in worst cases. The treatment for hypoglycemia involves eating any type of simple carbohydrate in order to abruptly increase […]

Head injury

Head injuries can cause damage to the scalp, skull or the brain. The brain is located within the skull protected by a soft cushion of tissues known as meninges. Fracture to the skull Head injuries are usually inflicted by blunt or penetrating trauma to the head. Even though the skull does not have to be […]

How to treat sunburn

It is a known fact that sunburns can be easily prevented as long as you use the appropriate protection when performing activities under the sun, especially when spending some time in the beach or working in your garden. The treatment for sunburn basically starts with prevention. The proper use of sunscreen products can help prevent […]