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Lead poisoning

Lead poisoning is considered life-threatening and oftentimes fatal. This type of poisoning occurs when lead accumulates in the body. Always remember that lead is a very toxic metal and strong poison. It is usually present in lead-based paints, but also present in contaminated dust, art supplies and gasoline products. Lead poisoning typically occurs over a […]

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Whooping Cough

Whooping cough is another highly contagious bacterial infection; however, there is the vaccine to treat the condition. Children who are too young to get vaccinated and unvaccinated people have higher chances of getting infected with whooping cough. It causes a severe cough. This is where it gets its name from. Causes of Whooping Cough A […]

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First Aid for Cyanide poisoning

Ingesting or inhaling cyanide leads to cyanide poisoning in people. Cyanide poisoning is a hazardous condition as it inhibits the hemoglobin molecule to carry oxygen in the red blood cells. This causes a serious starvation of oxygen in many organs and tissues in the body which may lead to severe effects, if not treated promptly. Cyanide […]

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First Aid for Alcohol overdose

Alcohol is a drug that can greatly impair the proper functioning of the central nervous system, including the brain. Excessive and prolonged consumption of alcohol can seriously suppress a person’s mental focus, concentration and balance and coordination—allowing the person to fall into deep unconsciousness. Risk factors People with high alcohol tolerance—such people may drink over […]