Category Archives for Family Health

How to Stop Bleeding from Cuts

Even if you cannot stop the bleeding altogether, reducing the flow of blood may be enough to save someone’s life. A deep cut 1. Lay the person down. Remove clothing from around the wound if you can, but don’t waste … Continue reading

28. November 2012 by admin
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Family Health: Whooping Cough

A child who has a cold with a runny nose and bouts of excessive coughing may be in the early stages of whooping cough. As the disease develops the cough will become worse, mainly at night. A few days after … Continue reading

05. October 2011 by admin
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Vertigo: Symptoms and How to Treat Vertigo

An unpleasant feeling of giddiness, called vertigo, usually has a cause related to the ear. The giddiness may be accompanied by nausea and deafness, and also by flickering of the eyes – a condition called nystagmus. Vertigo can arise from … Continue reading

05. October 2011 by admin
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Treating Toothache

If you develop toothache at night or during a weekend when you cannot contact your dentist, look in the Yellow Pages for a dentist who operates an emergency service (though fees for such services can be high). Alternatively, ask the … Continue reading

05. October 2011 by admin
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Family Health: Treating Styes

A stye is an infection of the glands at the eyelash roots. It begins as a painful swelling and later fills with pus and bursts. Untreated, a stye may last for a week. To speed it up, dip a small … Continue reading

05. October 2011 by admin
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Snoring: Causes of Snoring

Snoring is brought on by loss of muscle tension in the tongue and jaw. That’s why people tend to snore when lying on their backs – the jaw drops down and the tongue slides back. If the snorer’s partner pushes … Continue reading

05. October 2011 by admin
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Slipped Disc: The Warning Signs

A disc is a shock-absorbing layer between each of the vertebrae in the spine. A slipped disc is caused by the gradual degeneration and softening of these discs. When a disc ‘slips’, its soft core protrudes from its fibrous casing … Continue reading

05. October 2011 by admin
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Scarlet Fever

A sore throat, a rash of tiny spots beginning at the neck and spreading over the whole body, a high temperature and vomiting are the main symptoms of scarlet fever. The disease is highly contagious and lasts for one or … Continue reading

05. October 2011 by admin
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Symptoms of Pre-menstrual Tension

The symptoms of premenstrual tension usually appear between two and seven days before the period is due, and clear up soon after it starts. They may include moodiness and fatigue, as well as discomfort in the breasts, back and abdomen. … Continue reading

05. October 2011 by admin
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Haemorrhoids: Symptoms of Piles

Piles, or haemorrhoids, are swollen veins inside or outside the anus. They may itch or they may be painful and bleeding. Piles are often caused by constipation and straining to empty the bowel. They can also be caused by obesity, … Continue reading

05. October 2011 by admin
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