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Cellulitis

Cellulitis Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and the layer of tissue under the skin. What is going on in the body? Cellulitis most often develops on the legs but can be seen on the face and on any other skin on the body. It tends to affect a fairly large area of skin. Cellulitis is usually due to an infection of the skin with bacteria, but it may also be caused by a fungus. What are the causes…

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Carbuncle – Skin Abscess

Carbuncle – Skin Abscess An abscess is a collection of pus in or on the skin. What is going on in the body? An abscess usually forms in response to a bacteria infection, with Staphylococcus aureus organisms being the most common causes. However, abscesses can also be a response to a foreign body under the skin. The body responds to either the bacteria or the foreign body by sending white blood cells to the area, which forms pus. What are…

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Human Bites

Human Bites A human bite is a wound or tissue injury that results from one human biting another. What are the causes and risks of the injury? Human bites are usually inflicted directly by an actual bite or indirectly when a body part accidentally strikes someone else’s mouth such as in a fight. The knuckles are most commonly injured. Young children, who often bite to express anger or other negative feelings, are frequently involved. Symptoms & Signs What are the…

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First Aid for Difficulty Breathing

First Aid for Difficulty Breathing A person who has difficulty breathing is having trouble moving air in or out of the lungs. This can be the result of an airway obstruction, disease, severe allergic reaction, injury, or other medical condition. What are the causes and risks of the injury? The causes of difficulty breathing can vary. Causes can be associated with medical diseases and conditions that narrow the airways, such as: emphysema, a chronic lung disease in which the air…

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Brain Injury – Head Injury

Brain Injury – Head Injury A head injury is defined as any trauma to the head that may or may not injure the brain. What are the causes and risks of the injury? There are many possible causes for a head injury. Some common causes are bicycle accidents, automobile accidents, falls, and work-related injuries. Contact sports, especially football, are another common source of head injury. Other sports that place a person at risk for head injuries include: boxing basketball baseball…

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Boil – Skin Abscess ?>

Boil – Skin Abscess

Boil – Skin Abscess An abscess is a collection of pus in or on the skin. What is going on in the body? An abscess usually forms in response to a bacteria infection, with Staphylococcus aureus organisms being the most common causes. However, abscesses can also be a response to a foreign body under the skin. The body responds to either the bacteria or the foreign body by sending white blood cells to the area, which forms pus. What are…

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Blood Loss – Bleeding ?>

Blood Loss – Bleeding

Blood Loss – Bleeding Bleeding is any loss of blood from the body. Bleeding can occur either internally or externally. It can occur through a natural opening such as the vagina. Most bleeding occurs through a break in the skin. What are the causes and risks of the condition? Bleeding is caused by injury to blood vessels, the structures that hold the blood. The injury can be minimal or life threatening. The most common causes of injuries to blood vessels…

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Bleeding

Bleeding Bleeding is any loss of blood from the body. Bleeding can occur either internally or externally. It can occur through a natural opening such as the vagina. Most bleeding occurs through a break in the skin. What are the causes and risks of the condition? Bleeding is caused by injury to blood vessels, the structures that hold the blood. The injury can be minimal or life threatening. The most common causes of injuries to blood vessels are cuts and…

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Bites-Human – Human Bites

Bites-Human – Human Bites A human bite is a wound or tissue injury that results from one human biting another. What are the causes and risks of the injury? Human bites are usually inflicted directly by an actual bite or indirectly when a body part accidentally strikes someone else’s mouth such as in a fight. The knuckles are most commonly injured. Young children, who often bite to express anger or other negative feelings, are frequently involved. Symptoms & Signs What…

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