Maladies et problèmes de santé

Trauma

The common black-and-blue mark linked with any bruise is very evident when it surrounds the eye. The dark-purplish circle, commonly called a black eye, is an internal bleeding injury and will last a little more than a week. The colour you see is caused by tiny blood vessels under the skin breaking and bleeding. As the injury heals, the body absorbs the blood. Here are a few tips on how to treat this type of injury.

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The spleen is the second most frequently injured abdominal organ in children. This is because it is not protected by the rib cage. Learn how to recognise a spleen injury and the treatments available.

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Young children often put small objects, such as marbles, pins, or coins, in their mouth. These objects may then be swallowed. Although this can be frightening, it is not always cause for concern. Read more...

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A finger or toe injured in a car door or jammed against a hard object is a common injury in children. If this happens to your child, he/she should be seen by a healthcare provider to assess the injury. Read more...

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Annually at The Montreal Children’s Hospital, we see over 2,500 children and adolescents with head injuries, ranging from minor to severe. Read more...

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Following a frightening experience, it is normal to have emotions and thoughts that may stay with us for some time. Read more...

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If you have sustained an injury, we recommend you follow this action plan before you put your team jersey back on. Remember, you should only consider returning to contact and team sports once your symptoms have completely disappeared. Read more...

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R.I.C.E. stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation, the standard treatment method used for sprains, strains, and severe bruises or bumps. R.I.C.E. helps limit pain and swelling after an injury. It also helps injuries heal faster. Read more...

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A sliver is a foreign object that has become embedded in the skin. Here's how to treat this type of injury.

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Choking occurs when food or a small object blocks the airway. If the airway is completely blocked, oxygen can't reach the lungs, and brain damage or death can result. This is an extreme medical emergency. Knowing what to do can help save your baby's life. Read more...

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