Maladies et problèmes de santé

Trauma

Temperatures below the freezing point can be dangerous for children. Skin that is not properly covered or protected can freeze quickly. Children are at greater risk for getting frostbite because they lose heat from their skin faster than adults do. Read on to learn how to prevent or treat frosbite.

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Cuts and scrapes occur when one or more layers of skin are torn or scraped off. This happens so often that it may seem unimportant. However, scrapes and abrasions should be treated to reduce the chance of infection or scarring. Read on to learn how to treat these types of injuries.

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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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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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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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A child’s bones heal in the same way an adult’s bones do. But since a child’s bones are still growing, there are a few special concerns. Read more...

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The best way to treat a burn is prevention.

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Here is all the information you will need to help you use crutches properly.

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