C. Young

As a medical-surgical nurse in her hometown, Carla Young boasts years of experience in the field handling a variety of health issues among adults. With her passion to help others, Carla Young dedicates most of her time in helping others in medical missions to far flung towns. This is the reason why she took up nursing in the first place. Another way in which she helps others is sharing her knowledge on health-related topics to others. With the aim of empowering others with knowledge of basic first aid care, Carla Young eagerly contributes first aid and other related articles to various online sources for everybody to read.

Toe cramps

Toe cramps occur if any muscle in the toes abruptly contracts and does not relaxes. Most have experienced a few episodes of cramping in their lifetime. Nevertheless, some are susceptible to cramping than others. Most cases can be managed with home remedies. In some cases where the cramps do not settle or seem to worsen, …

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Tetanus

Tetanus is a serious form of bacterial infection affecting the nervous system and causes tightening of the muscles all over the body. It is also known as lockjaw since the infection often causes muscular contractions in the jaw and neck. Nevertheless, it can later spread to other body parts. The infection can be dangerous without …

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Forearm tendonitis

Forearm tendonitis involves inflammation of the forearm tendons. It is important to note that the tendons are soft bundles of connective tissue that link muscles to bones and enables the joints to bend and extend. If the tendons are irritated or damaged, inflammation arises which leads to tendonitis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJAx42aCtSQ What are the signs? The usual …

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Listeriosis

Listeriosis is brought about by the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The bacteria are typically found in unpasteurized dairy goods, raw vegetables and some deli meats. The condition is not generally serious in most cases. Some do not even have any symptoms and complications are rare. There are cases where it can be dangerous. What are the …

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Staphylococcus aureus food poisoning

Staphylococcus aureus food poisoning is not generally dangerous. Most do not require treatment since it eventually settles on its own. Most can recover in around 2 days. What are the indications? Staphylococcus aureus food poisoning can trigger symptoms that strikingly resemble a severe case of gastroenteritis. The signs might manifest abruptly, oftentimes in just 30 …

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Rotavirus

The rotavirus is a form of infection prevalent among children below 5 years old. It is highly transmittable and contagious. Even though it typically affects young children, adults can also acquire the infection, but it is less severe. The condition could not be managed with drugs. It generally settles on its own after some time. …

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