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How to manage gluten allergy

Gluten allergy is a common food allergy and gluten is a type of protein that is found in wheat, corn, rye, oats and barley. Gluten allergy affects both adults and children, but children are most susceptible to this allergy but some outgrow gluten allergy after 3 years old. People suffering from gluten allergy experience itching, asthma, hives, sinusitis and abdominal pain. [su_youtube url="https://www.youtu ...

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The Most Common Misconceptions About Asthma

Knowing and Understanding the Common Asthma Myths We all know that asthma is a chronic inflammatory airway disease characterized by symptoms of bronchospasm and airway obstruction.  The most common symptoms felt by individuals with asthma include intermittent wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath and coughing.  In the past, asthma is known to have been caused by possession of evil spirits and other ...

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Do You Know First Aid?

[caption id="attachment_1198" align="alignleft" width="300"] Learn to manage choking victims by taking first aid and CPR training.[/caption] First aid skills are simple to learn yet only very few of us know what to do in case of an emergency. Discover how vital these simple skills are. Don’t wait until it’s too late before you decide to enroll in a first aid course. Medical emergencies happen at a time when ...

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Pharmacology in First Aid Courses: Medications for the Airway

There are times where in administering medications is the only way to clear the airway of the afflicted individual especially if the airway blockage is caused by a specific medical condition. However, this does not mean that first aid rescuers have no part in the process. In occasions wherein the afflicted individual cannot take the medicine on his or her own or there are no healthcare professionals around, ...

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Asthma symptoms

The symptoms of asthma are typically caused once the airways are constricted and inflamed. The symptoms tend to vary from one individual to another and could be worsened by a respiratory condition such as a cold or flu. In some individuals, they can go on without any symptoms yet interrupted with asthma attacks that occur periodically. Some have asthma symptoms on a daily basis either at night or after exer ...

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Anaphylaxis – First aid care

Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that can result to shock, difficulty in breathing and an abrupt drop in the blood pressure. In individuals who have an allergy, anaphylaxis can easily occur in just a matter of minutes after being exposed to a specific allergy-causing allergen. In some cases, the anaphylaxis can be delayed that can occur without any evident trigger. This is the reason why ...

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Asthma Attacks

Asthma is common in both adults and children. It is usually managed by their GP and well-controlled with the use of inhalers. However, First Aid Classes explain how in an asthma attack, the muscles in the airways go into spasm, which causes the lining to swell. This narrows the airway, making it difficult for the patient to breathe. Symptoms include: Difficulty in breathing – with prolonged breathing-out ph ...

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Every Inch of Water Will Matter

If one is asked to name a popular person who died of drowning, Natalie Wood’s name would most likely come up. A promising actress, Wood was best known for her role as Maria in the musical film West Side Story. The mystery behind her death makes her untimely demise an interesting story. Wood was on a trip with her husband fellow actor Robert Wagner when she drowned near their yacht. Her death was ruled as an ...

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First Aid for Shock

A shock takes place when the blood vessels and the heart are unable to pump oxygenated blood to all the vital organs in the body. Many illnesses and injuries include shock as one of their symptoms, regardless of the fact that it is common condition; do not take it lightly as it may lead to an emergency situation. Make sure you recognize the symptoms of shock before you begin treatment. Most of the time, onl ...

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Recognizing and Managing Asthma Emergencies

When we breathe, air is channelled into our lungs via branching airways. People who have asthma are often prone to suffer from breathing problems if they are exposed to certain triggers such as cigarette smoke or even dust, due to their sensitive airways. Their airways respond to the trigger by constricting and making it hard for the casualty to breathe. [caption id="attachment_363" align="alignright" width ...

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