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Health Encyclopedia Allergic reactions 05/06/2012
Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances called allergens that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be breathed into the lungs, swallowed, or injected. Considerations: Allergic reactions are common. The immune response that causes an allergic reaction is similar to the response that causes hay fever. Most reactions happen soon after contact with an allergen. Many allergic reactions are mild, while others can be severe and life-threatening.
Health Encyclopedia Amputation - traumatic 08/11/2012
Loss of a body part Considerations: If an accident or trauma results in complete amputation (the body part is totally severed), the part sometimes can be reattached, especially when proper care is taken of the severed part and stump. In a partial amputation, some soft-tissue connection remains.
Health Encyclopedia Animal bites 01/08/2012
Bites - animals Considerations: Bites that result in puncture wounds are more likely to become infected. You might have a puncture wound if an animal's tooth went through your skin during the bite. An animal bite is also more likely to become infected in those who have: A weakened immune system due to medicines or disease Diabetes Peripheral artery disease Some animals are infected with a virus that can cause rabies.
Health Encyclopedia Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury 08/14/2011
Cruciate ligament injury - anterior; ACL injury; Knee injury - anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) Considerations: The knee joint is located where the end of the thigh bone (femur) meets the top of the shin bone (tibia). Four main ligaments connect these two bones: Medial collateral ligament (MCL) runs along the inside of the knee and prevents the knee from bending out.
Health Encyclopedia Anterior knee pain 06/13/2010
Runner's knee; Patellofemoral pain; Patellar tendinitis; Tendinitis - patellar; Jumper's knee Considerations: Your kneecap (patella) sits over the front of your knee joint. As you bend or straighten your knee, the underside of the patella glides over the bones that make up the knee. Strong tendons help attach the patella to the bones and muscles that surround the knee.
Health Encyclopedia Bleeding 02/11/2011
Blood loss; Open injury bleeding Considerations: Always seek emergency assistance for severe bleeding, and if internal bleeding is suspected.
Health Encyclopedia Breathing difficulties - first aid 07/16/2011
Difficulty breathing - first aid; Dyspnea - first aid; Shortness of breath - first aid Considerations: Breathing difficulty is almost always a medical emergency (other than feeling slightly winded from normal activity such as exercise).
Health Encyclopedia Broken bone 05/02/2009
Bone - broken; Fracture; Stress fracture Considerations: It is hard to tell a dislocated bone from a broken bone.
Health Encyclopedia Broken or knocked out tooth 02/22/2012
Teeth - broken; Tooth - knocked out Considerations: A permanent tooth that is knocked out can sometimes be reimplanted. In most cases, only permanent, adult teeth are reimplanted into the mouth. Baby teeth are usually left out. Causes: Tooth accidents are commonly caused by: Accidental falls Sports-related trauma Fighting Car accidents Biting on hard food Symptoms: First Aid: Save any tooth that has been knocked out.
Health Encyclopedia Bruise 05/01/2011
A bruise is an area of skin discoloration. A bruise occurs when small blood vessels break and leak their contents into the soft tissue beneath the skin. Considerations: There are three types of bruises: Subcutaneous -- beneath the skin Intramuscular -- within the belly of the underlying muscle Periosteal -- bone bruise Bruises can last from days to months, with the bone bruise being the most severe and painful. Causes: Bruises are often caused by falls, sports injuries, car accidents, or blows received by other people or objects.
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