The American Academy of Paediatrics offers advice on preventing and treating child poisonings. More than 1.2 million American children under the age of 6 swallow or come into contact with poisonous substances each year. The American Academy of Paediatrics offers advice on preventing and treating poisonings. Medicines, pesticides, cleaning products, furniture polish, antifreeze, windshield-wiper fluid, […]

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A severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) caused by food, latex or an insect sting can lead to throat swelling, breathing problems, heart attack and even death. Epinephrine can halt that severe allergic reaction. Assessment Severe hitching or hives Sneezing, coughing or wheezing Shortness of breath Tightness and swelling of the throat Dramatic swelling of the throat Tightness […]

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Did you know that the majority of snake bites are not venomous, but because patients go into a state of panic they put themselves at risk of severe danger? Panicking increases blood circulation It is important to remain calm. Panicking also increases blood circulation which could be detrimental. Although research shows that a small percentage of […]

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