First Aid Medical Reference
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- Rhododendron poisoning
Learn about rhododendron toxicity, how to identify rhododendron, how to avoid rhododendron poisoning, and how rhododendron poisoning is diagnosed and treated.
- Death Cap Mushroom Poisoning
Find out what you need to know about death cap mushroom poisoning, and discover how to identify it and what to do if you’ve been poisoned.
- Gympie Poisoning
Learn about gympie. Discover how to identify gympie gympie and what to do if someone has been poisoned.
- Lily of the Valley Poisoning
Lily of the valley is a common but toxic flower. Learn about lily of the valley poisoning, its symptoms, and treatments.
- What to Know About Stingray Stings
Find out what you need to do if you happen to get a stingray sting.
- What to Know About a Sprained Thumb
Find out what you need to know about a sprained thumb. Discover the risks and how this condition may affect your health.
- What To Know About Knee Sprains
Find out what you need to know about knee sprains. Discover the signs, risks, and health effects.
- Sodium Nitrite Toxicity
Sodium nitrite is a yellowish-white, odorless powder. It helps preserve foods has other uses. But if you consume too much of it, it can be deadly.
- Death Angel Mushrooms
Find out what you need to know about death angel mushrooms. Learn about the symptoms of poisoning and how to avoid these poisonous plants.
- How to Deal With a Bug in Your Ear
Learn what you should do when you have a bug in your ear. Discover how to tell if you have one and how to get it out.
- What to Know About UCL Injuries of the Elbow
What is a UCL sprain? Learn about ulnar collateral ligament injuries and how to treat them.
- Poison Hemlock Poisoning
Poison hemlock poisoning can be deadly. Find out what the plant looks like, symptoms of poisoning, and what to do if you're poisoned.
- Manchineel Poisoning
Learn about the toxic plant manchineel, how to avoid manchineel poisoning, and what treatment to seek if exposed to this toxic tropical tree.
- Monkshood Poisoning
Monkshood has a long history as a poisonous plant. Learn how to identify monkshood, poisoning symptoms, and what to do if you have monkshood poisoning.
- Mistletoe Poisoning
Mistletoe is a traditional holiday plant, but is it really toxic? Learn about mistletoe poisoning, including symptoms and what to do if you're exposed.
- Virginia Creeper
Find out how to identify Virginia creeper, how to avoid Virginia creeper poisoning, and how to treat problems from eating or touching Virginia creeper.
- Rosary Pea Poisoning
Learn more about how to identify the rosary pea plant, including symptoms of poisoning at possible treatments.
- Tobacco Poisoning
Find out what you need to know about tobacco poisoning, and discover how to identify it and what to do if you have it.
- Larkspur Poisoning
Larkspur can cause skin irritation if touched and illness and death if ingested. Learn about the different types of larkspur, poisoning symptoms, and how to get help for larkspur poisoning.
- How to Build an Emergency Kit
Emergency kits can save your life when the unexpected happens. Learn the different types of kits and what to put in each.
- False Morel Poisoning
Learn to identify false morels. Discover what symptoms to look for and actions to take if someone is poisoned.
- Horse Nettle Poisoning
Find out what to do if you've ingested horse nettle and what poisoning symptoms to watch out for.
- Giant Hogweed Poisoning
Learn to identify giant hogweed. Discover what symptoms to look for and actions to take if someone is poisoned.
- What to Know About Shoulder Sprains and Strains
Shoulder sprains and strains are both injuries to the shoulder. Learn the differences between the two, symptoms to watch out for, and how to treat them.
- Angel's Trumpet Poisoning
Find out what you need to know about angel’s trumpet poisoning, and discover how to identify it and what to do if you have it.
- What to Know About an AC Joint Sprain
Find out what you need to know about AC joint sprains and discover their causes, symptoms, and treatments.
- Cerbera Odollam Tree Poisoning
Find out what you need to know about Cerbera odollam tree poisoning, and discover how to identify it and what to do if you have it.
- What to Know About a Thigh Contusion
Find out what you need to know about thigh contusions and discover their causes, symptoms, and treatments.
- What to Know About Sprained Elbows
A sprained elbow can happen due to injury or overuse. Learn the common causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
- What to Know About a High Ankle Sprain
High ankle sprains are an uncommon type of ankle sprain. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
- What to Know About a Metacarpal Fracture
Find out what you need to know about metacarpal fractures, including the causes, symptoms, treatment options, and how they may affect your health.
- What to Know About a Deltoid Ligament Sprain
A deltoid ligament sprain affects the inner ankle. Learn about common causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
- What to Know About a Foot Sprain
Find out what you need to know about foot sprains. Discover the symptoms, causes, treatment, and more.
- White Snakeroot Poisoning
What is white snakeroot, and is it poisonous? Find out all you need to know about this plant in our guide.
- What Is Ergotism?
Learn about this condition that happen when you eat food that's been contaminated with a certain fungus.
- How To Tape a Sprained Ankle
Learn how to tape your sprained ankle to promote healing and discover tips to prevent injury from happening in the first place.
- How to Care for Skin Avulsion Wound
Find out what you need to know about skin avulsion wounds, including treatment and care.
- What Are Eyelid Lacerations?
Find out what you need to know about an eyelid laceration, how it's diagnosed, and how it's treated.
- How to Make a Sling for Your Arm
Find out the best way to make your own arm sling at home.
- What to Know About a Lateral Malleolus Fracture
Learn about the anatomy of the lateral malleolus and how a fracture affects it.
- What to Know About Potassium Iodide for Nuclear Radiation Emergencies
Potassium iodide can help protect your thyroid from radioactive iodine. It’s useful during a nuclear radiation emergency. Learn more about the medication.
- What to Know About an Orbital Socket Fracture
Learn about the orbital (eye) socket and the different ways that it can break. Discover whether or not surgery is required for particular kinds of breaks.
- Organophosphate Poisoning: What You Should Know
Organophosphate poisoning can cause serious breathing problems. Learn more about this condition, what causes it, symptoms, and your treatment options.
- What to Know About a Distal Radius Fracture
Find out what you need to know about a broken wrist or distal radius fracture. Discover the different types, causes, and treatment options for wrist fracture.
- What to Know About a Scaphoid Fracture
What is a scaphoid fracture, and how does it happen? Here are some scaphoid fracture causes and symptoms to help you get the right and on-time treatment for it.
- What to Know About Sea Urchin Stings
You won’t get stung if you lightly touch a sea urchin, but if you make contact with pressure, the sea urchin will likely sting you.
- What Is a Compression Wrap?
Learn more about compression wraps, including when you might need one and how to use it.
- Rubbing Alcohol vs. Hydrogen Peroxide
Find out the differences between rubbing alcohol and hydrogen peroxide, and learn the pros, cons, risks, and benefits of using them as antiseptics.
- How to Remove Fiberglass From Skin
Learn about fiberglass safety concerns, how to avoid exposure to fiberglass, how to get fiberglass out of your skin, and more.