First Aid

First aid is the first and immediate assistance given to any person suffering from either minor or serious illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, or to promote recovery. 

Alkali Burns

Top of the pageAlkali BurnsTopic OverviewAlkaline products include lime products, plaster and mortar, oven and drain cleaners, dishwasher powders, fertilizers, and sparks from “sparklers.” They can cause serious damage in a very short time, depending on...

Allergic Reaction

Top of the pageCheck Your SymptomsAllergic ReactionTopic OverviewAllergies are an overreaction of the body’s natural defense system that helps fight infections (immune system). The immune system normally protects the body from viruses and bacteria by producing...

Allergies in Children: Giving an Epinephrine Shot to a Child

Top of the pageActionsetAllergies in Children: Giving an Epinephrine Shot to a ChildIntroductionAnaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction. If your child has had a severe allergic reaction in the past, you know how frightening it can be. Symptoms of breathing problems,...

Allergies to Insect Stings

Top of the pageAllergies to Insect StingsTopic OverviewWhat are allergies to insect stings?When you are stung by an insect, poisons and other toxins enter your skin. It’s normal to have some swelling, redness, pain, and itching around the sting. But you may have...

Allergies: Giving Yourself an Epinephrine Shot

Top of the pageActionsetAllergies: Giving Yourself an Epinephrine ShotIntroductionAnaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction. If you have had a severe allergic reaction in the past, you know how frightening it can be. Symptoms of breathing problems, nausea or vomiting,...