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. 

Using Ice and Cold Packs

Top of the pageUsing Ice and Cold PacksTopic OverviewIce and cold packs can relieve pain, swelling, and inflammation from injuries and other conditions, such as arthritis.Types of ice and cold packsIce towel. Wet a towel with cold water and squeeze it until it is just...

Warm Compresses for Eye Problems

Top of the pageWarm Compresses for Eye ProblemsTopic OverviewWarmth may relieve pain, relax muscle spasms, increase circulation, and help heal a wound or other problems that affect the eye.For an eye problem, use either of the following methods:Dry warmth. Place a...

Weakness and Fatigue

Top of the pageCheck Your SymptomsWeakness and FatigueTopic OverviewWeakness and fatigue are terms that are often used as if they mean the same thing. But in fact they describe two different sensations. It is important to know exactly what you mean when you say...