Throwing your shoulder out happens. If you have boxed or been involved in combative sports (or sports in general for that matter) you have either had it happen to you or know someone who has. Personally, I have dislocated both my right and left shoulder on numerous … [Read more...]
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Toothaches are a harsh reality to have to deal with. Whether you're stuck out camping or waiting at home or work for your dentist appointment to finally come 'round, it can really be a true benefit to be able to do away with the pain of a toothache until your dental problem … [Read more...]
In my opinion, internal bleeding is one of the most frightening injuries you can be inflicted with. Much like cancer, internal bleeding often displays its nastier symptoms a good length of time after it has set in, creating an unfortunate ticking time bomb situation. The … [Read more...]
When discussing survival, we often gravitate towards the bad-ass, like which knife to carry or the fashionably practical question of which tactical backpack is best. It's fun, it's interesting, no issues with that - so long as we aren't completely ignoring the negative … [Read more...]
Often when an accident occurs, any casualties of that accident will have sustained more than one injury. If you're the type of first aider who feels compelled to actively help during situations like these, once you have assessed the situation and found multiple sustained … [Read more...]
If you've stuck around this blog for any amount of time, you'll have noticed that I have reviewed a truckload of knives. As a consequence of this devotion to sharp objects, I very frequently find myself with nicks and cuts of all sizes (curse you assisted … [Read more...]
While you can have the very best intentions trying to lend a hand by assisting medically with emergencies, being a Good Samaritan unfortunately doesn't win you enough brownie points to always protect you from the legal pitfalls that can occur because you were just trying to … [Read more...]
I recently cut myself pretty deep on the inside of my palm, and even though the cut healed up relatively well and cleanly, I did notice some bruising around the wound channel as it healed. I realized how messed up my wound looked, mostly considering it was a pretty large and … [Read more...]
The maximum dosage of painkillers that one can safely ingest has been debated back and forth many a time, even by the medical community itself. As with all the first aid articles on this website, this article is not designed to offer professional medical advice, nor should … [Read more...]
Since Advil, Tylenol, and Aspirin are all common pain-relieving medications, it can be pretty confusing remembering all the differences between them. While many will admit they know the three medications don't all work the same way, not many can say what the differences … [Read more...]