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Proper care for human bites

Human bites are at high risk for infection due to the amount of bacteria present in the mouth. If a bite becomes infected, medications or even surgery is required. Always bear in mind that biting is common among young children because they are curious, frustrated or angry. Children and their caretakers might be at risk […]

Foot blisters

Blisters are small fluid-filled pockets that forms on any part of the body. The bubbles tend to vary in size and has various causes. One can develop a blister after a burn, infection, trauma or insect bite. Blisters generally form on the feet. Luckily, there are various home treatments that can help alleviate the discomfort […]

Medical care for human bites

Human bites can range from minor to severe. Depending on the severity of the wound, it can be managed at home or necessitates medical attention in the nearest emergency department. Minor human bites For minor cases of human bites, it usually results to bruising or only scrapes the upper skin layer. In such cases, care […]

Overview on wound closure

Wound closure is performed with sutures using thread or staples, depending on the form and location of a wound. Whether caused by injuries or surgical procedures, wounds should be closed to promote proper healing and minimize the risk for infection. The placement of sutures is a surgical procedure of bringing the skin and tissue together […]