Non-Traumatic Emergencies

Asthma is a chronic lung disease. The airways become sensitive to triggers (allergens and irritants). Here's what you need to know.

Detailed information on bee sting and other insect stings, including symptoms and treatment

Detailed information on bicycle, in-line skating, skateboarding, and scooter safety

Detailed information on animal bites and rabies, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

Carbon monoxide poisoning is a life-threatening emergency. It occurs when carbon monoxide (CO) fumes are inhaled.

Cat scratches and bites can cause cat scratch disease, a bacterial infection carried in cat saliva. The bacteria are passed from a cat to a human after the cat licks its paws then scratches human skin.

Use this list as part of a thorough safety check of your home. It can help prevent accidents and injuries.

Detailed information on chemical poisoning

Detailed information on choking, choking prevention, and abdominal thrusts to treat someone who is choking.

Detailed information on potential emergency situations and conditions, including animal bites, rabies, cat scratch disease, appendicitis, asthma attack, chest pain, heart attack, dehydration, heat stroke, fever, food allergy, food-drug interaction, frostb

Detailed information on CPR, including how to become properly trained in CPR

Dehydration and heat stroke are 2 very common heat-related diseases. They can be life-threatening if left untreated.

In an emergency, it is easy to "forget" even the most well-known information. That's why it is crucial for you to complete the information in this form for each member of your household.

Every year, millions of adults fall, leading to injuries and emergency room visits. Many of these falls and injuries can be prevented.

A fever is a body temperature that is higher than normal. It usually means there is an abnormal process occurring in the body.

Detailed information on fire and burn safety

Detailed information on firearm safety and prevention

Detailed list of recommended items for a household first-aid kit

Detailed information on flea, mite, and chiggers bites

Detailed information on food allergy, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

A food-drug interaction can happen when the food you eat affects the ingredients in a medicine you are taking, preventing the medicine from working the way it should.

Food poisoning (foodborne illness) is caused by bacteria or viruses found in food. Food poisoning symptoms often look like stomach flu (gastroenteritis). Many people with a mild case think they have stomach flu or a virus.

Detailed information on frostbite, including symptoms and what to do if frostbite happens.

Gallstones are lumps of solid material that form in your gallbladder. They are made when the digestive juice called bile gets hard and stone-like. Gallstones can be as small as a grain of sand or as big as a golf ball. Your gallbladder may form 1 large stone, hundreds of tiny stones, or both sizes at the same time.

Hypothermia is an abnormally low body temperature brought on by staying in cold temperatures for a long period of time. This lowered body temperature affects the brain, thus affecting a person's ability to think clearly or move well.

Your little one will need several immunization shots to help protect her from several childhood diseases, some of which can be deadly. Knowing which shots she needs, when, and what to do in the event of a minor reaction is important.

Detailed information on insect bites, including bee stings, flea bites, mite bites, chigger bites, spider bites, tick bites, and lyme disease

Detailed information on lead poisoning

Lyme disease is an infection caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. This spiral shaped bacterium is most commonly spread by a tick bite.

Detailed information on poisoning, preventing poisoning and how to respond in an emergency.

Detailed information on poisoning, preventing poisoning and how to respond in an emergency

Detailed information on preventing unintentional injuries

Detailed information on preventing unintentional injuries

Detailed information on car safety

Detailed information on potential emergency situations and conditions, including animal bites, rabies, cat scratch disease, appendicitis, asthma attack, chest pain, heart attack, dehydration, heat stroke, fever, food allergy, food-drug interaction, frostb

Treat all snakebites as though they were venomous. Get to a hospital emergency room as soon as you can.

Detailed information on spider bites, including symptoms and treatment

Because children's bodies are still growing and their coordination is still developing, children are more susceptible than adults to sports injuries.

Detailed information on sun safety.

Vital signs are useful in detecting or monitoring medical problems. Vital signs can be measured in a medical setting, at home, at the site of a medical emergency, or elsewhere.

Here you will find preventive steps to protect children from drowning in homes, pools, and open waters, such as lakes, rivers, and oceans

Detailed information on when to call for help in an emergency situation

Mushroom poisoning happens when a child eats a mushroom that has poisons (toxins). Here's what you need to know, from symptoms to diagnosis and treatment.

Appendicitis is a medical emergency that happens when your appendix becomes sore, swollen, and diseased.

Human bite wounds are more likely to become infected than dog or cat bites. A healthcare provider should check any human bite that breaks the skin.

Influenza, or flu, is a respiratory tract infection that spreads easily. It is caused by a virus.

A heart attack happens when the blood supply is cut off from the heart muscle, usually because of a blood clot. Without blood and oxygen, the muscle cells are damaged and die.

A stroke, or brain attack, happens when blood flow to your brain is stopped. It is an emergency situation.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has helped heal a variety of illnesses. Over the years, research has shown that it can treat many conditions that involve oxygen-starved tissue.

A necrotizing soft tissue infection causes patches of tissue to die. It is a very serious and life-threatening condition requiring immediate medical care.

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