Stings and Bites

Stings and Bites Emergencies & Injuries Jump to:  Animal Bites    |    Insect Bites and Stings   |    Tick Bites    Animal Bites Dogs and cats are the most common perpetrators of animal bites. Bites from wild animals that may carry rabies, such as skunks,...

Nosebleeds

Nosebleeds Emergencies & Injuries Nose bleeds generally respond well to home treatment. The most common causes are nasal trauma, nose picking, cold and allergies, dry air, and medications. Prevention Humidify your room/home if you live in a dry climate, especially...

Heat Stroke / Exhaustion

Heat Stroke / Exhaustion Emergencies & Injuries Heat stroke is a life-threatening condition that strikes when your body’s cooling mechanism fails. Signs of heat stroke include a very high body temperature; hot, dry skin; the absence of sweating, and confusion or...

Frostbite

Frostbite Emergencies & Injuries Frostbite is a freezing of the skin or underlying tissue that occurs as a result of exposure to cold temperatures. It can occur quickly in very cold weather or in conditions where wind chill speeds up body heat loss. Frostbite...

Fever

Fever Emergencies & Injuries A fever is a body temperature greater than 100.4°F (38.0°C) when taken by mouth. It is a symptom, but not a disease. A fever is usually a sign that your body is fighting infection, most often a viral infection. Most healthy adults...

Cuts and Scrapes

Cuts and Scrapes Emergencies & Injuries CUTS A cut, or laceration, occurs when the skin is sliced open. TREATMENT    Home Care Assess the degree of bleeding Attempt to stop the bleeding To stop minor bleeding: Apply direct pressure over the wound for ten to 15...