Horsefly bite treatment: Three ways to soothe the wound recommended by the NHS

HORSEFLY bites can be sudden and painful, often resulting in bleeding from the body. The NHS recommends these three methods for treating insect bites, including those caused by horseflies.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Authors: Goodwin K, Kluis A, Alexy T, John R, Voeller R Abstract INTRODUCTION: Associated with significant morbidity and mortality, neurological complications in adult patients with left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) approaches a prevalence as high as 25%. As the number of individuals using LVAD support grows, it is increasingly important for providers to understand the hematologic and hemodynamic changes associated with LVAD implantation, the risk factors for neurological complications and their mitigation strategies. Areas covered: PubMed searches were completed using the terms 'Left ventricular assist device...
Source: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy - Category: Cardiology Tags: Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther Source Type: research
Authors: Olson SR, Koprowski S, Hum J, McCarty OJT, DeLoughery TG, Shatzel JJ Abstract Chronic liver disease (CLD) alters normal hemostatic and thrombotic systems via multiple mechanisms including reduced platelet function and number, leading to challenging peri-operative planning. Hepatic thrombopoietin (TPO) synthesis is reduced in CLD, leading to several recent randomized, placebo-controlled trials examining the utility of TPO-mimetics to increase platelet counts prior to surgery. While these trials do suggest that TPO-mimetics are efficacious at increasing platelet counts in patients with CLD and have led to se...
Source: Platelets - Category: Hematology Tags: Platelets Source Type: research
Ladies and Gentlemen, this is the moment you have all been waiting for – the day that the winners of the Medgadget Medical Sci-Fi Competition are announced and their fantastic stories are published! First, we would like to thank Eko Devices, th...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Exclusive Source Type: blogs
Conclusion: GT should always be considered as differential diagnosis while evaluating any case of bleeding disorder.
Source: Annals of African Medicine - Category: African Health Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion The overall findings of this study suggest that the aqueous extract of A. lanata is relatively safe on acute oral exposure, moderately toxic on acute intraperitoneal administration and is relatively safe with antioxidant actions on prolonged exposure. It however shows potentials for toxic effects such as cellular damage to organs, dyslipidaemia and reduction in male reproductive capacity. Caution must therefore be applied in its use on a long term basis. Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Endoscopic hemostasis with through-the-scope clips (TTSC) plus injection therapy is highly effective for bleeding peptic ulcers. However, re-bleeding is difficult to treat and associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. There is growing evidence that application of over-the-scope clips (OTSC) is an effective treatment modality for severe upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Prospective randomized trials are lacking to date.
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Oral abstract Source Type: research
Though they’re not usually a serious medical concern, nosebleeds in children can be frightening and socially disabling. Nosebleeds at school, friends’ houses or birthday parties can be quite disruptive, as many people are scared of blood and often nobody really knows what to do about it. What causes nosebleeds?  Almost all nosebleeds are caused by a drying of the nasal mucosa. The inside of our noses is lined by mucosa — the same moist tissue that lines our mouth — and just like in our mouths, constant airflow around that mucosa can dry and irritate it. Considering the fact that we breathe thro...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Kids' Safety Parenting David Roberson General Pediatric Otolaryngology Program nosebleeds in children Sports & exercise Source Type: news
The post What a pain! – Lisa’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I knew I had endometriosis as it had a laparoscopy that identified this in my mid thirties as part of infertility investigations. I tried ICSI once after that and paid privately but we were unsuccessful in having a baby. We carried on ‘leaving it up to nature’ for many years after that but nothing happened. At the age of forty three we decided that we wouldn’t actively pursue my getting pregnant any more and put the idea to bed – my husband has a 17 yr old daughter from a previous marriage and she lives...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Your Stories endometriosis Source Type: news
It began like any typical late summer day. Lilith Borden and her mom, Victoria, had stopped by a farm near their Concord, New Hampshire, home where the 3-year-old could enjoy an ice cream cone — and burn off some energy playing in a nearby field. “We were running through the grass, when Lilith suddenly grabbed the back of her neck and screamed that she had a boo-boo,” Victoria remembers. Within seconds, she seemed to have trouble moving. As Victoria called for help, the little girl collapsed to the ground. At first, the cause of Lilith’s emergency seemed apparent. A small red mark on her neck, ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories arteriovenous fistula AVF Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center Dr. Darren Orbach endovascular embolization Source Type: news
The Question: When does a bug bite require serious medical attention? The Answer: Sometimes that pesky mosquito bite just needs a little hydrocortisone cream and time to heal. But occasionally, it’s not so simple. While most bug bites and stings are harmless, some can be dangerous if not treated properly — especially if you have an undiagnosed allergy to a particular bug venom or if that bug is a disease carrier. The summer months seem to be stocked with extra critters crawling and buzzing around us, upping the chances that you, a friend or a family member might need a dermatologist’s expertise. Her...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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