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Tooth/mouth injury

Biting of the lips and tongue What do? In the case of biting our lips or the tongue, apply direct pressure to the bleeding area with gauze sterile or with

Hypoglottic laryngitis

It is an infection of the subglottic tissue with edema caused by a virus. Hypoglottic laryngitis occurs mainly in children under three years of age, with sudden onset after previous

Meningitis in children

Meningitis is one of the neurological diseases most commonly acquired during childhood. It is the infection of the meninges due to the penetration of pathogens into the subarachnoid space and

Poisonings: dinitro-compounds

These compounds are used in orchards as a “winter wash” and as a herbicides in summer. From a toxicological point of view, their action biochemistry is common to all compounds.

Exposure to chemicals

A corrosive substance can damage tissue within minutes, so it is very important to remove it quickly. What to do? First, immediately call for an ambulance. If the chemical remains

Arsenic Poisoning

Although arsenic is not a metal but a metalloid, it is widespread in nature and prolonged exposure causes a carcinogenic effect. Arsenic derivatives are used within industries as pesticides or

Metals and metalloids: thallium

Although thallium comes used in industry does not appear to create employment risks. The action of the thallium at the biochemical level is not yet known and all we can

Methods of poisoning: antidepressant drugs

Today patients with antidepressant drug overdose. represent a large portion. The pharmacological properties of the antidepressants are multiple and include interference with release of adrenaline at the level of brain

Cardiorespiratory arrest in children

In pediatric age often respiratory arrest precedes cardiac arrest. The causes can be of different nature: respiratory, cardiological, neurological, from shock, from drugs, metabolic imbalances, or environmental causes. The signs

Closed head trauma

In the case of closed head injury, loss of consciousness may not be immediate; in fact, several minutes may elapse between the time of injury and the appearance of neurological

Formaldehyde: what is it?

formaldeide

Formaldehyde is a gas that dissolves in water, resulting in a formalin solution. In the atmosphere, formaldehyde gas is very irritating and causes coughing, tearing, eye burning and pain, bronchial irritation and pulmonary edema. If a subject ingests formalin, it acts as a corrosive agent.

Treatment

Reactions to vapors should be treated symptomatically, with the certainty of avoiding further exposure. When formaldehyde is ingested, the treatment to be used is the same as for corrosive poisoning.

Source: Vadecum of poisoning therapy by Roy Goulding

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Astigmatism

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Keratitis

Keratitis is an ocular condition caused by inflammation of the cornea, the transparent membrane that lines the central anterior part of the eye, at the iris and pupil, and that

Ocular tumors

Ocular tumors are rare neoplasms that can affect both adults and children and can significantly impair vision (to the point of blindness) and quality of life, as well as shorten

Strabismus

Strabismus is an ocular condition characterized by misalignment of the eyes and, therefore, of the left and right visual fields, which can occur in the first 6 months after birth

Allergic rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis is aninflammation of the mucosa lining the inner cavities of the nose (nasal mucosa).

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a serious eye disease that can cause blindness, mainly due to increased pressure inside the eye that damages the optic nerve. The disease can occur at any age,

Degenerative maculopathy

Degenerative maculopathy is an irreversible disease that affects the macula, the central part of the retina. The result is a progressive loss of visual ability. There are two distinct forms

Diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is an ocular condition in which there is progressive damage to the retina and subsequent gradual decline in visual acuity. It is one of the most feared complications

Hypermetropia

Hypermetropia is an eye condition in which the eyeball is too short and does not allow proper focusing. In the farsighted eye, light rays from a distance are focused beyond

Conjunctivitis

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