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First Aid Handbook: Upper Respiratory Infections
Now that fall is here, it’s not uncommon to wake up one morning with that scratchy feeling in the back of your throat or find yourself having a sneezing attack at work. While many of us may experience seasonal allergies at this time of year, colds and upper respiratory infections may also be the cause of symptoms like these. The upper respiratory tract includes the sinuses, nasal passages, pharynx, throat, and larynx and an infection may occur in any or all of these passageways.
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First Aid Handbook: Waterborne Illness
Getting into the water is probably one of almost everyone’s favorite things about summer. However, that favorite "swimming hole,” – whether your backyard or neighborhood pool, a nearby lake, or the ocean – may be hiding some nasty waterborne illnesses which can take the fun out of your water activities.
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Integrity Urgent Care First Aid Handbook - Strep Throat
Strep throat is an infection of the throat and tonsils caused by bacteria called Streptococcus pyrogenes that live in the nose and the throat. It is more likely to develop in people who have spent time in close contact with someone who has strep throat or a crowded place. It is most common in children and teens, but adults can also get it as well.
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Integrity Urgent Care First Aid Handbook - Croup
This is the third in a series of blog posts designed to serve as a quick reference guide. Each will focus on a sudden injury or illness and is designed to help you make an informed decision on a plan of action when the unexpected happens. The seal-like, barking, cough that accompanies croup can be scary for both you and your child. You can treat a mild case of croup at home, but more serious cases need to be evaluated by a medical professional. This guide will help you decide.
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Suspected Broken Bones - How to Make a Splint
This is the second in a series of blog posts designed to serve as a quick reference guide. Each will focus on a sudden injury or illness and is designed to help you make an informed decision on a plan of action when the unexpected happens. Do you know what to do if you suspect a broken bone? In most cases, making a splint should be your first step.
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