Brominated vegetable oil or BVO is added to some soft drinks. Bromine is also found in some flame retardants. The chemical is toxic under certain conditions.
Bed bug, mosquito, flea, and other bites sometimes look similar, but have characteristic differences. For example, the differentiation between ivy rashes and bug bites is more pronounced than between some bug bites. Dig to the root of the problem with rash identification.
Do you know the basic steps to administering first aid? Assessing and caring for an injured person until emergency services arrive can help you to potentially save someone's life!
Rat bites, whether from a wild or a domestic rat, can be very serious. This article focuses on how to treat rat bites in order to prevent infection.
Everything you need to know about the bites of wolf spiders (also referred as the ground or hunting spider).
Fire prevention is still more effective than any treatment of third-degree burns. However, accidents can happen. It's best to be prepared. Learn how to distinguish and treat different burn types.
Did you get stung or bitten by fire ants? Fire ant bites are itchy and painful due to the fact that they're a bite and a sting all in one. Read here about treatment tips and home remedies.
What should you do when you’re bitten a snake? Kill/capture the snake? Suck out the venom? Worry about infection? Go to the hospital? This article presents the best advice for dealing with snakebites.
Kaolin and zeolite are minerals that can be very useful in first aid treatments. They help to stop bleeding by aiding our body's blood-clotting process.
Poison oak can cause a horrible rash when you are exposed to it. How do you identify the plant? What can you do if you get a rash and how long will it last? How to remove poison oak plants, as well.
Should dog bites be treated at home or by a doctor? Learn about dog bite first aid, dog bite infection, dog bite force, and why dogs bite in the first place. Photos and videos included.
Raisins, rocks, seeds, beads, bells, and buttons: all of these objects will fit in a small child's nose.
This article discusses the three water health hazards that Westerners contend with every day: Chlorine in shower water, leachates in bottled water, and waterborne diseases from treated water sources.
BPA is a compound found in plastics. Whether it's a bottle of water, a lid for coffee cups, a pre-packaged salad container or just that huge jug of water on the water cooler, it seems that we encounter many plastic products every day.
When you feel that tell-tale pinch and swat the mosquito away, you know what comes next. Swelling, itching, that annoying red bump—it's time to swing into action.
Stroke is the third most common cause of death and the main cause of adult disability worldwide. Therefore, it is extremely important to know how to identify the first signs of a stroke in order to minimize the damage.
Homemade heat/ice packs are not only easy to make, they are less expensive and more durable than what you can find in the store. Learn how to make a DIY heat/ice pack here.
Is there something creepy, crawly, and buzzing in your ear? This technique will help you safely remove an insect from your ear.
Learning how to tie knots is essential for emergency and disaster situations. It's a skill that many take for granted.
Small skin blisters can heal by themselves, but a little help at home can speed up the healing process, bringing longed-for relief.
Be a B.A.D.A.S.S. parent. Learn emergency first aid survival skills like how to respond to choking, cuts, poison, burns, bites, broken bones, allergies, concussions, and getting help. Parent 911.
Carbon monoxide in the environment is harmful. Carbon monoxide made in tiny amounts inside the body has important functions and may one day be used as a medicine.
Be ready for anything! Be prepared with a first aid kit that will help you treat paper cuts and more.
Nearly every homeowner fears bed bugs and fleas. Not only are they hard to get rid of, but they also can be dangerous to you and your pets. Do you know how to tell the difference between the two?
There are no set temperatures or conditions that are guaranteed to cause heat exhaustion or other heat-related injuries. Learn the risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options.