Injuries, Wound and Trauma
- Q What is shock in children?
Jennifer Chaikin, NursingShock by definition is a clinical syndrome which results in organ failure due to inadequate supply of oxygen and nutrients to the tissues. There are various types of shock, however the most frequent type of shock in children is hypovolemic (low volume),... Full Answer
- Q Can muscle strain be prevented?
There are several things you can do to reduce your risk of a muscle strain. Before you start playing a sport, make sure you've conditioned your muscles and are in good shape before you start playing the sport or participating in a lot of physical... Full Answer
- Q How is a muscle strain diagnosed?
To diagnose a muscle strain, doctors will usually begin with a physical exam and an evaluation of your symptoms. Sometimes the doctor may have you move the affected body part to determine exactly what muscle has been strained. Certain scans such as... Full Answer
- Q What causes muscle strain?
Muscle strains may occur as a result of an accident or as a result of overuse. If it occurs due to an accident, it's called an acute strain. This usually happens when there's sudden stretching or pulling of a muscle, and it often happens when you lift a... Full Answer
- Q What is a muscle strain?
A muscle strain happens when a muscle is stretched or torn. When people refer to a "pulled muscle," they're often describing a muscle strain. Strains can be caused by a sudden accident or by chronic overuse of a muscle. Many times, a strain causes pain... Full Answer
- Q What increases my risk for muscle strain?
The risk for a muscle strain may be increased by several factors. In general, your risk is increased if your work or hobbies require a lot of physical activity since your muscles are put to use more often. If you haven't warmed up or stretched properly... Full Answer
- Q How do I know if my wound is infected?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmacyOccasionally, a wound may become infected. Signs of infection include redness spreading from the wound site, increasing pain, drainage, warmth, swelling, a temperature above 100 degrees and a bad odor. If you experience any sign of infection, you... Full Answer