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How can I tell if someone is bleeding internally?

Signs of internal bleeding include:
  • Tender, swollen, bruised or hard areas of the body, such as the abdomen
  • Rapid, weak pulse
  • Skin that feels cool or moist, or looks pale or bluish
  • Vomiting blood or coughing up blood
  • Excessive thirst
  • An injured extremity that is blue or extremely pale
  • Altered mental state, such as the person becoming confused, faint, drowsy, or unconscious

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Injuries, Wound and Trauma

Injuries, Wound and Trauma

The normal course of daily living ensures that at some point we will injure ourselves. The body is great at healing minor injuries, and first-aid basics will help keep injuries from becoming serious or infected. As we move up to m...

ore serious injuries, again knowing what to do first is important, even if follow-up care must be done by a medic or hospital emergency room. It's always better to prevent injury if you can. Pay attention to hazards that can cause falls. In the kitchen use cutting blocks and sharp knives - they are safer because you use less pressure while cutting.
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