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What steps can an individual take to avoid heat injury when exercising?

What steps can an individual take to avoid heat injury when exercising?

Hydrate: Hydrate very well, take breaks and use shade. Best thing to avoid heat injury is to also know your limits, and not push yourself too hard in high heat conditions. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Injuries And Wounds (Definition)

A wound is when there is loss of tissue from external causes such as a knife wound gunshot wound or bite wound. Ulcers occur from internal causes venous ulcer, stomach ulcer, pressure ulcer. Injury refers to conditions that affects the tissues of our bodies in a detrimental fashion. Injuries need not cause skin breaks to cause damage tot he tissues. Wounds are injuries, not ...Read more


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How can I avoid heat exhaustion?

How can I avoid heat exhaustion?

Water: Wear a hat, take frequent breaks and drink lots and lots of water. Rehydration with fluids is the key. ...Read more

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How to avoid heat rashes from tanning beds?

How to avoid heat rashes from tanning beds?

If you avoid: The tanning bed - you will avoid the heat rashes as well as your risk for skin cancer. ...Read more

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Should i avoid heat or ice after hip resurfacing? How should I care for the pain after my hip resurfacing? Should I use ice packs or heat? .

Should i avoid heat or ice after hip resurfacing? How should I care for the pain after my hip resurfacing?  Should I use ice packs or heat?

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Ice and exercise: If you have had recent hip resurfacing surgery, ice and physical therapy are best to treat your pain. Heat should only be used for muscle soreness after the initial inflammation from surgery has subsided. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: injuries and wounds?

What is the definition or description of: injuries and wounds?

SImple terms: A wound is when there is loss of tissue from external causes such as a knife wound gunshot wound or bite wound. Ulcers occur from internal causes venous ulcer, stomach ulcer, pressure ulcer. Injury refers to conditions that affects the tissues of our bodies in a detrimental fashion. Injuries need not cause skin breaks to cause damage tot he tissues. Wounds are injuries, not all injuries are wounds. ...Read more

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Are there any good over-the-counter treatments for injuries and wounds?

Simple Care: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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Is it appropriate to use ice or heat on head injuries?

Is it appropriate to use ice or heat on head injuries?

Depends: If the ice is used on a superficial contusion, that is fine but for any possible internal or closed head injury, the treatment is to get seen asap by a medical professional. ...Read more

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Should a person with cardiomyopathy avoid the sun and heat?

Should a person with cardiomyopathy avoid the sun and heat?

Sometimes: Exposure to the sun and heat are not necessarily harmful to a person with cardiomyopathy. But performing strenuous activities in the sun/heat can be dangerous as this will increase the stress on the heart and potentially cause serious symptoms. Taking a casual walk is probably ok. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more


Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more