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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?

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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Heat or ice on injury?

Heat or ice on injury?

Cold then heat: Most sports medicine experts recommend cold first, because it decreases swelling and pain. Then later, heat frequently provides more relief. However, you are the ultimate judge: use the one that works best for you. ...Read more

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Is it better to use ice first or heat first with a recent injury?

Is it better to use ice first or heat first with a recent injury?

In acute injury ice: First day or two, heat should be fine after that. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

Wounds is also known as Injuries and wounds. 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


Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Injuries (Definition)

Injuries is also known as Injuries and wounds. 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