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Hypothermia Warm affected areas (warm water) only as long as there is no possibility of refreezing Remove affected areas from water when return to normal color Do not rub frostbite or warm with direct heat (fires) Place gauze between the frostbite fingers or toes, and bandage the affected areas loosely Seek medical help.
Some of the more common symptoms or problems that one might experience due to allergies include: Runny nose Burning, watery eyes Sinus congestion Postnasal drip Sore throat Skin rash (Nutritional Programs for Allergies, E.M. Haas, M.D., www.healthy.net/templates/article.asp.) Ear infections Chest congestion Coughing Headaches Fatigue Asthma Runny nose Burning, watery eyes Sinus congestion Postnasal drip Sore throat Skin rash
There are approaches to handling allergy problems. The first is to avoid contact with substances that you are allergic to, if you know what they are.
When you are exposed to an allergen (something that you are allergic to), one of the symptoms is an increase in heart rate. (Allergy Testing with the Caveman Diet & Pulse Test, P. Bate, PhD, www.alternate-health.com/pulse.)
The way to do this test is to take your pulse, at rest, for one minute. That is your “base” pulse. (Allergy Testing with the Caveman Diet & Pulse Test, P. Bate, PhD, www.alternate-health.com/pulse.)
When you eat a food that is suspect or are exposed to a substance that is suspect, check your pulse again in 15, 30 and 60 minutes. If your heart rate accelerates more than 10 beats per minute over your base pulse, it indicates that you may be allergic to that particular substance. (Allergy Testing with the Caveman Diet & Pulse Test, P. Bate, PhD, www.alternate-health.com/pulse.)
Another method for handling allergy problems is to take medications to suppress your allergy symptoms.
Bee, Wasps, Scorpion & Ant Stings Remove the sting by scraping sideways using blunt knife or edge of card. Place icepack on affected area to reduce pain. Apply pressure immobilisation and seek urgent medical help.
Fish Spine (Stonefish, Stingray) Control severe bleeding Immerse wound in hot water around 45° to reduce pain for around 30-39 minutes. Repeat if need be. Apply ice pack if hot water doesn’t relieve pain. Treat for shock Clean wound by scrubbing with soap Apply local antiseptics Get medical advice.
Common Sea Creatures (Jellyfish and fish) Immobilise and reassure casualty and monitor closely. Do not rub sting area If casualties breathing or conscious is impaired, pains develop or if sting area increases, seek urgent medical help. Apply cold pack to reduce pain. Don’t wash sting area with water - Pour vinegar over sting area.