Category: First Aid

Bee Stings

Bees are for the most part just an annoyance when we are on holiday, zooming around the cooldrinks or ice creams we are enjoying, but some people are allergic to bee stings and this...

Jellyfish Stings

Getting stung by a jellyfish can be a reality for anyone swimming in the ocean. Jellyfish stingers cause severe pain with redness, swelling and some bleeding in serious cases. The jellyfish stingers inject venom...

Medical Shock

Shock is the effect the body goes into when there is not a sufficient supply of oxygen and nutrients going to the major organs and functions of the body. The main vehicle the body...

Scorpion Stings

Scorpions are found all over South Africa, but they are more common at our game lodges and bushveld camping sites where we go for weekend getaways and holiday breaks. We should remember that scorpions...

Scrapes and Cuts

Most cuts and scrapes can be treated at home but for severe cuts you need to go to the ER or hospital. So, what do I do? For cuts with some bleeding, put on...

Silly Season Accidents

These accidents happen more frequently during the holiday season when we are relaxed and want to have fun. South Africa is a wonderful sunny and warm country during the December holiday season and we...

Snake Bites

South Africa has a variety of snakes, but not all of them are venomous. We have snakes with Neurotoxic venom like the Mambas, Cobras and Rinkhals family of snakes. We have snakes with Cytotoxic...

Sunburn

Treating sunburn during the holiday season is something that happens to all of us at one time or another. The aim in treating sunburn is to cool the burn down and to keep it...

Dislocations (Premium)

Dislocations Joint Dislocations Dislocation of joints like shoulders, ankles, fingers and elbows happen because of jerking movements or blows to the body during contact sports or accidents. Signs of a Dislocation The injury will...

Spider Bites (Premium)

In South Africa, there are many different types of spiders, but the most dangerous one would be the Button spiders or Black Widow as they are commonly known. These spiders have a deadly neurotoxic...

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