While it may be a popular remedy, there's no scientific evidence to prove butter helps in the healing process. Butter may contain bacteria that could lead to an infection. Running cold water from the tap on a burn for 20 minutes significantly im...
Your child’s injury should be covered until healed. Not only do dressings keep it clean, they keep it moist and help maintain the temperature needed for healing. The moisture provides the cells with nutrients and also contains enzymes that help fi...
On rubbing, isopropyl alcohol evaporates from skin soothing it like a fresh breeze and potentially reducing body temperature. However, repeated usage can cause serious harm.
Ice packs, or ice baths, are an old-school approach to bring down the temperature. Icing your infant does the opposite of what you would expect. Exposing an infant to ice packs may raise the temperature even further when the baby starts to shiver.
No, tilting your head back allows the blood to run down the back of your throat instead of out of your nose. Complications that arise from the blood running down the back of your throat include coughing, choking, and vomiting.
Experts say that this approach to snakebite treatment is based more on fiction than fact.
Bite block helps to keep the person from either “swallowing” their tongue (not possible), or biting it. But, the truth is that you should never put anything in the mouth of someone who is having a seizure.
Grabbing a bag and breathing into it repeatedly, known in medical literature as “rebreathing,” has long been recommended to ease rapid, uncontrolled breathing. But most medical studies and experts suggest that the method, though accepted, is dange...
Most people aren't afraid to use alcohol or hydrogen peroxide to disinfect a wound when they are cut. However, using peroxide on a wound can actually harm the tissue around it and delay the healing process.
Drinking alcohol warms your body and can be used to prevent hypothermia. But in fact, drinking alcohol may lower the core temperature of your body and cause severe hypothermia.