July 2018 - Page 2 of 5 - Toronto First Aid

24 July 2018
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

24 July 2018, Comments: 0

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of progressive lung conditions such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Emphysema steadily impairs the air sacs […]


23 July 2018
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Roof of the mouth: Is it burned?

23 July 2018, Comments: 0

A burn on the roof of the mouth can be caused by hot foods and beverages. The tissues in the mouth are prone to […]


20 July 2018
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Hypersalivation

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Hypersalivation occurs if the salivary glands release more saliva than usual. If the excess saliva starts to buildup, it might drip out of the […]


19 July 2018
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Sulfa allergy

19 July 2018, Comments: 0

A sulfa allergy arises if an individual is highly sensitive to drugs that contain sulfa. A small percentage of individuals who use sulfa antibiotics […]


18 July 2018
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Infected ear piercing

18 July 2018, Comments: 0

An infected ear piercing can be caused by unsterile piercing methods. As an open wound, an ear piercing typically takes 6-8 weeks to recuperate. […]