H. Michael O'Connor MD


Oruga peluda

Fuente: Public Health Image Library (PHIL). Richard F. Darsie Jr., PhD. Disponible en línea en: http://phil.cdc.gov La oruga peluda es la oruga más venenosa en los Estados Unidos. Su veneno está oculto en púas huecas entre los pelos. Esta oruga vellosa se encuentra en los estados del sur, extendiéndose por el oeste…

How to Stop Bleeding From a Head Wound

Minor cuts on the head often bleed heavily because the face and scalp have many blood vessels close to the surface of the skin. Although this amount of bleeding may be alarming, many times the injury is not severe and the bleeding will stop with treatment you can do at home. But it is important to know the difference…

Home Remedies for Bites and Stings

Home remedies may help to relieve the pain of an insect bite. While they haven’t been proven scientifically, many people report relief. You can try one or more and see whether they help you. Apply calamine lotion, underarm deodorant, or witch hazel to the bite. Soak the bite site in Epsom salt and water.

Cuts: When Stitches Are Needed

It is important to determine if your wound needs to be closed by a doctor. Your risk of infection increases the longer the wound remains open. Most wounds that require closure should be stitched, stapled, or closed with skin adhesives (also called liquid stitches) within 6 to 8 hours after the injury. Some wounds that…

Finding Good Footwear

The following tips on good footwear may prevent toe, foot, or ankle problems or injuries. Have your feet measured regularly. The size of your feet may change as you grow older. Have both feet measured. Often one foot is larger than the other. The shoes should be fitted to the larger foot. Don’t choose shoes based on the…