William H. Blahd Jr. MD FACEP


Broken Nose (Nasal Fracture)

Covers how broken noses can happen. Discusses symptoms such as nose pain, swelling, and crooked or bent appearance. Covers diagnosis and treatment. Also covers possible complications, such as infection and breathing difficulty.

Carminatives

Carminatives are herbs, such as peppermint, allspice, cloves, sage, and thyme, that soothe the digestive tract. Most of the herbs in the mint and carrot families are carminatives, including anise, basil, cinnamon, garlic, ginger, lemon, and nutmeg. Using carminative herbs to flavor starchy dishes, especially those made…

Pain Rating Scale

Everyone feels pain differently. A pain scale is one way for you to measure your pain so that doctors can help plan how best to manage it. The pain scale helps the doctor keep track of how well your treatment plan is working to reduce your pain and help you do daily tasks. Most pain scales use numbers from 0 to 10. A…

Allergic Reaction

An allergic reaction is an overreaction of the immune system to a substance called an allergen. Allergens include chemicals, foods, medicines, mold, plants, and pollen. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can range from mild and annoying to severe and life-threatening. Allergens can affect different tissues in the body…

Acid Burns

Acid products include toilet cleaners, battery acid, bleach, chemicals used in industry for crystal etching, and chemicals that are added to gas. Acid solids and liquids can cause injury, depending on the type, the strength, and the length of time the acid is in contact with the body. The damage is usually kept to the…