First Aid Look Alikes - Minor or Serious
Did you know that today is National Look Alike Day? As much as I'd like to look at cute twin baby pictures all day, I'm going to discuss some First Aid look alike signs and symptoms that should give you cause for concern. It's often hard to tell if an injury or illness is minor, or quite serious.
Here are just a few examples:
Stomach Pain - minor - gas pains
Stomach Pain - serious - Aortic Aneurysm
Head Pain - minor - mild concussion
Head Pain - serious - bleeding in the brain
Fainting - minor - the site of blood
Fainting - serious - irregular heart beat
The point being is that sometimes the minor signs and symptoms are look alikes to the serious signs and symptoms.
Do not worry - you don't have to figure it out. When you are in doubt call 911. The Paramedics can help determine what's going on and if it does end up being minor, then you'll have the peace of mind knowing you did the right thing by getting help.