Category Archives: 24-7 Nurse

Women’s heart attack symptoms can be different from men

Women may have the “crushing” chest pain often described when having a heart attack, but often they do not have the same chest pain symptoms as a man. Instead, some women may call their doctor or go to the Emergency … Continue reading

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How do you treat an allergic reaction to an insect sting?

Bees and wasps can often trigger allergic reactions. The problem is many people may mistake a normal sting reaction for an allergic reaction. So, how can you tell the difference? The three types of reactions are normal, local and allergic.  … Continue reading

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Sunscreen recommendations for children

School is almost out, and many people are already planning summer vacations. Unfortunately, vacations often lead to sunburns, but there are ways to avoid such painful marks.  One caller recently asked: “How much sunscreen should I put on my child?” … Continue reading

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Are tick bites dangerous?

Many of us spend more time outside on these longer, warm days, but that often brings with it an unwelcome guest. You need to be aware of ticks if you spend any time outdoors or if you have pets that … Continue reading

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What can you do for a sore throat?

No one likes a sore throat, but parents may be especially concerned when a child complains of the ailment. A recent caller to Baptist Health Line wanted to know what to do for her child’s complaint.  Sudden onset of a … Continue reading

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How do you treat a fever?

Baptist Health Line nurses answer all kinds of healthcare questions free 24/7 for all ages on the general line at (270) 575-2918. For expecting moms and parents of young children, the special StorkLine is available at (270) 575-BABY or you … Continue reading

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What should you do if your child bumps his head?

Twenty-four hours a day, Baptist Health Line nurses handle all kinds of healthcare questions free for all ages on the general line at (270) 575-2918. For expecting moms and parents of young children, the special StorkLine is available at (270) … Continue reading

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