Hello Rescue fans!
As you know, I’ve declared war on criminal assaults of every kind and in addition to my last post on Pepper Spray, I’ve been made aware of another story. It appears that a young girl who was waiting for the public transit was robbed, or almost robbed of her phone. When she begins to fight back, the bully tries to push her around only to find out that there’s more coming than he bargained for. In the end, justice is served, the girl is safe and after utilizing advanced self defense, a lesson is obviously learned. Though you may not be as well trained as this person was, buying pepper spray and learning how to use it is definitely a step in the right direction. Be aware, be knowledgeable and be safe!
Hello Rescue Fans,I can’t wait another moment to get this post out! I’ve just been made aware of a local University that has yet another victim of rape! I know there is a lot of information missing about how this happened and if it was preventable at all, but there is one thing I know. At the very least, arming oneself with pepper spray, available at almost every sports store or department store in home defense section, could help reduce the number of preventable criminal and sexual assaults. I urge you rescue fans, please spread the word to everyone you know. I want to begin a movement of arming everyone with basic knowledge and products that could help save a life and prevent this horrible crime from affecting even one more person. Please, share this post with everyone you know as I begin the war on assault and provide training and knowledge about how anyone can help prevent these crimes from ever happening again. What can you do today? Go to your local sporting goods store or department store and get pepper spray that can spray a stream at least 10 yards. I will be providing additional training on how to protect yourself with it but in the mean time, here’s a video on how to use pepper spray. Get it today and let me know when you’ve taken action. Twitter: @royonrescue or email me firstname.lastname@example.org. Let’s tell the story, empower everyone, and prevent rape and criminal assault. Let’s take action TODAY!
Hello Rescue Fans!
I received an email from someone who fell while rollerblading and injured their hand. They didn’t want to go to the doctor if they didn’t have to, but were concerned that they may have a fracture or a more serious injury and didn’t want to make a bad decision.Though I’m no “Orthopod“(slang word for the day meaning orthopedist) but there are a few tell-tale signs that I look for to determine if a trip to the doctor is warranted. Let’s face it, almost all injuries bruise and swell, but it’s in finding a couple of other things like crepitus or deformity that we realize this may be more serious. Keep in mind, even a bruise or swelling could be reason enough for trip to the doc. Though needless trips to the ER are never fun, losing the important function of fingers or toes is even worse. For those of you who can relate, I hope this helps!
Hello Rescue Fans,
I wanted to make sure to get this update out as soon as possible to explain why such a quiet spell here at RoyOnRescue. My Mother died a couple weeks ago and of course due to that, was very busy with all the different things related to the funeral. In this short episode, I explain and then tell you a little more about what else has been going on. I’m looking forward to releasing more episodes soon so thank you for your patience.
Keep on rescuing!
I received a Rescue Fan’s email today that described what sounds like an accident on a trampoline. Their friend hit their mouth on their head and now they sound as though they have concussion symptoms with a possible infection on the scalp. They asked my opinion and the following is my reply. It’s warm and it’s trampoline weather so if this happens to you or someone you know, I hope it helps!
Ouch! So, it sounds like your friend hit their mouth on your head and though it didn’t knock you out, it made you feel dizzy and now is painful/sore and maybe even a small abrasion or cut? If you’re feelings dizzy, nauseated(sick to your stomach) and have a headache, it sounds like you may have a concussion. As long as the symptoms get better with time from the concussion, you’re probably in pretty good shape. Some people just take tylenol or another over the counter(OTC) pain medication for the headache. With time and rest, it should get better. If not, call your doctor. If you it’s severe or you go unconscious, a family member should call 911. The pain to the touch, redness, or cut and possibility of something coming from the wound may indicate an infection which could be a problem too. If you think it’s something that could be getting infected, it sounds like it may have been a laceration. If so, I’m not sure if needed stitches originally(didn’t sound that way from your story) but it’s probably too late for stitches at this point. Some people like to put triple antibiotic on their cuts and abrasions to control infection. If you’re not comfortable with over the counter or it’s really starting to concern you, it may be a good idea to see your doctor. Have your mom take a look at the wound by separating your hair. Is there a laceration where the skin forms a fish mouth? Is it oozing any white, or discolored and blood tinges secretion? If any of these, then it’s probably a good idea to see a doctor. If not, and the wound is closed but red and sore, it’s common for people to get triple antibiotic at a drug store or grocery store, keep the wound clean and then put some of the ointment on the abrasion with a Qtip or cotton swab. Do this until the wound is healed and not painful. Wash your hands before and after all treatment to help not re-infect or infect the wound.
Remember, when in doubt, call your doctor and follow their advice. In the meantime, I hope this helps.
Hello Rescue Fans,
This morning, I received an email from a Rescue Fan that is planning on going on Memorial weekend vacation, but woke up with a really sore throat. With no time to see their doctor, they wondered if there were any over the counter or home remedies that they could use while on vacation. Here was my advice and if you can relate, I hope it helps.
The only way to know for sure if the source of your sore throat is a Strep Infection is to get a test at the doctor’s office or med center. It sounds like you don’t have time for that but if you’re concerned about it being something serious, like Strep, than call your doctor, explain that you’re going on vacation and see if they can “fast track” you through to rule out Strep and get Antibiotics if needed.
Now, if it’s not Strep and just a virus or allergies etc. there are some things that have been found to be helpful which can be found at any drug store/grocery store or home pantry. These won’t get rid of the Strep Bacteria but if it’s just a sore or irritated throat, it may help.
Here’s a combination of home remedy and over the counter help.
-Warm to Hot Tea Lemon/Honey Tea: Caffeine free is best for rehydration but any tea can work. Fresh squeezed honey would be best and local honey.
-Gargling with Warm Salt Water: 1/2 teaspoon iodized salt, gargle with head back and spit water out after each gargle for about 10 seconds each. Half a glass of saltwater is fine. Then, don’t rinse your mouth afterward. Tongue may feel a little funny, lips too but that’s from the salt water and should go away.
-Chloraseptic Spray and Lozenges: I like Chloraseptic brand throat spray, and though it can’t claim to cure a bacterial infection, I don’t think it can hurt because it does have some antiseptic properties along with it’s numbing effect. Offers temporary relief but may be of help.
-Stay Hydrated: We should drink at least 6-8 8oz glasses of water per day. More if we’re sick, exercising or drinking caffeine.
-Drink Broth: It’s usually quite salty, warm and doesn’t scratch your throat.
Your body needs its rest in order to heal. If you’re feeling tired, try and get some sleep. Usually, vacations are anything but rest, but regardless that’s my advice.
I hope you’re feeling better soon and I hope this helps!”
In this episode of RoyOnRescue’s iRescueRadio, the guys discuss a terribly close call that almost occurred in Minnesota. A 17 year old extremely troubled young man, was making home made bombs, gathering firearm ammunition and plotting exactly how he was going to murder his family, school administrators and innocent children at school. To learn more about how you can help prevent something similar in your neighborhood, watch this episode of iRescueRadio.
As I was between business meetings and getting hungrier by the minute, I decided to grab lunch. I had splurged a bit over the weekend for my Wife’s birthday and surely didn’t want to betray my vegan/vegetarian commitment. Eating out can really be challenge for those who are trying to eat foods that lower our risk of stroke, heart attacks and cancer. In this episode, I discuss the three things I found in a downtown cafe/farmers market and had a wonderful lunch without compromising my goal for good health. Hope this helps give you some ideas on how to eat for life while maintaining a busy and active lifestyle.
A Rescue Fan wrote in and basically said, “Hey! Bad advice! Everyone knows that eating snow when stranded in the wilderness is a bad idea. It can make a person hypothermic!”
As I thought about their comment, I began to do some research and then some deeper thought on the subject.
I instantly began to wonder if the commenter had a point. Is it better to slow down the hypothermia that may be already causing symptoms or die from dehydration?
Remember, hypothermia usually sets in as quick as 3 hours or less in certain cases while life threatening dehydration can take up to 3 days. So, if you’re surviving the elements long enough to dehydrate, you’re probably staying somewhat warm. If so, then consuming snow or melted snow and getting hypothermic as a result is probably the last of your concerns when thinking about staying alive. For if you survive the elements, dehydration and death will be knocking in about 2-3 days.
This episode of iRescueRadio was originally released in November of 2008. In it we discussed how stem cells have shown to help the body accept an organ transplant; we investigated the reasons for misdiagnosis of asthma and other illnesses, such as overworked doctors and excess paperwork; a new skin cancer vaccine is discussed; and the power of sleep as a memory aid and an important agent to fight cancer.