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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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It's okay to use bacitracin first aid antibiotic ointment for acne right?

It's okay to use bacitracin first aid antibiotic ointment for acne right?

Poor choice: Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated is a more physiologic and sensible approach to preventing new lesions; if you're not clear in two weeks, ask your phyiscian about prescription-strength Rx. ...Read more

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Can I take vitamins during an antibiotics treatment with penicillin? Can you tell me a first aid for penicillin allergic reaction? Thank you :) Carol

Can I take vitamins during an antibiotics treatment with penicillin? Can you tell me a first aid for penicillin allergic reaction? Thank you :) Carol

Yes, and see below: So yes you can take vitamins while on antibiotics. The rationale is that when you go on system antibacterial agents like that you wipe out healthy flora in your gut and elsewhere. Vitamins, pro-vitamins and growth factors are synthesized by bacterial carpets (ie some B vitamins, riboflavin, thiamine, co-enzyme I & II and pyridoxine to name several). For PCN allergy; benadryl (diphenhydramine) & epinephrine. ...Read more

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I have a really bad pimple on my upper lip. I have benzoyl peroxide, but I need something fast. Does first aid antibiotic cream work?

I have a really bad pimple on my upper lip. I have benzoyl peroxide, but I need something fast. Does first aid antibiotic cream work?

How fast????: The only fast treatment for this is a steroid injection into it by an experienced dermatologist. If you have significant acne, a dermatologist will help you. ...Read more

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I want to know if there is any snake bit first aid drug that can be bought, kept at home and taken as first aid, before taken victim to hospital?

I want to know if there is any snake bit first aid drug that can be bought, kept at home and taken as first aid, before taken victim to hospital?

No.: Snake bite antivenin is extremely expensive and requires medical supervision to give it and to monitor for side effects. It is great that you are making up a first aid kit though! Everyone should do so. By the way: diphenhydramine (Benadryl), liquid and capsule forms, should be in everybody's medicine cabinet, to prevent potentially fatal allergic reactions which can occur without warning. ...Read more

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What is the safest hypertensive drug that I can use as first aid for client with 140/100 bp?

What is the safest hypertensive drug that I can use as first aid for client with 140/100 bp?

Not emergent: More damage is done trying to lower BP quickly than from high bp. 140/100 is mildly elevated and is not harmful over the shortrun. High BP causes damage over many years. That said, the first line drug is hydrochlorothiazide which is dirt cheap, has only rare side effects, and has excellent outcome data. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the best drug store first aid kit?

Can any doc tell me what's the best drug store first aid kit?

Opinion Question.: The best first aid kits are the ones that include the most variety of items you feel comfortable using. Usually first aid kits don't use brand name products in it. Having a first aid kit that has items you feel you will never feel comfortable using, would be a waste of money. This is an opinion question. ...Read more

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What does advnaced first-aid training include?

What does advnaced first-aid training include?

Advanced.: It stars with the standard first aid/CPR/AED and adds airway management, O2 therapy, primary and secondary scene management as well as C spine management. ...Read more

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What is effective first aid for someone who is vomitting?

What is effective first aid for someone who is vomitting?

Prevent aspiration: If a person is lying on their back, turn them on their side (to prevent aspiration of vomit). ...Read more

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What sort of first aid certificate should I do for babysitting?

What sort of first aid certificate should I do for babysitting?

Red Cross or 4H: Most local red cross chapters and many 4h chaapters run regular baby-sitting training courses. Certification would demonstrate that you take the job seriously & will know how to avoid pitfalls as well as responsibly take care of any problems which might arise. More importantly, the child will be safer and you will have gained more self confidence. Good luck. ...Read more

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First aid for sciatica?

First aid for sciatica?

Sciatica: Meds, exercise, physical therapy including mckenzie centralization techniques, traction, inversion table. Many things are used. ...Read more

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First aid for bite on a tongue?

First aid for bite on a tongue?

Tongue: Time and salt water. Good news is there is so much vascularization in the tongue that it heals relatively quickly. ...Read more

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First aid when sciatica attacks?

Rest NSAIDS: If no medical help available, a short period of rest & activity restriction will help generally in a fetal position with the use of tylenol (acetaminophen) &/or non-steroidal anti inflammatory medication if no contraindications to its use. Local treatment with heat &/or ice may help as will time to heal for most. After a period of rest, guided exercise will help as well. ...Read more

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What can I first aid kit include?

What can I first aid kit include?

First aid: See “Anatomy of a First Aid Kit” by the American Red Cross at http://www. Redcross. Org/prepare/location/home-family/get-kit/anatomy ...Read more

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What should I put in a first aid kit?

What should I put in a first aid kit?

Check out: I would recommend checking out a first aid kit on the shelf at a box store. You want to make sure that you have bandages, cold pack, scissors, gloves, gauze, pocket mask, tape... I recommend tweezers, alcohol pads, and telfa too. ...Read more

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Is there first aid for epileptic fit?

Is there first aid for epileptic fit?

Yes: Protect the person from harming themselves. It's not necessary to place anything in their mouth because that is too dangerous for them and for the first aid provider. Sometimes it's necessary to provide padding for their head and for arms in case they're flailing so they don't hurt themselves. ...Read more

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How can I configure my first aid kit?

First aid: See “Anatomy of a First Aid Kit” by the American Red Cross at http://www. Redcross. Org/prepare/location/home-family/get-kit/anatomy ...Read more

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How can I do first aid on self injury?

How can I do first aid on self injury?

What type?: You did not disclose what form of self-injury you engage in. ...Read more

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How would give first aid for cramps?

Not required: Are you asking about abdominal cramps? They don't usually require first aid, unless you consider escorting someone to the bathroom "first aid.". ...Read more

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How could I configure my first aid kit?

How could I configure my first aid kit?

ARC: See “Anatomy of a First Aid Kit” by the American Red Cross at http://www. Redcross. Org/prepare/location/home-family/get-kit/anatomy ...Read more

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How can I treat sprain using first aid?

How can I treat sprain using first aid?

RICE: Rest (limit activity, use of injured join), ice (ice pack over cloth 15 minutes or ice massage with an ice cube directly over the area of tenderness for 5 minutes), compression (ace wrap or compressive sleeve) and elevation of the injured part. If you don't note continued, adequate improvement be sure to seek a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What should all first aid kits contain?

See below: Things for wound care, allergic reactions and pain control. ...Read more

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What makes up a standard first aid kit?

What makes up a standard first aid kit?

See below: Bandaids, gauze, ace wraps, antibiotic cream, aspirin, motrin. Also tweezers, scissors. ...Read more

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How shall I configure my first aid kit?

How shall I configure my first aid kit?

First aid: See “Anatomy of a First Aid Kit” by the American Red Cross at http://www. Redcross. Org/prepare/location/home-family/get-kit/anatomy ...Read more

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What is the first aid for hypertension?

Get BP down: How quickly to get a person's hbp down depends on two factors - how high the BP is and the clinical situation. If a person has neurological findings such as loss of vision, numbness or weakness in an arm or leg this is a hypertensive emergency and the BP must be brought down immediately. If the BP is very high but there are no neurological changes the BP can be brought down gradually over days. ...Read more

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What is the first aid for hypertention?

What is the first aid for hypertention?

First aid: No first aid for hypertension in general. If acute hypertensive crisis is present needs emergent medical therapy. ...Read more

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What would need in a car first aid kit?

What would need in a car first aid kit?

Lots of stuff: Most basic first aid kits have ointment, bandages, gauze, ibuprofen, scissors, tape, instant cold pack, instant heat pack, alcohol rub.

You can of course personalize the kit for any medical ailments that you have such as asthma inhaler, Epinephrine pen for bee stings, etc. ...Read more

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How are dislocations treated with first aid?

Immobilize first: Immobilization in place until a trained medical professional is available. Check for a pulse or normal color of the furthest point from the dislocation and relay that to the personnel.
Compromised circulation may dictate your assistance as instructed by the professionals.
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First Aid (Definition)

First aid is initial medical care that an injured ...Read more


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