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Is baking soda paste first aid for bites and stings?

Is baking soda paste first aid for bites and stings?

Can be: The paste made with water can soothe the sting site for a while but the main component of a bee sting is mellitin which is a protein that is basic in chemistry and may not be greatly affected in the long run by the baking soda paste which can act in a acid or base way. However, many people swear by it. Other stings contains acidic components like formic acid (fire ants) and the paste will help! ...Read more

Stings (Definition)

Stings can come from different sources. Insect stings such as a honey bee is one of the most familiar. Sting by fish in water is another common experience many of ...Read more


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Is pulling it out first aid for stings and bites?

Is pulling it out first aid for stings and bites?

Yes: Scrape the stinger with a dull knife. Don't pull with your fingers because you'll squeeze more venom in. ...Read more

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What is basic first aid for a child who gets stung by a scorpion?

What is basic first aid for a child who gets stung by a scorpion?

Follow this: Wash affected area under cold water immediately.Apply antihistamine, a corticostetoid .An analgesic.Apply a bag of ice over the ointment to reduce pain and inflammation.Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & a dose of any pain killer.Go to the emergency room to get evaluated for scorpion anti-venom.Watch for serious reactioms eg muscle spasms, hyperventillation racing pulse or heartbeat, disorientation, anaphylactic shock. ...Read more

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What do you do for first aid when your child gets stung by a bee?

What do you do for first aid when your child gets stung by a bee?

Ice / remove stinger: Try to get ice on the spot immediately, as it will help reduce the pain and help your child sit still long enough to look closely for a stinger. Scraping the spot with the edge of a credit card can help identify a retained stinger (and may even pull it out), but you might need tweezers and a magnifyer. Ibuprofen and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth can help. Don't use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream. Area will get red & hot. ...Read more

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What is the best first aid for jelly fish (box jelly fish) stung beside vinegar?

What is the best first aid for jelly fish (box jelly fish) stung beside vinegar?

Box jelly fish sting: Plenty of vinegar and immediate care by emergency personnel. Supportive care (rescue breathing—as long as you're not contacting the stinging tentacles—and/or cpr) until expert help arrives. Less dangerous jellyfish stings can be treated with vinegar, salt water, rubbing alcohol (70% isopropyl), or commercial products for that purpose. ...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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What are the first aid for insect bite in tropics?

What are the first aid for insect bite in tropics?

Depends: There can be some pretty nasty insects in the tropics. However, most often just symptomatic treatment works the best, like antihistamines, icing the area, wound cleansing if the bite is more severe and other common basic treatments. ...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 first aid for a venomous snake bite?

What is first aid for a venomous snake bite?

See below: First, remain calm then remove any constricting clothing or rings or jewelry. Next, immobilize the affected area if possible. And finally, call 911 or get to an er asap! the only treatment for venomous snake bite is antivenin. Do not suck on the wound, cut the area, apply a tourniquet, apply ice or use the typical snake bite kits that are in every sportsman store, none work and make it worse. ...Read more

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In the management of snake bite after first aid what antivenom can be used generally in most cases, dose and route?

In the management of snake bite after first aid what antivenom can be used generally in most cases, dose and route?

First Aid for Bite: A person bitten by a poisonous snake must go to an emergency room for treatment beyond basic first aid (easily reviewed on sites like webmd or medlineplus) the administration of Antivenin or other injectibles (except Epinephrine if person is prescribed one) should be done by trained professionals. You will likely do more harm than good! fatality in us for bites is 0.2% less than bees and wasps! ...Read more

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What is the first aid for cat scratch/cat bite? My sis wasnt sure if it's a bite.. But said it keeps on bleeding, and she puts alcohol on it and wash

What is the first aid for cat scratch/cat bite? My sis wasnt sure if it's a bite.. But said it keeps on bleeding, and she puts alcohol on it and wash

See below: If it is a cat not known to you such as your own or a neighbor, you need to make sure that there shots are up to date and that you see a doctot. After cleaning it apply an antiseptic to the wound such a s neosporin. ...Read more

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First aid for infected insect bite?

First aid for infected insect bite?

Antibiotics: Bug bites are an annoying fact of outdoor life. When the bite becomes infected (which happens rarely) you will need to go to your doctor for oral antibiotics. Warm compresses, anti-pain, and anti-itch medications will make the site feel better too. ...Read more

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First aid for cat bite(suspected with rabies), amoxicillin and washing of soap on the area, 3rd day now, can it b possible stil for rabies?Pls reply

First aid for cat bite(suspected with rabies), amoxicillin and washing of   soap on the area, 3rd day now, can it b possible stil for rabies?Pls reply

Rabies: If there is any suspicion that you have been bitten by an infected animal go and get the vaccine asap. The new vaccine is far safer than the old and more effective. This disease, once acquired, is nearly 100% fatal. Do not fool around with this. Some people will tell you to wait and see if animal has rabies. Alternative is to sacrifice animal and test. ...Read more

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Last night my dad had BP 175-90.As well as hyper acidity.He kept on burping for a while, vomited.Then he felt relaxed a bit. What is first aid for it?

Last night my dad had BP 175-90.As well as hyper acidity.He kept on burping for a while, vomited.Then he felt relaxed a bit. What is first aid for it?

Medical Consultation: Your dad may have had a heart attack. He should be medically evaluated asap to make sure that his problem was not related to his heart. Let's hope it wasn't but you should make sure. ...Read more

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Last night my dad had BP 175-90.As well as hyper acidity.He kept on burping for a while, vomited.Then he felt relaxed a bit. What is first aid for it?

Last night my dad had BP 175-90.As well as hyper acidity.He kept on burping for a while, vomited.Then he felt relaxed a bit. What is first aid for it?

Cardiac or gi: Sometimes indigestion is really a sign of a heart attack. 175/90 is consistent with high blood pressure. He should take his BP meds and get an ekg as soon as possible. If he has hyperacidity, he could try maalox first, but if he has any chest pain, he should go to the E.R. ...Read more

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Scraped knee on asphalt today picture on profile what to know what first aid I should put on it? Burns and bleed quite a bit .. Inch deep laceration

Seek Help: I am sorry to hear about the trauma you have sustained. Given that there is a break in the skin (with a laceration present) best to be seen in an urgent care/emergency room environment where your injury will be washed, debrided if necessary, and sutured as necessary. Bleeding will be controlled and measures will be taken to avoid infection. Vaccination status will be reviewed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the acronym of FIRST AID?

First Aid: Can you be little specific what you want to know? It can be ACLS BLS ATLS FAST CPR AED etc.... Hope this helps. ...Read more

First Aid (Definition)

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