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First Aid For Mosquito Bites
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Hi. I just woke up today 2x with the feeling of something bite me on my feet. I think its a rat.If it is, what should I do? First aid? Or bite center?
Go to ER: Head to emergency room asap.Get a more detailed answer ›
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