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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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Mosquito Bite (Definition)

Mosquito bites usually are not very visible on skin unless there is an allergic reaction or an infection following the bite. Allergic reaction will cause a redness white an infection may ...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 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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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

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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 (Definition)

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