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First aid for someone who got their arm cut?

First aid for someone who got their arm cut?

Laceration: The most important points to make is to control bleeding with some type of pressure and keep the wound clean. If you have tap water available then make sure the cut is clean before applying a dressing. If not then keep it covered until you are able to clean the cut. ...Read more

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I cut my foot open on a lid this afternoon. What's the best first aid?

I cut my foot open on a lid this afternoon. What's the best first aid?

Go to ER or PCP: You need to seek medical advice-er, pcp, etc. The most important thing is when was your last tetanus shot and are you up to date. Second, is preventing bacterial infection. The laceration needs to be thoroughly cleaned with saline and depending on size/depth of lac. Possibly sutured. Best to have it evaluated by a doctor or nurse. ...Read more

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My son was cut up pretty badly on neck by hairdresser w/clippers-instead of any type of first aid, she rubbed talc into it w/towel. We cleaned at home?

My son was cut up pretty badly on neck by hairdresser w/clippers-instead of any type of first aid, she rubbed talc into it w/towel. We cleaned at home?

Send us a question: There is no question submitted here, but just a statement. Hairclipper skin trauma can be treated like most abrasion injuries. One can take a good shower or bath two clean the wound. Then some first aid ointment like Neosporin, covered with a BandAid, repeated daily for a few days, should help the healing. Please submit a question, to ask what you wish to know. ...Read more

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What's the bedt first aid for cuts and scrapes?

Wash, treat, cover: Wash cuts and scrapes with tap water and a liquid soap. Dry the area and apply an antibiotic ointment such as Bacitracin or bacitracin/polymyxin. Cover with a band-aid. Continue this regimen 1-3 times/day until the wound is healing well, usually 1-2 days more minor cuts and 3-5 days for more significant injuries. Note than rubbing alcohol & hydrogen peroxide often prevent adequate wound healing. ...Read more

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Deep smallish cut on knuckle. Like deeeep paper cut. Stopped bleeding @1hr, alcoholed, bandaged but very bruised/tender today. Basic first aid enough?

Deep smallish cut on knuckle. Like deeeep paper cut. Stopped bleeding @1hr, alcoholed, bandaged but very bruised/tender today. Basic first aid enough?

Watch for signs: Was it a clean cut? Is tetanus up to date? Monitor for signs of infection. Keep clean with mild soap such as Cetaphil plain soap followed by light occlusive dressing such as petrolatum or Aquaphor or neosporin if not allergic. It should heal in 3-5 days if superficial. If getting worse, see MD ...Read more

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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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How can someone most easily get cpr first aid training?

AHA: American heart association offers courses throughout the United States. Log on and find one near you. Sometimes it is bls (basic life support) and other times, you can get a lot out of a community first aid class. ...Read more

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What to do if someone got a fractured rib for first aid?

Prevent: Further injury to the lung by the broken rib. Once at the hospital or doctors office you may be told that no other treatment is needed if it's just one rib. Be seen by a physician. ...Read more