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First Aid (Definition)

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


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First aid for burns and fractures, what to do?

First aid for burns and fractures, what to do?

That question can't: Possibly be covered in 400 characters or less. Please consult a boy scout first aid merit badge manual to learn this and much more great information. ...Read more

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Is there first aid treatment and care of toe laceration?

Soap & water: Wash all cuts as soon as possible with soap and water, or at least flush with water if unable to wash, and remove any visible foreign bodies. Then cover with polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) (not neosporin!) & a bandage, bringing the wound as closely together as possible, and apply pressure if bleeding continues. If large/deep, over a joint, still bleeding, or difficulties beyond the wound, seek medical care. ...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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Need some advice for self treatment for a chemical burn?

Need some advice for self treatment for a chemical burn?

Many issues: Depends upon the chemical and the part of the body involved. If the eyes, see an ophthalmologist right away after flushing for 10-15 minutes. Otherwise flush and then see a doctor if the skin appears damaged. The condition will be worse if the chemical was an alcohol or a very strong acid. Most organic chemicals flush off well and the skin is usually resistant to them. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for first degree burns?

Is there an effective treatment for first degree burns?

A remedy: Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can reduce redness, pain, itching & swelling from a burn. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial / antifungal qualities. It can speed burn healing by stimulating growth of new skin. Apply cool compresses. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and acetomenophen can be very helpful. Hydrate well. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for burns?

What's the best treatment for burns?

Depends on many...: Factors: the size, location and depth of the burn, the age and health of the patient, the mechanism of burning, etc. For minor burns with blistering, i recommend unroofing the blisters, washing with soap and water, and then applying Bacitracin ointment and a dry dressing twice daily. If increasing pain, drainage, or redness, or if not healed in 10 days, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What's the best first aid treatment for a sprained ankle?

What's the best first aid treatment for a sprained ankle?

RICE: The old stand-by rice, rest-ice-compression-elevation, still works pretty well. If there is significant pain with weight bearing or any tenderness when pressing on your bones, you should see a doc and get an xray to make sure it is not fractured. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a second degree burn?

What is the best treatment for a second degree burn?

Keep clean: Second degree burns are where the skin blisters and peels. It will heal in less than 2 weeks if just kept clean by washing and covering with local antibiotics such as Bacitracin ointment. ...Read more

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What's a good treatment for chemical burn on the face?

What's a good treatment for chemical burn on the face?

Rinse thoroughly: Use plain water to rinse for 10 minutes do not forget your eyes and throat if you swallowed a toxic chemical, seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for skin burns?

What is the best treatment for skin burns?

Clean and cover.: Wash with mild soap and water, rinse well. Pat dry gently. Cover with a clean bandage. ...Read more

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Is olive oil good for the treatment of burns on the skin?

Is olive oil good for the treatment of burns on the skin?

Sure: Anything oily or greasy is good for burns. Usually vaseline or Aquaphor. Membranes such as Bioclusive can be very useful because they keep the juices in, functioning as an artificial skin. Vitamins and herbals are useful only to the extent that they are greasy. ...Read more

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What home treatment can be done for a mild degree of frostbite? Lukewarm bath?

What home treatment can be done for a mild degree of frostbite? Lukewarm bath?

Yes: Gradual warming with water 104 to 107 degrees farenheit with no direct heat source exposure as part can be numb and get burned. Also recommend Motrin or NSAID to control inflammatory intermediates that can produce more damage. ...Read more

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Should you treat a thermal burn from hot metal on second day with an anti biotic cream?

Should you treat a thermal burn from hot metal on second day with an anti biotic cream?

Use silvadene (silver sulfadiazine): Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) is a topical silver / sulfonamide antimicrobial cream. It is the most commonly used topical treatment for thermal burns. It comes as a cream (versus an ointment) and thus may be easier to apply to a moist surface. Keep the wound covered and moist. If dead skin or other material is present, these should be removed (seek medical care). ...Read more

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What to use over-the-counter for a second degree burn?

What to use over-the-counter for a second degree burn?

Vaseline: Or Aquaphor. Bioclusive membrane is excellent. Keep lubricated. Water is good for it. Avoid peroxide, alcohol, iodine, bacitracin, neosporin. ...Read more

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Will i need both alcohol pads and antiseptic cleansing wipes for a first aid kit?

Will i need both alcohol pads and antiseptic cleansing wipes for a first aid kit?

Yes: You are not going to want to put alcohol wipe onto a clean open wound since it burns like crazy. Spray antiseptic or even bottle of saline to irrigate the wound is good in addition to alcohol pads that you may want to use in case of a bite or before injection. ...Read more

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How do I apply mix of cortisone and lotrimin (clotrimazole) for vaginal rash? Combine them first, or one after the other?

How do I apply mix of cortisone and lotrimin (clotrimazole) for vaginal rash? Combine them first, or one after the other?

Either: Best: use them 30 minutes apart individually. Practical: mix them if above is not feasible. There are indeed cream combining both agents but when you mix two together, there is no way to know if the inactive ingredients don't mix well without a study. I think it would be ok either way. ...Read more