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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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Sunburn (Definition)

An intense inflammatory response to excessive exposure to the sun that causes damage ...Read more


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First aid for sciatica?

First aid for sciatica?

Sciatica: Meds, exercise, physical therapy including mckenzie centralization techniques, traction, inversion table. Many things are used. ...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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Is there first aid treatment and care of toe laceration?

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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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 it effective to use honey for wound care after i&d for abcess?

Is it effective to use honey for wound care after i&d for abcess?

Medihoney: Do not just pour honey on a wound however the product called medihoney has proven very effective in wound care with good research to back this up. Medihoney is produced under sterile conditions with further refinement into the final product. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment /care for weeping leg lymphedema following cancer treatment?

What is the best treatment /care for weeping leg lymphedema following cancer treatment?

See phlebologist: Secondary lymphedema due to groin dissection, radiation to the pelvis can be evaluated by a phlebologist. Evaluation of the venous system in the legs may be contributing to the swelling/weeping, and fixing this may help. Lymphedema therapist in physical therapy dept can help you. Check out www.Phlebology.Org to find phlebologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Recommend me an instant treatment for chilblains on eyedlids ?

Recommend me an instant treatment for chilblains on eyedlids
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Sure it's chillblain: Are you sure it is chillblains? Eyelids are an unusual place (usually they occur in fingers or toes from cold exposure). In any case, easy and nonharmful treatments include keeping the eyelids warm but dry (may try a hair dryer), tincture of benzoin with iodine applied to the affected area (if u canfind it; don't glue the eyelids shut, though). 1% hydrocortisone cream for a few days cd help. TTYD. ...Read more

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What is the first aid for hypertention?

What is the first aid for hypertention?

First aid : No first aid for hypertension in general. If acute hypertensive crisis is present needs emergent medical therapy. ...Read more

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What were the first treatments and medications used for hiv/aids?

What were the first treatments and medications used for hiv/aids?

Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) zidovudine: The earliest effective treatment (early 1980s) was sulfa-trimethoprim (Bactrim®) to prevent Pneumocysts pneumonia in people with advanced immune deficiency. The first anti-HIV drug was zidovudine, originally called azidothymidine or AZT, which became available in the late 1980s. Used alone, it slowed HIV progression and sometimes improved AIDS dementia, but only a little and not for long. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for bed sores?

What is the best treatment for bed sores?

Bedsores: Bedsores are due to pressure over bony prominences. The best way to prevent bedsores, once they occur, is to keep pressure of these areas. That means that you need to constantly move the person into different positions to relieve the pressure. Seeking professional help like with a wound center is a great option since depending on the depth, stage and location of the uler, your options will differ. ...Read more

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What is first aid for dysmenorrhea?

What is first aid for dysmenorrhea?

Many meds: Anti- inflammatories, bc pills etc., you need an evaluation by your gyn to make sure you have nothing strange going on and then you can be treated, . ...Read more

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What is my best choice for dental care and treatment for an infant?

What is my best choice for dental care and treatment for an infant?

Infant dental care: You should start by wiping their gums with a washcloth after they eat - that way they will be used to you in their mouth, as soon as the teeth erupt you should be brushing and flossing them -let them do it first and then you follow up. Their diet is very important at this stage and you control it totally. ...Read more

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Wat is the best treatment for heat rash?

Wat is the best treatment for heat rash?

Heat Rash Treatment: Since heat rash is essentially a sensitization reaction to "heat" the choice of treatment is to allow the natural healing of the skin and an avoidance of further exacerbations (more sun, scratching, chemicals, etc) common treatments involve mild cortisone or other corticosteroid creams, cool environment, and avoidance of tight or occlusive clothing articles. Goes away on its own even doing nothing. ...Read more

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What are some first aid treatments for paraphimosis at home?

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Here are some ...: Once paraphimosis develops, it is considered as an emergency because the affected patients are panic and scared, and even so are some insufficiently experienced professionals. For most cases, the unwanted swelling could be reduced to its original phimosis by skilfully applying manual gentle even compression onto paraphimosis with or without IV sedation. Occasionally, urgent dorsal slit or circumci ...Read more

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First Aid (Definition)

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