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

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


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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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What are the first aid steps for resuscitation?

What are the first aid steps for resuscitation?

CPR: Take a course in CPR from the red cross. Frist call 911. Then start caridac massage. Then secure an airways and provide oxygen if you can but caridac massage done properly is the most important. ...Read more

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Road rash first aid treatments are?

Road rash first aid treatments are?

Keep it clean: Soap and water, maybe topical antibiotic ointment. Clean daily. Don't pick at it and don't use hydrogen peroxide because it destroys the healing tissue in the wound. ...Read more

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I've had mixed reactions regarding the effectiveness of the birth control pill in the first month. Is a secondary method of contraception absolutely required if I am on say, day fourteen of my first pack of pills? Or can I place reliance on the pills alon

I've had mixed reactions regarding the effectiveness of the birth control pill in the first month. Is a secondary method of contraception absolutely required if I am on say, day fourteen of my first pack of pills? Or can I place reliance on the pills alon

Read pkg insert: There are different strengths of bcp's and so advice on this issue varies. Read the package insert you were given for your brand or look it up and follow the manufacturer's recommendations. If, still in doubt, use protection for all of the first months. After all, you don't want to get pregnant! ...Read more

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Any reccomendations for what to put in first aid kits?

Any reccomendations for what to put in first aid kits?

Basics: Stretch bandaids (multiple sizes), non-stick gauze pads, rolled gauze, antibacterial creme (neosporin) , adhesive tape, scissors, aspirin, ibuprofen, tweezers, needle, white thread, alcohol wipes, antiseptic wipes, cotton balls, and string. Adjust components as needed for size and purpose. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a child had the three vaccinations on the same date during a triple immunization process?

Is it possible that a child had the three vaccinations on the same date during a triple immunization process?

Confusing question: Most vaccines are developed as individual products & after demonstrating success over time there is an effort to combine them with other vaccines to reduce the number of shots given. The present dtap is such a vaccine. It has been proven well tolerated and effective when given this way. The same goes for the MMR vaccine. ...Read more

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Is cd1 the first spotting of a period or the first full flow? Taking Clomid (clomiphene) days 3-7

Is cd1 the first spotting of a period or the first full flow? Taking Clomid (clomiphene) days 3-7

When is cycle day 1?: Cycle day 1 is commonly considered the first day of full flow. ...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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I take 3 times the recommended over the counter sleep aid. Is this Ok?

I take 3 times the recommended over the counter sleep aid. Is this Ok?

No: You need to follow the directions. Now the best thing to do is to see your doctor. Discuss your sleep issues and let your doctor tell you the best options ...Read more

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First aid for gas in the stomach?

First aid for gas in the stomach?

Feeling gassy...: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...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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What should all first aid kits contain?

See below: Things for wound care, allergic reactions and pain control. ...Read more

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Before and on day 14 of ovulation the best time to concieve?

Before and on day 14 of ovulation the best time to concieve?

Yes, every 48 hours: Have sex on days 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18 during baby-making week. He must wear boxers and abstain from ejaculation on the odd days in order to get his count and volume up. Start counting from period day #1. This will optimize your chances of getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Are pills really good until the last day of the month of the indicated expiry date? Or do pills lose potency over time on a linear basis?

Even longer: Pills are dated very conservatively and are actually still largely potent a year after the expiration date (depending on the medicine and how they've been stored - eg cool, dry, dark place) . ...Read more