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Micropore First Aid Plastic Medication
My mom has diabetes and regularly takes insulin shots. She has a wound on her right toe. What first aid medication should I give her and her wound?
Not emergent: More damage is done trying to lower BP quickly than from high bp. 140/100 is mildly elevated and is not harmful over the shortrun. High BP causes damage over many years. That said, the first line drug is hydrochlorothiazide which is dirt cheap, has only rare side effects, and has excellent outcome data. ...Read more
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
Opinion Question.: The best first aid kits are the ones that include the most variety of items you feel comfortable using. Usually first aid kits don't use brand name products in it. Having a first aid kit that has items you feel you will never feel comfortable using, would be a waste of money. This is an opinion question. ...Read more
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
Safety: When a child is under the supervision of a sitter injuries and other health related events can and will occur and the sitter is the person who is able to first respond. In emergencies (choking, cuts, anaphylaxis, etc) understanding basic first aid is essential to stabilize the child until emergency personal can arrive. ...Read more
Prevent aspiration: If a person is lying on their back, turn them on their side (to prevent aspiration of vomit). ...Read more
Red Cross or 4H: Most local red cross chapters and many 4h chaapters run regular baby-sitting training courses. Certification would demonstrate that you take the job seriously & will know how to avoid pitfalls as well as responsibly take care of any problems which might arise. More importantly, the child will be safer and you will have gained more self confidence. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Certification : When you are certified in these areas, it means that you will be able to respond more quickly and efficiently when someone faces a life-threatening situation. You will also be trained in the most advanced techniques suited by scientific study. ...Read more
Lots: In south florida kids are saved every day by by-stander cpr. ...Read more
Cool the site & Rx: The initial response is to stop tissue damage by cooling the site, followed by an examination of the area involved. If a small area, chilling the site also relieves some of the pain. If the area just appears red, wash & monitor. If it bubbles up, wash & cover to prevent baby from scratching blisters open.If blisters open, clean & apply polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin).Call in for large burns or any concerns. ...Read more
No one is responding because this isn't a medical question. I'm sure you can find online descriptions and reviews to help guide you.
Having said this, StJ's is a reputable organization, I'm sure it would be comprehensive and accurate. ...Read more
Visit Red Cross web: It has information on the types/times/costs of classes offered: http://www.redcross.org/ny/new-york/ ...Read more
We have some basic first aid questions for a health class project. Why is it important for everyone to learn basic first aid?
Accidents happen: Crisis and tragedy may be lurking just around the corner. Training sets you up to act calmly instead of "flipping out." the only thing you can do is to minimize the damage to a life when tragedy strikes. ...Read more
Your answer was very unhelpful. msds doesn't state any first aid recommendations. Was better off if I just googled it. Waste of time on this site ?
Rest NSAIDS : If no medical help available, a short period of rest & activity restriction will help generally in a fetal position with the use of tylenol (acetaminophen) &/or non-steroidal anti inflammatory medication if no contraindications to its use. Local treatment with heat &/or ice may help as will time to heal for most. After a period of rest, guided exercise will help as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lots of stuff: Most basic first aid kits have ointment, bandages, gauze, ibuprofen, scissors, tape, instant cold pack, instant heat pack, alcohol rub. You can of course personalize the kit for any medical ailments that you have such as asthma inhaler, Epinephrine pen for bee stings, etc. ...Read more
Immobilize first: Immobilization in place until a trained medical professional is available. Check for a pulse or normal color of the furthest point from the dislocation and relay that to the personnel. Compromised circulation may dictate your assistance as instructed by the professionals. I. ...Read more
Here's a list: Bandages, antibacterial ointment, instant heat pack, instant cold pack, gauze, alcohol wipes or bottle, aspiring, ibuprofen, q-tips, cotton balls, sunscreen, and any other things unique to your health needs such as an inhaler if you have asthma, Epinephrine pen if you are allergic to bee stings. ...Read more
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
Nothing: Ask the parents what medical kit they have. Just know how to use 911 number. ...Read more
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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