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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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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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What's the first aid for heat exhaustion?

What's the first aid  for heat exhaustion?

Stop and cool: Stop the activity and move the person to a cool environment such as the shade or indoors. Use cool towels around the head. Rehydrate the person with water and electrolytes. If there is nausea and vomiting then call ems and transport the person to a hospital to get IV fluid rehydration. If the exhaustion progresses to stroke it is life threatening so if the person does not improve, then get help. ...Read more

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Is baking soda paste first aid for bites and stings?

Is baking soda paste first aid for bites and stings?

Can be: The paste made with water can soothe the sting site for a while but the main component of a bee sting is mellitin which is a protein that is basic in chemistry and may not be greatly affected in the long run by the baking soda paste which can act in a acid or base way. However, many people swear by it. Other stings contains acidic components like formic acid (fire ants) and the paste will help! ...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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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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Dental first aid kit

Dental first aid kit

Many items: 1) hydrogen peroxide (peroxyl) for gum sores 2) oil of clove (eugenol) for toothache 3) small mirror 4) bright flashlight 5) q-tips or cotton balls to apply 1 or 2 above 6) rubber/ latex-free gloves 7) avulsed tooth kit (to hold tooth in emergency to get to dentist) 8) bottled water ( for rinsing) these are just a few items. ...Read more

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It's okay to use bacitracin first aid antibiotic ointment for acne right?

It's okay to use bacitracin first aid antibiotic ointment for acne right?

Poor choice: Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated is a more physiologic and sensible approach to preventing new lesions; if you're not clear in two weeks, ask your phyiscian about prescription-strength Rx. ...Read more

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First aid for infected insect bite?

First aid for infected insect bite?

Antibiotics: Bug bites are an annoying fact of outdoor life. When the bite becomes infected (which happens rarely) you will need to go to your doctor for oral antibiotics. Warm compresses, anti-pain, and anti-itch medications will make the site feel better too. ...Read more

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Should i clean wound first or apply pressure first?

Depends on wound: If there is significant bleeding, pressure first to stop the bleeding. If it is mostly oozing, cleaning the wound with very cool water or saline can be helpful to get bleeding to stop. ...Read more

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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'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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What do you recommend for first aid kit when surfing in warm water, reefs, etc?

What do you recommend for first aid kit when surfing in warm water, reefs, etc?

First aid kit: See “Anatomy of a First Aid Kit” by the American Red Cross at http://www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family/get-kit/anatomy ...Read more

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What are the first aid for insect bite in tropics?

Depends: There can be some pretty nasty insects in the tropics. However, most often just symptomatic treatment works the best, like antihistamines, icing the area, wound cleansing if the bite is more severe and other common basic treatments. ...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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Steps on applying the bandage to the face with second degree burn?

Steps on applying the bandage to the face with second degree burn?

Depends on Location: This is wholly based on where your burn is located. You should be referred to a plastic surgeon who is more demonstrative able to help you with the dressings after a 2nd degree burn. ...Read more

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How do you properly store an instant cold pack in a first aid kit when the outside temperature is hot?

How do you properly store an instant cold pack in a first aid kit when the outside temperature is hot?

You really can't: Cold packs that need to be kept frozen are very inefficient in first aid kits. A better option is a "chemical" cold pack that becomes cold when the chemicals inside the bag are mixed (squeezed) together. These are available at medical supply stores and are not affected by temperature. The cooling from them lasts about 30 minutes. ...Read more

First Aid (Definition)

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