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Dr. Elizabeth Wallen Dr. Wallen
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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What are some good things to have in a first aid kit for burns and sun burns? Is capsaisepine a good thing to have, since it blocks heat receptors?

What are some good things to have in a first aid kit for burns and sun burns? Is capsaisepine a good thing to have, since it blocks heat receptors?

Minor burns: Capsaicin cream is specifically contraindicated in irritated, damaged or broken skin. I think a burn qualifies as that. For minor burns which is all you should be treating yourself, is cool cloths, and perhaps an aloe Vera lotion and perhaps .5% hydrocortisone cream. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen for pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sunburn (Definition)

An intense inflammatory response to excessive sun exposure that represents the body's reaction to the tissue damage resulting ...Read more


Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay Dr. Bandyopadhyay
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
17 years in practice
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
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I'm camping and I'm sunburnt. My mom just took a first aid course and said that it's best to wait 24 hours before applying aloe vera. Is this true?

I'm camping and I'm sunburnt. My mom just took a first aid course and said that it's best to wait 24 hours before applying aloe vera. Is this true?

Not sure: I'm not sure about the "24 hours" part, but u want to make sure that your skin is not peeling b4 applying any topical ointment. Depending on the extent of the sunburn (remember, it is a burn, just as if u poured boiling water on it), u may have damaged the entire thickness. Only when the top layers regenerate shd u apply lotion. The best plan is to apply sunscreen w/ SPF50 as u cd sunburn again. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia Dr. Italia
Urgent Care
10 years in practice
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What is the acronym of FIRST AID?

What is the acronym of FIRST AID?

First Aid: Can you be little specific what you want to know? It can be ACLS BLS ATLS FAST CPR AED etc.... Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Stab wound first aid, what should I do?

Stab wound first aid, what should I do?

Apply pressure: To actively bleeding wound and call 911. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Alves Dr. Alves
Emergency Medicine
20 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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Where can I attend cpr and first aid classes?

Where can I attend cpr and first aid classes?

Here's a good start:: Visit Red Cross page for your region and it will help you out: http://www.redcross.org/ma/boston ...Read more

Dr. Frank Holmes Dr. Holmes
Sports Medicine
19 years in practice
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Stevan Cordas Dr. Cordas
Internal Medicine
53 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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

Dr. Thomas Kennedy Dr. Kennedy
Orthopedic Surgery
33 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Why must a sitter learn how to give first aid care?

Why must a sitter learn how to give first aid care?

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

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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What are first aid certificates? How do you get one?

What are first aid certificates? How do you get one?

Let me help you: Knowing how to administer first aid is important in any type of situation, whether it's a life- threatening emergency or just a simple scratch on the arm. Administering first aid correctly can often mean saving a limb or even saving a life. On line you can get one. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Murphy Dr. Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
25 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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Where can I find nearest first aid course for sitters?

Where can I find nearest first aid course for sitters?

Heart Association: Check with your local hospital and american heart association chapter. ...Read more

Dr. Michelle Zetoony Dr. Zetoony
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
14 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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How can someone most easily get cpr first aid training?

AHA: American heart association offers courses throughout the United States. Log on and find one near you. Sometimes it is bls (basic life support) and other times, you can get a lot out of a community first aid class. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What is effective first aid for someone who is vomitting?

Prevent aspiration: If a person is lying on their back, turn them on their side (to prevent aspiration of vomit). ...Read more

Dr. Michelle Zetoony Dr. Zetoony
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
14 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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How difficult is it to get certified in first aid and cpr?

How difficult is it to get certified in first aid and cpr?

Not at all: Very easy following the course outlined by the american heart association. There are online courses and a number offered throughout the United States. ...Read more

Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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What sort of first aid certificate should I do for babysitting?

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 more

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Dr. Donald Alves Dr. Alves
Emergency Medicine
20 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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From what place can I can i get certified in cpr and first aid?

From what place can I can i get certified in cpr and first aid?

American Red Cross: ARC as long-standing option for CPR & First Aid training. Visit website for more details: http://www.redcross.org/ca/san-francisco ...Read more

Dr. William Hirsch Dr. Hirsch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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What are the benefits of being cpr, first aid, and aed certified?

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

Dr. Robert Greer Dr. Greer
Family Medicine
40 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Whatis the first aid that I can do if my 3 year old baby got burnt?

Whatis the first aid that I can do if my 3 year old baby got burnt?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Could most people have a selection of first aid supplies in their homes ?

Could most people have a selection of first aid supplies in their homes ?

Variable: 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

Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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What is the safest hypertensive drug that i can use as first aid for client with 140/100 bp?

What is the safest hypertensive drug that i can use as first aid for client with 140/100 bp?

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

First Aid (Definition)

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