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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?
See a doctor: Forget the cream. See a doctor asap especially if wound is on the bottom of the toe. ...Read more
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
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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
Heart Association: Check with your local hospital and american heart association chapter. ...Read more
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
Prevent aspiration: If a person is lying on their back, turn them on their side (to prevent aspiration of vomit). ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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?
Can't: We can't cross connect to your previous question. ...Read more
RICE: Rest (limit activity, use of injured join), ice (ice pack over cloth 15 minutes or ice massage with an ice cube directly over the area of tenderness for 5 minutes), compression (ace wrap or compressive sleeve) and elevation of the injured part. If you don't note continued, adequate improvement be sure to seek a medical evaluation. ...Read more
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