Some First Aid Techniques You Must Know
In daily life, some injuries or illness happens with you or people with you. And many times proper medical treatment is not available at the same time. At such worst times, you should know some first aid techniques to start the treatment wherever you are. That can save your life as well as others too.
Everyone should have a first aid box in your house and you should keep with yourself during the travel times for safety. Usually, every new vehicle is provided with a first aid box by the company itself.
First Aid box should contain:
- plasters in a variety of different sizes and shapes
- small, medium, and large sterile gauze dressings
- at least 2 sterile eye dressings
- triangular bandages
- crêpe rolled bandages
- safety pins
- disposable sterile gloves
- alcohol-free cleansing wipes
- sticky tape
- thermometer (preferably digital)
- skin rash creams, such as hydrocortisone or calendula
- cream or spray to relieve insect bites and stings
- antiseptic cream
- painkillers such as paracetamol (or infant paracetamol for children), aspirin (not to be given to children under 16), or ibuprofen
- cough medicine
- antihistamine cream or tablets
- distilled water for cleaning wounds
- eyewash and eye bath
If not then don’t worry you can have an Ayurvedic First Aid kit:
1) Aloe Vera gel or plant
2) Caraway plant or Ajwain
3) Holy Basil or Tulsi
4) Organic Turmeric Powder
5) Clove buds
7) Black pepper
Other Ayurvedic ingredients are:
8) High quality, organic Ghee
10) Himalayan pink rock salt
11) Coconut oil
12) Organic Triphala powder
13) Liquorice Powder
Know the use of Ayurvedic First Aid in different diseases, just click on the link.
First Aid in different situations:
But you should take proper medical treatment by doctors after the first aid.
Wash the bite area with soap and water. If the bite is bleeding, put pressure on it using sterile gauze or a clean cloth. If the bleeding has stopped, put antibiotic ointment on the area. Cover the area with a bandage or sterile gauze.
2)Cuts Due to Sharp Objects:
Rinse the cut or wound with water and apply pressure with sterile gauze, a bandage, or a clean cloth.
If blood soaks through the bandage, place another bandage on top of the first and keep applying pressure.
Raise the injured body part to slow bleeding.
When bleeding stops, cover the wound with a new, clean bandage.
Do not use a tourniquet.
3)For Bone Fracture:
Stop any bleeding: If they’re bleeding, elevate and apply pressure to the wound using a sterile bandage, a clean cloth, or a clean piece of clothing.
Immobilize the injured area: If you suspect they’ve broken a bone in their neck or back, help them stay as still as possible. If you suspect they’ve broken a bone in one of their limbs, immobilize the area using a splint or sling.
Apply cold to the area: Wrap an ice pack or bag of ice cubes in a piece of cloth and apply it to the injured area for up to 10 minutes at a time.
Treat them for a shock: Help them get into a comfortable position, encourage them to rest, and reassure them. Cover them with a blanket or clothing to keep them warm. And suddenly call the ambulance if the person is unconscious.
Loosen any tight clothing. Ask if the person takes any chest pain medicine, such as nitroglycerin, for a known heart condition, and help them take it. If the pain does not go away promptly with rest or within 3 minutes of taking nitroglycerin, call for emergency medical help. Chew and swallow an aspirin, unless you are allergic to aspirin or have been told by your doctor never to take aspirin.
The person should sit down or lie still. If the person gets light-headed when standing up, the person should stand up slowly. Avoid sudden changes in position. If the person is thirsty, have him or her drink fluids. If a person is feeling energyless then give him some sweet.
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