We all face little accidents, anytime, anywhere. It is just a basic thing to know about first aid in general. It will help you deal with these small accidents in case of an emergency.
In this article, we are going to discuss 12 basic First Aid tips which will help you when you are away from Doctors. I am more than sure this article will be a huge help for everyone.
Most of us are aware of basic first aid material but in an emergency, we sort of froze out and don’t know what to do. Well, we are here to prepare you for such situations. Let’s discuss each one of them in detail.
Quick First Aid for First-Degree Burns
What to do when you have first degree burns? First of all, the first-degree burn is when your skin got affected by the fire. Well in such cases the very first thing to do is apply lukewarm water. Most of us must be Wondering why to apply hot water on burning? The answer is cold water or ice pack can cause tissue damage. It is better to apply an ice pack after a while.
People who believe in old school remedies must have heard of applying butter or grease on the wound but it also affects our tissue. So the best method is to avoid the use of it. You can apply a mixture of baking soda and water on burning, it will remove heat from the burn.
First Aid for Heart Attacks
In case of a heart attack, it has been proved that early methods done at home can help save a life out there. We all have aspirin at home, chewing aspirin can limit the damage. Aspirin must be chewed not swallowed, the reason for the same is aspirin inhibits blood platelets to avoid blood clotting. It should be taken in small doses.
First Aid for Wounds
If you got wounded, no matter where it is on your body, you must always try to elevate the injured part above your heart level. It will help fluids drain away from the area and calm the swelling. Keeping the wound at the heart level will be a major relief in wounds.
First Aid for Bee Bites and Stings
In the case of Bee sting, you must have heard dozens of methods, like to scratch the affected area or remove it with tweezers or pull out the sting. Well, this all is true but it should be done at a proper time, like really quick.
It has been said that bee stings have some sort of essence that other bees attract and they will most likely attack you in defense. It is recommended to remove the sting as fast as you can. Once the sting is removed wash the affected area and apply a cold compress.
Some people are allergic to bee stings, so keep an emergency number at the top of your list and next possible thing is to keep EpiPen and autoinjector ready.
First Aid for Obstructed Breathing
If you encounter the case of obstructed breathing then the very first thing to do is turn that person on their back, the next thing is to check the mouth. Sometimes it can be food or some liquid which causes disruption in breathing.
Empty the mouth if there’s anything then tilt the face and lift the chin, this is to help with airways. Place your hand on the forehead and apply jaw thrust which is basically pushing up the lower jaw without moving the neck.
First Aid for Scars
Every injury leaves a scar and we hate the scars on our body. The very first thing which strikes in our mind after getting an injury that it will leave a permanent mark. But with proper help, you can avoid scars from forming.
It has been said that applying baking soda on the injured area avoids scars forming. Baking soda has disinfectant properties and also capable of preventing infection. The only thing you should keep in mind while applying baking soda to the affected area doesn’t cover the injury let it be open. Baking soda when mixed with water works as an antiseptic.
Quick First Aid for Jellyfish Stings
If beaches are your getaway at weekends or holidays then you must have faced this problem. A jellyfish sting can seriously suck all the fun out of the beach party. Well, here we are going to tell you what to do in such a situation.
The very first thing is to apply salty water to the affected area. Other than this you can also apply hot water, vinegar or as we said earlier the mixture of baking soda and water on the wound. You must have seen in movies that human urine can reduce the pain, I guess it is true however it doesn’t have enough acid to counteract the venom.
First Aid For Snake Bites
In the case of snakebite, you must have seen or heard of sucking the poison out of the body. Well, the chances of its working are quite low because when the snake bites, the poison gets mixed with blood.
So the thing is to keep yourself calm. Don’t take any painkillers as they make our blood thin. Apply coconut oil to the affected area as it will remove bacteria and parasites. Cover up the area to avoid venom from further spreading. Take immediate serious medical help.
Quick First Aid for Splinters
You must have heard of splinters. Well, they carry a lot of germs and can affect your skin so to avoid them first clean the area with antiseptic and then try to dislodge the splinter with the help of a needle. After perfectly dislodging it, wash the affected area with soap and water.
First Aid Tips for Eye Injury
Whenever you get an eye injury, the very first thing is to cover your eye with cloth or bandage and immediately seek a doctor’s help. The eye is a delicate part and chances are, you could hurt yourself more. So it should be handled in the supervision of doctors.
Quick First Aid for Fractures
In the case of fracture, don’t move the affected area as it can cause more damage. Make the fractured part still and apply a bandage on it. Then immediately seek medical help. While removing bandage try to remove it gently don’t just rip it off.
This is all you should know which will surely help you in one way or another. Let us know what you think about this article.