Accidents can happen to anyone, anytime, and no one knows when an unwanted situation might pop-up. In this era of advanced treatment process, many of us do not even get the time to run a patient to a nearby medical center. Often, we do not consider the matter to be as grave as it is which makes the scenario even worse. Therefore, just to stay on the safer side, abide by the following first aid techniques to keep your near and dear ones safe.
Cut or Scrape
- In the case of bleeding, press a fresh cloth firmly on the affected area until the bleeding stops.
- Wash the area with lukewarm water, and pat the area dry with a soft cloth.
- Apply antiseptic ointment on the area, and cover it with a bandage.
- The temperature of the burnt area needs to be brought down. So, hold the area under cold running water.
- If possible, apply toothpaste all over the area.
- Do not cover the area tightly with a bandage.
- Make the patient sit upright, but do not make him/her lean the head backwards.
- Remove any tight clothes from the neck area.
- Hold the area near the nostrils tightly, and lean the head forward for about 5 to 10 minutes to let the blood out.
- Do not check in between the process.
Splinter or Glass
- Clean the area with soap and lukewarm water. Clean a pair of tweezers with alcohol, and use it to remove the glass or splinters.
- In case it does not come out, leave it for the doctor.
- Wrap a clean cloth on the area for the time being.
- Hold a cool, wet, and soft cloth on the eye to soothe the area.
- Do not put any drops without the doctor’s advice.
- Splash water on the eyes every now and then.
Insect Bite or Sting
- If there is a stinger, use your fingernails to remove it without breaking it.
- A clean pair of tweezers can be used in case it is deep.
- Call your doctor to get an idea about the type of the ointment to be applied.
- Put the pressure on the naval area, and transfer it towards the chest area.
- Continue the above process for a while if choking continues
- If the victim is not responding, try rubbing the chest with a bit more pressure than before.
- Make the body of the victim warm by a quick massage.
- Put pressure up his chest to pump out the water.
- Once the water comes out, give the patient something warm to drink.
- If a person becomes drowsy, rush for immediate medical help.
- If it is a regular headache, few hours of complete rest will work wonder.
- In case of head injury, apply basic first aid for cut or scrape and opt for further treatment.
- Try to notice if the snake is venomous. If non-venomous, primary cut treatment will do.
- If venomous bind a piece of cloth above the affected area as tight as possible.
- Next, cut the affected area with a knife to let the poisonous blood out.
All of us hope for the best in our life. However, in case you face any of the above incidents, you already have the best first-aid techniques in your hand.