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How to administer first aid for burns and accidental falls?

A: apply water jelly,i v fluids or any cooling substance to ease the pain....


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first aid for large area scalding

A: Hi Linda, first aid for burns should always start with the admonition to "Stop The Burning!" This means two things: remove the source of heat and immediately try to cool the burn with cool CLEAN water.NO IcE! though! Next if it is a superficial Ist degree burn, Cover it cool it and rely on Aspirin Tylenol or Ibuprofen for relief. Second degree or blistered burns require the same initial treatment (Stop the Burning)but here they differ. If it is a large burn ie larger than 1/2 the size of your palm, it should be seen by a doctor. first aid should be limited to initial cooling, covering...
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What are some first aid for minor burns?

A: The absolute number one thing that you can do for burns is to get the site cold and wet asap. If you are near a tub, toss your daughter in the tub and get cold water on her right away. If you are not near a tub, hold ice cubes up to her as long as possible. If it''s a severe burn, you will need to race her to the emergency room. If it''s a mild burn, keep ice on it as long as possible, and give her some advil to alleviate the pain. Aloe or Silvadine are good to keep the wound clean and pain free. Good luck! The first and best thing to do with minor burns, is to cool the burn. Do this by hold the burned area under cool water for about ten...


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first aid for hot oil spill on hands?

A: The first thing you want to do is to wash off the oil with soap, I always use dish soap as it cuts the grease and then just get a bowl of cold water and a couple of ice cubes and soak affected area in it changing the water as necessary to keep comfortable. If it''s a child, you need to take them to the dr. If there is swelling that restricts movement--see dr. Burning the hands and fingers hurts because of all the nerve endings there. I had my dr Rx me a prescription for silver sulfa burn cream to keep at home for burns. It''s soothing and speeds up the healing process. Dont pop any blisters. Aloe vera helps if burn isn''t too serious. If pain cant be relieved, see...


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first aid for oil,steam,and fire burn victims

A: Hi Balaguru, This is a little beyond the scope of this forum, but let"s cover the high ponts of Emergency Medical Technician level first Responder care. for any burn the first priority is always "STOP THE BURNING." This means two things: Remove the victim from the heat and/or cool the area burned. Cooling the area burned means cool CLEAN water. It does NOT mean ice, as this can actually do more damage than good! If the burn is chemical/corrosive in nature dry chemicals should be brushed away and them flooded with cool water. In most cases rapid high volumes of water is better than attempting to neutralize acids with bases or vice versa. Next is "Protect The Burn." What we mean here...
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What Is Proper first aid for A Burned Finger?

A: It depends upon how severe the burn is. If it is a serious burn, with charring, you must see a doctor. for more minor burns, you should clean the burn carefully and put antibiotic ointment on it. Aloe vera also helps to relieve pain and soothe the wound. You should keep it clean and watch for signs of infection. If the burn is on the hand and forms a blister, you should seek medical attention. This is due to the higher likelihood of infection. for minor burns, place the burn under cold running water for about 5 minutes, then loosely wrap with a sterile gauze bandage. Never apply ice or butter/oil. I would immediately...


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What Is Proper first aid for A Burned Finger?

A: It depends upon how severe the burn is. If it is a serious burn, with charring, you must see a doctor. for more minor burns, you should clean the burn carefully and put antibiotic ointment on it. Aloe vera also helps to relieve pain and soothe the wound. You should keep it clean and watch for signs of infection. If the burn is on the hand and forms a blister, you should seek medical attention. This is due to the higher likelihood of infection. for minor burns, place the burn under cold running water for about 5 minutes, then loosely wrap with a sterile gauze bandage. Never apply ice or butter/oil. I would immediately...


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What'' s the best first aid for a skin burn?

A: Watet, water and more water. That is the immediate (and short-term) treatment for any burn, be it a burn from a flame, hot object or scald. Rope (friction) burns, sunburn, chemical burns and electrical burns are also treated this way. The burnt part should be placed in cool water for up to half an hour, or if that is impractical, a water-soaked cloth should be held against the burnt part and kept sopping wet. Creams, oils, butter and other treatments should NOT be used as first aid for burns, nor should a dry cloth should be applied to a burn as a dressing as it may...


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What` s the best first aid for a skin burn?

A: Watet, water and more water. That is the immediate (and short-term) treatment for any burn, be it a burn from a flame, hot object or scald. Rope (friction) burns, sunburn, chemical burns and electrical burns are also treated this way. The burnt part should be placed in cool water for up to half an hour, or if that is impractical, a water-soaked cloth should be held against the burnt part and kept sopping wet. Creams, oils, butter and other treatments should NOT be used as first aid for burns, nor should a dry cloth should be applied to a burn as a dressing as it may...


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first aid for possibly broken wrist ?

A: well obvioulsy you will need an xray unless your a doctor, keep ice on it 10 mins on 10 mins off. go to the doctor tomorrow and if the pain gets to bad tonight go to the hospital well if your not sure...i would wrap it in an ace bandage to immobilize it..you can also wrap it in the bandage then put it in a sling.if you dont have a sling use a bandanna and a clothespin to pin the bandanna to your shirt then slip your arm in until you can seek medical attention.since you said it swollen i would use a cold compress to keep the swelling down.you cant wrap it if its to big.this is a weird case. to be sure if you have broken wrist, visit a doctor so you can have an x-ray taken on your wrist. Witing for tomorraw may be too late I would splint it...


 
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