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Got hurt on elbow. Suggest first aid?

Feb 2014
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I got hurted my left hand elbow,what shall be mine first aid
Posted Sat, 12 Oct 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Following are first aid measures.

Detailed Answer:

- REST the injured area and avoid doing any activities that causes pain
- ICE COMPRESSION over the painful area once in 2-3 hours
- Wrap an ELASTIC COMPRESSION BANDAGE around the painful area
- Elevate your left upper limb on a cushion or a pillow while you are lying and sitting and by cuff and collar sling while standing.
- Use analgesic anti-inflammatory medications like Advil or Aleve to reduce the pain and inflammation.

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