first-aid/9719?iL=true" >First aid is the immediate care someone receives for injuries or illness, and which usually requires follow-up care.
CPR may be considered a part of first-aid, but is usually taught separately. CPR technically refers to the combination of chest compressions and breaths- but is usually taught with rescue breathing, choking care, and using an AED.
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Electrical burns: First aid An electrical burn may appear minor or not show on the skin at all, but the damage can extend deep into the tissues beneath your skin. If a strong electrical current passes through your body, internal damage, such as a heart rhythm disturbance or cardiac arrest, can occur. Sometimes the jolt associated with the electrical burn can cause you to be thrown or to fall, resulting in fractures or other associated injuries. Dial 911 or call for emergency medical assistance if the person who has been burned is in pain, is confused, or is experiencing changes in his or breathing, heartbeat or consciousness. While helping someone with an electrical burn and waiting for medical help, follow these steps: 1. Look first. Don t touch. The person may still be in contact with the electrical source. Touching the person may pass the current through you. 2. Turn off the source of electricity if possible. If not, move the source away from both you and the injured person using a dry nonconducting object made of cardboard, plastic or wood. 3. Check for signs of circulation (breathing, coughing or movement). If absent, begin cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) immediately. 4. Prevent shock. Lay the person down with the head slightly lower than the trunk and the legs elevated. 5. Cover the affected areas. If the person is breathing, cover any burned areas with a sterile gauze bandage, if available, or a clean cloth. Don t use a blanket or towel. Loose fibers can stick to the burns.
I am currently on prevalite powder and was not thinking and took two alieve about 30 minutes after taking the prevalite powder and now I feel nauseated. is this something that will pass or should I seek medical attention. My directions say I should not take any other medication for at least a hour after taking the powder
I scraped my knee on a hiking trail 2 days ago. The trail has lots of dirt and tiny rocks. I cleaned it with a cleaning wipe from a first aid kit then put a bandage on it temporarily. That same day i went into a hot tub, without a bandage over my wound. Today, I took a bath and after i got out, it started forming some sort of scab with yellow spots. It is also red around the wound and looks a little bit swollen. Should i be concerned? Is my knee infected?
I had a knot come up behind my left ear midway's up this morning, as the day has continued I have gradually gotten a headache which has chosen to have gotten worse through the day.....The knot is very ,very, sore and if you apply pressure it sends shooting pains....my ear did hurt this morning when I woke but, hasn't since.....should I seek medical attention tonight or might this be a sinus issue and can hold til morning?
I fell and hit my leg right below my knee a week ago. The boney area is still extremely painful to the touch and the surrounding area is numb. Only a slight bruise exists. It doesn t seem to be getting eirher better or worse. Not sure if I should seek medical attention or just give it time to heal. It is not affecting me when I walk, it is just very sensitive to touch.
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