Burn Treatment

burn treatment

Hold the burn under cool running water for 20 minutes
You may cover the burn in a cool, clean, damp cloth
Remove jewellery and clothing from around the burn (only if not embedded in the burn)

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Unless the skin is broken you do not need to cover the bruise
Apply ice wrapped in a cloth or an ice pack for around ten minutes a few times a day for a couple of days to help reduce swelling

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Try to leave the skin on a blister intact as this provides a natural barrier decreasing the chances of infection
Cover it with a bandage or other form of adhesive bandage

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Black Eye

black eye

A black eye is caused when we get an eye injury and bleed into the skin around the eyes. Although most black eyes are not serious they can indicate a much more severe problem such as a fracture of the bones around the eye or an internal eye injury.

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Do not apply a tourniquet unless there is no other option
If you must use a tourniquet note the time of application
Give nothing to eat or drink

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Bites – Dogs and Cats

bites dogs and cats

For minor animal bites wash the wound using a good anti-bacterial soap and water
Apply any type of antiseptic cream and wrap it in a clean bandage
Seek Professional Advice If the puncture wounds are very deep or there is significant

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Severe Asthma Attack Signs and Symptoms
Persistent shortness of breath
The inability to speak in full sentences

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