In case of emergency with a handle the right thing for wound care; Headache - the painkiller ready. A well-stocked medicine cabinet will serve you well in an emergency! Small aches and injuries can often be self-healing. You only have to know how. Then sometimes even the way to the doctor can be redundant. Here are our tips about the small emergency at home:
- Remove the sting with tweezers, cool the sting with ice. A special gel from the pharmacy stops the itching.
- Small children must be immediately after bee, wasp or hornet stings to the doctor. The danger: Violent reaction to the poison.
- In case of allergic shock (unconsciousness, respiratory arrest): Call the emergency doctor, stable lateral position and respiratory donation.
- Moisten rag with cold water and place in neck. Head slightly forward, hold nose.
- Use your index and middle fingers to massage the point where the spine begins in the neck.
Bumps and bruises
- Signs: bruise
- Put ice or cold compresses on the swelling for 15 minutes.
Cuts and abrasions
- Clean and cut smaller cuts under running water. Disinfect wound, with
- Disinfect wound, cover with wound plaster.
- For abrasions apply ointment
- Cool immediately with cold water for about 15 minutes, use damp cloths on the face.
- Cover light, small-area burns with cooling burn ointment.
- Cover thicker, weeping wounds with a sterile bandage.
- Eyes: rinse with water from the inside out
- Skin: Rinse under running water for 15 minutes.
- Internal burn: rinse mouth, swallow tea.
- Symptoms: Nausea, sweating, (stomach) cramps, circulatory and respiratory problems, dizziness.
- Keep the affected person warm with a blanket.
- Always call poison center (07 61/1 92 40) and ambulance.
- Do not throw up without consulting, do not give milk or other drinks.