Common Minor First Aid Treatment During The Apocalypse

Posted: November 26, 2013 in Preparedness
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If and when the world comes to an end; there are some common first aid minor treatments folks need to be aware of which are listed below.  Whenever possible however seek out and obtain professional medical treatment.

Small Foreign Matter In Eye – Symptoms include irritation, redness, pain, inability to open eye fully. Treatment includes flushing eye with water or with an eye wash kit, examine eye to see if the foreign object is gone, if needed carefully remove small irritant using the corner of a folded tissue.

Black Eye – Apply a cold compress to reduce swelling and pain.

Nosebleeds – Sit upright and lean slightly forward, pinch bleeding nostril, do not blow your nose, if bleeding continues apply an ice pack to the bridge of the nose or back of the neck, or apply pressure to the upper lip.

Earache – Hold a hot water bottle or heating pad on ear, control pain with an over the counter medication.

Toothache – Rinse mouth with warm salt water to remove any food debris, take over the counter medication for pain, apply ice pack to face, a topical anesthetic may be applied for temporary relief.

Lyme Disease – Symptoms from the bite of a deer tick include a red bull’s eye shaped rash that increases in diameter daily around the bite, chills, dizziness, fatigue, fever, muscle and joint pain, nausea, severe headache, stiff neck.  There is no effective home treatment for this, seek professional medical attention as needed.

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Comments
  1. Handy tips for the end of the world…and since I plan on being around at the end of the world (I want to see how it compares to imagined version!) I will take careful note 🙂

  2. rmactsc says:

    Sounds good. Glad you will still be with us 🙂

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