First Aid Tips
• Apply pressure with a towel or gauze until the injured area stops bleeding.
• Minor cuts and scrapes should be treated Hydrogen Peroxide. Flush wound thoroughly to remove any debris.
• Sealing the wound band aid and antibiotic ointment can reduce the chance of infection.
• Minor burns can be treated with cool running water or a cold compress.
• Seek a medical professional if blistering occurs.
• Antiseptic spray can provide relief of sunburn or minor burns temporarily.
• Apply a cold compress or ice immediately to help swelling off and on.
• Talk to a medical professional as soon as possible to prevent further damage.
• Elevate arms or legs to help swelling.
Bites and Stings
• Ice or cold compress should be applied immediately.
• Remove any stinger if at all possible.
• Antihistamine cream should be applied to the site.
• Benadryl should be administered to bite location.
• Elevate the location of the bite or sting.
• Seek a medical professional for treatment for any side‐effects such as shortness of breath or swelling.
Poison Plants and Rashes
• Wash contact area immediately, (take care to use gloves if at all possible, if not wash hands as soon as possible.)
• Antihistamine cream or hydrocortisone should be placed on the contact area.
• Take Benadryl by mouth to help reduce itching.
• If the site continues to decline in condition, seek a medical professional.
• Sips of ginger ale, crushed ice, and tea can be helpful every 5‐10 min.
• Emetrol can ease nausea, follow instructions on the bottle.
• Add small amounts of food as conditions improve.
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• Incrementally add more complex foods, avoiding fatty foods.
• If vomit persists or it is accompanied by a fever, seek a medical professional.
• An over the counter anti‐diuretic will help most of the time. Ask a pharmacist for advice.
• Consume only liquid until the condition improves.
• Drink liquids often, dehydration can become an issue.
• Work up to bland foods and avoid fried, fat, or vegetables until the condition is better.
• Restore original diet.
• If condition persists, consult a medical professional.
Colds and Sore Throat
• Drink increased amounts of fluid.
• Over the counter cold medicine is sometimes a very effective treatment. Consult a pharmacist to find one that fits your symptoms well.
• Use throat lozenges if needed following the directions on the label.
• Hot tea or other such liquids can provide temporary relief.
• If fever or other symptoms persist or occur, consult a medical professional.