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when do you give your child first aid?

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All kinds of accidents will inevitably occur in life, and the safety of children is the concern of every parent. When a child is accidentally injured, many parents will be overwhelmed and often delay a lot of time. Many parents also blamed themselves for not understanding first aid knowledge and preparing the Home First Aid Kit Box, which aggravated the injury. Therefore, it is necessary to take first aid measures for children in emergency situations in specific situations.

1) In the first case, when the child falls and is injured, if there is no open wound, local cold compresses can be used to reduce the symptoms of swelling and pain. After the acute phase has passed, hot compresses can be used to accelerate the absorption of subcutaneous congestion; if there are open wounds , To thoroughly disinfect the wound, the child is more sensitive to pain, we can use a mild disinfectant for disinfection, mild symptoms can be treated by themselves, and the dressing should be changed regularly. For deep wounds or obvious bleeding, it is necessary to go to the hospital as soon as possible, debridement by a specialist, and suture if necessary.

2) In the second case, when the child has difficulty breathing, whether it is asthma, suffocation, or severe lung disease, immediate emergency measures should be taken. Parents can first observe their children's breathing. First, listen to the sound. Difficulty breathing can be diagnosed if a child makes a "snoring" or "snoring" sound. You can also watch your child's lips turn purple. Indicates that the child has difficulty breathing and lacks oxygen. At this time, we can use a simple auxiliary respirator to help the child breathe outside. If the situation is really urgent and the child's condition is not relieved after some methods, it is best to seek professional medical help.

3) The third situation is unexpected situations such as fractures. When a child accidentally falls or falls from a height, if you are not sure whether your child's bone is broken, you can tell by the following three characteristics: whether there is pain, whether there is swelling or deformity (such as a prominent lump or a sagging arm), if In the above situation, it can be fixed with a simple fracture fixation splint first, without additional steps such as applying medicine, and immediately sent to the hospital after simple fixation.

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4) Many children's wounds can be treated at home, but the child needs to be taken to the emergency room immediately if any of the following occurs:

  • Length greater than one inch

  • Width greater than one quarter inch

  • There are cracks and uneven wound edges

  • Very deep to see subcutaneous tissue such as bone or tendons

  • Located anywhere on the eyes or on the head or neck (looks terrible and may require cosmetic surgery)

5) Electric shock

When children plug their hands into an electrical outlet or chew on the wires on an appliance, they can get electrocuted and burn. Electric current can burn not only the surface of the skin, but also internal burns as it conducts through body tissue. Burns from electrocution, even if they appear small on the surface, can cause serious internal injury to a child. The flow of electricity through the body can also cause abnormalities in the heart. So after an electric shock, you should take your child to the emergency room.

6) Severe allergic reaction

Allergic reactions to food, medicines, and insect bites can have disastrous consequences and can affect a child's entire bodily function. If you develop severe life-threatening symptoms (including: shortness of breath, difficulty, rapid pulse, swelling of lips and tongue, and loss of consciousness), you should go to the emergency room right away. Doctors in the emergency department will take immediate steps to address your child's breathing problems. Mild reactions such as measles can be treated on their own with home pharmacy antihistamines, but talk to your doctor first.

7) Tooth loss

Both deciduous and permanent teeth can be knocked out and then replanted. The key is to go to the hospital in time for treatment. Put the tooth in a glass of milk (or have the child spit into the glass and put the tooth in) before going to the hospital. Do not rinse the teeth or touch the roots. If teeth come out of the gums within 30 minutes, there is a good chance they will grow back. Even baby teeth are worth protecting, making sure each one is on the gums and occupies a good place for future permanent teeth.

In conclusion, there are many cases of accidental injury to children. As a parent, in addition to basic first aid knowledge, you must have some Home First Aid Kit Boxes at home for emergencies.

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