5 First Aid Tips to Deal with Common Kid Injuries

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Common Kid Injuries

If you have kids, you will know that despite thousands of safety measures and precautions, it’s impossible to make environment 100% safe for kids. Kids are name of those humans who are always up to something. They are curious little humans who like to run, play around and explore things.

Now it’s a concern for parents that how they can deal with common injuries in kids?

First of all, parents need to understand the importance of First Aid Box, It is a box that contains all the essentials that are required immediately when a child gets injured, and it’s mandatory as it can save a child from severe injury. Before rushing to the hospital, parents can make use of First aid box to provide immediate relief to a kid. Find out about the best emergency care service providing hospitals in Lahore. Log on to marham.pk and see the top-ranked hospitals in Lahore.

Making a First Aid Kit:

First Aid box should consist of following basic essentials:

  • Bandages of various sizes
  • Plasters and Dressingskit
  • Antiseptic wipes and cream
  • Cotton
  • Safety pins, scissors and a pair of gloves
  • Sticky Tape/ Doctor’s tape
  • Painkiller/Syrups
  • Anti-allergy or rash cream
  • Instant heat and cold packs

Once a parent or a guardian knows what is in the first aid box, he/she will be prepared to deal with sudden injuries or quickly handling an injury before medical help is received.

Following are some of the common injuries and ways how to deal with them.

Bruises and Cuts:

As kids run, climb and jump a lot hence it is very likely for them to get bruises. Your child can get his hand cut or knee bruised at any time of the day.

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For cuts, the area should be rinsed with cold water and then antiseptic lotion should be applied immediately and if need be, the area should be covered with a bandage.

Swollen Wounds:

If a kid fell from a height or while jumping around they often get a bruise that swells. For swelling, apply an ice-pack wrapped in a cloth to reduce the swelling.

Splinters:

It is so hard to keep kids away from thorns, small pins or wooden splinters. If they get it, take out a sterilized needle from a first aid box and pull it out.

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Sprains:

Kids who are active in sports get a lot of injuries that might cause worn out muscles. For sprains, ice should be applied while keeping the injured area high. In addition to Over-the-counter medicine, ibuprofen can be given immediately.

Burns:

It is highly unsafe to leave your kid in the area where there is heat or fire. In case a child gets burnt, the soothing cream should be applied to the skin immediately and in severe cases, a doctor should be approached as soon as possible. In case you need help to find the nearest child specialist logon to marham.pk and book an appointment with the best child specialist in Karachi, Lahore or any other main city of Pakistan instantly.

It is so hard to keep an eye on the kid all the time, so it’s important for parents to keep the help handy by keeping the first-aid box near them.

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Amina Hameed
Amina is an MBA from Lahore school of economics who had also been a Former Cultural ambassador of Pakistan (USEFP). Amina writes to throw a light on the importance of healthcare system in Pakistan. She is indeed a passionate writer when comes to health, fitness and lifestyle.