You may know your whole life that a certain method is good for a certain treatment.
But you can be wrong this whole time! We are taught a lot of home remedies as primary treatment but some of them are just myths and are horribly wrong.
Here I will share 12 tips that can help you to do exactly what you should in an emergency. Let’s have a look at these:
If some sharp object, like a piece of glass, goes into your eye, do not try to take it out by yourself. Go to the hospital and get help. If something like eyelash goes into your eye, look into the mirror, blink to make tears so that the water washes the eyelash into the corner of your eye, and wipe it with a wet cloth. Don’t forget to wash your hands before touching your eyes.
Do not apply ointment to a wound. Wash the wound with running water and soap, then apply bandage.
Do not rub alcohol or vinegar onto a fevered body. Drink a lot of water and non-alcoholic drinks like tea and keep the room temperature at 61-64° F.
Do not lift a fainted person by their head. Lift his legs up and unbutton any tight buttons. After he regains consciousness, do not let him stand up and do not give any drink that contains caffeine.
Do not apply butter or sour cream onto the burnt area. Hold your burnt area under running water for 10 mins.
Do not set a dislocated joint on your own. You can apply a tourniquet and immobilize the dislocated area and go to the hospital.
Do not apply any warmth on a sprain. Apply cold ice onto the sprain and try not to move the sprained area for 48 hours.
Do not make yourself vomit if you consume poison. The best course of action is to go to the hospital as soon as you can.
Do not approach a drowning person from the front. Approach them from behind and grab them by their neck or under their armpit and slowly move to the shore.
Do not pull out a big object from a wound. Rush to the hospital and get removed by surgery under supervision, only when it is safe to remove. Put some alcohol on the wound to disinfect.
Do not put ice directly onto the wound. Put a cloth over the wound and then put ice, only for as long as 20 mins.