Five first aid items must be available at home for children?

Children are by all, we like their smile, play, hug, laugh, and almost every activity. However, children are very prone to different injuries while playing. As they start learning everything from scratch, there is a good possibility that they will fall and get injured because of that. Whatever action you take to protect your baby, an accident happens. That’s why caregivers and parents need to know some basics about providing first aid. 

Necessary first aid items and their use:- 

Bandage: – Many times, first aid is urgently required so that bleeding stopped. Some unbearable pain also needs first aid at the earliest. Bandage is a sort of cotton made cloth that is very useful in bleeding. When a child hurts himself or herself, the bandage is applied along with some antiseptic cream. It stops the bleeding and also relieves pain. 

Thermometer: – How can anyone forget this most essential item. It is a type of electronic device that measures body temperature. Children are very prone to many virus and bacteria attacks. When some virus attacks, fever is the most common symptom. Dengue, Chikungunya, Ebola, Typhoid, Covid-19, Bird flu, swine flu, influenza, etc. are a common disease that involves fever. In that case, your baby’s body starts feeling very hot and there you need the thermometer to determine and know body temperature. It comes with different formations and materials. Fever is also a reason for cold and cough. Visit chronic cough specialist in case of persistence cough and fever. The digital thermometer is the best option for any home. It is easy to use and does not involve many technicalities. 

Antibiotic Ointment: – Bacteria are very dangerous for children. Babies hurt themselves but it is not in our control. We all have some sort of immunity factor that fights any sort of external attacks of viruses, bacteria, and others. When a baby has an accident, it takes some time to heal. The body takes its own time to heal the accidental place from within. However, at the same time, many bacteria try to inroad into the baby body from outside through the accidental place. Here antibiotic ointment is useful. It works by killing bacteria or preventing them. It is very effective in stopping bacteria from reproducing and spreading into different parts of the body. Apply Antibiotic Ointment at the accident place and use a bandage to tie it.

Some emergency medicine: – It is not advised to administer any medicine to children without consulting with doctors. But some medicines are allowed to buy and purchase at the medicine counter without any doctor prescription. That medicines are called OTC (Over counter) medicine. There you do not need any doctor’s prescription to buy it. Buy some medicines related to fever, sneezing, cold, cough. Sometimes, the cough does not go away just by medicine. In that case, you need to contact a chronic cough specialist for any expert advice. 

Ice packs: – Yes, ice is very useful in relieving fever and pain for children. Always have an ice pack inside your refrigerator. Alternatively, you may make ice packs at your home. Take an ice medium size ice cube from the refrigerator and wrap it with a soft and clean cotton cloth. If possible, try to wrap it with a cloth that is waterproof from one side. So that when you apply that homemade ice packs on baby body parts, water does not spill here are there. 

Antihistamine: – It is a type of drug that treats allergic rhinitis and other allergies. It gives instant relief from Nasal congestion and Sneezing. It also works well in case of hives caused by pollen and dust mites. Visit a chronic cough specialist if antihistamine does work after one or two use. 

Conclusions: – Follow these first aids, but consult the doctors before administering any medicine. If physical consultation is not possible due to time constraints, contact a chronic cough specialist through digital or virtual mode. 

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