kids first aid

Being a par­ent is not an easy job.… Now when it comes to your kids safe­ty , injuries health you need to be pre­pared all d time with first aid till you reach to your pae­di­atric be ready for every emer­gen­cy. You are your kids first doc­tor too at home. Shar­ing some pre­cau­tions we can take at home for our kids..

High fever

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If the child’s tem­per­a­ture is high­er than 100.4 F, call your pedi­a­tri­cian.
Bathing or spong­ing the child with luke­warm water may help bring down a fever. Do not use cold water or ice baths
Do not give any med­i­cine with­out con­sult­ing your doc­tor.

Chok­ing

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If a child is sud­den­ly unable to cry, cough, or speak, some­thing is prob­a­bly block­ing her air­way, and you’ll need to help her get it out.

If she’s cough­ing , it means her air­way is only par­tial­ly blocked. If that’s the case, encour­age her to cough. Cough­ing is the most effec­tive way to dis­lodge a block­age.

If the child isn’t able to cough up the object. Provide sup­port by plac­ing one arm diag­o­nal­ly across his chest and lean him for­ward.

Firm­ly strike the child between the shoul­der blades with the heel of your oth­er hand. Each back blow should be a sep­a­rate and dis­tinct attempt to dis­lodge the obstruc­tion.

Give five of the­se back blows.

Burn­ing

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Remove any clothes from the injured area, in the case of a chem­i­cal burn, you’ll want to flush the area with water for sev­er­al min­utes before remov­ing any clothes.
Run cool water over the wound for at least five min­utes or until kid seems to be in less pain. Do NOT apply ice, but­ter, or pow­der to the injury since this could aggra­vate it. And do NOT break any blis­ters since this makes the wound more vul­ner­a­ble to infec­tion.
Gen­tly pat the skin dry and cov­er it loose­ly with a non­stick ban­dage to pro­tect the skin
If your child has expe­ri­enced an elec­tri­cal burn,disconnect the pow­er source. Nev­er use your bare hands (you risk get­ting a shock, too).

 

Aller­gic reac­tions

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It can be trig­gered by foods, med­ica­tions, insect stings, pol­len, or oth­er sub­stances Signs and Symp­toms are
itch­i­ness
skin red­ness
slight swelling
stuffy, run­ny nose
sneez­ing
itchy, watery eyes
red bumps (hives) any­where on the body
Call imme­di­ate­ly to your doc for advice.

Always keep your doc­tor num­ber saved in emer­gen­cy list .

Be safe & keep your lit­tle tots safe too

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