In a perfect world, your survival kit has all you need to treat all but the most serious medical emergencies.
But a lot of people will be unprepared or their medical stash will be compromised or they will run out of what they need; in any of that is where you are, here are some medical tips you can use.
Putting toothpaste on a sting stops the pain
Aloe Vera gel takes the heat out of burns
Natural yogurt takes the heat out of sunburn
Cinnamon sticks in a jar with water makes antiseptic mouthwash
Duct tape will hold a large wound together until you can deal with it
Sanitary towels make excellent pressure dressings
Parsley stops bad breath and contains masses of vitamin C and vitamin A
Eggshell is the best form of calcium supplement
Olive oil loosens solid earwax
Tampons work well to plug penetrating wounds
Curved upholstery needles are good for suturing wounds
Dental floss is a good substitute for suture material in emergencies
Toothpaste applied to a blister or cold sore will dry them up
A patch of duct tape over a wart will kill it. Change patch daily.
Maggots make excellent cleaners for infected wounds
Anyone with clotting disorders should not be given aspirin
Cut toe nails straight across to prevent in growing and infection
Sniffing onions or vapour rub causes tears which washes debris from eyes
Petroleum jelly seals grazes and stops bacteria entering the wound
Strap a broken finger with tape to an unbroken one next to it
Strap two broken fingers together to immobilise them
Damp dust weekly to prevent mite infestation
Cranberry juice relieves cystitis
If you pop an abscess use a sterile needle at the bottom to aid drainage
Re-warm hypothermia victims with gentle heat and do it slowly
Don’t rub areas you suspect to be frost bitten it causes more damage
Prevent scurvy with adequate vitamin C
Prevent rickets with adequate vitamin D
Prevent anaemia with adequate iron intake. Cast iron cookware helps
Natural sponge can also be a reusable feminine hygiene product
Survival incidents can arise at any moment and no matter how well prepared you are, you could find yourself without your medical kit.
If that is the case, these medical tips can help you address everything from normal living to injuries to wounds to illness.
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