When you get injured, many things may pass through your mind. Some things may be, “What am I going to do?” “The pain is so intense” “I need help now”. When it comes to your injuries, you may not always be able to get to the doctor as soon as you would like.

 

IF YOU ARE BITTEN BY AN ANIMAL

-Apply pressure with a clean dry cloth to help stop the bleeding

-Do not remove the pressure

-If the bleeding continues, add more dry clean cloths

 

IF YOU HAVE BROKEN A BONE

-Try and stop the bleeding with a sterile bandage or clean cloth

-Immobilize the injured area using some kind of splint

-Use ice packs to limit the swelling and help with the pain

-If the person seems to be in shock then have them lie flat and elevate their legs

 

CUTS OR SCRAPES

-Use a clean cloth or bandage to help stop the bleeding

-Do not remove pressure

-If the bleeding continues, add more dry clean cloths

 

A CHILD WITH A FEVER

-Do not give the child aspirin

-Use Tylenol or Motrin as prescribed based on the child’s weight

-Apply a cold compress to the child’s forehead and dress the child in light clothing

-If the fever is very high you can have your child soak in bath of cool water to help lower the fever

 

DEHYDRATION

-Sip small amounts of water at a time

-Drink carbohydrate/electrolyte drinks, like Gatorade.

-Suck on plain ice chips, or popsicles made from juices and/or sports drinks

-Sip through a straw (this well help for someone who is recovering from jaw surgery or mouth sores)

 

EMBEDDED OBJECT/ FOREIGN BODY

-Do not try to remove the object. This can cause more damage

-Carefully wrap gauze or clean clothing around the area to prevent the object from moving

-Apply pressure around the area with a sterile bandage or clean cloth to limit the bleeding

-Do not remove the pressure.

-If the bleeding continues, add more dry clean cloths

 

HEAT EXHAUSTION

-Rest in a cool and shaded area

-Drink cool fluids, like sport drinks, that will replace lost salt

-Salty snacks can be helpful

-Loosen or remove clothing

-Do not use an alcohol rub

-Do not drink any beverages that contain alcohol or caffeine

 

HEAT STROKE

-Move the person to a cooler environment, or place him/her in a cool bath or water

-Moisten the skin with lukewarm water and use a fan to blow cool air across the skin

-Sip on cool beverages, as tolerated

-Call an ambulance so that they can treat immediately. Heat stroke is considered a medical emergency

 

KNOCKED OUT TOOTH

-If you are able to locate the tooth, only touch it by the top of the tooth only

-Rinse the tooth off in a bowl of tap water

-You can try to replace the tooth in the socket and bite gently on gauze or a moistened tea bag to try and keep it in place

-If the tooth does not stay in place, you can place the tooth in whole milk to help preserve the tooth

-Go to a dentist as soon as possible

 

If you are suffering from an injury then you should take in consideration the above suggestions which can help. It is, however, important that you do what you can to help relieve any pain or stop the bleeding. While you may be doing everything that you can, you should see a doctor as soon as possible. Las Vegas Urgent Care is a great place you can go in order to get the treatment needed for your injuries.

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