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TREATMENT AT HOME IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
  Emergency at midnight?  No doctor is available?? Looking for Hospitalization??   WAIT!!!!..........No need to get Panicked! A simple awareness can help you handle such emergency easily and calmly. Want to know how…. Just Read...
FIRST AID KIT
Include the following in your First Aid Box: Sterile gauze Adhesive tape Adhesive bandage in several sizes Elastic bandage Tetmosal soap Band-aid strip Antiseptic solution e.g. Savlon Cotton Tweezers Sharp scissors Soframycin Cream Alcohol wipes...
VACCINE DICTIONARY
Hepatitis B: It’s a viral disease causes itching and inflammation (tis) in the liver. It’s a contaminating disease spread through contact with infected patients. It's virus may activate 3 to 6 months after the infection....

TREATMENT AT HOME IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

emergency treament for sick or injured person

 

  • Emergency at midnight? 
  • No doctor is available??
  • Looking for Hospitalization??

 

WAIT!!!!……….No need to get Panicked! A simple awareness can help you handle such emergency easily and calmly. Want to know how…. Just Read the text below.

 

As you know, anybody can get into the above situation, anytime. The severe stomach pain, Diarrhea, High fever, Insect Bites, tooth pain, mild burn, mild Injury, etc..any type of emergency can occur to anybody …anytime. And when it happens at odd hours, It becomes very painful for us to handle it. Because all the clinics are closed, and no doctor is usually available for consultation at midnight. And a hospitalization means

– Which hospital should we go to?

– Will the right (disease specific) doctor be available at that time??

– How to take the patient to the hospital as most of the mode of transports are unavailable during the night??

– What if the condition of your loved one is serious and the nearest hospital is also quite far or no transportation available?

– How much will be the cost of hospitalisation?

There are ‘N’ number of questions come to your mind in such situation and you would be surprised to know that in most of the cases, we can avoid hospitalisation by providing primary relief to the patient. Even in cases where the hospitalisation is mandatory, providing primary treatment to our patient will help to a certain extent and that would be only possible if we make it a habit of keeping a First Aid Kit at our home. Yes, Prepare your own First Aid kit at home. Your kit should be simple and compact with enough space to keep medicine and wound supplies separately. Need not to spend a lot of money on fancy First aid kit. Use the re-sealable and water resistant bag for it. Home First Aid kit is usually used for treating these type of minor injuries and diseases:

  • Sprain
  • Strain
  • Burns
  • Cuts
  • Fever
  • Nasal congestion
  • Cold
  • Cough
  • Insect bites
  • Loose motion
  • Mild pain
  • Allergies
  • Skin problem etc.

    FAK logo
    First Aid Kit

Ensure the proper use of all the items kept in First Aid kit. Check the kit quarterly in a year and remove expired medicines. Also, ensure that every adult in the family should know the use of kit because you may be one of the victims.

Some essential medicines, which can be useful in emergency conditions, should always be kept in your first aid kit. We will share with you the tips – the essential medicines that you should keep in your first-Aid kit.

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VACCINE DICTIONARY

Hepatitis B: It’s a viral disease causes itching and inflammation (tis) in the liver. It’s a contaminating disease spread through contact with infected patients. It’s virus may activate 3 to 6 months after the infection. Its symptoms are stomach pain, loss of weight and appetite, yellow skin and colors of eyes, fever, nausea & vomiting. Patient speedily loses their energy. Complete bed rest is highly recommended.

Diphtheria: It’s a contaminated disease and spread through affected person when they sneeze, coughing and blowing their nose. It’s bacteria may be activated after 6 weeks of contamination. The affected organs are Nose, Tongue, throat & air pipe (esophagus). Paralysis & Kidney failure can be seen if not vaccinated.

Tetanus: Tetanus is caused by Clostridium tetani bacterium. The early symptoms of Tetanus are fever, headache, and diarrhea.

BCG: It’s caused by Bacille Calmette-Guerin bacterium. The only vaccine available for tuberculosis.

OPV: Oral Polio Vaccine. To protect children from paralysis.

Acellular Pertussis: It is a gram negative bacterial infection which affects mucosal layers of the human respiratory tract. Its spread the same way as diphtheria by sneezing, coughing and blowing nose by an infected person. The incubation period of bacteria is 7-10 days.

Hemophilus influenza B/ Meningitis: it’s an invasive disease caused by Hemophilus influenza B can affect multiple organ systems. It’s vaccination  protects us from pneumonia(lung infection), bacteremia(blood infection), infectious arthritis(inflammation of joints), epiglottitis(inflammation in breath pipe) & meningitis(infection covering brain or spinal cord). Mostly affect children younger than 5 years old.

IPV (Inactivated Polio Vaccine): An another form of Polio vaccine. It is given in the form of injection depending upon the age of a person. It comes into use after 2000, when the USA used inactivated(dead) virus of polio in this vaccine.

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine: PCV vaccine protects children & adults from 13 types of pneumococcal bacteria out of known 90 types of pneumococcal bacteria. It seriously affects blood (bacteremia), lungs(pneumonia) and brain & spinal cord(meningitis).

Rotavirus: Protect children from severe Diarrhea and vomiting.

Measles, Mumps & Rubella Vaccine (MMR):

MEASLES: It’s a viral disease with symptoms like fever, running nose, red pinpoint rashes that start from the face and spreads to the whole body. In older children can cause encephalitis(inflammation of the brain) or brain damage.

MUMPS: Also a viral disease causes inflammation in gland just below the ear and testicles in men that lead to infertility.

RUBELLA: Viral symptoms like rashes, Inflammation in glands behind the ear, arthritis and cause fever. In pregnancy, women could get miscarriages or serious birth defect, inborn baby.

Hepatitis A: It’s a viral disease causes itching and inflammation(tis) in the liver. It’s a contaminating disease spread through contact with infected patients. Virus activation period is 6week approx. spread by eating food or drinking water contaminated with infected feces. No specific treatment is available.

Chickenpox vaccine: Getting vaccine is much safer than getting Chickenpox disease. It usually attacks below 13 years of child age. It’s virus spreads by air by sneezing, coughing or fluids of chickenpox blisters. Itching, fever, and rashes on the skin are the primary symptoms.

Typhoid vaccine prevents from Typhoid fever caused by bacterium Salmonella typhi. It’s spread by eating and drinking contaminated food and water respectively. Tha major symptoms are a headache, stomach pain, fever, and diarrhea.

HPV: HPV vaccine protects from cancer caused by Human Papillomavirus. It causes cancer at vagina, cervix, vulva in women and at the penis in men. Also affects anus, back of throat, tongue, and tonsils in both genders.

 

 

 

TREATMENT AT HOME IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

emergency treament for sick or injured person

 

  • Emergency at midnight? 
  • No doctor is available??
  • Looking for Hospitalization??

 

WAIT!!!!……….No need to get Panicked! A simple awareness can help you handle such emergency easily and calmly. Want to know how…. Just Read the text below.

 

As you know, anybody can get into the above situation, anytime. The severe stomach pain, Diarrhea, High fever, Insect Bites, tooth pain, mild burn, mild Injury, etc..any type of emergency can occur to anybody …anytime. And when it happens at odd hours, It becomes very painful for us to handle it. Because all the clinics are closed, and no doctor is usually available for consultation at midnight. And a hospitalization means

– Which hospital should we go to?

– Will the right (disease specific) doctor be available at that time??

– How to take the patient to the hospital as most of the mode of transports are unavailable during the night??

– What if the condition of your loved one is serious and the nearest hospital is also quite far or no transportation available?

– How much will be the cost of hospitalisation?

There are ‘N’ number of questions come to your mind in such situation and you would be surprised to know that in most of the cases, we can avoid hospitalisation by providing primary relief to the patient. Even in cases where the hospitalisation is mandatory, providing primary treatment to our patient will help to a certain extent and that would be only possible if we make it a habit of keeping a First Aid Kit at our home. Yes, Prepare your own First Aid kit at home. Your kit should be simple and compact with enough space to keep medicine and wound supplies separately. Need not to spend a lot of money on fancy First aid kit. Use the re-sealable and water resistant bag for it. Home First Aid kit is usually used for treating these type of minor injuries and diseases:

  • Sprain
  • Strain
  • Burns
  • Cuts
  • Fever
  • Nasal congestion
  • Cold
  • Cough
  • Insect bites
  • Loose motion
  • Mild pain
  • Allergies
  • Skin problem etc.

    FAK logo
    First Aid Kit

Ensure the proper use of all the items kept in First Aid kit. Check the kit quarterly in a year and remove expired medicines. Also, ensure that every adult in the family should know the use of kit because you may be one of the victims.

Some essential medicines, which can be useful in emergency conditions, should always be kept in your first aid kit. We will share with you the tips – the essential medicines that you should keep in your first-Aid kit.