First Aid Boxes

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Minor Cuts and Grazes

Wash and clean the wound thoroughly with soapy water.  To stop bleeding, apply a clean handkerchief or dressing and press firmly on the wound for five minutes.  Do not apply any kid of tourniquet to the affected limb or finger.  Cover with a clean dry dressing.


Sprains

Remember RICE:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation

Rest and elevate the affected part and apply Ice or a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a tea towel for about 15-30 minutes.  Then Compress with a crepe bandage and Elevate and rest until the discomfort has subsided.

It may be painful for several days.  Gradually mobilise.


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