Mommy Moments: First Aid Tips

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First aid means “emergency treatment administered to an injured or sick person before professional medical care is available.” When you have a child at home, it’s imperative that every parent should know what to do in case of emergencies.

Here are some first aid tips that I’ve learned from my son’s pediatrician and that work for us:

1. Always have a thermometer ready. You’ll never know when someone in the family will have fever.
2. Make sure you have medicines for common illnesses at home. In Justin’s case, I see to it that he has medicines for fever, colds, cough, allergy, and LBM.
3. Know your doctor’s number. In case of emergencies and you don’t know what to do, it pays to consult an expert for the best course of action to take.

1. Swelling – Ice helps reduce swelling. Apply ice on the swollen or inflamed part.
2. Vomiting -Ice chips may help prevent nausea and vomiting. We didn’t have ice chips at the time that Justin continuously vomited, but we had ice candy in the freezer. His doctor said that will do.
3. Diarrhea – Aside from drinking plenty of non-carbonated clear liquids, you can give your child bananas or apples and Yakult. Also, refrain from giving him greasy foods and limit his milk intake.

Of course, when things get serious, don’t hesitate bringing the sick or injured person to the hospital.

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11 Responses to Mommy Moments: First Aid Tips

  1. ♥Willa♥ says:

    Your post reminds me of our thermometer, we need a new one since our old one is now out of battery.

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  2. anne says:

    same here I always have my thermometer so to know if they have fever or not… mine is up and its here thanks

  3. onlinemommy says:

    We also have thermometer at home mommy, but I want the thermometer that only needs to be point on the ear. Hirap kase kunan ng temp ang anak ko.

  4. Mys says:

    Yay! I passed in the preparations department for basic. I'm not sure if Yakult is something my kids can drink yet, does it contain milk?

  5. Rossel says:

    having thermometer is a must and we don't leave the house without it.

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  6. judys424 says:

    Thanks for the tips mommy! Its nice to be armed with info and be prepared when the inevitable happens. Thanks for the visit! 🙂

  7. Mama Ko says:

    Great tips tetcha. thanks for sharing.

  8. Chris says:

    i remember when i was vomiting… i always had ice cubes to help me… thanks for sharing your tips, they are very useful!

  9. Chris says:

    great tips!

  10. Ellen Joy says:

    Thanks for sharing some tips especially those on vomiting 🙂 I wasn't aware of those.

  11. first aid training says:

    Thanks for the tips,I really appreciate your post because you share your knowledge in a little way and I'm so happy because there are still people who have concern in their community.

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