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FIRST AID RECOMMENDATIONS


One of the main reasons people go hiking and camping is to get away from the busy urban and suburban world of their daily lives. Going out into nature, miles away from civilization and enjoying the company of wild animals and crickets.

Of course, when you're outside of civilization, you're not just escaping the pitfalls of modern life. You also forego benefits such as hot and cold running water, air conditioning and easy access to medical care.

Most outdoor enthusiasts are fully prepared for the first two sacrifices, but no one gets excited about how far they are from the nearest emergency room. If it gets worse and you need to treat scar injuries, here's what you need to know.



Have a First Aid Kit

The first thing you need to treat any injury is a first aid kit. Here is a quick checklist of the essentials to have with you on the road:

● Antiseptic wipes

● Antibacterial ointment

● Adhesive bandages

● Butterfly bandages

● Gauze pads

● Non-stick sterile pads

● Medical adhesive tape

● Rolled gauze

● Ace bandage

● Bubble treatment

● Insect sting spray

● Hot and cold compresses

● Antihistamine

● Fine point tweezers

● Safety pins

We also assume you have hand sanitizer and a knife, essential on any outdoor trip. Now that you are fully equipped, you are ready to face the dangers of the wilderness.



Common Scar Injuries and How Are They Treated?

What we are discussing here is first aid. We will not tell you how to do an emergency tracheotomy or limb amputation. We discuss how to adequately bandage yourself or your campmate to reach a qualified medical professional. That's why they call it "first" aid, not "best".

That said, let's look at some of the most common injuries you can encounter on the field.

sprains

We haven't seen the data, but if sprained ankles aren't the most common walking injury in the US, they're definitely in the top 3. But when that happens, there's a handy acronym to remember: RICE. This means:

Just don't hurt yourself, so you get your injured ankle closed sock. If you have no choice but to go out, at least give yourself a few minutes and if possible find a stick or a friend to lean on.

Use the cold pack in your first aid kit to freeze your sprained joint. Ideally, you want to do this for 20 minutes per hour, but do your best under these circumstances.

Wrap the Ace bandage tightly around your ankle or knee. You don't want your toes to turn blue, but a nice tight wrap can help keep your tendons from swelling up more than they normally would.

When you're not forced to stand upright, keep your sprained joint higher than your heart. This will reduce blood flow and, as a result, reduce inflammation as well.



broken bones

Here we must reiterate our warning that first aid is a temporary measure. If you or one of your hiking buddies breaks a bone, they need medical attention. However, you may need to do some first aid to get out of the forest as quickly as possible.

To fix a broken limb, use paracord or tape to create a splint by wrapping several sturdy sticks around it. If you're backpacking with a tent, things are even easier; You can use your tent poles as an emergency splint.



Bee sting

For a honeybee or wasp sting, look for the sting, then remove it with tweezers and apply insect bite spray to reduce swelling and itching. If you've been stung by a wasp or wasp, there will be no sting, so apply your bite spray and you're good to go.

If anyone in your group has a known severe allergy to insect stings, they should always carry an epi-pen. If you carry an epi-pen, make sure at least one of your hiking buddies knows where it is and how to use it.



food poisoning

Even the most seasoned outdoor enthusiast can be lured by some delicious-looking fruit or some questionable leftover camping food still standing outside in the morning.

If someone in your group suffers from food poisoning, hydration is the most important thing. Diarrhea and vomiting cause a person to lose a lot of fluids, so it's important to have a fresh water source. Make sure you always run your water through a working charcoal filter, or if your filter is faulty, you can boil all the water before drinking it or using it to clean wounds.

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