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First Aid: Tips & Advice

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  • Poison oak can cause a horrible rash when you are exposed to it. How do you identify the plant? What can you do if you get a rash and how long will it last? How to remove poison oak plants, as well.

    How to Identify Poison Oak and Treat the Rash

    How to Identify Poison Oak and Treat the Rash

    by Helena Ricketts5

  • Homemade heat/ice packs are not only easy to make, they are less expensive and more durable than what you can find in the store. Learn how to make a DIY heat/ice pack here.

    How to Make a Homemade Heat/Ice Pack

    How to Make a Homemade Heat/Ice Pack

    by freefogging1

  • It's time to break out hiking boots and sandals! When they rub in the wrong places, do you know how to treat the blisters that form on your feet?

    How to Care for a Foot Blister

    How to Care for a Foot Blister

    by ESPeck19194

  • Should dog bites be treated at home or by a doctor? Learn about dog bite first aid, dog bite infection, dog bite force, and why dogs bite in the first place. Photos and videos included.

    Dog Bite Treatment - At Home or by a Doctor?

    Dog Bite Treatment - At Home or by a Doctor?

    by Holle Abee6

  • Fire prevention is still more effective than any treatment of third-degree burns. However, accidents can happen. It's best to be prepared. Learn how to distinguish and treat different burn types.

    How to Recognize and Treat 6 Degrees of Burns

    How to Recognize and Treat 6 Degrees of Burns

    by Patty Inglish12

  • What should you do when you’re bitten a snake? Kill/capture the snake? Suck out the venom? Worry about infection? Go to the hospital? This article presents the best advice for dealing with snakebites.

    The Expert's Guide to Snakebites

    The Expert's Guide to Snakebites

    by ChristopherJRex4

  • Do you know the basic steps to administering first aid? Assessing and caring for an injured person until emergency services arrive can help you to potentially save someone's life!

    Basic First Aid and the DRSABC Code

    Basic First Aid and the DRSABC Code

    by India Arnold4

  • Small skin blisters can heal by themselves, but a little help at home can speed up the healing process, bringing longed-for relief.

    Heal Blisters Faster at Home

    Heal Blisters Faster at Home

    by Patty Inglish22

  • Australian redback spider bites hurt, and the pain increases with time. Here's my experience, including symptoms and treatment recommended by an expert, as well as how to avoid bites.

    Redback Spider Bite - My Symptoms and Treatment

    Redback Spider Bite - My Symptoms and Treatment

    by LongTimeMother35

  • Tips for weathering the storm when you have food allergies, including food and water storage and safety, medications to check and supply, documents to carry, and what to bring when evacuating.

    Preparing for Inclement Weather With Food Allergies

    Preparing for Inclement Weather With Food Allergies

    by Jillian Erin0

  • There are many types of common bugs, and many types of bug bites that cause swelling. Waking up with bite marks in the morning is no fun, and knowing what kind of bug you're dealing with can help to eliminate them quickly.

    Bug Bites That Cause Swelling

    Bug Bites That Cause Swelling

    by Benji Mester82

  • Second-degree burns can be very painful, and once they heal they can leave unsightly scars. How to identify and treat second-degree burns, and what to do to reduce scarring.

    How to Treat a Second-Degree Burn

    How to Treat a Second-Degree Burn

    by Crystal Tatum24

  • When you feel that tell-tale pinch and swat the mosquito away, you know what comes next. Swelling, itching, that annoying red bump—it's time to swing into action.

    Mosquito Bites: Treatment and Prevention Tips

    Mosquito Bites: Treatment and Prevention Tips

    by sharkarama119

  • Do you have a fish bone stuck in your throat? Read on to find out if it's really stuck and if so, how to remove it yourself, as quickly and pain-free as possible.

    How to Remove a Fish Bone Stuck in Throat

    How to Remove a Fish Bone Stuck in Throat

    by Sanath Nair93

  • Find out which supplies you need to make a proper first aid kit. This essential supply list, as well as other helpful tips, will help prepare you for that unexpected emergency.

    Essential Elements to Include in a First Aid Kit

    Essential Elements to Include in a First Aid Kit

    by Alissa Roberts23

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